March 16, 2012
By David Holahan When I was a child, my family shared an aluminum extension ladder with the Harmon clan and another neighbor in Long Island. Sometimes finding it was a kind of shell game: Which garage, shed, or porch is the ladder under now? The money saved by not buying our own ladders couldn't have been much, but the Harmons had 10 kids, and I had four brothers, so every little bit helped. And how often did any of us need a ladder? The boundary between us and the Harmons was vague.
February 14, 2012 |
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - Experts said Monday that they did not know whether the recent deaths of three dolphins found along the Jersey Shore were related. Officials with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine were notified Sunday afternoon about a common dolphin that was trapped between the rungs of a ladder underneath a dock in the Ocean City lagoon. Robert Schoelkopf, director of the center, said it appeared that the dolphin got caught in the ladder, the Atlantic City Press reported.
January 18, 2012 |
Here is a translation of the transcript of the conversation between Capt. Francesco Schettino, commander of the grounded Costa Concordia, and Capt. Gregorio De Falco of the Italian coast guard in Livorno. In the conversation, De Falco repeatedly orders Schettino to return to the ship to oversee the evacuation, while Schettino resists. The audio was first made available on the website of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, and the Italian coast guard confirmed its authenticity Tuesday.
November 15, 2011
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September 20, 2011
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know immediately when you're clicking with someone because you've experienced excellent rapport before. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Whilst trying to make your way up a social or political ladder, you will stop and realize there is no ladder. No one is on top. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Hindsight is unrealistic. Then again, it's a more rounded perspective than what you get in the actual situation. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You could get caught up in a conversation that seems to wind on forever, despite a lack of real content.
August 11, 2011
Police said Wednesday they believe a rapist may have struck a second time in Northeast Philadelphia. A 24-year-old woman told investigators that she accepted an early-morning ride Aug. 3 from a man in a white pickup truck. After picking her up at 2:30 a.m. near Torresdale and Longshore Avenues, the man drove to the 8100 block of Cresco Avenue, near Pennypack Park, where he sexually assaulted her, police said. The account is similar to that of another early-morning sexual assault July 17, on the 8000 block of Cresco Avenue, police said.
August 10, 2011 |
Police believe a rapist may have struck a second time in Northeast Philadelphia. A 24-year-old woman told investigators that she accepted an early-morning ride August 3 from a man in a white pick-up truck. After picking her up at 2:30 a.m. near Torresdale and Longshore Avenues, the man drove to the 8100 block of Cresco Ave., near Pennypack Park, where he sexually assaulted her, police said. The rape, is similar to another early-morning sexual assault July 17 on the 8000 block of Cresco Ave. police said.
May 13, 2011 |
Auction-goers can get glimpses of the bygone days of life in the slow lane next weekend with suburban sales offering such items as a library ladder and collections of marbles and tea strainers. The library ladder is a highlight of Briggs Auction's sale of fine and decorative arts beginning at 5 p.m. next Friday at the gallery at 1347 Naamans Creek Rd., Garnet Valley. Library ladders - and home libraries themselves - are going the way of the buggy whip, as floor-to-ceiling bookshelves get shorter and their contents give way to e-books.