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April 21, 2000 | David Maialetti / Daily News
Denise Williams shares a hug with boyfriend Eric Markle as they wade in the fountain at Logan Square yesterday. They said the water was cold. Weekend weather will not be conducive to fountain-splashing, with rain predicted.
LIVING
December 31, 1993 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
"He's famous for walking around saying, 'I need a hug!' " Tony's staff parent says, laughing. "It's hard for him to start the day without the affection he craves. " Tony, 14, also wants to give love and attention to others. He volunteers at a retirement facility and recently assisted with an orientation program for other teenagers. His efforts have boosted his self-esteem. And he finds satisfaction in helping others whose problems are as challenging as his own. This young man, whose full name is Antonio, has a Hispanic heritage.
LIVING
April 21, 1995 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
For David, 10, string is endlessly fascinating. He'll twirl it, put it in front of his face, or hold it in his hand contentedly. If no string is in sight, he'll scout around the laundry room until he locates some. The drawstring in a parka hood will do just fine. Shoelaces also fit the bill. It is difficult to assess David's I.Q. because he is autistic. Although behavior varies with each autistic individual, a common denominator seems to be compulsiveness and a need for a structured setting and a set routine.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2011 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I adore my husband, and our two young children, but I am at a loss as to how to see my husband's love and affection as anything other than yet another demand for my time and energy. He is loving, affectionate, kind, and passionate, but when he comes to give me a hug or anything along those lines (whether it's just a hug, or a hopeful lead-in to something else), I think, "Go the hell away and take care of yourself. " What is wrong with me?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011
Q: I'm a 40-year-old married man and, not to boast, I'm a fairly good husband. I do all the cooking and food-shopping, have a full-time career, help with the laundry, all the outside jobs, take the kids to school, etc. I shower my wife with affection, waking her up in the morning with backrubs, telling her regularly how hot she looks, spontaneously giving her hugs and kisses in the kitchen . . . and yet, none of that is ever initiated by her. It...
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September 5, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: I am not sure if my issue stems from my own insecurity or if this is an actual problem that needs to be addressed. My boyfriend of almost two years is an amazing guy. The only problem is, he is two different people when we are alone together and when there are others around. In the company of others, he is always trying to be the center of attention. He will leave for long periods of time, and I have no idea where he is. The last party we went to, a girl started telling me how cute he was and how he had flirted with her the whole night.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2011
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Ed," and I have been together for six years, married for two. This is the second marriage for both of us. We have children from our first marriages. Ed works offshore. He's gone 21 days and here 21 days. The three weeks he's gone, I work, take care of the house and the kids, do the yard work, etc. When he comes home, I want him to myself the first weekend - I don't want to share him with his friends. I'd like to do fun things with him sometimes, just the two of us. Ed says I have to understand his friends are important.
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April 5, 2013 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
'To suffer love. " This unusual line appears three times in quick order toward the end of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing . Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's fresh, exuberant production illuminates the Bard's theme with a fullness and flourish. Much of Much Ado centers on the unwilling affection building between Beatrice (Eleni Delopoulos) and Benedick (Chance Dean), a proud maid and professed bachelor trading jaded barbs about how they will never marry, especially not each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: I recently found out that my boyfriend deletes all his e-mails, including ones from me. I was so surprised when I heard this because I've never met someone who doesn't keep any personal e-mails! I was also a bit hurt and upset because we've had some heartfelt e-mail exchanges, especially when we did long-distance for a year. I've poured hours of thought into our correspondences. Admittedly I am somewhat of a sentimentalist and enjoy reading old messages, or at least knowing they are available to be read at any time.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2011
Q: I've been dating a guy for about four months. I feel really strongly for him and possibly love him. He is very laid-back. He doesn't show much affection unless I initiate it. I prefer to be physically intimate every time we see each other. Recently, things have changed. He started saying that he is tired or not in the mood, when before all I had to do was kiss him and touch his waist to get him in the mood. I feel like he is not as attracted to me, or there is some sort of problem. I told him I don't want to feel like I have to coerce my boyfriend to sleep with me - he should be making the moves.
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August 22, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Human-service providers across Delaware County called on Gov. Wolf on Thursday to release funding for their programs amid the continuing budget standoff in Harrisburg. It has been more than 50 days since a budget was due, and county service providers that rely on state funding are feeling the pinch, they said at a news conference Thursday. Though some services are receiving funding during the impasse - such as intellectual disability services and public benefit programs administered by the state - others are not. In Delaware County, the providers said, these include domestic violence centers, antipoverty agencies, and the new center for child victims of sexual abuse.
SPORTS
August 16, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Pope Francis' visit in September is doing a lot of things to the city: closing highways, shutting down a bridge, prompting residents to talk about escape. It has also put the region's race schedule on a Tilt-a-Whirl. Some September races have moved. For example, the Philly 10K, which last year was in September, has been moved up to August 30. The Sloppy Cuckoo Trail Run, a 500-person trail event with quarter marathon, half marathon, and full marathon, was supposed to be held on the day of the pope's Mass.
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July 22, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: My fiance likes to touch me in certain ways that I'm not a big fan of. Nothing superintrusive; more like where the hands go when we spoon. He says it makes him feel bonded and close to me. And I get that. Except I don't like the physical feeling, and at times, I feel objectified. Sometimes, I can appreciate it as a reaching out for an intimate connection. Sometimes, I resent that he's ignoring my preferences, and so the same act that makes him feels close to me makes me feel distant from him. I know you're going to ask if he has a habit of ignoring my preferences; he doesn't.
SPORTS
July 13, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Once the news came down like a hammer early Saturday afternoon - a second surgery, a second lost season, and maybe a lost career for 76ers center Joel Embiid - the only thing to do was to start making phone calls. The phone calls were not about the Sixers' future or the wisdom of their decision to take Embiid with the No. 3 selection in last year's NBA draft. The former is unknowable, and the latter is immaterial. People have dug in on the Embiid pick. Either you recognize that the Sixers took a calculated risk in drafting Embiid - that the potential reward of his talent was worth the chance that a 7-foot, 250-pound man who already had broken the navicular bone in his right foot might have additional foot problems - or you believe that general manager Sam Hinkie should have been more conservative, that he should have drafted a lesser, healthier player or traded out of the No. 3 slot altogether.
NEWS
June 10, 2015 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the great debate over why health care costs so much, some have pointed to inflated hospital charges, while others say those sticker prices don't really matter. What is clear, however, is that Southeastern Pennsylvania has a significant cluster of high-price-tag hospitals. Of the 50 hospitals in the nation with the highest markups over cost, six are in the city and its surrounding counties, according to an analysis published Monday; a seventh is 50 miles north. Only Florida, with 20 hospitals on the list scattered around the state, had more than Pennsylvania.
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June 2, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer spineld@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
BEFORE HIS ASCENT to attorney general of Delaware and the status of a front-runner for the state's governorship in 2016, Beau Biden was the "moral compass" of his University of Pennsylvania fraternity, a frat brother said yesterday. Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, the vice president's son and a rising political star who died Saturday from brain cancer, was beloved among his fellow members of Psi Upsilon, a fraternity that was embroiled in controversy while he was there. In interviews yesterday, his friends in the fraternity - known on campus as "Castle"- recalled a humble, compassionate man who used his sense of humor and sharp intellect to build friendships.
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May 24, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Mercedes Stephens recently hit a jackpot at SugarHouse Casino, her slot machine flashed the faces of 12 cartoon buffaloes - and then it locked up. Stephens, 47, had won more than $1,200, which meant she had to stop playing and sign an IRS tax form that reports her winnings. The process took about five minutes, she said. But the gaming industry warns that the interruption could soon eat away at casino profits and - ironically - billions in gambling tax revenue that flow into Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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April 30, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A judge's medical leave is unlikely to delay the criminal case against three former Pennsylvania State University administrators charged with covering up child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Judge Todd Hoover was placed on medical leave as of April 10, according to an announcement by the state Administrative Office of the Courts. His illness was not specified. The release said his leave was open-ended. Hoover, a Dauphin County Court judge, has presided over the prosecution of former Penn State president Graham B. Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz, and former athletic director Tim Curley.
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April 26, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
For first-year Temple nursing students, a recent classroom session on how to cover rent, child care, food, medicine, and transportation on a bare-bones budget was an academic exercise. But for many of their patients, that simulation symbolizes brutal reality. In Philadelphia, a staggering 28 percent of residents live in poverty. For many, deprivation also means a life of poor health. Without decent housing, access to medical care, healthful food, and safe exercise outlets - and with the stress that comes with deprivation - the poor face major hurdles to getting and staying well.
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