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NEWS
October 22, 1988 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eskimo whalers and marine biologists yesterday carved a chain of air holes for three ice-bound gray whales, but the battered sea mammals showed little inclination to follow the holes north toward open water. In an effort to open more holes in the Arctic ice, the Alaska National Guard began to punch a 10,000-pound, cement-and-steel cone into the ice from a helicopter. But by midafternoon, with the sun hanging low on the horizon and the wind- chill temperature hovering around 20 below zero, the whales remained just offshore, bobbing continuously for air in a hole not much bigger than a typical living room.
NEWS
January 16, 1989 | By David Lee Preston, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman and three children died yesterday after they fell into an ice- covered lake in Northampton County, authorities said. Carol Strunk, 28, of Bangor, her two children, April, 9, and Jared, 5, and April's friend, Sarah Bowers, 8, of East Bangor, fell through Minsi Lake about 150 yards from shore about 2:30 p.m., Upper Mount Bethel Township police said. The lake, in the Minsi area of Bear Swamp about 15 miles north of Easton, is a popular ice-fishing and skating spot. The four victims were not wearing ice skates but may have been "slip- sliding on the ice," said Patrolman Marlon Nasatka of the Upper Mount Bethel Township Police.
NEWS
February 1, 2011 | By BOB WARNER, warnerb@phillynews.com 215-854-5885
With another wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain bearing down on the city, Mayor Nutter acknowledged yesterday what the public knows too well: Icy conditions on a number of city streets remain, in the mayor's words, "very, very challenging. " He blamed the weather. "This was just a very unusual storm," the mayor told reporters about last week's snow-to-rain-to-snow combination. "If this were just 15 inches of nice, kind-of-fluffy snow, we wouldn't be having this conversation. " In fact, what wasn't immediately plowed quickly turned into a rock-hard, plow-resistant pack of snow and ice on many of the city's narrow streets.
SPORTS
May 15, 1987 | By Al Morganti, Inquirer Staff Writer
What began as a sophomoric prank turned into one of the ugliest, most embarrassing scenes in Flyers history last night at the Montreal Forum. All those jokes about a hockey brawl before the game came true when Ed Hospodar incited a near riot by mugging Montreal's Claude Lemieux after the pregame skate. "It was awful. No excuse for it. Nobody was right," Flyers general manager Bobby Clarke said after the 10-minute free-for-all. "It shows a total lack of respect for playing in the National Hockey League.
SPORTS
March 29, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Sixteen minutes. That's all the time Peter Forsberg needed to bolster the Colorado Avalanche's hopes of repeating as Stanley Cup champions. Forsberg was expected to be out for four months after surgery to repair tendons in his left foot on Jan. 10. He returned to the ice ahead of schedule yesterday, skating with injured teammate Dan Hinote at Colorado's practice facility. "It's great to be back on the ice - it's been a long time," Forsberg said. "There's been a lot of setbacks this year and I'm just happy to be on the ice again.
NEWS
March 5, 1989 | By Andrew Cassel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Men are men out here on the ice, but rules are rules, so Ed Gavin is careful to clean up the litter that accumulates around his fishing shanty, even if it isn't his trash. The alternative is a sure ticket from one of the fish-and-game wardens who regularly patrol this seasonal suburb a quarter-mile out from shore. "We don't even urinate on the ice," Gavin says, pointing out a half- filled gallon jug in the corner of his shanty and simultaneously puncturing an image of ice fishing as a primal male refuge.
NEWS
January 11, 1991 | By Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Here we go again . . . Monday it was snow. Wednesday it was ice. Today it's both. And it isn't going to get much better tonight when we'll get hit with rain, wind, fog and possible flooding. Between three and six inches of snow was expected to blanket the Philadelphia area before turning to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon. It began falling in Center City shortly after 8 a.m. The city's public and parochial schools ordered 12:30 p.m. closings and dozens of suburban schools were closed.
NEWS
December 17, 1990 | By Scott Huff, Special to The Inquirer
Central Bucks East and Central Bucks West will meet for the first time in scholastic ice hockey at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the Face-Off Circle in Warminster. "This should be a very exciting week," Central Bucks East coach Andy Richards said. "The game will be played during the time of year where a lot of college kids are home on break and will get a chance to come to the game. "I expect the place to be sold out, and that means about 500 to 600 people. It should be a real emotional game, and I really don't expect either team to dominate the action.
SPORTS
June 6, 2010
From: Gonzalez, John I'm trying to make sense of the series with the teams tied 2-2. Has momentum shifted in favor of the Flyers or is it just a case of home ice advantage? Well there is no doubt that the fans play a big factor in motivating the team, but let's face it: The fans are not putting the puck in the net or stopping shots. The team is playing well. They know they are only two games away from winning the Stanley Cup - they are leaving it all on the ice.  It's true that the Flyers are ultimately responsible for putting the puck in the net, and it's a good thing they did that and held on to win Game 4. If they hadn't, they might have been responsible for 20,000 simultaneous cardiac arrests.
NEWS
March 11, 2004
Look at the photograph to the right. Then give a good reason why Vancouver Canuck hockey star Todd Bertuzzi shouldn't be prosecuted on the toughest possible charge for viciously punching Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore and then jumping on him. The rookie Moore suffered a broken neck. This incident can't be dismissed by saying pro hockey is a tough sport, or intoning that when Moore hit a Vancouver player in a previous game, he should have expected payback. The attack on Moore is about a crime.
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