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June 20, 2008
WHY DOES the Daily News provide a forum for morons? Mr. Carchidi asked how we know that Obama isn't a "closet Muslim. " Also why Barack doesn't use his middle name. (Kenneth doesn't use his.) Obama isn't a closet anything. Neither is Mr. Carchidi - he's an open hate- monger. Bryan Flannery, Chalfont
NEWS
March 4, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Barbara Spiro-Ryan's closet is not really a closet. It's more like a room that's part pink-floral French country boudoir, part fashion museum. There is no denying that Spiro-Ryan, a retired senior vice president of institutional advancement at Drexel University, has fabulous clothes. No woman could ignore her airy Jason Wu dresses, full-length fur-trimmed Oscar de la Renta coats, or soft leather Rachel Roy jackets. The Louis Vuitton bags in sizes big, bigger and biggest are nothing to sneeze at, either.
NEWS
January 24, 1987
The Smithsonian Institution - which for good reason also is known as the "Nation's Attic" - announced that during 1986 it had acquired 942,000 new items for its extensive collection. Joining existing artifacts - such as Gen. P.H. Sheridan's stuffed horse, Dorothy's ruby slippers and a 1935 Girl Scout uniform - were old pieces of the Brooklyn Bridge, 10,000 Scandinavian moths and butterflies, the personal papers of Playboy illustrator Alberto Vargas, 300 calculators and President Warren G. Harding's top hat. News reports of these eclectic acquisitions arrived at a household we know just in time for the annual event, known there as The Expedition to the Back of the Closet, subtitled This Year We Have to Throw Something Out. The coincidence did not go unnoted.
NEWS
February 20, 2001 | Deb Woodell
The conversation turned to the subject of gay film director John Waters. I mentioned that I saw him once, riding a bike in Provincetown, Mass., where he was attending a film festival. I didn't mention the g-word - you know, the three-letter word that should have come right before the word "film," most often accompanied by the l-word. The conversation took place last week on the college campus where I teach, and somehow, the little censor inside my head thought maybe I'd be promoting some sort of gay agenda in a setting where it didn't need to come up. The closet is a funny place.
NEWS
June 17, 1993 | BY JAY LUCAS AND MARK KAPLAN
During the Senate hearings on gays in the military, Sen. Sam Nunn proposed a compromise: " . . . this issue could be resolved along the lines 'We don't ask any questions, and you don't give any answers.' " His proposal is the very arrangement currently crumbling in corporate America. The senator's proposal to continue to allow homosexuals to serve if they stay in the closet has been the unspoken agreement in American business for many years. Most companies didn't want to know such information, and most corporate employees agreed not to provide it. Why is this arrangement collapsing in the military and many U.S. corporations?
SPORTS
July 9, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Green Bay Packers rookie fullback Najeh Davenport was arrested yesterday, accused of breaking into a university dormitory in Miami and defecating in a woman's closet. Davenport, 23, surrendered to police and was charged with a second-degree felony count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. The fourth-round draft pick out of the University of Miami was wanted on a warrant issued in April. He was released yesterday from a Miami-Dade County jail after posting a $6,500 bond.
NEWS
April 7, 1996 | By Karen E. Quinones Miller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The body of a 33-year-old woman who had been missing about a week was found yesterday in the bedroom closet of her Southwest Philadelphia apartment, police said. Police said Cathy Lofton, of South 52d Street, had been strangled. She had been the subject of an intense search by family members for several days, police said. Lofton's boyfriend, Thomas Morris, 33, of the 700 block of South 51st Street, was arrested a few blocks from his home yesterday and charged with her murder.
NEWS
December 28, 1995 | by Marisol Bello, Daily News Staff Writer
Robin Daniels's captivity inside closets started long before her boyfriend was arrested on charges that he kept her locked in one for up to 20 hours at a time, surrounded by buckets of her urine and feces, for two years. The boyfriend, Hiram Thelmon, told a psychiatrist that he'd been locking Daniels in closets when he went to work since the couple moved into their first apartment, Dr. Mark Sageman testified yesterday at Thelmon's trial. Thelmon, 29, is on trial before Common Pleas Judge Arnold New, charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and related charges for allegedly locking Daniels in a closet of a room at the Kesmon Hotel for two years.
NEWS
October 9, 1999 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thanks to a Main Line consignor who is remodeling, Barry Slosberg's two-day "quality" auction today and tomorrow has some better-than-average European furniture. The top piece of furniture, however, is American, a large corner closet that came from the house of the 18th-century printer Christopher Sauer. "It oozes age," Slosberg said this week at his gallery in Port Richmond as he went over some of the details of its workmanship, including its double arch, 16-glass-paned doors.
NEWS
March 11, 1996 | BY ANTHONY GREEN
Where is debate within journalistic circles about the political correctness of some of the reporting about John du Pont's homosexual secret life. Why did he invest so heavily in a wrestling center at his estate? And before that in swimming and with the police? Was it sincere interest in law enforcement and sport? Or was it to be among all those big, hulking men? Was the crotch hold a real wrestling move or an unwanted sexual invitation? Was he buying sex from some of those athletes?
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SPORTS
March 25, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
Three men walked into a closet. If that sounds like the setup to a joke, it isn't. Instead, it's the odd beginning to a central moment in one of the most serious episodes in NCAA basketball tournament history. When, on March 30, 1981, Big East commissioner Dave Gavitt huddled in a Spectrum closet with the coaches from that night's national championship game - Indiana's Bob Knight and North Carolina's Dean Smith - they were hoping, amid the mops and brooms, to help the NCAA avoid a public relations mess.
NEWS
March 14, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
At the airport, passengers are warned, never leave your personal belongings unattended. A Republic Airlines pilot evidently didn't heed that advice and left his gun in an unattended bag in a men's restroom at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday morning, police said. Five minutes after he left the restroom about 9 a.m., he realized he had left his satchel, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan said. When the pilot returned to the restroom, his bag wasn't there.
BUSINESS
February 29, 2016
Take a trip to Japan and you're floored by the health-minded fastidiousness of the culture. Cab drivers wear white gloves, place lace doilies on the backseat head rests. Courteous cold sufferers hide behind a gauze mask to contain their germs. Hotel guests find slippers at their door (so please remove your dirty shoes). And most fascinating, when venturing into a hotel or even a public bathroom, visitors are greeted by an auto-washing toilet seat, most often bearing the Toto brand name Washlet, inviting you to enjoy a hands-free, paper-free, hyper-cleansing potty visit that's weird and wonderful at the same time.
NEWS
November 11, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
PHOTOS OF the bodies of Atlanta Deveney and her 12-year-old son - found among burned, charred debris in the back bedroom closet of their apartment in Wissinoming - were displayed on a large screen at the murder trial of the man accused of killing them. The boy, Elijah Rosado, had been wrapped in a sheet. After he was taken out of the closet, a close-up photo was taken, showing a knife protruding from his neck. Another knife was embedded deep in his left side, plunged into his rib cage.
NEWS
August 7, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I am a 50-year-old gay man, out of the closet for 10 years. Throughout my life I have had to deal with low self-esteem and other issues. When I came out, my life changed dramatically for the better. However, I have never been in any kind of relationship. I never had a girlfriend when I was trying to pass for straight, nor have I ever had a boyfriend. Outside of immediate family, no one has ever said "I love you" to me. I'm the type of person who is instantly "friend-zoned.
NEWS
November 27, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
James Wagner's family had prepared a glorious ceremony for his remains. His grandchildren, son, daughter, and other loved ones would gather in Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor, Mich., and place his ashes in a monument wall in September 2015. The remains of his widow, who is in deteriorating health, eventually would be placed next to his. The family would then attend a football game at the University of Michigan, where they said Wagner played as a guard in the 1950s. There's just one problem: The urn containing James Wagner's ashes is missing.
NEWS
April 28, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a closeted Temple University student in 1950, Edith Windsor could not have imagined the reception she would receive at her alma mater in 2014: an award for her activism; a standing ovation from a large, adoring crowd; a presentation from the mayor. Windsor, now 84, won the lawsuit that toppled the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and has been called the matriarch of the gay-rights movement. Sharp, stylish, trim, and funny, Windsor enjoyed every moment of her tribute at the university, including Mayor Nutter handing her a miniature, working Liberty Bell and proclaiming Saturday "Edie Windsor Day" in Philadelphia.
SPORTS
December 2, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Mike Turner nearly forgot about the tiny bedroom closet in his late father-in-law's house. Chick Galloway, a shortstop for nine seasons with Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's, had built the house in Clinton, S.C., in 1926, the year Turner was born. Since the former ballplayer's death in 1969, two of Turner's daughters have occupied the Spanish-style dwelling adjacent to Presbyterian College's campus. Now his youngest daughter, in the midst of a divorce, is making plans to sell the longtime family residence.
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Sean Murphy and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press
MOORE, Okla. - Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children. Scientists concluded the storm was a rare and extraordinarily powerful type of twister known as an EF5, ranking it at the top of the scale used to measure tornado strength. Those twisters are capable of lifting reinforced buildings off the ground, hurling cars like missiles, and stripping trees free of bark.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
IF YOU'VE BEEN paying attention to the deadly collapse of the Bangladesh garment factory, you know our dirty laundry just got dirtier. Like a lot of you, I've followed the April 24 tragedy that, at last count, has claimed more than 1,000 lives. I was haunted by the heartbreaking photo of the couple found under debris in a final embrace. I was amazed at the rescue of the seamstress who lived 17 days trapped in the rubble. But it was all from afar. Until I went to my basement to do laundry, and noticed the tags on my clothes.
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