May 29, 2013 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - On a scale of 1 to 10, Diane Wieland is rating Memorial Day weekend 2013 along the southern stretch of the Jersey Shore a solid 8. And that's a pretty good number for a tourist region that seven months ago was reeling from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy - and that a mere seven days ago was still holding its collective breath wondering whether visitors would return. "I think a lot of people in Cape May County were waiting to exhale. . . . We just didn't know what was going to happen," said Wieland, who, as director of the county's Tourism Department, is in charge of tracking the region's lucrative vacation industry.
January 5, 2013 |
Nittany Nation could finally exhale Friday after receiving word that Penn State coach Bill O'Brien had ended his brief flirtation with returning to the NFL as a head coach and announced he would be back on the Beaver Stadium sideline in 2013. Neither O'Brien nor his agent, Joe Linta, responded to requests for comment. In an interview Friday with Steve Jones, the radio voice of Penn State football, O'Brien, a former offensive coordinator with the New England Patriots, said NFL teams, which he did not identify, "reached out" to his representative.
October 31, 2012 |
9:49 p.m. Gov. Corbett said he plans to tour parts Pennsylvania damaged by Sandy but didn't say where or when. He said more than a million people in the state still lacked power and three hospitals in eastern Pennsylvania were relying on generators. Five deaths so far have been blamed on the storm. Overall, he said, even with the storm still zigzagging across the state, the recovery has gone faster than expected. "We are breathing somewhat a sigh of relief. I'll be breathing a bigger sigh of relief when power is back on. " - Amy Worden 7:53 p.m. Gov. Christie tonight said fresh water is precious and should be used primarily for drinking and food preparation and not other things.
September 14, 2012 |
It is these two letters - U and N - that make the whole difference. The legal challenges against the euro bailout fund were "predominantly founded," said Andreas Vosskuhle, chief justice of the German Federal Constitutional Court, on Wednesday. Then, within a second, he corrected himself: The challenges were "predominantly unfounded . " With that, Germany became the last country to ratify the contract creating the European Stability Mechanism. The court's decision provoked huge relief for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, other European countries, and, to a degree Wednesday, the financial markets.
March 15, 2012 |
Question: A good friend of mine is living with a guy, "Adam," whom I can't stand, to the point where I try to avoid hanging out with her when he's there. My husband and other mutual friends feel the same. It's not just that he's a jerk; we can see he's totally controlling of her as well. She seems to sense that he rubs people the wrong way, and asks me from time to time, "What do you think of Adam? You can be honest. " Or asking what my husband thinks of him, in the same way. I usually flub my way through it because I feel terrible telling her I don't like him at all, but I can't lie. Should I be brutally honest with her?
August 28, 2011
By Ann Packer Knopf. 225 pp. $24.95 Reviewed by Susan Balée All summer I've been reading new fiction for an omnibus review to be published this fall. All summer I've been meeting characters with quirks (saints, savants, and jerks), exotic settings (from India to the South of France), poetry slumming as prose, narratives with verve, but nothing - until now - that really struck a nerve. Ann Packer's Swim Back to Me reminded me of why I fell in love with literature in the first place.
August 18, 2011 |
August has been thrown under the bus. On July 25, with the kiss of summer warm on our bare skin, the Federal Citizen Information Center posted its first the-end-is-near warning for parents. "Summertime will be winding down signaling that back–to-school time is near. Here are some things to consider before the first day of class. " The agency then advised "easing" the family back into the new school year by establishing a bedtime routine for children, planning meals a week ahead of time, and adjusting household chores.
June 26, 2011
A Lively History By Peter Toohey Yale University Press. 224 pp. $26 Reviewed by Katie Haegele One summer I worked for a temp agency, and they sent me on a retail assignment at a chichi home design shop. Starkly white and mostly empty, it looked like an art gallery and got about as much foot traffic. Technically I was a sales clerk, but they were using me mainly as a deterrent to robbers, so they didn't train me to do much. For the most part I just stood there, all day long.
March 11, 2011 |
The Schuylkill behaved like a considerate houseguest Friday. It mostly kept to its banks, did not spill anything, and did not overstay its welcome. But along the banks of the river in West Norriton, in a riverfront community called Port Indian, it did send water into the yards of a half dozen homes west of Port Indian Road. For most residents, though, the water's presence was a nonevent. "We dodged a bullet," said Allan Gehret, who built a stone home along West Port Indian Lane along the river bank in 1991.
November 6, 2010 |
Marcus Fox has faced "Road Closed" and "Detour" signs at 27th Street and Schuylkill Avenue with daily disdain while heading to work at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The past two years have been extremely rough," Fox said. "We all have literally had to adjust our lives around one missing bridge. " Whether driving, walking or taking SEPTA, thousands like Fox have been forced to use time-consuming detours to cross the Schuylkill between Southwest Center City and University City since reconstruction of the South Street Bridge began in December 2008.