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January 11, 1995 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
John Waerig and his father, Matt, formed a two-man team when it came to football recruiting. John, a first-team Daily News All-City linebacker at Cardinal Dougherty High, fielded the phone calls and listened to pitches. Matt poked around behind the scenes. Because John liked what he saw and heard on campus, and because his father liked the answers when he asked friends and acquaintances about assistant Jim Hueber, a Philadelphia native, John decided to make an oral commitment to the University of Wisconsin.
NEWS
September 1, 1994 | By Nicholas Wishart, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The year was 1970. Thomas Watson was a young cop in Glassboro and Joseph Lisa was the newest member of Township Council. "He (Watson) was one of our best," Lisa, now a Superior Court Judge, said of Watson yesterday. "It's no surprise at all that he has risen to the top of the county. " Lisa paid Watson that compliment yesterday shortly after swearing him in as the chief Gloucester County investigator as colleagues, friends and family members cheered. Watson replaces Dick Henry, who retired, effective yesterday.
NEWS
August 15, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
POLICE IN GLOUCESTER County are investigating the possible murder-suicide of a Pitman couple and their young son, described by neighbors as "very nice people. " The victims were identified as Francis Adolf Sr., 49, wife Bonnie Adolf, 44, and Francis Adolf Jr., 6. Prosecutors said police found the bodies inside the family's house on Kenton Avenue during a well-being check shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday. Nobody else was in the home. Investigators were awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause and manner of death.
NEWS
September 12, 2011 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Fun-loving and outgoing, Ajanai has many friends and is a social butterfly. The 11-year-old enjoys playing basketball, dancing, playing computer games, and listening to her favorite recording artist, Justin Bieber. She also is interested in dressing well and keeping up with the latest fashions. Although she can be shy when meeting new people, she becomes animated once she feels comfortable with them. Ajanai likes going to school and participating in the after-school program. In her foster placement she takes pleasure in helping to prepare meals, feeding the family dogs, and keeping her room clean.
NEWS
June 23, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael and Judith Cabry were known as a friendly older couple in their Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood. If there was a hint of trouble in their household, in the 9500 block of Northeast Avenue, it was not widely known. About 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, a 16-year-old grandson paid a visit and discovered both of them dead from gunshots to the head. Police found a gun at the scene and said it appeared to be a murder-suicide, with Michael Cabry, 74, having shot his wife, 71, and then himself.
NEWS
October 23, 1987 | By Kathleen Shea from the Associated Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, and Elle magazine
A HUSTLER OUT ON THE HUSTINGS Here's another dispatch from the front lines of this year's wacko presidential campaign. The date: yesterday. The place: a Rotary lunch in Portsmouth, N.H. The guy: Donald Trump. The casino and skyscraper king made it on up to the state that always casts the first primary ballots to deny he's running. All he wants to do, he said, is encourage "respect for America" and make sure somebody who suits him gets elected. And who might that be, Donald?
NEWS
May 14, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Minutes before the Fresh Donuts shop on Lancaster Avenue closed Saturday, Tamara Harris and her daughter, Tanjanique, 16, stopped in. They wanted to give a get-well card to shop employee Sokchea Luy, 27. "I couldn't believe someone would do something like that," said Tamara Harris, who is a crossing guard at a nearby school and stops by daily for coffee and something to eat. "These are really nice people. " People have been dropping in with cards, good wishes, and even money since Tuesday morning, when a well-dressed man, a regular customer, lost his temper in the store and threw a cup of hot coffee at Luy. He badly burned her upper arm, but it might have been worse if she hadn't used the arm to shield her face.
NEWS
October 18, 1993 | by Becky Batcha, Daily News Staff Writer
That giant sucking sound you heard coming from the north was the vacuum attachment on Lenny Dykstra's glove, slurping up Blue Jays' long balls. That thunderous pitter-patter you heard immediately after the Phillies' 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays early today was the sound of Toronto's 2.2 million residents scurrying over to assure the nearest celebrating Philadelphian: "No hard feelings, eh?" After the Jays beat the Phils in Game 1 Saturday, this is how their fans gloated.
NEWS
August 12, 1993 | BY DONALD KAUL
Every year, for reasons not entirely apparent, not even to me, I go on a bike ride across Iowa. It is a 500-mile ride, made in the company of 8,000 other riders, give or take. A friend and I conceived of the ride 20 years ago as a kind of movable feast for ourselves and a few friends; something to promote our paper, The Des Moines Register, and to have a little fun. It got out of hand almost immediately, until now its logistics resemble those of D-day more than a bicycle ride.
NEWS
September 13, 1993 | BY DONALD KAUL
It begins to look as though the big cultural battle of the fall is going to be fought over the new TV cop show, "N.Y.P.D. Blue. " The Christian right and those of like mind are gearing up to stage an all- out attack on the show, which is being touted as wilder than a 14-year-old boy's imagination. It will have, among other things, nudity, violence and bad language, just as though those things existed in real life. The right hopes to use the show as a lever to pry some blue-nosed legislation from Congress.
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February 9, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
The "Romance Room" will be empty soon. So will the shelves stacked with sci-fi, westerns, biographies, and mysteries. And when the books are gone, a piece of local history will disappear as well: After 30 years on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, the Book Trader is closing. "It's time," owner Mary Alice Curley says. "I'm done. " A mother of six, grandmother of 14, and great-grandmother of two, Curley was 52 when she got into the used-book business. She's 82 now; age, as well as rising rent and dwindling patronage, inspired her decision to shutter the store by the end of February.
NEWS
August 15, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
POLICE IN GLOUCESTER County are investigating the possible murder-suicide of a Pitman couple and their young son, described by neighbors as "very nice people. " The victims were identified as Francis Adolf Sr., 49, wife Bonnie Adolf, 44, and Francis Adolf Jr., 6. Prosecutors said police found the bodies inside the family's house on Kenton Avenue during a well-being check shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday. Nobody else was in the home. Investigators were awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause and manner of death.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
WAR HAS AGAIN broken out on Twitter. In a battle that could send Bieber Fever spreading through the Little Monsters, the fans of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are at odds as to who now has the most Twitter followers. Entertainmentwise.com, who counted each follower by hand, reported Monday that Bieber had pulled 1,000 ahead of Gaga. The latest count had Bieber at 33,307,144, Gaga at 33,306,429 and the possibility that there's any real hope for society at zero. * Speaking of the Beebs, and we are oh-so-proud to be part of the 33 million who are, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Justin is not too happy about the involvement of his mom, Pattie Mallette, in the anti-abortion film "Crescendo.
NEWS
September 18, 2012
RE: "HOW TO fight 'their Islam,' " (Bykofsky, Sept. 14). I've spent a little over five years in the Middle East (Cairo, Beirut, Iraq, Amman and two other, lesser-known places). I understand the culture, the Quran, the economy and the prejudices/hatreds. I also understand there are a lot of "nice" people there not prone to violence for the sake of violence. Nevertheless, the region is prone to chaos. The violent chaos of revolt without a cause - what our ruling elite pronounced the "Arab Spring" - has yet to conclude.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2012 | By Molly Eichel and Daily News Staff Writer
PLAYWRIGHT NEIL LaBute is not in the business of writing lovable characters who give you the warm fuzzies. You know you're watching a LaBute work when instead of a flurry of redemption at the end, you are left feeling as if you just got punched in the gut. LaBute holds a certain pride in this distinction. He was recently in Australia to see a production of his most recent work, "reasons to be pretty. " A newspaper there dubbed LaBute "Bard of the Bastards. " "I like that one, it has a ring to it," LaBute said with a laugh.
NEWS
May 14, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Minutes before the Fresh Donuts shop on Lancaster Avenue closed Saturday, Tamara Harris and her daughter, Tanjanique, 16, stopped in. They wanted to give a get-well card to shop employee Sokchea Luy, 27. "I couldn't believe someone would do something like that," said Tamara Harris, who is a crossing guard at a nearby school and stops by daily for coffee and something to eat. "These are really nice people. " People have been dropping in with cards, good wishes, and even money since Tuesday morning, when a well-dressed man, a regular customer, lost his temper in the store and threw a cup of hot coffee at Luy. He badly burned her upper arm, but it might have been worse if she hadn't used the arm to shield her face.
NEWS
September 12, 2011 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Fun-loving and outgoing, Ajanai has many friends and is a social butterfly. The 11-year-old enjoys playing basketball, dancing, playing computer games, and listening to her favorite recording artist, Justin Bieber. She also is interested in dressing well and keeping up with the latest fashions. Although she can be shy when meeting new people, she becomes animated once she feels comfortable with them. Ajanai likes going to school and participating in the after-school program. In her foster placement she takes pleasure in helping to prepare meals, feeding the family dogs, and keeping her room clean.
NEWS
June 23, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael and Judith Cabry were known as a friendly older couple in their Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood. If there was a hint of trouble in their household, in the 9500 block of Northeast Avenue, it was not widely known. About 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, a 16-year-old grandson paid a visit and discovered both of them dead from gunshots to the head. Police found a gun at the scene and said it appeared to be a murder-suicide, with Michael Cabry, 74, having shot his wife, 71, and then himself.
NEWS
September 4, 2008
Inquirer: What was the biggest difficulty you had to resolve to get your piece from idea to performance? Blicher/White: We performed this show back in March at Mum Puppettheatre so this run for the Philly Fringe is a remount. Because all of the acting and design elements had already been rehearsed and crafted together, the most difficult obstacle in bringing the show to the Philly Fringe was finding space. With so many shows going on simultaneously in the city and so few bonafide theater spaces to rent, this is a common struggle for Fringe Festival artists.
NEWS
August 18, 2007
Welcome to Alice in Wonderland's Passport Hell. In this Passport Hell, much like Alice in Wonderland's nightmarish magical land, up is down and down is up. You take your application with all the necessary documentation to a designated acceptance agency six months before your trip, long before you're told you have to. Then you wait, and you wait, and you wait. 5 weeks . . . 10 weeks . . . 15 weeks. No answers come from Passport Hell. The Web site allegedly designed to provide information to you regarding your application will tell you your application is "being processed.
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