August 3, 1986 |
Last fall, our son Don, now a high school senior, checked a box on the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test), indicating he'd like to hear from colleges. Well, he's hearing already. And by next winter he'll be receiving four- color brochures and "Dear Donald" letters, some in funny envelopes, all with pretty pictures and many from places wildly improbable for him. He's looking at them all and keeps those that speak to him. But great marketing may not mean a great college.
July 25, 2003 |
Today's low interest rates aren't just for new-home buyers and homeowners wanting to reduce their original mortgage terms. Homeowners looking for extra cash for home upgrades or to send offspring to college can benefit in these times as well. You may be eager to save in a hurry, but taking a little time to eyeball some free, helpful guides could save you from getting scammed. "The Borrower's Guide to Home Loans" from AARP and the Federal Trade Commission and "High-Cost 'Predatory' Home Loans: How To Avoid the Traps" from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation detail the warning signs of predatory loan practices, provide buyers questions to ask before signing a loan or a home improvement contract, and tell where to turn for help.
June 4, 1989 |
Next to staying at your uncle's condo in Miami, camping has to be the cheapest way to vacation. It's not surprising, then, that it is also among the most popular, particularly among families, retirees and others who aren't awash in discretionary income. The kind of camping most Americans do, of course, has little to do with camping as backpackers understand it. The great majority aren't trying to escape from civilization when they leave home. In most cases, they are trying to take as much of it with them as possible.
May 6, 1998 |
Dorothy Porter's 3-and-2 victory over Wilmington's Peggy Petrillo helped Riverton Country Club gain its first triumph in the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's interclub team matches. Riverton picked up the 5-2 win yesterday in the Philadelphia Cup competition on its home course. Riverton's Joanne Hendrickson and Lisa Mellas each won their matches, 4 and 3, and Marianne Hajduk and Virgil Maderich posted triumphs on the last two holes. Also in the third round of the Philadelphia Cup, which features the area's top six club teams in a round-robin format, Merion stayed unbeaten with a 5-2 win over Spring Ford, and Huntingdon Valley topped Gulph Mills, 5-2. SOUTH JERSEY GOLF ASSOC.
February 21, 1988 |
My whole family loves amusement parks, but there are only five or six that we know of, and the children are getting tired of seeing the same things over and over again. Can you help? The most inexpensive source of this sort of information is the newly published 1988 Directory of Theme & Amusement Parks, edited by Raymond Carlson and Eleanor Popelka. It costs $3.95, plus $1 for postage and handling, and is available from Pilot Books, 103 Cooper St., Babylon, N.Y. 11702; phone 516-422-2225.
November 19, 1997 |
The Minnesota Twins moved a step closer to North Carolina when baseball appointed a five-man committee yesterday to guide the team through the sport's relocation rules. "Carl Pohlad has tried everything to stay in Minnesota," acting commissioner Bud Selig said. "It's very frustrating. " The Minnesota Legislature last week defeated a proposal to finance a new ballpark, and Pohlad has an agreement with North Carolina businessman Don Beaver to negotiate a sale unless stadium financing is approved by Nov. 30. If he buys the Twins, Beaver has said would apply to move the team to North Carolina following the 1998 season.
May 28, 1990 |
Bob Ayrault pitched six innings of shutout ball to lead the Reading Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Canton-Akron Indians and a split of their Eastern League doubleheader yesterday. In the first game, Greg Roscoe allowed six hits over seven innings as Canton-Akron whipped Reading, 8-3. The Indians won the first by scoring a pair of runs in each of the first, second, fifth and seventh innings. Former major-leaguer Ed Hearn went 3 for 4, including a two-run homer in the seventh.
September 19, 1998 |
After a frustrating first half, Eastern's Adam Taliaferro turned into his game-breaking self during the final two quarters last night. Taliaferro scored two second-half touchdowns to lead Eastern to a 27-17 victory over Triton in the Olympic Conference American Division opener for both teams. In the first half, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound junior fumbled twice and totaled just 4 yards on six carries. He then turned the game around the first two times he touched the ball in the third quarter.
June 29, 1990 |
Jason Grimsley allowed four hits in seven innings to lift the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Red Barons to a 4-2 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens in an International League game last night. Grimsley struck out six and walked three. HARRISBURG 5, READING 4 READING 8, HARRISBURG 2 HARRISBURG - Gary Alexander hit a three-run homer in the second inning to lift the Reading Phillies to a victory in the second game of an Eastern League doubleheader against the Harrisburg Senators.