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April 28, 1992 | By CORBIN A. McNEILL JR
Throughout U.S. history, engineers have overcome technological challenges, discovering how to explore the ocean floor, the mountains of the moon and everything in between. Engineers are the architects of the standard of living of the developed world. But in recent years engineers have in many instances been stymied in building needed projects because of their inability to confront political issues. Engineers have simply been out-maneuvered by those with a high degree of political sophistication on such issues as highway construction, solid waste disposal, the Clean Air Act, construction of transmission lines and storage of low-level radioactive waste.
SPORTS
March 6, 2008 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With DePaul University assistant coach Nicci Hays-Fort looking on, Keisha Hampton gave an up-close look of what the Blue Demons can expect when the 6-foot-2 center arrives in Chicago. From the herculean effort Hampton put forth last night, expect DePaul head coach Doug Bruno to receive a glowing report. Actually, an out-of-this-world report. Hampton poured in a career-high 40 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, blocked four shots, and made two steals to power Engineering and Science to a 55-36 rout of Allentown Central Catholic in a PIAA Class AAA second-round state playoff matchup at Norristown.
NEWS
July 5, 2001 | By Valerie Reed INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Seventh and eighth graders with a creative spirit and an interest in engineering are invited to enter the National Engineers Week Future City Competition, which will begin in September. The competition challenges student teams to design a city of the future using computer software and three-dimensional scale models. They also must write an essay about their cities, addressing such issues as pollution, transportation and communications. "It enables them to see how engineers work . . . the rigorousness of design, procedure, working together to a common plan, a common goal," said John Kampmeyer, coordinator for the Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition.
SPORTS
June 2, 1987 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
Certain members of the South Philadelphia Stars had more on their minds Sunday than winning an American Legion baseball game. Like, seizing an advantage in mind games. "It was going back and forth the whole time," Al Piccoli said. " 'We're going to beat you guys.' . . . 'No, we're going to beat you guys.' . . . 'We're just not going to beat you. We're going to kill you.' . . . 'No you're not.' " The friendly banter could be traced to the fact that Al Piccoli, and his brother, Chris, play their Public League ball for Engineering and Science, while fellow Stars Dominic Raia, Ty Bradley, Jason Parr, Jim Silvanio and Joe Destra represent Southern.
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | By Lynn Hamilton, Special to The Inquirer
Donald D. Meisel of Marple Township has been named a fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. Meisel is a professional engineer who is president of the Ambric Companies, an engineering and materials testing organization in Philadelphia. He was honored for his efforts to promote the free movement of graduate engineers between Ireland and the United States, as well as helping to establish other professional links between the two countries. He is also one of the few Americans to holding registration as a Euro Engineer (Eur-Ing)
SPORTS
December 22, 2000 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Justin Scott loves basketball and wants to remain involved in the game long-range, so he plans on becoming a broadcaster. We wonder what his comment would have been yesterday, after Engineering and Science fell into a 19-3 hole in a Public League game against visiting University City. "Hmm," he said. "I probably would have said, 'They look like they're scared. They look like they don't have any heart.' " That's probably what he would have said. But here's what he was thinking.
SPORTS
December 13, 1995 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Lynn Greer is one of the anti-franchises in city scholastic basketball. He doesn't show off, doesn't run his mouth, doesn't shirk his classroom responsibilities, doesn't threaten to transfer any time he is not passed the ball on three consecutive trips down the court. What he does is play hard with team goals in mind when wearing a uniform, and behave like a model citizen, unceasingly, when wearing street clothes. Lynn Greer is what can happen when a youngster receives loving and persistent familial support.
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | By Abbe Klebanoff, Special to The Inquirer
Middletown supervisors have approved pay increases for the township's solicitor and its engineers despite objections from a supervisor who wanted a study conducted to see whether the increases would be a burden to the taxpayers. The supervisors voted, 3-1, Tuesday to enact a resolution calling for the increase. Board member George Marcellus, the lone dissenter, said he wanted to postpone the raises until the township could research the financial effect. "I think we are talking significant money," he said.
NEWS
May 6, 1990 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, Special to The Inquirer
It was "purely accidental" that Richard Kellerman and Paul Nielsen developed an electronic system that would help rowers all over the world. The two men were working for Xerox Corp. in 1978 when the rowing coach at the University of Pennsylvania, a friend of a friend, started bringing Kellerman things that needed fixing. Kellerman, a chemical engineer, passed most of the odd jobs on to Nielsen, a physical engineer. The two tinkered away and realized that they probably could make most of the things they were repairing.
NEWS
January 26, 1989 | By John McBride, Special to The Inquirer
It's still January, but it has already been a long season for Lincoln basketball fans. With Engineering and Science visiting Tuesday, most fans - and Lincoln coach Charlie Davis - had hoped that the Railsplitters could notch their first league win of the year. But the Engineers (5-9 overall, 2-6 league) jumped out to a 13-point lead after three quarters and held off Lincoln (3-14, 0-7), 71-65. "It was a game that I hoped we would win," Davis said. "I thought this was one game that was sort of even, talentwise.
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August 20, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BACK WHEN Charles Carter was working as a structural engineer for the Navy, he had to rely on such quaint tools as T-squares and slide rules. Modern-day engineers may have heard of such instruments, but to do the same work today, they rely on computers, punch a few keys to do the work that used to require a little more effort. Of course, Charles Carter would have been the last to criticize the work today's engineers do, and, in fact, would have been the first to hail any new development that increases efficiency.
REAL_ESTATE
August 17, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Drexel-educated professional engineer Lawrence McKnight was working on Citizens Bank Park in 2003 as a member of the Pennoni Associates staff when he ventured to a home construction site nearby. That was Westrum Development Co.'s Reserve at Packer Park, which was then in the third phase and asking for and getting in the upper $300,000s to low $400,000s. Intrigued, McKnight joined Westrum, and spent the next eight or nine years with the company, "gaining a lot of knowledge about residential building," he said.
NEWS
August 9, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John V. Thompson, 82, formerly of North Wales, who rose from humble beginnings to become an engineer and manufacturer, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, of congestive heart failure at Normandy Farms Estates, where he had lived for three years. In 1972, Mr. Thompson, along with three friends, founded Pennsylvania Research Associates (PRA), a company that made business machinery. The Countess, the firm's signature product, is a currency counter still in use in banks and other outfits that handle a large volume of cash.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Samuel J. Martorana, 90, of Malvern and later Chesterbrook, a retired electrical engineer, died Monday, July 20, of complications from a heart procedure at Capital Health Medical Center, near Trenton. He had moved to New Jersey to be closer to his family. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Martorana grew up near Ninth and Dickinson Streets and graduated from Pennsylvania Military College, now Widener University. He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering. That training prepared him for a 35-year career at Radio Corp.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Renato Thomas Di Stefano Jr., 86, of Berwyn, an electronics engineer, died Tuesday, July 28, at Foulk Manor South, an assisted-living facility in Wilmington. He had battled Alzheimer's disease for several years. The son of an Italian immigrant father and first-generation American mother, Mr. Di Stefano was born in Yonkers, N.Y. He was a graduate of Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx and Columbia University, where he was part of the school's first Naval ROTC class. He later returned to Columbia to complete a master's degree in electronics in 1957.
NEWS
July 17, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
MELISSA McCarthy's "Spy" has passed $100 million, while Rebel Wilson and "Pitch Perfect 2" have made nearly twice that. This bodes well for It Girl Amy Schumer and her new comedy "Trainwreck," the red-hot comic's first big Hollywood splash. As these women succeed, meanwhile, we note that "Ted 2" has barely limped past $70 million, double the take of poor, maligned "Entourage. " It seems audiences are starting to wonder: Are men funny? Schumer, for one, seems to think so. One early scene in "Trainwreck" finds her laughing at the anatomy of a man she's about to bed. He's one in a series of one-night amusements that punctuate a steady (if preposterous)
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
As befitting a city that established America's first volunteer firefighting company, Philadelphia is full of interesting old firehouses. After the volunteers were converted into a professional department in 1870, the city went on a firehouse-building binge. The stout, H.H. Richardson-inspired firehouse in South Kensington is one of the great survivors from that period. Once home to Engine 29, the firehouse at 1221 N. Fourth St. was constructed in 1893 in the Romanesque Revival style.
NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - For a place whose operations desk is accessed at the rear of a diner through a door marked "Restrooms," there's a definite air of smugness around the Ocean City Municipal Airport. "Flying in here, looking at all those red brake lights on the Atlantic City Expressway, it's just such a joy," says Jeffrey Carpenter, chief of surgery at Cooper University Hospital, minutes after landing his Beechcraft Bonanza, model G36, at the little airport at 26th and Bay Avenue last Saturday.
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June 12, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
THE AMTRAK engineer driving Train 188 when it crashed last month in Frankford, killing eight and injuring more than 200, was not using his cellphone during or before the disastrous derailment, the National Transportation Safety Board announced yesterday. NTSB analysis of engineer Brandon Bostian's phone records shows no call, text or data usage occurred while he was operating the train - nor did Bostian access the train's Wi-Fi system while he was at the controls. Bostian, who was injured in the May 12 nighttime catastrophe, had told investigators he doesn't remember anything in the minutes before or during the crash.
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