June 13, 2012 |
You'll have to venture to a part of the channel lineup you may not visit often to enjoy an early summer TV treat tonight. Cable's Encore offers Thorne: Sleepyhead, a powerful and gripping British import starring David Morrissey as Detective Inspector Tom Thorne. This is your chance to see Morrissey before he becomes a sensation here. He's been cast as the Governor in the third season of The Walking Dead, which begins in October on AMC. The pivotal character is the arch-villain in the graphic novels the show is based on. In Sleepyhead, the Liverpudlian actor gives a soulful performance as Thorne, a singularly unguarded detective with an easy laugh and an affection for deep roots American country music.
May 27, 2012 |
It is High Noon in the Heartland, on the day in May that we set aside for remembering, and also for the worshiping of speed, which accounts for those 33 land missiles disguised as cars lined up in 11 meticulous rows, three across. The grandstands are massive, stretching out to the far, flat Indiana horizon, and the air is heavy and fat with the smell of gasoline and adrenaline and anticipation. There is the singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana," a paean to sycamores and the Wabash, and to little green apples, and then 33 drivers, wiry and small with no nerves and flame-retardant suits, shoehorn themselves into their land missiles and await the word, wait to be waved on their way, wait for this thunderous command, the most recognizable in sports: "Gentlemen and Ladies, start your engines.
February 28, 2012 |
SOCCER is a breathtaking sport that features dynamic athletes and awe-inspiring action, despite what all the haters say. I futilely have been defending the sport for decades, but the detractors are absolutely correct about one thing: It attracts serious knuckleheads. This week in knucklehead news we have alleged Hitler salutes and BMW smuggling as well as the newest backyard game: toss the grenade. Guess who allegedly insulted Israeli striker Itay Shechter with Hitler salutes?
November 14, 2011
PHILADELPHIA 2 hurt in hit-and-run Two people were injured early Saturday when a 1998 Jeep Cherokee was rear-ended by another vehicle on Broad Street near Lehigh Avenue, swerved into the opposite lane of traffic, hit a utility pole, bounced off a curb and ended up on its side. Police said the crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. when the southbound Jeep apparently slowed down and was hit from behind by the other vehicle, which then sped off and disappeared. Both victims were taken to Temple University Hospital.
September 22, 2011
The Philadelphia police bomb squad secured a suspected hand grenade found Thursday night in the city's Frankford section, police said. A person at 8:26 p.m. reported finding what appeared to be a hand grenade in the backyard of a house in the 4300 block of Stiles Street, police said. No one was reported hurt. -Robert Moran
August 24, 2011 |
A call early this morning by a woman saying she was beaten in a Sicklerville home left police negotiating with a man possibly armed with a pipe bomb. Police involvement began after a 44-year-old woman appeared at the emergency room at Kennedy Health System in Stratford. The woman told medical staff that she had been beaten and threatened at a home on Poplar Street in the Sicklerville Section of Gloucester Township. The woman said that Joseph Marsh, 44, had punched her multiple times, and threatened to kill her while he was armed with a handgun.
October 21, 2010
Police are seeking information about a hand grenade, which was discovered at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday on Route 724 at South Keim Street in North Coventry Township. Route 724 was closed for about a half-mile in both directions, and nearby homes, businesses, and the Coventry Christian School were either evacuated or placed in lockdown, North Coventry Police said. Technicians from the Montgomery County Bomb Disposal Unit determined that the grenade, similar to those used in military training, was inert, and the security precautions were lifted at 9:59, police said.
October 13, 2010 |
Officials evacuated the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School in South Philadelphia after a student brought a hand grenade ? later determined to be fake - and left it out front this morning, police said. Police were questioning the student, but it is not yet clear if he will be charged with something more serious than bad performance art. The discovery of the novelty item on the sidewalk in front of the school on the 2600 block of South Broad Street prompted police to evacuate the charter call in the Bomb Squad.
June 8, 2010 |
The police Bomb Squad was called this morning to remove a hand grenade from a South Philadelphia elementary school. The grenade was a dummy, police said. Students at the Taggart Elementary School at 4th and Porter Streets were temporarily evacuated to another school after the device was found on a desk in the building's first floor police office about 8 a.m. They were allowed to return after the Bomb Squad squad removed the device about 8:45 a.m. and explosives sniffing bomb dogs swept the school as precaution.
December 11, 2009
WHEN SAINTS wide receiver Robert Meachem stripped the ball from Redskins linebacker Kareem Moore on Sunday, he not only turned what was an interception going one way into a touchdown going the other, he threw a hand grenade into fantasy leagues across the land. Meachem's thievery resulted in all sorts of confusion and rancor. Wide receivers don't score touchdowns on fumbles by the defense very often, and the scoring systems for a number of leagues came under intense scrutiny from irate players.