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May 1, 2001 | by John F. Morrison Daily News Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
A hearse loaded with flowers is not the kind of wheels you like to be in when you pull up alongside a group of girls, or guys, and say, "Hey, want a ride?" But a couple of young men jumped into just such a conveyance Saturday morning outside of a church in Reading - just as a funeral director was about to load a body into it - and peeled away. "It surprised and shocked everyone," said Pastor Bruce Osterhout, who was inside Christ Lutheran Church, where services had been held for a 71-year-old woman, when the hearse was taken.
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October 12, 1997 | By Linda Penney, FOR THE INQUIRER
As a movie, it might be called From Here to Eternity. As a song, "Thanks for the Memory. " But whatever tag you hang on it, Hollywood's Grave Line Tour is, well, a real undertaking. From the moment the cryptically dented silver 1971 Cadillac hearse pulls up to the corner of Hollywood and Orchid to collect bodies for the tour, you become a willing voyeur into the murders, suicides and scandals involving some of Hollywood's biggest stars or most tragic wanna-bes. On this particular day, we are accompanied by CBS This Morning correspondent Eleanor Mondale.
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March 3, 1998 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Celestine Tate-Harrington more than a decade ago chose a fabled place of diving horses, dance marathons, carousels and casinos as her venue. Yesterday, as her funeral cortege rode up the famous wooden way under a shroud of fog, it was clear that the handicapped woman who had mesmerized audiences playing the keyboard with her tongue had, too, become an integral part of the famous Boardwalk's folklore. "This is probably the first time in the history of the Boardwalk that a hearse has been driven along it and this kind of tribute has taken place," said Detective Joe LaTorre, spokesman for the Atlantic City Police, in an interview.
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August 24, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL S. WIRTZ
The body of Joseph Sweeney, 50, an Inquirer truck driver for 27 years, is carried into Holy Angel Church. He died Monday of injuries he sustained during a mugging on his delivery route more than a year ago. Services were held yesterday at the church in Abington. An Inquirer delivery truck (background) traveled behind the hearse in the funeral procession.
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May 30, 1995 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Theodore Waugh (above), of Powell Funeral Home, sets up for the "Memorial Motorcade," which wound through the streets of Philadelphia yesterday to send a "loud, yet silent" message about youth violence and its consequences, according to its sponsor, the Quaker City Funeral Directors Association. The 30-hearse motorcade (right) accompanied by police embarked from Memorial Hall in Parkside and went through parts of West, North and South Philadelphia, Mantua, Spring Garden, Mount Airy and Center City.
NEWS
December 29, 2011
PYONGYANG - North Korea's next leader escorted his father's hearse in an elaborate state funeral on a bitter, snowy day yesterday, bowing and saluting in front of tens of thousands of citizens who wailed and stamped their feet in grief for Kim Jong Il. Son and successor Kim Jong Un was head mourner on the gray day in Pyongyang, walking with one hand on the black hearse that carried his father's coffin, his other hand raised in salute, his head...
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September 9, 1998 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lewis I. Shipman, 82, of Thornton, a retired educator and administrator, died of pneumonia Friday at Riddle Memorial Hospital. A graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Shipman retired in 1981 from Widener University after serving for 15 years as a financial aid officer. He had taught physics at the university for several years. Mr. Shipman began his career as a house master and physics teacher at the Lawrenceville (N.J.) School. After two years there, he joined the faculty at Princeton University, where he taught physics for about two years before becoming a physics professor at Pennsylvania Military College, now Widener University.
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May 13, 1992 | By Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was a defiant show of respect for Tracy Seidel. As the coffin of the 14-year-old East Greenville girl was brought out of an Emmaus, Pa., funeral home yesterday, about 100 of her friends - some of whom sat on each other's shoulders - circled the hearse and raised their arms above their heads. Some stood on nearby cars. They were shielding her coffin from the television cameras and newspaper photographers. "Why can't they show her some respect?" shrieked one distraught teenager who stood near the hearse.
SPORTS
January 26, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
BOUYED BY A Facebook campaign called "Guide Joe Home," thousands of students, alumni and fans lined the streets of State College for the funeral procession of Joe Paterno. The goal was to make a single-file "human chain" that would be along the side of the road and guide Paterno's hearse. More than 7,000 people wrote they were planning to take part. In many areas, the crowd swelled to four deep and more along the route, which went past Beaver Stadium and the library that bears Paterno's name.
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February 10, 1993 | By Craig R. McCoy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The matched set of white percheron horses stood docilely in the cold yesterday before pulling away. At a slow pace, the gleaming black-and-silver Victorian hearse carried Katie Jackson through the streets of Wynnefield one last time. It was one more elegant touch in the ornate send-off for Mrs. Jackson, a touch she had requested. But after all, she was expert in such things. As the owner of the Wynne Plaza catering hall, she was the whirlwind who helped stage all manner of social events, especially for Philadelphia's black community.
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August 14, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
IF NASCAR were a kingdom, Buddy Baker would've been knighted. Sir Buddy Baker has a nice ring to it. Nah, that's not him. Baker (born Elzie Wylie Baker Jr.) was a self-described country boy. Born in Florence, S.C., he matured into an outstanding racer, with 19 Sprint Cup victories, and later was a respected and entertaining broadcaster. Following his death Monday, at age 74, from lung cancer, tributes have poured in for Baker. Racing contemporaries such as Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip praised Baker.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012
Friday-Saturday Money made merry At the World's Fair of Money, ending Saturday, all sorts of rare and special money will be on display, including the first coin minted by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia and a $3 million nickel. Also at the world's largest coin show will be more than a thousand dealers, a numismatic inventory from the mints of more than 15 countries, classes, and other events, including events and contests for kids. The Convention Center hosts the fun at North 12th and Arch Streets, open Friday 10 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, free 12 and under.
SPORTS
January 26, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
BOUYED BY A Facebook campaign called "Guide Joe Home," thousands of students, alumni and fans lined the streets of State College for the funeral procession of Joe Paterno. The goal was to make a single-file "human chain" that would be along the side of the road and guide Paterno's hearse. More than 7,000 people wrote they were planning to take part. In many areas, the crowd swelled to four deep and more along the route, which went past Beaver Stadium and the library that bears Paterno's name.
NEWS
December 29, 2011
PYONGYANG - North Korea's next leader escorted his father's hearse in an elaborate state funeral on a bitter, snowy day yesterday, bowing and saluting in front of tens of thousands of citizens who wailed and stamped their feet in grief for Kim Jong Il. Son and successor Kim Jong Un was head mourner on the gray day in Pyongyang, walking with one hand on the black hearse that carried his father's coffin, his other hand raised in salute, his head...
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November 22, 2010 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Under a pink-hued sunset sky with church bells tolling, a procession of law enforcement vehicles at least a mile long followed the hearse carrying the body of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove down Main Street to a cemetery on Sunday. At least 1,500 people, including hundreds of officers representing law enforcement agencies from Washington to Maine, along with Gov. Rendell, crowded into Waynesboro Regional High School to pay their respects to Grove, who was shot and killed while responding to a case of poaching near Gettysburg on Nov. 11. Among the speakers at the service was Grove's brother Chad, who recalled how they had chased pheasants together and how eager they were as 12-year-olds to get junior hunting licenses.
NEWS
August 12, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
"Get Low" is the kind of valedictory movie that a few lucky actors find at the end of a great career. In this case the actor is Robert Duvall (incredibly, he's nearly 80 years old), and it's good enough to make us hope, somehow, that Duvall has many more in store. Duvall is completely at home and in the zone in "Get Low" as Old Man Bush, a Great Depression hermit in the Georgia hills, shrouded in legend, who abruptly ends a life of seclusion and announces to stunned locals that he wants to pay for, and attend, his own funeral.
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December 31, 2006 | By Lea Sitton Stanley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thirty-one days ago, Ivan Simmons was shot in the back. Nineteen days ago, he died. And yesterday, as a chilly wind cut across a plaza at Broad and Spring Garden Streets, his young mother stood at a lectern and held high the final photo of her 17-year-old son - taken in the morgue. "This is death," Kisha Bivines said in a firm voice. "I don't care which side you are on. This is death. " Bivines was taking part in a mock wake and rally staged outside the Pennsylvania State Office Building by the activist group Mothers in Charge.
NEWS
October 6, 2006 | By Mitch Lipka, Melissa Dribben and Emilie Lounsberry INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Naomi Rose Ebersol was the first to be buried. The 7-year-old girl, murdered Monday morning as she and nine of her classmates stood facing the blackboard in a one-room schoolhouse, was brought to the cemetery in a polished black buggy drawn by chestnut horses, their flanks gleaming in the sun. The funeral procession, the first of three yesterday, made its way like a dark ribbon across an impossibly beautiful setting, passing ruffled yellow...
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October 1, 2002 | By Jonathan Gelb and Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
In a tearful funeral in the Florida Panhandle, friends and neighbors remembered Chester Lee Miller's brief, tragic life yesterday with compassion and warmth - and a sense of guilt that those feelings were not extended to him while he was alive. More than 250 people packed a church outside Pensacola for a gut-wrenching goodbye to Miller, 18, of Hazleton, Pa., who died in nearby Milton last week after he apparently was abused and starved by family members and forced to make a desperate 1,000-mile journey by bus from the Northeast to Florida, back to his father.
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May 1, 2001 | by John F. Morrison Daily News Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
A hearse loaded with flowers is not the kind of wheels you like to be in when you pull up alongside a group of girls, or guys, and say, "Hey, want a ride?" But a couple of young men jumped into just such a conveyance Saturday morning outside of a church in Reading - just as a funeral director was about to load a body into it - and peeled away. "It surprised and shocked everyone," said Pastor Bruce Osterhout, who was inside Christ Lutheran Church, where services had been held for a 71-year-old woman, when the hearse was taken.
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