July 26, 1991 |
Wheel on down to the Civic Center between Aug. 2 and 15 to watch thousands of roller skaters in action, competing in the 1991 United States Artistic and Indoor Speed Roller Skating Championships. The competition will be split into two categories: the United States Artistic Championships Aug. 2 to 10 and the U.S. Indoor Speed Championships Aug. 11 to 15. Winners of the artistic portion of the competition will become members of the World Artistic Team USA, which will represent the United States at the World Artistic Championships in Sydney, Australia, in the fall.
September 17, 2010
Wild storms whipped through New Jersey on Thursday night and about 36,000 customers lost power statewide, according to the Associated Press. About 17,300 Atlantic City Electric customers were in the dark, the utility reported. More than 4,400 customers lost power in Gloucester County. Only a couple hundred customers lost power in Camden and Burlington Counties. About 6,000 customers in Salem County lost power. - Robert Moran
October 25, 2006 |
The 37th annual Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta is scheduled for Saturday on the Schuylkill. So far, 1,384 boats have entered, and about 6,800 participants are expected, organizers said yesterday. Regatta officials said 60 percent of the competitors would be of high school age, 30 percent college athletes, and 10 percent in the masters-open class. There are 22 event categories, and more than 10 hours of continuous racing is expected. Organizers said they expected from 4,000 to 8,000 fans.
July 17, 2012 |
HE WAS an enigma to the authorities and a curiosity to collectors, a man who could have made bundles with his brains. But not all of Francis L. Henning's plans were foolproof or legal, and he fled South Jersey in 1955 with the feds on his tail, dumping buckets full of shiny evidence in local waterways. On Oct. 28 that year, Henning, looking both distinguished and defeated in a light suit, stood for a mug shot in Cleveland, where he was making $700 a month as a mechanical engineer — more than twice the national average for the era. Henning was a counterfeiter who strategically dreamed small, it seems, to fly under the radar of the agency he figured would be looking for fakes: the Secret Service.
March 9, 2013
HARRISBURG - The number of eligible people purged from Pennsylvania's Medicaid rolls amid the Corbett administration's crackdown aimed at welfare waste could be far higher than state officials told lawmakers this week, lawyers for the poor told the Associated Press on Thursday. Citing Department of Public Welfare figures, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia said that nearly half the people, or 7,331, who responded to a letter sent by the agency in the fall had since reenrolled in Medicaid.
November 10, 1993 |
Megan Tobin and Jennifer Jordan left their homes in Roxborough around 7:30 a.m. and were among the first to arrive at City Hall yesterday for the Phillies farewell rally. Four hours early. They perched themselves smack in front of the stage, flush against the police barricades. "We love Darren Daulton," gushed Megan, 17, who had cut school and a calculus test to attend. "Not just his looks," clarified Jennifer, 18. "We think he's a good catcher, too. " These two young women were among thousands of fans who swarmed Dilworth Plaza outside City Hall yesterday to salute their favorite team, the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies.
January 17, 1997 |
Every morning, evangelist Margaret "Mom" Walls would drive over to a Burger King in her South Philadelphia neighborhood and pick up breakfast for her 88-year-old mother. A few days after Christmas, "Mom" Walls made the usual run. But this time, another vehicle collided with her car at 25th and Jackson streets. And on Tuesday, the 71-year-old Walls - described by her family as a "prayer warrior" - died after two weeks of hospitalization. "Her work was done. She has won over thousands and thousands of souls," said a granddaughter, Tanja Dixon.
October 25, 2012 |
Camden County is sponsoring its Fall Job Fair today at Collingswood Ballroom, an event that drew thousands last year. With New Jersey's unemployment rate at 9.8 percent - among the highest in the nation - organizers say they expect even more than the 2,000 job seekers who showed last year. It will feature a special area for veterans, under a banner that says "Helping Our Heroes," a section on resume writing and dressing for success, on-site interviews, and a bell that people ring when they get to that next step in the hiring process.
October 26, 2011 |
CARLISLE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania man who made more than 400 lewd prank phone calls in a single day has been sentenced in a second case related to a two-county investigation. Rip Alan Swartz, 43, said he felt "ashamed" over the thousands of obscene calls he made over the last five years, before a Cumberland County judge sentenced him to probation on Tuesday. Swartz was arrested a year ago after he repeatedly called a Hooters restaurant. Authorities say Swartz called businesses trying to get women to talk to him about pantyhose.
September 20, 2012 |
Authorities say a storm-related failure this morning at a Verizon station left thousands of residents without phone service, and knocked out 911 service in some Montgomery County communities. Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski said events began when last night's storm caused a tree to knock out power to a company facility on Moreland Avenue in Hatboro. About 20,000 customers in eastern Montgomery County were still without phone service at noon. Some were experiencing 30 to 40 second delays when dialing 911. Affected communities were Hatboro, Upper Moreland, Lower Moreland, Abington and Cheltenham.