November 3, 1986
Your brief editorial Oct. 27 made me stop and think again about why I vote for a candidate. I have lived in the 13th District for 10 years, and I have never once seen the man who has been representing my interests in Congress. This is not entirely Larry Coughlin's fault, but it's something I think about when I occasionally run into Joe Hoeffel in the supermarket or on the train. It's something I think about when I read in the paper an account of what Joe Hoeffel has said or done.
January 7, 1986 |
Standing in the living room of a gutted Victorian in San Francisco's Haight district, movie star Danny Glover is deep into a discussion with his wife, actress and jazz singer Asake Bomani, about the merits and methods of stripping wallpaper. At the moment, the decor of their beautiful old house is authentic do-it- yourself, right down to the buckets of paint, ladders and splattered tarps that cover the floor. Although Glover has owned this place for 10 years - long before yuppies got hip to the Haight and real estate prices shot up faster than you can say gentrification - only recently did a bank finally break down and give him enough money to start renovations.
July 11, 1990 |
"The Mass will go on," New York Cardinal John O'Connor thundered late last year after AIDS and pro-choice activists protested at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Some protesters hurled condoms and another threw a Communion wafer to the floor, prompting a vow from the high-profile Roman Catholic prelate that the demonstrators would stop the worship service only "over my dead body. " The scene was in stark contrast to the relatively placid Philadelphia Archdiocese. As pressures by U.S. church leaders on Catholic public officials to conform to church teachings on abortion have grown, Philadelphia Archbishop Anthony Bevilacqua has concurred, but in the typically understated manner of Cardinal John Krol before him. Bevilacqua chose a college speech in May 1989 to say that political leaders who claim to be against abortion personally but support its legality as a matter of public policy are living a contradiction.
April 3, 1986 |
Temple coach Bruce Arians hopes he has learned well his lesson about highly touted quarterbacks. Arians was an assistant at Mississippi State in the late '70s when that school recruited a top quarterback, John Bond. A free spirit with a lot of talent, Bond quickly attracted a lot of media attention. And when he led the Bulldogs to nine wins that first season - including surprising triumphs over Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Miami - he attracted even more. The next season, the record fell to 7-4 and in the next two years there was a total of just 10 wins.
May 12, 1992 |
Consumers don't usually buy any of Vesper Corp.'s products, and they would only occasionally find themselves using one. For instance, Vesper's Arrowhead Products subsidiary makes high-pressure titanium ducting that's used in aircraft wings to bleed hot gases from engines for use in other systems. The California-based unit also makes ducting for liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen on the space shuttle. Its Cleveland Gear unit, in Cleveland, makes worm gears, spiral-shaped gears that are used to deliver large amounts of power for equipment such as elevators, cranes and escalators.
January 24, 1991 |
Terry Carkner is the tough guy on the Flyers' defense. Gord Murphy is the power-play point man. Jiri Latal is the speediest defenseman. Rookie Murray Baron may be the best skater. Dave Fenyves is the dependable journeyman. Where does that leave Kjell Sam-uelsson? Right where the five-year veteran from Tingsryd, Sweden, likes it - in the background. "I'm just here to do a job and play hockey," Samuelsson said recently. Samuelsson may have trouble protecting his low profile if he continues to play as well as he has this season.
September 30, 1991 |
As part of their 50th anniversary season in 1985, the Washington Redskins asked their fans to select the greatest player in franchise history. The winner, by a comfortable margin, was wide receiver Art Monk. Not Sonny Jurgensen, not Sammy Baugh, not Joe Theismann, not John Riggins. Art Monk was the people's choice. What makes that so interesting is the fact that, unlike the ubiquitous Jurgensen and Theismann, Monk has virtually no profile away from Redskin Park. He declines public appearances.
October 9, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - Jerry Sandusky will walk into state prison with little more than a watch and wedding band. He'll be able to work a 30-hour week to make a few dollars. He'll be able to watch Penn State football, but not violent movies. When the former Pennsylvania State University defensive football coach is sentenced Tuesday, he will find himself far removed from the comfortable suburban life he once led, subject to the many rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
December 2, 2007 |
Joseph Ligambi, the reputed mob boss of Philadelphia, is an early riser, often out of the house by 6 a.m. But unlike his predecessors - who, not coincidentally, are in jail - Ligambi spends most of his nights at home. "He's a quiet family man," said an associate without a trace of irony in his voice. "He's more interested in making money than in making headlines," adds Capt. Charles Bloom of the Philadelphia Police Department's Criminal Intelligence Unit. Low-key, circumspect, and happy to stay in the shadows.