March 13, 2013 |
Sarah Majoras, the New Hope bartender who was found dead in the Delaware and Raritan Canal in January, had a "high level" of alcohol in her blood when she accidentally fell into the waterway, according to the Hunterdon County (N.J.) Prosecutor's Office. "Based upon the totality of the circumstances, including her physical condition, the icy-cold weather conditions, and the lack of suspicious circumstances, Ms. Majoras' death is considered to have been a tragic accident," Prosecutor Anthony Kearns said in a statement released Monday.
March 21, 2013 |
Philadelphia police have committed "an intolerably high level" of civil rights abuses through their stop-and-frisk program, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday, threatening new court action against the city. The state chapter of the ACLU, which has monitored the program for nearly three years, said in its first public report to U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell that nearly half the police stops in 2012 were unconstitutional and that few guns were found in the searches.
April 22, 2010 |
Remember Callahan Bright, the 2005 version? Back then, he was a Harriton High senior, destroyer of blockers and ballcarriers and a prize recruit of Florida State. The defensive tackle was so dominant he was listed as the nation's 14th-best recruit in the Class of 2005, according to Rivals.com. To put Bright's standing in perspective, current Nebraska all-American defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ranked 37 spots behind him. Now meet Bright - the updated version. In the last few years, he has worked as a garbage man, served time in jail, and played a season at Division II Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. While Suh is expected to be among the first three selections in the NFL draft that begins tonight and continues through Saturday, Bright - after academic problems and a scrape with the law - hopes a team gambles on him as a late-round pick.
February 11, 1990 |
Robert H. Winters, superintendent of the Central Bucks School District, has picked up a 9.5 percent salary increase - but not everyone on the school board agreed he should get it. Board members Jacqueline Wolchko and John Toth opposed the raise in a 5-2 vote Thursday night. Winters' salary was increased from $76,000 to $83,200 as he started the third year of his four-year contract. Winters get his raise each year on the anniversary of his first day in the job. "By no means is this a personal reflection on Mr. Winters," said Toth.
February 13, 2009
THE VERY interesting group of citizen-professionals selected by city leaders for the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. have many of the same very desirable strengths of the present Fairmount Park commissioners that the city leaders led the charge to abolish on the other side of town. Those strengths are independence and protection from politics applied to that group of highly experienced citizen-professionals, a high level of planning, and earnest and intelligent commitment to the mission.
December 12, 2000 |
Mario Lemieux, whose comeback has excited his sport as much as Michael Jordan's did for basketball, wants to be hockey's dominant player again. "I'm not coming back to embarrass myself," Lemieux said at a news conference yesterday. "I wouldn't come back unless I thought I could play at a high level and regain the title of the best player in the world. I have the desire and passion to do it. " Lemieux denied his unexpected comeback after a 31/2-year layoff has anything to do with enhancing the finances of the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise he now owns.
February 10, 2010 |
La Salle coach John Giannini announced yesterday that senior guard Ruben Guillandeaux would be out for the remainder of the season because of a stress fracture in his right foot. The 6-foot-5 Guillandeaux will apply to the NCAA for a medical hardship with the hope that he can play his fourth season of eligibility next year. To be granted a medical redshirt, an athlete must have played in fewer than 30 percent of his team's games and none during the second half of the season. Guillandeaux was sidelined after the first four games, in which he averaged 9.5 points and shot 62 percent from three-point distance.
January 4, 2002 |
The federal government is extending its nationwide terrorism alert through March 11, but this time is aiming the warning more to police than to the general public, officials said yesterday. The FBI extended the alert "based on the continuing high level of generalized threat information," said Gordon Johndroe, Homeland Security Office spokesman. About 18,000 police agencies nationwide got the word Wednesday via the FBI's Law Enforcement Telecommunications System. High alerts against terrorism have been virtually continuous since Sept.
June 5, 1988 |
Lan Van says that she doesn't remember much of her native Vietnam, a country that was in the midst of war when she was born. What she does remember is her grandparents, who were Chinese, teaching her to speak their language, and how she used to walk long distances to school, from the countryside where she lived into Saigon. "My mother and father wanted me to have a good education and they felt that the schools in the city were better," she said. The desire of her father, Mao Khai Van, and her mother, Truong Thuy Van, to provide a good education has paid off for Lan Van, who will be graduating at the top of her class from Penn Wood High School on June 16. She will be giving the school's valedictorian address - no small accomplishment for someone who did not speak the language fluently until four years ago. Lan Van came to the William Penn School District in 1980, two years after leaving Vietnam for Hong Kong en route to the United States.
April 12, 2005 |
The Philadelphia Pirates hope they can reestablish women's soccer in the area. The Pirates, an expansion entry in the 20-team Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), a high-level amateur league, were introduced yesterday at a news conference at the Downtown Club. The team, made up mainly of high school seniors and college players, will play its home games at Swarthmore College. David Jones is the team owner and coach. Philadelphia has been without women's soccer since the Charge disbanded - along with the Women's United Soccer Association - after the 2003 season.