March 8, 2013 |
VATICAN CITY - The College of Cardinals that will elect the next pope cut off formal communications with the news media Wednesday after its private deliberations emerged in the Italian press, raising the specter of a leaking scandal that cast a pall over the last year in office of Pope Benedict XVI. "Concern was expressed in the General Congregation about leaks of confidential proceedings reported in Italian newspapers," said Sister Mary Ann Walsh,...
November 27, 2012
With Georgia one win away from playing for a national championship, quarterback Aaron Murray has suddenly imposed a media blackout. The school said Murray met with coach Mark Richt and got permission to be relieved from his media responsibilities leading up to the Southeastern Conference championship game between the third-ranked Bulldogs and No. 2 Alabama. Murray has always been one of Georgia's most accessible players, usually meeting with the media on Tuesdays and after games.
January 28, 2008
Negotiators representing the Downingtown Area School District and its teachers were back at the bargaining table yesterday, trying to avert a strike the union has called for 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. The sides are trying to reach a deal on salary and health benefits. There was no word on progress yesterday, as a state mediator has called for a media blackout. The school district sent a letter to parents Friday, saying a decision whether to cancel tomorrow's classes would be made by 5 p.m. today if no agreement is reached.
September 20, 2004 |
Philadelphia Orchestra musicians inched away from the precipice of a strike yesterday, agreeing to extend negotiations and to open the season tomorrow night at the Kimmel Center while negotiations continue, musicians and management said in a joint statement last night. The deal extends by 30 days the terms of the contract that expired at 12:01 a.m. today to 12:01 a.m. Oct. 21. The new deadline would get the organization past the orchestra's important Oct. 6 appearance opening Carnegie Hall's 114th season.
September 16, 1998 |
Some heroes go to Disney World. Bruce Willis, having saved the planet in Armageddon, chose Philadelphia. The pride of Penns Grove is in town the next two months to shoot The Sixth Sense for screenwriter-director M. Night Shyamalan, himself the pride of Penn Valley. Principals with the production have had their lips superglued shut by Disney - whose Hollywood Pictures will release the movie - but the Greater Philadelphia Film Office confirms that Sixth Sense commences photography on Monday and is scheduled to wrap Nov. 13. Insiders describe the $30 million thriller as "a cross between Ordinary People and The Exorcist.
May 21, 1998 |
What just might be a ray of hope has broken through the dark clouds that have shrouded the Phillies' discussions with No. 1 draft choice J.D. Drew for the last 50 weeks. Maybe. With the clock ticking down until the Phillies lose the right to sign the former Florida State slugger at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, the team issued a terse release in the second inning of last night's 8-5 loss to the Cardinals at Veterans Stadium. Phillies general manager Ed Wade and scouting director Mike Arbuckle spoke by telephone Wednesday evening with Scott Boras, J.D. Drew's representative.
October 19, 1996 |
Enough is enough, Mayor Rendell said to feuding musicians and management of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Rendell yesterday substantially fattened his role in mediating a settlement of the 34-day-old orchestra strike - calling for players to end threats to boycott businesses of orchestra board members and for management to restore its paid coverage of musicians' health care. In a letter to orchestra chairman Peter A. Benoliel and the two co-chairs of the musicians' negotiating committee, Rendell offered up chief of staff David L. Cohen to help mediate an end to the strike, the orchestra's first since 1966.
August 29, 1996 |
City and school officials are holding their breath as teachers prepare to vote tonight on whether to strike, possibly delaying the start of classes next week for 218,000 children. Some parents and clergy already are pressing the teachers not to walk out. At a press conference yesterday, several parents groups and the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity asked the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and School District negotiators to continue talking, and urged teachers to return to work under the old contract if they haven't settled before the current pact's expiration on midnight Saturday.
June 14, 1995 |
The Kennett Consolidated School District board Monday night passed a $23.4 million budget that raises taxes by 5.2 mills. The 1995-96 budget, passed unanimously, is almost 13 percent larger than the budget for 1994-95. The district will spend $1.45 million more on instruction and about $1 million more on support services. The increases reflect $300,000 for new teaching positions and $300,000 for facilities and capital improvements. The district also will pay for more support positions, and increased staff and faculty salaries.
June 13, 1992
LIBERTARIANS SEEK EQUAL TREATMENT IN THE PRESS Lately, I've been trying to figure out why, at a time when voters are hungry for a change, our nation's third largest political party gets almost no media attention. I think I have, by a process of elimination, arrived at the answer. The lack of coverage is certainly not because the two established parties have such good policies and track records that no one else is worth considering. People are willing to vote for H. Ross Perot just because he's not "one of them," even though he got rich on government contracts.