March 25, 2000
Philadelphia is being shipped - piece by piece - to wherever there's an insatiable demand for decorative items from old houses. That's how Daily News staff writer Scott Flander described the widespread theft of Philadelphia wrought-iron fencing, ornamental grates, brass doorknobs and front-door lights, even cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks. These are stolen, for the most part, by street people or others on the edge of society who pick up a few bucks from dealers and others specializing in antiques.
September 7, 1986 |
The Edgewater Park Township Committee has introduced an ordinance that would amend the community's zoning regulations for fences and will consider passage of the ordinance at its monthly meeting Sept. 17. One section of the ordinance would prohibit so-called privacy fences, or solid fences of any sort, in front yards. Forbidden would be any fences that are not at least 50 percent "open," allowing a view of the yard from the other side of the fence. Township administrator D. Robert Heal said this provision also would bar the insertion of plastic slats in chain-link fences in front yards.
June 21, 1989 |
In the last three months, Mantua Township has approved three ordinances that officials have said were needed to control the problems of population growth. They are a law controlling use of all-terrain vehicles, one to regulate shooting and a third designed to save the trees on lots under development. Now the township is dealing with fences. Specifically, Mantua committeemen at their meeting June 13 presented an amendment to the zoning code that would lift the 4-foot limit allowed for property fences.
February 26, 1987 |
Homeowners in Haverford will be allowed to put up 6-foot solid fences if their neighborhoods are contiguous with commercial districts. The township previously allowed 6-foot fences, but the top 2 feet had to be open. Residents not contiguous with commercial districts still will be prohibited from building solid fences. The new ordinance was passed 6-0 by the Board of Commissioners on Monday night without discussion. Several residents living near commercial areas who were upset over the lack of privacy had pressed for the measure.
June 8, 1987 |
"Maybe I shouldn't say this," I began. Carole Shorenstein Hays interrupted me with a nervous laugh. "Please don't," she said. And I didn't. We'd been on the phone hardly 10 minutes last week, but she knew what I was going to say. I was about to tell her that Fences would surely win the Tony Award for best play. I hesitated because theater people tend to be superstitious, to the extent that you're not even supposed to wish them good luck. I could have asked what she would wear to the Tony Award ceremonies last night (a maternity dress designed by Pauline Trigere)
September 11, 1986 |
It appeared to be a simple request before the Cheltenham Township Zoning Board: Some residents wanted to build a 6-foot-high fence around their back yards. The residents, many of whom purchased houses in a recently completed development called Homes of Elkins Park near two busy streets, Washington Lane and Ashbourne Road, said they wanted to keep the public from "invading their privacy. " "People can look right down your throat," said Graham Murphy, who lives on the 7800 block of Caversham Road.
May 27, 2004 |
Jose Guillen apologized to his Anaheim Angels teammates yesterday, two days after ripping them for not backing him up after he was hit by a pitch. Guillen went on a profanity-laced tirade after the Angels' 6-5, 10-inning loss to Toronto on Monday. The Angels were off Tuesday. Guillen apologized yesterday during a team meeting, and manager Mike Scioscia said the outfielder initiated the session. "I just want to apologize to my teammates and the whole organization for those comments," the leftfielder said.
September 17, 2014 |
As someone who grew up with only a sister, plays about brothers (like True West ) have never spoken to me. But plays about fathers and sons? Hoo boy. So take it with the smallest grain of salt when I say People's Light and Theatre Company's staging of August Wilson's Fences is one of the best productions I've seen in years. No small part of this success stems from Wilson's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning script, whose conflicts could have constituted three separate plays.
October 7, 2009 |
The fences at Daytona and Talladega will be raised from 14 to 22 feet following a safety analysis conducted after Carl Edwards' airborne flight into the Alabama track's safety barrier. A wreck on the last lap in April's race at Talladega sent Edwards sailing into the fence. It bowed, but held and his car shot back onto the track. Debris from the accident injured seven fans in the stands, the most serious a broken jaw suffered by a teenage girl. The frontstretch fence at Talladega will be raised before the Nov. 1 race, and the backstretch will be completed during the offseason.
March 28, 1987 |
James Earl Jones in "Fences," a new drama by August Wilson. Directed by Lloyd Richards, set by James D. Sandefur, costumes by Candice Donnelly, lighting by Danianne Mizzy. Presented at the 46th Street Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., New York. The so-called "magic moments" come all too seldom in the commercial theater. It happened Thursday night at the Broadway opening of August Wilson's "Fences," a drama about a black laboring man of the 1950s with a macho problem. In one of the few quiet times in a play taken most of the evening at full cry, James Earl Jones modulates his rich voice to an unselfconsciously intimate hush in conversation with his stage wife, Mary Alice, as they sit together on the back steps of their forlorn little house against a skyline that clearly spells Pittsburgh.