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July 9, 2013
An Upper Bucks County man shot and killed his 59-year-old daughter and then turned the gun on himself Saturday night in Bucks County, according to District Attorney David Heckler. A professional caregiver for the daughter, who had unspecified disabilities, had left the East Rockhill Township house to get food and discovered the bodies of Thaddeus Swierzewski, 78, and Mary Swierzewski when she returned about 9 p.m., Heckler said. The Pennridge Regional Police Department determined that the shooting at Clymer and Sterner Mill Roads was a murder-suicide, Heckler said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1986 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Staff Writer
Back in '65, just four days before Dusty Arfons was born, her father, Art, sped across the Bonneville Salt Flats to prove he was the fastest man on land, 576.55 miles per hour burning up the Utah desert. Today, Art is in a safer line of work: He pulls 50,000-pound weights with a turbine-powered tractor called the Green Monster. Dusty hardly minds; she's followed in her father's tire tracks and is right there racing against him. "Oh, she's beaten me three or four times," says Art Arfons, who is scheduled to race as a team with his daughter against the father-son team of Bud and Steve Jaske tonight and tomorrow in the U.S. Hot Rod Association Truck and Tractor Championship at the Spectrum.
NEWS
April 20, 1992 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A father-daughter relationship can be complicated enough, but add a coach- player relationship to the formula and it can be a tumultuous adventure. "The best thing is when I want to pitch - it doesn't matter what time of day it is, he's there," Jenn Jenderko said. "He" is her father, Roy, who is her pitching coach at Archbishop Wood. The bad things are generally limited to their clash of wills. "He calls it coaching. I call it yelling," Jenn Jenderko said. "Sometimes I can be too sensitive, I know.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia Police have prepared arrest warrants for a father and daughter suspected in the shooting and beating of a man in Queen Village last weekend, according to a law enforcement source. Earlier this week, police released video of the incident on the 100 block of Carpenter Street. The video shows a woman crouching into a batting stance and swinging a baseball bat at the victim. A man shoots him in the leg as he attempts to flee. The victim, a 36-year-old homeless man, told police the woman said "You know what you did, you son of a . . .," before swinging the bat. A law enforcement source said the pair believed the victim may have been breaking into cars.
NEWS
March 14, 1989 | By Joshua Klein, Special to The Inquirer
Cherie Greer doesn't enjoy having her skills compared with those of her famous father. Cherie is the daughter of Hal Greer, the former 76ers guard and a National Basketball Association Hall of Famer. The junior and three-year starter on Harriton's basketball team said that she loved her father and was proud of his accomplishments, but that everything she had achieved on the basketball court had been through her own hard work. As a matter of fact, Cherie, 16, never got to see her father play professional basketball.
NEWS
February 28, 1993 | By Maura Webber,, Maureen Graham and Pam Belluck, FOR THE INQUIRER Inquirer staff writer John Way Jennings and correspondents Louis R. Carlozo, Dianne Mastrull and Al Baker contributed to this article
You probably knew someone in school like Brian Benesh. He was the awkward kid, the social outcast. No buddies to speak of. Definitely no girlfriends. He was the kid that classmates teased and tormented. A "geek," they called him. "Weird. " Short and plump with glasses, he was taunted in the Washington Township High School band, where he played the trumpet for four years. He wrote poems about not having any friends. None of which would explain why Benesh, 19, a student at Camden County College, would do what police say he did. They say that before dawn on Thursday, he put on a dark ski mask, broke into the house of Kathy Sekel, his pretty and popular 15-year-old next-door neighbor, crept into her bedroom, locked the door, and attacked her with a 4- inch pocket knife.
NEWS
September 12, 2007 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
High school students wandered in and out of Lu Grocery in Lawncrest yesterday seemingly oblivious to what had happened only four weeks ago. At that corner - Cheltenham Avenue and Colgate Street - the store's owner, Lu Jiaxhing, 49, was killed last month in the spate of homicides that hit the city over the summer. Yesterday, across town, the wheels of justice lurched forward as Common Pleas Court Judge James DeLeon set a preliminary hearing date of Dec. 18 for the case. Darrin White, 19, and James Canady, 15, have both been charged with murder, robbery and weapons offenses in the case.
NEWS
July 22, 1992 | By Bryon MacWilliams, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Whatever prompted Richard Ruch of Cinnaminson to shoot his daughter to death Monday night and then turn the gun on himself may never be known. Authorities said yesterday that interviews with family members and neighbors had generated no new insights into Ruch's shooting of his daughter, Karen, 30. It followed an argument that began on one of their frequent evening strolls through the Ravenswood section of the township. Neighbors told police that they had heard the two arguing as they returned to the green, split-level home in the well-manicured 2200 block of Beverly Road about 8 p.m., said Jack Smith, senior investigator for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1999 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
If Noel Coward had created a scenario about the design for living among a middle-aged pickpocket, his grown daughter, and his male lover (who are his accomplices), it would look like The Trio. Part screwball comedy and part melodrama, this engaging film set in the malls and carnivals of Germany is directed with economy and wit by Hermine Huntgeburth. Three is an odd number, in every sense of the word. For the father, boyfriend and daughter (product of a heterosexual misadventure)
NEWS
January 4, 1994 | By Maura Webber, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 20-year-old Washington Township man pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of aggravated assault nearly one year after he stabbed a father and daughter who were his long-time next door neighbors. Brian Benesh acknowledged injuring Kathy Sekel, then 15, and her father John Sekel, then 42, on Feb. 25, 1993, with a buck knife. Although Benesh did not elaborate on how or why he broke into their home that morning shortly before 5, his public defender later said the motive was burglary.
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NEWS
February 19, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Dave Schwartz was a boy, his father was constantly in the hospital, and his mother would drop him at the Penn Museum while she visited her husband. Beginning in 1961, when he was 8, Schwartz spent years among the mummies, the giant sphinx, and other antiquities. "I'm kind of a museum orphan," he says now, at age 61. "I literally grew up in that museum. " One day, he was tracing hieroglyphs on a 10-foot-tall Mayan limestone monument - his sketches spread all over the floor of the Mesoamerican Gallery - when an older man in a suit stopped and asked the boy what he was doing.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia Police have prepared arrest warrants for a father and daughter suspected in the shooting and beating of a man in Queen Village last weekend, according to a law enforcement source. Earlier this week, police released video of the incident on the 100 block of Carpenter Street. The video shows a woman crouching into a batting stance and swinging a baseball bat at the victim. A man shoots him in the leg as he attempts to flee. The victim, a 36-year-old homeless man, told police the woman said "You know what you did, you son of a . . .," before swinging the bat. A law enforcement source said the pair believed the victim may have been breaking into cars.
NEWS
October 20, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anna Cassieri waited Wednesday for her phone to ring with word that her 3-year-old daughter, Aryana, had arrived home from her first trip to see her father in West Philadelphia. For two weeks, the little girl had stayed with her father, Armone Stanley, going on day trips to the pool and Chuck E. Cheese's. The visit was over, though, and father and daughter were scheduled to be on an early flight Wednesday to Florida, where Aryana lives with her mother in Broward County. Hours passed without word, and Stanley wasn't picking up Cassieri's calls.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Twenty-one years after he allegedly killed his wife's lesbian lover in a Germantown restaurant full of Father's Day celebrants, Santiago Pedroso admitted the shooting to detectives - but insisted it was self-defense. That was the substance of Pedroso's brief Sept. 19 statement to homicide detectives, made public Wednesday at a preliminary hearing where a Philadelphia judge ordered the 71-year-old one-time Hunting Park spiritualist and longtime fugitive to stand trial for murder in the 1992 slaying of Delores Alvarez.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
An Upper Bucks County man shot and killed his 59-year-old daughter and then turned the gun on himself Saturday night in Bucks County, according to District Attorney David Heckler. A professional caregiver for the daughter, who had unspecified disabilities, had left the East Rockhill Township house to get food and discovered the bodies of Thaddeus Swierzewski, 78, and Mary Swierzewski when she returned about 9 p.m., Heckler said. The Pennridge Regional Police Department determined that the shooting at Clymer and Sterner Mill Roads was a murder-suicide, Heckler said.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press
LIBERTY, Mo. - The golden years were shaping up nicely for accountant William Van Note. The 67-year-old retiree had several boats and a waterfront vacation home at central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. He could jet off to a winter getaway on Florida's Gulf Coast, and had plenty of money in the bank after a career preparing taxes and renting out office space in Liberty, a country town north of Kansas City. And soon, after 20 years together, he and companion Sharon Dickson were going to wed, hoping the union would be a new start after previous failed marriages.
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Three masked men surprised a dentist and his daughter as they arrived home in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Wednesday night, forced the victims inside at gunpoint, bound them, and ransacked the residence. Police believe it is the latest in a string of similar recent home invasions targeting business owners of Asian descent in Philadelphia and it suburbs. Radnor police say the incident began about 11:30 p.m. at the home on the 100 block of Brooklea Road in the township's Rosemont section as the dentist and his daughter, who is in her 20s, were coming home from Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 19, 2012 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Buried in a harmless-looking sand pit in Lancaster were a bunch of plastic devices designed with gruesome intent: to kill or maim anyone who steps on top of them. They were land mines - in this case, filled with inert materials instead of explosives, but otherwise no different from millions of devices buried in war-torn regions around the world. Yet Tim Bechtel could see them. He moved a cylinder-shaped device back and forth over the sand, emitting a steady stream of radio waves - radar - and bit by bit an image of the mines emerged on a nearby computer screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2011 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: Seventeen years ago I divorced the mother of my four children. After a heated divorce lasting several months, we agreed on things and split up legally. Throughout the proceedings, my wife used my children as weapons against me, and I spent the next several years listening to insult after insult from my children, driven from their mother. Under no circumstances will I paint the picture that I was the perfect angel, but I never expected or deserved what I got from them. My work had me out of state for the last seven years.
SPORTS
June 5, 2010
Their cocktails properly mixed, Lee and Jennel raised their red plastic cups Friday and toasted the Flyers, a prelude to their own little two-person tailgate party in the rapidly filling parking lot outside the Wachovia Center. This may not have been the kind of father-daughter moment Norman Rockwell would have depicted, but it was theirs. The bond between Lee Wooster and Jennel officially began 23 years ago when Jennel was born, the third of his three daughters. But to hear them talk, the bond strengthened 13 years ago, when Lee took Jennel to her first Flyers game.
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