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November 12, 2003
BILL CONLIN'S recent pontification once again proves that Joseph Vincent Paterno has forgotten more about college football than Bill Conlin ever learned. JoePa can't throw and catch the ball for his players, and I believe Austin Scott will be the greatest blue chipper to grace a Nit uniform. Also remember that when Paterno has faced adversity in the past, he always came up big during the following years. Let the coach have his dignity and finish out his contract. Now here's a little Latin for you Bill: ime-tay o-tay etire-ray.
NEWS
November 19, 2012 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Miriam Schwartz, 86, a retired administrative assistant who through a series of TV commercials became familiar to many in the area as the mother of meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Lankenau Hospital. Schwartz, an NBC10 weatherman, said his mother appeared in an ad campaign for the station in about 2003. "She starred in a series of TV promotions for me about a proud mom," he said. "There were about five or six commercials, and the entire campaign won an Emmy.
NEWS
December 2, 1987 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
Honestly folks, it's just a real thrill and kind of a warm thing, you know, having a good old down-home chat with Willard Scott. As Willard says a few times in his new book: "It makes you feel good all over. " Yep. Better believe it. Willard Scott, Today show weatherman, retired Bozo the Clown, unofficial preacher and all-around wholesome American guy has gone and wrote himself a whole book, America Is My Neighborhood. Naturally, he's real humble about it. "Just a bunch of little old stories about some of the people I've bumped into along the way," he says on Page 22. "Plain folk like you and me. " Now, isn't that something?
NEWS
August 15, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bill Kuster, 76, the folksy Channel 3 weatherman who was known for his vegetable garden in a planter in front of the station and characters he designed for viewers to know how to dress that day, died of leukemia Saturday in a Denver hospice. He lived in Littleton, Colo., after leaving Philadelphia in 1978. "In the mid-1970s, we were known in the industry as the Dream Team or Camelot," Al Melzer, former Channel 3 sports director, said yesterday. "It was Jessica Savitch, Vince Leonard, Mort Crim, Bill and me. " Recalled Leonard, a former news anchor: "Bill's jokes were really corny.
NEWS
October 17, 1995 | By Peter Nicholas and Gail Shister, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Staff writer George Anastasia contributed to this story
Inquirer News Tonight has dismissed weekend weatherman Bill Elias following reports that when he worked at another station two years ago, he gave videotapes to a member of the Stanfa crime family. During a brief meeting that a station executive described as cordial, Elias was told that he could no longer forecast the weather for the hour-long news program. Elias, 37, a two-time local Emmy award winner, had been a freelance weatherman for the station since its first broadcast, September 1994.
NEWS
June 23, 2009
I'D LIKE TO make a suggestion to the staff and management of WPVI 6ABC once they move this fall to their new headquarters on Monument Road: Dedicate the facility to the late anchor/weatherman Jim O'Brien. He was the life and guts of Action News and would've been 70 were he still with us physically. Bhoke S. Lumumba Merion Station
NEWS
December 1, 2000 | by David Kronke, Los Angeles Daily News
"The Ultimate Christmas Present" may represent the ultimate holiday rip-off. This wan comedy concerns a bratty Valley girl named Allie (Hallee Hirsh) who steals a football-shaped gizmo from Santa's summer cabin; discovering it to be a machine that controls the weather, she promptly turns it to the "snow" command because she figures a blizzard will get her out of a school assignment and give her more time to (this being a Disney Channel movie) go shopping at the mall. Naturally, things don't go as planned - the unprecedented Los Angeles blizzard strands her father in San Francisco, the boy she has a crush on cancels his party, and a goober of a weatherman (Peter Scolari)
NEWS
October 27, 2000 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
The wacky comedy "Lucky Numbers," inspired by the 1980 Pennsylvania lotto scandal, seems designed to help John Travolta bounce back from the disaster of "Battlefield: Earth. " Alas, this new film is wacky without being particularly good. As fair warning to its prospective audience, it should probably be titled "Battlefield: Harrisburg. " Travolta stars as an unctuous weatherman, Russ Richards, toiling at a small station in our state capital, where his notoriety gives him his own table at the city's "trendiest restaurant.
LIVING
October 3, 1995 | By Clifford A. Ridley, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
We always knew Carol Burnett would be back. It took her more than 30 years, to be sure, but the gifted comic who made her Broadway debut in the 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress (and soon thereafter left the stage for TV) has returned to kick off Broadway's fall season in, appropriately, a valentine to the theater. The valentine is a bit of piffle by Ken Ludwig called Moon Over Buffalo - and I, for one, couldn't resist its blandishments. I tried - oh, how I tried! In the interest of critical objectivity, it must be noted that virtually everything in this backstage farce is predictable, from the overall progress of the plot to joke after joke contained therein.
NEWS
January 22, 2012
Remembering Herb Clarke Herb Clarke died Jan. 8. He was best known and remembered as the longtime weatherman on WCAU, NBC10, and then for his six years of garden reports on KYW radio. He was also my dad. We moved to Philadelphia when Dad came to work at Channel 10 in November 1958. I was a baby. All three of us Clarke children grew up in Philadelphia. TV is a fickle and sometimes cruel business. On-air talent is often cut or reassigned with little notice. There one day, gone the next.
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August 10, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
LINWOOD - Here in deep South Jersey, they do not need any fancy-pants TV weather forecasters, with their Doppler radar, team coverage, and complicated love lives. They've got big, lanky, cerebral, nice guy Dan Skeldon, the Jimmy Stewart of meteorologists, working for NBC40, based just outside Atlantic City, soon to lose its NBC affiliation (thanks, Comcast), still vowing to keep broadcasting, out of the converted Frito-Lay warehouse on Route 9. For locals, Skeldon, 38, a Cornell University graduate, was the face of Hurricane Irene, the derecho of June 2012, and the big one, Hurricane Sandy.
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Robinson doesn't wear a top hat or have a carrot for a nose. The role of New Jersey's chief snowman, after all, commands a certain dignity. But with rank comes responsibility. And so, when the New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management asked him in August whether the streets of East Rutherford - and its roofless MetLife Stadium - might be heaped in snow or frozen in ice when it hosts the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, Robinson obliged with a calculation. After all, this would be the first Super Bowl ever in a cold-weather, open stadium.
NEWS
January 16, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When Bob Wanton began his career in the 1960s, meteorologists really did need to keep their eyes on the sky. Simply scanning a computer screen? Please. "I had to go outside every hour to do an observation," says Wanton, 68, who retired last year after 46 years with the National Weather Service. His first office, at what's now Atlantic City International Airport, was in a World War II-era Quonset hut. Not exactly high-tech, but perfect for accessing the elements. "I logged everything on a form," recalls the Lindenwold resident and grandfather of three.
NEWS
November 19, 2012 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Miriam Schwartz, 86, a retired administrative assistant who through a series of TV commercials became familiar to many in the area as the mother of meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Lankenau Hospital. Schwartz, an NBC10 weatherman, said his mother appeared in an ad campaign for the station in about 2003. "She starred in a series of TV promotions for me about a proud mom," he said. "There were about five or six commercials, and the entire campaign won an Emmy.
NEWS
January 22, 2012
Remembering Herb Clarke Herb Clarke died Jan. 8. He was best known and remembered as the longtime weatherman on WCAU, NBC10, and then for his six years of garden reports on KYW radio. He was also my dad. We moved to Philadelphia when Dad came to work at Channel 10 in November 1958. I was a baby. All three of us Clarke children grew up in Philadelphia. TV is a fickle and sometimes cruel business. On-air talent is often cut or reassigned with little notice. There one day, gone the next.
NEWS
January 10, 2012
A funeral for the broadcaster Herb Clarke will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010. Donations may be made to the church or to the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia 19106. Mr. Clarke, 84, a weatherman on Philadelphia's Channel 10 newscasts for nearly 40 years, died Sunday, Jan. 8, at Beaumont, a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. He and his wife, Barbara Cawthorne Clarke, were longtime residents of Haverford before moving to Beaumont in 2004.
NEWS
January 9, 2012 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
Herb Clarke, 84, the low-key broadcaster who was a fixture as a weatherman on Philadelphia's Channel 10 newscasts for nearly 40 years, died late Sunday afternoon at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, a retirement community. Barbara Clarke, his wife of 56 years, said Mr. Clarke died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. "The thing with Herb is that he was a regular, down-home guy," said Gerry Wilkinson, a good friend and chairman of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, an organization devoted to chronicling the region's broadcasting history.
NEWS
January 8, 2012 | By Stephan Salisbury, INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
Herb Clarke, the low-key broadcaster who was a fixture as a weatherman on Philadelphia's Channel 10 newscasts for nearly 40 years, died Sunday at a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. He was 84. Barbara Clarke, his wife of 56 years, said in a statement that Mr. Clarke died of complications derived from Alzheimer's Disease. "The thing with Herb is that he was a regular, down-home guy," said Gerry Wilkinson, the chairman of Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, an organization devoted to chronicling the region's broadcasting history.
NEWS
June 23, 2009
I'D LIKE TO make a suggestion to the staff and management of WPVI 6ABC once they move this fall to their new headquarters on Monument Road: Dedicate the facility to the late anchor/weatherman Jim O'Brien. He was the life and guts of Action News and would've been 70 were he still with us physically. Bhoke S. Lumumba Merion Station
NEWS
March 17, 2009 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Meteorologist John Bolaris was a media lightning rod when he worked at Channel 10: scattered brawls, flurries of name-calling, nights of deep canoodling. He's also the guy who, in 2001, hyped the big snowstorm that missed Philadelphia. So why - more than a year after he returned to Philadelphia after five years in New York - has there not been a dusting, or even a dustup? Friends say that the 51-year-old Bolaris, now chief meteorologist at Fox29, has grown up. The "new" John, they say, can be attributed to his daughter, Reina Sofia, a long-haired sprite who just turned 5. Bolaris shares custody with his former girlfriend Tiffany McElroy, a morning anchor in New York who briefly was a coworker at Channel 10. "Having a kid has slowed him down, in a good way," said Matt Cord, the WMMR radio personality and 76ers announcer.
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