May 23, 2013 |
It's going to be another busy Memorial Day weekend on the nation's highways. From Thursday through Monday, 31.2 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more to a beach, campground, or other getaway, according to the car lobbying group AAA. That's a small increase from last year but still well short of the record 37.3 million who drove during the holiday in 2005. Gas will cost slightly more this year. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline has risen seven cents in the last week to $3.66 and could increase over the weekend.
May 13, 2013 |
After 105 years, it can be tough to pick out a birthday present. But officials at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland knew exactly what to get Frank Cuccia on Saturday. "The reason he says he's gotten to be 105 is because every day he would always eat a McDonald's hamburger," said Derick Glenn, special events coordinator at the home. So a Happy Meal it was. While the gift may have been small, there was still a big celebration for the World War II veteran, as the nursing home and local VFWs honored residents there for their service as part of National Nursing Home Week.
April 8, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - Israel dedicated its annual memorial day for the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust to mark 70 years since the Warsaw ghetto uprising, a symbol of Jewish resistance against the Nazis in World War II that resonates deeply in Israel to this day. At the opening ceremony at nightfall, President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both linked the desperate Jewish revolt of 1943 to the warrior mentality that enabled the...
November 23, 2012
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - The remains of a roller coaster that was knocked off an amusement pier during Hurricane Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean might be left there as a tourist attraction. Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers told WNBC-TV in New York officials had not decided whether to tear down the ride. But he said he was working with the U.S. Coast Guard to see whether the roller coaster was stable enough to leave alone, because he believes it would make "a great tourist attraction.
June 5, 2012 |
Chester man charged in Memorial Day slaying A 22-year-old Chester man who police said was identified by video images was charged with first-degree murder after he surrendered Monday in a Memorial Day shooting in Chester's north end. In response to a warrant, Tahmir Craig, 22, escorted by his attorney, turned himself in to city and Delaware County detectives, police said. Authorities allege he shot and killed Devon Williams, 27, of Chester, in the 2100 block of Edgmont Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. May 28. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.
May 30, 2012 |
IN ANOTHER example of the new era at Penn State, the school posted a video message from new coach Bill O'Brien on Facebook on Memorial Day. O'Brien announced that Penn State's home game against Navy on Sept. 15 will be Military Appreciation Day. "We think it's a great time to come out with your family and friends to honor our military, and especially the Naval Academy, and see some great football at Beaver Stadium," O'Brien said in the message. n
May 30, 2012 |
JULY CAME EARLY THIS YEAR with hot and muggy weather on Memorial Day, and the weather is expected to remain that way until Tuesday night, when showers or a thunderstorm are forecast to hit the area. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for Memorial Day and Tuesday, prompting the city to activate its summer heat programs that zero in on seniors and the homeless. Temperatures hit a high of 91 at 3:59 p.m. (the low of 68 degrees clocked in at 5:31 a.m.)
May 29, 2012
U.S. financial markets were closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. There is no Business section today.
May 29, 2012 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Joyce Connolly and her daughters left their home in Hurricane, W.Va., to head south for a Memorial Day beach vacation - and ended up in the center of Tropical Storm Beryl. While it left little damage after sweeping ashore with 70 m.p.h. winds late Sunday at Jacksonville, Fla., the storm still wrecked much of Connolly's trip. She skipped a graduation ceremony because powerful winds kept her and her daughters from venturing past the beach boardwalk when the storm approached Sunday.
May 29, 2012 |
For the typical American, the annual Memorial Day parade serves as a stirring display of pomp and patriotism, a diverting prelude to the shopping or barbecues to follow. But for many veterans, the uniforms, flapping flags, and ceremonial rifle shots can be triggers summoning harsh memories of battle and loss. In smart formation, marching down Main Street alongside the drum majors and old soldiers, are ghost battalions of warriors who never came home, visible only to veterans who cannot forget.