November 20, 1992 |
It looks like Bill Clinton's honeymoon is over; I saw an "Impeach Clinton" bumper sticker the other day. I don't know if it belonged to a sore- loser Republican or an impatient Democrat, but I suspect the latter. Washington is a tough town. A town, however, that did respond warmly to the Arkansas governor's boyish charm this week as he made his courtesy call on the city. Particularly successful was his walk through a grim stretch of the city more accustomed to the sounds of gunfire and sirens in the night than presidential visits.
March 11, 2011 |
OK, YOU COULD say that Philadelphia still trails Phoenix - in endless strip shopping malls, cactuses, tea-party rallies, Olive Gardens, drought alerts, golf courses and assault rifles. But not when it comes to peeps. The numbers-crunchers from the U.S. Census Bureau, who'd estimated - to much fanfare - in 2007 that Phoenix had passed Philly to become America's fifth largest city, said yesterday that the actual count from 2010 revealed either a) that that never happened or b)
December 10, 1990 |
GREEN BAY QUIZ TIME 1. Wisconsin is one of 10 states that border the Mississippi River, and one of eight states that border the Great Lakes. Name the three states, and their capitals, that border BOTH the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. a. ---------------, --------------- b. ---------------, --------------- c. ---------------, --------------- 2. Green Bay plays in the NFC Central Division of the NFL. All five teams in this division play in cities located on major water bodies.
October 23, 2010
Pennsylvania's capital city is trying to figure out how it will meet $1.2 million in payroll expenses next week. The city is negotiating with lenders for financing necessary for next week's payroll obligations, a spokesman for Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson said. Harrisburg had about $492,000 in cash on hand Thursday, well short of the amount needed to pay city workers next week. City treasury workers say the money will have to be available Tuesday to get checks out on time. Leaders of the unions representing police, firefighters, and other employees have told the Patriot-News of Harrisburg that workers will remain on the job. But union lawyers say they would file complaints under the Fair Labor Standards Act if workers were not paid.
May 3, 2011 |
TRENTON - The chief of staff to the mayor of New Jersey's capital city has been suspended without pay following his arrest on drug charges. Paul Sigmund IV has been relieved of his duties "indefinitely" after allegedly trying to buy heroin Sunday night, Mayor Tony Mack said yesterday. Sigmund also was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer. Sigmund, 46, couldn't be reached for comment. He joined Mack's administration in March after state officials urged Mack to hire a chief of staff.
January 11, 2013
TRENTON - New Jersey law enforcement authorities are sponsoring a $100,000 gun buyback in Trenton on the heels of a record-setting cash-for-guns program in Camden in December that netted more than 1,100 firearms. State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said the buyback in the state's capital city - financed from criminal-forfeiture funds - will be Jan. 25 and 26 and open to all Mercer County residents. "We'd love to replicate or improve on the success of our Camden buyback," he said in a statement.
March 14, 2013
ANY TIME the Harrisburg Patriot-News reviews salaries of state employees, it creates a nice voyeuristic buzz in the capital city. So it is this week following publication, online and in print, of a series of stories, "The $100,000 Club," about state government's top take-homers. (It's viewable at pennlive.com.) Who doesn't like to know what their neighbor makes? And what's more fun than comparing government pay with government productivity? Gives ranters a chance to rant, "They get HOW much?"
August 21, 2011 |
My friend gave me good advice because she had been there, done that: Skip the lush landscape and beautiful beaches in Barbados - every Caribbean island has those - and instead visit two fascinating and historically important attractions in Barbados' capital city, Bridgetown. A week later, during its Exotic Southern Caribbean itinerary, my cruise ship (Celebrity Constellation) made port in Bridgetown, located in the parish of St. Michael on Barbados' southwest coast. With 80,000 people, this is the most densely populated of Barbados' 11 parishes, and it oozes with British history.
June 3, 1992 |
For swimmer Frank Lescas, the excellent adventure began in February. He was watching the Winter Olympics on television when something CBS's Tim McCarver said hit home. "It's funny," Lescas said. "He was doing a story on the Italian ice hockey team and mentioned that out of 20-some players, 17 or so were from the United States. And he explained how some of them were related to Italians. One guy, his father's uncle was Italian. That's how he was granted eligibility. And I'm thinking, 'Wait a minute.