August 5, 2013 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Brian Sears has solidified his throne. Driving Royalty For Life, Sears won the 88th edition of the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands Racetrack after decisively taking first with Bee A Magician in the Hambletonian Oaks earlier in the day. The pair of victories replicated his performance in 2009, when he became the only driver to win both events in the same day. The Massachusetts-born Royalty...
August 2, 2013 |
Under gray skies and drenching rains Thursday morning, construction crews in Camden started to tear away at the facade of the former Sears, Roebuck & Co. store, almost two months after demolition started June 5. While much of the rear of the structure on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard now lies in a pile of bricks and steel, the front facade and the side facing Memorial Avenue remained largely intact until Thursday. About 9 a.m., workers from Winzinger Inc. of Hainesport slowly began taking out large chunks of the top of the facade, transforming the front of the building into a skeleton of steel girders.
June 7, 2013 |
The former Sears, Roebuck & Co. store on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden started coming down in pieces Wednesday, 42 years after it closed its doors to shoppers. The work is expected to last eight weeks. On Wednesday, an excavator clawed through the rear, working toward the boulevard. A handful of spectators watched. The civic activists who had called for the building, built in 1927, to be preserved were not present Wednesday morning. For now, the facade of the neoclassical store remains in place, windows and doors boarded up. But soon, it, too, will come down, making way for a redevelopment project by the Campbell Soup Co., whose headquarters is nearby.
March 18, 2013 |
Samuel Moses, 93, of Ivyland, a decorated World War II veteran and career executive with Sears, Roebuck & Co., died Saturday, March 2, of renal failure at home. Born in 1919 in Donora, Pa., to Asa and Mary Moses, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1939 on graduation from Donora High School, where he and future baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial were teammates. Mr. Moses, a gunner and radio operator, was stationed with the 11th Heavy Bombardment Group on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes came roaring over Pearl Harbor.
December 16, 2012
Seymour I. 'Spence' Toll is a Philadelphia lawyer and author Some personal experiences can seize one's spirit so powerfully that they are never forgotten, even if, like me, one is groping through the memory mist of old age. The personal experience I have in mind has been a recurring memory for 68 years. It not only crosses my mind each day, but possesses me for much of every Dec. 16. At dawn on that day in 1944, more than 200,000 German troops, supported by nearly 1,000 tanks, began the Battle of the Bulge.
December 12, 2012 |
Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze today at the landmark Sears building in Camden. The fire in the rear of the vacant commercial building on Admiral Wilson Boulevard was reported shortly before 1 p.m. and under control within 20 minutes, Camden Fire Chief Michael Harper said. No one was injured in the fire, which was contained to an area on the first floor, Harper said. An investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway. Camden-based Campbell Soup Co. owns the four-acre site and plans to demolish the building to make room for an office park.
October 19, 2012 |
The prolific Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham must be leading a charmed life. In a matter of months, The Outgoing Tide, his funny and searing exploration of dementia and its effect on a family, has been given not one but two terrific productions here. The first was in Center City in the spring, at Philadelphia Theatre Company. The second now plays in Wilmington, where Delaware Theatre Company takes The Outgoing Tide - with its perfect narrative arc, smooth writing, and genuine tone - and runs with it in a production directed by Broadway producer Bud Martin, in his first season as artistic director in Wilmington.
August 6, 2012 |
MADRID - Wildfires fanned by fierce winds and high temperatures raged across a western Spanish region and on the Canary Islands on Sunday, threatening to cut off phone contact with one island, killing an emergency worker and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people, officials said. A 35-year-old man from an army emergency services unit died in a vehicle accident while battling the wildfires in the Extremadura region, and three others were injured. A fourth firefighter had to be treated after inhaling smoke.
June 27, 2012 |
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - Searing, record-setting heat in the interior West kept its grip on firefighters struggling Tuesday to contain blazes in Colorado, Utah, and other Rocky Mountain states. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. "When it's that hot, it just dries the fuels even more," said Steve Segin, a fire spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.
June 20, 2012 |
When a story like the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse case erupts in your own backyard, the barrage of sordid testimony day after day is almost too much, even for a hard-core reporter who has covered bad news for longer than I want to admit. As a mother, I would rather stick pins in my eyes than read about the alleged rape of children. "I can't take this," I told my husband as I cringed through the victims' horrific testimony as reported by my colleagues last week. Hubby looked me dead in my pin-poked eyes and replied, "As a parent, you'd better read it. " He's right once again.