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NEWS
July 9, 2002
The new Fairmount Park Commission has barely had time to get their seats warm. Still, the commission will now have to referee yet another messy Philadelphia political fight. This fight card features former Congressman Tom Foglietta vs. long-time rival State Sen. Vince Fumo and a group of Korean war veterans. The veterans recently unveiled a new Penn's Landing memorial in honor of those who died in the Korean conflict. One problem: They want the plaza where the memorial is located renamed from Foglietta Plaza to Korean War Memorial Plaza.
LIVING
August 31, 1986 | By Bryce Nelson, Special to The Inquirer
The middle-aged man still speaks fervently of the rage he felt toward the airline that delayed him, his wife and their exhausted infants on a night flight across the country. Five hours late, their plane finally landed at 3 a.m. at an airport miles from their intended city of arrival. As a final insult, the airline hadn't even bothered to arrange transportation to carry the passengers to their destination. But the man, an air-traffic controller in a large California city, said he found revenge after the airline cavalierly rejected his request for compensation.
NEWS
August 3, 1996 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Malik Jackson was only 15 when three guys entered his North Philadelphia home and began spraying bullets at a group of his friends. After a girl and a boy, both 14, were wounded on July 15, 1994, Jackson grabbed a gun and ran outside seeking revenge, said Assistant District Attorney Richard Sax yesterday. He wound up shooting and killing one of the teen-aged intruders, Sax said. When the gunmen fled in a pickup truck, Jackson, now 17, of Taney Street near Montgomery Avenue, ran to the corner of 26th Street and Ridge Avenue, and opened fire.
NEWS
September 23, 1986 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
A West Philadelphia man was sentenced to a 10- to 25-year prison term yesterday for kidnapping and sexually molesting the 8-year-old daughter of his landlord in 1983. Assistant District Attorney Wendy Demchick-Alloy said Anthony Reid, who lived near 57th Street and Girard Avenue, said the attack on the girl was an act of "revenge" on the landlord who was trying to evict Reid. The prosecutor said Reid had been ordered out because he was late in his rent payments around the time of the offense on Aug. 29, 1983.
NEWS
July 13, 1987 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
Some things are a given: the pocket protector and horn-rimmed glasses, the high-waist chinos and low-tide Oxfords. The mark of a truly imaginative portrait of a nerd is the original detail. Lewis, Booger, Lamar, Poindexter and Wormser, the title nerds of the 1984 "Revenge of the Nerds" and now of its sequel, "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise," have quite a few. As the film opens, the nerds are packing, on their way to represent their Adams College Tri Lambda chapter at a national fraternity conference in Fort Lauderdale.
NEWS
November 14, 1998 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
When Cornelius Albert didn't show up on Valentine's Day, his girlfriend Margo Woodward sought revenge by telling police they could find his credit card counterfeiting equipment at her home. She wasn't kidding. Police and U.S. Secret Service agents found embossing machines, a magnetic card writer, a tape with real credit card numbers, counterfeit credit cards and computer files. Albert and another convicted California con artist, Lonnie C. Jackson, yesterday could appreciate the adage that, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
NEWS
February 21, 1989 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
With two straight losses behind them and with the District 1 Class AAAA playoffs looming, Conestoga's Pioneers needed to put a good game together. And that's just what they did Friday night. Conestoga got 27 points from senior guard Chris Perillo and knocked off visiting Springfield (Delco), 69-62. The Pioneers are 12-5 in the league (14-9 overall) going into tonight's regular-season finale at Haverford High. The district playoffs open Friday. "It sure was a big win," said Conestoga coach Pete Fredrickson.
NEWS
September 19, 2001
THANK GOD for Carol Towarnicky (Sept. 12). Otherwise we would have the sense that the editorial leadership of the Daily News would have us drop nuclear bombs on villages all over Afghanistan in order to feel better after last Tuesday's disaster. The is a moment for wisdom, not the senseless bellowing of wounded bulls. The rhetoric of the "Blood for Blood" editorial should be held accountable for bullets through mosque windows, or racist statements shouted out of car windows at anyone with dark skin who might be Arab.
NEWS
January 18, 1994
Alas for Charlie Manson, it was a different world when he got in trouble. We have evolved since 1969. Double alas for Charlie's "girls. " He was merely the abused child of a probably insane prostitute. His henchwomen in homicide had an even better claim to victimhood, being women. But thanks to lawyers and other people who make excuses for a living, we are in a golden era. Everybody gets to be a victim. Nobody is accountable. We have advanced beyond "Gee, Officer Krupke," in "West Side Story," in which a gang of not-very-menacing youths sang that "we're depraved because we're deprived.
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NEWS
August 7, 2015
THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S Office in Philly recently made itself a laughingstock with its relentless pursuit of the utterly irrelevant Joey Merlino for the outrageous criminal outrage of having a scotch and a cigar with a guy he knew 30 years ago. The Chaka Fattah indictment is somewhat less amusing, however. That this is purely a political vendetta cannot be doubted. The velvet glove came off for all to see when Sen. Menendez was indicted - another guy who was "being investigated" for years but then suddenly was indicted when the president's Iran deal was about to be finalized and it became clear Menendez would be the loudest Democratic vote against it. There are Democrats who are concerned about national security, but they now seem rather muted in their criticism over the prospect of a nuclear Iran 10 years from now. I wonder why that happened, don't you?
NEWS
May 11, 2015
*  REVENGE. 10 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. The conspiracy-driven soap ends what we now know to be its final season with an episode titled "Two Graves," a reference to the saying, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves," and, perhaps, to something more concrete. So, maybe two boxes of tissues? * THE GOOD WIFE. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3.   Alicia (Julianna Margulies, below) takes on a topical case in the season finale, inspired by a Guardian expose in February of a secret police facility in Chicago.
SPORTS
April 17, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
IN THEIR THREE games last year, Cleveland was the baby and the Soul was the diaper. Each time, the Soul had a late lead against its division rival and each time, the Gladiators strutted off with the win. Those losses lingered like a trash bin filled with rotting seafood. "A lot of times last year, we fell short and our record [9-9] reflected that," defensive lineman Bryan Robinson said. "This year, we're trying to stay on ourselves about going the extra mile, doing the extra work.
SPORTS
February 8, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A sold-out Wells Fargo Center will be occupied Saturday mostly by Villanova fans who presumably would like nothing better than to see their team gain a measure of revenge for the 20-point defeat Georgetown handed to the then-No. 4 Wildcats on Jan. 19 at the Verizon Center. Villanova coach Jay Wright, however, isn't into the revenge-as-motivation deal. He would rather see the now-No. 7 Wildcats (20-2 overall, 7-2 Big East) put together a complete game at both ends of the court when they take on the 24th-ranked Hoyas (15-7, 7-4)
NEWS
January 12, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A second-half run sent the No. 22-ranked Princeton women to an 83-54 victory Saturday over visiting Penn in their Ivy League opener at Jadwin Gym. The win was revenge for the Tigers (17-0 overall), who lost the league title to Penn in the final game of the regular season last year. Blake Dietrick scored 22 points, including the 1,000th of her career, for Princeton. Kara Bonenberger finished with a season-high 21 points and a team-best seven rebounds for the Quakers (7-5). Massachusetts 65, St. Joseph's 47 - With just eight players in uniform because of injuries, the Hawks dropped their first Atlantic 10 Conference home game, falling to the Minutewomen (7-8, 1-2 A-10)
SPORTS
August 22, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THE LAST TIME La Salle High entered a football season with a title other than "defending Catholic League champions" preceding its name was the start of the 2008 campaign, which sparked the first of five consecutive PCL crowns for the Explorers (Roman Catholic beat St. Joseph's Prep in 2007). Of course, after St. Joseph's Prep unseated La Salle last season, the Explorers are once again title-less. However, revenge isn't their focus, at least not yet. "With our schedule, that's the last thing on our minds right now," La Salle coach Drew Gordon said.
NEWS
August 10, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vladimir Putin is mad and has vowed revenge. Will it include a cybercrime wave directed at the West? And if yes, has it already begun? Some minds are connecting two prominent news stories of the last week. Maybe it's paranoia. Maybe it's silliness. And maybe it's an understandable question. Even if there's no direct link, in a bigger, elusive way, hacking is a vital part of Russia's effort to learn what it wants and thwart what it doesn't. Like most other countries. The first story broke Tuesday, when Hold Security of Milwaukee announced it had found records of an enormous theft.
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
BACK IN April 2008, Kenneth Wiggins, 19, stole more than $1,000 from Qentin Salmond during a dice game in Germantown. Three days later, Salmond, his brother Bernard and their friend Jamil Baynes got revenge on Wiggins in broad daylight. Just before 1 p.m., as Wiggins left Skyline Restaurant on Chew Avenue near Chelten, Qentin Salmond, disguised in a Muslim woman's outfit, and Baynes, wielding a handgun, approached from behind and shoved him to the ground. Baynes then opened fire, fatally shooting Wiggins in the chest.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2014 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
WILMINGTON – Griffin Stanton-Ameisen is not a great Hamlet. And that's a very good thing for Delaware Shakespeare Festival's fantastic production of Shakespeare's tragedy. A great Hamlet would involve the director or actor trying to put a distinctive stamp (jester, drug addict), attribute (incestuous, impotent), or interpretation (Oedipal, political, feminist, whatever) on the role. Usually this attempt would include a celebrity (Ian McKellen, Jude Law, David Tennant). Stanton-Ameisen uses clear intonation and vivid body language to paint a haunting, natural, valid response to a father's sudden death, a mother's hasty marriage to a far inferior suitor, and a supernatural mandate to take revenge on a usurper of the throne.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2014 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Nic Cage revenge opera. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about Rage . It means that at several intimidating points, Cage will bark out his lines at the top of his lungs. He is, after all, the big screen's Big Screamer. His roar is so forceful, it flattens the ears of whoever is the recipient. It means there will be more blood than at a Red Cross drive. And it means there will be moments of anguish as Cage silently contemplates his sins. Or maybe he's thinking about his career.
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