February 13, 1999 |
Forget the frilly summer weddings. Heading into the Valentine's Day weekend, some Philadelphia couples took the opportunity to take their wedding vows on ice at the rink at Penn's Landing. Mayor Rendell officiated the ceremony, which was not just for first-timers. Many of the couples were there to renew their wedding vows. Yesterday's mild afternoon weather served as a perfect backdrop for the annual event.
October 22, 1988 |
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.
January 16, 1989 |
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.
February 1, 2011 |
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.
May 15, 1987 |
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.
March 29, 2002 |
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.
March 5, 1989 |
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.
January 11, 1991 |
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.
August 4, 2010 |
A 33-year-old North Philadelphia woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with fatally stabbing a father of two young children with an ice pick, police said. Michael Higgins, 45, was found unresponsive in his home by his sister, Tamika Nalley, early Wednesday morning on the 3100 block of North 26th Street. Nalley, who said she found Higgins in the dining room with a chest wound, called 911. Medics pronounced him dead at 1:27, police said. "He was stabbed once with an ice pick to the heart," Nalley said.
December 17, 1990 |
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.