November 7, 2010 |
A red Porsche 930 Turbo missed a curve at 5:41 a.m. A sports star at the top of his game slammed into a concrete wall in front of an elementary school in Camden County. The Flyers kept winning hockey games, but life was never exactly the same. It's been a quarter-century since Pelle Lindbergh was taken off life support in a South Jersey hospital on Nov. 11, 1985. His name still resonates, images still flicker, a tragic chapter in local sports folklore is still discussed. Virtually all sports fans living here at the time can remember getting the news of the car crash and the details that soon filtered out. The Flyers goalie had been drinking at an after-hours place with teammates.
August 10, 2010
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - In the context of world events, DeSean Jackson's first real comments at Eagles training camp rank somewhere in between Lindsay Lohan's recent stay in the pokey and Brett Favre's umpteenth retirement. (Is he back yet?) But on the 15th day of camp - the 12th since the star wide receiver arrived at Lehigh - Jackson briefly broke his vow of silence to reveal how much longer he would remain, well, silent. "I'll talk with y'all closer to the regular season," Jackson said as he got into his black, four-door Porsche following Monday afternoon practice.
September 10, 2009 |
Porsche couldn't resist the smells. First trained as a seeing-eye dog, the black Labrador got so distracted by all the delectable odors that the world had to offer that she flunked her certification. But the vision-impaired community's loss was the Philadelphia Fire Department's gain. Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives trained her in accelerant detection, and Porsche went to work as an arson dog with city firefighters about five years ago. "She just can't stop sniffing - that's the trait that breaks her [as a seeing-eye dog]
June 21, 2009 |
Raised in an affluent, loving family on the Main Line, Matt Miller was a straight-A student with a sculpted body that even a Greek god might envy. He had a devoted girlfriend and the brightest future - shooting for medical school. Matt was not without his vanities. He loved to wear sleeveless shirts to show off his shoulders and biceps, and his teammates on the University of Virginia swim team nicknamed him "Sleeves. " At college last fall, the 20-year-old pursued a new love - triathlons.
May 2, 2008 |
Gary Ott, a developer of public storage spaces and RV parks, fell in love with the wind-kissed hills and hedgerows of southern Chester County. When he and his wife, Kathy, purchased 22 acres of gently rolling farmland in Glenmoore two years ago, they were set to build their dream home. But there was the matter of where to put all the cars. The stable - two Porsches, a 1968 Corvette, plus two classic Corvettes that once were part of a collection amassed by Ott's father-in-law, Nicholas O'Dea, plus a red 1941 Series H International tractor Ott is restoring that belonged to his great-grandfather - deserved a home as grand and handsome as the main house.
February 8, 2006
ANYONE who was at the recent Episcopal Academy/Oak Hill game saw a local team almost slay a giant. Unfortunately, Sam Donnellon only saw fit to get the views of Oak Hill and their coach about how bad the officiating was (which it wasn't). It's a shame he didn't focus more on how a local team played with heart and soul and almost defeated the No. 1 high school team in the country. Unlike Mr. Donnellon, I am sure Oak Hill will not forget Episcopal any time soon. Hats off to Coach Dan Dougherty and his team, you truly represented the city with pride and class.
January 26, 2005 |
NOW THAT "Desperate Housewives" is not only a hit but a Golden Globe winner, the wives want a raise. And if they don't get it, they may really do something desperate - take a walk. We could call it a hellcat strike. Or maybe a wild-catty strike. An "insider" tells Britain's Daily Star, "The girls are fuming. Their salaries range from $47,000 to $76,000 an episode - which is peanuts compared to the cash coming in from selling it around the world. " ("Desperate Housewives" has been lapped up by 40 countries.
March 29, 2002 |
Porsche and Heineken are well-known German imports, but be on the lookout for Fauna Flash. A bit of an anomaly - Roland Appel and Christian Prommer are from Munich, not from drum-and-bass hub England - Fauna Flash has contributed engaging material since its debut in 1998. But it is the duo's Fusion - take the title literally - that showcases thinking out of the box. The duo slows the classic drum-and-bass tempo and works with live musicians to incorporate influences of Latin jazz, house and hip-hop.
February 7, 2002 |
There's an amusing anecdote about a 96-year-old man who, despite consistently driving his car into a tree at the end of his driveway, ignores his family's pleas and refuses to relinquish his driving privileges. The elderly driver assures his family that he will solve it his own way. So he cuts down the tree. If only the solution were that easy. But it's not just our trees that are vulnerable to elderly drivers. It's their lives, and ours. The impaired elderly need help recognizing their limitations by being urged to walk.
August 25, 2000 |
I had suspected that the "S" in the name of the recently introduced Porsche Boxster S stood for "super. " After all, this new model did raise the performance bar for the playful Boxster, arming an already fast and agile sports car with even more speed and even higher cornering limits. In fact, the "S" signifies a special Porsche. The automaker first used the "S" badge in 1952 on a 1.5-liter 356 model. The most famous Porsche to bear the S brand was the legendary 911 S, which came along in 1967.