March 3, 2012
Ex-supervisor at Dover resigns WASHINGTON - A former supervisor at the military's Dover mortuary in Delaware has resigned in the widening scandal over mishandling of remains of U.S. war dead and 9/11 victims, according to two government officials. Quinton R. Keel, a civilian working for the Air Force, was in charge of the mortuary when body parts of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan were lost, and a dead Marine's arm was sawed off without his family's permission. Keel was reassigned last year to a nonsupervisory job after Air Force officials said he and two other supervisors committed "gross mismanagement.
September 15, 2011 |
WELL, LOOK who just got interesting! According to Joe McGinniss, author of the soon-to-be-released The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin , the former Alaskan governor, pit-bull hockey mom, vice-presidential candidate and tea-party darling was a wild thing back in the day. In book excerpts printed yesterday by the National Enquirer , McGinniss reveals details of Palin's past that some will find salacious but I find run-of-the-mill....
August 27, 2007
IWOULD LIKE to let my fellow inmates and the people who read the Daily News know that if you have bunk beds, please make sure that ladders are attached. State penal institutions don't provide inmates with some type of step or ladder to get to the top bunk because you're not obligated to sleep up there. I was getting into the top bunk and the seat I used, which is welded to a desk, broke and caused me to have a four-day hospital stay. I hurt my back, neck, hand and shoulder, and I have a civil lawsuit against the state currently in litigation.
July 1, 2005 |
I can feel the excitement in the air. It's tangible, like the free fudge samples in my favorite seashore candy store. Vacationers are descending upon my street, their SUVs loaded with bikes, chairs and surfboards. Kids grab bathing suits. Moms cart goodies into unfamiliar kitchens, and dads unpack fishing and golf gear. I listen to the orders of the day: "Don't fight over the bunk beds!" "Put on some sunscreen!" "Swim by the lifeguards!" It's music to my ears. For as long as I can remember, my family and I vacationed at the Shore, usually around the Fourth of July.
December 13, 2003 |
Thirty sophomores from St. Augustine Prep School in Vineland came to Camden for a week to help out the needy where they could and maybe learn a bit about themselves. As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Thursday night, the school's bus disappeared from a parking lot behind Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where they were staying. The students were shocked. Their leader, Brother David Graber, was not. Last year, the St. Augustine students received a similar lesson when a mural they had painted was promptly defaced with crude graffiti.
May 22, 2003 |
It was as if Santa Claus arrived at school yesterday driving an 18-wheel truck; not bearing toys, but stories. Answers, too, plenty of them, to lots and lots of questions from irrepressible second graders. Charles Rutledge, also known as Trucker Charlie, pulled his rig alongside the Dorothy L. Bullock Elementary School here at 10:50 a.m., to the excitement and anticipation of teacher Shelley Petrozza's 15 students, with whom he has corresponded this school year. "Cool," yelped Andrew Gregas, scurrying out the front door toward the bright red cab of the massive, waiting truck.
February 23, 2000 |
If you think "Judge Judy" is tough, check out Judge Gwendolyn. She doesn't wear a robe and slam gavels, but Gwendolyn Williams has no hesitation handing down strict orders to sons Donny and Donta, members of West Philadelphia High's basketball team. Her latest: no more one-on-one. "Last time we played," said Donta, a 5-8 sophomore point guard, "people were betting money on us and we got in a fight. "It was at Comegys schoolyard, right across the street from where we live [near 50th and Kingsessing]
May 15, 1999 |
A white woman yesterday sued her Port Richmond landlords, contending she was threatened and then evicted from her one-bedroom apartment after she let an African American friend and her two young children stay overnight. The federal lawsuit was filed by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia on behalf of the tenant, Kimberly A. Lane, her friend, Charlotte E. McQueen, and McQueen's children, ages 5 and 3. Named as defendants are John and Rose Cole, who live in the house in the 2600 block of East Somerset Street and rent four upstairs apartments.
December 24, 1998 |
Move over, David Copperfield: You've got nothing on Santa Claus. If it weren't for that magic dust, the jolly fat man would be plain out of business. A pinch in the reindeers' corn feed and they're zipping around the world. A light sprinkling makes the 10,000-pound sleigh airborne. And Santa rubs the stuff on his big belly, producing a slimming effect just prior to shimmying down chimneys. That's how first and second graders at Starkweather Elementary School believe the rotund fellow with the ruddy cheeks and hearty "ho, ho, ho" will get his slick operation off the ground tonight - as he does every Christmas Eve. "He can only do it with sand magic," said Katy O'Brien, 6, her big blue eyes filled with excitement.
July 20, 1998 |
If nothing else, Sharon Hill Sting softball coach Barb Robinson should have her team ready for the expected scorching summer temperatures of South Florida next week. That's when the Sting's 18-and-under contingent flies to Jupiter to begin play in the National Softball Association's World Series. This weekend, the team made three trips from Delaware County to play in the Pegasus Softball Tournament at Lionville. The team lost its opener to Florida Plantation, 4-2, Friday evening although starting pitcher Maggie Fricko, a Haverford High junior-to-be, gave up only two hits.