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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.
NEWS
July 14, 2011
A 3-year-old boy who suffered a severe head injury last month in a West Philadelphia apartment died Tuesday, and an autopsy was being conducted Wednesday night to determine whether his death was a homicide. Jaquinn Brewton died 10 minutes after being taken off life support, said his mother, Ashley Brewton, 28, who was at his bedside. Jaquinn was staying at the apartment of a family friend and her boyfriend in the 4700 block of Chestnut Street when he was injured June 29. The woman told police that the boy had fallen down stairs.
TRAVEL
July 10, 2011 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
KEMAH, Texas - Not all boardwalks are created equal. There is one along Galveston Bay in Texas where the Boardwalk Bullet coaster reigns supreme, accelerating riders up to 51 m.p.h. and culminating in a gut-wrenching 96-foot drop. I braved the Bullet, but not until I had taken in the rest of Kemah Boardwalk, home to 10 themed restaurants; a 52-room boutique hotel; 13 amusement rides; and a 424-slip marina that features a 149-passenger, 117-foot luxury yacht for bay cruises. I lunched on grilled mahimahi and shrimp at the Aquarium Restaurant, where the room centerpiece was a 50,000-gallon fish tank filled with everything from tropical fish to sharks.
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