October 7, 1996 |
The peaceful strolls past gliding blue herons and open fields that characterized the first two legs of the Friends of the Delaware Canal walking tour have been supplanted, as the tour moves south, by scenes from more frequently visited spots, such as Point Pleasant, Center Bridge, New Hope and Washington Crossing. "There definitely was more to stop and talk about this week," said Upper Makefield resident Jack Merkl, one of the walk participants planning to hike the full length of the canal's 60-mile towpath.
September 26, 1991 |
Was Jessica Savitch murdered? Some people think the NBC News anchorwoman may have been killed because she found out too much about the Vatican banking scandal, the New York Post reported today. Savitch, 36, a former co-anchor on KYW-TV here, and New York Post executive Martin Fischbein died in 1983 when their car plunged into a rain-swollen Delaware Canal spillway in New Hope, Bucks County. Officials of Unitel, an international investigation firm, told the Post that Savitch was in danger after she began looking into the life and death of Italian banker Robert Calvi.
August 9, 2008 |
Jerome M. Staller, 62, a founder and the president of the Center for Forensic Economic Studies, died Aug. 1 of complications from kidney dialysis at his home in Center City. His son, Chad, the firm's new president, described its work as applying "economic and statistical analysis to issues arising in litigation. " Among those issues, he said, are "the true amount of economic damages suffered by plaintiffs, and the statistical likelihood of liability in class-action discrimination cases.
June 5, 2011
With a new anchor taking over the "CBS Evening News" Monday, let's take a trip down network-anchor-and-personality lane. 1. Who is the new CBS anchor? a. Bob Schieffer. b. Meredith Vieira. c. Scott Pelley. d. Lesley Stahl. 2. Whom is the new anchor replacing? a. Meredith Vieira. b. Barbara Walters. c. Oprah Winfrey. d. Katie Couric. 3. Who was the longest-serving CBS anchor? a. Walter Cronkite.
March 12, 2005 |
Melvin R. Korn, 75, owner of the agency bearing one of the oldest names in Philadelphia advertising, died of liver cancer Thursday at New York University Medical Center. Formerly of Society Hill and Wynnewood, Mr. Korn had lived in New York since 1998. Mr. Korn ran two agencies under his own or his father's name in Center City for more than 25 years, before merging with other firms in the 1980s. J.M. Korn & Son handled Pepsi-Cola, Mrs. Smith's Pies, Mrs. Paul's Frozen Foods, Weaver Chicken, and Steak-umm.
August 20, 1988 |
It's so rare that network television does something smart that Later With Bob Costas, premiering at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on NBC, comes as something of a shock. The network has taken Costas, a proved talent as a sportscaster, and given him a half-hour talk show that stands in sharp and welcome contrast to the show that precedes him, Late Night With David Letterman. After the withering sarcasm of Letterman, the bracing intelligence of Costas is a good idea. Don't get me wrong: I bow to no one in my admiration of Letterman's snide skepticism, but as TV-programming strategy, it makes eminent sense to offer the calm common sense of Costas as a follow-up to Dave's witty contempt in the early hours of the morning.
November 17, 1994 |
City Film Office director Sharon Pinkenson disputed a Daily News report that "Twelve Monkeys," a film production the city is trying to lure to Philadelphia, would be the most expensive movie ever shot here. Pinkenson said the actual budget is less than "Philadelphia," filmed on location here in 1992-1993 at a cost of $25 million. Though local sources had pegged the budget at a fat $50 million, Pinkenson said that number is wildly inflated and could damage talks between unions, local businesses and the movie's production company, ultimately hurting the city's chances of luring the movie to Philadelphia.
September 27, 1991 |
Bucks County Coroner Thomas J. Rosko yesterday dismissed as nonsense a private investigator's contentions, published in yesterday's New York Post, that NBC news reporter Jessica Savitch might have been murdered because she was looking into an Italian banking scandal. "I stand by my original decision that death was accidental and was due to drowning," said Rosko, who initially investigated the deaths of Savitch, 36, and New York Post executive Martin M. Fishbein, 34. The two died on Oct. 23, 1983, when their station wagon plunged off a towpath and into five feet of murky water in the Delaware & Chesapeake Canal in New Hope.
May 6, 1992 |
The Rev. John J. Lynch, a retired Roman Catholic priest, died Saturday. He was 78 and had been living at the rectory of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Port Richmond. A native of Mahanoy City, he was the son of the late James and Anna Sullivan Lynch. He entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook after graduating from high school. Lynch was ordained on May 18, 1940, at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul by Cardinal Dennis Dougherty. Following his ordination, Lynch entered the education apostolate and served on the faculty of Roman Catholic High School.
July 11, 1995 |
Where's The Inquirer in Inquirer News Tonight, Jim Watkins? "Doing what amounts to routine newscasts isn't what I had in mind when I got involved with this," says Watkins, who coanchors the fledgling 10 p.m. show with Victoria Hong. "It's frustrating sometimes. We're only scratching the surface of our potential. " Since its Sept. 26 debut on Channel 17, News Tonight has yet to display much of the print-side synergy promised when the project was announced in January 1994. Biggest obstacle: the continuing boycott of the newscast by the 500-member Newspaper Guild local.