July 10, 2014 |
Julie Bogle, 10, and her sister Mallory, 7, are mean Skylanders players. But surprisingly, so are parents Jeff and Jill. In fact, video games are the Exton family's favorite pastime. It started about three or four years ago when the girls received a Nintendo Wii and had trouble managing the controller and "nunchuk" at the same time, so the parents paired up to help them. "It was fun and quickly became a tradition," recalled Jeff, 38, who says their family now plays together at least once every other week.
November 3, 2013 |
HADDONFIELD Cameron P. Lyon had reached his goal of having "a reputable, highly regarded tree care company and a loving family to share it with," his web page said. His work and safety precautions were widely praised across the leafy borough, especially on Woodland Avenue, where he had pruned and removed several trees. This week, residents on the street teared up upon learning of Lyon's accidental death on the job Thursday. Some gathered outside to share the news and remember him. Lyon, operator of Lyon & Son Tree Service in Barrington, was working in the 400 block of Chews Landing Road shortly after 8 a.m. when he fell from a tree, acting Police Chief Ted Stuessy said Friday.
January 22, 2013
In the Region Track expansion to bring crude oil to region CSX announced a $26 million track capacity expansion on its River Line between Albany, N.Y., and North Jersey, enabling the railroad operator to handle more trains moving crude oil to East Coast refineries. Demand for crude oil in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area "may be as much as five trains per day, or over 400,000 barrels, over the next couple of years," Oscar Munoz, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.
December 31, 2011 |
PALO ALTO, Calif. - A mid-1980s in-house video shows Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs recalling a seminal point in Silicon Valley history: the moment about 35 years ago they named their upstart computer company - destined, as it turned out, to become a tech behemoth. "I remember driving down Highway 85," Wozniak says. "We're on the freeway, and Steve mentions, 'I've got a name: Apple Computer.' We kept thinking of other alternatives to that name, and we couldn't think of anything better.
March 4, 2011 |
It wasn't even that close. On Monday night, the IBM program named Watson, fresh from flattening the best human Jeopardy! players in history last month, squared off against five members of Congress on Capitol Hill. Congresspeople? No contest, right? On this night, man defeated machine. Rep. Rush Holt (D., N.J.) won $8,600 in "earnings" from his correct answers, to Watson's measly $6,200. (No real money was involved.) Was it fair, though? Holt, who holds a doctorate in physics, was assistant director of the Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University from 1989 to 1998, when he ran for Congress and won. He represents the 12th Congressional District - a research- and education-heavy midstate swath extending from the border to the Manasquan Inlet, and including towns such as Princeton, Trenton, Freehold, and Sea Bright.
June 2, 2008 |
When Sandra Schulberg was last in college, Richard Nixon was president, The Godfather was in theaters, and Atari had come out with its first generation of video games. But turns of fortune - both bad and good - prevented the then-Swarthmore College undergraduate from finishing the senior thesis needed to earn her bachelor's degree in anthropology. Over the last 36 years, Schulberg - niece of Budd Schulberg, who wrote the screenplay for On the Waterfront, and daughter of the late Stuart Schulberg, once the producer of the Today show - has become an accomplished independent filmmaker, albeit without that bachelor's degree.
January 12, 2008 |
REMEMBER the days when people would say, "Thank you," and others would respond by saying, "You're welcome"? How 'bout when folks said, "Excuse me" if they bumped into you on the street? Here's another blast from the past: "Can you pass me the salt . . . please?" Don't get me wrong. I'm not some crusty old fuddy-duddy claiming to have walked 10 miles through 5 feet of snow to get to my one-room schoolhouse on the side of a mountain. I didn't hand-crank my jalopy back when gas was 3 cents a gallon.
October 27, 2006 |
When the Philly Classic began in 1999, video gamers lauded it for the stroll down memory lane it provided. Classic participant Ed Fleming, 32, wanted to do more, much more. A longtime gamer, who started writing video-game reviews when he was 15, Fleming wanted to stage an event that encompassed all gaming consoles, arcade cabinets, games and players. Old and new. He has done that with America's VideoGame Expo. This weekend marks its second year, and the Valley Forge Convention Center will be packed with gaming tournaments, discussion panels and seminars, a huge arcade with more than 100 cabinets, and vendors selling the latest games, including Splinter Cell: Double Agent, and rare items for Atari and other older systems.
September 19, 2006 |
Of all the members of the Black Eyed Peas, Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson seemed the least likely to forge her own career. She always seemed like the fifth wheel, a cheerleader in a male-dominated group. But on her solo debut, Fergie comes out sexy and strong. The Dutchess (will.i.am/A&M Records . ) doesn't start auspiciously. The first track, "Fergalicious," a slice of old-school, beatbox hip-hop, sounds like a naked attempt to re-create Nelly Furtado's hit "Promiscuous. " But the album quickly hits its stride with keepers like the bumping club hit "London Bridge," a bodacious bomb worthy of Missy Elliott, and the bouncy ballad "All That I Got (The Make Up Song)
March 19, 2004 |
With spring comes baseball, and this year, with baseball comes a new Phillies stadium. What's not to be excited about? The Franklin Institute will build on that momentum with its Spring Training Day festivities on Saturday. The annual event ties in with the institute's Sports Challenge exhibition, which examines the science involved in sports. It also features contests, prizes and appearances by the Phillie Phanatic, Comcast SportsNet anchors John Marzano and Matt Yaloff, Phillies announcer Dan Baker, and Phillies organist Paul Richardson.