March 3, 1998 |
From the moment Temple University decided to build the Apollo, the one certainty was that the media room had to be named for Al Shrier. Yesterday, it became a reality. When you've worked at the same school for 45 years, it's that or erect a statue. "It makes it all worthwhile," Shrier said following the 30-minute ceremony, which was attended by hundreds of friends, family members and colleagues. "All the years, I've always enjoyed what I was doing. I think that's the key. It's very flattering.
November 23, 1989 |
In the modern American media room, the television isn't the only element getting bigger. Chairs built for two, sofas that seat a crowd and wall systems that corral a collection of audio and visual equipment are among the latest looks. Comfort, convenience and quality are priorities with consumers, whether the furniture is geared to the needs of families with children or the sophisticated adult, manufacturers say. And so they continue to come up with innovative designs for this important room.
November 3, 1988 |
At various times, it has been called the den, the family room, the recreation room and the great room. It's a place for rest and relaxation, and it's usually distinct from the formal living room, where you wouldn't dare eat popcorn or put your feet on the furniture. As the high-tech 1980s draw to a close, the space has received a new appellation. Enter the Media Room. Dominated by electronic gear, it is a room "where the principal activities are watching television, listening to stereo music and reading," says David Poltrack, senior vice president of planning and research at CBS Inc. in New York.
May 19, 2016 |
BETWEEN SOUTH JERSEY AND NEW YORK - Of the more than a handful of NBA draft lotteries I've attended over the years, this one presented a different assignment. I was asked by the NBA to be part of the Drawing Room for Tuesday's Draft Lottery in downtown New York City, the place where the "real" drawing takes place, not the "made-for-television" one you all saw. Without cellphone or computer for close to two hours, the only entertainment was watching pingpong balls fall through a clear machine being run by air. Turned out to be very entertaining when the results finally came about.
June 30, 1993 |
Two weeks ago, the media room at Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh was packed with about 50 news people eager for the latest news about Gov. Casey's heart-liver transplant. TV camera crews set up late-night vigils, and newspaper reporters scoured the halls and jammed phone lines trying to get any morsel of information about the risky operation and related stories. "Oh, two weeks ago, anytime you appeared in the press room, you were immediately engulfed by reporters who were hungry for any developments," recalled Casey's press secretary, Vincent P. Carocci.
June 11, 2012 |
Since 2000, 50,306 additional people between the ages of 20 and 34 moved into the city of Philadelphia, according to the 2010 Census. Meet two of them: David and Jackie Zavitz. This young couple, who met in Washington, where they were both living at the time, chose to move to Philadelphia when they married in 2003. "We wanted to put down roots," says Jackie, 34, a search professional with Korn/Ferry International. Philadelphia is "very accessible. I love city living. It's been a joy that way. " They bought, and renovated, their first home in Queen Village, and in 2007 hoped to buy a bigger place in the neighborhood but prices were too high.
February 5, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - From Beaver Stadium to the Lasch Building war room, the football facilities on Penn State's campus buzzed Wednesday. Recruits faxed in their commitments in the morning as fans on campus celebrated. For the Nittany Lions, national signing day went off without many surprises, which meant coach James Franklin and his staff could breathe a collective sigh of relief. Shaka Toney, Penn State's only 2016 commit from the Philadelphia area, was still on the fence Tuesday night about where he should send his National Letter of Intent.
September 15, 2012 |
Andy Reid closed all practices to reporters for the rest of this season. The Eagles typically allow reporters to watch most of practice on Thursdays and Fridays, but for competitive reasons, Reid said, he decided for the first time in his 14 seasons as head coach to close those practices. Reporters will be permitted to watch the NFL-mandated first 10 minutes of practice as they always have on Wednesdays. That period is allotted mostly to allow television cameramen and photographers to shoot the team.
January 26, 2000 |
Indiana coach Bob Knight, who blew up at reporters after a game last week, started last night's postgame news conference with a sarcastic walk through the Assembly Hall media room, making small talk as he shook everyone's hand. After the No. 14 Hoosiers' 85-50 victory over visiting Michigan, instead of going to the podium at the front of the media room as usual, Knight began walking through the rows of writers and photographers, shaking hands with each one, offering such pleasantries as "How are you?"
January 17, 2009 |
If you've picked tomorrow to start house-shopping, here's a yellow flag on that play: Some real estate open houses may be canceled because of the Eagles-Arizona Cardinals playoff game. The football game, to be played near Phoenix, starts at 3 p.m. in Philadelphia - typically, in the middle of most Sunday open houses. "I left the option of holding an open house during the Sunday game with my sellers, who felt that it would be best that we didn't as we would most likely have a low turnout," said John B. Badalamenti, a Weichert agent in the Collegeville area.