July 3, 1987 |
If you read the reviews on the nationally televised colloquy of Democratic presidential hopefuls that was seen here on Channel 12 the other night, you might believe they've taken to calling themselves the Seven Dwarfs. Now isn't that special? If the truth were known, the nickname was probably dreamed up by someone in the Public Broadcast System's promotion department and imposed on the candidates as the price of participation. One big problem about attaching this cutesy label to a group that included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. Richard Gephardt, (Mo.)
March 7, 2009 |
The YMCA in West Chester will remain open after all. It was to be sold after a new facility opened five months ago in East Goshen. But business has nearly doubled at the new place, officials say, and the Y has decided to keep its old building in use. "I think we opened with far more members than we anticipated," Bruce Griffin, executive director of the West Chester Area YMCA, said yesterday. With old members, new members and New Year's resolution hopefuls, the new Y's facilities and parking lot were filled.
February 25, 1993 |
QUOTE "He's a pig. He's a mauler. He won't take his hands away unless I scream. But that's part of Woody's humor. " - Rosie Perez, on Woody Harrelson, in Premiere OF CARJACKINGS & HEEL-CAPPINGS It falls to Tattle to report the first celebrity carjacking in California, matched on the other coast by the first celebrity nightclub shooting. Funny how the money intended to insulate one from crime often makes one such an attractive victim. Meredith Baxter and her eight-year-old son, Peter, were forced to give up the white Mercedes when they tried to take in a Beverly Hills Sunday matinee.
February 12, 2011 |
This whole product placement thing has gotten way out of hand. Jimmy Kimmel opens every show with a pitch for some product - from beer to toilet paper to identity-theft protection. Yes, it's couched in humor, but that's just applesauce to cover the taste of the aspirin. The brand is always prominently displayed. Then he goes to a full slate of traditional commercials. When he comes back, now he's added a segment devoted to the Ford Focus Rally, a cross-country race. Jimmy always takes a sly approach to covering it, but it's still a lightly camouflaged car commercial.
December 16, 1988 |
Playing what could turn out to be the worst team in pro football in Sunday's critical regular-season finale would appear to be still another stroke of good fortune for the Eagles. But given the tenor of the rivalry between Dallas and Philadelphia, the Cowboys - although tied with Green Bay for the league's most wretched record at 3-12 - might be one of the most dangerous foes the Eagles could possibly be facing in what is the most important game in the last seven years for the Birds.
September 27, 1991 |
Tinseltown has always inspired fantasies, but the dream of being discovered at Schwab's is passe: Now Hollywood hopefuls are screenwriters, and they pray that Spielberg may call wanting their scripts. Aspiring Barton Finks in the Philadelphia area can sign up this week for "Screenwriting in the '90s," a two-day weekend workshop slated for Oct. 5 and 6 at the special programs division of the University of Pennsylvania. (Phone: 898-6479.) Led by Michael Hauge, story editor, script consultant and author of Writing Screenplays That Sell, the workshop offers tips on finding story ideas, writing dialogue, reading contracts and getting an agent.
January 10, 2000 |
Bill Bradley promises to "create a politics for this new age" but plans to refight the War on Poverty of the '60s. Bradley's rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Al Gore, mostly goes negative, displaying the jugular eagerness that made him so effective as Bill Clinton's alter ego. On the other side, George W. Bush says as little as possible, positive or negative, since every time he ventures down from Mount Platitude, his QQ (Quayle...
October 17, 1986 |
When the rabbi came out with a flounder in his shirt, it was clear that this night would not be like other nights. There were other telltale signs, of course. Maxine Katon's strumming her nose while humming Hava Nagila was a sure giveaway. So was Rick Hyman's reading from the popular (if imaginary) book Jews Who Eat Cornflakes. It was an on-stage battle with the best shtick a winner as 13 would-be Henny Youngmans and Joan Riverses competed to be the funniest Jew in town Wednesday night in the 1986 Jewish Comic of the Year Contest.
May 12, 1991 |
Not many people have the guts to quit their jobs to follow a dream. But not many people have the talent Elaine Van Blunk of West Deptford has. Two years ago, Van Blunk was a full-time investigator for the state Attorney General's Office in Atlantic City. Today, she works full time doing what she has wanted to do, and has done, most of her life - run track. She has become one the most promising Olympic hopefuls in the area. Since her resignation, Van Blunk, 26, has signed a contract to work as a consultant for Nike.
April 8, 2012 |
The crack of wooden bats and the thwock of leather gloves sounded early on Saturday at Campbell's Field, home of the Camden Riversharks. The team's 12th annual open tryout brought more than 100 hopefuls to the diamond under the Ben Franklin Bridge before 8 a.m. Everyone was there to have a good time, but some took the event more seriously than others. Zeke Boren, 29, stood to the side of the infield and sized up his competition with quiet confidence. The Moorestown native has played the game nearly his entire life.