January 17, 1996 |
ROYAL OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS ON SUBURBAN READERS' DOORS Britain's Queen Mother is advertising for a butler in a suburban local newspaper because she wants to give job opportunities to unemployed men living outside London. "Under Butler required for Royal Household in London. Please apply to Comptroller, Clarence House," said the ad in the Reading Evening Post this week. The butler's tasks include serving food, opening the door and answering the telephone at the 95-year-old Queen Mother's London residence.
January 23, 1996 |
Melting snow makes a dirty cave over a subway grate at Broad Street and Ridge Avenue. That subway heat should get a boost from on high today, with temperatures expected to climb well into the 40s. The weather won't be all that great, though, with little sun expected. Tomorrow's forecast calls for clouds, wind, rain and temperatures in the 50s.
September 4, 2008
Cheese of the Month A little "cave time" can be a good thing, especially if you're a cheese. Consider this spectacular two-year-old Swiss Gruyère from Emmi: the aging transforms the mild waxiness of a standard Gruyère (usually about five months old) into a far more intense experience. The texture of a firm, smooth slice is densely creamy, but also has the salty crunch of protein crystals sparking in every bite. The whey crunchies come about when the cheese's curds are heated and pressed.
February 28, 1986 |
Part of a street in the city's Richmond section collapsed last night, opening a crater that swallowed a van and resulted in the evacuation of 18 families, authorities said. The cave-in occurred on Thompson Street just south of Clearfield Street shortly before 6 p.m., and was accompanied by a roar that several residents said sounded like an explosion, according to authorities. Police and firefighters as well as representatives of the Philadelphia Gas Works and the city Water Department rushed to the scene but found no evidence of an explosion, authorities said.
May 24, 1993 |
In some places it plunges almost vertically from ground level, diving 1,000 feet through the earth: an eons-old, 75-foot-thick slab of rock the color and bulk of a whale. In other spots, just south of here, for example, it rises toward the surface, leveling out and breaching the rolling green pastures and fields of young wheat and corn. Its existence has enabled the formation of one of the most beautiful caves in the state. And it has promoted the creation of one of the most famous trout streams in the country.
April 26, 2013 |
THE DOCUMENTARY "No Place on Earth" doesn't seem as if it should work quite as well as it does. A History Channel production, the tale of Ukrainian Jews who survived in underground caves for 511 days while hiding from the Nazis during World War II is structured around lengthy, foreign-language re-enactments of the events featuring costumed performers. Why not just commit to the undeniably thrilling theatricality of the story and make a fictionalized dramatic feature? Instead, Emmy-winning documentarian Janet Tobias ("Life 360")
March 19, 2012 |
When the Franklin Institute opens its "Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit May 12, visitors will catch a glimpse of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Centerpiece of the exhibit will be 20 scroll fragments found in the 1940s in Palestine near the Dead Sea. They are part of an extraordinary trove of nearly 1,000 parchments that include the oldest surviving texts of the Jewish Bible, several of which will be on display in Philadelphia. Penned between 150 B.C. and A.D. 70 and sealed in urns, the scrolls make no mention of Jesus of Nazareth.
March 12, 2000 |
It may not be every woman's fantasy to be surrounded by gyrating, nearly naked men - most women want their men to clean the bathroom or pick up after themselves without being asked. But a nightclub dedicated to flaunting bathroom-scrubbing men wouldn't be much fun, would it? So the Cave (on Delaware Avenue near Spring Garden Street) has filled the role by giving women a wicked night out with buff, handsome men, all more than willing to get their groove on just for fun. For a $10 cover, women can enjoy a floor show featuring an Army guy, a cowboy, or a regular suit-and-tie guy. A specialty of the house is a lap dance.
October 26, 2008 |
I have nothing against extreme heights. Birds, kites, airplanes: Some things are made for those altitudes. But not me. Grabbing onto the mountain, I could have told myself anything to feel better, but there was no turning back. A senior at Villanova, I was on a study-abroad trip last fall to Tibet, Nepal and India with 25 other college students. We had backpacked for two weeks, traveling by foot, donkey, bus, plane, train - even tractor. Finally, we stood only 100 or so feet from the summit of this mountain that, by Tibetan standards, did not deserve a name.