October 21, 1999 |
Stream research can be problematic. No sooner does a researcher set up probes in a waterway than a flood comes along and washes them away, along with the substance being studied. The Stroud Water Research Center, recognized as the premier waterway research facility in the nation, has brought the field work inside. A creek now runs through a new $600,000 greenhouse research facility - dubbed a streamhouse. Center director Bernard Sweeney and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. christened it yesterday not with the traditional champagne, but with a dousing of water from the White Clay Creek.
January 12, 1996 |
To Little League president John Jones, the borough's Republican leader, Cornelius "Con" Cassidy, is a civic-minded man who is "genuinely concerned about kids" here. "He's bent over backward for the Little League, and he's also helped out other groups in the borough in the past," Jones said last week. To Paula M. Brown, a Democrat and former Borough Council member, Cassidy is a loose cannon, a party honcho who uses his political influence to play by his own rules. "He makes entirely too many decisions for the borough, even though he's not an elected official," she said.
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.
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.
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.
September 22, 1986 |
A 22-year-old female graduate student who was doing field work in Blackbird State Forest in New Castle County, Del., was found shot to death in the forest Saturday, New Castle County police said yesterday. Police said the body of Jane Marie Prichard, a University of Maryland student from Clarksburg, Md., was discovered by a Perth Amboy, N.J., couple who had been walking in the woods, police said. According to police, Prichard had parked her 1984 Chevrolet Blazer off county Route 471 early Saturday and set up her field equipment to study leaf and plant growth in the area.
May 14, 1998 |
On some farms in the Philadelphia region, strawberries are rotting, greens are too muddy to harvest, and hay is sitting uncut. Farmers and farm consultants differ on crop quality and the effect on farm incomes, but they see no supermarket price increases from the 12 days of rainfall that ended Tuesday. For some farmers, the rain has produced nothing but frustration. "We're not used to just sitting around waiting," Suzanne Hallowell said yesterday from her home near Gilbertsville.
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 3, 1997 |
It was a gray, rain-soaked Sunday morning in suburbia. Shawn Bonawitz stepped over a pile of soggy leaves toward the house, holding Republican leaflets in one hand and take-out coffee in the other. "Is this the one?" he asked the driver of a car idling in the street. The answer came back: No, it's the home of a registered Democrat, not worth the effort. Bonawitz changed course toward the next house. "Would I be here if it wasn't for a friend of mine? Probably not," said Bonawitz, 26. "But . . . I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't like what was going on with the Republican Party.
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.