January 31, 1990 |
If you're going to sabotage a gas line and risk a catastrophe, it's probably not a good idea to be wearing a cowboy hat while you're doing it - not this side of Texas, anyway. The prosecution said the cowboy hat Patrick Vogelei, 49, was wearing when he opened an underground gas pipe in Kensington during a strike of Philadelphia Gas Works' employees last year gave him away. A witness spotted a man in the distinctive headgear tampering with the gas pipe at Frankford and Allegheny avenues in Kensington last April 28, and Vogelei was arrested shortly after, wearing the hat. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge John W. Herron convicted Vogelei, of Havertown, Delaware County, of risking a catastrophe, criminal mischief and conspiracy.
June 11, 2013 |
It's about time we call Kenny Chesney what he really is: a pop star in a cowboy hat. Sure, he's got some twang, and a song about a sexy tractor, but the most country thing about the 45-year-old Tennessean is that he appeals to such a massive swath of the population. Case in point: Saturday night's stop of Chesney's No Shoes Nation tour at Lincoln Financial Field was packed to the rafters with fans who'd tailgated like it was a Sunday at an Eagles game. Though the name of the tour is a nod to the Chesney hit about lazing in the Mexican surf, citizens of No Shoes Nation showed up in cowboy boots and flip flops, but also Asics, crisp Top-Siders, puffy Reeboks, and thong sandals.
February 16, 1994 |
The bride wore brown - brown leather, that is - with a lace veil attached to a matching cowboy hat. Her attendants also were decked out in leather of various shades. As for the bridegroom, he and the best man wore tuxedos - with riding coats and cowboy boots. Welcome to marriage, cowboy style. Last month Mollie Stevenson Jr., also known as "Little Molly," married Elicious Scott Jr. at her family's 640-acre homestead, the Taylor-Stevenson Ranch, one of the largest pieces of black-owned land in Houston.
September 18, 2004 |
After yesterday, nobody feels worse than Phil Mickelson. At the worst possible moment, after he and Tiger Woods had fought back to all square in their alternate-shot Ryder Cup match against Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood, Mickelson hit a wildly errant tee shot at the 18th. It wound up against an out-of-bounds fence. "It basically cost us the match," a glum Mickelson said. Woods had no choice but to take a penalty drop, and he still had no shot from behind a tree, 259 yards from the green.
January 8, 2011 |
You may have noticed the column has been missing from this space for quite a spell. Some readers speculated that I was taking the world's longest, most undeserved vacation. The more astute ones simply assumed that I had been fired. Well, now I'm popping back up, like Bobby Ewing. For the last six months I've been studying TV programming trends. Herewith my findings: Glee is the only true breakout hit of the last few years. It appeals to younger viewers, has big-name stars clamoring to be guest stars, and has sold more song downloads than the Beatles.
March 24, 2012 |
PHOENIX - Billy Donovan knew a bad idea when he heard one. Put on this cowboy hat and these spurs and we'll take a picture of you, his coach told him. Maybe we'll even put it on the front of the team program. "I was not happy about doing that," Donovan said. Rick Pitino rarely steered him wrong, though. A quarter-century since that fateful photo, Donovan has become a championship coach with a legacy, and the guy who made him dress up that day isn't doing so badly himself.
March 28, 2002 |
After watching mohawked Eels member Koool G Murder try to feed his bass to some yahoo who rushed the Theatre of Living Arts stage on Monday night, I hesitate to call his band a superior guitar-rock outfit, even though it played like one. The L.A. group might interpret the description as pejorative, implying that it relies on lunk-headed riffs and grandstanding solos to get over, when nothing could be further from the truth. And who knows what revenge it would exact? What with powerhouse drummer Butch - clad in sleeveless black shirt, shorts and a cowboy hat - looking like one nasty (albeit extremely polyrhythmic)
September 7, 2001 |
Waco Smith, 57, a colorful denizen of Philadelphia nightclubs who adopted almost as many personas as he mastered styles of playing guitar, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Methodist Hospital. Mr. Smith, who also went by the names M.A.R.K., Juan Ferlinghetti and Wellesley Smith - depending on the kind of gig he was playing - was not named Waco Smith and was not a cowboy. His real name was Mark Glausman, and he was born not in Waco - where he claimed he was from - or Dallas, or San Antonio or any Texas tumbleweed farm.
February 20, 1996 |
Harry Lore, 63, the bearded, iconoclastic Center City lawyer who never went out without his cowboy hat, once wrote a brief in rhyme, and could always be counted on to defend unpopular causes or unwanted clients, died Friday of complications of lung cancer on the way to Pennsylvania Hospital from his home on South Street. Mr. Lore's client list was remarkable for its diversity. On it were Nicodemo Scarfo, the former head of the Philadelphia Mafia, and Senior Judge Angelo A. Guarino, who was removed from the Common Pleas Court bench for berating jurors.