January 9, 2016 |
Vivien Parnell McCarthy, 69, a legal secretary who ran a psychic entertainment business from her home in Mount Airy, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, of ovarian cancer at home. Although she worked as a paralegal and secretary, Mrs. McCarthy was best known as Vivienne McCarthy, psychic, fortune teller, palmist, numerologist, and astrologist. Mrs. McCarthy used everything from playing cards to kangaroo bones, tea leaves to candle flames, and sand to stones in predicting the future, she told Philadelphia Daily News reporter Joe Clark.
February 14, 2015 |
Barbara Kellam crosses through a field of knee-high weeds and towering power lines in Sicklerville, still wearing the pink scrubs from her overnight shift as a nurse as she searches for sand and water. She calls a psychic, a Haitian priest, and puts him on speaker phone. Kellam didn't believe much in psychic powers until her cousin Erica Crosby, a mother of two, disappeared on New Year's Eve, the black dress she had bought online and was supposed to wear never removed from the box. Now - with Crosby's husband, Kyle, accused of killing her, but authorities unable to find the Mount Laurel woman's body - Kellam will take any clues she can find.
February 28, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19) When someone you were thinking about calls you, it's an affirmation of your psychic powers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Instead of talking with a few people in depth, connect briefly with many. There is something valuable to be gained from skimming the surface of the social scene. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Your retrograde guiding planet may lead you back to the scene of a mistake, giving you the rare do-over opportunity. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You're not trying to win someone over.
July 30, 2010 |
The opening-titles sequence of Dinner for Schmucks offers a series of curious tableaux: meticulously constructed dioramas of two taxidermized mice, dressed up like people, in various stages of courtship. A human hand can be seen in several of the shots, delicately applying paint, or fixing an article of clothing on the cute, but decidedly dead, rodents. Whoever that hand belongs to has got to be weird. And indeed, as we soon learn, he is. Barry - played by Steve Carell with a nerdy overbite and, well, a mousy mien - is an IRS employee who builds elaborate miniature scenes in his spare time.
August 21, 1994 |
On a chilly day in November 1991, a grass fire burning near his rural Cape May County, N.J., home caught the attention of a red-haired, freckle-faced boy of 12. The boy, Mark Himebaugh, left a park where he was playing to watch the commotion and was never seen again. Investigators, from the local police to the FBI, descended on the small town of Del Haven. Hundreds of volunteers poked through underbrush and water pipes. Police searched with helicopters and bloodhounds. On radio and television, the boy's father, Jody Himebaugh, appealed for help.
October 6, 1992 |
"ENGLISH MUSIC" By Peter Ackroyd Knopf / $23 Peter Ackroyd's "English Music" is a tale of a young boy's awakening sense of identity. It is far from being a conventional "coming of age" novel, however. Coming of the "ages" would be more accurate. For Timothy Harcombe, the book's protagonist, is no ordinary child. Set in England during the 1920s and '30s, the novel depicts Timothy's relationship with his father, Clement. A psychic healer, the elder Harcombe possesses astonishing power to cure the troubled and the infirm.
January 16, 1987 |
So you say you have psychic powers, do you? Well, here's how to make a quick $10,000. All you have to do is go down to the Franklin Institute tomorrow, Sunday or Monday and demonstrate them to James Randi, magician- lecturer who is appearing during the museum's special weekend, "Science Fact and Science Fiction. " Randi's lecture-demonstrations, scheduled in the Science Auditorium at 12:30, 2 and 3 p.m. tomorrow through Monday, are titled "The Truth Behind the Tricks. " In them, Randi - also known as the Amazing Randi, also known as Psychic Enemy No. 1 - will show how self-styled psychic Uri Geller really bends spoons on television (it's not with brain waves)
September 8, 1986
I would like to commend Judge Leon Katz for rejecting the ridiculous damage award to Judith Haimes, who said that a CAT scan impaired her psychic powers. I certainly wonder by what criteria the jurors reached their decision. Where is their reasoning or common sense? One can lose psychic ability at any time. Surely, if Ms. Haines was psychic at the time she would have sensed a problem with the test. I applaud Judge Katz for his wise decision and integrity. Kathleen Gillespie Croydon.
August 8, 1986 |
Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Katz yesterday threw out a $986,000 jury award to a woman who contended that she lost her psychic powers after a CAT scan, saying the verdict was "grossly excessive" and not based on the evidence. Acting on a motion by attorneys for Temple University Hospital, Katz ordered a new trial in the lawsuit by Judith Richardson Haimes. The verdict, which received national attention when it was announced in March, was "so grossly excessive as to shock the court's sense of justice," Katz wrote in an opinion.