May 11, 2015 |
Much like trying to make a rational choice in the cereal aisle of a supermarket, picking a motorcycle from the staggering selection available in dealers' showrooms can be an overwhelming proposition. The Honda CBR650F, introduced as an all-new model for 2014, offers something of an antidote to the epidemic of specialization that has swept through the industry. A market that once had just a single divide - highway motorcycle or off-road machine, take your choice - has become increasingly focused on serving every possible niche of customer interest.
May 11, 2015 |
The Camden County Police Department, which for two years has patrolled only the city of Camden, hopes to begin justifying its broader ambition by wooing a second town into its fold - Pennsauken Township. County officials are expected to submit a detailed proposal this month to Pennsauken that would spell out how a county-run department would function in place of the township's current force, The Inquirer has learned. Pennsauken Public Safety Director John Kneib stressed in an interview that the report would be just an early look at the idea, and that any final decision - which he said would require the support of residents and township police officers - was far off. "It's got to blow us away," he said of the county's expected pitch.
May 9, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Matt Harvey was dressed and on his way out of the Mets clubhouse at Citi Field late Wednesday night when he stopped to consider the consequences of the choice that changed his life and career. He will pitch against Cole Hamels and the Phillies on Friday, arriving as Major League Baseball's best starter and the biggest star in its biggest market: a 5-0 record, a 2.41 earned run average, 34 strikeouts in 332/3 innings, an average of 40,450 people in attendance for each of his last four outings.
May 9, 2015 |
In response to requests from traveling mothers, Philadelphia International Airport and Minute Suites, a micro-hotel inside security and near the airline gates, are making private rooms available to mothers to breast-feed or pump breast milk between flights. Minute Suites opened at the airport in spring 2011 between Terminal A and Concourse B, with 13 private rooms for passengers to nap, relax, or work. The rooms, seven feet by eight feet, will be free to nursing mothers for the first 30 minutes, and cost $14 for an additional half-hour.
May 4, 2015 |
Chip Kelly said that the Eagles have yet to receive trade offers for Evan Mathis, even though the all-pro guard has been on the market the last two offseasons. Mathis wants his contract restructured. The Eagles have declined to renegotiate, but they have allowed his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, to shop for a new team and a new deal. "That's through his agent and him," Kelly said Saturday. "They've asked if he could renegotiate a contract and see what he could get, and we've obliged him with that, but we've never had an offer.
May 4, 2015 |
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - We climbed gingerly down onto the narrow float of the seaplane that we had ridden in for a soft landing on Lake George, 45 miles northeast of downtown Anchorage. Just off to our right was the soaring Colony Glacier, its craggy azure surface providing a launch pad for polar winds blowing out to greet us. As we balanced on the float, the sound of gunshots echoed through the valley. At least that's what we thought they were, until we watched Humvee-sized blocks of ice calving off the glacier and landing spectacularly in the lake, sending giant plumes of water into the air. Just another day in Alaska, the vaunted "last frontier.
May 3, 2015 |
Investigators in Montgomery County are offering a $5,000 reward for information about a 2012 killing. The victim, Paul Brown, 24, of Bridgeport was killed on Christmas Day in 2012. Police said Brown's body was found in his car on Scott Alley in Norristown with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead that day at Mercy Suburban Hospital, and his death was ruled a homicide. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman and Norristown Police Chief Mark Talbot announced the reward Friday.
April 29, 2015
The season-ending Achilles injury to Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright could lead St. Louis to enter the Cole Hamels sweepstakes. Here are five prospects in the Cards' farm system the Phillies could target in a potential deal for their ace lefthander: LHP Marco Gonzales: The Cardinals would be more than reluctant to part with Gonzales. The 23-year-old lefthander with a touted change-up was the team's 19th overall draft pick two Junes ago and is already major-league ready. If he weren't on the seven-day disabled list, he might start against the Phillies on Thursday in Wainwright's place.
April 24, 2015 |
Marivic Wright, a Philippine immigrant, was a return visitor Tuesday to the E-Gadget Help Desk at the Free Library of Philadelphia. She came for assistance in finding another e-book after poring through two on her Samsung Galaxy Note 8 "phablet. " Her latest: The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality. Calvin Moody of Germantown stopped by to get help with his Android tablet, which wasn't loading new e-mails. "I'm from the old school.
April 19, 2015 |
Coming soon to a minor-league ball game near you: Broccoli. Days after a national physicians group renewed its push to get the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, to include vegetables on its pork-laden stadium menu, the team has agreed to add the green stalk. But there's a catch. Bacon is involved, and, it turns out, some national publicity as well for the IronPigs' response. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit based in Washington, asked the team Monday to go easy on the bacon and other processed meat, which the group said is unhealthy, and get some vegetables on fans' plates.