November 29, 2013 |
Bruce Arians is as old-school as Stetson hats and Remington typewriters and a Rusty Nail on the rocks. In his world, the song always sounds better on vinyl, no 21st-century sitcom comes close to being as funny as The Andy Griffith Show, and quarterbacks ought to stay in the pocket and out of harm's way. Arians is 61 years old. It has been 25 years since Temple fired him after his six seasons there as head coach, more than 30 years since he...
November 27, 2013 |
Mayor Nutter, hoping to forestall the spread of random assaults and the so-called knockout game in Philadelphia, urged youths and parents Monday to consider the consequences of such attacks. "First and foremost, this is disgusting and inexcusable behavior," Nutter said at an evening news conference at City Hall. "And it's not a game. You can seriously injure, possibly even kill, someone with this kind of activity. " He vowed that anyone caught participating in "this current rash of stupidity" would be caught and prosecuted.
November 24, 2013 |
Carmen Quinones wasn't feeling well when she got home one day last month after getting some blood work done to monitor her diabetes. She was short of breath and pale. She had to lie down. Then her chest started vibrating. About a year earlier, soon after her first heart attack, Quinones had a device implanted that would warn her when she was having another heart attack. Now, the alarm was going off, telling her to call her doctor. (If her heart problem had been more severe, a more urgent alarm with more vibrations would have told her to call 911.)
November 22, 2013 |
DARRYLL MARTIN took some NyQuil for his cold and was about to climb into bed about 10 o'clock Wednesday night when his mother's frantic screams tore through the family's Frankford home, setting him on a course to become a hero. Martin, 33, raced downstairs. Dennis "Bam" Hill, a raging, 6-foot-3, 300-plus-pound family friend visiting from New York, had a viselike grip on his own two daughters, ages 1 month and 4 years, and a fistful of sharp kitchen utensils. "He has the two kids gripped up, and the fork and the knife like this," Martin recounted yesterday, making a fist.
November 21, 2013
The arrest last week of a 17-year-old accused of posting secret grand jury evidence on Twitter should calm fears of witness intimidation in the city, right? Not if you live in a crime-infested neighborhood where thugs don't need social media to let people know they had better not cooperate with the police. Even so, the arrest of the Martin Luther King High School student could lead to the person who apparently provided him with undisclosed statements from a grand jury proceeding.
November 21, 2013 |
AUG. 25, 2012, WOULD have been a routine Saturday for Alison Walsh, a neurologist, if it hadn't been for the five men who jumped her at 11th and Lombard streets. Walsh, 31, was walking to her car at 6 a.m., headed to Mercy Hospital when Markeese Bullock approached. "He smiled at me and said, 'Good morning,' then grabbed me and Tased me," Walsh said yesterday. "Get down, bitch!" she recalled Bullock barking before he yelled to his accomplices, "Get her. " They did: punching, kicking and shooting her repeatedly with a stun gun. Bullock, 20, dragged Walsh by her handbag across the sidewalk - bruising her back - before she let go. The five thieves then took off, leaving her bloodied, bruised and with a broken nose.
November 14, 2013 |
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge delivered a staggering warning on Tuesday to regional utility officials gathered in Philadelphia to explore ways to protect the nation's electric grid from attack. "You've got to be right all the time," Ridge, who also served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, told about 200 experts assembled for a two-day conference at the Sheraton Society Hill. "The terrorists only have to get it right once. " In an interconnected post-9/11 world, he told the managers of the nation's electrical transmission system that they need to be in a permanent state of alert.
November 14, 2013 |
BRAD SMITH had a pregnant wife, no job and no real job description when his father died. In late January 2010, Smith was a free agent after four seasons with the Jets. He and Rosalynn were expecting a son, Alex, their first child. The Jets had never really settled on a position for Smith, who was a running quarterback at the University of Missouri. So, as Smith faced his first career crossroads and plunged into parenthood, one of the guiding lights of his life expired. Bishop Norman L. Wagner died of complications following heart surgery.
November 5, 2013
IS FAST FOOD so vital to the nation that taxpayers should spend $7 billion a year to supplement the industry's profits? Imagine the outcry if that was proposed. And yet a study by economists at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the University of California at Berkeley's Labor Center says that it's already happening. Seven billion dollars a year is what it costs taxpayers for Medicaid, food stamps and the other public assistance programs for fast-food workers who are paid poverty-level wages.
November 1, 2013 |
Philadelphia police are still searching for the man who they say beat and robbed an 81-year-old Temple University professor at knifepoint Tuesday morning. Late Wednesday, police identified the suspect as Darryl Moon, 45, of Philadelphia. An arrest warrant had been approved for Moon, who has been convicted of several robberies. In 2008, he was sentenced to three to six years in prison for robbery, court records show. Temple officials initially characterized Tuesday's incident as a "tussle.