June 23, 2013
Plane explodes amid stunt; 2 die CINCINNATI - A plane carrying a wing walker crashed Saturday at an air show and exploded into flames, killing the pilot and stunt walker instantly, authorities said. The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. at the Vectren Air Show at Dayton International Airport. No spectators were hurt. A video posted on WHIO-TV shows the plane turning upside-down as the performer sits on top of the wing. The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, exploding into flames.
June 14, 2013
FATHER'S DAY U.S. Open Experience So, you didn't get him a ticket to Merion. Let him watch on the big screen, practice his putts and pick up some merch at this AmEx-sponsored outdoor event. It's practically the same thing, sorta. Independence Mall, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday, free, usopen.com. Gary Papa Run It's been four years since Philly lost this beloved sportscaster, but his memory lives on in this 11th-annual 5K run-walk (and 1-mile fun walk), which, as always, raises funds to promote awareness of prostate cancer.
June 14, 2013 |
WILDWOOD - An ordinance approved Wednesday by local officials to make those on the boardwalk pull up their pants - billed as a way to promote decency in this honky-tonk Jersey Shore town - is a violation of constitutional and civil rights, says the American Civil Liberties Union. Udi Ofer, executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the ACLU in Newark, said the agency would consider a lawsuit to stop the city from targeting youths - particularly minorities - who might be partial to wearing pants so loose that their underwear, or worse, shows.
June 10, 2013 |
As I've grown up, my vacations have changed. As a child, my brother and I wanted to (1) go to the beach or pool, and (2) play. As a young adult, I wanted to (1) go to the beach or pool, and (2) go to the boardwalk to play. In my 20s and 30s, I added (3) go to the hottest restaurant, and (4) go to the most happening club. Now a parent, I still look forward to my beach and pool time and finding good restaurants on vacation. But instead of nightclubs, I seek out other attractions. On a recent visit with my family to Virginia Beach, Va., I found plenty of diversions.
June 7, 2013
Many young people today follow a dress code that requires their pants to bare more than their elders can bear. Towns and schools around the country have adopted laws and policies attempting to force young men and women to pull up their sagging pants. A Brooklyn legislator even launched a "Stop the Sag" billboard campaign. Wildwood is the latest municipality to enter the fray in a misguided effort to tone down its image as a boozy party spot. Its proposed trouser threshold would be one of several regulations governing attire on the Shore town's boardwalk.
June 3, 2013 |
Is there a more appropriately named summer resort than Wildwood? Few beachcombers visit this Cape May County boardwalk haven, which last summer celebrated its centennial, for the peace and quiet. But enough is enough. Now, Mayor Ernie Troiano wants to make Wildwood a little less wild. In two weeks, he is confident that he and his two fellow commissioners will pass a boardwalk ordinance banning sagging pants and going shirtless after sunset, or shoeless anytime. Violators could pay $25; repeat offenders, possibly more.
June 2, 2013 |
If butt cracks could fly, the Wildwood boardwalk could be an airport, Mayor Ernie Troiano says. And Wildwood is not in the aviation industry. That's why the outspoken leader of the Jersey Shore's most raucous resort is throwing another headline-grabber out there, an ordinance that would deter exposed derrieres and underwear on the boardwalk by banning sagging baggy pants and shorts. "We're not trying to bring back the Victorian era," Troiano said recently, "but I don't want to see your ass hanging out. " Back when the globe was apparently much cooler and society less sinful, the boardwalk was like going to church with seagulls.
May 31, 2013 |
WILDWOOD - At Beachwear Fashions, a boardwalk shop in this honky-tonk by the sea, even the mannequins can't keep their pants on straight. Tiny short-shorts for girls and baggy sweats for guys are displayed pulled halfway down plastic derrieres. The fashions are decorated on the rear with pithy phrases like YOLO (you only live once) and Beach Barbie. You can think of it as art imitating life. But next month, this Jersey Shore town that has been trying for decades to combat its boozy, free-for-all image is likely to impose a boardwalk dress code that will turn into law the silent wish of many that other people hike up their pants.
May 27, 2013 |
WILDWOOD, N.J. - Seven months ago, Gov. Christie, clad in the navy blue fleece that would soon become a wardrobe staple, told a group of residents at a firehouse in North Wildwood to get out of town - fast. Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the Jersey Shore, and, in typical blunt fashion, Christie told the small crowd gathered at the firehouse to, essentially, prepare for the worst. Two days later, Sandy slammed into the coast, making landfall near Brigantine and leaving destruction up and down the barrier islands.
May 17, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Maybe you've noticed the new lighting on the Boardwalk. Or the dozens of "ambassadors" along it eager to answer questions about where to dine, shop, or just have fun. Most likely, you've seen the splashy "DO AC" ads on TV and billboards, or heard them on the radio. All are part of a bigger effort, along with the Atlantic City Tourism District that was created last year by Gov. Christie and the Legislature, to boost tourism and give the Queen of Resorts a makeover.