November 3, 1995 |
When Acelia, 9, is in the kitchen, she is creative, cheerful and energetic. "I'll make an everything salad," she'll say. Then she throws lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, celery and anything in her path in the bowl. She also makes corn bread and barbecue sauce. When it's mealtime, she always declares: "This is the best I ever had," and unless the food has a lid on it, she'll polish off the leftovers. Acelia lives in a group home with nine other children. She has lived in several foster homes.
December 28, 1990 |
Nose to lip. Lip to nose. Nose to lip. Chris Wyszynski was displaying his usually quick hands, but this was in the locker room, after Episcopal Academy had defeated La Salle, 66-50, in a Seagull Classic XVII semifinal at St. Joseph's Fieldhouse last night. One second, an ice pack was pressed against a gash at the bridge of Wyszynski's nose. The next, it was soothing a cut on his lip. "I think I need another ice pack," Wyszynski said, finally. Wyszynski, perhaps the hardest-working 6-2 center in high school basketball, always needs an ice pack.
October 22, 1992 |
The original Broadway production of "The Wiz," plagued by a slew of problems, nearly closed out of town. It changed directors and opened at New York's Majestic Theater early in January of 1975, managing to hang on by the skin of its teeth until a heavy ad-and-hype campaign plus word of mouth finally pulled it around. It ultimately picked up seven Tony Awards and ran for four years on Broadway. "The Wiz" has enjoyed a ridiculously healthy afterlife. It is revived with stunning regularity - a full-scale production last played here in March of 1984 - and this week it is back again, for much too brief a run at the Merriam.
May 3, 1996 |
The Kansas City Wiz came back from a two-goal deficit with four straight second-half goals to score a 6-4 victory over the Columbus Crew in a Major League Soccer game last night. Preki and Mo Johnston each scored two goals for Kansas City as the Wiz moved into second place in the MLS Western Division. Columbus led, 4-2, before Preki narrowed the margin by scoring on a penalty kick in the 67th minute. The Wiz then gained the victory with goals by Mike Sorber in the 77th minute, Johnston in the 80th, and Preki again in the 88th.
May 17, 1996 |
Bryn Mawr Stereo & Video of King of Prussia has been purchased by Tweeter etc. , a Canton, Mass.-based consumer electronics company. Tweeter officials said no store closings are planned and the Bryn Mawr operation will retain its name. Bryn Mawr Stereo has annual sales of $35 million and 170 employees. Combined with Tweeter, it will have annual sales of $105 million and 550 employees. Bryn Mawr Stereo's headquarters in King of Prussia will become a regional office of Tweeter.
September 11, 1991 |
Nine-year-old Sean O'Brien sums up the longevity of the Trapper Keeper notebook, which once again is among the supplies every cool student just had to bring back to school this year. "They hold more stuff," he says, in a tone that implies the answer is obvious. His mother chimes in: "The covers are cool. " The plastic, fold-over Trapper Keeper; "marble" tablets; and anything sporting the picture of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are among the most popular items kids prodded their parents into snatching up for another year of school.
May 12, 1996 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Crew scored three second-half goals, including two in the last three minutes, to overtake the New England Revolution, 3-2, in a Major League Soccer game last night. Pete Marino scored for Columbus (3-3) in the 87th minute to tie the score at 2-2. Brian McBride, who had earlier scored on a penalty, won it for Columbus with a goal in the 88th minute, his fifth of the season. MUTINY 2, RAPIDS 1 DENVER - Tampa Bay (4-2) stayed atop the MLS East standings by coming back with second-half goals by Ivan McKinley and Steve Ralston to beat Colorado (2-3)
September 22, 1996 |
The Columbus Crew clinched the last available playoff spot in Major League Soccer when it beat the New England Revolution, 1-0, last night. Columbus will play Tampa Bay in the first round of the playoffs, which begin Tuesday. In the other Eastern Division semifinal series, Washington will play New York/New Jersey. The Western playoff pairings have not been determined, but the four teams are Los Angeles, Dallas, Kansas City and San Jose. Columbus got the victory on the strength of a goal by Brian McBride in the 37th minute of the game.
August 8, 2014 |
G EORGE CLOONEY and fiancee Amal Alamuddin have posted a legal notice declaring their intention to marry in Italy. Clooney and the Beirut-born London lawyer announced their engagement in April, although the pair has not yet announced a date for their nuptials. A spokesman at the register office at London's Chelsea Old Town Hall confirmed yesterday that the pair posted a legal document for a British national who is marrying abroad. A photo of the notice published by the Daily Mirror showed the dynamic duo's names, ages (he's 53, she's 36)
February 22, 2013
1ERIC BURDON On "Til Your River Runs Dry" (ABKCO), this voice of authority still growls like an Animal but ruminates like a confident yet world-weary blues rocker. 2SONS OF ROGUE GALLERY Philly-spawned producer Hal Willner grew up listening to Gene Shay on WXPN (88.5 FM). He passes on the knowledge with "Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys" (Anti), his second double-disc of tunes recast with contemporary artists and offbeat arrangements. 3RON SEXSMITH He's a master of subtle understatement and mellifluous good taste, yet always wears heart and hurt on his sleeve.