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.
March 19, 2001 |
A radio campaign advertisement due to start running this week promises to make racial tension a key issue in the Democratic primary for district attorney. Alexander Talmadge Jr. compares District Attorney Lynne Abraham to Bull Connor, the Birmingham, Ala., police commissioner who authorized attacks on civil rights activists, and Mark Fuhrman, the former Los Angeles police detective exposed as a racist in the O.J. Simpson trial. The ad attacks Abraham's record in racially sensitive issues, including a fight at George Washington High School, a rape at Veterans Stadium and her opposition to the nomination of an African-American judge to a seat on U.S. District Court.
February 17, 2001 |
Investigators yesterday made a public request to the person, or persons, responsible for leaving more than a dozen bombs and other devices around Chester and Montgomery Counties in the last 11 months: Come tell us what's bothering you, and let's work things out. "The individual or individuals placing these devices, we feel, have some type of issues, some kind of concerns that haven't been addressed," said Lawrence L. Duchnowski of the federal...