April 22, 2006 |
The man on trial in the death of a 13-year-old honors student from West Philadelphia disrupted the courtroom again yesterday by tackling his attorney - despite being handcuffed and manacled at the waist. Peter Cook, 32, accused of killing Jasmine McDonald in 2003, lowered his shoulder and lunged into his lead counsel, Thomas McGill Jr., just before the Common Pleas Court proceedings recessed for lunch. He was immediately restrained by a throng of sheriff's deputies and law enforcement authorities.
March 31, 2006 |
The focus in the hunt for a missing College of New Jersey freshman took a grim turn yesterday - a dormitory trash chute that authorities inspected with a special tethered fiber-optic camera. A day earlier, investigators searched the 10-story building from top to bottom with cadaver-sniffing dogs. Investigators wanted to get a "good look inside the chute" at Wolfe Hall, where John Fiocco Jr., 19, a well-liked graphic-arts major from Sewell, lived on the fourth floor, said Capt.
April 17, 2005 |
Sajaa S. Ahmed of Washington Township High School won a first-place award at the Delaware Valley Science Fair this month at the Fort Washington Expo Center in Pennsylvania. Ahmed won in the environmental category among 11th graders and received a $50 award. She also received the Water Environment Federation Award, the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists Award, a Future Scientist Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Eastern Regional Research Center, first place from the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley, and scholarship offers from Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
February 20, 2005 |
Student artists from across the county will be recognized at two juried shows scheduled to open next weekend. Thirty-seven works of art from students in third through 12th grades will be on display at the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau in Bensalem. The Mixed Media Gallery in Doylestown Borough will present an exhibit of works by high school seniors. "Experiencing Bucks County - Through the Eyes of its Next Generation" is a cooperative project between the visitors bureau and School Works!
December 8, 2004 |
In the waning weeks of his senior year at Pennsauken High School last spring, Shaun McGarrigle, an honors student, wasn't sure what he would do come fall. Would he go to college somewhere? Would he join the Air Force? "I was all over the place," he says. "Now, this is giving me a chance to figure things out. " At Camden County Technical School in Gloucester Township, senior twins Jennifer and Carl Ondusko knew last spring that some college education would provide more job opportunities.
December 3, 2004 |
When David Beiler takes the stage with the Philadelphia Singers Chorale, his father will be close by for the debut performance. Jonathan Beiler is not just a proud father. He is also a first violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and will be onstage, too. The father and son will appear in concert together for the first time tonight in the first of three performances by the chorale and orchestra in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. "It's just an incredible experience for me," said David Beiler, 18. "It's pretty awesome to be able to sing with him like this.
November 24, 2004 |
The carjacking and rape of a 19-year-old Rutgers University-Camden student this week, combined with another recent rape nearby, has rattled the university, long considered a safe haven in Camden. Both students and administrators said yesterday that they were horrified to hear of the daylight abduction Monday of the second-year student from Maple Shade. The woman was carjacked at knifepoint in downtown Camden as she was getting ready for class and was later raped elsewhere, authorities said.
November 15, 2004 |
Ryan Murray may be South Jersey's most active student-athlete. Some casual area soccer fans know him as a solid right fullback at Schalick. But how many people know the 16-year-old also plays ice hockey for the Hollydell Hurricanes and club soccer for the Philadelphia Soccer Club Coppa under-17 squad this fall? And how many know Murray maintains a 3.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale while taking some honors courses? He is ranked 15th out of 186 students in his junior class.
September 9, 2004 |
Robert Peper "Bo" Fisher could crack up a room full of classmates, his smile could melt a rival's anger, and his laugh - which sounded like a cross between an old lady and a duck - could make everyone around him laugh, too. Tomorrow and Saturday, friends and family will pay their respects to the 17-year-old gentle giant from Richboro. Fisher was killed Saturday when he ran into traffic while fleeing a police officer in Sea Isle City, N.J. The accident has shocked students and faculty throughout the Council Rock School District, where Fisher attended Council Rock High School North before transferring to South this year.
May 25, 2004 |
Pennsbury's Robby Fromuth was stunned when he saw the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association top 20 boys' poll May 10. Pennsbury was ranked No. 1 The previous day the Falcons had been the No. 8 team, well behind No. 1 Hempfield. But two days earlier, with Fromuth setting, Pennsbury defeated Hempfield in the semifinals of the Dallastown Wildcat Invitational and Conemaugh Valley in the final for their first tournament victory of the season. The Falcons edged Hempfield, which has held the state title for the last two years, 25-23, in a single game.