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October 25, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Criticizing the decision to arm campus police - and the way in which it was made - about 150 Villanova University students, faculty, and staff staged a peaceful protest Friday. The move to give campus officers guns violates Catholic precepts, said the Rev. Allan Fitzgerald, director of the Augustinian Institute and a member of the theology department. "Rather than offer the principles of the NRA - more guns, less violence - we need to affirm the Catholic principles of peace and justice," he said.
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October 21, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova University announced Monday that it will add armed police officers starting next fall in response to rising nationwide concerns about campus safety. The Catholic university now has a 75-member public safety department, responsible for patrol, investigations, parking enforcement, residence hall and building security, and crime prevention, but the officers cannot arrest suspects or carry guns or batons. However, under the new arrangement, 19 members of the department - about 20 percent - will become armed police officers who will have completed police academy training, the university said.
NEWS
October 19, 2015 | BY PAIGE GROSS, Daily News Staff Writer grossp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
SURVEILLANCE VIDEO was released yesterday morning from two armed robberies, leading police to say they believe the incidents that occurred early Thursday near Temple University were connected. "Initially we were unsure," Charlie Leone, head of Campus Safety Services at Temple told the Daily News yesterday, because only the first incident involved a carjacking. The release of the video surveillance changed the force's thinking. "Now, inside the store, we can see the facial features, style of the pants - even one of the men's gray underwear," Leone said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2015
LADIES, LADIES, ladies - let's stop deceiving ourselves. I know you've seen the ads all over the Web about fixing flabby arms without surgery or exercise. But guess what? It's a lie. So, how does a normal woman, who doesn't have the budget to undergo an expensive and invasive surgery, naturally get tight and toned arms? It's really quite simple. The best way to achieve tight and toned arms - or an overall tight body, for that matter - is with slow and consistent exercise. That's it. That's the secret, because no creams and no surgery can effectively tighten and tone the muscles the way exercise does.
NEWS
August 28, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A police officer shot and injured an armed man in West Philadelphia early Wednesday after he failed to comply with an order to drop his handgun, police said. Police said two 18th District officers were surveying the area around 60th and Spruce Streets after a report of a gunpoint robbery there just before 6 a.m. Police radio reports had described the robber as a man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, and soon, police said, the officers came upon a man fitting that description. After spotting the officers, the suspect ran north on Edgewood Street toward Walnut Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Celine Dion soldiers on Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion , 47, will return to her lucrative perma-gig at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Aug. 27 after taking a year off to care for her ailing husband, René Angélil . Angélil, 73, is still battling throat cancer, but he persuaded Dion to go on with the show. "[He] wants me out there," Dion tells USA Today. "I didn't want to be here at first, I don't need it. Don't get me wrong, I love singing for people, but I have priorities," she says.
NEWS
August 24, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
These days, a simple bracelet fashioned from gold or silver filament will, like, never, ever do. Trendlet It's all about the arm candy, y'all. Our wrists are all fancy with big beads and little beads, birthstones, and evil eyes. Some of us like to add a few whimsical charms - butterflies and hearts - or citified ones like taxicabs or the Liberty Bell. Items representing our favorite personal pastimes, like ballerina tutus and basketballs, are awesome options, too. Basically, the pieces on our wrists are as much adornment as they are talisman.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2015 | By Brion Shreffler, For The Inquirer
Walla Fest is a two-day art, music, and vendor festival that moved to Philly after four years at the Centre Theater in Norristown. Last weekend, it was at PhilaMOCA, a space still gleefully referred to as "the mausoleum. " On day two, Sunday, Norwegian Arms delivered folk-infused pop rock with echoes of acts such as Stornoway, Vampire Weekend, and the dream-pop of Philly band Grubby Little Hands. Norwegian Arms is the project of Sellersville-born Brendan Mulvihill, a.k.a. Keith Birthday, who moved to Brooklyn two years ago after a three-year stint in Philly.
NEWS
July 26, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man with a license to carry a concealed gun returned fire on a younger man who shot at him in Philadelphia's Tioga section late Thursday, leaving the teenager in critical condition Friday, police said. About 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the 19-year-old man fired at the 25-year-old man on the 1400 block of Lenox Street, according to Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. The 19-year-old, who appeared to be intoxicated, had ordered the man to leave his block before shooting, police said.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police shot and critically wounded a man allegedly armed with a handgun Friday evening in North Philadelphia, a department spokesman said. Around 7 p.m., a uniformed officer in a marked police vehicle responded to a report of a person with a gun at Eighth and Green Streets, said Lt. John Stanford, the spokesman. The officer located the suspect at Eighth and Fairmount Avenue. Stanford said the man, described as in his 30s, had a gun in his waistband. The officer ordered the man several times to raise his hands, Stanford said.
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