July 3, 2016 |
By the time you read this, I will be a year older. But no wiser. Because I almost got killed this morning doing a dumb thing. Or maybe the best thing I ever did. You be the judge. We began on a quiet Saturday morning, and I was going to meet my best friend, Franca, so we could ride our bikes on the trail. Yes, it's that time of year again, when Franca and I go bicycle-riding and try to remain upright. I was driving to meet her, and there was only light traffic because it was early in the morning on a summer weekend, but as I turned onto this main, four-lane road near my house, I happened to notice a flock of mother and baby geese about to step off the curb on the other side of the street and cross the road.
August 1, 2015 |
Debbie Reindl was on her way to buy pet food Wednesday at the Centerton Shopping Center in Mount Laurel when she noticed a bird flopping in a field next to the Costco store. Reindl, 57, of Mount Laurel, went to investigate and found several geese dead or wounded, and a man armed with a shotgun. Reindl recorded what followed. She posted the two-minute, 42-second video to Facebook, eliciting cries of outrage and accusations of animal cruelty. "That is horrible," Reindl is heard saying, her voice shaking, as she records the man with his right foot planted on the wounded, struggling bird's neck.
April 21, 2015 |
THERE IS SIMPLY no stopping the "Fast & Furious" franchise. Numero Siete topped the box office for the third weekend in a row with $29.1 million, bringing the film's domestic take to $294 million and global take to over a billion. "The film has set a new standard for the potential for box office in the presummer month of April and has truly become part of movie folklore with its record-setting numbers, strong reviews, spectacular word-of-mouth and, of course, the outpouring of support for late star Paul Walker ," Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said.
March 24, 2015 |
KLEINFELTERSVILLE, Pa. - Thousands of snow geese soar upward in unison, swoop about, and land on snowy farm fields or the little patch of open water just thawed from the thick ice of a relentless winter. Their cacophony of quacks and honks is punctuated by a burst of clicks from the long-lensed cameras of birders and nature lovers at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lebanon County, operated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. "Here they come!" "Look, over there," exclaim 50 or so visitors at the observation point.
October 11, 2014 |
She might be best known for once bursting through a gaggle of geese on her way to victory at The Meadows, but co-owner Howard Taylor hopes that by the end of the season people recognize Southwind Roulette for her talent. Southwind Roulette, who has won five of seven starts this year, races in the third of three Historic-Debutante Stakes divisions at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday. Her victories include the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship and her $284,448 in purses rank No. 2 to undefeated JK She'salady among 2-year-old female pacers.
May 22, 2014
Tourism review With almost 40 million visitors to the region in 2013 supporting 90,000 jobs and generating $636 million in taxes, a thriving tourism industry should have an independent review as part of a financial checkup ("Visitor groups need revisiting," May 19). The Inquirer's editorial suggested our office conduct an independent review of Philadelphia's two major tourism groups, Visit Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. We recognize the importance of analyzing the impact that these two agencies have on our city to produce tourism dollars, and through our financial and policy unit, we will conduct a study of these revenues and ascertain whether a distinct return on investment can be produced between the two agencies.
May 16, 2014 |
At the Meadows of Washington Township, Canada geese have made themselves quite at home, thank you. Picturesque pairs nurture their fuzzy-wuzzy goslings on the lush lawns of the condominium community, where a lovely little lake helps make for a bit of Gloucester County goose heaven. "We've created a habitat for them, and now we don't want them to live here," says retired teacher Barbara Spector, 64, who loves to watch the "beautiful" big birds splash down in the lake. "It's unethical to kill living creatures [just]
February 25, 2014 |
Farmers call them "flying rats" or "deer with wings. " They gather by the tens of thousands every year about this time to graze on sprouting winter wheat, rye, alfalfa, and barley. They're voracious, persistent, and dirty, leaving behind a trail of droppings. Canada geese. "You see a couple, then 10, 50, 100, 300," said farmer Ray Hlubik, 61, of Chesterfield, Burlington County. Soon, like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, "they cover a whole field. "They decimated my alfalfa last year," Hlubik said.