August 18, 2015 |
Bridget Sharkey set down the letter on the couch. The words, written in the near-perfect handwriting of a 14-year-old who is serious about her studies, seemed alien coming from this soft-spoken girl. "I sat there with my insides burning, hearing the sounds that bothered me the most: chewing and swallowing," she wrote. "More and more sounds bothered me, and this time it gave me a new reaction. It made me angry. " For Bridget, dinner with her family in their Schwenksville home was becoming a nightmare.
August 12, 2015
A 12-year-old boy was airlifted Monday from Surf City to Cooper University Hospital in Camden after sand collapsed on him while he was digging and buried half his body, authorities said. The incident occurred around 1:45 p.m. at the 17th Street beach. The boy's head and chest were buried, said Peter Hartney, a councilman and volunteer firefighter who responded. The boy was quickly pulled out by lifeguards and bystanders. His condition and identity weren't known, but Hartney said he was breathing before the helicopter arrived and expected to survive.
February 8, 2015 |
Winter continues to drag on through our region, bringing snow and ice and ice again, making outdoor running unpleasant if not dangerous. That means, for some runs, the treadmill is a better option. To me, the treadmill - which I call the dreadmill - is boring. But if my only options are a treadmill run or no run at all, I'll pick the treadmill every time. Here's how to get through those stationary runs - without annoying your fellow runners. Distractions When I retreat to the treadmill, I try to get on the machine in front of the TV that's showing The Price Is Right, which is a lot more entertaining than cable news shows.
January 26, 2015 |
Philadelphia sports teams may be down in the dumps, but that won't stop at least one annual parade from rolling down Broad Street this year, courtesy of the local running community. The Broad Street Run 10 Miler will stream from Broad and Olney down to the Navy Yard on May 3. Not only is it the largest race in the city and the largest 10-miler in the country, but it's also the eighth-largest race in the United States, according to Running USA. If you want to be one of the more than 40,000 runners who will compete that day, plan now: You must register for the race's lottery, which opens Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 13, for a chance to get in. No need to log on the second the lottery opens.
December 26, 2013 |
When Theresa Welsh, a Haddonfield pediatrician, agreed to donate her kidney to a stranger, to start a chain of kidney donations, she had one requirement: get the operation done with before her first grandchild arrived. The surgery was Oct. 22. She was back to work part time in two weeks, seeing her own patients. And she will spend Christmas Day with her new grandson, Evan, born Dec. 5. "I do feel perfectly fine," she said. Her right kidney has stepped up its performance beautifully, making up for the loss of her left.
August 7, 2013 |
Fifth in a series of profiles of New Jersey's U.S. Senate candidates. In 1988, Marlene Howard threw her weight behind 37-year-old Frank Pallone for the U.S. House seat that her husband, James J. Howard, had held when he died. "Right out of college, he helped us. He was a hard worker. He used to register voters for my late husband, and he campaigned for us," Marlene Howard, 82, of Spring Lake Heights, recalled Friday. Since Pallone was elected that year, Howard said, he has "always continued everything Jim stood for. " Twenty-five years later, the family of the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, whose death in June set up a special election for his seat, has endorsed Pallone as the only candidate "ready to continue Frank Lautenberg's progressive leadership in the U.S. Senate.
July 22, 2013 |
Dr. Rubby Sherr, 99, a Princeton University physics professor who helped develop the atomic bomb and witnessed its first test, died Monday, July 8, at the Quadrangle, a retirement community in Haverford, where he lived since 1998. The test took place near Alamogordo, N.M., on July 16, 1945. The United States dropped the first atomic bomb in wartime, over Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. "His major contribution," son-in-law Robert Hess said, was "the portion of the device positioned at the center of the bomb, designed to spread the nuclear chain reaction rapidly throughout the fissile plutonium material.
May 5, 2013
SUNDAY Seventh annual Richard's River Run 5K, 9 a.m. at Cooper River Park, Pennsauken. Go4theGoal will host. Long Branch Half Marathon, Long Branch, N.J. njmarathon.org Bucks County 10-miler, Washington Crossing. runbucks.com SATURDAY Rock N' Run 4 Kids, 5K & kids fun run. Coca-Cola Park, Allentown. rocknrun4kids.com Elwyn 5K, on Elwyn's campus, 111 Elwyn Rd., Elwyn 9 a.m. 610-891-2298. 34th Great Cape May Footrace, Beach Ave. & Stockton Place, 8 a.m. active.com NEXT SUNDAY 23d annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure, at Eakins Oval/Philadelphia Museum of Art. 5K, 8:15 a.m. Information and registration: komenphiladelphia.org MAY 18 Fallen Heroes 5k Run and 1-mile family walk.
April 27, 2013 |
Security will be beefed up at the New Jersey Marathon next month at the Shore, and all bags will be banned for spectators at the start and finish lines, because of the Boston Marathon bombings, organizers said Friday. "If you need something, it needs to go in your pocket," executive race director Joe Gigas said. The only bags allowed will be clear ones for clothing issued to runners by race organizers. Those bags will be checked by bomb-sniffing dogs when they are transported from start to finish lines.