March 14, 2013 |
Hello there Amber grew up in West Deptford, but moved to Los Angeles, then New York, where she took parts in commercials while studying for her MBA. She told friends she had no time for dating. There's always time for that, one friend said, and set up Amber's profile on PlentyofFish.com. Amber looked at profiles mainly to avoid homework. They were often humorously similar: likes movies and walks on the beach. Does not play games. Blah, blah. Then in November 2008, she read that John, an online marketer living in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, loved playing games - especially Trivial Pursuit and checkers.
February 17, 2016 |
More than 15 million years ago, the delicate flowers fell to the floor of a muggy, tropical forest, and somehow did not rot and wither away. Instead, they were trapped in sticky globs of tree resin, hardened into amber, and carried on the high seas to what is now a Caribbean mountain range. The first Lena Struwe heard of all this was last April at Rutgers University, when she opened an email depicting the fragile petals trapped in golden splendor. On Monday, the botanist and her collaborator, Oregon State University's George O. Poinar Jr., who found the two amber fossils, announced that the plants they contained represented a new species, Strychnos electri . For Agatha Christie fans, this is a distant cousin of the plant that contains the poison substance strychnine.
November 27, 2012 |
Even in his most hyper moments, 6-year-old Dominick Andujar, who preferred break dancing and wrestling to homework, would stop whatever he was doing if he knew his mother was sick or needed help. "He was my little man . . . my son, my everything," Debbie Burgos, 34, of Camden, said. Dominick promised Burgos in August he would protect her if anyone ever tried to hurt her. She never expected that a few days after Dominick made that vow, he would act the hero and die for it. Just after midnight Sept.
November 3, 1989 |
When the phone rings in Amber's house and her foster mother answers, Amber shows only passing interest - unless the call is from Gloria, the neighbor who lives upstairs. Somehow she just knows if her foster mother is talking to Gloria. Amber starts to laugh and makes a happy fuss when the phone is put by her ear. Her best effort goes into communicating her joy at the sound of Gloria's voice. Amber, 9, has severe neglect in her background. Profoundly mentally retarded, with multiple disabilities and legally blind, she uses a wheechair.
June 1, 1996 |
The toddler drank a drain cleaner with sulfuric acid, but her drug-addicted mother didn't call 911 or rush her to the hospital. Instead, Marsha Hughes, 29, took 20-month-old Amber to a check-cashing store in April 1995, and cops arrested her on a bad- check rap. As Amber lay limply against her mother's shoulder, she couldn't speak or cry. It was only after a cop noticed Amber's lips were swollen and red and her tongue was thick and...
June 1, 1996 |
A somber Marsha Hughes told a Philadelphia judge yesterday that she had been punished enough by not being with her toddler daughter, whose throat and mouth were severely burned in April last year by sulphuric acid. Despite that plea for leniency, Hughes, who was addicted to crack when the incident happened, was sentenced to 15 months to 10 years in prison for simple assault and endangering the welfare of her daughter. Amber, then 20 months old, drank a liquid drain cleaner. Common Pleas Court Judge Murray C. Goldman acquitted Hughes in March of a charge that she poured the acid down her daughter's throat.
September 3, 2012 |
A 6-year-old Camden boy was stabbed to death early Sunday and his 12-year-old sister was seriously injured during an attack in their home, neighbors and police said. Dominick Andujor died in the house in the 900 block of Ware Street, authorities said. His sister, Amber, had run bleeding to a neighbor's house before being taken to Cooper University Hospital, neighbors said. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson issued a joint statement announcing the 2 a.m. double stabbing.
October 11, 2002 |
Some people were born to be in the movies. Madonna, despite her persistence in pursuing said art form, is not one of them. The latest, and perhaps definitive, proof: Swept Away. Together with her husband, the British director Guy Ritchie (Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), the onetime Material Girl had the ill-advised idea to redo Swept Away - Lina Wertmuller's 1974 arthouse hit about an arrogant millionairess stranded on a desert island with a lowly (but hunky) lug. Madonna is the insufferable Amber, a hard, haughty queen of the jet set who has embarked on a Mediterranean cruise with her drug-magnate husband (Bruce Greenwood)
January 18, 2001 |
The 8-year-old Manayunk girl panicked when called as a witness at the trial of the man accused of killing her 39-year-old father last year. Little Amber Volpe began screaming and ran out of the courtroom. Jurors were not present to see the outburst. "She wouldn't walk past the bar of the court," Assistant District Attorney Arlene Fisk said yesterday. "She refused to testify. She wouldn't even talk to the judge. " Common Pleas Judge Kathryn S. Lewis then ordered the jury brought into the room and allowed Fisk to use the notes of Amber's testimony taken at a preliminary hearing.
September 6, 2013 |
The man accused of killing 6-year-old Dominick Andujar and assaulting his sister last year in their Camden home has been indicted on murder and numerous other felony charges. A grand jury handed down the indictments against Osvaldo Rivera, 32, of Camden, on Aug. 28, but they were not announced by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office until Wednesday, two days after the anniversary of the crime. Rivera is accused of killing Dominick on Sept. 2, 2012, as the boy tried to defend his 12-year-old sister.