January 29, 2016 |
For the first time, two African American women will serve as the top judges in the Philadelphia court system, the state Supreme Court decided Wednesday. The high court appointed Judge Jacqueline F. Allen as administrative judge of the trial division of Common Pleas Court, which includes the system's busiest and most prestigious criminal and civil courtrooms. The court named Judge Sheila A. Woods-Skipper, already the president judge of Common Pleas Court, to chair the system's administrative governing board.
January 13, 2016 |
A Delran High School graduate officially is the best women's soccer player in the world. Carli Lloyd received that honor Monday, winning the 2015 FIFA women's player of the year award. After Lloyd's heroics in last summer's World Cup, she was a lock to win it. Nobody had ever scored three goals in a Women's World Cup final. Lloyd did it in 16 minutes against Japan. Her third goal was the highlight that will stay with Lloyd forever. After juking a Japanese defender, Lloyd put her foot into the ball a step inside midfield.
January 13, 2016
SUSPENDED Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin rivals Attorney General Kathleen Kane in his pattern of outrageous behavior. Last week, the Inquirer revealed that, only days before his hearing at which a judicial ethics court ultimately suspended him for his participation in pornographic email exchanges, Eakin tried to stack the deck of key appointments in the Philadelphia court system. He tried, and failed, to wield his influence just before three new Supreme Court justices were about to be sworn in. Bad dog!
January 7, 2016 |
After a year of androgynous clothes on runways and transgender models stalking catwalks and seizing magazine covers, it amazes me people are stunned that Jaden Smith is the new face of Louis Vuitton women's wear. On Monday, Nicolas Ghesquière, the French fashion house's creative director, released pictures from the luxury brand's spring campaign starring the 17-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Jaden's locks are styled high into a topknot, and he is sporting bangs.
January 2, 2016
Two women were injured by a shotgun blast Thursday afternoon in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The attack occurred shortly after 4:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Seventh Street, police said. A 29-year-old woman suffered wounds to her face, neck, and shoulder and was transported to Temple University Hospital. A 58 year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her shoulder and was transported to Einstein medical Center. Both women were listed in stable condition.
January 2, 2016 |
Philadelphia ended the year with three women being wounded in two shooting attacks on New Year's Eve, police said. Shortly after 4:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Seventh Street in Hunting Park, two women were injured by shotgun blasts fired by a 40-year-old man standing on his porch, police said. A 29-year-old woman suffered wounds to her face, neck, and shoulder, and was transported to Temple University Hospital. A 58-year-old woman was struck in the shoulder and was transported to Einstein Medical Center.
December 23, 2015 |
THREE WOMEN who faced attempted-murder charges in the April gas-station beating of a homeless man in Olney have now been charged with murder. Aleathea Gillard, 34; Shareena Joachim, 24; and Kaisha Duggins, 24, face a Dec. 30 preliminary hearing on murder charges in the death of Robert Barnes. Barnes, 51, died Nov. 25 at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Three juveniles who participated in the attack are also expected to be charged as adults with murder, Brian Zarallo, an assistant chief in the Philadelphia District Attorney's homicide unit, said yesterday.
December 21, 2015 |
Renee Washington's descent from financial comfort to near-homelessness took nine years. In that time, the 56-year-old West Chester resident was laid off from a $40,000-a-year job and lost her mother to cancer. Three years later, Washington, by then with no health insurance, also was found to have the disease. That devastating events exhausted Washington's finances. The administrative assistant lost her longtime family home. Within weeks of having to leave, she turned to Home of the Sparrow.
December 21, 2015 |
The presumed vast numbers of women with low libido are not that hot for the first drug ever approved to heat up their desire. A total of 1,841 prescriptions for Addyi were filled in its first 10 weeks on the U.S. market, according to health-care industry analyst Symphony Health Solutions. (Viagra, the first erectile dysfunction drug, tallied more than 36,000 prescriptions in just its first week in 1998.) At this rate, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International will need a long time to recoup the $1 billion it pledged to pay to acquire Addyi two days after regulators greenlighted the product in August.