May 18, 2015 |
At Specca Farms in Burlington County, Bill Hlubik stooped down in a large furrowed field, picked a plump red strawberry and took a bite. "That's the best berry I've had in my life, and I'm not just saying that," he said enthusiastically. "Wow, that is a good berry. " Hlubik, a professor and agricultural agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, ought to know. He helped develop and test the new "Rutgers Scarlet" strawberry, which is now being praised by farmers and consumers as particularly sweet, juicy, and flavorful - superior to strawberries shipped in from California, Florida, and Mexico.
June 15, 1995 |
If Darryl Strawberry is going to play again in New York, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner isn't ready to announce it. Yesterday, Steinbrenner said only that he and Strawberry's agent have talked. The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that Steinbrenner is expected to complete a deal with Strawberry, 33, the outfielder who is serving a 60-day suspension from baseball for testing positive for cocaine. The suspension ends June 24. Yankees general manager Gene Michael said he isn't involved in any talks between the onetime Met and Bill Goodstein, Strawberry's new agent.
February 26, 2000 |
Darryl Stawberry won't find out if he's being suspended or for how long until Monday at the earliest, according to New York Yankees manager Joe Torre. "How he's doing, that's our concern now," said Torre, who planned to call Strawberry this weekend. "There's not much I can offer him at this point in time other than support. " Strawberry failed a drug test Jan. 19, violating terms of his probation from a no-contest plea to charges of cocaine possession and soliciting a prostitute in Tampa last spring.
February 10, 1992 |
They were inseparable. Even in death. Gennie High Sr. could have saved himself from the fire that killed him yesterday. But he went back for his invalid wife. And both perished. High, 52, and his stroke-suffering wife, Carolyn, 50, were found on the second-floor landing of the three-story Philadelphia Housing Authority rowhouse where they lived on Euclid Street at 31st. "He was home every day taking care of his wife," neighbor Sam Thompson said of Gennie High. "He never went anywhere without her. He was very devoted.
June 25, 1989 |
Fred McConnell has farmed strawberries, sweet corn, potatoes, eggplant and a host of other fruits and vegetables on his 100-plus acres off Green Lane near Montgomery County Park since World War II. His father owned the same farm dating back to the time of World War I. McConnell and other local strawberry growers may mark 1989 with yet another war - the war with Mother Nature. Yearly rainfall in the Delaware Valley through Thursday was 23.01 inches, 3.93 inches over the normal yearly rainfall average of 19.08.
March 29, 2013
Company description : "They're made with Rita's famous Old Fashioned Frozen Custard sandwiched between two delicious Oreo Cookie Wafers, and are available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Strawberry and Vanilla/Chocolate Twist. Also available with Rainbow Sprinkles and Mini Chocolate Chips!" Location: 1356 E. Passyunk Ave. Order time: One minute. Or so. Cost: $7.54 including tax for a four-pack of sandwiches. Calories: Approx. 250, 90 of them from the 10g of fat. Saturated fat is 4g. There's no trans fat. The 30mgs of cholesterol isn't too bad and you also get 4g of protein.
May 8, 1991 |
When Darryl Strawberry strolled to the plate in the top of the sixth inning, a crowd of 47,744 at Shea Stadium stood and jeered. When he lined the first pitch he saw 396 feet over the left-centerfield fence, the jeers exploded into cheers, and suddenly - if but for a brief moment - it was 1986 again and Strawberry owned New York. Wearing a Dodgers uniform and sporting a .214 batting average, both of which fit him somewhat oddly, Strawberry returned to New York last night. While the crowd booed him whenever he popped out of the dugout and pelted him with strawberries, Strawberry expressed a lingering regret that he was "forced" to pursue free agency and leave New York.
June 15, 1995 |
If Darryl Strawberry is coming back to play again in New York, Yankeees owner George Steinbrenner isn't ready to announce it yet. Steinbrenner said yesterday he and Strawberry's agent have discussed the situation, but said reports that the Yankees are prepared to sign him are premature. "We have talked, but that's not a deal," Steinbrenner said before the Yankees played at Detroit. "That's all I'm going to say on the matter," he said. The Record, of Hackensack, N.J., reported yesterday Steinbrenner is expected to finalize a deal with Strawberry, the outfielder who is serving a 60-day suspension from baseball for testing positive for cocaine.
April 20, 2013 |
ATHENS, Greece - Greek officials on Thursday promised "swift and exemplary" punishment for three strawberry plantation foremen who allegedly shot and injured 29 Bangladeshi laborers protesting late pay. Police are seeking the three suspects who disappeared after Wednesday's shootings, which occurred during a confrontation with about 200 Bangladeshi farm workers in the country's rural south who say they have not been paid for half a year. Seven Bangladeshi workers were still receiving hospital treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
May 27, 1994 |
CASHING IN ON BANK ERROR, IF ONLY FOR AN AFTERNOON Howard Jenkins became a multimillionaire on his lunch break last Friday. And, no, he didn't rob a bank. In fact, it was a computer error that put an extra $88 million in his account. It all started when he lost his checkbook and called NationsBank in Tampa, Fla., to put a hold on his account. When he went to make a deposit, he was told to use an automated teller machine outside to check on the account. When he withdrew $10, the receipt said his balance was $889,437.