May 10, 2010
THE GAS TANK'S empty, moths are eating the upholstery, the wheels are falling off the bus, but in its wisdom and grace, City Council last week passed, 14-3, a feel-good, factually bad anti-Arizona resolution. It was like a zoo chimp throwing poop at those outside the bars. Council condemned Arizona's anti- illegal -immigrant bill, SB 1070, and called for an economic boycott. The resolution was sponsored by Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, who said she'd talk with me about this on Friday, then didn't.
August 18, 2008 |
A team on which Norman Osborn, the original Green Goblin, is the leader and can legally hunt down heroes like Spider-Man is a wonderfully insane idea. Thankfully, in the post-Civil War Marvel Universe such a unique and interesting concept has become a reality that can be enjoyed in the pages of "Thunderbolts. " Once a team which saw former lower-tier villains like Speed Demon and the Beetle pursue heroic endeavors in the name of redemption, the passage of the Super-Human Registration Act dramatically changed the team's lineup and purpose.
July 15, 2008 |
Chase Utley is not much of a fan of the limelight. If there were TV cameras at one end of a tunnel and a fire, killer bees and Kimbo Slice at the other end, Utley might try to run through the fire and killer bees and fight Slice to escape. But Utley inadvertently put himself into the type of situation he loathes when he uttered an obscenity as he was introduced before the Home Run Derby last night at Yankee Stadium. As Utley ran onto the field to stand next to Florida Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, New York Mets fans lustily booed Utley.
December 3, 2004 |
Few people fall deeply in love with a dirt road, as I did. Its moniker, Marlton Parkway, had screamed covert plans 14 years ago, but in December 1990 I was in denial. I slammed my claiming stake into the ground to settle into the Marlton planned community of Kings Grant, five miles in from Route 73. But the township nucleus, to my chagrin, would turn into a fashionable Calcutta marketplace of gas-powered oxen and strip-center tents of steel and drywall - a mecca of commercial development and traffic mayhem in South Jersey.
September 25, 2002 |
Cherry Hill West's Marissa Wisniewski scored a goal and did not even lose a finger in the process. The junior deposited the game's lone score off a rebound with 5 minutes, 8 seconds remaining in the contest as the host Lions survived with a 1-0 victory over Paul VI in field hockey yesterday. Frustration was running deep on the Cherry Hill West sideline as the team continued to struggle inside the offensive circle. The Lions, who had scored just four goals in their first four games, failed to generate a shot on any of their seven first-half corners.
April 18, 1999 |
Who cares about earthquakes, mud slides, traffic jams? Why worry about brushfires or riots or smog? Each year, thousands of newcomers flock to the edge of the blue Pacific, lured by the Southern California sun and sand. Fear certainly is not stopping the newest arrivals, who are settling here in swarms. The killers bees have landed in Los Angeles - and experts say the bees are here to stay. Those infamously nicknamed Africanized honeybees, which swarm and sting by the thousands when threatened, now have colonized most of Southern California, nesting alongside crowded freeways, in housing developments, even in a country club.
February 5, 1999 |
The snails were there before Sandra Geiger-Stivison moved into her house in Fairmount. They were a hungry lot - and they were not particular. They ate the ferns. They ate the flowers. They ate any vegetation they could crawl across. And after about 10 years of this, Geiger-Stivison found out what was going on. Her back yard had been invaded by an alien species. "They're the kind of snails they raise for escargot," she said yesterday. Her brown garden snails, 1 to 2 inches long, really belong near the Mediterranean.
October 7, 1996 |
"Killer Bees" seems to be an ideal nickname for Archbishop Wood's offensive backfield. Just ask Conwell-Egan about Becker, Burgy, Boyle and Bejzak. The Vikings ran over, through and around the Eagles' defense Friday night and killed Conwell-Egan's hopes for its first win of the season, 38-6, in a Catholic League Northern Division game at Truman's Henry C. Morgan Stadium. With quarterback Mike Becker handing off to running backs Joe Burgy and Dan Boyle along with fullback Mike Bejzak, Wood (3-2 overall, 1-1 league)
October 12, 1995 |
'KILLER BEES' CLAIM ANOTHER U.S. VICTIM Mary Williams, 88, was trying to shut the door of an abandoned shed in Apache Junction, Ariz., last Friday when she was attacked by a swarm of "killer bees. " Four days later she was dead - the second confirmed U.S. victim of the Africanized honeybees since they entered the country in 1990, officials said. Williams was stung more than 5,000 times by the bees, who had established an 8-by-13-foot hive in the shed. Scientists say the bees - an accidental hybrid of African bees with the more docile European species - generally attack only when disturbed.
September 15, 1994 |
A crew working on a "Brady Bunch" movie was told to stop production after it posted signs along the Ventura Freeway warning motorists to expect gang wars, riots, toxic spraying and killer bees. The signs were part of a joke sequence that will accompany the opening credits of the Paramount Pictures film, scheduled for release next year. "This is a gag," said Lapacazo Sandoval, a Paramount Pictures publicist. "No one would take 'Killer Bee Crossing' seriously. " But no one was laughing at the state Department of Transportation, and some motorists did take the signs seriously, complaining to Caltrans and to the California Highway Patrol, authorities said.