May 11, 2015 |
Much like trying to make a rational choice in the cereal aisle of a supermarket, picking a motorcycle from the staggering selection available in dealers' showrooms can be an overwhelming proposition. The Honda CBR650F, introduced as an all-new model for 2014, offers something of an antidote to the epidemic of specialization that has swept through the industry. A market that once had just a single divide - highway motorcycle or off-road machine, take your choice - has become increasingly focused on serving every possible niche of customer interest.
May 16, 2014
THE SECOND of the three questions on the ballot Tuesday would change the city charter to end the requirement that elected city officials resign if they run for a different public office. The "resign to run" requirement is as old as the charter itself and was designed to tamp down the ambitions of elected officials to use one office to win another. It was this provision that led Mayor Richardson Dilworth to resign midterm when he ran for governor in 1960, clearing the way for Council President James H.J. Tate to become mayor.
May 13, 2014 |
It's sometimes said people don't know how to live anymore. The four characters in Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still , now at the Off-Broad Street Theater, certainly don't know how to function. Sherry (Anna Zaida Szapiro) has lain in bed for a month. Her sister, Grace (Felicia Leicht), has spooned with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the couch for days between bouts of stealing things from her ex-fiancé's condo. Their mother (an unseen, though central, presence) hasn't left her bedroom in a year.
March 12, 2014
IF YOU WANT a better financial life, it often starts with taking a look at the way you are living. Just think about it. When would you even have time to do a budget or come up with a plan to pay down your debts when you're wired in all kinds of ways to your job? Technology has made us so readily accessible to our places of employment that it sucks time from our private lives. Time you need to fix your finances or clean your home or visit with friends. Or just take a nap. We are so hyped from being technologically connected 24/7 that before we know it, we've lost track of time.
October 4, 2013 |
HAMMONTON, N.J. In 1978, a group of volunteers purchased an old hunting lodge in the Pinelands of South Jersey and spent the summer renovating it to serve as a retreat home. Over the last 35 years, more than 30,000 people, mostly teen groups, have come through for weekends of spiritual guidance, education, and counseling at the Mullica Township, Atlantic County, home, known as Discovery House and operated by the faith-based organization Discovery Ministries. In recent years, with participation in teen ministry dwindling, the organization has sought to expand its offerings to anyone looking for respite, particularly the chronically ill, victims of crime, and, now, families with children who have special needs.
June 12, 2013 |
Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon went to the tape after the Rays' 14-inning, rugbyesque 10-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. He's still convinced that Boston's John Lackey hit Rays leadoff hitter Matt Joyce intentionally in the center of the back in the sixth inning. It touched off a bench-clearing scrum. "I saw the replay and absolutely validated my thoughts," Maddon said before Tuesday night's game with the Red Sox. Joyce had homered earlier and lined a 3-0 pitch foul into the right-field stands.
May 11, 2013 |
The race on the Schuylkill was nearing its end above the Columbia Railroad Bridge when the coxswain for the Drexel women's novice eight called out sharply, "Look at your ribbons! We're doing this!" The coxswain shouted a little more, about whom and what they were doing it for. At that point, Drexel was within range but still trailing a La Salle boat in the final of the Kerr Cup on April 20. "Everybody just let go, and we just picked it up and went," said Jordan Marinchak, in the No. 6 seat.
March 19, 2013 |
New Jersey is hoping to lure an offshore wind manufacturer to the state to help jump-start a green industry, but a lucrative incentive aimed at attracting the business is no longer available. A landmark offshore-wind law enacted by the Christie administration in 2010 offered up to $100 million in tax credits if a manufacturer located its operations in the state, but to qualify, a company had to make its decision by the end of 2012. Lawmakers in both chambers have introduced bills extending the deadline to July 1, 2014.
January 27, 2013 |
A Camden man purposely shot his 11-year-old daughter in the face late Thursday, and the child might be paralyzed, authorities said Friday. The shooting occurred about 9:30 in a rowhouse on the 1300 block of Thurman Street in the Whitman Park section. The girl was in critical but stable condition at Cooper University Hospital on Friday. "It was not an accident. He pointed the gun at her face and pulled the trigger," said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
January 24, 2013
DEAR HARRY: I had never used my computer to buy merchandise on the Internet, so I'm not sure I did the right thing. I went to a site that I know is legitimate and ordered about $150 worth of Christmas gifts. I played it safe and gave them my credit-card number over the phone rather than send it on the computer. However, the lady I spoke with asked for the three-digit code that appears on the back of the card. I saw no reason not to give it to her, but I am curious as to just what it's for. WHAT HARRY SAYS: They call this a "security code.