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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.
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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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March 20, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
This was an August 2014 afternoon inside the Competitive Edge Sports Complex, a training center set amid the sprawling suburbia of King of Prussia, 20 miles west of the Southwest Center City neighborhood that made Dion Waiters the person and basketball player he had since become. In truth, though, the complex was a world away from those streets. Waiters had just finished a lengthy workout there, hours of jump-shooting drills and pickup games, and it had left him sopping with sweat, with so much still possible for him, with seemingly so much left for him to lose.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITER
Dion Waiters, a key reserve on the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, returned to his old Southwest Center City elementary school Thursday, less than two weeks after his younger brother was murdered in Point Breeze. Surrounded by teammates from his championship-contending team, Waiters, 24, who grew up at 19th and Carpenter Streets, helped deliver a check for $10,000 toward a revitalization of the playground at E.M. Stanton Elementary. "This is where it all started for me, right here," he told hundreds of cheering students.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Almost every day, growing up around 19th and Carpenter Streets, Dion Waiters and his friends would spend hours playing hoops in Southwest Center City and Point Breeze. The Marian Anderson Rec Center on 17th Street. The Christian Street Y. The Chew Playground on Washington Avenue, a citywide proving ground. "If you were a basketball player, you knew you had to go to 19th and Washington," said Malik Tappe, who in the early 2000s played against Waiters, now a key reserve for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
NEWS
February 21, 2016
Victorious (EMI/Ume ***) After that metal mess of a performance from the Hollywood Vampires at the Grammys last week (Alice Cooper, yes; Johnny Depp, no), it's good to hear that cleaving heavy rawk isn't just for dilettantes - that Australia's Wolfmother and leader Andrew Stockdale have something to say on the matter. Sure, that might seem a wee disingenuous, considering Stockdale's interchangeable band has done little but ape Blue Cheer and regurgitate aged Zep and Sabbath riffs since its 2004 debut.
NEWS
January 16, 2016
Rene Angelil, 73, Celine Dion's husband and manager, who molded her from a French-speaking Canadian ingénue into one of the world's most successful singers, died Thursday after a long battle with throat cancer. Mr. Angelil died in the suburban Las Vegas home in Henderson he shared with Dion and their three children. Mr. Angelil was born in Montreal to a Canadian mother and Syrian father. He became the love of Dion's life and the linchpin for her huge success, guiding her career for most of her life.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2015 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - To paraphrase Bruce Springsteen, Dion DiMucci occupies a unique spot between the Rat Pack and the E Street Band. He's a singer with the voice to be a Sinatra-style crooner, but deep down he's a rock-and-roller (and a bluesman, really), and with his archetypal combination of attitude and heart he forged a career that landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At 76, the Bronx-born Dion - he's always reminding you he's from the Bronx - remains robust both physically and creatively, as he showed in a brisk 80-minute show Saturday night at the Tropicana.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Celine Dion soldiers on Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion , 47, will return to her lucrative perma-gig at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Aug. 27 after taking a year off to care for her ailing husband, René Angélil . Angélil, 73, is still battling throat cancer, but he persuaded Dion to go on with the show. "[He] wants me out there," Dion tells USA Today. "I didn't want to be here at first, I don't need it. Don't get me wrong, I love singing for people, but I have priorities," she says.
SPORTS
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.
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