August 11, 1988 |
For Millie Wintz and Trevor Vogt, designing a kite was serious business at the Pennypack Watershed Association workshop. Owls are the design of the day at Saturday's kite-making workshop for children 9-12.
May 28, 1993 |
That young man you've seen pestering people outside the The Ritz Five these past few weekends wants you to know he is not a panhandler. He's rookie director M. Night Shyamalan, passing out fliers, shaking hands, and talking up the release his debut picture, "Praying with Anger. " Shyamalan, who grew up in Wynnewood and attended the Waldron Academy before studying film at NYU, is aware that he's made some people a little apprehensive. "Unless they've seen the trailer, people don't know who I am. They think I'm handing out information about a furniture moving company, or the Hare Krishnas.
September 23, 2002
I AM IN complete agreement with Jill Porter's column (Sept. 18) on a flier distributed in the Northeast by the Republicans. I've been a Democrat since I began voting, and my distaste for Republican ideas was only heightened by this flier, which promotes a black-vs.-white stance in issues of our city. Blight and crime is a class issue, not a racial one, and the fact that the GOP would try to influence my political affiliation because I am white and my mayor is black is insulting and moronic.
November 4, 1988 |
Camden County Republicans, who have been touting themselves as the honest alternative, have drawn fire for circulating what opponents say are racist and false campaign fliers. The Democrats have called the GOP racist for distributing material that they said could play upon the prejudice of white suburban voters against blacks in Camden city, who have supplied vital electoral support to the Democrats in the past. The Democrats have faulted a mailing distributed by Republican Freeholder Richard L. Wooster in which he urged voters to re-elect him. The mailing showed only one of the three Democratic candidates for freeholder, Gary Brown, who is the only black candidate on either party's freeholder ticket.
July 6, 1989 |
With the flag wrapped in controversy this Fourth of July, Chester Countians seemed more eager than ever to fly the red, white and blue over the holiday. Old Glory cropped up in store windows and at flower shops. And many homeowners showed their true colors by displaying the stars and stripes.
April 16, 1986 |
Rescuers today called off the search for two U.S. Air Force fliers missing since Monday's raid on Libya. Adm. William Crowe, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it was his "best judgment" the two fliers were killed when their F-111F crashed during a bombing run against targets near Tripoli. "We don't have anything to indicate they ejected," said Pentagon spokesman Robert Sims. He identified the men as Capt. Fernando L. Ribas- Dominicci, 33, of Utuado, Puerto Rico, and Capt.
November 5, 1986 |
The state Bureau of Elections is looking into the legality of a labor- sponsored flier distributed yesterday in Northwest Philadelphia that called for the re-election of Democratic state Sen. M. Joseph Rocks. The flier was paid for by the Philadelphia AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education. The COPE fund is not registered as a political action committee with the state and thus is not eligible to make contributions of cash or anything of value to political candidates unless the contribution is valued at less than $250.
August 2, 1990 |
John Slavish says he can speak for most of his Plymouth Township neighbors when he complains about the fliers from Bradlees and Shop Rite thrown on his Valley Creek Road driveway. "It annoys the hell out of me," he said in a recent interview. Slavish had resorted, without much success, to stopping drivers and telling them he doesn't want the advertising fliers, most of which are from Bradlees and Shop Rite. He finally found a receptive ear at the Plymouth Township Council.
July 19, 1993 |
The distribution of racist fliers to more than 800 East Vineland residents has outraged city officials, who said yesterday that they plan to investigate the incident. "We're dealing with the unknown here," said Mayor Joseph Romano. "We've got to be on top of it. " He plans to hold a news conference on the fliers at 11 a.m. today. Romano said he also will meet today with the city's human rights commission, the postmaster, the chief of police and at least two of the residents who received fliers.
May 19, 1988 |
Don Meloney recalls that when he was 13 years old, he hooked his 1-year-old brother to a kite and flew him "as high as the treetops. " "I couldn't figure out why my mother was so mad," he recalled in an interview over the weekend. "My brother enjoyed it," he said, laughing. That was many years ago. But Meloney, a retired crane operator from Springfield, hasn't lost his enthusiasm for kite flying. That was evident Sunday when Meloney participated with dozens of other fliers in the seventh annual Delaware County Kite Fly at Rose Tree Park in Media.