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April 26, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - Suzy Stutes started crying. Chris Stutes started seeing visions from the past. And Mitch Moses? Well, Mitch Moses started driving. Less than 24 hours later, a tight circle of Michael Stutes' friends and family gathered in front of the will-call window at Chase Field and basked in a moment they had dreamed of their entire lives. "You wait and wait and wait for this call," Suzy Stutes said while grasping that night's program in her hand, "and when it finally comes, you can't believe you got it. " The Call came on Easter evening in a tidy suburb on the outskirts of Portland.
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March 8, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Bonnie Cook, Inquirer Staff Writers
For twins, Joseph McAndrew Jr. and his brother, James, could not have been more different. James was outgoing where Joseph was quiet and reserved. James took naturally to soccer and tennis, while his brother preferred listening to music alone. And when James, 23, went off to Pennsylvania State University to earn a degree after high school, Joseph stayed behind with his parents at the family home in the Gulph Mills section of Upper Merion. But as friends and family members struggled Monday to make sense of the events that left James and his parents dead and Joseph charged with their murders, even those differences offered few answers.
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March 7, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Bonnie Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
For twins, Joseph McAndrew Jr. and his brother, James, could not have been more different. James was outgoing where Joseph was quiet and reserved. James took naturally to soccer and tennis, while his brother preferred listening to music alone. And when James, 23, went off to Pennsylvania State University to earn a degree after high school, Joseph stayed behind with his parents at the family home in the Gulph Mills section of Upper Merion. But as friends and family members struggled Monday to make sense of the events that left James and his parents dead and Joseph charged with their murders, even those differences offered few answers.
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February 17, 2011 | Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - With tears flowing from his eyes, Phillies legend Dallas Green spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday morning about the loss of his 9-year-old granddaughter, Christina Taylor Green, one of six people killed during a shooting rampage last month in Tucson, Ariz. "You know, I'm supposed to be a tough sucker, and I'm not very tough when it comes to this," Green said before the Phillies' morning spring training workout at Bright House Field. "That little girl woke an awful lot of people up, and we just miss the hell out of her. " Green, manager of the Phillies' first World Series championship team, in 1980, and now a senior adviser in the team's front office, spoke proudly and sadly about the granddaughter he called "Princess.
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February 5, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook and Gustavo Solis, Inquirer Staff Writers
During a break in her job Thursday night at the Wal-Mart in the Cedarbrook Mall, manager Michelle Powell got on the phone for some girl talk. Powell and Dawn Latney-Foster, so close they were like sisters, gabbed about a fashion show Saturday featuring Powell's adult daughter, a model. But that event won't unfold the way they planned. Powell, 53, was killed by a hit-and-run driver at 8:15 p.m. as she crossed Cheltenham Avenue near Easton Road to board a bus home. The accident in Cheltenham Township drew a flock of mourners Friday to the Powell home in the 6400 block of North Sydenham Street in Philadelphia.
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January 30, 2011 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
One night, in Larry and Nina's room, a mural grew. A joyful procession - a dog, two boys, two birds, a lion, a girl, a bear, and a sun - was being painted by a dear family friend, who spread paper and paint jars on the floor and sometimes stood on their beds to work. It was 1961, and the family friend - Uncle Moo Moo - was Maurice Sendak, 33. Fifty years later, the mural - in two hefty slabs - has made its way from the 13th-floor apartment overlooking Manhattan's Central Park to a new home: the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Center City, which houses Sendak's papers, books, art, and ephemera.
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January 29, 2011 | By Edward Colimore and Matt Huston, Inquirer Staff Writers
The broadcast images of massive crowds clashing with soldiers and police across Egypt this week come from the other side of the world, too far away to worry most people here. But for Hoda Mitwally, Rafik Saddik, Basem Hassan, and other Egyptian Americans, the scenes of rioting, looting, and arrests hit home. "As a human being, and someone who strongly believes in human rights and justice for all, I feel that this is something that all people should get behind," said Mitwally, a 21-year-old Rutgers University student.
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January 5, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
For now, Bruce Hanner worries about numbers during basketball games. Down the road, his focus might be letters, as in X's and O's. He thinks he wants to coach, and do a whole lot more. "Whatever job I wind up getting, I want to be around children," Hanner said. "Maybe teaching physical education at the high school level, and coaching. "Around where I live, the only people I could really look up to growing up were my mom and dad [Iva/Bruce]. There weren't too many great people on the outside.
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January 5, 2011 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
"I want to tell you about Timmy. He was a good kid. " With those words, Bette Clark let flow three years of bottled emotion, a 20-minute eulogy of what-ifs and whys that left a Common Pleas Court jury - and a veteran homicide prosecutor - in tears. Clark, 51, was the first prosecution witness Tuesday in the start of the death-penalty hearing for Gerald Drummond and Robert McDowell, the Tacony men found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2007 racially tinged shootings of Clark's 15-year-old son and 27-year-old family friend Damien Holloway.
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December 23, 2010 | By Marcia Gelbart, Inquirer Staff Writer
The City of Philadelphia has announced one of its new year's resolutions - a more family-friendly Mummers extravaganza. Think more bathrooms and a new performance spot along Broad Street. In unveiling details of the 111th Mummers Parade - to take place, fittingly, on 1/1/11 - city officials Wednesday also pledged to move the annual Mummers String Band Show of Shows to Philadelphia from Atlantic City, where it has been held for years. That way, older Philadelphians who cannot withstand the typical January weather will get a chance to watch the Mummers live.
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