March 3, 2013 |
A public briefing on the progress of Delaware County's still-forming local economic development strategy will be held Wednesday by the County Council. Once complete, the strategy will be a 10-year plan to promote job growth, opportunity, and community vitality, according to county spokeswoman Trish Cofiell. The Redevelopment Authority of the Delaware County Commerce Center has been working with the Delta Development Group Inc., a Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based planning firm hired for about $107,000, to conduct the study to form the strategy.
February 21, 1989 |
Sometimes, a coach pushes all of the right buttons. Other times, the buttons jam. Marple Newtown basketball coach Vince Clarke went to a box-and-one against Penncrest center Lennie Jenkins in the third quarter of a Central League contest Friday night. The strategy had worked in Marple's 69-68 win over the Lions on Jan. 20, and Clarke figured it would work again. Clarke didn't figure on Lanue Johnson, however. The Penncrest guard exploited Marple's box-and-one for 11 third-quarter points, and the Lions turned a close game into a 68-57 rout.
April 17, 1987 |
Frank L. Rizzo's first news conference of his Republican mayoral campaign was going well yesterday until a reporter brought up an unwelcome issue - Rizzo's opponent, John J. Egan Jr. From there, things went downhill. "I'm not going to get into any other subjects today," Rizzo said, trying to brush aside a question concerning his refusal to debate Egan. "This is strictly on clean streets and the cleanliness of City Hall. " But the reporters persisted. Egan, during an earlier news conference, had accused Rizzo of being arrogant for refusing to debate.
February 20, 1991 |
Ben Franklin coach Ken Hamilton approached yesterday's Public League quarterfinal at Simon Gratz with an interesting strategy. Instead of trying to contain Gratz's big guys - 6-10 Rasheed Wallace, 6-9 Wilfred Kirkaldy and 6-6 Calvin Wingfield - Hamilton tried to limit their opportunites by attempting to shut down lead guard Levan Alston. It didn't work quite as well as it might have looked on the blackboard. Alston scored 14 points and tacked on 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter to lead the Bulldogs to a 72-46 humbling of Franklin and advance to Sunday's semifinal against Central.
November 13, 1990 |
One intangible a team needs entering the championship season is senior leadership, and the Frankford Pioneers have that. Led by Kathie Weber's example on the course and Jennifer Dunphy's leadership all week during practice, the Pioneers have come on strong late in the cross-country season. The momentum continued Thursday at the Northeast area meet at Lincoln High when, led by Weber's first-place finish, the Pioneers edged Washington, 32-33. Frankford coach Michele Koskinen expected a close race but was surprised that her team won. "I thought Washington would definitely win it by one or two points," Koskinen said.
January 12, 1992 |
If it ain't selling, then fix it. Kulicke & Soffa Industries of Willow Grove, a supplier of assembly systems to the semiconductor industry, is trying that strategy to improve on its 1991 performance - a $1 million loss. In a faltering domestic and foreign climate for its industry, the company had decided to focus on customer service and beef up its international support staff. "Our expansion in terms of service and support is also part of our strategy," said David Nixon, director of worldwide field services.
December 4, 1986 |
Gary Kochersperger is intrigued by the fact that two traditions are ending and one is continuing as he starts his 11th year as head coach of Upper Moreland's basketball team. For the first time in his coaching career, Kochersperger said, the Golden Bears will not base their offense on one key player. And for the first time in a half-dozen years, there are Bears who stand taller than 6 feet, 2 inches. But as they have in past years, the Bears will show opponents a variety of defensive strategies.
September 28, 1987 |
The Phillies will convene their organizational meetings today at Veterans Stadium, and that's not new. Every year, every team gathers its baseball people at the end of the season to decide what can be done to improve the club. Still, the Phillies' meetings could be interesting. Especially if a majority in the room is as resolved to go into the postseason aggressively seeking deals as manager Lee Elia is. Asked how many current Phillies he would consider "untouchable," Elia said: "I wouldn't want to get into numbers, but I'd say that 85 percent of this ballclub, if we have a chance to help ourselves, that would be a possibility (to trade)
February 23, 2013 |
Producing master plans to combat blight and revive rundown neighborhoods has practically become a cottage industry in Philadelphia. But comebacks, when they happen, rarely turn out the way planners script them. So it is with Point Breeze, which begins south of Washington Avenue on the west side of Broad Street, and extends well past Snyder Avenue. Once a working-class area of stalwart brick rowhouses, dramatically punctuated by cathedral-size churches that seem worthy of Rome, Point Breeze began coming apart at the seams with the '80s crack epidemic.
December 1, 2010
WHAT'S THE confusion about Jayson Werth leaving the Phillies? Put Mayberry in left, Brown in right, make Ibanez the pinch hitter and platoon Howard against right-handers only. Don't give me that stuff about Mayberry and Brown being rookies - everybody was a rookie once, and until they play every day in the majors, they'll never develop. It's a no-brainer. Joe H. Imlay Bordentown, N.J.