March 24, 2013 |
SANTIAGO, Chile - Cars honk, people yell, and radios blare outside, yet Carmen Castillo is getting a rejuvenating midday nap in downtown Santiago, snoozing away her stress in a dreamland of scented candles, plush pillows, and calming massages. She's taking a siesta at the Espacio Siestario, which rents its seven Zen-like rooms to bank employees, lawyers, and other professionals for 30 to 45 minutes. The rooms cost about $10, but customers say being able to return to the office fully rested is priceless.
February 28, 2013 |
A 41-year-old Center City woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with prostitution after soliciting undercover police for sex. Star Guiterrez, 41, worked at Cuties Spa on the 1100 block of Race Street near the Convention Center. Officers from the vice unit staged a sting at the establishment after receiving complaints that illicit sexual acts were being performed there, police said.
February 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My two adult granddaughters have rejected me. Their father gave me this explanation: "They are uncomfortable with the way you rub their shoulders and necks. " These girls and both parents have misinterpreted my innocent expressions of affection, which haven't changed since the girls were little. The only change is in their perception of my actions. I asked twice to meet with these family members to discuss their concerns. It has been three months; no meeting time has been offered.
January 18, 2013 |
VINCE TROMBETTA has no problem remembering the particulars of his first crack at reffing basketball games. He was a student at West Chester University. The contest was intramural. The pay was a dollar. He worked it alone. "We didn't finish," Trombetta said. "Remember Chuck Weber, the guy who replaced Chuck Bednarik as the Eagles' middle linebacker? He got mad and ran me out of the gym. " Is your mind racing? Should be. That scenario occurred in the early 1950s. Thursday, Trombetta again found himself performing a solo act. One month short of his 80th birthday, he did a marvelous job over 2 hours, 19 minutes, as Palmer Charter topped visiting Palumbo, 99-96, in three overtimes.
August 28, 2012 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On dealing with one parent who cheats on the other: I'm a divorced woman whose husband cheated. I have six children. While cheating is certainly not an admirable thing to do, and often the catalyst for divorce, it is not a reason for a child to choose to sever a relationship with the parent. A father's relationships with his wife and his lover are not really a statement of his love for his children. Wrecking the home, humiliating the mother are tough, and do affect the children, no doubt, but it's not about them.
August 1, 2012
Jennifer Lopez played craps at a private table in the Ultra Lounge at Atlantic City's new Revel after her Sunday concert, with Enrique Iglesias, at Boardwalk Hall. J.Lo stayed in a Sky Suite at Revel and had an in-room massage preshow. No word on how she fared at the craps table, but A.C. has proved lucky in the past for the Lopez family. In 2004, her mother, Guadalupe, won $2.4 million on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the Borgata. As we told you recently, Lopez and choreographer boyfriend Casper Smart spent about a week at the Ritz-Carlton here while rehearsing at the Liacouras Center for her tour.
April 6, 2012 |
THE CLIENT LIST. 10 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime. WHAT DO women really want? According to Lifetime, it's more of Jennifer Love Hewitt, rubbing men the right way. On Sunday - because nothing says Easter like a hot chick who gives "happy ending" massages - the television-for-women network adds the series "The Client List," produced by and starring Hewitt as a strapped Texas homemaker who's willing to try just about anything to keep...
March 29, 2012 |
Kale is about as unlikely a food star as you can imagine. It's tough and fibrous. Bite a piece of raw kale and you'll practically end up with splinters between your teeth. Nevertheless, kale has become a green of the moment because, given a little special care, it's not only edible but delicious. You can cook it, of course, the lower and slower the better. But surprisingly, one of the most popular ways to use kale these days is in salads. Though kale leaves have always been found on almost every salad bar, it wasn't for reasons of edibility - it was for decoration, because this was one green so tough it would last forever without wilting.
January 20, 2012 |
Police raided two Stratford massage parlors Thursday that are suspected to be part of a prostitution ring with connections to New York City. Shortly after 1 p.m., officers swept into Heavenly Hands Massage on Yale Avenue and then the Natural Massage Center on West Laurel Road, arresting two employees at each place. Detectives had been investigating the establishments for a month after receiving reports from neighbors of men parking down the street and walking to the establishments, said Stratford Police Chief Ronald Morello.