January 28, 2008 |
Walter Hodge scored a career-high 19 points, Nick Calathes had 15 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, and host Florida used a huge first-half run to beat No. 14 Vanderbilt, 86-64, yesterday. The victory could land the two-time defending national champions (18-3, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) back in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since late November. But coach Billy Donovan would prefer his young and inexperienced team stay out of the national spotlight. "It's like poison," Donovan said.
January 13, 1987 |
Pigeons may be safe for the time being on Delaware River Port Authority bridges, but they're still sitting ducks at PATCO High-Speed Line stations. The authority, which bowed to pressure from animal lovers and agreed to spend considerable time and money searching for ways to rid its bridges of pigeons without poison, ruffled the feathers of the same group yesterday when it refused to stop using poison at high-speed line stations. The authority backed off in November when the Women's SPCA in Philadelphia protested plans to hire an exterminator to poison birds making a mess on the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges.
November 21, 1990 |
Guess what, everybody? Poison's got the blues. Last night at the Spectrum, Bret Michaels, lead singer of this quartet of Pennsylvanians, stood in front of the near-sellout crowd brandishing a harmonica. Explaining that he had been practicing for a while, he proceeded to blow a blues riff that the rest of the group soon joined. The jam turned into "Poor Boy Blues," a number from Poison's latest album, Flesh and Blood (Capitol). Of course, it wasn't the blues this mostly mid- to late-teen crowd came to hear.
June 2, 2013 |
JACKSON, Miss. - The key ingredient - castor beans - is easy to find. Crude instructions for extracting the lethal poison in them can be found on the Internet. And it doesn't require a chemistry degree or sophisticated lab equipment. The FBI is investigating at least three cases over the last month and a half in which ricin was mailed to President Obama and other public figures. Ricin has been sent to officials sporadically over the years, but experts say that there seems to be a recent uptick and that copycat attacks - made possible by the relative ease of extracting the poison - may be the reason.
May 6, 2012 |
BALTIMORE - Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contradicting a popular theory that a sexually transmitted disease debilitated the former Soviet Union leader, a UCLA neurologist said Friday. Dr. Harry Vinters and Russian historian Lev Lurie reviewed Lenin's records Friday for an annual University of Maryland School of Medicine conference that examines the death of famous figures. The conference is held yearly at the school, where researchers in the past have reexamined the diagnoses of figures including King Tut, Christopher Columbus, Simon Bolivar, and Abraham Lincoln.
October 13, 1998 |
A teenage boy and his stepsister who are accused of mixing household cleaners into their parents' iced tea are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Family Court on charges of aggravated assault. The boy and the girl, both 15, were arrested Saturday afternoon after the mother noticed a strong smell coming from her iced tea before she drank it, police said. Police were analyzing the tea to determine what chemicals it contained. The teenagers, whose names were withheld by police, tried to poison their parents after being disciplined for a party the youths held last week, authorities said.
April 15, 2008
A Cherry Hill woman pleaded guilty to attempted murder yesterday, admitting that she tried to poison her husband by mixing antifreeze and cyanide in his meals. Karen Tubertini, 47, accepted a plea agreement with the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office in the attempted killing of Ronald Tubertini, 50, a retired Lumberton Township police officer. The Prosecutor's Office will dismiss a count of reckless endangerment under the agreement, Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor James Ronca said.
November 14, 2000 |
There was another dramatic chapter yesterday in the saga of the Bucks County tainted-taters case. Richlandtown housewife and former janitor Heather Marie Miller, 26, fell backward after she was sentenced to the state slammer for 4-1/2 to 10 years. Miller, who was luckily caught by a sheriff's deputy, had pleaded with the judge to be sent to the county jail so she could be close to her four young children. But Bucks County Judge David W. Heckler read Miller the riot act for planning to poison her husband.
October 31, 2013 |
YEARLY trick-or-treat safety guides urge parents to keenly scan each candy wrapper to spot signs of hidden poisons or razor blades. But has any kid ever actually been hurt or killed by a nefarious neighbor's ricin-laced Snickers? Joel Best, a University of Delaware sociology and criminal-justice professor, found that the candy-coated threat is about as likely as real vampires and witches going door-to-door each Oct. 31. He has studied newspaper articles going back 25 years, looking for the sensational tale of a child collapsing after eating a handful of poison Skittles.
May 3, 2003 |
A Chester County jury concluded last night that the case against a Main Line homeowner accused of poisoning his pool workers did not hold enough water. After deliberating for almost five hours, jurors said they had doubts that Salvatore "Sam" Miluzzo Jr., 64, of Berwyn, spiked a pitcher of water with algicide before serving it to five plasterers working on his pool on June 11. Miluzzo, who had been charged with five counts each of simple assault and reckless endangerment, wept as the not-guilty verdicts were read at 9:30 p.m. During closing arguments, defense attorney Daniel R. Bush scoffed at the prosecution's evidence, suggesting that the five laborers feigned illness to avoid work and get money out of Miluzzo.