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A different kind of prints

An officer with the Crime Scene Unit, examines a bottle and dusts for prints. JENNY SWIGODA / TIMES PHOTOIn this case, we’re talking about fingerprints, which forensic officers can pull off most solid surfaces to...

Teen charged in slaying of Bustleton cycle owner

A North Philadelphia teen has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Bustleton man who was just days away from graduating college.Members of the Philadelphia Police Department’s SWAT team and the U.S....

Blown Away

Rick Vangas didn’t finish his lunch one day last week. What’s a sandwich when you’re dodging a twister?That’s what swept through a few Northeast Avenue properties on May 18 shortly before 2 p.m.“It lasted about fifteen...

For David Sanborn, it’s all about playing live

David Sanborn is perhaps one of the most commercially successful and influential saxophonists in America today, highly regarded for his many Grammy awards and recordings.On television, Sanborn is well-known for his sax solo in...

It’s a new concert season

By Tom WaringTimes Staff WriterNorm Jadczak, a Pennypack Park Music Festival board member, recalled a BStreetBand concert about six or seven years ago.The venerable Bruce Springsteen tribute band, formerly known as Backstreets, attracted a large crowd.“A light bulb...

At the Movies: Depp getting a tad old in pirate costume

Ahoy mateys, it’s time to bring out the fun pirate lingo in honor of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Basically, I’m among the many who thought the ship for this film series...

Music Row: Musical duo releases a strong debut album

One of the better Philly bands to emerge last year was Sun Airway, a duo consisting of Jon Barthmus and Patrick Marsceill.While their debut full-length album, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, came out last...

Triple play

Her time as a college athlete is over, but Christa Bednarek isn’t done competing just yet.A three-sport athlete at Rosemont College — and team captain for the Ravens’ volleyball, basketball and softball teams over the past two...

Phils’ offense might need more than Utley and Brown

On the surface, the Phillies are in an enviable position at the moment.Their 28–18 record (at the time of this writing) ranks them atop the National League, and second in all of baseball, just behind...

Letters to the editor, May 19, 2011 edition

Note: Letters must be accompanied by daytime and evening phone numbers for verification. Anonymous letters will not be published. Send letters to: pronews@bsmphilly.comGive your raises to the peopleSome of Philadelphia’s elected officials will receive 2...
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