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June 20, 1990 | By Rick Lyman, Inquirer Staff Writer
South Africa's Parliament yesterday passed legislation scrapping the nation's Separate Amenities Act, the first of the four "pillars of apartheid" to tumble. The 37-year-old act, which legislated the racial segregation of trains, libraries, theaters, toilets and other public facilities, was abolished by a 105-38 vote in the whites-only House of Assembly with the strong support of President F. W. de Klerk's ruling National Party. Only members of the opposition Conservative Party, who have vigorously opposed de Klerk's recent reforms, dissented.
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August 31, 2001 | By Larry Lewis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Manuel Rivero, 92, a legendary figure at Lincoln University in Chester County, died Aug. 18 at Calvert Manor Health Care Center in Rising Sun, Md. He was the founder and former chairman of Lincoln's health, recreation and physical education department. The university named its gymnasium Manuel Rivero Hall in 1986. He retired in 1977. Mr. Rivero, who was born in Havana, played varsity football and baseball at Columbia University, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in engineering.
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March 24, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
FREDDIE QUICK thought something might've been wrong when he noticed his neighbor's dog sitting out back for what seemed like two days. On Friday morning, Quick's hunch proved correct: his neighbor, Peter Miles, was found stabbed to death on the second floor of his home on Poplar Street near 53rd in West Philadelphia. Police said Miles, 59, had been stabbed three times. Investigators didn't have a suspect or know of a motive for the slaying of the military veteran. Miles' body was found shortly after 9 a.m. by a relative who had come to check on him. The house showed no sign of forced entry, police said.
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April 26, 2012 | By John P. Martin and Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writers
The two men followed starkly different paths to the witness stand. The 49-year-old was raised in the outer suburbs, graduated from medical school, got married, and had five children. The 23-year-old from Northeast Philadelphia was kicked out of two high schools, attempted suicide, and spent much of the last decade hooked on heroin and prescription drugs. But in tense and emotional testimony to a Common Pleas Court jury Wednesday, both former altar boys described a bond: Each said he was sexually abused by his parish priest, Edward Avery.
NEWS
March 19, 2008 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Be ready for at least two more messy - and slow - rush hours. But if everything goes according to plan, officials expect that construction crews working around the clock will be able to install four support towers around a severely cracked pillar holding up I-95 in time to reopen the heavily traveled section of highway tonight. Last night, the crews were waiting for tower sections that were being rushed from Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Scranton and Coatesville, and the contractor was hopeful that all the pieces would arrive by 3 or 4 a.m. today.
NEWS
June 5, 1988 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
It seems this column has readers even in the People's Republic of China. The most fascinating letter of the year has been received from Gong Yongzhi of Wuhan, who writes of "A Tortoise Pressed Under a Pillar For 240 Years Still Alive," to wit: "Presently, for rebuilding the Billows-seeing Pavilion which is situated Plum-River bank in Meixian city of Guangdong Province in south China. When one moved a base of stone pillar of the Pavilion, he was astonished at what he found. An alive tortoise, who was shivering slightly has been pressed under the heavy pillar.
NEWS
October 10, 1990 | By Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writer
A Feltonville woman was killed outside a convenience store last night when she was struck by her own auto, driven by her 14-year-old daughter. Police said the victim, Iris Rodriguez, 33, had driven to the 7-Eleven store at Rising Sun and Wyoming avenues shortly before 11 p.m. to get gasoline. Rodriguez, police said, got out of the car to direct her daughter, Daisy Negron, to position it by a gas pump. However, the car suddenly backed up and knocked the woman into an iron pillar.
NEWS
March 26, 1998 | By Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was supposed to be just another routine day at work for George Seddon and Kenneth Bradfield. But as the pair were trying to install a new sign at a gas station on Long Beach Boulevard at the southern end of Long Beach Township on Tuesday, the lift they were using accidentally nicked a high-voltage power line. Within seconds, 7,200 volts of electricity surged through the boom of the lift, first killing Seddon, 60, of Pennsauken, and then Bradfield, 41, of Erial, as Bradfield unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate his friend and coworker.
NEWS
November 15, 2002 | By Dominic Sama FOR THE INQUIRER
The English Channel island of Jersey next week will issue six commemoratives and a souvenir sheet recalling the first letter box erected in the British Isles 150 years ago. The person credited with the roadside receptacles, also called pillar boxes, was Victorian author Anthony Trollope. Jersey Post announced that the stamps will depict various shapes and sizes of the cast-iron pillars in the familiar bright red. The values are 23, 29, 38, 40, 47 and 68 pence. The two-pound souvenir sheet shows a matron posting a letter in a pillar box at David Place in St. Helier, capital of the 45-square-mile island of 85,000.
FOOD
April 4, 2013
Cedar Park Cafe was a pillar to those around 49th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia, with hearty, budget-priced breakfasts and lunches and cheery service. But a Christmas Eve fire forced it out of Cedar Park. Last month, it resurfaced with the same food and the same name in lovely, more spacious quarters near the Overbrook train station. Pay particular attention to the fluffy, veggie egg-white omelets ($6.95). - Michael Klein Cedar Park Cafe, 2035 N. 63d St., 267-292-2715.
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April 5, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
It was Saturday morning and Stephanie Yost was getting ready to go to Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies Futures series game, first pitch scheduled for 1:05. Afterward, the plan was to head to the Wells Fargo Center for the 76ers' 7:30 contest against the Indiana Pacers. Exactly three years earlier, Yost spent the day lying in bed watching television in her Bensalem home - about five minutes from the high school. Yost, then 14, had come down with a fever - a low-grade one - but it persisted, lasting about 10 days.
NEWS
December 30, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer
Dorothy Jane Moore, 99, a pillar of Shiloh Baptist Church in Philadelphia, died Monday, Dec. 21. Ms. Moore was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and moved with her family at age 2 to Philadelphia. She attended city public schools, graduating from Barrett Junior High and William Penn High School for Girls. She also studied at what is now Peirce College. Ms. Moore briefly worked for the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Treasury Department, and Cuneo Press, but most of her career - and life - revolved around Shiloh Baptist Church at 20th and Christian Streets.
NEWS
May 2, 2015
ISSUE | COMCAST Community pillar As Philadelphia officials consider a new franchise agreement with Comcast for cable service in the city, some of the many positive impacts Comcast has on our great city are worth noting ("Comcast's disconnect," April 28). A Philadelphia business for more than 50 years, Comcast is the lone Fortune 50 company based here and has contributed $13 billion in operations and related activity to Philadelphia in the past five years. It employs 8,000 people and plans to add another 2,800 permanent jobs once the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is completed.
SPORTS
November 4, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
ONE OF the few constants during Temple's coaching transition from Steve Addazio to Matt Rhule has been linebacker Tyler Matakevich. He was there for the program's final year in the Big East, in 2012, when he won multiple awards, including the 2012 Big East Rookie of the Year as a true freshman and a spot on the all-conference second team. He was the first Owls freshman to record 100 tackles in a season, finishing with 101. Then came last year, a new head coach, a new defensive coordinator in Phil Snow and a new defensive scheme.
NEWS
September 11, 2013 | By Vernon Clark and John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writers
E. Steven Collins, 58, a Philadelphia media mainstay and tireless community worker, died of a heart attack just after midnight Monday, Sept. 9, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Praise and remembrances for the man simply known as "E. " (for Ernest) came from government, media, and community, with Mayor Nutter calling Mr. Collins' death "a significant loss for Philadelphia. " In a remarkable multimedia outpouring, expressions of grief and celebration went out over the airwaves and the Web, as many who benefited from his mentorship and advocacy paused to remember.
NEWS
July 3, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
This story was updated at noon Tuesday Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, a giant in Philadelphia politics who mentored a generation of African American leaders, died Monday in London, according to his office in Washington, D.C. He was 71. No cause of death was immediately available. A family spokesman, Bill Epstein, said Mr. Gray was attending the tennis matches at Wimbledon with his youngest son, Andrew. "Apparently, it was a sudden death," said Epstein, who served as press secretary when Mr. Gray was elected to Congress.
FOOD
April 4, 2013
Cedar Park Cafe was a pillar to those around 49th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia, with hearty, budget-priced breakfasts and lunches and cheery service. But a Christmas Eve fire forced it out of Cedar Park. Last month, it resurfaced with the same food and the same name in lovely, more spacious quarters near the Overbrook train station. Pay particular attention to the fluffy, veggie egg-white omelets ($6.95). - Michael Klein Cedar Park Cafe, 2035 N. 63d St., 267-292-2715.
NEWS
March 24, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
FREDDIE QUICK thought something might've been wrong when he noticed his neighbor's dog sitting out back for what seemed like two days. On Friday morning, Quick's hunch proved correct: his neighbor, Peter Miles, was found stabbed to death on the second floor of his home on Poplar Street near 53rd in West Philadelphia. Police said Miles, 59, had been stabbed three times. Investigators didn't have a suspect or know of a motive for the slaying of the military veteran. Miles' body was found shortly after 9 a.m. by a relative who had come to check on him. The house showed no sign of forced entry, police said.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
SHE CALLED THEM "gifts of love. " Mary Earline Davis delighted in making small craft items, such as a cross, a bank, a calendar or a poem of encouraging words, that she would place in baskets for distribution to family, friends and church members. That was the kind of woman Earline was: always considerate, always loving and willing to lend a hand and always inspiring others. "Her main mission was to care for her family," said her granddaughter, Monika Davis. "My grandmother was very giving and willing to help her friends, family and neighbors whenever they were in need.
NEWS
April 26, 2012 | By John P. Martin and Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writers
The two men followed starkly different paths to the witness stand. The 49-year-old was raised in the outer suburbs, graduated from medical school, got married, and had five children. The 23-year-old from Northeast Philadelphia was kicked out of two high schools, attempted suicide, and spent much of the last decade hooked on heroin and prescription drugs. But in tense and emotional testimony to a Common Pleas Court jury Wednesday, both former altar boys described a bond: Each said he was sexually abused by his parish priest, Edward Avery.
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