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NEWS
September 16, 1994 | BY SHAUN D. MULLEN The Los Angeles Daily News, Associated Press and Wall Street Journal contributed to this report
WHAT WOULD UNCLE WALT SAY? Turning away complaints that it would hinder the already dicey task of picking a jury in the real case, Walt Disney's Buena Vista Television unit is airing "Judge for Yourself: O.J. Simpson, Guilty or Innocent?" Disney brought together nine audience-member jurors, lawyers and "witnesses" and put the Juice on trial. "Witnesses" included feminist lawyer Gloria Allred, who thinks O.J. should get the hose because of his record of spousal abuse, and L.A. television personality Cyndy Garvey, a friend of Nicole's who worked through her grief by testifying about their final conversation.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1995 | By Rhonda Goodman, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Simpson Paper Co. will shut down its Whitemarsh Township plant Aug. 18 and lay off 272 employees, the company said yesterday. The move to close the Montgomery County facility was spurred by a need to save on operating costs and make better use of manufacturing capacity at Simpson's other sites, according to Diane L. Anderson-Stowe, a company executive. "The paper industry for the last five years has been extremely stressed, and everyone has been looking at the most cost-effective way to do business," Anderson-Stowe said.
NEWS
September 24, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
O.J. Simpson, former football great and celebrity crime suspect, has bought a five-bedroom, four-bath home in the Miami suburb of Kendall, the Miami Herald reported yesterday. The sellers were asking $625,000, but neither they nor the buyer would confirm Friday's sale price. The grounds include a swimming pool and a guest house. Also Friday, Simpson's former girlfriend Christie Prody reported to police that Simpson had burglarized her home. Simpson said she gave him a key and he did some laundry and took out the trash.
NEWS
June 24, 1994 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Only one issue interests me in the O.J. Simpson case: Is he or is he not a brutal, nightmarish murderer? Everything else is a lot of silly babble. We keep hearing that this is the "fall of an American hero. " Hero? O.J. Simpson was very good at running, especially clutching a football while being chased by 11 other players. He was paid handsomely because at both the college and professional level, the ability to run with a football sells tickets and increases TV viewership.
NEWS
December 20, 1999 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
J. Robert Simpson, 78, a longtime activist against war and the death penalty, died Saturday at Martha House, a Catholic Worker Movement residence in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Mr. Simpson, who at one time owned an engineering sales company in his hometown of Ambler, was involved in public demonstrations to call attention to myriad causes starting with opposition to the Vietnam War in the 1960s. A veteran of armed conflict himself - he was a pilot in World War II - he worked throughout the 1970s and '80s to block development of nuclear weapons, to help the homeless, and to end U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba.
NEWS
May 15, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
O.J. Simpson drew both laughs and jeers last night at his appearance before the Oxford Union debating society. Expectations had been high that the students would put Simpson under the toughest questioning since his acquittal on charges of murdering his ex-wife and her friend. He opened the one-hour session, which was closed to U.S. reporters, by decrying the "selective prosecution" of minorities. He also said that "America has lost all integrity in its media. " He said he had been comforted in jail by reading the Book of Job and made a passing reference to "getting into the Koran.
NEWS
October 27, 1994 | By LEON FRIEDMAN
During the past year more than 9,000 black men were arrested and charged with murder in the United States. One of those was O.J. Simpson. There is little question that Simpson will get as fair a trial as our system can offer. How will the courts treat the 8,999 other African American nobodies in comparison to Simpson? We cherish the notion that all citizens stand equal before the law. But Simpson is more equal than others accused of murders in at least five ways. First, he is not a nameless black face who would trigger society's unconscious fears about black men raping and pillaging - the stereotype that allows us to turn our backs on those accused of terrible crimes and to ignore all the unfair shortcuts that the system uses to send them away.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 1994 | By Andy Wickstrom, FOR THE INQUIRER
Video, like other branches of the media, is in a marketing frenzy over the O.J. Simpson case. About a dozen tapes on Simpson and his troubles have been rushed into stores, some under the imprimatur of network news organizations and all playing off the sensational double murder of which he stands accused. But videotape now has an "instant publishing" rival from an even higher- tech plane: The People v. O.J. Simpson, an "interactive" casebook on the affair put together on CD-ROM for the computer crowd by Turner Home Entertainment.
LIVING
November 20, 1997 | By W. Speers This article contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, Kansas City Star, New York Post, New York Daily News and USA Today
O.J. Simpson appeared Monday night on the pilot of a proposed TV talk show hosted by documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore. They eased into chit-chat about football - Moore noting the "tight-fitting gloves" now worn by players - but once the 276 audience members got over the shock of the billed "surprise guest," there was visible squirming and a mini-rebellion. "You beat Nicole," one shouted. Another yelled: "Did you kill her?" When Moore asked how many believed Simpson was guilty, about 70 percent of hands went up. Simpson submitted to an audience Q&A, taking on all comers.
SPORTS
January 16, 1998 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
O.J. Simpson has already shattered F. Scott Fitzgerald's credo that there are no second acts in American lives. Yesterday, Simpson had another of his ongoing days in court. This time it was in the court of public opinion as he sat for an hourlong live interview on the ESPN interview show Up Close. As he answered questions, Simpson, the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer who was found not guilty some 2 1/2 years ago of killing his wife, Nicole, and Ron Goldman, twice compared himself to the biblical Job while saying that a recent flurry of publicity, including an article in February's Esquire magazine, is not an attempt to rebuild the shattered celebrity of his life.
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NEWS
May 15, 2016
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NEWS
April 17, 2016 | Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Way back in 1975, Waylon Jennings posed the question that still frames the debate of what it means to be a country music rebel. Sneering at "rhinestone suits and new shiny cars" and "the same old tune, fiddle and guitar" that he saw and heard as signs of commercial indulgence and artistic stasis, the outlaw icon asked: "Are you sure Hank done it this way?" Hank, of course, would be Hank Williams, the Hillbilly Shakespeare who is the subject of Marc Abraham's widely panned, Tom Hiddleston-starring new movie, I Saw The Light . Hank Sr.'s pithy, honky-tonk oeuvre is the bedrock that modern country music was built on. For the twangphobic who might profess to, in the words of a Robbie Fulks song, like "Any Kind of Music But Country," he's sort of like Kurt Cobain in a cowboy hat: a hard-living tragic genius dead before he got out of his 20s who's remained a touchstone of incorruptible authenticity ever since.
NEWS
March 13, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to "Off the Wall. " The title of Spike Lee's MJ doc doesn't trip off the tongue, but with the help of talking heads - including Quincy Jones, Questlove, Kobe Bryant, and, yes, David Byrne - and a trove of fabulous performance footage, it digs most satisfyingly into the former child star's pre-Thriller coming-of-age period. On DVD and Showtime On Demand. Mary Lattimore. First, Philadelphia's own indie-rock harpist hosts a DJ night with the inspired name "Hey Stupid, I Quit.
NEWS
February 3, 2016
By Steve Lewis The similarities will seize you by the throat. In Shakespeare's Othello , we are presented with a warrior of impeccable grace, courage, and character who murders his wife. Nearly 400 years later, we would bear televised witness to an athlete-warrior of publicly impeccable grace, courage, and character who (everyone but the jury agrees) murders his wife. Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, was married to a beautiful, fair-skinned woman considerably younger than he was. In time, he grew violently jealous, a powerful weakness of character for one who had earned such a noble and strong reputation.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Staff Writer
DAVE SIMPSON kind of liked the idea that he was 70 feet tall. Take a look at the mural outside Hahnemann University Hospital and you will find Dave Simpson, in plaid shirt and blue jeans, looming over the other folks depicted in the painting. All are disabled, and all contributed to their communities in different ways. Dave was blind and never saw the mural, but his twin brother, Daniel, who is also blind, said Dave loved the idea that he was so tall. And, of course, he loved the fact that handicapped people were being recognized for overcoming their disabilities to reach out to others.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2015 | By Elliott Sharp, For The Inquirer
When Sturgill Simpson played Ardmore Music Hall last summer, the Kentucky country upstart disparaged major labels and the vapidity of Nashville's mainstream country music machine. He did neither Friday while commanding the TLA stage for his second headlining gig there this year. This made sense - a whole lot has changed since summer of 2014. Back then, Simpson was an unknown touring smaller venues to support his self-released second album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music . It achieved crossover success and praise from culture websites that rarely take the genre seriously: Slate called Simpson "the Radiohead of country music," and indie music blog Stereogum named the album one of 2014's best.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shearer's 'Simpsons' shocker Doh! Harry Shearer , who voices some of our fave characters on The Simpsons - Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, and Mr. Burns among them - has left Fox's animated masterpiece. It sounds like a bad breakup: The news comes via a terse announcement from exec producer James L. Brooks ' lawyer. (His lawyer?!). For his part, Shearer tweets, "I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work. " Some critics say it's time the show, which has been renewed through the 28th season, should be put down.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now, this is a cast! The O.J. Simpson story is coming (again) to a TV near you. But we're not talking about a new TV movie. Oh, no. Ryan Murphy , the guru behind Nip/Tuck , Glee , and American Horror Story , is making an entire series about Simpson's trial for the 1994 murder of his onetime soul mate, Nicole Brown . Simpson was acquitted. Called American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson , the FX drama will star Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, Jordana Brewster as Brown, Courtney B. Vance as legal maestro Johnnie Cochran , John Travolta as that other legal maestro, Robert Shapiro, and Hellboy beauty Selma Blair as Kris Jenner . Huh?
NEWS
August 18, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The reports come in - more than a dozen a week - in frantic phone calls or teary-eyed trips to the police station: My son is missing. My granddaughter never came home . He ran away again. Sgt. Janell Simpson spends every day at work investigating missing persons cases in Camden as head of the department's unit. She knocks on doors, passes out fliers, chases juveniles who don't want to be found, and, in extreme circumstances, crosses state lines to bring home abducted children.
SPORTS
June 6, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
T HE FLYERS LOGO just got Simpsonized. Mark Avery-Kenny, a designer at AK47 Studios, didn't let the fact that ratings for the animated TV series "The Simpsons" are at an all-time low deter him from incorporating characters from the show into some of the more recognizable logos from the NHL. And he did it just in time for the Stanley Cup finals, featuring the Los Angeles Kings against the New York Rangers. The Kings logo shows Fat Tony wearing a crown and holding a cigar. The Rangers logo depicts a smiling Lisa.
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