March 4, 2013 |
The 94-year-old grandmother heard a knock at her front door a little before 10 on Sunday morning. Living alone in a house in the city's Mayfair section, she peeked out a window and saw a man in a brown jacket with fur-trimmed hood. She thought it was her grandson and unlocked the door. The young man burst into her home, demanding money and jewelry. She resisted. He pushed her, slapped her face, and punched her in an eye. After the woman fell back on the sofa, the intruder put duct tape on her mouth and around her wrists.
February 28, 2012 |
STEVEN KOCHER, the Port Richmond man who accused former high-profile cop Richard DeCoatsworth of threatening and assaulting him, left the city courthouse yesterday afraid for his safety. "Definitely, I'm still concerned for the safety of my life and my mother's life," Kocher, 26, said after testifying against his former friend and neighbor during a private criminal-complaint hearing. "I haven't been out of my house in two weeks. I don't plan on going out when I leave here.
November 30, 2011 |
What do you do when you don't have time to schlep home after work and change before the holiday party? Or if your early-morning kid drop-offs, workouts, mid-afternoon power meetings, and late-day deadlines mean you have little time to think about chic holiday outfits? Not to worry. "Mirror Mirror" is here to help maximize holiday sparkle. We picked three of this fall's core looks and gave them a fierce, celebratory twist that you can wear to work and then out on the town.
November 24, 2011 |
When jeweler Steven Lagos was a teen, he worked as a runner for Wayne Jewelers and Silversmiths in the King of Prussia mall. Lagos, who grew up in Broomall, knew back then that he wanted to fashion fine accessories. But his own mall store? His own fiefdom in Bloomingdale's? That was a lofty dream. It's all happening now for the 54-year-old jeweler. Last week, the man behind the "Heart of Philadelphia" necklace opened a gleaming six-counter, 400-square-foot shop-in-shop boutique inside the King of Prussia Bloomingdale's.
September 8, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Elizabeth Taylor dazzled the world with her luminous beauty, lavish lifestyle - and unquenchable passion for diamonds and jewels that was fueled by the great loves of her life. Taylor, who died in March at age 79, amassed one of the foremost jewelry collections in the world, including a 33.19-carat diamond ring and a 16th-century pear-shaped pearl from one of her seven husbands, Richard Burton. Christie's auction house is selling her complete jewelry collection, valued at $30 million, Dec. 13-14 in New York.
August 27, 2011
WASHINGTON - A massage machine has resulted in at least one death, according to the FDA, which is advising owners of the device to junk it immediately. The Food and Drug Administration yesterday said one death and one near-strangulation have been reported with the ShoulderFlex Massager after a necklace and piece of clothing became caught in a rotating component of the device. -ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 21, 2011
A year after Capt. Jeffrey P. Toczylowski died in a 2003 helicopter accident in Iraq, his family and friends fulfilled his last wish - to use his $100,000 combat death benefit to throw a big party. His mother, Peggy, said that despite early reservations about his request (left in writing in case he was killed), she came to see the gift of joy he had given her amid her grief. The party, at the Palms casino in Las Vegas, was a blast to be long remembered. And Toz, as everyone called the charismatic, 6-foot-2 soldier, was the star, appearing as a cardboard cutout of himself.
July 7, 2011 |
Lawyers for the NFL and the players association spent yesterday sorting out contract language and details that could speed the process in reaching a new collective bargaining agreement. A source told the Associated Press that attorneys met for a second straight day at a Manhattan law firm's headquarters. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith are expected to return to the court-ordered mediated negotiations today, along with several owners and players.
May 29, 2011 |
Urban Outfitters has strongly denied allegations, fueled by a Twitter frenzy, that it stole a necklace design from a jewelry artist in Chicago. In a statement Saturday, the Philadelphia fashion-and-accessories company said it "unequivocally" had not copied the work of Stevie Koerner. Koerner, who makes silver necklaces in the shape of American states with hearts punched through them, took to her Twitter account Wednesday to accuse the chain of illegally copying her work. She posted pictures of her necklaces alongside photos of strikingly similar ones sold by Urban Outfitters.