June 14, 2015 |
Nearly 50 years after the Epstein-Barr virus was discovered to cause human cancers, there are no good treatment options for the 200,000 new cases diagnosed annually, most of them in the world's poorest places. The Wistar Institute aims to change that. The illustrious Philadelphia research center last month received a three-year, $5.6 million grant from the Wellcome Trust in London to continue developing a novel anti-viral drug. "We certainly hope that this first-in-class drug we are developing will slow the progression or - even better - cure these deadly cancers," said Wistar senior scientist Troy Messick.
August 16, 1995 |
Replayed in unflinching slow-motion, the play unfolded with an eerie inevitability. Astros shortstop Orlando Miller glided across second base for the force play, then relayed to first to complete the seventh-inning doubleplay. As he was releasing the ball, from the bottom of the screen, Phillies baserunner Tom Marsh appeared. He was busting it down the basepath in an attempt to break up the play. He slid hard into the base. Miller's left knee collided with Marsh's head. His helmet flew off, his neck snapped sickeningly to the side.
December 7, 2012
Bail was set at $2 million Thursday for a Camden man who allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend 31/2 months after she filed for a temporary restraining order against him. Walkeena Moody, 24, died from stab wounds to her head and neck. Police arrested Robert Norwood, 47. Norwood was being held Thursday in the Camden County Jail. - Darran Simon
April 27, 1986
It was an accident, he said, and he was sorry. He was a teenage friend who had playfully aimed his father's .38-caliber pistol at me at point-blank range, said, "Bang," and pulled the trigger, sending a lead slug as big as the tip of my little finger into my left cheek, through my head and neck and out under my right ear. With no thanks to the National Rifle Association, I am, by the grace of God, alive today, with three bullet fragments still...
December 5, 2012 |
A 24-year-old Camden woman was found stabbed to death in her apartment bathtub early this morning, and her ex-boyfriend has been charged with the murder. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said that the bloodied body of Walkeena Moody was discovered about 3:10 a.m. after her mother returned to the home they shared at the Ferry Station Apartments. Moody died as a result of stab wounds to her head and neck, according to an autopsy. Robert Norwood, 47, of the 800 block of Chelton Avenue, Camden, was taken into custody and held at the Camden County Jail.
October 21, 1988 |
PLAYGROUND SAFETY. Too many preschoolers suffer broken bones, cuts and head injuries because of unsafe playgrounds. So says the federal Centers for Disease Control, which is calling for increased use of energy-absorbent ground-surface materials. "A 1-foot fall directly on the head onto concrete or asphalt or a 4-foot fall onto packed earth can be fatal (but) mats or . . . wood chips or sand may reduce the likelihood of head injury even from falls of 8 feet," the CDC says. HALLOWEEN SAFETY.
July 19, 2013
Calif. wildfire routs 6,000 HEMET, Calif. - A wildfire in the Southern California mountains shut down the famed Pacific Crest Trail and was threatening a popular tourist destination Thursday, forcing the evacuation of an estimated 6,000 residents and tourists. The blaze, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, had grown to more than 35 square miles and had destroyed six houses and mobile homes. Tensions heightened late Wednesday after winds shifted, causing the fire to head toward Idyllwild, an artist community and hiking destination in the San Jacinto Mountains.
February 12, 1987 |
Camden firefighters responding to a one-alarm fire in South Camden early yesterday found the body of a woman who had apparently been beaten and robbed before her body and home were set ablaze, Camden County Prosecutor Sam Asbell said. Asbell said an autopsy revealed that Mollie Davis, 50, of the 2400 block of Patton Street, died as a result of multiple blows to the head and neck before her body was set afire. "Whoever did it apparently set the body on fire as a cover-up for the murder," Asbell said.
October 26, 1998 |
A 90-year-old man from Penns Grove, Salem County, was bludgeoned to death in his home, and a 26-year-old handyman who performed odd jobs for the victim was being sought yesterday in the killing, police said. The body of Robert F. Burse Sr. was discovered by his son yesterday morning in the victim's home in the 100 block of West Harmony Street, said Sgt. Anthony Rastelli of the Salem County Prosecutor's Office. Burse had numerous cuts and injuries to his head and neck, and he appeared to have been beaten with a blunt object, investigators said.
July 24, 2012 |
A 76-year-old Burlington County woman who walks with a cane has been charged with killing her 79-year-old husband in their Browns Mills home with a .357 Magnum handgun. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said Fredricka Rosa, of the 100 block of Margaret Street, was charged with one count of murder in the shooting of Valpa C. Rosa Sr., who was shot in the head and neck. Pemberton Township police were called to the couple's home at 8:45 a.m. Saturday by one of the Rosas' children, who lives out of state but who received a call from Fredricka Rosa, the Prosecutor's Office said Sunday in a statement.