March 15, 2013 |
A tearful girl who ran away from a crossing guard outside the Helen L. Beeler Elementary School on Friday morning turned up safe after seven Evesham Township police cars were deployed to the school. Police said the crossing guard asked what was troubling the girl but received no answer before the child disappeared from view. The woman then called 911. The girl, 7, was accounted for within 90 minutes of the 8:35 a.m. emergency call. But the seven-vehicle response and intensive search of the neighborhood sparked "a high volume" of calls from residents and parents worried about what was going on at Beeler.
January 27, 2013
Given last week's historic pop-political culture moment - the first "American Idol" winner to sing at a presidential inauguration - this seems a good time to look at other inaugural firsts. 1. The first president to take the oath from the chief justice of the United States. a. George Washington. b. John Adams. c. Thomas Jefferson. d. James Monroe. 2. He was the first to walk to and from his swearing-in ceremony. a. Thomas Jefferson. b. Andrew Jackson. c. Theodore Roosevelt.
January 20, 2013
With a presidential inaugural address to be delivered Monday, a look at some passages from previous speeches. Match the quote with the president. 1. "In each generation, with toil and tears, we have had to earn our heritage again. If we fail now then we will have forgotten in abundance what we learned in hardship: that democracy rests on faith, that freedom asks more than it gives, and the judgment of God is harshest on those who are most favored. " 2. "In pursuing our goals of full employment, better housing, excellence in education; in rebuilding our cities and improving our rural areas; in protecting our environment and enhancing the quality of life - in all these and more, we will and must press urgently forward.
January 13, 2013
In this month marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, here's a look at slavery around the world. Match the nation with the year it abolished slavery. 1. Brazil. 2. China. 3. Haiti. 4. Iran. 5. Korea. 6. Mauritania. 7. Portugal. 8. Russia. 9. Saudi Arabia. 10. Zanzibar. a. 1723; serfs in 1861. b. 1761. c. 1804. d. 1888. e. 1894. f. 1897. g. 1906. h. 1928. i. 1962.
December 14, 2012 |
As I read William G. Chadwick's report on Philadelphia Traffic Court and the news articles that surrounded it, several questions leaped to mind. For example, why, in the age of the smartphone, is it necessary to drive all the way to Eighth and Spring Garden to get a ticket fixed? And, if guilty people are being found not guilty because of whom they know, does that mean that not-guilty people are being found guilty to make up for the lost revenue? But the question that really stumped me was this: How exactly does someone flunk the Traffic Court judge test?
December 2, 2012
With the recent death of Larry Hagman , best known as J.R. Ewing on the television series Dallas, it's time for a look back at the show's stars and guests. Match the actor with his or her character. Answers on D3. 1. Mary Crosby. 2. James Cromwell. 3. Barbara Eden. 4. Ken Kercheval. 5. Susan Lucci. 6. Brad Pitt. 7. Priscilla Presley. 8. Donna Reed. 9. Charlene Tilton. 10. Joan Van Ark. a. Cliff Barnes. b. Lucy Ewing Cooper.
November 18, 2012
With the big holiday coming up Thursday, match the Thanksgiving - or Thanksgiving-themed - story or poem with its author, the song with its singer, or the film or television program with its director. Answers on C3 . 1. "Alice's Restaurant. " 2. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving . 3. "The Courtship of Miles Standish. " 4. Hannah and Her Sisters . 5. Home for the Holidays . 6. "It's Thanksgiving. " 7. "My Triumph. " 8. Planes, Trains & Automobiles . 9. "Thanksgiving Song.
October 29, 2012
On this day in 1958, 77-year-old Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was elected pope. He would lead the Roman Catholic Church for 41/2 years as John XXIII. See what you know of him and some of his predecessors. Answers on D3. 1. John is known for convening which famous church council 50 years ago? a. Trent. b. Vatican I. c. Vatican II. d. Nicaea. 2. John's brief pontificate produced eight encyclicals. Which was his last? a. Peace on Earth.
October 22, 2012
This year, "Forward" and "Believe in America" are among the competing political campaign slogans. Match up themes or slogans from previous years with the presidential candidate. 1. "A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage. " 2. "54-40 or fight. " 3. "Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men . . . " 4. "Happy days are here again. " 5. "He kept us out of war. " 6. "In your heart, you know he's right. " 7. "It's the economy, stupid.
October 15, 2012
Last year's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize was a rarity, as it was divided among three women: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen. Match up previous female winners of the award, which was first presented in 1901, with the year they were honored. 1. Jane Addams. 2. Emily Greene Balch. 3. Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams. 4. Shirin Ebadi. 5. Wangari Maathai. 6. Rigoberta Menchu. 7. Alva Myrdal.