September 22, 1989 |
Mud is not very nice stuff, and Mud is not a very nice play. It is playwright Maria Irene Fornes' contention that human beings are not very far removed in behavior from animals, specifically pigs and crabs, mud lovers both. The usual way for a playwright to demonstrate this not-very-novel idea is to place people in stressful situations and show the veneer of civilization dissolving as animal instincts take over. In Mud, which InterAct Theater Copany is presenting at the Annenberg Center, Fornes takes a much more basic approach.
June 8, 1989 |
Spring rains have dampened the spirits, and the feet, of users of Swarthmore's Thatcher Park. So much rain has fallen on the tot-lot playground, in fact, that Swarthmore Council members are asking borough residents for ideas on what to do about the two muddy footpaths at the park's entrances. The mud is an annoyance to people who want to use the park, borough officials said, and it gets tracked throughout the park, causing a cleanup problem. "We want to talk to anyone who has a brillant solution to the problem," said Councilman Robert Dawes during a work session Monday.
July 24, 1988 |
Planning Commission members in Upper Uwchlan have paved the way for a solution to mud problems caused by new developments in the township. During a work session Thursday, the commissioners met with Chester County Planning Commission members Bob Smiley and Craig Kologie about a proposed ordinance change that would govern planning for new subdivisions. Smiley and Kologie presented a draft of their plan to the Planning Commission for feedback. For the last year, Smiley and Kologie have worked as consultants to the township to help Upper Uwchlan officials update the township's zoning ordinance.
December 31, 1986 |
At first it looked like a good idea - a shortcut home in the gathering dusk. It nearly turned to tragedy yesterday when a 15-year-old Camden youth found himself trapped in the mud flats of Pennsauken Creek. Dozens of would-be rescuers lined the shore, vainly trying to pinpoint the cries of distress from the darkness. After an hour alone in the mud, David Rochon, of the 3200 block of Pelham Boulevard, was rescued, with the help of a Philadelphia television station's helicopter.
March 1, 1987 |
Mud covered Dennis Conway - so much mud that only his eyes and wide smile showed through it. "Oh, boy, I'll tell you, that's more work than it looks," he said, still catching his breath after five minutes of mud wrestling at the Brandywine firehouse in Coatesville. "It's harder to stay on your feet in there than it is to fight. I could hardly stand up in there!" This was last weekend, at a Feb. 21 fund-raising event for the volunteer Brandywine Fire Company and the Coatesville Area Jaycees.
February 11, 1994 |
The floor of the Spectrum will turn from mud to ice to artificial turf this weekend. Dozens of monster trucks will roll tonight and Saturday over a muddy surface as they compete in the Ford U.S. Hot Rod Grand Slam Motorsports truck and tractor pull. The action will start tonight at 8 and will be followed by Saturday shows at 2 and 8 p.m. The floor will turn to ice Sunday for the National Hockey League when the Flyers play the Pittsburgh Penguins at 1:05 p.m. The Penguins are led by high- scoring wingers Jaromir Jagr, Kevin Stevens and Joe Mullen, defenseman Larry Murphy and Rick Tocchet, former Flyers' winger.
August 5, 2004 |
You haven't experienced heavy until you've had the low end of Korn's nu-metal - a metallic rattle propelled by the slap technique of bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu - work its way from your ears into your diaphragm. And you haven't witnessed formulaic until you've seen Linkin Park perform a set of carbon-copy songs, such as "Numb" and "Crawling," that rarely deviate from the techno-laced intro + swelling pre-chorus + shout-along- refrain formula. Korn and Linkin Park were the headliners on the Projekt Revolution tour, a daylong, metal-leaning festival that played to a near-sellout crowd Tuesday at the Tweeter Center.
July 9, 1987 |
All use of a state-owned lake in Cumberland County will be banned next week because of a growing risk posed by arsenic-laced mud that is being exposed as water from the lake is drained to permit repair of its crumbling dam, state officials announced yesterday. Jim Staples, a state environmental spokesman, said officials did not know yet whether they would lift the ban on use of Union Lake once the $15 million repair of the dam was completed in the spring of 1989. In the coming months, he said, the state will ponder that and study ways to remedy the lake's arsenic contamination.
October 22, 1986
Campaign consultants from around the nation will be turning their attention to Pennsylvania in the coming weeks in search of answers to one of the most pressing political questions of our age: Can a candidate win high office campaigning against negative advertising? As anyone who resides within mud-slinging distance of a television set can attest, the 30-second smear - answered within hours by the 30-second countersmear - has become the prime means of communication in Campaign '86. In Pennsylvania as throughout the nation, candidates seem to be devoting most of their energy to denouncing each other's ads and raising money to carry forward with their own. The epidemic of negative television advertising - the phenomenon has been around for years, but never in such degree - has been blamed on the decline of the political parties, the rise of paid political consultants and the shortage of debatable issues.
October 25, 1988 |
Talk about an R-rated campaign. This New Jersey barn burner between Democratic U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenburg and Republican challenger Pete Dawkins is wonderful. But Dawkins, a decorated Vietnam veteran no less, tried to wimp out last week. He suggested they both call off the dirty business in order to deal with serious issues in a dignified manner. No way. Dignity has no business in the politics of the Garden State, home of former state senator and convicted felon David "I'm really dead" Friedland, Gloucester County's own Kenny "The Incredible Hulk" Gewertz, and Jersey City's long dead Frank "I am the law" Hague.