May 1, 2003 |
Children squirmed on the steps of the municipal hall, wearing signs reading, "My mommy is NOT a scumbag. " The Pennsauken Mart merchants' leader, Kerry Yobb, ran down a list of their charitable contributions - $10,000 for a township fireworks display, supplies to the American Red Cross in honor of former POW James Riley. Even the mart's much-maligned tattoo shop gives free circus tickets to local children, Yobb said, adding: "Yes, Pennsauken, the mart merchants do care!" So went the latest salvo yesterday in the eleventh-hour war on Camden County's proposed $65 million civic center, for which the mart would have to be razed.
December 19, 1989 |
Penn State will be formally announced as the Big 10 Conference's 11th team today. Will Pittsburgh or Rutgers eventually be No. 12? A 2 p.m. news conference has been called at University Park, Pa., to unveil Penn State as the Big 10's newest addition. There also will be a news conference tomorrow in Chicago, where the league will discuss why it is expanding for the first time since 1950, when Michigan State joined the Big 10. While Big 10 officials spent yesterday discussing the ramifications of the Penn State situation, the Chicago Tribune reported that the league soon will consider adding a 12th team.
May 27, 1993 |
Fred Carter will get the opportunity he has waited years for when the 76ers remove the interim tag from his title today and announce that Carter will return as head coach for the 1993-94 season. Carter, 48, took over the job last season when Doug Moe was fired. Carter led a dispirited, disorganized team to a 7-19 record in the final six weeks of the season. The announcement is to be made at a 10 a.m. news conference in Philadelphia, a team source said. It is expected that Carter will be given a two-year contract.
February 17, 2004 |
First, there was the phone call that went unreturned. Now there's the news conference that went missed. The rift between Mayor Street and Gov. Rendell continued yesterday with reporters taking note that Street was not in attendance at the governor's afternoon news conference. Held at the Independence Blue Cross building at 19th and Market Streets, the event was Rendell's attempt to push for passage of his gambling legislation as a way of lowering taxes. Just two City Council members - all were invited - ventured out on the Presidents' Day holiday to show Rendell support.
March 30, 2000 |
President Clinton yesterday endorsed a campaign-finance proposal from Vice President Gore but passed up an opportunity to echo Gore's confession that he made mistakes in how he raised money during their 1996 reelection campaign. Clinton said that he knew nothing about fund-raising abuses by the Democratic Party in 1996 and that the White House moved quickly to correct things once they were disclosed. "I was outraged when I found out that the system for checking the backgrounds of contributors and things like that had been dismantled without my knowledge or approval," Clinton said.
October 24, 1998 |
U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Jon Fox stood side by side, virtually alone in a soybean and wheat field at the edge of Valley Forge National Historical Park yesterday, their backs to the sun and hundreds of acres. The Republicans, less than two weeks away from Election Day, were there to announce their proposal to establish a national cemetery out of 100 acres of the park. They chose the site at the end of Camiel Drive, just off Pawlings Road in Audubon, for their news conference because it is one that is under consideration.
November 9, 1998 |
After the game, Detroit coach Bobby Ross had angry eyes, hard blue and dead-cold serious. He was fuming, incensed that his 2-7 Lions had lost yet another game because of their own errors. They could have won - he knew it - instead of collapsing at Veterans Stadium yesterday and losing to the Eagles, 10-9. It pained him to know how close they had come, and at his first chance to vent publicly, oh, he let loose. He laid the blame squarely on his players, a bold move for a coach who, like Eagles coach Ray Rhodes, has seen too many games lost on mistakes.
March 23, 1994 |
Under fire from Republicans, House Democratic leaders agreed yesterday to plan hearings on the Whitewater case. A Clinton aide said a presidential news conference to clear the air on Whitewater was under serious consideration. After a closed-door meeting by leaders of the two parties, the House voted 408-15 to discuss ground rules for hearings that would examine ties between a failed Arkansas savings and loan and a real estate venture formerly owned in part by the Clintons.
January 4, 2008 |
Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson retires today, reaching the end of a highly decorated 43-year career with the Philadelphia Police Department, which he led for the last eight years. While plans include a send-off by his inner circle, Johnson finalized his legacy yesterday in his own way - with an afternoon news conference in which he reported violent crime is down. He also praised the department and blasted the media for what he called "irresponsible" coverage. And, he said, although he's retiring, he's not leaving.
October 28, 2000 |
Parents, teachers and union supporters joined yesterday in the struggle to improve working conditions for striking Head Start employees in South Jersey. "It's all about the children," Janet Murphy, a group teacher from Vineland, said during a news conference at United Auto Workers Local 2327 in Vineland. "We're here for the love of the children, but we want better working conditions for us. " A strike that began Wednesday morning has spread to nine of 11 Tri-County Community Action's Head Start centers.