December 15, 1987 |
Protesting parents from Morton McMichael Elementary School told the Philadelphia Board of Education yesterday that they would pull their children from the school and might sue the school district if a popular acting principal who was transferred is not returned as permanent principal. Escalating the protest that began during the Thanksgiving weekend, when auxiliary principal Nilsa Gonzalez was reassigned from the West Philadelphia school, leaders of McMichael's Home and School Association presented the school board with a petition they said was signed by parents of 500 of the school's more than 700 students.
November 21, 1999 |
Bok receiver Ramon Mills and quarterback Kareem Jeffreys hooked up for their third touchdown of the afternoon as the Wildcats defeated Frankford in overtime, 30-22, to advance to the Public League championship game Dec. 4. The Pioneers had a chance to knot the hard-fought game at Northeast High, but Bok defensive back Trumell Goodman drilled Frankford running back James Allen for a 2-yard loss on fourth and goal from the 3-yard line on the game's...
November 6, 1999 |
James Allen delivers some of his best hits to his teammates. He did so yesterday, anyway, immediately after visiting Frankford High's football team fell into a 10-0, mid-second-quarter hole against George Washington in a showdown for the Public League Division A championship. Allen reacted to the church-quiet atmosphere that prevailed on Frankford's sideline after Cory Sutton returned a punt for a far-too-easy, 68-yard touchdown. "You guys givin' up!?" he roared, pounding one guy on the shoulder pads.
February 28, 2001 |
The mother of two wept during a preliminary hearing for the man accused of driving a stolen Jeep Cherokee into her husband's car on Jan. 13, killing him and seriously injuring the dead man's brother and another passenger. The prosecution said James Allen, 34, a convicted car thief, was high on cocaine and fleeing cops when the crash occurred at 29th and Diamond streets, Strawberry Mansion. Michael Thomas, 40, was killed, and two others were badly hurt, including Thomas' brother, Donald.
June 16, 1989 |
A Winslow Township woman was arrested yesterday morning and arraigned in Camden County Superior Court on charges that she started a fire at her home that trapped and killed her mother on Saturday. Carol Allen, 47, of the first block of Fletcher Boulevard in the township's Cedarbrook section, was charged with murder and aggravated arson when she was discharged from West Jersey Hospital-Berlin, officials said. She was arraigned before Superior Court Judge Isaiah Steinberg, ordered held in the Camden County Jail on $75,000 bail and directed to undergo psychiatric evaluation.
November 26, 1999 |
James Allen had hoped to cap his career at Frankford with a Public League championship. But after a loss in last week's league semifinals, the senior halfback/defensive back found another way to go out on top. "I wanted to win the title more than anything, but to beat North on Thanksgiving Day is the next best thing," he said. Frankford (9-1) had no shortage of big-play players, but Allen's contributions in the first half helped set the tone for a 27-13 victory over visiting North Catholic (4-7)
November 23, 1997 |
There was something missing yesterday from the Public League football semifinal between defending champion Frankford and Dobbins. Defense. Frankford, with four touchdowns by running back Eddie Gaskins, accumulated 542 yards and scored with ridiculous ease as it trounced previously unbeaten Dobbins, 63-29, at Northeast High. Gaskins gained 261 yards on 19 carries, including touchdown runs of 41, 25, 2 and 58 yards, as Frankford (9-1) earned a spot in the Dec. 6 final against host Northeast (8-2)
September 25, 1999 |
Don't expect Doug Stanley to relax and wind down when he hears the final whistle in a football game. After visiting Frankford yesterday clipped Central, 18-6, in a non-league opener, Stanley marched quickly toward the team bus as seven Pioneers followed right behind. Off the field. Down the concrete steps. Up Somerville Avenue. Doug, slow down. Time for an interview. "I'm normally the first one to do everything. I'm always hustling," said Frankford's Stanley. "I'm always trying to better myself.
October 20, 2000 |
One team's practice-squad player is another's future starter. James Allen couldn't get a sniff of attention from former Eagles coach Ray Rhodes after surviving training camp and being signed to the Birds' practice squad in 1997. Ricky Watters was here, backed up by Charlie Garner and rookie Duce Staley. Kevin Turner was the fullback. Allen used the experience to study, learn and work to get noticed. When injuries hit the Bears, the first place they turned was to Rhodes' taxi squad, signing Allen in December '97. The Oklahoma product worked his way off the Bears' practice squad in 1998 in the wake of the Bam Morris trade and, in his first start, Allen rushed for 163 yards on 23 carries against Baltimore.
December 25, 1988 |
The sounds of morning - dogs barking, school buses rumbling down country roads and a sleepy hawk rustling through the bare winter branches - are familiar to David Allen as he drifts with the clouds high above Chester County. Floating 600 feet above houses and trees he can see wood neatly stacked in piles behind garages and trash piles usually out of sight to ground-level viewers. Allen, a Collingdale resident, is a balloonist. To him, an early-morning flight through country atmosphere is more than a pleasant ride with a view - it's his job. "My family has been in the ballooning business since 1874, and for me it's a natural way to combine something I love with a way to make a living," said Allen.