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May 13, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE THINGS Gregory Hayes lived for, his wife and two young children, are displayed on his Facebook page beneath a picture of the motorcycle he was riding to work Friday night. Police in Upper Darby said Hayes, of Lansdowne, had just left his home about 11:15 p.m. Friday, heading to work as a police officer with the Philadelphia School District, when Salome Seay, an Upper Darby man with a heavy foot and a head full of margaritas, made a hard left on Marshall Road, right into the path of Hayes' Suzuki.
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May 2, 2014 | BY JENICE M. ARMSTRONG, Daily News Staff Writer armstrj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2223
TURNING THE BIG 4-0 can be a difficult hurdle. Amanda Schoonover, a South Philly-based actress, was no exception. But instead of hiding from her age the way so many in her profession do, she decided to celebrate the fact that she was entering her fourth decade by posing for some boudoir-style photos. Nothing overly risque or graphic. She wanted to pose in lingerie and strike some 1950s-era style pinup poses. Tasteful images taken by a professional photographer. "I wanted to do something that would make me feel good about myself," Schoonover told me yesterday.
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April 25, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THERE WAS MORE than meets the eye to Main Line ophthalmologist Paul Ezell. Haverford Township police, who raided Ezell's house yesterday, allege the eye doctor and his adult daughter grew and distributed marijuana from their home on Sagamore Road near Allston. The raid was the result of an anonymous tip left on the township's website, according to the search warrant for Ezell's house. "Through a third-party source it has come to my attention that Dr. Ezell is growing marijuana at his residence and selling it to his patients and other individuals," the tipster wrote.
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April 25, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE FINANCIALLY strapped Philadelphia School District has hired a director of recruitment. Kendra-Lee Rosati began her position Tuesday and will earn a $90,000 annual salary, district sources told the Daily News . District spokesman Fernando Gallard did not respond to a Daily News query about whether the position was newly created. Rosati earlier this month left a job in Oklahoma with Teach for America, where her title was managing director of talent strategy and people experience, according to her Facebook page.
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March 25, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A TINY but tough little woman climbed the marble stairs of St. Francis Xavier Church and went straight for the Rev. Philip Bochanski, who was greeting guests in the doorway. "We're mobbin' youse!" she told the priest. Bochanski smiled. He'd been expecting the mob. He'd hoped it would come. It was all part of the Mass-ter plan. These days it's not so common to find masses of people at Mass. Dwindling Catholic congregations have led to empty pews in cavernous but beautiful churches.
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March 21, 2014 | BY LARI ROBLING, For the Daily News
AS THEY say, history repeats itself. For Marlise Gross, of Cherry Hill, history got a little update from the Web. When Gross was a youngster, her parents were members of a gourmet dinner club. "When it was my parents' turn to host, my mom would pore over Bon Appetit magazine to select perfect recipes," she said. "It was a way for them to try new foods and learn new cooking techniques. " Today, Gross is part of an online cooking club that brings like-minded cooks together via the Internet to learn from each other.
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March 10, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THE VIDEO begins with the Route 66 bus rocking ever so slightly as its engine hums to life, heralding the start of a depressing two-person ballet. A young mother is hunched forward in her seat, facing the aisle. Her expression never changes: Her eyes are shut, seemingly trapped inside of an invisible fog, while her mouth hangs wide open. Her body droops forward, like a dying sunflower. A little girl's voice cuts through the din. "Mama," she says. "Mama!" She reaches across the aisle in her pink jacket and tries to use her tiny hand to prop up her mother's head.
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January 23, 2014 | By Robert Calandra and Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writers
Paige Wolf has been buying health insurance from Independence Blue Cross for years. So when the self-employed public relations professional learned that she could buy a top-of-the-line platinum plan for less than her old policy, she was ecstatic. But her good fortune turned to frustration when the Center City woman didn't receive an invoice for her new plan. She went on Independence's Facebook page to vent. Then she received an e-mail scan of an overdue notice for her January bill, with her doctor's address on it, not hers.
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January 16, 2014 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
When it was time to give the benediction at Gov. Christie's State of the State address Tuesday, the Rev. Wayne Zschech could have been at his Haddonfield church. As soon as Christie concluded his highly anticipated, 46-minute speech to a packed Statehouse, the audience of lawmakers and dignitaries began chatting. Zschech, senior pastor at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, said his congregation often responds in a similar manner after the closing hymn, packing up and preparing to leave.
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January 13, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
GENTLEMEN prefer blondes. This guy prefers Swiss. As in cheese - the kind normally found sandwiched between corned beef and rye on a Reuben. But this particular man is using his dairy products to satisfy a different craving. The Mayfair Town Watch reported yesterday on its Facebook page that the "Swiss Cheese Pervert" has been terrorizing neighborhood women. According to the group, the suspect, a heavyset white man estimated to be in his late 40s or early 50s, approaches women while driving a silver or black sedan with his genitals exposed.
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