May 12, 2010 |
RICHARD POTTS returned to his rowhouse on Lancaster Avenue near 56th early in the morning of April 5 to find his Overbrook neighborhood on virtual lockdown. A cop had been shot; a manhunt was on. The block was cordoned off with yellow tape. Cops and SWAT teams fanned the streets. K-9 units scoured through brush. Some businesses were forced to close for five hours. "The cops were questioning everybody," Potts, 57, recalled. Sgt. Robert Ralston, a 21-year veteran and father of five, said he'd been shot on patrol by a black man with "cornrows" and a "mark or tattoo under his left eye. " Yesterday, the Overbrook neighbors were outraged to learn that it was all a lie. Ralston, 46, had intentionally shot himself in the left shoulder.
January 21, 2012 |
Brittany Snow was walking to the bench in Thursday's win over Cherry Hill West when she noticed some unusual stares coming from her coaches and teammates. "They looked at me and said, 'What happened? It looks like you have a third eye,' " Snow said. "I didn't even know. I had no idea my eye was that swollen. I honestly didn't know I had a black eye. " That about sums up the 6-foot center of the Seneca girls' basketball team. Snow also broke the school's scoring record of 1,075 career points on Thursday.
November 25, 2009 |
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen was sporting a black eye behind the tinted visor he wore to practice yesterday. According to a university official who spoke on condition of anonymity, Clausen was punched outside a South Bend, Ind., bar early Sunday morning. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Clausen was the "victim of a sucker punch. " Clausen and a group he was with decided to leave P.J.'s Pub after words were exchanged with others at the bar. The official said someone followed them outside and punched Clausen, who did not fight back.
October 4, 2012
A video showing a Philadelphia police lieutenant unexpectedly punching a woman in the face represents yet another damaging blow to the Police Department's already tarnished reputation. The images of a decorated cop, Lt. Jonathan Josey, walking up behind a bystander at the Puerto Rican Day celebration Sunday - and then striking her to the ground with two bloodying blows - are shocking and, as a police officers' group described the scene, "deplorable. " It's conceivable that a police Internal Affairs investigation into the incident ordered Monday by Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will reveal details that prove Josey's actions were within bounds.
September 11, 1995
Dumfounding! Unbelievable! Beyond comprehension! I'm talking about the continuing police scandals in our city. To the remainder of the men and women of the Police Department, it is an unwarranted black eye. The majority of officers do their job without depending on manufactured evidence or falsely accusing anyone, but people think, "There's another one of those criminal cops. " All the honest hard work over the span of a career is put aside and forgotten each time people read of yet another cop gone wrong.
March 11, 2011 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was only a Grapefruit League game that will be erased from record books and memory banks in a few weeks, when the regular season begins. Still, Roy Halladay against CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees is as good as it gets in spring training. Halladay was better than good in his third spring start, throwing six shutout innings Thursday during a 7-0 Phillies win at Bright House Field. The ace of the Phillies' four aces threw three perfect innings, surrendered a couple of singles in the fourth, and finished by working out of a second-and-third, two-out jam in the sixth.
November 9, 2005 |
A key factor in planning any covert operation is full consideration of "blowback" - the painful consequences of an "op" gone bad. This time, the CIA is stinging from the "blowback" of last week's revelation that it has been playing warden to a string of secret overseas terrorist prisons. With human-rights groups howling "torture" and "gulag," the International Red Cross and the European Union seeking answers, and the Bush administration saying little, the effect on public opinion at home and America's image abroad will be painful.
October 30, 1986 |
Ambler's Megann Peddigree was only 11 years old when she got her first taste of karate. It was a right-hand chop to the mouth, delivered expertly by a boy the same age who had no intention of taking it easy on a girl . . . at least not with his friends watching. When the bout was over, Megann had a bloody lip, a bruised eye, a puffy nose and a set of shocked parents about to rethink their daughter's recreational priorities. "I thought I lost her," said Patrick Byrnes, her karate coach.
June 23, 1986 |
Julie Hull Elicker came away with some mementos of the World Cup Lacrosse Championship Saturday. The Great Valley High School graduate, a starter on the United States national team, ended her lacrosse career with a silver medal and a Joe Palooka-caliber black eye. Elicker would be the first to concede that the silver medal may be the one that hurts more . . . because it means second best. Elicker and Team USA came up three goals shy in their bid for a second straight world title.