September 9, 2012 |
Andy Reid confirmed Friday that he will use all of his linebackers, shuffling them in and out depending on the package, when the Eagles open the season Sunday at Cleveland. Since the Eagles traded for DeMeco Ryans in March up until, really, Friday, Reid has said that Ryans is a three-down player. Now he isn't. "I've been very happy with DeMeco," Reid said. "I'm just giving everybody an opportunity. The one thing we've got is experience with play time at positions there. Everybody's going to have an opportunity to get in and do their thing.
August 4, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Training camp is for trying out new things. The Eagles are experimenting with a different way to relay plays to their defense, especially when an opponent switches to the hurry-up offense. "We're not huddling as much as we did last year," linebacker Casey Matthews said Friday. "Last year we huddled and the [middle linebacker] would be the only one looking for the call. This year, with offenses going at such a quicker pace, we're all just looking at the call.
March 5, 2012 |
WHAT I remember most was the voice. Bayard Brunt's voice was a flat monotone - with a touch of gravel to give it more character - and weighted with a kind of suppressed menace. You wouldn't have wanted to be on the wrong side of that voice. That voice told you that the man behind it wasn't going to take any of your crap. You'd better level with him or you'd regret it. As a reporter and rewrite man for the old Evening Bulletin , Bayard was the kind of reporter they used to make legends about.
March 5, 2008 |
Well, this has been different. Life in a car without being on a cell phone. Since Saturday, in New Jersey, you can get pulled over and given a $100 ticket - no points - just for being on the phone. Amazingly, four days in, I am ticket-free. On the other hand, I'm not talking to my people! Hello, people! I am about as hard-core as you get, cell-phone-in-car-wise. I have talked, texted, checked four different voice mails, checked my e-mail on my phone, called people for stories, taken notes, answered questions from editors, made orthodontist appointments, and read the New York Times cell-phone edition, all while driving the car. I also use the phone's shiny exterior to fix my contacts, though usually while stopped.
December 25, 2004
Here's another argument for obeying New Jersey's recent ban on drivers using hand-held cell phones: European scientists have concluded that radio waves from mobile phones not only can harm body cells, but possibly scramble phone users' DNA. What's that? Oh, you're searching frantically for that gift receipt, so you can hustle back to the store and return the cell phone Santa gave you. Well, that's not a feasible option for most people who have come to regard the cell phone as a necessity, rather than the luxury it was just a short few years ago. Nor does the scientific data yet warrant chucking your flip-phone into the nearest trash can. All the health-hazard studies on these phones - including another recent review that claimed to link cell phone use with the formation of benign tumors - have yet to prove any conclusive danger.
June 28, 2004 |
Radio Shack clerk Carrie Osborne was busy restocking shelves with cell-phone headsets last week. "We're having a very difficult time keeping up with the demand," she said as she lined a shelf with boxes of the Cherry Hill Mall store's fastest-selling, least-expensive brand, Body Glove, for $19.99. Customers "ask if the law is really going to take place, and whether they really need a headset and have their hands freed," Osborne said. "I tell them, 'Yes, you do, because they are going to start giving out tickets.
June 29, 2001 |
'Grab your headsets - we're going to join a revolution!" Those are the words of an energetic tour guide as she launches another group on the Lights of Liberty Show at Independence National Historical Park. By now, you've probably heard of the Lights of Liberty show, created in July 1999. What you might not know is that it is a great show for youngsters ages 6 through 12. It educates and entertains. Lights of Liberty is a 3-D sound-and-light show that guides the viewer through the dramatic events leading up to the American Revolution and ending with the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
July 9, 1999 |
There's an old saying that history tends to repeat itself. Well, the city of Philadelphia wanted to leave nothing to chance. The American Revolution is here again. "Lights of Liberty," a sound and light show sponsored by Peco Energy and First Union, premiered last night at Independence National Park. "It's really breathtaking," Mayor Rendell said. "Here we are on the very same grounds, on the very same date that our forefathers declared independence for this great nation.
January 27, 1997 |
It was a crime spree that seemed well-planned. The robbers often used headsets to share information and duct tape to confine the employees. They wore ski masks or pulled sweatshirt hoods tightly to hide their faces. And they took note of when the targeted restaurants opened and closed for business. From July to September, members of this group robbed fast-food restaurants in Whitemarsh, Abington, Cheltenham and Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section, police said. Police knew that the robberies were similar, but the clues left at the crime scenes were sparse.
October 2, 1995 |
Atop the torpedo casemate, with its command of the Delaware, all is quiet except for the crickets in the marsh grass and the waves that purl against the stone banks of this Revolutionary War fortress. No other visitors are here inside Fort Mifflin. The silence could transport you back to those brief pauses during the five days in November 1777, when a band of Colonial soldiers withstood the fiercest pounding of the century. Transported, at least, until another 767 roars overhead, preparing to land next door at Philadelphia International Airport.