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July 29, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
As the Democratic National Convention got underway amid pledges to "help working families," members of actual working families were assailing the all-Democratic Gloucester Township Council for authorizing a nearly 12-cent hike in the municipal tax rate. "I don't know how long we can stay here. We're not going to be able to afford it," Jessica Marchese, a 28-year-old teacher who is married to a police officer, told council members Monday. "My pay is not increasing," Marchese, a resident of the Broadmoor section, added.
LIVING
June 22, 1997 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Better pull on a life vest before plunging into The Perfect Storm. Because before you're done, you'll feel totally drenched. And gasping for air. Sebastian Junger's debut book is a fascinating account of what has variously been called the No-Name Storm and the Halloween Storm of 1991, a convergence of nor'easters so rare and devastating that one meteorologist dubbed it "the perfect storm. " In The Perfect Storm, Junger focuses on the Andrea Gail, a 72-foot-long swordfishing boat out of Gloucester, Mass.
NEWS
March 5, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
THREE MONTHS after Joyce Craig became Philly's first female firefighter to die on duty, three investigations into her death remain unresolved. That's because a series of errors occurred that morning, complicating investigators' probes, sources said. Fire spokesman Clifford Gilliam declined to comment on the Dec. 9 fire in West Oak Lane that killed Craig, saying he couldn't talk about ongoing investigations. But veteran firefighters described it as "a perfect storm of things that went wrong," including: An inexperienced ladder crew took 18 minutes to respond.
NEWS
June 30, 2000 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
What "Babe" did for the hot dog and other pork products, "The Perfect Storm" may do for swordfish steaks. Yes, that $14 a pound you're paying does indeed include the costs of the replacing the boats and men lost in the dangerous enterprise that brings this particular type of fish to your table. Yum. There are still dirty, dangerous jobs in the world, and desperate men (and women) who do them, as we are reminded in "The Perfect Storm. " The movie, based on fact, tracks the fate of fishermen who set out from the port of Gloucester, Mass.
NEWS
June 30, 2000 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
While an ominous calm still hung over Gloucester, Mass., the ocean hundreds of miles to the east boiled with enormous and cliff-edged waves. Already, six men from the Gloucester fleet - the ill-fated swordfishermen at the center of the motion picture "The Perfect Storm" - had lost their real and brutal struggle with the sea. Now the "Halloween Storm" of 1991 would race landward to smash into Gloucester, the Jersey Shore and the rest of...
NEWS
October 24, 2012
The remains of Tropical Storm Sandy could rock the Philadelphia region with flooding rains, high winds, and beach-erasing waves early next week, the National Weather Service warned Tuesday. "Our region could be close to the path of a very dangerous storm," Gary Szatkowski, chief meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, said in a briefing to emergency managers. Computer models are far from settling on a course for the storm, still deep in the Caribbean on Tuesday.
NEWS
May 26, 2000 | by Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
When Wolfgang Petersen talked to actors about being in the film adaptation of Sebastian Junger's runaway non-fiction best seller, "The Perfect Storm" (opening June 30), he had one question he'd always ask first: Do you know what you're in for? "I wanted them to know that this was not going to be an easy shoot," Petersen says. "I wanted to get them psyched up for something that would be a little frightening, but also very exciting. " Ultimately, George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg signed on to play the leaders of the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail, the fishing boat that endured a Force 12 storm off the coast of Newfoundland.
NEWS
August 23, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
While the area seven-day forecast sees only fair skies ahead, as soon as tomorrow a hurricane could be battering islands in the Carribean, with Florida in its sights. Not a single shower or thunderstorm is mentioned for Philadelphia through next Tuesday. Temperatures will be warm but not oppressively hot, with highs mostly in the mid to upper 80s, although Friday might see 90 in the city. The one alarm being raised is for possible rip currents today through Saturday for the New Jersey and Delaware beaches.
SPORTS
August 3, 2012
BETHLEHEM – The phrase is as misused in sports as ironic is. Well, almost. Popularized by Sebastian Junger's 1997 book title, "The Perfect Storm" has been used to describe the confluence of unlikely positive factors as often as it has been used to portray the horrific and lethal combination of negative ones – i.e., storms meeting at their apex over cresting seas, crushing anything or anyone unfortunate to be in the vicinity. Which brings us to this juncture in Eagles history – particularly how last season's, um, confluence of negative factors has affected this summer's positive training-camp vibe.
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July 29, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
As the Democratic National Convention got underway amid pledges to "help working families," members of actual working families were assailing the all-Democratic Gloucester Township Council for authorizing a nearly 12-cent hike in the municipal tax rate. "I don't know how long we can stay here. We're not going to be able to afford it," Jessica Marchese, a 28-year-old teacher who is married to a police officer, told council members Monday. "My pay is not increasing," Marchese, a resident of the Broadmoor section, added.
SPORTS
June 17, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
OAKMONT, Pa. - The highlight of Thursday's weather-interrupted opening round of the U.S. Open? Well, for a select few, it might have been during the first suspension of play in the late morning, when the European threesome of Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald (and their caddies) found themselves stuck in the media dining tent at Oakmont Country Club taking in the pivotal England-Wales football match from the Euro Championships in France. What else were they going to be doing?
NEWS
March 5, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
THREE MONTHS after Joyce Craig became Philly's first female firefighter to die on duty, three investigations into her death remain unresolved. That's because a series of errors occurred that morning, complicating investigators' probes, sources said. Fire spokesman Clifford Gilliam declined to comment on the Dec. 9 fire in West Oak Lane that killed Craig, saying he couldn't talk about ongoing investigations. But veteran firefighters described it as "a perfect storm of things that went wrong," including: An inexperienced ladder crew took 18 minutes to respond.
SPORTS
April 30, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
TWO OF THE top college quarterbacks in the country faced off at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Oct. 29, 2011, combining for 614 passing yards, six touchdown passes and 104 points. USC quarterbacks coach Clay Helton watched Stanford's Andrew Luck and the Trojans' Matt Barkley lead their teams up and down the field, Stanford ultimately winning, 56-48, in triple overtime. "You knew it was a really special time," Helton said yesterday. "That you were looking at some guys that were - wow, these are two really special athletes out here.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Bolaris , bon vivant, boulevardier, and baron of barometrics, is bailing out on bachelorhood, thanks to the matchmaking skills of Howard Stern . Bolaris, 55, the former Philly weather guy whose romantic life has long been a bountiful source of material for "SideShow" and similar journalistic enterprises, proposed to gf Erica Smitheman , 33, at Stern's urging during The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM Radio Monday morning. Bolaris was there to do a weather special for Sirius and had brought Smitheman with him. The Stern show website, howardstern.com, recounts what happened next: "Before he left, John introduced his girlfriend, Erica, noting that she was 20 years his junior.
NEWS
October 24, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In late October 1991 a cyclone known as the "Halloween Storm" fomented chaotic waves in the North Atlantic for several days and became more-famously known as "the Perfect Storm. " Another late-October nightmare could be brewing for early next week. This is only Tuesday, but the National Weather Service already is alerting emergency managers that the atmosphere might be primed for a spell of riot from the remains of late-bloomer Tropical Storm Sandy. "Our region could be close to the path of a very dangerous storm," Gary Szatkowski, chief meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, said in a briefing late this morning.
NEWS
August 23, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
While the area seven-day forecast sees only fair skies ahead, as soon as tomorrow a hurricane could be battering islands in the Carribean, with Florida in its sights. Not a single shower or thunderstorm is mentioned for Philadelphia through next Tuesday. Temperatures will be warm but not oppressively hot, with highs mostly in the mid to upper 80s, although Friday might see 90 in the city. The one alarm being raised is for possible rip currents today through Saturday for the New Jersey and Delaware beaches.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The ship survived Iwo Jima, drug wars, the Mariel boat-lift, and one of the most-horrific North Atlantic storms of the 20th Century. But at age 69, the fabled Zuni/Tamaroa is confronting a more formidable adversary - the sedentary life. While moored at a marine yard near Norfolk, Va., in late May a major leak flooded the engines, and a forward bulkhead partially collapsed, according to Harry Jaeger, who is leading the battle to save the ship. Jaeger runs the Zuni Maritime Foundation, which dreams of restoring the ship - named the Zuni during its naval career, and the Tamaroa, or Tam, when the Coast Guard took it over - as a museum and educational vessel.
SPORTS
August 3, 2012
BETHLEHEM – The phrase is as misused in sports as ironic is. Well, almost. Popularized by Sebastian Junger's 1997 book title, "The Perfect Storm" has been used to describe the confluence of unlikely positive factors as often as it has been used to portray the horrific and lethal combination of negative ones – i.e., storms meeting at their apex over cresting seas, crushing anything or anyone unfortunate to be in the vicinity. Which brings us to this juncture in Eagles history – particularly how last season's, um, confluence of negative factors has affected this summer's positive training-camp vibe.
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