July 3, 2012 |
Remember Craig Rabinowitz, the con artist who killed his wife and then staged a drowning in the bathtub of their Merion home — all while spending money invested in his latex business that didn't exist on a Delilah's stripper named Summer? The 1997 murder of Stefanie Rabinowitz will be covered at 9 p.m. Thursday on Investigation Discovery's "Behind Mansion Walls. " Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor, who was district attorney at the time, will be interviewed, as will medical examiner Dr. Ian Hood and Ken Englade, author of Everybody's Best Friend.
April 22, 2012 |
BOSTON - On a day when more than 200 former Red Sox players and coaches returned to the major leagues' oldest ballpark to help the team celebrate Fenway Park's 100th birthday, the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez made some history, taking over fifth place with his 631st career home run as the New York Yankees spoiled Boston's celebration with a 6-2 win on Friday. Rodriguez's solo shot on the first pitch of the fifth inning put him past Ken Griffey Jr. and 29 homers behind Willie Mays' fourth-place total of 660. Eric Chavez added two homers and Nick Swisher and Russell Martin also connected for New York, while Derek Jeter moved into 18th place with his 3,111th career hit, passing Dave Winfield.
December 11, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Call it the anti-Occupy movement. That, in many ways, is Pennsylvania Society, the annual gala for Pennsylvania politicians who travel to New York City for some government-like forums but mostly for schmoozing, networking, fund-raising, backslapping, wining, dining, and deal-making. Here, Pennsylvania's political elite congregate annually in the marbled halls of the Waldorf-Astoria and venture out for a weekend of dinners, receptions, and cocktail parties (many invitation-only)
August 2, 2007 |
This is a love letter to a guy named Pinky. A guy named Pinky Kravitz. More Mr. Atlantic City than Mr. Peanut ever was, Pinky's an original, the ultimate insider in a town where everyone wants to believe they're the ultimate insider. For 50 years, Pinky (n? Seymour) Kravitz has been broadcasting his daily radio show Pinky's Corner from various hotels, tennis courts, theaters, and the occasional burlesque house, live from America's favorite playground, first on WLDB, then on WOND, first at night, now in the late afternoon, first during Atlantic City's heyday of the '50s, then during the decline, then the rise, the next decline, lately during the resurgence.
June 2, 2005 |
The fans roared before Chase Utley even stepped into the batter's box in the bottom of the eighth inning last night at Citizens Bank Park. Maybe they knew. Or maybe they just really love Utley. They love him even more after he smoked a 1-1 slider from San Francisco reliever LaTroy Hawkins for a two-out, pinch-hit grand slam over the right-field wall in a crazy 10-6 victory over the Giants. The Phillies can sweep the Giants with a victory tonight, and move to .500 for the first time since April 21. They have won 10 of their last 15 to improve to 26-27.
July 23, 2004 |
What better spot to celebrate the birth of one of Philadelphia's most famous painters than in the house he grew up in? For Saturday's "Celebration of the 160th Birthday of Thomas Eakins," the acclaimed artist's Fairmount home will host an afternoon fete that will include a street fair, barbecue, art activities, and carnival games. The Lutheran Tabernacle Church choir also will sing, and percussion ensemble Congresso will drum. Sponsored by the city's Mural Arts Program, the birthday tribute also will feature the opening of a summer exhibition that showcases students in the Advanced Big Picture and Mural ARTscape programs - a curriculum that teaches mural-making and its history.
June 29, 2002 |
Dim the lights. Cue the schmaltzy music. It's time to say goodbye to the woman who promises she'll "always be mayor. " Susan Bass Levin resigned in January from the post she held for 14 years to head the state Department of Community Affairs. And she did not really leave Cherry Hill. She still lives here. She was, nevertheless, sent off with a bash at the Clarion Hotel here Thursday night. More than 400 attended. And the atmosphere was positively thick with goodwill for a woman known for more than a decade as a hard-bargaining, all-over-the-place, high-profile mayor.
December 13, 1999 |
The second millennium is going out with not a bang, but a whimper. A year ago, promoters were calling New Year's Eve 1999 the biggest celebratory event ever. Now, they're canceling shows and returning tickets. Broadway will be dark that night, and the Big Apple's big, $2,500-a-head party featuring Sting and Aretha Franklin, was canceled. In San Jose, a planned concert by singer Luis Miguel was canned. Ray Charles won't play in Nashville. And Jewel won't sing in Anchorage.
June 25, 1999 |
With a possible 200,000 excited picnickers sardined into the Belmont Plateau for the 25th annual Greek Picnic on July 24, a firm handle on traffic and crowd control is a must. Problems in past years with bumper-to-bumper traffic jams, blaring music and horror stories of men ripping the clothes off young women have almost brought the annual shindig to a halt. The event's organizers, Mayor Rendell and other city officials have been meeting periodically since last year's picnic in an effort to make everyone happy.