February 6, 1986 |
Let's think about eggs. Really think about them. What they were meant for. What they were not meant for. Eggs. They sustain life, don't they? Life emerges from them. And they can keep you alive - happy, even - in any number of ways. Omelets, say. Egg salad. Quiche! Eggs Benedict! But mankind, never satisfied, persists in carrying things too far. Somebody, for example, actually came up with this riddle of applied engineering. Call it, for reasons that will become clear, the Humpty Dumpty conundrum: What's the safest (for the egg, that is)
November 1, 2004 |
Opera companies can inspire the hometown loyalty of a sports team, the sort that says, "It may not be the best, but it's ours. " And when a smallish company like Opera Delaware mounts a biggish opera like Puccini's Turandot, the kind of raucous, whooping ovation it received at Saturday's opening is justified even if the production is just an approximation of the piece. The opera is full of "greatest hits" arias one applauds almost by reflex, but it also presents such casting challenges - the biggest one met by the exciting young dramatic soprano Othalie Graham - that it's not coming back any time soon outside any of the major operatic capitals.
February 27, 1994
In taking a fresh look at the allegations of womanizing and sexual misconduct by former Warminster Police Chief Elmer P. Clawges, Bucks County District Attorney Alan M. Rubenstein has added fuel to the notion that this case is too hot to handle. A few weeks back, the D.A. said the former police chief's alleged conduct in one instance was "not only criminal, it is reprehensible and it's wrong. " The case involved a former township police clerk, Julie Beekman, who said the chief had sex with her regularly, beginning when she was 16. While he said he wanted to prosecute, Mr. Rubenstein said he was "absolutely barred by the statute of limitations.
October 19, 2012 |
Ernest A. Tremblay, 86, of Glen Mills, a family physician, died Saturday, Oct. 13, of complications from cancer at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, where he had been on the staff for almost 50 years. Dr. Tremblay admitted the first patient to the emergency room when Riddle opened in 1963. He also delivered the first baby, his wife, Christine, said. He was still treating patients as a member of a family practice at Riddle until he became ill in January, she said. "Medicine was his passion.
May 27, 2001 |
At 81, Margaret "Peg" Pinkerton would not be blamed if she slacked off a bit. But when that is suggested, she quickly responds that keeping busy keeps her healthy. So even though she is recovering from torn cartilage in her knee, she volunteers at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media at least five days a week, eight hours a day. She has been at Riddle since 1965 and last October she reached an astonishing 50,000 hours as a volunteer. Pinkerton, of Middletown Township, Delaware County, was honored for her accomplishment at an April luncheon at which she received letters of recognition from President Bush, Gov. Ridge and local politicians.
September 24, 1996 |
District Attorney Lynne Abraham has been warning for months that she will seek fines of $3,500 and even jail for Philadelphians who try to beat high insurance rates by registering their cars out of the city. Now she's nabbed someone. From her own office. Assistant District Attorney Judith Riddle said yesterday that she had been ordered to "resign or be fired" after she was found to have registered her car at her boyfriend's suburban home. Riddle said she had decided to quit.
May 19, 1988 |
Raising his shackled arms to his face to wipe away tears, a shaken Philadelphia man pleaded guilty yesterday to shooting Cherry Hill Police Officer Thomas Riddle with his own gun on March 2. "I went for his gun and got it out and told him not to move. He persisted in moving and the gun went off," Steven Anthony Press, 21, of the 1800 block of Wilder Street, Philadelphia, told Superior Court Judge A. Donald Bigley while pleading guilty to attempted murder. Dressed in the Camden County Jail's standard-issue orange jump suit, Press talked in a trembling voice as he described how Riddle was shot shortly after midnight on March 2. Riddle, 33, had gone to the Provincial Apartments in Cherry Hill to stop an attempted car theft by Press and three other Philadelphians, including Press' brother Darren, 22, of the same address, according to police.
September 6, 1987 |
Most weekends, Skip Riddle is likely to be found camped out in a field, polishing his musket and swapping trivia about the Revolutionary War. Although Riddle, 36, is too young to have helped found the nation, he and about 160 other mock soldiers will replay a portion of the 1777 Battle of Brandywine on Saturday and next Sunday. The re-enactment of a typical skirmish of the battle will occur about 1 p.m. both days. In addition, demonstrations will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, said Anne Woodward, site administrator of the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford.
December 7, 2007
With Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore and André Benjamin. Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films. 1 hour, 55 mins. R (violence, profanity, nudity, inanity, adult themes). Playing at Ritz at the Bourse. Guy Ritchie's Revolver premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival two years ago September. That's 26 months on a shelf somewhere, depriving moviegoers the thrill of jaw-droppingly awful Ray Liotta line readings, of bloody shoot-outs, bags of money, cutaways to frosty babes sucking on lollipops, and even a bit of violent anime.
November 25, 2005
IT'S NEVER too late to give thanks for the rich bounty this nation has given us - especially editorial writers. So before the turkey is completely digested we give thanks for: FEMA: Which incredibly listed its response to Hurricane Katrina as one of its top accomplishments for fiscal year 2005. The Virginia Department of Transportation: For settling a riddle users of high occupancy lanes have long wanted solve. If you're pregnant do you count as two passengers? The answer: Nope.