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April 29, 2006 | By Inquirer photographer April Saul
With staccato regularity, guns are killing children. Epidemic. Public health crisis. Tragedy. By whatever name, these deaths bring profound loss to families and communities. This series attempts to capture the look, the sound, and the feel of this loss. Omar ("Lil O") Rodriguez was too scared to go to school. The walk from his eighth-grade classes at Roberto Clemente Middle School to his Kensington rowhouse - along a volatile route where kids from Clemente, CEP Allegheny, Edison, and Olney High Schools often collide - had become a bruising gauntlet.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1997 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's not easy being Omar. The miles pile up on his Nissan Sentra. There's the challenge of finding the right touch of eyeliner and eye shadow. Some nights, his bum knee throbs with every twist and turn. And then there are the women. Oh, the women. Sometimes they get carried away, as Omar may find out when he gets undressed later.. No, it's not easy being Omar the belly dancer - one of the few male belly dancers in America and the only one dancing regularly in the couscous circuit, the local round of Middle Eastern restaurants and clubs.
LIVING
May 31, 1996 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
Everyone is a friend in Omar's life, even passing motorists. Omar, 4, will help load the car to go on a picnic, check the seat belts of the two little ones who live with him, and station himself by the window. Then, as they travel along the road, Omar waves at every car. When the mail-carrier arrives, Omar will chat pleasantly with him before going back in the house. And he's delighted when he hears noisy trash trucks. The men working smile and exchange hellos with Omar before going on their way. Omar is a healthy and active.
NEWS
November 29, 2007 | By Troy Graham and John Shiffman INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The paid informant who infiltrated a group of men accused of plotting an armed attack on Fort Dix was convicted of federal bank fraud in 2001 and sentenced to six months in prison. Mahmoud A. Omar pleaded guilty just weeks after his arrest and agreed to testify against the ringleader of a counterfeit-check-cashing scheme who recruited him. Omar, an Egyptian national who said he entered the United States illegally through Mexico, was released from prison in February 2002, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons.
NEWS
February 23, 2014
A story Friday incorrectly reported when Dechert L.L.P. opened its first foreign office. It opened an office in Brussels, Belgium, in 1968. The ratings box was inadvertently omitted from the review of Omar in the Weekend section Friday. Critic Steven Rea rates it ***.
LIVING
May 28, 1993 | By Paddy Noyes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Omar, 6, is drawing a wavy box with circles inside. "Is that a tooth with cavities in it?" he's asked. "No!" he answers. "It's a refrigerator, with the door open. That's cheese, a hoagie and a glass of grape juice. " Leaning over, he peers at a tree with a blue trunk, and shakes his head. Then the woman fills in the leaves with green and adds heart-shaped apples. When he looks in her face, she says, "I eat an apple every day, and that's why I'm absolutely gorgeous. " A snort of laughter escapes him before he can get a grip on it, and he draws his chair closer so that he can hand her more crayons.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Amy Forliti, Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota man accused of helping to recruit and finance U.S. fighters for an overseas terror group heads to trial Monday in a case that's expected to show how some young Somalian expatriates in Minneapolis were persuaded to risk their lives for insurgents back home. Mahamud Said Omar, 46, faces five terror-related counts as part of an investigation into recruiting by al-Shabab, a U.S.-designated terror group linked to al-Qaeda at the center of much of the violence in Somalia.
LIVING
September 20, 1996 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
Omar, 10, and his brother, Maron, 9, want to be together. They live in different foster homes and don't get to share their similar interests very often. They like riding bikes, going on the swings and slides at the park, and playing football, basketball and computer games. Both were born with drugs in their systems and were "failure-to-thrive" babies. There are neglect, abuse and deprivation in their backgrounds, and Omar receives therapy and medication for hyperactivity. Maron is in fourth grade and enjoys spelling.
NEWS
August 26, 1988 | By Paddy Noyes, Special to The Inquirer
Omar, 10, is walking around the bookstore, pausing the longest to look at children's stories that have happy faces on the cover. He seems amazed at books with reproductions of paintings and he murmurs, as he carefully turns each page, "That's pretty. That's wild. I like that one. " Then on to the sports books and pictures of football players he can identify. Gold-colored wrapping paper catches his eye. He stands in front of it with a thoughtful expression. "I could get 10 rolls of this and paper my wall," he announces.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1986 | By JOE BALTAKE, Daily News Film Critic
"My Beautiful Laundrette. " A comedy-drama starring Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke and Saeed Jaffrey. Directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureiski. Photographed by Oliver Stapleton. Edited by Mick Audsley. Music by Luedies Tavalis. Running time: 93 minutes. An Orion Classics release. At the Ritz Five, 214 Walnut St. Atmosphere is the lifeblood of movies. This is what separates film from the stage and from television. If a movie has ambiance, it really doesn't need anything else.
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June 14, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Walter White, the antihero of AMC's ingenious drama Breaking Bad , once was a good man. A brilliant scientist and chemistry teacher devoted to helping his students expand their knowledge, he also was a dedicated husband. Then it all hit the fan. When Walt is told he has only a short time to live, he realizes he needs to leave his wife a decent nest egg. He also realizes his life has been meaningless, as has been his decision to be a good, law-abiding citizen. So he turns to drugs, becoming one of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers of methamphetamine in the Southwest.
NEWS
February 23, 2014
A story Friday incorrectly reported when Dechert L.L.P. opened its first foreign office. It opened an office in Brussels, Belgium, in 1968. The ratings box was inadvertently omitted from the review of Omar in the Weekend section Friday. Critic Steven Rea rates it ***.
NEWS
November 18, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years, Omar Sharif Cash honed a reputation for increasingly violent crimes and escaping prosecution. Cash's criminal career ended in spring 2008, in a violent three weeks when he killed a Philadelphia man and, while on the run, carjacked a Bucks County couple, and killed the man and raped his fiancee. He was arrested shortly afterward. On Friday, it took a Philadelphia jury of 10 women and two men barely 90 minutes to sentence Cash to death by lethal injection for the execution-style slaying of a man polishing his car outside a Frankford car wash.
NEWS
November 14, 2013 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia jury last week took less than 40 minutes to convict Omar Sharif Cash of murder in the 2008 killing of Muliek Brown. On Tuesday, the panel learned that the crime was far from his first. As the sentencing phase of Cash's trial began, prosecutors delved deep into the 31-year-old's run-ins with the law, including a narrow escape from a potential death sentence three years previously, in an effort to convince jurors that this time he deserved to die. "This is the rare circumstance where [the death penalty decision]
SPORTS
February 2, 2013
Omar Vizquel has been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as a roving infield instructor. The 45-year-old Vizquel played for Toronto as a reserve infielder last season, finishing up his 24-year major-league career with 2,877 hits. The three-time all-star won 11 Gold Gloves. Former Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail under a work-release program. The 48-year-old former first baseman with the Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs pleaded guilty Thursday to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Amy Forliti, Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota man accused of helping to recruit and finance U.S. fighters for an overseas terror group heads to trial Monday in a case that's expected to show how some young Somalian expatriates in Minneapolis were persuaded to risk their lives for insurgents back home. Mahamud Said Omar, 46, faces five terror-related counts as part of an investigation into recruiting by al-Shabab, a U.S.-designated terror group linked to al-Qaeda at the center of much of the violence in Somalia.
NEWS
July 20, 2012
Egypt's former spy chief Omar Suleiman, 76, one of the most trusted advisers of ousted president Hosni Mubarak and a key CIA partner in the Middle East, died Thursday in the United States, the Egyptian government said. The state-run Middle East News Agency said that Mr. Suleiman had suffered from lung and heart problems and that his condition had sharply deteriorated over the last three weeks. He was being treated at a hospital in Cleveland. Mr. Suleiman was closely associated in the minds of many Egyptians with Mubarak's iron-fisted rule.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2012 | By David R. Stampone and FOR THE INQUIRER
As world-music bills go, Tuesday's double-headliner at Union Transfer — pairing the Cambodian American band Dengue Fever of Los Angeles and northeastern Syria's electro-street-pop/ethno-party-jam vocalist Omar Souleyman — held promise. But groundbreaking? Or even, perhaps, Philadelphia's best onstage international mash-up of the year? Unexpected — yet it happened when the two acts joined forces for a spell. Both artists have wowed Philly before. Souleyman, the dabke genre master who has sung in Arabic and Kurdish on more than 600 releases (mostly cassettes)
SPORTS
April 25, 2012 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
This must the be the Golden Age for baseball senior citizens. Jamie Moyer is turning back the clock in Colorado and Omar Vizquel, who turned 45 on Tuesday, started a pair of double plays at second base for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Now in his 24th major-league season, Vizquel made his debut on April 3, 1989. George H.W. Bush was barely two months into his presidency, Rain Man was the No. 1 movie at the box office and future author Jose Canseco was the reigning American League MVP. Vizquel, a native of Venezuela has played in four different decades with six different teams, has 11 Gold Gloves, 2,842 career hits and is a three-time all-star.
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