February 28, 2016
International Pop Through May 15 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, until 8:45 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Admission: Adults, $20; seniors (65 and up), $18; students and youths (13-18), $14; children, free. (Discount available online.) Information: 215-763-8100 or www.philamuseum.org .
June 9, 1991 |
Backstage, behind the black canvas curtain, they are hot-dogging - pulling wheelies on the little silver motorbikes that leak gray smoke and sound like chain saws. Noe Espana, 25, the oldest and most serious of the trio, stops to chat with one of the Chinese acrobats. Noe's brother, Ivan, 23, and teammate Carlos Leal, 22, roar up and down the concrete ramp in their silver boots and gray jumpsuits. It is almost time. They put on their helmets with the purple, pink and orange sequins.
March 27, 1997 |
Charles Clendenning was trying to find Albania for some other students in Donna Chestnut's third-period class at Overbrook Junior High School in Lindenwold. After scanning a globe, the eighth grader used a special stylus to touch what he thought was the tiny Balkan nation. "Look northeast 1,000 miles," instructed a voice inside the globe. Charles made another attempt, and the globe advised: "Try southeast. " Then he spotted the small strip of land lying along the Adriatic Sea between Yugoslavia and Greece.
February 5, 2012
We were sitting outside our cottage on New Zealand's South Island watching the sun set over the Takitumu Mountains. It was Thanksgiving morning back in America, the first time we had been away from home for the holiday, but here in the Southern Hemisphere it was just another day. It also happened to mark three months since the day we boarded a flight from Philadelphia to begin our yearlong around-the-world journey. The holiday and benchmark made us reflect on the decision we made to "chuck it all" and take off around the globe.
May 18, 1998 |
When Father's Day comes next month, many people will be thinking about the lessons their fathers have taught them: tying shoes, swinging a bat, multiplying fractions. Eighteen-year old Frances Flores probably will be doing what her father taught her: riding a motorcycle around the inside of a big iron globe at up to 65 m.p.h. One of only three women in the country to perform in the so-called Globe of Death (her sister, Victoria, is another), Frances Flores and her family are on the road nine months a year performing their Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show at county and state fairs.
August 9, 1990 |
Tony Cordisio (left) and James McDonald assemble a 6-foot, 500-pound globe in the Rand McNally Map & Travel Store in Liberty Place, due to open Aug. 31. If you decide you must have one to keep up with world events, the hand-painted globe will sell for about $39,000, plus shipping.
August 9, 1990 |
For $39,000 (plus tax and delivery charges), you can own the world. Well, you can own a replica of it. The geophysical globe, six feet in diameter and 500 pounds, was delivered yesterday to the new Rand McNally Map & Travel Store at One Liberty Place in Center City. A crew of six was needed to carry the globe and hoist it, hemisphere by hemisphere, into place, suspended from the ceiling. The store, Rand McNally's fifth, will be open to the public on Aug. 31.
August 18, 1998
Steve Fossett apparently is not one to take a hint. Three times before he had tried to fly around the globe in a balloon. Three times the globe had found ways to say, "Don't think so. " Mr. Fossett's fourth try, which plunged scarily into the Coral Sea off Australia on Sunday, was both his most hair-raising failure and spectacular success. He completed two-thirds of his trip, the longest balloon flight ever. But the flight ended with an abrupt, storm-induced drop of 29,000 feet into shark-infested waters, where the balloonist spent eight nervous hours in a raft before being rescued.
March 9, 1995 |
Professor Richard Bush's cramped university office in West Chester has a better view than most in the science department. From his desk, Bush watched the Mississippi River surge over its banks during the 1993 floods. Later that year, he saw Hurricane Emily, all 300 miles of it, whirling like a misty nautilus shell off the coast of North Carolina. Yesterday he kept an eye on a cold front - an ominous 500-mile-wide white stripe of rain and snow stretching from Michigan to Arkansas - as it crept across the Midwest and put an end to Pennsylvania's unseasonably balmy weather.
January 8, 2016 |
NEW YORK - There's no reason for panic. Worry, yes, but not panic. That was the opinion of some U.S. investment strategists after another free-fall on China's main stock market reverberated around the globe yesterday and sent the Dow Jones average to a loss of nearly 400 points. Stock prices in China fell so fast that for the second time in four days, circuit-breaker mechanisms kicked in and halted trading, this time after just 30 minutes. China's tumbling stock prices are, in themselves, nothing for investors outside the country to panic over.