September 10, 2016 |
When William Hatcher drove onto the campus of the University of Kansas in 1967, he needed directions. "I had arrived from Boston" to become a teaching assistant, he said, "and I didn't know quite where to go" on campus. "Then I saw this striking-looking woman on the sidewalk. So I stopped and asked her for directions. " As a fellow teaching assistant, Mary Gwinn became interested in knowing more about the young man from Boston. "I've been letting her point the way," Hatcher said, "for the last 50 years.
August 29, 2016
As many Philadelphians schedule their Labor Day weekend trips down the Shore, consider the story of the John Wanamaker Commercial Institute, a school and New Jersey-based summer camp for its namesake's employees. The postmaster general and retail magnate started the "store school" in 1897 for young workers in his department stores. Ranging in age from 12 to the early 20s, student-employees were provided with "daily opportunities to obtain a working education in the arts and sciences of commerce and trade," Wanamaker wrote in 1909.
August 28, 2016 |
Donald Trump's presidential campaign has hired the former campaign manager for Gov. Christie whom the governor dismissed following the George Washington Bridge scandal. Christie, who became a top Trump adviser after dropping out of the GOP nominating race in February, excommunicated Bill Stepien from his political orbit when the bridge scandal erupted in January 2014. The governor had tapped Stepien to lead the New Jersey GOP and hired him as a consultant for the Republican Governors Association, which Christie chaired.
July 10, 2016 |
A man was shot after allegedly pulling a gun on police in Toms River overnight, authorities say. The weapon turned out to be an black Airsoft replica pistol without an orange tip, officials said. Toms River police said the incident unfolded after officers approached what authorities described as a suspicious vehicle at Cedar and Haines Drives around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Timothy Sauers, 29, got out of the vehicle and allegedly pulled the replica handgun, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said Friday.
July 4, 2016
Fine crafts Connecticut. Handmade works by more than 180 nationally recognized artists offered in this juried crafts show. Categories include ceramics, wearable and nonwearable fiber, jewelry, wood, metal, and painting. Held outdoors rain or shine. Guilford Art Center Craft Expo , Guilford, July 15-17. www.guilfordartcenter.org . Evening entertainment Delaware. Grab a blanket and dinner for summer concerts at the band shell in Bellevue State Park, with an eclectic line-up from country to funk to indie.
July 2, 2016
A New Jersey man was found guilty on Thursday of sexually assaulting a relative when she was an elementary school student, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office announced. Christian Powell, 52, of Toms River, was convicted on 22 counts of child sexual assault. His bail was immediately revoked and he was remanded to jail. The now-19-year-old victim, who was assaulted starting when she was in third grade and continuing until eighth grade, testified at the trial. An earlier trial ended with a deadlocked jury last October.
June 22, 2016 |
As a workers' compensation defense lawyer, Michael Huber "was a little like Jimmy Stewart, very earnest, like a Boy Scout," his Haddonfield law partner William T. Freeman said. Freeman recalled that in one case, Mr. Huber won a decision before the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Court in Camden. But while Mr. Huber was away, an appellate court "very promptly reversed" the decision, Freeman said, "because of him, because he wasn't there to argue it. " And because of his Stewartian earnestness, Freeman said, Mr. Huber was "someone you could trust with the most delicate of personal information without any fear.
June 13, 2016 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - It was way past the time for constructive criticism. Standing in the outfield with his disappointed team around him, St. Augustine Prep coach Mike Bylone wasn't interested in rehashing the mistakes that cost the Hermits their best chance to win the Non-Public A state title. He wasn't interested in discussing a couple of wind-blown fly balls that appeared to confound his outfielders or a pair of baserunning miscues that sucked the air out of the Hermits' last-gasp rally in the seventh inning.
June 13, 2016 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Craig Mensinger called it "mystifying. " His Ocean City team was "super confident" entering the Group 3 state championship game Saturday against Northern Highlands. The Red Raiders had won 14 of 15. They had ace Sean Mooney on the mound. They were playing a team with 10 losses. They were on the brink of the first state title in the history of the program. But when Mooney allowed his first two earned runs of the season in the first inning, thanks to a bloop, an opposite-field double, and a windblown double, the Red Raiders never recovered.
June 7, 2016 |
Highland coach D.J. Gore says the "numbers don't lie" when it comes to Ocean City senior Sean Mooney. So why doesn't anybody believe them? "Unbelievable," Ocean City senior outfielder Dom Fiorentino said of his teammate's pitching statistics. "Unbelievable," echoed veteran coach Craig Mensinger about Mooney's remarkable numbers. Even Mooney seems a little dubious about his own accomplishments. "No [earned] runs? That's a little hard to believe," Mooney said. "But it feels great.