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August 15, 1990 | By Susan Caba, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reputed Junior Black Mafia enforcer Anthony "Tone" Reid was sentenced to death yesterday for fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy who threw a snowball at his car. Prosecutor Roger King said afterward that the sentence was "a foregone conclusion. " The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes. Reid, 22, was convicted of first-degree murder Monday. The trial that ended yesterday in front of Common Pleas Court Judge Albert F. Sabo was the second for Reid in the killing of Michael Waters, a Bishop Neumann High School freshman.
SPORTS
December 29, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The man who was photographed throwing snowballs during a New York Giants game says he had been turned into a scapegoat for thousands of fans who did the same thing. "I feel like, hey, I'm being tossed out there like a piece of meat to the lions," Jeffrey Lange said yesterday at a news conference at his lawyer's office. "Honestly, I can't believe I've been singled out. " Lange, 26, of Readington, N.J., was arrested Wednesday and charged with improper behavior for throwing a snowball onto the field during the Giants-San Diego Chargers game Saturday at Giants Stadium.
NEWS
April 7, 2010 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, campisg@phillynews.com 215-854-5935
Snowball gets around. The pet cat, who was born in Elizabethtown, Ky., got lost from his owners in Syracuse, N.Y., last summer. He was found on the street in Syracuse by a young woman coming to Philadelphia to college. She brought him with her but couldn't keep him after the move and gave him to a friend here. The friend also decided to move and had to surrender Snowball to the Morris Animal Refuge in Center City. Now, thanks to the shelter and the modern miracle of microchipping, Snowball is flying off in his cat carrier Friday to Portland, Ore., to be reunited with his original owner, a 10-year-old girl named Raven with whom Snowball used to sleep every night.
NEWS
August 14, 1990 | By Debbie Stone, Daily News Staff Writer
The second time's the charm when it comes to getting murder convictions against reputed Junior Black Mafia enforcer Anthony "Tone" Reid. Reid has escaped murder convictions in three cases because of hung juries, but prosecutors have won convictions in the two cases that have been retried. Such was the case yesterday when Reid, 22, was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 16-year-old who had thrown a snowball at Reid's car on a Grays Ferry street corner.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2013 | By Nancy G. Heller, For The Inquirer
You expect a lot from a Brian Sanders production: exquisite beauty, slapstick humor, and gasp-inducing feats of derring-do. And Snowball , Sanders' latest, delivers on all counts. In fact, for this viewer, Snowball delivers a little too much. The plot is ostensibly about an evil urban landlady (Christine Morano) who is ultimately defeated through the transformative power of love, imagination, and really good dancing. There are a lot of marvelous elements in Snowball - the intense hip-hop number in Act I, the gorgeous love duets between Ann-Marie Gover and Tommy Schimmel, and the running gag about Morano's footwear, ever higher, sparkling platforms with killer stiletto heels that she eventually trades in for a pair of spangled stilts, atop which she still manages to dance.
NEWS
January 6, 1988 | By Sergio R. Bustos, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inside the chilly St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church on Frankford Avenue in the Harrowgate section yesterday, saddened members of the Kirchner family stood quietly in front of the open casket of 17-year-old Michael Kirchner. They had gathered only moments before the start of the Mass of Christian Burial to see for the last time the face of the young man they knew as a grandson, an uncle, a brother, a brother-in-law and, most of all, as a son. As the top of the casket was lowered, they slowly made their way to their seats, the casket resting in the middle of the aisle next to them.
NEWS
June 27, 1991 | By Richard A. Oppel Jr., Special to The Inquirer
A West Chester man has pleaded guilty in Chester County court to throwing snowballs at the Ku Klux Klan marchers who tromped through the borough Jan. 12. Paul Joseph Jones, of the 100 block of Darlington Street, was sentenced to 90 days' probation and a $50 fine after he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a summary offense, on Monday. Jones, 40, was "basically out throwing snowballs at the crowd, and at the Klan," said Gregory Marshall, an assistant district attorney. "Very few people like what the Klan says or what it stands for," Judge Thomas G. Gavin told Jones before his sentencing.
NEWS
December 31, 1987 | By KIT KONOLIGE and JOANNE SILLS, Daily News Staff Writers
"I'm bleeding!" 15-year-old Rudy Maldonado shouted as he was slashed during a confused teen-age brawl on a Harrowgate street corner yesterday. It was a fight among several sets of strangers that started with snowball- throwing and ended in death. Chris Maldonado, Rudy's 14-year-old brother, heard no words at all from their buddy, Michael Kirchner, Chris said later yesterday as he cried in a room near the emergency entrance at Northeastern Hospital. "It was just like he lost his energy and couldn't move," Chris Maldonado recalled.
NEWS
February 20, 1987 | By KIT KONOLIGE, Daily News Staff Writer
Ignoring a prosecutor's recommendation, a judge denied bail yesterday for an Olney man charged with murder in the shooting death of a teen-ager after a snowball-throwing incident. Municipal Judge Ronald B. Merriweather ordered Edward M. Smith, 47, of Rising Sun Avenue and Sheldon Street, held without bail, despite a recommendation from the district attorney's office that bail be set at $50,000. "I think he poses a danger to the community based on his own statement. I don't think he should be released on bail at all," said Merriweather, who ordered psychiatric tests on Smith and remanded him to the Detention Center.
SPORTS
December 27, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The New York Giants' season-ticket waiting list is about to get 75 tickets shorter. The Giants announced yesterday that 75 season-ticket subscriptions will be canceled because of a snowball barrage Saturday at the Giants-Chargers game that left 15 injured and nearly resulted in the first forfeit in NFL history. Fifteen people were arrested and 175 were ejected from the stadium, including a retired police chief. "People pay good money to come to Giants Stadium to enjoy a football game," Giants owner Wellington Mara said in a statement released by the team.
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December 27, 2015
Snow boots on the ground Pennsylvania . Bundle up and head to Moraine State Park for an annual celebration, with snowshoeing, ice skating, hiking, dog-sledding demos, cross-country skiing, chili cook-off. Winterfest , Portersville, Jan. 16. Sawdust special Maryland . Interested in fine woodworking and woodturning projects? This show has tool exhibitors, woodturning seminars for all experience levels, and demos by clubs and guilds. At the Maryland State Fairgrounds Cow Palace.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank Olivo, the Santa Claus who got pelted with snowballs at the Eagles game that winter day in 1968, died Thursday, April 30, at Kindred Hospital Philadelphia-Havertown. Mr. Olivo, 66, of Glenolden, had battled heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments for 25 years, and had been seriously ill since mid-January. A South Philadelphia native, Mr. Olivo, known as "Frankie," was a barber, worked for years in the casino industry in Atlantic City, sold cars, and was in the mortgage business.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2013 | By Nancy G. Heller, For The Inquirer
You expect a lot from a Brian Sanders production: exquisite beauty, slapstick humor, and gasp-inducing feats of derring-do. And Snowball , Sanders' latest, delivers on all counts. In fact, for this viewer, Snowball delivers a little too much. The plot is ostensibly about an evil urban landlady (Christine Morano) who is ultimately defeated through the transformative power of love, imagination, and really good dancing. There are a lot of marvelous elements in Snowball - the intense hip-hop number in Act I, the gorgeous love duets between Ann-Marie Gover and Tommy Schimmel, and the running gag about Morano's footwear, ever higher, sparkling platforms with killer stiletto heels that she eventually trades in for a pair of spangled stilts, atop which she still manages to dance.
SPORTS
December 23, 2012 | By Drew McQuade, mcquadd@phillynews.com
'D ear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Other friends say there is a Santa Claus and bad Eagles fans hit him with snowballs. Papa says, 'If you see it in SportsWeek , it's so.' Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus and did Eagles fans hurt Santa?" Virginia O'Hanlon Fifth and Shunk South Philadelphia Virginia, your little friends are peddling half-truths. Eagles fans did pelt Santa, but they aren't bad people. Your pals are brainwashed by urban legend, fueled by the mindless chatter of national sports announcers and sports writers piling on Eagles fans as if they were Satan's green-garbed disciples, assaulting St. Nick without provocation.
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | BY PETER MUCHA, Philly.com Staff Writer pmucha@phillynews.com, 215-854-4342
WITH DEC. 25 a week away, it's time to ask: Any shot at a White Christmas? The answer for Pennsylvania, according to weather.com, seems to be: Yes, no, and maybe. And even that may be optimistic. According to the website's White Christmas map, snow is "likely" early next week in the western half of the state, "possible" along a band from Harrisburg to Scranton, and "not likely" in Philadelphia, its immediate suburbs, New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Maryland. But even in Pittsburgh and State College, there's no more than a 20 percent chance of snow on Christmas or the day before, according to weather.com's own extended forecasts.
SPORTS
January 1, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
To appreciate the genesis of the Winter Classic and how an NHL game between the Flyers and New York Rangers is going to be played in a South Philadelphia baseball stadium Monday afternoon, one needs to go back to Nov. 22, 2003. That's when more than 57,000 frozen fans attended the Heritage Classic in Edmonton, Alberta, where the first regular-season outdoor NHL game was held. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the hometown Oilers, 4-3, in temperatures that dropped below zero. "Walking out there for the first time was pretty amazing," Edmonton forward Shawn Horcoff said after the game.
NEWS
June 29, 2011 | By BROAD STREET BILLY as told to DAN GERINGER, phillies@phillynews.com 215-854-5961
AFTER ALL THE HYPE about how Phillies and Red Sox diehards would be at each others' throats during last night's game, Broad Street Billy was shocked to find peace - even love - breaking out all over the ballpark. Carla Trinca-Conley (Jacoby Ellsbury jersey), of Buffalo, N.Y., and Taylor Brauns (Roy Halladay jersey), of Doylestown, met as University of Pittsburgh students during the Phils' final out in last year's National League Championship Series, when Trinca-Conley noticed "that he was about to cry," and told him so. Brauns couldn't say why he found this strangely attractive.
NEWS
March 31, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The ever-changing forecast suggests it could be "play ball" on Friday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, and, no, Philadelphia is not likely to see enough wet snow to make snowballs in the morning. Ignore an online map of projected snow totals, meteorologist Kristin Kline of the National Weather Service said this morning. It called for an inch of snow in Philadelphia, and two to three in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. "That's actually an old map, but for some reason the new map didn't make it to the web page," she said.
NEWS
January 9, 2011 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
The Big Ed farewell tour continues Sunday night when he fillets and flambes Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes . After the veteran journalist questions the Slot King's adamant support of gambling, an enraged Gov. Rendell explodes with bared incisors and a chop of his hand. "You're simpletons. You're idiots if you don't get that. " Those are fighting words. They also make buzzworthy television. By sheer coincidence, Rendell signed recently with the William Morris Agency and is looking for a post-gubernatorial commentator job. Correction: a nonfootball commentator job. Rendell is the only sitting governor with a weekly postgame TV gig. The Rendell 60 Minutes interview, taped in August, went viral when CBS released it Friday.
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