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April 25, 1993 | By Sabrina Walters, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
They gathered quietly outside the Oaklyn Public School in Camden County, where 10-year-old Tracy Joy Connors had been a a student. There were many children among them. "I still think about it," said Nicole Maier, 14, a ninth grader at Oaklyn, as dusk fell yesterday. "I was close to Tracy. I feel like I'm here for her. " Maier was among about 50 people who stood outside the school in a candlelight vigil sponsored by the South Jerey Chapter of Women Against Rape. They stood to honor and remember Tracy, who was raped and slain last month.
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February 6, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 75 people gathered Monday night at Our Lady of Grace Church in Penndel for a candlelight vigil to pray for the recovery of Matt Cruz, a Neshaminy High School sophomore who was injured Saturday night in a bus crash in Boston. Cruz, 16, one of 42 Bucks County residents on the bus that struck an overpass after a tour of Harvard University, was in critical condition Monday at Boston Medical Center, according to a hospital representative. The extent of his injuries was not clear.
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October 25, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers
RELATIVES of Saanvi Venna sat, their faces aglow in soft candlelight, as a Hindu priest led them and about 200 supporters in prayer Wednesday night during a vigil at King of Prussia's Heuser Park - an offering made in hopes that baby Saanvi, abducted on Monday, would be brought home safely. "I think the police are trying everything they can," said Vijaya Reddy, a cousin of 10-month-old Saanvi's father. "I just want her to be returned safe to us. " Saanvi was in her grandmother's care Monday, when someone entered their sixth-floor home in the Marquis Apartments, on Dekalb Pike near Kings Circle, killed the grandmother, Satayvathi Venna, 61, and kidnapped Saanvi.
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December 29, 2011 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Each November, when Sister Helen Cole starts planning her annual candlelight vigil to remember Camden's homicide victims, she starts with the latest death and works backward, setting aside an hour for each person. She mails letters of invitation to victims' relatives and hopes the death toll doesn't rise. But each year, a handful of people are killed after the vigil is planned. Last year, a 31-year-old man was killed during the final day of the vigil, and he was remembered, too, sharing an hour with another victim.
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October 28, 1997 | by Julie Knipe Brown, Daily News Staff Writer
At twilight last night, 100 mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil in memory of an innocent family murdered last week when their North Philadelphia home was firebombed. For a few short hours, the dark, blighted streets of boarded-up rowhouses were washed by the tears of neighbors who came together to clasp hands, to pray and to hope. "We've come to believe that God is going to take care of it in his own time," said Patricia Jones, who lost her invalid mother, two daughters and two grandchildren in Friday's blaze.
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September 4, 1996 | By Christian Davenport, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
School orientation is today and classes don't officially start until tomorrow, but yesterday was a long day for Radnor teachers. At 7 in the morning, before entering Wayne Elementary School for meetings, they congregated at Wayne United Methodist Church for an update from union leaders on contract negotiations with the school board. Then, at 3:30 in the afternoon, wearing stickers that read "Solidarity works," they gathered outside the district's administration building for 25 minutes to show their support for union leaders.
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November 28, 2006 | By Vernon Clark INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Friday night car crash in West Conshohocken that claimed the lives of three young Philadelphia men has been ruled an accident, but investigators are working to determine the cause. Montgomery County Coroner Jeanne M. Ottinger said yesterday that the fatalities were the result of multiple trauma. The car was traveling at "a high rate of speed" when it slammed into a utility pole, Ottinger said. She could not say how fast the car was traveling on River Road. The crash is being investigated by West Conshohocken police.
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May 27, 1994 | By Jeff Gelles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Huntley Collins contributed to this article
They were sheltered from the rain by a canopy of trees, but not from the harsher elements of Pennsylvania politics and bureaucracy. So last night, the 10 remaining hunger strikers at Betak, the AIDS nursing home in West Mount Airy that faces a shutdown in two weeks for lack of funds, said they were ready to meet them head-on. During a candlelight vigil joined by about 100 supporters, the strikers renewed their vow to continue their group fast "until somebody in authority can come up here on this porch and say that Betak shall live," as David Fair put it. Yesterday, two strikers dropped out, their health too fragile.
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March 14, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A candlelight vigil was held Thursday evening on the West Philadelphia basketball court where fallen Officer Robert Wilson III played as child, just a short walk from where he was raised by his grandparents on Millick Street. His sister, Shakíra Wilson-Burroughs, briefly addressed the 200 people gathered at 61st Street and Baltimore Avenue, thanking them for their support. "Not only did we lose our brother," she said, "we lost a big part of our family, a big part of our neighborhood.
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March 10, 2015 | By Mari Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cayman Naib was described as a "thoughtful, bright, fun-loving" student at a candlelight vigil only hours after searchers found him dead, nearly completely covered in snow, in a shallow creek on a remote edge of his parents' Delaware County property. The 13-year-old eighth grader's dimpled grin and shock of dark hair had become familiar in recent days to the hundreds of searchers who braved bitter cold hoping to find him alive after he left home Wednesday night hours before the season's worst snowstorm.
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January 21, 2015 | *By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday night at a Browns Mills church to mourn for a baby killed when her mother allegedly doused her with an accelerant and set her afire. The mother, Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, was arrested Friday night and charged with murdering her newborn. Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, is in the Burlington County Minimum Security Facility with bail set at $500,000, and will have her first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Richard Esher, who heads the Browns Mills United Methodist Church, said a resident who is grieving the loss of his own baby had approached him about hosting the vigil.
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February 6, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 75 people gathered Monday night at Our Lady of Grace Church in Penndel for a candlelight vigil to pray for the recovery of Matt Cruz, a Neshaminy High School sophomore who was injured Saturday night in a bus crash in Boston. Cruz, 16, one of 42 Bucks County residents on the bus that struck an overpass after a tour of Harvard University, was in critical condition Monday at Boston Medical Center, according to a hospital representative. The extent of his injuries was not clear.
SPORTS
January 23, 2013 | Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE - Flowers and mementos left by supporters adorned Joe Paterno's gravesite Tuesday, a year after the longtime Penn State coach's death, while at the spot where a bronze statue of him used to stand, a makeshift sign of cardboard flapped in a cold wind. "Joseph Paterno. Always remembered. Always a legend," read the sign outside Beaver Stadium and attached to a tree with white wire. The Hall of Fame coach died of lung cancer Jan. 22, 2012, at age 85. Besides the bouquets and signs, at least 150 supporters also marked the anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil on a frigid evening at a downtown State College mural that includes a depiction of Paterno.
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November 18, 2012
Kiera Missanelli is a senior journalism major at Pennsylvania State University Growing up, Penn State's magic was summed up to me in two words: hot chocolate . As a child of a Penn State dad, I was told stories of the magical land of State College on game day. The skies were gray, the clouds low, the autumn trees in brilliant shades of orange and red, and the air chilly. But nothing could defeat a great football team - nor the passion of its fans. My dad lured me in. "When we go to a football game," he said, "you can get a big mug of hot chocolate.
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November 16, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pottsgrove High School will hold a memorial service and candlelight vigil Friday afternoon for Timothy Paciello, the 16-year-old who was killed this week when a car struck him as he crossed the street. The service will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning with a brief assembly in the auditorium of the school where Paciello was a student. Aftewrward, candles will be lit in the band entrance parking lot. Parking is available in the rear lot near the band entrance. The school is encouraging participants to bring candles and wear purple, Paciello's favorite color, for the event.
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November 13, 2012 | By Tom Lobianco and Charles Wilson, Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - The owner of one of the homes that exploded in Indianapolis said Monday that a problem furnace could be to blame for the blast that killed two people and damaged dozens of homes so severely that officials say they must be demolished. John Shirley, 50, of Noblesville, told the Associated Press that his daughter sent him a text message last week saying the furnace in the home where she lives with her mother and her mother's boyfriend had gone out they had to stay at hotel.
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October 26, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer and Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writers
Satayvathi Venna, the 61-year-old grandmother found dead in a King of Prussia apartment Tuesday, was killed by "incised wounds to the neck and chest," Montgomery County coroner Walter Hofman said late Thursday. Meanwhile, Venna's 10-month-old granddaughter, Saanvi, was still missing. On Thursday, the reward for Saanvi's return rose from $30,000 to $50,000, and the investigation into the murder and abduction continued. The crimes have generated international attention, but few public revelations about what happened in the apartment.
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