September 20, 1998 |
Artist Jimmy Lynch once posed nude for Andrew Wyeth. For another painting, Draft Age, by Jamie Wyeth, he wore his signature leather jacket and a pair of 1960s-style wraparound sunglasses. In the end, the Andrew Wyeth painting, completed in 1990 and titled Man and the Moon, captured what Lynch thinks of today as his former "dark" self. Now, Lynch, 54, is no longer prone to the long and moody meditations that once found him sitting on his porch swing for days, pondering a career move to California.
June 11, 1997 |
It was the world's largest known land carnivore - 47 feet long, 12 to 18 feet tall and weighing seven to eight tons. The "Giganotosaurus carolinii," or at least a replica of its skeleton, is coming to Philadelphia. The replica is being mounted by Barry and April James of Sunbury, Pa., a vertebrate paleontologist and an anthropologist, respectively, and will go on display at the Academy of Natural Sciences starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
May 8, 1996 |
All that remains of a child are the remains of a skeleton. A head. The ribs. A thigh. No arms. No feet. No flesh. No hair. And no clothes. Except for tattered remains of a childhood: a white T-shirt or sweatshirt proclaiming "Batman Forever. " The skeleton was found by a fisherman Monday morning on the rocky banks of a canal in Delaware. Its identity is still unknown. But in East Mount Airy, the skeleton's discovery has renewed fears that something awful has happened to two little boys who have been missing since Dec. 28. One of the boys, 3-year-old Prince Randall Cunningham Upshaw, was wearing a Batman outfit the last time his family saw him, said his grandfather.
February 7, 1990 |
The skeleton offered few clues. Bones, partially clothed, gold earrings and a 16-inch strand of faux pearls. Investigators do not know how or when the woman met her death. Or even who she was. All they have to go on is the skeleton found in some brush at the edge of a cornfield in Deptford Township, Gloucester County. Two hunters made the grisly discovery on Monday as they trekked through the field about a mile from Caulfield Avenue. Police combed the area yesterday searching for clues.
August 7, 1987 |
The skeleton found this week in an abandoned North Philadelphia rowhouse was that of a male aged 25 to 40, according to preliminary autopsy results. A spokesman for doctors in the Philadelphia medical examiner's office said yesterday that the individual had been dead for at least two years but that no cause of death was readily apparent. Final results of the autopsy will not be available for at least two more days, he said. The spokesman said an attempt would be made to identify the individual through dental records.
August 7, 2014 |
Janet Monge knew for years that the Penn Museum had quite the skeleton in its closet, a box of bones supinely displayed, carefully encased in wax, wrapped in burlap, and positioned on a board. "Somebody took great pains to take a very fragmentary skeleton and bring it here," said Monge, the curator who oversees the physical anthropology section of the museum in University City. "Therefore, it must be important. " There was no catalog card or identifying information. So the skeleton sat obscurely for years in a ground-floor storage room at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
August 25, 1987 |
She waited until her boyfriend had gone out. Then she leaned out the rear bedroom window of their apartment and gingerly lifted a mattress that had been placed on the roof below. Under the mattress was a skeleton. Despite her horror, she continued to raise the mattress until she could see it all. As she stared, she remembered her boyfriend's words. He had told her, "I offed my girlfriend. " He had challenged her to look on the roof, she said. But after she had had her look, she asked herself, "What did I go do that for . . . ?
August 25, 1987 |
She waited until her boyfriend had gone out. Then she leaned out the rear bedroom window of their apartment and gingerly lifted a mattress that had been placed on the roof below. Under the mattress was a skeleton. Despite her horror, she continued to raise the mattress until she could see it all. As she stared, she remembered her boyfriend's words. He had told her, "I offed my girlfriend. " He had challenged her to look on the roof, she said. But after she had had her look, she asked herself, "What did I go do that for?
February 16, 2006 |
Two days before the Olympic men's skeleton final, Eric Bernotas yesterday positioned himself as one of the favorites by winning both training runs at Cesana-Pariol. The Malvern native turned in times of 57.97 seconds and 58.16. He now owns three of the top five times from this week's six practice sessions. "I have to take it easy because I haven't had much rest," Bernotas said afterward. "I'm hoping it doesn't snow so we can have a consistent and fair race. " Light snow has been forecast for the mountains west of Turin today.
February 21, 2002 |
After Jim Shea Jr. completed the most exhilarating skeleton ride of his life, and after fellow contestants from many nations finished mobbing him, he took off his helmet and reached inside. It took Shea a while to locate what he was looking for. But he finally found it, the source of his inspiration for the race. It was a Mass card commemorating the tragic death of his grandfather, Jack Shea, the first of his family's three generations of U.S. Olympians. Jim Shea slid through heavy, wet snowflakes at the Utah Olympic Park and rode the wave of a delirious crowd to win the gold medal in the men's skeleton, the first competition of this sport in the Winter Games in 54 years.