June 26, 2011 |
Big news from the Flying Scottoline Ranch. Mother Mary is moving in. Maybe. Rather, she's here, but I'm not sure how long this will last or how it will end. There are two possibilities: Either a shootout at high noon, or we'll just use our bare hands. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I'll tell you how it came about, because, like all disasters, it happened all of sudden. With tornadoes, they say you have only a few seconds before your world turns upside down. I had more notice than that, but even if it happens more slowly, you're still not ready.
September 19, 2008 |
When his swing is right, don't you love watching Ryan Howard hit? As someone said to me recently, the man's numbers are stupid right now. Which is generally a good place for me to start - the stupid part. Not that long ago, there were those among us who delighted in deriding him. We criticized his average and his strikeouts and how he pulls the ball too much. I was a conspirator in that cabal. Maybe you were, too. Now, of course, we show proper respect. We chant "M-V-P" and snarl at the suggestion that someone else should claim the prize.
March 16, 1999 |
If experience is the best teacher, then Sharmain Matlock- Turner is well-prepared for her new post as president and executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. The nonprofit coalition provides a vital link between grassroots organizations and public-private sector resources to support programs that solve neighborhood problems. Currently, GPUAC, which has a $20 million budget, is involved in more than 30 programs ranging from voter registration, town watches and homeless services to AIDS services, economic development and jobs programs.
December 6, 1995 |
Edward F. Matlock Sr., 82, a highly decorated World War II Army veteran who served in eight military campaigns in Africa and European theaters, died Saturday at home. Mr. Matlock, a Woodbury resident, received two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star, and was offered but turned down a battlefield commission as a second lieutenant. He was a technical sergeant with Company D of the 47th Infantry Regiment, Ninth Infantry Division, from 1941 to 1945. When the 47th landed in North Africa, according to a history written by member Bob Dunn, the soldiers "climbed over the sides of their transports under cover of darkness and down rope ladders to landing barges for the trip to shore.
April 28, 1995 |
Laura Mykytok was unable to watch "Seinfeld" or "Matlock" last night. But she did get to see one entertaining show, and she resisted for a mighty long time any temptation to reach for the clicker. Mykytok, 26, who grew up in Detroit, competed at the University of Florida, lives in Hershey and represents Nike International, last night won the Penn Relays women's Olympic Development 5,000-meter run. Her time was an eye-popping 15 minutes, 17.11 seconds, good enough to break the record for both the event (15:31.
February 8, 1995 |
Disenchanted with the women's basketball program at No. 1 Connecticut, Shea Matlock is sitting out this season after transferring to Georgia Tech in September. "I just didn't fit in with the system at Connecticut," said Matlock, who was The Inquirer's South Jersey girls' basketball player of the year while at Egg Harbor Township in 1993. "I like to run, and Connecticut had a set offense. I got along great with all my teammates, but sometimes I'd play 30 minutes a game and the next game I'd play 30 seconds.
February 28, 1993 |
One down, one to go. The Egg Harbor Township girls dominated Middle Township yesterday, 74-30, before more than 1,100 fans at Holy Spirit to win one of the two big games that got away from them last year. The Eagles (22-3), ranked No. 1 in The Inquirer Top 15, became the overall champions of the Cape-Atlantic League. They won the American Conference title; Middle Township (22-3), ranked No. 5, was the National Conference champ. Last year, the two teams met in the CAL's inaugural championship playoff, and Middle was a 56-52 winner.
December 10, 1992 |
Last season, there were only four non-seniors on The Inquirer's all-South Jersey girls' basketball team. Three of them played in the Cape-Atlantic League American Conference. AMERICAN CONFERENCE. A number of players from the American have either committed to college scholarships or are being heavily recruited. Among them is 5-foot-10 Shea Matlock of Egg Harbor Township, who has accepted a four-year scholarship to the University of Connecticut. The Inquirer's player of the year last season, Matlock has scored 1,483 career points and has 467 assists.
June 25, 1992 |
Happen to catch Kristoff St. John, who plays a young and restless makeup- company executive on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless, yesterday morning on CBS This Morning? If you did, then you noticed that the excited 25-year-old actor even brought along the Emmy he had won the previous night - a gold-leaf statuette with little sharp lightning bolts - for his sit-down with Paula Zahn. He wasn't about to let that thing go. But what you didn't see was what happened afterward.
November 8, 1991 |
TOP GOVERNMENT EUPHEMISMS FOR THE RECESSION (from "Late Night with David Letterman Book of Lists"): Lifestyle downscaling opportunity. Our little problem. The ugly, stupid cousin of robust growth. Something for you '30s nostalgia buffs. Cheap meat-eatin' days. A treat for our bankruptcy lawyer friends. Still a hell of a lot better than any country in South America, pal. The National Bummer. And (drumroll) No. 1 . . . It's Krazy Dollar Days!