May 30, 2004 |
The Log Cabin Memorial museum on the grounds of the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge National Historical Park honors the 314th Infantry Regiment of World War I, whose members came largely from eastern Pennsylvania. "The Log Cabin is important because it contains a record of what these men went through during their service," said John Rentz, 84, a member of Descendants and Friends of the 314th Infantry. The exhibition gallery of the Log Cabin contains maps, photographs and other memorabilia that reflect the combat history of the regiment while in France - ranging from the rifles, uniforms and helmets the soldiers used to artillery shells.
November 3, 1995 |
"Prison Sentence," the summer art installation project at Eastern State Penitentiary that will end Sunday, spawned a number of prison-related exhibitions in the city. One of these is "Incarceration: Two Perspectives," at the Painted Bride Art Center, a show that speaks to philosophical and actual conditions of imprisonment. The contrasting views are provided by two Japanese American artists, Masumi Hayashi and Hiroshi Kariya. Hayashi's half of the show addresses the relocation of thousands of Japanese Americans into detention camps at the outbreak of World War II. Her medium is color photography - panoramic images of the remains of these camps, which were situated in remote areas.
October 5, 1992 |
With his team doing so much traveling in the past two weeks, coach Dennis Baumgardner might be in the market for a Scenicruiser bus for his Oxford football team. On Sept. 26, the Hornets went more than 50 miles to Annville, Lebanon County, and lost big, 41-7. On Friday, they went more than 70 miles to Bensalem, Bucks County, where they played the Educational Management Corp. School, part of the state's Youth Development Center for court-adjudicated youths. This time, the Hornets made the trip worthwhile with a 21-6 victory that improved their record to 3-2 overall.
December 6, 1991 |
With the approach of the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, self-declared "patriots" will emerge within our midst. Draping themselves in our flag's colors, these super-patriots will seek to identify as "The Enemy" any and all persons of Japanese ancestry, including Americans who happen to be of Japanese descent. Because of such jingoistic racist hysteria whipped up 50 years ago by many of my fellow Americans, my family along with 115,000 other Americans of Japanese ancestry, was summarily rounded up, uprooted and confined to barbed- wire camps in the deserts of America.
August 14, 2009 |
Like a floating shopping mall, the alien mother ship has been hovering, broken and immobile, over the smog-shrouded skies of Johannesburg for 20 years. The ominous spaceship just hangs there, blocking out the sun, while its passengers have long since been disgorged - human-sized, bug-like ETs living in what was originally a temporary holding zone but has grown into a militarized shantytown, a sprawling, barbed-wire-enclosed slum. The premise for District 9 - filmmaker Neill Blomkamp's doc-style sci-fi yarn - is intriguing.
July 12, 1996 |
Millionaire accused-killer John E. du Pont's Foxcatcher Farms has been getting a makeover since his arrest last January. Large signs, yellow-painted buildings, bear traps and barbed-wire fences have given the place a prison-farm look. Zoning officials in Delaware County want to know what's going on, and they've scheduled a hearing for Thursday. Lawyers for du Pont, jailed in the slaying of wrestler Dave Schultz, are keeping quiet.
November 15, 1989 |
UTILITY BILLS I Surprise, surprise: Your home heating bills are going up. The government estimates that retail heating oil prices will average about 90 cents a gallon this winter, compared with about 82 cents last year, and that residential natural gas prices are likely to average $5.57 per thousand cubic feet, compared with $5.48 last year. UTILITY BILLS II Refrigerators and freezers you buy after 1992 will have to use 25 percent less energy than today's models. That new federal Energy Department regulation will raise the retail prices of such appliances by an average of 10.5 percent, but the extra cost will be offset in less than 2 1/2 years by utility-bill savings, the department says.
November 7, 2012
A prisoner on crutches and wearing a neck brace escaped from Philadelphia police custody Tuesday afternoon at Temple University Hospital and was still on the loose late in the night. Keith Freeman, 18, was not handcuffed when officers attempted to escort him to a police wagon in the hospital parking lot around 4 p.m., police said. He bolted, climbed a six-foot wall with barbed wire, and was lost in the area of 3400 North Broad Street. Freeman, of the 2600 block of Palethorpe Street, had been in custody after being arrested at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday in Kensington after trying to flee from police during a car stop.
November 7, 2012 |
A prisoner on crutches and wearing a neck brace escaped from Philadelphia police custody Tuesday afternoon at Temple University Hospital and was on the loose late in the night. Keith Freeman, 18, was not handcuffed when officers attempted to escort him to a police wagon in the hospital parking lot around 4, police said. He bolted, climbed a six-foot wall with barbed wire, and was lost in the area of the 3400 block of North Broad Street in North Philadelphia, police said. Freeman, of the 2600 block of Palethorpe Street in the city's Fairhill section, had been in custody after being arrested at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday in Kensington after trying to flee from police during a car stop.
March 13, 1988 |
The Laurel Springs ballfield on Grand Avenue has begun to look more like a battlefield than a place to have fun, according to borough officials who said they were determined to do something about the situation. During Monday night's council meeting, Mayor Jack Hagen called the area "a disgrace. " The ballfield has baseball fields, a tennis court, a volleyball court and a basketball court that are primarily used during the daylight hours. The vandalism occurs during the evening hours.