March 23, 1994 |
"Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" massacred the Academy Awards weekend box-office competition with a $13.2 million opening gross that was more than double the $5 million collected by second-ranked "Guarding Tess. " The third in the popular "Police Squad" spinoff movies, "Naked Gun 33 1/ 3" opened much bigger than the first, which held up $9.3 million back in December 1988, but not nearly as well as the second, which took in nearly $21 million in June 1991. Another new comedy, "Monkey Trouble," scored $4.5 million to grab third place, and Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List," placed in 1,246 theaters to take advantage of its Oscar-favorite status, was fourth with $4.3 million.
June 18, 2009 |
The celebrity judges agreed - barely - with the radio talk-show host: Paesano's of Northern Liberties makes the area's best Italian hoagie. The audience of more than 500, however, named a different favorite: Primo Hoagies, with many area locations. Food fans packed the Fox & Hound Pub in King of Prussia on Saturday, as Glen Macnow of WIP-AM (610) emceed a live broadcast of the finale of the Great Hoagie Hunt, his fifth annual food hunt. Macnow tried and rated more than 50 hoagies in two months, then invited his top eight finishers to bring samples for everyone at the event.
February 11, 1988 |
After taking a fresh look at a controversial ash heap in Roxborough, the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded the ash poses "no imminent and substantial danger" to residents or the environment. But some of the neighbors of the city's Northwest Incinerator yesterday remained unconvinced. "No matter what EPA has to say, the dioxins are there and the heavy metals are there," said Bill Schwartz, president of the Germany Hill Civic Association, "and unless they're stored in a lined landfill, the people are in trouble.
December 15, 1988 |
Don't look now, but the city is missing a mountain. The infamous Roxborough mound - last of the city's great ash heaps - has been loaded up and carted away. Its disappearance means that if you drive by the Northwest Incinerator at Domino Lane and Umbria Street, you actually can see more than the top of the stack. "There's no mountain there anymore," said Bill Schwartz, president of the Germany Hill Civic Association, which had sued the city to have the mountain moved.
January 25, 1993 |
Coaches usually are the meticulous type. Everything has to be planned to the most minute detail. And they rarely like surprises. Upper Darby gymnastics coach Rich Pagano had one of those few-and-too-far- between pleasant surprises show up in his gym at the beginning of the season: junior transfer Bernadette Woods. "I wasn't sure what I was getting. I didn't know her at all," Pagano said. "I never saw her before she worked out with us for the first time. But then I saw her skill level was pretty high, and she had real good technique.
November 11, 1994 |
Loose ball! For those toiling on NFL lines, no words get the adrenaline pumping as rapidly as these two. A loose ball offers unlimited opportunity for men who rarely are more than numbers in a heap, a chance to rise from that obscurity to stardom instantaneously by throwing their body over a football as a brave soldier would give himself up for a land mine. Like that brave soldier, there is a downside, although no one in the NFL yet has died from being caught underneath six or more 280-pound men fighting for the football.
February 13, 1994 |
Jason Moore has to rise to the occasion to make a phone call. Moore, who was on his lunch break from the E.F. Moore automobile dealership in Conshohocken, found himself in a heap of difficulty yesterday after his truck broke down at Ridge Avenue and Butler Pike in Plymouth Township.
February 18, 1986 |
After packing a ball of snow to proper size along his lawn, Nicholas Sheehan, 7, yesterday gamely tried to lift the chilly chunk atop another, larger ball to make a snowman. But the wet, heavy snow - so perfect for rolling - was too much for the second grader. He lost his grip, and then his balance, and the ball of snow landed in a slushy heap. Undaunted, the boy, who lives on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia, said he still had a good mound from which to throw snowballs.
December 18, 1988 |
Kids tell him what they like to do. Then they tell him what they do well. Then it becomes his job to let them know what career opportunities are available and how to make their hopes a reality. Michael Dominick acknowledges that he is taking on a big job, but if the Higher Education Awareness Program (HEAP) in Coatesville middle schools is a success, students will graduate from high school, enroll in some type of higher education and find careers in better-paying fields. The goal of the two-year program, introduced in September to the seventh and eighth grades in the Coatesville Area School District, is to make the average student aware of careers and post-high school educational opportunities that are available.
May 8, 1996 |
The way to hell can be paved with good intentions - and end in a massive heap of tires. That's what happened when the city and Conrail spent $412,000 to clean up the tracks in Kensington, and left the neighborhood with a tire mountain more than a year ago. "Luckily, nobody has lit those tires up," said George Vera, block captain on Tusculum Street, where homes overlook the heap of at least 2,000 tires. "We're afraid, because of the big fire, we're afraid that is going to happen here," said his wife, Carmen, recalling the tire fire that wrecked a section of Interstate 95 a few weeks ago. Chemical tank cars pass close by the tire heap a couple of times a day on Conrail's Port Richmond branch to the waterfront.