February 19, 2015 |
BY THE TIME Kimmo Timonen hurried to the rink from the doctor's office, his teammates were already on the ice for practice. He didn't have much time to think - let alone scramble to throw on his equipment to join them for yesterday's morning skate, which sometimes doesn't last more than 20 minutes. When he put his head down and stepped on the ice in his gray jersey, the rest of the Flyers stopped and turned. They tapped their sticks on the ice, welcoming Timonen back to the ice for his first practice with teammates since last April.
February 19, 2015 |
The Flyers players tapped their sticks on the ice as a tribute Tuesday morning and Kimmo Timonen skated in a loop and raised his stick triumphantly. After nearly 10 months of uncertainty, of trying to figure out if his career was worth resuming while he took medication for blood clots, Timonen was back with his teammates at their Voorhees practice facility. For the first time since April 30, in Game 7 of the playoffs against the New York Rangers, Timonen practiced with his teammates.
February 9, 2015 |
KIMMO TIMONEN shook his head as he unlaced his skates yesterday, still sweating after ending his longest on-ice absence since he started playing hockey at age 7 in Finland. "I saw a couple articles where people say crazy things," Timonen said. "People who don't know what they're talking about saying I'm going to bleed out on the ice if I get cut. " Words dripping with sarcasm, he added, "Good image for my family. " Timonen took the first stride toward resuming his career yesterday - on blood-thinning medications, with a blood disorder, a month shy of his 40th birthday - with one message in mind.
February 9, 2015 |
Water ice isn't just a summer thing: "We do more sales in January than July," says Richard Trotter , owner of Rosati Italian Water Ice and its brick mixing-and- packaging plant at South Glenwood and East Madison Streets in Clifton Heights. Rosati sold 22 million water ice cups to schools from here to California, plus 100,000 two-quart "buckets" at groceries like Acme in 2014. Unlike the popular scooped ice sold from summer stands and trucks, which sits well in a chiller for a day but tends to harden rocklike in a dairy freezer, this packaged ice is mixed and sweetened to keep cold for about 18 months, so it can be stored with ice cream.
February 6, 2015 |
DOWN ON the ice, the Flyers had begun another game in a painfully familiar pattern, pucks bouncing dangerously around their own crease, players scrambling helter-skelter just to push it across their own blue line, just to buy some temporary relief from the onslaught. Simultaneous to this, and perhaps symbolically, too, an announcement was made in the press box that general manager Ron Hextall and sidelined defenseman Kimmo Timonen would hold an impromptu news conference once the period ended.
February 4, 2015 |
Despite repeatedly placing her on suicide watch, the York County (Pa.) Prison failed to properly monitor an Antiguan immigrant with chronic schizophrenia who managed to hang herself in her cell 15 months ago, according to federal investigators. The review - obtained last week by The Inquirer - also points to the shared responsibility of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in managing care for Tiombe Kimana Carlos. It states that just days before Carlos' death in October 2013 - and two months after the 34-year-old had made another bid to hang herself in a cell - a deputy prison warden had asked ICE to consider placing her in a psychiatric facility.
January 30, 2015 |
KIMMO TIMONEN has worked out almost every day since September, mostly at the Flyers' practice facility. Some days, he's played tennis locally. His possible return to the ice after being diagnosed with multiple blood clots in August took one step further yesterday, when he was fitted for a new pair of skates. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall offered no real update on Timonen yesterday, though meetings about his return continued with team brass, doctors, lawyers and league headquarters.
January 26, 2015 |
After Saturday's snowfall, there is Monday to contend with. Snowfall Saturday ranged from a dusting in much of Camden and Gloucester Counties to 7 inches in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Many areas saw sleet, rain, and freezing rain. Heavier snow fell in the Lehigh Valley. Another snowstorm is expected to start late Sunday night with a potential of dumping an additional 2 to 3 inches on the region into Monday night.
January 21, 2015 |
Jason Anderson cracked jokes during meetings and volunteered to help coworkers. He put in extra hours to further his career, and spent the last five years leading the office of ticket sales at Dover International Speedway. Most of all, his colleagues said, he loved being a father. Anderson, his wife, and their 1-year-old son were on their way home to Delaware from visiting family in the Philadelphia area early Sunday when their car slid into a jackknifed tractor-trailer on an icy stretch of the Blue Route.
January 20, 2015 |
Rain and ice caused a pileup of a dozen vehicles Sunday that damaged a fire engine on a New Jersey Turnpike overpass Sunday. The trouble began when firefighters and an EMS crew responded to a one-car accident on Route 42 in Bellmawr, Fire Chief Jim Burleigh said. The responders blocked the road with a fire engine to protect workers at the scene, Burleigh said. As the EMS crew worked to treat the driver involved in the accident, another car slid on the ice and hit the fire engine.