August 16, 1994 |
It was about 2 a.m. yesterday and the two boys were stranded in Riverside, several miles from their homes in Delanco and Beverly, Burlington County. John Krenzel, 16, and Bill Saltzman, 17, hopped aboard a slow-moving Conrail train, hoping for an easy trip home, police said. But by the time the heavy freight train reached their towns, it had picked up speed and was heading toward Bordentown at about 10 miles per hour, too fast for the boys to leap to the gravel and dirt beside the tracks.
November 25, 2004 |
When Nelson Tyler landed on the field after colliding with an opposing football player, it was immediately apparent that something was seriously wrong. Unable to move his arms or legs, Tyler, 13, was carried out on a stretcher from the Camden City Youth Football League game nearly two weeks ago. "Even before the play was whistled dead, the coaches rushed to his aid," said the Rev. Chris Collins of Camden's Little Rock Baptist Church, who coaches for Nelson's team, the Whitman Park Tigers.
June 19, 2011 |
Brothers Stefan and Tyler Delp have spent every second of their lives together. They go to the same schools, play the violin in tandem, and recently sang a duet, "Put Your Arms Around Someone," at their school's spring hop. But the boys have never seen each other's faces except for some sleight of hand with mirrors or computers. The boys, born at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 19 years ago, are a rare set of identical twins, joined at the head so one faces forward while the other is turned backward.
May 17, 2012 |
What are men to do now that Pat Burrell is coming back to town? Hide your women. At least that's the advice of a public-service announcement - a spoof and a decidedly adult one, at that - now making the rounds on the Internet. Put together by the local comedy sketch group Bird Text, the three-minute video is timed to coincide with Burrell's return to Philadelphia on Saturday to retire as a Phillie. The video plays off Burrell's reputation as a ladies' man (he was known as Pat the Bat for more than his slugging prowess)
March 13, 1989 |
I would be remiss if I didn't record the shocked disbelief among Sonny Liston's many local friends when it was learned the former heavyweight champion had been found dead in Las Vegas. Sonny's body was discovered on Jan. 5, 1971, by his wife, Geraldine, in their luxury home adjoining a country club in Paradise Valley, two miles east of the famed Las Vegas "strip. " Geraldine, just back from an extended tour of holiday visits with relatives and friends, had been away from the house for 10 days.
April 28, 1988 |
HOLDING A POTENTIAL future voter is Thomas J. Judge Sr., the chairman of the Republican Party in Delaware County. In his arms Tuesday was 3-month-old Caroline Fizzano of Rutledge.
June 23, 2012 |
Brandon Formanes stood on the worn wood floor inside the KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy at 12th and Vine Streets Thursday morning, his hands running back and forth across his new Fuji SST 2.0. Black and blue spandex hugged his body, and sweat still shone from his shaved, thick arms and legs. Formanes, a junior coach in the Cadence Cycling Foundation, rode five miles from his Upper Darby home to the school. He stood before three KIPP students, sometimes answering questions, sometimes trying to motivate.
February 6, 1987 |
Since it came out that President Reagan keeps a personal diary, congressmen have suggested that he show it to investigators to help them unravel the Iran arms deal. Now he has agreed to let them peek at certain parts. But I'm afraid they are going to be disappointed. A White House source has shown me the diary. And it's clear that the president was innocent of wrongdoing. For example, there is the first mention of Iran and arms during August 1985: "Poindexter came in and asked me what I thought of an idea to sell arms to Iran.
February 11, 1988 |
Gouged into a dark, heartwood slab of black walnut, the story has been told with tool and mallet, paint and varnish, patience and toil. The craftman's steady hands, pale as pine, have cut and carved, making the wood speak, coaxing into its tough flesh the story of the man who today melds his life with that of this city. In the end it is all there: a coat of arms, telling, as the heralds of old, something of the life and soul of the man it represents - Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who today becomes the seventh archbishop of Philadelphia.
January 31, 1996 |
Another college hockey player was left paralyzed during a game at the same rink where a Boston University player was paralyzed from the neck down last fall. Suffolk University junior John Gilpatrick was partially paralyzed last Thursday when he hit his head on the goalpost in a game against Stonehill College at BU's Walter Brown Arena, in Boston. When didn't get up, his coaches immediately thought of Travis Roy, a Boston University freshman who was paralyzed in October after slamming headfirst into the boards just 11 seconds into his first college game.