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April 1, 2012
Despite my love for our miniature dachshund, Mr. Lucy, I refuse to pile-on the story concerning Mitt Romney's treatment of his Irish setter, Seamus. By now the facts have been widely circulated. In 1983, then 36-year-old Romney packed his wife and five sons into the family station wagon for a 12-hour drive to his parents' cottage in Ontario, Canada. Romney fashioned a windshield to a dog carrier and then strapped the crate to the roof of the car. Midway into the drive, there was a cry "Gross!"
NEWS
March 19, 2012
ATLANTIC CITY - A former Atlantic City official jailed for his role in a sex-video blackmail scheme has died. State corrections officials said Ronald Callaway, 55, died Saturday at a Trenton hospital. The cause of death was not disclosed. Callaway, also known as Jihad Q. Abdullah, was serving his term at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton. Callaway, his younger brother and a family friend were convicted in the blackmail scheme masterminded by another brother, former City Council President Craig Callaway.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2012 | By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers
A tough kitty and an accidental secret agent are at the top of this week's DVD releases. Puss in Boots, Grade B-plus: Antonio Banderas' brilliant voice performance makes Puss a star. It's not just hearing macho words coming from such a small character that works - it's the actor's performance. He sells this script with the enthusiasm of a telemarketer on speed. Salma Hayek also provides verbal punch. Her first foray into voice work is the cat's meow. In a hard combination to get right, she delivers power while giving the character a softer edge.
NEWS
February 24, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
IN SIDNEY Aronchick's eyes, everybody was equal. It didn't matter if you once ran the Soviet Union or were president of the United States. When Sidney got a chance to meet Mikhail Gorbachev at the National Constitution Center in September 2008, as the former Soviet leader received the Liberty Medal from former President George H.W. Bush, you might have thought they were old pals. Sidney put a hand on Gorbachev's shoulder and informed him that his father had come from Minsk.
NEWS
February 23, 2012 | BY JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
POLICE OFFICER Ray Keo, the first Cambodian-American to work in the Philadelphia Police Department, suffered through the horrors of the "Killing Fields" period in his native country. His father was shot to death execution-style with other men in their rural village in Battambang province by the Khmer Rouge during the terrifying 1975-79 reign of dictator Pol Pot. Keo was just 7 when his dad was killed. Fast-forward years later, and Keo began working in the Police Department in 1993, then married a young, pretty Cambodian-American woman.
NEWS
January 19, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - With its curious sign that read "BOTTLES & DEVICES" leaning against a tree in the yard, the old farmhouse on Route 9 was just another odd Shore landmark to many beach-bound motorists. But pull into the unpaved driveway and venture inside the house's adjacent shop and nearby barn and you were met with a trove of 18th- and 19th-century antiques - and by the Peech family, whose members had spent decades restoring and selling the curios and relics, many gathered from Philadelphia estates.
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - With its curious sign that read "BOTTLES & DEVICES" leaning against a tree in the yard, the old farmhouse on Route 9 was just another odd Shore landmark to many beach-bound motorists. But pull into the unpaved driveway and venture inside the house's adjacent shop and nearby barn and you were met with a trove of 18th- and 19th-century antiques - and by the Peech family, whose members had spent decades restoring and selling the curios and relics, many gathered from Philadelphia estates.
NEWS
November 14, 2011 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a long-held dream come true for Kano Williams when he opened his Island Vybez Jamaican Restaurant in August on Federal Street in East Camden, and he came up with a shrewd way to boost his business - giving away bottled water with each delivery. The marketing gimmick might have cost the Jamaica native his life: As he waited in his car for one of his cooks to bring out water for a delivery he was making on the afternoon of Oct. 5, Williams, 30, was shot and killed at close range by a man police say was a friend.
NEWS
October 7, 2011
A Deptford woman was indicted Wednesday on assault and weapons charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend's wheelchair-bound father with an ironing board, burning the man with an iron, and biting him on the neck during an argument, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. Dawn M. Deputy, 32, and the victim's son, Christopher J. Mood, 25, lived with Daniel Mood, 60, in Deptford, where the beating took place on June 23, officials said. The younger Mood told authorities he was outside the house during the alleged incident.
SPORTS
July 18, 2011 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The look on Carli Lloyd's face said it all: disbelief; heartbreak; fatigue. Back home, Lloyd's friends and family were feeling the exact same things while watching. "The game is cruel," said James Galanis, Lloyd's longtime trainer, friend, and head coach of the Atlanta Beat. "You can dominate possession. You can dominate the stats, and then you make a couple of split-second errors, and you let the opponent in. " "They are a great team, and they really deserved to win, but I guess that is the way the ball bounces," said Patti Wilson, Lloyd's aunt.
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