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January 3, 1986 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
Two Southwest Philadelphia men yesterday were ordered to stand trial on charges of stabbing and beating the brother-in-law of Mayor Goode. Assistant District Attorney Nancy Beam said Randolph Williams, 38, suffered several stab wounds and a broken jaw during the attack Nov. 8 at 84th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard. Following a preliminary hearing, Municipal Judge J. Earl Simmons held Garcia McCrea, 32, and Thomas Hoover, 22, on assault and conspiracy charges. A third suspect, Troy Edwards, 22, is awaiting a hearing.
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July 19, 1991 | by Joanne Sills, Daily News Staff Writer
Three years ago yesterday, 5-year-old Marcus Yates was gunned down in a candy store by dueling drug dealers. The shooting thrust city residents into harsh times: the age of crack and brutal drug killings. The killing unabated, Marcus' family now works to bring awareness of the deadly toll drugs extract from this city. They also strive to keep going in Marcus' absence. "Still, it's sometimes hard around this time to get started in the morning," said Anthony Yates, Marcus' father.
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April 26, 1991 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The real shock for the accused killer of a pregnant woman came at the end of his preliminary hearing yesterday. "I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but your brother was shot to death the other day," lawyer Joel S. Moldovsky told his client, Shawn Sharp, 19, of Chew Avenue near Chelten. "Somebody has to tell you," said the attorney at the bar of Municipal Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland's courtroom. Sharp broke down in tears and began shaking. He had to be helped from the courtroom by sheriff's deputies.
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August 10, 2005 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For Cheryl and Tom Jones, hope endures. More than three years after the Salem County couple's daughter disappeared, the Joneses have not given up on their search. "We're going to find her," Cheryl Jones said yesterday. "We're not going to give up. We can't give up. " In their quest for answers, they have hired a psychic, posted billboards, put up reward money, and combed woods by foot and creeks by canoe all over South Jersey. Now the family has a new search plan.
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October 28, 1997 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
When the defendant's friends and family, waiting outside the courtroom, heard that a jury in the man's murder trial was back with a verdict in 5 minutes, they jumped on the lawyer. One woman screamed at A. Charles Peruto Jr., the well-known defense attorney, and others wept. They knew what a quick verdict usually means. "You told us you thought you could win this case!" the woman shouted into Peruto's face. But Peruto remained calm. "Let's go inside," he said. And, sure enough, Peruto had won the case.
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November 18, 1993 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
Of all the demonstrations that have taken place in front of Mayor Rendell's City Hall office, probably none have been like Colleen Hebding's. Hebding, of Rittenhouse Square, maintained a solitary vigil for more than three hours yesterday outside the mayor's office to express her anguish and anger over the shootings of four police officers Tuesday. One, Officer Stephen Dmytryk, died. "When I was young you wouldn't even think of speaking harshly to a police officer, and now people are shooting at them like it was a free-for-all," the 24-year-old waitress said.
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October 16, 1997 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The 17-year-old Northeast Philadelphia boy drew a posse after robbing a 21-year-old dental assistant last year. The victim, Pamela Genay, her parents, and about a dozen neighbors ran after Anthony Cottrell following the holdup at Frankford Avenue and Venango Street on May 24, 1996. Assistant District Attorney Kishan Nair said the fact that Cottrell had been high on drugs probably saved the life of Police Officer Thomas Miles after he joined the posse. When Miles trapped the suspect in an alley, Cottrell pointed a pistol at him, but he was so shaky he could not release the safety, Nair said.
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February 25, 1994 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
Firefighters' wives and husbands formed a grass- roots organization last night to protest what they call chronic short-staffing and other problems in the Fire Department. Mary Humphries, wife of a veteran firefighter and an outspoken critic of cuts by the Rendell administration, said she was "extremely surprised" that about 350 people showed up at the union hall of Firefighters Local 22, 5th and Willow streets, to voice similar sentiments. "By popular request we organized a spouse group," said Humphries, whose husband, Wayne, helped fight a Jan. 28 church fire in South Philadelphia that killed two other firemen.
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May 25, 1989 | By Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Scores of somber teen-agers, many of them crying, set the tone today as funeral services were held for 17-year-old Sean Daily, who was fatally beaten and shot last Saturday in senseless street violence. The teen-agers, many of them Daily's schoolmates at Northeast Catholic High School, stood out in the crowd of several hundred mourners at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Port Richmond. Daily's body, clad in a dark gray corduroy jacket, with rosary beads draped in his hands, lay in a beige metal casket in the 99-year-old brownstone church, a Port Richmond landmark at Belgrade Street and Allegheny Avenue.
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February 21, 1995 | by Marianne Costantinou, Daily News Staff Writer
Inside the chapel of the Ruffin-Nichols A.M.E. Church at 11th and Mount Vernon streets, about three dozen people came yesterday to share their grief for relatives who were murder victims. The two-hour music and religious service commemorated the eighth anniversary of the Grief Assistance Program, a counseling program at the city's medical examiner's office run by the Rev. Wanda Henry-Jenkins. About halfway through the emotional program, relatives and neighbors of the Lassiter family arrived.
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DEAR ABBY: During a recent family dinner, my uncle presented an odd gift to everyone there. He's in his mid-50s and involved in the community and government of a small town. He and other "public figures" - most of them older - decided to publish a calendar. On each page, there is a nude photo of an aging community luminary posing with strategically placed objects covering his/her "goods. " To say the least, the photos are not flattering, funny, or particularly modest. Not only did my uncle give one to every family member - including my 80-year-old grandparents - but he also took pains to point out his photo.
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May 28, 2016
ISSUE | DEATH Best to be prepared I'm old. While I've always feared illness and incapacity, death has never really scared me - it's a blessing ("Facing our last chapter, with doctor-author's help," Sunday). Death is something universally shared, but readiness for it isn't. Most of us could benefit from our primary doctor and others asking, "What's in your advance directive?" Is it really helpful to continue to treat death as a taboo subject that might only be broached by our closest kin and friends?
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May 16, 2016 | JEFF GAMMAGE, STAFF WRITER|, CHARLES FOX, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
ROSEBUD, S.D. - Lila Kills In Sight grew up not knowing that she had a relative buried in far-off Pennsylvania, a boy who went away to boarding school and never came back. His loss simply wasn't discussed in her home. Only recently did she learn of her tie to the child who died at the Carlisle Industrial Indian School - news she found as staggering as if she discovered she'd lost a family member in the Holocaust. "Now I have all kinds of questions," Kills In Sight, 45, said during an interview on the Rosebud Sioux reservation in South Dakota.
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December 4, 2015 | By Michael Boren and Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writers
The two men killed Tuesday evening when their vehicle collided with a school bus in Southampton Township did landscaping work together, and one was a longtime employee of his family's Cherry Hill business, McNaughton's Gardens. Sean McNaughton, 41, of Medford, was a passenger in the Volkswagen Passat driven by Michael Razzano, 49, of Browns Mills. State police said Razzano possibly was trying to pass other vehicles at high speed when the crash occurred. The bus was carrying the Lenape High School girls' varsity swim team to a meet.
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August 16, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities are investigating whether the murder of an 18-year-old Camden man early Friday is linked to the homicide of another teen in April. Brian Spearman was gunned down shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday on the 2000 block of South Sixth Street, an industrial area in the city's Waterfront South neighborhood. Police officers got a 911 call and arrived to find him dead at the scene, according to Andy McNeil, spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor's office. Spearman's brother is Brandon Spearman, 15, who is awaiting trial in the murder of 18-year-old Tyimer Bright last Easter.
REAL_ESTATE
July 13, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Drive down streets in any affluent neighborhood and you will see perfectly serviceable home furnishings waiting for trash crews to haul them away. "I hate for good things to go to waste in a landfill. I would be willing to arrange for things to be picked up and given to Goodwill or sold," said Leonore Spinelli, an agent with Century 21 Alliance in Moorestown as well as a residential interior designer and virtual stager. "The situation is such a shame, but great for street pickers," Spinelli said, although some communities discourage such collections.
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June 24, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Many Americans today may have little knowledge of the man on the $10 bill: Alexander Hamilton, the onetime Philadelphian famous for his early contributions to the country's financial system and the Federalist papers. But some with a more personal connection to the founding father - his direct descendants - are grappling with the Treasury Department's recent decision to demote their ancestor, who may share the ten-spot in some capacity when it is redesigned in 2020 to feature a woman.
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May 7, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Investigators and relatives of an Audubon, Camden County, man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident one month ago handed out fliers Tuesday in hope of finding the driver, who has eluded authorities since Christopher Dean was found lying on the side of a road. "We really want the opportunity to forgive the person," said his sister, Erika Reilley, 40, of Tabernacle. "And we want the person to have the opportunity to say, 'I'm sorry.' " Dean, 36, was discovered around 10:40 p.m. April 9 at Graisbury and East Atlantic Avenues.
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May 3, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
After hearing about the deadly earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, Bibek Khadka could not sleep. "I was too scared," said Khadka, 29, a Nepalese immigrant who lives in Bryn Mawr. For three days, he was unable to reach his family. He finally got a phone call from his brother on Monday with good news: His family had survived. But his brother was surrounded by destruction in Kathmandu, the country's capital, and he still feared for his safety. "He told me that he thought it was the end of the world," Khadka said.
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April 17, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer stewarr@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
DAVID ALICEA, 2, and his uncle Joey Rivera, 13, often enjoyed watching Lightning McQueen in the animated "Cars" movies. But that won't happen anymore. A speeding vehicle struck David and his mother Monday night in front of their Fairhill home. The driver never stopped. "They took our angel away from us," Gloria Aponte said of David, breaking down in tears just a few feet from where her grandson was hit. David succumbed to his injuries early yesterday. His mother, Josephine Rivera, 19, survived but remained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
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