April 9, 2013 |
Hugh Campbell started running at age 86, joined a running club at 87, and broke the world indoor record in 3,000 meters for his age group at the University of Delaware last month, at 88. "They got all excited," said Campbell, "because they found when they had a world-record beater, there was a need for a drug test, and they didn't know what in the world to do about it. " He waited for nearly an hour as officials huddled. "The new masters drug-testing rules were difficult to interpret," said Robin Jefferis, a meet official.
March 20, 2013 |
The drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that it would cut or move 1,200 jobs from its facility in Wilmington by the end of 2015, with the research and development functions mainly going to Gaithersburg, Md. The British-based pharmaceutical giant has struggled in recent years as profits from key drugs plummeted because of generic competition, and it has been cutting operations in Delaware. About 650 U.S. jobs will be eliminated, with most of those coming from the Wilmington total.
April 9, 1999 |
Ben Chernow, president of Golden American Life Insurance Co., cut the ribbon yesterday to mark his company's move from Wilmington to Chester County. And already he is talking about bursting the seams of the new 125,000-square-foot headquarters leased in Glenloch Corporate Center. "We have about 300 employees. We anticipate in the next few years housing about 600 people in this facility and, with luck, I anticipate outgrowing this," he said. The company, which sells variable annuities, has been growing quickly.
March 13, 1998 |
"Wilmington?" That was the response of most people when they heard we were writing an article about what to do in the biggest city in the second-smallest state. Many folks know it as the home of the DuPont Co., or as the dateline for the sensational murder trials of Thomas Capano, and Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson. But if you went there, other than for commerce or litigation, it was probably for a touring Broadway show at the Playhouse, or a headliner at the historic Grand Opera House - and then you skedaddled out of town.
November 2, 2014 |
WILMINGTON - They moved the sickest patients first - children in isolation, with ventilators and feeding tubes, blood pressure pumps and IV poles carrying many medicines. A team of five or even six nurses, respiratory therapists, and doctors surrounded each bed, piloting it out of the old room, down hallways and around corners, applauded and cheered by colleagues at every turn, until each patient was safely reconnected to pumps and monitors in a new room. In all, 120 patients, many of them critically ill, moved Saturday into a $270 million expansion of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.
February 27, 2014 |
MICHAEL BARNDT thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex last June when he checked into a Wilmington, Del., hotel and bought her black lace panties. But the teen he chatted with online was a federal Department of Homeland Security agent. Barndt, 40, of Sellersville, Bucks County, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Delaware to 10 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. At the time of his arrest, he was working as a chef at Lakeside School in Horsham Township.
July 17, 2014 |
WILMINGTON – Griffin Stanton-Ameisen is not a great Hamlet. And that's a very good thing for Delaware Shakespeare Festival's fantastic production of Shakespeare's tragedy. A great Hamlet would involve the director or actor trying to put a distinctive stamp (jester, drug addict), attribute (incestuous, impotent), or interpretation (Oedipal, political, feminist, whatever) on the role. Usually this attempt would include a celebrity (Ian McKellen, Jude Law, David Tennant). Stanton-Ameisen uses clear intonation and vivid body language to paint a haunting, natural, valid response to a father's sudden death, a mother's hasty marriage to a far inferior suitor, and a supernatural mandate to take revenge on a usurper of the throne.
March 26, 1997 |
A ship takes shape along the Christiana River in Wilmington. Students from a Wilmington-area technical high school watched work yesterday at a special shipyard built for replicating the Kalmar Nyckel, a 17th-century Dutch ship that brought early settlers to Wilmington. The ship landed its first settlers in 1638. The replica, being built by the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, is to be launched in the fall.
June 15, 1996 |
J.R. Phillips' solo home run in the top of the ninth gave Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 2-1 win over Norfolk last night. READING 3, CANTON 1 CANTON, Ohio - Righthander Ryan Nye (7-2) struck out 10 in eight innings for his fifth straight win. WILMINGTON 4, PR. WILLIAM 3 WILMINGTON - Keith Rackley drove in all four Wilmington runs. NORWICH 5, TRENTON 3
August 22, 2011 |
WILMINGTON - The DuPont Co. is negotiating with state and federal environmental regulators to settle claims of alleged pollution discharges into the Delaware River. The News Journal of Wilmington ( http://bit.ly/rt9ySc ) reports the settlement talks were disclosed in a financial statement that DuPont filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. They concern discharges over multiple years at the company's Edge Moor manufacturing facility north of Wilmington. Discussions involve the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Justice.