January 15, 2002 |
The feisty woman who portrays Donovan McNabb's mom in the Campbell's Chunky Soup commercials is really not Donovan McNabb's mom. It's veteran actress Marcella Lowery, who has appeared in several movies ("Arthur," "What About Bob?") and TV shows ("Law & Order," "New York Undercover"). She currently plays a principal on the NBC Saturday morning show, "City Guys. " In the Chunky's spot, McNabb is supposed to be doing a commercial pitching shaving cream when Lowery, as Mrs. McNabb, bursts onto the set to feed her son some hearty soup.
March 2, 1999 |
A Cincinnati-bound businessman was stopped at Philadelphia International Airport and a terminal section was evacuated yesterday when officials detected what appeared to be a hand grenade inside a carry-on bag. They were wrong. Ninety minutes and a police bomb squad later, the culprit was found: An ordinary can of shaving cream. For a moment under the X-ray scanner at a security checkpoint to Terminal C, the cylinder and its plastic spout uncannily resembled an explosive, authorities said.
June 9, 1997 |
The Bishop Eustace softball team concedes that the road to the state Parochial A title was rough. But the Crusaders made it look, oh, so easy. Over the four tournament games, Bishop Eustace outscored its opponents, 31-1, ending with Saturday's 8-1 rout of four-time defending state champion Immaculate Heart. "This championship is very sweet," Bishop Eustace coach Mike Sacca said. "Last year, we had the revenge game against Mount Saint Dominic to win Parochial B, and that was great.
December 17, 2015 |
The summer was to be a pivotal one in the life of Ben Levit. He was going to spend an internship in Israel that would give him the hands-on medical experience he wanted to someday be a trauma surgeon. The irony: The strapping and strong University of Pittsburgh student got to ride with an Israeli ambulance squad - as a patient. On June 18, Levit was diagnosed with stage 3 Burkitt's lymphoma, an especially fast-growing form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma most commonly found in male adolescents.
March 30, 1994 |
DON'T LET HIM HAVE A SET OF GINSU KNIVES Ronald T. Williams' world is a dangerous place. As he tells it, the convicted three-time killer has been injured by hair conditioner, yogurt, a TV set, shaving cream and a pain reliever. But a New York City judge doesn't believe any of it. He dismissed the inmate's product-liability lawsuits and ordered Williams' computer confiscated. "If plaintiff were to be believed - and he is not - every consumer product to which he has been exposed has caused him serious bodily injury," U.S. District Judge John S. Martin Jr. wrote Monday.
October 9, 2002 |
Shaving cream "pies" will continue to be a staple in the Phillies' clubhouse for at least the next two seasons. Utility infielder Tomas Perez signed a two-year, $1.3 million contract yesterday. Perez is the self-appointed "pie-thrower" who shoves a paper plate full of shaving cream in the faces of unsuspecting Phillies when they are on camera after a game. The 28-year-old native of Venezuela will be paid $500,000 in 2003 and $700,000 in 2004. He received a $100,000 signing bonus.
March 30, 1997 |
On a blustery, bitter Friday night last fall, hate came crashing through Patrick Morrison's living room window. "I came downstairs and I felt a draft, and I saw these two things that looked like stones or rocks on the floor," Morrison recalled yesterday. "I was in a state of shock. " The window was shattered. His front door, covered with eggs. And his family, frightened. All because Morrison, who is black, had recently moved onto a block in mostly white Burholme in Northeast Philadelphia.
November 2, 1993 |
Rain didn't melt the wicked witches of the Main Line - or any other tricksters - this Halloween weekend. Although some localities reported less Halloween-related criminal mischief because of the weather, the pranksters were out in full force in other areas, smashing windows and hapless pumpkin faces and tossing eggs at traveling cars. The bulk of the mischief occurred late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. In Haverford Township, police found eight juveniles in the stairwell of an apartment house at Kathmere and Darby Roads about 9 p.m. Saturday, armed with six dozen eggs, a bottle of ketchup, a can of spray paint, a can of lighter fluid, bars of soap and shaving cream.
May 29, 2003 |
LOOKING TO drum up interest in her new music career (or not), Lisa Marie Presley is going the route of many a shapely and ambitious young woman: Playboy. But Presley isn't baring her body. She's baring her soul as the July Playboy Interview, the dumbed-down former home of statesmen and serious thinkers. And no, she never saw ex-hubby Michael Jackson in bed with a child and has no reason to believe he's a child molester. Some other Presley nuggets: On Graceland: "How many people have a family grave in the back yard?
April 6, 2010 |
His face and head covered in shaving cream and his first home run ball stashed safely away, Jason Heyward stood in front of his locker and beamed. "I had a blast," he said. He stole the show on Opening Day. Minutes after catching the ceremonial first pitch from Hank Aaron, Heyward hit a three-run homer in his first major league at-bat to spark the Braves to a 16-5 opening win yesterday over Carlos Zambrano and the visiting Chicago Cubs. Heyward, the rightfielder who also had a run-scoring single in the eighth, was 2-for-5 with four RBI. "It was the first of many career highlights for him," said Atlanta's Chipper Jones.