August 16, 1990 |
Every time I hear a great new reader, it's like getting another friend. Gene Engene (pronounced EN-gun-ee) is my most recent acquaintance. Engene, a professor of drama at Eastern Washington University, has a compelling, Now-Hear-This voice, but he still manages to sound friendly. He's serious, yet expressive and conversational, the Walter Cronkite of narrators. He gives a dramatic, crisp delivery without being too tense or tight. A master of the pause, he creates suspense by drawing out some of the words, as in: aaaaaand, theeeeen, the man bit the dog. Engene reads for Books in Motion, a Spokane, Wash.
July 29, 2011 |
I'll let my faithful and informed readers have a go at this week's column, since they've offered some useful insight into problems for which I've requested feedback in the last few weeks. A reader had asked why his cedar deck rotted after eight seasons. He had waited several months after the deck was built to paint it with a semitransparent stain. Several months after that, the paint began to peel, and in the years since, he has repeatedly repainted it with the same result.
October 18, 2011 |
AFTER his photo appeared in the "Week's Most Wanted" feature in yesterday's Daily News, it didn't take long for fugitive Steven Savoy to get busted. A People's Paper reader quickly tipped off U.S. marshals to Savoy's whereabouts, said James Burke, supervisor of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Authorities found him hiding under a sink in an apartment at 11th Street and Girard Avenue. Savoy, 26, was wanted for aggravated assault in connection with an April incident in which he allegedly hit his ex-girlfriend with a vehicle then stabbed her in the hand.
August 12, 1996
Daily News readers continue to suggest other sites for the Rocky statue, including some who insist it belongs back on the Art Museum steps. Watch this page tomorrow for more views on where to relocate "Rocky. "
May 6, 2011 |
Thanks to the help of a vigilant Daily News reader, one of the U.S. Marshals Service's most wanted has been arrested. A reader saw the photo of Harrie Rosado - wanted in the alleged gunpoint rape of a 21-year-old woman Jan. 4 in Port Richmond - in Monday's newspaper. The Rosado tipster, who is not being identified by the Daily News to protect his identity, said he saw Rosado, 24, entering the building where he works, on Broad Street near Chestnut, about 4 p.m. Tuesday, and called 9-1-1.
June 19, 2013
CHRISTINE Flowers' column on sexual assaults in the military was puzzling. She seemed more concerned about not disturbing the military's "chain of command," and allowing them to continue to police themselves, than reducing vicious sexual assaults that have injured and traumatized tens of thousands of soldiers. Allowing good-old-boy organizations to police themselves doesn't work. It didn't work with the Catholic Church, and it hasn't worked with the military. The officer appointed to investigate sexual assaults in the military was himself recently charged with sexual assault - that would seem like a joke if it wasn't so serious.
May 9, 2011
Dear Harry: I think there's a rip-off somewhere in what just happened to me. I went to a famous chain of tax preparers to get my return done. They charged me an extra $39 for an "insurance policy" to protect me in case of errors in my return. Well, it happened. There was an error in my return amounting to little more than $1,200. The policy was good. It paid enough to cover my tax deficiency. Now, they're telling me that I have to pay income tax on the insurance payment! This doesn't make any sense.
November 8, 2012
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: Hopefully, you've all got your power back on. I know too many friends who endured an entire week without power, and read of too many others in North Jersey and New York who've witnessed much worse. The restaurant industry of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn took a major blow. And the New Jersey wine industry - with numerous warehouses severely damaged in the storm - is practically washed out up north for the next few weeks.
August 24, 2011
DEAR ABBY : Years ago an advice columnist posed the question to her readers, "If you had it to do over again, would you still have children?" I'm wondering when the information was collected, and what the results of that inquiry were, and if you asked the same question today, what the majority of your readers would answer. - Ready2bdone in Phoenix DEAR READY2BDONE : The columnist was Ann Landers (my mother's twin sister) and while I remember the poll, I don't recall the date.
February 1, 2011
LIKE MOST mornings, I headed to the Wawa for the supplies to begin my day: 20-ounce coffee, lemon Tastykake pie - and a Daily News. Well, to my surprise, the DN now costs $1, which the clerk said had just begun this morning. That's odd, I thought. I read the DN every day and can't remember them mentioning that the paper was going up. It was very strange, since they report everything from their own takeover and bankruptcy to all the cop corruption - but they neglected to mention that!