August 24, 1998 |
Near a display of the insignia of ship-owning companies that sail the Delaware, Jahmal Selassie of West Philadelphia waves an Ethiopian flag at the Caribbean Festival at Penn's Landing. He brought the flag yesterday as a reminder of the African heritage of Caribbean residents.
September 27, 1989 |
When Cherry Hill resident Jack Davis was coming home just before midnight last night, it looked at first as though the big hunk of metal in front of his house was part of somebody's car. Then he looked a little closer. "I said, . . . this looks like it's a piece of an airplane," Davis said. "And it was," complete with a blue-lettered insignia that said dependable service. That wasn't the only piece of an airplane falling out of the sky over Cherry Hill last night. Cherry Hill police said a security guard at the Cherry Hill Mall found another chunk of metal from an aircraft, measuring about 2 foot by 3 foot, around 11:15 p.m. Spokesmen for the Federal Aviation Administration were not available for comment early today, but it appeared that the pieces had come from a Hawaiian Airlines DC-8 that made an emergency landing about 11:30 p.m. at Philadelphia International Airport.
December 19, 1989 |
She may be his Santa Claus, but she knows him only by his code name. 11C1-5M. He's a patient at Norristown State Hospital who wanted a ring for Christmas. Not just any ring. A silver ring. With an Air Force insignia. Size 7 1/2. She's a Pennsburg resident and describes herself only as a middle-age secretary for a large corporation. For a decade, she has been among the 200- plus volunteers who buy Christmas gifts for more than 500 patients they never meet, patients who otherwise would get nothing.
April 21, 1993 |
The Air Force is taking off into the mild blue yonder with a new uniform, one stripped of traditional insignia, epaulets and brass. The Air Force's top general calls the uniform a modern, uncluttered, understated, stylish version of an airline pilot's suit. But the uniform is not flying well with many of the troops, especially officers, whose attire would change the most. The uniform was unveiled in January by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Merrill A. McPeak, who has pushed the change for two years.
February 4, 2000 |
Two men posing as Philadelphia Suburban Water Co. employees scammed their way inside an elderly couple's home yesterday and stole about $500 in cash, police said. The men knocked on the door of Harry and Helen Patterson's house on Old Rodgers Road about 8 a.m. and said they needed to check the water pressure in the home, police said. Kathleen Weil, the couple's daughter, said the intruders did not harm or threaten her parents, who were in the house alone, but they rummaged through the Pattersons' belongings.
September 3, 1997 |
Philadelphia's Jack Edelstein first met Princess Diana at the funeral of another princess, Grace of Monaco. He was with Grace's brother, the late City Councilman Jack Kelly, a friend since youth, and the entire East Falls Kelly clan. After the somber funeral Mass, Edelstein accompanied the Kellys back to the palace at Monaco and he and Diana, who was representing the British throne, were introduced. Yesterday, Edelstein recalled Diana telling him how much she admired Grace.
February 4, 2010 |
The outsourcing of the action movie peaks this week with a French invasion represented in part by "District B13: Ultimatum. " It's a sequel to the awesome "District B13," directed by Pierre Morel, who last year gave us the blunt-force classic "Taken" and today returns with the more garish "From Paris With Love. " Meanwhile, his "B13" franchise has been turned over to director Patrick Alessandrin, although it's still under the banner of producer Luc Besson, who wrote the screenplay, such as it is, or isn't.
April 26, 2013
1. IKEA LEDARE While not quite as bright as others in this group, this 600-lumen (45- to 50-watt equivalent) bulb puts out the most even, warm (2700 kelvin), "old school" style illumination of the bunch, consumes just 10 watts and sells for $13.99. 2. CREE Pioneering North Carolina-based maker of LEDs has a warm-white 800-lumen (60-watt replacement), 9.5-watt bulb at a great price ($12.97 at Home Depot's) with special features. It's the rare LED bulb working with all dimmer switches, and it boasts a shatter resistent glass shell with rubberized (although dust-attracting)
September 29, 2000 |
In the automobile business, special editions are a kind of Centrum Silver for older models. They are a favorite way of improving the sales health of vehicles that haven't been redesigned for a while. Perhaps that's why we now have an Olympic Edition of the Buick Regal, a midsize sedan that hasn't had a major redesign since 1997. By training the spotlight on the Regal, this Olympics-inspired collaboration of Buick stylists and men's clothing designer Joseph Abboud also reminds us that this conservative but attractive car has much to recommend it. It boasts good quality and value, for openers.
January 20, 2010 |
Detailing a "terrifying" scene for one of his officers, a Chester County police chief Wednesday urged the public to help apprehend a man described as armed, dangerous and desperate. A $13,500 reward has been posted through the Citizens' Crime Commission for information on a gun-wielding suspect who shot Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Cpl. Tim Hubbard in the hand on Sunday. Speaking at a news conference, Police Chief John M. Dumond said Hubbard stopped about 11:30 p.m. when he saw what appeared to be a disabled vehicle on East Strasburg Road near Dutton Mill Road, a remote area near the Ashbridge Preserve in East Goshen Township.