June 20, 2008
WHY DOES the Daily News provide a forum for morons? Mr. Carchidi asked how we know that Obama isn't a "closet Muslim. " Also why Barack doesn't use his middle name. (Kenneth doesn't use his.) Obama isn't a closet anything. Neither is Mr. Carchidi - he's an open hate- monger. Bryan Flannery, Chalfont
March 4, 2010 |
Barbara Spiro-Ryan's closet is not really a closet. It's more like a room that's part pink-floral French country boudoir, part fashion museum. There is no denying that Spiro-Ryan, a retired senior vice president of institutional advancement at Drexel University, has fabulous clothes. No woman could ignore her airy Jason Wu dresses, full-length fur-trimmed Oscar de la Renta coats, or soft leather Rachel Roy jackets. The Louis Vuitton bags in sizes big, bigger and biggest are nothing to sneeze at, either.
January 24, 1987
The Smithsonian Institution - which for good reason also is known as the "Nation's Attic" - announced that during 1986 it had acquired 942,000 new items for its extensive collection. Joining existing artifacts - such as Gen. P.H. Sheridan's stuffed horse, Dorothy's ruby slippers and a 1935 Girl Scout uniform - were old pieces of the Brooklyn Bridge, 10,000 Scandinavian moths and butterflies, the personal papers of Playboy illustrator Alberto Vargas, 300 calculators and President Warren G. Harding's top hat. News reports of these eclectic acquisitions arrived at a household we know just in time for the annual event, known there as The Expedition to the Back of the Closet, subtitled This Year We Have to Throw Something Out. The coincidence did not go unnoted.
February 20, 2001 |
The conversation turned to the subject of gay film director John Waters. I mentioned that I saw him once, riding a bike in Provincetown, Mass., where he was attending a film festival. I didn't mention the g-word - you know, the three-letter word that should have come right before the word "film," most often accompanied by the l-word. The conversation took place last week on the college campus where I teach, and somehow, the little censor inside my head thought maybe I'd be promoting some sort of gay agenda in a setting where it didn't need to come up. The closet is a funny place.
June 17, 1993 |
During the Senate hearings on gays in the military, Sen. Sam Nunn proposed a compromise: " . . . this issue could be resolved along the lines 'We don't ask any questions, and you don't give any answers.' " His proposal is the very arrangement currently crumbling in corporate America. The senator's proposal to continue to allow homosexuals to serve if they stay in the closet has been the unspoken agreement in American business for many years. Most companies didn't want to know such information, and most corporate employees agreed not to provide it. Why is this arrangement collapsing in the military and many U.S. corporations?
July 9, 2002 |
Green Bay Packers rookie fullback Najeh Davenport was arrested yesterday, accused of breaking into a university dormitory in Miami and defecating in a woman's closet. Davenport, 23, surrendered to police and was charged with a second-degree felony count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. The fourth-round draft pick out of the University of Miami was wanted on a warrant issued in April. He was released yesterday from a Miami-Dade County jail after posting a $6,500 bond.
April 7, 1996 |
The body of a 33-year-old woman who had been missing about a week was found yesterday in the bedroom closet of her Southwest Philadelphia apartment, police said. Police said Cathy Lofton, of South 52d Street, had been strangled. She had been the subject of an intense search by family members for several days, police said. Lofton's boyfriend, Thomas Morris, 33, of the 700 block of South 51st Street, was arrested a few blocks from his home yesterday and charged with her murder.
December 28, 1995 |
Robin Daniels's captivity inside closets started long before her boyfriend was arrested on charges that he kept her locked in one for up to 20 hours at a time, surrounded by buckets of her urine and feces, for two years. The boyfriend, Hiram Thelmon, told a psychiatrist that he'd been locking Daniels in closets when he went to work since the couple moved into their first apartment, Dr. Mark Sageman testified yesterday at Thelmon's trial. Thelmon, 29, is on trial before Common Pleas Judge Arnold New, charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and related charges for allegedly locking Daniels in a closet of a room at the Kesmon Hotel for two years.
October 9, 1999 |
Thanks to a Main Line consignor who is remodeling, Barry Slosberg's two-day "quality" auction today and tomorrow has some better-than-average European furniture. The top piece of furniture, however, is American, a large corner closet that came from the house of the 18th-century printer Christopher Sauer. "It oozes age," Slosberg said this week at his gallery in Port Richmond as he went over some of the details of its workmanship, including its double arch, 16-glass-paned doors.
March 11, 1996 |
Where is debate within journalistic circles about the political correctness of some of the reporting about John du Pont's homosexual secret life. Why did he invest so heavily in a wrestling center at his estate? And before that in swimming and with the police? Was it sincere interest in law enforcement and sport? Or was it to be among all those big, hulking men? Was the crotch hold a real wrestling move or an unwanted sexual invitation? Was he buying sex from some of those athletes?