November 10, 2006 |
George Edward Preston, 92, who survived the Holocaust and afterward came to America, where he thrived, died of multiple organ failure Wednesday at home. He lived in Hyde Park near Wilmington. In 1985, Mr. Preston and his son, David Lee Preston, who was an Inquirer staff writer at the time, took a monthlong trip to France, the Soviet Union, Poland and Germany to revisit his past. The younger Preston wrote an article for Inquirer Magazine that chronicled the trip. The article was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.
July 15, 1989 |
It was a long distance between tables in the Bastille Day Waiters Race yesterday, but spurred by the lure of a trip to France, the service was great. Ali Niknam walked off with the prize on South Street by carrying a champagne split four fast blocks, then opening the bottle and pouring without spilling.
August 6, 2004
Re Edward Dubin's response to Michele Malkin's column "The Milksops of Manila": Mr. Dubin, you are a coward, sir! If the U.S. turned tail and ran like our pathetic Phillipine friends, then you wouldn't have the freedom to voice your sorry opinion in this newspaper. I'll buy you a one-way ticket to France, where you belong, if you swear never to return. I served in the Army and it pains me to know I put my life on the line for the likes of you! Thomas M. Regan Narberth
July 1, 2011 |
BOCHUM, Germany - Although France and host Germany qualified for the Women's World Cup quarterfinals yesterday, only one team was celebrating before the two meet to decide which tops Group A. France eliminated Canada with a resounding 4-0 victory to advance for the first time, while Germany stumbled over the line with a hard-fought, 1-0 win over Nigeria. Like Canada in the earlier game, Nigeria needed at least a point to stay in the tournament, and its players were given extra incentive with their regular match bonus doubled if they managed to beat the tournament host.
March 23, 2012 |
TOULOUSE, France - Inspired by radical Islam and trained in Afghanistan, the gunman methodically killed French schoolchildren, a rabbi, and paratroopers, and faced down hundreds of police for 32 hours. Then he leaped out a window as he rained down gunfire and was fatally shot in the head. France will not be the same after Mohamed Merah, whose deeds - and death Thursday - could change how authorities track extremists, determine whether French Muslims face new stigmas, and even influence who becomes the next French president.
August 23, 2000 |
After 18 years of making annual stops in Philadelphia, the women's professional tennis tour is relocating to Nice, France, next year. Vince Nicastro, athletic director at Villanova University, local home of the successful WTA Advanta Championships, confirmed a Sports Business Journal report that the tournament will move following the sale of the event by International Management Group to a French promoter. The 2000 Advanta event, which regularly draws many of the world's top 10 players, is scheduled for Nov. 6 to 12 at Villanova's Pavilion.
July 7, 1991 |
One late afternoon in June 1969, I stumbled into the home of Alain and Annie Chabod. Fortunate moi. I was a high school exchange student. They were my "French family" - my surrogate parents for the summer - 20 years younger than my real set, better cooks and faster drivers. I came from a small town, a suburb of New York. They lived in a small town in France, or rather, two. They owned a castle - at least that is what it seemed to me - across from the Nestle chocolate factory in Pontarlier, a city in east-central France, about an hour's drive from Lausanne, Switzerland.
March 4, 1987
The question before the special French court was dramatically simple: Would France appease or punish terrorism? In the dock (figuratively, since he refused to attend his trial) was Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a leader of one of Beirut's terrorist gangs, the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction. He was convicted of complicity in the 1982 murders of American and Israeli embassy attaches in Paris, and of an unsuccessful attempt in 1984 to assassinate the U.S. consul general in Strasbourg, France.
June 25, 1993 |
Greg LeMond, the three-time winner of the Tour de France, might not compete in this year's race. LeMond has fared poorly in recent races and his manager said yesterday it might be foolish for him to compete in France, where competition begins July 3. LeMond retired from the Route du Sud in southern France Wednesday night after trailing leader Eric Boyer by more than 40 minutes. LeMond, 32, has looked in poor condition since early in the season, and also withdrew from the Giro d'Italia when he was more than two hours behind leader Miguel Indurain.
July 12, 2011 |
The French are in unknown territory. In the 2-decade history of the Women's World Cup, France has never before reached the semifinals. In its only previous tournament, it was knocked out in the first round. That puts it at a disadvantage tomorrow when France has to play the two-time world champion United States in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Stage fright could be a factor. But the French have the type of players who can do real damage - fast players such as Elodie Thomis, creative players such as Louisa Necib, combative and tireless players such as Camille Abily, and experienced players such as Sonia Bompastor.