August 17, 2006
SHRINKING the state Legislature? That's an idea whose time came long ago. Philadelphia is covered by a total of 35 state reps and senators, yet only 17 City Council members. Take the state population, 11 million, divide by 203 state reps and 50 state senators. That's one legislator for each 43,000 residents. Now take the city population of 1.5 million and divide by 16 council members. You get about 94,000. Why not eliminate 15-20 folks from the Harrisburg trough and turn that money back to us in the city?
September 8, 1996 |
The Harrisburg Senators eliminated Trenton from the Eastern League playoffs last night with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Thunder. Jason McCommon outdueled Jared Fernandez as Harrisburg took the best-of-five series by three games to one to win the Southern Division championship. The Senators will face the Portland Sea Dogs for the league championship in a best-of-five series that starts tonight in Harrisburg. Portland won the Northern Division title last night with a 7-3 victory over visiting Binghamton in the fifth game of their series.
March 17, 1997
At the Liquor Control Board building in Harrisburg, employees on the second floor figure ways to sell more alcohol, while on the sixth floor, others design programs to prevent irresponsible consumption. Government can't promote alcohol, while at the same time urging folks to guard against its evils. It's hypocritical and counterproductive. It sends a mixed message. And it sends the wrong message. Privatizing the state system will correct this nonsensical situation. It will allow the private sector, under intense regulation, to sell alcohol, while allowing government to focus exclusively on protecting the public through enforcement and education.
July 4, 1992 |
A four-run sixth led the Senators to a 5-2 win over the Phillies and starting pitcher Darrell Goedhart last night. Rick Hirtensteiner's RBI triple and a two-base error by Reading first baseman Ron Lockett on a grounder by Derrick White were the key blows in the Harrisburg sixth. Tim Laker also had an RBI hit to rout Goedhart, who failed to win for the third straight start. Sam Taylor broke an 0-for-19 slump with an RBI double in the third that gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead.
August 28, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett is warning of a takeover of financially troubled Harrisburg if city leaders do not produce a recovery plan. Mayor Linda Thompson spoke to reporters Friday to relay Corbett's comments from her meeting with him earlier in the day as she lobbied the City Council to approve her recovery plan. Corbett, a Republican, took the same position in a Tuesday letter to the Democratic mayor, the Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported. "If there is no approved plan at this point, then the city is likely to become mired in litigation and financial chaos," Corbett told Thompson in the letter.
July 27, 1999 |
Overbrook Golf Club's Stu Ingraham used just 33 strokes on the back nine yesterday en route to a winning score of 4-under-par 68 in the Philadelphia PGA's Izod Club Classic in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Amateur. Overbrook's Christopher Lange and Merion's Craig Cochran each posted a 2-under 70 and shared the first-round lead. Pennsylvania Senior Amateur. Merion Golf Club's Jarrett Kling and Michael Sanger were among the leaders after the first round with a 72 and a 74, respectively.
April 9, 1996 |
Wendell Magee homered and drove in three runs and Ryan Nye pitched six strong innings in his Eastern League debut as Reading beat Harrisburg, 7-1, last night. Nye (1-0) allowed just three hits over six innings, striking out five, as the Phillies improved to 3-1. Magee drove in a first-inning run with an infield single and a third-inning run with a ground ball. He hit a solo homer, his second homer of the year, in the fifth. Reading took a 3-0 lead in the first off Scott Forster (0-1)
April 6, 1996 |
Walt McKeel singled home the winning run in the ninth inning as the Thunder got past Harrisburg, 2-1, last night in the season opener for both teams. Despite frigid weather, 6,569 fans showed up at Mercer County Waterfront Park. Bryan Eversgerd (1-0) picked up the win in relief, allowing no runs and one hit over the final two innings. Brian Rose pitched seven strong innings for the Thunder, giving up six hits and one run, while striking out two. PORTLAND 13, READING 7 READING - Chris Sheff's three-run double highlighted a seven-run Portland 10th inning that negated a Reading comeback from a five-run deficit as the Sea Dogs beat the Phillies in the Eastern League.