April 6, 1995 |
They're back. Two years ago, officials of the William Jeanes Library on Joshua Road launched a campaign to raise $265,000 to repair the roof and install a new heating and air-conditioning system. Now library officials have started a new drive, this time to raise $350,000 for a 2,500-square-foot children's wing to be built on the back of the 24- year-old building. The need for space is compelling, said Diana V. Smartt, the library's director. There aren't enough tables, she said - just five for adults and five more for children.
March 30, 1995 |
The raucousness was supposed to start May 6, when students at the University of Delaware plan to hold their 22d annual music festival here. Instead, it began Monday night at a supervisors' meeting when Judy Porta, the vice chairwoman, resigned, cursing the residents as she exited. "I'd like to say to those people who used alcohol as an excuse - that was just a sham, wasn't it? I am formally resigning," Porta said as she packed up her books and papers from the front table. "I don't care if this township goes to hell in a handbasket.
December 1, 1994 |
There was no day-after, position-by-position review of the Eagles' loss at Atlanta this week. Instead, it came to light yesterday, there was a team meeting called Monday by head coach Rich Kotite. There was thought-provoking dialogue about the reasons for the Eagles' three-game fall to mediocrity. "I think it was more important that we put our heads together and talk," Kotite said after yesterday's spirited practice, "and the players picked up on it. I thought it was important that we realize where we're at and what we need to do to get where we want to be. "We just all talked about where we're at, and how everybody has to take care of their own business.
November 9, 1994 |
A season that once looked so promising had begun to unravel. The 1979 Eagles had lost three consecutive games and their record had slipped to 6-4. The Eagles were a shaken football team when they arrived in Dallas for a Nov. 12 Monday night game against the Cowboys, a team that had beaten them nine consecutive games and 13 straight in Dallas. "Our confidence was really at a critical point," said Stan Walters, the Pro Bowl tackle. "We had gone from feeling really good about ourselves to wondering how good we were.
September 22, 1994 |
School board members appear to have backed off from plans to make further cuts in the district's budget, and the 150 people who crowded into Monday's work session may have had something to do with it. A motion to reduce expenditures to less than budgeted amounts passed, 8-1, at last month's school board meeting. District Business Manager Nick Malobabich met with principals afterward to get their suggestions for possible cuts. But once teachers saw a memo listing the several areas that were targeted - such as the gifted-student and band programs - they notified parents, who turned Monday night's session into a standing-room-only meeting.
July 24, 1994 |
A district justice here has found that the husband of Mary Swick, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for East Fallowfield supervisor last year, was guilty of harassing the sister of Sharon Scott, the woman who beat out Swick for the supervisor's seat. Senior District Justice Donald Brown ruled that Ronald Swick had harassed Paula Davis, Scott's sister, during a Feb. 15 supervisors' meeting at the East Fallowfield township building. Brown said he was basing his decision on East Fallowfield Police Chief Pete Mango's testimony.
July 17, 1994 |
It is considered one of the FBI's longest and most expensive eavesdropping operations. For 435 days over a two-year period and at a cost of $517,673, federal agents tapped into the conversations of dozens of organized crime figures and their associates meeting in the Camden law offices of defense attorney Salvatore J. Avena. The result was a sweeping racketeering indictment handed up in March charging reputed Philadelphia-South Jersey mob boss John Stanfa and 23 others, including Avena, with various acts of racketeering.
December 12, 1993 |
It was as if an alien had landed. There, sitting in the middle of the East Marlborough Township meeting room, was a complete, three-dimensional model of Russell Richardson's latest vision for the future of his Towns End Farm, in the heart of this village. This was not the charming E.T. Rather, to a handful of vocal opponents who attended last week's meeting of the township Planning Commission, the model was more like Darth Vader. "I hear some of these will be rental units," said one woman.
September 28, 1993 |
Less than 20 minutes after it began, the Chester Upland school board meeting came to an abrupt end last night with one sweeping bang of President Robert Sellers' gavel. "Motion to pass the agenda?" Sellers yelled to the board members over the jeers of a standing-room-only crowd in the public meeting room. The members' response was drowned out by the jeers of the crowd, but Sellers managed to raise his voice just loud enough to say, "Meeting adjourned. " In the angry moments that followed, residents accused Sellers of violating their right to speak, while he countercharged that the meeting had turned political.
August 8, 1993 |
The Chester County Consumer Fair '93 will be held at the Exton Square Mall on Sept. 10 and 11. The show, sponsored by the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, promotes Chester County businesses with displays of everything from Christmas trees to financial planning services. "Last year, about 50,000 people saw the 60 exhibits in the fair," said Tim King of KingsLine Marketing Communications of Berwyn, fair coordinator. He expects more companies to participate this year.