May 10, 2015 |
The words came out of the coxswain in a familiar litany. OK, Line it up ladies. We're going to take it outside. Let's run . . . let's take a step forward toward the river. Careful. Toward me. There was no drama, simply a shell being prepared for a race, same as any other, except this was Dad Vails. "You're going to use everything you know," Temple women's coach Rebecca Smith Grzybowski told her varsity eight. A few miles to the east, Temple's graduation commencement was due to start - almost to the minute if the ceremony began on time.
October 18, 2014 |
New Jersey has obtained more than 80 percent of the property easements it needs to go ahead with dune construction and beach widening, to protect shorefronts against future storms, state officials announced Thursday. But even though about 2,400 easements have been secured, about 450 holdouts remain, which could lead to expensive and time-consuming court battles, officials said. "We appreciate that many property owners - clearly mindful of the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy - have unselfishly donated easements for the greater good rather than engage the state in protracted litigation," said acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.
July 9, 2013 |
The South Korean jetliner that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday was flying far too slowly to reach the runway and began to stall just before the pilot gunned his engines in a futile effort to abort the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday. The investigation into the crash of the Boeing 777 came into focus more sharply on possible pilot error Sunday as the president of Asiana Airlines ruled out a mechanical failure, and federal investigators sought to interview the cockpit crew.
January 23, 2013 |
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. - Sandy, one of the nation's costliest natural disasters, has given new urgency to an age-old debate: Should areas repeatedly damaged by storms be rebuilt or should nature be allowed to reclaim them? The difficulty in getting aid for Sandy victims through Congress - most of a $60 billion package could get final approval next week - highlights the hard choices that have to be made across the country. Federal, state, and local governments all say they do not have unlimited resources to keep writing checks after every storm, and it may be cheaper to buy out vulnerable properties and not rebuild.
January 4, 2013 |
By car, wagon, or horse-drawn carriage, enjoy an illuminated spectacular this weekend at Shadybrook Farms' 18th annual Holiday Light Show, presented by Peco. The show, which begins nightly at 5 o'clock through Sunday, spans two miles in Yardley. Attendees can see illuminations of historical and mythical characters, places, and things, including the Statue of Liberty, the Grinch, the 12 Days of Christmas, Under the Sea featuring an 80-foot-long aquarium sea wall, the Peco building, and more.
June 18, 2010
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The last time Phil Mickelson didn't make a birdie during a U.S. Open round was the first day in 2007 at Oakmont, where he opened with a 74 and proceeded to miss the cut. Yesterday, at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the only guy who has a chance to win the Grand Slam this season went birdie-less once again. This time, he carded a 4-over-par 75 that left him down but not necessarily out of the USGA's 110th national championship. At least not yet. "I just putted horrific," Mickelson said after his highest first round of a U.S. Open in 13 years.
June 15, 2010
Last year was the first time the U.S. Open finished in regulation on a Monday since 1983 at Oakmont, when thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon forced play into an extra day. Last June at Bethpage, no round ended on the day it was scheduled to after rain interrupted things early on Thursday. This will be the fifth time that Pebble Beach has hosted two events in the same year. Only three other courses have done that once. In 1948, Riviera hosted the Los Angeles Open and U.S. Open.
March 27, 2009 |
Isabelle Huppert looks thin and tired, but appropriately so, in The Sea Wall, an affecting flashback to French colonial Cambodia and a widow's struggle to guard her house, land, and family against forces of nature and human greed. Loosely based on Marguerite Duras' autobiographical novel of her adolescence in French Indochina, The Sea Wall is not an epic on the scale of Indochine. Rather, this circa-1930 drama offers a sumptuously photographed but brittle portrait of a mother and her two (almost)
September 7, 2003 |
Along Marine Drive, a sweeping ocean promenade ringed by fading art-deco buildings, lovers kiss and grope each other on the sea wall, seemingly oblivious to the showers of ocean spray and frenetic traffic around them. The sight of public canoodling may seem odd in a place where, traditionally, a bride and bridegroom first touched on the conjugal bed. But as a new sexual permissiveness has seized this crowded city - which counted 16 million inhabitants in 2000 - a chronic housing shortage is forcing many lovers out into the city's scenic spots.
February 5, 2001 |
A dozen fans sunbathing along the Cliffs of Doom in Pebble Beach, Calif., were looking back up the fairway yesterday as Tiger Woods came by, hopeful they could witness another spectacular comeback in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. They were looking in the wrong direction. Behind them on the 10th green was Davis Love III, who put together a comeback that was every bit as impressive as what Woods did a year ago. Seven strokes behind to start the final round, Love wiped out that margin by playing his first seven holes in a staggering 8-under par, then made a bold birdie on the final hole to complete a 63 and win for the first time in 34 months.