August 23, 2015 |
The parked Jeep Grand Cherokee was running, its red brake lights glowing and exhaust pipe humming, as Kenneth Bagby walked past its rolled-up windows on his way to work around 6 a.m. Friday. Bagby, like others who saw the silver SUV along South Constitution Road in Camden, assumed the two men inside were waiting for someone or hanging out. He glanced only briefly at the car, distracted by the sound of the front windshield wipers. They were moving even though the overnight rain had stopped.
August 13, 2015 |
IN TODAY'S lead Tattle item, we not only get info about two of America's favorite child stars, but a brief lesson in why trickle-down economics is a joke. According to USA Today , Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and their fashion empire, Dualstar Entertainment Group, have been targeted in a class-action suit by 40 interns, past and present. Dualstar is the parent company of the twins' fashion labels, Elizabeth and James, and The Row. The suit alleges that Dualstar failed to pay interns for menial tasks, and claims they should have been paid minimum wage because they were doing similar kinds of jobs as their paid colleagues, without receiving any academic or vocational credit.
August 13, 2015 |
Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix. The Suns power forward said he feels disrespected by the way the team handled the July 9 trade of his twin and former teammate, Marcus Morris, to the Detroit Pistons. Now he is demanding a trade of his own. The North Philadelphia native, who starred with his brother at Prep Charter and Kansas, is determined to be dealt. "One thing for sure, I am not going to be there," Morris said Tuesday after a morning workout at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia.
July 30, 2015
ISSUE | SCHOOL FUNDS Twinned with reform In their commentary arguing for more school funding before reform, Adam Schott and David Lapp omit the chronology ("Before reform, fund properly," July 23). In all of the states they cite - Louisiana, Tennessee, and Massachusetts - reform preceded more funding. In Louisiana, the Legislature created the Recovery School District two years before the state received a large influx of federal and philanthropic money to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.
July 21, 2015 |
Ben Revere isn't like his teammate Jonathan Papelbon, who is openly trying to get out of town, but the Phillies outfielder understands that his address could be changing by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The 27-year-old Revere is hitting a team-leading .299 after going 2 for 4 Sunday in an 8-7 win over the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Since June 3, he leads the majors with a .367 average. Revere is one Phillies trade commodity who has drawn interest. As the deadline moved closer, he was candid when asked before the game if he thinks about the possibility of being traded.
July 19, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I married the man of my dreams, only to return from our honeymoon to find that my twin sister has been secretly sleeping with my now brother-in-law. Problems have since arisen. (1) I'm upset my sister is sleeping with someone I now consider family, and for whom this is essentially just a booty call. (He won't even let her tell people they are friends, and tells everyone he doesn't even like her.) She keeps telling me he'll realize he actually loves her "one day. " (2)
July 17, 2015 |
This would have been a good week for Eileen and Paul J. Marmino III, their friend Cathy Barbara said. "They had put in a bid" to buy a home, she said, "and were waiting . . . to hear if it had been accepted. They were excited, because it was in Marlton, near her mom and dad. " But on Sunday morning, Eileen Lafferty Marmino, 34, of Medford, a special education science teacher at Burlington City High School, died of head trauma when the bicycle she was riding was hit by a car on Church Road near Trotter Drive in Medford, police said.
June 13, 2015 |
Four years ago, on the day before their 15th birthday, Marissa Hacker was heartbroken to find her autistic twin brother, Matthew, crying, because, he said, no one wanted to be his friend. Marissa put her arms around him and told him not to worry. She was going to start a group, and he would have lots of friends. "I always had the idea, but that was the driving force," said Marissa, now 18, a Voorhees resident and Stockton University student. "I always had the spark, but that lit the spark.
May 3, 2015 |
A set of young twins entered my office as though they were there to be executed - silent and grim-faced. In fact, they were there merely for a psychological evaluation. And my office is bright and filled with toys - hardly a dungeon. Nonetheless, their mother had to drag them in. I couldn't make them laugh, smile, answer my questions - or even look at me. Their mother explained their strange silence was the main reason she had brought her twins to the appointment. Although they were "chatterboxes" at home, talking easily to both parents, other family members, and each other, they had never talked at their elementary school.
April 19, 2015 |
Kim Lewullis and Nikki Watts have a lot of things in common. They live on the same block in the same style house in Collegeville. They both teach at the YMCA. They both have three children. This makes sense because they were born minutes apart. They're twins. They do one more thing together, too: They run. On Monday, they'll run their second Boston Marathon. "We try to do all of our long runs together," said Lewullis, 40, who is older by two minutes. "Knowing that we're in this together provides strength and just peace of mind.