September 5, 2013 |
IT'S COME to this: Penn State has issued a T-shirt commemorating its 23-17 season-opening win over Syracuse. We all know the Nits are doing whatever they can to boost a program that was hit hard by the Jerry Sandusky scandal. But selling a T-shirt (for $17.95, by the way) for beating a team that went 8-5 last season is a bit much. Even if it did take place at an NFL stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Nits have won 23 of the last 26 meetings with the Orange. And, at one point, won 16 in a row (from 1971 to 1986)
July 26, 2013 |
Grilling fish and seafood can be intimidating. Many of us either overcook the fish or undercook the fish or can't get the fish off the grill in one piece. We try special seafood grill baskets and every spatula in our kitchens, to little effect. We end up sacrificing more fillets and shellfish to the flames than we have eaten for dinner. So we reached out to a handful of experts, including Katherine Alford, vice president of the test kitchen at Food Network Magazine; Barton Seaver, chef and author of Where There's Smoke and For Cod and Country ; Jason Smith, chef and owner of 18 Seaboard in Raleigh, N.C.; and Gene Briggs, chef at Osso Restaurant & Lounge, in Charlotte, N.C. All have their own techniques, and trial and error will determine the best approach.
July 22, 2013 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A fire, two World Wars, women's lib, a barge accident, and a half-dozen storms threatened to destroy it, but the venerable Ocean City Fishing Club and its fabled pier have stood against the odds, surviving to celebrate the club's 100th anniversary this summer. "It really is a remarkable tradition when you think about it," said Paul H. Keuerleber, 70, of Hatboro and Ocean City, president of the oldest continuously operating fishing club in the nation. The club limits its membership to 190 anglers and only in 2002 began to allow women to join.
July 15, 2013 |
One in an occasional series on attempts to solve a medical mystery. Forty years ago, his wife mistakenly assumed his weekly fishing trips would taper off after the wedding. Then, perhaps after the children came. But throughout his career as a research chemist, through raising three children and supporting his wife's chemistry career, he'd kept up his passion for the hobby. So she had no doubt when he retired last year how he would be spending his days. She was at an out-of-town conference when she received his call.
July 12, 2013 |
On her first day in the federal pen, but looking like she just stepped off a tennis court, Piper (Taylor Schilling of Argo ) is greeted by one of her ugly-makeover cellmates. "Look at you, Blondie," says Nicky (Natasha Lyonne). "What did you do?" "Aren't you not supposed to ask that question? I read that you're not supposed to ask that," says Piper. "You read that? What, did you study for prison?" Well, yeah! Maybe Martha Stewart's Guide to Stacking Time . The point is, Piper is a little out of her element.
July 12, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Tuesday, July 9: Craig LaBan: I got a chance to do some great cooking projects in the last two weeks, including some grilled whole Jersey black sea bass - expertly cleaned at the fish counter of Wegmans in Cherry Hill, then roasted on my grill. I love that it was a Jersey black bass - and Wegmans does a better job than almost any supermarket featuring local fish. They had a whole ice bank to choose from a weekend ago - bass, snapper, flounder, bluefish, even tuna.
June 24, 2013 |
Adam Finkel figures he's lucky. His daughter never really liked tuna to begin with. And she's 13 now, beyond an age where tuna consumption is most worrisome. Her brain is closer to maturity. But based on two recent reports, Finkel, a University of Pennsylvania professor who is also a national expert on human health-risk assessment, fears many of the nation's kids are eating too much tuna - aided and abetted by being offered it at school. Tuna has a lot going for it. It's popular and cheap, loaded with protein and low in fat. And federal health guidelines are simple and direct: We should eat more seafood.
June 22, 2013 |
The picturesque landscape of Hirsch Lake in Runnemede turned into a dirty, smelly mess this week when hundreds of dead fish floated belly up. Authorities on Thursday were trying to figure out what killed the fish - all carp that were six to nine inches long. Meanwhile, Runnemede public works employees had the unfortunate task of removing the remains. "It doesn't smell too pretty," Councilwoman Patricia Tartaglia-Passio said at the lake. Thursday morning, the borough cut off lake access at Singley Avenue from Center to Sheppard Avenues while crews investigated.
June 14, 2013
Ex-president gets prison term BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Former President Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for illegally smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia in violation of international embargoes in the 1990s, but he won't be going to jail soon. An Argentine court also banned Menem, now a senator, from holding elective office for 14 years, and asked the Senate to vote to remove the immunity he enjoys as an elected member of Congress. However, the judges said the Senate should not move against Menem until the sentence is final, meaning he could remain free while the Supreme Court studies any appeal.
May 29, 2013
By Paula Moore Earlier this month, a German angler made headlines for reeling in a 103-pound cod off the coast of Norway. The fish is believed to be the largest cod ever caught, and if confirmed, the catch will break the record set in 1969. As I looked at the obligatory photos of the grinning angler with his "prize," my first thought wasn't, "Atta boy!" but "How disconnected does a person have to be to take pleasure in killing other living beings - any other living beings?" Here are two things that anglers should know about their supposedly "harmless" pastime: Fish can feel pain, and they can experience fear.