January 2, 1998 |
For a city so closely identified with realist art for so long, Philadelphia produces a fair amount of abstraction. That can be taken as a measure of abstraction's fundamental validity and appeal. If it can survive here, it can flourish anywhere. "Abstract Strategies," a group exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, doesn't make any overarching philosophical claims for abstract art. Neither does it attempt to analyze various approaches to it, as the exhibition title suggests.
November 19, 1999 |
Contending that the township committed procedural errors in bringing disciplinary charges against suspended Police Chief William Bourdon, who is accused of sexual harassment, his lawyer yesterday asked a hearing officer to dismiss the charges. The hearing, presided over by Camden County Municipal Judge Daniel Bernardin, was the second for Bourdon, whom the Township Committee is trying to remove from office. The committee voted unanimously Aug. 26 to suspend him without pay pending an investigation into police clerk Marlene Langan's allegations that he sexually harassed her for more than a year.
January 13, 1986 |
Residents in southern Willistown have said that a proposed 15-home cluster development would put unwanted traffic onto North Dutton Mill Road, just north of an approved 119-lot development called Deerfield Knoll, and would cause traffic backups at the intersection with West Chester Pike. The concern was raised at a special hearing conducted by the Willistown Board of Supervisors Wednesday night to hear the application of John R. Samar, who owns the farm and stables at 973 N. Dutton Mill Rd. He was seeking permission to subdivide his 29-acre property into 16 lots.
August 26, 1994 |
An independent consultant has faulted as "unscientific" engineering studies done by the former One Meridian office tower's owner in a multimillion-dollar insurance dispute arising from the 1991 blaze that killed three firefighters. The building's owner, E/R Associates, and its insurance company, Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., are locked in a court battle in New York over how much Aetna should pay the owner for its losses. At the core of the dispute is whether the top half of the 38-story building, from the point where the fire started and then spread, should be demolished and rebuilt, as E/R insists, or, as Aetna argues, restored without demolition.
February 4, 2013 |
Adapted from an online discussion. Question: Last fall you had a column about a high school perfectionist who could have been me. I'm now in my 30s and long since healed thanks to great friends, an amazing therapist, and a lot of time. But I'm afraid my own daughter will go through what I went through. I can remember feeling guilty about letting people down when I was a toddler (although high school is where the pressure compounded into an eating disorder). As a parent, how do you see that and offer help . . . preferably long before it reaches such a crisis point?
October 10, 2001 |
Former Florida Marlins manager John Boles voiced support for two former members of his staff who questioned the loyalty of infield coach Tony Taylor. "There's validity," Boles said of the accusations by departing pitching coach Rich Dubee and former bullpen coach Joe Breeden. Last week Dubee accused Taylor, a Phillies star in the 1960s, of having a role in Boles' firing May 28. "Whoever comes in to be the manager, I wish him a lot of luck, because there's a Benedict Arnold in the forces," Dubee said.
February 26, 2002 |
With the future of one of their oldest investigatory tools in jeopardy, prosecutors began trying yesterday to persuade a federal judge to reverse his ruling barring them from using testimony on fingerprint identification in the region's first federal death-penalty trial. Stephen B. Meagher, a leading FBI fingerprint examiner, told U.S. District Judge Louis H. Pollak that all FBI examiners are tested annually for proficiency in print analysis and identification. Since annual testing began in 1995, Meagher testified, FBI examiners have taken 447 tests and have only once wrongly linked a print to an individual and three times missed an identification.
May 6, 2005
I was pleased to see Daily News readers rallying to columnist Ronnie Polaneczky's defense. While I agree that it was a little extreme for her dad to call her out in the pages of the newspaper for which she works, I have a strong feeling that she may be used to such heated internecine debate. After reading her columns for months, I have no doubt that she can hold her own against opposing points of view no matter their origin, validity or histrionic approach. I have a sneaking suspicion that her father knows that, and though I think he showed bad judgment in doing so, I suspect that, along with his strong feelings on the issue of religion vs. the rights of women, is why he made his argument public.
April 11, 1995 |
In this era of corporate downsizing, career-changing, what-do-I-do-next- with-my-life mentality, many job-seekers believe that checking little black boxes on career tests equals exact science. If it says so on a computer printout, it must be right. Not so fast. The results that say you'd be happy as an aeronautical engineer, an evangelical minister or a flower arranger may measure only interest, not potential. You may be fascinated with planes but stink at physics, love people but speak in monosyllables, enjoy flowers but suffer allergies.
April 17, 1999
'Facts' on the shroud are of questionable validity Alan Offermann attacks the "faithful" who believe the Shroud of Turin is the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ (Letters, April 10). He claims that they are ignoring the "fact" that science has already proven the shroud to be a forgery. However, the "facts" he presents are either false or of dubious validity. Although radiocarbon dating did date the shroud to the 14th century, the results were not conclusive. There is sufficient reason to believe there may have been a false reading.