May 24, 2006
RE BARBARO: You have to be kidding. The big news is a horse breaking his leg, and getting an emergency operation, while under the guise of "supporting our troops," hundreds of injured GIs can't find sufficient health care? No wonder there isn't any morality left when animals are more important than humans. Ralph Goldsborough, Yeadon Duke double standard Columnist Jenice M. Armstrong wrote on May 17: "The Duke University lacrosse players will never be considered innocent even if exonerated of rape because they engaged in an activity that demeaned and exploited women.
September 5, 1986
In reply to the Aug. 24 Letter to the Editor by A. M. Ladduwahetty, I must protest the attempt to taint the opinions of the readers. Since we are not totally aware of all the facts dealing with the 155 Tamil refugees in Canada, it is both unfair and unwise of us to draw conclusions at this time. What we do know is the reason that the Tamils are forced to flee their homeland. Our plight is one much like that of the Jewish community in the Soviet Union. In both cases, a large, influential minority is subjugated by the government, having both political and basic human rights stripped from them.
October 18, 2003 |
Describing The Afghan Women as a play that mixes the style and conventions of Greek drama with preachy speeches about the plight and future of current-day Afghanistan makes it sound like something you might not want to sit through. I'll admit that in the early going, I more or less resigned myself to a long evening of imitative, although very exciting, didactic theater. But I'm pleased to report that, ultimately, my experience of the play by William Mastrosimone - receiving its first professional presentation in an excellent production from the Passage Theatre Company - was quite the opposite.
August 9, 1987 |
Two Australian imports top the list this week: last year's staggeringly popular down-under comedy and a less well-known drama. "CROCODILE" DUNDEE (1986) (Paramount) $29.95. 102 minutes. Paul Hogan, the most popular entertainer in Australia, was best-known in the United States for his tourism commercials. This riotously funny comedy changed that. He stars as a crocodile hunter from the outback who winds up in the jungle of Manhattan. It's the oft-tested device of having an innocent outsider show up the supposed sophisticates, but Hogan gives it a hilarious variation.
May 3, 2007
I'D LIKE ANY of the mayoral candidates to address the needs of the "not-so-poor" people of Philadelphia. Recent news reports say that there is no more middle class - and I agree. Because I earn about 50k a year, I don't qualify as low-income, but am far from wealthy. I'd like to purchase one of the many new homes being built in this city, but they start at 200k, and that is out of my budget. The homes being built by Philadelphia Housing Authority are nice, too, but I can't buy one of those because I only have two people in my household (myself and one child)
December 15, 1994 |
New York Giants coach Dan Reeves knows what Eagles coach Rich Kotite is going through. He coached under the same ominous cloud and twisted in the same harsh wind two years ago in Denver. "It's by far the most difficult situation I ever went through," Reeves said, referring to his final season as head coach in Denver, when it was widely (and accurately) reported that owner Pat Bowlen had decided to dump him after the last game. "It's the uncertainty of it. People are human.
June 17, 1986 |
This year's Academy Award-winning documentary, "Broken Rainbow" - the story of the forced relocation of more than 400 Navajo families - will be screened tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St. The relocation, the result of a 1974 law whose deadline in July 7, is "the largest (such) project since Japanese-Americans were interned at camps in World War II," according to Navajo spokesman Larry Anderson. The screening is a benefit presented by the Big Mountain Support Group of Greater Philadelphia.
July 30, 2002
YOUR EDITORIAL cartoon regarding Erica Pratt was really uncalled for and could be very damaging to her mental state (July 25). Just being kidnapped and left in a basement for 23 hours is a scare that she may never be able to let go of. Someone should reprimand the artist. Keith J. Richards Philadelphia How dare Signe Wilkinson put such a tasteless cartoon like this one about Erica's returning to her neighborhood that is drug-infested. Your cartoon is NOT WANTED in the paper.
October 28, 2004
ON A RECENT Sunday, I was walking my dog in Northeast Philadelphia. A rottweiler was off his leash and out of the yard, running loose. He spotted me and my dog, and charged. He attacked and bit me on my back, and scratched my stomach, arms and face. Neighbors responded to my cries and managed to chase the dog away. The police were called, but it took more than an hour for them to arrive. The dog's owner wasn't home. Who leaves a dog unattended outdoors and unleashed? The police officer who showed up wasn't concerned about the situation, just writing minimal information in a useless report.
April 11, 2001
I invite City Solicitor Kenneth Trujillo to get out from behind his desk and come to North Philly and ride with us firefighters. Come into a burning dwelling with us, crawl around on hands and knees in the thick black smoke, only to discover you were just crawling around in hypodermic needles and human waste. Then tell us hepatitis C is not work-related. MICHAEL PATRICK BRESNAN Philadelphia I'm tired of the city's excuses for not honoring the arbitrator's contract award to the firefighters.