July 11, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - The trajectory of the bullet and gunpowder on Trayvon Martin's body support George Zimmerman's account that the teen was on top of him when the defendant shot and killed Martin, an expert on gunshot wounds testified Tuesday. Forensic pathologist Vincent DiMaio also used photographs of Zimmerman to point out where he appeared to have been struck during testimony that took up a significant portion of the day's hearing. Defense attorneys, who said they may wrap up their case Wednesday, were hoping DiMaio's testimony would help convince jurors of the truth of Zimmerman's claims that he shot Martin in self-defense.
July 1, 2013 |
What does it take to be a Civil War reenactor? Here's a view from Don Ernsberger, a Lansdale author of several Civil War books and one of about 8,000 reenactors at a re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg on Sunday. A larger reenactment by up to 15,000 reenactors will be from Thursday to next Sunday on Table Rock Road. How does someone become a reenactor? Most people who become reenactors have had an interest in Civil War history, and generally, they will attend a reenactment, meet a group of reenactors, become acquainted with them, and come to a meeting.
December 6, 2011 |
Officials are investigating the discovery of three 16 oz. containers of gunpowder in a garage in East Germantown. The police bomb squad has been called to remove the explosive material. The Fire Department said it was called to the residence on the 5900 block of Devon Place at 12:52 a.m. by an occupant. In the garage, firefighters found the containers in a bag marked "Black Powder Highly Explosive," officials said. Besides the police, Homeland Security officials also responded to the scene.
July 12, 2011 |
MARI, Cyprus - Dozens of containers of gunpowder seized years ago from an Iranian cargo ship exploded on Cyprus' main naval base Monday in a massive blast that killed 12 people, wounded 62, and wrecked a major power station, causing extensive blackouts. The head of the island nation's navy, Commodore Andreas Ioannides, was killed and its defense minister and military chief resigned. Ioannides' son contended that top officials had repeatedly ignored his father's warnings that the gunpowder was stored unsafely.
November 9, 2010 |
A raucous, overflow audience jeered both District Attorney Seth Williams and filmmaker Tigre Hill last night as they and two other participants conducted a firestorm debate over the Mumia Abu-Jamal case at the National Constitution Center. After it was over, lawyer and activist Michael Coard handed Hill a letter from Philadelphia lawyer David J. Wolfsohn demanding that he "immediately cease all screenings" of his new documentary about Mumia, "The Barrel of a Gun. " After a screening of the movie before a standing-room crowd of about 250 people, Williams and Hill struggled to get their words out as the predominantly pro-Abu-Jamal audience shouted at them.
December 10, 2009 |
Cai Guo-Qiang is a master of the momentary. His eternity is found not in an hour but in a flash. Best known for his spectacular fireworks displays at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Cai is in Philadelphia for tomorrow's presentation of a huge fiery flower that will soar 90 feet into the darkening sky over the Philadelphia Museum of Art and, a bit later, for a smoldering indoor event at the Fabric Workshop and Museum on Arch Street. Gunpowder drives the whole, a reflection on memory and time's inexorable passage, and an hommage to Anne d'Harnoncourt.
July 22, 2007 |
"Cut it out!" Backstage at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Miranda Lambert is laying down the law. As usual, the object of her wrath - in this case, Delilah, the "terrier-slash-whatever mix" who's yipping at a visitor to the country starlet's tour bus - falls meekly into line. That's one smart doggie. For if the mutt has been listening closely to her master's work - like the 2005 hit CD debut Kerosene, and its follow-up, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which topped the country charts on its release in May - she's learned an unmistakable lesson: Miranda Lambert don't take no mess.
August 23, 2000 |
Four people escaped injury yesterday when an explosion, apparently sparked by long-collecting gunpowder residue, rocked a Route 202 pistol and archery range. Investigators said an attendant and three people using the range were in Target World, at Route 202 and County Line Road, at 10 a.m. when the blast sent a cloud of smoke pouring from several doors. Sgt. Robert Scafidi, acting police chief, said the explosion left a two-foot crater in the concrete floor but no other structural damage.
January 14, 2000 |
For years I've heard about rack-and-pinion steering. Never knew how it worked. What's a rack? What's a pinion? OK, OK, I'm technologically challenged. Well, now I know how rack-and-pinion steering works. Lisa Marcinkowski showed me. She's education coordinator at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, on the 235-acre site where French immigrant Eleuthere Irenee du Pont started making gunpowder almost two centuries ago. The simple mechanism is one of the hands-on demonstrations in the exhibit "Easy Does It!
December 27, 1999 |
Twenty-five pounds of gunpowder. More than 1,000 fireworks. Some 300 firecracker fuses. At least two homemade detonation devices. And a recipe for nitroglycerin. All in a Queen Village rowhouse, discovered on Christmas Eve with a search warrant. And much of it - including a box marked bomb-making kit - was in plain sight, police said. The question is - what was James Richetti, a Wal-Mart employee who lived with his mother - planning to do with all this dangerous stuff?