June 18, 1999 |
Would you arrive at a radio station naked under a fur coat to have lunch with your favorite performer? Nineteen-year-old Nijla Diggs did. Diggs dared to flash several Power 99 employees (mainly men) just to meet R&B singing star Maxwell. Ten other lucky women also had the opportunity to meet Maxwell, but they did not have to strip. They were winners of a contest that selected the "hardest worker of the day. " Maxwell arrived in a classy black stretch limo and cruised the radio station wearing yellow-tinted sunglasses, a faded head wrap and loose-fitting black pants.
July 27, 2009 |
Maxwell is "the grand set-upper," as the 36-year-old soul man put it Friday night during his sold-out concert at the Event Center at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. "You don't have to buy diamonds or flowers," the cool, calm, collected customer told the decidedly outnumbered guys before delicately offering Al Green's "Simply Beautiful" to the ladies. The sweetly seductive bedroom singer was just looking for a little well-deserved credit for serving up a date-night stimulus in a time of economic hardship: "If it wasn't for me, you wouldn't be getting that piece of booty you're getting right now. " Backed by a skilled 10-piece band featuring guitarist Melvin "Wah-Wah Watson" Ragin before a crowd more "grown and sexy" (in the words of opener Chrisette Michele)
January 16, 1996 |
When Vernon Maxwell left the CoreStates Spectrum before the conclusion of the 76ers' loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, hopefully he understood he would eventually have to reach for his checkbook. Sixers coach and general manager John Lucas confirmed that Maxwell had been "severely fined" for his actions. The amount of the fine was not revealed. Maxwell played 14 minutes as a backup guard in the game and shot 1-for-8 from the floor, 0-for-5 from three-point distance.
September 26, 2011 |
Downingtown's 28-year-old mayor, who is facing drunken-driving charges, applied Monday for a prison alternative program. Joshua A. Maxwell waived his preliminary hearing Thursday on charges that include driving under the influence and careless driving. He is seeking admittance to the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, his attorney, Dawson R. Muth, said Monday. Maxwell did not return a telephone call seeking comment. Muth said he believes Maxwell will meet the requirements for the program.
December 1, 2011 |
Downingtown's 28-year-old mayor was accepted Tuesday into a prison-alternative program for a drunken-driving offense. Chester County First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Carmody said Joshua A. Maxwell, a first-time, nonviolent offender, easily qualified for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. Under ARD, a state program whose guidelines vary from county to county, participants are promised a clean slate if they complete requirements such as community service and treatment programs.
November 1, 2000 |
A 1984 North Philadelphia football league yearbook helped an accused killer beat a 1995 murder rap yesterday. It was used by defense lawyer Brian J. McMonagle to attack the credibility of a key prosecution witness. After John Maxwell testified that he saw Jimmy Young, 21, shoot and kill Carl W. Harrison Jr., 32, at Woodlawn and Boyer streets, on Dec. 3, 1995, McMonagle accused him of being a liar. "Isn't it a fact that you are lying about your own name?" asked McMonagle.
December 4, 2012 |
My recent column on push-ups, in which orthopedic surgeon John Fenlin of the Rothman Institute tossed a hand grenade by recommending that people over 40 stop doing body-weight exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, and dips, generated a huge response from readers. Many were alarmed by his warning and wanted guidance about sensible ways to adapt push-ups so they're less perilous, as well as advice about suitable substitutes. But others objected to Fenlin's counsel, claiming that body-weight exercises are an important and valuable part of their fitness regimen that pose little danger if executed carefully and properly.
May 20, 1990 |
For Robert J. Maxwell, this is war. The former international banker spends his nights bartending, his days dogged by anxiety. He thinks that his phone is being tapped, that his family is being photographed, that he was tailed last month by a man in a white Chevrolet Beretta. "I feel as though I'm battling the entire federal government at this point," said Maxwell, 44, of Shrewsbury, Pa. His adversaries, he says, are the Baltimore-based First National Bank of Maryland, the CIA, the FBI and the Department of Justice.
June 24, 2014 |
Part two of three parts. Capt. Kenny Schwartz was convinced that William J. Gray was "the Jogging Rapist. " This is the guy, this is the guy. How do we hang him? He assigned a crew of cops to Gray. "We woke him up in the morning, and we put him to bed at night, watching, watching. He knew we were there. "And he was never gonna rape again. " Police began showing his victims a Polaroid of Gray that he said had been taken illegally by Northeast detectives. A 14-year-old girl who had been assaulted on Erdrick Street on May 18 said Gray was the man. On Dec. 10, Gray was arrested in connection with her attack, charged with attempted rape, robbery, assault, unlawful restraint, and indecent assault.