September 10, 2014 |
CALM DOWN, folks. Just calm down. Temporary Tattle is about to re-report a royal announcement, and she knows how touchy some readers are about the monarchy. So, it is with the utmost respect to the crown (God Save the Queen!) that I type news you knew already: Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (please note the perfect usage of title) have announced they're expecting a second child. The Duchess, whose first name I dare not shorten, lest I offend, is believed to be fewer than three months along.
October 14, 2013 |
Debra Johnson saw it coming. "Dear God. Not here, where everybody could hear," she thought. She was at a packed college basketball game, sitting alongside her great-niece, who had just learned to count. "And she was holding my hand, which we do all the time," Johnson, 54, recalled in a honeyed, Louisiana drawl. "I could see her counting her fingers, and then she would reach over and . . . count mine. " And then it came. "I have five fingers . . . . You have four?" "Yes, I do. " "Why?"
December 7, 2012 |
THE DUCHESS of Cambridge (a/k/a Kate Middleton) left a London hospital Thursday after being treated for four days for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy. Clutching a small bouquet of yellow roses, the duchess smiled and posed briefly for a photograph alongside her husband, Prince William , before leaving King Edward VII Hospital. She stepped delicately, as she does everything, into a waiting car. The couple's office said she would head to Kensington Palace in London to rest.
April 23, 2009
To: Jensen, Mike; Fox, Ashley Subject: Leaving for the NBA I'm feeling serious today. Perhaps it's the sober example set by the regular Talkin' crew or maybe it's because my Starbucks gift card just hit $0.00. Anyway, I see that Villanova's Scottie Reynolds may be leaving early and that the NCAA is considering a proposal to make it more difficult for underclassmen who declare for the NBA draft. If it enacts the plan, that would be gross hypocrisy. The NCAA enriches itself and its coaches on the backs of kids who aren't even permitted money for a bus ride home.
May 10, 2001
Two wrongs not right What happened to that police officer (letter May 7) was certainly wrong, but we lose our composure when someone violates the law. As long as the culprit is apprehended, he should be jailed. No need in adding an extra burden on the city with legal problems. No one deserves to be dragged by a car, as the policeman was, or beaten, as the suspect was. Let's think positively, not negatively. ROBERT L. McGEE SR., Camden Divided into four parts The School District of Philadelphia should be divided into four quadrants, each run by a chief executive officer and chief financial officer, each reporting to the superintendent, but with jurisdiction over its own schools.
December 29, 2000 |
Anyone complaining about holiday preparations putting a crimp in their schedule should check out Joy Silver's itinerary. The 20-year-old Rutgers-Camden sophomore center is taking a full course load as a criminal justice major while also caring for her 15-month-old son, Isaac. In her "spare" time, the 5-foot-11 Silver is leading the 7-2 Raptors women's basketball team in scoring (18.3 points per game), rebounding (9.7), assists (11), and blocked shots (5). "I'm going crazy every day," Silver said, repeating it for emphasis in a drawn out "Ev-er-y day. " "But I'm glad it happened," she quickly added, referring to Isaac's birth.
October 30, 2000 |
For the legions of American women who put up with months of nausea and vomiting rather than risk taking medication during pregnancy, there is good news. A Canadian company plans to market Diclectin, the only drug that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declared to be safe and effective for "morning sickness" - the misnamed misery that afflicts up to 80 percent of pregnant women. Here's the kicker: The drug - made of a vitamin and an antihistamine - was approved 44 years ago. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals withdrew its American brand in 1983 because of lawsuits blaming the product for birth defects.
February 11, 2000 |
For Lisa Gedaka, the biggest thing is squatting. The Gloucester Catholic girls' basketball coach is nine months pregnant and has been instructed by her doctor not to squat on the sideline. Too much of it could put pressure on the baby and cause premature rupturing of the amniotic sac. Gedaka was due to give birth Sunday, but she has continued to coach - and tried to avoid squatting. "It's very hard because now that I can't squat, I didn't realize how much I did do it," Gedaka said.
April 23, 1998 |
Two parts. Two networks. And one very hot English actress, who's all over the dial tonight. Helen Baxendale begins her evening at 8 on NBC, continuing her guest-star run on Friends as Ross' post-Rachel romance, Emily. Then, at 9, it's over to PBS, where tonight and every Thursday through May 21 she'll be playing the slightly dour, diffident Cordelia Gray, an office assistant turned fledgling detective in An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, based on the novel by P.D. James. So how'd she do it?
January 5, 1998 |
He was partying too much and had no sense of direction. - A morally outraged Dennis Rodman, on the last days of Chris Farley It was never a question of "if," right? It was just a question of "when. " It was yesterday when a pair of French paparazzi turned their lenses on young British princes William and Harry, breaking a promise to not pester the royal teen-agers in their private moments. Editors and photographers had solemnly taken the pledge in the days following the grisly Aug. 31 death of the boys' mother, Princess Diana.