February 20, 2014 |
MOUNT HOLLY Temeshia McDonald of Mount Holly lived well, with a high-end wardrobe, a 2012 Cadillac, and cosmetic surgery, according to court records. Among the 29-year-old's indulgences were sprees at Victoria's Secret, where she reportedly spent $355,545, federal authorities said, including $63,000 in merchandise and gift cards in just two months in 2012. On Tuesday, McDonald appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., where she was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $557,690 in restitution after pleading guilty to fraud.
November 8, 2013 |
AFTER the swelling went down and reality started to set in, Barbara Zimath knew she was going to need new teeth. Question was, how could she ever afford them? Zimath had been wracked with worry over unenviable problems like this one ever since Aug. 28, when a pair of scumbags robbed her and pummeled her face for sport while she waited in the predawn darkness for the Route 15 bus in Port Richmond. One front tooth was completely knocked out during the attack. Three others were left loosened and crooked because of a fracture in the bone behind her gumline.
May 27, 2013 |
You know HBO thinks it has something special when it preempts Game of Thrones to show it. And Behind the Candelabra is all that. With an Oscar-kissed cast (Matt Damon and Michael Douglas) taking on a discordant theme (the plundering love life of Liberace), this is one of the strangest and strongest TV movies in memory. Director Steven Soderbergh ( Contagion ) makes a decadent feast of the relationship between the gaudy pianist (Douglas) and his young hostage, um, protégé (Damon)
May 9, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Jeanne Cooper, 84, the enduring soap-opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on The Young and the Restless , died Wednesday in her sleep, the actor Corbin Bernsen, her son, wrote on Facebook. Ms. Cooper joined the daytime serial six months after its March 1973 debut, staking claim to the title of longest-tenured cast member. The role earned her 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and a trophy for best actress in 2008. As the years passed, Ms. Cooper brushed aside thoughts of saying goodbye to the show.
March 11, 2013
D EAR HARRY: I just finished working on our tax returns, and I found a little problem in reviewing the 1040. The return as I prepared it has $12,100 of itemized deductions, mostly charity but also taxes and medical costs. The standard deduction for us is $11,900. The difference is just about $200. If I take the standard deduction, my taxes will go up by just about $50. If I itemize, there is a greater chance that the IRS will come after me to examine some of those items than if I take the standard deduction.
July 15, 2012
A caption with the photo of Abby Simmons on Saturday incorrectly characterized cosmetic surgery as a treatment for Moebius syndrome, a rare genetic disease. The surgery is to partially correct cosmetic manifestations of Moebius. No medical treatment exists for the condition. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
July 10, 2012 |
In her best-selling book I Feel Bad About My Neck, the late author Nora Ephron wrote, "I can't stand people who say that ‘it's great to be old, great to be at the point where you understand what really matters in life.' What can they be thinking? Don't they have necks?" Walter Dowgiallo, 64, has never read Ephron's book, but he became bothered with "this little thing under my chin. I didn't like it and felt I really needed to look good because of the business I'm in. " Dowgiallo, the father of four adult children, owns a company that creates the aesthetic labels and packaging for Victoria's Secret, Liz Claiborne, and Bath & Body Works products, among others.
June 22, 2012
DEANS, FACULTY, STAFF, parents and graduates: It is my honor to address the 666th graduating class of the School of Hard Knocks. Graduates, you have labored hard to achieve your dream. The sheepskin (kind of awful, when you think about it) proves you have survived four years of rigorous academic challenges and intense games of beer pong to earn your degree, which you have been told is the key to employment and a bright future. That's the story you have heard, and for some of you it will be true, but not for all — not as long as the Philadelphia Housing Authority is hiring.
June 4, 2012 |
WINNETKA, Ill. - What if you knew, even before your child was born, that she wouldn't look like everyone else? Clara Beatty's parents knew. They were living in Belgium at the time, a decade ago. Prenatal screening was extensive, probably more than would have been done in the United States. Those tests determined that baby Clara, their third child, was likely to be a perfectly normal kid inside. But even in the womb, doctors could see severe facial deformities - droopy eyes, under-developed cheekbones, and a tiny jaw. It meant she would need a tube in her neck to help her breathe after birth.
May 29, 2012
Question: Eight months ago, after a brief illness, my 57-year-old friend's husband passed away. Their marriage had always been a bit rocky, and after his death we learned that he'd been involved in some questionable activities. Needless to say, her emotions ran the gamut from disbelief to anger to grief. During this time, I was there for her to listen, care, and encourage, and supported her decision to seek professional counseling. But now I'm concerned she might be moving too quickly through this process.