November 24, 2014 |
Nerlens Noel is showing signs that he can be a solid player in the NBA. But the 76ers rookie is likely to have ups and downs for the rest of the season. Noel showed both extremes in the span of 48 hours. On Friday, the 6-foot-11, 217-pounder was relegated to bystander status in a home loss to Phoenix. He made his lone shot and scored all three of his points early in the first quarter before disappearing for the rest of the game. Then on Saturday, the rookie remained active and finished with career highs of 17 points and 12 rebounds in a 91-83 loss to the Knicks.
October 28, 2014 |
Annette, 16, loves scary things, from movies to amusement-park rides, with roller coasters at the top of the list. "Technically speaking, life is a roller coaster," she says. "I have my ups and downs, and sometimes I feel I'm going in a circle. " "I guess bad things happen," she adds, "but then good times come. " An animal lover, Annette is considering volunteering at a shelter, and, in the long run, hopes to become a veterinarian. Her favorite subject in school is English, but when not in class, she enjoys spending time with her many friends and listening to rap and hip-hop.
September 22, 2014 |
WILDWOOD - Maybe you've had one of those evenings on the boardwalk when the rides have tired you out so much you just want to lie down right there and have a snooze beneath the glimmering lights and speeding roller coasters. Well now you can, because on Oct. 4, Morey's Piers will host a first-ever outdoor sleepover on the pier. It's called the "Boardwalk Bunk-Down," and beginning at noon that day, campers can bring tents, sleeping bags, and other supplies to Morey's Adventure Pier and set up camp.
July 22, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Investigators will try to determine if a woman who died while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in North Texas fell from the ride after some witnesses said she had not been properly secured. The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. Friday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster - dubbed the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world - but did not specify how she was killed.
May 16, 2013 |
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - It built an early reputation as a boardwalk thrill ride, but will be remembered as a symbol: the roller coaster that dropped into the Atlantic Ocean. On Tuesday, as people watched from the decks of a pizza joint and a shuttered tattoo parlor, a soaring crane on a barge began unceremoniously taking apart the mangled Jet Star, still partially submerged where it has sat since Hurricane Sandy. And in what seemed like no time at all, not long after Prince Harry left, the image that has defined the impact of Sandy at the Jersey Shore began to disappear, twisted track by twisted track, like a beach eroding before your eyes.
May 15, 2013 |
Update: Prince Harry has ended his short visit to the Shore with Gov. Christie and flown to New York for the next stop on his tour. During his visit, the prince walked on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk with the governor, who presented the royal guest with one of his trademark fleece jackets. SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Prince Harry, as it turns out, will be among the final tourists to take in the sobering sight of the Jet Star roller coaster in the Atlantic Ocean that has defined Hurricane Sandy on the Jersey Shore.
March 24, 2013 |
In another turn toward normalcy, amusement rides will start spinning this weekend at some parks and piers along the Sandy-battered Jersey Shore even as work continues to repair damage to buildings, boardwalks, and other attractions. The Keansburg Amusement Park, which the storm left under up to six feet of water, was to open Saturday, though not all rides will be ready to operate and its Wildcat roller coaster is gone. Co-owner Hank Gehlhaus said the park suffered millions of dollars in damage, very little of it covered by insurance, but he told the Asbury Park Press, "We're not going anywhere.
March 3, 2013 |
BOSTON - Mitt Romney is back, if only briefly. The former Republican presidential candidate is reemerging after nearly four months in seclusion at his Southern California home. Former aides describe his burst of activity this month - a national broadcast interview, a speech at a gathering of conservatives - as a thank-you tour of sorts designed to close out a lengthy political career. His party isn't exactly clamoring for his return. In his first public comments in months, Romney used a Fox News interview to criticize President Obama's leadership.
February 10, 2013 |
At the time, it seemed like a crazy thing to say. In the space of just over a year, Internet Capital Group chief executive Walter Buckley had watched his company become a spectacular success - at its peak in 2000, it was worth more than $50 billion - only to fall as quickly as it had risen, the embodiment of the dot-com boom and bust. But there was Buckley in November 2000, his innate optimism thriving despite his company's decline. "We have never been more confident of what we're building," Buckley told The Inquirer.