July 21, 2008
This week's Adopt-a-Pet at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society is Frisco, a 1- to 2-year-old pit bull-terrier mix. Frisco is obedient, intelligent and eager to please. He knows how to sit and walks well on a leash. To adopt Frisco, contact PAWS, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., at 267-385-3800. Please provide his tag No. A05359741 when inquiring. A $40 fee includes sterilization, vaccines, and micro-chipping. Philadelphia residents pay $8 more for a dog license.The adoption fee for cats is $40 and additional $5 for the cat carrier.
October 7, 1990 |
After years of neglect, Salem Methodist Episcopal Church in Tredyffrin, which dates to the early 1800s, and the parsonage, cottage and schoolhouse are being restored and converted to single-family houses. For about 100 years, families walked to church and school there before the church was closed around 1927. On Sunday, the Salem Homes, which are being restored by Charles F. Line of Wayne, were the site of an old-fashioned fruit and ice cream festival. More than a dozen former church members and school students returned to see the renovations and reminisce about old times.
July 9, 2010 |
SEATTLE - Cliff Lee is headed out of Seattle and a first base prospect with a ton of power potential is on his way in. The Mariners capped a whirlwind 24 hours of wheeling and dealing on Friday afternoon by shipping Lee to the Texas Rangers in exchange for first baseman Justin Smoak, Class AA pitchers Blake Beavan and Josh Lueke and Class AA infielder Matt Lawson and cash in excess of $2 million. Seattle also shipped relief pitcher Mark Lowe, a Texas native from the Houston area, to the Rangers.
October 11, 1989 |
She came waddling into my office, a heavy-jowled woman who had to weigh at least 250 pounds. To my amazement, she stood in front of my desk, opened her mouth wide and began singing in an ear-shattering soprano voice. "You looooose," she sang. "You lose, it's over, it's all over, the end has come, doom, doom, doom, gloom, gloom, gloom . . . " I jumped up and demanded to know who she was and why she was in my office. "That should be obvious," she said. "You have heard the expression: 'It is never over until the fat lady sings.
September 6, 1995 |
BERKELEY, CALIF. COPS NAB ESCAPEES AFTER 'FRISCO' REMARK Two escapees from a Utah prison blew their cover by breaking an unwritten local law on acceptable nicknames for San Francisco. Anthony Scott Bailey and Eric Neil Fischbeck both said they were from "Frisco" when questioned by University of California officers who found them sleeping on campus Monday. Use of the name - loved by tourists but loathed by residents - set off the alarm bells that their prison break didn't.
July 24, 1988 |
Col. Billy Mitchell, the bombastic aviation pioneer who shot himself down with his mouth in 1925, returned from the grave last week to try to unsully his reputation in the latest session of a local tribunal that is a kind of cross between The People's Court and the Way Back Machine. This session of the Court of Historical Review and Appeals, like most of the 51 that have preceded it, was called to right an ancient wrong. And to have a good time. And not necessarily in that order.
December 8, 2008 |
1. Give 'em a mettle: The Steelers were manhandled by the Eagles and Giants, so rallying to topple the Cowboys was especially sweet. So was winning despite only 71 yards rushing. They could still gain the conference's best record. 2. Back to Tony Nomo: Everytime Dallas is at a crossroads, the stud QB seems to gag. One TD, three INTs is NOT why Dallas signed him to a 6-year, $67 million deal. 3. Dis-Gusting display: OK, the Vikings are 8-5 and lead the NFC North. But they barely edged the winless Lions and lost QB Gus Frerotte, who hurt his back.
December 21, 1987 |
A reporter from a San Francisco paper phoned to ask if Chicagoans were as aghast as the residents of his city because Mike Ditka had hit a female football spectator in the head with a wad of chewing gum. I told him that, no, I hadn't noticed any Chicagoans hyperventilating. "Well, it's very big news here," he said. "It's on Page 1 and being treated very seriously. " That didn't surprise me. Californians, even those who go to football games, are more sensitive than those of us who live in America's sootier cities.
June 10, 1988 |
On paper, "The Presidio" must have sounded great. Think of it: team two hot properties, Mark Harmon and Sean Connery (especially hot now that he's an Oscar winner), in a hot genre, the mismatched cop picture. Throw in a love interest in the person of Meg Ryan, sign up an experienced action director, Peter Hyams, and set it all in the eminently picturesque locale of San Francisco. On film, "The Presidio" stinks. Well, maybe "stinks" isn't the right word. This film is too bland and predictable to emit any smell at all. The Presidio is a large military base within the 'Frisco city limits.
January 9, 1988 |
The battle lines, by now, have been clearly drawn out, laid down and all but repeated into exhaustion. The upstart 8-7 Vikings against the big, bad, 13-2 49ers. Nobody's choice against everybody's. The team with a chip on its shoulder vs. the team with shoulders that could carry a mountain. At least, that's the thumbnail version of today's game, in what promises to be a dark, damp Candlestick Park (Channel 10, 4 p.m.). But can the Vikings really beat the 49ers? If they can narrow the game down to a couple of key player matchups, the Vikings feel they could just slip away with an upset.