October 18, 1991 |
Politics is often a game of chicken. Last night, members of the Deptford Township Council gathered to discuss the finer points of the game. It wasn't difficult to determine that somehow chickens would come up. Standing in the wings was Joseph Jones, a member of the local sewer authority. He was dressed as a chicken. Councilman Kenneth Gewertz sat at the council dais with a foot-high bag of chicken wings in front of him. It was all part of the celebration of the township's great chicken hunt.
April 23, 1999
Hawks are moving to the city, leaving their broad swaths of corn and maple, sleeping in Fairmount Park, shrinking the wide ellipses of their flight into the harsh verticals of 9th and Market, hunting squirrels and mice, food the streets provide in such abundance you'd think it was the city's welcome to our newest immigrants - but it's convenience, the raptors' tastes aligned with food that's plentiful and...
February 6, 1992 |
Why have one when you can have two for the price of one? That was the reasoning behind the Springfield School District's decision to hire two consultants to help select its next superintendent. The board unanimously approved hiring two people to help with the hiring process: Dennis Harkin, executive director of the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, and Don Langlois, a former superintendent in Chester County and a professor at Lehigh University. Harkin will be paid through funds that the district pays annually to the Intermediate Unit, which offers consulting services to all school districts in the county.
December 3, 2000 |
Col. Hugo Martinez did not protest when he learned that his superiors in Bogota were planning to replace him, and had even picked his successor. He offered to step aside. As the first anniversary of Pablo Escobar's escape passed in July 1993, there seemed to be better reasons to leave than to stay. Col. Jose Perez, his proposed replacement, was a respected officer who had been working on a poppy eradication program, which meant he probably had a comfortable relationship with the U.S. Embassy.
September 10, 1986 |
One of the strangest people ever I've met as part of my job was H.L. Hunt, the oil tycoon who was once considered the world's wealthiest man. In his twilight years, Hunt, who seldom spoke to reporters, would call me when he visited Chicago and volunteer to be interviewed. It wasn't clear why he wanted to talk to me, although I wondered if he planned to convert me to his way of thinking, which was so far right that he made Barry Goldwater sound like a pinko. For example, one of his pet political theories was that a person should cast as many votes as he had dollars.
August 10, 1999 |
Gulph Mills' Terry Hertzog and Sunnybrook's John Allen each are 2 strokes off the lead after the first round of the Frank B. Fuhrer Pennsylvania Open at Butler Country Club. Hertzog and Allen were among four golfers to shoot 1-under-par 69 on the 6,708-yard course, and defending champion Stu Ingraham of Overbrook shot 72 in a field of 89 professionals and 43 amateurs. Fountain Springs' Terry Hatch and Pleasant Valley's Dan Konieczny shared the lead at 3-under 67. After today's second round, the field will be trimmed to the low 40 and ties for tomorrow's final round.
July 13, 2003 |
Flyers general manager Bob Clarke could not be reached for comment yesterday on reports out of New York that the Flyers are in pursuit of a longtime rival's veteran star. According to published reports in yesterday's New York Post, the Flyers are among several teams seeking to sign free-agent defenseman Brian Leetch, who has spent his entire 16 seasons in the NHL with the New York Rangers. According to the Post, sources indicated that the Flyers have made efforts to clear payroll in order to make a move to sign Leetch, 35. Sources told the newspaper that Clarke has asked some of his more expensive veterans to defer a chunk of their salaries this season so the team can sign Leetch.
October 11, 1998 |
Overbrook Golf Club's Chris Lange and Berwyn's Buddy Marucci each shot 2-over 72 and moved into contention yesterday in the second round of the 21st annual Hugh Wilson Invitational at Merion Golf Club's East Course. Lange and Marucci are tied with Meadowbrook's Jim Sullivan at 148 after 36 holes. They trail David Eger of Ponte Vedra, Fla., who followed his opening-day 70 with a 73 and a 143 total. Rett Crowder of Ridgeland, Miss., is in second place at 144. In the senior division, Huntingdon Valley's O. Gordon Brewer is in a three-way tie for first place at 149. MASON-DIXON MATCHES The first day of the two-day Mason-Dixon matches at Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach, Va., ended in a 3-3 tie between the 12 players from the Golf Association of Philadelphia and the 12 representing the host Middle Atlantic Golf Association.
August 18, 2010 |
As a full moon rose over Laurel Hill Cemetery on a sweltering July night, Frank Cassidy took his place in front of a crowd of about 100. "I am a medium," he said, clicking through a slide show of photos from his paranormal investigations, as attendees swatted at mosquitoes. "We see the dead, we speak with the dead. " The audience nodded attentively, straining to see orbs and ectoplasmic mists in the photos as Cassidy talked about staying positive on the job. He warned attendees about negative energy forces called "psychic vampires," then paused.
April 13, 1995 |
The children traded candy from plastic eggs at a local Easter egg hunt. Jelly beans, marshmallow chicks and pastel-colored M&Ms were among the goodies they expected. Pills and cigarettes were not. The idyllic Sunday-afternoon hunt was disrupted when children at the annual event on Anthony Avenue found two eggs that had been tampered with, police said. In one, an orange plastic egg, were two halves of a Merit cigarette. In the other, a brightly colored egg embossed with a chicken design, was a 400- milligram prescription-strength ibuprofen pill, an over-the-counter 200- milligram ibuprofen pill, and a Halls cough drop, police said.