October 9, 2013 |
NORRISTOWN After eight months of review, Montgomery County staff will deliver a recommendation Tuesday on whether to privatize the Parkhouse senior living complex in Upper Providence Township. The county in February began studying a potential sale or lease of the facility, which serves about 500 elderly and infirm residents and employs 700 people. The effort is part of a plan to pare the county's responsibilities, and includes selling buildings and letting boroughs and townships take control of bridges.
December 21, 2012 |
The little boy was stuck on the word sad. Five-year-old Dashawn Harris had already endured hours of pain during his "home-schooling" phonics lesson, and with every mistake came another big-fisted punch or stinging lash from his mother's boyfriend's black leather belt. He was crying and bleeding, and his mother was doing nothing to stop it. Now he was having trouble sounding out the "a" in sad . Christian Patrick, 25, a convicted drug dealer, lived with Dashawn's mother, Lashay Patterson, in her unkempt North Philadelphia apartment.
October 30, 2012 |
The goldfinches have long since devoured the sunflower seed heads in my garden. Time to get out the feeders and go buy birdseed. Estimates are fuzzy, but at least 55 million Americans join me in this effort, says George Petrides Sr., managing director of the National Bird-Feeding Society. And we spend a hefty sum doing it. Expenditures on seed, feeders, birdbaths, birdhouses, and the like come to $4.5 billion a year, he said. Helping birds doesn't have to stop there. Two other consumer choices are important - paper products and coffee.
October 8, 2012 |
GEORGIA LINEBACKER Christian Robinson said on his Twitter account he returned from the Bulldogs' lopsided loss at South Carolina on Saturday night to find a house he shares with quarterback Aaron Murray "egged and rolled. " Georgia was No. 5 before the 35-7 loss to South Carolina. The Bulldogs fell to No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday. Robinson, a senior, concluded the toilet paper and eggs on the house were a result of the loss. He posted on his Twitter account "Came to a house that was egged and rolled.
February 10, 2012
WHEN SHE was 7, Lindsay Browning was nervous and excited waiting for her father to come to her school. When he arrived, he was dressed as Abraham Lincoln to teach her class about the former president's life. Today, the Philly-based dancer has transformed that childhood experience into a contemporary dance titled "Lincoln Luck. " Browning was inspired by imagining herself as Lincoln's "daughter of the future," basing her image both on Lincoln's personal history and on her father's portrayal of him. The performance explores themes such as luck and fate, and how they relate to Lincoln's life.
November 23, 2011 |
Question: My husband and I had one child, who by all accounts has had a great life. He is married now with a child, and he and his wife - whom my husband and I both love - plan to have additional children. My son has apparently expressed to his wife that he did not enjoy being an only child. He has never said anything to us, I'm sure out of love and respect, plus it is water under the bridge. His wife, however, often brings up the subject of how "hard" it would be to be an only child.
July 28, 2011 |
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - John Chervokas, an advertising man and wordsmith who was credited with introducing a toilet paper slogan into popular culture with his "Please Don't Squeeze the Charmin" campaign, has died at age 74. Chervokas, who lived in Briarcliff Manor, died Saturday of a stroke at a Manhattan hospital, said his son, journalist Jason Chervokas. He had battled Parkinson's disease for five years. Chervokas was a junior copywriter at Benton & Bowles in 1964 when, he said, the image of housewives squeezing fruit in a supermarket inspired the toilet-tissue campaign.
July 28, 2011
John Chervokas, 74, an advertising man and wordsmith who was credited with introducing a toilet paper slogan into popular culture with his "Please Don't Squeeze the Charmin" campaign, died Saturday of a stroke at a Manhattan hospital. He had battled Parkinson's disease for five years. Mr. Chervokas was a junior copywriter at Benton & Bowles in 1964, when, he said, the image of housewives squeezing fruit in a supermarket inspired the toilet tissue campaign. "What does mom do in the supermarket?
July 5, 2011
TIMBER!!!!!!!! That's the sound they will be hearing Friday at Pat Croce's Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, N.J., just outside Ocean City. It seems that Flyers legend Bob Clarke will be cutting down a tree that has been bugging him for way too long. But he's earned the right. And it's for a worthy cause. The piece of wood in question towers over one side of the fifth fairway. Over the years, it has disrupted many of his tee shots. So last season the club left its fate up to the members, in the form of a fund-raising drive to benefit First Tee of Greater Atlantic City.
June 6, 2011
WITH APOLOGIES to Sons of Ben, most Americans don't give a hoot about soccer. We don't look at it as a major sport and wonder aloud how anyone can watch a game where 1-0 leads are insurmountable. But in Goiania, Brazil . . . you heard me, in Goiania, Brazil . . . the fans booed the national team after what they felt was a listless 0-0 final in a friendly (that's a game against another country that doesn't count for anything; we call them exhibition games here in America) against the Netherlands.