February 22, 2015 |
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February 5, 2015 |
AS A PROSECUTOR showed a Common Pleas jury a photo of 10-year-old Charlenni Ferreira, her face battered and bruised, one juror held a wooden clipboard to his mouth, his face reddened. Another clasped her mouth with a hand. The girl in the photo was dead. Prosecutors contend that her stepmother, Margarita Garabito, 48, who is on trial for murder and related offenses, beat her to death. On the day of Charlenni's death, Oct. 21, 2009, her body was examined at the city Medical Examiner's Office.
January 22, 2015 |
MICHAEL PENN has a hard time sitting still. Talking with a reporter one recent day in Old City, the neighborhood he's called home for 21 years, he remarked that the conversation would be the longest time anyone had seen him sedentary.His restless nature could explain why he's deep into multiple photography projects, from his street-art epic "The Philadelphia Project" to his ode to the beloved but development-threatened Center City diner Little Pete's....
January 18, 2015 |
Rebecca Kim had just started her freshman year at Temple University when she uploaded a video to YouTube as part of a school project describing herself. She was a Presbyterian and had just graduated from Wissahickon High School in Ambler, she said. She wanted to attend pharmacy school "for several reasons, like loving chemistry and wanting to work with and serving people. " "I'm allergic to apples but I eat them anyway," she said. She didn't know how to swim. "I nearly drowned at least three times, once at a beach.
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.