January 17, 2015 |
The bell buzzes, and a correctional officer unlocks the towering blue door into the Camden County Jail. A metal detector greets visitors. Cellphones stay at the front desk, coats on a nearby hanger. Two doors operated from a control room grudgingly slide open, leading to an elevator. It has only a few buttons - open door, close door, stop - no floor options. It, too, is operated from afar. The elevator opens on the seventh floor. To the right, past a green cage door, is the gym. On Thursday morning, at least, the room offered inmates a brief change of scene from the jail drab.
January 31, 2014 |
The Eagles are bringing some of the living room to Lincoln Financial Field. As part of its $125 million revitalization of the stadium, team officials said Wednesday, they are putting $25 million worth of high-definition TV displays, including two huge video walls in both end zones, into the 11-year-old stadium. The team also will install 2,000 linear feet of digital "ribbon boards" between seating levels for out-of-town NFL scores and fantasy football statistics, and 1,200 wall-mounted TVs on the concourses and other areas.
August 20, 2012 |
If you didn't know who Sheena Parveen was before the Olympics, you undoubtedly do now. NBC10 ran so many promos for its weather team during the games that you saw more of the young meteorologist than you did of Bob Costas. Parveen, 26, was the one in front of fellow forecasters Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz and Bill Henley, the one always closest to the camera, the knockout who recalls Disney's Jasmine. On this muggy August afternoon, she's in the studio waiting to deliver her forecast on the 5 p.m. broadcast.
July 24, 2012 |
WILDWOOD - The Sea Theater opened back when "ocean bathing" in button-down, high-necked beach attire was all the rage, and like many Shore amusements, the nickelodeon disappeared from the scene in a season or two. In the years since, the circa-1915 silent-film theater has housed a series of stores that sold stuff such as music and hardware. Then, in the late 1990s, Taras Penkalskyj, 58, a kinesiology practitioner in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia, and his wife, Alexandra, looking for commercial space along Pacific Avenue, possibly for a restaurant, learned the property was for sale.
April 27, 2011 |
The Philadelphia School District has banned the president of the school police officers union from its central police control room where crime is called in, following comments he made to The Inquirer about safety in the schools. The district action prompted Michael Lodise, the president of the union, to file an unfair labor practice charge with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. "It's intimidation. That's what it is," Lodise said Tuesday. For the last 15 years that he has been union president, Lodise said he has had access to the school police "incident room.
October 14, 2010 |
The spindly man walked quickly with one hand resting in the small of his back, a smoldering Dominican cigar wedged between his bony fingers. Down a hall, up a flight of stairs, he came to a fortresslike door and swiped his identity card over a security sensor. "In here," he said, stepping inside the room. Before him, like a futuristic Stonehenge, stood a semicircle of black monoliths, all electronic equipment. Nearly every bit and byte of the contraption was this man's brainchild.
February 4, 2005 |
Paul McCartney promised there would be no wardrobe malfunctions on Sunday when he plays the Super Bowl halftime show, one year after Janet Jackson's exposed right breast created a national debate over indecency. "I don't have a wardrobe to malfunction," the ex-Beatle, 62, promised at a news conference yesterday. "So we have no worries. " He should hope the show has no balloons either. The producer of this year's cleaned-up event is Don Mischer, a Hollywood veteran of many extravaganzas, including last summer's Democratic National Convention in Boston.
August 21, 2003 |
Through a combination of vigilance, automation and luck, PJM Interconnection L.L.C. did the electrical equivalent of raising the drawbridge before last week's blackout could inflict damage on Philadelphia and points south. "For us on the engineering staff, this is a lifetime event," Robert O. Hinkel, general manager of integration and coordination for PJM, said in an interview yesterday. "This will be in textbooks. " U.S. Department of Energy investigators arrived at PJM yesterday to learn what its system experienced before the blackout hit. PJM, the electric-grid operator for all or parts of seven states and Washington, D.C., has its headquarters in a squat, two-story office-park building in Valley Forge obscured by trees and shrubbery.
February 21, 2001 |
Many people view the tragic U.S. submarine sinking of a Japanese fisheries training vessel on Feb. 9 as an unfortunate accident, the inevitable accompaniment of our armed forces' global reach. But this and other recent cases suggest the U.S. military has passed beyond, at least in some senses of the term, "civilian" control. In 1998, the goofing-off crew of a Marine EA-6B Prowler cut a ski-lift cable in northern Italy, plunging 20 civilian vacationers to their deaths. The United States acknowledged responsibility - according to U.S. rules the pilots should have maintained an altitude of at least 1,000 feet (2,000 feet according to the Italians)
February 15, 2001 |
There is no evidence the presence of civilians aboard the USS Greenville contributed to the collision of the submarine with a Japanese fishing ship, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday. Asked whether the civilians being there had any effect that could have led to the accident, Rumsfeld replied: "None whatsoever. " But what the visitors were doing when the submarine sank the Ehime Maru near Hawaii on Friday is subject to investigation, Rumsfeld said in PBS interview on "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.