October 22, 2012 |
It was a crisp autumn morning, and W.B. Saul High was buzzing. And mooing. And barking, and baa-ing. Swinging a gate closed to keep brown jersey cow Tinker safe in her pen, Saul senior Marcus Bonaparte motioned to the farm fields, greenhouse, orchard, and school buildings on the 150 acres around him - all in the middle of urban Philadelphia. "There's no other place like this," Bonaparte said of the Roxborough school, set on busy Henry Avenue with cars whizzing by. True. At no other city school are there two farmers on staff.
March 30, 1990 |
Columnist Steve Lopez and photographer April Saul were named yesterday as winners of National Headliner Awards for journalism. Lopez was cited for "consistently outstanding local interest columns" and Saul for "outstanding feature photography. " The Press Club of Atlantic City, which sponsors the awards each year, also announced second-place honors to two other Inquirer staff members - Donald C. Drake for feature writing and Ron Cortes for sports photography. Robert S. Boyd of Knight-Ridder Newspapers' Washington Bureau was named a third-place honoree for feature writing by a news syndicate.
April 7, 2011 |
Nayirrah Bellinger used the long ball to great advantage and lifted Saul past visiting Ben Franklin, 15-10, in a Public League AAA Division softball game Thursday. Bellinger blasted a three-run homer, then cracked a grand slam to finish the game with seven runs batted in. Destiny Rodriguez was the beneficiary of Bellinger's hitting and was the winning pitcher. Jade Leopanto picked up three hits including a solo home run and knocked in three runs for Central in a 14-8 win over visiting Northeast.
April 8, 2011 |
Nayirrah Bellinger used the long ball to great advantage and lifted Saul past visiting Ben Franklin, 15-10, in a Public League AAA Division softball game Thursday. Bellinger blasted a three-run homer, then cracked a grand slam to finish the game with seven runs batted in. Destiny Rodriguez was the beneficiary of Bellinger's hitting and was the winning pitcher. Joia Hight helped herself with a double and teammate Christina Willis added a pair of doubles for Dobbins in a 10-4 win over host Gratz.
May 3, 1988 |
On the kind of spring morning when the minds of most high school students are already on vacation, their eyes glazed, Mark Barnak is outdoors in the sunshine, wrestling pigs and loving it. "I like pigs," declares the good-natured Roxborough teen, struggling to keep 90 pounds of jiggling pork under control long enough for an injection. Even Barnak's reluctant partner, Jennifer Samarca of South Philly, agrees that injecting pigs with worm medication beats algebra any day. When pressed, just about all the students at the W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Science will admit they really like school - at least the outdoor part.
June 8, 1987 |
"My future isn't exactly promising," says Rich, the AIDS victim. "I'll take you as is," replies his former lover, Saul. In that pledge of loyalty, William M. Hoffman finds not only the title of his play but also its touchingly humane stand in the face of the merciless momentum of The Plague. The Philadelphia Company's production of As Is serves the author and his message well. It opened last night at the Plays and Players Theater. This is one of the two best-known plays that have tackled the subject of AIDS.
May 18, 2003 |
Delran Police Chief Arthur Saul is California dreaming. After 34 years on the police force, he has started to plan for a life after law enforcement. That includes a leisurely trip to California to visit an old Army buddy. What will be different about the trip, Saul said, is that after he retires May 31, there will be no time constraints. He and Gloria, his wife of 36 years, will not have to be home at any particular time. "I don't have to be back any more," said a smiling Saul, who remembers hurried vacations that limited the time he could spend with friends or just relaxing.
September 11, 2005 |
When Jill Saul learned she was nominated for an Emmy award, she let her imagination run wild. "I thought they would fly us to Hollywood, and we'd get the $30,000 gift package," Saul, an adviser at Harry S. Truman High School in Bristol Township, said and laughed. Finding out she would hear, "And the winner is . . . " at the Philadelphia Marriott instead didn't curb her enthusiasm. Saul was nominated for a regional Emmy for the public-service announcement developed by Students Against Destructive Decisions, the club at Truman she advises with teaching assistant Karen Bloom.
February 24, 2011 |
Northeast's fourth Public League Coed Bowling championship in the last seven years was undoubtedly its toughest, but the Vikings pulled it off in dramatic fashion, beating Saul, 1,725-1,705, in a competitive match Wednesday at Erie Lanes. The Vikings' performance in the title match mirrored their regular season as they fell 60 pins behind but rallied with a solid second game. The Vikings lost their first three matches of the regular season, one to Saul. Four boys and two girls scored for the Vikings in the title match.
September 16, 2011 |
Remember last March, when there appeared to be a good chance a hint of sanity would finally come to Public League basketball for 2011-12? So much for that . . . Robert Coleman, the czar of PL sports, announced yesterday that only two of last season's 68 teams have vanished - Horace Furness and W.B. Saul. Coleman said Furness has entered into a cooperative sponsorship with Southern. It's hoped, he added, one between Saul and Roxborough will be finalized shortly. Multiple sources last winter claimed Coleman was looking to reduce the number of teams to 50. Though he did not confirm that number then, Coleman did not dispute it while saying, "I will be meeting with the higher-ups in the school district and we'll come up with a plan that's just and right.