January 5, 1999 |
These days, John Heermann is a welcome visitor, finishing here after delivering heating oil to a home on Fayette Street in Conshohocken. The cold has reminded many homeowners to keep the tanks full, and it should continue in full force through at least tonight.
May 11, 2012 |
SHORT SHORTS, a/k/a daisy dukes, are back in full force now that spring is here, with ladies sporting them with tights, boots and sneakers. This style hearkens back — and looks forward — to days when the weather is good and legs come out. n Contact Reuben Harley at BIGRUBE@streetgazing.com , follow him on twitter @BigRubeHarley or read his blog at streetgazing.com .
June 29, 1988 |
The Paris Opera Ballet may not always be joli, but it can't be beat for la gloire. The oldest dance company in the world has descended on the Metropolitan Opera in full sail, bringing more than 100 of its 150 dancers, 90 students from its school (founded in 1661 by Louis XIV) and a repertory that places the company as emphatically in the present as in its illustrious past. The troupe's three-week New York season, which will end July 9, came to a climax Monday when some 250 people joined in a unique French processional called the grand defile.
October 3, 2003
WELL, WELL, well - I see my fan club is out in full force (letters Sept. 29). Why am I not surprised to see Joseph A. Tursi and his usual right-wing babble? It's so pathetic that Joey just refuses to answer the questions posed in my letter. And, Joe, just a quick note re the 2000 presidential farce: MANY people will never forget being screwed over by your hero Dumbya. The outdated idea of the Electoral College can't hold a candle to the popular vote. It's high time to 86 the Electoral College.
October 17, 2008 |
In 2001, years before Amy Winehouse and Duffy marched out their versions of blue-eyed soul, Nikka Costa did it harder, louder and with the spirit of psychedelic funk masters from Sly Stone to Teena Marie. No stranger to the limelight, the daughter of the late arranger Don Costa had a long and successful singing career doing grand pop ballads in Europe. But when Costa found the funk, she found it fast and made it freaky. Everybody Got Their Something (2001) and can'tneverdidnothin' (2005)
February 10, 2005
THE FANS OF Philadelphia are legendary for being hostile, rude, aggressive - you know the story. In Altell Stadium, they ran comparisons to New England and one of them was NE: BOO YANKEES / PHILLY: BOO SANTA CLAUS. Well, your fans were in full force Sunday at the stadium, booing the Patriot players, coaches and even cheerleaders every chance they got. They turned the Super Bowl into a home game atmosphere. The "E-A-G-L-E-S" chants were non-stop. The "Fly Eagles Fly" song loud and clear.
October 16, 2002 |
Eric Lindros was ejected for boarding and Pavel Bure had two goals and an assist in his season debut as the New York Rangers beat visiting Toronto, 5-4, last night. In the second period, the Maple Leafs' Wade Belak carried the puck behind his own net while chased by Lindros, and began to lose his footing. As Belak fell, Lindros also started to go to the ice. He fell against Belak and knocked his head into the boards. Belak received several stitches and did not return. "Wade went into the boards and fell, and even talking to him when we were coming off the ice he made note of that," Lindros said.
May 9, 2003 |
Mothers are a special breed in all species. When we think of mothers, we tend to think of humans. But there is a special instinct in every mother for her young. There is a love and protection that cannot be explained. I find it most interesting how an animal will protect its young, even if it means death. Recently I had a mother-to-mother experience, the other mother being a wild rabbit. She had a litter of bunnies that she would watch each morning and night. My daughter spotted a hawk in the yard, sitting in the grass.
February 6, 1986 |
First, there's her name. Always, the name. Whoopi Goldberg, nominated yesterday for an Academy Award as Best Actress, refuses to give her real name. She's trying to protect her privacy, she says, but a small amount of mystery has never hurt a career. Born (approximately) 35 years ago in Manhattan, Goldberg says she's half- Catholic and half-Jewish. Her mother, Emma Johnson, is a Project Head Start teacher. Goldberg doesn't talk about her father. She adopted Whoopi Goldberg as her name a few years ago after giving Whoopi Kushon a short trial in San Diego, she says with a dazzling smile.