October 24, 2012 |
Temple football player Kamal Johnson on Tuesday was ordered to stand trial for allegedly beating his girlfriend and imprisoning her for several hours in a dormitory incident in September. Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni, in a preliminary hearing, upheld charges of false imprisonment, unlawful restraint, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault, and false imprisonment. Deni dismissed a charge of kidnapping for lack of evidence. Formal arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 13. Temple has said Johnson, a defensive end, would not practice or play with the team until the charges are resolved.
October 15, 2012 |
What's in your wallet? Do you have a written list of the medications you take? If not, it might kill you, as it does thousands of people every year. Lack of an accurate medication list also makes it much more difficult to choose Medicare prescription drug coverage. The Medicare open enrollment period begins Monday and ends Dec. 7. Medicare Part D - prescription drug coverage - is a crucial and complex part of an often confusing process for many Medicare-eligible seniors.
October 6, 2012 |
'Mr. President, I have Bill Clinton on the line. " ( Sigh. ) "All right, put him through. " "Good morning, Mr. President. My guess is that right now, you're feeling as down as the hound dog who couldn't catch the rabbit. Hope you don't mind my giving you some postdebate advice. " "Everybody else certainly is. " "Yeah, well, everybody else isn't me. Nobody understands what happened to you the other night better than me. I know what that presidential bubble is like: You walk into a hall and everybody stands.
October 4, 2012 |
Two completely different vibes are at work at the two dining options at the Hotel Monaco, opening Thursday at the corner of Fifth and Chestnut Streets, in the former Lafayette Building. Red Owl Tavern - with its wide-open, industrial look (pulleys, white steel girders, reclaimed barn siding) - offers locally sourced American fare from Guillermo Tellez Cruz (doing double duty, as he is also chef at Square 1682 at Kimpton's Hotel Palomar) and cocktails. A to-go counter is set up for lunch with sandwiches and salads, and for desserts in the evening.
September 28, 2012 |
Not while he was in the ambulance - weakness, vomiting, and the wooziness that accompanies a lack of insulin tend to crowd out any latent instinct for the ironic. But by the time Frederick Pegues Jr. was resting in bed at Temple University Hospital, the irony struck him hard. Here, he had just finished a monthlong course in being a community health worker, sponsored by Temple University Hospital. He had learned how to help patients navigate a complicated health system. Yet he himself had not been able to get the help he needed.
September 17, 2012
By Terri Faye Brown-Whitehorn In a typical classroom of 20 children, one is likely to have a food allergy that could cause a severe reaction. And one in six children with a food allergy will have his or her first allergic reaction at school. Despite growing awareness of food allergies, tragedies continue to occur. Earlier this year, a Virginia 7-year-old, Ammaria Johnson, ate a peanut at recess and died from a severe allergic reaction. Epinephrine, a medication that may have been able to save Ammaria's life, was not available at her school.
May 5, 2012 |
Police are investigating two shootings in Camden that left one man dead and another wounded. The fatal shooting occurred about 4:10 p.m. Thursday on the 1600 block of Pulaski Street in the city's Liberty Park section. There police found Gary Boggs, 19, with multiple gunshot wounds. The Camden resident was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he died a short time later. No word yet on a possible motive. At 1:40 a.m. Friday, a 27-year-old Camden man walked into Cooper's emergency room with a gunshot wound to the leg. He told police he was driving in the area of Broadway and Berkley Street in the Lanning Square section, a few blocks from the hospital, when he heard gunfire and was hit. Officials said his wound was not life threatening.
April 20, 2012 |
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was hurt apparently trying to help someone during a fight outside a popular Northeast bar, and four other on-duty officers were injured breaking up a separate bar room brawl in Southwest Philadelphia. None of the injuries appeared to be serious. In the first incident, Northeast Detectives say an off-duty officer who worked in the 25th District was injured while outside Benny the Bum's on the 9000 block of Bustleton Avenue after the bar closed at 2 a.m. Police said they were not yet clear how the officer became involved in the altercation, but it's possible he was attempting to help another patron.
April 20, 2012
A shout-out from Dick Clark In 1956, I was a teenager on a date with my boyfriend, when my life suddenly changed. As we were driving down Broad Street, I was complaining about a Spanish test I had to take the next day. Seconds later, I was slammed against the windshield and thrown to the driver's side. A trolley car had blown through a red light and broadsided our car on the passenger side. My body was twisted and bent, and I remember a funny taste in my mouth and shivers.
April 12, 2012 |
THE BUCKS COUNTY mother was perplexed. Her 14-year-old son was visibly shaken after spending the night with the Rev. James Brennan in 1996, she said. The boy clung to his mother and refused to sleep alone in his bed. But he wouldn't tell her what happened at the priest's apartment, she said. Brennan, an inspiring priest and friend so close she considered him a brother, was just as evasive when she and her husband pressed him days later for answers, she told a Common Pleas jury Wednesday.