September 6, 2012
One of the best reasons to visit Wilmington for dinner these days? A surprise trip to Peru. Juliana's Kitchen, a cozy two-year-old bistro at the edge of Little Italy, is one of the best examples of authentic Peruvian cuisine one can find in this region, thanks to chef-owner Juliana Jimenez, whose husband and partner, Edwin, is the charming maitre d'. We enjoyed all the traditional specialties Jimenez learned from her mother growing up in Chibcha, south...
September 3, 2012 |
Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are weighing plans to lift the statute of limitations so people who say they were molested by Catholic priests years ago can sue local bishops and get paid for their pain. Bracing for millions in potential claims, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and other regional church bodies may seek federal bankruptcy protection, like broke businesses or homeowners. So who will pay? And whose problems will this fix? And why care, if you don't go there?
August 7, 2012 |
Under arrest in Delaware is a 57-year-old man accused of shooting up 22 disabled cars on I-95 and I-495 after they were left by their owners. The cars, which had "shattered windows" and were "riddled with bullet holes," were all unoccupied during the attacks, which happened near Wilmington, mostly at night, from early June until this month, according to state police. David F. Saddler, of Wilmington, was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, after a trooper stopped a red 2009 Hyundai Elantra that was moving slowly on the shoulder of I-495 North.
July 20, 2012
Presented by the Delaware Shakespeare Festival at Rockwood Mansion Park, just south of Shipley Road on the Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, through July 28. Tickets: $15. Information: 302-415-3373 or www.delshakes.org .
July 9, 2012
A 52-year-old Delaware man was charged with his sixth DUI Saturday night, a series of drunken-driving offenses that began in 1994, Delaware state police said. Michael Taggert, of New Castle, was driving his car in Wilmington shortly before midnight when he was stopped by a state trooper for speeding. Inside the car the trooper found marijuana, amphetamine, and Xanax, police said. Taggert's bond was set at $34,000, and he was taken to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, police said.
June 18, 2012 |
Soft-spoken Penn Ketchum seems an unlikely cinema mogul. The Brooklyn native married a Manheim girl he met on his first day at Susquehanna University, settled in Lititz, near Lancaster's airport, and spent 10 years working for Lancaster County, starting as a $20,000-a-year drug-and-alcohol counselor at the King Street prison. After losing the county's top staff job (county administrator) to a rival with an MBA, Ketchum turned to the private sector. Tired of driving his young family to distant theaters, he scouted the cinema business, dominated by national chains, haunted by bankruptcies.
May 21, 2012 |
In a game-changing move for both the Port of Wilmington and the state of Delaware, officials are pursuing a partnership with a private company or investment group to operate the publicly owned terminal and to expand the port by constructing ship berths on the Delaware River that could cost as much as $500 million. The state-owned Wilmington port touts itself as the largest handler of imported perishable cargo, fruits and vegetables in the United States and as the largest banana port in North America, second only to Antwerp, Belgium, in volume of bananas in the world.
May 14, 2012 |
Joe Bennie ripped a two-run homer to key a five-run third inning that propelled La Salle to a 12-4 win over St. Joseph's in an Atlantic Ten baseball game at Merion Station on Saturday. La Salle (19-29, 6-14) set season highs in both runs and hits (17). Bennie was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and the Explorers got also three RBIs from George Smith and two more from Zack Feierstein. Kevin Taylor had a two-run home run for the Hawks. (22-27, 12-7), the 14th blast of his career.
May 12, 2012 |
Michael Tobiason Jr. said one of the lessons he learned last year in qualifying for his first U.S. Open was the importance of keeping your composure after making a mistake. Despite gusty winds that tested the best ball-strikers in Thursday's local qualifying for the 2012 Open, Tobiason, a teaching pro at Applecross Country Club in Chester County, stayed cool and collected over the Trump National-Philadelphia course and gained one of six available spots in the next round. Tobiason, 28, of Wilmington, shot an even-par 71, with three birdies and three bogeys.
April 30, 2012
Authorities in Delaware are investigating the shooting death late Saturday of a burglary suspect confronted by police in a vacant Wilmington store. Police said an officer on patrol spotted someone entering the store late Saturday and followed the suspect inside. Master Sgt. Paul E. Reutter said the suspect did not heed commands by the unidentified officer and fled into a basement, where he attacked the officer. Reutter said the officer shot the suspect after nonlethal attempts to stop the assault were unsuccessful.