June 26, 1991 |
The photograph of the Batsto River is as clear as a freshly wiped mirror. There are thick ripples in the water, but they're not from the current or from the nearby grist mill that shoots water into the race. They're from the photographer, shivering in his gym shorts in the April- crisp river. Michael A. Hogan has devoted himself, body and soul, to the pictures he takes of the woods and bogs of South Jersey's Pinelands. He uses a view camera, the old-fashioned kind that requires the photographer to get under a dark cloth to look at the image.
July 23, 1990 |
This week, if you took a look up at the City Hall tower, you'll be able to set your watch by it for the first time in a long time. Some of the $3 million in scaffolding that has surrounded the City Hall tower since the city embarked on restoring it three years ago has been removed, and the face of the clock in the tower is visible again. At one point, the scaffolding encompassed the statue of William Penn, which stands on top of the tower. William J. Fetters, supervisor of the $24.5 million tower project, said all of the exterior work should be completed by Sept.
February 20, 1998 |
It was a beautiful morning as I cruised up I-95 northbound. Just about 7 a.m. Zero traffic. What a delight. None of the usual maniacs dodging in and out of lanes as if they were driving go-carts. Just a quiet ride into the city. Just past the Girard Avenue exit, I looked up, and I could not help noticing the Center City skyline. It was a particularly clear day, and everything just looked very calm. As my eyes scanned over the tall buildings, I started thinking just how much I really love this city.
March 1, 2012 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A Rutgers University student gave some of the most damaging testimony yet Wednesday in a former classmate's trial for allegedly using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. Lokesh Ojha described helping the defendant, Dharun Ravi, adjust his webcam so he could get a clear view of his roommate's bed. Authorities say that by then, Ravi had already spied on roommate Tyler Clementi once and...
August 22, 2013 |
As we move into fall, Eagles fans are finding they need a spring staple to take with them to the stadium: the transparent tote. You wouldn't think the NFL policy allowing only these kinds of bags would be a problem for lovers of fashion and football. After all, translucent bags have been in the fashion realm for decades. Our favorite brands from Hammitt to Chanel offer a bunch of plastic pocketbooks with chunky hardware, perfect for Monday Night Football, yes? No. "It's OK if the bag has a logo, but it has to be clear," stressed Norman Vossschulte, the Eagles' assistant director of guest experience.
April 4, 1987
With all sorts of worthy causes competing for a limited supply of charitable dollars, it probably is unfair to single out any project as particularly worthwhile. But William Penn has been suffering within his scaffolding for too long. A million dollars is needed to free him, a manageable sum if enough of Billy's latter-day constituents pony up. The William Penn Restoration Committee has come up with a simple and appropriate scheme for raising much of the money. Beginning next week, it will be selling "Free William Penn" buttons for a dollar each at numerous locations around the city.
July 22, 2014 |
THE UNION has played more games than any other of the 18 MLS clubs, so any reference to Philadelphia's Eastern Conference standing needs to be made with that in mind. But the fact is that after scoring a late penalty kick to earn a 1-1 draw at Chicago on Saturday night, the Union entered a 12-day break from league play one spot in the standings out of a playoff spot. The point earned against the Fire was an important one, as it pushed the Union (5-8-8) into sixth place rather than dropping it into a further hole.
January 18, 2013 |
THE BASEBALL manager cannot shake the image of an overmatched, backwoods rube . . . and he won a World Series and more games than any of his predecessors. The football coach who was just fired achieved unprecedented success . . . and continually was depicted as an oafish, overweight, fumbling fool. The hockey coach revels in confrontation, always rises to the fight. The chip on the shoulder of the basketball coach is slightly smaller than the statue on top of City Hall, but it might weigh more.
October 29, 1992 |
Armed with backpacks, blankets and flashlights, the men, women and children milling about the grocery store parking lot were eager to begin the hunt on one of the chilliest nights of the fall. But the elusive quarry they were seeking would not be found on land or in the waters of the nearby Schuylkill. They were hunting for meteors. "We'll give them a few minutes more," said their leader, Bob Elmer, leaning on his maple walking stick as another car pulled into the lot. A seventh-grade physical science teacher at the Phoenixville Area Middle School, Elmer has been meteor-watching plenty of times.
September 30, 1988 |
"Please God, please God," pleaded Ampy Vega as the ground trembled and the sky lit up a fiery orange. As Discovery pulled away from the Earth's grip, the voices of about 60,000 people who lined the banks of the nearby Indian River rose along with it. "There she goes!" yelled one man, perched on top of his beige Winnebago. "Go, go, go, go," urged a woman, thrusting her fist into the sky. "This is great, this is great," said another woman, as the shuttle, trailing a giant spiral of thick smoke, headed for the clouds.