December 19, 2014 |
A PHILADELPHIA pimp who sold a child for sex and forced two other women into prostitution was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without a chance of parole. "The depravity of this case cannot be understated," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Morgan in a sentencing memo. "The impact of this crime on the minor victim's emotional and psychological well-being is likely irrevocable. " Christian Dior Womack, 30, operated his prostitution network from May 2012 to February 2013 out of several hotels from Atlantic City to Virginia Beach.
April 4, 2013 |
King of Prussia's modern, glass-walled Gucci boutique was transformed one recent evening into an old-school piece-goods workshop. Four artisans - clad in leather aprons marked with the luxury label's double-G logo - tackled the making of different parts of a handbag. One sewed the hides together while another added tassels and punched holes in adjustable purse straps. Label-loving onlookers, cocktails in hand, were smitten. "It was very cool," said Hope Cohen of Bryn Mawr, who purchased a handbag, scarf, and sandals.
March 28, 2013 |
AND HERE Tattle thought that Buzz Bissinger was in love with only himself. But, no. Thanks to a soul-searching, closet-opening personal essay in GQ magazine - essentially a "Letter to Penthouse " about clothes as written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author - the best-selling journalist and former Inquirer and Daily News columnist lays out his personal demons - and they're all carefully dry-cleaned. Anyone who's ever heard Bissinger speak, ramble or rant knows that there is a lot going on in that cluttered brain of his, but few might have guessed that he had a shopping addiction that caused him to spend more than 600G on men's and women's fashion (he wore both)
March 28, 2013 |
Philadelphia author and former Inquirer reporter Buzz Bissinger (Harry Gerard Bissinger III) on Tuesday checked into an undisclosed rehab facility to seek treatment of an addiction to clothes shopping. Bissinger says he has been in the grips of his obsession for three years, spending more than $587,000 on sartorial purchases, most notably leather outfits from Gucci. Bissinger, 58, best known for his 1990 high school sports chronicle Friday Night Lights , which spawned a film and a TV series, checked into the center after posting a sprawling 6,000-word essay about his addiction on GQ magazine's website ( www.gq.com )
February 1, 2009 |
With the economy, and retirement funds, in shambles, a lot of us wonder when, or if, we will ever be able to retire. These sites provide the first steps for finding out. First, take a deep breath. Can you recover? This site charts the prospects of regaining retirement investment losses. For those under 40, there's hope. For those over 40, things will be difficult. And for those over 50, "Regaining the losses of 2008 might not be possible before retirement age, no matter what strategy is used.
July 21, 2005 |
RAPPER GUCCI MANE has been arrested in Miami on an Atlanta assault warrant, his lawyer said yesterday. Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, was arrested Friday by Miami authorities on the outstanding police warrant, said lawyer Dennis Scheib. Mane was expected to be sent to Atlanta later this week. The aggravated-assault warrant stems from an altercation earlier this month involving a promoter and people at Mane's record label, Big Cat Records. The promoter was injured and later filed a complaint with police.
August 31, 2003 |
A clutch of bright balloons emblazoned with smiley faces dangled from a telephone pole in front of a blue, bay-side house - a signal that the festivities had begun. Inside, a group of about 20 women sipped wine, nibbled on cheese and crackers, and sampled an array of chichi handbags, wallets and watches. Many of them knew that the items were fake - that was part of the thrill. What they didn't know was that the faux fashion fun was about to end. Outside, two police cruisers crept up. Four uniformed officers emerged, walked past a cluster of cars, including a Lexus and a Mercedes, and entered the house.
September 18, 2001 |
The financial markets succeeded in reopening yesterday for the first time since the World Trade Center tragedy, but, as experts had predicted, the major indicators fell dramatically and relentlessly. On record volume, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 684.81 points, or 7.13 percent, to 8,920.70. The Nasdaq composite index fell 115.82 points, or 6.83 percent, to 1,579.55, while the Standard & Poor's 500 shed 53.77 points, or 4.92 percent, to 1,038.77. The losses, which came despite an interest-rate cut by the Federal Reserve before trading began, sent market measures to their lowest levels in three years.
March 15, 2001 |
Boutique owner Danielle Scott would be right at home hanging with the girls on HBO's hit series "Sex and the City. " Like them, she's always on the move, lives to shop, loves fruity martinis and has a fierce collection of Jimmy Choos, the expensive designer shoe popularized on the show. "If you have great shoes and a handbag, a dress from J. Crew looks like Giorgio Armani," explained Scott, 28, who owns Danielle Scott Ltd. on Rittenhouse Square. Would you expect anything less from a shoe diva?
August 16, 2000 |
The FBI has joined an investigation into the disappearance Sunday in Newark, N.J., of the father of hip-hop star Wyclef Jean. The Rev. Gesner Jean, 59, was being sought by the Newark Police Department while federal agents pursued a parallel investigation, FBI spokeswoman Sandra Carroll said yesterday. "Apparently his disappearance has not been characterized yet, whether it's a kidnapping or he's just missing," Carroll said. She had no further details. Mr. Jean, the pastor of Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, was last seen at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Newark police said in a news release Monday.