July 31, 1990 |
It was no screaming headline, just a brief item that caught Andrew Bergman's attention. The truth-is-stranger-than-fiction: A mobster is caught smuggling hundreds of endangered species into the country, the most impressive a 10-foot Komodo dragon lizard. "I remember saying, what a combination!" recalls screenwriter-director Bergman. "The mob and endangered species - there's a movie here. " Six years after reading the item, Bergman has written and directed "The Freshman," a wry, engaging comedy, which opened last Frday.
February 11, 1987 |
Like many people of limited intelligence, I'm guilty of having committed some stupid practical jokes. Probably the worst was something I did to Smiley, a cheerful young man who was in the same military barracks at a base in Mississippi. Because Smiley was from rural Kentucky, he used to laugh at us city boys who jumped at the sight of the snakes, lizards, spiders and other crawly creatures that lived in the local foliage. Some of us became curious as to how fearless Smiley, the country boy, really was. So, when Smiley came in late one evening and pulled back the blanket on his bunk to turn in, his screams rattled the windows.
August 20, 2012
By K.C. Cole August is a great month for celebrating human stupidity. On Aug. 6, 1945, we all but disappeared Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, and then did it again, three days later, at Nagasaki. And now we barely seem to care. The sad truth is that we are incapable of understanding exactly what these seemingly ancient events mean - right now, for all of us, today. The August anniversaries are a stark reminder that the brains we inherited from our ancestors simply may not be up to dealing with much of the modern world we (they)
March 13, 1988 |
What do Lounge Lizards and Warped Senators have in common? They both got a booking at a prominent regional theater without an audition. They both also added to the festivities the night of March 5 at Burlington County College's Second Annual Talent Extravaganza. The event brought blossoming performers from among the college's administration and student body out to strut their stuff in a night of pageantry and giggles. The stage is normally given over to professional acting performances by the college's Foundation Theater.
June 7, 2004 |
The Barrage came up short in a bid for their first Major League Lacrosse win yesterday, falling to the defending champion Long Island Lizards, 14-12. Long Island goalie Brian Dougherty, a Philadelphia native and Episcopal Academy alum, made 21 saves in front of the crowd of 2,207 at Villanova Stadium. Kevin Finneran was the game MVP with four goals and two assists, while Lizards teammate Chris Massey also scored four goals. Greg Cattrano made 21 saves for the Barrage, who trailed, 9-6, at halftime but outscored the Lizards by 5-3 in the third quarter.
June 18, 2006 |
The unbeaten Barrage overcame an 8-0 deficit and rallied to defeat the Long Island Lizards, 13-12, yesterday afternoon in a Major League Lacrosse game at the Mitchel Athletic Complex. B.J. Prager's shot with 3 minutes, 22 seconds remaining gave the Barrage a 13-12 lead, their first lead of the game, and proved to be the game-winner. The Lizards (1-4) led by 8-0 after holding the Barrage (5-0) scoreless for the first 17 minutes of the game. But the Barrage went on an 8-1 run, scoring the final three goals - including a Roy Colsey two-pointer - to steal the win.
July 21, 2006 |
Justin Smith collected three goals and an assist to lead the Barrage past the Long Island Lizards, 10-8, in a Major League Lacrosse game at Villanova Stadium. The Barrage improved to 8-2, and remain in first place in the MLL Eastern Conference. Long Island fell to 4-6. Trailing by 5-2 in the first half, the Barrage went on a five-goal run before halftime. Bobby Horsey, B.J. Prager, Michael Springer and Greg Peyser scored, and Shaun Lyons contributed a two-point goal for an 8-5 lead.
July 28, 1987 |
The mystery of who owns the big lizard whose appearance startled a number of residents in the Lawndale section of Northeast Philadelphia on Sunday morning apparently has been solved. Robert Hafft and his wife, Allison, said they were not alarmed when they heard initial news reports that a lizard believed to be an iguana had been sighted on East Cheltenham Avenue, then had been trapped in a garbage can by club-wielding police and carted off to the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
January 18, 2002 |
Ronald J. Huff held the lease on the small studio at the Towne Court Apartments. But it was his seven monitor lizards that owned the place. Two handmade, wooden cages big enough to hold a 6-foot animal were stacked against one wall, partially blocking the kitchen. Aquariums and cushions for the smaller lizards to lounge upon were scattered around the apartment. Small shelves had been cut into his bathroom closet, providing a place for the reptiles to snooze after roaming freely.
August 18, 2000 |
It lumbers out of the sea, its spiky tail slicing skyscrapers in half, big clawed feet squashing automobiles like tin cans, its eyes looking fierce and soulful and - well, really, really fake. In Godzilla 2000, the humongo reptile of Japanese cinema is back, terrorizing innocent citizens and giving the military a reason to call up its high-tech tanks and jet fighters. (They're useless, of course, but you've got to give it a shot, right?) An enjoyable throwback to the way monster movies used to be made (cheesy effects, and dialogue to go with 'em)