December 24, 2010 |
Only one company wants to operate amphibious vehicles on the Schuylkill River and that's Ride the Ducks. Still, city officials stressed yesterday that a contract for the company with boats full of kazoo-playing tourists is not a done deal. "The city is not definitely going to award a contract," said Brian Abernathy, chief of staff to Managing Director Rich Negrin. Back in October, the city announced that Ride the Ducks would be moving to the Schuylkill in March. The boats, which previously toured the Delaware River, have not been in operation since a July 7 accident in which two tourists were killed.
September 27, 2004 |
The Long Island Ducks captured the Atlantic League championship last night with a 4-3 victory over the Camden Riversharks at Campbell's Field. The win completed a three-game sweep of the best-of-five series. Minor-league champions this season included Buffalo (International League), New Hampshire (Eastern League) and Hickory (South Atlantic League).
February 24, 2005 |
The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks scored four times in the second period and coasted to a 5-0 AHL win over the Phantoms last night, ending Philadelphia's four-game winning streak. Phantoms goalie Antero Niittymaki, coming off back-to-back shutouts, had his scoreless streak end at 153 minutes, 45 seconds. His streak dated back to Feb. 12.
October 21, 2010 |
Although they managed a season-high 42 shots Thursday night, the Flyers continued to stumble at the Wells Fargo Center. They were frustrated by their anemic power play - and by Anaheim's backup goalie Curtis McElhinney. Oh, and by Ryan Getzlaf. Taking a crossing pass from Matt Beleskey, Getzlaf poked in a goal during a goalmouth scramble with 1 minute, 46 seconds left, snapping a 2-2 tie and sparking the Ducks to a 3-2 win. The Flyers have lost three straight - all at home, and all to teams that were playing the second game on back-to-back nights.
July 9, 2010
The tragic duck-boat accident near Penn's Landing should prompt officials to consider changes in the safety guidelines for these amphibious craft. Two people are feared dead and 35 were rescued after one of the popular tour boats was struck by a barge and capsized Wednesday in the Delaware River. The duck boat had developed engine trouble and was floating without power when the collision occurred. The owner of the tour boats, Ride the Ducks, on Thursday took the only sensible action by suspending operations in Philadelphia and at its five other locations nationwide.
May 20, 2002 |
QUICK STORY: When we were 10 or so, we visited a neighbor kid. Many children were romping in the back yard, all young and carefree. We had been to that yard often, blissfully ignorant of the true cruelties of life. And then we met . . . the ducks. We knew nothing more of ducks than what we'd seen on TV. Donald, Huey, Dewey. You know them. Wouldn't hurt a fly. And then . . . the real ducks attacked. Quack. Quack. Bite. Quack. Quack. Bite. And they attacked only us. The other kids, hooligans one and all, stood and laughed as we tried to climb a clothesline pole.
February 16, 2012 |
TIRED AT THE end of a lengthy shift, Anaheim's Matt Beleskey saw a familiar No. 8 out of the corner of his eye, flipped the puck in that general direction and hoped for the best. When it comes to Teemu Selanne, the best tends to happen. Selanne took Beleskey's feed and beat Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury with a nifty backhand midway through the third period to lift the surging Ducks over the host Penguins, 2-1, last night. "There's a reason he's got a jillion goals in this league," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said.
October 22, 2012
SO THE BIG news in the second week of the BCS standings, or probably the only real noteworthy item, was that Oregon dropped for the second week despite a 43-21 win at 5-2 Arizona State that wasn't nearly as close as that score suggests. Guess a 52-14 win at West Virginia, which was coming off a 49-14 loss at Texas Tech, was more head-turning, because Kansas State moved past the Ducks, from No. 3 to 4. Defending national champion Alabama and Florida, not shockingly, continued to be first and second, respectively.
October 23, 1996 |
It was the kind of game only a coach could find exciting, and sure enough, Terry Murray loved it. "We emphasized the defensive part of the game," Murray said after the Flyers allowed the not-so-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim all of 12 shots on net in a 3-0 Flyers victory. It was the Flyers' third successive win - two of them coming against the Ducks - and it raised their record to 5-4, without team captain Eric Lindros. Lindros appears likely to miss at least a few more weeks with a right groin pull.
September 28, 1989
When he ran for district attorney in 1985, Ronald D. Castille made a big deal of the fact that his Democratic opponent, Robert W. Williams Jr., refused to debate him and virtually hid from the voters because he was black. So as an incumbent, Mr. Castille is taking some deserved ribbing for his own reluctance to spend more prime time with Democratic challenger Walter M. Phillips Jr. Mr. Phillips wants more than one debate, but the district attorney says one is "plenty to air any issues we have.