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February 1, 1991 | By Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
If you liked Kevin Costner's recent big movie "Dances with Wolves," you'll like the new ABC mini-series "Son of the Morning Star. " If you hated "Dances with Wolves," you may find more to like in this TV version of the Plains Indians war, beginning Sunday night at 9 on Channel 6. It's impossible not to compare the two projects, both of which feature socially correct versions of this country's 19th-century warring with Native Americans; gorgeous...
NEWS
May 7, 1989 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
R. Philip Custer, 85, a nationally known cancer researcher who wrote leading textbooks on pathology during his medical career of nearly 60 years, died Wednesday at his home in Narberth. Born in Munhall, Pa., Dr. Custer attended Chestnut Hill Academy and earned his undergraduate degree at Bucknell University before entering Jefferson Medical College, from which he graduated in 1929. After interning at Bryn Mawr Hospital, he did postdoctoral research in Austria in 1930 and again in 1932 as an assistant pathologist at the Institute of Pathology and Anatomy at the University of Innsbruck.
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February 15, 1998 | By Malcolm Garcia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
You are a soldier in the Seventh Cavalry riding into battle with Gen. George Armstrong Custer. His blond hair falls past his shoulders, blowing in the dusty wind. He wears a gold-braided, black velvet uniform and a red scarf. Your leather saddle creaks, and the sky is punctuated by puffs of smoke. Musket fire is unsettlingly near. Custer draws his saber. Trumpeters sound the call to charge and band members play the jaunty Irish tune "Gary Owen," the battle song of the regiment.
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April 23, 1999 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The eerie strains of "Music in the Key of X" could be heard coming from Room 214 at Archbishop Carroll High School one morning this week. The haunting theme from the television series The X-Files was not playing to a new tale from the fringe of reality, though. History students would recognize the subject of the presentation by junior Lawrence James Bender Jr. as the legendary Battle of Little Big Horn, starring Gen. George Custer and Sitting Bull. Other students might quickly peg Bender as a student of history teacher Christopher Kane, who is using music ranging from television theme songs to rap, rock and classical melodies as a way to excite students about the past.
NEWS
January 15, 2013
Evan S. Connell, 88, an adventurous author whose literary explorations ranged from Depression-era Kansas City in the twin novels Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge to Custer's last stand in the history book Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn , was found dead Thursday at his Santa Fe, N.M., apartment, and likely died of old age, his niece Donna Waller said. Mr. Connell was a National Book Award finalist, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a finalist in 2009 for the International Man Booker Award for lifetime achievement.
NEWS
August 24, 1990 | By Christopher Cornell, Special to The Inquirer
Three summer replacement series grind on tonight, and that's about all of the non-rerun lineup, unless you want to stay up late or check out what's on cable, which includes a double shot of Dudley Moore. NEW ATTITUDE (9:30-10 p.m., Ch. 6) - Morris Day is in the spotlight as unstoppable lothario Lamarr, who tonight makes the mistake of loving - then leaving - the wrong woman. Arnetta Walker and Earl Billings co-star. ABC. WISH YOU WERE HERE (9:30-10 p.m., Ch. 10) - This charming summer series continues to surprise.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 14-year-old girl had just been disciplined by her foster parents and sent to her room. She'd get out of the punishment by getting out of the family's apartment. So the teen tied shoe laces and power cords to a heating unit and tried to lower herself out of her eighth-story window onto a garage roof below, Upper Merion Township police said Wednesday. Instead, the girl, whom authorities did not identify, fell to her death. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office ruled it accidental.
NEWS
July 7, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The trap was set. The bait - a small unit of mounted Union troopers - peppered away at gray-clad cavalry east of Gettysburg, as if poking a hornet's nest, then hurriedly galloped off. In hot pursuit, the Confederates rode into the jaws of a large Federal force - and a maelstrom of muzzle flashes, gun smoke, thundering hooves, and whinnying horses. That clash Friday gave thousands of spectators a taste of what war was like 150 years ago, when the young, fair-haired Gen. George Armstrong Custer lured Southerners into an ambush on July 2, 1863, on the road to Hunterstown.
NEWS
May 30, 2014
MANY MILITARY graves in Huntingdon Valley's Forest Hills Cemetery were insultingly without traditional American flags on Memorial Day, a day devoted to those who gave their all. Playing out against the backdrop of the Veterans Administration scandal, it makes you wonder if Americans just give lip service to those who gave real service. Until last year, Montgomery County commissioners supplied about 1,800 American flags to be placed on the graves of veterans at Forest Hills, according to Jimmy Kane.
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May 30, 2014
MANY MILITARY graves in Huntingdon Valley's Forest Hills Cemetery were insultingly without traditional American flags on Memorial Day, a day devoted to those who gave their all. Playing out against the backdrop of the Veterans Administration scandal, it makes you wonder if Americans just give lip service to those who gave real service. Until last year, Montgomery County commissioners supplied about 1,800 American flags to be placed on the graves of veterans at Forest Hills, according to Jimmy Kane.
NEWS
July 7, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The trap was set. The bait - a small unit of mounted Union troopers - peppered away at gray-clad cavalry east of Gettysburg, as if poking a hornet's nest, then hurriedly galloped off. In hot pursuit, the Confederates rode into the jaws of a large Federal force - and a maelstrom of muzzle flashes, gun smoke, thundering hooves, and whinnying horses. That clash Friday gave thousands of spectators a taste of what war was like 150 years ago, when the young, fair-haired Gen. George Armstrong Custer lured Southerners into an ambush on July 2, 1863, on the road to Hunterstown.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 14-year-old girl had just been disciplined by her foster parents and sent to her room. She'd get out of the punishment by getting out of the family's apartment. So the teen tied shoe laces and power cords to a heating unit and tried to lower herself out of her eighth-story window onto a garage roof below, Upper Merion Township police said Wednesday. Instead, the girl, whom authorities did not identify, fell to her death. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office ruled it accidental.
NEWS
January 15, 2013
Evan S. Connell, 88, an adventurous author whose literary explorations ranged from Depression-era Kansas City in the twin novels Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge to Custer's last stand in the history book Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn , was found dead Thursday at his Santa Fe, N.M., apartment, and likely died of old age, his niece Donna Waller said. Mr. Connell was a National Book Award finalist, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a finalist in 2009 for the International Man Booker Award for lifetime achievement.
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February 18, 2009 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John "Jack" DiPompeo, a Newtown Township supervisor and lifelong Republican, took an emotional trip to the Delaware County Bureau of Elections in Media last Friday. Fed up with what he considers bullying by county Republicans, DiPompeo switched parties, making him the first Democrat in recent memory to sit on the Board of Supervisors in Newtown. "It's a very hard thing personally to do," DiPompeo said. "I'm walking away from stuff I've believed in all my life. But my feeling is, really, I didn't desert the party.
SPORTS
June 10, 2008 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The entire Spring-Ford baseball team huddled around reliever Elliot Criss after the game yesterday. People in the Rams' cheering section stood in the bleachers and clapped in unison. A Spring-Ford fan yelled, "This feels like we are going to Disney World!" It was a great moment for everyone associated with the Rams' program as Spring-Ford defeated Hempfield, 9-3, in the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinal at War Memorial Field. The Rams (19-9) advanced to their first state championship appearance.
NEWS
October 9, 2004 | By Seth Borenstein INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
A politically connected start-up firm, awarded a no-bid contract to provide security for Baghdad's airport, defrauded U.S. taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars, two top former workers say in a lawsuit unsealed yesterday. The Bush administration decided not to join the whistle-blowers' civil suit against the company, run by a former Republican congressional candidate. The whistle-blowers' attorney said a Justice Department lawyer had told him that was because the alleged victim was the U.S.-financed and -led Coalition Provisional Authority, not the U.S. government.
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June 15, 2003 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
"Many of the faces had a pained, almost terrified expression. " With vivid and moving description, Edward S. Godfrey wrote about the 265 bodies that he found on a Montana bluff in June 1876 after the Battle of Little Big Horn. He had escaped their fate. "All the bodies, except a few, were stripped of their clothing, according to my recollection nearly all were scalped or mutilated, and there was one notable exception, that of General Custer . . . " Godfrey wrote in one of several articles on the subject.
NEWS
February 6, 2003 | By Jeff Shields INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The contest for dominance on the Montgomery County Commission began to take shape yesterday as Democratic Commissioner Ruth Damsker announced her decision to seek a second term. Damsker, the former Cheltenham Township tax collector, joins Frank X. Custer, press secretary to U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel 3d (D., Montgomery), as the likely Democratic ticket. They will try to cash in on recent election successes to take the majority on the Republican-dominated, three-member commission. "My hope is that the people of Montgomery County will look at my achievements and recognize how much better I could serve them if the Democrats were in a majority position," Damsker said at a courthouse news conference.
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