August 14, 1987 |
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.
February 15, 1987 |
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.
March 23, 2001 |
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....
October 7, 1989 |
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.
October 12, 1989 |
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.
August 11, 1987 |
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.
July 5, 2002 |
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.
April 7, 1992 |
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.
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.
January 15, 1987 |
Theme exhibitions are occasional happenings in the Morris Gallery of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which usually programs solo shows. The current exhibition, "A Telling Impulse: Contemporary Narrative," is not only thematic but very broadly so. It is about art with obvious narrative content, whether real or imaginary. But there are other themes lurking here, too, such as how women regard themselves and the importance of dream, myth and fantasy. The intended theme is so tenuous it's not crucial that one recognize it. The seven artists in the show are marked by a common concern for the primacy of content, so it's best to concentrate on the message each piece conveys and not worry too much about the big picture.