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September 6, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dancing With the Stars has announced its cast for its new season, and, as usual, many are the surprises. Example: Bill Nye the Science Guy will wax terpsichorean with Tyne Stecklein ; Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore will sashay with Sasha Farber . And amazing Valerie Harper , whose brain cancer, once thought terminal, is said to be in some kind of abeyance, will trip it with Tristan MacManus . Wow. Other pairings:...
NEWS
September 6, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Police Officer John Bucceroni said no one saw the gun as he and three other officers struggled to handcuff a "freakishly strong" Eric Torres on the floor of a Feltonville corner grocery. "Give me hands, give me hands; dame manos, dame manos !" Bucceroni said he screamed in English and Spanish as he reached over the prone Torres and grabbed for his right hand. Instead, Bucceroni said, he felt his hand on the barrel of a gun and shouted, "Dame pistola!" The gun fired and Bucceroni said he heard his partner, Officer Edward Davies.
NEWS
August 29, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Richard N. Kull Jr., 83, of Pompano Beach, Fla., a founding partner in the Burns Kull Automotive Group of car dealerships based in Marlton, died of heart failure Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Linwood Convalescent Center in Atlantic County. Mr. Kull was a former chairman of the Ocean City Tabernacle, the Methodist-founded congregation that, in 2008, opened the Kull Youth Center. "His wife, Mary Anne, was a singer and involved in the choir," son Lawrence, president of the Automotive Group, said in a Tuesday phone interview.
NEWS
August 23, 2013 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I'm starting my freshman year in college and am leaving my high-school boyfriend behind. I expect to find new romantic partners, but I don't want to get a bad reputation. How many sexual partners is too many? If I have more than a dozen, am I a slut? What's the average for a normal woman?   Mia: The number of men you choose to sleep with is between you and God, if you are a believer. Don't worry about what your high-school boyfriend thinks, and forget about what society says.
NEWS
July 27, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
An update to Rutgers University's online biography of its new athletic director, Julie Hermann, caused a stir Thursday as media outlets began to pick up on its last sentence: "Hermann and her partner Dr. Leslie Danehy are the proud parents of a 7-year-old son, Aidan. " Danehy is an emotional-intelligence coach and consultant, according to an online biography. Asked by ESPN about the relationship, Hermann said she was "really blessed to have a wonderful family, and we're excited to become part of the Rutgers community.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have an awful time meeting men. I'm not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good guys won't happen. I use Craigslist a lot to meet sexual partners. I am so tired of giving up my body for a few minutes of pleasure and then feeling empty on the inside. Please tell me what to do. - Where Are the Good Guys? DEAR WHERE: I'll try, but first let me tell you where the good guys aren't . They are not on Craigslist, trolling for sex partners.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Benjamin M. Quigg Jr., 96, of Jenkintown, who worked his way up from office boy to become a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, died Sunday, July 7, of pneumonia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In 1935, after graduating from Northeast High School, Mr. Quigg joined the firm doing menial office work. Once he saw that secretaries earned more money, though, he took shorthand and typing courses to qualify as a secretary while pursuing his education, said his wife, the former Patricia Pfeiffer.
NEWS
July 13, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Westmont, a nearly 86-year-old former movie palace in Haddon Township, may be getting a new lease on life. Township officials and Lazgor L.L.C., a Cherry Hill real estate development firm, are exploring Lazgor's buying and rehabilitating the old theater, which has been vacant for at least a decade. Depending on how those negotiations go, by late August the township and Lazgor could enter a nine-month agreement to forge a redevelopment plan. And while few - if any - are expecting a revival of the Westmont's cinematic glory days, preservationists and other theater fans are hoping for some performing-arts or community-use space, and would most like to see a performing arts center.
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kristen Hertzog and her backers have already shown that a tiny nonprofit based in Pennsylvania's Amish country can change the job prospects of impoverished Haitians. Haitian Connection Network, founded by Hertzog in 2010 and headquartered at her home in Ephrata, provides tuition-free online courses in computer science and business administration in Haiti. On Wednesday, Hertzog announced a big step forward for the cyberschool. It will join forces with Life Connection Mission, a nonprofit based in Germantown, Md., that provides 500 Haitian students with primary and secondary schooling, a medical clinic, and social services.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the biggest professional firms based in Philadelphia - the accounting firm ParenteBeard L.L.C. , an upstate success story that chose the city as its headquarters during its rapid growth of the mid-2000s - is losing a major practice group to a national rival, following departures by other partners. Twelve partners at the firm's Center City-based bank-auditing practice have resigned to join Chicago-based BDO USA L.L.P's offices in Philadelphia, New York, Wilmington, and Woodbridge, N.J., and new BDO offices in Harrisburg and Reading.
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