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September 2, 1987 | By L. Stuart Ditzen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. George Charles Hoeh was a dynamic and well-loved Episcopal priest, a self-made millionaire and a thoroughly exuberant member of the human race. Even the detective investigating his murder remarked, "I haven't talked to anybody who didn't like him. " In his priestly life, Father Hoeh walked among the flock of his small, secure neighborhood parish in Brooklyn and served as confessor, comforter and social conscience. But he walked more dangerous paths in private life - on those frequent occasions when he abandoned Brooklyn for the relaxation of his commodious retreat in the affluent Sweetwater section of Mullica Township, N.J. It was there, on a Friday in June last year, that Father Hoeh, 58, carelessly invited home a stranger, a young man who called himself Paul and said he was from Minnesota.
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November 9, 1986 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the Constitution's 200th birthday next year, it might be a good time to take a little more interest in Thomas Jefferson - even if Jefferson was in Europe the whole time the Constitution was being drawn up and adopted. Consider "Thomas Jefferson at Monticello," a permanent exhibit at Jefferson's home near Charlottesville, Va., that opened last month and is designed to offer a view of Jefferson's private life. It consists of nearly 400 objects and artifacts, many only recently dug up on the Monticello grounds.
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June 4, 1989 | By Angelia Herrin, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Nancy Reagan confessed yesterday that leaving the White House had been a "wrenching experience" and that private life took some getting used to - especially when she needed a plumber. "I can't image what it's like to leave defeated - it must be painful," Reagan said. "Even leaving as we did it under the best of circumstances . . . it was a wrenching experience. " Reagan was back in Washington to promote her memoirs, which will be published this fall. Appearing at a panel discussion at the Library of Congress, Reagan described her book, My Turn, as her personal response to the "kiss and tell" books penned by members of her husband's administration.
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December 2, 1987 | By MITCHELL SCOTT STRUTIN
I am not sure whether the smoke which recently filled the skies of the Delaware Valley was caused by the forest fires in the South or by the massive celebrations ignited by the withdrawal of Judge Douglas Ginsburg. Was Ginsburg's departure prompted by a legitimate concern or did we permit the smoke of his past to blind us from more legitmate concern? I did not support Ginsburg's nomination for Supreme Court. Although I am comfortable with Ginsburg's judicial conservatism, his short stint as a federal appeals court judge provided him with little, if any, of the experience necessary for nomination to the highest court of the land.
NEWS
May 13, 1987 | BY CAL THOMAS
The assertion that a candidate can be one type of person in private and a different type of person in public is nothing more than a rationalization to justify immorality. The justifications Gary Hart tried to make for his behavior, and those made for him by others, were pathetic. Perhaps worst of all were the comments of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, who said on ABC's "Nightline" that Hart was strong where it really counted - on "women's issues. " Surely a critical "women's issue" for a married woman is whether her husband is faithful.
NEWS
February 21, 1990 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
First there was his face. Until a week ago Sunday, the image of this man had been freeze-framed in a photograph blown up to the size of a heroic political poster. The phrase "Free Mandela" under this picture had been a slogan as much as a plea. Now, Nelson Mandela has walked out of prison, a dignified, gray-haired, 71-year-old elder. The face was not that of an icon, but a man. Then there were the hands. The news reports would say that Mandela and his wife were holding hands, but that wasn't quite right.
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January 7, 1992 | By Vanessa Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was just another day at the office yesterday for Wilson Goode - in before 8 a.m., off to a public appearance, lunch at his desk, out way past 5 p.m. The location had changed, but the routine was the same. On the day when the city celebrated the inauguration of his successor as mayor, Edward G. Rendell, Goode worked his way through the transition from public to private life. Except for the two-hour inauguration ceremony at the Academy of Music, Goode spent the day ensconced in his new Center City high-rise office.
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March 24, 2011 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Husbands come and go, but friendship is forever. This was the Elizabeth Taylor philosophy of men. In her life, they neatly divided between transient spouses and permanent platonic attachments. Miss Taylor's longest relationship was with Roddy McDowall, her costar in Lassie Come Home (1943), a confidant and platonic friend who would steer her to the Betty Ford Center in 1983. (McDowall died in 1998.) He began running interference for "Little Miss Gorgeous" when a cameraman on the Lassie set asked the 10-year-old to remove her false eyelashes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2004 | by Howard Gensler Daily News wire services contributed to this report
THE Olsen Twins have moved to New York and they've already started spreading sunshine. According to the New York Post's Page Six, the pair showed up on Valentine's Day at Serafina and the girls' muscle tried to muscle the restaurant's co-owner, Fabio Granato. Eventually, Granato had one of his own security guys escort the Olsens' more annoying bodyguard out to the sidewalk. "[He] had to keep an eye on them from outside the restaurant," said Granato. Page Six suggests that the twins learn to tone down the diva behavior - when they're partying at Manhattan's hot spots conspicuous bodyguards are not cool.
NEWS
July 9, 2002 | By Tom Infield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
She says she just wants to be recognized as Buddy Cianfrani's other daughter - the one who was not listed among his survivors and who, by her account, was excluded from participating in his funeral. Gabrielle is her name. Gabrielle Cianfrani. She is 26, with bouncy black hair and hazel-green eyes. She lives in South Jersey, and with her husband, Jim Clancy, is expecting her second child - Cianfrani's grandchild - any day. Cianfrani, a former state senator who was once among the most powerful people in Pennsylvania, died last week at age 79. He was a colorful figure with droopy eyelids and a gray mustache whose life story - going from power to prison and back to his old clout as a Democratic power broker - made him a local legend.
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November 5, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
For our outgoing mayor, it's time to make the dough -Nutts. OK, I take full responsibility for that terrible joke, but Mayor Nutter said yesterday that he's looking forward to a more lucrative lifestyle in the coming months. Nutter has taken a 10 percent pay cut since the days of the Great Recession, circa 2009, and sources in the Mayor's Office say that he also has never taken a cost-of-living-adjustment increase. This means that, although the mayor could collect as much as $213,968, he takes home $177,679 for 2015.
SPORTS
July 27, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly, the Eagles' ever-private coach, was once married for seven years, according to a Washington Post article. Kelly goes to great lengths to try to conceal his private life, and the article was the first time his ex-wife has been mentioned. Kelly has been the subject of books, magazine profiles, and newspaper articles without Jennifer Jenkins' name ever being revealed. Jenkins is a Washington resident who met Kelly in New Hampshire on Thanksgiving in 1989 and married him in 1992 in front of about 250 guests.
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July 27, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
To know what constitutes a "Chip Kelly player" is to know why Chip Kelly doesn't want to be known. After more than two years as the Eagles coach, few - if any - have been able to penetrate a wall built around family, friends, and colleagues who have been protective of Kelly's privacy. Many have tried, to no avail, although a Washington Post story last week revealed that Kelly, thought to be a bachelor, was in fact once married for seven years. "I don't think my friends or family should be bothered or have to answer questions about me," Kelly said last month during an hourlong interview.
NEWS
January 17, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Raleigh M. Woods, 92, of Northwest Philadelphia, who had careers in life insurance, welding, and refrigeration repair, died Monday, Jan. 5, of kidney failure at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice. Known as "Woody," Mr. Woods was the third of eight children. He was born in Covington, Va., and reared in Ashland, Ky., during the Great Depression by the Frank F. Fleming family. Later, he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Ashland. Mr. Woods served in World War II with the Army in Normandy, the Ardennes, the Rhineland, Northern France, and central Europe.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard Allen Colbert, 58, of Newark, Del., executive director of Tyler Arboretum in Media for 23 years, died Saturday, Nov. 29, of pancreatic cancer at his home. He had been diagnosed in 2012. A native of Delaware who specialized in horticulture and business, Mr. Colbert became the first horticulturist for Newark in 1978, and developed a program to beautify the city's traffic islands using low-maintenance plants. In 1991, he became the head of Tyler Arboretum. He helped make the arboretum a regional, family-oriented destination by expanding the educational outreach, increasing community programs, and upgrading the plant collections.
SPORTS
September 19, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Wtiter pernerm@phillynews.com
EVER SINCE Ron Washington stepped down as manager of the Texas Rangers on Sept. 5, there has been speculation into why a manager would resign before the season ended. Many thought Washington was jumping ship, leaving an injury-depleted team mired in last place. Others thought that maybe his cocaine use, which was made public in July 2009, had resurfaced. They had to take Washington at his word, that he was resigning for personal reasons. Yesterday, at a press conference in a hotel in Irving, Texas, Washington revealed that he had, indeed, resigned for personal reasons, disclosing that he had betrayed his wife Gerry's trust.
NEWS
September 12, 2013
AS WE ALL try to figure out what's wrong with America, I think we forget what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they created this government. They didn't expect politicians for life with no chance of parole. They didn't expect politicians to spend more time on getting re-elected than they do on the needs of the people. They didn't expect politicians constantly giving themselves pay raises and additional perks that the rest of us don't get. They didn't expect politicians to spend more time on vacation than actually working.
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June 8, 2013 | By Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press
MOSCOW - Russian media from all sides of the political spectrum have reacted with unusual compassion to the announcement of President Vladimir Putin's divorce. Putin, 60, and his 55-year-old wife, Lyudmila, announced the end of their marriage less than two months shy of their 30th anniversary in an interview Thursday with Russian television. His spokesman Dmitry Peskov could not say when they would formally divorce. Divorce is common in Russia. Nearly 700,000 Russian couples dissolved their marriages in 2009, according to UNICEF.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
MY OFFICE is situated in the heart of South Philly, between three funeral homes. Just this morning, I saw a coffin being placed into a hearse with black-clad mourners waiting in patient silence on the sidewalk. That is respect. But there are moments when we lose sight of our better angels and treat certain deaths as fodder for the gossip rags and cable trash bins of Nancy Grace and company. That happened this week when, to my dismay, the big news after Memorial Day was that Chuck Peruto's "girlfriend" had died.
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