October 8, 2014 |
When H. John Henry was a boy in Erie, Pa., his family owned an ice-cream shop. "My father made all the ice cream, and it was all great," the Camden resident, 80, recalls. "One day I'd have some vanilla, and the next day, maybe I'd have some maple walnut. That's kind of what my life has been. A taste of this, a taste of that. " That's not the half of it. Henry graduated from Penn, served in the Air Force, and sold Bibles door-to-door before becoming active in downtown Camden's artsy community of the late 1960s.
October 18, 2013 |
John J. McHenry Sr., 93, who saw action as a Marine in the Pacific during World War II and later owned a real estate and accounting business in Newtown Square, died Sunday, Oct. 13, from pneumonia at Lima Estates in Media, where he had been living for the last four years. Mr. McHenry, known as "Jack," was born in Southwest Philadelphia, and attended St. Joseph's Prep and University. He married Catherine Ludlow, whom he met at a high school dance, one month before deploying. He promised to return, his family said.
June 26, 2013 |
WHEN JERRY Pinkney was a boy growing up in Germantown, he and his siblings drew on their bedroom wall. When the kids' artwork filled the space, "My father would simply paint over it, and we'd start over again," said Pinkney. Sound like James H. and Willie Mae Pinkney were permissive parents? Nope. More like prescient. Today, Jerry Pinkney, 73, is one of our country's foremost illustrators, especially of children's books. He's painted pioneering reinterpretations of the Tales of Uncle Remus and John Henry . He's masterfully retold Aesop's fables, Bible stories, and real and fictional tales of African-American families, from slavery through today.
October 1, 2011 |
BOSTON - The Terry Francona era in Boston is over. Citing the team's recent collapse, the Red Sox announced Friday that they will not pick up the option on Francona's contract. In a statement, team owners John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino said that a change was needed, and thanked Francona, who led the franchise to two world titles. Francona was ready to head in a different direction. "After many conversations [with the owners] and much consideration, I ultimately felt that, out of respect to this team, it was time for me to move on," Francona said.
September 30, 2011 |
IT WAS the mourning after in Boston and Atlanta yesterday. The Red Sox blew a nine-game lead in the wild-card race and were passed by Tampa Bay's dramatic rally against the Yankees on the final night of the regular season. The Braves saw a 10 1/2-game wild-card lead over St. Louis go up in smoke. At a somber Fenway Park, general manager Theo Epstein told reporters that the entire organization shared the blame and promised his full effort in figuring out what went wrong. "The bottom line is, we failed.
November 10, 2009 |
The refrain "A man ain't nothin' but a man" shows up in several variations of John Henry's legend. It's also the theme of Iron Age Theatre's world premiere of Chris Braak's The Life of John Henry. Maybe you remember Henry as the steel-driving man who heroically outpaced a steam drill. Maybe you remember that he was a free man, former slave, or convict; that he dug through a mountain or laid down track; that he had a pretty wife who stayed true and wore blue, or that she wore blue, but wasn't true.
February 19, 2008 |
Curt Schilling finally faced reporters yesterday - and an uncertain future. If the shoulder rehabilitation he reluctantly agreed to fails, he knows his brilliant career could be over. The one-time Red Sox ace also denied that he was hurt when he signed an $8 million contract last November. Speaking publicly for the first time about his preference for surgery, Boston's 41-year-old righthander said he had to follow the team's insistence on rehab because he is under contract.
September 20, 2005 |
After The Member of the Wedding was well-received as a novel in 1945, Carson McCullers transformed it into a play, where her story of a small-town Southern girl and her beloved African American maid was a hit of the 1950 Broadway season. Although the popularity of the novel has endured, the play is not frequently produced - and for good reason. As director Abigail Adams has said of the current revival at People's Light & Theatre Company, the play can't be done without good performers in the roles of the girl Frankie, the maid, Berenice, and Frankie's 6-year-old cousin, John Henry.
February 23, 2004 |
Joachim Johansson harnessed his powerful serve in winning his first ATP title yesterday, beating Nicolas Kiefer in the final of the Kroger St. Jude tournament in Memphis, Tenn. The 21-year-old Swede faced just one break point and beat Kiefer, 7-6 (5), 6-3, in just 94 minutes. Johansson routinely hit 137 m.p.h. on his serves, and even 130 on some second serves. He was never broken in 55 service games in the tournament. Top-seeded Guillermo Coria defeated defending champion Carlos Moya, 6-4, 6-1, to win the ATP Buenos Aires tournament in Argentina.
February 21, 2004 |
Was Red Sox owner John Henry's condemnation of the Yankees' spending habits a classic case of the pot calling the kettle, er, red? Curt Schilling didn't quite call the Red Sox owner a hypocrite, but intimated that Henry's comments were out of line. "We're sitting on about a $130 million payroll here," the righthander said yesterday from Boston's spring training camp in Fort Myers, Fla., "so to [whine] and moan about somebody spending a lot of money for their team is kind of . . . " His voice trailed off as he thought better of finishing the thought.