April 13, 2010
PHILADELPHIA Police Officer Thomas Schaffling has again overstepped his bounds. The troubled officer drew his pistol outside a bar in the Tacony section and let off shots at the men who allegedly attacked him. How long will Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey put up with this problem officer? Over the years, Officer Schaffling has his share of run-ins and misconduct. In 2008, he was linked to the beatings of three men. He was involved in an incident at a baby shower that cost the city money via lawsuits.
August 14, 2010 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Two of my adult children and I are hosting a baby shower for my third child and her husband. They are big sports fans, so the shower is planned for late morning at a location that will allow guests, if they wish, to join the parents-to-be at a nearby sporting event afterward. It is a coed shower with four children (10 and under) attending. Now my son-in-law is planning to bring a cooler of beer because, he says, it will be a "draw" for the guys.
August 17, 2011
SALEM, N.J. - A South Jersey high school teacher who allegedly slapped a female student's face was acquitted Tuesday of a simple-assault charge she filed. Salem City Municipal Judge Jason Witcher ruled that there wasn't enough evidence to indicate Steve Merritt intended to injure the student, 18. Witnesses said Merritt - a longtime English teacher at Salem High School - tapped the student in what appeared to be a joking manner. Witcher said the student apparently misinterpreted Merritt's actions.
December 27, 2013 |
ACTOR Mark Webber , the son of local anti-poverty activist Cheri Honkala , married his pregnant girlfriend, actress Teresa Palmer , Saturday in Mexico. An unnamed source of Us Weekly magazine said, "They wanted to get married before the baby arrives. " Webber ("The End of Love") and Palmer ("Warm Bodies") wed at a home in Punta Mita overlooking the Pacific. She's 27 and, like all actresses, from Australia. He's 33. Tattle can't confirm the bride was actually "blushing" as Us reported, but she reportedly wore a white-lace dress with embellishments at the shoulders.
April 1, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: I'm dating a hard-to-find kind of man. He is my Prince Charming except for one thing. He's a racist. I have asked him not to say demeaning things about people of other races because it upsets me. Most of his friends are like that, too. When he meets someone of a different race, he's polite and friendly, but when he sees someone walking on the street, he makes derogatory comments. I'm considering breaking up with him over this. Am I overly sensitive? - Too Sensitive in Texas DEAR TOO SENSITIVE: You're not overly sensitive.
February 27, 2014 |
Jane Fonda's being and time Jane Fonda , 76, knows we are but specks in the temporal wind. "I have become so wonderfully, terribly aware of time, of how little of it I have left," she wrote on her website shortly after going all googly and weepy at Kerry Washington 's baby shower. Fonda says "pretty things, kind deeds, sad stories," and all kinds of other things reduce her to tears. "I find my emotions are way more accessible than they were when I was younger, and I've come to feel it has to do with age. " Knowing how little time she has left, Fonda writes, "everything becomes so precious.
October 2, 2014 |
As everyone knows, there are baby-shower standards: inane activities, public opening of presents, lots of oohing and ahhing over said presents. Not everyone's a fan, including Donna Laing. But when she attended a grandbaby shower a couple years ago, she had a blast. "It was so fun, and an easy-breezy afternoon. No crazy games, you didn't have to get dressed up, and you didn't spend a million dollars," said Laing, of Warminster. The guest of honor was Peg Bauman, the grandmother-to-be of twins.
August 18, 2008
WE DON'T KNOW what to make of Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey's apparent change of heart over the disciplining of two officers, but we hope it's not a signal that the public honeymoon is over for the so-far well-regarded chief. Last week, a police melee at a baby shower that injured six people involved two of the officers that were caught on videotape kicking a suspect back in May. That May incident was an international embarrassment for the police, but Ramsey and the mayor's quick response - firing four officers, transferring four others and suspending three without pay - was hailed as a bold and decisive move, necessary for a department that has lacked transparency and sensitivity to charges of brutality, use of force and over-reliance on violence.
May 23, 2011
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Ed Helms; Greyson Chance performs. The Oprah Winfrey Show (4 p.m., 6ABC) - Stars participate in a farewell to The Oprah Winfrey Show . The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8 p.m., FAM)- Adrian's baby shower is approaching, but those around her continue to fight. The Bachelorette (9:01 p.m., 6ABC) - Ashley Hebert, second runner-up from The Bachelor, meets her 25 suitors. Clash of the Commercials: U.S.A.
March 8, 1989 |
Dear Polly: In the fall, I bag the nice dry leaves and put them in a dry place to use now, when the ground is wet and messy. I put them in my dog run, emptying them out on the muddy ground. I also put them in the dog house. My boxer loves them. He plays around in them and they keep him warm and dry for a while. It makes the dog run easy to clean - just rake them out and put in more leaves. - Cil Dear Cil: I think this is a great use for dry leaves. They could be used to cover muddy walkways or driveways, too. Dear Polly: I wanted to save the pictures on the cards I received from a baby shower.