August 24, 2010
The thieves' earliest-known target was a 29-year-old woman pushing an infant in a stroller into her building on Chestnut Street near 15th on Monday, July 19, at 4:15 p.m. The men followed the woman from 17th and Chestnut streets. As she went to enter the building, a bald man with dark shades and a beard separated her from the stroller while a man in business casual attire tried to swipe a purse from the stroller's bottom storage space. He was unsuccessful, but the stroller rolled toward Chestnut Street before the woman pushed the bald man out of the way to save her child.
August 25, 2010 |
Police have arrested a man accused of committing recent robberies of women in Center City, including an attack on a 93-year-old woman. Michael Crump, 48, was arrested Monday morning after he and another man stole a wallet from the purse of a woman on a bus in the 3600 block of North Sixth Street, police said. The other perpetrator got away. Crump, of the 2400 block of North Gratz Street in North Philadelphia, is charged with the robbery of the 93-year-old woman in an elevator at 1500 Locust St. on Aug. 16. The woman's wrist was broken during the attack.
August 26, 2010 |
Police arrested a man Wednesday accused of committing several recent robberies of women in Center City, including an attack on a 93-year-old. Michael Crump, 48, was arrested Monday morning after he and another man stole a wallet from the purse of a woman on a bus in the 3600 block of North Sixth Street, police said. The other suspect got away. Crump, of the 2400 block of North Gratz Street in North Philadelphia, is charged with the robbery of the 93-year-old woman in an elevator at 1500 Locust St. on Aug. 16. The woman's wrist was broken during the attack.
August 26, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I had to chuckle at the letter from "Smooth-Headed in Tampa," who complained that shallow women won't date a bald man. He hit the nail on the head with the term "shallow. " My husband is bald, but I didn't realize it when I first met him because he always wore a ball cap. We had gone to school together many years earlier, and he had thick, wavy hair then. When he took his cap off, I hesitated only for a second, remembering a lesson my father had taught me: "Never judge a book by its cover.
September 24, 2011
BRISTOL PALIN got into a tussle with a bar patron at the Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood while filming her reality show. Palin had just fallen off the bar's mechanical bull when a bald man yelled, "Did you ride [baby daddy] Levi [ Johnston ] like that? Your mother is a whore! Your mother is a f - - - - - - devil!" Palin then confronted the man, asking him why he hated her mother. His most cogent response was that Sarah Palin is "evil. " C'mon, dude, if you're going to harass the girl in public, at least have an answer ready in case she fights back.
July 12, 1999 |
From a woman's perspective, men with bald heads are sexier than ever. "To me it's jazz, it's smooth, it's laid back, it's confidence," said Stephanie Owens, who realized how she felt after her friend, Bill Jolly, shaved his hair. Jolly's mother, Rowena Jolly, thinks her son's bald look complements his charming personality. "It comes across as strong and manly and maybe the young ladies think it's sexy," she said. They sure do. Owens is among many women who have asked to touch Jolly's smooth head, just to see how it felt.
February 17, 1991 |
After three days of deliberations, a Delaware County Court jury yesterday acquitted Arthur Pyfer, 21, of charges that he strangled and stabbed his half- sister, Bethann Pyfer, 17. Bethann's body was found in a cemetery in the family's Stonehurst neighborhood of Upper Darby four days after the Feb. 27, 1986, slaying. She was seven months' pregnant. Arthur Pyfer was charged with criminal homicide in April, four years after the slaying. Assistant District Attorney William Toal 3d, who promised the jury a cast of characters that might be found in an episode of Twin Peaks, said in his closing argument Thursday: "I was wrong.
July 16, 1995 |
I glanced at the yellow taxis lined up in front of the central train station, then gazed at the orange trolley clattering toward me. The trolley route, according to the man at the station's tourist information desk, ran right past my hotel. A taxi, of course, would get me there more directly, but it would also whisk me through the city too fast for me to see much of it. And it certainly would cost a lot more. I was in town for only three days, having been sent here to attend a trade show.
July 14, 2004 |
The governor approached a tall businessman tentatively at the crowded fund-raiser. "Governor! Good to see you," the man said. "You, too," the governor said. Then he lowered his voice. "The Eagle has landed," the governor said. "Beg your pardon?" "I said, 'The Eagle has landed.' " "I'm afraid I don't understand," the businessman said. "Is the President here?" "Never mind," the governor said. "I thought you were someone else. " The man walked off, slightly offended.