November 9, 2014 |
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - For the last few years, ski resorts in cowboy country - and the skiers who love them - have been riding a bucking bronc. Huge dumps of snow blanketed slopes in the up years; in down years, late snow and warmer days cast a pall over the industry. At Steamboat Resort, in western Colorado, hard-core skiers were over the moon in 2008 when monster storms dropped 433 inches of snow on the slopes. But disbelief followed when the next winter brought fewer, weaker storms and half as much snow.
August 1, 2010 |
The Union closed the first half of their season with a performance Saturday that symbolized their first 15 up-and-down Major League Soccer games. After scoring one of their best goals of the season in the first half, the Union allowed one of the worst, settling for a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution before 18,137 at PPL Park. The Union are 4-8-3 while New England is 4-9-3. First, the worst. In the 71st minute, New England's Marko Perovic took a free kick about 40 yards from goal.
July 31, 2009
DUE TO last-minute negotiations, we don't know exactly what will be in the health-care bills that the Senate and House will vote on in September. But we do know what won't be in them: No "government takeover" of health care - you'll still be able to buy private insurance. No government between you and your doctor. No reduction of Medicare benefits. And, most especially, no government workers euthanizing senior citizens. Opponents have few legitimate arguments against the basics of health-care reform: reducing premiums, requiring insurers to cover those with pre-existing conditions and providing low-income families with subsidies for insurance.
December 26, 2008 |
Imagine practicing all week for a game - Christmas week, yet - with hopes of making the playoffs, only to learn right around kickoff time that those hopes were dashed by another team's win earlier in the day. Imagine firing up the grill and pouring a few at a tailgate gathering across the street from Lincoln Financial Field only to learn the ticket you hold for the game isn't worth the price you paid to park your van. Is that a buzz kill...
October 27, 2005 |
Hundreds of millions of dollars in construction, hundreds of jobs created and more on the way, dozens of new businesses, and thousands of new housing units. Welcome to the busy and growing Route 130 corridor. This area, now also known as the progressive Burlington County River Route, has been bolstered in recent months by NJ Transit's River Line, still in its infancy and attracting more and more passengers. An expanded Burlington County BurLink shuttle system also is feeding commuters into the rail stations.
July 1, 2003 |
Hey, remember Newt Gingrich? Big ego, big thinker? Loquacious provocateur who rose to fame in '94 as congressional leader of the conservative "revolution," only to flame out in '98? Worked to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying about sex, at a time when he himself was unfaithful to his second wife? Yes, sometimes it seems as if Gingrich is so five years ago. The former House speaker has been doing penance in the wilderness ever since, toiling at a think tank and hiring himself out as a management consultant - standard behavior for a Washington bull who has been put out to pasture.
May 22, 2000 |
Before he smashed his car into a dogwood tree rooted four feet from a Northeast Philadelphia church, a reckless driver injured five people and himself as he sped down Cottman Avenue yesterday, police said. The driver, Dannie Darrigo, 44, of the 200 block of Robbins Street near Shelbourne, was critically injured and was admitted to Frankford-Torresdale Hospital, said a hospital spokesman. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, said Cpl. Jim Pauley, a police department spokesman.
May 20, 2000 |
Say you're the news director of a big-city television station. A pier collapses under a waterfront club, spilling dozens of patrons into debris-clogged water, three hours before the 11 p.m. newscast. Do you pre-empt network programming for wall-to-wall coverage of a breaking news story? Before you answer, let's add a difficulty factor: It's the last Thursday of May sweeps, a time when a station's ratings count even more than usual. Your network has been hyping that night's prime-time programming for weeks with promos promising all sorts of surprises.
May 12, 2000 |
North Penn coach Toby Watton has been trying to track down the information, but he believes that no tennis player had won four consecutive PIAA District 1 Class AAA singles championships until North Penn standout Cliff Nguyen achieved that feat last Friday. Nguyen beat Unionville's Derek Schwandt, 6-4, 6-3. Then again, the top-seeded Nguyen was expected to win, as he has done all season. "That's the most dangerous situation as a player and coach you can be in, because the only place to go is down," Watton said.