April 20, 1992 |
Joe Jurich took a book with him when he went to watch Princeton and Maryland play lacrosse in the spring of 1963. He had agreed to coach Abington's new team, and wanted to see what the game was like before the season began. He took the book in case the sport was dull. "I didn't know anything about lacrosse," he said, "and I thought it might be boring. But I was wrong; it was very exciting. " In just its third year in the sport (1965), Abington was co-champion of the Suburban League with the Hill School.
June 14, 2005 |
Philadelphia could be forced to eliminate at least $50 million in spending on youth programs because of a change in state funding patterns, city officials said yesterday. Most of the imperiled programs are part of the city Department of Human Services' Division of Community-Based Prevention Services. They include after-school initiatives, truancy programs, and some programs of the nonprofit Philadelphia Safe and Sound. "This really could be devastating," said Cheryl Ransom-Garner, commissioner of the Department of Human Services.
September 11, 1994 |
Smiling broadly, the four golfers each clutched a tall trophy. The foursome - Ike Henry, Somerdale, N.J.; Rudy Gause, Philadelphia; Oscar Martin, Camden; and Floyd Bagby, Sicklerville, N.J. - had just won first place in the fifth annual Leon H. Sullivan Charitable Tournament Aug. 15 at Ashbourne Country Club in Cheltenham. After the awards ceremony, the tournament organizers held an auction featuring autographed sports collectibles. In the early 1950s, the Rev. Leon H. Sullivan extended his ministry to the North Philadelphia community and formed Zion Community Center Inc. to serve the city's Nicetown-Tioga section.
June 29, 2010
DURING the summer, it seems like many crimes are committed by the city's youth. The city should add more summer jobs, programs and activities for the young. Too much leisure time can equal a higher crime rate. Athletics, youth clubs, educational events, etc., should be expanded. Philip A. Burnett Philadelphia
August 23, 2011 |
New gym fees designed to hold down taxes could "wipe out" or sharply curtail basketball and cheerleading programs for more than 800 Bensalem children, leaders of three youth groups say. "If we can't get [the fees] reduced, it will basically wipe out the basketball program," David Tressler, president of Valley Athletic Association, said last week. The Bensalem school board in June approved fees of $70 to $300 an hour to help cover energy costs for its 10 gyms, including a new high school gym scheduled to open in the fall.
September 8, 1986 |
When a private agency cut off money for a job-training program operated by civic leader and political power broker Samuel L. Evans, the Goode administration quickly stepped in last month with a $200,000 grant for Evans to run a similar program. The Private Industry Council refused to pay nearly half of its $615,000 contract with Evans' American Foundation for Negro Affairs because it had failed to train the required number of youths. The council's contract with AFNA called for the agency to enroll 450 youths in its job-training and educational counseling program.
June 11, 1995 |
The rules of Mantua dictate that you do not go walking by yourself at supper time, down the wide-open, glass-strewn streets of this neighborhood, past the shells of houses with their insides jagged like eggs cracked open. Still, this is almost summer; it is steamy warm, and Michael Summers, 9, has an appointment with Macaulay Culkin. The guy working the VCR has already rolled the FBI warnings when Michael heaves open the front door of McMichael School, dollar in hand, and is met by a bevy of youngsters surrounding the little table marked "Movie 50c. " Everyone is calling to "Miss Kim" - Kim Glodec - who is trying to distribute potato chips and small plastic bottles of blue liquid while collecting quarters and hugs from the kids.
June 16, 2005 |
Mayor Street used the release of a new report on Philadelphia child welfare to pressure Gov. Rendell to close a funding gap that could cost city youth programs at least $50 million. "All of our progress will be jeopardized if the state's child-welfare budget and other line items are reduced or funded in ways that make these programs impossible to support," Street said in a statement released with the report. The report, produced by the city-subsidized nonprofit Philadelphia Safe and Sound, showed incremental progress on some indices of prenatal and early-childhood care but continued bleak statistics on youth violence and other measurements.
September 20, 1995 |
Burlington County teams are expected to dominate the South Jersey girls' soccer season. No news there. Last year, The Inquirer's top four teams in the South Jersey rankings came from Burlington County. Moorestown finished No. 1, followed by Shawnee, Lenape and Cherokee. Three of the four South Jersey sectional champions were Burlington County schools. Moorestown won the state Group 2 championship, Holy Cross was the South Jersey champion in Group 3, and Shawnee won in Group 4. Last year five South Jersey players were named to the Associated Press first-team all-state squad.
June 29, 2005 |
With Mayor Street and Gov. Rendell still at an impasse over a funding change that could imperil prevention programs for 23,000 city children, a Philadelphia state representative is pushing what he says could be a short-term solution. Democratic Rep. Dwight Evans has written a budget amendment that would allow Philadelphia to use money from a mental health fund to pay for its portion of the endangered youth programs. Evans said the fix was possible because the health fund was running a surplus.