February 13, 2009 |
Swift and suspenseful, Tom Tykwer's 1999 art-house hit Run Lola Run signaled the arrival of a smart, inventive new filmmaker. But the German director's subsequent entries - The Princess and the Warrior; Heaven; Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and now The International - have been uneven at best. (Of the bunch, I vote for Heaven, even if the guy opposite Cate Blanchett is that genuinely annoying Giovanni Ribisi.) The International, coming in the midst of our epic financial crisis, should have been a winner.
October 23, 2008 |
AC Milan is close to signing David Beckham in a loan deal that would allow the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder and former England captain to play in Italy for a few months starting in January. "We're discussing it with his agent," Milan vice president Adriano Galliani said yesterday on the club's Web site. With the MLS season nearly over, Beckham is eager to join another club in Europe so he can remain in shape and keep his place on England's team for World Cup qualifying. England coach Fabio Capello has said he will not pick players who are not active.
February 2, 2006 |
Former University of Pennsylvania professor Tracy McIntosh has returned to Philadelphia after an Italian medical clinic revoked a six-month research appointment after learning of his no-contest plea to sexually assaulting a Penn graduate student. Christopher Mallios, chief of the District Attorney's Office's Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, said he confirmed McIntosh's return yesterday with defense attorney Thomas A. Bergstrom. Bergstrom confirmed last evening that McIntosh had returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday.
January 26, 2006 |
Renee Bumb, the corruption-busting assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted then-Camden Mayor Milton Milan, was nominated by President Bush yesterday to the federal bench in Camden. The President named three others to U.S. District Court in New Jersey: Noel Hillman, who led the federal investigation into lobbyist Jack Abramoff; federal Magistrate Judge Susan Wigenton; and prominent GOP lawyer Peter Sheridan. He selected Michael A. Chagares, a protege of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's, to fill his onetime boss' place on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
January 26, 2006 |
A Philadelphia judge yesterday postponed a hearing on whether a former University of Pennsylvania professor, on parole here for sexual assault, can remain in Italy for a temporary assignment with a Milan hospital. Common Pleas Court Judge Rayford A. Means said too many questions surrounded the employment status of Tracy McIntosh, 52, an expert in head-trauma research. Last March, McIntosh pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting a graduate student who is the niece of an old friend.
January 25, 2006 |
Former University of Pennsylvania professor Tracy McIntosh's effort to resume his career in Italy as one of the world's preeminent brain-trauma researchers is in jeopardy. A newspaper in Milan, Il Giornale, on Sunday quoted officials of the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan saying they will revoke McIntosh's six-month research appointment at their anesthesia and critical-care units. Hospital officials, the newspaper reported, said they knew nothing of McIntosh's no-contest plea and sentence in the Sept.
January 21, 2006 |
A former University of Pennsylvania professor - sentenced in March to house arrest after admitting he sexually assaulted a graduate student who was the niece of an old friend - will be allowed to take a six-month research job in Milan, Italy. The ruling drew vigorous protests from prosecutors, who told Common Pleas Court Judge Rayford A. Means at an emergency hearing yesterday that they were never notified of November's request by Tracy McIntosh, 52, to leave the country and did not know of the judge's Jan. 10 verbal order granting the request.
August 9, 2005 |
When a lonely Roman octogenarian took out a newspaper ad last summer offering himself up for adoption as a would-be grandfather, it struck a chord in family-reverent Italy. Responses poured in from across the country. A family of four near Milan agreed to take him, and suddenly Giorgio Angelozzi found himself lovingly ensconced in a new home. The story, chronicled in newspapers all over the world - including The Inquirer - almost seemed too good to be true. It was. The relationship soured almost from the beginning, and Angelozzi finally skipped out on the family in May after stiffing it with thousands of dollars in dental bills, family members say. He then tried to repay them with stolen checks, according to Italian police, who are pursuing a criminal case.
June 10, 2005 |
The White House is expected today to nominate Renee M. Bumb, the assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted former Camden Mayor Milton Milan, to the federal bench in Camden. Bumb, who runs the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Camden, would fill the U.S. District Court vacancy created when Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky resigned in 2003. The White House also is expected to nominate Noel Hillman, Susan Wigenton and Peter Sheridan to the federal bench in Trenton and Newark.
April 15, 2005 |
The question that had to be foremost in many minds during the New York Philharmonic concert last night was: Would Riccardo Muti show his wounds? The answer: Yes, but only to the musicians. The former music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra arrived at Lincoln Center for his first concerts since he was ousted less than two weeks ago from the music directorship of La Scala - after 19 years and some of the most savage press to greet a classical music figure in ages. But New York City is friendly territory to Muti.