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January 6, 1993 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
It's a good thing for CBS that technology hasn't progressed too far in the year 2104. When the network's new space rangers jump through doorways and start firing, their ultra-suave ray-gun-like high-tech blasters still bang away real loud, and bullets ricochet all over the place in those all-steel 2104 spaceships. That should keep the Dukes of Hazzard fans happy. CBS has begun '93 trying to be all things to all people. Its Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, which premiered last week, seeks to combine three genres: medical, Western and family.
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May 26, 2010
THAT WAS a beautiful piece by Jonathan D. Josey III on the police shooting of Vincent Parsons. Props to him! I feel like he spoke for many of us. Let's not condone the activities of adult criminals who try to break the long arm of the law. Let's not dismiss police misconduct, but let's not extinguish our collective faith in the boys in blue - 'cause who do you call first when something bad happens? (It is not the Ghostbusters.) There's a sentiment out there - "The hell with the cops!"
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April 6, 2001 | by Dave Racher Daily News Staff Writer
Keeping a loaded gun around her children turned into a tragedy for Denise Dotson Wearing last year. On Jan. 19, 2000, her 6-year-old son, Keith, found the weapon under a bed, near his toys. So he decided to play "cops and robbers" and squeezed the trigger, said Assistant District Attorney Arlene Fisk. A bullet tore into his 8-year-old sister, Dominique. She died the next day. Yesterday, Wearing, 23, of Daggett Street near Buist Avenue, was held responsible for the death.
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June 20, 1996 | By Bill Kent
I called my mother first. "Mom, remember that lawn mower that was stolen from my house? The cops found it. " She said, "A miracle!" It seems that on June 1, the Lower Merion police stopped a suspicious-looking character on Haverford Road in the vicinity of my Wynnewood house. He said he was out for a walk. Three hours later, Officer Edward Harrell of Philadelphia's 19th Police District, while walking a beat at Haverford Avenue and City Line, stopped a suspicious character pushing a lawn mower and two electric hedge trimmers.
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October 27, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Milton Adorno has been playing cops and robbers for years. He pretends to be a cop and commits robberies. Most of Adorno's victims are senior citizens, said Assistant District Attorney Diana Anhalt. Yesterday, Adorno, 31, of Orianna Street near Norris, was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison by Common Pleas Judge Eugene E. J. Maier for three offenses. Adorno had nothing to say. Three similar cases had been discharged at a preliminary hearing, but the victims offered to come to court to tell Maier they were also fooled by Adorno.
NEWS
July 13, 1998 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
As she started the sentencing for the sobbing defendant, Common Pleas Judge Lisa Richette had only one wish. "Charlton Heston should have been in the courtroom to hear this," said the judge, who had tangled with the actor-turned-president of the National Rifle Association last month. Richette made the remark as she prepared to sentence Ralph Mayrant, 21, to 5 1/2 to 11 years in jail for shooting his 14-year-old cousin to death while playing with a gun. Heston, the newly elected head of the NRA, called Richette, "Let-em-Loose Lisa" during a press conference, claiming cops had given her that nickname because she was too lenient with criminals.
NEWS
January 23, 1996 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
FRENCH 'TRUFFLE BELT' DECLARES WAR ON INVADERS In France, there's nothing trifle about a truffle. Few things are as French as the dark underground mushroom prized as a delicacy, and officials in France's prime truffle region have declared gastronomic war on cheaper Asian imports. Producers of France's famed Perigord truffles say importers are trying to undercut them by selling an Asian variety grown high in the Himalayas. On Sunday, police officers stood guard over booths in the town of Sorges in the heart of French truffle country as inspectors checked to make sure that no Asian truffles were among the preferred Perigords.
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August 18, 1987 | By GENE SEYMOUR, Daily News Staff Writer
There was a kid like Kevin Costner in everybody's neighborhood. The kid who, no matter what the game - cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers, Axis and Allies - always got to be the good guy. This may seem like a mundane way to introduce you to Hottest Male Star of the Summer Movie Season. (OK, who's the competition? Eddie Murphy? Same wine, cheesy bottle. Timothy Dalton? We still miss Sean. Mark Harmon? Maybe next year, bud. Frankie Avalon? Don't laugh. It's been that kind of summer.
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August 18, 1987 | By GENE SEYMOUR, Daily News Staff Writer
There was a kid like Kevin Costner in everybody's neighborhood. The kid who, no matter what the game - cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers, Axis and Allies - always got to be the good guy. This may seem like a mundane way to introduce you to Hottest Male Star of the Summer Movie Season. (OK, who's the competition? Eddie Murphy? Same wine, cheesy bottle. Timothy Dalton? We still miss Sean. Mark Harmon? Maybe next year, bud. Frankie Avalon? Don't laugh. It's been that kind of summer.
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June 14, 2011
MEMPHIS BEAT. 9 tonight, TNT. "MEMPHIS BEAT'S" Dwight Hendricks is expanding his horizons. Not only is he getting a new love interest, but, according to Jason Lee, whose second season as the musically inclined detective begins tonight on TNT, Dwight's no longer exclusively an Elvis Presley guy. "Here's a guy who loves everything, not just Elvis. And we thought it would be more interesting and perhaps a little bit more real or perhaps a little more believable, if he performs not just Elvis songs" on the show, said Lee in a recent phone interview.
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September 17, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
There's usually no reason to mention the studio behind a movie, but it's kind of nice to see "The Town" released under the Warner Bros. banner. Seventy or 80 years ago, the studio built its name around dozens of movies like "The Town" - plugging contract players like Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, George Raft and Edward G. Robinson into pulpy little pre-noir dramas of cops and robbers who battled it out in tough-guy urban neighborhoods. Ben Affleck's "Town" is very much in that spirit, a lively, hard-nosed genre picture set in Boston, wherein Irish-American crooks from the Charlestown section try to rob banks and stay a step ahead of the FBI. Affleck directs himself, playing Doug, a failed hockey pro now boosting armored cars with his trigger-happy friend Jimmy (Jeremy Renner)
NEWS
August 4, 2010 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
Inquirer television critic Jonathan Storm is reporting this week from the television critics' press tour in Beverly Hills. These items originally appeared in his blog, "Eye of the Storm," at Justified hits the FX bull's-eyes - however many of them there might be. "It's hard to hit both targets," FX chief John Landgraf told TV critics Tuesday morning at their summer meeting - and then listed three. "We're always trying to make very commercial, very entertaining, very popular shows," he said.
NEWS
May 26, 2010
THAT WAS a beautiful piece by Jonathan D. Josey III on the police shooting of Vincent Parsons. Props to him! I feel like he spoke for many of us. Let's not condone the activities of adult criminals who try to break the long arm of the law. Let's not dismiss police misconduct, but let's not extinguish our collective faith in the boys in blue - 'cause who do you call first when something bad happens? (It is not the Ghostbusters.) There's a sentiment out there - "The hell with the cops!"
NEWS
April 6, 2001 | by Dave Racher Daily News Staff Writer
Keeping a loaded gun around her children turned into a tragedy for Denise Dotson Wearing last year. On Jan. 19, 2000, her 6-year-old son, Keith, found the weapon under a bed, near his toys. So he decided to play "cops and robbers" and squeezed the trigger, said Assistant District Attorney Arlene Fisk. A bullet tore into his 8-year-old sister, Dominique. She died the next day. Yesterday, Wearing, 23, of Daggett Street near Buist Avenue, was held responsible for the death.
NEWS
October 27, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Milton Adorno has been playing cops and robbers for years. He pretends to be a cop and commits robberies. Most of Adorno's victims are senior citizens, said Assistant District Attorney Diana Anhalt. Yesterday, Adorno, 31, of Orianna Street near Norris, was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison by Common Pleas Judge Eugene E. J. Maier for three offenses. Adorno had nothing to say. Three similar cases had been discharged at a preliminary hearing, but the victims offered to come to court to tell Maier they were also fooled by Adorno.
NEWS
September 29, 2000
The world these days has zero tolerance - for people who jump subway turnstiles, for passengers rude to flight attendants, for abusive drivers, for long-distance companies that switch your service, for Internet sites flouting the law, for out-of-control Eagles fans. There's a Z-T policy for all of them. Sometimes those policies are right on target - Pennsylvania's zero tolerance of teenage drunken drivers, for instance. Adults are charged when their blood-alcohol level is 0.10 percent or higher.
NEWS
June 23, 2000 | By John R. Lott Jr
It takes a lot to shock today's jaded movie audiences, especially at a Hollywood preview. Yet The Patriot, Mel Gibson's new movie about America's Revolutionary War, drew loud gasps at a recent screening. The outrageous scene? Gibson's character handing over guns to his 10- and 13-year-old sons to help fight off British soldiers. Few critics were soothed by the screenwriter's assurances that the scenes accurately portrayed the complexities of war or Gibson's assurance that he would let his own children use guns in self-defense.
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