October 29, 1992 |
Something stunk in Marcus Hook. Federal investigators weren't sniffing odors from the Sun Oil refinery smokestacks that occassionally spewed oil, chemicals and debris throughout the town, damaging vehicles parked in the area of the fallout. It was the scent of corrupt insurance adjusters and body-shop owners and their friends scheming to take advantage of the fallout situation by submitting fraudulent and inflated damage claims, some on autos that never were damaged or seen by the defendants.
June 4, 2010
ARLEN Specter lost my vote when he ran an ad against Joe Sestak's military record, especially since he never served in the military. Also, no one is owed a government job forever. Specter has been feeding at the trough long enough. Give someone else a chance. J.W. Daniels, Philadelphia Arlen "Single-bullet" Specter lost. Now the real Democrats may thank their lucky stars. Mark. A. Vare, Philadelphia
September 21, 1988 |
Many South Philadelphians have been perplexed and angered after finding their cars, parked outside, covered with a fine white powdery ash on each of the last two mornings. Joseph Cascerceri, an aide to U.S. Rep. Thomas Foglietta, D-Pa., said the office had received numerous complaints in the last two days - from areas "as far south as Oregon Avenue, as far north as Snyder Avenue, as far east as 7th Street and as far west as 21st Street. It's a wide area, the biggest I've ever seen.
February 17, 2013
Steuart L. Pittman, 93, chief of President John F. Kennedy's civil defense program, who marshaled a national effort at the height of the Cold War to organize the massive - and now largely forgotten - system of nuclear fallout shelters across the country, died after a stroke Sunday, Feb. 10, at his farm in Davidsonville, Md., said his daughter Romey. Mr. Pittman, a Washington lawyer, rose to national attention in 1961 when Kennedy named him assistant secretary of defense in charge of civil defense.
May 19, 1987 |
The first to warn of the trouble was an unidentified Roxborough dog. The dog returned home from an early morning stroll yesterday and tracked oily soot all over the carpet. The owner called the city about 5 a.m. And in the next few hours, other people and other pets confirmed that a large part of Roxborough was faced with the problem of cleaning up a fine, greasy black fallout. The city Health Department, which issued two air pollution citations to Container Corp. of America on Flat Rock Road in Manayunk, said a problem at the plant sent traces of the stuff as far away as Mount Airy.
July 24, 2010 |
Dear Amy: What to do? A close relative is contemplating taking the next big step in a relationship with someone, and I don't know if she has done the same Google search that I did on the man in question. By simply adding his hometown following his name in the search box, I discovered a DUI arrest two years ago that didn't show up when his name alone was searched. The spelling of his name and his hometown are unique, so I knew it was him. For all I know, she's already aware of this incident and they are dealing with it. But finding it out for the first time raises a huge red flag as far as I'm concerned, and if she's not aware of it, I feel she should be. With all due respect, Amy, I hope your response does not tell me to MYOB.
January 25, 1991 |
A junk heap of a political satire about life in the apocalyptic future, Terminal City Ricochet is a loud, careening live-action cartoon about nuclear fallout and weird hairdos. This is the second movie in a month (Edward Scissorhands was the first) in which women's bouffants attain aerodynamically unsound dimensions. A low-budget Canadian flick directed by Zale Dalen (from a script with five - count 'em, five - credits), Terminal City Ricochet examines media control, thought control and people out of control.
April 9, 1999 |
A Christian music fair in central Pennsylvania has been fertile ground for the Rev. Tony Campolo to recruit volunteers for his Philadelphia-based urban youth ministries. But the dynamic Baptist preacher has been disinvited by organizers of this June's Creation Festival - part of the fallout from Campolo's life in a fishbowl as spiritual adviser to President Clinton. That fallout includes dried-up donations, Internet scorn, and an offer to resign as professor at Eastern College in St. Davids on the Main Line.
January 7, 1998 |
Stocks fell as investors remained fixated on company profit worries. Broad-market indicators also had sizable losses amid the nagging doubts about fallout from the Asian economic crisis.
March 19, 1998 |
Imagine walking from South Philadelphia to Manayunk just to get a glass of water. In a nutshell, that's the premise of Fallout, a recently released computer role-playing game from Interplay. Oh, there's a lot more to it, of course. Fallout takes place in the late 21st century, after a nuclear exchange between the United States and China that has ravaged the planet. The only survivors are those who took to underground vaults before the missiles started flying. As a lifelong resident of Vault 13, somewhere beneath the desert of the western United States, you've never seen the light of day. That is, not until the machinery that purifies your community's water supply breaks down, and you're sent out to find a vital part.