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November 19, 2010 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Kristin Scott Thomas has a look - a vein tensing on her forehead, sunken blue eyes, down-curled lips - that screams anguish. But it's a quiet, sorrowful scream; the actress simply resonates pain, loss, despair. All she had to do in 2008's I've Loved You So Long - an extraordinary performance - was light a cigarette. She exhaled the hurt in her soul along with the smoke. In Catherine Corsini's Leaving , Scott Thomas is Suzanne, another unhappy number. Married to a physician (Yvan Attal)
NEWS
March 14, 1998 | By William R. Macklin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kelsey Kathleen Marie Rogers weighed just 6 pounds, 1 ounce, when she was born last Saturday, but to her parents, she is a "miracle" child capable of chasing away clouds of sorrow. "Skies which were once totally dark are now bright with light," said Will Rogers, describing the birth. Will and Kathy Rogers' only other child, Kimberly, 17, was among the 22 students and chaperones from Montoursville High School killed nearly two years ago in the explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800. All 230 passengers and crew on board the Paris-bound Boeing 747 perished July 17, 1996, when the jumbo jet blew up shortly after departure from New York.
SPORTS
July 27, 2000 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Curt Schilling stepped to the podium, stepped into the spotlight that has always been so comforting for him on the mound. This was different. This time Schilling was in street clothes, with wife Shonda by his side, and he was saying goodbye. "I'm probably as split down the middle emotionally as I can be," he said. "I've picked up 12 or 13 games in the standings. And I'm going to a club I hope will make it to the World Series. "On the other hand, this is the place I've called home for nine years.
NEWS
October 11, 1997 | By Rabbi Sidney Greenberg
Life and death are at the very heart of our prayers during the season of the High Holy Days. We ask repeatedly to be "inscribed in the Book of Life. " One of the most solemn moments during our Yom Kippur service is the period set aside for the recitation of Yizkor - the prayer of remembrance of departed loved ones. Thus the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death are forcefully projected into our consciousness, and we are challenged to reflect on the lessons they teach us. To echo a question posed recently on this page by Crispin Sartwell ("After the funeral, alone with our thoughts," Sept.
NEWS
January 29, 1987
Where is your sense of decency? I was appalled to see the pictures of R. Budd Dwyer, seconds before and after his death, splashed across your newspaper on Jan. 23. It added nothing to the story to show such graphic pictures. You only succeeded in branding yourselves as a paper that panders to those few who feed on such morbid sensationalism. Even the television news media, to their credit, reported the story responsibly. I feel sorrow for the family and friends of Budd Dwyer in their pain.
NEWS
February 14, 2002
Alexander the Great's boyhood chum, favorite adviser, tactician - and possibly beloved - was named Hephaistion. Here, from "Plutarch's Lives," is an account of what Alexander did when he learned of Hephaistion's death: At this misfortune, Alexander was so beyond all reason transported that, to express his sorrow, he immediately ordered the manes and tails of all his horses and mules to be cut, and threw down the battlements of the neighboring cities....
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2011 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: I am in my early 20s, a college graduate, focused on the beginnings of my career, and a year ago I got out of a long-term relationship because I realized I didn't want to marry him. I have worked on some issues I have had my whole life (seen a therapist to work through child abuse), and I have never felt better. And I really am happy being single. There is just one thing I really, really miss about being in a relationship: physical contact. Recently I became friends with a guy, and we turned into friends with benefits.
NEWS
September 11, 2002
Enough grieving. Our hearts go out to the victims of 9/11, but after today, let?s put away our sorrow. We?ve had a year of it. We?ve had our fill. Tears and looking back won?t help us look forward, can?t help us remain vigilant. Since 9/11/01, our war on terrorism has accomplished much. There is one less terrorist-coddling totalitarian regime in the world. We have proven to ourselves and to the rest of the world how resilient we are. We may not be the Greatest Generation ? but over the last year, we?ve been great enough.
NEWS
October 31, 2012 | Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News, STAFF WRITERS
9:49 p.m. Gov. Corbett said he plans to tour parts Pennsylvania damaged by Sandy but didn't say where or when. He said more than a million people in the state still lacked power and three hospitals in eastern Pennsylvania were relying on generators. Five deaths so far have been blamed on the storm. Overall, he said, even with the storm still zigzagging across the state, the recovery has gone faster than expected. "We are breathing somewhat a sigh of relief. I'll be breathing a bigger sigh of relief when power is back on. " - Amy Worden 7:53 p.m. Gov. Christie tonight said fresh water is precious and should be used primarily for drinking and food preparation and not other things.
NEWS
July 7, 1994 | by Breea Willingham, Daily News Staff Writer
Some walked into the funeral home with heads lowered in sorrow. Others stared straight ahead as they approached the white coffin surrounded by bouquets of red roses and carnations to take that dreaded last look at 7- year-old Michelle Cutner. The body of the little girl with the Shirley Temple curls was dressed in a white satin dress trimmed in lace with white lace stockings and white satin shoes. The once happy and smiling face seemed touched by sorrow. There was a hint of a pout on her lips.
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August 20, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a week of heartache, Mo'ne Davis and the Taney Dragons gave the world heart. You can tell: Davis, the hard-pitching, great-hitting member of the Dragons, will be on the cover of the Aug. 25 national issue of Sports Illustrated ( http://bit.ly/1AvkG4j ), for goodness' sake. Speaking for many, James B. Peterson, head of the department of Africana studies at Lehigh University, said, "We need this story right now, to uplift us at a time of great sorrow. "  And she was John Oliver's goo-goo-eyed opening monologue on Sunday night's Last Week Tonight on HBO, pitcher Davis and the Dragons were a rare feel-good story a grateful media world dandled like a twinkly bauble.
NEWS
May 24, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a day of many tears and much sorrow Thursday as Mount Laurel students and faculty mourned the sudden loss of a popular eighth grader who collapsed and died during gym class the day before. Officials had still not issued a cause of death for the 14-year-old who unexpectedly dropped to the ground while playing catch with a football outside the Thomas E. Harrington Middle School. Burlington County spokesman Eric Arpert said an autopsy was performed, but results were not yet available.
NEWS
August 26, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
With their legs dangling off a wooden bench facing the lake, Cabin Six - the 7- and 8-year-old boys - took turns using a drum to tell a story about someone they lost. Gabriel, 8, went first, hitting the drum in sequences of two. He told the group the sound reminded him of his younger brother, who still calls out "Dada" when shown pictures of his father, who died in May. Dino, also 8, volunteered to go next and played the drum slowly first, then more rapidly. It was a rhythmic representation of the first time he caught a fish while out with his father, who has also died.
FOOD
May 9, 2013 | By Jane Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
I can only imagine what happened when my father died unexpectedly of a heart attack just after midnight. We lived on a narrow street of two-story twins, and the ambulance lights must have spun red through the bedrooms that night. The uncharacteristic hubbub on our quiet block surely brought neighbors to their windows, if not their porches. I can only imagine, because I wasn't there. At the time, I was a sophomore at Temple University. After spending most of the day and evening at the Temple News, putting out our student daily, I had just returned to my dorm room when the call came.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2012 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
Like a promising matryoshka doll, Jeremy Denk's Tuesday night recital at the Kimmel Center kept revealing itself. The program's halves seemed split into the cerebral, Bach's Goldberg Variations , and the deeply personal, Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze . Each of these pieces released a series of smaller ones (18 movements in the Schumann, 32 in the Bach) from which sprang smaller and even more complex characterizations. This was a makeup recital; the pianist's October appearance for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society was washed out by Sandy, its program of Brahms and Liszt now lost.
NEWS
November 1, 2012 | By Jeff Gammage, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
People who love and care for Pennsylvania State University reacted sorrowfully today to news that former President Graham Spanier had been charged with helping cover up child-sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, sentenced last month to 30 to 60 years in prison. But child-care advocates said the charges were necessary - and wondered how many boys could have been spared if Spanier and others had spoken up. Spanier, once among the nation's most prominent college presidents, was charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, endangering the welfare of children, criminal conspiracy, and failure to report suspected child abuse.
NEWS
October 31, 2012 | Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News, STAFF WRITERS
9:49 p.m. Gov. Corbett said he plans to tour parts Pennsylvania damaged by Sandy but didn't say where or when. He said more than a million people in the state still lacked power and three hospitals in eastern Pennsylvania were relying on generators. Five deaths so far have been blamed on the storm. Overall, he said, even with the storm still zigzagging across the state, the recovery has gone faster than expected. "We are breathing somewhat a sigh of relief. I'll be breathing a bigger sigh of relief when power is back on. " - Amy Worden 7:53 p.m. Gov. Christie tonight said fresh water is precious and should be used primarily for drinking and food preparation and not other things.
NEWS
July 25, 2012 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Students and others gasped and burst into tears Monday morning in Pennsylvania State University's HUB student center as word of the NCAA sanctions hit them with brute emotional force. A crowd of about 50 had gathered at 9 a.m. in front of the large-screen TV in the heart of the campus to hear Mark Emmert, NCAA president, announce the anxiously anticipated verdict. Early reports had been circulating for days, predicting that the national student athletics organization would come down hard on Penn State's football organization for shielding former assistant coach and convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky from authorities for more than a decade.
NEWS
June 24, 2012 | By David O'Reilly, Jennifer Lin, Melissa Dribben, and Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writers
As news circulated Friday afternoon that a jury had found Msgr. William J. Lynn guilty of child endangerment, many around the region praised the decision as fair, while some found it too gentle and a few maintained that the priest should have been set free. "He only got one count?" asked Erin McGonigal, 31, who gasped when told of the verdict. "What about all the kids, all the people who suffered?" she asked, standing outside Immaculate Mary nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia.
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