December 19, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My friend's husband is obnoxious and offensive, and I'm out of serenity. I just want to leave now, but our lives are entangled. I feel like a heel waiting out mutual obligations to make my exit, but I don't see any good in telling them what's going on. My friend will just see one more person denigrating her husband. She seems happy and she's repeatedly assured me she's happy with him. Her husband generally gets defensive and is unable to admit fault.
November 1, 2004 |
And finally, the showdown is almost here. After a campaign that feels like it has run for a million years, voters go to the polls tomorrow. Then the lawyers go to court on Wednesday and presto, just four to six short weeks from now, we'll know who's going to lead this country for the next four years. Unfortunately, that's only the second most pressing question we face. The first, for my money, is simply this: What happens next? I'm not talking about Iraq, Afghanistan or health care.
November 11, 2011 |
Millions of people love NBC's "America's Got Talent. " Millions of people love Howard Stern . Tattle would bet there's not much overlap. So it was a big surprise yesterday when the Wall Street Journal reported that Stern might replace Piers Morgan as a judge on the show's next season. Morgan said Wednesday night that he was going to stop judging sword swallowers and acrobats to concentrate on his CNN chat show. Enter Stern. The Journal reported that the peacock was ready to offer the shock jock $15 million to take the job (probably $1 million for judging and $14 million for putting up with Howie Mandel )
January 10, 1990 |
The final chapter to a duel under a warm June sun was written in Chester County Court yesterday, as a 22-year-old man was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend's lover. Jason Jaye Welles pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and aggravated assault for the shotgun slaying in the middle of a Phoenixville street as neighbors looked on. Witnesses told police that Welles shot Michael Brockerman four times with a 12-gauge shotgun about 4:40 p.m. on June 6, the last three blasts coming as the 24-year-old Pottstown man lay prone on the street.
May 10, 2011 |
ISLAMABAD - Suspicion rose yesterday that Pakistan's intelligence service leaked the name of the CIA chief in Islamabad to local media in anger over the raid that killed Osama bin Laden - the second outing of an American covert operative here in six months. The U.S. said it has no plans to pull the spy chief, since the name, possibly an alias, without a photo would mean little. The Associated Press is not publishing the name because the station chief is undercover and his identity is classified.
February 22, 2005 |
Harvard president Lawrence Summers goes back into the lions' den today. When he faces hundreds of restive professors in an emergency meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, he will be pilloried as an arrogant, incompetent despot and hailed as a champion of free speech victimized by liberal thought police. The session has been moved to a larger hall to accommodate an expected overflow crowd, after a similar session last Tuesday left professors sitting on the floor and crowded into doorways.
January 13, 1993 |
Robert Raymond Rambo, a mechanic who works nights at a trucking company outside San Francisco, was awakened about a week ago by pounding on his front door. Outside was a person from his South Jersey past: Washington Township Detective Sgt. James Fanelli. Lawrence Magid, a Gloucester County prosecutor, was with him. They wanted to talk about a murder. According to court records obtained yesterday, it was Rambo who led authorities to suspect Robert F. Brown in the August 1981 kidnapping and slaying of Karen Sewekow, the only daughter of a Medford Lakes insurance executive.
August 22, 1994 |
The riot exploded without warning. It was early evening on June 25 when the Code Yellow signal went out at Holmesburg Prison: Dozens of inmates, members of rival gangs from North and South Philadelphia, were out of control. Shouts and cries reverberated through the "Terror Dome," as inmates call the overcrowded 98-year-old jail on Torresdale Avenue in the Northeast. Prisoners stampeded through the yards and across roofs, swinging baseball bats and slashing and poking each other with deadly prison-made shanks.
July 25, 1994 |
Joseph Taylor considers himself a man who stands up for his rights and those of his fellow prisoners. Prison officials consider him an incorrigibly hostile inmate. Because of his refusal to follow orders and his alleged assaults on guards, Taylor spent seven years in solitary confinement at the state penitentiary at Huntingdon. Two years ago, he was moved to an even more restrictive home. Taylor, 39, who is serving a life sentence for murder, became one of the first residents of Pennsylvania's new Special Management Unit (SMU)
January 26, 1986
The epidemic of homicide among young black men as reported in the Jan. 12 Inquirer and the comments of different authorities on this problem from around the country clearly indicate the lack of understanding of this most extreme expression of anger. There is an urgent need for the federal government to invest significantly more money into research in an attempt to understand and treat violent anger. Also, as a society we need to correct the injustices that give rise to anger and to help individuals learn how to give up their anger without harming others.