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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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March 16, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A 25-YEAR-OLD woman was raped at the Montgomery Township tanning salon where she worked in late February, according to police. The victim was at the salon, the name of which the Daily News is withholding to protect her identity, when Marshall Gibson, 19, entered and asked to use the bathroom around 8:45 p.m. Feb. 25, according to police. He was given permission to use the restroom after which, he and the victim entered one of the tanning rooms together, police said. While in the room, Gibson made unwanted sexual advances toward the woman and then pulled out a knife, placed it to her throat and threatened to hurt her if she did not comply with his demands, according to the arrest affidavit.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2015 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
Tax time can be especially stressful for military families. But servicemen and women are allowed extra time to file and are eligible for free filing help. If you're serving outside the United States (including Puerto Rico) as of April 15, 2015, you're granted an automatic two-month extension to file tax returns. If that's not enough time, by submitting Form 4868 to the IRS, you can extend filing by an additional four months, according to the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association.
SPORTS
March 7, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Justin De Fratus, baseball player. That was his identity. De Fratus was pretty good, too. The Phillies drafted him in 2007, and he excelled in the minor leagues. The righthander was considered one of the team's top pitching prospects. Then a right elbow strain in March 2012 cost him the first five months of a season in which he hoped to transition from prospect to major leaguer. The injury, he said, led to an identity crisis: Who are you and what are you supposed to be in this world?
SPORTS
February 26, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
MILWAUKEE - For more than a season and a half, 76ers coach Brett Brown has slowly been building an identity for his painfully young team. He talked at the beginning of last season about how his group needed to be one of the fastest in the league, and they were, leading the NBA in pace a season ago. From the first moment of training camp this season, Brown said the focus was on defense, an area in which his club remained near the bottom in...
SPORTS
February 25, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - The 76ers have to reclaim their identity. Before the trade deadline, they were a solid defensive squad that gave teams fits regardless of the outcome. These days, the Sixers are a three-point-taking and seldom-defensive-stop-making squad. Their latest example was Monday's 119-108 loss to the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. "That's not who we are," coach Brett Brown said. "That's not even close to who we are. You have a luxury of shooters coming in and the punishment of having to regroup and reclaim identity, which has been defense.
SPORTS
December 15, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
So who are the 2014-15 Flyers, anyway? Come to think of it, that's one of their many problems: They don't have an identity. They aren't an offensively explosive team like Tampa Bay or Toronto. They don't play suffocating, in-your-face defense like Los Angeles or Chicago. They aren't speedy like the Rangers or Montreal, and they don't play a physical, hard-on-the-puck game like Boston or Columbus. What they are is nondescript. When last season started and Peter Laviolette was still the coach, the Flyers were known as a hell-bent, attacking team - which, besides a five-year, $22.5 million contract, was one of the reasons Vinny Lecavalier came here.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than five weeks, the family of Sunil Tripathi of Radnor mobilized a massive effort to find him. The Internet was a major resource. Family posted videos pleading for the Brown University student to come home. Social networks spread the word about the missing 22-year-old, but then, in a matter of hours, they became the medium by which Tripathi was falsely identified as a terrorist responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings. A new documentary, Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi , shows how old and new media's quest to be first with information wrongly accused an innocent man and created a nightmare for Tripathi's family.
NEWS
September 8, 2014 | By Gloria Hochman, For The Inquirer
What would you do if your 10-year-old son told you that God had made a mistake, that he had been born into the wrong body, that he is and always was a girl? Bob Bradley believes he had only one choice: To listen. "I loved my child unconditionally, and more than anything, I wanted him to be happy and healthy. If that could happen only if he lived as a girl, my wife, Debbie, and I would support him with love. " Aly is a pretty 17-year-old who talks easily about being transgender.
NEWS
June 14, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former social worker and three employees of a residential-care facility for the disabled have been charged with selling the identities of children in their care to help others cheat on their taxes - a scheme U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger described Thursday as "truly despicable. " Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment accusing Gebah Kamara, 46, of Sharon Hill, of stealing personal information from several foster children he encountered while working for Catholic Social Services, the charitable wing of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
NEWS
June 13, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A DARBY tax preparer has been charged with stealing the identities of foster children to falsely use their information on tax returns for his own benefit, according to an indictment unsealed yesterday. Momolu Sirleaf, 34, of Wycombe Avenue, owned and operated I.E.S. Tax Services, of Darby. According to the indictment: Sirleaf obtained the names and Social Security numbers of kids in the foster-care system. He used their information to falsely add them as dependents on some of his clients' returns "to generate fraudulent refunds, some in excess of $8,000.
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