April 29, 1989
They could be selling candy or calendars as a fund-raising venture, but that would be "irrelevant to our cause," Laurada Byers explained. She's organizer of Whistle Stop, which kicks off Monday. Donate to the campaign to end violence against women and children, and you'll get a tin whistle, symbolic of calling attention to injustices. It's sponsored by Women's Way, a coalition of social service agencies dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and children - a goal which can't help but improve the quality of life for everyone.
November 24, 1992 |
Now wait a minute. We were off to a very cold fall, right? Just two weeks ago, you could even see a couple of snowflakes flutter from the sky. In fact, some Philadelphians have had their winter coats, scarfs and gloves out of the closet for a while now. But yesterday it was a return to springtime in Philadelphia. The high reached 70 degrees, almost 20 degrees above normal and just two degrees shy of the record set in 1931. It was a beautiful day, sunny and bright.
April 1, 1993 |
Sammy knew he was shot. He had a hole through his chest near his heart. A young mugger pulled the trigger as Sammy was trying to hand over his "49ers" jacket and a gold chain. Sammy ran into a mini-mart in Camden as the bullets flew and pleaded for help. But the store owner threw him out, saying: "It's not my problem. " Mary Previte's eyes blazed with anger as she recounted the tale of a youth she met last month at the Camden County Youth Center, where she is superintendent.
January 16, 2000 |
The Mayday came clearly over the radio in the Manasquan Inlet Coast Guard station. The 65-foot clam boat Ellie B had just rammed the jetty on the north side of the inlet, and three men were in the water. It was 6:38 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, and half a mile away, at the other end of the inlet, Coast Guard Petty Officer Colin Redy was just coming on duty. He immediately dispatched a 41-foot patrol boat. At 6:42, the boat hauled aboard one man wearing a red survival suit.
June 21, 1994 |
About 150 Camden third graders got Peacemaker medallions at St. Joseph's Catholic Church yesterday for completing conflict-resolution sessions put together by the prosecutor's office and the Mayday anti-violence group. Here, Leon Daniels is honored by his teacher, Mary Games, as Tram Do waits her turn.
June 23, 1995 |
"How do I take steps to make peace? I have to ask myself this question everyday. All the kids of Camden do! We face guns, drugs, and violence all of the time. I have to make peace with myself before I can make peace with others. . . . " Gilberto Perez Holy Name School, Camden Gilberto Perez, a fifth grader, has thought a lot about making peace in his hometown, a city where children his age have been victims of drugs and guns all too often. He put his thoughts on paper, and yesterday, his efforts were rewarded.
March 12, 2015 |
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said Tuesday that his department plans to use an internal critique of the December basement blaze that killed Firefighter Joyce Craig to quickly implement changes while a more comprehensive review is completed. Sawyer said the critique - which pointed out tactical errors, communications failures, and delayed responses at the scene - allows the department to begin "addressing those issues and fixing them ahead of time. " Such critiques are carried out after most major fires, he said.
March 10, 2013
One dead in sailboat crash LOS ANGELES - A sailor died and five others had to be rescued after sending a Mayday call during a race but then declining help from the Coast Guard and other boaters as their boat drifted in rough seas toward a rocky island shore, authorities said Saturday. The crew of Uncontrollable Urge radioed the Mayday call Friday night after the 32-foot sailboat lost its steering capability and the craft began drifting toward San Clemente Island, where it then broke apart, Coast Guard Petty Officer Connie Gawrelli said.
January 29, 1999 |
The Coast Guard began a formal hearing yesterday in Philadelphia into why the clam boat Adriatic, with a crew of four, sank last week off Barnegat Light, N.J., after transmitting an unintelligible radio call for help. On Wednesday afternoon, divers hired by the owners' insurance company recovered two bodies from the Adriatic, according to the Coast Guard. Ocean County Prosecutor E. David Millard yesterday identified them as Michael Hager, 31, and Frank Jannicelli 3d, whose age was unavailable, both of Brick Township, N.J. Autopsies were scheduled for last night.
January 24, 2011
I'M AMAZED at the state of our country. I read the heart-wrenching story of a mother and her three children who perished in a fire in Feltonville in which it's written that "a firefighter dashed into the house, but had to call a Mayday when he could not see where he was going because of the thick black smoke. " The firefighter isn't named - most likely he didn't want to be a true hero. I then turn three pages and come across the half-page story of the lowlife, loser, drug addict and criminal who, because he has a deep voice, has become an instant celebrity, on all the national morning shows and has offers coming in left and right.