June 30, 1998 |
If you're an I-95 commuter from points south, those two-lane cattle chutes over the Chester Creek may have seemed like an eternal fixture. But they were in place for only five weeks. And when they came down last night, with traffic once again flowing over all six lanes and two bridges, it was 16 days ahead of schedule. The 80,000 vehicle-a-day super highway had been crippled since May 23, when a gasoline tanker slammed into the median and an explosion and fire severely damaged the concrete deck and support beams on the bridge that carried southbound traffic.
August 19, 1993 |
When recruiters for CRST - a long-haul trucking company from Cedar Rapids, Iowa - came to the Ramada Inn near Philadelphia International Airport last week, their aim was to hire 200 local men and women as drivers. No experience necessary. Ron Corbett, CRST special projects coordinator, candidly admitted they were hoping Pennsylvania's unemployment rate of 7.5 percent would help their two- day effort. Only 50 people showed. Half were "serious" and half "just curious," according to Randy Scheel, another CRST official.
October 20, 1986 |
It's all about getting out on the open road. Moving fast and getting free. Letting the roar of the engine between your legs speed you far away from the city life you endure Monday through Friday. That's the way a leather-clad biker explains the allure of being a Jay Hawker, a member of a 20-year-old North Philadelphia motorcycle club whose emblem is two black arms breaking their shackles. "We travel, buddy," says a Jay Hawker who calls himself Spider. "We cover some miles.
November 13, 2001 |
Four years ago, when he was 24, Billy Riviello was in a motorcycle accident that robbed him of the use of his legs. He underwent surgery and rehabilitation, and later, in a wheelchair, he returned to work at his father's service station in Voorhees. So what does he do now for recreation? He goes out motorcycle riding with his friends. "When I'm on a bike, I feel pretty normal," he said. "It's a nice feeling. " Since July, he has logged about 2,000 miles on his customized 1,000cc Honda, mostly on weekends and mostly on back roads of South Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
February 20, 2005 |
Amos Lee is going places. So many places, in fact, that he has nowhere to call home. "I've been on tour for the last year," said the soulful, 6-foot-2 singer-songwriter, back in Philadelphia for a quick breather this month before the March 1 release of his self-titled debut album on Blue Note. "I don't have a place. " Ever since Norah Jones came calling a year ago, "have guitar, will travel" has been the abiding philosophy for Lee, 27, who grew up in South Philadelphia and Kensington and spent his teenage years in Cherry Hill.
February 8, 2012
Weeks Per Rank/Title/Studio Last Week Total Out Location 1. Chronicle (Fox) $22.0 mil. $22.0 mil. 1 $7,569 2. The Woman in Black (CBS) 20.9 mil. 20.9 mil. 1 7,311 3. The Grey (Open Road) 9.3 mil. 34.6 mil. 2 2,900 4. Big Miracle (Universal) 7.8 mil. 7.8 mil. 1 3,645 5. Underworld: Awakening (Sony S.G.) 5.5 mil. 54.3 mil. 3 2,087 6. One for the Money (Lionsgate)