February 7, 2014 |
JUST AS PHILADELPHIA was recovering from Monday's winter storm, the region was slammed with a devastating icy mix overnight Tuesday into yesterday. The storm caused power outages affecting more than 623,000 PECO Energy customers in southeastern Pennsylvania, the utility's second-biggest failure on record. More than 1,000 PECO utility-crew members were put to work trying to restore power. It could be days before all power is restored, officials said. Shortly after 9 p.m., Gov. Corbett declared a state of emergency in Pennsylvania to help authorities deal with the weather.
September 1, 2008 |
ST. PAUL, Minn. - On the orders of Sen. John McCain, the organizers of the Republican National Convention announced yesterday that they were scaling back the proceedings dramatically in deference to Hurricane Gustav. Today's opening session was to have included speeches by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, among others. Instead, there will be no political rhetoric of any kind, only an abbreviated meeting to conduct business required by party rules. What happens beyond today, organizers said, depends on how much damage the storm does to the Gulf Coast.
October 18, 2010 |
Radical's latest offering is quite a wild "Ryde. " Indeed, "Ryder on the Storm" is the type of book that changes direction constantly and has more layers than an onion. Just when you feel you have the story and players figured out, everything gets turned upside down. Indeed, the first issue has a whopping 52 pages of story and writer David Hine expertly makes use of every one of them. The result is a horror story worthy of Steve Niles , a crime story worthy of Christos Gage and dialogue worthy of Brian Michael Bendis . There is also a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a riddle.
May 2, 2011 |
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured hard-hit neighborhoods of Alabama and Mississippi on Sunday to offer condolences and pledge support for local residents and emergency workers. She met briefly with two sisters whose home was destroyed by last week's storms in Birmingham. Stephanie Anderson and Sheila Hurd were collecting clothes strewn across the street from the debris that was their mother's home. Anderson thanked Napolitano for coming to the area and told her that she appreciated the efforts of everyone who has responded, including the rescue workers who recovered her mother's remains.
January 27, 1987 |
George Washington may have been able to move a ragtag revolutionary army across snow-covered fields and a wintry Delaware River, but the city that bears his name couldn't get to work yesterday. A second snowstorm in less than a week blanketed the nation's capital, paralyzing the transportation network and causing as many as 300,000 federal workers to stay home for extended weekends. The storm had swept up the East Coast, causing traffic problems and school closings from North Carolina to Massachusetts.
April 28, 1993 |
Managing the Kansas City Royals has never been easy for Hal McRae, but he said he felt better yesterday than at any time since taking the job after a violent tirade directed at reporters. "I've got to do things my way," McRae said before the Royals edged the Tigers, 4-3, last night. "I've been trying to blend in, fit in . . . As a player, I felt I was in control. I need to feel that way now. " McRae became enraged Monday night over a question from a Kansas City radio reporter during his postgame meeting, triggering a tirade that stretched several minutes and left another beat reporter who has covered the Royals for years with a cut cheek from an object thrown by McRae.
August 18, 1990 |
Jack Nicklaus and defending champion Greg Norman had an overnight wait to discover if they would advance into the third round in the storm-delayed International Tournament. Norman and Nicklaus each finished with 3-point totals moments before darkness halted second-round play last night on the Castle Pines Golf Club course. A three-hour storm delay left 32 players stranded on the rain-soaked course. They are scheduled to return at 10 a.m. (EDT( today to complete second-round play.
April 1, 1987 |
When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the flight connections, the slick highways or the limited visibility. Has sort of a lilt to it, doesn't it? It does if, at the end of the storm, there is Route 303 leading to the Richfield Coliseum. And if the 76ers have enough left to trash the Cleveland Cavaliers, 116-105. Hum a few bars, will you, guys? "That happens to all teams now and then," Sixers coach Matt Guokas said. "For every off day you can have in that situation, you can have two good ones.
July 19, 2005 |
THE BOARD of Revision of Taxes is easy to hate. Its job is to blow the whistle on the annual value of our property holdings. People who would never hide income from the Internal Revenue Service act like it's a good thing for the BRT to miss the rising value of their homes. If you don't like a tax, then lower it. Don't evade it. The BRT was established in the 1854 Consolidation to hear appeals and make corrections to property assessments, which is where the funny name comes from.
January 24, 2016 |
Comcast Corp. said Friday it opened its Wifi network to the public in Philadelphia region and the Northeast for the snow storm. The Philadelphia company said it would keep the Wifi available for general public through Monday. Comcast operates thousands of Wifi hotspots in the in retail plazas, train platforms, parks and other areas of the northeastern U.S. affected by the storm. Typically a person has to authenticate themself - use a logon and password - as an Xfinity subscriber to access the network.