January 1, 1987 |
Understaffed and, for the first game, mentally unprepared, the Conestoga girls' basketball team went out and captured the Lansdale Catholic Christmas Tournament last weekend. It came as a total surprise to coach Karen Marley, who may come to expect the unexpected from now on. Marley and the Pioneers (5-4), under the impression that their tourney opener wasn't to be played until 6:30 Saturday night, put on a full-scale practice Friday morning that lasted for several hours. Then Marley received a phone call around 2:30 Friday afternoon telling her to make sure that Conestoga was ready for its opener that night.
May 19, 2006 |
Flyers center Keith Primeau, who missed most of last season after suffering a concussion, underwent nasal surgery yesterday, team officials said. Sami Kapanen had minor surgery on his right shoulder yesterday, and Simon Gagne is recovering from hip surgery on May 10, the Flyers said. The operations on the two wingers were expected, but Primeau's surgery was a surprise. The 34-year-old center said he had been feeling pressure behind his nose for about two years. The surgery was performed at Cooper Hospital in Camden, and Primeau said he felt better immediately.
January 16, 1989 |
Because his team so often wins by blowout scores, Swarthmore Academy coach Mark Jordan can take advantage of huge leads to give his neophyte reserves some playing time. But winning games easily can have a negative side - it can lead to getting caught by surprise when a more competitive opponent comes to play. Mercy Vocational threatened to be that opponent Thursday. But with the help of Jordan's reserves, particularly junior guard Andre Jackson, the Knights were able to defeat their visitors, 87-74, in the non- league game.
October 31, 1996 |
There was no shock and no surprise, but there was sadness and some anger among Bethlehem Steel Corp. workers affected by yesterday's announcement that three divisions here would be sold or closed. For the most part, there was a stoic acceptance of what many workers felt was the inevitable result of the company's long-range planning. "It was no surprise to me. It was just a matter of time, and we've been hearing about it for a long time," said Keith Heffelfinger, 39, of Freemansburg, an employee of one of the divisions, Bethforge Inc. "I'm definitely going to miss it," said Heffelfinger, a 17-year employee, as he finished his shift at the giant steel mill, which stretches five miles along the Lehigh River on the southern edge of this old town.
February 26, 1998 |
Prominent black Baptist pastors in Philadelphia - already sharp critics of their national leader - say the Rev. Henry Lyons' indictment in Florida is neither a surprise nor a sign the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc.'s turmoil will end soon. They say it's time for those who have protected Lyons to speak up and show him the door. The Rev. William Shaw, pastor of White Rock Baptist in West Philadelphia, said he has been considering a race for the presidency in 1999 - he finished third to Lyons in 1994 - but the indictment won't affect his plans.
October 22, 2004 |
Recalling both Casablanca and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, director Rolf Schubel's 1999 German-Hungarian affair, Gloomy Sunday, is a rich, romantic melodrama that surprised audiences when it opened in the spring. (And surprised theater owners, who had an unexpected hit on their hands.) Back for a return engagement, this beautiful 1930s-40s love story, which takes the song popularized by Billie Holiday for its title - and for a key element of its plot - is about a cafe pianist who falls for the cafe owner's lover, the cafe's waitress.
December 1, 1995 |
Boston College outhustled and outshot No. 18 Louisville, upsetting a team struggling to adjust to personnel changes. The Eagles, a preseason pick to finish near the bottom of the 13-team Big East, never trailed last night and won, 81-67, at Newton, Mass., with a strong inside game led by Danya Abrams's 30 points. "One of the things we talked to our kids about was a genuine lack of respect our kids have gotten, and rightly so because we struggled last year," Eagles coach Jim O'Brien said.
September 17, 1989 |
Capt. Robert Deeds, head of the 15th Police District at Harbison Avenue and Levick Street since February, retired abruptly from the police force on Tuesday. Inspector William McDonough, commander of the Northeast Police Division and Deeds' immediate supervisor, said he had not expected Deeds' decision. "I was surprised. It's a shame to see someone go who knows his job," McDonough said. A replacement was to have been named Friday, when citywide command reassignments were to be announced.
October 2, 1990 |
Derrick Fenner ran for two touchdowns and caught a short pass from Dave Krieg for a third last night to lift the Seattle Seahawks to their first victory of the year, a 31-16 win over the previously unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals. Fenner, who also scored three touchdowns last week against Denver, went in from 4 and 3 yards out and caught a 2-yard scoring pass from Krieg. Krieg also connected with Tommy Kane on a 63-yard TD bomb on the first play of the fourth quarter. Defense played a key role in helping the Seahawks become the last team in the NFL to record its first win. Seattle (1-3)
December 1, 1991 |
Parents' Choice, the nonprofit review of children's media, has just released its annual slew of awards, including those for best youth-oriented film fare. Among the titles on the '91 list, compiled by a national panel of critics (including this paper's), are two Disney reissues (Jungle Book and 101 Dalmatians); Kevin Costner's Robin Hood; Neal Jordan's study of Irish adolescents, The Miracle (recommended for "young adults, only with parents") and a couple of surprises: Boyz N the Hood and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.