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January 25, 1992 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The school counselor, teaching a class on "Good Touch, Bad Touch" in December 1990 warned the female students about the things child molesters do. "Eddie did that," a 9-year-old girl shouted. The counselor then met privately with the girl, who said Edward Lord, 31, of 28th Street near Tasker, a friend of her parents, had forced her to have sex with him on several occasions. "This man violated the trust the parents placed in him when they left their daughter in his care," said Assistant District Attorney Yvonne Ruiz yesterday, after a jury convicted Lord of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and corrupting the morals of a minor.
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April 15, 2009 | By A.J. THOMSON
AMID the familiar music of the ice-cream man, kids playing in the street and the other sounds of summer in and around Philadelphia, many people brought along a couple of friends to keep them company on nights when they went out to sit on their steps or in their backyards. Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn dropped into the neighborhood each night and on Sunday afternoons, giving folks a couple of hours of baseball and conversation. Though it's played without a clock, much of baseball lends itself to time and conversation.
NEWS
April 5, 1986 | By Meredith M. Henry, Special to The Inquirer
A Chester County man was convicted yesterday of robbing a family friend of $14,500 that the friend had been saving to return to Puerto Rico and buy a house there. After deliberating for about 12 hours over two days, the Chester County Court jury convicted Domingo Negron Jr., 27, of stealing the money that Guillermo Rivera, 54, had saved over seven years working as an assistant cook in a Kennett Square mushroom camp. "I knew him since he was born," Rivera testified Wednesday through an interpreter.
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December 28, 2001 | By Mark Stroh INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A California man charged with molesting the daughter of an Abington couple while visiting them over the last two Christmas seasons faces a preliminary hearing today in Glenside District Court. Abington police arrested James Sheehan "Jimmy" Dean, 48, of Cypress, Calif., before a Christmas Eve service Monday and charged him with aggravated indecent assault and two counts each of indecent assault and corrupting minors. He is being held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $500,000 cash bail.
NEWS
April 23, 1999 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Rich and Sue Petrone knew from the red hair. That was their son, Daniel Rohrbough, lying on the ground outside the entrance to the school that bloody Tuesday. He almost got away. The quiet, 15-year-old sophomore had been shot in the back as he was running from the school after holding the door for some 80 other escaping students. While other families counted the anxious hours, the Petrones knew Danny wasn't coming home. That night, Sue Petrone went into the room of her only son and gathered up his dirty laundry, said family friend Jim Riss.
NEWS
February 18, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The Rhawnhurst couple considered Karl Margulies, 61, a trusted friend. So they allowed Margulies to care for their 12-year-old son while they went bowling Wednesday evenings from January through March 1998. On each occasion, Margulies sexually molested the boy repeatedly, Assistant District Attorney Christopher Mallios said yesterday. The boy, now 13, said the assaults began on Jan. 12, when Margulies came into his bedroom while he was "watching my favorite cartoon. It happened every Wednesday night.
NEWS
July 13, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services Daily News sports writer Phil Jasner contributed to this report
There was sadness, and there were regrets. Cory Erving's oldest brother, Cheo, 27, apologized for sometimes setting a bad example for his younger sibling. "You looked up to me," Cheo said to his absent brother. "I apologize for some of the things I showed you that were not the right things. " His sister, Jazmin, 23, sobbed as she talked about "the only little brother I had. " "I took Cory's life for granted," another brother, Julius III, 26, said. "I promise I won't take anyone else's life for granted.
NEWS
April 17, 2008 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The pool of blood, now dried and cracked, remained on the hardwood dining-room floor as family and friends prayed, burned incense, and made offerings of food to the spirit of 72-year-old Ty Nguyen. They gathered in her white clapboard house in Pennsauken to console one another, make arrangements for her funeral today, and prepare to fly her body home to Vietnam. And they expressed bewilderment that someone would savagely beat the woman to death. Her body was found Monday around 1 p.m. by a woman, identified by authorities only as a tenant.
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July 23, 1999 | by Julie Knipe Brown, Daily News Staff Writer
They went back from whence they came. John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were returned to the misty sea off of Martha's Vineyard yesterday, their ashes cast into the choppy waters during a mournful ceremony near where they were killed in a violent plane crash six days ago. Into a southeasterly wind, blowing better than 12 knots, the Coast Guard cutter Sanibel ferried members of the victims' families past...
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August 14, 2016
Police on Friday night were investigating the suspicious death of a 59-year-old woman in the city's Germantown section. Around 6:30 p.m., the woman was found unresponsive by a family friend in a residence in the 200 block of West School House Lane, police said. The woman had blood on her face and waist. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. - Robert Moran  
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August 5, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Gerald Sykes, his wife, and their miniature pinscher, Sarah, never heard police knock outside their rural South Jersey home, according to the family, before a state trooper shot him Friday night while responding to a disconnected 911 call. Authorities believed the call, in which the person hung up before speaking, had come from Sykes' house. It had not. In the dark, Sykes and his wife believed the two troopers outside were intruders. "It's been a horrible thing, something no one should have to live through," said his stepdaughter, Diana LaFalce, 56, of Clayton.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I have gained an awful amount of weight in the last year. I am tall, so I can carry some of it, but clearly not this much. My family is so critical about weight that I have canceled my annual visit. I love them and know they love me, but they will judge me, and I just cannot handle that on top of everything else - I found out my husband was cheating, work is stressful, and my kids are teenagers. I wish with all my heart I were thinner, but I have not been successful in losing this stupid postmenopausal weight.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, Staff Writer
Hello there She first saw him across the room at a family friend's wedding, dancing awkwardly. "Who is that?" Farwa asked her sister Fatima. "That's the guy Mom's been trying to set you up with," her sister said. Fatima recognized Shaan from a photo shared with their mom, Kishwar, by Kishwar's friend Naheeda, who is Shaan's aunt. The women hoped the wonderful yet perpetually single young people in their lives might make a good pair. And that right there was why Farwa had refused to know the man's name or even look at his picture.
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITER
The Roots won't play the free July Fourth concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this year, but the lineup will be decidedly rooted in Philadelphia. The performers may lack the star power of prior years, but most have city ties and aim to create a more patriotic, family-friendly atmosphere, organizers said Friday. Leslie Odom Jr., a star of the Broadway musical  Hamilton  and a native of East Oak Lane, will emcee the featured concert on July 4. Bucks County native Christina Perri will perform, as will Yazz the Greatest, a star of the TV show  Empire ; the Philly Pops; and the rhythm-and-blues band Brotherly Love.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | By Robert Strauss, Contributor
HARVEY CEDARS July 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Craft Day by the Bay (Sunset Park) More than 60 booths. Look for the stained glass. SURF CITY June 16 "Simply Bassing" Surf Bass Tournament  (Surf City Bait & Tackle) The premier bass-fishing contest of the summer on Long Beach Island. SHIP BOTTOM June 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Memories by the Bay Classic Car Show (Ship Bottom Waterfront Park) More than 100 antique and vintage cars with a back-bay backdrop.
NEWS
March 31, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Brian N. Issadore, 30, of Mesa, Ariz., a former construction inspector in Mount Laurel, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, at a friend's apartment in Mesa. The cause of death is pending, said his mother, Judith L. Newman, associate professor of human development and family studies at the Abington campus of Pennsylvania State University. A memorial service has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Joseph Levine & Sons Chapel, 4737 Street Rd., Trevose 19053. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Issadore grew up in Mount Laurel and graduated from Lenape High School in 2004.
SPORTS
February 29, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
We sports fans hit a certain age, and suddenly it's the loss column that occupies our attention. Once a distant peal, the constant toll of death and change rings louder every day. A consequential career ends. A boyhood hero dies. A beloved institution is diminished. A sports tradition is obscured by innovation. Week to week, the terrain of the familiar shifts. On Wednesday, with a victory at Cheyney, a niece played what was likely her final competitive basketball game. Throughout the last 15 winters, Katie Fitzpatrick's talents provided entertainment as well as an excuse for the family to gather.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2016 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
For Tom Loomis, longtime president of the String Band Association, the best things about the Mummers are family, friendships, fun, and, of course, great music. "It's tradition," said Loomis, who has played in the Woodland String Band since 1977. "My son plays with me, and every year, as we get near City Hall, he'll find me, give me a kiss on the cheek, and tell me he loves me. I still get the chills. " All of those "bests" will be on display Saturday when all 17 string bands parade and perform as part of Mummers Mardi Gras in Manayunk.
NEWS
January 27, 2016
John Jay Hooker Jr., 85, a Nashville political figure who spent his last days fighting to make physician-assisted suicide legal in Tennessee, died Sunday, a family friend said. Political strategist Tom Ingram said he received a message from one of Mr. Hooker's daughters that he had died in hospice. He had been suffering from metastatic melanoma. Mr. Hooker had brilliant successes early in life as a lawyer. Tapped in 1958 to prosecute the impeachment of a Chattanooga judge accused of accepting bribes from racketeers, he fell into the orbit of Robert Kennedy, who was investigating the Teamsters union.
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