February 16, 1992
There's a romance about a rocker, a sentimental soft spot in the heart that almost everyone has for a chair that moves."Maybe because they've been a part of family life for so many years. Everyone remembers someone in their family having a rocking chair," says Michael Elkan, a woodworker who has been making rocking chairs at his Silverton, Ore., studio for 12 years. "There's just something nice about having a rocker in your house."Mr. Elkan is one of nearly a dozen woodworkers who will be bringing rocking chairs to the 16th annual American Craft Council (ACC)
October 17, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The Navy, revising its findings about the 1989 explosion that killed 47 sailors aboard the battleship Iowa, has concluded after months of tests and analysis that it does not have definitive proof of sabotage, say Navy officials.The new findings, which were to be announced today by Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, the chief of naval operations, overturn the Navy's earlier conclusion that the explosion was probably an act of suicidal sabotage by a despondent sailor.Investigators say a precise explanation for the blast will never be known, but Kelso's conclusions implicitly discredit a Navy criminal investigation that focused on the sailor, Clayton M. Hartwig, a gunner's mate second class, as the culprit.
May 5, 1991
Philadelphia--Welcome to baseball's outback.Sure, about 2 million fans will show up at Veterans Stadium this season, populating otherwise rutted terrain in the National League East. But does anyone outside Philadelphia actually follow the Phillies? Howard Spira has a higher profile.But suddenly, in this spring of 1991, the Phillies are presenting an intriguing picture. Maybe by September they'll be renowned for something other than Lenny Dykstra's inability to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em.After replacing Nick Leyva 13 games into the season to win baseball's fire-the-manager sweepstakes, the Phillies are veering on course under the born-again patience of Jim Fregosi.
December 23, 1990
Services for William J. Kelso, a retired lieutenant in the Baltimore fire department, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road, Perry Hall.Mr. Kelso, who was 83, died Friday at Fallston General Hospital of complications following surgery.He was a lifelong resident of East Baltimore, living for the past 60 years on North Robinson Street.Mr. Kelso retired in 1972 after 30 years in the city fire department's rescue squad, where he received several commendations.