June 12, 2013 |
AS A GRAND JURY continues to piece together the details surrounding the May 25 death of a paralegal found in the bathtub of her lawyer boss and reported lover, her family is moving toward closure of another sort. A Philadelphia judge on Monday ordered that the remains of Julia Papazian Law be released to her mother for burial. Law, who died days before her 27th birthday, was found facedown in bathwater by a maintenance man at the Rittenhouse Square home of A. Charles Peruto, a prominent Philadelphia criminal-defense lawyer.
June 7, 2013
Read David Patrick Stearns' accounts of the Philadelphia Orchestra's 40th anniversary tour and residency in China at www.inquirer.com/ entertainment : Wednesday Music for the quake-shaken Tuesday A violinist brings the music to ailing kids Sunday Kid-centric on National Children's Day Saturday Orchestra reaches out to welcoming Hangzhou Thursday China's orchestra evolution...
June 6, 2013 |
Move over, Mike Trout. Bump back, Bryce Harper. There's a new phenom around (maybe). In his major-league debut Monday, Dodgers rightfielder Yasiel Puig made a catch on the warning track, then cannoned one in to first to get Padres runner Chris Donorfia for a game-ending double-play in Los Angeles' 2-1 win over the Padres. He also went 2 for 4, earning the adjective "storybook" from his manager, Don Mattingly (and Donnie Baseball knows from diamond tales.) Puig wrote a pretty nifty second chapter in his next start Tuesday, with two homers, a double, and five RBIs, helping Los Angeles past San Diego, 9-7. The 22-year-old Cuban defector made two curtain calls from the top of the dugout steps after his home runs.
May 23, 2013 |
VIRGINIA WATER, England - Sergio Garcia apologized to Tiger Woods yesterday for saying he would have "fried chicken" at dinner with his rival, a comment that Woods described as hurtful and inappropriate. "I want to send an unreserved apology. I did not want to offend anyone," Garcia said. "My answer was totally stupid and out of place. " Garcia was at a European Tour awards dinner Tuesday night when he was jokingly asked if he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open.
May 14, 2013 |
The Rick Ankiel epic just keeps going. The 33-year-old slugger was just released by the Houston Astros after hitting .194 with five homers and 11 RBIs - and striking out 35 times in 65 at-bats. It looked like the end for the guy who arrived as a hard-throwing lefty with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999 but had to reinvent himself as a power hitter when his control on the mound totally deserted him in 2000. After an outfield stint with the Cards, he played for the Royals, Braves, and Nationals before ending up in Houston.
May 13, 2013
HARRISBURG - Traffic delays on Interstate 81 near Harrisburg resulting from a tanker crash and fire Thursday will continue for a couple more days, PennDot said Sunday. The crash, on the ramp from northbound I-81 to westbound Route 22/322, forced the closure of a bridge and the area of I-81 beneath it. The first section of the bridge was removed Saturday morning, with full demolition expected by Tuesday, PennDot said. - Diane Mastrull
May 13, 2013 |
TRENTON, N.J. - More than 28 hours after police first arrived on the scene of a home on Grand Street in the city's South Ward, hostage negotiators continued attempting to coax an armed man into releasing the three children he is believed to have inside. The man, who was not identified but is known in the neighborhood as "Skip," killed his girlfriend and one of her five children, said South Ward Councilman George Muschal, based on information from his former law enforcement colleagues.
May 10, 2013 |
Delaware County police have searched the two homes and work truck of the estranged husband of a Collingdale woman who has been missing for almost three weeks. Melissa Ortiz-Rodriguez, 30, had planned a weekend visit with friends in Newark, N.J., on April 19 but failed to show up. Her estranged husband, Jose Luis Rodriguez, reported her missing four days later after she did not show up for a new job and failed to pick up their two daughters, ages 7 and 11, from school. Rodriguez told investigators that she usually took public transportation when visiting friends.
May 10, 2013 |
For the second time in three years, the historic Nile Swim Club in Yeadon was set to be sold in a tax sale, and for the second time in three years, a last-minute reprieve saved the club. In 2010, a bankruptcy filing staved off creditors. In December, a deed mix-up halted the scheduled sale. Then last month, a trio of baby boomers who grew up at the nation's first African American-owned private swim club took over the Nile's leadership. The group is planning a business-oriented strategy that it hopes will put an end to the financial troubles that have crippled the 54-year-old club, founded because a nearby pool admitted whites only.