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August 14, 1987 | By LINN WASHINGTON, Daily News Staff Writer
Nathaniel Choice, landlord at 1631 N. 19th Street, the building where police discovered six bodies Sunday, has an extensive record of narcotics arrests dating from 1969, court records show. Residents of the block say the house was a "shooting gallery" for neighborhood drug users. The bodies were found in an apartment rented from Choice by Harrison "Marty" Graham, who is being sought by police. Bones from a seventh person were found on the roof. Choice has said in interviews this week that he knew nothing about drug activities.
NEWS
February 15, 1987 | By Virginia M. Resnik, Special to The Inquirer
Marilyn Keating's Gloucester City home is filled with her work, just as her work is filled with her life. A dismantled sculpture sits on the enclosed front porch of the house that the sculptor shares with three cats and another artist. In the foyer, a whimsical wooden tiger-striped cat perches atop the stair post. Hanging from the dining room ceiling is a ferocious-looking red-and-gold paper fish with delightfully nasty-looking teeth and a jaw that opens and closes with the yank of a string.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2001 | By Desmond Ryan INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Too Much Sleep is one of those movies that send the protagonist on a mission to find himself without ever suggesting that there is anything significant worth looking for. The debut feature of young Filipino American director David Maquiling and the latest offering in the Shooting Gallery series of independent movies, Too Much Sleep is a leisurely saunter through a slacker's world that is amiable, occasionally funny, and never especially involving....
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | By Mark Bauman and David J. Krajicek, New York Daily News
Vanessa Vadim, the 21-year-old daughter of Jane Fonda, was busted by narcotics officers yesterday after her boyfriend allegedly bought heroin at a notorious lower East Side shooting gallery. Police found no drugs on Vadim, who was in town for the premiere of her mother's film, "Old Gringo. " But she was charged with obstruction of police administration, disorderly conduct and loitering to obtain narcotics when she allegedly tried to interfere with the arrest of her boyfriend, Thomas Feegal, 22. He was charged with possession of a hypodermic needle and two glassine envelopes of what was suspected to be heroin.
NEWS
October 12, 1989 | By Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writer
Three men were shot to death last night and this morning in unrelated incidents in the city, and the nude body of a woman was found in a house described by police as a drug shooting gallery in North Philadelphia. Police said Tyrone Terrell, 21, of Reno Place near 8th Street, North Philadelphia, was shot to death inside an apartment on Ogden Place near 11th Street. Terrell was shot once in the chest about 7 p.m. and died shortly after being taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, police said.
NEWS
August 11, 1987 | By Murray Dubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Elizabeth Williams handles the sawed-off bottom half of a cue stick with the same ease with which she must handle a fly swatter. She calls it her "head cooler. " "Junkie come on my steps, and whap, whap, whap," she said, the vigor of her feigned attack belying her 87 years. Not all her attacks are imaginary. Living on the 1600 block of North 19th Street - where the remains of six bodies and bones from a seventh were found in a house that neighbors have referred to as a "shooting gallery" - she has already had to cool a head or two. "Sent one junkie to the hospital," she said in an interview yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2002 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Charlie Chaplin was the tramp who recycled throwaway objects, such as that camera in The Pawnshop (1916), and animated them with human characteristics. Buster Keaton was the stoneface who entered a shooting gallery in The High Sign (1921), picked up a brush and painted a hook on the wall on which he hung his porkpie hat. Harold Lloyd was the ordinary Joe, who in Never Weaken (1921), despondent at being jilted, blindfolds and shoots himself, and thinks he's a goner when a girder from the construction site next door slides in, fixes between his chair rungs and lifts him out of his high-rise building, taking him stories above the pavements.
NEWS
September 23, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE BLOCK CAPTAIN who sweeps Park Avenue between Olney and Chew in Fern Rock will have to be extra vigilant this week. The block captain, whose name the Daily News is withholding for her safety, said she'll be looking for any spent shell casings left over from a wild shootout outside an unlicensed club at the corner of Chew and Park just after midnight yesterday. The shootout, police said, left two men dead and two others wounded. No arrests had been made last night. On the block yesterday afternoon, more than a dozen white chalk rings marked the spots where bullet casings littered the pavement, spanning almost the entire block.
NEWS
April 7, 1992 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
Last week, the city had its way with Helen Anthony's North Philadelphia home, tearing it down in front of her eyes. But now it's Anthony's turn and the city could end up paying dearly for last week's zeal. Yesterday, as City Council grilled the Licenses & Inspections commissioner over the incident, Anthony's attorney said his client, a 60-year-old housekeeper, is filled with anger and sadness. A lawsuit is possible. "She's disgusted with the way she was treated," said David Kraut, a Plymouth Meeting attorney.
NEWS
July 17, 1986
Most of the time when reading editorial articles, I seethe in private. However, I felt I must write in response to George Will's June 29th column commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. I agree with what is obviously a noble premise, namely that we must work to prevent such wanton slaughter whenever and wherever possible. However, I never thought I would see someone have the temerity to defend the proliferation of nuclear weapons. To draw the conclusion that somehow these weapons would prevent the senseless carnage of conventional warfare is ludicrous.
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September 23, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE BLOCK CAPTAIN who sweeps Park Avenue between Olney and Chew in Fern Rock will have to be extra vigilant this week. The block captain, whose name the Daily News is withholding for her safety, said she'll be looking for any spent shell casings left over from a wild shootout outside an unlicensed club at the corner of Chew and Park just after midnight yesterday. The shootout, police said, left two men dead and two others wounded. No arrests had been made last night. On the block yesterday afternoon, more than a dozen white chalk rings marked the spots where bullet casings littered the pavement, spanning almost the entire block.
SPORTS
October 19, 2007 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
So this is the guy. This time for sure. Every hockey team needs the guy if it hopes to compete for the Stanley Cup. Not the guy who can thread a puck through the whirling shooting gallery on the ice, or even, although it is pretty cool, call out the window pane through which he will flip the rock. And not the guy who can stand up opponents at the blue line or chase them down in the corners without ending up in the penalty box. Not the guy who can find the open stick in transition, or the guy who can win every face-off, or every fight, or kill every penalty.
NEWS
September 18, 2005 | By Kathleen Stevens
"Hawk approaching on the right. " At the spotter's announcement, excitement rippled through the crowd. Binoculars swung up, focusing on a dot in the distant sky. "Get a picture," my grandsons urged. I tilted my camera, ready for action. The dot grew larger . . . became a sharp-shinned hawk, riding a current of wind as smooth as a sailboat gliding over water. One more migrating raptor added to the day's count. We were sitting on the rocky outcropping of North Lookout high up on Hawk Mountain.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2002 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Charlie Chaplin was the tramp who recycled throwaway objects, such as that camera in The Pawnshop (1916), and animated them with human characteristics. Buster Keaton was the stoneface who entered a shooting gallery in The High Sign (1921), picked up a brush and painted a hook on the wall on which he hung his porkpie hat. Harold Lloyd was the ordinary Joe, who in Never Weaken (1921), despondent at being jilted, blindfolds and shoots himself, and thinks he's a goner when a girder from the construction site next door slides in, fixes between his chair rungs and lifts him out of his high-rise building, taking him stories above the pavements.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2001 | By Desmond Ryan INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Too Much Sleep is one of those movies that send the protagonist on a mission to find himself without ever suggesting that there is anything significant worth looking for. The debut feature of young Filipino American director David Maquiling and the latest offering in the Shooting Gallery series of independent movies, Too Much Sleep is a leisurely saunter through a slacker's world that is amiable, occasionally funny, and never especially involving....
NEWS
March 10, 2001 | By Patt Morrison
I think I have some inkling how Andy Williams felt Monday morning. Monday morning meant another week of school. Another five days of hearing yourself called "dork," "freak," "geek," "nerd. " Five miserable days among teenagers bigger and older and cooler - the brash, self-assured boys, the pretty, laughing girls. Even when Andy warned some kids that he'd get even, even when he threatened, "I'll show you one day," they just laughed. Told him to his face that he didn't have the guts.
NEWS
April 29, 1998 | By Claude Lewis
Earlier this week, I realized that I was silently grieving. My anguish did not stem from the usual source - the loss of a close relative or friend. Rather, it was a product of my growing awareness of the persistent loss of civility in our troubled society. It is enormously difficult to understand what compels so many Americans, including a shocking number of our youth, to commit crimes best described as unspeakable. Such crimes are taking place in nearly every corner of our country.
NEWS
April 27, 1998 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press
Sitting on a plush sofa in his apartment, Justin Fletcher, 15, began to describe what it was like on Friday night when fellow eighth grader Andrew Wurst turned a school-sponsored dinner and dance into a shooting gallery. When the shooting started, Fletcher said, someone yelled that Wurst was going to shoot a girl who had declined to go to the dance with him. "And then he came and I was like, 'I know he's going to shoot more people, like a lot of my friends,' " Fletcher recalled.
NEWS
April 18, 1998 | By Camilo Jose Vergara
The former Camden Free Public Library, a beautiful Carnegie library in a neoclassical style, was built in 1905 at a cost of $106,000. Vacant since 1987, it is now a damp, roofless ruin. Theresa Gorman, a reference librarian who worked there, remembers that on rainy days, people on the second floor "had to use an umbrella to go to the rest room. " No repairs were made because the library was preparing to move to a new location, the former PSE&G utility company's local headquarters, which PSE&G had given to the city.
SPORTS
April 22, 1997 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
The Pittsburgh Penguins still had a puncher's chance at winning Game 3, if not the series. The clock showed less than two minutes left in regulation. They were down two goals, but were throwing shots at Flyers goalie Garth Snow as if their season depended on it, which it did. The puck came back to Mario Lemieux at the blue line. What magic might the game's dominant player of the '90s weave, to keep his last playoff spring from sliding down the steep slope of a 3-0 first-round deficit?
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