July 22, 2013 |
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
May 19, 2013
The annual Stotesbury Regatta concluded Saturday on the Schuylkill. Coverage, Sports.
December 27, 1986
The New York Times reported on Dec. 8 that when a CIA contra-supply plane crashed in Costa Rica, "the CIA agent in charge of the operation ordered that jaws be removed from the bodies to prevent dental identification. " Is this now standard operating procedure for our administration? While President Reagan pretends that he cares so much for Americans held hostage and for the contra cause that he covertly contradicted his own overt policies and the will of Congress, he allows other Americans to fly without parachutes (Eugene Hasenfus survived only because he bought his own)
August 8, 1997 |
A standoff between township police and a Garfield East resident that lasted more than six hours ended early yesterday without injury after a special unit stormed the man's home. Police received a report about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday that the man, Willie Grace, 57, of Executive Lane, had a loaded revolver and intended to "harm himself. " An unidentified female friend of Grace's reported the matter. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact Grace by phone, members of the Burlington County Special Response team were called to the scene.
September 1, 1991 |
The heat this summer was tough to beat, but folks in Ocean City, N.J., gave it a try yesterday. While Philadelphian Howard Zogott, above, packed it in, Nancy Folsom of Somerdale stayed in the surf with son Ryan and niece Lauren Wilgus. In Philadelphia, a 92-degree day ended a record season.
February 5, 1994
PepsiCo was ready. Soon after President Clinton lifted the trade embargo against Vietnam, a giant Pepsi can advertisement was erected in Hanoi. It makes you wonder whether the United States really lost that war, after all. Nineteen years later, with communism all but moribund, it is hard to remember the "domino theory" and the fear of worldwide communist domination that made the quagmire that was Vietnam possible. It's about time to end the war, and go forward. President Clinton says that concerns about trade played no part in his decision - only the belief that lifting the embargo would be the best way to gain a full accounting of the 2,000-plus American servicemen still missing from that war. Maybe, but it's also clear that - 19 years later - the United States finally has come to grips with the fact that, in war, there are loose ends, and eternally unresolved issues.
November 18, 1999 |
After five straight quarters of losses, Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. posted a profit of $7.4 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended Sept. 30. "The turnaround in the semiconductor business cycle was clearly apparent in the strength of our fourth-quarter results," said C. Scott Kulicke, chairman and chief executive officer of the Willow Grove company, which makes assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry. Economic recovery in Asia played a large part in the turnaround, a company spokeswoman, Nancy Kyle, said.
March 8, 2006 |
Shortly after earning the greatest accomplishment of his high school career, Deptford basketball standout Rickie Crews found himself a battered champion. Crews barely had time to savor Deptford's first sectional championship after last night's 60-50 win over Camden in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 3 final at Eastern. As the teams were shaking hands after the game, Crews was leveled by a punch in the nose from Camden senior forward MacArthur Mason. "[Mason] said a lot of stuff, and he said during the game that he would do it," said Crews, a 6-foot-6 senior who played the game of his life with 24 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.
October 31, 1988 |
Paul Aguirre and the rest of the Chestnut Hill Academy Hillers ended the Academy of the New Church's Independence League season on a memorable note Friday. Aguirre set a new school rushing record for a single season when he churned up 237 yards on 25 carries to total 1,289 yards for the year as the host Hillers topped the Lions, 35-13. The junior running back, who scored 3 touchdowns on runs of 5, 25 and 14 yards, shattered the single-season rushing mark of 1,248 yards set by Larry Haas in 1970.
January 13, 1992 |
One second was all that separated the Morrisville Bulldogs from a road victory over Bicentennial rival Devon Prep Saturday night. But Morrisville's 62-59 lead disappeared and then so did the apparent victory when Devon Prep's Joe Maertzig's three-pointer tied the game and the Tide pulled away in overtime to triumph, 76-66. Devon Prep held a 7-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Morrisville put things together and outscored the Tide, 21-9, to take a 3- point lead and set up the dramatic ending.