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.
August 7, 2015 |
POPEPOCALYPSE. Popeageddon. Popenado. Popetastrophe. Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia was all cotton candy and rainbows until a June 16 news conference concerning transportation during his visit. That's when Philadelphians became apopeplectic. Cars will "not be a viable option," officials said. SEPTA's Regional Rail service would be "truncated drastically," they said. "Be prepared to walk at least a few miles, or more," they said. But what people heard was: Time to freak out. Philadelphians' fears were little assuaged by a news conference yesterday that detailed a 3-square-mile "traffic box" around Center City and West Philly and by news of the closures of the Ben Franklin Bridge and parts of Interstates 76 and 676. Frank Farley, a professor of psychology at Temple University and former president of the American Psychological Association, said telling people you're going to limit their mobility can affect their psyches, especially American psyches.
October 8, 1994 |
President Clinton jumped into the fall campaign yesterday, casting congressional elections and his own 1996 race as a choice between returning to Reagan-era economic policies or continuing with his agenda. Under siege by Republicans and shunned by some members of his own party, Clinton gave a spirited defense of his record. "We have to stay on this course," Clinton said during a White House news conference. "If we change course . . . and decide that instead of investing in education, expanding trade and empowering the inner cities and poor people, we're going to explode the deficit, give another tax cut we can't pay for and cut Medicare . . . we'll be going in the wrong direction.