February 27, 1987 |
"A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors," a horror fantasy starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Patricia Arquette, Craig Wasson. Directed by Chuck Russell. Produced by Robert Shaye. Written by Wes Craven and Bruce Wagner. Photographed by Roy Wagner. Running time: 96 minutes. A New Line Cinema release. In area theaters. The best horror movies are like the worst dreams you ever had. The original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" was exactly that - oozy, feverish, jolting, disorienting, hypnotic.
May 5, 1995 |
Like most good ideas, Teen Dreams is based on a simple concept: Give three poor and troubled teenagers a video camera and a license to film stories of young lives that have turned into variations on a nightmare. Chilling, depressing but always compelling, the results ought to be required viewing for Washington politicians busy cutting away what's left of the safety net. Adwana, a blonde waif and a refugee from an abusive family in Arkansas, gives us a jolting look at the lives of street kids hustling for money on Hollywood Boulevard.
June 21, 1986
President Reagan's dream of a Strategic Defense Initiative - dubbed "Stars Wars" - that could render enemy nuclear missiles "impotent and obsolete" is rapidly turning into an extremely expensive and potentially dangerous nightmare. More and more scientists, including a number in the administration, admit that creating an impenetrable shield to protect us is impossible. Only 5 to 10 percent of the deployed Soviet warheads would kill half the urban population. SDI would not stop cruise missiles, low-flying bombers or commandos with nuclear devices in satchels.
December 22, 2006
RE DEBORAH Leavy's Gore/Obama "dream team" op-ed: Excellent column. I have been harping on this dream team since I saw Mr. Obama's speech at the DNC in '04 - he's a near-perfect candidate in many ways, but I feel that he's too inexperienced in national politics to be an effective president. But vice president? Marvelous. Teaming with Al Gore would create the finest possible combination, especially as their initials create such an obviously catchy slogan: Gore/Obama '08! Go GO Team!
January 7, 1999 |
The woman wanted a nightcap, not a nightmare, she said. The 37-year-old North Philadelphia woman said she agreed to go to a speakeasy with a stranger and wound up being raped and tortured last year. This week, after hearing the sordid details of the April 4, 1998 incident, Common Pleas Judge Steven R. Geroff convicted Charles Molette, 40, a carpenter, of Sprague Street near Chelten Avenue, of rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated assault. Sentencing was deferred.
May 10, 1995
From day one, this has been a disaster. It's a nightmare, and God knows when it's going to end . . . - Gwen Ford, 6200 block Osage Ave. Those words would surprise no one soon after May 13, 1985, the day the city's confrontation with MOVE erupted in flames that claimed 11 lives and 61 homes, including Gwen Ford's. But they were uttered last week - nearly 10 years later. It seems to have no end . . . Not for those who lost homes, possessions - and their trust.
September 8, 2008
Both parties have selected leaders with little experience to run a nation, let alone deal with foreign affairs. One candidate stands at the top of the ticket, the other is at the bottom. So why the fuss? Let?s face it, the most important issues in the minds of the American people are oil and the war. If the Republicans win, there?s a chance that we?ll dig for oil and salvage what remains of a cancerous economy. If it?s the Democrats, we can expect troop withdrawals that will leave the Iraqi people fending for themselves.
August 3, 2001
How deeply and profoundly sad that Anthony Sciamanna felt so burdened and alone in his sole-caretaking role that he ended his ill wife's life (Inquirer, July 25). Sciamanna wondered where everyone was when his wife was sick and alive. It is tragic in a country with so many resources that people feel there is no one to turn to for help. Most of the time there are caring, loving and willing people available to help out in times of need but until we erase the shame some folks feel in asking for help, that assistance will go to waste and, as in Sciamanna's case, needless heartbreak will be occur.
October 14, 1993 |
Phillies reliever Larry Andersen said this is the most exciting part of a professional career that began 23 years ago. It's certainly better than 1986 when, as a Houston Astro, he watched "that little bleep ruin it for everyone. " The little bleep, of course, was Lenny Dykstra, whose home run as a New York Met beat the Astros in Game 3 of that National League Championship Series, and whose ninth-inning triple in Game 6 sparked a three-run rally that sent the game into extra innings.
May 6, 1990 |
Yesterday's game was only seconds old when Mike Gminski made it clear there would be no repeat of the gruesome "Nightmare in Richfield," in which he and the Sixers had played such hapless roles two days earlier. He boxed in his nemesis, Brad Daugherty, and denied him a shot on the Cavaliers' first possession. Just 2 1/2 minutes into the contest, Gminksi nailed a jump hook. And he hustled his way into early foul trouble, picking up two by the midway point of the first quarter. Gminski held Daugherty to 25 points, as opposed to 34 two days ago, and along with Rick Mahorn and Charles Barkley, controlled the Cavaliers' inside game as the Sixers advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 113-97 victory.