June 15, 1992 |
The glitter of the gold chains around the neck of the passer-by caught drug addict Matthew Slaughter's eye in 1990, the prosecutor said. "Look at that dude," Slaughter, 22, a street vendor, allegedly told two friends as Tommie Teagues, 22, passed the corner of 17th and Jefferson streets at 7:45 p.m. on June 7. "If I had a gun, I'd take that jewelry," Slaughter commented, Assistant District Attorney Richard Carroll said last Friday. Slaughter, of Lambert Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue, then borrowed a gun from one of the friends and shot and killed Teagues, Carroll said.
December 14, 2002 |
Freeman's will wind out the year with a two-day holiday sale of jewelry, silver and objets d'art. It is one of several auctions in the days before Christmas featuring items suitable for gifts. The first session, beginning at 1 p.m. tomorrow, at Freeman's gallery at 1808 Chestnut St. will be devoted to 240 lots of jewelry. At least five of them are expected to sell for five-figure prices, including a pair of art-deco diamond and platinum clips with an estimate of $25,000 to $30,000, according to the $25 catalog.
November 7, 2006 |
FORMER Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, who made headlines for her vast shoe collection, is embarking on a new project - a fashion line. The 77-year-old widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos told reporters yesterday she planned to launch "The Imelda Collection" of fashion jewelry and accessories on Nov. 18. Marcos became notorious for her shopping trips to New York while her country wallowed in poverty under martial law declared by her...
January 12, 2000 |
The discovery of poor quality diamonds in a shark-shaped pin commissioned by Greg Norman disappointed him and gave his wife an emotional shock, the golfer testified at his former jeweler's fraud trial in Miami. "There was a huge change in the emotional feeling of my wife," said Norman, who gave the $48,875 pin shaped like his company logo to his wife Laura as a gift in 1996. "She didn't want to continue to wear it. " The two-time British Open champion and winner of 74 tournaments was the first witness in the trial yesterday of Jack Hasson, who is charged with fleecing customers out of $80 million in fraudulent jewelry sales.
February 16, 2006 |
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Duce Staley says someone stole $100,000 worth of jewelry at a nightclub in Columbia, S.C. Staley, who played seven seasons with the Eagles, said his jewelry fell off during an altercation at a club Friday night. No charges have been filed and Richland County sheriff's deputies still are investigating, Lt. Chris Cowan said. Staley played high school football in the Columbia area and later for South Carolina. In other pro football news: Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis said he has spoken to Fox about joining the network's NFL broadcast team.
December 7, 1986 |
1964, Helen W. Drutt English's jewelry box contained the following: a gold- plated circle pin from her high school days, her grandmother's cameo brooch, and a replica from the shop at the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. Twenty-two years later, the Center City gallery owner's jewelry is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There's not a circle pin or a cameo in the lot. Her 150-plus pieces stretch the conventional definition of jewelry. There are recognizable forms - brooches, necklaces, bracelets and rings - beside radical pieces that lie in a netherland between garment, jewelry, sculpture and, occasionally, instrument of torture.
April 9, 1991 |
About $1 million in jewelry was stolen last weekend from a walk-in safe at the elegant Bailey Banks & Biddle store in Center City, police said. Burglars apparently pried open a rooftop air duct and made their way into the ground-floor store, police said. They were then able to pop the lock of a walk-in safe and take off with an estimated $1 million worth of rings, watches and other jewelry. They escaped the way they came in, police said. Left behind were a hammer and a crowbar.
July 8, 1997 |
A Warwick Hotel resident is suing management because the family jewels are missing. In a suit filed in Common Pleas Court, Susan Shore said she left several bags with a doorman while she parked her car on March 27, just as she had done for the last 19 years. When she returned, a bellman carried the bags to her apartment - same as always. Only when the luggage arrived at Shore's apartment this time, the Louis Vuitton bag containing $29,130 worth of her late mother's jewelry was gone.
October 28, 1989 |
A gang of deft jewel thieves who police said stole more than $100,000 in gems yesterday from a King of Prussia shop were so polished that it took employees more than five minutes to realize that they had been robbed. Ray Kirkpatrick, manager of Wayne Jewelers & Silversmiths in the King of Prussia Plaza, said he had been a victim of "that old teamwork routine. " He said that at least four people, perhaps five, entered the store at 2:45 p.m. Kirkpatrick said he went to the rear of the store to show the woman in the group a silver comb and brush set. Meanwhile, other employees showed items to the rest of the group, all men, at display cases spread throughout the store, Kirkpatrick said.
February 11, 1989 |
A team of stickup artists brandishing guns and knives are suspected of committing a string of robberies Thursday night in different sections of the city, police said yesterday. The gunmen shot one victim in the right leg as they swept through the city stealing cars, jewelry, clothing, money and, in one case, a SEPTA Transpass, police said. "We're working on the assumption this is the same crew," Capt. John Lyons said. In all the robberies the descriptions of the men were similar, and in several they were spotted in the same car, he said.