June 27, 2016 |
It's frustrating enough for water company workers to try to find an underground pipe with only a century-old handwritten piece of paper for reference. And sometimes, that slip of paper uses nonexistent landmarks - which house is it in front of? None of these houses is yellow anymore, and the writing is faded, or sloppy, or the drawing is crudely sketched. "And then you dig there - no, it's not there. And then you dig here - it's not here," said Chris Kahn, senior geographic information systems project manager for New Jersey American Water.
December 19, 2015
Extraction Bruce Willis plays Leonard Turner, a former CIA operative who is kidnapped by a shady group looking to put a terrorist plot into action. When it turns out the CIA isn't particularly interested in saving its former agent, his son, Harry ( Twilight 's Kellan Lutz), an analyst who has been turned down for field work, mounts an unsanctioned rescue mission to find dear old dad. Directed by Steven C. Miller. With Kellan Lutz, Bruce Willis, Gina Carano, D. B. Sweeney.
August 27, 2015 |
John J. Gardner, 75, of Tabernacle, owner of Tuckerton Turf Farms since he opened it in 1977, died Sunday, Aug. 23, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly after a fall. The business has grown Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type tall fescue near the Pinelands, its website states, and sold the grass to Rider, Rowan, and St. Joseph's Universities, and Cherokee and Gloucester City High Schools. The farms trace their origins to the late 1800s, when the first John Gardner, at one time an Atlantic City mayor, began growing crops there.
February 1, 2015 |
As Camden leaders tout a budding renaissance in the city, one Rutgers-Camden project will be keeping an objective eye by tracking neighborhood changes in the Cramer Hill section. The Camden Neighborhood Change Study, nearing completion of its initial data-collection phase, will create a database of every property in Cramer Hill, along with a variety of indicators of condition: broken windows, graffiti, vacancy status. Once complete, an online map will allow anyone to explore the baseline information.
June 16, 2013 |
Ward H. Goodenough, 94, a longtime University of Pennsylvania professor whose work helped shape anthropology, died Sunday, June 9, of organ failure at the Quadrangle in Haverford. "Transcending the triteness of the terms, he was a true renaissance man and a consummate gentleman," his family said in a statement. Along with his academic work, Dr. Goodenough composed music and wrote poetry. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he lived in England and Germany as a child while his father studied at the University of Oxford.
May 15, 2013 |
The empty chip bags, a comb, and a pacifier that littered the shoddy grass of the Camden High School football field Monday will be gone in coming weeks - scooped up by a bulldozer. A year-and-a-half after receiving a $200,000 NFL Grassroots Grant for new synthetic turf, the Camden High School Athletic Field Ad Hoc Committee has gathered enough money to start working on a new field, including a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation. Shovels went into the ground Monday in a ceremonial start to the renovation.
March 21, 2013 |
At a panel discussion Wednesday, several of Montgomery County's high-achieving women stressed the need to support one another and to build confidence to compete in the workplace. More than 100 people attended the event, hosted by the Montgomery County Commission on Women & Families, to hear local scientists and engineers discuss their experiences in a male-dominated field. There were, of course, the familiar anecdotes about being called "sweetie," or being treated as a secretary instead of a manager.
September 17, 2010
PHILLYCLOUT confession time: We were a bit doubtful that Sam Katz would really run a fourth campaign for mayor, this time as a Democrat, when we first wrote about it in May. We figured Katz enjoyed that people were asking him to consider it. And it couldn't hurt that the buzz was coming just as Katz was looking for funding to complete a documentary series on the history of Philadelphia. But now we think there could be much more to this, in part because Katz may be reaching out to the very people who helped former Mayor John Street defeat him in their 2003 rematch.
December 25, 2009 |
Archaeologists working at the SugarHouse casino site between Fishtown and Northern Liberties have concluded their field work without finding any trace of a Revolutionary-era British fort, a casino spokeswoman said yesterday. But the abundance of Native American relics unearthed during the dig, some dating back 3,000 years, has drawn the interest of a New Jersey band of the Leni-Lenape Indians. Casino spokeswoman Leigh Whitaker said archaeologists from A.D. Marble & Co. of Conshohocken found "thousands of artifacts," ranging from Indian artifacts to fragments of pottery.
November 19, 2009 |
Dell Hathaway Hymes, 82, a linguist, an anthropologist, and a folklorist who was dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania for 12 years, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease Nov. 13 at the Cedars Nursing Home in Charlottesville, Va. Dr. Hymes joined Penn as a professor of anthropology in 1965. He was appointed dean in 1975. He left in 1987 to became a professor of anthropology and English at the University of Virginia. At Penn, Dr. Hymes launched the educational linguistics program in the graduate school.