February 6, 1998 |
A hula dancer stretched across a sailor's upper arm, her hips swaying whenever he flexes a biceps; a dainty heart decorating a dainty ankle; a beefy forearm proclaiming "Mother" in florid script. Think of tattoos and these are the images that spring to mind. And who wears tattoos? Bikers, truckers, hipsters - and an Oxford-educated professor of history at Bryn Mawr College. Professor Jane Caplan, 52, declined recently to show a reporter the three tattoos on her arms, which include Chinese characters and a monogram of her initials.
August 16, 1994 |
It was about 2 a.m. yesterday and the two boys were stranded in Riverside, several miles from their homes in Delanco and Beverly, Burlington County. John Krenzel, 16, and Bill Saltzman, 17, hopped aboard a slow-moving Conrail train, hoping for an easy trip home, police said. But by the time the heavy freight train reached their towns, it had picked up speed and was heading toward Bordentown at about 10 miles per hour, too fast for the boys to leap to the gravel and dirt beside the tracks.
November 25, 2004 |
When Nelson Tyler landed on the field after colliding with an opposing football player, it was immediately apparent that something was seriously wrong. Unable to move his arms or legs, Tyler, 13, was carried out on a stretcher from the Camden City Youth Football League game nearly two weeks ago. "Even before the play was whistled dead, the coaches rushed to his aid," said the Rev. Chris Collins of Camden's Little Rock Baptist Church, who coaches for Nelson's team, the Whitman Park Tigers.
March 13, 1989 |
I would be remiss if I didn't record the shocked disbelief among Sonny Liston's many local friends when it was learned the former heavyweight champion had been found dead in Las Vegas. Sonny's body was discovered on Jan. 5, 1971, by his wife, Geraldine, in their luxury home adjoining a country club in Paradise Valley, two miles east of the famed Las Vegas "strip. " Geraldine, just back from an extended tour of holiday visits with relatives and friends, had been away from the house for 10 days.
January 21, 2011 |
FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Robyn Reid didn't want an abortion. But when her grandmother forcibly took her to an abortion clinic one wintry day in 1998, Reid figured she'd just tell the doctor her wishes and then sneak away. Instead, Kermit Gosnell barked: "I don't have time for this!" He then ripped off her clothes, spanked her, wrestled her onto a dirty surgical stretcher, tied her flailing arms and legs down and pumped sedatives into her until she quit screaming and lost consciousness, she told the Daily News yesterday.
August 17, 2010 |
To capture a global arms smuggler, you can't just throw up a website, install some phone lines and expect everything to fall into place. Brokers buying sensitive weapons and technology for the Chinese, North Koreans and Iranians are too smart for that. You need a bricks-and-mortar shop, a place buyers can eyeball, an office where foreign scouts and spies can wander in the front door, unannounced - or at least view it via satellite on Google Earth. In 2004, agents from Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)
April 28, 1988 |
HOLDING A POTENTIAL future voter is Thomas J. Judge Sr., the chairman of the Republican Party in Delaware County. In his arms Tuesday was 3-month-old Caroline Fizzano of Rutledge.
October 11, 2012
ON THE FARM In terms of sheer depth, the Phillies' farm system is at its strongest on the mound. With Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee locked up long-term, the Phils don't necessarily need an ace to emerge among their top pitching prospects, but there are enough legitimate arms on the farm that one might mature into one anyway. Former first-round pick Jesse Biddle is at the head of the class. The locally bred, 20-year-old lefthander went 10-6 with a 3.22 ERA, striking out 151 batters in 142 2/3 innings at Single A Clearwater.
February 6, 1987 |
Since it came out that President Reagan keeps a personal diary, congressmen have suggested that he show it to investigators to help them unravel the Iran arms deal. Now he has agreed to let them peek at certain parts. But I'm afraid they are going to be disappointed. A White House source has shown me the diary. And it's clear that the president was innocent of wrongdoing. For example, there is the first mention of Iran and arms during August 1985: "Poindexter came in and asked me what I thought of an idea to sell arms to Iran.
February 11, 1988 |
Gouged into a dark, heartwood slab of black walnut, the story has been told with tool and mallet, paint and varnish, patience and toil. The craftman's steady hands, pale as pine, have cut and carved, making the wood speak, coaxing into its tough flesh the story of the man who today melds his life with that of this city. In the end it is all there: a coat of arms, telling, as the heralds of old, something of the life and soul of the man it represents - Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who today becomes the seventh archbishop of Philadelphia.