January 26, 2015 |
Even with five new members elected to City Council in 2012, the average length of service for the current group of lawmakers is 11.6 years, or almost three full terms. And among the rookies are former state legislators Kenyatta Johnson and Denny O'Brien - hardly what you would call fresh faces. When Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco recently announced that she will not run for reelection, many probably thought the 27-year veteran was Council's senior member. But that distinction belongs to Brian O'Neill, whose service dates back to when Jimmy Carter was in the White House - 1980.
May 14, 1987 |
"He's dying," announced Roberta Farrell as she searched for a vein to extract a blood sample. But with all the commotion in the back of the room, no one noticed. There, Linda Peoples, hooked up to a simulated polygraph machine, was fielding questions on the big night - the prom. All of this was happening at Frankford High School, where science teacher Beverly A. Carmean supervised the various activities of her dozen medical- technology students. Luckily, Roberta, 17, was drawing blood from an artificial arm. Linda, also 17, was monitoring her vital signs - heart rate and blood pressure - on a computer while friends bombarded her with those favorite day- before-the-prom questions: Who are you going with?
June 24, 2001 |
Longstanding members of the Writers Club of Delaware County still chuckle about the time only women were admitted and the club turned down a man who said he really wanted to join. The eager applicant's name? James Michener. When exactly Michener, a native of Doylestown, applied for membership to the club is unclear. What is clear is that numerous attempts years later to get the Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at the club's workshops proved futile. He had moved on. To be sure, the club, which admitted men in the 1970s, has had its share of triumphs over the decades, with several members' work having been published in national as well as local publications.
May 16, 1988 |
The "new blood" in "Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood" is a blond girl named Tina (Lar Park Lincoln), who has the ability to move a matchbook across a table just by concentrating on it. Actually, she can move more than matchbooks. Standing by the lake where, years before, she caused her father's drowning death, she brings up a body from the waters. Only it's not her dad: it's Jason. That's right. Jason Voorhees, the lovable lug in a hockey mask, who had been remanded to the bottom of Crystal Lake at the end of "Friday the 13th Part VI," is back.
August 23, 2013 |
A 32-year-old education strategist who has worked in the public school systems in Newark, N.J., and New York City was introduced Wednesday by Gov. Christie as superintendent of Camden's now-state-run school system. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Education, as expected, Paymon Rouhanifard would become Camden's new schools chief just in time for the start of classes Sept. 9. This will be the district's first school year under full state control. Rouhanifard, who was working as chief strategy and innovation officer for the Newark public schools before Christie named him to Camden, will report to state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf and not the local school board.
April 16, 1998 |
Today, the veil will fall from the long-awaited proposed design for the Regional Performing Arts Center. A splendiferous, vibrant center would, all parties hope, pump new blood into the heart of Philadelphia. Here we offer three artists' impressions of what an urban arts center might look like in 1998. Dean Rohrer's cubist vision shows a hall in which, as in a Picasso painting of the mid-1910s, everything (including big risk: note the dice) is happening from all angles at once.
October 29, 2006 |
Atlantic Division New Jersey Nets Last season: 49-33 (1st in division), lost to Miami in the conference semifinals. Coach: Lawrence Frank (4th NBA season, 116-88). New blood: The Nets drafted point guard Marcus Williams in the first round to back up Jason Kidd and acquired Eddie House to provide scoring punch off the bench. However, House will miss the first month of the season with a left-knee injury. Scorecard: The Nets tinkered with their bench, bidding farewell to Jacque Vaughn, Lamond Murray, Scott Padgett and Jeff McInnis.
May 17, 1988 |
"There's a legend around here: a killer buried but not dead," intones an ominous narrator at the outset of Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood (catchy title, hey?). A killer called Jason who wears a hockey mask and does hatchet jobs on clean-cut college kids. A killer who has made a reported $172 million killing on six previous outings - making him the undisputed king of the slice-and-dice genre. And unless the moviegoing public suddenly and inexplicably comes to its collective senses, Part VII should push the series' box-office gross (and I do mean gross)
January 30, 1992 |
The head of the beleaguered Philadelphia Commercial Development Corp., a quasi-government agency that helps businesses operated by minorities, women and low-income people, has resigned. Romeo Horton will end his reign Saturday, sources said. The organization's board of directors could decide on his replacement at a meeting today. Sources say Curtis Jones, former deputy director of finance, will be offered the position. Jones formerly directed the city's Minority Business Enterprise Council.