March 18, 1986
Girl Scouts would not have to sell cookies if people would donate when they are asked, but if you don't give the people something for their donation, you are refused. Part of the $2 price is a donation, little enough when you consider what they do with the money. Mary Shanley Philadelphia.
December 11, 1988 |
The Ambler Planning Commission wants to shape the future of the borough through incentive zoning that would attract developers to build offices, apartments, stores and more parking around the railroad station. At Wednesday's meeting, commission members informally discussed the rail corridor, which is south of Tennis Avenue and west of Main Street. The area is zoned for heavy industrial and transportation purposes, allowing a mixture of retail and office uses. The borough could rewrite the zoning regulations to draw developers with incentives once the borough decides what kind of development it wants in the western end of town, planning consultant Steve West said.
January 5, 1991 |
The Eagles play the Redskins today in an NFC playoff game. Big deal. Much of America will be watching this afternoon (Channel 6, 12:30 p.m.) as the Eagles line up in a wild-card playoff, from which the winner will advance to round two of the NFL's newly expanded postseason climb to the Super Bowl. Do the players - those overpaid millionaires - care? Why would a professional football player - who in the most extreme cases already has it made, who has played in more football games than he can count, fought back from injuries to stay in the game just one more year, knows better than anyone that it is, after all, just a game - care whether his team wins a championship?
May 15, 1999 |
Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams has either the best contract ever or one of the worst, depending on how his NFL career plays out. Williams, the New Orleans Saints' only draft pick, signed a seven-year deal yesterday with an optional eighth year. The contract includes an $8.84 million signing bonus and will be worth between $11.1 million and $68.4 million, contingent upon performance. If he performs in the NFL like he performed in college, his contract would be the most lucrative ever given a rookie.
October 22, 1992 |
North Penn High School principal Juan Baughn is finding out again this year just how hard students will work for an A if it allows them to miss a couple of final exams. "They're going to the library. For some of them, that's very creative," Baughn told the district school board last week during an update on the Renaissance Program. The program, started in January, sets up rewards for high school students who improve their academic standing. Part of the program allows students who receive all A's during a semester to skip some final exams.
February 24, 1990 |
Sales by the major U.S. automakers fell 12.1 percent in mid-February compared with last year amid signs that carmakers' efforts to boost sales with more generous incentive plans were stalling, analysts said yesterday. Truck sales, an increasingly important part of the market, were off 13 percent. The Big Three U.S. carmakers, who have the most extensive incentive programs on the market, all reported double-digit car-sales declines for the Feb. 11-20 period. The estimated annual selling rate for the mid-February period was 6.2 million units, down from 7.2 million units in the comparable period a year before, analysts said.
April 19, 1988 |
Upper Makefield Township Manager Richard Gestrich says it's simply a way "to make a better police officer" and to reduce crime. Ridley Township police Detective Sgt. Francis P. Bascelli Sr., who is president of the state Fraternal Order of Police, isn't so sure. The issue is an incentive plan in Upper Makefield's new two-year contract with its seven-member Police Department. The contract in the Bucks County community of 6,000 people provides a cash bonus for each officer who excels in five specified areas and a group bonus if the rate of certain crimes in Upper Makefield goes down during the term of the contract.
February 5, 1990 |
"X" marked the spot where Bishop Kenrick basketball teammates Brad Krenicky and John Haley vented their frustrations at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Kenrick had just completed an entertaining, 86-74 Catholic North victory over host Cardinal Dougherty when Krenicky and Haley scrambled into the Looney Bin, the brown section of stands behind the east basket that looks like an oversized jury box. Using two strips of adhesive tape, someone had slapped an "X" over Kenrick's green and gold logo.
December 23, 2000 |
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb could have a Merry, Merry Christmas if he finds the end zone a lot tomorrow. According to league sources and McNabb's contract, he's close to securing an extra $1 million this season if he finishes among the top eight quarterbacks in touchdown passes. A playoff win means $250,000 more. A trip to the Super Bowl bumps that number to $750,000, while a Super Bowl win makes it a cool $1 million. This is especially intriguing this weekend, since the club with one of the more controversial demotions of the season will play the Eagles tomorrow.
May 22, 1997 |
The suits descended upon City Council yesterday with hands outstretched. City development officials - with their hotel-industry partners behind them - presented three proposed deals that need public financial support. Also presented was a proposal for a Naval Business Center, an 1,100-acre industrial and commercial park that city officials hope will become an engine of economic growth into the next century. In exchange for hotel financing, the city hopes to see 2,200 construction jobs, 900 permanent jobs, a $137 million increase in tax assessment and three gleaming hotels in Center City where vacant buildings now stand.