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May 3, 2004 | By Paddy Noyes FOR THE INQUIRER
Dion's eighth birthday is next week. Unlike many other children his age, he doesn't have any special requests for presents or parties. Basically, he is content just the way things are. But he knows that things will change, that he will be moving, and that his social worker is looking for a family to adopt him. This is a difficult concept at Dion's age. Right now, he prefers to talk about his newest possession, a bike. Riding up and down the sidewalk in front of his house has become Dion's favorite pastime.
NEWS
May 1, 1992 | By Paddy Noyes, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
"They're a duo" - that's the way people usually describe Dion, 6, and his brother, Tione, 4. They "take up for one another," says their foster mother. The boys, who are in good health, are only two pounds apart in weight, despite their age difference. Dion, at 51 pounds, is tall and thin; Tione, at 49 pounds, is short and stocky. They entered foster care with a history of neglect, yet both are affectionate, talkative and cheerful. "Dion will tell Tione to take his shoes off and put them on right or they can't go out and play," their foster mother says, chuckling.
NEWS
August 12, 1998 | By Jack Brown, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Township Managing Director Carmen Raddi filed an intent to sue the township yesterday, amid unconfirmed reports that he had been fired or asked to resign. Raddi's attorney, James Schwartzman, confirmed that he had filed a writ of summons, indicating that he intended to sue Bristol Township on Raddi's behalf. He would not reveal the basis of the suit. "The suit could be filed any time over the next several weeks," he said. Raddi, on the advice of Schwartzman, also refused to comment on the litigation.
NEWS
October 9, 1987 | By TOM DI NARDO, Daily News Classical Music Writer
The professional world premiere of "Revelations in the Courthouse Park," after Euripedes' "The Bacchae," written and composed by Harry Partch. Musical direction/conducting by Danlee Mitchell, staging by George Faison, direction by Jiri Zizka. Design by Phillip Graneto, costumes by Pamela Keech, lighting by Jerold Forsyth, sound by Peter Fitzgerald. Presented by the American Music Theater Festival in the University of the Arts' Great Hall, Broad and Pine streets, through Sunday. Harry Partch's singular vision, an astoundingly original theatrical experience, sends you out with a curious mix of bewilderment and satisfaction.
NEWS
June 2, 1995 | by Scott Flander, Daily News Staff Writer
Here's why the world needs good foster parents: When Dion and his sister Shannon first came into the home of Celeste Allen- Hill last year, they were given cars and trucks and other toys to play with. They had absolutely no idea what to do with them. Dion was 7 at the time, Shannon was 4. "They had never had toys before," said foster parent Allen-Hill, who lives in the Wynnefield section of the city. "They didn't know how to play with them. It broke my heart, it really did. " There are plenty of other kids like Dion and Shannon.
NEWS
October 25, 1986 | By Donna Shaw, Inquirer Staff Writer (Inquirer correspondents Phyllis Holtzman and Meredith M. Henry contributed to this article.)
Dion was hanging out with the other girls along Norristown's Lafayette Street on Friday, Oct. 10, looking for a "date," when the man walked out of a local tavern and approached her. Tall and husky with long, blond hair and a beard, the man negotiated with Dion - that is her street name - for oral sex. Then he told her, she said, to get into his pickup truck. He wanted to go across the DeKalb Street bridge and park in a place near Bridgeport, just across the Schuylkill. Dion didn't want to go. She preferred, she said, a parking lot off a nearby alley.
NEWS
July 31, 2011 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Sullivan never sat in a booth at a restaurant, ever. When you weigh 390 pounds, a booth is a tight, humiliating squeeze. But now he loves booths. Now he weighs 185. "You've got a table open? No, thanks," he'll tell the hostess. "I want a booth. I'll wait. " Oh, and how about this: He had to learn how to run again. When he went out on a tennis court with his new body, "my muscles just forgot how. " He watched his 12-year-old son and imitated him. Matt, 53, was the guinea pig. He is one of 12 Sullivan children, most of whom grew up in Warminster or Willow Grove.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1989 | By David Hinckley, New York Daily News
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame gave out its fourth round of gold watches last night at the Waldorf-Astoria, inducting Stevie Wonder, Dion, the Temptations, the Rolling Stones and the late Otis Redding, over plates of English pot pie. Though the Hall has done well at luring its honorees to its annual soiree, the Stones remained mercurial to the last. Even as the wine was being poured, no one except guitarist Mick Taylor had announced his presence. When this was noted to Ahmet Ertegun - chairman of Atlantic Records, main wheel in the Hall and the Stones' former boss - he looked surprised and said: "If they don't show, I'll feel sorry.
NEWS
October 11, 1992 | By Julia Cass, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
More than 7,000 people are expected to walk, march or ride on floats, stagecoaches, motorcycles and various strange contraptions today in the Philadelphia Columbus Day parade, which is being billed as the world's largest. Tenor Luciano Pavarotti will be grand marshal of the procession along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which will step off at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. After the parade, Dion, the old-time rock-and-roller, will give a free performance at Penn's Landing, and dignitaries will unveil Philadelphia's Columbus Monument.
SPORTS
June 30, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Carter-Williams, the Sixers' first-round pick in Thursday's NBA draft, hails from Massachusetts and played his high school ball in Rhode Island, but he feels like Philadelphia is already his new home. "I feel welcomed already, Philadelphia is a great place," Carter-Williams said Friday afternoon during a news conference at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "It's not too far from my home and I have a lot of good friends here, from Scoop [Jardine] to Dion [Waiters]
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January 7, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dion Waiters said he was unaware of his role with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday morning. By 7 p.m., the Philadelphia native didn't have to worry about that. Waiters was pulled out of the starting lineup before the start of the game against the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. He was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of a three-team trade. The New York Knicks sent J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cavaliers and received Lou Amundson, Alex Kirk and a second-round pick in return.
SPORTS
August 28, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Dion Waiters was en route to Los Angeles last month for a weeklong workout session with pro basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan, an annual West Coast trip that had become as much a part of Waiters' offseason routine as the trade rumors that always seem to include his name, when his cellphone buzzed. He answered it. "Be ready," LeBron James told him. James had not yet announced that he had decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. So he was coy in his brief conversation with Waiters, who grew up in South Philadelphia and has been the Cavs' starting shooting guard since they drafted him fourth overall out of Syracuse in 2012.
SPORTS
October 7, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple's starting right tackle, Dion Dawkins, suffered a broken foot against Louisville on Saturday and is probably lost for the season. "I think he'll be out for the rest of the year," coach Matt Rhule said. The Owls will probably replace him in the lineup with Cody Booth. Booth, who had started at left tackle earlier in the season, filled in Saturday. However, he was unable to practice much last week due to a concussion. QB platoon unlikely Rhule said that he will watch film of junior quarterback Connor Reilly, who started, and freshman P.J. Walker, who came into the game in the second quarter - but he sounded as if he was going to go with Walker as the starter heading into Friday's game at Cincinnati.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2013
CHAD DION Lassiter is one opinionated dude. You may have read his musings on local news pages or heard him express them on TV. Recently, he was on Comcast's "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle," where he defended blacks' use of the n-word. "Jay Z saying it is different from Don Imus' and Paula Deen's saying it, and a cop saying [it] when you're looking down a barrel of a gun," Lassiter said on the show. Lassiter is among a new crop of progressive black intellectuals such as HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill, The Atlantic 's Ta-Nehisi Coates, Drexel University's Chuck Williams and the University of Connecticut's William Jelani Cobb.
SPORTS
June 30, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Carter-Williams, the Sixers' first-round pick in Thursday's NBA draft, hails from Massachusetts and played his high school ball in Rhode Island, but he feels like Philadelphia is already his new home. "I feel welcomed already, Philadelphia is a great place," Carter-Williams said Friday afternoon during a news conference at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "It's not too far from my home and I have a lot of good friends here, from Scoop [Jardine] to Dion [Waiters]
SPORTS
May 15, 2013 | Associated Press
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers guard and Philadelphia native Dion Waiters has been named to the NBA all-rookie first team and forward/center Tyler Zeller to the second team. Waiters, the No. 4 overall selection out of Syracuse University in last year's draft, averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists this season. Among all rookies, he ranked second in points, fourth in assists and fourth in steals per game. Waiters was joined on the first team by Portland's Damian Lillard, the league's rookie of the year, Washington's Bradley Beal, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Golden State's Harrison Barnes.
NEWS
May 2, 2013 | By Adam H. Beasley, THE MIAMI HERALD
MIAMI - Dion Jordan is built like Udonis Haslem. He wants to play like Lawrence Taylor. Jordan, the Miami Dolphins' latest first-round selection, arrived in Miami to great fanfare Saturday. Flashbulbs, his general manager and a lucky season-ticket holder were among those welcoming him to town. But with a passing glance, one could easily confuse Jordan with an NBA small forward and not a budding NFL defensive lineman. He stands more than 6-foot-6, but weighs a mere 250 pounds.
SPORTS
April 22, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first draft prospect Eagles coach Chip Kelly named last week was Dion Jordan. The mention came unprompted in reference to the unknown of the draft. Kelly's point was that Jordan, an elite pass rusher who played for Kelly at Oregon, was recruited as a wide receiver and was not one of the nation's top recruits. "Now he's going to play outside linebacker defensive end in the NFL," said Kelly, who called Jordan "one of the top players out there. " The reference was not random.
SPORTS
April 12, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles sent running back Dion Lewis to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday for linebacker Emmanuel Acho. Though they had hoped to get a late draft pick for Lewis, the Eagles acquired a young linebacker for a player who probably would have been released. With LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and a healthy Chris Polk at running back, coach Chip Kelly deemed Lewis expendable. Acho, a 2012 sixth-round draft pick out of Texas, spent last season on injured reserve with a knee injury. He suffered a meniscus (cartilage)
SPORTS
April 4, 2013 | By Zach Berman and Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writers
Eagles running back Dion Lewis is on the trading block, according to NFL sources. Lewis is behind LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and Chris Polk on the team's depth chart, and those three all offer size and skills that fit coach Chip Kelly's system better than Lewis. At 5-foot-8 and 195 pounds, Lewis is smaller than the other running backs. The 2011 fifth-round pick has 171 rushing yards on 36 career carries. His best game was the 2011 season finale, when he rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown.
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