March 14, 2011 |
P INK IS HEADING home this weekend for her baby shower. We hear the Doylestown- native pop star is flying here from Los Angeles to celebrate with family and friends Saturday afternoon. She and Motocross-rider husband Carey Hart are expecting their first child in June. Out and about Spike Lee checked out some new Knicks gear at Mitchell & Ness (12th & Chestnut) Friday afternoon. The filmmaker was in town to be honored by the African American Musuem of Philadelphia.
October 19, 2010
HOW UTTERLY appropriate that Ira Einhorn feels irrelevant. Columnist Ronnie Polaneczky strikes right at the heart of his character with her words "narcissistic gasbag. " I was there on Earth Day 1970 when Ira took over the microphone. He was booed off in short order. I also attended his trial testimony. For two days, the courtroom sat appalled as Ira dropped names, spun yarns and tossed around literary references, more like a man applying for membership at an exclusive club than one on trial for the rest of his life.
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.
July 16, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I am a 27-year-old woman who lives alone in a house I own. Sometimes strangers come to the house for various reasons - plumbers, electricians, etc. One question I am frequently asked is, "Do you live alone?" I just don't know how to answer that question without feeling like someone might take advantage of me. Can you help me and other single women by providing an appropriate response? - Cautious Bachelorette, Huntsville, Ala. DEAR BACHELORETTE : Gladly. Your gut instincts are on target.
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.
February 18, 2010 |
A 21-year-old college student arrested Tuesday evening at his parent's Winslow Township home confessed to throwing his 3-month-old daughter off a Garden State Parkway bridge, police said yesterday. Shamshiddi Abdur-Raheem of Galloway Township, near Atlantic City, allegedly abducted the infant, Zara Malani-lin Abdur, from the home of her maternal grandmother in East Orange, N.J., on Tuesday afternoon and tossed her from the Driscoll Bridge, over the Raritan River in Middlesex County, according to a state police spokesman.
February 17, 2010 |
A 21-year-old college student arrested Tuesday evening at his parent's Winslow Township home confessed to throwing his 3-month-old daughter off a Garden State Parkway bridge, police said today. Shamshiddi Abdur-Raheem of Galloway Township, near Atlantic City, allegedly abducted the infant, Zara Malani-lin Abdur, from the home of her maternal grandmother in East Orange, N.J., on Tuesday afternoon and tossed her from the Driscoll Bridge, over the Raritan River in Middlesex County, according to a state police spokesman.
September 16, 2008
RE Christine Ireland's " 'Police Brutality' Payday" letter: Comments like this one always astound and then enrage me as an African-American. Let me ask you one simple question, Ms. Ireland: Were you there to witness the incident at the baby shower where a woman and her little girl were maced by police? You're a smug, supercilious racist who uses the Daily News as a platform to voice your true reasons for submitting a letter in the first place! For example, you ask: "Who is selling the drugs?"
August 28, 2008
At the School District's recent annual convocation, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman told the principals that "it makes me sick that far too many of our children . . . are locked into school environments where some adults . . . have decided that they have little or no chance to succeed. " As the son of a woman who's spent nearly 20 years in city schools, I'm appalled and saddened by Ms. Ackerman's indictment. I can speak to my mother's dedication to her students as I've seen the time and effort she puts into planning lessons each day. I've seen the materials, books and games she's purchased for her students to use in class.
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.