December 1, 2011 |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp said he isn't proud of his part in the throwdown last week at the CFL alumni luncheon that has gone viral on the Internet. Angelo Mosca also is disappointed. The Canadian Football Hall of Famers, both in their mid-70s, have had a few days to reflect on their dustup during Grey Cup weekend in Vancouver. "The altercation should have been avoided there because it was a celebration of teamwork and togetherness within the country," Kapp, 73, told the Canadian Press yesterday.
September 30, 2011 |
A Gloucester County Marine was killed Wednesday during combat operations in Afghanistan, the U.S. Defense Department said. First Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, 27, died in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. The cause of death was under investigation, the department said Thursday. Iannelli, of Clarksboro, was assigned to a Marine helicopter squadron stationed in North Carolina. He graduated in 2002 from Kingsway Regional High School as class president, his mother, Donna, said. He was a member of the National Honor Society and captain of the baseball team, she said.
June 23, 2011 |
Targets of poaching and victimized by a lack of prey, as few as 3,500 snow leopards roam the entire world. For zoophiles, it's a familiar battle - a struggle to save the endangered species one new cub at a time. Or, in Philadelphia's case, two at a time. In a first, two snow leopard cubs have been born at the Philadelphia Zoo, officials announced Wednesday. "They're precious, precious, precious children," said Tammy Schmidt, the zoo's curator of carnivores. "It's an honor for us as a zoo when it's an endangered species.
March 29, 2011 |
A YouTube video of feuding Delaware County police officers is making international headlines at the same time an investigation is under way in the District Attorney's Office. "Get out of Darby, get out of Darby," Robert Smythe, chief in Darby Borough, can be heard yelling at a Colwyn Borough officer. Smythe was being led away by officers. On March 18, police from Colwyn and Darby Boroughs responded to a call for a woman who had been beaten. At one point, Smythe is alleged to have shut a police car's door, injuring Colwyn Officer Clinton Craddock, according to one official.
February 20, 2011 |
It was just another Center City killing, except it happened in broad daylight and a crowd gathered to watch. An adolescent red-tailed hawk landed on the roof of a black car near Eighth and Market, sank its talons into a pigeon, and proceeded to chow down. Feathers and entrails flew. Video phones were deployed. Bystanders groaned. The bird, unfazed, kept eating. Then, having finished its meal, the hawk flew to a nearby lamppost for a postprandial nap, leaving the returning motorist to deal with the bloody pulp and fluff scattered atop the car. That close encounter with nature - red in tooth and claw, and vividly captured on a YouTube video - was certainly dramatic, but such hawk sightings are no longer rare in Philadelphia.
February 2, 2011 |
YOU USED to have to go down to the schoolyard to see kids fight. Now all you need is an Internet connection. Uploaded videos featuring student scraps and downright vicious classmate conflicts are easily found on YouTube. "It is using technology to further humiliate or denigrate somebody, to retraumatize them," said Jonathan Singer, an assistant professor of social work at Temple University. "If kids take a video and then post it online, the intent is to inflict further harm. " Last month, a YouTube video of three girls kicking and punching a fourth girl at Hunting Park's Edison High School drew hundreds of thousands of viewers.
December 13, 2010 |
At first glance, the YouTube video of a man berating a smaller man looks like a TV talk-show confrontation. But this video is of Gov. Christie, known for his blunt but calculated outbursts and big personality, speaking to a citizen who asked a question at a public meeting. The moment has raised questions about the governor's demeanor. What is not shown is that the man, Keith Chaudruc, of Madison, N.J., passionately asked how Christie could sunset a surtax on millionaires while allowing NJ Transit fares to go up, making life harder for the working class.
December 2, 2010 |
The West Philadelphia man whose controversial arrest Sept. 3 was captured in a YouTube video will not face trial on charges that he assaulted the officer who was filmed hitting him repeatedly with a baton. Charges against Askia Sabur, seen in the video being struck by Officer Jimmy Leocal, were dismissed yesterday because the officer was unavailable to testify at Sabur's preliminary hearing. Sabur, 29, was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and related offenses for allegedly assaulting Leocal and his partner, Donyul Williams, during a violent arrest in front of a Chinese takeout restaurant at Allison Street and Lansdowne Avenue.