March 10, 1987
How ironically refreshing to read of Soviet youth rebellion spurred on not by None Dare Call It Treason books or smuggled Carl McIntire speeches but by new wave music - the likes of which is suppressed in America as well (witness popular rock-and-roll radio stations and the Grammys). Does this mean that President Reagan will summon the CIA to distribute anarchic hard-core music to Moscow instead of arms to win the cold war? No, he'll blow it and send over recordings by Bruce Hornsby and the Range.
January 16, 1999 |
Last Sunday at Hartford, Drexel's Ross Neisler scored 14 points in 25 minutes off the bench in a come-from-behind 17-point win. That was four more points than the senior guard had accumulated in the seven previous games in which he played this season. And two more than his previous career high, which he'd set 25 months ago, in the third game of his sophomore season. Last night at the Physical Education Athletic Center, the new sixth man in Bill Herrion's rotation had 17 points in 30 minutes as the Dragons extended their winning streak to six with a come-from-behind 80-67 America East victory over Boston University.
September 26, 2009 |
She's the No. 2 singles player on the No. 1 girls' tennis team in South Jersey. Still, junior Meghan Burns is something of Haddonfield's secret weapon. "Sometimes I think people tend to overlook Meghan," Haddonfield coach Jeff Holman said. Burns was 31-8 at No. 3 singles last season. But while the addition of standout freshman Taylor Ng has resulted in other players moving down in the lineup, Burns has moved up. After what she described as "extremely stressful" challenge matches, Burns earned the No. 2 singles spot.
March 2, 1992 |
Not even Eric Tidwell could have imagined this two years ago. Then a sophomore, he was coming off the bench. For the junior varsity team. Now, two years later, he is Penn Wood's secret weapon. The guy who delivers the sucker punch. Other teams gear their defensive schemes to stop senior shooting guard Steve Alston, the team's leading scorer, and junior Richard Barnes - Penn Wood's chief inside threat. Then the game starts. And the opposing coach is left asking himself: Who is this No. 21?
January 8, 1992
Maybe it was the rollicking, bopping Chinese dragon, or the German beer, the raw tuna or reggae. Maybe it was the earthy, good-natured embrace of the place - Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market. But it was hard to believe Monday night that somehow the city isn't going to make it. If the day's inaugural speeches were sober, reminding the citizenry of the red ink, the tough choices, the ticking clock, this last gala of Mayor Rendell's day tapped into something giddier: It showed off the city's richest treasure - it's unextinguished, unblunted capacity to, well, be a Big City, with all the starry-eyed, old-movie excitement those words once conjured up. Some of the lift came, of course, from the headiness of a fresh start, the glitter of the crowd, the offerings - from dozens of world-class restaurants - of feathery-light coconut shrimp, juicy escargots, Mexican cuisine, carts of pastry, drop-dead chocolate torts, china cups of capuccino.
August 8, 1989 |
After he won the 36-hole sectional qualifying tournament for the U.S. Amateur Championship yesterday, Rudy Virga hesitated a moment before disclosing his "new secret. " On second thought, he relented. "Ah, I don't care if these guys know," Virga said, gesturing toward a crowd of golfers anxiously monitoring the results board at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Delaware County. "It'll give them something to think about. " So it may. Virga, 22, attributes a recent string of his best rounds ever to a series of "sports enhancement" audio and video tapes he has been listening to and watching for about eight months.
February 1, 1999 |
In this township of 32,000, beyond the commercial corridor of Route 38 and amid rich Pinelands soil, a typical problem burrows just below the surface. Moles, the bane of lawn caretakers, dig crisscrossing tunnels. But unlike other municipalities, Pemberton has mole aficionado John W. "Bud" Clark, a councilman, who deploys a special weapon against the blind and carnivorous mammals. He kills them with Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. The taste and smell seem to attract moles, but the gum sticks in their digestive systems.
April 5, 1999 |
Clad in their unofficial uniform of weathered work boots, jeans, athletic gear and baseball caps, they are a ragtag, nearly secret guerrilla squad in Philadelphia's 1999 mayoral war. On this sunny and brisk March Saturday, just like on every other weekend afternoon since late January, about 30 of them have shoehorned into a tiny storefront on Frankford Avenue in Mayfair to hear their marching orders - getting rowhouse Republicans to switch parties...
May 20, 1999 |
Hi! My name is CBU-87/B, but let's not be formal. A lot of my friends call me Cluster Bomb. I've been busy lately, doing what I'm supposed to. And I sure appreciate the careful treatment I receive from the American news media. My pals at the Pentagon put me in the category of a "Combined Effects Munition. " My maker describes me as an "all-purpose, air-delivered cluster weapons system. " Not to brag or anything, but such labels don't do me justice. When I explode, the results can really be quite awesome.
April 16, 1999 |
Just 12 games and 19 days remain in this lockout-shortened season, and the 76ers have finally found an alternative scoring weapon to Allen Iverson. It's the one they've been waiting for all along. Drafted in June as the No. 8 overall pick, rookie Larry Hughes was supposed to be Iverson's sidekick, the extra ball handler and sharpshooter who would team with him for alley-oop slams and an abundance of victories. For most of the Sixers' 38 games, that wasn't the case. Instead, Hughes, without the visible intensity coach Larry Brown craves, found himself lost in the shuffle, far from the center of attention he was used to in high school and college.