October 9, 1997 |
In Philadelphia, the team president won't even give a full vote of confidence to the general manager and manager. In Toronto, Blue Jays general manager Gord Ash holds a conference call with his town's reporters, and reads his list of managerial candidates - or at least most of them. The list, which includes Angels coach and former Phil Larry Bowa, is as interesting for who is not on it as for who is. Jim Fregosi is not on it. Neither is perennially overlooked Chris Chambliss.
April 9, 2016 |
Lutron Electronics, the Lehigh Valley-based global giant in home lighting controls, Thursday joined the growing ranks of companies whose consumer gear and services "hear" and respond to voice commands dished to Amazon Echo and Fire TV products. Users who pair Lutron's do-it-yourself Caseta wireless lighting control devices with Amazon's Echo smart speaker or Fire TV (streaming video receiver) will be able to orally cue Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa to switch " 'Bedroom lights full on' in the morning or 'Alexa, lower living room lights to 65 percent' for movie viewing at night," said Neil Orchowski, Lutron product development manager for strategic alliances.
September 14, 1988 |
The cost of the 35 food items tracked in our monthly Market Basket survey increased 2.4 percent over the last month and 8.88 percent over the year. The current $48.76 Market Basket total cost for those foods is based on the best price (including sales and specials) found among three stores in the area's major chains. Sale prices on cheese, margarine, mayonnaise, coffee, peanut butter, orange juice, tomatoes, sirloin steak and whole chickens helped to balance increases on other products such as canned peaches, dried beans and cereal.
February 13, 1997 |
If you're the Green Bay Packers, you just want to hang on to what you have. If you're the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Jets or the New Orleans Saints, you'll take two of everything. If you're the Eagles, you stay up late tonight and place a 12:01 a.m. call to agent Eugene Parker, who represents Packers free-agent defensive tackle Gilbert Brown, and get Brown a first-class seat on an early-morning flight to Philadelphia. Welcome to Free Agency V. In the next two or three weeks, Super Bowl-obsessed NFL teams are going to make dozens of coveted players like Brown rich beyond their wildest dreams.
January 17, 2016 |
With 3,700 exhibitors spread over 2.4 million square feet of Las Vegas convention space, covering the giant Consumer Electronics Show is a ludicrous mission. So please accept today's "Gizmo Guy Faves From CES 2016" with a giant grain of salt. Kitchen capers. The concept of a "smart" (and pricey, at $5,000) refrigerator with a built-in LCD touch screen for leaving messages and making a shopping list has been floating around for a while. But Samsung's new Internet-connected Family Hub Refrigerator finally plays the game to logical conclusions.
February 14, 1996 |
If you polled the NFL's head coaches and general managers about free agency, most of them would tell you they despise it. Most of them would tell you they prefer the good, old days, when men were men and teams were built - or destroyed - strictly through the draft and not some rich guy's checkbook. But free agency is a fact of life now in the NFL, and even those who loathe it have learned to cope with it. Friday, the fun starts again. Nearly 350 players will become unrestricted free agents, able to sign with any team that covets them.
June 30, 2000 |
Eric, 10, is in a school program in which he gets to help others, play sports, and work with computers. He does his best in all areas and enjoys the activities. As part of this program, Eric helps senior citizens with their grocery shopping, gathering items from a shopping list and paying for them with the money he's given. Among Eric's favorite activities are bowling, swimming, playing baseball and roller-blading. He also likes riding his bike, potting plants and watching them grow, dancing, and going to church.
October 18, 1990 |
Atlantic 10 commissioner Ron Bertovich has confirmed that Virginia Tech is one of the schools his conference is considering as a replacement for Big 10- bound Penn State. But at the same time, he denied published reports that the school already had been extended an invitation to join when Penn State leaves at the end of the current school year. "There have been discussions, but not any invitations," Bertovich told the Daily News yesterday. Quoting anonymous sources, the Dominion Post of Morgantown, W.Va.
August 10, 1988 |
Local food prices have dropped sharply this month, all but offsetting the big increases recorded in the last two months' surveys. The cost of our Market Basket shopping list of 35 representative foods fell 6.9 percent from July's levels and now stands 3 percent below those of one year ago. This month's Market Basket cost $47.61, compared with $51.14 last month and $49.07 in August 1987. Some of this month's savings can be traced to lower "regular" prices for flour, sugar, dried beans, cereal, rice, canned soup, peaches and pineapple at two markets we surveyed - in Brookhaven, Delaware County, and in Northeast Philadelphia.
August 9, 1994 |
The Eagles' personnel staff continues to explore the availability and signability of several free agents who have yet to land with new teams. Sources said yesterday the Birds have contacted a handful of players, including defensive tackles Tony Casillas (Dallas) and former Eagle Mike Golic, recently released by Miami. Although the Eagles' interest in Casillas is serious, the ex-Cowboy's salary desires and questionable health (reportedly high blood pressure) make him a remote possibility.