October 26, 2012 |
AS A SOUTH JERSEY town prepared to say goodbye to its "tough cookie," some members of Autumn Leigh Pasquale's family raised questions Wednesday about the investigation into her violent death. A girl who loved the Phillies, the color blue, and mismatched socks will be laid to rest in her town Saturday, just two days before she would have become a teenager, and some of her relatives were not at peace. Her uncle Paul Spadafora urged New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa to investigate how the search for Pasquale was handled.
June 21, 2011 |
Take a boisterous South Jersey family, trays of cookies, and the warm-weather pageantry of Ocean City, and you have the newest Food Network reality series. Tough Cookies , a summertime skein premiering at 10 p.m. July 11, stars sisters Susan Adair and Linda Brand as they run Crazy Susan's Cookie Co., which Adair founded in 2006 on a whim. Based on the promos, the show is less Food than Network . "We have a big Italian family," says Adair. "We're fortunate, [mostly]
September 21, 2010
BY THE TIME the district attorney and police commissioner arrived on the scene, confusion and chaos had given way to an almost eerie calm. It was nap time at Children's Village Child Care Center. Aside from the occasional whining often associated with the start of nap time, nothing had happened, certainly nothing that would prompt an intervention by Commissioner Charles Ramsey and D.A. Seth Williams. They were there to make a point: If there were more "high-quality" pre-K programs like Children's Village, they said, there would be fewer crimes to solve and fewer criminals to prosecute.
May 9, 2010
The late Mayor Frank Rizzo called Lynne Abraham a "tough cookie," and she milked that moniker for years. But Abraham was really nothing more than a bully. Abraham left office in January after 18 long years as Philadelphia's district attorney. After all that time as the city's top prosecutor, it was telling that the best job she could land was at a second-tier law firm based in New Jersey. Abraham seemed destined for a quiet life in private practice. But she was back in the news briefly last week, blaming everyone but herself for the city's troubled justice system.
July 10, 2009 |
Evelyn Lovitz has waves of coneflower in her Cape May garden, mostly pink, purple and white, traditional colors for this popular North American wildflower. But two relative newcomers in the exploding coneflower market have her attention this season: 'Sunset,' which has salmon-orange petals and a henna-brown cone or center, and 'Twilight,' whose deep rosy petals encircle a button-center in rare burgundy. "Coneflowers are pretty, you can get them in all kinds of colors now, and if you want butterflies, they're like a magnet," Lovitz says.
May 12, 2009
IT'S EASY to get cynical. Listening to the news and reading the paper can be disheartening - stories about greed at AIG, Vince Fumo, City Council and DROP. So many are only looking out for themselves and don't care about others. But there ARE wonderful, caring people in this world. My 5-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor behind her eye five days after her fifth birthday. She had surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, but they were unable to remove all of it. She started chemotherapy in February and will have it until December.
February 4, 2009
YOU GUYS on the editorial board are a work of art. We are so blessed to have our own tough cookie, Lynne Abraham, as our district attorney. Do you awake each day and think: "Hmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . who can I attack today?" Lynne Abraham is a remarkable human being in every sense of the word. She's brilliant. Devoted. A true Philadelphian. She could be making a seven-figure income working with any fancy-shmancy law firm in the city - but she opts to devote herself to us. Cut her a break and count your lucky stars.
December 24, 2008 |
Gladwyne businessman Todd Carmichael has claimed the record for a solo walk across Antarctica to the South Pole. Explorersweb.com, which collects expedition data, reported yesterday that Carmichael, who arrived at the bottom of the world Sunday, completed his 700-mile journey in 39 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. The previous record, set by Hannah McKeand of Britain in 2006, was 39 days, 9 hours and 33 minutes. The difference - 1 hour and 44 minutes - was less than 0.2 percent of the time on the ice, said Explorersweb.
August 28, 2008 |
Michael Smerconish is at the Democratic National Convention this week - and he'll be in Minneapolis with the GOP next week. Here are some of his impressions. THE "tough cookie" handed me one with chocolate chips and nuts en route to Denver. Philadelphia's veteran crime-fighter D.A. Lynne Abraham smuggled some Famous 4th Street cookies onto our flight to the convention. (She also gave me the window seat.) At the Marriott where the Pennsylvania delegation is sleeping, I see state Sen. Dwight Evans grabbing a bite, and it occurs to me that he is Barack Obama a few short years ago: A tall, articulate African-American state senator.
June 1, 2007 |
A modern-day Jekyll and Hyde tale about a respected citizen who moonlights as a serial killer, Mr. Brooks is entertainingly creepy - and the film offers Kevin Costner, William Hurt and Demi Moore a lot of dark, juicy stuff to chew on. Wild-eyed, mussy-haired comic Dane Cook also shows up (with hair pasted down), in a role that isn't funny, but does a funny thing to the movie: It makes Costner's Earl Brooks, a guy who gets off on offing people, sympathetic. Scripted by Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, a veteran writing team ( Stand by Me , Star Man )