December 26, 2014 |
The handsome woolen topcoat my father wore to Mass on Christmas was gray - his favorite color - and flecked with tiny white threads. They look like snow in some of the photos my younger siblings and I inherited from our mother, the archivist and curator of 39 Burnham St. Thanks to Mom's meticulous scrapbooks and photo albums, I have the opportunity, in this second holiday season without her, to revisit Christmases past. Three months old in the blurry image of my first Dec. 25, I'm cradled by two young parents who lost their first baby and gaze at their second with a love I still can feel.
December 10, 2014 |
As the search for a missing Roxborough student stretched into its 12th day, investigators asked patrons at the bar where he was last seen to send police any photos they may have taken that night. Shane Montgomery, 21, disappeared after leaving Kildare's Irish Pub in Manayunk early on Thanksgiving. Investigators have combed the area for surveillance cameras and trawled through hundreds of hours of footage with no trace of Montgomery, a law enforcement source said. Now, investigators searching for any leads in the West Chester University student's disappearance are asking Kildare's patrons to send in any photos taken at the bar the morning he disappeared, the source said.
December 4, 2014 |
More than 41 million people in the United States have posted their profile on dating websites - and yet only a small percentage seem to know how to snap a good picture of themselves. Selfie in the mirror? Bad idea. Jumping a mogul from far, far away? Uh-uh. Artsy picture with moody shadows? Nope. And so another industry has been born: professional profile-picture photography. Not to be confused with Glamour Shots, these photos fall somewhere between an actor head shot and an exterior portrait, said Gordon Gooch, founder of DatingHeadshots.com.
November 20, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane made a new accusation Tuesday in the pornographic e-mail scandal, saying the sexually explicit messages exchanged by state officials and employees sometimes contained images involving children. In an interview with CNN, Kane said she was being prevented from investigating the e-mail scandal because of court orders, which she declined to describe. When asked to describe the pornographic images, Kane said, "When I saw them they literally took my breath away.
October 19, 2014 |
Gov. Corbett's campaign pulled the image of a smiling black woman from its website Friday after the news organization BuzzFeed reported that she was not a real supporter - but, rather, a model whose image was lifted from a stock photograph. The new "footer" image on the bottom border of the website features people posing with Corbett in an office. A spokesman stressed that they are actual supporters of the governor. "We changed the photo to prevent Tom Wolf from using trivial matters like website graphics as a distraction to avoid talking about why he refuses to release any details about his . . . plan to triple the state's income tax rate," spokesman Chris Pack said.
October 15, 2014 |
The Eagles held meetings Monday before coach Chip Kelly excused the players for a full week off after Sunday's 27-0 win over the New York Giants. The Eagles will not return from their bye week until next Tuesday. It's one more day off than Kelly gave the players in 2013, when he held a Tuesday practice in the middle of the bye week. Kelly made plans for the seven-day break back in June, so the longer time off had nothing to do with the result of Sunday's game. "We felt this bye week, for where it fit, it's exactly at the halfway point," Kelly said. "We played four preseason games and six regular-season games.
October 4, 2014 |
Four jurors in the trial of a King of Prussia man charged with killing a baby and her grandmother began crying after seeing a photograph of the 10-month-old girl's body Thursday, prompting a Montgomery County judge to block prosecutors from showing the rest of the images. The picture showed the infant's foot, leg, and the hem of her white dress on a floor, protruding from beneath a bench in an empty, trash-strewn sauna where her lifeless body was found by police in October 2012. Prosecutors allege that Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, left the baby there several days after kidnapping her from her parents' apartment in a scheme to collect ransom money.
September 26, 2014 |
IT'S GETTING to the point where Tattle will need to run with a disclaimer: Every juicy item, tidbit or rumor you read in today's column may be taken back in tomorrow's column. Yesterday, we wrote that the three-breasted woman was a two-breasted hoax. Today, it's the group who threatened to release hacked Emma Watson nude photos. Oh, there was a threat. But it wasn't from the hackers. According to the website Business Insider, the threat source was Rantic Marketing, which pretended to be a viral marketing agency, but which was really a social experiment run by Internet pranksters.
September 11, 2014 |
A FORMER EXOTIC DANCER on Monday sued Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, accusing him of sexual assault after a June 2009 incident in a local hotel. Jana Weckerly, 27, from Ardmore, Okla., said Jones fondled her genitals, forced her to touch or rub his penis, and required she watch as the 71-year-old Jones received oral sex from another woman. Weckerly is seeking more than $1 million in punitive damages. She was not available for comment yesterday. Her Dallas attorney, Thomas Bowers, said his client is in counseling and is taking medicine to help her cope with trauma from the incident.
September 1, 2014 |
As the photo essay opens, a 44-year-old man with a shaved head lies shirtless on his back in bed. The merciless morning light reveals two prescription drug containers on the night table, a medical alert tag around his neck, and a catheter tube snaking out from under the sheets. The man is Fred Schwartz, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1994. His nearly deadweight legs and steadily weakening left arm render mundane tasks - such as getting up in the morning - a challenge.