December 17, 2003
HAS THIS sign painter been watching too many Eagles games? This sign is on U.S. 47 (Delsea Drive) between Green Creek and Rio Grande, N.J. It's been there for about four months. James Barnes, Philadelphia
April 17, 1999 |
Richard Strauss' Intermezzo could be regarded as a forerunner of Hollywood's The Truman Show. In the opera Strauss serves up real life as theater, portraying himself, his wife and son in a domestic snapshot taken from a contretemps in their own lives. The staged work had never reached New York until Tuesday when the New York City Opera opened its English language production of the work. Like many new works this company presents, it had its first outing at the Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, where the City Opera's general director, Paul Kellogg, produces in the summer.
May 21, 2003 |
Earlier this month, Pollock School had its picture day. Since that was my last class, it was my last picture day. I suppose I will always carry a snapshot of this class in my heart. Most of the year has been good. The children who came to first grade already knowing how to read have become even better readers. They are writing stories and poetry. They can make your heart sing with the thrill of watching them learn. There are the children who came to first grade with far fewer skills than the others but have also made tremendous strides.
November 30, 1994 |
Eighty-nine police officers were promoted to detective yesterday in a ceremony at the Civic Center. Afterward, new Detective Jihad Ali and Renee Ali posed for a snapshot by their son, Khalid, 7, as daughter Khalida, 10, watched. These were the first promotions in the Philadelphia Police Department in almost 3 1/2 years. They're the first of 200 or more promotions expected to go into effect by the end of the year.
June 1, 1994 |
WASHINGTON THEY WOULD RATHER POSE WITH GEORGE What could make a tourist in Washington happier than to have his family's picture taken with President Clinton? For one visitor to the nation's capital, a picture with former President George Bush. An unidentified tourist had his family's picture taken on the street outside the White House with Clinton, who was finishing his regular morning jog. After Clinton posed for a snapshot with the man's family members, who were beaming about their lucky encounter, he was asked by the White House press pool what could be better?
April 3, 2011 |
Remember when you were learning to drive, perhaps from Mom, Dad, or an older sibling? Chances are you were warned not to follow too close - "Don't tailgate!" - or to take other risks that might end with your slamming on the brakes to avert a crash. Your teacher may have also cautioned against driving in the wee hours, especially after the bars closed. What if you could install an electronic monitor to see if you - or your children - were still heeding all that sage advice, and reward you if you were?
December 25, 2008 |
Jocelyn Nelson is a hard-working 14-year-old who craves normalcy. At home, she battles the daily pressures of teenage life while helping to care for her younger brother, Aaron, who has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Jocelyn is the protagonist in A Snapshot of My Family, a one-act play written by Elyse Pitock of Villanova for an eighth-grade Language Arts project. Pitock, 15, is a sophomore at Radnor High School. Snapshot, as she calls her creation, won the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Competition in 2007 and this year was one of 10 plays selected from more than 800 submitted nationwide in the Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition.
July 18, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Pessimists and optimists can't agree on what constitutes emptiness and fullness. Maybe it's something you have to decide for yourself. Today you will. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A physical snapshot captures an image. A mental snapshot captures information. You will take a snapshot with your heart today and capture the entire feeling of a relationship. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll find beauty in humble scenes where nothing much is happening. If you can get others to be quiet and observant with you, they will be equally delighted.
November 24, 1996 |
The remote garage door opener is broken. One more morning hassle. Hard enough getting everyone ready. Before there was: Hurry up! Don't forget your lunch! Where are your shoes? Now there's something else to fuss about: Close the garage door . . . bang . . . carefully! Mornings seem to drain away my patience as quickly as the Eggos disappear. Evenings are sometimes no better. Nor are crowded commutes, poky supermarket checkout lines, or political candidates who take a very long time to say very little.
January 29, 1988 |
The encounter was an education for both men. Steve Latzo, a St. Joseph's University student, had never been inside a shelter for the homeless before. And the man, an ex-convict staying at the Pennsylvania Shelter, on Vine Street near 12th, had never told his life's story to a college student. Latzo, one of hundreds of city volunteers who surveyed the city's homeless yesterday as part of a first-ever statewide effort, went through the short but probing questionnaire with the man, who was forthcoming on all but his name.