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 30, 2013 |
Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. will go from one branch to five in the state of Delaware by acquiring MidCoast Community Bancorp Inc. in a transaction valued at $33 million. The Montgomery County-based bank holding company said Thursday that it would acquire the six-year-old MidCoast, which has about $235 million in loans, $250 million in deposits, and 36 employees. In the all-stock deal, MidCoast shareholders would receive 0.52 shares of Bryn Mawr Bank common stock for each share of MidCoast they own. Shares of Bryn Mawr Bank closed at $23.28, down 18 cents, on Thursday.
March 22, 2013 |
The Diggity Dudes four-member band, who play hip music for hip kids, are known for their infectious grooves and will bring their show to the World Cafe Live in Wilmington on Saturday. Their songs, combining melody and humor, are about kid-centric topics, but are adult-friendly. In 2011, the title track from their debut album, My Science Project , ranked No. 3 on WXPN's Kids Corner Philadelphia's top songs of the year. The performance starts at 11:30 a.m. The Diggity Dudes, 11:30 a.m. Saturday at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington.
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.
March 10, 2013 |
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has called off a deal to invest $200.5 million and operate the state-owned Port of Wilmington, citing antagonism from a local longshoreman's union leader. The publicly traded energy company, based in Houston, wanted to expand cargoes, bring new jobs, and invest in needed port infrastructure repairs. The Diamond State Port Corp. in December named Kinder, with operations at Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond and Fairless Hills, Bucks County, as the "preferred" bidder to lease the Wilmington port.
March 10, 2013
WILMINGTON - A lawyer from Chester County was arrested Friday on sexual-harassment charges after authorities said he offered legal services in exchange for sexual favors. Joseph A. Gabay, 55, of Kennett Square, was taken into custody at his Wilmington office. He was released on $2,000 unsecured bond. The investigation began in October when a complaint was filed against Gabay, authorities said. Two women have come forward as accusers, and the Delaware Attorney General's Office has reviewed the police investigation, authorities said.
February 24, 2013 |
They weren't really looking for a house, Sissy Harris recalls, but her Realtor cousin invited Sissy and her husband to have a look at the brick dwelling with the slate roof anyway. Before they had finished touring the Greenville, Del., house, Jack Harris was ready to sign on the dotted line. Jack, a lawyer, is not a man who routinely acts in haste, but the 6,300-square-foot property enticed him, not only because of its open floor plan throughout three levels, but also because it had been renovated by the former owners and was in turnkey condition - serious pluses for a busy couple with two careers, three children, and two dogs.
February 21, 2013 |
WILMINGTON - Police charged a man Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of his brother, shot during a gun battle. Daymon Winkler, 26, of Wilmington, was arrested in the death of Raheem Winkler, 19. He was being held on $3 million bail. On Aug. 25, the Winklers and two other men were involved in a shootout on Carter Street, police said. Raheem Winkler sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
February 21, 2013 |
Who killed the banks? And why aren't they in prison? It's past three years since Wachovia, National City , and other giant lenders that made too many dumb loans to borrowers who couldn't pay were forced into oblivion in government-aided discount sales to new owners, destroying share values and hometown jobs. Last time banks failed on a big scale - back when George H.W. Bush was president - scores of bad-bank operators and lying business borrowers went to prison. That hasn't happened much under President Obama , whose administration prefers fines and wrist-slapping.