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May 16, 1991 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
Homeowners in central Delaware County continued to be plagued by break-ins, with three more occurring early Friday, one involving the rape of an Upper Providence woman. Police in that township issued a bulletin alerting residents to lock their doors and windows and to keep their wallets and purses out of view. Accompanying the bulletin, which was stuffed in mailboxes in the vicinity of the break-ins, was a mug shot of Jeffery Andrew Page, 29, who was arrested March 9 and charged with 55 burglaries in the Media-Nether Providence-Upper Providence area since last summer.
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September 10, 1987 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
The burglary of four apartments at a Northeast retirement community last weekend may have been committed by someone who knew that the elderly victims were either deaf or hearing-impaired, police said. On Saturday, four tenants, aged 75 to 86, reported burglaries at their ground-floor apartments at Lafayette Retirement Community, 8580 Verree Rd. A total of about $1,465 in cash and personal items were taken, police said. An attempt was made to break into a fifth apartment, police said.
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July 4, 1990 | By Louis R. Carlozo, Special to The Inquirer
"No witnesses, no fingerprints, no nothing. " That's how Monroe Police Detective Robert Armstrong described the recent wave of daylight burglaries plaguing the township. Lt. Stan Schoenewald says that during the past three months, there have been 8 to 10 incidents involving thieves kicking open the doors to houses in well-populated areas of the township during the daytime. The burglars work fast, Schoenewald said. "People could go out for a few minutes and it could happen.
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September 10, 1987 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
The burglary of four apartments at a Northeast Philadelphia retirement community last weekend may have been committed by someone who knew that the elderly victims were either deaf or hearing-impaired, police said. On Saturday, four tenants, aged 75 to 86, reported burglaries at their ground-floor apartments at Lafayette Retirement Community, 8580 Verree Rd. A total of about $1,465 in cash and personal items were taken, police said. An attempt was made to break into a fifth apartment, police said.
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July 18, 1993 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As Police Capt. Jack Robinson put it, people leave "the damnedest things in their cars. " And the thieves are finding them. During the last 10 days, at least five vans, some with out-of-state license plates, have been broken into by enterprising thieves who are stealing everything from carpenters' and plumbers' tools to cash. Robinson said his department was seeing a rash of van break-ins. Some of the vans are parked at motels and owned by travelers or laborers who come into the area to do a job. "They stay at a motel overnight.
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August 10, 1989 | By Vanessa Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
Members of the Joseph D. Brinkley Square Club had looked forward to becoming a good neighbor in North Philadelphia when they moved in 1985 into a three-story building at the corner of 22d Street and Glenwood Avenue. Ed Gore, president of the club, a civic organization affiliated with the Masons, said the group planned on bringing both aid and cheer to the neighborhood, which like so many in the city is embattled by poverty, drugs and crime. "We wanted to bring something to the community.
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May 26, 1989 | By Michele M. Fizzano, Special to The Inquirer
Thieves have broken into animal shelters in Chester and Delaware Counties four times in the last four months, taking office equipment and pit bulls and in one case scrawling Nazi symbols on doors and walls. Law enforcement authorities think the incidents may be the work of the same group, and the incident at the Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in West Goshen has been tied to a group of neo-Nazi "skinheads" in the Baltimore area, said Detective Sharon Lynn of the West Goshen police.
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April 10, 1988 | By Leslie Florio, Special to The Inquirer
Yeadon residents living near MacDade Boulevard and Church Lane say they have been victimized by a wave of car break-ins and robberies over the last six weeks. Speaking during the public comment portion of Thursday's Borough Council meeting, one resident said that her car had been broken into twice in the last week and another complained of several robberies near Pleasant Road and Highland Avenue. "We've been hit extra hard in the last six weeks," said Dan Brady. "There should be more patrols and more awareness.
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September 9, 1994 | By Wes Conard, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well - even, apparently, if what you happen to be doing is burglary. At least six stores in the Parkway Center Mall in West Goshen were robbed Wednesday night of approximately $6,000, according to police, and the word on most of the merchants' lips the next day was professional. "They were extremely neat," said Alexander Rech, owner of Parkway Hardware, which lost several hundred dollars. "These guys had real class. They were very neat about going into the tills; they didn't break the computers.
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February 4, 1993 | By Steve Boman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
On the afternoon of Sept. 25, Robert Dunseath returned to his home in the 1500 block of Auburn Drive in Bensalem. When he entered his house, he told police, he heard scurrying and saw three teenagers making a beeline away from the house. A rock had been thrown through his kitchen window, and missing from his bedroom were a Gucci watch and a gold chain with a Playboy key charm, he told police. Ten minutes later, Bensalem police arrested three teenagers, breaking up a group that had been responsible for burglarizing a handful of Lower Bucks houses, court records show.
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August 27, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn coach Al Bagnoli will spend his final season guiding the Quakers with serious inexperience at quarterback. Yet Bagnoli, who has guided the Quakers to nine Ivy League titles in his 22 seasons, feels there is great upside under center. During the spring, Bagnoli announced that this would be his final season, and he will be replaced by defensive coordinator Ray Priore. Bagnoli said Monday that if the season were to start today, sophomore Alek Torgersen would be the starting quarterback, and senior Patton Chillura would be No. 2. The season does not begin until Sept.
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July 18, 2014 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
AS THE Sprint Cup series pauses for its midsummer break, a few thoughts are in order: * Six drivers have won 14 of the season's first 19 races. I don't know whether this is good for the series or not. Multiple-race winners proves these drivers and teams have their acts together and will be serious contenders in the Chase. But more winners, such as first-timer Aric Almirola at Daytona this month, are good for the series. With race wins basically determining the 16-driver field for the Chase, there are 11 winners so far. Non-winners such as Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart are likely to win before the Chase begins Sept.
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June 6, 2014 | By Casey Fabris and Bob Moran, Inquirer Staff Writers
The 22-year-old son of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who is serving life in prison for killing fetuses, was shot early Wednesday while allegedly burglarizing a residence in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia, police said. Barron Alexander was shot three times by an occupant inside a house in the 3700 block of Brandywine Street shortly before 7 a.m., police said. He was listed in critical but stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was charged with robbery, burglary, and related offenses.
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March 7, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
A double team kept Aliyah Butts bottled up for most of Wednesday night's game, but the Temple-bound senior delivered when it counted to send No. 7 seed Holy Cross to a 37-27 victory over No. 10 Pingry in the first round of the South Jersey Non-Public A girls' basketball tournament. Butts scored five of her game-high 15 points during an 11-2 fourth quarter, in which the host Lancers turned a one-point lead into the final margin. Butts also nabbed five steals. Juliette Stockton added 11 points and eight rebounds.
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January 14, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the late 1960s, and their plan was to float a banner protesting the Vietnam War above JFK Stadium during the annual Army-Navy Game. So members of Philadelphia Resistance, an antiwar group, contacted William Davidon, an esteemed Haverford physics professor whose opposition to war equaled theirs. Davidon calculated how much helium the balloons needed. He added weights to keep the sign steady. And then he raided his university department's helium supply. On game day, Davidon and his friends gathered in the stadium parking lot and used ropes to guide the banner within view of the stands.
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December 26, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Expensive cars in the front. Cheap cars in the back. John Silva's display strategy has worked well in attracting business to his car dealership in Frankford. But on Monday, a major water main broke across the street, sending water gushing into his car lot and other businesses. "It was all my front line," Silva said Tuesday of his BMW and Mercedes vehicles that were destroyed by the quick-moving current. "My crappy cars were in the back, on the hill. Those were fine. " About 23 million gallons of water broke free from a 106-year-old water main at Frankford and Torresdale Avenues, flooding nearby streets and businesses, including a small ice cream shop and a large CVS. The damage was still being assessed Tuesday.
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December 20, 2013 | By Daniel I. Dorfman, For The Inquirer
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Brandon Marshall has almost 1,200 receiving yards for Chicago this season to go along with 10 touchdowns as he seeks his fifth career Pro Bowl appearance. He also has been overshadowed. Second-year receiver Alshon Jeffery has eclipsed Marshall in his second season in Chicago with 1,265 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, including highlight-reel scores in Chicago's last three games. The receiving combination is one of the main reasons the Bears are on the verge of rewriting their team offensive record book and in position to win the NFC North.
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October 27, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA GUARD Dylan Ennis had to sit out last season after transferring from Rice. Coach Jay Wright was counting on the sophomore to finally help what projected to be a deep backcourt rotation for the Wildcats this season. Now, they will have to wait some more before Ennis, one of four newcomers, can contribute to a team that was picked to finish fourth in the new 10-team Big East Conference. Ennis, who averaged 8.5 points a game in 2011-12 and set a Wildcats freshman record for assists (144)
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October 8, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis and Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writers
  Debbie Campolo's husband came home one day in February to find the front door of their house in Radnor smashed open. The target was clear - her jewelry box sat empty on the bedroom dresser. "They took everything I had, even the stuff my kids made me," said Campolo, a physical therapist who lives near Overbrook Golf Club. Then she talked to three or four neighbors and workout pals who said the same thing had happened to them. And she found out that a few weeks before her break-in, a house three doors down had been hit the same way. "They come in, pull a pillowcase off of a pillow, and then they dump the contents of a jewelry box right in it," Campolo said.
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September 29, 2013 | By Todd Engle, For The Inquirer
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Winless streaks and scoreless streaks have a tendency to die hard. The ball doesn't seem to want to find the net, and winning isn't possible until the ball goes in. The Union killed both streaks on Friday night, beating Sporting Kansas City, 1-0, in front of 19,243 at Sporting Park. The Union's Conor Casey took care of the goal. A flurry in front of the net started when Sporting goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen saved a shot at point-blank range. It ended when Casey stuffed one home from roughly the same distance in the 36th minute.
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