June 26, 2003 |
Shut out of power for the last decade, Camden County's Republican Party is trying to capitalize on some recent embarrassments for the all-Democrat freeholder board. Yesterday, Republicans announced they were replacing freeholder candidate Jeffrey Booker with Eliud Gautier, a Pennsauken outreach ministry coordinator who has helped Pennsauken Mart merchants in their fight against a $65 million civic center. County freeholders "have treated the mart merchants like insignificant incidentals in this whole process," said Gautier, 44, who is married and has two children.
December 17, 1997 |
President Clinton pointedly declined an opportunity to voice confidence in FBI Director Louis J. Freeh yesterday, raising questions about Freeh's tenure in the post. Two weeks after Freeh urged without success that Attorney General Janet Reno seek an independent counsel to probe Clinton's 1996 fund-raising practices, the President was asked at a news conference if he had lost confidence in Freeh. "On this confidence business, I think there's been too much back and forth on that, and I don't want to get into it," Clinton said.
July 3, 2001 |
They've had their share of shy, polite, politically correct guys in the dressing room over the years. The Bob Daileys, the Kevin Dineens, the Shjon Podeins, the Kevin Hallers. Slowly, the Flyers' dressing room has changed. There's a tiny bit of edginess, now with people such as Rick Tocchet, even young Todd Fedoruk. There's even occasional outspokenness among quiet guys such as Keith Primeau and Eric Desjardins. Of course, all pale in comparison to the newest Flyer, Jeremy Roenick.
April 19, 1995 |
President Clinton last night blamed federal budget deficits on overspending during the Reagan-Bush years, and challenged Congress to work with him on welfare reform and produce a bill by July 4. In a prime-time news conference that received only partial attention from television networks, Clinton called welfare reform "an example of where all the people ought to be able to get together in the Congress. " He criticized the GOP-sponsored bill as "too weak and too tough on children.
November 20, 1997 |
David Reid, that shy little Philadelphia boy from Marston Street who grew up to be an Olympic gold-medal boxer, is knocking 'em out as a pro now, in and out of the ring. It took him less than a minute to knock out Jorge Vaca in his last fight. Before that, it was over in Round 2, and Round 2 before that - four knockouts in five fights. And these aren't stiffs. Vaca was a former world champion with a 57-18-1 record. The combined records of the other four opponents: 42-2-1. And give Reid another knockout for yesterday's news conference here at the Trump Taj Majal, where he fights Saturday night in the top undercard bout of the George Foreman-Shannon Briggs heavyweight feature (HBO, 10 p.m.)
April 27, 2000 |
Michael Grant and Lennox Lewis arrived at Madison Square Garden minutes apart yesterday, both more than hour late for their final pre-fight news conference. But there was no hurry. Neither had anything new to say about Saturday night's fight. And reporters had nothing new to ask. It didn't matter because no one could hear amid the noise and confusion anyhow. There were about 200 media representatives present, about half of them legitimate. Lewis and Grant, who clash at the Garden sometime before midnight Saturday, tried to be heard above the babble, but not even microphones helped.
April 13, 1995 |
Joe Montana, the legendary quarterback who has won a Super Bowl or two or three or four, plans to tell the world Tuesday what he plans to do with the rest of his amazing life. It is becoming ever more certain that Montana will announce at a news conference at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco that he will stop playing football for a living. International Management Group, the company that represents the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, issued a statement yesterday that said, in full: "Peter Johnson of IMG, Joe Montana's agent, today confirmed reports that Montana will appear at a press conference on Tuesday, April 18, to discuss his future plans.
December 27, 2007 |
Anthony Morelli has dodged a rush of reporters again. The Penn State quarterback did not attend yesterday's Alamo Bowl news conference, leaving the offensive players who showed up with the task of explaining his whereabouts instead of talking about how the Nittany Lions plan to deal with Texas A&M on Saturday. Because it has been 46 days since Morelli last met with the media - on Nov. 10, after Penn State beat Temple, 31-0 - the remaining Lions braced for the "Where's Anthony?"
April 23, 1995 |
Just a day after an all-but-forgotten President Clinton felt compelled to insist that he remained relevant, the bombing in Oklahoma City proved it. Since Wednesday, he has been the voice of the nation, his sometimes choking voice expressing sympathy for the victims, his steely gaze personalizing the anger at the criminals. His administration has moved quickly and decisively, helping the rescue effort, searching for suspects. Speaking after the first arrest Friday afternoon, he assured the country: "We will solve this crime in its entirety.
March 29, 1992 |
Before the fancy apartment in the Wanamaker House, there was the rundown brownstone on stately St. James Place. For years, neighbors there knew Ed Savitz only too well. When the "For Sale" sign went up on the house on St. James two years ago, they waited a few months, then worked up the nerve to tour the place that had for so long attracted a parade of street-wise young men. Even now, it is the basement of the mild actuary's property that sticks in the mind of one woman.