February 27, 1986 |
For 36 years, Pat Hingle has been doing stage shows on and off Broadway and making movies in Hollywood. But the most recent turn in his career started with a commercial. This Saturday at 8 p.m. Hingle will perform An Evening with Thomas Edison at the Church of the Saviour, 651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne. The Wayne Concert Series is sponsoring the show. Tickets are $5, $9 and $14. Hingle, 62, lives in North Hollywood but has been trekking East for the last four winters to give his rendition of Edison.
October 14, 1993 |
Veteran actor Eddie Bracken was getting into his part. He sniffed, twitched his nose and stroked his fake moustache. Then, as Batman executive producer Michael Uslan yelled "Action," he took a deep breath and let loose. "Ahhhhh-chhhhoooo. " The body-shuddering sneeze nearly knocked him down. What a performance - and all for a good cause. Bracken, a star of Home Alone 2, had re-created Thomas Edison's 1894 classic film The Sneeze in a replica of the inventor's first motion picture studio, the "Black Maria," at the Edison National Historic Site here.
September 11, 2011
1. b. 1775. 2. True. 3. a. Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. 4. c. 1847. 5. d. 5 cents and 10 cents. 6. d. St. Joseph, Mo. 7. b. Ten days. 8. c. Herodotus. 9. True, in 1959. 10. a. Thomas Edison.
October 4, 2012
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held Saturday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 57th and Race streets, viewing from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by the service, for former Overbrook High basketball coach Ron Ford, who died last Saturday. As the school's first African-American basketball coach, Ford guided the Panthers for six seasons ending in 2002. His first and last teams advanced to the Public League quarterfinals and his overall record was 59-84. As a player, Ford helped Thomas Edison earn a spot in the PL semis in 1958 and was the Inventors' leading scorer in a 49-45 loss to Germantown.
October 7, 2000 |
Fountain pen. Ironing board. Gas mask. Traffic light. There is little mainstream awareness that these commonplace items were invented by black people. "We know Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb," said Namibia El, vice president of community affairs at the Unity Community Center in Camden. "But a lot of times people just don't know that African Americans created many things. " On Monday, the Unity Community Center hopes to shed more light on the achievements of black inventors with the fourth annual Historical Black Inventors Parade.
January 9, 1998 |
Melvin Eason had to work overtime yesterday in a Public League basketball game, but he undoubtedly did not mind. Not only did visiting Thomas Edison come away with a win - 83-80 over John Bartram - but Eason set a one-game school record for points. Eason, a 6-4 junior forward, shot 11-for-16 from the floor and 16-for-23 from the line for 38 points. Eight came in OT. Sharpshooting wing guards Joe Jefferson and Kevin Rideout posted 37-point games in consecutive seasons (1987 and '88)
October 28, 2011
DEMETRIUS Town, star defensive tackle for Ben Franklin High, has been talking all football season about wanting to score a touchdown. "He has forced a lot of fumbles, and he had some chances to run one back," said longtime assistant Al Hill. "But he never quite made it happen. " Then came yesterday . . . As the Electrons thumped Southern, 39-14, in a nonleague game at 29th Street Stadium, Town, a 6-3, 285-pound stalwart, scored the first touchdown by catching a punt. On one bounce.
October 27, 2011 |
DEMETRIUS Town, star defensive tackle for Ben Franklin High, has been talking all football season about wanting to score a touchdown. "He has forced a lot of fumbles, and he had some chances to run one back," said longtime assistant Al Hill. "But he never quite made it happen. " Then came yesterday . . . As the Electrons thumped Southern, 39-14, in a nonleague game at 29th Street Stadium, Town, a 6-3, 285-pound stalwart, scored the first touchdown by catching a punt.
December 8, 1994 |
You'd think Christmas would have been Thomas Edison's favorite holiday. After all, his amazing inventions enable us to flood our neighborhoods with blinking Santas, listen to recorded Christmas music, attend holiday movies, put batteries in our toys. That's right, we can even blame Edison for the Energizer Bunny. But Edison, an agnostic, preferred the Fourth of July. I learned this bit of trivia on a tour of Edison's house in West Orange, N.J., just after my tour of his laboratories there, and just before a visit to the site of his first lab in nearby Menlo Park.
January 20, 1988 |
Kevin Rideout had a jump shot and was more than willing to travel. He was cut from Ben Franklin's junior varsity as a sophomore. He was turned away by varsity and JV coaches last year at Thomas Edison. And last spring, he was thinking about transferring to Abraham Lincoln. "I figured I could play there," Rideout said. "All I wanted was a chance. After not playing for two years, I didn't want to sit on somebody's bench and watch other guys. "But then 'Rat' (coach Howard Ratinoff)