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August 15, 2010 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most Dodgers fans, even those rare but hearty Angelenos who manage to sit through an entire nine innings, probably never imagined they'd have to endure another split as painful as the team's 1950s breakup with Brooklyn. But that's exactly what's happening now in L.A., where the legendary team's owners are in the midst of a divorce as ugly as Jonathan Broxton's ERA against the Phillies. The bitter split between Frank and Jamie McCourt is a big reason why the 2010 Dodgers have disappointed.
NEWS
May 28, 2008
IDON'T support the ban on divorce that Sen. Fumo made even in jest because I'm the product of parents who stayed together for the kids. I don't see the correlation between forcing children to grow up in loveless, disrespectful, sometimes violent homes and how that will keep them out of poverty. Adults do need to take responsibility for their actions, and I understand the point of trying to create a stable family, but I still don't agree. I left home at 18 because I couldn't stand my parents' self-absorption with their marital issues and all the fighting.
NEWS
March 31, 2000 | This is a shortened version of a Daily News report that was published May 13, 1959
Eddie Fisher was the first Philly teen idol, a little kid with a big tenor voice who got the first of the mega-buck celebrity endorsements - a million-dollar contract pushing Coca-Cola. But this son of hardscrabble South Philadelphia is best remembered for the actresses, showgirls and socialites who beat a path to his dressing room door, and for his three celebrity wives: Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens. LAS VEGAS - Eddie Fisher, Philadelphia's prince of song, spent 12 minutes in divorcing ex-wife Debbie Reynolds.
NEWS
May 30, 2010
Gwen Florio is a former Inquirer staff writer who lives in Missoula, Mont. Breaking up just got a whole lot harder on your wallet to do. You already know who's to blame. The same guy who ruined things for golfers. Used to be a million-dollar purse was what separated the major golf tournaments from, say, the Philadelphia Open. Then along came Tiger, creating his own weather as it were, payouts growing as his fame grew, his fame growing as his salary grew, all of it adding up to $100 million-plus annually for him and leaving everybody else in the rough.
NEWS
November 28, 2005 | By CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS
WE AMERICANS aren't very good at being hard on ourselves. A glance at the cover of popular (mostly women's) magazines would lead you to believe that the average person is wracked with guilt about (1) sub-par job performance, (2) less-than-stellar parenting skills, (3) inadequacy in intimate relationships and (4) poor body image. The casual observer would be forced to conclude that we hardy descendants of immigrant stock are dissatisfied with failure and willing to make sacrifices in the name of an honorable (but ambiguous)
NEWS
May 12, 2008
I SUPPORT Sen. Fumo's legislation to ban divorce. I understand his motivation for introducing the bill, but now that he's brought it up, the state should look deeper into the impact of divorce, especially on families with children. Children of divorced parents and unwed mothers are far more likely to grow up in poverty, especially in minority communities. Making it more difficult for parents to divorce would not only strengthen the institution of marriage (gay or straight), but also help improve the standard of living for thousands of children.
NEWS
February 29, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services contributed to this report
One last in-your-face move from Britain's Princess Diana. She announced yesterday that she'd divorce Prince Charles - before the royal family, apparently, got wind of her decision. Diana's spokeswoman issued a brief statement last night: "The Princess of Wales has agreed to Prince Charles' request for a divorce. "The Princess will continue to be involved in all decisions relating to the children and will remain at Kensington Palace with offices in St. James's Palace. "The Princess of Wales will retain the title and be known as Diana, Princess of Wales.
NEWS
March 1, 1987
It is really distressing to find normally open-minded columnists like Ruth Duskin Feldman, in her Feb. 8 article "Divorce's nastiness," continuing to espouse, through the examples used, the fiction that only men are the culprits. The three examples she used are all of women who are badgered and harassed. What of all of the men who are just as frequently the victims of the woman who wants out regardless of what it costs the man? I have been in the role of marriage counselor and marital therapist for many, many years and have yet to see the honorable male get an equitable post- marriage arrangement without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to arrive at such a state - if he ever does.
NEWS
January 22, 1987 | By Carole C. Cary, Special to The Inquirer
The Thayer Center in Media is offering programs to help families understand what is happening to them after the parents divorce. Officials of the private nonprofit center, a subsidiary of the Media Child Guidance Center, say their primary goal is to help parents and children communicate. In mid-February, the center will have two group sessions to talk about the stresses families feel from divorce, said Joanne Stiteler, family therapist at Thayer. Each of the sessions will be two hours long and accommodate six to 10 families.
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July 17, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes, sometimes, divorce. Even as gay and lesbian couples rejoiced last week over the Supreme Court's ruling in support of marriage equality, attorneys were ready for the inevitable - same-sex divorce. Philadelphia lawyer Angela Giampolo performed her first same-sex divorce 15 minutes after U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III established marriage equality in Pennsylvania in May 2014. According to the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, which conducts research on sexual orientation and gender-identity law, in states where same-sex marriage has been legal for several years and in those that have allowed nonmarital unions, there was a 1.6 percent annual dissolution rate of those relationships as of December 2014.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
While I'm away, readers give the advice.   On divorced people as social creatures: I'm a divorced mom to an elementary-age kid. I'm a social creature - love dinner parties, open houses, family pizza nights, neighbor barbecues, weekend trips. My life was full of this as part of a married couple. But as a "divorcee," I feel excluded from social plans. I usually get a call to get together only when someone's hubby is working late or away on business, or maybe for a moms'/girls' night.
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Christine Flowers
WHEN I WAS 11, the Supreme Court legalized abortion. It jumped into the social battles that had been waging across the country at a slow boil, snatched a constitutional right from the penumbral shadows and gave dignity to the coat hanger. After all, it was this bloody symbol that had been raised to prove that women needed abortions, and when they couldn't get them they'd resort to fatal home remedies. And voila , the issue was finally laid to rest. Now let me dislodge my tongue from my cheek.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: I am in a serious relationship with a divorced man, no children. I am having trouble getting over the fact that he's done everything before - proposed, watched his bride walk down the aisle, bought a house, etc. I know it's ridiculous, but why do I keep being bothered by it? I am in my mid-30s, so I have many divorced friends, and I think they all deserve a second chance at love. Can you please talk some sense into me?
NEWS
June 15, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Samuel Lemon clutched a small bouquet of white carnations as he trudged last week amid the weeds in an abandoned Delaware County cemetery, sidestepping shallow grave depressions and fallen tombstones. Somewhere under the tall grass and thistle in Chester Township lies the body of Alexander McClay Williams, an African American teen executed 84 years ago for a murder Lemon is convinced he didn't commit. The Neumann University administrator has spent more than three decades collecting evidence he hopes will exonerate Williams.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
It sounded like a scene from a horror movie. A middle schooler comes home from playing basketball and finds his parents' bodies. Both are dead, both mutilated by a chainsaw. The gruesome murder-suicide in Lower Moreland on Tuesday orphaned the couple's three sons, and shocked a close-knit Montgomery County community that knew Nicole and Christopher Peppelmans as caring and attentive parents. Nicole Peppelman, 43, had also been choked and stabbed, coroner Walter Hofman said Wednesday.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
IF ONLY IT were a police officer, a family friend or uncle, any adult in the world who could have found them instead, and spared a boy from a horror he'll never forget. The eldest son of Christopher and Nicole Peppelman was alone, though, when he found his parents dead Tuesday afternoon, a bloody chain saw beside them in the Lower Moreland, Montgomery County, house where they'd once been happy. He's 14 and has two little brothers. Now it's up to the adults who are still here to help get him through it, because it's probably too late to lie about it. "I'm not ever sure there's an adult explanation for this tragedy," said the Rev. Eric Carswell of the Bryn Athyn Church, where the two younger Peppelman boys attend school.
NEWS
February 13, 2015
TURNS OUT, the third time's a charm and bad things happen in threes. Pam Anderson has now filed thrice for divorce from husband Rick Salomon , film producer, poker pro and Paris Hilton poker. You might say the celeb couple's relationship's on-again, off-again. The "Baywatch" babe, ex to Tommy Lee and Kid Rock , married gambling man Salomon in 2007. Two months later, they split, then had their union annulled. By January 2014, they remarried. Last July, they filed for divorce.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Alil Vardar's The Divorcees Club proves one thing: The French are no more sophisticated than we are. Sure, they can boast the literary brilliance of novelist Michel Houellebecq and the biting satire of Charlie Hebdo magazine, but their biggest theatrical hit of the last two decades hasn't been the intellectually loaded dramas of Yasmina Reza ( Art , God of Carnage ), but Vardar's mindless 2003 comedy. The raunchy, riotous, Americanized U.S. premiere at Penn's Landing Playhouse shows why. The Divorcees Club starts with a too-familiar situation: Bethany (Aileen Goldberg)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2014 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
What's worse? Being traded in after 34 years by your Broadway producer husband for his decades-younger producing partner, or writing a musical revue about it? I'm going to go with writing the revue, Til Divorce Do Us Part , because getting dumped is painful, and while Ruthe Ponturo's ex seems like a real cad, at least without this show she still had her dignity. Ponturo attempts broad appeal, with tunes aping Cabaret or Oklahoma , but all that forced cheer becomes relentless, and after 26 songs, including "The Divorce Dirge," "The Other Woman," and "Holidays Suck," this empathy cocktail gets a very bitter taste.
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