September 11, 2015
IN THESE days of partisan politics, we need politically independent candidates. I'm tired of politicians who are devoted to party leaders rather than the people who elected them. We must support candidates who are not afraid to be different. We are lucky to have someone who will speak independently for Pennsylvanians. Joe Sestak is that person. Sestak, a former three star admiral who was director of the Navy's anti-terrorism unit after the horror of 9/11, years ago started the trend of being a candidate for the people; long before candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
August 21, 2015 |
Two weeks' vacation on Cape Cod was a pleasant escape from the bizarre political circus otherwise known as the Republican primary contest, in which foreign policy has mostly gotten short shrift. But for someone who has been very critical of President Obama's foreign policy, there's scant solace in the positions of those candidates who are now giving foreign policy speeches. While Obama's policies pursued inflated hopes over realities, these Republicans ignore realities in favor of dated dreams.
March 30, 2015 |
Dave Clarke, manufacturing director at a Kulpsville company, tried to capture the attention of teenagers as they walked through a hallway of Souderdon Area High School, which was lined with tables of other manufacturers trying to do the same. Clarke came to Montgomery County's second annual ManuFest on Saturday because his company, which develops products for such industries as aerospace, oil fields, and solar, wants to develop talent early and put manufacturing on the radar of high school students.
August 1, 2013 |
THE EAGLES' quarterback battle is in full swing. The competition among Michael Vick, Nick Foles and even Matt Barkley is of keen interest to the team's fans. They even know about Dennis Dixon, who played for Chip Kelly at Oregon. But there is another player not many know who also is vying for the quarterback position. G.J. Kinne, signed by the Eagles in March, is the fifth red shirt, worn by the quarterbacks, at the NovaCare Complex for training camp . While he may not have a realistic shot of having his name announced on Sept.
January 22, 2013 |
CSX on Monday announced a $26 million track capacity expansion on its River Line between Albany N.Y. and northern New Jersey, enabling the railroad operator to handle more trains moving crude oil to East Coast refineries. Demand for crude oil in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area "may be as much as five trains per day, or over 400,000 barrels, over the next couple of years," Oscar Munoz, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. Much of the crude being produced in emergent Midwestern oil fields must move to markets by rail rather than pipeline.
September 11, 2012 |
Plains Exploration & Production Co. agreed to buy BP P.L.C.'s and Royal Dutch Shell P.L.C.'s stakes in a group of Gulf of Mexico oil fields for $6.1 billion, doubling crude production in its biggest acquisition since 2007. BP, which has been selling assets after causing the worst marine oil spill in U.S. history, sold its fields for $5.55 billion. Shell sold its stake in a field co-owned with BP for $560 million, according to a statement. The acquisition amount is larger than Houston-based Plains' market value.
September 10, 2012
Oil drilling starts off Alaskan coast SEATTLE - A potential new energy frontier opened early Sunday in the U.S. Arctic as Royal Dutch Shell plumbed a drill bit into the bed of the Chukchi Sea, 70 miles off the coast of northwest Alaska. The oil company, which spent six years and $4.5 billion trying to launch America's first offshore oil production in the Arctic, announced that its Noble Discoverer had anchored northwest of Alaska's North Slope and begun drilling the "top hole" of an exploration well.
July 10, 2012 |
THE DAILY NEWS can't move to Strawbridge's until I tell one last story: In a burst of naïve tabloid entrepreneurialism typical of the Daily News, we once decided to create a 9-Star edition with the goal of catching home-bound commuters with the very latest afternoon news. Fair enough, right? Quaint, as we look back. But to promote the 9-Star, we decided to do our own sequel of King Kong by tying a 40-foot inflatable gorilla to the tower at 400 N. Broad with a Daily News delivery bag stitched to its considerable midsection.
June 16, 2012 |
BILLINGS, Mont. - A West Virginia man who claimed to be a victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called "Kindness in America" has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday. Ray Dolin, 39, of Julian, W. Va., made the acknowledgment Thursday night, said Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier. The case remains under investigation and charges are possible, though none have been filed. Dolin claimed he was hitchhiking along U.S. Highway 2 west of Glasgow on Saturday when the driver of a maroon pickup pulled over and shot him in the arm. Authorities later arrested Lloyd Christopher Danielson 3d, 52, and charged him with felony assault.
May 17, 2011
DAMN! The Donald will not run for president, depriving us pundits of the one starter in the GOP rotation that all of us could hit for distance. I blame Barack Obama for this. If he had held out for a few more weeks before releasing his birth certificate, we could have ridden this sucker at least into late summer. Trump had dispatched a squad of researchers to Hawaii with the promise that their findings "would surprise the public. " He had demanded that the president release his academic records from law school.