April 12, 2011
NBC is granting "The Office" 20 extra minutes during its April 28 episode to say goodbye to departing Steve Carell , who will make his final appearance as World's Worst/Best Boss Michael Scott. The show will air from 9 to 9:50 p.m., followed by a 40-minute episode of "Parks and Recreation," which Lady Tattle believes is the superior of the two comedies. But that's not all for "The Office" this season. Will Ferrell has signed on for a four-episode arc as substitute manager Deangelo Vickers that ends on the May 19 season finale.
April 29, 2012 |
The Long Goodbye, Part 1 He takes a mighty cut, as they all are, and whiffs on high heat. He strides briskly back to the dugout, his face betraying no emotion at all, but you wonder if, inside, he isn't dying. Because we on the outside sure are. The first commandment of this profession is: Thou shalt not cheer in the press box. Rarely is this a caution that is difficult by which to abide. Until along happens a Jim Thome. (Or as my 98-year-old mother fondly calls him: Big Boy.)
June 13, 2007 |
Painted in greens and blues and pinks and oranges, teeming with sharks and porpoises and sand and shells, it is Marilyn Isaacs' parting gift to a place she loves. The Pennsauken art teacher retires this week after 33 years as an educator, and as surely as she has left her mark on the thousands of students she's taught, she has literally left a mark on Carson School itself. It took her nine months to paint the 10-by-60-foot mural that enlivens the school's cavernous all-purpose room.
July 11, 2011
THE CLOSER. 9 tonight, TNT. AS TNT'S "The Closer" begins its long goodbye tonight, Kyra Sedgwick's a little closer to the door than her viewers, who won't be seeing the last of Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson until the summer of 2012. "We're shooting 21 episodes, so we're going all the way till December," Sedgwick said in a recent phone interview. TNT's chosen to split those episodes over two years, using the final six next summer to launch "Major Crimes," a "Closer" spin-off that will star Mary McDonnell.
October 29, 1989 |
For theater lovers, fall means the start of the local theater season. That includes a bit of murder, Tennessee Williams and a glimpse of families who live and love around a dining room table. On Nov. 17, murder will be on the menu at the Settler's Inn in Medford Lakes when a troupe specializing in murder and mayhem presents Murder at Joe's Speakeasy. The entertainment starts at 7 p.m. and features a dinner and "murder" during the meal for guests to solve. Tickets are $32 per person.
June 5, 1993 |
BERLIN 3 MORE ARRESTED FOR TURK KILLINGS A second teen-ager and two other young men were arrested yesterday as suspects in the reunited country's worst neo-Nazi attack - an arson blaze that killed five Turks. The latest arrests could radically alter how the attack is viewed in Germany if it turns out to have been the work of a gang rather than a lone assailant. Four suspects are currently in jail in connection with the May 29 attack in Solingen. All four suspects belonged to the "skinhead scene" of neo-Nazis in the western German city, according to the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
August 16, 1986 |
Expect England's irreverent, outrageous "Spitting Image" to become a fixture on American TV - even if its future on NBC doesn't extend beyond the two-part offering that airs Aug. 30 and Sept. 6. Jon Blair, co-producer (with host David Frost) of the far-out show with its life-size, celebrity look-alike puppets, reports, "We've been asked by rival networks to do weekly shows. " Blair and Frost prefer to continue doing "Image" specials for NBC. "Spitting Image" is already an established success in England, where it regularly lampoons such notables as members of the royal family and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
November 28, 2011 |
EIGHT WEEKS AGO tonight, more than 1,000 Philadelphians packed a church on North Broad Street with this crazy idealistic notion that an open-ended campout at City Hall could mark the beginning of the end for rampant income inequality and corporate greed. They were schoolteachers and the hopelessly unemployed, Quakers and anarchists - all agreeing with 69-year-old Carol Finkle, who told a reporter: "This is the first time in my adult life I feel there's some hope. " Last night, on an unseasonably balmy evening that recalled those first hopeful nights of an American Autumn at 15th and Market, hundreds from Occupy Philly rallied one more time - this time ringed by police officers and a police wagon that signaled the imminent end of their fall encampment.
October 31, 1986 |
It seemed, last spring, that Jack Ramsay's coaching career was in the upright-and-locked position, seat belt fastened, ready for the final approach into retirement. After his dismissal from Portland, NBA railbirds figured Ramsay would wave a long goodbye. There weren't many challenges left. Ramsay's place in league history already had been secured with respect and accomplishment. At 61, he was the dean of NBA coaches. He had won one championship and 785 games. Only Red Auerbach, with 938 victories, had accumulated more.
August 12, 1994 |
Ten, nine, eight, seven . . . Wait a minute. Put that strike countdown on hold. Ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth . . . You had to figure the Phillies would drag into extra innings on a night when all of baseball had their bags packed to walk out early on an entire season. And so most of the 37,605 fans who came to say adios to the season had the pleasure of saying good riddance long before the game was over, leaving the listless players to fend for themselves.