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July 4, 2016
CAN YOU HEAR NOW? If you feel tormented by ambient airplane noise or your spouse's snoring in a hotel room, pity the target shooter with a rifle cocked at ear level. OK, don't, but you must admit that's an excellent venue for testing the mettle of noise-blocking earmuff devices, which are the refuge of those who can't tolerate earplug-style sound mufflers. That might get you over the hump of considering the "shooter's folding earmuffs" from Howard Leight, a topnotch defense against encroaching decibel levels wherever the threat.
NEWS
July 22, 1993 | By Claire Furia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The parking problems that plagued the residential neighborhood around Boomerang's nightclub on the Delaware River have almost vanished, Commissioner Thomas J. Giancristoforo reported. But the noise level outside the 2-month-old club is still too high despite the club's addition of sound barriers and the rearrangement of stereo speakers, he said at Monday night's board meeting. Since portions of five roads near the club were restricted to residential- permit parking at the end of last month, Giancristoforo said he had received few complaints of neighbors unable to park.
NEWS
April 20, 2011
THE CITY'S new agreement with Ride the Ducks that will return the boats to the Delaware River seems to address the safety failures that led to the tourist boat ride's fatal accident last summer. And a new provision will keep the duck boats quieter: "Quackers," those annoying sound-makers that riders use to bleat through the streets, will now be given out at the end of the tours instead of the beginning. We're not sure what this has to do with safety, but it has a lot to do with sanity.
NEWS
February 6, 1992 | By Stephanie Banchero, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Residents of Kings Road in Plymouth Township have been complaining since the Blue Route opened in December that the dirt berm behind their homes was not sufficient to block out traffic noise. So 10 homeowners have been asking officials of the state Department of Transportation to construct a sound barrier. PennDot hasn't decided. Now, the Plymouth Township Council and Richard Tilghman, the state senator from the 17th District, plan to get involved. Tilghman and two members of the Township Council are trying to set up a meeting with a PennDot sound barrier expert to address the concerns of their constituents.
NEWS
June 23, 1991 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Special to The Inquirer
While officials at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly say their new Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit provides a community service, residents of the neighborhood surrounding the hospital complain that it keeps them awake at night. Madison Avenue resident Stephanie Wingett complained to the Mount Holly Township Council on June 10 that the large truck tractor that delivers the mobile-unit trailer to the hospital on a rotating schedule during odd hours of the late night and early morning is disturbing the usually quiet neighborhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2014 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
  S TEVIE WONDER - just announced as a 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient - makes a rare appearance this Sunday, at the Wells Fargo Center. Better still, he'll devote the gig to recreating his 38-years-young "Songs in the Key of Life" mega-album. Helping him out: expect singer India.Arie, a large string section and at least 20 other musicians. How great is all this? Let's count the ways. After seizing artistic control of his career from Motown in the early 1970s, the former "Little Stevie" Wonder set out to prove his mettle.
NEWS
June 21, 1996 | By Lisa Kozleski, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The sounds of Montego Bay at the Woodbine Inn will not keep Cinnaminson residents awake this summer, but the residents did not keep the Woodbine from renewing its liquor license. A two-hour hearing last night drew a dozen disgruntled Cinnaminson residents and their township solicitor, all protesting what they say has been excessive noise created by live music, DJs and patrons at the outdoor nightclub during the last two summers. The outdoor area of the nightclub on Route 73 has been silent since last August, when Burlington County Judge John A. Sweeney ordered it closed until general manager Nick Kouvatas and Woodbine officials can prove they have reduced the noise, which carries quickly over the Pennsauken Creek to homes in the Glen Meade section of the neighboring township.
NEWS
January 2, 1992 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Special to The Inquirer
A new ordinance aimed at controlling excessive noise from televisions and stereos in Lumberton Township also focuses on noise generated by the construction of new homes. Members of the Township Committee unanimously approved the ordinance at their Dec. 16 meeting after a public hearing in which several farmers voiced fear they would be affected by the measure. But the township's clerk and administrator, Patricia Rainear, said farmers would be protected by the state Right to Farm Act. "This ordinance really is a guideline for the Police Department to follow when they receive a noise complaint," Rainear said.
NEWS
October 23, 1988 | By Carol D. Leonnig, Special to The Inquirer
Year-round, but in the winter especially, the northeast wind carries the rumbling, clattering noises from the Cinnaminson Industrial Park straight to the rooftops of homes in the small Rolling Greens neighborhood. Those noises shook houses and kept people up at night, residents said. The trees that had afforded a modest sound barrier were being chopped down to accommodate the expansion of various companies in the park. Morton Raphelson, with 29 years of residency on Winding Way, said he remembers when the industrial park, just north of Rolling Greens along River Road, was only woods.
NEWS
July 14, 1991 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Special to The Inquirer
Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly is being as cooperative as possible in satisfying neighbors who have been disturbed by the facility's new mobile magnetic resonance imaging unit, hospital officials say. After Madison Avenue residents complained to the Township Council in June about noise generated by a tractor-trailer that delivers the mobile unit to the hospital late at night and early in the morning, hospital officials said...
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SPORTS
September 20, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
A major emphasis in practice leading up to the Eagles' game Monday against the Chicago Bears has been a silent snap count. The Eagles are expecting a raucous prime-time crowd at Soldier Field for Carson Wentz's first road game, and the rookie quarterback must execute the offense even when it's difficult for teammates to hear him. "We expect it to be a loud environment," Wentz said. "We expect it to be an exciting environment. We're going to have to work on some silent snap counts.
SPORTS
September 17, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
President Obama referred to Carson Wentz during a rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday, and the rookie quarterback's No. 11 jersey is selling better than any other player's jersey in the NFL. The "Wentz Wagon," as the president referred to it, is sweeping through Philadelphia after Wentz's dazzling debut for the Eagles. Coach Doug Pederson's message to Wentz during the last few days has been to "be aware of just limiting the noise on the outside. " Wentz didn't need to hear it from his coach.
NEWS
August 15, 2016
Michael T. Dolan is a writer from West Chester The sound of stone and gravel crushing under tires signaled my escape was at hand. The small lot sat empty, as it usually is, and the trailhead stood in front of me, waiting patiently as it always does. The asphalt road, with its winding path to the impatient world I was running from, lay behind me. I stepped out of the car, and soon my feet touched unpaved earth. My solitary sentence began. Such prison breaks have become increasingly necessary for my soul, as day by day it seems this extroverted world into which I was born grows more and more extroverted, thriving on ever-increasing noise, exposure, activity, and connectivity.
TRAVEL
July 4, 2016
CAN YOU HEAR NOW? If you feel tormented by ambient airplane noise or your spouse's snoring in a hotel room, pity the target shooter with a rifle cocked at ear level. OK, don't, but you must admit that's an excellent venue for testing the mettle of noise-blocking earmuff devices, which are the refuge of those who can't tolerate earplug-style sound mufflers. That might get you over the hump of considering the "shooter's folding earmuffs" from Howard Leight, a topnotch defense against encroaching decibel levels wherever the threat.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Michael Gira has been making gorgeously abrasive music as Swans on and off since 1982, when he was part of New York City's No Wave scene. The brooding singer/composer took a long Swans hiatus after 1996's cinematic Soundtracks for the Blind to start the shimmering, acoustic Angels of Light ensemble. He then shuttered Light and combined the dark Swans' and more sun-dappled Angels' sounds for 2010's My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky and the rebirth of Swans 2.0. Now it's time for another change.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I live in an apartment building, and a family with four kids lives in the apartment above us. They are so loud all the time and it drives me insane! My husband and I can hear them screaming, singing, crying, jumping, and running. Sometimes it sounds like a marching band is practicing up there! We just had a baby and I find that I can't nap because of all the noise. We're not friends with them and haven't really spoken to them much, but I'm ready to leave a note on their door to tell them to quiet down!
NEWS
May 22, 2016
The Noise of Time By Julian Barnes Knopf. 224 pp. $25.95 Reviewed By Jim Higgins In Julian Barnes' new novel, Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich considers the two types of composers in the Soviet Union: dead ones and frightened ones. Call Shostakovich one of the latter. His music is played around the world, but he also stands by the elevator in his fifth-floor apartment many nights, a valise packed with his favorite cigarettes, in case he is arrested by the NKVD.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: My family is very lucky to live in a big house with a big front porch, backyard, and second-floor back porch. My preteen daughter especially loves that back porch. In the summer, she spends whole days out there, listening to the radio and yakking on her cellphone. This is great for the rest of the family - she is not bothering her brothers and sisters, or nagging me to drive her to the movies. And my daughter is happy. My neighbors (behind us) tell me that the way the porch is built, it acts as a huge megaphone or band shell.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, Staff Writer
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 Double Cab: Midsize hauler? Price: $38,290 as tested ($33,730 for base TRD Sport 4x4 Double Cab; the Tacoma starts at $23,330, for one row of seats and rear-wheel drive). Marketer's pitch: "Built for the endless weekend. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked "the Refined V6 engine with available manual transmission; excellent off-road ability; responsive touchscreen interface; extensive list of options; peerless resale value" but not the "low driver seat with no height adjustment; steering wheel's minimal telescoping range; unimpressive V6 acceleration times.
SPORTS
March 19, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Columnist
SPOKANE, Wash. - The St Joseph's Hawks practiced Thursday afternoon in "Bigfoot Country," at Spokane Community College. (There's an actual stuffed rendering of Bigfoot out in the lobby.) An administrator wanted to put up Do Not Disturb signs outside the gym. "Don't bother," Hawks coach Phil Martelli told her, knowing there would be more noise going out the door than coming in. Preparing for Friday night's NCAA West Regional first-round matchup with Cincinnati, loud basketball talk filled the little gym, even during stretching.
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