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March 8, 1994 | by Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Barbara Laker contributed to this report
Death's gloom scattered across the city yesterday. Murderers and their guns stole three men's lives. A woman's life ended mysteriously in a trash heap swarming with seagulls. And in all this mayhem, cops said they had no suspects. The day's death toll began at 1:35 a.m. when Allan Gissette, 19, was mowed down inside his house on Dickinson Street near 5th in South Philadelphia. Somebody had blasted him under the left arm, sending a bullet through his chest and out the other side, said police.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2012 | BY GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
WHEN FOUR adults attempt to mediate a playground dispute, it all goes desperately wrong in Roman Polanski's bitter comedy "Carnage. " The pic is claustrophobic by design - four characters, one apartment - but we're trapped in this small space with a pretty enviable cast. Mike and Penelope (John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster) are the concerned parents of a boy wounded in a scuffle among grade-school lads. They invite the parents (Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz) of the perp for a "friendly" exchange, and all four attempt to hammer out the wording and circumstances of a formal apology (any parent knows what a terrible idea this is)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1993 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
When Philippe De Broca directed King of Hearts in 1966, the carnage in Vietnam was growing worse and the film's spirited assault on the lunacies of war found a receptive young audience that made it an art-house staple for years. There was assuredly nothing new in the assertion that the line between madness and sanity is blurred and shifting. When placed in the context of World War I, the conflict that redefined mindless slaughter, the line seems non-existent. De Broca dramatizes this idea through the mission of a Scottish soldier (Alan Bates)
NEWS
April 17, 1995 | by Nicole Weisensee, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Don Russell contributed to this report
Four shootings in three weeks have left five people dead, five others wounded and a West Philadelphia neighborhood fearing all-out war. The bloody wave of death crashed again this weekend with the machine-gun murder of 17-year-old Walter Williams, leaving in its wake another grieving Mantua family and dread that the carnage is connected. At least three of the shootings may be related, according to cops, who are investigating whether drugs sparked the deadly attacks. Meanwhile, fear roams the streets.
NEWS
February 3, 1994
Hey, what can we tell you? We messed up. You take that chance whenever you say something nice about the Pennsylvania Legislature. We keep hoping it's not the nest of boodlers, thieves and reprobates whose votes are for rent (sale would preclude auctioning them off) everybody thinks it is. Silly us. After we praised them in December for taking a step toward rational gun laws, they ruined it by coming back from holiday. In the meantime, the gun lobby had its way with our remarkably complaisant legislators.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2012 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two 11-year-old boys in a park. One of them says something (or doesn't), the other one takes a stick and bashes him. Whack! Two teeth are toast. That's what happens before the Tony-winning play God of Carnage begins, before the two sets of parents sit down to meet each other and discuss the - how do you say? - incident . Before the adult bashing begins. "Fortunately, there is still such a thing as the art of coexistence, isn't there?" says the bashed boy's mom - and you know, you just know, that the stage of the Walnut Street Theatre is bound to become a battleground.
NEWS
December 17, 2012 | Daily News staff and wire reports
A mournful President Obama said during his visit to Newtown, Conn., on Sunday that the nation is failing to keep its children safe, pledging that change must come after an elementary-school massacre left 20 children dead. "What choice do we have?" Obama said. "Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?" In a vigil for the fallen, in a moment of grief that spread around the world, Obama conceded that none of his words would match the sorrow.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER CULTURE CRITIC
Another day, another life-changing Rashomon. The scene set by the new Megan Mostyn-Brown play The Bends presents a typical collection of 30-ish professionals in middle-class Chicago, eating conventional guacamole - but with hugely different recollections of a seismic event that sent them careening away from each other. For all its nonthreatening surfaces, the story unfolding at Saturday's Flashpoint Theatre Company opening is a serious descendant of The Visit (successful woman returns home where men have done her wrong)
NEWS
June 28, 2011 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
ANDREW W. NIX JR. used to say that he fought two enemies in World War II: Nazism and racism. After the war began, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Andrew tried to enlist in the Marine Corps. He was turned down because he was black. When he finally entered the Army, he was assigned to a service battalion because the military brass believed that blacks couldn't fight, even though they had been fighting for their country since the Revolution. Despite constant episodes of racism during his Army career, Andrew Nix, who came home to Philadelphia to found a prominent funeral home, saw more than his share of combat and returned with a chest full of medals.
NEWS
February 5, 2012
Movies Exit Strategy Incompatibility becomes a relationship stumbling block after an evicted man moves in with his girlfriend of three months. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island A teen and his stepfather bond while on a mysterious island attempting to rescue its lone human inhabitant. Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, and Michael Caine star. Safe House See Steven Rea's review on H2. Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace in 3D The first prequel from George Lucas' classic sci-fi series is back, in 3-D. Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, and Natalie Portman star.
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July 13, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Dejenaba Gordon, 33, of Lindenwold, had a question for the police and community leaders gathered in Gloucester County on Monday evening in the aftermath of the deadly, racially charged sniper attack on police in Dallas. "I'm glad that this is happening," Gordon said to the room, and then, addressing the dozen police officers present, she added, "But my question is, when Alton Sterling was shot, did you gather and have a conversation about what's happening in the black community? What do we need to do to ensure our community feels comfortable?"
NEWS
June 7, 2016 | By Edward Colimore, For The Inquirer
A few blocks from his Margate, N.J., home, the beach is busy with vacationers baking in the sun, playing in the waves. But when Bernard Friedenberg closes his eyes at night, he sees another sandy shore - a nightmarish place 3,000 miles away that won't let him go, not even after 72 years. Friedenberg tosses and turns in his sleep, he repeats military jargon, and tries to jump from his bed, as if again exiting the landing craft that brought him to Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The Army medic's lifesaving "work began" the moment he crawled out of the surf - and onto the killing ground that was Normandy, France.
NEWS
September 13, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Shot twice in the face by two men on bicycles as he changed a car tire, Omar Gabaretta, 34, died Sunday and was brought to the morgue in this steamy city, which has the world's highest homicide rate. On Monday, his cousin Claudia, 28 and pregnant, went there in a red pickup with a simple, black-painted coffin to claim his body. Distraught and not eager to talk, she said she did not know why her cousin, a machinist, was killed. He was the first in his family to die violently, she said, and he now is part of a familiar story.
NEWS
February 26, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sean Duffy didn't even hear the warning crack! of the tree branch breaking. But when it fell just behind where he was clearing the snow at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, the facilities manager ran inside for another piece of equipment: A hard hat. Not long after, the Roxborough center posted a notice on its door and its website: Trails closed. Even as temperatures warm and snows melt, the region's nature centers and others with big tracts of woods are still dealing with the tree carnage.
NEWS
September 9, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
SOME PEOPLE in City Hall are saying that city Treasurer Nancy Winkler must be "out of her mind with grief" over the death of her daughter, Anne Bryan, 24. Otherwise she wouldn't do what no other city employee who serves at the mayor's behest would be reckless enough to do: She has started an online petition that drops a gauntlet at her boss' feet. Specifically, Winkler's petition on change.org calls on Mayor Nutter, City Council President Darrell Clarke and the Salvation Army to fund a memorial park at the southeast corner of 22nd and Market streets.
NEWS
April 17, 2013 | BY SAM DONNELLON
THE 1996 ATLANTA Olympic Park bombing. The World Trade Center massacre. The London subway bombing. The stabbing death of a U.S. citizen during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Newtown. Three dead and, at last count, more than 140 injured in Monday's bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. That's our world. These are timelines my three children will use to mark their ascent into adulthood, just as the deaths of JFK, RFK and MLK, and the attempted assassinations of Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan marked mine.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER CULTURE CRITIC
Another day, another life-changing Rashomon. The scene set by the new Megan Mostyn-Brown play The Bends presents a typical collection of 30-ish professionals in middle-class Chicago, eating conventional guacamole - but with hugely different recollections of a seismic event that sent them careening away from each other. For all its nonthreatening surfaces, the story unfolding at Saturday's Flashpoint Theatre Company opening is a serious descendant of The Visit (successful woman returns home where men have done her wrong)
NEWS
February 26, 2013 | BY DERRICK MOORE, Daily News Staff Writer moored@phillynews.com, 215-854-5904
COMPARED WITH last year's bloody start - when the city's homicide rate reached nearly a murder a day - this year's tally is off to a dramatically better start. Through Thursday, the city recorded 29 homicides so far in 2013 - a 40 percent decrease from a staggering 48 slayings as of the same date last year. This year's total is actually the lowest at this point in any year since at least 2006. City Public Safety Director Michael Resnick credits a number of new crime-fighting strategies with the year's early signs of progress - a nagging black eye for Philadelphia that's consistently higher than rates in many other large U.S. cities.
NEWS
December 17, 2012 | Daily News staff and wire reports
A mournful President Obama said during his visit to Newtown, Conn., on Sunday that the nation is failing to keep its children safe, pledging that change must come after an elementary-school massacre left 20 children dead. "What choice do we have?" Obama said. "Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?" In a vigil for the fallen, in a moment of grief that spread around the world, Obama conceded that none of his words would match the sorrow.
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