August 28, 2015
ON AUG. 30, 1982, when the Sixers traded Darryl Dawkins to New Jersey, Daily News columnist Mark Whicker remembered Darryl in a column. With news of Dawkins' death yesterday, here is an excerpt: The 76ers say they did it because they couldn't count on Darryl Dawkins; didn't know, on any given night, whether he'd make all the plays or fail to remember them. Understood. They say they did it because it gave them another No. 1 draft choice, of which you can never have enough.
December 19, 2014 |
Chittaranjan "Chitu" Shantilal Shah, 66, of Norristown, an engineer and respected member of the Indian community in the Pennsylvania suburbs, died Monday, Dec. 15, of unknown causes after collapsing at his home. Born in Mumbai, India, Mr. Shah earned a bachelor's degree in engineering at the Jai Hind College of the University of Mumbai, then came to the United States seeking to better himself and provide a bright future for his family. "My father was an amazing and kind man who has been in this area for over 40 years," said daughter Megha Shah Fitzpatrick.
February 8, 2014 |
LINDENWOLD Troy Whye insisted Thursday that he never harmed Krystal Skinner and was not the person who stabbed her 30 times just days after she broke up with him in 2008. "I never put my hands on Krystal," said Whye, 42, who is on trial in Superior Court in Camden for first-degree murder. Skinner was 23 and caring for the couple's 2-year-old son. She was found dead March 26 near the front door of her Lindenwold apartment. Her son was kneeling next to her body, stroking her hair. A bloody butcher knife was nearby.
February 22, 2013 |
IT'S DOUBTFUL that bikers in the Pagan's Motorcycle Club keep membership lists, bylaws and bank statements in neat file cabinets, but officials in New Jersey say they need whatever records the club has to defend themselves against a lawsuit. The New Jersey State Police are the defendants in a civil-rights suit filed by two Pagan's Motorcycle Club members and a former Tribe MC member. The suit stems from a July 30, 2009, traffic stop involving six motorcycles in Burlington County that lasted more than an hour.
August 24, 2012 |
IMAGINE THE MOVIE - a controversial, outspoken film producer is threatened and blackmailed by a D-list actor. It's a bit too mainstream to be a Harvey Weinstein -produced film, but it's just what happened to the famed producer. According to deadline.com and the New York Post , Harvey received a letter in July with threats to kill him and his family - he's married and has four daughters - if he didn't pay millions. Harvey contacted the FBI and they tracked "actor" Vivek Shah by the overseas bank accounts he'd opened to receive the extortion payments from the movie mogul.
September 25, 2011
How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East By Andrew Scott Cooper Simon & Schuster. 530pp. $28. Reviewed by Paul Jablow If you're thinking of buying this book, you may want to rent the movie Groundhog Day to deepen the experience. Just bear in mind that the classic Bill Murray film about a man caught in a feedback loop of repeating experiences is far more amusing and much less scary. You can turn a switch and it's gone.
April 3, 2007
Hoping for defeat It is quite clear that the Democrats in the House and Senate, by their votes to set a deadline on leaving Iraq, hope for an American defeat in that country. This is the basis of their politics. The relentless pounding by the electronic and print mainstream media against the present administration over the last six years had its desired results in last November's elections. What's the old saying, "A lie repeated often enough will be believed"? Not that the media presented lies, but most of the information the country received was negative.
August 30, 2006 |
More than half of the nation's budget-priced hotels have owners of Indian descent, and many of them started like Hasu P. Shah and his wife, Hersha, who bought their first lodging in Harrisburg 22 years ago. But few of the hoteliers have gone from owning a single independent motel, as the Shahs did, to where their sons, Jay and Neil, are today: They command a portfolio of 60 hotels, most of them in highly competitive and high-priced large cities...
April 8, 2004 |
In November 1967, Life magazine ran a cover photograph of jewels belonging to the Pahlavis - the king and queen of Iran, more famous perhaps for their jet-set lifestyle and European sensibilities than the way they ruled their country. The photo was taken at an imposing ceremony on Oct. 26, 1967: The shah's coronation, on which Mohammed Reza Pahlavi crowned himself the king of Iran, and placed a crown atop the head of Farah Pahlavi, declaring her the "shahbanou," or "the lady of the king," in front of about 5,000 guests.