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NEWS
June 10, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an African ceremony both somber and celebratory, about 500 people walked to the foot of the South Street Bridge toting gifts of fruit and flowers Sunday afternoon for the Yoruba goddess Oshun. The noon ritual, in which followers - many wearing white - dropped the offerings into the Schuylkill, marked the beginning of Odunde, the annual celebration of African culture that draws hundreds of thousands to the area around 22d and South Streets. "Oshun is why we're here. It's as simple as that," said Oshunbumi Fernandez, chief executive officer of Odunde, the nonprofit that organizes the festival her mother, Lois Fernandez, founded 39 years ago. Senemeh Burke, a Yoruba priest from Atlanta, has officiated at the ceremony for the last few years.
REAL_ESTATE
June 9, 2014 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
Christian and Brittany Rubio just got married in November. But thanks to some savvy online research, they soon moved into their very own, brand-new, budget-friendly Philadelphia home, on the border of Northern Liberties and East Kensington. A couple like the Rubios - Christian, 32, is a government employee and Brittany, 27, is a critical-care technician - typically might have moved into an apartment until they amassed more cash and credit, but they kept their digital eyes open, planned well, and were able to buy a house within a year of their wedding.
REAL_ESTATE
June 9, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
More and more churches are getting out of the real estate business - good news for Main Line reBUILD, which is converting former houses of worship into one-of-a-kind living quarters. Its latest effort is a condo-townhouse project called Narberth Place, in which Narberth's historic United Methodist Church will be converted to condominiums. Scott Brehman, a partner with Tom Harvey and Mac Brand at Berwyn-based Main Line reBUILD, said the Narberth church, built in 1929, was going to be torn down by other prospective buyers.
SPORTS
June 8, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
A coach who played an integral role in the development of Phillies first-round draft choice Aaron Nola gave the righthanded pitcher and No. 7 overall selection from LSU the highest of praise. "They really got a special pitcher," Alan Dunn, the pitching coach for LSU, said Friday in a phone interview. "Not only a special pitcher but tremendous young man. So when you combine the two, you really have what a first-round pitcher is all about. " Dunn has worked extensively at the professional level, including a stint from 2007-10 as the Baltimore Orioles bullpen coach.
NEWS
June 8, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
After 28 months in custody waiting for her murder trial, Padge Victoria Windslowe - the sometime hip-hop performer "Black Madam" and accused purveyor of illegal silicone injections - says she is ready to plead guilty. The Philadelphia Daily News reported Friday that it had received letters from Windslowe, 42, saying she was sorry for the Feb. 11, 2011, death of 20-year-old exotic dancer Claudia Aderotimi, allegedly after a silicone injection, and wanted to plead guilty. Just not to third-degree murder - the offer she said was made by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office - but to involuntary manslaughter.
NEWS
June 8, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police-procedural maestro Steven Bochco's latest offering, Murder in the First , which premieres 10 p.m. Monday on TNT, does away with some of the usual conventions. Like Bochco's brilliant 1990s experiment, Murder One , it avoids the murder-a-week format, opting instead to cover a single homicide investigation through the course of its 10-episode first season. Starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson as San Francisco homicide detectives Hildy Mulligan and Terry English, the story also spends an unusual amount of time exploring the cops' personal lives.
SPORTS
June 6, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies have much at stake during Major League Baseball's first-year player draft, which begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. Selecting No. 7, the Phillies will have their highest pick since choosing current Atlanta Braves righthander Gavin Floyd No. 4 in 2001. Thursday will feature the first and second rounds along with competitive balance rounds A (after the first round) and B (after the second), which awards extra picks to teams thought to need the most assistance.
NEWS
June 4, 2014
DELAWARE COUNTY Workshops offered for parents ASTON The Chester Upland School District and Neumann University are working together to send parents back to school. The university will offer a series of free workshops this summer to parents of students in the school district. The program allows parents to earn a free college credit for completing the workshops. The content of the workshops will "vary from academic readiness for higher education to financial aid to technological fluency for returning to college," said Stephen Bell, a spokesman for Neumann.
SPORTS
June 2, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
When it comes to Mark Sanchez and the five years before he became an Eagle - that is, the five years he spent with the New York Jets - there's no single moment that could define his career. You just stick your hand in the vat and pull something up, and the scenes and anecdotes and circumstances are all endless and interesting and revealing. So where do you start? With the "butt-fumble," that unforgettable sight of Sanchez's crashing headfirst into teammate Brandon Moore's derriere, dropping the football, and having the New England Patriots' Steve Gregory return it for a touchdown - all while we were still digesting our dinners on Thanksgiving night 2012?
NEWS
June 2, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
We asked readers if they could improve upon the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau slogan "PHL: Here for the Making," which lost us at PHL. And they could. They did. Contrary to perception, suggestions swelled with love, pride, and more love. Readers submitted drawings, photos, poems, jingles, a veritable coffeehouse of regional cheer. The enterprise was notable for its altruism. We offered no prizes, not even beer. And no one asked. (OK, a couple of people asked.) The lack of remuneration was intentional: To show the PHLCVB (which needs help with that acronym)
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