July 2, 2012
?1 Man shot dead in Society Hill 4th Street near Pine A 32-year-old man was shot to death in Society Hill early Sunday morning, police said. Cops responded to a report of an unconscious man about 3:30 a.m. and found the victim lying on the ground unresponsive. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. Medics rushed him to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:31 a.m., police said. Police were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting and did not have a motive or suspects later Sunday.
June 16, 2012 |
The Humane Society of the United States is adding $2,500 to the $1,000 already being offered as a reward for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for killing a small dog in Coatesville last weekend. The body of Woogie, a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a poodle, was found about 3 a.m. Sunday by firefighters responding to the report of a trash fire in the 300 block of Coates Street, police said. The dog had been coated with an accelerant and wrapped in trash bags.
June 2, 2012 |
When Francis G. Brown received his draft notice for World War II military service, he replied: "My beliefs upon which I claim exemption stem from a very fundamental religious principle. ... "There is something of God in every man. I believe that all men, viewed thus, are infinitely precious and are therefore entitled to be treated with respect. ... "War submerges the good in men and brings out fear, hate, and distrust. ... Therefore, I affirm that all war, whether offensive or defensive, is morally wrong.
May 23, 2012 |
I've said it before and I'll say it again: The poor get no love from the Corbett administration. Just look at the governor's proposed budget cuts. Come July, life is bound to get even rougher for poor, disabled, and disenfranchised Pennsylvanians. Surely compassion must be on the chopping block, too. How can we forget Corbett's "close your eyes," the cruelty of making women get a fetal ultrasound exam before they can get an abortion? Seems the governor is trying a spend-down strategy to justify his scorched-earth slashing.
May 15, 2012 |
Police today released a surveillance video of three men wanted in the theft of a safe containing $100,000 in cash and jewelry during a daylight burglary in Society Hill. The brazen heist took place around lunchtime on Monday, April 30, on the 500 block of Spruce Street. Police said the trio arrived about 8:10 a.m. in a black SUV and parked it on the corner of Sixth and Cypress Streets. They remained inside the vehicle until about 12:40 p.m. They broke into the residence through a side window and pried the safe from the floor, police said, The video shows one of the burglars, all of whom wore gray hoodies, lugging the safe across the street to the waiting SUV, before fleeing south on Sixth Street just before 1 p.m. Police provided the following descriptions: Suspect No. 1: Black male,20 years-of-age, medium build, medium complexion, light facial hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, light blue jeans, black belt, sneakers Suspect No. 2: Black male, 20 years-of-age, 5-feet, 8-inches to 5-feet, 10-incges tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, dark sneakers Suspect No. 3: Black male, 20 years-of-age, 6-feet tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants with a white stripe on side, dark baseball cap. He carried the safe.
April 26, 2012 |
Over the last 60 years, the American Cancer Society has enrolled millions of volunteers in long-term studies that helped identify smoking, obesity, and air pollution as contributors to various cancers. Now, the organization is conducting its most ambitious cancer-prevention study ever. But finding enough participants hasn't been easy. "To a certain extent, we're seeing a generational shift," said Alpa Patel, director of the latest study. "People are busier, and their lifestyles have changed.
April 23, 2012 |
Starting a program with Pierre Boulez, that paragon of cerebral modernism, and ending it with Balinese ensembles and dancers is your basic day at the office for Orchestra 2001, the Swarthmore-based modern-music ensemble that shrinks from little. The unexpected part of Saturday's concert at the Philadelphia Ethical Society was when these disparate elements melded, seemingly by accident, and then, amid better-laid plans, did not. Boulez was represented with 1984's Derive I, a 10-minute chamber piece for winds, strings, and percussion that, we can see in hindsight, is an instance of seemingly repressive systematization yielding something that sounds like complete musical freedom.
April 13, 2012 |
Before there was Stonewall, before there was ACT UP, there was the Mattachine Society, the first gay-rights organization in the United States. Mauckingbird Theatre Company, dedicated to gay-themed theater, is presenting The Temperamentals by Jon Marans, about the founding of the society. This is a history play, meant to inform and inspire. Which it does, sort of. It's the bad old days of the late 1940s and early 1950s in Los Angeles, when homosexuals were all closeted and when the House Un-American Activities Committee was frantically pursuing Communists or possible Communists.
March 16, 2012 |
Morris Goldman, 93, formerly of West Mount Airy, a cofounder of the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Feb. 11, of respiratory failure at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Former Inquirer music critic Daniel Webster described the society in a 1996 report as "one of the city's noncommercial treasures. " Mr. Goldman's son, Robert, said in an interview that his father "had an abiding love of classical music," though he had no formal training after high school.