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NEWS
August 31, 2005 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia area will get a heavy soaking and isolated thunderstorms today and tomorrow as a result of a tropical air mass dragged north by Hurricane Katrina, the National Weather Service predicts. But Western Pennsylvania, which is directly in the path of Katrina's remnants, is expected to take a worse hit. Flood watches are in effect for the western half of the state, which last year was inundated by up to six inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ivan. In and around Philadelphia today and tomorrow, most areas will get a half-inch to an inch of rain.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1998 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
We know that hard water coarsens the skin. But who would have guessed that Hard Rain corrodes the brain? The water is high and the drama low in this all-wet (in every sense) action film written by Graham Yost, who imagined far cleverer plot devices in his screenplays for Speed and Broken Arrow. As realized by Mikael Salomon, a former cinematographer, Hard Rain is preposterous, stupefying and soggy. Except for the surreal sight of villains astride jet skis pursuing Our Hero (Christian Slater)
NEWS
April 25, 1999 | By Gregory Djanikian
For Kosovo and Littleton, Colorado Some thought it might come slowly, a darkness spreading like a bruise over every rooftop or some thought it would come without discretion in a clatter of machinery, how many gears how many blades whirring and singing last songs or some thought it might come under the cover of silence something as invisible as pollen drifting down settling in all the crevices and some wanted not...
NEWS
July 7, 1989 | By Hank Klibanoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
A wrung-out Reading Terminal Market, forced to close Wednesday morning because of severe flooding caused by drainage problems, opened for business yesterday at its normal hour, 8 a.m. "We're back in full swing at full capacity," said Cindy Mullaney, who manages public relations for the market's owner, the Reading Co. But her happiness was tempered by her fresh understanding of what a hard rain can do to the 96-year-old farmers' market...
SPORTS
June 15, 1999 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Central Bucks West's charge for the PIAA state softball championship was put on hold yesterday. With the Bucks trailing Williamsport by 1-0 after two innings at Brightbill Park outside Harrisburg, a 20-minute downpour forced the umpires to stop the game until the rain subsided. When it did, the infield was flooded, and the state semifinal was suspended until today at 2:30 p.m. Williamsport (21-3) took the lead when it scored an unearned run in the bottom of the second inning.
SPORTS
November 26, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Seniors like to note what their class was able to accomplish in four years: this win, that upset, the other division title. Cherry Hill West's 12th-grade football players look at things from another angle. Their claim to fame is what they didn't do: lose to Cherry Hill East. Cherry Hill West beat Cherry Hill East for the fourth consecutive year in the annual battle for the Al DiBart Memorial Trophy - also known as "The Boot" - in the snow and rain on Thanksgiving Day. There's no understating the value of the 13-12 victory to the Lions, especially to the seniors who played their final game in the thick mud at Jonas C. Morris Stadium.
NEWS
July 6, 1989 | By Donald Scott, Special to The Inquirer
A good hard rain usually gets Frank M. Donato Sr. all worked up. Matter of fact, the 67-year-old waterproofer says, "When it rains, I'm out there dancing in the street. " Donato is among the Montgomery County business people who make a living by repairing water-caused damage, such as flooded basements, leaky roofs and the like. As the co-owner - with his son, Frank Jr. - of a Lansdale area waterproofing business, Donato looks forward to pumping out water-soaked basements, or even installing an entire sump-pump system in basements with chronic flooding problems.
NEWS
June 3, 1997 | by Scott Heimer, Daily News Staff Writer
There may only be a 90 percent chance of rain, but once the roads get wet, you know there's a 100 percent chance of traffic problems. That has been the pattern in this area, and it sure held true yesterday. Despite only a light drizzle, it was a tough morning rush hour. Southbound on Interstate 95 from Woodhaven Road to the Center City off-ramp took 51 minutes. Eastbound on the Schuylkill Expressway from Gulph Mills to Montgomery Avenue took 65 minutes. Although a tractor-trailer jackknifed at Woodhaven, I-95 crawled for 10 miles south of the accident.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2012 | By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
On the Jersey Shore, there are generally two kinds of storms: the punishing ones that leave destruction in their wake, and the purifying ones that scour souls as well as beaches. Movies about extreme weather are slightly more varied. On Sunday, after refrigerators were stocked with water, pantries with staples, and flashlights with D batteries, the e-mails started coming in to my inbox: Which movies paired best with a hurricane? Well, exactly what kind of storm are we talking about?
NEWS
June 8, 1997 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was about this time a year ago that Pete Leomparra visited Mary Lockwood's living room - in a silver Grumman canoe. He plucked her from her stairway and saved her from a devastating flood that killed two people, caused $14.5 million in damage and left Leomparra and other residents of Laurel Drive in Bristol Township in mortal fear of raindrops. Radar images from June 12 show bright red and orange rain bands flaring over Bristol, Langhorne and Middletown, as if someone had poured gasoline on the sky. National Weather Service meteorologists now believe that some fuel for that ferocious night - and for many lesser deluges across the region - was supplied by a nearby "urban heat island": Philadelphia.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2012 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Joanna's August 2010 job interview at a South Philadelphia doctor's office included a question she didn't expect: "Are you married or are you single?" "Single," the nurse-practitioner told the man she would work with for the next couple of years. "We'll get you married," he told her. Four months later, Joanna was sweeping through the three exam rooms, hunting for the one office thermometer. She walked in on a fully clothed, and, she couldn't help but notice, very good-looking patient.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2012 | By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
On the Jersey Shore, there are generally two kinds of storms: the punishing ones that leave destruction in their wake, and the purifying ones that scour souls as well as beaches. Movies about extreme weather are slightly more varied. On Sunday, after refrigerators were stocked with water, pantries with staples, and flashlights with D batteries, the e-mails started coming in to my inbox: Which movies paired best with a hurricane? Well, exactly what kind of storm are we talking about?
SPORTS
November 26, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Seniors like to note what their class was able to accomplish in four years: this win, that upset, the other division title. Cherry Hill West's 12th-grade football players look at things from another angle. Their claim to fame is what they didn't do: lose to Cherry Hill East. Cherry Hill West beat Cherry Hill East for the fourth consecutive year in the annual battle for the Al DiBart Memorial Trophy - also known as "The Boot" - in the snow and rain on Thanksgiving Day. There's no understating the value of the 13-12 victory to the Lions, especially to the seniors who played their final game in the thick mud at Jonas C. Morris Stadium.
NEWS
August 31, 2005 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia area will get a heavy soaking and isolated thunderstorms today and tomorrow as a result of a tropical air mass dragged north by Hurricane Katrina, the National Weather Service predicts. But Western Pennsylvania, which is directly in the path of Katrina's remnants, is expected to take a worse hit. Flood watches are in effect for the western half of the state, which last year was inundated by up to six inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ivan. In and around Philadelphia today and tomorrow, most areas will get a half-inch to an inch of rain.
NEWS
July 29, 1999 | By Gwen Florio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Victorio de la Torre remembers well the last day he saw a hard rain here. "August 29, 1989," he says, with a bit of a flourish - the day he was struck by lightning. He had grabbed a metal window grating to keep from being swept away in the rushing cloudburst, and the electricity surged through him. Remarkably, he survived. But the 1,800-acre ejido, or collective farm, over which de la Torre presides has not been so fortunate. In the last decade, the skies have tormented him in a different way, releasing only the merest hints of moisture in a drought that has been termed the worst in Mexico's history.
SPORTS
June 15, 1999 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Central Bucks West's charge for the PIAA state softball championship was put on hold yesterday. With the Bucks trailing Williamsport by 1-0 after two innings at Brightbill Park outside Harrisburg, a 20-minute downpour forced the umpires to stop the game until the rain subsided. When it did, the infield was flooded, and the state semifinal was suspended until today at 2:30 p.m. Williamsport (21-3) took the lead when it scored an unearned run in the bottom of the second inning.
NEWS
April 25, 1999 | By Gregory Djanikian
For Kosovo and Littleton, Colorado Some thought it might come slowly, a darkness spreading like a bruise over every rooftop or some thought it would come without discretion in a clatter of machinery, how many gears how many blades whirring and singing last songs or some thought it might come under the cover of silence something as invisible as pollen drifting down settling in all the crevices and some wanted not...
NEWS
February 12, 1998 | By Nita Lelyveld, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A few steps from the Pee Wee Golf Course, in front of the tiny fire station/mail depot, sits a bulletin board protected by plastic from the steady, bone-chilling rain. On it, state emergency crews have posted photos of the last week, when this fairytale hamlet of towering redwood trees and cozy wooden cottages turned into a federal disaster zone. Mud oozing down the narrow country roads. Houses flattened to kindling by a hillside that suddenly flew forward. Robert Ravano stares at the photos, tears tumbling down his face as fast as the giant trees that rumbled, roots first, down the hillside.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1998 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
We know that hard water coarsens the skin. But who would have guessed that Hard Rain corrodes the brain? The water is high and the drama low in this all-wet (in every sense) action film written by Graham Yost, who imagined far cleverer plot devices in his screenplays for Speed and Broken Arrow. As realized by Mikael Salomon, a former cinematographer, Hard Rain is preposterous, stupefying and soggy. Except for the surreal sight of villains astride jet skis pursuing Our Hero (Christian Slater)
NEWS
June 8, 1997 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was about this time a year ago that Pete Leomparra visited Mary Lockwood's living room - in a silver Grumman canoe. He plucked her from her stairway and saved her from a devastating flood that killed two people, caused $14.5 million in damage and left Leomparra and other residents of Laurel Drive in Bristol Township in mortal fear of raindrops. Radar images from June 12 show bright red and orange rain bands flaring over Bristol, Langhorne and Middletown, as if someone had poured gasoline on the sky. National Weather Service meteorologists now believe that some fuel for that ferocious night - and for many lesser deluges across the region - was supplied by a nearby "urban heat island": Philadelphia.
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