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January 26, 1990 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Ocey Turner, 66, told police he killed the wrong woman last year. Turner, of 25th Street near Lehigh Avenue, said he was so drunk when he shot and killed Vera Miles, 61, in the bedroom of her home on Clementine Street near 25th, on Feb. 2, 1989, that he thought she was his daughter, Sheila, 28. "I thought I was shooting at Sheila," said Turner in a statement read by Assistant District Attorney Robert Campolongo yesterday after Turner pleaded...
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July 14, 2008 | By DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com 215-854-5961
ACROSS THE street from Odi's Greasy Spoon Restaurant, Brian "Caveman" Cummings and his dogs stood at the foot of the southbound I-95 Cottman Avenue off-ramp - as they have done every day for years, weather permitting - and relied on the kindness of strangers to survive. A hand-lettered cardboard sign attached to Cummings' shopping cart made the no-frills pitch: "USMC VET W/DOGS. WE NEED: WATER, FOOD, MISC. STUFF. BATTERIES SIZE: D, AAA, AA, 9-VOLT. Thanks. " The cart overflowed with donated bottled water and bags of dry dog food, along with several heavy coats and a small boom box. Cummings, 47, who grew up in Frankford and Holmesburg, but who has been homeless since the early '90s, said that loving the wrong woman compelled him to forsake the comforts of home for the vagabond life, and to choose exposure to the elements over exposure to heartbreak.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I met "Guy" seven years ago and fell deeply in love. We dated for a couple of months, but one day with no warning he broke up with me on my voice mail. Three weeks after the breakup, Guy came to my home. It was the week of his wedding, which he never bothered to mention. I later heard he had been married from a mutual friend. I knew Guy had been seeing someone, but he never indicated that it was serious. We have been having an affair ever since our breakup. Because I love him, I can't say no to him. He'll go through periods where he says he's getting divorced.
NEWS
August 24, 1990 | By Christopher Cornell, Special to The Inquirer
Three summer replacement series grind on tonight, and that's about all of the non-rerun lineup, unless you want to stay up late or check out what's on cable, which includes a double shot of Dudley Moore. NEW ATTITUDE (9:30-10 p.m., Ch. 6) - Morris Day is in the spotlight as unstoppable lothario Lamarr, who tonight makes the mistake of loving - then leaving - the wrong woman. Arnetta Walker and Earl Billings co-star. ABC. WISH YOU WERE HERE (9:30-10 p.m., Ch. 10) - This charming summer series continues to surprise.
SPORTS
February 22, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Lampley was sentenced to 3 years of probation yesterday in San Diego after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of violating a restraining order. The 57-year-old sports announcer also was ordered to stay away from Candice Sanders, the woman who claimed he attacked her in her Encinitas, Calif., apartment on New Year's Eve. Sanders, 28, is a former Miss California USA. In a statement released by his agent, Lampley said he did not commit a violent act. "The thing that I am most guilty of is choosing [the]
NEWS
June 25, 1987 | By TYREE JOHNSON, Daily News Staff Writer
Delisa Harris Spence, a 30-year-old black woman, doesn't look Italian. Nor does she look like the 18-year-old white woman Bucks County sheriff's deputies were looking for when they arrested her on Feb. 6, 1986, said her attorney, Marc Rickles. He said Spence, of Durham Road in Penndel, Bucks County, is a "dark- skinned woman" who looks her age - 30. Rickles this week filed a $250,000 lawsuit on Spence's behalf in U.S. District Court, charging false arrest. The deputies arrested Spence on a bench warrant sworn out for Lisa J. Delissa, also known as Lisa Direnzo, who had long vacated her apartment on Durham Road.
NEWS
June 25, 1987 | By TYREE JOHNSON, Daily News Staff Writer
Delisa Harris Spence, a 30-year-old black woman, doesn't look Italian. Nor does she look like the 18-year-old white woman Bucks County sheriff's deputies were looking for when they arrested her on Feb. 6, 1986, said her attorney, Marc Rickles. He said Spence, of Durham Road in Penndel, Bucks County, is a "dark- skinned woman" who looks her age - 30. Rickles this week filed a $250,000 lawsuit on Spence's behalf in U.S. District Court, charging false arrest. The deputies arrested Spence on a bench warrant sworn out for Lisa J. Delissa, also known as Lisa Direnzo, who had long vacated her apartment on Durham Road.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 1987 | By ROSE DeWOLF, Daily News Staff Writer
Jay Mark says he finds most personal ads placed by single men and women to be very boring. So to lighten things up, he placed a singles ad for himself that read, "I'm poor, ugly, boring and stupid, and looking for the wrong woman to share it all with. " The ad - placed in New York Magazine - brought more than 150 replies. Mark says he has already met 25 of the women who responded and thinks one of these may well be the right Miss Wrong for him. Mark admits his ad, which cost $90, was not exactly truthful - but then he has found that those singles who place ads claiming to be wealthy intellectuals who look like fashion models are not always telling the truth either.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1991 | By Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer The New York Post, USA Today, Washington Post and Associated Press contributed to this report
IF SO, HE'S NOT RUSHING INTO IT It may take some time before we sort this one out. While sources close to Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham say he and pop princess Whitney Houston are talking seriously about getting engaged, both his people and her people are hedging their bets. "I don't know anything about that," said her publicist. "I know they're friends. " The aforementioned publicist did confirm, however, that the QB and the cutie spent time with each other in Antigua shortly before Whitney warbled at the Super Bowl, but . . . "I don't know if they went together.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2008 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Uh-oh, the projectionist has put the wrong film on. Those two boys running playfully over the Afghan hills - it's The Kite Runner, right? Wrong. It's the opening scene of Eagle Eye, and those kids are toast. Analysts at the Pentagon back in Washington are tracking a suspected terrorist via satellite - a bin Laden-type who's emerged from his cave to (1) check out a weapons cache, or (2) attend a funeral. The guys at Command Center aren't sure which, but the president goes ahead and orders the smart bombs anyway.
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June 5, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
A PHILADELPHIA woman filed a federal lawsuit against the Philadelphia Police Department last week after she says a cop beat her, injured her toddler son and arrested her and a friend for videotaping a May 2011 arrest near her Overbrook home. This is the second lawsuit to be filed this year against the police department in which civilians claim they were wrongfully arrested for videotaping arrests. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in January after receiving several complaints from residents.
NEWS
October 30, 2011
By Hillary Jordan Algonquin Books. 341 pp $24.95 Reviewed by Katherine Bailey In her second novel, When She Woke , Hillary Jordan imagines a totalitarian future world in which life is not worth living. Like The Scarlet Letter , it is a portrayal of an adulterer cast out by society. In many ways, it is a retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 19th-century classic. And like Margaret Atwood's 1985 The Handmaid's Tale , it is an exploration of a society's subjugation of women.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I met "Guy" seven years ago and fell deeply in love. We dated for a couple of months, but one day with no warning he broke up with me on my voice mail. Three weeks after the breakup, Guy came to my home. It was the week of his wedding, which he never bothered to mention. I later heard he had been married from a mutual friend. I knew Guy had been seeing someone, but he never indicated that it was serious. We have been having an affair ever since our breakup. Because I love him, I can't say no to him. He'll go through periods where he says he's getting divorced.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2008 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Uh-oh, the projectionist has put the wrong film on. Those two boys running playfully over the Afghan hills - it's The Kite Runner, right? Wrong. It's the opening scene of Eagle Eye, and those kids are toast. Analysts at the Pentagon back in Washington are tracking a suspected terrorist via satellite - a bin Laden-type who's emerged from his cave to (1) check out a weapons cache, or (2) attend a funeral. The guys at Command Center aren't sure which, but the president goes ahead and orders the smart bombs anyway.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2008 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Uh-oh, the projectionist has put the wrong film on. Those two boys running playfully over the Afghan hills - it's The Kite Runner , right? Wrong. It's the opening scene of Eagle Eye , and those kids are toast. Analysts at the Pentagon back in Washington are tracking a suspected terrorist via satellite - a bin Laden-type who's emerged from his cave to (1) check out a weapons cache, or (2) attend a funeral. The guys at Command Center aren't sure which, but the president goes ahead and orders the smart bombs anyway.
NEWS
July 14, 2008 | By DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com 215-854-5961
ACROSS THE street from Odi's Greasy Spoon Restaurant, Brian "Caveman" Cummings and his dogs stood at the foot of the southbound I-95 Cottman Avenue off-ramp - as they have done every day for years, weather permitting - and relied on the kindness of strangers to survive. A hand-lettered cardboard sign attached to Cummings' shopping cart made the no-frills pitch: "USMC VET W/DOGS. WE NEED: WATER, FOOD, MISC. STUFF. BATTERIES SIZE: D, AAA, AA, 9-VOLT. Thanks. " The cart overflowed with donated bottled water and bags of dry dog food, along with several heavy coats and a small boom box. Cummings, 47, who grew up in Frankford and Holmesburg, but who has been homeless since the early '90s, said that loving the wrong woman compelled him to forsake the comforts of home for the vagabond life, and to choose exposure to the elements over exposure to heartbreak.
SPORTS
February 22, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Lampley was sentenced to 3 years of probation yesterday in San Diego after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of violating a restraining order. The 57-year-old sports announcer also was ordered to stay away from Candice Sanders, the woman who claimed he attacked her in her Encinitas, Calif., apartment on New Year's Eve. Sanders, 28, is a former Miss California USA. In a statement released by his agent, Lampley said he did not commit a violent act. "The thing that I am most guilty of is choosing [the]
NEWS
April 11, 2002 | By Barbara Boyer and Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The two paramedics who pronounced a terminally ill Wynnefield woman dead nearly 22 hours before she passed away have been placed on administrative duty pending a "full-scale" investigation, officials said yesterday. Fire Department paramedics Donald Horvath, 40, and Frederic Cureton, 49, are no longer permitted to respond to calls until the investigation is complete and a final determination is made regarding their status, fire officials said. Both Horvath, a paramedic since 1990, and Cureton, hired in 1989, have been suspended by the department in the past in connection with their jobs, officials said.
NEWS
February 7, 1999 | By Steve Goldstein, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Finally, she was there. Not just the disembodied voice on Linda Tripp's tape recorder. Not merely the famous face that launched a thousand subpoenas. Here was Monica Lewinsky testifying on videotape in the Senate chamber and before millions on television in whose imagination she has lived for a year. Beginning their presentation yesterday, House managers restrained themselves for exactly two minutes before putting her on the screen. The moment was electronic and electric.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1991 | By Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer The New York Post, USA Today, Washington Post and Associated Press contributed to this report
IF SO, HE'S NOT RUSHING INTO IT It may take some time before we sort this one out. While sources close to Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham say he and pop princess Whitney Houston are talking seriously about getting engaged, both his people and her people are hedging their bets. "I don't know anything about that," said her publicist. "I know they're friends. " The aforementioned publicist did confirm, however, that the QB and the cutie spent time with each other in Antigua shortly before Whitney warbled at the Super Bowl, but . . . "I don't know if they went together.
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