March 24, 2010 |
A racist remark that was broadcast at a Wal-Mart in Turnersville has prompted the national chain to fix intercom systems that have been plagued by bogus store announcements for years. "It's something we're implementing nationwide in all our stores," said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman for the discount chain. The majority of 2,800 Wal-Mart supercenters "updated their systems" last weekend, she said, declining to divulge details of what that entailed. Washington Township police Sunday announced they had arrested a 16-year-old Atlantic County boy on harassment and bias intimidation charges for using the intercom at the Turnersville store March 14 to ask "all the black people" to leave.
March 7, 1997 |
Standing in front of a class of first-graders, J.F. Cooper Principal Tammy McDonald wears a pair of in-line skates. She was meeting a challenge posed by her students, who finished a reading program ahead of schedule. The program called for students and the community to complete a million minutes of reading. McDonald also sang over the intercom and read poetry to students yesterday.
July 25, 1990 |
Home engineers can save energy, sanity and their vocal cords with the newest addition to GE's line of undercabinet kitchen appliances. Without missing a beat, the GE Spacemaker intercom system (Model 7-4295) lets you announce "supper's ready" to the kids in the playroom, or your spouse in the home office or garage, while you're stirring a boiling pot, chopping vegetables or rinsing dishes. The core system ($69.95) includes an undercabinet mountable base unit with a small remote station, and a built-in AM/FM radio and clock.
November 14, 2005 |
We take you now to a meeting of Gov.-elect Jon Corzine and acting Gov. Richard Codey in the very near future . . . Corzine: "Dick, thanks for meeting with me. As you know, I will be sworn in as governor very soon. And I could sure use your advice about the job. " Codey: "I'm happy to help, Jon. The most important things are to keep your sense of humor, and always be your own man. " Corzine: "Sounds easy enough. " The buzz of an intercom interrupts. Aide: "Gov.
December 1, 1999 |
If she was only a few years younger, says Esther Struse, 76, she would move to Hollywood, put peroxide on her hair, and star in her own variety show. "I could cause quite a commotion in Tinseltown," said Struse, fluttering her flamingo-pink fingernails in the air. "Don't you doubt that for a second. " There's no doubting it. For the last 19 years, Struse has been practicing her show-biz routine Fridays through Tuesdays at the Exton Kmart store. As the store's greeter, Struse lines up shopping carts, confronts shoplifters, and smiles a lot. But that's just her warm-up.
April 9, 1986 |
A good deal on a short-term rental car can be as hard to find as a parking space along South Street. That's why my ears perked up when I heard good things about Ugly Duckling Rent-A-Car, Admiral Wilson Blvd., Pennsauken, N.J. Ugly Duckling has two excellent features: They will pick up and deliver customers from and to Philadelphia, and they don't force you to keep a car for a minimum number of days (although there is a $15 minimum charge per contract). Like a number of other bargain-priced car rental agencies, Ugly Duckling rents older, basic transportation.
February 1, 1995 |
Every morning a security guard patrols the halls of the 18-story Casa Enrico Fermi apartments in Center City, expecting to see an "I'm OK" sign on each of the doors of the 288-unit senior citizen building. When the guard got to the fifth floor yesterday morning, there was no sign on 83-year-old Elizabeth Rhodes' door. And when police entered the small efficiency apartment, they found things were far from OK. Rhodes' frail body was discovered on the floor, lying partially under her bed. Police said she had been beaten, then strangled by an unknown intruder during an apparent robbery.
December 16, 2012 |
NEWTOWN, Conn. - A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in fear to the sound of gunshots reverberating through the building and screams echoing over the intercom. The 20-year-old killer, carrying at least two handguns, committed suicide at the school, bringing the death toll to 28, authorities said. The rampage, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, was the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre that claimed 33 lives in 2007.
September 21, 1987 |
He wasn't a statesman, a historian or a college professor, but he had been asked to come and talk to students at Henderson High School about the Constitution. He seemed a bit overwhelmed by the task, at times fumbling for ways to apply his life experiences to the tenets of the 200-year-old document. But former baseball star Tug McGraw's constitutional pitch turned out to be a big hit. McGraw's visit to the high school in West Chester was one of many ways that area students celebrated the bicentennial of the Constitution.
December 17, 1997 |
No doubt about it, the kids at Camden High love Mr. Jenkins. They say the acting principal - who's been in the district twice as long as they've been alive - has turned their school around in just three short months. Last year, they say, students could stroll in as late as 10 a.m. - and many did. Last year, students cut class frequently. And those who did go to school were afraid of violent outbreaks in the hallways. Not anymore. This year, students say, the hallways are safer and discipline is tighter.