November 21, 2013 |
FIRST SIGN that converted "SNL" comic Will Forte is now a serious actor: He totally doesn't get my MacGruber joke. I walk in complaining that my briefcase is heavy because it contains my portable car stereo (hey, I didn't say my MacGruber joke was funny). Forte gives me a blank stare, which is probably what that reference deserved, but it develops that he's also been popping Ambien as he makes a time-zone-hopping press tour to talk about his dramatic role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," which, like all of Payne's movies ("The Descendants," "Sideways")
June 7, 2013
AN ERIE County Prison guard has been suspended indefinitely after allegations that he bought a car stereo and a big-screen television from an inmate who was trying raise bond money. Authorities say 29-year-old Brent Carr was suspended without pay on May 30 after an investigation. Carr reportedly said he understands what he did was wrong. Carr says he was trying to help a friend who lives in Detroit and that he purchased the items from the inmate's girlfriend. Prison officials claim that Carr both called and sent text messages to the girlfriend to arrange the purchases, and also discussed the purchases with the inmate at the prison.
December 28, 2012 |
A YOUNG woman's Christmas - and her life - was shattered Tuesday when she was kidnapped, raped, robbed and beaten in her own car by three teenagers over five hours, according to police. "You'll get sick in the stomach," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood, before reciting the facts of the case. About 11:40 p.m. Christmas night, the 22-year-old victim was in her Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of George's Water Ice, at Grace and Marshall roads, waiting for her boyfriend to come out of a nearby bar, when three men - one of whom had a gun - forced their way into her vehicle, Chitwood said.
July 13, 2011 |
THE HOUSING crisis has hit R. Kelly, who faces foreclosure on his suburban Chicago mansion. Crain's Chicago Business reported yesterday that too-big-to-fail JPMorgan Chase filed the foreclosure suit last month in Cook County. The complaint states that Kelly hasn't made monthly mortgage payments since June 2010. Crain's says Kelly's original loan in 1999 was for $3.5 million. Last year the home's appraised value was $3.8 million. The principal due is still more than $2.9 million.
September 9, 2008 |
Lance Armstrong will end his retirement and hopes to compete in the 2009 Tour de France, according to a cycling journal report. The 36-year-old, seven-time Tour de France champion will compete in five road races with the Astana team in 2009, the cycling journal VeloNews reported on its Web site yesterday, citing anonymous sources. However, a Team Astana spokesman denied the report. "He is no part of our team," Philippe Maertens told The Associated Press in an e-mail. "Team Astana has no plans with him. " Armstrong's manager, Mark Higgins, did not immediately respond to a voice mail left by the AP. VeloNews reported that Armstrong also will compete in the Amgen Tour of California, Paris-Nice, the Tour de Georgia and the Dauphine-Libere.
August 17, 2007 |
FIRST TWIN Jenna Bush has been keeping a low profile - writing a book, working in South America for UNICEF - since her party days, when the tabs dubbed her "Jenna & Tonic," but the White House announced yesterday she's soon to tie the knot - and not in a cherry stem. Jenna is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Henry Hager. Hager, 25, a student at the University of Virginia School of Business, has been a White House aide and worked on President Bush's re-election campaign. His father is a former lieutenant governor in Virginia - see, Virginia really is for lovers - and former director of Virginia's Office of Commonwealth Preparedness.
December 16, 2006 |
A 21-year-old Southwest Philadelphia man was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison yesterday on third-degree murder and aggravated-assault charges in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old boy over a stolen car stereo. Sinorn Dip and a codefendant, Saint John Pen, now 23, were convicted two months ago by a Common Pleas Court jury in the Sept. 25, 2004, murder of Marquis Harris of Southwest Philadelphia. The jury had found evidence that only one gun was used in the shooting and determined that Pen was the shooter.
March 22, 2004 |
Let me set the scene. You're sitting in traffic with your 4-year-old. Suddenly you notice she's watching with rapt interest something in the next car. You glance over and realize that the other vehicle is equipped with one of those DVD screens that are available on certain late-model cars. The option is usually marketed as a way of keeping kids quiet on long road trips. But what the folks over there are watching is more loin king than The Lion King. Because there onscreen, before your daughter's steadily widening eyes, is a pair of exceedingly fit people using their private parts in ways the child never imagined they could be used.
October 10, 2003 |
As the sun sets behind Belmont Plateau, St. Joseph's Prep football coach Gil Brooks is trying to squeeze every ounce of daylight from it. His booming voice cuts through a thumping car stereo in a nearby parking lot. "Hurry up! Ten more minutes," he shouts to his players, pulling a rolled-up play sheet from the waistband of his shorts. Ten minutes turn into 20. Day turns to dusk. And Brooks finally surrenders and reluctantly sends the players home. Midway through his 12th year at the Prep, a Catholic Jesuit all-boys school in Philadelphia, Brooks has always found a way to work in one more play, one more drill, one more peek at the film.
March 20, 2002
REGARDING the article "A virtual strip search" about sophisticated X-ray technology at our airports: Please tell the ACLU that we are at war. Tell those purveyors of the bleeding-heart syndrome that I, for one, have no misconceptions about my constitutional rights. I also have nothing to hide and am in favor of using technology to it fullest capability to win the war against those who prefer us to be dead. Kevin Keohane, King of Prussia A St. Patrick's Day difference On Sunday, we returned from the St. Patrick's Day Parade as WINNERS.