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April 7, 2011 | By Barry Hatton, Associated Press
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal on Wednesday became the third debt-stressed European country to need a bailout when its prime minister announced that the country would request international assistance to ease its rapidly worsening financial crisis. "I want to inform the Portuguese that the government decided today to ask . . . for financial help to ensure financing for our country, for our financial system, and for our economy," Prime Minister Jose Socrates said in a televised evening address.
NEWS
October 8, 2012
More than a third of the 100 or so families displaced by a fast-moving four-alarm fire in a Cheltenham condo complex Friday night have found shelter and financial assistance through the Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania, a spokesman for the disaster agency said Sunday evening. All those seeking Red Cross assistance after fire ravaged the 1600 Church Road Condmominiums in Montgomery County have been placed, the spokesman said - 37 families and 47 individuals. Others left homeless by the blaze received help on their own, said Dave Schrader, the Red Cross spokesman.
NEWS
October 8, 2012
More than a third of the 100 or so families displaced by a fast-moving four-alarm fire in a Cheltenham condominium complex Friday night have found shelter and financial assistance through the Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania, a spokesman for the disaster agency said Sunday evening. All those seeking Red Cross assistance after fire ravaged the 1600 Church Road Condmominiums in Montgomery County have been placed, the spokesman said - 37 families and 47 individuals. Others left homeless by the blaze received help on their own, said Dave Schrader, the Red Cross spokesman.
NEWS
November 27, 2012 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Jersey Shore resident who was living in a Maple Shade hotel after being displaced by Sandy was killed in a traffic accident over the weekend. Thomas Lewis, 36, of Seaside Heights, who was staying at Crossland Economy Studios off Route 73, was struck by two cars shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday as he crossed Route 73 near Route 38. Lewis was walking with his girlfriend when he was hit, said Lt. Jeffrey Hoch of Maple Shade police. Lewis, who died at the scene, had moved into the hotel two weeks ago with financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a fellow resident said Monday.
NEWS
April 30, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph J. Maksin, who built a successful insurance company in South Jersey, always remembered where he came from. Maksin, who died in December at 82, grew up in Philadelphia's Fairmount section during World War II. He walked to Roman Catholic High School at Broad and Vine Streets to gain the education that would serve him as he achieved career success. On Friday, in front of dozens of students in the school's library, Maksin's son, Joseph Jr., and school officials announced that the late businessman, who graduated from Roman in 1946, bequeathed to the school $500,000, the second-largest gift in its 121-year history.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2012 | By Harold Brubaker and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Robert D'Amicodatri had two strokes, complicated by seizures, and rang up $374,741 in charges at Crozer-Chester Medical Center early in 2009. Three years later, in February, the Delaware County hospital sued him for $241,321, the balance after an insurance policy paid $20,998 and the hospital reduced his bill by $112,422 for a reason it has declined to explain. Crozer acknowledged that D'Amicodatri, who lives in Upper Chichester, can't pay. D'Amicodatri, 67, was earning about $800 a week as a courier before the strokes.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
India is a warm and loving 14-year-old who loves to socialize and be with groups of people. When she smiles, the whole room brightens. She loves attention and smiles and giggles when you talk to her. India especially enjoys talking on the phone, getting manicures and pedicures, and creating artwork. She is very artistic. Fashion conscious, she delights in being complimented on her outfits and fingernails. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, she relies on wheelchairs to get around. Enrolled in the seventh grade, India does well in school.
NEWS
July 24, 2011
The Magdalen Society of Philadelphia, founded in 1800 to rescue and reform "fallen women," was the first organization of its kind in the United States. The stated purpose of the society, under the leadership of Episcopal Bishop William White, Quaker philanthropist George Williams, and a number of other clergymen and concerned citizens, was "restoring to the paths of virtue those unhappy females who in unguarded hours have been robbed of their innocence. " At the Magdalen Home on the corner of Race and Schuylkill Second (now 21st)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Dancing to hip-hop music, playing competitive sports (especially basketball), hanging out with friends - these are some of 17-year-old Jasmine's favorite ways to have fun. She also recently discovered the joys of cooking and has grown passionate about that, too. She delights in preparing a variety of meals, all of them, reportedly, delicious. Jasmine likes school, and earns mostly A's and B's. While she enjoys all her classes, gym tops her preference list. She's also a member of the basketball team.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Kiya is a sweet, humor-filled 11-year-old who loves animals, and whose favorite class in school is Pet Care (with gymnastics a close second). She delights in helping train dogs, and giving them treats when they obey. For the long term, Kiya dreams of a career as a veterinarian. In the more immediate future, though, she would like to learn more about the field by visiting an animal shelter. A fifth grader, Kiya does well in school, and her grades are continually improving. She looks forward to taking part in the school play each year.
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April 21, 2015 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Suzie likes to have her long hair styled into Pippi Longstocking-style pigtail braids. But if someone is reading to her, she'd much rather hear a Dr. Seuss story than one about the spunky redhead. A petite, fun-loving 13-year-old with big blue eyes and long eyelashes, she points to her favorite pictures and tries to verbalize the words. Classified as multiply disabled, Suzie attends a specialized school, where she receives services to meet her physical, behavioral, therapeutic, and educational needs.
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July 15, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Kiya is a sweet, humor-filled 11-year-old who loves animals, and whose favorite class in school is Pet Care (with gymnastics a close second). She delights in helping train dogs, and giving them treats when they obey. For the long term, Kiya dreams of a career as a veterinarian. In the more immediate future, though, she would like to learn more about the field by visiting an animal shelter. A fifth grader, Kiya does well in school, and her grades are continually improving. She looks forward to taking part in the school play each year.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Dancing to hip-hop music, playing competitive sports (especially basketball), hanging out with friends - these are some of 17-year-old Jasmine's favorite ways to have fun. She also recently discovered the joys of cooking and has grown passionate about that, too. She delights in preparing a variety of meals, all of them, reportedly, delicious. Jasmine likes school, and earns mostly A's and B's. While she enjoys all her classes, gym tops her preference list. She's also a member of the basketball team.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Eric is a friendly, energetic 8-year-old who is curious about everything. Outdoors, he enjoys running and playing on the trampoline. Indoors, he often can be found with his trucks or video games. Also high on his list of favorites: singing games, long car rides, and playing in water in the bathtub. Diagnosed with autism, Eric is nonverbal and communicates his needs by pointing to the objects he desires. He loves to eat and can feed himself, but needs help with other daily activities.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: I've always been the one in my family to give whenever possible. When I went to college, I took on student loans so my sister wouldn't have to. When her car died, I purchased a new one and gave her mine. When family needed help, I was always there. Now I'm trying to purchase a house, and no one seems interested in helping me. I swallowed my pride and asked for financial assistance, and was told tough toenails. Would it be wrong for me to cut my family out of my life? I feel as if I was the great son whenever I went out of my way to help, but now I'm just some annoyance.
NEWS
March 3, 2013 | By Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria - Iran and Syria on Saturday condemned a U.S. plan to assist rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad and signaled the Syrian leader intended to stay in power at least until the 2014 presidential elections. The remarks came against the backdrop of a strategic victory for the regime as the military regained control over a string of villages along a key highway to open a potential supply route in Syria's heavily contested north. The army command boasted of the achievement, saying it had eradicated the remnants of "terrorist agents and mercenaries" in the area that links the government-controlled central city of Hama with Aleppo's international airport.
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February 25, 2013 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Pleasant and polite, 16-year-old Blair has a beautiful smile, and he smiles often when he is with people he feels comfortable with. A bit shy, he takes a little time to warm up to people he is just meeting. Blair enjoys performing stunts on his bike, and talking about this and weightlifting will put him at ease and help him open up. His favorite pastimes include watching television, playing video games, and working on puzzles. Enrolled in 11th grade, Blair is a good student and his report card is filled with A's and B's. He gets along well with his teachers and classmates.
NEWS
February 23, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A late-night fire Wednesday on McKean Street in South Philadelphia heavily damaged two houses, displaced nine people, and left a young girl with serious injuries, officials said. The child was in critical condition in the intensive-care unit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, according to fire officials. Neighbors in the 700 block of McKean, where the fire occurred, said the girl is 10. Officials did not release her name. Firefighters evacuated both homes during the blaze, which began about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor of the residence where the child lived with six other people.
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February 22, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A late-night fire Wednesday on McKean Street in South Philadelphia heavily damaged two houses, displaced nine people, and left a young girl with serious injuries, officials said. The child was in critical condition in the intensive-care unit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, according to fire officials. Neighbors in the 700 block of McKean, where the fire occurred, said the girl is 10. Officials did not release her name. Firefighters evacuated both homes during the blaze, which began about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor of the residence where the child lived with six other people.
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