August 14, 1991 |
Dave Stockton, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain, filled out the 12-man team yesterday with his two wild-card selections. Chip Beck, had been considered a given. But 48-year-old Ray Floyd came as a surprise. Floyd, who served as non-playing captain two years ago, was chosen over veterans Tom Watson and Tom Kite. "It's the only part of the job I have not liked at all," said Stockton, via a conference call. "I think he's the best putter of the three. I tried to look at everybody honestly.
October 18, 2010 |
Radical's latest offering is quite a wild "Ryde. " Indeed, "Ryder on the Storm" is the type of book that changes direction constantly and has more layers than an onion. Just when you feel you have the story and players figured out, everything gets turned upside down. Indeed, the first issue has a whopping 52 pages of story and writer David Hine expertly makes use of every one of them. The result is a horror story worthy of Steve Niles , a crime story worthy of Christos Gage and dialogue worthy of Brian Michael Bendis . There is also a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a riddle.
January 3, 1986 |
IU International of Philadelphia yesterday reported it had completed the sale of its Ryder/PIE trucking unit to Chicago investors, a move analysts described a good one for the loss-ridden firm. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. IU said the sale would reduce fourth- quarter revenues by $110 million. Ryder/PIE, the nation's fourth largest trucking company, accounted for about one-third of IU's yearly revenue, but generated lossed exceeding $90 million during the past two years.
May 16, 1997 |
When Edward Ryder was released from prison 3 1/2 years ago, the singer-trumpeter figured that by now he would be tasting the sweet life. He would have found a steady job. Maybe he would have cut an album. Maybe reveled in fame and comfort. Unrealistic dreams, perhaps. But if Ryder fantasized in rainbows, it was for spending half a lifetime in dungeons - 20 years for a murder he and others say he did not commit. As things turned out, Ryder's life in North Philadelphia has been a patchwork of part-time, low-level jobs.
March 5, 1993 |
It was a matter of money, pure and simple, that led investigators to the suspect in the World Trade Center bombing. Mohammed A. Salameh wasn't willing to walk away from the $400 security deposit on the rented Ryder van allegedly used in the bombing on Friday. The 26-year-old suspect kept telling the rental agency here that the van had been stolen, and he returned repeatedly to ask for the money. Yesterday morning, when he came back for a third time to haggle over the deposit, undercover FBI agents were waiting.
April 20, 2003 |
For Henry Ryder, the beginning and middle are just as fun as the end. Each spring for more than 25 years, the economics professor at Gloucester County College has overseen the start of the planting season at the college's community gardening site in Sewell, and he has been there until the last vegetables are harvested late in the fall. To an economist, the plots, which are rented to anyone wishing one, make a heck of a lot of dollar sense. After all, Ryder said: "Where else can you get 600 square feet to plant whatever you want for $20?"
October 9, 1990 |
Haverford High had more than just pride at stake as it took the field against Strath Haven Saturday in a Central League showdown. The Fords, coming off a 27-0 loss to Springfield the previous week, were looking to show their true form. It also was homecoming for Strath Haven, an occurrence not lost on Haverford's two-way standout Mike Rodgers. "You don't know how great it was that it was their homecoming," Rodgers said. "It's always great to ruin a homecoming. " Haverford High succeeded in spoiling the event for Strath Haven, with the Fords rebounding from an 8-0 first-quarter deficit to score 37 straight points for a 37-15 victory over the Panthers.
April 26, 2013 |
A driver is reported dead in a crash Thursday morning involving a box truck and tractor trailer on the Route 30 bypass in Valley Township, Chester County. TV news helicopter video from the scene showed the cab of the Ryder box truck was destroyed after apparently running into the rear of the tractor trailer about 11 a.m. near Airport Road. The name of the victim has not been released, and an investigation is under way.
November 15, 1999 |
Britain's 99-year-old Queen Mother was unable to attend the annual Remembrance Sunday service in London yesterday in honor of Britain's war dead because of a chill. Not to worry. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said it was nothing serious and "at 99, I think she can be forgiven. " The mother of Queen Elizabeth usually stands on a balcony overlooking Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday to watch the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph memorial and the procession by former military veterans.
May 31, 1987 |
If you have read the financial news pages casually in recent years, you might think that not much was left of IU International Corp. by now. After all, this is the big Philadelphia-based conglomerate that since 1979 has sold or spun off to shareholders no fewer than eight major subsidiaries. Even though it still uses the initials IU, which once stood for International Utilities, it no longer owns any utilities. Neither does it own the mining and shipping companies that were mainstays of its business, nor does it have Ryder/P-I-E, once the largest of its numerous trucking subsidiaries.