September 17, 1992 |
A tarot card reader from Philadelphia was dealt a bad hand yesterday in Bucks County Court. After hearing two hours of trial testimony, a judge found Patricia Wallace - also known as Madame Renee - guilty of fortune telling and sentenced her to two years' probation, plus restitution. But the judge ruled that Wallace, 30, was not guilty of more serious charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property stemming from two readings she gave in her Upper Southampton Township "psychic studio.
July 15, 2002 |
Blind German psychic Ulf Buck says he can read people's futures by feeling their naked butts. Buck says butts have lines like those in the hand that palm readers feel. But Buck says the butt is much more intense. "It has a much stronger power of expression than the hand," he told Reuters recently. Our opinion? The whole thing is assinine. I scream . . . Anger has cast a chill on the ice cream business in New Jersey. A vendor has been ordered to stand trial after being accused of attacking another vendor recently because she was on his turf.
May 17, 2001 |
He was a prosperous businessman from Horsham who says he gave everything he had to a Boardwalk fortune teller who promised to "keep evil spirits and curses from plaguing his life. " But Sole Mio Balaam Nicola, 90, says she was just a five-and-dime store astrologer - a fixture at the old Boardwalk Woolworth's for 34 years - who tried to help a troubled man who found her name in the Yellow Pages. The man, David Piscitelli, sued, saying he was the victim of a "gypsy scam" from 1978 to 1991 that prompted him to turn over about $200,000, leave his wife, sell his real-estate business, and move to Brigantine to avoid snake attacks and other evil curses.
July 17, 1998 |
A Southwest Philadelphia woman who suffers from lupus is the latest victim of a Center City fortune-teller who told the woman she could cure her illness by removing a curse from a former life, authorities said. Authorities said that the alleged victim, whom they did not name, was conned out of $8,000 by Annie Uwanawich, also known as Grace Miller, 53, of the 1100 block of Spruce Street. Uwanawich, authorities said, allegedly told the woman she could remove the curse if the woman handed over her money so it could be taken to a church and blessed.
November 7, 1998 |
The well-heeled New York shoe designer, a senior vice president for Kenneth Cole Productions, gave up alcohol and concluded he was gay last year. Robert Webber, 34, was finally starting to feel good about himself and his life - just about the time he first visited the fortune teller and paid her $15 for a tarot card reading. In her West Village shop, Penny Dimitros, also known as Penny Megel, told Webber that she could make him feel even better, spiritually. Over six months, he gave her about $305,000.
July 8, 2007 |
Married June 1 at St. Helena Church in Blue Bell, with the Rev. Joseph Nicolo presiding. Two hundred and thirty guests gathered at PineCrest Country Club in Lansdale for the reception. They met Steve first spotted Lyz outside Temple University's Anderson Hall in 2001. In Old City three years later, he recognized her at the Continental, approached, and asked if she had attended Temple. They struck up a conversation, but Lyz had recently ended a serious relationship, and wasn't looking to dive right in again.
July 6, 1998 |
Doris Lizardi, an elementary school guidance counselor who suffers from multiple sclerosis, was walking past a coffee shop on South Street two years ago when she noticed a sign in the window offering tarot card readings for $5. The tarot card reader told Lizardi she had an aura that was responsible for her bad fortune. The card reader referred Lizardi to a fortune teller, Annie Uwanawich, 43, of Center City, also known as Grace Miller. Uwanawich, the card reader's mother, told Lizardi that someone had put a curse on her, according to a police affidavit, and that she could be rid of the curse and healed of MS if she gave the fortune teller her money, her credit cards and her jewelry, so they could be taken to a church "to be blessed.
December 14, 1988 |
Never one to leave anything to chance, Vinny Burgese decided to consult a fortune teller to gain some insight as to how his upcoming bout would turn out. "She told me I was going to win by a knockout, so maybe I should ask for my money back," Burgese, the popular South Philadelphia junior welterweight, said after he scored a unanimous, 10-round decision over David Silva last night at Resorts International. "But she also said I was going to have a boy (his wife is expecting the couple's first child in January)
May 20, 1988 |
Even Bloomingdale's won't give Nancy Reagan a break. The always-trendy chain, which has outposts in King of Prussia and Willow Grove, is poking fun at the first lady's obsession with the stars, calling its Memorial Day promotion "Our 'All Astrological Signs Point to Bloomies' Sale" in a two-page advertising spread that appeared yesterday. The ad, which ran in major markets including Philadelphia, Boston and New York, was illustrated by a line drawing of a fortune teller and her crystal ball.
January 14, 1986 |
"I took my troubles down to Madame Ruth. You know, the gypsy with the gold- capped tooth. She read my palm and she made a magic sign. She said what I needed was . . . Love Potion # 9. " "Love Potion # 9," sung by the Clovers I am an honest person, friendly and generous. I never turn my back on anyone who needs help, but my kindness is not repaid. I have a quick temper, but my anger doesn't last long. I like fun and music and have good luck with women, except for right now. I don't like working for other people.