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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 11, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Craig R. McCoy, STAFF WRITERS
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane was "on a mission, a mission of revenge," when she orchestrated a "cloak-and-dagger" operation to illegally leak information to vilify a critic, prosecutors said Tuesday in the opening of Kane's trial on perjury and obstruction charges. To the contrary, Kane was a victim grappling with lies from her former second-in-command and a political consultant who have repeatedly covered up their own roles in the leak, her defense argued before the jury in Montgomery County Court in Norristown.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Witnesses said it was a "fair fight" - drug dealer Abdu Rivera vs. John David Santiago in a 2003 bout in the parking lot of an Olney club. But Rivera was no match for the featherweight three-time Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion, and witnesses said he lost badly and took the loss even worse. On Wednesday, two of those witnesses came forward and testified at a preliminary hearing that Rivera later boasted of getting his revenge: a Nov. 18, 2003, gasoline-fueled blaze that killed Santiago and four others, including his infant daughter.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
LOS ANGELES - Though Emily VanCamp was in the middle of a four-year run playing kick-butt character Emily Thorne on ABC's Revenge , she had to pass a chemistry test to land the role of Sharon Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But don't feel bad for her. It was with Chris Evans. After a relatively small part in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier , VanCamp found her role expanded for this weekend's Captain America: Civil War . The scope is bigger this time around, as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Recently, a guy I've known for more than a year decided it would be best for us to part ways. Before Christmas, I had asked what he would like for Christmas. His response was, "I don't want anything for Christmas - I want you. " A couple of weeks later, he told me the pictures, nightstand, candy dishes, and candleholders he had in my apartment were gifts from him because he loved me. Tonight, he packed everything up and left! I don't know exactly why, but I think it has more to do with his own issues than me. Abby, I feel I have been manipulated and used.
SPORTS
March 13, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
When the PIAA playoff brackets were released weeks ago, Imhotep certainly had Del-Val - and revenge - on the brain. Del-Val, which had won 19 consecutive games entering the Class 3A quarterfinal at Southern, unseated the defending champion Panthers in February en route to claiming the school's first Public League basketball title. Friday night, however, the Panthers sought to send a message. "We saw that they were on our side [of the bracket], so we're like, 'Del-Val, Del-Val, Del-Val,' every day in practice," said Imhotep junior captain Daron Russell.
SPORTS
February 12, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Temple is playing its best basketball of the season and there is no doubt that a turning point came during a 55-53 win at then-No. 23 Connecticut on Jan. 5. Including that game, the Owls have won eight of their last 10. More important, that win came after Temple's worst performance of the season, a 77-50 drubbing by visiting Houston on Jan. 2. Temple now has a huge rematch with UConn in an American Athletic Conference game at 7 p.m. Thursday...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2016 | By John Quinn
We were headed toward the cobblestone roads of hilly Manayunk, after descending the steps of St. Lucy's church on Smick Street. We waved our custom-made towels - "HITCHED" - and finished the set of impromptu photos before finding the parking lot. The trolley was there for the wedding party. Next stop, the Conshohocken Marriott. The reception wasn't for another two hours but Amy Zurzola Quinn and I were on deadline, apropos for the betrothal of two journalists. We were ready for our close-ups, Mr. DeMille.
SPORTS
January 13, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
When the Flyers play Boston at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, will they try to pay back former teammate Zac Rinaldo for his head hit that gave Sean Couturier a concussion in the teams' previous meeting? "I'm sure the game is going to be played hard, physical," Flyers winger Jake Voracek said after Monday's practice in Voorhees. "If someone is going to have a chance to finish Reno [with a hit], they're going to finish him. And I'm sure if Reno is going to have a chance to finish one of us, he will.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015
DEAR ABBY: I found out a few months ago that my husband, "Hal," the father of my children, has had affairs with five different women. I left, and we are now being divorced. I desperately wanted revenge, so I have been secretly seeing Hal's good friend "Ron," whom he "forbade" me from contacting after I told him his infidelity and disrespect gave me permission to act on the attraction I had for Ron. It's just a friends-with-benefits situation and I am having fun, so I don't really consider it to be revenge.
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?
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