August 17, 2011 |
A suspicious package that led to a couple of streets being closed this morning turned out to contain a coffee mug, according to police. Shortly after 9 a.m., the bomb squad was called to the William J. Green Jr. Federal Building, at Sixth and Arch Streets, where the IRS and FBI have offices. No one was evacuated, but nearby blocks of 7th and Filbert Streets were closed, as the bomb squad checked out the package. The all-clear was declared at 9:39 a.m. Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
May 26, 1990 |
One day last summer, Janet Meyers walked into a West Philadelphia store, looking for greeting cards. But a coffee mug grabbed her. A coffee mug mugged her. On the side of the mug, an elephant was lying in a hammock. "I exercise," the elephant was pictured as saying, "as much as the next guy. (Provided the next guy is a fat, lazy slob!)" Meyers did not laugh. "I saw the mug," she said in an interview yesterday, "and I was furious. " Meyers happens to be Philadelphia chapter chairperson for the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)
April 21, 1999 |
A public works employee is suing the township to get his job back and to be compensated for stress that resulted from mistreatment, including, he contends, an incident in which another employee wiped a dead mouse around the rim of his coffee mug. Robert W. Battersby, a 14-year employee of the Public Works Department, contends that his trouble started in 1998, when he tried to inform Township Manager Florence Ricci that residential driveways on...
November 5, 1992 |
In high school, fall is marked by homecoming dances and football practices. At North Penn High School, this fall also has been marked by two police incidents during school hours. This morning, a juvenile student faces a judge on charges she poured iodine into a teacher's coffee mug last week. Earlier this fall, a student was expelled after he took a homemade pipe bomb to school. The events have principal Juan Baughn trying to maintain a sense of security and protect North Penn's reputation as a solid academic and extracurricular school.
December 7, 1989 |
Nicky Scarfo was not famous for his sense of humor, but apparently he had one. He called his Florida house "Casablanca South," and the boat he kept there "Casablanca: Usual Suspects. " He had a coffee mug with the inscription: "Honesty pays. But it doesn't pay enough. " The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home at 3100 NE 47th St. in Fort Lauderdale, used for rest and recreation by the ex-Philadelphia mob boss and his pals from 1985 until he was sent to federal prison forever, has now been removed from mob history.
April 23, 1990 |
It was encouraging to see so many segments of American society contributing to make Earth Day a success. But how much of the celebration was hype? Was it just another Big Event? What will happen if everyone who went to an Earth Day fair bought a beer mug and a T-shirt, then headed home to pick up where they left off, waiting for the Fourth of July? We can't afford to let that happen. Earth Day was a beginning, a chance to make a conscious decision to change the way we live now, to save the Earth for future generations.
March 24, 1999 |
The Flyers finally staggered across the NHL trading deadline, but not until general manager Bob Clarke made his 11th and 12th deals of the season. There probably is no truth to the rumor that team personnel had to pry Clarke's fingers from his phone to keep him from frantically trying to dispatch more players, despite the embargo. When the team gathers for practice this morning, there will be eight skaters, plus goalie Ron Hextall, who took the ice last spring when the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs by Buffalo.
May 23, 2005 |
Doors are often open in the 2900 block of D Street, a West Kensington block where neighbors know one another by name. So it was not unusual for St. Joseph's Hospital nurse Andrew "Drew" Orr, 42, and his family to take advantage of a cool breeze by closing only a screen door. But on Saturday two armed men also took advantage of the open door. The men entered the home at about 1:30 p.m. and demanded money, police said. Orr, at home with his wife and two stepchildren, tried to wrestle a gun from one of the men. He was shot twice and killed.
August 22, 2012 |
A PROFESSIONAL tennis referee from Los Angeles was arrested Tuesday in New York City on a felony warrant charging her with killing her husband in April. The district attorney's office said that 70-year-old Lois Ann Goodman , a longtime top referee, was taken into custody as she prepared to work as a referee at the U.S. Open. She was charged with murdering her husband, Alan , 80, in their home in Woodland Hills, Calif. Prosecutors allege she bludgeoned him to death with a coffee mug on April 17. Los Angeles coroner's office spokesman Ed Winter said Goodman initially told authorities her husband had fallen.
December 2, 2012 |
CASPER, Wyo. - Police released more details Saturday of a grisly murder-suicide at a Wyoming community college, saying a man shot his father in the head with a bow and arrow in front of a computer-science class not long after fatally stabbing his father's live-in girlfriend at their home a couple of miles away. Computer-science instructor James Krumm, 56, may have saved some of his students' lives Friday by giving them time to flee while trying to fend off his son, Christopher Krumm, 25, of Vernon, Conn., Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said.