January 25, 2013 |
Life used to be "like a box of chocolates," according to Forrest Gump. Now it's like a box of bullets. And you do know what you're going to get. Duck and cover, America! Valentine's Day, once a cultural oasis of sentimentality, is the opening date for A Good Day to Die Hard . No, it's not about the amorous demise of Nelson Rockefeller. It's the fifth in the series of Bruce Willis action flicks, full of gunfire and explosions, this time set in Moscow.
February 16, 2012 |
An Upper Darby man shot himself in the head at a Delaware County shooting range on Valentine's Day, authorities said, the second suicide there in six months. According to the Delaware County Office of the Medical Examiner, Isaiah James Jones, 25, shot himself in the bathroom of the Targetmaster Indoor Gun Range in Chadds Ford around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Pennsylvania State Police had not released any information on the incident as of last night. On Aug. 22, police said, a 22-year-old West Chester man killed himself at the gun range.
February 15, 2010 |
Shawn Gallman doesn't have luck with Valentines. Eight years ago, he allegedly shot to death Shawn Hughes in Yeadon following an argument over a Valentine - a girl named Valentine, that is. This year, Gallman found himself in prison on Valentine's Day, after DNA evidence and eyewitness accounts finally culminated in his arrest for Hughes' murder just three days before the celebrated romantic holiday. Gallman, now 41, was visiting Nicole Valentine at her Yeadon apartment Oct. 1, 2001, when Valentine's ex-boyfriend, Hughes, showed up and forced open the door after repeatedly being denied entry, police said.
March 19, 2011 |
Tiffany Burnhill was mixed up with a bad seed, a former college basketball player whose claim to fame was that he was featured on "America's Most Wanted. " It's unclear if Burnhill knew what she was getting into when she started dating Shaun Warrick, who was accused of randomly shooting two Maryland college students and stabbing a third in 2007. What is clear, police said yesterday, is that Warrick allegedly shot and killed Burnhill, 19, and her cousin, Marcedes Ivery, 21, on Valentine's Day after he flew into a rage over an ongoing spat.
September 13, 2011 |
Question: I was sent home early from a work trip with the flu. I got home around 1 a.m. and texted my boyfriend to let him know. I didn't hear back from him till around noon the next day, when I chatted with him online. He asked if I needed anything, and I said I'd really love sherbet and tissues, but I can manage without. Later, I find out that he's not going to come see me because I don't "need" anything. I realize he's not my mom, but we've been dating two years and all I want is to feel like someone cares enough to take care of me. In his defense, he said he had a meeting that evening, but it turns out he got the day wrong and there was no meeting.
February 8, 2008
Roses continue to be the country's favorite cut flower, and red roses remain the top choice on Valentine's Day. But almost all of them, 92 percent, are imported. Regardless of color. So how do you know what you're getting? Most times, you don't. Amy Stewart, author of Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $23.95), believes that "customers are beginning to ask for eco-friendly flowers, but growers don't know how to market them to retailers.
February 11, 2012
Blocks of ice were transformed into images of love along Main Street in Manayunk Saturday. Thousands strolled along the street to watch as master ice sculptors created frozen symbols of "Passion" in honor of Valentine's Day like giraffes, their necks wrapped around each other; cupid sitting on the moon and hands with one placing a ring on the other. The event, the second annual "Manayunk On Ice" Pro Ice Carving Competition and Winter Family Festival, opened with an ice bonfire on Friday and will continue on Sunday with a Master Ice Sculptor Invitational from noon to 3 p.m. Ice-carvers will create original works around the theme of "Obsession.
February 10, 2013 |
Valentine's Day is upon us, and if you're single, you know what that means. Depression, shame, and chocolate cake. I'm not saying you should feel that way. I'm just saying you might, if you're single, divorced, a widower, or a widow. And if you do, I have a few words on the subject. But before I begin, I have to admit that I've had more than a few Valentine's Days by myself, so much so that I've even written about it several times already. Top that for pathetic. You can't.
February 13, 2008
In February, too many of us stampede to florists for the wrong reasons: guilt and obligation. Here's a flower shop to visit for pleasure. La Petite Fleur, in Glenside, isn't primarily a retail florist. The business bills itself as a one-stop shop for frou-frou event planning, offering "sophisticated style advice" to a clientele that entertains at ritzy Center City venues. If you have the means, they'll do the decorating, custom-design some invitations, wrangle a photographer and more.
February 15, 2010 |
Too wide for a plane seat? Is filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) a victim of size and weight discrimination? The Zack and Miri Make a Porno director has accused Southwest Airlines of ejecting him from a flight Saturday night because of his girth, says the Los Angeles Times. "Wanna tell me I'm too wide for the sky?" Smith said in a scathing message on his Twitter account. "Totally cool, but fair warning folks: If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air. " Smith said the incident occurred when he tried to board a flight from Oakland to Burbank, Calif.