November 19, 1986 |
Ronald Reagan meets the press on national television tonight, for what's being described as an attempt at "damage control. " The reference, of course, is to the damage Reagan's credibility is presumed to have suffered from disclosure that he gave "defensive" weapons to Iran as ransom for hostages held by Shiite gangsters in Lebanon. By all reasonable standards, it would be logical to presume such damage to the image of any president who pulled a caper like that after repeatedly vowing, "We will never negotiate with terrorists.
May 6, 2013 |
When challenged, Gov. Christie sometimes yells like a Marine gunnery sergeant, calling reporters, citizens, and opponents alike stupid. Judging by his stratospheric poll ratings, voters love that shtick. He's "Jersey Strong. " And how often did former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell say something outrageous, such as opining in 2006 that many old people love casinos because they "lead very gray lives"? After a brief flare, the outrage faded, as it always did; it was just Ed being Ed. Last week, Gov. Corbett mentioned in a radio interview that he had heard some employers say they have trouble finding workers who can pass a drug test - and for that moment of candor, he caught three days of hell, both from Democrats running to replace him in 2014 and from media commentators.
May 20, 2016
Makes 40-45 crepes 15 eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 cups water 1 cup olive oil 1. Beat the eggs in an electric mixer; gradually sift in the flour. Continue to beat at a very slow speed for 5-10 minutes while gradually adding the water. Continue to beat until the batter is very smooth, with no visible lumps. 2. Heat an 8- or 10-inch Teflon pan on low heat. You must use a Teflon pan to avoid having the crepes burn and stick. I use an 8-inch pan, which normally yields 40-45 crepes; a 10-inch pan will yield 25-30.
May 20, 2011
Joseph A. Dillon Sr., 74, of New Hope, who founded two Bucks County firms, died of lung cancer Sunday, May 15, at home. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Dillon dropped out of Roman Catholic High School to support his mother, served in the Army, and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in 1960. After several years of night classes, and while working as a laboratory technician at Rohm & Haas and Pennwalt Chemical Corp., he earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at Drexel University in 1967.
January 24, 1992
TAX TIME Top ten list of rejected income tax deductions (From Martin Adelstein, New York Times News Service) 10. Cosmetic surgery for pets (Zsa Zsa lost this round). 9. A famous drama critic tried to claim a deduction for blinders and ear plugs. 8. Several Hollywood starlets claimed deductions for Teflon wedding dresses. 7. A former first lady claimed a deduction for 3,000 shoe trees and 200 shoe horns (part of the official wardrobe, or something). 6. Howard Stern claimed he spent $20,000 on haircuts.
August 21, 2000 |
When LNP Engineering Plastics Inc.'s products leave the loading docks, they look like colored rice. By the time they reach consumers, they've been transformed into larger plastic parts that hold the guts of computer printers, house cameras lenses, provide handles for gardening tools, or conceal the insides of cellular phones. LNP, which is based in Exton, embeds plastic compounds with fiberglass, Teflon or other materials to provide them with properties such as heat resistance.
April 20, 1987 |
Whatever else the Iran/Contra scandal may have done, it has put to rest the once-widespread belief that President Reagan was exempt from the laws of political gravity. The idea that Reagan escaped accountability for errors that could ruin lesser politicians arose in California, where he was elected governor in a landslide after demonstrating a total lack of knowledge about the workings of state government. In Washington, the notion of Reagan's invulnerability blossomed into the Teflon theory, so-called because nothing was supposed to stick to him. Teflon had a catchy ring and a Reaganesque quality of sounding significant while explaining nothing.
February 25, 1987 |
Q. I have a query regarding Hormel Brand Chili with no beans, which comes canned. I found pink rubbery tube-like particles throughout the meat. I enjoy the product, but please tell us what these curious-looking particles are. John Rudolph SHAPE, Belgium A. Dale Arett, supervisor of consumer response of the George A. Hormel Co. in Minnesota asked me to send him your name and address because the company would like to discuss this incident...
December 28, 2015
The harvest is coming early this year at DuPont Co. Crop research staff are losing their jobs at DuPont's Pioneer seed labs in Newark, Del., and Johnston, Iowa, in advance of DuPont's planned merger with Dow Chemical Co . At DuPont headquarters near Wilmington, senior managers are retiring early. CEO Ed Breen has combined science, technology and business units, canceled IT and lab projects, and elevated chosen lieutenants to take on combined responsibilities. Engineers are bracing for "Decision Days" later this winter, when they accept retirement offers or take their chances that they can find an open post if their job ends.
June 22, 2010 |
John B. "Mick" McCafferty, 81, of Southwest Philadelphia, a retired DuPont Co. technician and singing bartender, died of cancer Thursday, June 17, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. Mr. McCafferty graduated from Southeast Catholic, now Neumann Goretti, High School in Philadelphia. He worked in construction, as a jeweler, and for a paint company before taking a position at DuPont's Marshal Lab in Grays Ferry in 1951. As a chemical technician, he helped create the coatings Teflon and SilverStone, and was involved in developing the coatings for Skylab spacecraft.