December 5, 2012 |
Frank Tepper's fate was sealed months ago, when a Common Pleas Court jury convicted the former Philadelphia police officer of first-degree murder for shooting a 21-year-old neighbor outside his Port Richmond home in 2009. Another jury was handed a more complex set of questions on Monday: Was Tepper's killing of Billy Panas part of a pattern of predictable rogue behavior that went unchecked during his 16 years as a police officer? If so, should the city be held accountable? Or was Tepper a "drunken idiot" acting on his own?
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...
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.