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May 5, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The gunman sat on a basement milk crate and ordered the man and woman to kneel and say their prayers. Charles Tucker's prayers were answered. Gloria Blakely's weren't. The 37-year-old woman was allegedly shot and killed in her home on Paschall Avenue near 49th Street by an angry, taunting 17-year-old boy playing Russian roulette on April 15, said Assistant District Attorney Kenneth McDaniel. The accused killer, Clinton Walker, of Florence Avenue near 52nd Street, claimed Blakely owed him $100.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2006 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
13 Tzameti is cut from the same cloth as the humans-hunted-for-sport classic The Most Dangerous Game - and from that early talkie's many subsequent remakes and rip-offs, including John Woo's Hard Target. But in the case of this beautifully spare French noir (literally noir: it's in black and white), the prey aren't set loose to be hunted by wealthy sickos. Instead, the wealthy sickos stand around a fancy manse in the middle of nowhere and place bets on quaking men with revolvers, who form a circle, one bullet in each gun, and are forced to play a mass game of Russian roulette.
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | By Christopher Durso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Delaware County Medical Examiner is awaiting the results of a police investigation before it rules on the death of a man who apparently shot himself while playing Russian roulette with a friend last week. Andy Conahan, 25, a student at a local trade school, died after shooting himself once in the head with a .357 Magnum last Thursday, Springfield police said. He was dead when police arrived at 5:34 p.m. Police said that Conahan, originally from Langford, went out drinking with another student, Robert Schmuck, 32, of Collegeville, after an exam last Thursday.
NEWS
January 14, 1993 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
A gunman played Russian roulette with an Olney supermarket manager last night. The manager won, because he escaped with his life, police said, but lost because he was forced to give $11,000 in cash to the bandit and two armed accomplices. They then fled the Super Fresh Market at B Street and Olney Avenue. Earl Getz, the manager, told police the trio announced a holdup about 11 p.m. and forced him to the store safe and ordered him to open it. When Getz couldn't get the safe open, the gunman played Russian roulette with Getz until the manager finally opened the safe.
NEWS
July 15, 2010 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA & CATHERINE LUCEY, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
Is Mayor Nutter "playing Russian roulette" with the city's cops and firefighters by cutting their overtime? Depends on whom you ask. Pose the question to police and fire union officials, and you'll get an emphatic "yes!" Nutter yesterday announced his revised 2010-2011 budget, which slices $6.3 million from the Police Department overtime budget and $3.6 million from the Fire Department overtime budget. The Fire Department will deal with the cut, which amounts to 25 percent of its OT budget, by instituting daily rolling closures of several fire companies.
NEWS
May 2, 1989 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer Inquirer staff writer Michael E. Ruane contributed to this article
Gary Warner thought the chamber was empty when he put the gun to his head and fired early Sunday to show some friends how to play Russian roulette, according to police. But the 15-year-old apparently did not know how the gun worked, police said. The gun fired, and a bullet struck his head about 4 a.m. Sunday. He died yesterday afternoon at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Warner became the second teenager on one South Philadelphia block - the 2000 block of South Bonsall Street - to fatally wound himself while playing Russian roulette over the weekend, according to detectives.
NEWS
December 9, 1997 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Anwar Colbert gambled his friend's life while playing roulette last Feb. 25. Russian roulette. While playing the suicidal game inside a house on 52nd Street near Greenway Avenue, Colbert, 21, of 50th Street near Woodland Avenue, unintentionally shot and killed Azim McClelland, 19, said Assistant District Attorney Judith Frankel Rubino yesterday. McClelland was not a willing participant. Common Pleas Judge Lisa A. Richette convicted Colbert of third-degree murder.
NEWS
October 13, 1987 | By Amy S. Rosenberg and Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writers
Dominic DiClerico, former president of the Philadelphia transportation workers' union, died yesterday afternoon while playing Russian roulette in a basement apartment of his home in the Juniata Park section of the city, police said. DiClerico, 64, was found shortly before 4:30 p.m. with a .38-caliber revolver lying next to the body at his home in the 4300 block of Bennington Street, near Castor Avenue and Cayuga Street. He was taken to the Parkview Division of Metropolitan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:11 p.m. Homicide Lt. James Hansen said DiClerico was found by his son, John, 38, after an argument over the father's playing Russian roulette.
NEWS
March 24, 1992 | BY W. RUSSELL G. BYERS
SEPTA general manager Lou Gambaccini is asking all SEPTA board members to join him in a deadly game of Russian roulette. Before they pull the trigger, each of them should play close attention to the odds. SEPTA board members have almost no chance of surviving if they pull the trigger and approve the pending contract with the Transport Workers Union. Five fatal bullets - and an equally dangerous blank - are aimed straight at SEPTA's heart. Bullet No. 1 - The no-layoff clause.
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March 20, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A GUN-TOTING punk who threatened a Wissinoming woman with Russian roulette last year is now behind bars. Steven Burns, 25, was sentenced to 21 to 42 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault, robbery and related offenses in connection with a violent home invasion last March, Assistant District Attorney Lauren McHale said. Burns and Rodney Smith, 28, burst into a home on Carver Street near Harbison Avenue after telling the victim - whose name wasn't released - that they knew her husband, McHale said.
NEWS
July 29, 2012
Pop Gossamer (Columbia ***1/2) Passion Pit's 2008 debut EP, Chunk of Change , and 2009 full-length CD, Mind Your Manners , were both marked by such frantically hyper-indie-pop energy, and singer-keyboardist-auteur Michael Angelakos' chipmunk falsetto, that figuring out what the difficult-to-decipher songs were about seemed unnecessary and beside the point. But with Gossamer , the band's long-in-the-works major-label debut, content has become just as crucial as form to the Passion Pit experience.
SPORTS
April 20, 2012
Players to watch FLYERS: Forward Danny Briere. When he's scoring, the Flyers are winning, and he has a long history of scoring in the playoffs. In the 10-3 loss in Game 4, he had one assist and was a minus-4. The Flyers probably need some firepower to win Game 5. PENGUINS: Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Is Fleury back on his game? He looked sharp in the last two periods of Game 4. He has been a winner - his name is engraved on the Stanley Cup from when the Pens beat the defending champion Red Wings in Game 7 in Detroit in 2009.
NEWS
March 19, 2011 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
A soldier who provided a fellow service member from New Jersey with the gun that killed him during a game of Russian roulette has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in Superior Court in Anchorage, Alaska. Jacob D. Brouch and the victim, Army Sgt. Michael McCloskey, 26, of Beverly, were drinking heavily at Brouch's apartment in Eagle River, Alaska, on March 6 when the gun went off, authorities said. McCloskey was wounded in the abdomen and pronounced dead at a hospital. Brouch, 25, is held with bail set at $250,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2011
N ANCY M. isn't much different from the rest of us. Now that she's no longer teaching and has more time for herself, Nancy exercises regularly, tries to avoid stress and has become a vegetarian. The Mount Airy resident enjoys spending time with her daughter, a dentist, has taken up African drumming and still holds out hope that she'll find love. Oh, and she's HIV-positive. I know what you're thinking, but no, she's not an IV-drug user - nor has she ever knowingly been with a man who did IV drugs or was on the down low. As far as she knows, her partners have been heterosexuals with none of the usual factors that would put them at risk for HIV/AIDS other than having had unprotected sex. In other words, she is pretty ordinary - except that late one night Nancy drew the short straw.
NEWS
March 9, 2011 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Army Sgt. Michael M. McCloskey had completed two deployments to Iraq by 2009. He received airborne, combat lifesaving, and warrior-leadership training, the Army said. But authorities said the Burlington County man, a graduate of Palmyra High School, didn't survive a weekend of partying at a fellow soldier's apartment in the Anchorage, Alaska, suburb of Eagle River. McCloskey, 26, of Beverly, was killed early Sunday while playing a game of Russian roulette with a weapon belonging to his friend Jacob Brouch, police said.
NEWS
March 8, 2011 | By Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Army Sgt. Michael M. McCloskey had completed two deployments to Iraq by 2009. He received airborne, combat lifesaving and warrior leadership training, the Army said. But authorities said the Burlington County man, a graduate of Palmyra High School, didn't survive a weekend of partying at a fellow soldier's apartment in the Anchorage, Alaska, suburb of Eagle River. McCloskey, 26, of Beverly, was killed early Sunday while playing a game of Russian roulette with a weapon belonging to his friend, Jacob Brouch, police said.
SPORTS
January 14, 2011
IT WAS 71 degrees, sunny and nearly windless in Paradise Valley, Ariz., yesterday afternoon while major league baseball's owners droned through the second and final day of their quarterly meeting. Their general managers were included for the first time. With the current Basic Agreement expiring in 11 months, the only hot-button issues facing a sport enjoying unprecedented prosperity during a deep recession were quickly shelved. OK, Tampa Bay and Miami are still baseball's Balkans.
NEWS
July 15, 2010 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA & CATHERINE LUCEY, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
Is Mayor Nutter "playing Russian roulette" with the city's cops and firefighters by cutting their overtime? Depends on whom you ask. Pose the question to police and fire union officials, and you'll get an emphatic "yes!" Nutter yesterday announced his revised 2010-2011 budget, which slices $6.3 million from the Police Department overtime budget and $3.6 million from the Fire Department overtime budget. The Fire Department will deal with the cut, which amounts to 25 percent of its OT budget, by instituting daily rolling closures of several fire companies.
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