June 4, 2012
3 Ohio teens die, 2 hurt in crash CINCINNATI - A car carrying five teenagers went airborne as it sped over railroad tracks in Ohio early Sunday and crashed, killing two passengers and the driver, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Two others were hospitalized. The driver was a senior football player whose Brunswick High School graduation was scheduled Sunday afternoon. The 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling at a high speed just after midnight when the driver lost control, troopers said.
October 3, 2008
This distinctive documentary follows Hurricane Katrina survivors Scott Roberts and Kimberly Rivers Roberts, residents of New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Mixing camcorder and hand-held footage with news clips, the film lays bare the unthinkable human toll the 2005 storm took on those too poor or otherwise unable to evacuate the city. The film follows the couple through the storm, huddling in an attic without electricity, and in the months afterward as they become FEMA refugees.
October 2, 2001 |
_ WORLDLY LOSS: As of yesterday, New York city officials said 5,219 people were missing in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, while 344 were confirmed dead and 289 dead were identified. New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said at the United Nations yesterday that the trade center was targeted because of the diversity of the city's population and the openness of American society. Citizens of 80 countries are among the presumed victims. Among them, 250 Brits, 200 Indians and 100 Germans.
June 17, 2001 |
Mark Akins and a team of a dozen workers are still making their way through the ghost town that is Garden State Park, marking, tagging and sorting everything that doesn't breathe, including the kitchen sink. Akins has been at it since March, weeks before the last horse crossed the finish line on May 3 and the last day of simulcast betting on May 29. And he and his workers probably will be at it until the last minute before Garden State, starting Friday, becomes the site of one of the biggest liquidation sales ever in the Philadelphia area.
December 21, 2012 |
MANTOLOKING, N.J. - The bridge into town looked as if it led to nowhere, arching over a slim waterway before disappearing into darkness. There was no traffic Sunday night, no sign of life except for a few police cars that gave the mist an eerie glow. You couldn't tell, from atop the bridge, where the town ended and the Atlantic Ocean began. But after the bridge curved down into town, past the piles of debris and the house slumped in the shallow water, a large crowd appeared, anxiously staring at a pile of dirt.
September 17, 1999 |
The door to the Shirt Shop on the Cape May beachfront stood wide open to the wind. Just across Beach Drive, thunderous waves pounded onto the sand. Cars shook as the wind lifted white foam more than a yard into the air ahead of the breaking waves. "We've had a lot of customers today," said Jackie Endicott in the Shirt Shop. "We were supposed to have a sidewalk sale and there were actually people here asking why we weren't having it. "I said, 'There's a hurricane across the street, could that have anything to do with it?
October 29, 2001
I REALIZE THAT we are going through the most trying times in the history of our country. I realize that we all have much fear in our hearts and deservedly so. However, I feel we are allowing these cowardly bastards get the best of us. Case and point: I reside only a few miles from the Neshaminy Mall right outside of Philadelphia. The mall houses the largest movie theater on the East Coast. This place is always jammed with people. The lines of people are out the door - at least they were until Sept.
July 18, 2003 |
If little green aliens popped into the multiplex this summer, they'd surely come away believing Americans to be atrociously bad drivers. Between 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Matrix Reloaded, Terminator 3, and today's Bad Boys II, there's more road rage out there than the Schuylkill Expressway sees in like, um, - OK, forget that. And if little green aliens popped into the multiplex, their eyeballs would glaze over like Krispy Kremes at the sight of those digitally enhanced stunts that make the Hulk leap city blocks and Angels go ballistic with their booties.
July 24, 2000 |
Shortly after Tiger Woods made golfing history yesterday as the youngest player to win a career grand slam with victories in the Masters, U.S. Open, PGA and British Open, the balls started flying at the Long Knockers Golf Club at the Strawberry Mansion Driving Range. So did the pride. Proud to be American. Proud to be black. Proud to be Asian. Proud to be young. Proud to be just a part of the game of golf. "I watched it all. I just think it's incredible how he's head and shoulders over the rest of the field," said Vernon Sweet, 35, a restaurant manager, who said he was only moderately interested in golf before Woods came along.
April 13, 2012
RE: Stu Bykofsky's column about his health: I have taken it upon myself as a mission to inform my friends for the last couple of years about going to the ER. If you feel something abnormal, go. It's best to get a battery of tests and get a follow-up referral than not address the feeling at all. Thank you for encouraging the men of our age (I'm 55)! This will save lives! Michael Black Philadelphia In the minority Re: James Lynch's letter about the article on minority contracting: You accuse the article of not offering an explanation for the lack of minority contractors.