January 12, 2004
Act of kindness shows people still have hearts I was reminded this holiday season that there are still a lot of very good-hearted people out there. I have an elderly neighbor whose diabetes renders her nearly immobile, and her vision is so poor that she can barely see. Her ailments sent her to the hospital recently. To help her out, I offered to clear a walking space in her apartment so that she did not risk hurting herself getting to and from the door. Unfortunately, her many years of illness and incapacitation had left her apartment in complete disarray.
October 29, 2003 |
The skulls and bones found in a Logan Dumpster on Monday have been reburied in a Bensalem cemetery. The remains, along with others recovered from the start of construction work at a Catharine Street site near Sixth Street, will be marked by a plaque at Beechwood Cemetery stating when and where they were found, according to William Schwartz, an attorney for the Shaffer Group, which is developing the property. Schwartz said yesterday that he was not certain the bones had come from his client's site but that if they had, he suspected someone was trying to thwart the development "by nefarious means" or wanted to pull a Halloween prank.
October 28, 2003 |
A construction worker yesterday morning found two human skulls and a scattering of long bones inside a green, graffiti-covered Dumpster in Logan - but authorities seemed none too worried about the discovery. Hours after noticing the brown and broken bones scattered amid empty white buckets and discarded motor-oil bottles, Phillip Walker was still shaken by his find. He had just arrived at his home-renovation job in the 4800 block of North Seventh Street around 8 a.m. when he went to check the Dumpster, which was empty on Friday.
September 21, 2003 |
The hills, the heat and the humidity could have conspired against the runners yesterday in the Briarwood Cross-Country Classic at Belmont Plateau. But if Cardinal O'Hara's Steve Hallinan, St. Hubert's Amy Kelly, and the Hatboro-Horsham girls' team were affected by that potential triple whammy, they weren't showing it. Hallinan and Kelly, both seniors, won the boys' and girls' individual championships, respectively, in impressive fashion against fast fields. And the Hatters were impressive in grabbing the girls' team championship.
April 23, 2003 |
A neighborhood feud may have been the cause of a shooting that left a man severely injured and a mother of three dead in West Philadelphia yesterday afternoon, police said. Police said the shooting occurred about 1:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of Redfield Street, where the victims were sitting in the front seat of a black 1997 Buick Century. A man in dark clothing carrying a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol approached the Buick and fired a barrage of bullets into it, police said. The male victim, identified by authorities as 26-year-old Jamon Silver, who lives on Redfield, was shot once in the face.
March 15, 2003 |
Alex Rodriguez will miss at least a few days with a small herniated disc in his neck but the Texas Rangers are confident their superstar shortstop will be healthy by Opening Day. Rodriguez complained of stiffness and fatigue in his left shoulder after playing Tuesday and Wednesday. He was scheduled for a day off Thursday and went to Dallas for additional tests after an examination by team physician Dr. Drew Dossett. A CT scan revealed a small herniated disc in one of the vertebrae in his neck and an irritated nerve.
April 11, 2002 |
The body of a young Philadelphia woman was discovered yesterday inside a trash bin behind a store in Upper Darby not far from the 69th Street Terminal. Authorities last night identified the woman as 19-year-old Ietha Manning. A sanitation worker found Manning's body, dressed in jeans and a light blue-gray bra, while making his late-morning rounds at American Pants Co. on 69th Street, Upper Darby Sgt. Glenn Monkman said. Manning had a few marks on her face, but no other outward signs of injury, Monkman said.
September 11, 2001 |
Cleanup of illegally dumped debris has cost this city millions, and stopping contractors and residents from turning vacant lots, alleys - even cemeteries - into junkyards has proved difficult. So Roberto Feliz, director of the Department of Public Works, has placed Dumpsters at some of the scofflaws' favorite sites - not to promote illegal dumping, he said, but just to save a few bucks. "People are going to dump whether the Dumpster is there or not," Feliz said. "All I'm trying to do is lower the cost.
August 19, 2001 |
A group of artists who are unafraid to use what others consider trash in their work and who, in fact, unabashedly call themselves the Dumpster Divers is to be part of an exhibit set to open today at the Salon des Amis Gallery. As part of a reception scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m., members of the group will share their flea-market finds and assorted collectibles outside the gallery. The exhibit is a fun show, mainly because of the offbeat and wild imaginations of the 24 exhibitors.
July 3, 2001 |
It was not the ideal first day on the job for Robert Harney. Harney, the new principal at Woodland Elementary School, in the 2700 block of Woodland Avenue, spent the day dealing with the aftermath of three suspicious fires at the school early Sunday. "It was definitely an interesting first day," Harney said yesterday. Neighbors living near the school reported the blazes just after 4 a.m. One fire burned through a set of double doors at the rear of the school, buckling the doors and damaging the doorway and entrance to the school.