June 15, 1994 |
Let's review. In the beginning, there was the doc - not as in Martens, grunge footwear, but as in documentary. Which begat the rock doc - as in those filmed concerts Woodstock and The Last Waltz. Which begat the mock-rock-doc, as in This is Spinal Tap, Rob Reiner's merciless parody of a fictitious (and did we say clueless?) heavy-metal band. Which begat the mock-rap-doc, Fear of a Black Hat, a diverting if uneven satire that views hip-hoppers as the hip-hopeless. This is Spinal Rap. The name of the fictitious band profiled is NWH - no apologies to NWA - a.k.a.
May 14, 2013
A 22-year-old University of Delaware student was in stable condition at Christiana Hospital on Sunday after being stabbed in the chest and stomach during an early morning argument, Newark, Del., police said. The attack occurred around 1:20 a.m. in a city-owned parking lot on East Delaware Avenue near the center of campus. The suspect was described as a nearly 6-foot-tall white male, between 18 and 22, weighing 185 to 190 pounds and wearing a white T-shirt and black hat. Police did not identify the victim or the cause of the argument.
December 10, 2007
ACCORDING to John Baer's Dec. 3 column, Vince Fumo claims to have "worn a white hat a lot. " Maybe, but not for preventing gun violence. Fumo has worn the handgun lobby's black hat so long and effectively that his claimed conversion to support one handgun a month beggars belief. He's long been the prime Harrisburg water carrier for the handgun lobby and industry. And Fumo was just featured on CNN spouting the gun lobby's unhelpful mantra disdaining new regulation while pushing the old "lock 'em up" strategy that's proven so ineffective at stopping the rising tide of handgun violence.
February 7, 2012 |
Police are seeking the public's help in tracking down the man who executed a 24-year-old man on an Overbrook street Monday afternoon. The victim, Dennis Gore Jr., was walking with his girlfriend on 55th Street near Hunter when he was approached by a gunman who fired five bullets into his body at point-blank range. The gunman fled without saying a word. A $20,000 reward is being offered to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the case.
April 26, 2011
Delaware County authorities are looking for a man who robbed a bank in Concord Township late Monday afternoon. A man walked into the TD Bank at Route 202 and Beaver Valley Road shortly before 5 p.m., according to Pennsylvania state police, and demanded money from the teller. The man did not display a weapon, police said. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The man is white or Asian, police said. He was wearing a black jacket, tan pants, black shoes, and a black hat, and his face was covered with black cloth.
October 22, 2012
FREEDOM, Pa. - Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a Western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk. New Sewickley Township police say the girl was over a hillside, wearing a black costume and black hat with a white tassel when she was shot at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Chief Ronald Leindecker told the Beaver County Times that a male relative mistook the girl for a skunk and fired a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder.
March 7, 2012 |
A school bus - the second to be stolen in the city this week - crashed into a parked car early today in Southwest Philadelphia, police said. No injuries were reported and the bus thief fled on foot, police said. They said the yellow school bus was stolen earlier from the All City depot on the 6800 block of Norwitch Street, but the theft was not noticed until police went there to investigate the crash. Witnesses told police they saw the bus headed east on Buist Avenue about 1:15 a.m. when it attempted to turn onto South 68th Street in the Elmwood section and slammed into a parked Crown Victoria, causing major damage to the car's front end. The man behind the wheel of the bus tried to back out, but ran off when he could not, police said.
November 25, 2012 |
A young man is expected to survive after being shot in the face Friday evening during an attempted robbery in West Philadelphia. The 21-year-old victim told police he was at 51st Street and Willows Avenue, just north of the Kingsessing neighborhood, when another young man came up to him and tried to rob him. The would-be robber took out a handgun and fired one shot, hitting the victim in the face before running down 51st Street toward Pentridge...
May 4, 1990 |
A top official in the New Jersey School Boards Association yesterday denounced allegations that the group's executive director had squandered its money and said that a state investigation into the matter was racially motivated. Richard E. Mower, the association's vice president for legislation, said the scathing report released last week by the state Commission on Investigation was "an attempt to lynch" the executive director, Octavius T. Reid Jr. The commission, an independent state panel of inquiry, alleged that Reid had mismanaged the group's insurance pool, lied about his expenses and run up huge bills for lavish meals and luxurious hotel stays.
February 8, 2012 |
IN OVERBROOK yesterday, those who loved and mourned Dennis Gore Jr. were filled with questions: Why had a gunman approached Gore on a street near his home Monday afternoon and fired five shots into his body without saying a word? Who would want to hurt the gentle man with a steady job and two small children? How would his family go on without their beloved son and brother? Gore, son of a veteran Philadelphia police officer, was 24. Police yesterday were asking for the public's help in tracking down his killer.