February 12, 2012 |
WESTERLY, R.I. - For two centuries it rested a mile from shore, shrouded by a treacherous reef from the pleasure boaters and beachgoers who haunt New England's southern coast. Now, researchers from the U.S. Navy are hoping to confirm what the men who discovered the wreck believe: that the sunken ship off the coast of Rhode Island is the USS Revenge, commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry and lost on a stormy January day in 1811. "The Revenge was forgotten. It became a footnote," said Charlie Buffum, a brewery owner from Stonington, Conn., who found the shipwreck while diving with friend Craig Harger.
February 10, 2012 |
SCOTT HARTNELL swears there was no carryover last night from when he embarrassed Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf on live television at the All-Star Game on Jan. 29 in Ottawa. Skating by Phaneuf after his All-Star linemate, Henrik Sedin, popped in a goal, Hartnell said, "Suck it, Phaneuf!" with a microphone underneath his jersey capturing the whole thing for a plugged-in "Hockey Night in Canada" audience. Last night was different. "I thought it was somewhat of a cheap play," Hartnell said.
February 8, 2012
The gunshot that left a rookie Philadelphia cop crippled 45 years ago continues to echo through the city's criminal-justice system. But it's the man who fired the bullet - and who remains behind bars, despite having served his entire prison sentence - who now seeks a measure of justice. William Barnes' recent appeal to the federal courts to be released from prison may not win much public sympathy for the 76-year-old inmate. It was Barnes' weapon, fired during a 1966 burglary, that paralyzed Police Officer Walter Barclay.
January 20, 2012
A Delaware County man who posted a sex-tape video he made with an old girlfriend to get revenge after they broke up has pleaded guilty to obscenity and harassment charges. Christopher Thomas Scott, 20, of Newtown Square, received a sentence of three to 23 months, followed by three years of probation. Scott will be on house arrest during weekdays and will spend weekends in jail for 12 weeks. Scott posted the video of the 24-year-old woman on a number of websites. According to court records, the victim learned of the postings when her employer called her in, showed the video to her, and asked her to resign.
December 5, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Fueled by an exuberant crowd, Miguel Cotto targeted the eye. And after Cotto unloaded so many punishing uppercuts and head shots to Antonio Margarito, the Mexican star's right eye was sealed shut. A crowd of 21,239 at Madison Square Garden gasped - then roared for Cotto to continue - as the grisly scene flashed on the big screen. Cotto finished the job in front of his fellow flag-waving Puerto Ricans and retained his title, battering Margarito over nine lopsided rounds before winning a TKO decision before they came out for the 10th late Saturday night.
December 1, 2011 |
Here are some things to look for when the Eagles visit the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday: DeSean Drama, Part IV Two weeks ago, he was benched for missing a team meeting. Then he put on an explosive show against the Giants (but not without drawing an absurd 50-yard penalty). Then he shrank against the Patriots. What does Jackson have in store this week? Whatever it is, it's a safe bet we'll all be talking about it Friday. Watch out! For a backup quarterback, the Eagles could do a lot worse than Vince Young (ask Bears fans about that)
November 18, 2011 |
Chester police are looking for a man who allegedly shot an innocent victim in a revenge killing. Tyreek Wilson, 25, of Chester, is wanted in the murder of Dwayne Smith, and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police. On Wednesday at 8:20 a.m., police responded to the 1000 block of Hyatt Street for shots fired. They found Dwayne Smith, 34, lying on the street near his home with fatal gunshot wounds to the head. Police said Smith who was in the process of moving to another location still had items in the Hyatt Street address.
November 1, 2011 |
Dumb and Dumber's adventures in corporate America: Adam Szymkowicz's new comedy, The Fat Cat Killers , couldn't be better timed, what with protests against the money establishment making headlines from sea to shining sea. Flashpoint Theatre Company's production offers three excellent performances and satiric, if naive, insights into the heartlessness of big business. Scene One opens with Steve (Robert DaPonte) making a pitch to his boss: "I think with more responsibility and more money I can be the best Steve I can be. " Once he's fired, as is his pal Michael (Sean Lally)
October 14, 2011 |
It's a good bet that longtime George Washington coach Ron Cohen has reminded his football squad a few times about last season's two losses to Northeast. Last year, after being dealt a 40-0 drubbing by Washington in the 2009 Public League final, Northeast downed the Eagles, 13-6, in the regular season and, boosted by a successful fake field goal, prevailed by the same score in the league's Class AAAA final. The highly anticipated rematch is set for 3 p.m. Friday at Washington's Mickey Young Memorial Stadium.