May 26, 2016 |
With 38 million Americans expected to hit the roads, rails, and skies this Memorial Day weekend, the Transportation Security Administration is asking fliers to check their pockets, carry-on bags, and handbags before arriving at airport security checkpoints, where lines have been an hour or longer. No grenades - real or fake. No drills or saws, knives or blades. No toy guns or hammers, and leave the bullets and brass knuckles at home. TSA public affairs manager Michael McCarthy showcased for reporters Tuesday how a security lane at a Philadelphia International Airport checkpoint moved four times faster if people followed proper procedures.
May 21, 2016 |
State officials on Thursday began offering free bottled water to people who live near the former naval air stations in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, which are blamed for contaminating public drinking wells. The distribution of as many as two cases per day to residents in Warminster, Warrington, and Horsham Townships is a "precautionary action," Gov. Wolf said in a statement announcing the initiative. It occurred on the same day that federal officials released new guidelines that set a lower bar for the level of acceptable water contamination than what has been used as the standard in Horsham and Warminster.
May 20, 2016 |
THE PEOPLE IN a quiet pocket of West Mount Airy are living in fear. In too many neighborhoods, people fear catching a stray bullet on the street, but on West Sedgwick Street, the fear is two pit bulls. For at least the last three years, neighbors say, they have been terrorized by two red-nose pit bulls, living in a house at 107 W. Sedgwick, who run loose. Ada Brooks, who cares for the dogs, says 85-pound Micah and Zion don't run loose. The breed has a reputation for protectiveness and aggressiveness, according to the American Bully website, unless properly socialized.
May 19, 2016 |
IF YOU READ the recent opinion piece titled, "Close loopholes that allow long guns to get in wrong hands," you were treated to another episode of the false and misleading narrative so often spouted by the gun-control group CeaseFirePA and executive director Shira Goodman. It's long past time to look behind the curtain of the "Wizard of Oz" mentality behind background checks and expose the false promise of background checks. In 2014, the Pennsylvania Instant Check System issued 13,178 denials to firearms purchasers.
May 9, 2016 |
If the crossover SUV is taking autodom by storm, the compact crossover is a Class 4 sales hurricane. The reason for its popularity seems simple enough: A lot of people don't need a larger crossover, and don't need the larger vehicle's higher initial cost and greater thirst, either. Among the more popular partners on the crowded compact dance floor would be the Ford Escape, a reasonably priced, reasonably handsome, reasonably roomy critter that does everything reasonably well.
May 8, 2016
Jaquan Amos, Northeast football, junior defensive back. Offers: Army. Interest: Central Connecticut State, Towson, and William and Mary, among others. Pat Bartlett, Council Rock North football, junior offensive lineman. Offers: Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Monmouth, and Syracuse. Interest: Duke, Maryland, Penn State, and Rutgers, among others. Anthony Diodato, Archbishop Wood football, junior defensive tackle. Offer: Bucknell. Interest: Delaware, Rutgers, St. Francis (Pa.)
May 8, 2016 |
It was a whirlwind of positive developments for Mark Webb. College football heavyweights Alabama, Georgia, and Iowa offered scholarships to the Archbishop Wood junior wide receiver on Monday. "That's a pretty good day's work," Wood coach Steve Devlin said. Webb's reaction? "I was surprised," he said. "I couldn't believe it. It was like a childhood dream. " A day earlier, the 6-foot-2, 202-pounder received an invitation to the Opening Finals, a showcase event for the nation's top prospects that is scheduled for July 5-10 at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Webb earned a golden-ticket invite to the Opening after his efforts at the Opening Regional last Sunday at the New York Jets practice facility in Florham Park, N.J. The 18-year-old from Mount Airy will be joined in Oregon by St. Joseph's Prep all-purpose back D'Andre Swift and Cherry Hill West cornerback Harrison Hand.
April 30, 2016 |
Hey there, entrepreneurs: Ready for your UberPitch moment? Folks with a great notion and a need for cash will have a golden opportunity on Friday - tied to Philly Tech Week - to pitch to one of the top local venture capitalists in a spontaneous one-on-one session inside a comfy Uber SUV cruising round town. The window of opportunity will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to participants in Center City, University City, Old City, North Third, Northern Liberties, and Fishtown, and for Temple campus folks from 1 to 3 p.m. Because this flash pitch is being promoted by the ride-sharing service, access is limited to those who have Uber accounts set up on mobile phones - though participation is free.
April 30, 2016 |
The timing couldn't be better for Ryan O'Hagan, 32, an IT manager at Campbell Soup Co. and, what is more significant, an expectant father with a little boy on the way in less than two weeks. Campbell said Thursday that it would provide 10 weeks of fully paid leave to new parents, including those bringing home adoptive children, joining dozens of high-profile companies making similar announcements recently. "My first reaction was that it's a complete relief," O'Hagan, of Blue Bell, said shortly after Campbell chief executive Denise Morrison announced the policy to an audience of hundreds of parents and youngsters gathered at the company's Camden headquarters for Take Your Children to Work Day. "As first-time parents, I know we have to figure out a new routine," said O'Hagan.