December 1, 1994 |
Alvin Stewart, the North Philadelphia ward leader who swamped his Republican opponent in a special election three weeks ago, is sworn in as the 8th District Councilman representing the northwest neighborhoods including Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown and parts of North Philadelphia. Stewart, 62, promised to improve the quality of life in the district, which has not had representation since Herbert H. DeBeary died nearly a year ago. Doing the honors yesterday is Common Pleas Judge Judy Kathryn Lewis.
April 17, 1986 |
Like a rock star in the West, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev was surrounded by throngs of curious, cheering East Germans when he took an unannounced tour of East Berlin yesterday. "It's Gorby, it's Gorby, it's Gorby," squealed a woman, jumping up and down in excitement when she glimpsed the Soviet leader and his wife, Raisa, walking in the bright sunshine. Gorbachev visited the Berlin Wall and a newly rebuilt concert theater before seeing a new monument to philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the founders of Communist ideology.
March 7, 2002 |
US Airways Group named David Siegel, a former Continental Airlines exec and head of Avis Rent A Car System Inc., as chief executive yesterday, three months after his predecessor left the airline amid growing financial losses. Siegel, who also takes the title of president, was previously chairman and CEO of Avis. Rakesh Gangwal, the previous president and CEO, left US Airways in November. The airline, which has hubs in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, was especially hard hit by the downturn in travel following the Sept.
May 17, 2005 |
Marlon Byrd made quite a first impression. Byrd, acquired from the Phillies on Saturday, went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs in his Nationals debut, lifting host Washington past the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-2, last night for its third straight victory. Washington acquired Byrd from the Phillies for Endy Chavez. Once a top prospect, Byrd finished fourth in the 2003 NL Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .303 with seven homers, 28 doubles and 45 RBI in 135 games. He began last season as the team's leadoff hitter, but was shipped to the minors in June and wound up batting .228 in 106 games with the Phillies.
December 11, 1991
After Pennsylvania Auditor General Barbara Hafer appointed International Longshoremen's Association official James Paylor to the Delaware River Port Authority, the big question was how long it would take before the ILA leader engaged in a conflict of interest. Not a man to leave people in suspense, he reportedly did it at his first board meeting, held late last month. According to two members present at the closed meeting, Mr. Paylor got his chance when the DRPA's proposed freight transfer facility came up. He immediately urged that a stevedoring company the ILA is negotiating with should handle the work at the new facility, called an intermodal yard.
April 3, 1993 |
There were more than a few inauspicious moments in the designated year-of- the-woman Oscars. The opening tribute to Hollywood's women began, after all, with a chorus of "Some Day My Prince Will Come. " Billy Crystal then remarked on a dismal lack of decent women's roles, adding his equally dismal assessment. "Some of the most-talked-about women's parts are Sharon Stone's in Basic Instinct. " The Academy itself gave the award for Best Actress to Emma Thompson for her portrait of a strong woman of her time.
April 8, 1998 |
If the Flyers are going to challenge for the Stanley Cup, their goaltending has to be every-night consistent. And for them, that consistency starts with having the same guy in net game in and game out. There will be no rotating of goalies, which proved disastrous in last year's playoffs. "We don't want to alternate," coach Roger Neilson said. "I hope one plays so well that it becomes obvious" who's No. 1. Right now, given Ron Hextall's inflamed left hip, which has caused him to miss the last three games, and Sean Burke's strong play, there seems to be little doubt that Burke has the edge.
July 7, 2016
CAMERON STERLING stood next to his mother in Baton Rouge, La., as she spoke of how police had killed his father. The new man of the house, 15 years old, tried to stand strong, but he did what any child would do. He wept. He buried his face in his shirt, and then in someone's chest, and he sobbed: "I want my Daddy. " I had returned from vacation ready to write a column about 16-year-old Asir Brown, gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Grays Ferry on July Fourth weekend. But then I turned to one of the televisions in the newsroom and watched the emotional news conference outside Baton Rouge city hall, and there he was: A young man broken in ways that he's only just beginning to realize.
July 2, 1991
The pols were gathered, the TV cameras were turning and everybody was harrumphing about the Navy Yard. The illusion of unity came apart some when one of the pols was accused by a couple of others of using the occasion for political advantage. This is the equivalent of the staff of Miss Lily's Pleasure Palace arguing over their relative chastity. That's about all that's funny about the inevitable closedown of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Some 11,000 jobs at the huge facility in South Philadelphia would simply disappear, just as more than 30,000 similar jobs have in the past 40-odd years.
November 21, 1995 |
Through 11 games, the Ottawa Senators appeared as if they might avoid last place for the first time. Then the old Senators returned, and it cost Rick Bowness his job. Bowness, the only coach Ottawa has had in its four years, was fired yesterday with the team in an eight-game losing streak. The Senators started the year 6-5-0 before going into a tailspin. After being routed, 6-0, in Buffalo on Sunday night, Ottawa is 6-13-0 this season and has a career record of 39-178-18. "We felt we needed a new head coach not burdened by those formative years," general manager Randy Sexton said.