October 30, 2013 |
Some adore Oliver Goldsmith's 1773 Restoration-style comedy She Stoops to Conquer , and others loathe it. Among its admirers, there have existed enough artistic directors in the ensuing centuries to thoroughly redeem Goldsmith's youthful reputation as a dissolute slacker. Count Quintessence Theatre Group's Alexander Burns in the former camp. There's so much to love about this work: its good-natured sense of humor; its battle of the sexes, with both sides well-matched; its feints at class consciousness; the way it challenges assumptions of urbanity and rusticity.
October 29, 2013
A body discovered by joggers in a wooded area in Haddonfield appears to be a suspicious death, authorities said Monday night. An identity of the man could not be confirmed Monday night becaue the body had decomposed, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Haddonfield police said. The man was found shortly after 5 p.m. Authorities said evidence found at the scene near Merion Avenue suggested that the man's death was suspicious. Officials declined to elaborate. An autospy scheduled for Tuesday will confirm the cause of death and the victim's identity.
October 26, 2013 |
Cock , by Mike Bartlett, is occasionally, for both thematic and practical reasons, called The Cockfight Play . In a bisexual love triangle with one spectacularly indecisive young man at its apex, his lovers battling for his affections, there's bound to be some bloodletting. But Theatre Exile's funny, sensitive production, directed by Deborah Block and staged in the round on a low, hexagonal wooden platform, feels more like a slow, sad game of Chinese checkers. This is not an insult.
October 22, 2013 |
THE FLYERS have a full-blown identity crisis. For the first time in a long time, the Flyers are stuck in neutral: Not only are they not exactly sure what kind of team they are as currently assembled, but they don't seem to be quite sure of where they are going. That is unusual. Think about it. If nothing else, the Flyers always could rely on being one of the toughest teams to play against in the NHL. But the days of the Broad Street Bullies are over. The Flyers are eighth in the NHL in fighting majors with six. They are also eighth in the league in hits with 223. They aren't going to intimidate anyone.
October 5, 2013 |
When you or someone you know suffers identity theft, the typical loss is more than $4,900, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. So how can we protect ourselves? A June study found that the number of identity fraud victims annually in the United States totaled 11.5 million people. So we put together some tips to fight identity theft: Guard your mail and trash from theft. Have the U.S. Postal Service hold your mail while away from home, and install a lockable mailbox. Tear or shred receipts, insurance information, credit applications, doctor's bills, checks and bank statements, old credit cards, and any credit offers received in the mail.
September 26, 2013 |
Ann Montchyk doesn't have to tell you that she's a Phillies fan, a Christian, and a political conservative. Her 2005 Toyota Camry - specifically the many stickers on its bumper - does that for her. Her car is a mobile messaging system, her way of expressing her views while encouraging others to share them. "I want people to think about these things," said Montchyk, 88, of Erdenheim. "If they're stuck at a traffic light, staring, they're reminded. " It's easy to get lost in the crowd of the billions of humans crowding the planet.
September 8, 2013 |
Abington police have arrested two U.S. Postal Service employees who they say stole customers' credit card numbers and used them to purchase gift cards, aquarium tickets, and other items. Rashaad Schell, 23, and Daryl Matthews, 24, both of Philadelphia, are charged with identity theft, conspiracy, forgery, and related offenses. They were arraigned Thursday, and bail was set at $75,000 each. Police say the men used their cellphones to capture photos or videos of customers' credit cards.
September 6, 2013 |
A MAN WHO fatally shot a woman he mistook for his intended target was allowed to plead guilty and receive a relatively light sentence yesterday because prosecutors feared he might walk free if he went to trial. For the March 2005 murder of Hadiyah McIver, Common Pleas Judge Rose DeFino-Nastasi reluctantly allowed Antoine Moye to plead guilty to third-degree murder and receive a negotiated sentence of six to 15 years in state prison followed by five years of probation. Assistant District Attorney Carlos Vega told the judge that the case against Moye, 30, was weakened by the fact that a key witness recanted his police statement and is now claiming to be McIver's killer.
August 22, 2013 |
Gloucester Township, commonly referred to by its neighborhood names - Blackwood, Erial, Blenheim - hopes a new outlet mall will help create an identity that makes the town a destination. A 55-acre complex has been proposed near the Route 42 interchange. To be known as Gloucester Premium Outlets, it will house 90 to 120 stores in a 450,000-square-foot center that the township's mayor, David Mayer, called an "outdoor mall. " The project is a partnership between Simon Property Group, which developed Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick, and PREIT-Rubin Inc., which owns the Cherry Hill and Moorestown Malls.
August 21, 2013 |
More than eight years after a 21-year-old mother was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity involving warring street gangs, a North Philadelphia man on Monday admitted killing her. Antoine Moye, 30, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shooting death of Hadiyah McIver and now faces a possible 20 to 40 years in prison when sentenced Sept. 5 by Common Pleas Court Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi. Assistant District Attorney Carlos Vega said the guilty plea was part of an agreement negotiated with the defense but declined to elaborate until after he spoke with McIver's family.