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July 20, 2009 | By Karen Knee INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Imagine running 100 miles - barefoot. Christopher McDougall believes that's what the human body is built to do. In his best-selling new book, Born to Run, McDougall argues that the humans evolved for persistence hunting - basically, chasing down game animals for hours until they keel over from overheating or exhaustion. "We didn't evolve as weight lifters, yoga gurus, or swimmers - we evolved as long-distance runners," he said after an early-morning barefoot jog along paved Kelly Drive.
LIVING
April 24, 1995 | By Cece Lentini, FOR THE INQUIRER
Joseph Paul Jernigan wanted to live. Sentenced to die for the 1981 murder of a 75-year-old man during a robbery, the former mechanic spent his last years on Texas' death row fighting for his life. He waged his battle not only in the courts but also in the gym. He spent much of his time working out, turning his 5-foot-11, 210-pound body into a nearly perfect example of a healthy, well-formed human being. But courts denied his appeals and shortly after midnight on Aug. 5, 1993, Jernigan, 39, was executed by lethal injection.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1990 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
The Franklin Institute will inaugurate its new, high technology Omniverse Theater with two short films, a montage of local scenes called "Philadelphia Anthem" and a science film about the human body, titled "To the Limit. " The main feature, "To the Limit," is a 40-minute movie that uses three athletes, a skier, a ballerina and a mountain climber, to show how the human body responds to the demands of peak physical performance. In addition to shots of the athletes in action, specialized cameras go inside the human body to film the lungs, heart and arteries in action.
NEWS
October 5, 1993 | Daily News wire services
WILDWOOD, FLA. ELDERLY WOMAN KILLED BY GATORS A 70-year-old woman was killed when she was attacked by at least four alligators at the retirement community where she lived, authorities said yesterday. The dismembered body of Grace Eberhart was found in Lake Serenity early Sunday after neighbors reported "three alligators playing with what appeared to be a human body," said Chief Deputy Bill Farmer of the Sumpter County sheriff's office. The medical examiner's office said Eberhart died when a large alligator broke her neck while biting her. Teeth marks and reports from neighbors who found the body helped investigators determine that at least four alligators were involved in the attack.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | Angelo Fichera
Body found on Burlington County trail A decaying human body was discovered Sunday by passersby on a trail off Quail Run Road in a wooded area of Pemberton Township, according to authorities. The remains were in an "advanced state of decomposition" according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, which offered no information about the deceased's gender or likely age. Officials said an autopsy by the county medical examiner's office was to be conducted Monday. An investigation is underway by police and the prosecutor's office.
NEWS
December 7, 1999 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Television Critic
You've seen his face - not to mention his arms and legs - somewhere before. Every Friday and Saturday night, that's him, spread-eagled, in the opening credits of CBS's "Now and Again" and NBC's "The Pretender. " That's him, too, on the local news, dressing up the logo for the KYW (Channel 3) medical feature, "Eye on Health. " Before he was on KYW, he was the health-beat poster boy for WTXF (Channel 29). Trapped forever inside a circle and a square, he's all over the World Wide Web, helping to sell everything from athletic supporters to cell phones.
NEWS
April 3, 2005 | By Steve Gushee
A human being and a human body are not the same. Still, Pope John Paul II, Gov. Jeb Bush and others often confuse them. By so doing, they trigger theological and ethical nightmares and practice a form of idolatry. The tragic Terri Schiavo situation clearly raises the issue in profoundly emotional ways. A human being has that extraordinary, intangible presence we call life. Like love and beauty, life defies precise definition. Some call it spirit. Others label it soul. Whatever we call it, we know it when we see it. The human body is a shell, a temple in the words of St. Paul, that houses the spirit, the soul, the human being.
NEWS
September 22, 1987 | By Robert J. Terry and Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writers
The body of a teenage runaway was found yesterday in the trunk of a parked car in West Philadelphia, and investigators said the stabbing death was being investigated as a drug-related homicide. The victim was identified as Anjo Price, 17, who investigators said had been living in the 1100 block of Union Street in West Philadelphia. Price, who was born in Jamaica, ran away from his family in Miami two years ago, according to Detective Lt. James Henwood of the Homicide Unit. Police were summoned about 9:30 a.m. to the car, a two-tone 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier with temporary license tags, parked in the 800 block of South 53d Street.
NEWS
August 15, 1986 | By MICHEL MARRIOTT, Daily News Staff Writer
The use of human body parts and cadavers is still essential to medical science in education, research and diagnosis of diseases, according to local and national experts in the field. And many medical schools are facing a shortage of cadavers and body parts. But the shipment of severed heads to such schools is, in the words of one pathologist, "bizarre. " Federal and local authorities are investigating the shipment of five human heads, allegedly by Philadelphia physician Martin Spector, to a medical school and research center in Colorado.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
Austrian painter Otto Muehl, 87, whose radical notions of art were exceeded only by the excesses in his lifestyle, died Sunday in Portugal, according to Daniele Roussel, the head of his archived works, who did not provide the cause of death. Mr. Muehl was a cofounder of the Vienna Actionism, a controversial art movement in the 1960s, and his works shocked audiences with their use of blood, excrement, and the human body as materials. He was convicted in 1991 of crimes including illicit drug use and sex with minors while heading a commune.
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NEWS
April 9, 2015
I WAS PACKING up my laptop last night when my colleague Julie Shaw, a court reporter with more stories than she could handle, reached across the cubicle and gave me four envelopes. They were written to Julie by none other than Padge Victoria Windslowe, a/k/a the notorious Black Madam. Before I'd even heard her name, I'd been following with morbid fascination America's current fixation on big, Kim Kardashian-esque booties. But it was late in the day. I told an editor that I would look at the letters the very first thing this morning, and I headed out of the newsroom.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
Austrian painter Otto Muehl, 87, whose radical notions of art were exceeded only by the excesses in his lifestyle, died Sunday in Portugal, according to Daniele Roussel, the head of his archived works, who did not provide the cause of death. Mr. Muehl was a cofounder of the Vienna Actionism, a controversial art movement in the 1960s, and his works shocked audiences with their use of blood, excrement, and the human body as materials. He was convicted in 1991 of crimes including illicit drug use and sex with minors while heading a commune.
SPORTS
January 14, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
KURTIS FOSTER will never forget the night of March 19, 2008. Foster, playing for the Minnesota Wild, was in San Jose. He was racing for a puck with Sharks forward Torrey Mitchell. Closing in on the goal line at a blistering pace, Foster received an extra push from Mitchell as he reached to touch the puck for an icing call. Foster flew into the boards, shattering his left femur - the longest and strongest bone in the human body - into three separate pieces. Laying on the ice waiting for a gurney, his career flashed before his eyes.
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lazar Kleit, 67, a former executive director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, died Monday of prostate cancer. Mr. Kleit started as an administrative assistant for the commission in 1967 and worked his way up to the top job in 2001. He retired two years later. Everything he did "always centered around guarding and ensuring everybody's rights as human beings," said his wife, Marlena, 70. Mr. Kleit was a founding member of District Council 47 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and served on the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council.
NEWS
August 22, 2012
MISSOURI Senate candidate Todd Akin caused a firestorm over the weekend when he explained why he believes there are no exceptions that would allow abortion, even in cases of rape: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" and not get pregnant. Akin may have been referencing some of the ancient Greek texts that had similar strange views about how the human body functions. For example, people in ancient Greece believed that hysteria was caused by the womb detaching itself and wandering around the body, causing all kinds of problems.
NEWS
July 28, 2012
Robert S. Ledley, 86, a dentist turned biomedical researcher and computing trailblazer who invented the first CT scanner capable of producing cross-sectional images of any part of the human body, died Tuesday in Kensington, Md. The cause was Alzheimer's disease, his son Fred said. Nearly every field of medicine has been affected by the whole-body CT scanner, short for computerized tomography. Robert Steven Ledley was born on June 28, 1926, in the Queens borough of New York City.
NEWS
June 27, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Firefighters responding to a call overnight about a trash fire in Northeast Philadelphia discovered something else instead: A bound, burned human body off the side of the road in a wooded area not far from the Forman Mills shopping center. Homicide detectives confirmed the male body was found after the Philadelphia Fire Department was called around 1 a.m. to the 5500 block of Newtown Ave., just off Adams Ave., in the Lawncrest neighborhood. The body bound was bound with electrical cord around the neck, arms and legs.
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
The violence was shocking, even for a community as crime-jaded as Chester: four fatal shootings in eight days, one of the victims a 2-year-old boy. Delaware County's only city declared a monthlong state of emergency. Just hours after it was lifted, yet another man was shot to death. That was two years ago, during the area's hottest summer on record. "We don't want that going on again," said Chester resident Jonathan King, president of the antiviolence activist group Brothers of Concern.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | Angelo Fichera
Body found on Burlington County trail A decaying human body was discovered Sunday by passersby on a trail off Quail Run Road in a wooded area of Pemberton Township, according to authorities. The remains were in an "advanced state of decomposition" according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, which offered no information about the deceased's gender or likely age. Officials said an autopsy by the county medical examiner's office was to be conducted Monday. An investigation is underway by police and the prosecutor's office.
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