December 19, 2013 |
I DON'T THINK Michael Griffin was unfairly fired last week from Holy Ghost Prep. But I do think he was selectively fired. Griffin, of course, is the gay teacher who casually mentioned, in an email to the principal, that he was applying for a marriage license in New Jersey. In a subsequent conversation with school president the Rev. James McCloskey (who hired Griffin 12 years ago), Griffin confirmed his intention to wed his longtime partner, with whom he had obtained a civil union in 2008.
May 18, 2012 |
Jennifer Lopez, 42, shocked fans this week when she said she wasn't sure she would stay on at American Idol. To some, it felt like a betrayal of all they held good, sacred, and true. Alas, E! News' Mark Malkin says J-Lo already has decided to ditch the show. "She's just too busy," Anonymous Source says, noting that the singer is due to go on a months-long world tour with Enrique Iglesias. J-Lo has yet to confirm or deny the report. She does tell E! she feels conflicted.
March 31, 2008 |
DID THEY or didn't they? The Star said Saturday that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had been married in New Orleans. People, however, said they're in Texas where Brad is filming Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life. " The pair's publicist agreed with People, saying that the wedding story was wrong. Yesterday, the Star took a step back from the tale. But in the fascinating whisper-down-the-lane way that even false stories gain momentum, "Extra" spoke with Rev. Tony Talavera, of the French Quarter Wedding Chapel, so that he could insist that he had not married the couple.
December 30, 2003 |
Poll: Bush and Hillary are Americans' most admired George W. Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the most admired man and woman in America, according to a poll released yesterday. The Republican president and the Democratic senator from New York and former first lady won't be found on the same sides of many political issues. But they're both seen in a favorable light by the American public. When people were asked to name the man they admire the most, Bush was picked by 29 percent.
March 24, 1998 |
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today and is expected to be out three to six weeks, ending his streak of 267 consecutive games played for the Dodgers. Dr. Ralph Gambardella examined Karros yesterday and decided on surgery because he suspects cartilage damage. Karros has had persistent pain in his left knee this spring that hasn't responded well to treatment, team physician Frank Jobe said. Karros returned to Los Angeles Friday from the Dodgers' camp in Vero Beach, Fla. Karros, 30, batted .266 with 31 home runs and 104 RBI last year.
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.