April 23, 2012
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Swarm defeated the Wings, 15-10, in a National Lacrosse League game at Xcel Energy Stadium Saturday night. The Wings must defeat the Knighthawks in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday to guarantee home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, which begin the weekend of May 4. Dan Dawson led the Wings (7-8) with five goals and an assist, tying the single-season record of 100 points in a season set by former Wings forward Athan Iannucci in 2008.
May 15, 2000 |
The Queen Bee of Mercy Street celebrated Mother's Day in dramatic style yesterday. Her Highness led a honey bee swarm, described by one witness as "a big cloud," down the South Philadelphia street, leaving many residents bee-wildered and trapped in their rowhouses. "It looked like a big cloud in the middle of the street," said Pete Torriero, 23. "It was weird. Never seen anything like that before. Except on TV. " By day's end, some 20,000 to 30,000 bees lay dead on Mercy Street near 11th - the victims of insect spray and hastily thrown water.
August 31, 1995 |
The Pirates' gloves and bats failed yesterday, so Pittsburgh resorted to, ah, vacuum cleaners. Huh? About 2 1/2 hours before game time in Pittsburgh last night, hundreds of yellow jackets gathered near the Pirates' dugout. The players tried to swat them away with gloves and even bats. Later, as batting practice was about to begin, a thick swarm of bees gathered on a protective screen behind second base, causing both the Pirates and visiting Colorado Rockies to retreat to their dugouts.
December 22, 1987 |
For a while now, Rodger Tabb has been a victim of high expectations. Opponents, realizing how the Cardinal Dougherty center can dominate a game, have assigned two, and sometimes three, players to cover him. As a result, Tabb has had to trade about a pint of sweat for every point, scoring 9.9 per game - not bad for most players, but decidedly unimpressive for a player of his ability. If Tabb were a one-dimensional player or if Dougherty were a one-player team, the double- and triple-teams would be a resounding success.
July 21, 2010 |
Police swarmed through Center City west of City Hall today, but it was just a drill. The 90 officers were taking part in a Homeland Security exercise testing rapid response to an emergency such as terrorist attack. Although the beefed up police presence was evident, citizens made their way through the streets unfazed and undisturbed.
May 11, 1987 |
To bee or not to bee? That was the question at Riverfront Stadium yesterday. Phillies batting practice and the first inning were disrupted by a swarm of bees on the field. The trouble started three hours before game time, when the grounds crew began preparing the field. They were rolling the batting cage into place when the queen bee landed on it. Quickly, hundreds of bees swarmed to the cage. Randy Morgan, from the Cincinnati Zoo, was summoned, and got rid of most of the bees with a vacuum cleaner while the Phillies missed 20 minutes of BP. There still were several bees flying around the infield when the game started, though.
May 29, 1986 |
When a swarm of unruly bees buzzed down the main street of Norristown last year, the terrified citizens knew who to call - the bee-busters. They are David and Shelley Castetter, a Swedesboro couple who raise bees and sell honey at local grocery and health food stores under the label Valley Forge Honey Farm. But David Castetter is also the man contacted by area police and fire officials when people call them to get rid of swarms in their back yards and garages. "People get really terrified," said Shelley Castetter, 33. "It's very dramatic when it happens, but bees are harmless when they swarm because they're filled with honey.
April 10, 1988 |
Each spring, as the sap runs and the nectar flows, beekeepers across the county have their eyes on what for them is one of life's ultimate freebies: free bees. Awakened after a winter of dormancy, bees erupt with a flurry when warmer weather comes. Those workers that survived the winter begin to gather honeydew, which precedes nectar, from flowers, and the queen bee begins her annual egg-laying spree of up to a half-million eggs. But each year, the worker bees take one or more of the queen's eggs, put it in a special elongated cell and feed it something known as "royal jelly," similar to honey but higher in protein.
February 3, 2007 |
Germantown Academy girls' basketball fans trying to make the case for including the Patriots in USA Today's top 25 found some additional arguments yesterday. The Patriots, who beat No. 18 St. Elizabeth (Del.) a week ago, used their swarming defense to sink their big Inter-Academic League rival, Notre Dame Academy, 55-31. In suffering only their second loss in 22 games, the Irish were held to just two points in the second quarter by the Patriots, who are ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer.
January 15, 1992 |
This is a tale that is oh so sweet. Upstate farmers might haul in the most awards for stuff like the best- looking cow, the most tantalizing tobacco leaves and the prettiest cucumbers, but at this year's Pennsylvania Farm Show, the Philadelphia suburbs can boast some winners, too. In the highly competitive Apiary Products Category, beekeepers from the burbs walked off with 24 of 108 awards in events such as the Comb Honey (Light) Division and Commercial Beeswax (Not Less Than Three Pounds)