September 18, 2002
SO IS this Saddam's most diabolical move of all? Has he said "yes" to weapons inspections just to ruin President Bush's day - or has he become so rattled by the saber-rattling that he's agreed to something that could actually undermine the threat of his deadly weapons? How do you say "Beware of snake" in Arabic?
June 19, 1997 |
Municipal Judge Seamus P. McCaffery had a snake in the grass in front of him. No, it wasn't a sneaky defendant. It was the case of a man allegedly caught selling pot while his pet python was wrapped around his body. McCaffery saw a picture of the suspect holding his pet after the man argued that he was too wrapped up in his snake to have been selling marijuana, as police claim. The cops say the snake attracted their attention at Bridge and Hawthorne streets on March 1, and they then watched Tyree May, 22, of 24th Street near Indiana Avenue, make a drug sale.
May 11, 1993 |
Part documentary, part re-enactment, "The Southern Cross" is a sort of essay on film, one that explores the awkward shotgun marriage of European Catholicism and Inca spiritualism. The incompatibility of the two religions, the movie observes, is evident in the way each regards the snake. Spanish missionaries attempted to explain to natives (often forcibly assembled) that Satan, master of the underworld, was known to appear in the form of the snake. As "The Southern Cross" wryly explains, the image of the snake must have brought a brief flicker of recognition to eyes of the Inca captives, but for the wrong reasons.
May 10, 2012
Q. I am presently incarcerated. My mother recently died and left a very nice house free and clear of a mortgage, but left almost no money. My brother became administrator of her estate since there was no will. He used the money to pay a few of her bills and her funeral expenses. My sister informed me that he got a buyer for the house for $140,000. I received information a little while ago that he actually sold it for $170,000. I called him and wrote to him about this, and he told me to consider myself lucky since he could easily have told us that he sold it for a lot less.
February 19, 1999 |
For you who toil in the rat race of life, dodging slithering supervisors and steering clear of yammering yes-men, perhaps the last thing you want to see on the weekend is another snake. But that is what the Academy of Natural Sciences is showing, starting Saturday and running - or creeping, as it were - through May 9. "Snakes Alive" will take its visitors on an educational and interactive journey into the world of venomous snakes. Part of the exhibit's raison d'etre is the explanation that snakes are crucial members of the animal world.
April 1, 2011 |
NEW YORK - A poisonous Egyptian cobra that disappeared from a Bronx Zoo exhibit was found yesterday after nearly a week on the lam, zoo officials said. The 24-inch snake was found coiled in a dark corner of the zoo's reptile house, said zoo director Jim Breheny. "As you can imagine, we are delighted to report that the snake has been found alive and well," he said. The reptile house had closed last Friday after the snake disappeared and zoo workers couldn't find her. The snake quickly became the stuff of urban legend.
July 7, 2009 |
Bucks County may have another snake scare. Yesterday around noon, an 8-to-10-foot snake was seen slithering across Snowball Drive in Levittown. Or at least that's what a witness told police. In June of 2007, in Bristol, about five miles south, a nine-foot albino python was caught, and a 12-foot boa constrictor or python was reportedly hiding in a crawl space - and possibly eating newborn kittens. The latest snake, described as resembling a python, went into a small wooded area near the intersection with Shell Flower Road, perhaps headed toward Mill Creek, according to the witness.
April 12, 1990 |
It probably seemed like the perfect place to stash marijuana. After all, who would want to tangle with a 4-foot-long, red-tailed boa constrictor? But the pet's owner didn't anticipate the thoroughness of the Clifton Heights Police Department. When Clifton Heights police have a search warrant, they look everywhere. And that includes a tank occupied by a sleeping snake. Clifton Heights police obtained a search warrant and entered the apartment of Dino Neri, 29, of the first block of North Glenwood Avenue, at 11:15 p.m. April 4. They had received information that a man had bought a bag of marijuana from Neri in Clifton Heights earlier in the evening and paid with a check.
November 14, 2012
APAIR of snake traffickers are facing federal charges for allegedly capturing rattlesnakes illegally in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to sell through their thriving mail-order reptile business. Robroy MacInnes, 54, and Robbie Keszey, 47, are co-owners of the Glades Herp Farm in Florida. According to prosecutors, however, the two were illegally obtaining many of their rattlesnakes from Pennsylvania. According to a federal indictment, MacInnes and Keszey made several trips to Sellersville, Easton and Jim Thorpe in 2007 and 2008 to illegally trap, and sometimes buy, federally protected eastern timber rattlers.
June 24, 2004 |
A snake slithering in her path drew a screech of surprise from Michelle Wie yesterday, but it took a delay because of thunder and lightning to get her off her game after a flawless start in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. The 14-year-old from Honolulu was 3 under par on the holes before a 50-minute stoppage and 2 over on those after it as stroke-play qualifying concluded on the Green Course at Golden Horseshoe in Williamsburg, Va. Wie, the defending champion, had a 1-under 71 and two-day total of 141, good enough to tie her for sixth with three others.