March 3, 2002 |
Sugar and spice and everything nice. That's what little girls are made of. Right? Not quite, say the experts. Mean, spitting spleen, and torment in between might more accurately describe the ways of many girls during adolescence. Four new books have appeared on the topic of "relational aggression" - the henhouse behaviors psychologists claim girls exhibit as they establish the pecking order of popularity. The mean, mean girl machine is such a hot topic right now it could set an anthill on fire.
August 13, 1991 |
If you're one of the millions of Americans who travel by air, a question you no doubt frequently ask yourself, upon boarding an airplane, is: "What, exactly, are the odds that this airplane will be pecked apart by birds?" Unfortunately, they are a lot higher than you thought. Alert reader Colleen C. Brown has sent in an Associated Press article stating that ravens have been pecking holes in small airplanes at the airport in Sodoltna, Alaska. This is not the first example of nature getting out of control in Alaska (official state motto: "Bear?
September 26, 1997 |
Girls' soccer rivalries don't get much better than Shawnee and Cherokee. They played three thrillers last year, with little separating the two teams. Shawnee won, 1-0, during the regular season and beat the Chiefs, 6-5, on penalty kicks in the South Jersey Group 4 final after playing to a scoreless tie in regulation and overtime. Cherokee returned the favor by beating the Renegades, 3-2, in the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Tournament final. Shawnee finished No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, and Cherokee was second.
September 13, 1992 |
A county committee will be appointed to examine the future of the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster, the Bucks County commissioners have announced. Commissioners Chairman Andrew L. Warren said at a Wednesday meeting that the committee was likely to be appointed in the next few weeks. It will review alternative uses for the land on which the base is now housed. Warren said that committee members would include municipal and business officials from Bucks and neighboring Montgomery County.
February 9, 1988 |
In the momentary void left by the firing of Matt Guokas, Sixers owner Harold Katz, for all his intents and purposes, had two people he could anoint the successor: Guokas's two assistants. Two choices. He could have chosen Fred Carter, and Katz would have made Philadelphia history by hiring the area's first black head coach of a major professional sports team. Katz instead chose Jim Lynam, Guokas's other - and senior - assistant coach. And no history was made. History, it seems, was not even considered in the discussions that led to Guokas's departure and Lynam's naming.
May 29, 2011
"We've seen some real damage to the consumer's psyche. " - Tom Kloza, an analyst at Oil Price Information Services, on the continuing effects of high gasoline prices. "More than anything, this is about being fed up. We are absolutely fed up. " - Spanish protester Maria Martinez, 32, on bleak job prospects in the country's poor economy. "We're in some ways a victim of our own success. " - Maureen Mulligan, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association, on the glut of projects spurred by federal and state incentives.
February 24, 2012 |
Temple will become a major player when it comes to recruiting elite basketball talent. Of course, that's assuming the Owls find a way to leave the Atlantic Ten and join the Big East as an all-sports member. Discussions between the Big East and Temple regarding the Owls are hitting the final stages. Temple could join the conference for all sports as early as next season. "If Temple goes to the Big East, I think the landscape for it will change, instantly," said Kamal Yard, the director for the Under Armour-sponsored Philly Pride AAU team and the Under Armour grassroots representative for the Philadelphia area.
February 10, 1999 |
Jim Slattery is usually the third or fourth substitute on Germantown Academy's basketball team. Then came yesterday, when the occasion for the Patriots was an Inter-Ac League game at Chestnut Hill Academy, and, voila, he was starting. Slattery, a 6-2, 190-pound junior forward, made a significant leap up the pecking order after coach Jim Fenerty issued one-game suspensions to four players, including three starters, for what he termed a violation of team rules. The missing sub was Brendan Kelly.
July 24, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The knowledge you obtain only makes you want to know more. This interest will soon turn into a passion, and the passion will very quickly make you an expert. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A pecking order is being established, and you may not agree with it. Your presence will change this order but not deactivate it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is said that "love enters through the eyes. " Your eyes will be delighted by the sight of a certain someone. CANCER (June 22-July 22)