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November 11, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities searching for clues in Friday's double slaying near Lemon Hill Mansion are investigating the case as a "crime of passion," committed when someone found the victims having sex in the backseat of an SUV and shot them to death. Police have identified Shakoor Arline, 25, and Lisa Smith, 32, as the victims found in a Toyota Sequoia on Lemon Hill Drive in Fairmount Park on Friday afternoon. Investigators are exploring whether the couple's romantic entanglements had something to do with their death.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
James White opens with its title character's drifting restlessly through a club, his ear buds pulsing music, sweat on his brow. The camera, as insistent as a gnat, tracks the bearded twentysomething as he downs drinks and moves around the dark, throbbing bar, maybe in the company of a woman (maybe not - they're not talking), and finally emerging on the New York street. It's daylight. And this stark study in self-destruction is underway. An accomplished and compelling film by writer/director Josh Mond, James White is also pretty much a bummer.
NEWS
July 1, 2010 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
FAMILY COMES first at Remnant Ministries, the Las Vegas church where former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham serves as pastor. "The family unit is the most important unit in the universe," the church's Web site states. "Healthy families are the closest thing to heaven on earth. " Cunningham's universe was shattered late Tuesday afternoon when his youngest son accidentally drowned in the family's back-yard hot tub - the same tub in which Cunningham, an ordained minister, reportedly performs baptisms.
NEWS
April 12, 2009 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
The headline in the Inquirer needed but a single word to sink the hook: Eight persons lured one by one to a barn and then killed with an ax: a father, mother, four children, family friend, visiting aunt. A German farmhand gone missing. The events of the day became known as the Murders in the Neck, for the canal-laced district at the tip of South Philadelphia. The "most horrible" murders in the city's history, the paper called them on April 12, 1866, after a neighbor stumbled upon the bodies.
NEWS
November 12, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was not much doubt that James W. Giardinelli would wind up as a carpenter. "All his brothers were carpenters, three brothers," in South Philadelphia, his wife, Jan, said, as well as "his father, Emidio. " Even after he had retired from his labor union in 1995, his wife said, the Philadelphia Art Museum would hire him and other retired craftsmen to help mount a show. On Friday, Nov. 6, Mr. Giardinelli, 77, of Washington Township, a longtime member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners Local 1050 in Philadelphia, died of lung cancer at home.
NEWS
October 17, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The family of a 3-year-old Haddon Township boy whose body was found in the woods Tuesday suspects foul play was involved, but has few clues as to how or why Brendan Link Creato died, a family friend said Friday. "They know that the child couldn't have done this to himself. They believe someone did this to him," said Firas Emachah, 42, of Shamong, who said he had known the Creato family for 12 years and answered the phone Friday at the family's home improvement business. "But again who, when, where, how, that's completely up in the air, to the point where they can't even comprehend for a second what could have happened or why. " Authorities have remained silent about their investigation into Brendan's death, other than saying an autopsy on Tuesday could not determine the cause.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
All her life, Tiffany had trained herself to perform: back handsprings when she was a young gymnast, dance routines in musical theater, knee-hangs on aerial trapeze as an adult. And when it was time to get pregnant, she and Bets planned for more than a year. They signed a contract with the friend who agreed to donate sperm. They waited while a local cryobank screened and froze that sperm for a mandatory six-month quarantine. Tiffany began charting her basal temperatures. So why, month after month, was her body failing at the thing she wanted most?
NEWS
February 26, 2001 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After their $500,000 Bucks County home burned to the ground one winter night in 1995, it did not take long for James and Barbara Saracino to settle back down to the good life, this time just outside the old-money borough of Yardley.James Saracino, 47, was an insurance agent for State Farm Insurance Cos., just like his father and a brother. Barbara Saracino, 44, was a family physician with a devoted clientele. Just three months after their two-story, brick-veneer Colonial in Northampton was destroyed, they bought a $750,000 nouveau French chateau in flamingo-pink stucco for themselves and their two curly-haired young daughters.
NEWS
June 26, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
Two-year-old Brendon Lawler gets airborne at the beach in Wildwood with some help from a family friend. If he's up for beach weather, he should get more of it today, with highs again in the 90s.
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