October 14, 2012 |
Where our guys are playing, and how to see them: Ilya Bryzgalov, Jakub Voracek, Ruslan Fedotenko * Where: Kontinental Hockey League, Russia and environs. The KHL is Russia's premier ice hockey league and is widely considered to be second-best league in the world behind the NHL. It has 26 teams, including clubs in Latvia, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Latvia, and Kazakhstan. Bryz plays for CSKA Moscow (a/k/a the "Red Army Team"). Voracek is with HC Lev Praha in Prague. He scored a goal and six assists in seven games with Lev before suffering a knee injury that will probably keep him out of action for a month.
September 28, 2012 |
IF TYREE RICHARDS had walked down South Street with a loaded Colt Police .38 Special revolver tucked in his waistband a few months earlier than he did, he probably would have gotten probation, despite his Facebook-advertised gang affiliation and teenage arrest record. But Richards' sentencing in April happened after the city started GunStat, an initiative to reduce gun violence by targeting violent and repeat offenders in some neighborhoods where bullets fly too often. "Do you have a role model, someone you look up to?"
August 30, 2012 |
Gridlock. It's something almost every Philadelphia-area driver faces with great regularity. I didn't arrive in Southeastern Pennsylvania until I was 33, and the roads of Central and Western Pennsylvania and even Cleveland move at a much different - read: faster - pace than here in the City of Brotherly Love. The Philadelphia lesson: Patience is a virtue. But how to get through the long commutes? Here are some strategies - my own and others' - for making the most of a slow situation.
July 2, 2012 |
JANE GOLDEN can't help it. The executive director of the city's Mural Arts Program can't sit still, lie low or be chillin' any day of the week, especially on her days off. "I hear that if a shark stops moving, it dies," says Golden, 56, seated Sunday at her dining-room table in Fairmount. "I'm like a shark, but a nice shark!" She laughs at her own clarification. Golden keeps swimming straight ahead, meeting with two visiting artists and checking out possible mural locations with a staffer.
June 19, 2012 |
This is the second of two parts on the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, which is seeking to reinvent health care in one of America's poorest cities. Turning points come at unexpected times in people's lives. For Miguel Malave, it was getting beaten up at age 21. Malave was walking to his uncle's house in Camden about 9 p.m. on a weekend when three men set upon him, pummeling his face and leaving bruises all over his back. "They were stomping me and kicking me," he said.
April 18, 2012
IF YOU DON'T have E-ZPass, be careful following your GPS or online map when it comes to two interchanges onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The exits are E-ZPass only, and a Turnpike Authority spokesman says motorists who do not have E-ZPass tags could pay a lot more if they accidentally use them. They are Exit 352, the eastbound-only Street Road interchange in Bensalem, and Exit 340, the westbound-only Virginia Drive Interchange near the Fort Washington Office Center in Upper Dublin Township.
March 20, 2012
NEWARK, Del. - A GPS tracker in a smartphone helped investigators catch up with two burglary suspects, police said. Residents of an apartment on East Delaware Avenue in Newark awoke early Sunday to find two intruders in the home, police said. The men, who got into the apartment through unlocked doors, fled with laptops, smartphones, and the keys to a Nissan Maxima. Officers used a GPS tracker on one of the phones to track the men to a Shell gas station, where they were arrested, police said.
January 26, 2012
Should a warrant be required to track your GPS or other device?
December 25, 2011 |
AUSTIN, Texas - You've made it to Christmas. Now the kids are out of school, and you may be planning to head out of town. If you're planning a road trip, here are a few ideas to help make getting there half the fun, or at least not an exercise in agony. 1. Consider renting a car for your road trip. It's a good option if you don't trust your car to get you there, if your car's a gas guzzler and you want to save on fuel, or if you just want to avoid wear and tear on your personal car. Call around and look online at various rental companies.
November 9, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court justices, both conservative and liberal, voiced alarm Tuesday at the idea of giving the government unlimited power to monitor people in public through the use of GPS devices or other tracking technology. The comments came during an argument in the case of U.S. v. Jones over whether FBI agents need a search warrant before they secretly install a GPS tracker on a suspect's car. A government lawyer insisted that because no persons have a right to privacy when they move on the public streets, the Constitution puts no limits on such high-tech surveillance.