April 28, 2011
THE BEST Aaron Wiliams, Texas Size: 6-0, 204. 40-time: 4.55 Projected round: 1-2 Mayock: "He can play corner, but ultimately, I think his best position is going to be inside. In today's NFL of multiple-receiver sets and pass-first offenses, I think you're going to see more and more free safeties who look like corners. Williams reminds me a little bit of the kid out of Ohio State that the Saints drafted a couple of years ago, Malcolm Jenkins. He was kind of a borderline first-round corner, but when they kicked the kid inside, he had a heckuva year last year.
November 8, 2006
WHY DO the Roosevelt Boulevard pedestrians jaywalk and cross against the red light? Not everybody speeds and weaves in and out on the Boulevard. I've had to slam on the brakes many times while going the posted limit, with a green light. Some pedestrians believe they don't have to obey traffic signals, but the laws for drivers and pedestrians should be equally enforced. Howard Kieffer, Philadelphia
September 6, 2005
PGW spokesman Doug Oliver's attempt to minimize public concerns about the proposed Port Richmond LNG terminal, saying, "the knee-jerk reaction is to focus on safety, or terrorism, on the worst-case scenario" is at best a poor choice of words and at worst an indication that PGW is putting dollars before safety. Everyone's focus, especially PGW's, should be on safety, terrorism and the worst-case scenario, and doing so should not be demeaned as "knee-jerk. " Christine Knapp, Eastern Pennsylvania Outreach Coordinator Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future Philadelphia
June 28, 2010
The Eagles claimed safety Brett Johnson off waivers from the Buffalo Bills on Monday. The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder was signed as a rookie free agent from California by the Bills following the 2010 draft but was released on June 25. A two-year starter at free safety, the 23-year-old Johnson finished his collegiate career with 107 tackles and three interceptions. In 2009, Johnson recorded a career-high 52 tackles to lead all Bears defensive backs. The Henderson, Nev., native was a college teammate of Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson at Cal.
April 11, 1995 |
Fire Commissioner Harold Hairston points out potential fire hazards to Deborah Womack in the cellar of Womack's home in West Philadelphia. Hairston's visity was part of yesterday's kickoff of the city's residential safety program, in which firefighters will visit every home in the city, distributing literature and offering fire inspections. The firefighters will announce their arrival by sounding the sirens on their vehicles. They will be in uniform and will show identification on request, according to the city.
May 18, 2016
Nearly $5.5 million collected from fines for red-light violations at 28 Philadelphia intersections will fund 23 safety-improvement projects across the state. Here are local projects that are receiving funding. Bucks County Perkasie: $108,588 Upgrade traffic signal at Fifth Street and Blooming Glen Road. Chester County Schuylkill: $188,130 Upgrade traffic signal and pedestrian crossing at Pothouse Road and Charlestown Road/West Bridge Street. Willistown: $180,000 Install fiber optics at signals from Old Lincoln Highway to Plank Avenue; connect traffic signals along Lancaster Avenue to the PennDot Traffic Management Center.
November 19, 2003
RE WARREN M. Hern's op-ed ("Am I a partial-birth abortion outlaw?" Oct. 28): Not only am I taken aback by the graphic description and matter-of-fact way he describes this procedure, but also by the complete lack of concern for his own safety. I have to admit that my very first thought after reading this article was that someone is going to kill this man. As a Roman Catholic, I most certainly do not agree with Dr. Hern's practices, but I also do not believe that two wrongs make a right.
March 27, 2007 |
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says fighting is part of hockey and believes some people have been "running off a little too fast on this topic. " "My view on fighting hasn't changed," Bettman told the Canadian Press yesterday. "We've never taken active steps or considered eliminating fighting from the game. "I've always taken the view that it's a part of the game and it rises and lowers based on what the game dictates. " While Bettman seemed OK with the game's current stand on fighting, he's concerned about the larger safety issues.
August 4, 2004
THE PERCEPTION that we will be safer from terrorists under Bush than Kerry is preposterous. We already have the world's most powerful military, yet it did not prevent the 9/11 attacks. As John Kerry said, "Help is on the way. " But I hope that enough people will accept that help. Mortgaging away the future of our children, failing to protect the environment, reducing the number of emergency workers, off-shoring jobs and reducing funding for successful education programs is a poor demonstration of family values.
August 23, 1993 |
The head coach keeps repeating that he's happy with his safeties. That's like saying he's happy to see the sun rise, even though the day that follows might be downright dreadful. Rich Kotite's summertime credo has been "Don't Worry, Be Happy. " While everyone else, including his defensive coaches, is concerned about a noticeable lack of depth, lack of chemistry, lack of hitters and, heck, lack of starters at this point, Kotite says he's happy. The Real Season opens in two weeks and Kotite is happy, even though Rich Miano is the only safety who knows what he's doing on every play right now. The Eagles' projected Opening Day starting safeties are Miano and strong safety William Frizzell, who has started 12 games, mostly in emergencies, in nine years.