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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.
NEWS
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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April 27, 2016
A 37-year-old Delaware County man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for his role in a scheme that stole or attempted to steal $1.1 million from banks through identity theft, federal prosecutors said. Benjamin Easley, of Upper Darby, pleaded guilty in 2014 to seven counts of bank fraud, 15 counts of aggravated identity theft, and one count of conspiracy. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft in a separate case that was consolidated for his sentencing.
NEWS
April 13, 2016
It's as simple as this: no Ed Snider, no "Broad Street Bullies," no consecutive Stanley Cup championships, no Philadelphia hockey tradition to excite millions of Flyers fans during the National Hockey League team's nearly 50-year history. Snider, 83, died of cancer Monday at his home in Montecito, Calif., his family said. Among his mourners, count the thousands of participants in programs offered through the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, which maintains hockey rinks and provides equipment and coaching to inner-city children in Philadelphia and Camden.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I am a single father of teenage boys. I have always played an active role in my children's lives, physically, emotionally, and financially. My older son lives with me; my younger sons live with their mother. I am bisexual and have always been attracted to men and women. It took me a long time to admit it to myself. I suffered from depression for many years as I struggled with my sexual identity. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with HIV. Since then, I have been on medication and live a very healthy lifestyle.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
The Warwick Hotel has given up its Radisson Blu branding, as the nearly century-old Center City stalwart seeks to forge a high-end identity in line with its Rittenhouse Square environs. Owner Chartres Lodging Group instigated the change, effective April 1, to play up the historically resonant Warwick name while ensuring that guests don't mistake the property for a "value-brand" Radisson, senior vice president Matthew Cox said. The move suggests that Radisson's parent, Minneapolis-based Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is having little success differentiating its high-end brands, such as the Blu hotels, from its original offerings.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Irish-Americans will come together Sunday, April 24th, at the Irish Famine Memorial on Chestnut Street to observe the centennial of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising. Many of them will be senior citizens. Local Irish Americans are growing older and aren't being replaced by new Irish immigrants. For those unfamiliar with Ireland's violent independence movement, April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter week when rebels in Dublin fired the first shots in a long campaign against British rule.
NEWS
March 15, 2016 | By Charles Krauthammer
Bernie Sanders is the most successful Jewish candidate for the presidency ever. It's a rare sign of the health of our republic that no one seems to much care or even notice. Least of all, Sanders himself. Which prompted Anderson Cooper in a recent Democratic debate to ask Sanders whether he was intentionally keeping his Judaism under wraps. "No," answered Sanders: "I am very proud to be Jewish. " He then explained that the Holocaust had wiped out his father's family. And that he remembered as a child seeing neighbors with concentration camp numbers tattooed on their arms.
NEWS
March 14, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
Cristian Cocuzza was working the counter of his family's Powelton Village pizza shop last Sunday when a college-age customer stormed in holding his phone like it was toxic. Cristian did not need to ask him what was on the screen. He knew exactly what it was. It was the story. The horrible story that so many mistakenly thought had something to do with his family's business. "It no us!" Cristian told the customer, something he feels like he has said a thousand times this past week.
SPORTS
March 5, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
CLEARWATER, Fla. When the Pirates told Charlie Morton to forget everything he ever knew about pitching, it was February 2011, and the 27-year-old righthander was the worst pitcher in baseball. Jim Benedict, a pitching whisperer so revered that the Marlins this winter traded Pittsburgh a minor-league player for the rights to hire him as a vice president, saw Morton straining to be something he was not. "A guy's mechanics on the mound," Benedict told Morton, "are a manifestation of their personality.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Nearly 11,000 Main Line Health employees fell victim to a "spear phishing" scam last month that exposed key personal information, including birth dates and social security numbers, the health system said Wednesday. On Feb. 16, a Main Line employee responded to an email believed to be a legitimate request for Main Line employees' information, which also included names, addresses, and salaries, Main Line said. No patient information was released, said Main Line, which learned of the incident Tuesday.
NEWS
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.
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