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May 12, 2010 | By BARBARA LAKER & WENDY RUDERMAN, lakerb@phillynews.com 215-854-5933
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.
SPORTS
January 21, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
November 25, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
March 11, 2011 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 9, 2005 | By Peter Brookes
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.
NEWS
October 30, 1986 | By M. G. Missanelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 23, 1986 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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NEWS
March 18, 2015
PHILADELPHIA'S getting another national black eye, this time in Rolling Stone , thanks to what looks like illegal, out-of-control behavior by some Philly cops. To anyone living here, that's not an aha! moment. Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman won a Pulitzer for a series exposing it, and the Daily News, the Inquirer and other publications have carried dozens of stories on disgraceful police misconduct in recent years. Difference is, Rolling Stone earlier this month put the suspected criminals-in-blue on a national stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
LOTS OF health-focused juicers and smoothie machines were frothing up kale, pineapple, cucumber, spinach, mint and lemon-juice concoctions at the International Housewares Show, which ended yesterday in Chicago. But only one offered a royal chat and photo op with the most regal of weight-obsessed celebrities - Sarah Ferguson - the former spouse (till 1996) of Britain's Prince Andrew and still/forever the Duchess of York. "I didn't believe it till I tried it," Fergie whispered in this ear about the Fusion Xcelerator, a $99 liquefier, pulverizer and micro-emulsification system she's now touting in infomercials and on her poshly designed website - duchessdiscoveries.com.
NEWS
October 4, 2013
PARTISANS WHO represent the never-give-an-inch right and the unbending left have given the U.S. another black eye to show the world. What a mess. And what's frustrating is Americans in the middle have little voice. Passionate "red state" Americans rely upon tea-party conservatives to represent them. Dedicated "blue state" Americans make their voices heard through liberal lawmakers. But what about "purple state" Americans, the ones who blend left, right and center together into a middle-ground approach to politics?
NEWS
October 9, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
In Philadelphia, a wedding brawl with three arrests and a fatal heart attack was simply another wild story. But around the country, the must-see video, shot by a teen celebrating a birthday, seems to be reinforcing old stereotypes that the City That Threw Snowballs at Santa Claus (way back in 1968) could still use some anger management training. The story was showcased on Yahoo's home page this morning, and the comments were too predictable: "OMG!!! A wedding brawl! Oh wait..its in Philly?
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
August 2, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON - Four badminton teams were kicked out of the women's doubles at the London Games on Wednesday for trying to lose on purpose, conduct that a top IOC executive said strikes at the heart of Olympic competition. The eight doubles players from China, South Korea and Indonesia were cited by the Badminton World Federation for "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport. " "We have to be clear, there has been a problem here and we have to take that problem very seriously," BWF secretary general Thomas Lund said.
NEWS
April 26, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Minutes after declaring victory in Pennsylvania Republicans' divisive, five-way Senate primary, Tom Smith brushed off questions about his ability to reunite his party. "There's no doubt in my mind that we will all come together," the former Armstrong County coal executive told a crowd Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. "It's what primaries are all about - sorting things out. " The trouble is, Republicans across the state said Wednesday, Smith's upstart victory leaves things more unsorted than ever.
SPORTS
January 22, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
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.
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