Gallery: On what would have been his wedding weekend, family of slain Hixson man gather at his burial site +8 more photos NASHVILLE — Saturday was going to be their wedding day. But instead of getting ready for her nuptials, Sara Baluch was planning a visit to her fiancé's grave. Mohammad Sharifi, 24, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Hixson Pike apartment complex while trying to sell his Xbox One gaming system on Feb. 19, just over two weeks before the wedding, police say. D'Marcus White, 20, has been charged with criminal homicide. Up until Friday evening, 22-year-old Baluch remained steadfast in her plan to visit Sharifi's grave at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in the outskirts of Nashville. But the promise of thunderstorms forced her to postpone the visit until the next day. The Times Free Press was given permission to attend the small gathering. So when Sunday came, she put on her ivory chiffon wedding dress and a white tulle veil fastened by a pearl … [Read more...] about On what would have been his wedding weekend, family of slain Chattanooga man gather at his burial site
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Alex Lockie, provided by Published 2:37 pm CST, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 REUTERS/Danish Ismail India and Pakistan have been trading blows since a February 16 terror attack in Kashmir killed 40 Indian troops, but updated battle-damage reports indicate India may have totally blown a surprise attack. India sent some of its best jets and pilots to bomb a suspected terrorist training camp in Pakistan, and new satellite imagery shows they missed. After the strike, India burst into celebration and taunted Pakistan, but there's no evidence India accomplished anything at all. India and Pakistan are bitter rivals that frequently mock each other, so this could be a black eye for India. India and Pakistan have been trading blows since a February 16 terror attack in Kashmir killed 40 India troops, but updated battle-damage reports indicate India's retaliation fell well short of achieving anything. Following the terror attack, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi … [Read more...] about India mocked Pakistan over a surprise airstrike, but now it looks like an embarrassing failure
Octavia Plach is used to the looks. A Philadelphia-based actress, model, yoga instructor, real estate agent and single mom, she's accustomed to people looking at her with more than just mild curiosity. While some glances are filled with admiration others "look at me with disgust on their face, like, ‘How do you live with yourself looking like that.’" Turns out Plach, whose goal is to make her entire body a work of tattoo art, is living with herself just fine. As Philadelphia welcomes the 21st annual Tattoo Convention this week, Plach, who has recently appeared on The Daily Show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and on Paramount Network's Ink Master, sat with PhillyVoice to talk about her career and her journey toward becoming a heavily-tattooed woman. Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice Philadelphia-native Octavia Plach poses for a photo during a recent photoshoot with PhillyVoice. As a model and actor, are you booking more work now than before … [Read more...] about Meet the woman with ‘a new car’s worth’ of tattoos
I started dyeing my hair in the first place because I wasn’t happy with how it had naturally changed as I became a teenager. Drugstore boxed permanent dyes eventually gave way to a heavy bleaching and semi-permanent bright, unnatural colours habit. My hair looked great, but any cloth that touched my head – not to mention my bathroom fixtures – all paid the price. Eventually, I got tired of the mess and the effort and discovered my natural hair is pretty great as long as I take good care of it. Anyone who dyes their hair regularly usually has a catalyst. From basic colour curiosity to abject and unreasoning hatred of what your hair currently looks like, something significant makes you take that first step. For me, it was becoming a teenager – which wreaked havoc on the hair that I had previously found completely acceptable. Almost overnight, it went from a beautiful, dark gloss to this mousey, drab colour that was possibly the most boring thing I’d … [Read more...] about For years I dyed my hair bright colours. Here’s what caused me to embrace my natural hair colour again.
My partner and I decided to try cutting each other’s hair to save money. The process has had its share of challenges, but we’re sticking with it. There are certain expendable prices we pay in order to live and work in our modern world. Maybe it’s paying $US20 for a monthly manicure that gives you confidence in your workplace or forking out $US4 or $US5 for your daily caffeine boost. But perhaps one of the most common, and in my opinion one of the most egregious, prices we are societally pressured to pay is the price of a haircut. For those with short hair, you might visit the barber or salon every three to six weeks, costing you roughly $US15 to $US25 per cut. For those with longer hair the visits may be less frequent, more likely every eight to twelve weeks, but the prices are often jacked up to $US40, $US60 or even $US80 per cut. I’m not saying that an experienced hair stylist isn’t worth these prices, but maybe paying for the shampoo, scalp … [Read more...] about My boyfriend and I started cutting each other’s hair to save money — and we’re sticking with it, despite our inexperience