September 25, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - A court on Monday ordered former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to pay a fine and serve a one-year suspended sentence for his role in a corruption case that forced him from office, a relatively light punishment that could clear the way for a political comeback. Olmert, who had faced the possibility of jail or community service, was ordered only to pay an $18,000 fine. By avoiding those stiffer penalties, the former leader is now eligible to run for parliament, though he remains barred from serving in a cabinet post while he faces another corruption trial.
September 6, 1990 |
Buddy Ryan is proud of his defensive line. While Ryan believes there's always room for improvement, he will concede a large measure of satisfaction with the voracious wrecking crew that has become the team's foundation. "It's the best one in the league," Ryan said of his defensive line. "They're a force, there's no question about it. " Strangely, the defensive line's emergence as the premier front four in the NFL occurred during a season when Reggie White had a down year. White, a four- time Pro Bowler, had 11 sacks in 1989, which tied him for eighth in the NFC but was the lowest total of his NFL career.
March 19, 2009 |
Healthy or not, Roman Catholic High School's Maalik Wayns is regarded as the area's premier boys' basketball player. A McDonald's all-American, the 17-year-old's court awareness, vision, skill and high basketball IQ separated him from most players on the court. Wayns' efforts did not go unnoticed despite his missing several games with a knee injury. The William Markward Memorial Basketball Club recognized the 6-foot-1 point guard yesterday as the top senior boys' basketball player in the Philadelphia area.
June 10, 2013
Pierre Mauroy, 84, who as France's prime minister in the early 1980s implemented radical social reforms that made life easier for French workers, has died. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Mr. Mauroy died Friday in a hospital in a Paris suburb. He had been suffering from cancer. Mr. Mauroy was prime minister from 1981 to 1984 under Socialist President Francois Mitterrand. His reforms included cutting the legal workweek, lowering the retirement age, and raising the number of paid holidays.
October 15, 1999 |
The FC Delco under-18 club girls' soccer team, which includes players from Downingtown, West Chester East and West Chester Henderson high schools and is coached by Downingtown head coach Mary Schane, took home the top prize at last weekend's prestigious Washington Area Girls' Soccer tournament. Competing in the under-18 Premier flight, which represents the highest level of competition at the tournament, FC Delco beat California's San Ramon Crunch, 1-0, in the finals. Since the Premier flight is populated only by state champion and runner-up teams, FC Delco's title is akin to a national crown.
October 25, 2008 |
A concert, like a story, knows when it wants to stop. Violinist James Ehnes' program for the Chamber Music Society of Philadelphia at the Perelman Theater Thursday had two extraordinary closes: the requisite pre-intermission climax - J.S. Bach's "Chaconne" (from the Partita No. 2 in D Minor) - and, in its local premier, the work that should have ended the evening, Aaron Jay Kernis' Two Movements (with Bells). It isn't often that 17 minutes of new music will hold the house's attention or make a critic wish to hear it again - and this on a World Series night when the home team was playing.
June 16, 1995 |
A concert in the courtyard came courtesy of the Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir. The ensemble, under the direction of Jiri Chavala (center, right), stopped at City Hall yesterday during a tour of Philadelphia. The group's reputation as one of the world's premier choirs is growing, and many Czech composers have created works for the singers.
February 26, 2006 |
The American Cup, one of gymnastics' premier international events, is scheduled to be held Saturday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Temple's Liacouras Center. The event is an all-around invitational that will feature some of the top male and female gymnasts in the world. This year's Cup is also the first premier international invitational in the United States to use the sport's new scoring system. In addition to the United States, the field is expected to include gymnasts from Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania and Russia.
July 15, 1987 |
The Goode administration might have ignored yet another early warning sign that all was not well with the MOVE reconstruction project. After four separate insurance-bond brokers turned down MOVE builder Ernest A. Edwards Jr.'s Premier Construction Co., Mayor Goode asked George Holbrook, president of Reliance Surety Co., to give Edwards a bond, Holbrook testified at Edwards' preliminary hearing yesterday. Edwards and his former partner, W. Oscar Harris, are charged with stealing more than $208,000 from funds for the project.
February 9, 1992 |
To locate the origin of nearly half the salmon consumed by Americans, you would have to set sail for the cold waters near Denmark's Faeroe Islands, located southeast of Iceland. To see where large quantities of that salmon are later cleaned, brined, smoked, sliced and prepared daily for delivery to supermarkets, go no farther than Premier Smoked Fish Inc.'s modern processing plant in Lower Bucks County. As the largest fish factory of its kind on the East Coast outside New York City, Premier, of Bensalem Township, has swimmingly tried to bring smoked salmon and whitefish into the mainstream diet.