October 30, 1990 |
John Vanbiesbrouck stopped 22 shots for his ninth career shutout as the New York Rangers beat the Quebec Nordiques, 5-0, last night. The Rangers won their seventh game without a loss at home. It was their fifth straight win overall and 10th in 11 games since opening the season with two straight losses. The Rangers' 7-0-0 start at Madison Square Garden is the best in their 65 NHL seasons. The seven-game home winning streak is their longest since 1983-84. Vanbiesbrouck recorded his second shutout of the season.
September 19, 1991 |
A routine course review came under close scrutiny Monday from the two high school students on the Upper Merion Area school board, who questioned administrators' plans for updating the curriculum in the district. Their criticisms led other board members to take a second look at the item. At issue was an announcement by Mary Kopa, district director of curriculum services, of plans to revise many of the schools' curriculum guides at a cost of $150 per document. Kopa said the revisions were necessary to meet standards for accreditation by the Middle States Association when it evaluates Upper Merion in 1992.
July 31, 2009 |
READING - Vance Worley allowed three hits in six shutout innings to lead the Reading Phillies past the Portland Sea Dogs, 2-0, in the Eastern League last night. Jeremy Slayden ripped his ninth home run in the fourth inning, and Mike Spidale had an RBI double in the fifth. Columbus 5, Lehigh Valley 4 ALLENTOWN - Wes Hodges' RBI single in the 10th led the Clippers past the IronPigs in the International League. Former Phillies Lou Marson and Jason Donald singled for Columbus in their first game.
August 10, 1986 |
Every time I buy a guidebook for a trip, other people in my group seem to have better ones, and I spend half the trip reading over their shoulders. How can I find out in advance what books are available for different countries, so that I can be the one to feel smug on my next trip? Let me suggest some travel-book catalogues that should be of help to you. If you're headed for Europe, an excellent source book is "Guide to the Guides and Travel Books of Europe," by Gregory Hayes and Joan Wright.
September 14, 2001 |
Al is a 12-year-old with many interests. He roller-skates, rides a bike, swims, and has earned a green belt in karate class. He'd also like to play soccer someday. Indoors, he draws birthday cards, plays video games, enjoys movies and TV, and keeps a daily journal. Al has also shown a talent for music in his keyboard lessons; he finds it easier to play by ear than by reading music. Al is known for being respectful and sensitive, and is on the quiet side until he gets to know you. There is neglect and abuse in his background.
April 28, 2001 |
HARRISBURG - Marlon Byrd's slugging led the Reading Phillies to their fourth straight win, 7-2, over the Harrisburg Senators in the Eastern League last night. Byrd went 3 for 4 with two home runs and three RBIs. His leadoff homer in the fourth triggered a four-run inning that put the game away. Ramon Gomez had a two-run triple later that inning and finished the night 2 for 3 with a double and a triple. Ottawa 7, Scranton 0 OTTAWA - Matt Blank's pitching and Mark Smith's first home run of the season led the Lynx past the Red Barons in the International League.
August 1, 1996 |
A few weeks ago, I had to make a difficult decision. I had to decide whether to pay too much for a collection of 1950s-era baseball cards and autographs, or walk away because the owner wanted more than I knew, in my heart, they ever would be worth. It was a tough choice. I needed several cards in the group for my collection, including one of the toughest cards of the early '50s - a 1955 Sandy Koufax rookie card. But the condition of the great majority of the cards was, charitably speaking, pretty bad. This collector had gathered these cards as a youngster.
October 20, 2000 |
There's a moment in The Broken Hearts Club, a gay romantic comedy set in the bars, cafes and gyms of West Hollywood, in which one of the characters wonders, "Can you imagine if they made a movie about us?" Clearly he has been too busy polishing his pickup lines in those bars to take in the large number of gay movies that have addressed the themes The Broken Hearts Club approaches with a sense of discovery. If you can forgive this ingenuousness and the sitcom-rooted pulse of Greg Berlanti's movie, you can be still engaged by an enjoyably acted tour of some familiar issues.
March 11, 1993 |
The new Matt Comey has been under construction for nine months. Some projects take longer than others. To make himself more attractive to college basketball recruiters, Comey, a 6-1 senior wing guard at North Catholic High, knew he had to shed his reputation as being little more than a stand-still jump shooter. Thus, he poured his heart and soul into an exhausting series of playground workouts. "My father, my brothers, my coaches - everybody told me to work on ballhandling and going to the basket," Comey said.
March 28, 2008 |
Center City tour guides will have to hit the books and qualify for official certifications under a bill that City Council passed yesterday. Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown's bill, expected to be signed by Mayor Nutter, requires guides to pass a test "designed to test the applicant's knowledge of the geography, history, historic sites, historic structures, historic objects and other places of interest in the Center City Tourist Area....