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January 6, 2003
IF PRESIDENT BUSH is so sure that Iraq has these weapons of mass destruction, why have weapons inspectors investigate at all? This whole thing is crazy. If the inspectors say that they found no such weapons, which every day the president keeps barking that they do, does that mean the inspectors are lying or they overlooked a place where the weapons are? Our all-knowing president should have told the inspectors where Iraq is hiding these weapons. I thank the celebrities who are coming out against the president for his constant rambling about Iraq.
NEWS
August 6, 1989 | By Karen K. Gress, Special to The Inquirer
How could you build a collection of guns, knives, throwing stars, brass knuckles, razors and numchuks? Look through the pockets and purses of the people who enter the Chester County Courthouse. A portion of the armory room in the county Sheriff's Department is filled with weapons confiscated by courthouse security officers since metal detectors were installed in the courthouse in December 1986. The 2,047 weapons, including a sword and several stilettos, have been confiscated since President Judge Leonard Sugerman ordered the installation of the three permanent metal detectors and the use of portable hand-held detectors to stop people with weapons from entering the 11 courtrooms and county offices.
NEWS
November 8, 2012 | By Carley Petesch, Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG - South African police may have altered evidence and planted weapons after they shot dead 34 striking miners near Lonmin's Marikana mines in August, according to photographic evidence presented at a commission of inquiry into the killings. Photographs taken by police the night after the shootings show more weapons by the dead bodies than there were in photographs taken immediately after the violence on Aug. 16. Thousands of miners had gathered at hills in Marikana about 58 miles northwest of Johannesburg where 34 miners were shot dead by police and 78 wounded in the worst state violence since the end of apartheid in 1994.
NEWS
October 6, 1988 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
The Millbourne Borough Council has appointed a new council member and has voted unanimously to allow its police officers to switch from .38-caliber revolvers to 9mm semi-automatic weapons that provide more firepower. Robert C. Barnes of Stephen Court was appointed Monday night to replace Charles L. Stewart, who resigned last month to accept the post of borough tax collector. Barnes, 61, is a salesman for Macy's in King of Prussia. He has lived in the borough since moving from Southwest Philadelphia in 1980.
SPORTS
December 30, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Washington police said yesterday they are investigating a report that weapons were found inside a locker room at the Verizon Center, where the Wizards play. Last week, the Wizards said that guard Gilbert Arenas stored unloaded firearms in a container in his locker at the arena and that the NBA was looking into the situation. But a Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman did not mention Arenas or the team in a statement on the investigation. However, Arenas acknowledged he was being investigated after the Wizards' 110-98 loss to Oklahoma City at the Verizon Center last night; he did not specify if it was by the NBA or police.
NEWS
December 3, 1988 | By David Iams, Inquirer Staff Writer
Next week's catalogue sale at Freeman/Fine Arts will be a three-day event with almost 1,300 lots, including early American furniture, interesting works by Pennsylvania painters, classic clocks and an unusual collection of weapons - including an anti-tank weapon. Among the furniture, which will be sold at the final session, starting at 10 a.m. next Saturday, is a Federal maple double-pedestal dining table. Made by Michael Allison in New York City around 1788, it is expected to sell for between $7,000 and $10,000.
NEWS
February 22, 1994 | BY PHIL LAPSANSKY
Although the notion of writing on the obvious connection between assault weapons and premature ejaculation is tempting, I will refrain from discoursing on the ultimate in "wham, bam, thank-you-ma'am" and instead propose a solution to the current conflict over local bans of these weapons. The problem: an abundance of these weapons in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, where they are hated, and a paucity of them in Pennsylvania suburban and rural communities, where they are loved. The solution: take these maligned delinquent weapons out of sinful big cities and find them happy homes in purer and healthier countrified environs.
NEWS
April 17, 1994 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Centennial School District has passed a formal policy governing weapons and other hazardous devices students bring onto school grounds. Under the policy, unanimously approved by the school board Tuesday, a student caught with a weapon or explosive device would be immediately suspended and could be expelled. School board officials emphasized that the district had had very few problems with guns, knives and other weapons, but said that the policy was put into writing so there would be no question as to how to deal with such a situation.
NEWS
October 18, 1994 | By Jan Hefler, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Board of Education last night stiffened penalties for students who bring weapons to school and tightened the discipline code. School Superintendent Glenn Gray said that under the revised code, students who possess weapons will now be subject to a 10-day suspension, five days more than under the old rule. The board unanimously approved the revisions. Gray said the discipline code came under scrutiny in April after officials confiscated a starter pistol from an eighth grade student who had stashed it in his locker.
NEWS
October 16, 1995 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
It could be alarming walking into Center City's new Criminal Justice Center. Especially if you are carrying a weapon. During the past month, sheriff's deputies have confiscated about 400 knives and box cutters from visitors and potential jurors who set off alarms while trying to beat the metal detectors on the first floor of the Filbert Street building. Scores of other knives and razors have been checked at the front desk after vistors arrive and see the detectors. Those people get them back at the end of the day. One woman who came to file a domestic-abuse complaint was arrested for trying to smuggle a gun into the building.
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July 22, 2014 | BY BROAD STREET BILLY as told to DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
I DANCED WITH you on Broad Street in 2008, I've suffered with you ever since. I worried last night when the Phillies put three walk-through metal detectors at the rightfield gate to test a security system that will be at all gates in all major-league ballparks next season. Fans entering the ballpark through the rightfield gate now must pass through a metal detector before tickets are scanned, and first they have to remove cellphones, cameras and other large metal items. I worried that Phillies fans were bringing enough bad attitude to the ballpark these days to break the detectors' sensors.
SPORTS
March 16, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
WHEN IT BECAME clear that the New Orleans Saints were not going to bring him back next season, Darren Sproles asked the team to give him his release rather than trade him, so that he could pick his next - and probably last - NFL destination. The Saints, of course, ignored his wishes, but did end up trading him to a playoff team with an explosive offense that fits Sproles like a $3,000 suit. "When I found out I was coming here, I was excited," the new Eagles running back/wide receiver/return man said yesterday.
SPORTS
December 11, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles adjusted their game plan to score 34 points despite eight inches of snow in Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions, but coach Chip Kelly said Monday that he did not make any major changes to the offense. "All the other adjustments were just some formation things to get us some surfaces to run at and to get some better double teams," said Kelly, whose Eagles are first in the NFC East, one game ahead of Dallas after Monday night's 45-28 shellacking of the Cowboys by the Bears.
SPORTS
October 17, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
DeSEAN JACKSON says he has worked hard to become a red-zone weapon, so let's not give Nick Foles all the credit just yet. "In past years, they used to take me out, use two tight ends and things like that," Jackson said yesterday. He has caught three touchdown passes from Foles in the past two games, two of them in the red zone. Jackson, who has five TD catches this season, caught 11 over the previous 3 years. "I think Chip [Kelly] does a great job of putting me in positions to be successful in the red zone, so that's an addition to my game . . . It was something I just kept working with.
SPORTS
September 28, 2013 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Here are my picks to roll - and get rolled - in Week 4 of the 2013 season.   Watch 'em roll Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers vs. Vikings. Big Ben struggled to start the season, hampered by the lack of a running threat and the absence of Mike Wallace and Heath Miller. He got his tight end back last week and promptly passed for 406 yards against the Bears. On Sunday in London, Le'Veon Bell will attempt to restore hope in the running game. If your QB is on a bye, Roethlisberger has a great matchup against the secondary that just got torched by Brian Hoyer.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Chris Brennan
CLOUT HAS a question: Is the Pennsylvania Democratic Party the one thing Gov. Corbett has going for him in his bid for a second term next year? Corbett, a Republican, is routinely listed as one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents for 2014. And he is under constant attack from his party's right wing. (We're looking at you, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe , a Butler County pol who clearly despises the government that has issued him a paycheck for the past 14 years.) Smelling blood in the water, eight Democrats have declared their candidacy for the 2014 primary election for governor.
NEWS
September 25, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lincoln High School in the city's Mayfair section was placed on a brief lockdown Friday afternoon after police found several firearms in the car of the school's building engineer. District spokesman Fernando Gallard confirmed Monday that Robert McKenna, a veteran employee, was removed from Lincoln and that the district had begun proceedings to have him dismissed. No weapons were found inside the school, but Gallard said McKenna's vehicle was parked on school grounds. The district, he said, had no idea why McKenna had the guns.
NEWS
September 12, 2013
Feet on the floor Michael Smerconish's comments on bad drivers were amusing ("This is for you, lousy drivers," Sept. 1). As a salesman who spends hours behind the wheel on the region's highways, it amazes me how many drivers abandon courtesy and common sense. Traffic laws and enforcement are there to address people acting badly, and stupidly (for instance, violating the seat-belt law). But maybe we need yet another law to protect the dimwitted: Prohibit feet on the dashboard. Driving down to my Shore home, I regularly observe this thoughtless behavior.
NEWS
August 19, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
POLICE Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey yesterday replaced the head of the department's firearms-training unit. Capt. Mark Fisher, who had overseen the unit - which is based at the Police Academy - was transferred to offender processing and replaced by Capt. Charles Green, who had previously worked in Internal Affairs, Ramsey said last night. The command switch comes four months after the commissioner asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate after a regularly scheduled audit of 1,356 Colt M-16 rifles in a vault at the academy revealed that one of the weapons was missing.
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 65-year-old Cherry Hill man has been charged with illegally possessing weapons and related charges after shots were fired inside his home early Friday afternoon. Stephen Menyhar, of the unit block of Tearose Lane, was inside the house when officers arrived just after noon, police said in a news release Saturday morning, which did not include a motive for the shooting. Shots had been fired inside the house, police said, and the department responded with a SWAT team and other units to surround the house.
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