May 3, 2000 |
Casualties of war and prisoners of history, the three characters in The Red Ribbon don't know one another, but they are umbilically connected. In this feverish allegory set in a no-man's land bordering Iran and Iraq, a pregnant young Iranian woman returns home to her family farm only to find it lost in the rubble of bombshells and tank parts. Not unlike Dorothy searching for the Emerald City, Mahbube (Azita Hajiyan) sees that her path is clearly marked, not by yellow brick but by lengths of red ribbon.
November 26, 1989 |
MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING urges you to tie on one for the holiday. Not a drink, a red ribbon reminding people not to drive when drunk. In Oxford Circle, Karen Holt and Albert Marnoch put up ribbons last week.
December 27, 1993 |
The grinch - well, three grinches - nearly stole Christmas from a Medford woman, but their efforts were undone by two feet of trailing red ribbon. Medford police say the woman had gone to visit relatives in the first block of Contesta Court around midnight on Christmas Eve, and unloaded the gifts onto the front porch. She went inside for about 15 minutes, police said, and when she came out, the gifts were gone. Medford police combed the area but couldn't find the stolen items, worth about $500.
November 27, 1988 |
This holiday season, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging the American public to "tie one on. " No, MADD doesn't want you to get intoxicated. Rather the organization that works to combat alcohol abuse wants motorists to attach red ribbons on the left door handles, outside rear-view mirrors or antennas of their cars. The ribbons are intended as reminders to not drink and drive during the holidays. Officials of the Marc Ethan Crowell Memorial Chapter of MADD, serving Delaware and Chester Counties, started the local "Tie One on for Safety" campaign on Monday night at Delaware County Community College.
August 18, 1996 |
His name is John Lasne, and he is a storyteller. He's also a letter carrier from Greenville, S.C. But Lasne has spent the last several years delivering much more than letters. Through his stories, he delivers hope, and last week he brought his message and his stories to South Jersey. It was the latest stop on a storytelling tour sponsored by the U.S. Post Office's diversity division. The tour has included stops at the White House, and at schools and community centers in Oregon, Alaska, California, Ohio, Massachusetts, Florida, Alabama and Wisconsin.
April 24, 2015 |
Ed Graziano, like any astute art-school student, knows where to find the free food. "There's three stations," he said to a classmate over the whir of an exhibit opening last week at the University of the Arts. The man who once wore custom suits and $500 shoes untucked a white dress shirt from his baggy jeans. He clutched a water with lemon, grabbed from the open bar. A red ribbon attached to his name tag identified him: ARTIST . Graziano, a third-year fine arts major with a focus in sculpture, turns 51 in May. He is a graying undergraduate, a man of paradoxes.
June 7, 1986 |
We all know someone who can top any story you tell. I'm not saying that my story about somebody getting my credit-card number and charging merchandise across the country, the ramifications stretching over months, is the most suspenseful one of our era. But it's the best story I've got to tell these days and I tell it well. So it steams me when this geezer steps in and tramples on my lines about how $1,300 was charged fraudulently to my credit card. Even before I got it all told - I was coming to a couple of lines that through use were polished like stones in a rushing brook - he said, "Let me tell you about my friend who had his battery stolen.
March 11, 1988 |
PACIFIER-HOLDER RECALL. Early models of the Baby Buddy clip-on pacifier- holder are being recalled because of a potential choking hazard. No injuries have been reported, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents to return the holders for free replacements. New models have two round holes in the back of the clips; those being recalled have none. Recalled models include those with a pink ribbon and white bear, blue ribbon and bear, yellow ribbon and brown bear, red ribbon and white bear, and red ribbon and brown bear.
January 11, 1986
How many books could the Free Library of Philadelphia buy for $16,000? How many texbooks and other school supplies could School Superintendent Constance Clayton buy for $16,000? What could the Philadelphia Museum of Art or the Philadelphia Orchestra do with $16,000? How many homeless street people could be fed with $16,000 worth of food? How many repairs could be made to houses of Pine Street residents that were damaged (but not destroyed) in the May 13 MOVE incident? What could the Red Cross and other charities do with $16,000?
June 2, 1999 |
Beneton, with McLain Ward aboard, captured the $7,500 Open Jumper class last night as the 103d Devon Horse Show moved smartly through its sixth day. Loro Piana Casino, ridden by Mark Leone, was second. And Concerto, with Leslie Howard in the saddle, was good for the yellow ribbon. Three horses ended up in a tie for the Modified/Open Jumper Championship, awarded late in the afternoon in the Dixon Oval. Sharing honors were Kroon Gravin with Molly Ashe in the irons, Calvin N Hobbes with Debbie Stephens riding, and Twist Du Valon, ridden by McLain Ward.