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September 17, 2015 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kathy Orr , the mighty meteorologist so rudely cashiered by CBS3 two months ago after 12 years of stalwart service, has stuck a perfect landing at Fox 29, where she'll have a regular slot at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekdays. Fox 29 made the announcement with a short statement on Wednesday. Orr, who will debut Sunday evening, chimed in with this tweet: "I love Philadelphia, and am thrilled to continue my career with FOX 29. It's a perfect fit. See U Sunday. " A repeated local Emmy winner and member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame, Orr began her career in the Philly TV market in 1998.
NEWS
September 11, 1987 | By Mark Thompson, Inquirer Washington Bureau (Inquirer wire services contributed to this article.)
The Pentagon, responding to a report by three Democratic congressmen, insisted yesterday that a Soviet radar complex in Siberia could become the keystone of an extensive anti-missile system. The congressional group, headed by Rep. Thomas Downey of New York, was allowed to visit the site Saturday and said it posed little threat. "This radar is a ballistic missile, detection, and tracking radar," said Frank Gaffney, assistant defense secretary for international security policy.
SPORTS
January 10, 2012
THE PHILLIES are kicking the tires of righthanded relief pitcher Kerry Wood, according to several reports. CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury says the Phillies are one of four teams looking at Wood, a free agent who was 3-5 with a 3.35 ERA for the Cubs last season. Anaheim, Cincinnati and Detroit also are reportedly showing interest. A phone call to Wood's agent was not returned. The 34-year-old Wood was shut down in September after tearing the meniscus in his left knee.
NEWS
May 11, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frank W. Widmann, 88, of Cherry Hill, a longtime Radio Corp. of America engineer who helped design various significant radars, died Monday, May 3, at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees following a heart attack. After World War II, Mr. Widmann began working as an engineer for RCA in the Moorestown plant. He soon rose to manager of design and development engineering within the missile and surface radar division. While in that position, Mr. Widmann oversaw the development of some high-profile radars, such as the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS)
NEWS
May 14, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Local police departments in Pennsylvania can't use radar to catch speeders, but that will change if a bill introduced Wednesday becomes law. Currently, only state police can use radar. Town and city officers determine speeds by tailing vehicles or using non-radar systems such as VASCAR, which computes speed from measurements of time and distance. Speaking about House bill 2513 Thursday in Abington were three of its 28 sponsors, Democrats Josh Shapiro and Matt Bradford, and Republican Mike Vereb, all of Montgomery County.
NEWS
December 7, 1989 | By Mark Thompson, Inquirer Washington Bureau
A senior congressman has interpreted a new Pentagon report to mean that many U.S. weapons "have been rendered potentially obsolete" by Soviet missiles designed to exploit the Defense Department's heavy reliance on radar. The secret report, a joint effort of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency completed three weeks ago, paints a "far grimmer" picture of the vulnerability of U.S. weapons to Soviet anti-radar missiles than previously acknowledged, Rep. John D. Dingell (D., Mich.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | By Larry Lewis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even sleepy drivers on their way to work or grumpy ones on their way home get the message when they see the double white lines painted sideways across the suburban back roads and residential streets. Slow down or get a speeding ticket. The lines are a dead giveaway that police officers with a VASCAR unit probably are parked in a side street or driveway, recording the speeds of passing cars. Heavy-footed drivers also have learned, said Tredyffrin Township Police Superintendent Thomas Baynard, that VASCAR will not catch them as they speed along curved roads or through school zones packed with school buses because the officer using the unit needs 550 feet of clear vision.
NEWS
April 10, 1986 | By Deborrah Wilkinson, Special to The Inquirer
Glassboro Mayor William Dalton took the opportunity at Tuesday's council meeting to warn residents that the borough would begin radar surveillance of traffic on State Street immediately. The action was prompted by reports that motorists entering State Street from West Street or heading along State Street toward Delsea Drive were traveling at up to 50 m.p.h. In a letter read to the council by the borough clerk, the Rev. William Thielking, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, asked for action.
NEWS
May 4, 2001
Oral sex and middle schoolers; freak dancing among 10-year-olds; allegations of rape by boys as young as 9.. . . Such incidents explode onto the front pages of newspapers like so many grenades, leaving many parents wondering whether the generation gap has suddenly morphed into the Grand Canyon.. . .The fact that these examples of precocious, unhealthy sexualization are not on most adults' radar screens speaks legions. For me . . . the surprise is in the surprise. What else do we expect in a culture in which, by age 19, our children have spent nearly 19,000 hours in front of the television . . . and where nearly two-thirds of all television programming has sexual content?
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SPORTS
January 13, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Not surprisingly, neither sporting director Earnie Stewart nor coach Jim Curtin was willing to tip his hand when discussing the Union's plans for the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday. This is the first draft for Stewart and a critical one for a team coming off a 10-17-7 season. The Union will have two of the top six picks. They will select third (their own pick) and sixth, a pick acquired in a trade with Houston. If he is available, it would be a surprise if the Union didn't select left back Brandon Vincent of NCAA champion Stanford at No. 3. Vincent is not attending the MLS combine in Florida for a good reason.
SPORTS
November 5, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. - When Riley Pint walked a batter in his first inning at Perfect Game's national showcase in June, there was a rumble of surprise among the hundreds of observing scouts. In the buildup to this gathering of the nation's best high school players, the lanky Kansan had been portrayed as some sort of baseball ideal, one without pitching or personal flaws. His pre-showcase scouting report from Perfect Game, a website that ranks baseball prospects, raved about a fastball that reached 96 m.p.h.
NEWS
September 17, 2015 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kathy Orr , the mighty meteorologist so rudely cashiered by CBS3 two months ago after 12 years of stalwart service, has stuck a perfect landing at Fox 29, where she'll have a regular slot at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekdays. Fox 29 made the announcement with a short statement on Wednesday. Orr, who will debut Sunday evening, chimed in with this tweet: "I love Philadelphia, and am thrilled to continue my career with FOX 29. It's a perfect fit. See U Sunday. " A repeated local Emmy winner and member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame, Orr began her career in the Philly TV market in 1998.
SPORTS
February 19, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
YESTERDAY, we looked at some of the bigger individual Phillies story lines we'll be monitoring, as pitchers and catchers hold their first official workout tomorrow. Now, let's look at five names who haven't garnered nearly as much attention, but who have more to gain (or lose) than most pitchers and catchers in camp this spring. 1 Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez: At this time last year, the Phillies were hoping that their first significant foray into one of baseball's emerging markets (Cuba, Korea, Japan, etc.)
SPORTS
September 5, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Ohio State's defensive line, now coached by former Penn State coach Larry Johnson, is stocked with future NFL talent. Michigan State's stifling unit is headlined by preseason All-America defensive end Shilique Calhoun. But after taking in the opening week of college football, the preseason talk of premier front fours might have unjustly left a Big Ten unit out of the conversation. "I would say that people overlook us," Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson said.
SPORTS
September 5, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gus Bradley stayed in Philadelphia on Jan. 15, 2013, after an interview with the Eagles, one day away from potentially succeeding Andy Reid as the team's head coach. If not for Chip Kelly's change of heart, Bradley likely would have been hired in Philadelphia and not by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In fact, Reid called Bradley to talk to him about the Eagles job. "He called me and . . . just said, 'Hey, Gus, I know you're there, I just want to tell you Philadelphia is a great place, a great organization, an unbelievable opportunity,' " Bradley said Wednesday.
SPORTS
July 17, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
IT IS mid-July of another summer in which the Phillies are playing themselves into early irrelevancy, and that once meant only one thing: "E-A-G-L-E-S. " As in those familiar chants heard at Citizens Bank Park as opponents put up another crooked number. As in, the heightened anticipation of the start of training camp. Polls, debates, discussions about personnel and promise, all filling in the cracks left by a Phillies team that might be so bad, it might not be wanted anywhere else.
SPORTS
June 22, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Thursday's NBA draft approaches, the 76ers appear to be paying close attention to Marcus Smart. And that's just fine with the point guard out of Oklahoma State. "I think I will fit in well," Smart said at last month's NBA Combine in Chicago. "You know the Sixers are slacking in some areas and the point guard role is one of them. "They are looking for that type of leadership and toughness that will come in and handle it and take control of it. " The Sixers already have a solid point guard in rookie of the year Michael Carter-Williams.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carl Ortell gets the problem. He runs a big company: $1.6 billion in revenues, 2,800 employees, global, growing, never had a layoff. But his company, Automotive Resources International in Mount Laurel, isn't well-known and its business, fleet management, isn't well-understood. "The only threat to the vision we have to grow the business, to expand our business globally, is whether we could attract the talent that we needed as a family-owned business in an industry that's under the radar," said Ortell, 51, the company's president.
NEWS
May 22, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Missing: One flashing speed-radar sign from a Chester County road. Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police say one of their Safepace 100 Speed Radar signs has been stolen. The sign, which has a digital display showing the speeds of passing cars, was last seen on a sign post at the intersection of Barker Drive and High Meadow Lane between April 22 and April 30. The signs are not cheap, costing over $2,100, said Lt. William Cahill. Police don't have any suspects but they have checked Craigslist, local pawn shops, worked with other police departments, and even contacted the manufacturer to see if anyone tried to get the sign repaired.
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