June 28, 1989 |
"His name was Junkie when we got him," said Patrolman Joe Piduch, "but we changed it to Jocko, a more suitable name for an officer of the law. " On Friday, with his new name and a badge around his neck, Jocko became one of the newest members of the Camden County Sheriff's Department. Jocko, along with Brutus, Snowball, Bullet, Shadow, Patton, Tugger and Bosco, was a member of the first class to graduate from the Camden County Sheriff/Conrail Canine Academy. After the graduation ceremony, the eight police pooches strutted around the Camden County Lakeland Training Complex in Blackwood with their trainers, who are officers from six different police departments in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and posed for pictures.
April 19, 1999 |
It was the annual opportunity for the folks of this quiet "family resort" to act like nuts. You knew the place had gone to the dogs Saturday with the arrival of the first participants in the 14th annual DooDah Parade - 200 basset hounds dressed as clowns, divas, cowboys and soldiers. Also in the ranks was a bulldog - disguised as a basset hound. Later entries, too, proved Ocean City's version of the Pasadena, Calif., original was something less than sober. For instance, there was the Ocean City Swat Team, a group of shambling citizens carrying huge fly swatters.
November 17, 1991 |
KCP is one of only six benched shows remaining in America. Except for Westminster in New York, it's the sole benched event on the East Coast. "Philadelphia's benching system brings the spectator closer to all aspects of a show dog's life than other benched competitions," show chairman Charles Schaefer said. He explained that exhibitors must set up their grooming stations adjacent to the long, divided platforms where dogs and owners stay when canines aren't in the ring or being spruced up. This provides the opportunity for spectators to question breeders and handlers about a dog's care and special qualities.
February 19, 1993 |
The judging for the grand champion of the Westminster dog show was on TV the other night, and I had no trouble picking a dog to root for. Part of it was a simple process of elimination. Several of the dogs looked like shaggy blankets, balls of yarn or dust mops. One looked like a man's blond hairpiece with tiny legs. I have nothing against little dogs that look like dust mops. I'm sure they make wonderful pets and companions. Even fierce watchdogs, should your home be invaded by midget burglars.
October 20, 1988 |
She doesn't like the role of favorite, but Radnor's Erika Stenstrom better get used to it. On Saturday, the Radnor sophomore won the Central League singles championship, topping Tricia Lehman of Conestoga, 6-1, 6-3. Last year, Stenstrom finished second to Conestoga's Gayle Miller in the league and district championships and finished third to Miller's first at the state championship. With Miller graduated, Stenstrom is in the uncomfortable role of top dog, instead of the underdog.
May 26, 1991 |
Only once in her 13 years as a volunteer did Debbie Brown miss part of the Devon Country Fair. Her son, Thomas, was born on May 20, 1985, the week before the horse show began. Even with that, Brown showed up on the Thursday of horse show week and sat in the hot dog booth while her husband, Carl, took her place at the grill. Brown, who lives in Paoli, started out working in the hot dog booth. She worked her way up to chairwoman for hot dogs before taking over the car raffle, known as the Devon Derby.
December 6, 1996 |
In a gastronomic upset, Japan's noodle-eating champ, Hirofumi Nakajima bested two-time hot dog titlist Ed Krachie at his own game in a Coney Island mouth-off Wednesday. Nakajima (22, 5-foot-6 and 144 pounds) wolfed down 23 1/4 weiners (buns included) in the allotted 12 minutes to 21 by Krachie (33, 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds). Nakajima was presented with a jeweled mustard yellow belt by the International Hot Dog Federation. "When I walked into the room and heard all those people cheering for the American, I just had to win," said the new champ.
August 5, 2005 |
Marcianne Waters lives and writes in Moorestown I've lived in Moorestown for 12 years now, and I've always believed it to be America's number one town. Now that Money Magazine agrees, it's official. One of the more charming aspects of Moorestown at the moment is the collection of Nipper Dogs sprinkled through town. There are 30 of these five-foot tall, fiberglass replicas of the RCA company's old trademark, a fox-terrier mix with his ear cocked to hear his master's voice on that great invention, the Victor talking machine, ancient precursor to that great invention, the portable CD player.
July 5, 2007 |
In a gut-busting showdown that combined drama, daring and indigestion, two-time Wing Bowl champ Joey Chestnut emerged yesterday as the world's hot dog-eating champion, knocking off Japanese eating machine Takeru Kobayashi in a rousing-yet-repulsive triumph. Chestnut, 23, the great red-white-and-blue hope of the annual Fourth of July competition, broke his own world record by inhaling 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes - a staggering one every 10.9 seconds - before a screaming Coney Island crowd.
May 12, 1995 |
Rep. Susan Molinari (R., N.Y.) found a stray dog outside a deli on Staten Island the day George Bush was elected president in 1988. She named her new dog George, and six years later she - yes, George is a she - is probably one of the most influential dogs on Capitol Hill. George, a mixed breed, inspired a bill introduced yesterday by Molinari and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D., N.Y.) that would allow more elderly and disabled people who live in government-subsidized housing to keep their pets.