January 27, 1999 |
Trying to end a three-game skid, Eastern boys' basketball coach Dave Allen decided on a new offensive strategy and lineup for last night's game against Overbrook. Both provided overwhelming results as the Vikings routed Overbrook, 69-40, in an interdivision Olympic Conference game between aspiring Group 4 playoff teams. Eastern (6-6) at least must split its remaining four games to qualify for a Group 4 berth, and Overbrook (7-7) is in the same predicament. Teams with .500-or-better records on Feb. 6 will earn spots.
August 12, 1997 |
Bucks County Congressman James C. Greenwood has been chosen to lead the long-range planning team for Republicans in the House of Representatives, officials said yesterday. Greenwood, a former state legislator from Erwinna, fills a post vacated last month by New York Rep. Bill Paxon, who resigned after a failed attempt to depose House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Now in his third term in the House, Greenwood was already a member of the six-person strategic planning team, which Gingrich established in January to create a Republican message and strategy for the 2000 election and for the future.
January 25, 2013 |
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The idea seemed sudden, immediate, the way so many of Chip Kelly's do. Truth is, the running of the bulls, the heart-in-your-throat panic-fest held annually the second week of July in Pamplona, Spain, was something the new Eagles coach always wanted to do, but never had the time - or for most of his 23-year college coaching career, the cash. But last summer, as the well-compensated head coach of the University of Oregon, neither was a problem. Not for him. And, by association, not for the tight-knit group of high school teachers, coaches and restaurant owners who have provided the grounding to his high-voltage profile and career, who have vicariously lived his rapid and improbable ascent from a college assistant coach earning $62,000 in 2006, to a man who just signed a 5-year, $32.5 million deal to be the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
April 2, 1993 |
If you can't beat 'em . . . sign 'em. That seems to sum up how the Toronto Blue Jays do things these days. Two years ago, the Blue Jays couldn't beat Jack Morris in the playoffs. So they signed him as a free agent. Last October, the Blue Jays couldn't beat Dave Stewart in the playoffs. So this winter, they signed him, too. Down the stretch last year, the Blue Jays gave up 31 hits one day to a Milwaukee lineup that was jump-started by the fiery Paul Molitor. So they signed the fiery Paul Molitor.
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.
August 31, 2011
More on Ramsey's strategy for preventing neighborhood crime.
July 13, 1989 |
Watch it! The shambling, rambling wreck headed your way is going to ask you for money. What will you do? You can't escape them. Philadelphia's homeless - drunken, demented or just plain hungry - seem to be everywhere. There are an estimated 1,400 homeless people in the city, about a quarter of them mentally ill, and you can't walk far in some parts of town without having one of them ask you for help. Since you can't avoid them, some strategy must be decided on, and strategy is generally based on a point of view, an attitude.
July 25, 2012 |
The scene is London's Royal Albert Hall, specifically the Elgar Room, where the international press had been invited for postconcert drinks following one of the Philadelphia Orchestra's better tour performances. But the talk of the room was that other Pennsylvania institution - the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Pittsburgh steals focus from Philadelphia periodically, last September's incident being because of a risky performance of music nobody knew but everybody loved: Fantastic Apparitions on a Theme by Berlioz , by the Nazi-oppressed composer Walter Braunfels.
February 16, 2012
What do you think would be the best strategy for Pennsylvania and other states to reduce the risk of voter fraud?
May 2, 2012 |
It took three years, eight months, and 22 days for Sunoco Inc.'s leadership to complete a 180-degree strategy turn. So Monday's announcement that a Texas pipeline operator with the exciting brand name of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. would acquire Philadelphia's Sunoco for $5.3 billion was not unexpected. In fact, with Sunoco's annual shareholders meeting being held in the buyer's home state of Texas on Thursday, maybe it should've been blindingly obvious that Sunoco's final deal was near.