October 10, 1999 |
There's no sign, and no line. Just a small black awning that indicates the entrance of Fluid, atop the Latest Dish restaurant on Fourth Street near South Street. On Thursday nights from 10 o'clock on, it's the "Platinum" party attended by young heads - a crowd of slackers and ravers in their early 20s, wearing baggy khakis and cargo pants, T-shirts and tank tops, and baseball caps and hooded sweatshirts. Plus urban grungers and the fashion plates (including women in go-go dresses, outlandish fur coats and feather boas)
December 20, 1987 |
Most good museums have a nice selection of old masters, but there's only one place in the world to see the finest work of the oldest masters, prehistoric painters who worked about 14,000 B.C. The place is a cave region: In the French Pyrenees, it's Lascaux I, and in northern Spain, it's Altamira. Because the works on their walls are so precious, they have been closed to the public, but International Art and Anthropological Tours has been given access to both of them. Its trip begins May 19, in Santander, Spain, and ends two weeks later in Bordeaux, France.
May 6, 1988 |
French commandos backed by helicopter gunships yesterday stormed an oceanside cave where Melanesian separatists held 23 French hostages, freeing the captives in a nearly eight-hour battle that left 17 dead. The hostages, 22 French gendarmes and a state prosecutor, all managed to escape unharmed during the fighting at the coral grotto on the island of Ouvea, part of the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia. Two police agents and 15 kidnappers were killed, and three other gendarmes were wounded in the operation.
April 1, 1994 |
Dave Josh Weisman, 21, of East Windsor, was fatally injured yesterday afternoon when the wall of a dirt trench collapsed and partly buried him, police said. Weisman, an employee of the Garden State Land Group, an landscaping company, was working at the new Lake Pointe development in Burlington Township when the cave-in occurred at 1:07 p.m. "They were having a problem with the sewer pipe, and they were clearing the pipe with a snake when it got hung up," said Burlington Township patrolman Michael G. Millhollin.
January 22, 2006 |
My wife, Shirley, and I had always been fascinated watching television shows of archaeological explorations of ancient civilizations and their mysterious cities. We were planning a two-week vacation, and our travel agent recommended the Hacienda Uxmal in the Yucatan Peninsula, situated within the hub of the ancient Mayan civilization. Our plane ride to the capital city of Merida was uneventful. We rented a car and drove the 50 miles south to our hotel. The next day, we hired a local guide.
September 22, 2002 |
During the 12 years that Buddhist nun Tenzin Palmo spent alone seeking enlightenment in a Himalayan cave, the British-born aesthete says she wasn't bored and was never lonely. She came close to perishing during a weeklong blizzard. But she says she was ready and happy to die. Her mother did indeed pass away while Palmo sought perfection in the stony retreat, and the nun says she has few regrets that she wasn't there. "My mother told people that they were not to let me know she was ill, because if she died what use would it be for me to be there and if she recovered what use for me to be there," Palmo said.
July 16, 1987 |
A contractor today will begin rebuilding a Camden street that collapsed during Tuesday's heavy rains, leaving a 10-foot-deep hole wide enough to swallow an automobile. Frederick H. Martin Jr., Camden's director of utilities, said Ivymont Construction Inc. of Audubon, which the city keeps on retainer for emergency repairs, would complete the work at Sixth and Washington Streets by Tuesday. Martin said a 19th-century brick sewer caved in during the heavy rains, causing a four-inch water main to rupture.
March 24, 2004 |
When Juan Cave first went out for the St. Joseph's Prep track and field team during the spring of 2002, he strongly felt that every Friday should be a day of relaxation. That meant no high jumping, no speed drills. And yoga? What did yoga have to do with track and field, Cave wondered. At first, Cave never saw a correlation between yoga and the high jump. And really, how could you blame him? But twisting his body in awkward positions while learning various breathing techniques is exactly what Cave, a junior and one of the Catholic League's most gifted high jumpers, has done every Friday afternoon since his freshman year.
February 28, 1990 |
William A. Cave, 85, a soft-spoken animal rights advocate who was president of the American Anti-Vivisection Society in Jenkintown for the last 12 years, died Friday at his home in Gladwyne. Mr. Cave, a silver-haired former salesman, wasn't the type of animal rights activist who broke into laboratories. "His focus was on education," said Bill Kelley, another society member. "He wanted to educate people as to what was going on. He wasn't a man to go around raiding laboratories and spray-painting walls.
June 26, 1995 |
It's the Cave of Kelpius, and it's probably the most obscure, hard-to- locate historic site in Philadelphia. Johannes Kelpius is probably the most obscure, elusive figure in local history. So, of course, his cave is hard to find. The man was seeking an isolated place in the wilderness to meditate. Three hundred years ago, Kelpius and his crew were waiting in the hills above Wissahickon Creek for the Second Coming, the end of world. So, it's timely to consider Kelpius and "the Hermits of the Wissahickon" now because every time a new century approaches, a group appears in Philadelphia predicting the apocalypse.