February 7, 1991 |
U.S. Rep. Peter H. Kostmayer has assumed the chairmanship of the House Interior subcommittee on energy and the environment, a position that could broaden his influence over national energy policy and critical environmental issues facing Bucks County. Members of Congress are allowed to chair only one subcommittee, so Kostmayer is giving up his chairmanship of the subcommittee on general oversight and investigations. He called his move to the energy and environment panel "a step up. This is a subcommittee which is going to be very deeply involved in the writing of a national energy policy over the next two years," Kostmayer said.
October 18, 1990 |
Eagles defensive lineman Mike Golic catches a little rest on top of some mats at Veterans Stadium before practicing for Sunday's game against the Redskins in Washington.
November 12, 2012 |
At 9:02 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, my 8-year-old son came barreling up our basement stairs, screaming, "What happened?" Our electricity had shut off due to Hurricane Sandy, as it had for hundreds of thousands along the East Coast. We were prepared with candles, flashlights, and a spontaneous game of charades played out in our living room. But this event occurs in thousands of homes in Philadelphia without hurricane winds or fallen trees. Children emerge from basements citywide with the same fear and confusion as my son's, but games do not spontaneously occur.
July 6, 2010 |
I had my first taste of gasoline the other day. Well, to be honest, it shot down my throat so fast (through the hose I was using as a siphon) that I didn't actually have time to savor it. However, over the next 24 hours, I had a small sense of what the fish, fowl, and other fauna of the Gulf of Mexico must be experiencing. Like many Americans, I have watched in horror as the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion has unfolded. But once I have heard enough bad news for a day, I turn off the television or put down the paper and go back to my comfortable, energy-intensive lifestyle.
May 1, 1995 |
Flamenco Ole's performance at the Movement Theatre International Saturday night emitted a fiery energy. Graceful hand gestures and staccato foot stomps make flamenco a uniquely subtle and symbolic style of dance. Add a guitarist - playing sounds from gently lyrical to full-throttle strum - to accompany and punctuate these movements. On Saturday, a hand drummer provided extra accents. A male singer's plaintive vocals embodied the soulfulness of a cantorial chant joined with the theatrical passion of an operatic aria.
November 5, 2007 |
Creative and inquisitive, 10-year-old Jay has an endearing personality and a cheerful smile that draws people to him. He makes friends easily. Always on the go, he channels his abundant energy into a variety of sports. It's no surprise that his favorite animal is the cheetah. He loves to ride his bike and scooter, and readily participates in any activity that requires vigorous playing. In school, Jay is enrolled in a specialized educational program where the one-on-one support he receives is helping him accomplish his academic goals.
July 5, 2004 |
He's going to be a firefighter, or maybe a police officer, when he grows up. Jimmy isn't quite sure what his career will be, but the 10-year-old is determined that it will involve helping people. For now, his efforts include working in the yard with his foster father, assisting his teacher by passing out and collecting papers, and patiently explaining the intricacies of math, his favorite subject, to some of his fellow students. Full of energy, Jimmy enjoys many activities - outdoor sports, bike riding, arts and crafts, and playing video games.
June 24, 1994 |
When the social worker comes to visit Andrew, he runs to her for a hug and bubbles over with the latest news. "See my muscle?" he proudly asks. "See how tall I am?" (He weighs 82 pounds and is 4 feet tall.) "He's full of energy" the worker reports, "and not withdrawn as he could be with his background. "Though Andrew, 9, has neglect and abuse in his past, he has made a good adjustment in his foster home," his worker says, "and he would do well in a family with an older or younger child so he could get individual attention.
March 18, 2002 |
A pickup game of basketball can be organized in short order for Elymas, 13, since he lives in a residential center with eight other boys. They ride bikes around a field in back of the house, too, and play kickball and football and go roller-skating. Elymas' favorite sport is soccer. Whether he's defending the goal or scoring, he plays as hard as he can. Indoors, he builds model airplanes, and has shown skill in taking stereos and handheld fans apart and reassembling them.
April 23, 2016
The fossil-fuel lobby's desperate defense of the largest source of anthropogenic carbon pollution, coal-fired electricity plants, could choke Pennsylvania's efforts to tailor federal pollution control efforts to the state's needs and take advantage of more promising energy resources. Instead of helping people who depend on coal for power and a living make the transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy sources and jobs, industry leaders are trying to stall President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired plants to 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.