July 29, 2008
TO THOSE IN THE CITY who oppose the red lit logo that Unisys wants to erect on Liberty Place as a condition of moving 225 of its executive jobs to Center City, we have just one word: Kvaerner. A decade ago, the European shipbuilder got $430 million in public subsidies and tax breaks based on a promise of creating 1,000 jobs -over 15 years. Not long after pocketing the dough, Kvaerner decided to get out of the shipbuilding business. The point is, using the same tortured math that state officials used on Kvaerner, Unisys would be eligble for $100 million in public subsidies; in fact, some might argue that since the Unisys jobs would be highly compensated executive positions, that might equal 500 shipbuilding jobs and double that to $200 million.
August 14, 1988 |
The New Garden Township supervisors have favorably reviewed plans for three houses at Penn Green and Laurel Heights Roads. The preliminary plans call for a three-lot subdivision for the houses, which would be built, rented and managed by Anne Fields of Landenberg. Gregory Fields, representing his wife at a meeting of the supervisors on Monday, said final plans for the 4.4-acre project would be submitted at the next supervisors' meeting, on Sept. 13. In other business: Developers of the proposed 19.9-acre Pusey-Brosius Business Center at Baltimore Pike and Scarlett Road presented a new traffic plan, eliminating an entrance on Scarlett while keeping two exits and entrances on eastbound Baltimore Pike.
December 13, 1994 |
When green-haired Dennis Rodman roared up to the Alamodome in his white jeep, a few dozen waiting fans cheered him on. When he stepped onto the basketball court, a few thousand admirers did the same. The controversial forward stole the show last night as the host San Antonio Spurs defeated the Washington Bullets, 122-101. Rodman played in his first regular-season game after two suspensions and a leave of absence. "I add spice, so people like to see somebody different," Rodman said before the game.
February 10, 2002 |
If he can withstand the pain, he can play in the Olympics. That was the verdict on the Flyers' Jiri Dopita, a center from the Czech Republic who missed his fifth consecutive game last night because of a strained neck. "Our doctors said he can play if he can withstand the soreness," Flyers general manager Bob Clarke said. "You know he's tough. He'd play if he could. . . . Our doctors won't stop him from playing. " Clarke said he asked his medical staff to notify Czech officials that Dopita's pain had kept him sidelined.
October 18, 1989 |
How many bureaucrats does it take to put up a traffic light? Too many, if you ask Gloucester Township Mayor Ann Mullen. "The red tape is enough to make you scream and want to clutch someone's throat," said the mayor. Fourteen years after the township first dreamed of stringing traffic signals across the intersection of Hickstown and Erial Roads, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) last month gave the project a green light. The roads cross at the southeast corner of the 60-acre GEMS landfill, and each is a major artery through nearby housing developments.
May 11, 1995 |
The comment that haunted Tyler Green was deceptive, like a changeup. It started out looking like a compliment and then, whoops, it wasn't quite what it seemed. "There's never been any question that Tyler Green has the stuff to be a winning big-league pitcher," Phillies manager Jim Fregosi would say. "There's never been any question that he has the arm. " But, of course, the Phillies' No. 1 draft choice in the June 1991 draft had never been a winning big-league pitcher. Had never, in fact, won a big-league game.
September 13, 2003 |
Catholic League athletes fearing that their fall seasons would be lost may be able to put their worries to rest. With the Philadelphia Archdiocese reaching a tentative agreement with its lay teachers yesterday, practices are allowed to resume today and games could begin again as soon as the agreement is ratified. Conwell-Egan athletic director Chuck Knowles, the Catholic League football chairman, said that league athletic directors likely will meet on Monday to discuss how to handle games that had been called off because of the strike, how to rearrange schedules and to determine whether teams have had enough practice time to begin playing.
April 6, 1995 |
The township gave up its fight against a proposed Route 1 car wash after the first round in court, agreeing Tuesday not to appeal a judge's order to grant the developer a conditional use permit. The decision, handed down in Bucks County Court by Judge Susan Devlin Scott on March 14, gives Francis T. Theuer the go-ahead to build a car wash on an old used-car lot just east of Woodbourne Road. The supervisors cited traffic and safety concerns in denying Theuer's conditional use application after a public hearing in 1993.