March 1, 1990 |
The creation of Coatesville's Business Improvement District Authority was put on hold Monday because the city failed to come up with candidates to serve on it. Last week, city manager Wayne "Ted" Reed compiled a list of potential candidates, but, in a subsequent executive session of the City Council, officials expanded the list to include 20 people. The council is to meet next week in another executive session to pare the list. Ultimately, the business group will have between seven and 11 members.
November 29, 1989 |
CBS Television has paid upward of $20 million for the television broadcast rights to Warner Bros.' megahit "Batman," sources said yesterday. Insiders said the blockbuster film could begin the first of several televised showings as early as May 1991. One source said the $20 million price tag comes with an escalator clause which could hike the price to about $30 million. CBS was not immediately avaiable for comment. To date, "Batman" has grossed $251 million in theatrical revenues and is the fastest selling videocassette in the country.
March 17, 1995 |
A Bucks County district justice ruled yesterday that the case against a Bensalem businessman who owned and leased a building that police say was used as a sadomasochistic house of prostitution can proceed to trial in Bucks County Court. Although District Justice John J. Kelly Jr. called the district attorney's case "weak and circumstantial," he said Assistant District Attorney Troy Leitzel had presented enough evidence at a preliminary hearing yesterday to warrant a trial. Robert Olender, a write-in candidate for Bensalem mayor in 1993 and a professional photographer, was charged with a misdemeanor offense of promoting prostitution and hindering apprehension or prosecution after Bensalem police raided the Monteray Bay Photo Co. at 568 Bristol Pike on Nov. 14 and seized whips, paddles, handcuffs and other instruments of sexual bondage.
April 4, 2012 |
CENTENNIAL, COLO. - A former Colorado sheriff known for his crusade against youth drug-use pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of trading methamphetamine for sex. Patrick Sullivan was sentenced to 38 days in jail, with credit for eight days already served, and two years of probation for felony possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of solicitation for prostitution. He must pay $1,100 in penalties. He was the sheriff in Arapahoe County from 1984 until 2002, when he resigned to become security director of the Cherry Creek School District.
November 11, 2010 |
Shane Victorino has scored a natural hat trick for all his glove saves. The Phillies' centerfielder won his third straight Gold Glove Award on Wednesday, when the nine National League winners were announced. He has won the award every season since taking over the starting job in 2008 from Aaron Rowand, who received a Gold Glove in 2007. Victorino is the Phillies' only recipient this year. "It's an honor to be recognized by the managers and coaches as one of the top defensive players in the league along with all the other deserving candidates," he said.
February 21, 1997 |
For the first time, Philadelphia will host the Inc. 500 conference. Yesterday Mayor Rendell and Gov. Ridge announced the prestigious gathering scheduled for May 7-9. It's expected to attract 1,000 business people, many of them chief executives, from across the country. The Inc. 500 is a list of the nation's 500 fastest-growing, privately owned companies, and is published each October by Inc. magazine. The list consists of small-to-mid-size companies. Most of the firms are generally unknown to the public.
December 13, 1990 |
Two of the three Charlestown Township supervisors have disqualified themselves from voting on the 363-unit Charlestown Hunt project - a move that leaves the plan in limbo. After the surprise move Monday night, township solicitor James McErlane said the legality of a one-person vote would be questionable because it would not constitute a majority of the board. The laws governing the situation are not specific, he said. Supervisor John Martin and Marc Kaplin, attorney for Berwyn-based developer Realen Homes, said they hoped a final decision on the plan could be reached without litigation.
March 30, 1989 |
When the "Talent Express" arm of the Africamericas Festival continues its search for outstanding amateur singers, dancers, rappers, musicians, actors and comedians this weekend, an entertainment legend will be among those deciding who's got the right stuff. Kenny Gamble, co-founder of Philadelphia International Records, will be on hand to help judge the preliminary auditions, which run tomorrow through Sunday at the Uptown Theatre, 2240 N. Broad St. Acts selected will appear in a juried public performance on Sunday, May 14. "Kenny has come on board to help us further the effort as far as getting other record companies interested in 'Talent Express,' improving the quality of the production and drawing the best talent possible from the Eastern seaboard," said Festival spokesperson Donald Newton.
June 17, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - An information-sharing program essential to government plans for a new national air traffic control system is about $105 million over budget and has been delayed two years, a government watchdog said Thursday. The first phase of the Federal Aviation Administration program known as System-Wide Information Management, or SWIM, was supposed to be complete by 2013 but has now been pushed back to 2015, according to a report by the Transportation Department's Office of Inspector General.
April 13, 2004 |
As Phillies rightfielder Bobby Abreu and his .091 batting average stepped to the plate in the bottom of the first inning yesterday, a heavy round of boos mixed in with the cheers. "I turned to my brother and said, 'It doesn't sound like he's very well-liked, but if he hits one out, he'll be loved,' " said John Stritzinger, a fan sitting in the left-field bleachers. As if on cue, Abreu hit the next pitch into the left-field seats for the first home run in Citizens Bank Park history.