June 13, 1998 |
Zach can be sound asleep when the musical finale to "Jeopardy" comes on, but right away he's up and at the back door. He knows it's time to practice. Zach, a black Labrador retriever, and his owner, Judy Wittkowski, are getting ready for today's Northeast Regional Finals of the Friskies Alpo Canine Frisbee Disc Championships at FDR Park at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia. Admission is free to the event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The two top scorers among leaping, spinning and vaulting Frisbee-snatching contestants from 14 states will go to the finals in Washington Sept.
July 10, 1987 |
Elayne Boosler answers the phone in her rent-controlled, fifth floor Manhattan walk-up and before she has a chance to talk about her stand-up appearances tonight and tomorrow at The Comedy Works, she is interrupted by the sounds of large teeth attempting to tear something to shreds in her immediate vicinity. "Petey!" Boosler shouts, "don't eat that!" Then she says, "Excuse me, I'll be right back. " This is followed by sounds of her running towards the chewing. After awhile, she returns to the phone.
August 22, 2002 |
As he was dying, Lewis Thomas, the physician and philosopher, was asked to share his wisdom about life. "With the same sharp insight that we all have for acknowledging our failures," Thomas said, "we ought to recognize when we have been useful, and sometimes uniquely useful. " If that is the measure of a worthwhile life, how can we not admire Arthur "Spud" Melin and "Steady Eddie" Headrick? Both men slipped the bonds of this mortal coil in the last few weeks. But their spirit survives in that beloved flying disk known as the Frisbee.
June 1, 1988 |
For the 10-year-old Phillips twins, Memorial Day had been idyllic: a family gathering at their aunt's house with barbecued spare ribs, hamburgers and hotdogs followed by baseball, basketball, Frisbee and tag. "It was everything the little kids like to do," their uncle, Leroy Phillips, 24, said yesterday.. About 9 p.m. Monday, the twins' grandmother dropped them off at the Liddonfield public housing project where they lived with their mother, Bernadette Phillips, and her boyfriend, Darryl Chandler.
September 4, 2009 |
Carl Edwards will race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway despite breaking his right foot playing Frisbee. Edwards is on crutches but was cleared to race in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series by doctors from the University of Missouri. He is from Columbia, Mo., and was injured in a hometown game Wednesday night. "I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot of people, and I could hardly believe it myself," Edwards said yestersday. "I was playing Frisbee with a couple of buddies and we both went for the Frisbee at the same time.
December 16, 2006 |
A Swedish astronaut kept a Frisbee in the air for 20 seconds yesterday, claiming the new world record for Maximum Time Aloft. Only thing is, it was floating in zero gravity, aboard the International Space Station. And the astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, kept it from bumping into anything - or going out of range of the camera in a feed to Earth - by blowing on it. If the record is accepted by the World Flying Disc Federation, Fuglesang would eclipse the longstanding 16.72-second flight launched over Chester County's Warwick Park by Don Cain of Haddonfield in 1984.
February 16, 2005 |
All three towns in the Haddons boast parks with signature activities: Newton Lake and Cooper River Parks, both of which run through parts of Haddon Township, are popular with anglers and boaters. Camden County Park in Haddon Heights has jogging paths and Frisbee golf. Pennypacker Park in Haddonfield has a shady, tree-lined path that beckons bikers from all three towns. And even in the dead of winter, in face-numbing cold, the parks are lively places, especially after a snow.
July 26, 1991 |
Ah, the joys of a day on the beach. Grab the kite and the Frisbee, pack a picnic, throw a couple of cold ones in the cooler, check the batteries in the old radio. And maybe pull out a sweatshirt for a romantic moonlit walk later on. . . . Well, maybe not. Flying that kite could get you a $25 ticket in Stone Harbor; tossing the Frisbee could cost you the same amount in Ocean City. The picnic? Trouble almost anywhere. Beer on the beach? Forget it. The cooler alone is worth a $50 fine in Ship Bottom, the radio (if deemed too loud)
May 20, 1994 |
As he fakes left and cuts over the middle, our hero calls for the frisbee, and it comes to him in a high-speed blur. Just before he can snatch the disc down from the ozone into the end zone, the defender crashes into him, and the frisbee falls like a wounded bird. In other sports, a whistle would blow and a foul would be called. But this is Ultimate, and the two players are compelled to find common ground. The defender quickly admits he was overzealous. A point is scored, and the shimmering frisbee is soon aloft, spinning in the other direction.
March 6, 1991 |
CHECK THAT LEG ACTION. Drexel University student Kurt Kalmbach, 20, of West Philadelphia, showed some form yesterday during a fair-weather frisbee break in Fairmount Park. Mild temperatures are expected again today, but with rain.