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March 26, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A mother reported missing since June might have been the victim of foul play, Upper Darby Township police said Thursday. Amanda DeGuio, a mother of 3- and 5-year-old girls, was last seen by family members in late June when she walked out of her mother's Drexel Hill home. "Amanda should have been heard from," said Michael Chitwood, superintendent of Upper Darby police. "I hope we can get her back," he added, noting that she has a history of addictions to prescription drugs and heroin.
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March 23, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writer rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
EMBATTLED CITY Council candidate Manny Morales had his read-my-lips moment yesterday repeatedly saying that he hadn't discussed his decision to rescind the Democratic City Committee's endorsement with the party's chairman, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, in the wake of a Facebook scandal. "I haven't spoken to him," Morales insisted during a news conference held at his Juniata Park campaign headquarters. "I sent him a letter [Thursday]. " Morales said he last spoke with Brady in February when he picked up the endorsement of ward leaders in the 7th Council District, which includes Morales' Frankford neighborhood.
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March 22, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Emanuel "Manny" Morales is in for the fight. The Philadelphia City Council candidate, who came under fire this week after a political rival pointed out racist, antigay, and anti-poor-people messages on his Facebook page, said Friday that he is staying in the May 19 primary to determine the Democratic Party's candidate in the Seventh District. "We will continue doing like we did with our petitions," said Morales, who until this week was the Democratic Party's endorsed candidate, "knocking on doors and visiting every single person in the district.
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March 21, 2015 | Chris Hepp and Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Philadelphia City Council candidate under fire over scores of racist, antigay and anti-poor people messages found on his Facebook page has been told by Democratic leaders that he has lost the party's support. In response - and to save face - Emanuel "Manny" Morales sent a letter Thursday to the party chairman, U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, asking ward leaders to rescind the endorsement they had given him. He said he intended to continue as a candidate running against the Seventh District incumbent, Maria Quiñones Sánchez.
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March 20, 2015
HAS OLD AGE taken the fight out of political pugilist Marge Tartaglione ? Sad but true. "I was always into a good argument, always ready for a stand," Tartaglione said when reached by phone at her home earlier this week. "I don't want to argue. I'm too tired. " Clout called the octogenarian former city commissioner chairwoman to get her thoughts on a 2010 Facebook post allegedly written by City Council candidate Manny Morales . The 2010 post on Morales' Facebook page (which he claims was hacked)
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March 19, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writer rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
COUNCIL CANDIDATE Manny Morales yesterday said he never posted hateful rants against blacks, immigrants, women, gays and welfare recipients on his Facebook page. His page was hacked, Morales said, and he thinks Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, or someone connected to her campaign, did it. Sanchez called Morales' accusation "absurd. " On Monday, the councilwoman released a string of bigoted Facebook posts allegedly penned by Morales over a five-year period. "All of this has never been posted by me," Morales said yesterday in a phone interview.
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March 19, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
One day after being accused of posting racist, antigay, and anti-poor-people messages on Facebook, the Democratic Party-backed candidate for Philadelphia's Seventh City Council District seat said his page was hacked. "Anything that you find from my Facebook that has to do with any type of derogatory comments, has never been from me," Emanuel "Manny" Morales said Tuesday. Morales said the messages, which date from 2010 to 2014, were not posted by him. He had no explanation for how they came to be there other than to say that people get hacked.
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March 19, 2015 | By Susan Snyder and Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania State University finds itself at the center of another scandal with sexual overtones as police investigate allegations that members of a fraternity posted pictures of nude women, some of whom appeared to be sleeping or passed out, on private Facebook pages. The Penn State chapter of Kappa Delta Rho has been suspended for one year by its national office in the wake of the allegations and ongoing investigation, the national organization announced Tuesday afternoon. A former member of Kappa Delta Rho tipped off police to two invitation-only Facebook pages in January, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by police in State College.
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March 18, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN & WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writers deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
THE UGLY RACE for the 7th District City Council seat got uglier yesterday after incumbent Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez launched an Internet site about her Democratic primary opponent, Manny Morales, featuring dozens of his alleged Facebook posts critical of traditional Democratic positions and constituencies. Sanchez said the alleged Facebook comments - which she released on a site called MeetMannyMorales.com - expose him as a tea-party-leaning, anti-black, anti-gay, anti-immigrant bigot.
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March 18, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia City Councilwoman María Quiñones Sánchez has asked the Democratic Party to withdraw its support of her challenger in the May primary because of posts on his Facebook page that she says are racist, misogynistic, and against Democratic values. The Inquirer reviewed Emanuel "Manny" Morales' Facebook page Monday and found some posts that could be considered objectionable. One was a photo comparing a black man jaywalking to an animal using an overhead walkway that included this comment said to be from Morales: "This shows who is an animal?
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