November 10, 1993 |
Where's the first place you could have heard a track from the forthcoming Guns N' Roses album "The Spaghetti Incident"? Not on MTV. Not on your fave college alternative radio station. The answer: Your home computer. A 30-second sound bite of the tune "Ain't It Fun" recently debuted on CompuServe, the country's largest electronic information service for computer users, with 1.4 million subscribers. Previews of two dozen albums can be accessed from CompuServe's newly-opened Music Vendors Forum, a cyber space for labels to promote products and answer questions from consumers.
October 17, 1996 |
Once upon a time, counterfeiters had to learn their trade. Find the right paper. Etch the plates to perfection. Re-create those green and gray hues. Operate a press. It took time, and unquestionably some maturity. There is a 14-year-old boy living in this community, authorities said, who bypassed the need for age-old counterfeiting know-how with a few clicks on his computer mouse. After creating a few hundred dollars worth of bogus $20s with his family's computer scanner, police said, the boy gave a couple to two friends - who then tried to pass them off in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
October 12, 2012 |
A Bethlehem, Pa., man faces a mandatory minimum of five years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to child pornography charges, prosecutors said. Niyaz Sainudeen, 41, pleaded guilty to child pornography possession and distribution in a hearing before U.S. District Judge James Knoll Gardner. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations agents began investigating Sainudeen after an undercover agent met him in an online chat room in 2011. In a March 2012 search, agents found more than 800 photos and dozens of videos depicting child pornography on Sainudeen's home computer.
May 29, 1988 |
Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Michael J. Woll, 18, of Plumstead Township in Bucks County, who died Thursday after he fell under the wheels of a school bus at Archbishop Wood High School for Boys in Warminster. Born in Philadelphia, Michael was the son of Joseph T. and M. Louise Woll. A senior at Archbishop Wood, Michael was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Doylestown and had planned to attend Lock Haven University this fall, his father said. He had held part-time jobs at Radio Shack in Doylestown and at Sears in the Montgomeryville Mall.
January 14, 2016 |
I was 16 when I noticed the first white hair on my head, and - pluck! - off it came. Perhaps, I thought, it was a fluke. Then several more white hairs appeared, and by the age of 17, I realized a relationship had begun. I was blessed enough to have a head full of thick, healthy hair. But I wanted no gray. I started to dye my hair once a month. Then it turned into three weeks. After that, about two weeks. Before I knew it, I was dying my hair, religiously, every two weeks.
April 16, 2010 |
The system that Lower Merion school officials used to track lost and stolen laptops wound up secretly capturing thousands of images, including photographs of students in their homes, Web sites they visited, and excerpts of their online chats, says a new motion filed in a suit against the district. More than once, the motion asserts, a laptop camera took photos of Harriton High School sophomore Blake Robbins as he slept in his bed. The motion, filed in federal court late Thursday by his lawyers, says that each time the camera took Robbins' picture, it fired the image off to network servers at the School District.
May 12, 1991 |
MOTHER'S DAY For Mother's Day, maybe it's time to stop blaming mother for everything that's gone wrong with you. So says University of Southern California psychologist Carol Nagy Jacklin. "For much of the 20th century, the blame- the-mother school of thought has prevailed in one form or another," including studies of the effects of maternal employment on children that seem to presume a negative effect, she says. But, she adds, recent research has found that "girls whose mothers work outside the home tend to have higher self-esteem than girls whose mothers don't hold outside jobs.
October 31, 2013 |
A former Episcopal Academy teacher was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse of children after child pornography was found on his home computer, state police said. Richard Perkins Smith, 65, of Media, already was in custody in Massachusetts, where he is awaiting trial for rape of a child, indecent assault and battery, and related crimes in the alleged sexual assaults of four children at a Cape Cod summer camp 30 years ago. He was arrested in April. Later, Pennsylvania state police obtained warrants and confiscated Smith's computer after he admitted having pornography on the device and deleting the images, according to court documents.
March 27, 1991 |
More and more, the glows coming from windows in some neighborhoods aren't from television sets. Rather than watching Cheers or Roseanne, people in millions of households are poking away at keyboards and poring over spreadsheets, writing term papers, communicating electronically with others or simply playing games on their home computers. The proportion of households in the nation owning computers nearly doubled in the 1980s - from about 8 percent in 1984 to 15 percent in 1989, the U.S. Census Bureau reported this week.