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 8, 2015 |
Senior guard Nick Schlitzer scored a career-high 36 points for host Philadelphia University in an 84-82 overtime win against University of the Sciences in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament semifinal Friday at the Gallagher Center. Schlitzer was 10 for 17 from the field for the Rams (23-7), who are the 10th-ranked team in the NCAA Division II East Region rankings. They have reached the CACC championship game for the second consecutive season and will host Wilmington, a 75-71 winner over Holy Family, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
March 3, 2015
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox partner Brenda H. Gotanda was elected to the board of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary , a nonprofit environmental group. Gotanda leads the law firm's sustainability practice group. Diana A. Silva has been selected for the Philadelphia Young Lawyers Division's Board Observer Program , where she will serve on the board for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA - Columbia North Branch. The initiative gives young lawyers in Philadelphia the opportunity to learn more about local public-interest legal services organizations and develop leadership skills necessary to serve on the boards of such organizations.
February 10, 2015 |
ONE OF THE great joys of attending a potential Herb Magee milestone is getting a pregame audience with the King in his office. After the obligatory stop at Joe's (nee Chink's), Mike Kern and I arrived at Philadelphia University last Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., 3 hours before the first attempt at 1,000 was to begin. Magee was over in Althouse Hall, where this all began, conducting a walkthrough for the game against Wilmington. It was to be his 1,397th game as head coach. It was anything but a normal scene in and around the Gallagher Center, and Magee was uncomfortable.
February 5, 2015 |
THERE'S A real good chance Dan Burke will never forget his first win as head coach over Herb Magee. Burke, the Wilmington coach, played at conference rival Chestnut Hill for 4 years and was an assistant at CHC for 4 more before getting his current gig last summer. "I grew up in this area and know all about Herb Magee and what a legend he is," Burke said. "But to be honest, his 1,000th win was not our focus. We have a playoff race that we're concentrating on. " Wilmington strengthened its playoff position with a thrilling, 72-70 upset over host Philadelphia U. in front of a packed house at the Gallagher Center.
January 28, 2015 |
ONCE AGAIN, Mother Nature has intervened in Herb Magee's quest to become the second men's basketball coach in NCAA history to reach 1,000 wins. On Saturday, Philadelphia University's game at Bloomfield was postponed until Feb. 19 because of the threat of snow. Now, tonight's home game with Holy Family (14-6) has been moved back to Feb. 12 because of the latest storm. That means the earliest that Magee, who has 997 career victories, can get to quadruple figures is next Tuesday at home against Wilmington (5-15)
January 11, 2015 |
When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, N.C. Radio: www.gragons.com . Records: Drexel (3-11, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association); UNC Wilmington (7-7, 2-1). Coaches: Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 231-184); UNC Wilmington, Kevin Keatts (1st season, 7-7). Last meeting: Drexel won, 61-50, at home on Feb. 3, 2014. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (20.5 ppg., 5.8 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.6 ppg., 3.0 rpg.), Rashann London (8.3 ppg., 2.6 rpg.)
December 24, 2014 |
The long retreat of the DuPont Co. from the city it long personified took a giant leap Monday when the chemical-maker announced it would move about 1,000 employees, including its chief executive officer, from the center of troubled Wilmington to a suburban office park. DuPont said Monday it will consolidate its headquarters. Between 800 and 1,000 supervisors and staff will leave the high-rise complex that has loomed over the city's focal Rodney Square Park since Pierre S. du Pont created the modern company in the early 1900s.
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.
October 10, 2014
HAL REAL, 61, of Wilmington, Del., is a former real-estate lawyer and founder of World Cafe Live, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Located in a former toilet factory on Walnut Street near 30th, the shrine to all music genres houses everything from WXPN's on-air studios to two main stages, a restaurant and recording studios, and is home to the World Cafe radio show. Q: How did you come up with the idea for World Cafe Live? A: I'm a lifelong pianist and wanted a club for grown-ups to hear live music, that was great for audiences and performers and had good food and drink.