October 2, 1991 |
I have a chronic dull ache around the left side of my breastbone, which sometimes radiates to my shoulder. What could cause this, and what treatment would you recommend? There are many causes of chronic chest pain. Two of the most common are costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage attaching the ribs to the sternum or breastbone) and intercostal myalgia (an irritation of the muscles between the ribs). These diagnoses are often difficult to establish because the pains are vague and there are no confirming lab tests.
March 23, 1993 |
Defense lawyers produced computer-enhanced photographs yesterday purporting to show the word "Bryan" carved in script less than a half-inch long on Myla Friedman's chest. The defense contends the word was carved by a knife-wielding Bryan Edwards during a life-and-death struggle that led to Edwards' being shot to death. The bizarre twist in Friedman's murder trial came hours before defense attorneys Dennis Cogan and Norris Gelman rested their case after a 3 1/2-week trial before Common Pleas Judge Juanita Kidd Stout, who is hearing the case without a jury.
June 2, 2010 |
Police are investigating the death of 21-year-old man found in his Kensington home with a puncture wound in his chest. Firefighters first responded to a medical call for someone who had stopped breathing at the house on the 2600 block about 7:45 a.m., officials said. But after the man was pronounced dead at 8 a.m., a police crime scene unit was called to the address. Police said that while the man had a puncture would to the chest, investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to establish the cause of death.
September 17, 2010
A man was in critical condition after being shot in the chest late Thursday afternoon in the city's Wissinoming section, police said. The shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the 5700 block of Ditman Street, police said. The victim, whose age was not immediately available, was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
February 5, 2012
Police are investigating the murder of a Tacony man inside a home Friday night. About 11:30 p.m., police found a 50-year-old man stabbed once in the chest inside a residence in the 6200 block of Cottage Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the victim's name or any motive or suspects. - Mike Newall
January 18, 1992 |
If you have a few thousand burning a hole in your pocket and you love auctions, you have two items next week on which to bid: a walnut chest of drawers that belonged to an early governor of Delaware and a 50-year-old first edition of Whiz Comics. The winning bids for the two pieces are expected to be about the same - anywhere from $18,000 to $25,000. The chest of drawers will be offered by Pook & Pook Inc., next Saturday at the second session of a two-day sale at the Ludwig's Corner Fire Company social hall.
February 5, 1989 |
Whenever the names Whitney, Rockefeller or Vanderbilt appear in an ad for an estate sale, it is worth checking out. The Elizabeth Whitney Tippett estate sale held at Weschler's in Washington last month was a good example. At first glance the sale appeared to be a typical auction of the contents of a country house. But among the American and English furniture, the silver, the English sporting pictures, Staffordshire figures, gold hunting trophies - and a tribe of weathered cigar-store Indians - was a very rare Pennsylvania painted chest of drawers.
April 5, 1994 |
A woman was shot outside a Northeast Philadelphia apartment yesterday during a prank that police said was linked to an ethnic tradition. Police said Dingus Day, celebrated Easter Monday by some Polish people, includes soaking friends, relatives or neighbors with water in fun. Yesterday, when Dolores Montone, 49, startled a friend by throwing water on him, he accidentally shot her in the chest with a handgun, police said. Montone was treated at Frankford Hospital's Torresdale Campus and later released.
September 30, 1994 |
Yes, Dolly Parton says, she has had plastic surgery - "nips and tucks and trims and sucks . . . eyes and chin and back again. " And there's more where that came from in Parton's new autobiography, "Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business. " "It is not only a right but an obligation for a woman, especially a woman in the public eye, to look as good as she can. It's like keeping up a racehorse or a show dog. " So yes, Parton says, she has had her breasts done, too. "I said, 'Do whatever you have to do to make 'em firm, make 'em stand up. "'
April 7, 2005 |
Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who was taken to a New York hospital from Yankee Stadium yesterday morning with "stiffness" in his chest, won't travel with the team to Toronto for its weekend series, Glenn Geffner, a Red Sox spokesman, said. Francona, 45, was "resting comfortably" at the Cornell Medical Center and awaiting test results, Geffner said. The former Phillies manager will be transferred by helicopter to a hospital in Boston. He will be admitted under the supervision of Red Sox physician Thomas Gill.