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August 29, 2012 | By Nicole Laporte, New York Times News Service
LOS ANGELES - "Some people say: 'Maude Apatow is my spirit animal.' I get that a lot," Maude Apatow said. "They tweet it to me. " Over a coconut milk smoothie at a trendy vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, Maude was describing the rather intense fascination she has inspired on Twitter, where she has more than 62,000 followers. That may not compare to Lady Gaga's total, but considering she is a 14-year-old just out of braces, not a celebrity and not someone who has done anything outrageous on YouTube, it's an impressive fan base.
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January 4, 1986 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Wise thinks about Phil Bengtson. "Most people never heard of us, Phil Bengtson and me," he says, "because there is no slot in the record books for what you might call famous followers. " Phil Bengtson, you may not remember, was coach of the Green Bay Packers for three years in the late '60s and early '70s. All he had to do was follow the legendary Vince Lombardi, whose teams won league championships in each of the three years before Bengtson's takeover. Bengtson never made the playoffs during his three years as head coach.
NEWS
September 17, 2010
ISEE THE leftists are screaming about Christine O'Donnell's "shady past. " Maybe they should look into Obama's past, and the czars he has around him. Ayres. Holdren. Holder. Jennings. Lloyd. Dunn. Jarrett. Sunstein. Nice Marxists, all of them. Pat Dougherty Philadelphia
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April 25, 1988 | By PAUL BAKER, Daily News Staff Writer
Three former Church of Our First Love members say church leader Anthony Marcolongo has an unquenchable desire to control the lives - and minds - of his followers. The three, who spoke on condition that they not be named, say Marcolongo, who started his church in 1983, made rigorous demands on his group. Marcolongo, a 33-year-old Glenolden native, demanded that followers fast Wednesday through Friday, attend one-hour morning prayer sessions five days a week and evening prayer services three times weekly, they said.
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December 1, 2002 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jingduan Yang's mother wants him to shut up. Stop talking, she tells him in her phone calls from China. Her youngest son, a Thomas Jefferson University Hospital psychiatrist, is only getting his big sister in more trouble. "She's in again and it's all because of you," Yang said his 79-year-old mother, Sun Yixia, told him. "Don't say anything. Be quiet. " But Yang refuses. The 40-year-old native of Hefei, in China's Anhui Province, wants anyone who will listen to know that his sister, Jingfang Yang, is imprisoned in China because of her belief in the spiritual meditation practice of Falun Gong.
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May 21, 1997 | By David O'Reilly, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Her devotees believe she is the Hindu goddess of knowledge: a reincarnation of Divine Mother Saraswati, consort of Brahma. But officials at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wynnewood say Hindus have no business using their Christian campus to promote their beliefs. Yesterday, the seminary canceled tonight's scheduled lecture by Indian holy woman Sri Karunamayi, who is in her late 30s and is nearing the end of a 13-city U.S. tour that began April 5 in Dallas. "It is our understanding that this woman is representing Hinduism," said Scott Rodin, vice president for advancement at the 460-student seminary.
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September 16, 1990 | By Fen Montaigne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last Sunday morning, Alexander Menn, one of the most beloved Russian Orthodox priests in the Soviet Union, set out on his accustomed route to church. It was 6:30 a.m. The stocky, handsome, gray-bearded priest left his wooden house, set in a grove of birch and pine, and headed for the train station of this country town. His route took him through a 300-yard stretch of forest cloaked in early morning gloom. The train would take him 15 miles to the village of Novaya Deryevnya, where he was a fabled preacher during the long years of Soviet religious oppression.
NEWS
November 26, 1994 | By William R. Macklin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Brandt Berg, leader of the embattled Children of God religious sect, apparently has died the way he lived: shrouded in mystery. His followers say they don't know where or exactly when he died, or under what circumstances. But spokesmen for the sect in the United States and Europe say Berg's wife notified them Tuesday - in a letter from an unknown location - that their 75-year-old leader, in hiding since the early 1970s, had died. If Berg is gone (international police authorities are expressing doubts)
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October 9, 1995 | By Analisa Nazareno, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, a national leader for African American Muslims who preaches personal responsibility and brotherhood between the races, urged his followers yesterday to practice love in the family and in government. "No one can become a believer or have faith until he practices love between his brothers and sisters," he told about 400 African American Muslims who gathered in the auditorium of Willingboro High School. The event was sponsored by eight New Jersey masjids, or congregations.
NEWS
March 7, 1993 | By Andrew Maykuth and Barbara Demick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Death seems to follow Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman like a distant echo - there often seems to be a connection to his words, but it's never quite clear. There was the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat, which reportedly came after the blind Muslim cleric issued a decree denouncing Sadat's negotiations with Israel. There was the 1990 slaying of radical Rabbi Meir Kahane in New York. There was the killing two years ago of a Muslim man in Brooklyn who had clashed with the cleric.
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January 19, 2016 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
The Eagles appeared to value Doug Pederson's connection to Andy Reid when they picked him to be the next head coach, but it does not sound as if Pederson will bring any of Reid's assistants from Kansas City to Philadelphia. That could be a factor at offensive coordinator, where Pederson's background with Brad Childress, the Chiefs' spread game analyst/special projects coach, led to speculation that he could be a possibility. Childress was Pederson's quarterbacks coach in 1999 and is a former Eagles offensive coordinator and Minnesota Vikings head coach.
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December 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
There were no words, and no words necessary. A touchdown shown on a television, a high-five between a father and son. In a skilled-nursing facility just outside the city, there is one room with a banner that used to fly over North Broad Street. "One of the giant original Temple 'T' banners," Greg Liacouras said over the phone. "It's right behind the TV set. The whole wall is covered by the Temple 'T.' " His father, former Temple president Peter Liacouras, stays in that room.
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December 18, 2015 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The starting quarterbacks in the Eagles-Cardinals game on Sunday both own a Heisman Trophy, heard their names called as the No. 1 overall pick, and twice needed to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. If Eagles fans are looking for a model for Sam Bradford's career, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer could be a good place to start. The 13-year veteran has been traded one more time than Bradford, but he has the Cardinals at 11-2 and has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this season.
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December 16, 2015
CHICAGO - There have been so many instances to define this horrible 76ers season, such as losing nine games in which they had a fourth-quarter lead and being embarrassed in a 51-point home loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Few may be as eye-opening, or frustrating, as Monday night's second and third quarters against the Chicago Bulls. In the second quarter at the United Center, the Sixers might have put forth their best 12 minutes of the season. They made 16 of 25 shots, with 10 of those baskets coming on assists, and scored 37 points to take a 56-51 halftime advantage.
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November 12, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bryan Gabriel must have gotten the drop on his friends a lot in kindergarten. Well before the Neumann-Goretti senior played linebacker, Gabriel was a 4-year-old crawling like a soldier on the floor of his South Philadelphia home. After high school graduation, however, playtime will be over. "As a baby, I knew he was going into the military," said Gabriel's mother, Deneen. "He just loved it, was always curious about it. So when he came to us and said he was going into the Marine Corps, I wasn't shocked at all. " Gabriel, 17, signed into a Marine Corps delayed entry program and will follow a path already traveled by his father, Sgt. Bryan Gabriel (they have different middle names)
NEWS
November 10, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brenda Nazario was drowning. The 58-year-old mother of three and resident of Puerto Rico's port of Ponce had worked almost two decades as a government social worker but earned less than $800 a month. Her husband, a marina manager, lost half his pay in a public-sector cutback. The couple declared bankruptcy last year. So nine months ago, Nazario moved to Philadelphia for a job with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, the 45-year-old multiservice center on North Ninth Street.
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October 28, 2015 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, Inquirer Staff Writer eichelm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5909
WE TEND to mock those who are famous for being famous without stopping to wonder how they got that way. As of 2009-10, Amber Rose, South Philly-born and raised, was a Ford model making red-carpet appearances alongside then-boyfriend Kanye West when people started to approach her on the street requesting autographs and pictures. Then Rose, a former exotic dancer at Delilah's, started talking. Philly woman that she is, she isn't quiet, and people - 3.15 million Twitter followers, 8.2 million Instagram followers - hang on to her every word.
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October 28, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
We tend to mock those who are famous for being famous without stopping to wonder how they got that way. As of 2009-10, Amber Rose, South Philly-born and -raised, was a Ford model making red-carpet appearances alongside then-boyfriend Kanye West when people started to approach her on the street, requesting autographs and pictures. Then Rose, a former exotic dancer at Delilah's, started talking. Philly woman that she is (not quiet), people - 3.15 million Twitter followers, 8.2 million Instagram followers - hang on her every word - and selfie, of which there are many.
NEWS
October 28, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The judge presiding over the criminal case against an aide to state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said at a hearing Tuesday that he and his wife had been followed and that his house had been under surveillance. Montgomery County Court Judge William R. Carpenter made the disclosure before denying a motion to dismiss a contempt-of-court charge against Patrick Reese, who was the head of Kane's security detail and her sometime driver. Carpenter also denied a motion to recuse himself.
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