August 21, 2013 |
A SIMPLE stone slab marks the grave of Philadelphia gunsmith Henry Deringer, barely noticeable beneath a giant sycamore and the surrounding acres of intricate, towering tombstones in Laurel Hill Cemetery. His name is mostly forgotten here, his workshops in Northern Liberties paved over for progress or pulled down by time, just empty lots with broken glass and weeds. No murals, statues or buildings bear his name here and no one's ever asked the commonwealth to stake a blue historical marker along North Front Street for the man who ushered in the era of "concealed carry," whose name became a noun, like Jell-O or Kleenex, still used today to describe any compact, easy-to-hide handgun that's deadly at close range.
July 28, 2013 |
At 10:13 a.m. Friday, a policeman began taking down the yellow crime-scene tape at the Lincoln Memorial, and a wave of visitors surged up the steps to see the damage. The upper chamber, where the 120-ton statue of Abraham Lincoln has sat for 91 years, was still roped off. But the people could see the pale-green paint splattered on the left pant leg and the bottom of the frock coat. A child said it looked like Play-Doh. But the statue was solid as always. The right foot, in a square-toe boot, slightly forward.
July 15, 2013 |
A 27-year-old woman was killed early Saturday morning in a three-car accident in Germantown that injured six others, two critically. A 21-year-old male driver lost control of his 2001 Subaru Outback around 2:43 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Lincoln Drive and Morris Street, shortly after completing a right-hand curve in the road near the Germantown/West Mount Airy border, police said in a report. The Outback crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a 2000 Nissan Maxima being driven by a 41-year-old woman.
July 15, 2013 |
OMAHA, Neb. - Some stretches of the historic coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway looked like a scene straight out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Two processions of Model T's, Model A's and other cars set out on the weekend of June 21 to make their way from New York and San Francisco to the nation's midpoint at Kearney, Neb., to celebrate the 100th year of the Lincoln Highway, considered to be the nation's first transcontinental highway. "The Lincoln Highway started it all for the automobile," said Paul Gilger, president of the California chapter of The Lincoln Highway Association, who was to lead the tour from San Francisco.
July 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Monkey: Journey to the West , now settling in for nearly a month of hyperphysical, family-friendly performances at Lincoln Center, may signify the arrival of something more momentous than the show's buoyant, picaresque journey suggests: Chinese ticket buyers in the United States. "China is happening on a lot of levels, and it's happening in the arts world," says Nigel Redden, director of the Lincoln Center Festival. But not necessarily with the seriousness that usually characterizes a festival known to host ambitious endeavors by the Royal Shakespeare Company and modernist German operas that others don't touch.
June 27, 2013
A 19-year-old man was killed in a car crash Tuesday afternoon that injured the second driver, police said. About 4:40 p.m., a red 2001 Ford Taurus was heading south on Lincoln Drive near Morris Street when it veered into the path of a northbound white 2002 Toyota Tacoma, police said. Both vehicles burst into flames. The driver of the Taurus was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota, a 31-year-old man, was taken to Einstein Medical Center and reported in stable condition.
June 10, 2013 |
After 10 seasons at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles are investing $125 million to renovate the stadium during the next two years. The privately financed project will include a seating expansion, two new high-definition video boards, upgraded amenities, WiFi installation, imagery of great moments and players throughout team history, and two new connecting bridges for the upper concourses. The project was started in 2010 and has included research of season-ticket holders, the season-ticket advisory board, and focus groups of fans, as well as surveying architectural firms that have built stadiums since Lincoln Financial Field opened.
May 18, 2013 |
Gov. Corbett urged Villanova Law School graduates Friday to embody the passion of Abraham Lincoln and the integrity of Sir Thomas More as they embark on their careers. At the school's commencement, Corbett praised those men, both lawyers, for standing up for what they believed in though it ultimately cost them their lives. Both "chose honor over convenience," Corbett told 233 graduates and their friends and family at Villanova's Pavilion. Corbett, who was state attorney general and had a private practice for many years before becoming governor, gave a short speech exhorting the graduates to work hard, act ethically, think logically, and always look at the facts.
May 17, 2013 |
New Hope's Bucks County Playhouse has a long tradition of sending actors on to stardom, but this time the ascension starts backstage: Playhouse producing director Jed Bernstein on Wednesday was named president of New York City's Lincoln Center. He'll succeed Reynolds Levy in January. Bernstein was already an industry veteran when he reopened the dormant playhouse last year, having led the Broadway League for 11 years. Under his leadership, the playhouse announced a 2013 summer season that includes a new Terrence McNally play, Mothers and Sons , starring Tyne Daly, and a coproduction with the Media Theatre of Mame, starring Andrea McArdle.
April 16, 2013 |
The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. More than 11,000 panels have been positioned atop the roof, over some of the parking spots, and armoring the side of the building along I-95. Those are the workhorses.