December 27, 1998 |
At last, plans to build the long-awaited Abington High School football stadium on Ghost Road are inching forward. District administrators said last week that engineering plans - contracted by the New Jersey firm Clarke, Caton & Hintz - just needed some tweaking before officials go before the township next month to seek approval for the project, which is expected to cost $3.9 million. "We want to be sure we have everything ready when we approach them," said School Board President Pete Morse.
October 25, 2005 |
The football teams at Cherry Hill East and West have had a great rivalry for years. It is one that I and thousands of other people love to see each Thanksgiving. Rivalries such as this are great and fun to be a part of. However, some take the rivalry one step further and try to get whatever they can for their school, or complain when things get done for one school and not the other. This pits East against West. It is a very selfish attitude, and what should be important to all of us is: What's best for the kids?
June 10, 2000 |
Mayor Street came to this city for the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend, but yesterday he took a break from workshops to do a little fact-gathering. He headed to Seattle's Safeco Field - the shiny new Seattle Mariners baseball stadium that opened last July within walking distance from the heart of downtown. The field is just a block south of the former Kingdome, once the nation's largest concrete domed structure. That stadium, which housed both the Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks, was imploded in March - mostly at taxpayers' expense.
January 7, 2008 |
If you visit the memorial to the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, you'll step past a giant anchor raised from the sunken battleship. It stands taller than two men and weighs more than an elephant, strong and steadfast even in loss - and it was cast in the city of Chester. If you own a vintage 1950s Ford, there's a chance it was built in Chester, at a sprawling assembly plant that once employed a young salesman by the name of Lee Iacocca. If you listen to the sermons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or the rock-and-roll of Bill Haley, you can hear echoes of Chester.
May 8, 1996 |
Ruth Burgess walked into the polls planning to vote against the NFL's Houston Oilers. She knuckled under to family pressure, however, and cast her ballot for $80 million in bonds to bring the team here. "I'm a 'no' person, but I voted 'yes,' " the 72-year-old widow said yesterday outside the Glendale United Methodist Church poll. "My brother threatened me," she laughed. She doesn't care about football and realizes it eventually could raise her property taxes. But she feels the stadium will beautify an industrial area downtown.
November 11, 2004 |
Washington Mayor Anthony A. Williams agreed yesterday to consider a plan by Linda W. Cropp, chairwoman of the City Council, that calls for the city to consider private financing for the proposed ballpark for the Expos. Williams said any deal must accommodate the city's agreement with the Expos, which contains a Dec. 31 deadline for financing to become law. Cropp postponed Tuesday's scheduled vote on the mayor's ballpark plan for two weeks. "Let's just see what happens," she said.
October 11, 1989 |
Richard Trotta has a nose that says: "I played football in the days before the face mask. " The bridge juts out, the tip strays from its original destination, and the whole nose is a little flatter than it once was. All in all, the nose isn't the same as the one Trotta brought to Palmyra High School in the late 1930s. "We had only one helmet with a face mask. We had to trade off wearing it," said Trotta, who played center. "If you had a nose broken or something, they'd give you the mask.
July 2, 1988 |
Chicago White Sox fans were jubilant yesterday over a victory in the state Legislature that is expected to keep the ball club in the city it has called home for nearly 90 years. But many scorned the multimillion-dollar package for a new stadium to keep the club from leaving town, and blamed greediness on the part of the team's owners for the near-exodus to St. Petersburg, Fla. "I think it's great! My heart was breaking last night when it looked like this deal wasn't going to pass," said Paul Losensky outside Comiskey Park while waiting to buy tickets for last night's game.
August 26, 2013 |
Any talk of Temple building an on-campus football stadium - and there is some talk, if you find the right people to talk to - may have an end game: A chance for some leverage with the Eagles when it's time to negotiate a new deal after the current one to use Lincoln Financial Field runs out in 2017. Temple president Neil Theobald, who will be personally involved in any negotiations, isn't shy about talking about the idea of a stadium near North Broad Street. "Every university wants an on-campus stadium," Theobald said in a recent interview in his office.
June 25, 1996
The NFL owners' finance committee basically warned Jeff Lurie not to pay so much for the Eagles two years ago. So now Lurie, up to his eyeballs in debt, has the nerve to complain that the Eagles can't survive financially without a new stadium. The veiled threat of course is that if Philadelphia doesn't give him one, he'll take his football someplace else and play, like the Browns. He needs to know: That dog won't hunt. Certainly not without a phenomenally better pedigree.