May 30, 2010 |
He was, by turns, a painter, brushing the outer, unreachable edges of the plate, and a surgeon, carving the hitters with cool dispatch. He made the ball dive, and he made it rise. He pitched up and in, and he pitched down and away. And everything he threw moved in a different direction, save one - straight. The ball was his with which to do whatever he pleased. He had caught the genie of baseball in a generous mood. In that case, said Roy Halladay, I think I'd like to be perfect.
December 22, 1986
South Africa's press is now practically the most controlled in the world - does President Reagan still believe "constructive engagement" with South Africa is effective? Without his support, congressional sanctions are aimless and useless. President Pieter W. Botha realizes that an end to apartheid would end his reign, while congressional sanctions are likely to remain without much change as long as apartheid continues. Only our President can coordinate pressure toward step-by-step reforms.
January 2, 1986
In your editorial of Dec. 9 you take a "so what?" attitude about the presence of Cubans in Nicaragua. I might feel the same way were they not the harbingers of a communist takeover in the area. I am sure that the people of Ethiopia and Angola do not take a "so what?" attitude about Cuban troops in their midst. As yet they are not in Namibia, because the South Africans and Jonas Savimbi of UNITA are keeping them out. The tyranny in Nicaragua may be petty at the present time, because the Sandinistas do not have total control of the country.
November 22, 2007 |
Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour, clad in white pants and shoes and a smart red-and-white striped African shirt, stood beaming at center stage, taking in the applause. He and his potent 10-piece band, Super Etoile de Dakar, had just delivered a satisfying set Tuesday night in their Kimmel Center debut, more than 70 minutes, showing why he is considered one of the world's greatest singers. On display was his distinct tenor voice, a textural wonder, possessing a thick elastic tonality at bottom and rising up to the trademark keening wails that cascade down in perfectly controlled melisma.
January 7, 1989 |
Stuart E. Berlin, the only government employee named in the Pentagon indictment announced yesterday, had virtually total control over the awarding of certain Navy contracts, his Navy job description shows. Before his name was linked to the scandal last summer, Berlin supervised a staff of 20 engineers who bought all of the Navy's air traffic control systems for aircraft carriers, electronic systems designed to identify aircraft as friendly or hostile, and other types of electronic equipment.
January 7, 2005
A wise young man helps an older one AFTER READING about young Kevin Johnson's 2003 attack by five teens (Dec. 22), leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, I wept. But Kevin doesn't need me or anyone else to feel sorry for him. He's strong, and in total control of a horrific situation. He'll make it, I'm sure. His words of forgiveness affected my own life tremendously - forever! Having recently been turned down for parole, after maintaining "model prisoner" status throughout my stint here in prison, I was filled with bitterness, anger and resentment.
March 19, 1999 |
Errol Morris is best known for the landmark 1988 documentary The Thin Blue Line. Nine years later he produced Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, an exercise that blurred the line between fact and fiction, and truly pushed the envelope in what is possible in the documentary format. Morris posed the question of what - other than a shared eccentricity - a lion tamer, a topiary gardener, a robotics scientist, and a man who has made the study of mole rats his life's work have in common. As it turns out in Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, the answer is more than we might imagine.
December 30, 1993 |
She was a young girl, only 6 years old, when she took a seat in Police Chief John Tegzes' office about three weeks ago. She was there to answer questions about her father and grandfather, who had been accused of molesting her. Gently coaxing the girl to talk, Tegzes was getting nowhere - and he quickly realized why. The girl's eyes kept straying to the Red Delicious apple on his desk. "Do you want some?" he asked. She nodded. Tegzes took out a knife and cut the apple into long strips that the girl gobbled up. "Can you believe that?
September 21, 2011 |
REPUBLICAN Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi recently announced his plan to dramatically change how Pennsylvania allocates its electoral votes in presidential elections. The current winner-take-all system has existed in Pennsylvania for more than two centuries, just as it does in almost every state. But Pileggi proposes, and Gov. Corbett endorses, a plan to scrap this system and instead allocate our state's electoral votes by congressional district. At first, this proposed change may seem innocuous.
November 20, 2008 |
Carole Caldwell Graebner, who won doubles titles at the U.S. and Australian Championships in the 1960s, died yesterday. She was 65. Graebner died in New York City following a brief battle with cancer, said her daughter, Cameron Graebner Mark. The top-ranked doubles player in the United States in 1963, Graebner teamed with Nancy Richey to capture doubles titles at the 1965 U.S. Championships, now the U.S. Open, and the 1966 Australian Championships, now the Australian Open. She also won doubles titles at the 1965 and 1966 U.S. Clay Court Championships and was a finalist in singles at the 1964 U.S. Championships, losing to Maria Bueno.