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NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Lucy D. Savini, 80, of Hainesport, a registered nurse who, in retirement, cared for retired nuns in Philadelphia, died of liver cancer Friday, March 21, at home. Born in the Overbrook neighborhood of Philadelphia, Miss Savini graduated from West Catholic Girls' High School. She earned her nursing degree at St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing in South Philadelphia and began her career there, before transferring to the former Presbyterian Hospital. Miss Savini was a nurse at Girard College in the 1980s and 1990s, her sister, Rita Giordano, said in a phone interview.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHAT'S A COP look like? Whatever it is, Vernon Cottman apparently fit the description. Not surprising, since he was a cop. It was true. He and his wife were in Lake Tahoe, Nev., for a police convention - but when they went into a casino, it was not where the convention was being held. Vernon was not in uniform. Nevertheless, a dealer told him he couldn't sit in a certain location because he was a cop. "We tried to figure out what a cop looks like," said his wife, Carol Kirkland Cottman.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
WHEN THEY MET in 2010, she was 14 and he, a silver-haired 72-year-old, was old enough to be her grandfather. They met at Courtesy Stables in Andorra. She rode horses. Walter Sasse, a retired Philadelphia cop who spent 18 years on horseback in the elite Mounted Patrol, supervised the barn. At first, everything was ordinary, she said. But friendly hugs and kisses soon turned into romantic kissing and fondling. That escalated into a 2 1/2-year relationship that included frequent oral sex and masturbation until she ended things in December, she said.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
JOSE DIAZ did not flinch yesterday when a city prosecutor presented DNA and bloody-boot-print evidence that allegedly linked him to the December stabbing death of retired Villanova University professor Carol Ambruster. And at the end of the preliminary hearing, when Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni ordered Diaz to stand trial for murder, robbery and related counts, he remained just as unfazed. Defense attorney Benjamin Cooper, after the hearing, told reporters that Diaz, 42, was a handyman at Ambruster's Germantown apartment building, he knew her and was sad to hear that she had been killed, but was not guilty.
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sandra Day O'Connor, the retired Supreme Court justice who will be 84 on Wednesday, used her quick wit and no-nonsense Arizona drawl to entertain and enlighten more than 3,000 people Monday evening at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. O'Connor, who grew up on a vast cattle ranch on the border of Arizona and New Mexico without electricity or a telephone, became the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan. "Just hang in there ... hang in there because it's worth it at the end of the day," the white-haired O'Connor said in summing up her career struggles.
NEWS
March 11, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILLINGBORO Jim Ayrer, an early homeowner in the suburban experiment conceived by developer William J. Levitt, has witnessed the changes that defined the community these last five decades. As a longtime resident, Ayrer watched the cookie-cutter houses and winding streets sprout from farmland and grow into a thriving township with 33,000 people. As an elected town councilman for 34 years, he also has seen the town's challenges: the deterioration and reimagining of the town's bustling shopping center and the empty houses that appeared on the landscape due to the recent real estate crash and recession.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brad Lidge was knee-deep in an ancient Roman bath last summer, about an hour north of Rome, when he uncovered a piece of history. "Probably 15 minutes into it," Lidge said, "I found this really cool ancient Roman coin. " Such is the retired life of Lidge, the team MVP of the 2008 world champions who bowed out of baseball after his right arm gave out in the seasons that followed his perfect, first season in Philadelphia. Lidge is getting his Master's degree in Roman archeology from the University of Leicester in England, taking online courses that also involve annual excavation excursions in Italy.
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
For one night, the spirit that used to accompany more-successful teams was pervasive through the sold-out crowd of 20,856 at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers fans came to honor Allen Iverson, who had his No. 3 jersey lifted to the rafters. Even though the 38-year-old Iverson is four years past his last NBA game, he can still draw and inspire a crowd. Another Sixers loss was by far the secondary story, this time a 122-103 defeat to the Washington Wizards. It was the 13th consecutive defeat.
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
He wore black from top to toe. Black fedora. Black jacket. Black jeans. Black shoes. He even wore black-rimmed glasses, the sort of concession to age that he was never willing to make as a player. You had to look at him. It was stark. It was arresting. It was Allen Iverson. It was perfect. He came back to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night for a ceremony to retire his Sixers uniform No. 3, for a night thick with nostalgia, much of it genuine, much of it carefully crafted and cherry-picked.
SPORTS
March 2, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers interrupt this drab season to introduce a high level of excitement with the retirement of Allen Iverson's jersey during halftime of the game against the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Entering Friday, the Sixers were 29th out of 30 NBA teams in attendance, averaging 13,456. Iverson is once again bringing out the fans. The Sixers said that only a limited number of tickets were available. For a Sixers team that is 15-43 and has lost 12 in a row, an event with such a big-game feel will be a welcome diversion.
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