February 20, 2004 |
Electric power failed early yesterday at the Philadelphia International Airport air-traffic control center, cutting off controllers' ability to use radar to monitor a handful of inbound cargo planes, federal officials and controllers said. The control center lost power between 4:10 and 5:05 a.m. when technicians who had been doing maintenance work on the center's main power system attempted to switch back to the main system from a backup system, said Holly Baker, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
February 6, 1995 |
How many Peco Energy workers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Oh, if it were only that easy. When the power went out in a 30-story, Center City high-rise yesterday, it took 30 workers more than eight hours to restore heat, water and light to the Kennedy House apartments on JFK Boulevard near 19th Street. The blackout occurred around 3:20 p.m., when an auxiliary power line to the building failed. It lasted until 11:30 p.m., forcing some 800 to 1,000 residents - many of them senior citizens - to spend the day in the darkness and cold.
August 15, 1997 |
Even when the lights came back on, the fans were kept in the dark. A partial power outage at Camden Yards postponed last night's game between the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles after a delay of nearly 2 1/2 hours. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader today. The games are 1:35 and 7:35 p.m. When the lights were turned on before the game, only a few bulbs in the bank of lights along the rightfield line were illuminated. Orioles spokesman John Maroon said the stadium was experiencing a partial electrical failure, and the 7:35 p.m. starting time was pushed back.
April 20, 1989 |
The Flyers' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night at the Civic Arena was delayed for more than an hour because of a power failure. At about 6:30 p.m., power was lost to certain areas of the arena, including the transformer that generates electricity for the ice-making machinery. Eventually, power was diverted to another generator, and after a delay of 76 minutes, the game began. According to Jim Gregory, the NHL's director of officiating, power was lost to the ice-making machinery for less than 10 minutes.
May 13, 1989 |
Some are born to the stage; others climb their way there. For writer- performer Rinde Eckert, there seems to have been little struggle. Eckert, who plays a benevolent sneak of a security guard in Power Failure, an operatic collaboration with composer Paul Dresher, does so with such charisma that his virtuosity threatens to overwhelm the story's own claims on our attention. At least that's how I felt during my first visit to Power Failure, the American Music Theater Festival (AMTF)
June 30, 1990 |
Hundreds of weekend travelers were delayed or stranded at hot, muggy 30th Street Station last night when separate power failures disrupted service along Amtrak's northeast corridor to New York and on three SEPTA commuter rail lines. The twin problems did not appear to be related, officials said. But they created an atmosphere of anxiety and confusion throughout the evening as people either milled about or arranged other transportation. All told, it was a harrowing Friday for train travel, starting with an afternoon derailment in West Philadelphia of the Montrealer, a train bound for Washington, D.C. Those passengers later were put on other trains.
March 20, 1993 |
A power failure in a Center City high-rise last night forced the evacuation of about 1,000 residents, police said. Residents of the Carlton House Apartments on JFK Boulevard near 18th Street, many of them elderly, were transported to hotels by police and rescue personnel, and Red Cross volunteers. Several infirm residents on respirators were taken to hospitals. No injuries were reported during the evacuation. Police and fire sources said the lights went out at the 26-story apartment building about 1:10 p.m. Evacuations began shortly after 6 when it became apparent that power could not be restored before today.
November 13, 1991 |
The lights were back on yesterday at the Deptford Mall. And merchants tried to re-create the Veterans Day sales all over again. But the holiday crowds were gone. They were back at work. One day after a power failure plunged the 140-store mall into eight hours of darkness and silenced cash registers, merchants were offering their Veterans Day sales yesterday in hopes of recouping some of the revenue lost when two 13,000-volt Public Service Electric & Gas cables failed shortly after 10 a.m. Monday.
October 25, 2000 |
So they chose "or else. " That's what can happen when people are left with only two options. Sometimes they'll pick what's behind the unmarked door. Ted Kirsch and his newly militant unionists may have made a bad choice Monday night, perhaps tragically bad. But you've got to give John Street an assist on this play. The mayor didn't leave them any good choices with his ham-fisted "take-it-or-leave-it" declaration last month. When he pushed his chair back from the negotiating table, the PFT was left to either roll over like whipped dogs or bare their teeth and snap back.
September 19, 1999 |
Cecilia Godwin stayed calm as the giant utility truck tore up her grass. She didn't flinch as a heavy pole was dragged across her property. It was when workers said the fence would have to come down that her heart sank. "My husband was working on that for the last three weeks," she said. "It was a major project. " No more. Yesterday, the fence became an indirect victim of Tropical Storm Floyd. The Godwins were among thousands of families across the region still stuck in a blackout yesterday.