October 13, 1988 |
The strange case of Sid Yoblick has finally been decided by the Whitemarsh Zoning Hearing Board. Recently, Yoblick, the owner of Videocraft Productions at 504 Germantown Pike, added photography to his video production operation. To advertise the new service, Yoblick placed photographs in his window. But under an interpretation by township manager Lawrence J. Gregan, who was acting zoning officer at the time, the pictures were ruled to be signs. The window was measured at 45 square feet.
September 23, 1990 |
In an effort to drum up business for merchants, the Doylestown Business and Community Alliance is sponsoring an unusual promotion - a $5,000 cash giveaway. John Hoenstine, a photographer with an office on South Main Street, started taking 500 random pictures of people in and around the community this summer. He will continue through October. From Oct. 8 to Nov. 17, the 16-by-20, black-and-white photographs will be posted in area businesses, and people who identify pictures of themselves will automatically win a prize.
January 11, 1987 |
It isn't generally known, but anyone can sell pictures to newspapers and magazines. Although most publications have full-time, salaried photographers, they also have a budget to buy "outside" photos from nonstaffers. Their staffers can't be everywhere. When houses collapse, buildings burn, autos collide, small planes land in back yards, firefighters rescue a kitten from a utility pole, it's possible that the publication won't even know about the event until well after it's all over - yet each of those situations would make an interesting news or feature picture.
January 18, 2005
WHILE I FIND the devastating death toll of the tsunamis a huge tragedy, I have often turned the news off because of the depressing reports and heart-wrenching pictures. I understand that it is an extremely important piece of news. But did the news people stop to think that maybe they should have given a little rest to those of us who cannot stand to see these emotionally disturbing pictures? And when we have a natural disaster, who sends us money? We are also spending billions on the war in Iraq.
August 12, 1986
Thank you for the most beautiful love-in-action story you have ever published ("Seeking a key to open his mind," Aug. 1). Staff writer Julia Cass and photographer Michael Viola are the greatest. The pictures are so special. They portray Sucha Asbell showing her love for her father, Dr. Albert Order, who has been in a semi-coma since an automobile accident. The pictures are so heart-warming they bring tears to the eyes. The article was also very special. It must be a comfort to Dr. Order's patients to know he is not forgotten.
April 12, 1997 |
Composite photographs showing what Crown Princess Victoria might look like in a bikini were splashed across Sweden's tabloid press Thursday, breaking a long taboo. "It is unethical and tasteless," the royal palace's information secretary, Cecilia Wilmhardt, said. "Our solicitors are looking into this and will decide if or when anything will be done about it. " The paste-up pictures were published by the Swedish weekly Se & Hor - See and Hear - which attached the head of the 19-year-old princess to shots of a swimwear model under the headline "Victoria - How We Want to See You This Summer.
May 30, 1996 |
The painting is "Woman With Coffee Pot," the exhibit is "Cezanne," and the opening is today. Here, Art Museum members get a preview. The museum expects 500,000 to see "Cezanne," which runs through September and has more than 100 works including violent scenes from the 1860s, bright, Impressionist-influenced pictures of the 1870s and 1880s, and majestic, contemplative late paintings.
November 25, 2003
RE THURSDAY'S color posters: ENOUGH WITH THE CHEERLEADERS! We have 50 players on the team. Real sports fans and collectors would much rather have a picture of a player. Female sports fans are certainly not interested in pictures of the cheerleaders - and every man to whom I have spoken is also not interested. When the players were featured on Thursdays, my husband made sure he got his Daily News early to ensure he got his picture. Now on Thursdays, he is not nearly as enthusiastic.
June 16, 2010 |
Perhaps only in South Philadelphia could a neighborhood dispute over an inground pool snowball into years of legal wrangling, including a civil suit, criminal charges and a code of silence worthy of a Mafia movie. It started in 2008, when the Baldi family, of The Reserve at Packer Park, a tony 230-home development on a triangular patch of land near FDR Park, installed an inground pool against civic-association rules. The association sued to have it removed. "No one else has an inground swimming pool," said Kevin Kelly, an attorney for The Reserve at Packer Park Homeowners Association.
October 4, 2001 |
Recently, I decided to do a task that has been on my job list since June: Sort family photographs and put them into albums. I carried up boxes of photos and half-finished albums stored in the basement. I emptied drawers where I had stashed more pictures. I took down shoe boxes filled with photos from closet shelves. Every time I thought I had them all, I'd discover another box. Soon our dining-room table was buried under half-filled albums and loose snapshots. More pictures littered the floor and threatened to drift into the living room.