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June 15, 1992 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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December 14, 2002 | By David Iams FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
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...
SPORTS
January 12, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
SPORTS
February 16, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
LIVING
December 7, 1986 | By Elise Vider, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
April 9, 1991 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this article
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.
NEWS
July 8, 1997 | by Yvette Ousley, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 28, 1989 | By Josh Klein, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
February 11, 1989 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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September 5, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
NANYA AMIR EL had to fend off people who wanted to buy the bracelets he was wearing right off his arms. No wonder. They are spectacular pieces of jewelry wrought by his father, Albert H. Sapp. But the jewelry, as coveted as it was, represented only one of the many accomplishments of Nanya's father. He was also a talented baker, whose products were in demand throughout the city; a musician who wrote songs of social significance; an author whose self-published books taught life lessons; a healer who used only natural products for hair, skin and digestive health; and a fisherman who plied the local streams and lakes and the ocean for dinner.
NEWS
August 14, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amid the sprawling front lawns and stately homes of east Moorestown, six burglaries have unfolded about two miles apart since early June, and with common themes: The residents were away in each instance, and did not set or have working alarms. Second-floor bedrooms - and the jewelry inside them - were the main target, with TVs and silverware generally untouched. And the hours of 6 p.m. to midnight were prime time for the thieves. With the latest burglary reported Monday, Moorestown police are investigating whether the same individual or group is responsible.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Kevin McNeal plans to honor his recent marriage proposal to partner Scott George traditionally - with a diamond ring. The bauble is platinum and rose gold, and the bling - a tiny piece of black ice in each of the squarish band's four corners - is understated. "It symbolizes my eternal love for my fiance," said McNeal, 50, a real estate agent who lives in Center City. "I think we needed something that tied us together; it shows our commitment. " Since a federal judge overturned Pennsylvania's 18-year-old ban on same-sex marriages last month, local jewelers have reported an uptick in so-called mangagement rings - engagement rings for men that are more masculine than the traditional diamond band worn by women.
NEWS
May 13, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Linda Jagiela got her first call from Nydia Neubauer four years ago. Jagiela owned a car service in Marlton, and Neubauer wanted a driver. She didn't have a specific destination. She just wanted to be picked up in New Hope in a black Town Car and chauffeured wherever she pleased. To Lambertville, N.J., to get treatment for her dog. To a garage 100 miles away in Milford, Pa., where Neubauer said she had stored her furs. To the Jersey Shore. Neubauer, who typically traveled with two dogs and a woman she called a maid, painted herself as a rich heiress, Jagiela said.
NEWS
March 31, 2014 | By Ben Finley and Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writers
A neighbor of City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez has been charged with breaking into her unoccupied rowhouse in North Philadelphia and then setting it ablaze during a burglary. Edwin Diana, 23, of the 2100 block of North Palethorp Street, lives less than two blocks from the councilwoman's rowhouse on the 2000 block of North Hancock Street. Police said Diana set the fire during an early-morning break-in Friday in which he made off with jewelry and electronics. He was taken into custody Saturday after detectives found some of the stolen jewelry in a pawnshop, and found some of the councilwoman's stolen possessions in his house, police said.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
When a boy is raised by a father who helped pay the bills with gold from people's extracted teeth and their mailed-in jewelry, chances are he's going to have a knack for recognizing value. For Michael Zakroff, being adept at Internet research also helps. He's counting on both, along with financing from father Rick, a pioneer in the cash-for-gold trade, to build his new CashinMyBag.com venture into a thriving exchange for primarily designer handbags. Jimmy Choo shoes and other pricey heels are also welcome.
NEWS
January 14, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
WHILE DeSean Jackson was down in Miami, someone hit an illicit jackpot burglarizing his South Philly house. It's not clear how much was taken from the Eagles' star wideout, but he offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can help solve the crime by tipping off police. Investigators on Saturday said that Jackson's mother had discovered on Friday night that his home on Pietro Way near Hartranft Street had been burglarized. Investigators believe the burglary happened earlier in the week, with a 9 mm handgun, more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry reported missing.
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writernarkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
WHILE DeSean Jackson was down in Miami, someone hit an illicit jackpot burglarizing his South Philly house. It's not clear how much was taken from the Eagles' star wideout, but he's offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can help solve the crime by tipping off police. Investigators said Saturday that Jackson's mother had discovered Friday night that his home on Pietro Way near Hartranft Street had been burglarized. Investigators believe the burglary happened earlier in the week, with a 9 mm handgun, more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry reported missing.
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THERE'S NO waffling about it. A Philadelphia rapper who, along with two of his friends, was robbed at gunpoint of $40,000 worth of jewelry inside a Waffle House in Atlanta late last month, doesn't want the cops to investigate. "There's no reason for the police to be involved," said rapper Louie V Gutta, whose real name is Vincent Lamar Robinson. "If I heard on the streets tomorrow who did it, I wouldn't go to the police. " Gutta, 25, a rapper, songwriter and producer who is signed to Meek Mill's Dream Chasers Records, was in Atlanta the last weekend of September for BET's Hip Hop Awards, according to his Twitter feed.
NEWS
October 17, 2013 | By Ashley Kuhn, Inquirer Staff Writer
Benjamin C. Cope, 92, formerly of Newtown Square, a World War II veteran who with his wife operated a Delaware County jewelry store for many years, died Saturday, Oct. 12, at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pa. Mr. Cope was born in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, and after graduating from South Huntington Township High School moved to Lancaster County and became a watchmaker for the Hamilton Watch Co. Mr. Cope enlisted in the Marine Corps...
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