July 22, 1986 |
For the cast and crew of The Pick-Up Artist, it was just another day of moviemaking in this gambling retreat by the sea: A lot of people were making a big production over getting very little accomplished. The 20th Century Fox film, starring teen queen Molly Ringwald, had taken over about half of the Casino Royale, a fast-food operation just off the casino floor of Resorts International Casino Hotel. Crew members with headsets and beepers scurried about on urgent missions. And actors, extras and security people gathered in groups behind the roped-off set. It had been that way since 7 in the morning.
August 12, 2010
8 p.m. Channel 29 Lady Luck sidelined some promising dancers with injuries. Now in the season finale, the dancers still standing will find out who's the best of the best.
December 2, 1988 |
John Patrick McGarvey, 60, of Moorestown, a coordinator of the Job Training Partnership Act in Burlington County, died of leukemia Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly. "He was very concerned with helping those who needed help, for whom maybe lady luck wasn't so kind . . .," said his wife, Jeannine. "Whenever anyone asked him for his time, he always found that time. " The father of seven, Mr. McGarvey was a founding trustee of Burlington County Birthright and a member of the advisory committee of the Burlington County Special Services School District.
December 1, 2003 |
Lady Luck and the Eagles first made eye contact six weeks ago at Giants Stadium. Now they are a happily married couple on a seven-week honeymoon that just might last through the first day of February in Houston. Sure, the first-place Eagles are good. They proved that again yesterday with a 25-16 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Ericsson Stadium. They improved to 9-3 and extended their winning streak to seven games - the longest for an Eagles squad since 1980, when coach Dick Vermeil's team won eight in a row on its way to the franchise's one and only trip to the Super Bowl.
June 11, 2013
DEAR HARRY: My wife and I have been pretty frugal all our lives. Neither of us ever earned much money, so we had to watch our pennies. I am now 69 and my wife is 68. She retired last year as a result of an injury. I intend to keep working until the end of the line. This is partly out of financial necessity. I have a 401(k) plan that has accumulated to about $250,000. As long as I am working, we won't have to eat into it. However, there is an IRS requirement for a minimum withdrawal in the year I turn 70 1/2. Is there some way I can defer payment without penalty?
March 2, 1992 |
After winning the PIAA District 1 intermediate gymnastics championship, Pennsbury set its sights on the state championships. Coach Jim St. Clair felt the Falcons had a good shot at it, but lady luck wasn't listening. A streak of bad luck in the form of four falls on the beam and an injury to Jaime Vassallo forced the Falcons to settle for second place behind defending champion Red Land of District 3 at Shippensburg University's Heiges Fieldhouse. Red Land outscored Pennsbury, 128.95-125.
November 3, 1987 |
For a long time I was puzzled over why President Reagan should have put up a picture of Calvin Coolidge in the Oval Office as a kind of icon. Teddy Roosevelt I could have understood. James Madison, perhaps. Even William McKinley or Rutherford Hayes. But Coolidge? What quality did the introverted native of Plymouth, Vt., have to arouse such admiration in the extroverted son of Tampico, Ill.? The riddle was finally solved for me when I recently came across an article by H. L. Mencken about Coolidge.
December 14, 1995 |
Coach Speedy Morris figures it must have been the Blessed Mother looking out for her earthly children. His La Salle Explorers point to another, less divine woman: Lady Luck. Whoever or whatever saved La Salle in its 64-62 win at American last night certainly was taxed in doing so. La Salle missed six of its 10 free throws in the last 2 minutes, 34 seconds. That included point guard Shawn Smith's miss of the front end of a one-and-one. The Explorers almost blew the nine-point lead they had earned with 4:24 to play.
November 11, 1991 |
Once Frank Sinatra does a song, it goes off the market. It becomes about him. Yet the secret of his appeal is in making us feel as though his life had been inextricably bound with ours. That's what makes the sight of him growing older so painful to bear. The most shocking reminder of Sinatra's age at Saturday's show at the Spectrum - the latest stop on his "Diamond Jubilee Tour," begun on his 75th birthday last Dec. 12 - was the teleprompter he apparently needed to remember the lyrics of songs he has been performing for decades.
December 24, 1993 |
All season long, the Eagles have cursed Lady Luck, called her all kinds of unprintable names, blamed her for much of their miserable and unfulfilling season. Now, though, with two games remaining and the ultimate shot in the dark at the playoffs, they want to make nice. They would like her help. Lots of it. They would like her to strike down not one, but three Central Division teams, and pull the San Francisco 49ers down to earth before the season-ender on Jan. 3. Most immediately, they want her to continue plaguing the New Orleans Saints who, like the Eagles, once seemed to have her undying love.