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July 17, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
This would have been a good week for Eileen and Paul J. Marmino III, their friend Cathy Barbara said. "They had put in a bid" to buy a home, she said, "and were waiting . . . to hear if it had been accepted. They were excited, because it was in Marlton, near her mom and dad. " But on Sunday morning, Eileen Lafferty Marmino, 34, of Medford, a special education science teacher at Burlington City High School, died of head trauma when the bicycle she was riding was hit by a car on Church Road near Trotter Drive in Medford, police said.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A FORMER POLICE officer pleaded guilty yesterday to a summary offense of animal cruelty. Roderick Walton, 50, was arrested April 23 and accused of leaving his injured dog in the filthy basement of his Northeast Philly home and failing to get it veterinary care for a broken leg. The dog had to be euthanized. Walton was charged with a misdemeanor and summary offense of animal cruelty. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors yesterday withdrew the misdemeanor charge, Assistant District Attorney Sybil Murphy said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
'When animals attack . . . " is both the name of one of those ridiculous docu-specials Fox used to run, drawing an audience in with salacious footage of nonhumans going berserk, and the premise of Zoo , the adaptation of the James Patterson novel of the same name. Perhaps those Fox specials had more depth than this CBS summer offering, which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Mad Men 's James Wolk plays Jackson Oz, a guy with the kind of name that exists only in paperback airplane thrillers.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
Somewhere in a remote part of Canada, antennae are likely picking up the signals of 100 shorebirds that just weeks ago were on the beaches of Delaware Bay, where they were caught with giant nets and fitted with tiny transmitters. The birds are robin-size creatures called red knots. After precipitous declines in their population on the bay - from about 100,000 birds in the 1990s to about 12,000 a few years ago - federal officials designated them as threatened in December. Researchers know that red knots have one of the longest migrations on the planet - from the tip of South America to their breeding grounds in the Arctic.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gloucester County officials are investigating allegations of what an animal-rights group says was animal abuse at a recent rodeo event at the county's DREAM Park in Logan Township. The group, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), posted a video online Monday depicting bulls foaming at the mouth and one collapsing on the floor, allegedly during the May 17 bull riding and dance festival called Rancho San Isidro. "The animal cruelty was a little overwhelming," said Stuart Chaifetz, 47, an investigator for SHARK, who said he recorded several hours of the daylong event.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
"South Jersey's cats and dogs lost their best friend" when Carol Roman, 93, died at her Maple Shade home Monday, May 4, said Barbara Leap, a longtime friend. "Over the past 80 years, starting as a child, Carol tirelessly rescued hundreds of neglected, abandoned, and abused animals," Leap wrote in a tribute. Ms. Roman was a volunteer and a board member for the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees in the 1960s and 1970s, for which she produced a monthly newsletter. The nonprofit offers animal adoptions and neuterings.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Yuck! The 3D "Animal Grossology" exhibit, based on Sylvia Branzei's children's book series Grossology , showcases the stinkiest, smelliest experiences nature has to offer. Entertain your inquisitive nature at the exhibit's Cart of Curiosity with themes such as "Ew, That Comes From Where?" and see the icky origins of popular items such as honey, perfume, and even certain types coffee. At the "Patterns of the Poop" exhibit, you can take rubber recreations and match the end product to the animal from which it came.
NEWS
May 11, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
MURAL ARTIST Eurhi Jones has turned the north wall of Bodine High School into a gigantic ocean wave, created a spectacular jungle on the exterior of the Philadelphia Zoo parking garage and painted a wildlife-rich "Walk Through a Pennsylvania Forest" at the Please Touch Museum. Now, she has turned her eye-popping palette and her passion for nature into a 10-block, 50-artworks trail that winds through her own neighborhood, Manayunk, and leads people to the new Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center on the Schuylkill River.
NEWS
May 8, 2015
WERE YOU shocked to hear about Jon Stewart's post-"Daily-Show" plan to join his Philly-born wife, Tracey Stewart, in running a farm for rescued animals? It was no surprise to Gene Baur, who has helped reshape attitudes - the Stewarts' and many others' - about food and animals since cofounding the first Farm Sanctuary for rescued farm animals almost 30 years ago. Baur was a recent "Daily Show" guest, and when I inquired, postinterview, about reports that his first book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food , was a major influence on the Stewarts, he shrugged off the credit, saying, "All of us here at Farm Sanctuary are very grateful to the Stewarts.
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