November 8, 2011 |
Three huge 900-foot fuel tankers have little in common with the sleek yachts that compete in the America's Cup race. But two Pennsylvania federal lawmakers have found a way to lash the vessels together in one piece of legislation. The U.S. Senate on Monday night was poised to approve the America's Cup Act of 2011, which would waive a law that requires certain vessels that sail in U.S. waters to be flagged in the United States. At the behest of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, both Republicans, the America's Cup legislation was amended to allow three foreign-flagged tankers to work in the Philadelphia area for Sunoco Inc. The massive tankers are the linchpin of Sunoco's Mariner East project, which the Philadelphia refiner announced last year.
September 16, 2011 |
Families can enjoy the riverfront, public sails, pirate fights, and more this weekend as the Independence Seaport Museum presents its Philadelphia Seaport Festival. From Friday through Sunday, the A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey's official tall ship, will be docked at the museum and will host a series of public sails as part of the monthlong festival at Penn's Landing. On Friday, families can sail from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 7:30. Attendees can also cruise the Kalmar Nyckel ship, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the A.J. Meerwald's public sails are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and continue with an Irish music sail from 1:30 to 4 with a performance from Irish band Friends of Eric, and a 5-to-7:30 p.m. sail.
May 31, 2011 |
TRENTON - A year of political fireworks leading up to the confirmation hearing of Gov. Christie's first Supreme Court nominee ended in praise and mostly friendly questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee gave its approval 11 to 1 today. The hearing for Anne Patterson lasted 2 ½ hours but contained none of the confrontational atmosphere expected for a nominee whose progress has been stalled for months by Democrats angry with Christie's efforts to remake the court. The Republican governor picked the Morris County lawyer in May 2010 to replace John Wallace, a justice whom Christie decided to deny tenure after seven years over concerns that he and the top court were legislating from the bench.
May 31, 2011 |
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Pro-Palestinian activists, marking the first anniversary of a deadly raid by Israel on a Turkish aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip, gathered Monday on the deck of the same boat, refitted and preparing to sail for Gaza again next month. An international coalition of activists said Egypt's removal this past weekend of a four-year blockade of Gaza would not affect their plans for a new flotilla, which will depart from various European ports to try to breach Israel's sea blockade.
April 2, 2011
The Cards may want to call a do-over It hasn't been the smoothest of seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, and there are still 161 games to go. The ride got a little bumpier on Friday when rightfielder Matt Holliday was scheduled for an appendectomy. The Cards said they won't know until Saturday how long the 31-year-old all-star will be out of the lineup. "I think they caught it early, so I think that's good news," GM John Mozeliak said. "I don't think it's that bad of a blow to the team.
March 18, 2011 |
Big East? Or Big Easy? Displaying some of its very best basketball of the season, Gonzaga dispatched 18th-ranked St. John's, 86-71, last night in the Southeast Regional of the NCAA Tournament, setting up a meeting tomorrow with Brigham Young and player-of-the-year candidate Jimmer Fredette. The Zags burst to a double-digit lead in the first 8 minutes and were never really threatened seriously thereafter against the athletic Red Storm, which became the second team from the vaunted Big East - which sent 11 teams into the tournament - to bite the dust at the Pepsi Arena in Denver.
December 7, 2010 |
Charles George Parry, 74, formerly of Medford, a retired insurance executive, an avid sailor, and founder of the Rock Hall Yacht Club Sailing School, died of bladder cancer Friday, Dec. 3, at home in Chestertown, Md. Mr. Parry was with Reliance Insurance Co. for 36 years in offices in North Jersey, Detroit, New York, Haddonfield, Radnor, and Philadelphia. He became a chartered property and casualty underwriter in 1975 and retired as Reliance's senior compliance officer in Philadelphia in 2000.
September 26, 2010 |
Who needs sex when dysfunction and disorder sell just as well? The latest Eagles episode - a love/hate quadrangle featuring two quarterbacks, a head coach, and a city - has already had so many unexpected twists that it might be more fascinating than that crazy, season-long tiff between Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb. You'll no doubt stay tuned to find out how this particular saga ends. We all will. But in the process of following the Eagles, we sometimes take it for granted that, across the street from the Linc, there's a better and far more stable team.
September 10, 2010 |
BACK IN THE '70s, Stanley Edeiken, a highly regarded surgeon, told his son, Steven, that if he found something he liked more than medicine, he would do it. And he did. It was sailing. So, in 1974, Stan bought a boat, closed his general-surgical practice, put his house in Deal, N.J., in mothballs, and sailed away. He and his wife, Evey, cruised the Caribbean for two years before he returned to resume his practice, having fulfilled a cherished dream that many people postpone until it's too late.
August 22, 2010
Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply. Land With the Family Escape package, two parents and two kids can stay at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld starting at $99 per night (normal rates start at $249) and get free kids' meals (age 12 and under), an in-room movie night with pizza and soda, and a 10 percent spa discount.