June 22, 2012 |
WITH TEMPERATURES pushing into the mid-90s, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced Thursday that she had filed insurance-fraud charges against a Delaware County woman for allegedly submitting a bogus insurance claim "over the loss of her mink coat. " And it wasn't Samiha Guirguis' first fraudulent use of fur, authorities say. Guirguis, 59, of Havertown, dropped off a mink coat at a storage facility in King of Prussia in 2005 and was provided a receipt showing the coat was worth $1,000, Kelly said.
April 22, 2012
What is it about Sidney Crosby that makes people so crazy? Is it his face, that crinkled half-smirk and that fuzzy, pubescent mustache that makes it seem as if he's constantly projecting superiority? Is it the fact that he's a classic hit-and-runner, a player who likes to stir up trouble, then scurry for protection? Is it the fact that he is, in every sense of the word, a weasel - a guy who in the midst of frustration, pulls hair and swats a hockey glove away from an opponent?
June 9, 2011 |
HOQUIAM, Wash. - Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state. The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel; it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and ran off. The attacker was apparently looking for his girlfriend and had gone to her former boyfriend's apartment, where the victim was visiting, on Monday. KXRO reports he left the carcass behind.
January 12, 2009 |
DID THE big girl cry? Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has married Josh Duhamel. Fergie's manager William Derella announced via e-mail that the 33-year-old singer-actress (aka Stacy Ferguson), wed the 36-year-old "Las Vegas" actor at the Church Estates Vineyards, in Malibu. In less-happy marriage news, although it's likely for the best, R. Kelly has finally finalized his divorce from his wife, Andrea. They've been officially divorced after 11 years of marriage. Win some free magic We have 10 pairs of tickets to see Kozak the Magician at the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana, in Atlantic City.
February 14, 2008
AN EXCITING verb came out of yesterday's congressional hearing on doping in major league baseball. The word is "misheard. " As in, "I think Andy has misheard. " This is a great weasel word. And it came from one of the greatest of weasels, Roger "Let Me Set the Record Straight" Clemens, the star pitcher accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. "Andy" is Clemens' former Yankee teammate Andy Pettitte, who, like any good friend would, threw Clemens under the bus and said that Clemens told him he used human-growth hormone.
August 20, 2004 |
Pete Hamill was a longtime columnist for the New York Post Once upon a time in America, there were public figures like Barry Goldwater. He was a rock-ribbed conservative Republican. I disagreed with almost all of his political positions and could never have voted for him. He was against the trade unions that gave my father a life with dignity. He was a rigid Cold Warrior. He once suggested that my home city of New York be cut off from the United States and floated out to sea. But, oh, how I miss him now. Above all his other qualities, I miss Goldwater's extraordinary penchant for straight talk.
March 6, 2003 |
BERKELEY, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Ann Arbor, Cambridge. It's a political rogue's gallery, and one that Philadelphia will be joining if a resolution that is set to be introduced in City Council today is approved. Councilman Angel Ortiz is sponsoring a move that would have Philadelphia join 51 other cities, towns and counties that have already adopted resolutions opposing the USA Patriot Act, signed by President Bush on Oct. 26, 2001, to fight the war against terrorism.
February 9, 2003 |
Bass guitarist and vocalist Reed Hadley sums up the sound of his band, Double Clutchin' Weasels, in two sentences. "We are a top-40 band," Hadley said, smiling. "Everything we play is about 40 years old. " That means a mix of classic country hits by legends such as Patsy Cline and Buck Owens, the rockabilly tunes made famous by Johnny Cash, and a touch of the rock-and-roll style of Chuck Berry. The band - Hadley; Debi Schuler, singer and rhythm guitarist; Bill Hayes, lead guitarist; Lew Hershey, pedal steel guitarist; and Andy Brundage, drummer - has played that style together for about five years.
June 27, 2001
The Bush administration has chosen its battle flag in the U.S. government's multibillion-dollar lawsuit against the tobacco industry, and it's pure-white. The 1999 civil suit was brought by the Clinton administration in an attempt to recover billions in government health-care costs - costs paid by you, the taxpayer - due to smoking. In addition, it wanted to exact a penalty for Big Tobacco's deceitful advertising targeted to kids. But Attorney General John Ashcroft has decided to seek an easy settlement.
August 10, 2000
Former dictator Augusto Pinochet of Chile, a rich man hiding behind a picket fence of lawyers, just lost another round big-time. True, he recently returned to Chile from England, having evaded jurists from three countries who wanted Mr. Pinochet, 84, extradited for crimes committed while he ruled from 1973 to 1990. His team figured that once home, the general would enjoy immunity from prosecution - his perk as "senator for life," a position he created for himself before leaving office.