April 22, 1987 |
Yesterday was the 101st consecutive day that someone asked Ron Sutter how his back felt. Also, the 101st that he gave an answer that nobody wanted to hear. "So-so," he said. "Yesterday (Monday) was better. " And today? He'll see. People around the Flyers' center say he's livelier in practice, getting anxious, and could return even as early as Game 2 of the Flyers-Islanders Patrick Division final series tonight at the Spectrum. But Sutter has not told coach Mike Keenan he is ready to play.
May 31, 1998 |
When Dave Mouber and Sean Meckley were freshmen at Moorestown Friends, a South Jersey Parochial tennis title was probably the furthest thing from their minds. Even bolstered by the addition of classmates Roberto Longo and Chuck McNally in 1995, the Foxes, who lost all six seniors from the previous year, scheduled only 10 matches - because coach Joe McAleer figured that's all they were ready for. My, how things have changed. Fast-forward to May 19, 1998. Moorestown Friends, led by the same group, shut out Wildwood Catholic to claim the South Jersey Parochial B title.
October 14, 1986 |
They have tried hard not to be held responsible for the collapses and tragedies and heartbreaks of the past. But it is no use. They play for the Boston Red Sox. They play for a team that has not won a World Series since Woodrow Wilson was president (1918). They play for a team that never can manage to have things go too right for too long. There is no point in fighting that. The ghosts never go away. But at least the Boston Red Sox are alive to play another baseball game tonight (Channel 6, 8:20)
April 7, 1986 |
On the final day of the 1985 baseball season, Bill Giles was standing in one of his favorite spots - in front of the microphones at Veterans Stadium. "We're not going to make many changes with this team," the Phillies president announced that day, with all apparent sincerity. And by the time this spring training rolled around, he had been true to his word. He had hardly made a single change - except for his outfield, his infield, his catchers, his lineup, his rotation and his bullpen.
June 16, 1986
There's a valuable lesson to be learned at Philadelphia's historic Fairmount Waterworks, and it has nothing to do with 19th-century engineering or architecture. It has to do with individual vision and commitment, modern- day hard work and hustle. And because of all that, one of the city's most important historic sites has been saved from ruination. The small cluster of Greek Revival buildings perched above the Schuylkill dutifully provided drinking water for the city and its inhabitants for 101 years until it was abandoned and left to decay.
January 16, 1987
On Tuesday the National Basketball Association expelled Lewis Lloyd, an Overbrook High legend, and his Houston Rockets teammate Mitchell Wiggins for two years after drug tests proved them to be users of cocaine. Their punishment is severe but fair. They knew the rules. Now they must pay a price that's high but commensurate with Mr. Lloyd's $250,000 contract, and with his impact on young minds. Whether they want to be or not, star athletes are role models for America's youth. Along with fame and high monetary rewards come added responsibilities.
October 15, 2015 |
There's an old Marvin Gaye song called "Inner City Blues" in which the soul singer comments on all the bad things in life that "make me wanna holler and throw up both my hands. " Surely Philadelphians must feel that way about their poorly funded, understaffed schools. Making matters worse are the well-intentioned responses to the district's litany of calamities that too often fall flat on their face. Add to that list a plan to improve the daily teacher vacancy rate by hiring a private company to provide substitute teachers.
August 22, 1988 |
For a guy who is trying to become the first Indy-car driver in 40 years to sweep three consecutive national championships, Bobby Rahal seems to like doing it the hard way. Going into yesterday's Quaker State 500, Rahal was second in the PPG Cup standings, but had not won a race in 1988. His Budweiser-TrueSports team had spent the season developing the Judd engine, which has excellent fuel efficiency, but lacks sufficient horsepower to match the Chevrolet engines that had powered every victory on the circuit.
August 2, 1993 |
The following is an excerpt from American Demographics, a magazine that marketers use to help them make decisions about reaching their audience. Black Americans see the same advertising and promotional campaigns as other Americans, but they may not interpret the message in the same way. In fact, they may get a negative impression from a message that the sponsor intended to be positive. In some cases, blacks feel a commercial message is so irrelevant to their lives, it should be ignored.