September 16, 1996 |
Children's story hours and summer reading clubs haven't brought enough borrowers to the J. Lewis Crozer Library here, so the library's management is employing a new tactic to attract residents: offering free meeting space. The library, the third oldest in the state, houses 90,000 books. It is housed in a 20-year-old building at 620 Engle St. and is the only public library in a city with a population of about 40,000. Yet it is underused; it has only 10,000 members and only about 25,000 books were checked out last year.
May 21, 1995 |
The governing board of the Chester County Intermediate Unit has voted to spend $6,000 to send a public-relations specialist and three colleagues to a conference in Seattle this summer. John K. Baillie, executive director of the agency, said the group has won the Golden Medallion award presented by the National School Public Relations Association for a project improving relations among workers at the agency. Baillie said all four workers would attend "because they worked together as a customer- service team, they mounted this effort, and they won the award.
May 7, 1995 |
After more than 30 years in the workforce, Carmine DeSopo has built up quite a varied work sheet, including jobs as a gas station operator, international tour director, janitorial service supervisor, jailhouse teacher, and horticulture expert. That's in addition to his duties as superintendent of the Burlington County Special Services School District, which he has led since 1972. This year, he added another job to the list: marketing director, and chief booster, of the school district's new meeting and conference center.
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.