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July 17, 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.
NEWS
July 7, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has identified the driver who crashed into a home in Upper Moreland overnight July 5, triggering a fire that killed two people and incinerated two cars and a house. She was Laura Stevens, 26, of Philadelphia, said Vicki Firth, chief investigator for the coroner. Stevens was at the wheel when the car veered off Byberry Road near Warminster Road at 1:44 a.m., striking a car and home belonging to James and Jill Cummins. Stevens and her friend, Wayne Foulke, 27, a passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene.
NEWS
May 7, 2011 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Come Wednesday, when American hiker Josh Fattal is finally to go on trial in Iran, the cozy den of his family's home in Elkins Park will be a tense situation room - computers aglow, cellphones and landlines poised for overseas calls. It will be 2 a.m. here when the proceeding begins in Tehran. The case has dragged on for more than 20 months against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Iranian relations. Court dates have been postponed twice since November. "Iran obviously feels they have something extremely valuable, and they do - to us," Josh's brother, Alex, said Friday.
NEWS
April 29, 2011 | By MARY MAZZONI, mazzonm@phillynews.com 215-854-5880
After spending 35 years as an insulator, beloved Fishtown fixture James "Chalk" Thompson lost his battle with mesothelioma in March, less than a year after being diagnosed. Now his family and friends are trying to fulfill his last wish by raising awareness of the disease. Thompson's daughter-in-law Leslie Gabor, of Fishtown, and other friends and family will be running in the Broad Street Run Sunday to show their support. A benefit will be held in Northern Liberties after the run, with proceeds going to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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