PHILADELPHIA -- Archaeologists unearthing the buried remains of George Washington's presidential home have discovered a hidden passageway and other ruins, still intact, used by his nine slaves.
The findings have created a quandary for National Park Service and city officials planning a memorial on the site, which is steps from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The officials are now trying to decide whether to incorporate the remains -- which powerfully show freedom and slavery side by side -- into the exhibit or go forward with plans to fill in the ruins and build an abstract display detailing life in the house.
Whatever decision is made, a dramatic story waits to be told, said Michael Coard, a Philadelphia attorney who leads a group that worked to have slavery recognized at the site.Continues here
"In New Jersey, the decision has been made and junk food and soft drinks have been pretty much expelled from public elementary schools, with some restrictions in middle schools and high schools."
by drake Thursday 25-Nov-2004
(Sports Network) - Josh Davis scored a career-high 19 points in his first start as a 76er to lead Philadelphia over the Boston Celtics, 110-97, on Wednesday at the Wachovia Center. story continues..
Allen Iverson netted a game-high 28 points and handed out 10 assists in his return to the lineup for the Sixers, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday obtained a court order to temporarily suspend the sale of commemorative Sept. 11 coins heavily advertised as being minted from silver recovered from ground zero.
Spitzer said the sale of the silver dollars emblazoned with the World Trade Center towers on one side and the planned Freedom Tower on the flip side is a fraud and he's investigating the claim the silver came from the ruins of the twin towers. Story continues
Residents Advised To Boil Water Before Use story continues..
UPDATED: 9:54 AM EDT October 8, 2004
ELLINGTON, Conn. -- Officials in Ellington say it's not safe to drink the water in many parts of town.
By Jim Hu CNET News.com
September 10, 2004, 10:40 AM PT
A Pennsylvania federal court has struck down a state law that blocks access to Web sites labeled as child pornography, claiming the rule violated the First Amendment. Story Continues
By IVER PETERSON story continues..
Published: September 4, 2004
EW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 3 - The city's deputy fire chief was killed in a seemingly unremarkable house fire here early Friday morning after he roused all 15 occupants to safety.
"We are comfortable that this case will remain an isolated case." story continues..
Dr. Nick Karabulut, Capital Health System Mercer Medical Center
TRENTON, N.J., Sept.
September 3, 2004
A Maryland judge has dismissed a challenge to the state's electronic voting system and ruled that elections officials have made a reasonable effort to ensure that votes will be counted properly in November.
Voting activists who had sought to block the state from using touch-screen voting systems said Thursday they had appealed the decision.
Activists with the group TrueVoteMD have sought to force the state to add printers to its Diebold machines to ensure that they record votes properly. Story Continues
Tue Aug 31, 2004
By Jim Loney
MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gaston raced out to sea on Tuesday after swamping Virginia and killing five people, while Hurricane Frances roared toward the Bahamas with 217 kph winds.
Virginia Gov. Mark Warner declared a state of emergency after Gaston dropped up to 14 inches of rain on central parts of the state. Floating cars and trucks smashed into buildings and nearly 180 roads were out of commission. Story continues
Posted 8/27/2004 1:16 PM story continues..
Source USA Today
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) Police were searching for suspects Friday after a pipe bomb exploded in the offices of a biotech company developing treatments for diabetes and liver disease.
No cases reported in N.J. so far this year, but residents urged to keep avoiding mosquitoes
Sunday, August 22, 2004
BY ANGELA STEWART
August and September mark the peak season for West Nile virus in humans and New Jersey health officials are urging residents to remain vigilant in guarding against mosquitoes carrying the deadly disease.
The good news is that no human cases have been reported in New Jersey to date, although more than 30 residents have been tested. A total of 28 of the 32 already have been found to be negative and test results on the other four individuals are pending. Story Continues
State Prohibits Idling Diesel Engines Longer Than 3 Minutes
POSTED: 5:20 pm EDT August 15, 2004
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The state Department of Environmental Protection has begun to enforce regulations that prohibit operators of diesel-engine vehicles from allowing their vehicles to idle continuously.
Since the 11-day crackdown began a week ago, at least seven vehicles were given summonses and another 34 vehicles were found to be in violation.
State regulations prohibit idling diesel engines for longer than three minutes. Story Continues
Jeremy Roenick has admitted spending thousands of dollars with an operation that made millions by selling sports betting tips to gamblers, law enforcement officials said.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Roenick's name came up when investigators were gathering evidence against National Sports Consultants, a Fort Myers company with eleven employees that have pleaded guilty to federal gambling charges, falsely claiming to have insider information.Story continues
By Associated Press story continues..
Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Source Boston Herald
SALEM, Mass. - A Salem man pleaded innocent Wednesday to child rape charges in a widening investigation into an alleged North Shore child prostitution ring.
A high profile case of parental and child rights came suddenly to an end in Massachusetts when a man agreed to let his teenage son divorce him.
Patrick Holland, 14, says he's wanted nothing to do with his father, Daniel, ever since the man was convicted of killing his mother in October 1998.
By JESSICA M. McRORIE , Special to the Times 07/26/2004
NEW GARDEN - Two men and two boys died at a New Garden airport after the small single-propeller plane they were riding in crashed into a hangar and burst into flames yesterday, said authorities.
The plane crashed at about 4:15 p.m., said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters.
Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:56 AM ET
BOSTON (Reuters) - Security officers won't be the only professionals coming to Boston in unprecedented numbers for the Democratic National Convention.
Practitioners of the world's oldest profession are seeking reinforcements to help service some of the 35,000 visitors -- plus untold numbers of police reinforcements -- expected in the coming week when Democrats name Sen. John Kerry their presidential candidate.
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 Posted: 9:33 AM EDT (1333 GMT)
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Tomatoes from a produce supplier have tested positive for salmonella, but not the strain responsible for sickening dozens of people who ate at a convenience store chain, state health officials said Monday.
The supplier of the Roma tomatoes, Wheeling, West Virginia-based Coronet Foods, said that tests turned up no contamination at its processing plant but it still would suspend purchasing and processing the tomatoes, which represent 1 percent of its line.Story continues
Mon Jul 19, 8:26 AM ET Add Science
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - For years, estimates of pollution reduction in the Chesapeake Bay by a state-federal cooperative have been based on a computer model that was distorted by overly generous assumptions, a newspaper reported Sunday.
The Chesapeake Bay Program has reported that the flow of major pollutants from rivers into North America's largest estuary has declined nearly 40 percent since 1985. Story