May 28, 1999 |
The 97th Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta swooped into action yesterday morning on the Cooper River in Camden County. By tomorrow, 160 crews from as far away as the West Coast will have competed over the 2,000-meter course in the three-day regatta. Heats for the men's varsity eight and lightweight eight finals and the women's lightweight finals are scheduled to take place tomorrow.
February 19, 1986 |
A top federal safety official called yesterday for tougher government regulations to crack down on the abuse of alcohol and drugs in the railroad, aviation and trucking industries. "The American people deserve no less than the most highly trained and clear-headed men and women at the throttle of this nation's transportation system," Patricia A. Goldman, National Transportation Safety Board vice chairman, told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Goldman said that no level of alcohol or other impairing drugs could be considered safe when running a railroad, flying a plane or driving a truck.
September 30, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Jerry Layne, Joe West, Dale Scott, and Gerry Davis will be the umpire crew chiefs for the first round of the playoffs. Major League Baseball announced the umpire crews on Thursday. Layne will head the crew for the National League division series between the Phillies and St. Louis that starts Saturday. He will work with Chris Guccione, Jerry Meals, Angel Hernandez, Gary Cederstrom, and Chad Fairchild. West will call the NL matchup between Arizona and Milwaukee beginning Saturday.
July 6, 1989 |
Rain, frustrating rain. You can't salt it and you sure can't plow it. And when it falls as hard and as heavy as it did yesterday, converting highway lowlands into unnavigable, white-capped lakes, rain confounds the best efforts of road maintenance crews. The same workers who can plow, salt and sand their way out of the most severe winter storm found themselves reduced yesterday to simply setting up wooden barricades and those fluorescent orange, traffic-stopping barrels. "We didn't even bother with the signs saying 'Roadway May Be Flooded,' " said Oliver Kee, South Jersey's regional maintenance engineer for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
July 25, 2013
Bucks County rescue crews searched for at least one swimmer who disappeared Tuesday night in the Neshaminy Creek, authorities said. About 10:20 p.m., two people were reported in need of help in the creek near SEPTA's Neshaminy Falls station, authorities said. One person reportedly was pulled from the water. Crews continued to search the creek after 11 p.m. - Robert Moran
July 7, 2006 |
Four crews, including one that features a local rower, qualified yesterday for the 2006 world rowing under-23 championships at the USRowing under-23 team trials on Carnegie Lake in Princeton. The women's pair, lightweight women's single sculls, lightweight men's quadruple sculls, and men's four with coxswain all earned the right to represent the United States at the championships from July 20 to 23 in Hazewinkel, Belgium. The men's four with coxswain of Chase Phillips, Kevin Baum, Max Vice-Reshel, Will Miller and Vince McCall finished in 6 minutes, 24.7 seconds to meet the time standard by two seconds.
January 1, 1993 |
To make sure the New Year gets off to a clean start in the city, the Philadelphia Streets Department will collect trash today, after all. Yesterday, Streets Department officials reversed an earlier decision and announced that more than 100 city trash trucks were scheduled to fan out across the city this morning beginning at 7. Trash will be collected tomorrow and Sunday, as well. Clarena Tolson, deputy commissioner, said crews had fallen behind because of the heavy accumulation of holiday trash and Monday's ice storm.
March 14, 2007 |
All Tiffany Crews could do was cry. Never mind the agonizing pain she felt from twisting her left ankle moments earlier. The thing that hurt the most was the heartbreaking reality that her Willingboro girls' basketball career would be over in 1 minute, 26 seconds. So with her mother, Janice Williamson, at her side, Crews sat on the bench late in the game as tears poured from her eyes. And the tears didn't stop after University defeated Willingboro, 71-58, in last night's Tournament of Champions game at the Ritacco Center.
August 7, 2003 |
NFL officials will be graded as teams this season instead of as individuals. The league's director of officiating, Mike Pereira, said part of the reason for the new system is that this year, entire crews will continue to work together in the playoffs. Previously, the league created new crews of officials who had graded highest at their positions. "Officiating crews shouldn't be getting to know each other at the NFC championship game," Pereira said. The move comes after a postseason that was marked by disputed calls, including one that denied the New York Giants a second chance at a game-winning field goal against the San Francisco 49ers.
June 17, 2012 |
DENVER - Extra crews arrived Saturday at a wildfire in northern Colorado that has scorched about 85 square miles and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history. The High Park fire burning 15 miles west of Fort Collins surpasses the Fourmile Canyon wildfire, which destroyed 169 homes west of Boulder in September 2010. Fire information officer Brett Haberstick said Saturday that more than 1,500 personnel were working on the Fort Collins-area fire, which was started by lightning.