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.
April 5, 2015 |
It was a vacation nightmare. A Wilmington family of four staying in a Virgin Islands condo, with idyllic views of Cruz Bay on St. John, suddenly became seriously ill. So ill that they were airlifted home and hospitalized, the father and two teenage boys in critical condition. The likely scenario that has emerged is that they were poisoned after methyl bromide was sprayed in the condo underneath the one where the family was staying. The pesticide is banned in many countries and is not authorized for use in residences in the U.S. The incident, while deemed uncommon, has heightened concerns about travelers' exposure to pesticides in other regions or countries that may not have usage restrictions or regulatory oversight as stringent as that in the U.S. "Can this go on as you travel around the world?
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
July 12, 2005 |
The Wilmington Blue Rocks scored six runs in the sixth inning last night in a 10-5 Carolina League win over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Chad Spann homered for Wilmington in the fourth. In the sixth, the Blue Rocks scored three times on walks with the bases loaded.
January 5, 2013
WILMINGTON - A motorist who tried to flee to avoid a traffic stop was caught after the vehicle ran out of gas, authorities said. Police spotted a vehicle speeding about 3 p.m. Wednesday in Wilmington, said Officer Mark Ivey, a police spokesman. An officer attempted to stop the car, but it continued to speed onto I-95, Ivey said. That's where the vehicle slowed to a stop, out of gas, Ivey said. Tyree Jackson, 37, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with numerous traffic offenses.