March 22, 2005 |
A sure sign it's finally spring? Those very pink-hued, (sometimes sickly) sweet musical ads for the Gap starring American darling Sarah Jessica Parker and her rendition of the Broadway tune "I Enjoy Being a Girl. " But the British press is reporting that S.J.P., who's done three Gap campaigns so far, will do no more. It appears that Gap's face and voice are to be replaced by English teen sensation Joss Stone, who's currently in negotiations with the khaki-maker. According to London's Sunday Times, the Gap, which had previously used Madonna and Demi Moore, wants to capture the teen market by using the 17-year-old soul singer, who scored a hit last year with "Fell in Love with a Boy," a reworking of the White Stripes' "Fell in Love with a Girl.
July 2, 1999 |
Justin Thompson and Chris Roselle won all three of their foursome (better-ball) matches as partners, and each went unbeaten in three singles matches to lead the eight-man Overbrook Country Club squad to the Golf Association of Philadelphia's team championship yesterday at the Springhaven Club. Overbrook, the defending champion, piled up 19 1/2 points in the foursome matches and finished with 30 points to beat Huntingdon Valley (21 points), Yardley (11) and Philadelphia Country Club (10)
October 21, 1988 |
The Woodbury Country Club foursome of Bob Plum, Jim Dunn, Neil McIntyre and Fran Block won the team tournament of the Golf Association of Philadelphia with a 14-under-par two-best-ball score of 126 yesterday on Philmont Country Club's South Course. The Riverton Country Club team of Bill Schmidt, Frank Giordano, Mark Porter and Craig Ammerman finished second with a 129 on the South Course. The Little Mill Country Club team of David Saul, Bob Parker, Mike Mullin and Lance Riehl finished first on the North Course with a 10-under-par 130 and tied Old York Road Country Club for fourth place overall.
August 29, 2001 |
This year's high school graduates who took the SAT included more minority students than ever before - more than a third of all 1.3 million test-takers, the College Board said yesterday. But the already large gap between minority SAT scores and the national average also grew. The gap in scores remains largest for African American students, but other groups - particularly Mexican Americans and other Latinos - are falling behind faster. College Board officials and advocates for Latino students said the widening gap reflected a disparity in the quality of education that such students receive compared with that of their peers.
May 11, 2001
Within the past week, we've seen a slew of funding shortfalls on critical city projects. Many are gaps that City Council is being called on to fill. Taken singly, they might not be alarming, but taken as a whole, they suggest a disturbing trend of poor communication at best, poor planning at worse. And some look as if Mayor Street considers City Council a public ATM machine. Good thing it's getting harder to access. Airport: The mayor asked Council to authorize a new bond issue of $175 million to keep airport improvements from crashing to the ground.
October 2, 1997 |
Nearly 500 Christian men will board five special Amtrak passenger cars Saturday morning at 30th Street Station, headed for the Promise Keepers' "Stand in the Gap, a Sacred Assembly of Men" on the Washington Mall. By then, hundreds more from area churches will be on the road by bus, van and car for a rally expected to draw hundreds of thousands of praying, weeping, confessing "godly men," as PK leaders term their adherents. The movement has been slow to catch on in Philadelphia, but Saturday's rally, from noon to 6 p.m., has been a powerful organizing tool.
April 20, 1997 |
The Golf Association of Philadelphia's oldest and most popular event begins today with a new name and a field of golfers that has exceeded the 3,000 mark for the first time. The GAP Team Matches, formerly the Suburban League matches, will involve a record 256 teams from 95 member clubs, ranging from Scranton to Reading to Lancaster to Princeton to Cape May Court House, N.J., and Newark, Del. Each team consists of 12 players, meaning that 3,072 participants will compete for the first of three consecutive Sundays of matches preceding the championship and challenge playoffs on May 10. "It's the most popular event we have," Jim Sykes, the GAP's executive director, said of the tournament, in its 100th year.
June 29, 1999 |
George DuBarry, a 24-handicapper at Medford Lakes Country Club, shot an 88 at the Links Golf Club, and his net score of 64 was the lowest of the day in yesterday's Golf Association of Philadelphia handicap tournament. DuBarry carded a 41-47-88 on the 5,936-yard, par-70 course in Burlington County and won the Class D title for players with handicaps of 17 or more by a 5-shot margin. Other division winners in the 47-player field were Talamore's Don Neill with a net 70 in Division A, Woodbury's Carl Carlson with a 66 in Division B, and the Links' John Castellano with a 69 in Division C. PHILADELPHIA SENIORS ASSOC.
September 21, 1986 |
Second-year Rancocas Valley football coach Bruce Lazaruk is hoping to close the gap this season between his Red Devils and other contenders in the rugged Burlington County League Liberty Division. By no stretch of the imagination is Lazaruk contemplating catching Liberty powerhouses Cherokee and Willingboro. However, he is hoping his program will take a crucial step toward respectability. After a successful four-year stint at Hammonton, Lazaruk fell on hard times during his first season at Rancocas Valley, which endured a dismal 2-7 overall record, including a 2-6 league mark.
January 25, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Declaring the American dream under siege, President Obama delivered a populist challenge Tuesday night to shrink the gap between rich and poor, promising to tax the wealthy more and help jobless Americans get work and hang onto their homes. Seeking re-election and needing results, the president invited Republicans to join him but warned, "I intend to fight. " In an emphatic State of the Union address, Obama said ensuring a fair shot for all Americans is "the defining issue of our time.