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.
December 29, 2014 |
"We want a cool office," said Gabriel Weinberg , founder of six-year-old DuckDuckGo , the Google-challenging search site that promises "Real Privacy - Smarter Search - Less Clutter. " The Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad's style sense prompted DuckDuckGo, which keeps 25 software developers and designers busy powering 200 million monthly user searches, to build its headquarters on the top two floors of a stone-fronted, turret-topped, asymmetrical office building on Paoli Pike two blocks from the Paoli Amtrak station and a short drive from Weinberg's home on Valley Forge Mountain.
October 23, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday told Justice Seamus P. McCaffery to turn over computers and other court-issued equipment, and moved swiftly to cancel the Internet service it provides at McCaffery's Northeast Philadelphia home. The order came a day after the justices voted to suspend McCaffery, citing allegations that he sent or received sexually explicit e-mails among other concerns. Jim Koval, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania courts, said McCaffery and his staff had been asked to surrender all court equipment "posthaste" and that his home Internet account would be shut down this week.
July 8, 2014
WHEN I READ the article about Mrs. Krewson it made me sick. These two uniformed officers failed to take action because they didn't have a police radio. I'm sure both of them had cellphones. They probably were in court getting paid time and a half. They should be identified and disciplined for neglect of duty and cowardice. They put Krewson in danger. As for Lt. Sanford saying it was wise for the officers not to confront the suspectm, what's wrong with him? Somebody should tell him what real cops do. I recently retired from the Police Department after 44 years spending my last 28 years in homicide.
March 18, 2014 |
EVERY YEAR about this time, teacher Gail Koskela can't sleep. The W.B. Saul High School educator isn't awake fretting about plans for Saul's annual Country Fair Day, though. Nor is she up with anxiety that some students have senioritis. Koskela's worries are about the pregnant ewes at the school's barn in Upper Roxborough, where they wait to birth cute little lambs during lambing season. She used to leave her house during the night and drive 15 minutes to the barn just to see how the ewes were doing.
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.
September 24, 2013
H ELLO, MISS. This is Microsoft tech support and we have detected a serious virus in your computer and we need you to log on right away so we can help you. That's what the male voice said on the phone. He was insistent, almost in a panic, to help Somerton's Pat McGlone defend herself against a destructive virus that was attacking her computer. Something about the call made retiree McGlone's "antenna go up. " First, they didn't get her name right. Second, they sounded foreign "and I know there's all these Nigerian scams going on," she says.
April 12, 2013 |
HOUSTON - A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college Tuesday told investigators that he had fantasized about cannibalism and necrophilia and about cutting off people's faces and wearing them as masks, according to a court document made public Thursday. Dylan Quick also told an investigator that he had researched mass stabbings on his home computer about a week before the attack at Lone Star Community College in Cypress, according to a search warrant affidavit.
January 12, 2013 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Students withholding information about an alleged rape in eastern Ohio last summer are thwarting investigators, school officials said Thursday, as the FBI looks into threats to local authorities who are working on the case against two high school football players. The Steubenville school board is also expanding programs to raise further awareness of sexual harassment, bullying, date rape, and substance abuse in the aftermath of the incident in August in which the two high school football players are accused of raping a 16-year-old girl.
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.