July 22, 2013 |
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
September 10, 2009 |
Fall is fashion's most exciting time of year. But it also raises the most questions: What's the in shoe? Will belts be important? Are we still in a dress season? So, to guide us, I asked some of New York's hottest designers: Isaac Mizrahi, the man who chic-ified Target and stars in the brand-new Bravo reality series The Fashion Show ; Jason Wu, best known for his soon-to- inhabit-the-Smithsonian inaugural gown for first lady Michelle Obama; and Tracy Reese, the delicate hand behind Plenty and her girly self-named label.
December 16, 1993 |
When only four members of the Housing Authority Choir could attend a concert at Katie B. Jackson Plaza, the event became a sing-along. "They did fantastic," said choir director Val Yancey.
November 22, 1986
In the Nov. 2 Inquirer, two areas of the city were written about, Northern Liberties and Ludlow. Northern Liberties was depicted as a community on the rise. The houses are being renovated and sold to new people, new businesses are cropping up, and a new spirit is evident everywhere. In sharp, bitter contrast, Ludlow is shown to be the pits - poor housing, poor people and above all a complete poverty of spirit. Here is where I must differ. We are not about to roll over and play dead; we do have plans for Ludlow.
February 19, 1987 |
Upper Dublin Police Chief Raymond Polett said in his monthly report to the Township Committee on Public Safety, Works and Services that the number of accidents and injuries on Upper Dublin roads in January was the highest in 18 months. Polett told the panel, a subcommittee of the Board of Commissioners, on Tuesday night that the increase was due to hazardous road conditions caused by two major snowstorms last month. He said the danger was compounded by a lack of snow tires and chains on many cars.
November 3, 1993 |
Philadelphia Suburban Corp., the Bryn Mawr utility whose chief subsidiary is the Philadelphia Suburban Water Co., reported that water sales increased 8 percent during the parched summer, leading to the company's "strongest quarter in recent history. " Earnings per share from continuing operations increased about 9 percent because the number of outstanding shares increased by 2.6 million since last year, primarily through customer stock purchases. The profits contrast starkly with the company's performance last year, when it reported hefty losses in the third quarter, largely thanks to a $5.5 million loss when the company shedded three unprofitable nonutility subsidiaries.
May 19, 2000 |
Though his albums have built him a reputation as one of the most exciting young guitarists to emerge from the Chicago blues scene in some time, Melvin Taylor is still not as well-known in his homeland as he should be. Until the current U.S. tour that is bringing him to Philadelphia this weekend, the singer-guitarist had performed only in Europe and on his home turf on the Windy City's West Side. On his latest CD, Bang That Bell (Evidence), Taylor again offers a thrilling combination of incendiary technique and soul-deep feeling, stretching the boundaries of the blues to take in elements of jazz, funk and rock.
May 5, 1995 |
The Philadelphia International Women's Show got underway yesterday at the Convention Center and continues through Sunday. The gathering provides a forum to trade ideas and a chance to shop, eat and have fun. Advance tickets are $6. Admission at the door is $7.
December 24, 1989 |
Homeowners in Lansdowne Borough will be paying $37.60 more in property taxes in 1990 on a home assessed at the borough average under a final budget adopted Wednesday. The budget, with expenditures of $3,357,191, calls for a 11.57-mill rise in the property tax rate, from 116.68 in 1989 to 128.25 in 1990. The budget will rise $231,998, or 7.4 percent, in 1990 from the 1989 total of $3,125,193. The rise is due to overall increases in borough contracts. Taxes on a home assessed at the borough average of $3,250 will be $416.