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August 30, 1990 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Hatfield police were trying to confirm the identity of a man who was hit and killed Friday night as he walked across Route 309. Officer Robert Turner, who is in charge of the investigation, said he hadn't been able to locate the man's next of kin. The man, believed to be homeless and in his 60s, was wearing dark clothes when he tried to cross the highway near Janes Lane about 9:40 p.m., police said. He was hit by a southbound 1984 Oldsmobile driven by Laurie Abrams, 27, of White Plains, N.Y. Police said Abrams attempted to avoid the man by swerving to the left, but didn't see him in time to avoid hitting him. The man was thrown 35 feet into the air after impact.
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March 30, 1986 | By Kitty Dumas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Burlington City police have recovered the body of a man who drowned in the Delaware River two or three months ago, but are still seeking his identity, according to the deputy Burlington County medical examiner. Dr. Nime Tchourumoff said the body was pulled from the river near Burlington Island at about 4 p.m. Friday. He said an autopsy has revealed that the man, who was probably about 30 years old, died of drowning, and had been in the river for two to four months. Tchourumoff, who performed the autopsy, said he was called by police about 3 p.m. Friday, and when he reached the scene at 4:10 p.m., the body was being pulled from the river.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 1997 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In Different for Girls, a remarkable sex comedy about love in the age of transgenderism, the old boy-meets-girl plot line gets a twist and a snip. Here Boy No. 1 meets Boy No. 2, Boy No. 2 grows up and gets a sex change, and Boy No. 1 falls for her - although Boy No. 1 worries about his feelings. Do his desires for a post-op transsexual make him gay? Does that make any sense? And what will his mates make of it? With generous amounts of humor and humanity, Different for Girls addresses these and other knotty questions of gender and sexual identity.
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March 4, 1988 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Her name is Vera, but he insists that you call him Bauer. You read that correctly. Biologically speaking, Vera is an 18-year-old young woman. Her sexual identification, however, is male - a choice that unnerves friends and would-be lovers who can't understand why this gentle creature walks with such a macho swagger. Vera is the feature debut of Brazilian filmmaker Sergio Toledo, whose disturbing and provocative film takes a straightforward look at the oblique subject of sexual identity.
SPORTS
October 30, 2006 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With each and every loss, the Flyers are embarking on new territory and tempting fate. In their entire 40-year history, no Flyers' team has ever started a season 2-8-1. This one, however, is perilously close to doing that. A loss tonight at the Wachovia Center against the Chicago Blackhawks will seal the Flyers' fate as the worst start in club history. The Flyers were dismembered by 8-2 Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have now outscored them, 12-2, in two games.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1993 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
The soldier who comes home from war a changed man is a familiar figure in fiction. But what about someone who behaves entirely differently and still claims to be the man who left? The possibilities and ambiguities posed by this intriguing question were explored a decade ago by Gerard Depardieu and Nathalie Baye in the masterful French production The Return of Martin Guerre. Given Hollywood's sorry record for recycling - and usually ruining - foreign-film material, the pessimists among us were dreading the return of Richard Gere in Sommersby.
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October 15, 1987 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
In what police believe was a case of mistaken identity, a Darby Township man was shot in the chest during a pickup football game Sunday afternoon in Conway Park on Hook Road. Calvin Bernard Gilbert, 19, of the 1000 block of Pine Street, Darby Township, was shot once in the left side of the chest by a gunman who fled the scene in a 1975 maroon Cadillac. Gilbert was listed in good condition yesterday in Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Fitzgerald Division, after emergency surgery to remove the bullet.
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August 11, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police in Whitemarsh Township are trying to determine the identity of a middle-aged woman found floating in the Schuylkill near Conshohocken on Wednesday morning. Officers received a call at 11:25 from people who were rowing and saw the body being carried east by the current, Police Lt. Christopher Ward said. The body came to rest by a dock near Cherry and Washington Streets, where police and rescue workers recovered it, Ward said. He said the body had not been in the water long.
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December 27, 1993 | by Edmund White, From the New York Times
The new Performing Arts Centre in Toronto opened this fall with a revival of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's "Showboat. " The opening was stormy because of a picket line of protesters, who felt the musical denigrated blacks. In October the producers flew in the eminent black American historian Henry Louis Gates Jr., who attempted in a lecture to place the musical in historical context. Some critics responded with indignation at what they saw as a typical display of American imperialism.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2003 | By LAURA RANDALL For the Daily News
When Amanda Peet learned she was booked as a guest on David Letterman's show this month, she called her sister Alisa, an intern at Temple University Hospital, to get the lowdown on shingles. The actress wanted to give the information to the talk-show host, who was diagnosed with the illness earlier this year. "I wanted to . . . help enlighten him," she said. "I'm really upset that he had shingles. " Alas, Peet never got to proffer medical advice to Letterman, thanks to the tight shooting schedule of her latest film, an untitled project with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.
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January 14, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
A Lansdale man has been charged with stabbing a 16-year-old boy and then identifying his identical twin as the perpetrator. Police responded Sunday afternoon to a house on East Main Street for a report of a stabbing. The victim was stabbed in the chest and airlifted to Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Lance Greenwood, 33, was in the house when police arrived, but the victim had not identified him as the attacker. Greenwood showed police the driver's license of his identical twin, Leonard.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Wellington, Staff Writer
John Wind loved David Bowie's music, but it was the musician's glam-rock style - the fiery red hair, eyelids painted teal blue, metallic skinny pants, and long, dramatic trench coats - that gave Wind the OK he needed to embrace his outsider status as a teen and young adult. "I was so attracted to his outrageousness, independence, and sexual ambiguity," said Wind, 54, remembering how Bowie's irreverent fashion choices inspired him during his nerdy days at Harriton High School in Lower Merion.
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January 5, 2016
Galloway Township Police are investigating after a man was found dead on a township roadside early Sunday morning. Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Major Crimes Unit responded to a 9-1-1 call at Great Creek Road at 7:20 a.m., and found the man dead on the scene, according to a statement from the prosecutor's office. The man's identity was not released.  
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December 25, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
Before we're even born, while our bodies are still forming muscle and we grow our first strands of hair, one of the first questions people ask around four or five months of pregnancy is: Is it a boy or a girl? Should the booties, the nursery, the socks be pink or blue? And on social media, that most democratic space (supposedly), you have your Man Crush Monday (#MCM) or Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW). Pink or blue? Twenty-three-year-old Keyonis Johnson founded the hashtag #ThouCrushThursday on Instagram and Tumblr.
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October 4, 2015 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
An object of praise and controversy since it debuted, Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013 and has become one of the most-performed new plays in the country. Its central figure is Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani American lawyer torn between professional ambition and his increasingly burdened connections to Islam and his status in American society. A taut, dark exploration of race, class, religion, and culture, Disgraced begins previews Friday in a Philadelphia Theatre Company production at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
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September 10, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Parents of children attending Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools are now being required to sign a document pledging support for the schools' "Catholic identity" and recognizing that in all questions involving church law, "the final determination rests with the archbishop. " The archdiocese is asking all its schools to include the one-page "Memorandum of Understanding" in entrance applications and school handbooks, said spokesman Ken Gavin. The purpose "is to simply inform parents that we are Catholic schools, that we will teach the doctrine of the church, and have them sign that they understand and are in agreement," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
We hear so much about the uneasy relationship across the Israeli-Palestinian divide that we tend to forget that fully 20 percent of Israeli citizens are Arab. What does it mean to be an Israeli Arab (or Arab Israeli)? Is that an identity - or a recipe for inner discord? These are just some of the tantalizing questions raised in the Israeli import A Borrowed Identity , an extraordinary coming-of-age story about Eyad, a Palestinian boy from a small village who grows up to become a cosmopolitan Israeli.
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August 14, 2015 | BY TIRDAD DERAKHSHANI, Inquirer Staff Writer tirdad@phillynews.com, 215-854-2736
WE HEAR so much about the uneasy relationship across the Israeli-Palestinian divide that we tend to forget that fully 20 percent of Israeli citizens are Arab. What does it mean to be an Israeli Arab (or Arab Israeli)? Is that an identity - or a recipe for inner discord? These are just some of the tantalizing questions raised in the Israeli import "A Borrowed Identity," an extraordinary coming-of-age story about Eyad, a Palestinian boy from a small village who grows up to become a cosmopolitan Israeli.
NEWS
August 6, 2015
YOUR PERSONAL financial information can't be completely protected. With the already immeasurable list of data breaches that seems to grow longer by the day, maybe we should be praying not for protection but for better interventions. Witness the recent news involving the Federal Trade Commission and LifeLock Inc., one of the leading companies in the identity-theft-protection business. The FTC has filed charges alleging that LifeLock violated a 2010 settlement in which the company vowed to stop making deceptive claims about its services and implement stronger measures to safeguard its own customers' personal data, including credit card, Social Security and bank account numbers.
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July 21, 2015
A man drowned in the Delaware River on the South Jersey side Sunday evening after going in for a swim, New Jersey State Police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, reportedly went in the river just off of York Road in Burlington City but went under water around 7:15 p.m., said Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams. The state police Marine Unit recovered the man's body just before 9 p.m. and is investigating the incident. - Claudia Vargas
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