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.
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.
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).
October 7, 2004 |
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.
March 29, 1997 |
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.
July 8, 1986 |
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.
July 9, 1986 |
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.
September 28, 1986 |
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.
August 29, 1991 |
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.
December 23, 2003 |
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.