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October 21, 2012 | By Lou Rabito, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Andrew and Danny Gonzalez, senior soccer players at Conestoga, are very much what you'd expect identical twins to be. They have been best friends since they were born, as Danny put it. They have the same friends. They do everything together, Andrew said. They have the same car. And they've been playing soccer, always on the same team, since they were 4. They even took recruiting trips together to Lafayette and Lehigh. So when Danny Gonzalez committed in the spring to Lehigh, and Andrew Gonzalez was down to two finalists, Lehigh and Lafayette, the older-by-a-minute brother had a decision to make - a virtual 50-50 ball in the game of life.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1995 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Steal Big, Steal Little is a quirky Cain-and-Abel fable with a twist that makes the brothers identical twins. Andy Garcia does an engaging turn of double duty but he can't disguise the fact that the movie is constantly being pulled in opposing directions. In his heyday, Frank Capra used to effortlessly fashion the kind of cautionary comedy that Andrew Davis has attempted and send the audience home secure in the certainty that truth, justice and the American way always prevail. In our more jaded and cynical times, such rosy optimism is a much tougher sell.
SPORTS
October 24, 1997 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Heather and Jen Moffitt may be identical twins, but their tastes can run 180 degrees apart. Just ask Garnet Valley field hockey coach Eileen Stec, who has had to spend a great deal of her time over the last three years trying to tell them apart - on and off the field. "They look exactly the same, but they're the exact opposite in other areas," said Stec, making it very clear they are two of the biggest reasons why Garnet Valley enjoyed another big season. The Jaguars wrapped up their second Southern Chester County League championship in three seasons, going 11-0-1 in the process.
LIVING
March 22, 1995 | By David O'Reilly, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hearts are supposed to be one on Valentine's Day. But when a Massachusetts judge split custody of the Raymond identical twins that day, twins everywhere seemed to cry ouch. "I was furious," said Wendy DeMarco of Wayne. "A very disturbing decision," said Raymond Brandt, a Fort Wayne, Ind., psychologist. "It's appalling," said Wendy Walloff of Philadelphia, the mother of 12- year-old identical twin daughters. "I can't believe anybody in the 1990s would do that. " What Probate Judge James R. Lawton did was order 10-year-old Sheena Raymond out of her father's house in Waltham, which she had shared with her twin sister, Tara, and into her mother's home six miles away.
SPORTS
May 13, 1992 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Harry and Mike Carr now know what it's like to see double as well as be double. The Carrs, seniors and star identical twins on Roman Catholic's surging baseball team, date Gina and Nina Carroll, juniors at Roman's sister school, John Hallahan. You guessed it. They're also identical twins. "We're going to Roman's senior prom this Friday night," said Harry, who dates Gina. "We're thinking of getting one big picture instead of two. Save money that way. " Harry befriended Gina about a year ago. Mike and Nina have been an item for four-plus months.
NEWS
June 27, 2002 | By Amie Parnes INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The doctors could hear only one heartbeat. Even when Kiran Saxena's stomach began to swell and she added 42 pounds to her thin frame, she didn't expect twins. But there they were: two identical girls born six minutes apart. Aradhna and Archana. From the time they were born, they have been practically inseparable - in grade school, high school, college and then in medical school, where they were graduated this month from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. But that all came to an end recently when, for the first time in 24 years, the two decided to split up and head to different cities to complete their internships.
SPORTS
December 19, 1997 | By Michael Rosenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Twins Lara and Michelle Ulrich are a lot alike. If you don't believe it, just ask them. "We're both kind of the same in everything," said Michelle, a 6-foot senior forward for the girls' basketball team at Lenape. "We're the same in a lot of things," said Lara, a 6-foot senior guard. And don't be afraid to ask them about their similarities, either. People always do, and it doesn't bother them. "Not at all," Lara said. "It's kind of fun. " "It's fun," Michelle said.
NEWS
February 18, 2002 | By Marie McCullough INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marie and Dennis Hasson stared at the fuzzy ultrasound images of her pregnancy, thrilled to discover they were getting a twofer: twin girls. Within minutes, though, the couple's elation was edged with fear. One twin appeared much larger than the other, and was awash in amniotic fluid. The smaller twin, meanwhile, had so little fluid that her separate amniotic sac clung to her like plastic wrap. "I have to tell you," the obstetrician said solemnly, "this is not going to be an easy pregnancy.
NEWS
August 22, 2011 | Staff Report
Police are looking for what were described as identical twins in the knife-point robbery at a corner food store in North Philadelphia this morning. Details are still sketchy, but police said the stickup was reported about 9:10 a.m. in the store on the 5900 block of Ogontz Avenue in the Ogontz section. The bandits were described as black identical twins about 29 years old who were wearing different clothes. Police said one wore a black T-shirt and black jeans while the other was dressed in a white T-shirt and khaki pants.
NEWS
November 27, 1986 | By Karen Kenney, Los Angeles Daily News
Identical twins act and think more alike than fraternal twins, but the jury is still out on whether it is due more to heredity than to environment. Identical twins were more likely than fraternal twins to agree on how feminine or masculine they felt, according to a series of twin studies at the University of Southern California. Fraternal twins were much less similar in how feminine they perceived themselves. That finding led researchers to believe that genetics plays a larger part in whether twins think they are more feminine.
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September 13, 2013 | By Ryan Hagerty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Collingswood field hockey coach Valerie Dayton has watched two sisters grow up through Collingswood's rec system. Dayton first coached them when they were sixth graders and has seen them develop into star athletes at the high school level. Krista and Shauna LaMaina, identical twins, have been starting together since their sophomore years. Now, they are co-captains for their senior season. "One isn't bigger than the other," Dayton said. "They definitely work together, and have been with a lot of these kids for a long time growing up in this area.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By E. J. Dionne, For The Inquirer
You don't need me to tell you it's a whole lot tougher leading a garage band than being a superstar. What you might not have known is just how much harder. If you want an example of growing inequality, try the rock-and-roll industry. Between 1982 and 2003, the share of concert income taken home by the top 1 percent of performers more than doubled, to 56 percent. The top 5 percent collected almost 90 percent of all concert revenues. The rock world is simply a more extreme version of the larger American experience.
SPORTS
October 21, 2012 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Columnist
Andrew and Danny Gonzalez, senior soccer players at Conestoga, are very much what you'd expect identical twins to be. They have been best friends since they were born, as Danny put it. They have the same friends. They do everything together, Andrew said. They have the same car. And they've been playing soccer, always on the same team, since they were 4. They even took recruiting trips together to Lafayette and Lehigh. So when Danny Gonzalez committed in the spring to Lehigh, and Andrew Gonzalez was down to two finalists, Lehigh and Lafayette, the older-by-a-minute brother had a decision to make - a virtual 50-50 ball in the game of life.
SPORTS
October 21, 2012 | By Lou Rabito, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Andrew and Danny Gonzalez, senior soccer players at Conestoga, are very much what you'd expect identical twins to be. They have been best friends since they were born, as Danny put it. They have the same friends. They do everything together, Andrew said. They have the same car. And they've been playing soccer, always on the same team, since they were 4. They even took recruiting trips together to Lafayette and Lehigh. So when Danny Gonzalez committed in the spring to Lehigh, and Andrew Gonzalez was down to two finalists, Lehigh and Lafayette, the older-by-a-minute brother had a decision to make - a virtual 50-50 ball in the game of life.
SPORTS
October 17, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
"Rueter. " "What?" "Get your brother. " "Which one?" "All of them. " Such an exchange is not that uncommon for the coaching staff or players on the Germantown Academy boys' soccer team, as four Rueter brothers play on the Patriots, forming more than one-third of the starting lineup. Tim and Tom Rueter are senior twins and play on the left side of the field, with Tom at left back and Tim in front of him at left outside midfielder. Their younger brothers, Matt and James, sophomores twins, make up the right side of the defense, with Matt at right back and James at right outside mid. Just one minute separates each set of identical twins, with Tim and James being the elders.
NEWS
August 13, 2012
Health coverage makes a difference in surviving heart attacks and stroke Health insurance, not a patient's race, is a better predictor of who will survive heart attacks and strokes, according to researchers at the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Those who did not have coverage were more likely to die in the hospital, even after accounting for race and socioeconomic factors, their study found. The study, published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, looked at 13,000 patients from three Maryland hospitals treating patients of all income levels.
NEWS
June 12, 2012 | Letters to the Daily News Editor
MAYBE ONE day Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter can admit that they really don't care about working people. Mayor Nutter keeps coming back to City Council to raise the taxes on the homeowners to "support the school district. " The debt keeps getting worse every year. He then praises the efforts to privatize the school district and end the contracts that the labor unions have that keep people with family-sustaining jobs. When it comes to the state budget, Gov. Corbett keeps looking to cut the education, social services, etc. that the working people and families need the most.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2011 | BY JIM BECKERMAN, The Record (Hackensack N.J.)
HACKENSACK, N.J. - You'll have to work hard to beat identical twins Iris Arnold and Frances Labinger, stars of a droll new Walgreens pharmacy commercial. They've been playing this game for 77 years. "I'm older, by 19 minutes," said Arnold, a longtime Fort Lee, N.J., resident. She not only beat her identical twin sister out of the womb in 1934, she also intends to go on beating her. "I do have the smarter kids," Arnold said. "All six of my kids went to Bronx Science. " Countered Labinger: "I got married first, had my kids first, had my grandchildren first.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2011 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Identical twins gave writers the original basis for situation comedy. Mistaken identity, the ability to appear in two places at once, and jealousy all flow from this prenatal premise for humor. Dramatists from Plautus to Paula Vogel have built plays around twins, but none with as much flair and comic mastery as Carlo Goldoni's 1747 The Venetian Twins . Under Alexander Burns' inspired direction, Quintessence Theatre Group's side-splitting contemporary staging surpasses Goldoni's success.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2011 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Harry Eastlack, whose tissue turned to bone, lives again. So, too, do Chang and Eng Bunker, the Siamese twins who fathered 21 children between them. And Chenallier, a 19th-century French basket-maker whose tumor was so large it resembled a giant pillow - all have been returned to life, in a manner of speaking, in "Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum). " This cinematic celebration of the "cruel beauty" of the vast collection of objects housed at the Mütter had its world premiere Thursday evening, as several hundred guests were treated to Stephen and Timothy Quay's unique take on the museum's trove of medical oddities and marvelous, albeit morbid, artifacts.
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