August 3, 1994 |
The Evolution of Dunk" was the focus, and two big stars were out at the Temple-R.W. Brown Community Center at 1701 N. 8th St. in North Philadelphia yesterday. The event was held to support the Mayor's Office of Community Services' Project FLOW (Future Leaders of the World).
February 4, 2002
CHRIS McShane: Your characterization of the Wing Bowl makes it obvious that you do not understand this community. Stay home, Chris. You're about as Philly as a glass of chardonnay. Brett Wells, Audubon, Pa. Nakoa Ferrell, in defending Colin Powell's appearance on MTV, says the younger generation "are the future leaders of the world and have a right to be involved in political issues. " Have any of our "future leaders" ever considered Fox News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC or C-SPAN?
February 26, 2007
I WAS ENTHUSED by the Feb. 10 article on Mayor Street signing a bill toughening the city's curfew ordinance. This law must be put into effect to reduce youth violence and hold parents responsible. The children of this city should not be out in the streets at 11 and 12 at night. Mayor Street made an excellent statement when he said, "No good thing can happen to young people at that hour. " It fascinated me to know that 11 curfew centers are slated to open around the city this year, five by April and another six this summer.
November 8, 2010
RE Kerith Gabriel's reference in the sports section to the assault of a fan at Beaver Stadium: I'm appalled. A Penn State fan wore Michigan colors and received a beating. Mr. Gabriel referred to the fan as stupid to don the garb, but last I checked, you should be able to root for anyone you choose without fear of harm. This at an institution of higher learning. The future leaders of America. Tragic. A so-called professional journalist places blame where freedom of choice should prevail.
August 4, 2010
Camden's school district has been awarded nearly $500,000 in federal grant money aimed at improving American history instruction, officials announced Tuesday. Part of the Teaching American History Grant program, the funding is intended to foster student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge and understanding of American history. "Educating our future leaders is a critical component in our continued efforts to move Camden forward," said Mayor Dana L. Redd, who made the announcement with U.S. Sens.
July 20, 2011 |
Only a handful among the scores gathered at a Tuesday afternoon Mass in Center City had ever met Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, the incoming head of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. But one of those who knew the Denver prelate offered this advice: "Buckle your seat belts," said Rocco Palmo, who writes the widely read Catholic blog "Whispers in the Loggia" from South Philadelphia. "It's dramatic change. . . . East and West are literally East and West. " And the West, in this case, is Colorado, where Chaput led the church before being named Tuesday to succeed retiring Cardinal Justin Rigali.
November 2, 2010
There is a concept in American letters known as "damning by faint praise" and that is exactly what happened in your article "Ackerman named top schools chief" (Oct. 22), which reported that Superintendent Arlene Ackerman had been selected by the Council of Great City Schools to receive its highest award. Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of Great City Schools, proclaimed that our superintendent clearly earned and richly deserves the highest individual award in urban education.
May 4, 1998 |
Police Commissioner John Timoney's first 55 days in office have been a dizzying string of 14-hour days, community meetings and staff reorganization. At the same time, he's been crafting a crime-fighting plan that he promises will change the way the Police Department does business. That plan was to be released this week, but has been delayed while he makes unspecified changes. "I actually did more than I thought I would do, but there's just more to be done," Timoney said.
February 6, 1993 |
After delaying it for three weeks, a City Council committee yesterday decided to agree with a Rendell administration plan to spend $875,602 on an anti-gang program at 13 PHA projects. Irked that they hadn't been included in dividing the spoils, in this case a federal grant, members of the Appropriations Committee held up its approval in mid-January. But yesterday, after a series of private meetings, the committee approved the otherwise routine bill without even hearing from the administration.
May 2, 1991 |
In my day, we would have called this beefy college senior a jock, because of his short haircut and muscled appearance. But now, 14 years since I was in college, he seems pretty typical. He is much smarter than anybody I knew in college. But that's probably because he goes to Duke, which is supposed to be one of the nation's top universities, and I went to Penn State, which is distinguished mostly by football. He says he has trouble deciding what to do with his life, which is one of the things I can remember struggling with at his age. But he talks about other things that make me realize the future leaders of America are not like they were in my day. No, this well-moneyed campus is not a seedbed of intellectual discontent.