April 15, 2008 |
Ralph Knisell, 83, of Wenonah, a former outdoors writer who built custom fishing rods, died Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after suffering a massive stroke. Mr. Knisell wrote columns on fishing and hunting for the Gloucester County Times and filed weekly for Fisherman magazine. He also broadcast reports every Saturday on WSNJ-AM (1240) in Bridgeton, N.J. "For the past 28 years or so, I don't think he ever missed a program unless he was in the hospital or something was wrong," said George Moore, host of the station's Sportsman's Hotline show.
March 30, 2008 |
Tom Bellew narrowed his eyes at a palomino trout, a white shimmer in the dark green waters of Ridley Creek in Media yesterday. "There he is. He's just sauntering around," Bellew said. The Exelon employee, 47, and about a dozen of his Glenolden neighbors had gathered in Ridley Creek State Park to fish in the morning as trout season opened in 18 Southeastern Pennsylvania counties. The palomino, which they figured was about 21 inches long, was their Moby-Dick - pale like the white whale, though short of matching its ferocity.
June 24, 1990 |
Inventor John F. Bennett's droopy-ended baseball bat was easy to heft and could turbocharge a hit, but it was taken for a cheater by many. And shoppers thought his cookware was defective. The comfortable down- turned handles on pots and pans looked broken and did not sell, according to the manufacturer. The bat, the cookware and several other products using Bennett's patented bent grips bombed in the 1980s. But both Bennett and the elusive science called ergonomics - making things and people work better together - are alive and kicking in the 1990s.
June 11, 1993 |
Over the hill to Henryville 'Tis oft' the fisherman's cry, For I'll catch a fourteen-incher With an artificial fly! - Angling author Henry Van Dyke A river may run through Montana, but Pennsylvania is the cradle of fly fishing in America, with some of the most legendary trout streams in the country still drawing sportsmen to their pools and swift waters. There's an architectural legacy as well in the fly-fishing clubs that were formed in the early 1900s and that still maintain lodges and clubhouses with the distinctly simple and rural character of the early Poconos.
August 31, 2000 |
Whatever happened to good old-fashioned customer service? I needed to make a quick 9:15 p.m. diaper run so we could put our son to bed. I went to a large drugstore that was closing at 9:30. Taking the diapers from the shelf, I was shocked to hear a voice from the next aisle: "These [expletive deleted] customers keep messing up the [expletive deleted] shelves I spend all day fixing. " The woman spewing the offensive trash was attractive and well kept, someone who otherwise presented herself very well.
May 19, 1993 |
BOY'S CATCH IS ENOUGH TO MAKE ONE'S FLESH CRAWL A Maryland boy testing his new fishing rod landed an unexpected catch: an 11-inch piranha, the South American flesh-eating fish. Since 8-year-old Michael McManus caught the fish, Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials have received five other unconfirmed reports of piranhas in the 5-acre Prince George's County pond. DNR spokesman John Verrico suspects that Michael's catch was a discarded aquarium pet. Swimming in the pond is prohibited.
February 23, 1996 |
Wesley Taylor, 75, a retired aeronautical engineer who formerly owned and operated a hardware store in Wayne, died Monday at Bryn Mawr Rehab in Malvern. He had lived near Barto, Berks County, since 1988. Before that, Mr. Taylor lived in Wayne for 35 years. After retiring in 1973 from the Naval Air Propulsion Center in Trenton, he was proprietor of the Gateway Hardware store in Wayne for nine years. After selling Gateway in 1983, for the next five years he ran a concession stand, Hardware Basics, at the Downingtown Farmers Market.
September 21, 2012
It took a lot of work, but the Orioles kept their extra-inning streak alive very early Wednesday morning. The O's won their 14th straight extra-inning game when pinch-hitter Taylor Teagarden hit an RBI single in the 18th inning to beat Seattle, 4-2. It's the longest such streak since the 1949 Indians won 19 in a row. Anyone in Baltimore who stayed awake to the very end had a difficult time at work Wednesday: It was a few minutes before 4...
March 31, 2013 |
AN ARGUMENT over lottery tickets led to the stabbing of two men and the police shooting of their attacker in South Philadelphia late Thursday, police said. Police responded at about 10 p.m. to calls at 10th and Mifflin streets and found a 23-year-old man stabbing two other men - a father, 50, and son, 24, officials said. The suspect, identified by sources as Bing Ke, was reportedly told to drop his weapon, an 8-inch knife, several times before police shot him in his hip and lower back.
August 30, 1995 |
Bernard Snyder stood at the mucky edge of Springton Lake Reservoir, fishing rod in hand, and pointed to a gnarly, sun-bleached tree trunk 40 feet away from the water. "Last October I was fishing off of that log," the Springfield resident said. "The water was all the way to the bank. " The former fishing area is now a dirtscape of mud littered with rocks and bottles. As at other reservoirs in the area, a year of low precipitation is taking its toll on Springton Reservoir, one of the three main water sources for Philadelphia Suburban Water Co. Unless rain replenishes area reservoirs, the Delaware River Basin Commission is predicting that it will issue a drought warning in two weeks.