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July 5, 2012 | By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
DENVER - Rains cooled Colorado wildfires Wednesday, but more than a dozen wildfires elsewhere in the West continued chewing through bone-dry pine and brush as firefighters working through the holiday kept a nervous eye for fireworks and other hazards. Wildfires in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado sent haze and smoke across Colorado's Front Range, prompting air-quality health advisories as firefighters warned of growing fires in sparsely populated areas. In Colorado Springs, there was good news in the fight against the most destructive fire in state history.
NEWS
January 22, 2012 | By P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press
DENVER - A missing 9-year-old girl escaped from an apparent kidnapper and called 911 herself from a convenience store in Colorado Springs on Friday. The Pueblo girl was reported missing Thursday night after she didn't return home from school. The suspect, Jose Garcia, 29, is also a suspect in an alleged molestation involving a different girl, Pueblo Police Capt. Eric Bravo said. The car of the accused kidnapper broke down Friday morning in Colorado Springs, and a passerby gave them a ride to a Circle K store, police said.
NEWS
June 15, 2013 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Remains of two people have been found in an area burned by a wildfire that has destroyed at least 360 houses northeast of Colorado Springs. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said one person who was reported missing Wednesday was found safe, but crews on Thursday found the remains of another person reported missing. About an hour later they found the remains of a second person, he said. The number of homes destroyed by the voracious wildfire, driven in all directions by shifting winds, was likely to climb as the most destructive blaze in Colorado history burned for a third day through miles of tinder-dry woods.
NEWS
June 29, 2012 | By P. Solomon Banda and Thomas Peipert, Associated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A raging Colorado wildfire that forced tens of thousands to flee destroyed an estimated 346 homes this week, making it the most destructive fire in the state's history, officials said Thursday. From above, the destruction becomes painfully clear: Rows and rows of houses were reduced to smoldering ashes even as some homes just feet away survived largely intact. On one street, all but three houses had burned to their foundations, said Ryan Schneider, whose home was still standing in a neighborhood where 51 others were destroyed.
NEWS
June 15, 2013 | By Dan Elliott, Associated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Authorities lifted evacuations in a wide swath of terrain outside Colorado Springs on Friday as they said a surprise rain shower helped them expand containment of a wildfire that has destroyed 400 homes. Just one day after clearing out the Flying Horse neighborhood in northern Colorado Springs, officials allowed people back into at least 1,000 houses. They also reopened an eastern swath of the Black Forest area in El Paso County. Incident Commander Rich Harvey said the Black Forest Fire, the most destructive in Colorado history, is 30 percent contained.
NEWS
June 25, 2012 | By Thomas Peipert, Associated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Wildfires moved in on some of Colorado's most popular summer tourist destinations over the weekend, demolishing nearly two dozen homes near Rocky Mountain National Park and emptying hotels and campgrounds at the base of Pikes Peak. A wildfire near Colorado Springs erupted and grew out of control to more than 3 square miles early Sunday, prompting the evacuation of more than 11,000 residents and an unknown number of tourists. On Saturday, a blaze destroyed 21 structures near the mountain community of Estes Park, where many visitors stay while visiting the park.
NEWS
April 11, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A self-described ordained preacher faces the prospect of life in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to federal charges that he helped detain, abuse, and exploit mentally disabled people held captive in what has become known as Philadelphia's Tacony dungeon case. Eddie Ray Wright, 54, became the second of five defendants to plead guilty in a scheme whose alleged ringleader, Linda Ann Weston, is charged with defrauding the Social Security Administration by targeting, confining, and abusing people while stealing their disability benefits.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sometimes as a youngster in the small Kenyan village where his family farmed, Abraham Kiprop Rutto would look up toward the clear sky and see a passing airplane. Though his future figured to be as earthbound as his father's, the boy dreamed that one day such a plane would carry him to strange new lands, no small ambition for a rural African youngster. Soon he found a way. "My friends were running and going abroad in planes," Rutto said. "And I said, 'I want to fly in one and go abroad so I will run too.' " Rutto ran so hard he eventually caught up with his dream.
NEWS
December 2, 2015 | By Will Bunch, Daily News Columnist
THE DETAILS of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo. are simply awful. On a fall afternoon, a white male in the Rocky Mountain city of 445,000 people carrying a semiautomatic rifle as well as a gas can began firing at innocent civilians. He killed three people, including a decorated Army veteran; friends noted the irony that the victim had survived duty in Iraq only to be gunned down on the streets of what Money magazine once called "The Best Place to Live" in America. The gunman then turned his weaponry on law enforcement, engaging in a gunbattle with cops while the three people whom he shot lay dying.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chittaranjan "Chitu" Shantilal Shah, 66, of Norristown, an engineer and respected member of the Indian community in the Pennsylvania suburbs, died Monday, Dec. 15, of unknown causes after collapsing at his home. Born in Mumbai, India, Mr. Shah earned a bachelor's degree in engineering at the Jai Hind College of the University of Mumbai, then came to the United States seeking to better himself and provide a bright future for his family. "My father was an amazing and kind man who has been in this area for over 40 years," said daughter Megha Shah Fitzpatrick.
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FOOD
June 3, 2016
Makes 4 to 6 servings 1 small ripe watermelon, rind removed, diced into 1/4-inch cubes 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, diced into 1/4-inch chunks 8 large fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 heads Belgian endive 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 1. Combine the watermelon, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl. Allow the mixture to marinate in the refrigerator up to 30 minutes. 2. Take the fresh endive and carefully peel off each leaf one by one until you reach the small leaves at the core.
NEWS
May 11, 2016
By Michelle Nunn The saying goes that those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it. But I fear that people who aren't familiar with one remarkable chapter in American history will be doomed not to repeat it. And it bears repeating. This chapter launched from right here in Philadelphia in the wake of World War II, when the cargo ship American Traveller left carrying 15,000 boxes of food for families clinging to survival in war-torn Europe. The shipment had been organized by a new humanitarian group called CARE.
NEWS
April 23, 2016
"One fine day, in a fit of euphoria, after he had picked up the telephone and taken an order for zero-coupon bonds that had brought him a $50,000 commission, just like that, this very phrase had bubbled up into his brain. On Wall Street he and a few others -- how many? - three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? - had become precisely that ... Masters of the Universe. " - "Bonfire of the Vanities," Tom Wolfe Donald Trump, a man about town in Manhattan, doubtless fancies himself a Master of the Universe.
SPORTS
February 29, 2016
Lindsey Vonn suffered a minor fracture in her left knee Saturday during a World Cup super-G crash in El Tarter, Andorra, but didn't rule out her start in a combined event the next day. "Got caught in the soft snow today and crashed pretty hard," Vonn wrote on Facebook. "I will wait and see how I feel tomorrow to decide if I can race. " Vonn appeared on the start list for the super-G portion of Sunday's combined event, released by the International Ski Federation. Chasing her fifth title, Vonn was leading the overall World Cup standings going into the race, 23 points ahead of Lara Gut . SOCCER The Union capped their 2016 preseason by beating Toronto FC, 1-0, on Saturday, finishing play at the Suncoast Invitational tournament in St. Petersberg, Fla. C.J. Sapong scored the game-winning goal in the 60th minute after intercepting a bad pass from the Toronto defense.
NEWS
January 1, 2016
HAWAII Executive action on guns expected President Obama is expected to take executive action next week to expand background checks on gun sales, according to an individual whose gun-control advocacy group has been briefed by administration officials about the timing. The person was not authorized to discuss details before the announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. White House officials would not confirm the timing. Spokesman Eric Schultz said the president would prefer that Congress act, but he knows that prospect is unlikely.
NEWS
December 4, 2015
I DIDN'T KILL three people at Planned Parenthood. I didn't wake up one morning, forget to take my meds, get my fill at some of my favorite pornographic websites, smoke a few joints, load up my (probably registered) semi-automatic, pull out my map, get in my car, drive toward the clinic in Colorado Springs and take aim. I didn't scream about Jesus to my neighbors while cheating on my significant other-of-the-moment, produce numerous children with numerous partners, abuse my spouse, gamble, or call people who kill abortionists "heroes.
NEWS
December 2, 2015 | By Will Bunch, Daily News Columnist
THE DETAILS of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo. are simply awful. On a fall afternoon, a white male in the Rocky Mountain city of 445,000 people carrying a semiautomatic rifle as well as a gas can began firing at innocent civilians. He killed three people, including a decorated Army veteran; friends noted the irony that the victim had survived duty in Iraq only to be gunned down on the streets of what Money magazine once called "The Best Place to Live" in America. The gunman then turned his weaponry on law enforcement, engaging in a gunbattle with cops while the three people whom he shot lay dying.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sometimes as a youngster in the small Kenyan village where his family farmed, Abraham Kiprop Rutto would look up toward the clear sky and see a passing airplane. Though his future figured to be as earthbound as his father's, the boy dreamed that one day such a plane would carry him to strange new lands, no small ambition for a rural African youngster. Soon he found a way. "My friends were running and going abroad in planes," Rutto said. "And I said, 'I want to fly in one and go abroad so I will run too.' " Rutto ran so hard he eventually caught up with his dream.
SPORTS
September 27, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
JORDAN HICKS has a hard time remembering exactly how old he was when his parents got divorced, but he knows he was very young. Growing up, he didn't know any different. After the separation, Hicks and his mother, Kelly Justice, stayed in Indianapolis for a few years, then moved to South Carolina, where they remained until Hicks reached the fifth grade. Hicks' father, Scott, who played basketball at Notre Dame from 1984 to '87, stayed behind in Indianapolis, where he's now the head varsity basketball coach at Broad Ripple Magnet High School.
SPORTS
September 3, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The first time, Matt Szczur said, it kind of catches you off guard. You make the big leagues out of spring training, but April is barely half over when you're called into the manager's office. The general manager is in there, too, they're telling you that they want you to get regular at-bats, that they're real happy with you, but that you're going back to triple A. It's not a shock anymore. Szczur, the former Villanova football all-American and baseball star from Lower Cape May High School, now 26 years old, has shuttled between the Chicago Cubs and their top farm club 10 times this season.
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