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February 10, 2004
MARY T. Shaw brings up an interesting point regarding the use of guns to commit suicide, and pulls up some impressive statistics. But Mary, like all anti-gun people, continues to miss the big point. People really do kill people, Mary, not guns. If all the guns on earth were eliminated to suit your liberal standards, all those suicide statistics would still be there, not changed at all. They would just use a different method to carry out the deed, and the same applies for violent crime, too. The Japanese method of suicide for centuries was a ceremonial sword, just as effective as a gun. Stuart Caesar, Philadelphia Villanova & the Big 5 The articles on the Villanova-St.
NEWS
August 20, 2012
LAS VEGAS - Police say a clerk at a Las Vegas Dairy Queen shot and killed a sword-wielding, masked man who tried to rob the restaurant. Detectives say the suspect was shot twice and was lying just outside the doors when officers arrived about 12:15 p.m. Sunday. The suspect died at a hospital. Metro Police Lt. Les Lane told the Las Vegas-Journa l that the sword was at least 3 feet long. Authorities said that the shooting appears to have been in self-defense but that detectives were investigating whether the gun used was properly registered.
NEWS
October 31, 1986
Was the Oct. 19 article "Breaking away, with Fundamentalists Anonymous," an insult to the intelligent readers of The Inquirer? Being a "fundamentalist pastor" of one of the Philadelphia area's newest Bible-believing churches (Valley Forge Baptist Temple), I feel that I am qualified to give "the rest of the story. " Speaking on behalf of the 60 million fundamentalists in the United States, I affirm that we believe the Lord Jesus Christ was and is a fundamentalist (Matthew 5:18).
NEWS
October 7, 2004 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man remained in critical condition last night after a man wielding a long sword attacked him in a South Camden traffic dispute, police said. The victim, 25, whom police did not identify, suffered massive internal injuries early Tuesday evening when impaled through the left side of his abdomen, said Lt. Mike Lynch, spokesman for the Camden police. Police were seeking a 50-year-old Hispanic man they believe was the swordsman. Described as about 5-foot-7 and 220 pounds, he was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black fleece jacket, and an orange hat. The victim was a passenger in a Honda Accord that was trying to pass a Nissan sedan stopped in the 400 block of Chestnut Street shortly before 7 p.m., Lynch said.
NEWS
March 29, 1997 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two auctions next week may let bidders decide, in terms of prices they are willing to pay at least, which is mightier: the pen or the sword. The pen - the fountain pen, to be specific - will be the focus of a sale beginning at 10 a.m. today at the Holiday Inn in Fort Washington, where Allian Auctions & Appraisals will offer more than 300 fine specimens of vintage writing instruments and ephemera. Most are early models, although there are some contemporary pens, too. They should sell for three-figure prices.
NEWS
July 8, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A homeless man wielding a 2-foot sword killed two people and slashed nine others on the Staten Island Ferry yesterday as it carried tourists and commuters past the recently reopened Statue of Liberty, police said. The man pulled the ceremonial sword from a red crushed-velvet case, shouted "Freedom for all!" and ran between two decks on the commuter ferry, chanting in Spanish and stabbing passengers, police said. The attacker was subdued by a retired police officer, Edward del Pino, 55, who was carrying a handgun on his way home from a night security job, said Richard Condon, first deputy police commissioner.
NEWS
July 9, 1986 | By JOANNE SILLS, Daily News Staff Writer
A sword, a machete and a straight razor were among the weapons used during a brawl in which five persons were injured, one critically, in North Philadelphia last night, police said. The incident began about 10:45 p.m. when a woman not identified by police went to the home of Vera Butler at Somerset Street and Park Avenue and told residents there that she was involved in an argument with a man over a bottle of beer and needed help, according to police. Five people inside the home answered the woman's call for assistance, police said.
NEWS
September 28, 1986 | By Frederick Richards, Special to The Inquirer
In days of old, when knights were bold and slogging their way through the Crusades, their most prized possessions were a trusty horse and sharp sword. Although the horse could carry them into battle on time, only the sword could assure they would make it out safely. In the chivalric mind of the knight, his sword wasn't simply a weapon, it was a divinely guided smiter and protector. That sense of this simple weapon's potential as instrument of war and symbol of mission has become the legacy of the sword.
NEWS
August 29, 1991 | By Lyn A.E. McCafferty, Special to The Inquirer
At first, 6-year-old David Scargall said, he thought he and John Wood, 38, were "playing swords," like he sees the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles do on television. But when Wood hit him in the stomach with a stick and chased him with a "sword," cutting the boy's jacket in numerous spots, David said, he was scared. "It wasn't a game. It was real," David testified before Judge Edward S. Lawhorne. At the time of the incident, March 7, Wood lived on the 1100 block of Sterling Avenue, Lower Chichester, the same block as David.
NEWS
December 23, 2003 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Before Aragorn, the titular monarch played by Viggo Mortensen, can ascend to the throne and wrap up The Return of the King, his sword, And?ril, must be reforged. "The blade was broken," says a skeptical skeleton in the finale to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Aragorn sets him straight: "It has been remade!" In Kill Bill, Volume 1, Quentin Tarantino's chop-socky opera, Uma Thurman's avenging Bride has a list of people to dispatch, starting with Lucy Liu's yakuza boss O-Ren Ishii.
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NEWS
August 19, 2016
I RECENTLY browsed through my favorite convenience store, only to notice Mahaj Brown's unscathed image on the cover of the Daily News. The very first thing that came to my mind was "This could be my son. " Moreover, the story line read, "Will it ever stop!" Within the past year, I broke off friendship with a lifelong buddy of mine primarily because of our views on guns. He became upset with me because I refused to fill out the necessary, police-required paperwork that ultimately would lead to him getting a firearm.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
As teenagers, Jason Caggiano and his friends were captivated by the idea of sword fighting. "We would get PVC pipes and pool noodles and fight. People got hurt - and it was great, anyway," he said. Then he paused for a moment, remembering. "I think it stopped when someone had their face opened up. " On a Saturday afternoon about 15 years after that fateful day, the veterans finally had a chance to return to battle. It was Caggiano's bachelor party, and the men - now in their late 20s and early 30s - were suiting up in riot gear in an unrenovated warehouse in a not-yet-gentrified corner of Port Richmond.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
A PHILADELPHIA MAN was charged with murder yesterday after allegedly plunging a sword into his father's abdomen, police said. Eli Goodrich, 26, visited his parents' home on Trappe Lane in Langhorne - where the family runs an antiques business - every Tuesday to spend the night with them, police said. But when he arrived about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, he argued with his father, according to a criminal complaint that detailed parts of their conversation. "You're not going to control my mind anymore," Goodrich told his father and employer, Alan Goodrich, 67. "I have to kill you. " Eli left after that and took the dog for a walk, police said.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
June Goodrich came downstairs from the bedroom of her Bucks County home Tuesday afternoon and stumbled upon a gruesome scene, according to court documents. Her 67-year-old husband, Alan, was sitting in a chair with a sword protruding from his stomach. And her 26-year-old son, Eli, was standing beside him. "Don't worry, mom. It's a fake sword," Eli Goodrich said, according to a criminal complaint. "It collapses. " He then pulled the sword from his father's stomach, the complaint said.
NEWS
June 4, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Chester County man who allegedly attacked an acquaintance with a sword, and then set himself on fire inside his car after he was pulled over by police on a New York highway, remained hospitalized on Tuesday. Darren Roy Desruisseaux, 31, of East Goshen Township, was airlifted to a hospital on Friday with burns mostly on his face, the Chester County District Attorney's Office said. He was reported in guarded condition. Desruisseaux allegedly banged on the apartment door of an acquaintance in Uwchlan Township early Friday.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
SARAH-ASHLEY Andrews spread peace yesterday in the form of water bottles and Tastykake Krimpets. She, along with about a dozen volunteers, staged a "takeover" of the corner of 15th and Market streets, handing out the complimentary refreshments to passers-by as they ducked into the nearby SEPTA concourse. "We want to promote peace, to show these people positive role models," said Andrews, the founder of Dare 2 Hope, a grass-roots organization that promotes suicide prevention and awareness.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
He defended his Ebola quarantine policy on national television, lambasted President Obama's leadership as limited to "seven-minute lectures from the South Lawn," and supplied morning-show fodder by ordering a Hurricane Sandy protester to "sit down and shut up. " Gov. Christie spent last week in the national limelight, shrinking from neither criticism of his Ebola pronouncements by public health officials - "We're right and they were wrong," he...
NEWS
August 9, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office dropped plans Thursday to pursue the death penalty in the trial of an Upper Merion man accused of killing his parents and twin brother in 2011. Prosecutors withdrew the death-penalty notice after Joseph McAndrew Jr. waived a jury trial and agreed to have his case heard by a judge. McAndrew, 27, contends that he was insane when he used a sword to stab his father, landscaping business owner Joseph McAndrew Sr.; his mother, Susan; and brother James in their Holstein Road home in March 2011.
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
OUR LONG, national "Tonight"-mare is almost over. NBC on Wednesday officially announced its poorly handled switch in late night, replacing incumbent Jay Leno , 62, at "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon , 38 - and moving the iconic franchise back to New York. The move had been widely reported but not confirmed by the network. NBC reportedly just wrapped up negotiations with Fallon on a contract extension. Even though NBC has little experience with shows at the top of the ratings, Steve Burke , chief executive of NBC Universal, said that the network is purposefully making the move when Leno is still at the top, just as when Leno replaced Johnny Carson at "The Tonight Show.
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