October 2, 1988 |
Councilwoman Joan Krajewski usually has a low tolerance for smart-alecky back talk, but she has agreed to endure an evening of good-natured wisecracks on Oct. 14 - as the target of a roast to benefit the Sunshine Foundation. The barbs will come from an assortment of jokesters, including radio personalities Irv Homer and Dominic Quinn, Councilmen John Street and Jack Kelly, and City Commissioner Margaret Tartaglione. Homer will be the emcee. Krajewski has been bracing herself for months for the event, at the Cottage Green Restaurant, Ashton and Willits Roads.
October 10, 1990 |
Burlington County Prosecutor Stephen G. Raymond has been a volunteer worker for the American Cancer Society for five years now. Officials are so pleased with his efforts that they decided to humiliate him - in public. Friday night will see the first-ever Steve Raymond roast. Those with an ax to grind against the county's top law enforcement officer will include former New Jersey Attorney General W. Cary Edwards, U.S. Rep. H. James Saxton, (R., 13th, Burlington-Camden-Ocean), Gloucester County Prosecutor Richard Hickey, KYW television news reporter Dick Standish and Frank Grungo, a Medford Realtor who is on the American Cancer Society's board of directors.
January 18, 1987 |
City Councilman Leland M. Beloff was there in a tuxedo with a flower in his lapel. In all, a half-dozen members of Council sat at the head table. And scattered throughout the banquet room were most of the important labor leaders in Philadelphia. Pretty nice turnout, somebody said to Margaret L. Tartaglione, the guest of honor. "Yeah, well," she said, "they're roasting me, you know. They just want to get me. " About 600 people paid $25 each to attend the fund-raising dinner last night at Palumbo's restaurant in South Philadelphia to benefit Tartaglione's campaign for re-election as a city commissioner.
August 16, 1990 |
You're chatting with your friends, and someone suggests that it would be nifty to zap a pal with a surprise video roast - if only anyone knew a person experienced enough with a video camera to put one together. Well, if you've been using your camcorder to record family events like weddings, graduations or vacations, perhaps it's time to accept the challenge and try your talent as a small-time movie producer/director. With decent video equipment, it's unlikely that you will fail totally, and even partial failures of projects like this can be a lot of fun. If you know how to create a story, you should be able to give it life with pictures.
June 25, 1987 |
The seven Democratic candidates for president came together at a downtown Washington hotel Tuesday night to "roast" New Jersey's Sen. Bill Bradley. By the time the night was over, the joke may well have been on them. Bradley, who has resisted repeated urgings from across a wide political spectrum to run for the White House, demonstrated that, as of now, he is simply in a different league from his colleagues. And if he still entertains any notions about getting into the race, what happened at his roast may offer those thoughts enormous encouragement.
January 22, 1986 |
To congressman, councilman and jury commissioner, add another career option for James J. Tayoun. "Jim, are you a veteran? Good, I know of a very good job for you," joked Councilman Ed Schwartz, referring to the flap over former councilman and Abscam figure Harry Jannotti's aborted appointment to a council veterans' commission. In fact, that may be the only job Tayoun is not rumored to be seeking. As about 350 friends and political cronies gathered to "roast" Tayoun at his Middle East Restaurant last night, the sizzle of insults was matched only by the murmurs of speculation.
February 17, 1993 |
Suddenly, the sixth annual Port Arthur (Texas) Homecoming Roast is a hot ticket. Buddy Ryan is going to help roast Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, who was born in Port Arthur. Ryan, the ex-Eagles coach who recently was hired as defensive coordinator for the Houston Oilers, agreed to help roast Johnson at the May 22 event, which benefits the Port Arthur Historical Society. Johnson and Ryan frequently traded insults when Ryan coached the Eagles. "Sure, I'll help roast Jimmy," Ryan said.
August 6, 1989 |
A pig helping handicapped children in Burlington County? Well, at least that's the plan members of the Edgewater Park Elks have in mind for their 11th annual Pig Roast, scheduled for Saturday at the lodge. There are about 43 handicapped children - retarded children and those with birth defects and cerebral palsy - on the Elks Club's "roster" this year. And "every dime that's earned goes to the handicapped kids," Elks member Ernie Jewell said. Money collected is used to provide wheelchairs, walkers and crutches for the children.
March 30, 1988 |
Easter dinner is much less predictable than other holiday meals. Thanksgiving means a turkey roasting in the oven, and for Christmas it's either another big bird or roast beef. But come spring, everyone is tired of turkey and cooks are ready to experiment a little. So they'll buy a ham, smother it in pineapple and cloves; order a rolled pork roast from their favorite butcher; or wow the relatives with a rack of lamb. If this is the year you'd like to make a new Easter tradition, think duck.
May 7, 1989 |
Tom Chambers scored 13 of his 25 points in a lopsided third quarter and Dan Majerle outscored NBA Rookie of the Year Mitch Richmond 22-12 as the Phoenix Suns routed the Golden State Warriors, 130-103, in yesterday's opening game of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is scheduled for Tuesday night at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum before the series moves to Oakland, Calif., for Games 3 and 4. Phoenix, which swept Denver in three straight games in the first round, outrebounded the Warriors, 39-22, while building a 66-51 halftime lead, then outscored Golden State, 41-22, in the third period, which ended with the Suns ahead 107-73.