March 7, 1990 |
The offer was a good one, Bill Galanti thought. A New York man was dangling $1.4 million for the old, four-story brick apartment house at Arrott and Leiper Streets in Frankford. For Galanti, the time to sell seemed ripe. It was just before Christmas in 1987. By then he had spent 13 years and untold dollars tending carefully to his investment, the 112-unit Arrott Arms Apartments. He had seen personally to the fixing of leaks, the upgrading of kitchens, the righting of wrongs in the bowels of the basement boilers.
March 11, 2011 |
Joseph McAndrew Jr. withdrew from social events, ended a relationship with an Argentine woman he had met on the Internet, and became increasingly paranoid in the months before he allegedly killed his parents and twin brother, friends told Upper Merion investigators this week. In a search-warrant affidavit filed Tuesday, Montgomery County authorities recounted several interviews with those closest to the 23-year-old, while asking a judge for access to computers in the McAndrew family home as well as any books and personal correspondence that might shed light on his mental state.
September 5, 2014 |
The skateboarding punk caught on video beating a city park ranger last month is a jobless convicted robber who has a long rap sheet and a history of fighting, according to court testimony and records. Curtis Tanner, 19, of Pottstown, "definitely is in a downward spiral," said Assistant District Attorney Joseph Whitehead, as he pleaded yesterday with a judge to add $100,000 to Tanner's $250,000 bail. But Philadelphia Municipal Judge Nazario Jimenez Jr. instead cut bail to $10,000, which is more in line with bail guidelines, saying: "He's not Al Capone.
July 16, 2009 |
The tennis courts are overrun by vegetation, and the adjacent swimming pool is crumbling and filled with trash. Discarded furniture and construction debris are piled along a chain-link fence, waiting to be picked up. In nearby buildings, utility rooms are locked to discourage their use for prostitution and drug transactions, and plumbing backups have been known to fill the basements with sewage. Across the Arborwood I, II, and III condominium development in Lindenwold, the evidence of decay is everywhere - and many owners blame the Camden County borough for the downward spiral, which they say escalated in 2004 when the council designated the area a redevelopment zone.
June 23, 1986 |
"I'm not a sick person, you know. I'm just your average intellectual . . . I may look like I'm crazy but I'm not. " - Sylvia Seegrist, Oct. 31, 1985 Before the Springfield Mall shooting spree, 25-year-old Sylvia Seegrist dreamed of mushroom clouds, wore sunglasses to dim the colors that "jumped out" at her and refused to seek help from mental-health professionals, Seegrist's mother told a jury in Delaware County Court. Ruth Seegrist said that in the days that preceded the mall violence, her daughter's dress consisted of camouflage pants, wrap-around sunglasses, a red Arab-style headdress and two T-shirts: one lettered with the phrase "Kill Them All," the other with the word "Jihad.
April 19, 1995 |
Stock prices fell slightly yesterday. The dollar continued its downward spiral, and trade talks between the United States and Japan faltered.
April 20, 2007
Today, for the first time, I picked up the Daily News, looked at the front cover, and put the paper down in disbelief WITHOUT buying it. I don't need to tell you that the cover of the sad individual who killed all those Virginia Tech people pointing a gun at me was indeed the most outrageous, self-serving, greedy, deplorable and downright wrong cover you could ever come up with. You are just as much to blame as this kid who killed these people because by putting this on the cover, you sensationalize murder and violence and make it seem like it's a joke just to sell more papers.
November 29, 2001
Better play for officer's death I am disappointed that the Daily News chose to run the story of the death of Philadelphia policeman Thomas Bray on Page 16 (Nov. 14). I know there are many important news events these days, but the death of a policeman, even by accident, deserved some priority. Officer Bray had a long and distinguished career. Tom O'Neill, Philadelphia Prayer, yes - sorcery, no The Harry Potter craze demonstrates the downward spiral of the good morals we should teach our children at home and in school, like the Ten Commandments.
July 23, 2010
SURPRISE! Fatimah Ali attacks Glenn Beck. As she points out, class divisions in our country are widening, our economy is in a downward spiral and there's anger and turmoil. Who does she blame? Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, the tea party and oh, yeah, the favorite black person's scapegoat, George Bush. But all this is going on while your guy Obama is supposedly running the show. As a white man, unprotected by civil-rights law, I'm calling for our elected officials to step up and fight for the civil rights of white people, too!
September 25, 1995 |
Last week, Eagles coach Ray Rhodes sensed a crisis of confidence on his sideline at the end of the first half against San Diego and sat on the ball rather than try to score in the last 71 seconds. People booed. This week, Rhodes found himself in a very similar spot. The Eagles had blown 10 points of a 17-0 lead to the Raiders. There was 1:53 left. This time, Rhodes chose not to sit on the ball. This time, the whole thing blew up. People here cheered. Randall Cunningham threw a safe little screen to Ricky Watters.