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High-profile trial

Photos by Jules Vuotto "Kobe Bryant, mainly because I'm a big sports fan and I think it's interesting to see what happens. He shouldn't have gotten himself in that situation." Ray DeJohn, 2600 block Dudley...

The Eagles: Doomed or destiny?

Photos by Jules Vuotto "I have a feeling that the Eagles will beat Carolina, go to the Super Bowl ... and win." Anthony Baker, 1700 block S. Cleveland Street "I hope the Eagles will...

Random thoughts

When we describe a relationship between two people as having been "intimate," we almost always mean sexually. In this sex-charged world in which we live, we have come to believe that sexual intimacy is...

Additional airport security

Photos by Jules Vuotto "There should also be armed pilots to combat a terrorist takeover of a plane. I don't mind the new security." Cassy Bell, 2900 block Wilder Street "I don't think the new security...

What I learned in 2003

It is with great humility that I inform you this past year has been an education for me. Those of you who have been regular readers of this column for these many years will...

Editor’s note

At this most holy, wonderful time of the year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia slapped us with the names of four priests dismissed for alleged prior sexual misconduct with teenagers. I know one of those...

Saddam for Christmas

Now that Saddam has landed in our Christmas stocking, the pundits are tripping over themselves to explain what it will all mean to us. Many of my friends who work for the government are asking...

The lonely Republican

The lonely RepublicanIn the late '50s, President Dwight Eisenhower was in his second term. John Kennedy was still a relative unknown in Congress. For the most part, the America I lived in was comfortably...


A friend of mine recently remarked that George W. Bush was beginning to resemble Baghdad Bob. You remember "Bob," don't you? He was the voice of Saddam Hussein's regime, who kept insisting that...

Eagles’ keys to victory

Photos by Jules Vuotto "McNabb's back to form, so it's possible for them to go to the Super Bowl, but we can only hope." Armand Inzillo, 13th Street and Packer Avenue "I'm hoping they go...
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