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October 2, 1994 | By MARK GALLINI
You're dining in a nice restaurant. The lighting is low, the food delicious, the company engaging. Around you, other couples are enjoying the evening as well. But then at a faraway table, what seems to be a homeless woman begins pestering diners for money and liquor. The woman makes her way through the restaurant, becoming louder and louder, wandering unmistakably toward your table. You cringe. Why don't they do something about this? The attention of the whole restaurant bears upon you as the woman in rags locks her eyes onto yours.
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June 18, 1999 | By Jon Stenzler, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Lisa Zeidner always wanted to be a writer. At 6, she wrote her first novel, Ladies. "Some ladies are big, some ladies are small, some ladies can hardly be seen at all," it intoned. The precocious wordsmith penned the roughly 20-page work, hoping the editors of Jack and Jill Magazine, a children's publication, would bite. They didn't, but they did encourage her to continue writing. Today Zeidner, 41, of Haddonfield, is the author of four novels, including the critically acclaimed Layover.
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November 3, 1998 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
It's not too early too start thinking about holiday shopping - if you're Oprah Winfrey. The chat-show millionaire and "Beloved" star says she's already lined up presents for 14 of her closest girlfriends. The gifts are diamond-studded toe rings, made with the rocks from an old pair of diamond earrings of which Oprah had grown . . . tired. "The earrings were too big and gaudy anyway," the ubiquitous star sighs in the December issue of Good Housekeeping. "I can't waste toast.
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August 7, 1991 | by Ann Gerhart, Daily News Staff Writer The New York Post, New York Daily News, USA Today and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
QUOTE "You never know, and who knows what Mr. Stallone hopes to explore, because Rocky is Mr. Stallone. " - Talia Shire, on the possibility of one more 'Rocky' flick FREAKY CHARGES AGAINST FUNKER Extremely nasty business in Tattleland. Funkster Rick "Super Freak" James stands accused of making like a gangsta-rapper wannabe or worse, after he and his girlfriend allegedly kidnapped a would-be starlet, imprisoned her in their California home, and brandished a red-hot knife to force her into various sex acts.
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January 13, 1989 | By John H. Richardson, Los Angeles Daily News
"Beaches" is a tear-jerker in the "Love Story"/"Terms of Endearment" mold. "Beaches" is also a funny human tale about two girlfriends growing plotlessly through life. Sometimes "Beaches," which opens today in Philadelphia-area theaters, is admirably subtle, even delicate. Sometimes it's as obvious as a thousand weepy violins. We could go on. Some of Bette Midler's acting in "Beaches" is wonderful and full of all her vast zest. Some of it is as self-conscious and self- adoring as that of Barbra Streisand, whom Midler is beginning to show some danger of imitating.
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January 4, 1996 | by Nicole Weisensee, Daily News Staff Writer
One day after Lauretha Vaird died, her friends brought her back to life in their memories. Several female officers who also counted themselves as close friends of the slain officer broke away from their tears long enough to recall her laughter, her warmth and her one-liners. Vaird, 43, a nine-year veteran officer and the mother of two boys, was fatally shot in the chest as she walked into an ambush while investigating a bank alarm at a Feltonville bank. Her friends yesterday recalled how she loved to dance almost as much as she loved to talk.
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August 7, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and USA Today
Doris Day, perhaps buoyed by Tom Selleck's recent win over the Globe, yesterday filed a $25 million libel suit against the same publication for portraying her as a bag lady in its July 23 issue. "I want to add my voice to those others who are suing the tabloids to reinforce the message that reckless, irresponsible journalism does a disservice to everyone - celebrity victims and innocent readers alike," the former movie star said. The Globe story said that Day, 67, who lives in Carmel, Calif.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | By MARGE PIERCY
Think of a homeless person. What probably comes to mind is a man, middle- aged and ragged, a man alone, without family or social ties, perhaps an ex- mental patient or someone with a drug or alcohol problem. The female counterpart is the bag lady. She is layered in old clothes, pushing a grocery cart or dragging her overloaded shopping bags. As she shuffles along, she mutters to herself. Or she crouches in the doorway of a shop in the early morning, not yet ousted from her refuge.
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October 24, 1987 | By JOE CLARK, Daily News Staff Writer
Steve Kwasiborski - "Kwasi" for short - is a super-patriot. He doesn't think so, but he is. What else would you call a guy who, in addition to flying the flag, decorates his home with homemade banners and signs on the Fourth of July. Who, despite his aging legs, still marches in Memorial Day parades. Who, dressed in his American Legion uniform, stood alone at the foot of a friend's casket because he wanted an honor guard. Who, in spite of a few raised eyebrows, sits on his front steps on summer nights listening to tapes of military music, including the cavalry charge.
NEWS
March 7, 1994 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
Tomorrow, Lillian Metzcher will stand in front of a lot of people and read a short speech on International Women's Day. It's an amazing feat, but she knows she can do it. Only last month the 51- year-old Kensington woman stood before an educational conference in Hershey, Pa. "It was the first time I was outside of Philadelphia," says Metzcher, whose voice conveys pride, excitement, shyness and humility, all at once. She is one of 10 adult students statewide whose accomplishments are cited by the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education.
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November 16, 2012
SINCE JULY 29, Phyllis Sanders and Marshmallow have been living in Washington Square. Not in one of the luxury high-rises surrounding the historic Center City jewel, but in the square itself, homeless. They were unnoticed by most, but not all. Among the first of the neighbors to notice was Sheila Paulos, who was attracted to the bag lady because of Marshmallow, a shih-tzu. Paulos was walking her 6-year-old white bichon named Shmata. One conversation led to the next, and before long Paulos began seeing Sanders not as a homeless person, but as a person . The 71-year-old Sanders is not indigent.
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June 18, 1999 | By Jon Stenzler, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Lisa Zeidner always wanted to be a writer. At 6, she wrote her first novel, Ladies. "Some ladies are big, some ladies are small, some ladies can hardly be seen at all," it intoned. The precocious wordsmith penned the roughly 20-page work, hoping the editors of Jack and Jill Magazine, a children's publication, would bite. They didn't, but they did encourage her to continue writing. Today Zeidner, 41, of Haddonfield, is the author of four novels, including the critically acclaimed Layover.
NEWS
November 3, 1998 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
It's not too early too start thinking about holiday shopping - if you're Oprah Winfrey. The chat-show millionaire and "Beloved" star says she's already lined up presents for 14 of her closest girlfriends. The gifts are diamond-studded toe rings, made with the rocks from an old pair of diamond earrings of which Oprah had grown . . . tired. "The earrings were too big and gaudy anyway," the ubiquitous star sighs in the December issue of Good Housekeeping. "I can't waste toast.
NEWS
January 4, 1996 | by Nicole Weisensee, Daily News Staff Writer
One day after Lauretha Vaird died, her friends brought her back to life in their memories. Several female officers who also counted themselves as close friends of the slain officer broke away from their tears long enough to recall her laughter, her warmth and her one-liners. Vaird, 43, a nine-year veteran officer and the mother of two boys, was fatally shot in the chest as she walked into an ambush while investigating a bank alarm at a Feltonville bank. Her friends yesterday recalled how she loved to dance almost as much as she loved to talk.
NEWS
January 12, 1995 | by Harriet Lessy, Daily News Staff Writer The New York Daily News and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Camilla Parker Bowles is having more than a bad hair day, according to Mr. Blackwell, the self-proclaimed arbiter of bad taste. Blackwell announced that Prince Charles' favorite lady holds the Top Spot on his 35th worst-dressed list just a few short hours after the announcement that Bowles' long marriage was ending. This is the marriage during which she and the heir apparent spent much time contemplating each other's navels from many positions. Perhaps thinking she might be Queen someday, Blackwell opined: "She looked in the mirror and watched it crack.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | By MARGE PIERCY
Think of a homeless person. What probably comes to mind is a man, middle- aged and ragged, a man alone, without family or social ties, perhaps an ex- mental patient or someone with a drug or alcohol problem. The female counterpart is the bag lady. She is layered in old clothes, pushing a grocery cart or dragging her overloaded shopping bags. As she shuffles along, she mutters to herself. Or she crouches in the doorway of a shop in the early morning, not yet ousted from her refuge.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | By MARK GALLINI
You're dining in a nice restaurant. The lighting is low, the food delicious, the company engaging. Around you, other couples are enjoying the evening as well. But then at a faraway table, what seems to be a homeless woman begins pestering diners for money and liquor. The woman makes her way through the restaurant, becoming louder and louder, wandering unmistakably toward your table. You cringe. Why don't they do something about this? The attention of the whole restaurant bears upon you as the woman in rags locks her eyes onto yours.
NEWS
March 7, 1994 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
Tomorrow, Lillian Metzcher will stand in front of a lot of people and read a short speech on International Women's Day. It's an amazing feat, but she knows she can do it. Only last month the 51- year-old Kensington woman stood before an educational conference in Hershey, Pa. "It was the first time I was outside of Philadelphia," says Metzcher, whose voice conveys pride, excitement, shyness and humility, all at once. She is one of 10 adult students statewide whose accomplishments are cited by the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education.
NEWS
August 7, 1991 | by Ann Gerhart, Daily News Staff Writer The New York Post, New York Daily News, USA Today and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
QUOTE "You never know, and who knows what Mr. Stallone hopes to explore, because Rocky is Mr. Stallone. " - Talia Shire, on the possibility of one more 'Rocky' flick FREAKY CHARGES AGAINST FUNKER Extremely nasty business in Tattleland. Funkster Rick "Super Freak" James stands accused of making like a gangsta-rapper wannabe or worse, after he and his girlfriend allegedly kidnapped a would-be starlet, imprisoned her in their California home, and brandished a red-hot knife to force her into various sex acts.
NEWS
August 7, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and USA Today
Doris Day, perhaps buoyed by Tom Selleck's recent win over the Globe, yesterday filed a $25 million libel suit against the same publication for portraying her as a bag lady in its July 23 issue. "I want to add my voice to those others who are suing the tabloids to reinforce the message that reckless, irresponsible journalism does a disservice to everyone - celebrity victims and innocent readers alike," the former movie star said. The Globe story said that Day, 67, who lives in Carmel, Calif.
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