July 22, 2014 |
BRIAN LEE doesn't know how the three siblings got started fighting inside his West Philadelphia home, but everyone on the block knows how it ended. The evidence hadn't yet been washed off Filbert Street. "Every time I look over there and see the ink stain on the ground, it really bothers me," Lee said from his porch yesterday afternoon. The "ink stain" is the dried blood of his brother-in-law, John Mapp, 40, who was shot in the chest about 3:40 a.m. yesterday and stumbled out of Lee's house near 58th Street.
February 6, 2013
By William C. Kashatus Jim McGowan had mixed emotions about Black History Month. "It's wonderful to remember the important contributions African Americans made to the United States," he'd say, "but by limiting the lessons to one month, we marginalize those contributions and remove blacks from the larger narrative of American history, where they belong year-round. " McGowan, who died in 2008 at age 76, was a historian by passion and a Renaissance man by trade. Although most people wouldn't rank him among this country's African American heroes, he was a role model for people of all races.
December 17, 2012 |
Several years removed from his football days in South Jersey and at Lafayette College, Ed Carter rolls his wheelchair toward his pets' cage, opens the door, and plops one of his two ferrets atop his lap, gently nuzzling and kissing the one he calls Slinky. "These guys," he said, nodding at the cage that sits in a dining room that was converted into his bedroom, "have helped me get through a lot. " For Carter, 30, a man who barely escaped death four years ago, this holiday season is special.
May 2, 2008 |
This review originally appeared in coverage of the Philadelphia Film Festival. He possesses the lean face and enigmatic smile of actor Ryan Gosling, not to mention the comparable star quality. When Pvt. Tomas Young rolls down the corridors of the U.S. Senate with cane-carrying lawmaker Robert Byrd (D., W.Va.), who's 90 and a little wobbly on his feet, Young patiently steadies the senator's hand and jokes, "Both of us have kind of a hard time getting around. " Five days into his tour of duty in Iraq, the private sustained rounds from an AK-47 in his knee and shoulder, leaving him a paraplegic.
April 25, 2008 |
Edward G. Hagarty Jr., 59, who became an international rowing competitor after a car accident left him a paraplegic amputee, died last Friday in his Glassboro home. In the last year, he had undergone seven major operations related to his injuries, relatives said. No specific cause of death was available, but relatives said it was the cumulative effect of his condition and the operations. In 1970, Mr. Hagarty was a senior at Rutgers University-Camden and a captain of its varsity soccer team when he was hit by a motorist while pushing his disabled car on the Ben Franklin Bridge.
April 10, 2008 |
He possesses the lean face and enigmatic smile of actor Ryan Gosling, not to mention the comparable star quality. When Pvt. Tomas Young rolls down the corridors of the U.S. Senate with cane-carrying lawmaker Robert Byrd (D., W.Va.), who's 90 and a little wobbly on his feet, Young patiently steadies the senator's hand and jokes, "Both of us have kind of a hard time getting around. " Five days into his tour of duty in Iraq, the private sustained rounds from an AK-47 in his knee and shoulder, leaving him a paraplegic.
August 3, 2007
A 14-YEAR-OLD killed riding his bike because he didn't pedal fast enough. A 16-year-old killed for his shiny new bike. A man who dodged bullets from enemy fire while serving his country comes home for a visit, and is killed. This is the city in which I live. This is the city in which you live. Yet, no one is angry. My question is, "What will it take?" Prayer is good, but it will take more than prayer to stop a bullet. Vigils are good, but it will take more than vigils to stop a bullet.
July 13, 2007 |
Pascale Ferran's version of D.H. Lawrence's once-shocking novel about lust, class and splendor in the grass is laced with odd dramatic gaps and clumsy, silent-movie-style title cards. But at its center, it has passion to spare. And in Marina Hinds, it has a radiant new star. Based on an earlier version of the book we know as "Lady Chatterley's Lover," which was written in the late 1920s, the movie may shift the focus slightly from class differences to sexual fulfillment, but it's all there - Lady Chatterley, her wealthy paraplegic husband Clifford (Hippolyte Girardot)
June 26, 2004 |
For four hours after daybreak on Oct. 25, Phil McGrath perched a few feet off the ground by the woods, waiting, until a doe passed behind two trees split by 5 inches of daylight. "And boom!": three shots, to the lung, leg and heart, each probably fatal. Then he waited some more. When no one passed by for a half-hour, he lowered the ramp of the van and rolled into the underbrush, his rifle balanced under his right arm and a stick in his left. "I got hung up on a log," he recalled, but he made it the 85 yards.