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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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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 said...
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.
NEWS
March 22, 2013 | By DAVID BAUDER, Associated Press
NEW YORK - "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is one of the few remaining successful programs that NBC has on its network. So why would its executives think about getting rid of him? NBC has confirmed that it is building a new studio for Jimmy Fallon at its New York headquarters but refuses to comment on reports that Fallon is due to replace Leno on a New York-based "Tonight" as early as next year. With Leno already taking potshots at network executives regularly in his monologue, the network risks repeating the nightmare of 2010, when Conan O'Brien failed at "Tonight" and NBC brought Leno back.
NEWS
March 4, 2013
1356 By Bernard Cornwell Harper. 417 pp. $28.99 Reviewed by Frank Wilson   On Sept. 19, 1356, a combined English and Gascon army under the command of Edward of Woodstock, the heir to the English throne who came to be known as the Black Prince, decisively defeated a larger French force near the city of Poitiers. It was one of England's three great victories in the Hundred Years' War (the others being Crecy and Agincourt). The battle serves as the fortissimo conclusion to the latest installment of Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest Series, featuring English bowman Sir Thomas of Hookton, whose role in life seems to be to rid the world of dangerous relics.
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November 16, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, PHILLY.COM
Temple University student Max Galuppo is the big man on canvas. Or, at least, he appears to be. Galuppo is getting national TV notice for bearing an uncanny resemblance to an armed aristocrat in a 16th-century Italian painting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. ABC News found the likeness remarkable enough to contact Galuppo and his girlfriend, Nikki Curtis, after she posted a photo, now seen by thousands, on Reddit.com. Wolf Blitzer's CNN show, The Situation Room , also set up an interview.
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November 15, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Max Galuppo is the big man on canvas . Or at least he appears to be. The Temple student is getting national TV notice for bearing an uncanny resemblance to an armed aristocrat in a 16th-century Italian painting found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. ABC News found the likeness remarkable enough to contact Galuppo and his girlfriend, Nikkie Curtis, after she posted a photo, now seen by thousands, on Reddit.com. Wolf Blitzer's CNN show also set up an interview. Thursday morning, it's ABC again, with Max and Nikki in a live segment on Good Morning, America from the Arms & Armor section, according to museum spokeswoman Gigi Lamm.
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