October 7, 1999 |
A "lazy eye" helped lead Upper Merion police to the man charged with raping a sales clerk at the King of Prussia Plaza Monday. Police said the man they arrested Monday night, Willie Jermaine Glover, 41, of Norristown, has frequented the mall and has a wandering left eye that they called the key that enabled the victim and another mall employee to identify him. The 20-year-old victim did not know the man who attacked her in a back room Monday...
August 9, 2013 |
A MIDDLE-AGED Hispanic man steps out of his car on Aramingo Avenue with an ear-to-ear smile and his hands in the air. It's strange, because the cops never told him to raise his hands. He solicits a couple fist bumps, inexplicably, as he strolls across the street to one of the red chairs reserved for visibly intoxicated drivers awaiting a sobriety test at a recent Port Richmond DUI checkpoint. When police aren't looking, his eyes roll around, but that jovial smile remains plastered on his face.
May 6, 2011 |
TO PEOPLE who get headaches or feel nauseous while watching 3-D movies: Quit whining. At least you get a taste of the action. Because some unfortunate souls can't see 3-D at all. Instead of the mind-bending visages of "Avatar's" Pandora, these deprived moviegoers see just another CGI-created world. Instead of the depth of field of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," it's just another fairy tale. And, instead of the popping action sequence of "The Green Hornet" . . . well, that was bad even with 3-D. Admittedly, it's a First World Problem, but a problem nonetheless, especially in light of an increasingly crowded field of potential summer blockbusters that boast 3-D visuals.
December 18, 1996 |
Jermane Mayberry stood in front of a library full of wide-eyed middle-schoolers and ran through his standard speech. He told them to heed their consciences, to work hard, to take advantage of the opportunies offered them. The Eagles' No. 1 pick held the pupils' gazes. Then again, a 6-4, 325-pound offensive lineman is a captivating sight. He was doing what he has done almost every Tuesday afternoon since the season began. Outside Penn Treaty Middle School in North Philadelphia, the big, green bus covered with Eagles artwork that he helped procure purred.
February 28, 1997 |
Services will be held today for Nicholas L. Paolino, student, athlete, and a father's "hero" who battled the odds until "his body just couldn't take it anymore. " He died Tuesday of a brain tumor, three weeks after his 17th birthday. He lived in Bustleton. A junior at Bishop McDevitt High School, Paolino was a standout baseball and soccer player with several teams and clubs in Northeast Philadelphia. This was the time of year the young man lived for: Warmer days, longer nights, softer fields.
December 18, 1996 |
Dr. Jack Jeffers soothed 11-year-old Jennifer with a voice manicured through years of similar office exams. Only this time, the ophthalmologist's exam room was one-third of a bus, which rumbled as it sat, parked outside Penn Treaty Middle School. "How's this?" he cooed. "Better left? Or right. " The sixth-grader's anxieties melted away. Her responses, tremulous at first, soon became clear and confident. "Left," she replied. "Left. Right. The same. " The entire episode took less than 10 minutes.
September 19, 1988 |
EYEING THE FUTURE. A missed eye exam before age 3 can mean rejection from a career, such as flying, at 23. That's according to a South Florida ophthalmologist, who says that amblyopia, a condition in which one eye doesn't see properly - also known by the benign-sounding name of "lazy eye" - can be detected in a child as young as 3 to 6 months. That could result in simple treatment for a problem that often goes undetected until young-adulthood, when it's too late for treatment, says Cleve Howard, chief of pediatric ophthalmology at Miami Children's Hospital.
June 8, 2004 |
Nichols' lawyers present image of devoted family man Defense attorneys opened their case yesterday to keep Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols off death row, displaying childhood photos that show him goofing off with his brothers, cradling his baby niece and feeding a pet deer on his family's Michigan farm. Nichols' oldest brother, Leslie Nichols, younger sister, Suzanne McDonnell, and both of his former wives were among nine defense witnesses who offered emotional testimony during the penalty phase of Nichols' trial.
January 20, 1989 |
Talk about a dapper dude - Cheston is the ultimate. He's sporting a three- piece gray suit, shirt and well-polished shoes as he walks through the adoption-center door. He is smiling and saying hello to everyone, even though his caseworker has turned a corner with his bag of fries and a hamburger. He hasn't lost track of it since it was purchased. While sitting in the lunchroom, a napkin tucked in his collar, admirers stream in to comment on how nice he looks. He politely puts his food down, jumps off the chair and stands up straight, so they can get the full effect of his sartorial splendor.
December 9, 2001 |
Francisco Garcia walked out of the Eye Care Center on Chambers Avenue on Wednesday with a prescription for eyedrops that treat glaucoma. The center had also given him an exam and eyeglasses that sharpened his vision, making him wonder how he got around before. "And I haven't spent one dime," the 59-year-old Gibbstown resident said. Garcia is one of several thousand uninsured or low-income patients who received free treatment at the Eye Care Center last year. In mid-October, the center officially opened a new, three-story facility at 400 Chambers Ave. "We're able to take care of a lot more people than before," said Lawrence A. Ragone, "and we're in an area that needs our services very badly.