February 7, 1986 |
"Hannah and Her Sisters. " A comedy-drama written and directed by Woody Allen. Featuring Allen, Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey and Dianne Wiest. Photographed by Carlo Di Palma. Edited by Susan Morse. Music by assorted composers. Running time: 106 minutes. An Orion release. At Sam's Place, 1908 Chestnut St. I was midway through "Hannah and Her Sisters," Woody Allen's funny, graceful, amazingly powerful new movie, before I finally realized exactly what Allen had accomplished. With perhaps the simplest gestures possible, Allen has succeeded in having his cake and eating it, too. With "Hannah and Her Sisters," a seismograph that charts the upheavals and interrelationships in the lives of three women during a two-year period, Allen has made his most Bergmanesque movie - and without blatantly aping Ingmar Bergman the way he has in the past (most glaringly with "Interiors")
June 15, 2000 |
As most people approach retirement age, they make plans to keep themselves busy. Not Bob Hannah. Asked to list his hobbies, the retiring University of Delaware baseball coach said, "None of the above. My thing is people. I need to move around and talk to people. " Hannah, 67, hasn't cleaned out his office. "You don't displace 40 years of debris overnight," he said. Hannah (1,053-464-6 in 36 seasons) led Delaware to 23 conference regular-season titles, 12 conference tournament championships and 12 NCAA Tournament appearances.
June 29, 2012 |
People Like Us is one of those "inspired by true events" stories - a tagline so commonplace these days that its absence from the beginning of Ted comes as kind of a shock. The true events at the heart of Alex Kurtzman's alternately absorbing and maddening Los Angeles melodrama have to do with the director's discovery a few years back that he had a secret sibling. His father was in another marriage, another life, and hadn't let on. In Kurtzman's terribly titled feature debut, it is Sam Harper (Chris Pine)
August 24, 2012 |
It was 18 years ago. It was yesterday. No matter how long I live, I will never forget the cry that rang out in the birthing suite at Pennsylvania Hospital on that October afternoon. Suddenly, there was a new inhabitant of planet Earth: my first grandchild. Red-faced, tiny fists clenched, this baby girl was clearly expressing her displeasure at being booted out of the home that had sheltered her for nine long months. But she was ready to take on the world. From that instant, I knew that nothing would ever be the same for me. I was now somebody's grandmother.
August 1, 2016 |
It's been more than 16 years since we took a vacation alone with just one of our children, not counting an overnight college visit or baseball tournament. My husband and I are blessed with a daughter, Hannah, 18, and a son, Jared, 15. We always traveled as a family, and those vacations were among our happiest days together as I reflect on my motherhood years. My daughter leaves in August for the University of Florida in Gainesville. For the last seven summers, both of our children went to overnight camp.
May 15, 2013 |
A Camden man who a year ago was described as one of that troubled city's most violent offenders has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling the powerful hallucinogenic drug PCP. Kevin J. Hannah, 48, also known as ICU, was sentenced Friday by Camden County Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel. The sentence stipulates that he is ineligible for parole for 41/2 years. Hannah had pleaded guilty April 1 to first-degree distribution of PCP. On two separate occasions, he sold an ounce of "oil," a liquid form of PCP, to a witness cooperating with law enforcement, according to a spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office.
August 26, 2014 |
Karen Mackay of Pitman saw some red flags before she bought a puppy almost two years ago from a dog broker in Salem County, particularly an inoculation record that didn't seem to come from a veterinarian. But Mackay adored the collie and decided to take it home for the holidays that December. By the time they got there, the dog, which Mackay had been told was in treatment for routine kennel cough, was vomiting and had diarrhea. "I should have known better," said Mackay, who has owned other dogs, including a collie mix. This month, the broker, Jessica Durkin of Salem, was sued by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office on behalf of four other dog owners who allege Durkin sold them sick puppies, including one so ill that the family had it euthanized.
September 18, 2011 |
It's breakfast time at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica, and that means not only fabulous food but also exotic entertainment. Hannah, my 7-year-old daughter, is enjoying tropical banana pancakes, while I savor the tipico breakfast of beans, rice, eggs, tortillas, and plantains. Perched on the back of the third chair at our table is a white-throated magpie-jay. The thunder of Pacific Ocean waves breaking 90 feet away bothers neither us nor the bird. Adjacent to the patio restaurant where we sit, a large spiny-tailed iguana ambles across the lawn.
December 11, 1989 |
Guy Jones, the seemingly shy hero of "A Chorus of Disapproval," causes quite a stir in the English resort of Scarborough. Guy, a low-level employee of a major electronics firm, is attracted by a newspaper ad that says "Meet People. Have fun. " Actually, it's an announcement for tryouts for the light opera company. Guy shows up with a torn copy of "All Through the Night," the song he has chosen for his audition. The officious stage manager reluctantly introduces him to the temperamental director of the company, Dafydd Llewellyn, a crusty Welshman whose tolerance for his cast of dizzy amateurs clearly has its limits.
June 19, 2012 |
DENVER - Michael Jolton was a young father with a 5-year-old son when Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2000. Now he's got three boys, the oldest near adulthood, and finds himself repeatedly explaining green-leafed marijuana ads and "free joint" promotions endemic in his suburban hometown. "I did not talk to my oldest son about marijuana when he was 8 years old. We got to talk about fun stuff. Now with my youngest who's 8, we have to talk about this," said Jolton. A marijuana opponent with a just-say-no philosophy, Jolton, 48, is among legions of American parents finding the "drug talk" increasingly problematic as more states allow medical marijuana or decriminalize its use. Colorado and Washington state have measures on their Nov. 6 ballot that would go a further step and legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults.