March 15, 1991 |
This, you should know right off, is about wallpaper scraps. Old, colonial, very quaint wallpaper scraps, including a particularly historic specimen that was scraped from behind a baseboard in an old house in (where else?) Colonial Williamsburg. These tattered scraps of rag paper are not, old as they are, priceless. In fact, says the woman in charge of them, they're virtually worthless. Unless you happen to be attracted to 229-year-old wallpaper scraps, which Margaret Pritchard most definitely is. She said she was "really upset" yesterday because the quaint old wallpaper scraps are lost.
May 4, 2007 |
Under fire from undergraduates, the Penn State athletic department bowed to students' wishes yesterday and scrapped a plan to distribute 21,800 football tickets by lottery. Penn State will return to the first-come, first-served policy. "It became very apparent, very quickly, that most Penn State students want the first-come, first-served system," associate athletic director Greg Myford said. "So that's what we are going to do. " With a capacity of 107,282, Beaver Stadium is the second-largest in the country behind Michigan Stadium (107,501)
October 29, 1998 |
At one end of this bizarre spectrum, Michael Jordan is facing down the NBA owners with the same steely-eyed, take-no-prisoners approach he adopts when he plays poker with teammates or when he taunts an Allen Iverson on the court. At the opposite end, fans outside the New York Sheraton calling themselves the Fans Union, wearing T-shirts inscribed "Sports Apocalypse Is Coming," ring bells and ask for donations of food and money to help feed the hungry, underpaid players, who were paid an average of $2.6 million last season.
December 11, 2012 |
The NHL on Monday canceled games through Dec. 30, meaning nearly 43 percent of the regular season has been scrapped because of the lockout. Before Monday, games had been canceled through Dec. 14. The NHL and the players union are expected to meet later this week, trying to end a labor dispute that started in mid-September. The sides have had informal talks since negotiations broke off on Thursday. The dispute is conjuring memories of the 1994-95 season, when the league and its players did not forge a collective bargaining agreement until Jan. 11. That year, a 48-game season started Jan. 20 and ended May 3. Monday was the 86th day of the lockout.
September 17, 2009 |
For nearly 40 years, it's been one of the Jersey Shore's oddities: the boardwalk without boards. Ventnor experimented with aluminum planks along a two-block section in 1972 as a way to hold down costs. The aluminum stood up better to the elements than wood did. But the idea never caught on with residents or visitors. Many slipped on the metal as they walked, jogged, or rode bikes, especially after rain or fog. No more. Ventnor is returning to an old-fashioned, all-wooden boardwalk and saying good riddance to the aluminum section.
January 6, 2012 |
Facing strong community opposition, the Philadelphia Housing Authority has scrapped plans to build new homes atop a former 18th century burial ground for African Americans that now lies beneath a soon-to-be-demolished apartment complex in the Germantown section. At a sometimes raucous meeting with about 150 community members and others Thursday night, Michael Johns, PHA's general manager for community development and design, announced - to the surprise of many - that the authority had dropped plans to build more than 50 homes on the site of the former Germantown Potter's Field.
February 12, 1998 |
Other people may recycle cans, bottles and newspapers. The children of Overbrook Educational Center reuse fabric. The students made quilts from scraps of pillows, T-shirts and baby blankets pulled from the bottom of drawers and closets in their homes. The quilts taught them that anything, no mattered how tattered, could gain new purpose and meaning. "We recycled to carry on the memories," said Bahiyah Abdul Malik, a sixth grader at the Philadelphia public school, at Lansdowne Avenue and 68th Street.
October 12, 1997 |
Bucky Mitchell likes to call his Lenape football players "fighters. " Individually, the team doesn't have players who will be among the statistical leaders in South Jersey. But collectively, they scrap and claw with the best of them. Yesterday the Indians delivered a knockout punch by hammering rival Cherokee, 28-6, in an Olympic Conference American Division game. Lenape is 2-1, 2-0 in the American Division. Cherokee, ranked No. 8 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, fell to 2-2, 1-1. "We may not have that big Division I player, but my kids are battlers," Mitchell said.
December 12, 1996 |
The former Kings Shopping Center in Edgewater Park is being demolished. Thomas Matthews and Kevin Ferguson hauled scraps yesterday.