March 25, 2001 |
Looks likes the nominees of this year's 73d Academy Awards presentation will be competing for more than just Oscar. In an effort to avoid a repeat of last year's prolonged 4-hour-and-9- minute presentation, Gil Cates, producer of the last 10 Academy Awards shows, announced that he has issued a 45-second time limit on all acceptance speeches. To provide added incentive, the winner who delivers the shortest speech of the evening will be awarded a prize: a brand-new, high-definition television set, valued at more than $2000.
November 11, 1991 |
Philadelphia composer Richard Wernick yesterday won his second top prize in the Kennedy Center Friedheim Competition, becoming the first person to win twice in the competition's 14-year history. In 1986, he shared the first prize with Bernard Rands. Wernick's winning piece, his String Quartet No. 4, topped a field of 146 chamber-music works nominated for this year's prize. The $5,000 prize was handed to him by Henry Strong, assistant treasurer of the Kennedy Center. Under the competition's format, a panel of judges sifts the nominated works - music by American composers premiered within the last year - before choosing four finalists.
January 3, 2000 |
With its first-place finish in the 2000 Mummers Parade, the Quaker City Club closed one century, then opened a second as the crowned prince of the String Band Division on New Year's Day. With Saturday's win, the Quakers now have two first-prize finishes in as many years. "In all the years of string band competition, a circus theme never won a string band first-prize until we took it home on Saturday," said Quaker City President Jim Muller, a banjo player. Muller credits the collective effort of Quaker City officers and band members in researching and developing their theme of "Circus Momus" that resulted in the big top taking the Quakers into the big time.
January 30, 2013
Weekly Rankings Each week the Inquirer college basketball staff will rank the City Six teams No. 1 through 6 and compare those rankings with those of the fans. STAFF VOTERS Staff voters are Joe Juliano, Keith Pompey, Mike Jensen, John Quinn, Marc Narducci, Gary Miles, Gary Potosky, and Jim Swan. FANS' RANKINGS Vote how you think the city's six teams should be ranked at philly.com/city6. Give a ranking from 1 through 6 for each of the teams.
March 15, 2000 |
The rumor about Bob and Margaret Shemonski was true. The couple, who have lived on Grove Street in working-class Bridgeport for as long as anyone there can remember, wouldn't usually provoke gossip. Bob Shemonski is a landscaper on a school grounds crew in Upper Merion, and neighbors who describe him as a hardworking and friendly man say he and Margaret like to tend the garden beside their two-story brick twin. But the rumor was confirmed yesterday: The Shemonskis have won $86 million.
January 12, 2003 |
On a black, chilly morning before daybreak, Steve Greer crouched for three miserable hours in mud polluted with slimy eelgrass that had swept ashore at Stone Harbor's southern end. He knew that when the sun arose, a family of endangered piping plovers he had observed closely for two months would begin to stir. Perhaps the mother and her pair of three-day-old chicks would reward the photographer's patience this day in May. And when the fuzzy chicks awoke and nuzzled against the plumage of their tawny-colored mother for warmth, they provided him with a rare, intimate family scene.
January 24, 2001 |
Paul Baran, an Internet pioneer and Drexel University alumnus, will receive the Franklin Institute's prestigious Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, the Institute announced yesterday. The award, which carries a cash prize of $250,000, will be presented to Baran at a ceremony on April 26 that will be hosted by ABC News anchor Cokie Roberts. Baran is receiving the award for his development of packet switching in the early 1960s, when he was conducting research at the RAND organization, a think tank in Santa Monica, Calif.
October 1, 2006 |
The Civil Rights Movement died decades ago. Some say it succumbed with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder in 1968. Maybe. Anyway, it's over. But racial discrimination remains. So how should prejudice continue to be fought? To consider the future, let us look to the past. I don't just remember the Civil Rights Movement. If I close my eyes, I can still see it. I can hear it. I can feel it. I never set foot in a march in my hometown of Birmingham, Ala., but I couldn't ignore what was happening all around me. When we were both 9, a classmate, Audrey Hendricks, was one of the youngest children jailed for demonstrating.
January 24, 2008 |
Honey Brook resident Sarah Rose Lownes may not live on a farm and is only 15, but that didn't stop her from taking home the Grand Championship Angus trophy at the 2008 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Charming, her 1,290-pound Black Angus, took the top prize for its body structure, size and showmanship. Lownes also earned a Master Showmanship prize. "I was very surprised, very thankful and very happy," said Lownes when she found out her steer won Jan. 6 in Harrisburg, earning her a $55 prize.
November 24, 1996 |
When Sonya Claybourne unfolded the letter, the news in it took her breath away. She had won first prize for sculpture in Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital's Art-Ability, a free exhibit and sale at the Malvern hospital that features 74 disabled U.S., Canadian and European artists. The show began Monday and runs through Dec. 13. The top prize was a first for the sculptor from Fairless Hills, and it signified a victory for Claybourne, 56, who was stricken with polio as an infant. "It filled me with a wonderful feeling right here in the center of my stomach, where my art comes from.