June 16, 2002 |
Paul McCartney and his bride, Heather Mills, were honeymooning Friday in the Seychelles and were believed to be staying on one of the Indian Ocean archipelago's private islands, Fregate Island - coincidentally home to one of the world's rarest beetles. The McCartneys flew down from Belfast on Thursday after their lavish wedding. No one will say for sure on which of the more than a dozen privately owned islands they've beached, but Fregate, the most exclusive one, also hosts the giant tenebroid beetle.
September 23, 2001 |
As Kesha Coley and Tanisha Conyers sat in their final session of the Stork's Nest program, they listened to a pediatrician talk about the benefits of breast-feeding. The young women learned that their babies would be able to tell the difference between their milk and formula. "I learned important lessons about how to take care of my baby," said Coley, a Burlington City resident who is due to give birth next week. "I learned about this program from my doctor. " As a part of the program, Coley and Conyers were given a baby shower earlier this month and were able to spend the points they had earned as incentives for their participation on additional baby supplies, such as clothes, diaper bags and bottles.
February 22, 1987 |
If Vicki Richardson had followed her family's plan for her, she would be studying medicine now. Instead, she will be seen on The Cosby Show this Thursday in her second network television appearance in two weeks. Richardson, 22, lives in New York City but maintains her Yeadon roots, where her family still lives. She was in the last graduating class of Yeadon High School in 1982. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Tisch School of New York University last February.
April 13, 1990 |
Helen Roedell said she had just seen the terrible climax to a family quarrel March 4. Her husband had shot their daughter in the head, just above her eye. Then, she told a Municipal Court judge yesterday, he turned the .32-caliber Smith & Wesson on her. "Now, you're next," she said her husband, George F. Roedell Sr., told her. "I don't know how many times he has threatened my life, and I am afraid," Helen Roedell said at her husband's preliminary...
February 22, 2012 |
FRANK TEPPER sat pensively in court yesterday as his attorney and a city prosecutor took turns trying to convince a Philadelphia jury why the ex-city cop fatally shot a neighbor during a Port Richmond fight two years ago. The Common Pleas Court jury began deliberating Tepper's fate yesterday and was scheduled to resume this morning. Tepper, 45, who had been a 16-year veteran cop, is being tried for murder, possession of an instrument of crime and reckless endangerment, in the Nov. 21, 2009, death of William Panas Jr., 21. Defense attorney Fortunato Perri said Tepper was not guilty because he had acted in self-defense when he fired the fatal bullet in front of his Elkhart Street rowhouse.
February 15, 2012 |
ON NOV. 21, 2009, William Panas Jr. was just being a "wiseass" when he dared off-duty Philadelphia cop Frank Tepper to shoot him during a Port Richmond street fight, a city prosecutor told a jury yesterday. "You're not going to shoot anybody," Panas, 21, said upon seeing Tepper point a Smith & Wesson 9mm semiautomatic handgun at him, Assistant District Attorney Michael Barry told the jury, on the first day of Tepper's murder trial. "Rather than just letting the kid be a wiseass, he pulled the trigger and shot him," Barry said during his opening argument.
April 24, 2012 |
Question: My parents make a strong, overt distinction between married and nonmarried significant others, meaning the former are included in everything, appropriate or not, and the latter are excluded from things that are family-only. My sister's husband was invited to (and attended) my baby shower, while my boyfriend, the father of my child, was not invited to our vacation. Mom's argument is that being treated like family is one of the benefits/incentives of legal marriage. (I would like to get married, but realize it's not right at this time.)
May 8, 2012 |
Old characters, new box-office record! After colossal, gargantuan, elephantine (the thesaurus is so cool!) ticket sales, The Avengers is the first movie ever to collect $200 million in a single weekend — worldwide, it's made $641.8 million in barely a week and a half. To give some context: The Harry Potter finale made $169.2 million in its debut weekend. The SEPTA workers won $173 million. And it would take a SideShow writer at least 250 years to bring in that kind of dough.
October 16, 2007
THE WIFE OF Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is notoriously media-shy. Maybe it's because her husband gets slaughtered in the press and on sports-talk radio. Whatever her motivation, Raquel McNabb has managed to hang on to her privacy in this sports-crazy city, even as her significant other's every move is dissected and analyzed to the point of absurdity. Although fans have been known to knock on her front door, she's remained relatively anonymous, shunning the spotlight.
March 30, 2011 |
Draped in violet silk chiffon, mom-to-be Natalie Portman looked sensational at the Academy Awards, baby bump and all. But for Tamar Klaiman, like most other women, the home stretch of pregnancy was anything but glamorous. With an aching back and swollen feet, the last thing Klaiman wanted in the weeks before her due date was a baby shower. "I had no desire to be in a room full of people paying all their attention to me and to open presents in front of everyone," said the first-time mother, whose son, Abraham, was born in April.