August 30, 2013 |
A 40-YEAR-OLD man was jailed yesterday on charges that he preyed upon a 12-year-old runaway, forcing the girl to commit a burglary and then raping her in a Northeast Philadelphia motel earlier this month. On Aug. 9, police arrested the traumatized girl for the burglary and found a motel-room key she had been carrying, leading authorities to unravel the details of her sickening ordeal, according to an affidavit obtained by the Daily News . The girl told police she ran away from home in Atlantic City in late July and took public transit to Philadelphia.
October 21, 2012 |
William Trost Richards, a Philadelphia landscape painter of some renown during the late 19th century, enjoyed a working situation that few artists today are lucky enough to fall into. A wealthy patron, Philadelphia industrialist and art collector George Whitney, not only subsidized Richards and bought dozens of his oils and watercolors, but he also promoted the work among other collectors. The two were friends who corresponded regularly for about 10 years when Richards was out of the city.
June 28, 2011 |
Imagine the stories you'd hear if you could somehow travel back in time and have a beer with George Williams. He could talk sports, especially baseball. He had been a helluva ballplayer once upon a time, manning spots all over the diamond for all-black teams in Philadelphia, his hometown, and New York. The game was different then. Jackie Robinson hadn't been born yet. Neither had Babe Ruth. Philly was different, too. Williams was one of the city's few black cops, and his job was to keep an eye on the neighborhood around 8th and Lombard streets, where a heavy concentration of black residents lived.
September 16, 2010
George C. Williams, 83, an evolutionary biologist who helped shape modern theories of natural selection, died last Wednesday at his home in South Setauket on Long Island, near Stony Brook University, where he taught for 30 years. The cause was Parkinson's disease, said his wife, Doris Williams. Mr. Williams played a leading role in establishing the now-prevailing, though not unanimous, view among evolutionary biologists that natural selection works at the level of the gene and the individual and not for the benefit of the group or species.
April 23, 2010 |
They are senior citizens, some with gray hair, a few with bulging waistlines and receding hairlines. Yet a half-century ago, they were part of the youthful, original sound of Philadelphia - doo-wop. On Thursday, in the parking lot of a Mount Airy diner, members of the Tymes and the Neighbor's Complaint deftly belted out hit sounds of the 1950s and early '60's in crisp, a cappella harmony. They gathered in the lot of the Trolley Car Diner at 7619 Germantown Ave. for the dedication of a mural honoring the two groups and marking the diner's 10th anniversary.
March 30, 2005
An editorial in Monday's edition on the Youth Violence Reduction Partnership erred in identifying the last name of a YVRP street worker. His name is George Williams.
August 20, 2004 |
Reluctantly, but very eloquently, George Williams acknowledged what most observers of track and field in the United States have thought for a while now. Various drug and doping scandals involving some of the most popular and biggest names in the sport have overshadowed these Olympic Games. Now people are skeptical. Is anything we will see on the track and in the field actually real? "There's a cloud out there," Williams, the men's coach of the U.S. contingent in Athens, said yesterday on the eve of the Olympic track and field competition.
April 21, 2004 |
George Williams, 69, of Medford Lakes, a retired professor of philosophy at Burlington County College who led antiwar teach-ins, amassed an extensive movie library, and taught philosophy to incarcerated youths, died of colon cancer last Wednesday at home. When the men in the family gathered to watch sports on television, Dr. Williams sometimes sat quietly among them, engrossed in a good book about philosophy, daughter KC Williams said. His interests were eclectic. He cared about global warming, the dangers of religious fundamentalism, and Disney animation.
September 28, 2002 |
Villanova scored one of the biggest wins in the history of its women's soccer program last night, beating visiting Notre Dame, 2-1. The Irish (6-3-0) entered the game ranked ninth in the nation. Senior Julie Battista and sophomore Laura Johnson scored goals a minute apart in the second half as the Wildcats (6-1-3) rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit. Junior goalkeeper Chrissy Dolan recorded 16 saves for the Wildcats. NCAA passing leader Kliff Kingsbury threw for a school- and Big Twelve-record six touchdowns as visiting Texas Tech beat New Mexico, 49-0.
May 6, 2001 |
William H. Pettit Sr. told his son to get out of New Jersey and go live somewhere else. Preferably somewhere out West, some 2,000 miles away, or farther. Pettit, a longtime corn and soybean farmer in Springfield Township, Burlington County, wasn't being cruel, but as a dairy farmer, Pettit, 75, was just serving up a dose of reality. "I told him that if he wanted to stay in dairy farming, 'you've got to go to where the cows are,' " said Pettit, explaining that land, equipment and cows would all be cheaper in the sprawling Western states, where there are more dairy farmers.