November 25, 2013 |
Richard Sclaroff, 78 of Lumberton, former co-owner of Martin's Liquors on Route 38 in Mount Laurel, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, of cancer at Pennsylvania Hospital. A 1953 graduate of Moorestown High School, Mr. Sclaroff, a brother, and their parents opened Martin's on Oct. 15, 1953, and sold it in 2002, his daughter Sara Sclaroff said. "He worked there his whole working career," she said. Mr. Sclaroff was a New Jersey National Guard airplane mechanic at McGuire Air Force Base who was called to active duty in the Air Force during the Berlin crisis of 1961-62, stationed in Atlantic City.
August 6, 2013 |
Jerry Springer of Northeast Philadelphia has been riding motorcycles for 12 years, but last fall, he nearly crashed into the back of a car that stopped suddenly. He managed to slow and deftly swerve his black 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 to safety. "I remember stopping, then saying, 'Thank God, thank Tommy,' " said Springer, adding that the crash might not have killed him but would have knocked him off his bike. Tommy is Tom Mazzoni, 69, a motorcycle training and safety instructor.
May 8, 2013 |
What were our Founders thinking when they gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 for the Constitutional Convention? According to Peter Sagal, who hosts PBS's consistently lively four-part series, Constitution USA (premiering at 9 p.m. Tuesday on WHYY TV12), the distinguished delegates had both short- and long-term goals. "The Founders came to Philadelphia to fix the Articles of Confederation," Sagal says in the first segment, "A More Perfect Union. " "Also, to make sure that 200 years later, this city would enjoy a booming constitutionally themed tourist trade.
March 24, 2013
Regardless of how you might be feeling right now about the Flyers as a hockey team, you've got to admit that their charitable arm is a winner, giving more than $700,000 annually to great causes like Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philabundance and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, among others. Along with big marquee fundraisers, the Comcast-Spectacor Charities ( fondly known as the Flyers Charities) also run a little souvenir kiosk at Flyers games. Look for it outside the Cure Club bar area in section 116. Items for sale include Hartnell Down T-shirts and caps (including Wayne Simmonds "Wayne Train" gear)
February 2, 2013 |
"I'm excited! This is such an honor!" exclaimed Alexandra Warner, a raven-tressed 20-year-old from Allentown, after being named top Wingette this morning. She beat 105 other women, to also win a Harley Davidson during Wing Bowl XXI, held at a soldout Wells Fargo Center. Warner got 56 percent of the texted-in votes, according to 94 WIP blaster of ceremonies, Angelo Cataldi. And it was just her first trip to the annual gorge-aganza, which was won by James "The Bear" McDonald from Connecticut.
April 17, 2012
A 54-year-old man was killed Sunday after he lost control of his motorcycle in Monroe Township, police said Monday. George J. Roescher Jr. of Franklinville crashed his Harley-Davidson shortly before 7 p.m. on Piney Hollow Road, township police said. He was pronounced dead at Kennedy University Hospital-Washington Township. Roescher had just turned off the Black Horse Pike and was headed west on Piney Hollow when he rode his motorcycle into a curve and lost control. He drove across the shoulder and onto a driveway entrance, then crashed into a tree.
October 24, 2011 |
DETROIT - Harley-Davidson Inc. is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly even the rear brakes themselves. The company said in documents filed last week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that brake light switches can be exposed to too much heat from the exhaust system. The heat can cause the brake lights to fail, and the problem also can cause fluid leaks and the loss of rear brakes, the documents said.
October 19, 2011
In the Region Audit: N.J. overpaying for Medicaid A New Jersey state comptroller's report faults the state's largest Medicaid HMO for failing to aggressively pursue fraud and abuse cases that would lower the state's health insurance costs. Comptroller Matthew Boxer says Horizon NJ Health , or HNJH, recovered $188,207 in improper Medicaid payments in the last two years. That's less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the $1.3 billion HNJH is paid by New Jersey each year. Horizon says its antifraud unit received a 100 percent score in previous state Human Services Department audits.
October 18, 2011 |
Harley-Davidson's third-quarter profit more than doubled as the motorcycle maker's sales rose in the U.S. and worldwide. The Milwaukee company, with a major assembly plant in York, Pa., said Tuesday that it earned $183.6 million, or 78 cents per share, up from $88.8 million, or 38 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales of new motorcycles grew 5.1 percent worldwide during the quarter, led by a 5.4 percent increase in the U.S., Harley's largest market. Revenue from bike sales and related products rose 13.4 percent to $1.23 billion.