November 13, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA In an age when everybody has a camera and a Facebook page, it seemed for sure, for a while, that the carriage horse was dead. And even when it was plain that the horse was alive, it didn't lessen the animosity between those who want horse-drawn carriages off the streets of Philadelphia and those who think animal activists live to create drama. It was about 5 p.m. Saturday when the horse, Silver, stumbled and fell near Seventh and Sansom Streets in Center City. Juan Carlos Cruz, who on Twitter describes himself as a communications executive in Philadelphia, posted a photo of the white horse lying on its side in the street, the carriage awkwardly turned toward the sidewalk.
January 22, 2013
An emergency crew was called Sunday afternoon to the Bucks County Horse Park in Upper Black Eddy to rescue a woman trapped under a dead horse. A Bucks County dispatcher said the woman was walking the horse up a hill when it died. It fell and pinned her. The woman was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Easton with non-life-threatening injuries. Firefighters were told to arrive without sirens so as not to spook the rest of the horses. The horse park is part of a 123-acre preserve owned by the county parks system but operated as a nonprofit.
January 21, 2013 |
An emergency crew was called Sunday afternoon to the Bucks County Horse Park in Upper Black Eddy, where a woman was trapped under a dead horse. A Bucks County dispatcher said the woman was walking the horse up a hill when it died. It fell and pinned her to the ground. The woman was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Easton with non-life-threatening injuries. Firefighters were told to turn off their sirens so as not to spook the rest of the horses. The horse park is part of a 123-acre open space preserve, owned by the county parks system but operated as a nonprofit.
March 16, 2012 |
Animal welfare officials are trying to determine how a dead miniature horse ended up on a street in Philadelphia's Feltonville section. The horse was found Tuesday on the 4500 block of Howard Street, the Pennsylvania SPCA said. George Bengal, director of humane law enforcement at the Pennsylvania SPCA, said there were "no obvious signs of trauma. " Preliminary results of a necropsy showed that the animal had no broken bones and provided no indications as to how it died, the SPCA said.
March 10, 2012 |
This is going to sound morbid only because it is. When a celebrity of sufficient stature dies, TV's high-gloss infotainment shows ( Access Hollywood , Extra , et al) continue to do nightly stories on him or her long after said programs have run out of viable things to report. Entertainment Tonight earned the coveted Weekend at Bernie's Award for an absurd segment this week speculating that Whitney Houston might have had an affair with Jermaine Jackson. The primary proof?
August 22, 2011
RE MR. GENSLER'S Tattle item: I saw "Dirty Dancing" about 20 years ago after its release. Except for the final five minutes, I thought that it was trash. Much as I've always loved Jennifer Grey, I have always hated Patrick Swayze. The soundtrack remains among classic rock's cream of the crop! How could you go wrong with rock legends like Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes and Eric Carmen! I've always hated remakes as well. They make little, if any, sense. There is no logic to them. They only serve to beat a dead horse.
July 15, 2008 |
Sam Shepard's new lament for America, Kicking a Dead Horse, is far more despairing and far less funny but just as autobiographical as his great play, True West, written 28 years ago. This U.S. premiere, at New York's Public Theater, takes up the old Shepard themes: the wild West, manhood, existential angst about art vs. commerce, the allure of religion, betrayal by time, and the always shaky assumption that things used to be realer, truer, better,...
March 6, 2008 |
The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections shut down a decades-old makeshift stable in the Strawberry Mansion section yesterday and, citing unhealthy conditions, ordered 44 horses removed. Officials with the Pennsylvania SPCA used a double horse trailer to haul away two horses seized from the stable in the 2600 block of Fletcher Street. The rest of the horses were ordered to be removed by tomorrow, and city officials said the stables will then be torn down. SPCA spokeswoman Lisa Rodgers said the horses were kept in "deplorable conditions.
August 27, 2007 |
Russell Baze, the winningest jockey in thoroughbred racing history, was suspended for 15 days yesterday and fined $2,500 for using his whip on an injured horse who later died. Baze, who has 9,826 career victories, was headed to an easy win aboard Imperial Eyes in the first race Thursday at Bay Meadows in San Mateo, Calif., when the horse took a bad step and broke down in the deep stretch. A track spokesman said Baze urged Imperial Eyes forward after the horse recovered from the initial bad step, using his whip twice.
June 22, 2007 |
There is much discussion these days about what constitutes a family. It is interesting that the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival has chosen, by producing James Still's Iron Kisses, to focus on the most old-fashioned familial definition: the "rich man's family," a mother and father, still married, with a son and daughter. Of course, this being drama, things are rarely so simple. The son, Billy, is gay and getting married to his lover, Michael, in San Francisco. The daughter, Barbara, married with children and living in the same small town as her parents - the same small town in which she's always lived - is getting divorced.