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November 7, 2006
IN CASE I haven't done so yet, I want to thank all the letter-writers who wrote such wonderful heart-warming things about my op-ed ("A meditation on life and death," Sept. 27). I didn't expect such an overpowering feeling of love from people I do not even know personally - it made me cry. But they were tears of gladness. Thank all of you for caring, you made my day. Ed Galing Hatboro
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
January 9, 2008
WHY CAN'T the United States be more like Rwanda? Or Turkey? Or Bangladesh? Those are just three of the many, many countries that have broken through the women-as-president/prime-minister ceiling. Somehow, it's hard to imagine those countries, which also include England, Ireland, Germany, among others, torturing themselves with the kind of ponderous thumb-sucking and plain old heebie-jeebies this country exhibits over the idea of a woman being elected president. And even harder to imagine those countries exhibiting the same kind of gleefully infantile reaction to a woman candidate showing - gasp - a pure human emotion than the pile-on following a Hillary Clinton meeting in New Hampshire.
NEWS
September 17, 2002
IDON'T KNOW who is responsible for that Sept. 11 editorial ("A Farewell to Tears"), but may I make a suggestion for that person - send it to one of the families of the victims of the World Trade Center, or the Pentagon or Flight 93. Because I think that they will agree that we should just stop crying over losing lives that were innocent. And you know what, America has moved on and we have become stronger and we have moved on and these cold calculating killers have not stopped us from moving on but . . . we can never stop crying, the sadness is too overwhelming.
NEWS
April 26, 1991 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The real shock for the accused killer of a pregnant woman came at the end of his preliminary hearing yesterday. "I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but your brother was shot to death the other day," lawyer Joel S. Moldovsky told his client, Shawn Sharp, 19, of Chew Avenue near Chelten. "Somebody has to tell you," said the attorney at the bar of Municipal Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland's courtroom. Sharp broke down in tears and began shaking. He had to be helped from the courtroom by sheriff's deputies.
NEWS
January 30, 2007 | By Lini S. Kadaba, Jan Hefler and Jeff Gammage INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
As word of Barbaro's death spread yesterday, many in the region fell to tears or silence. In the end, their prayers had not been enough. Nor were the lighted candles, the countless get-well cards, the bags of feed, the carrots sent by children enamored of a powerful racehorse who fought first to win, then to survive. At the New Bolton Center for Large Animals in Kennett Square, tears streamed down the face of Patty Morgera, who was diagnosed with breast cancer days before Barbaro won the Kentucky Derby last May. "He's been my inspiration," the Downingtown woman said.
SPORTS
May 10, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Tears welled up in John Franco's eyes. Pitching in the World Series was a lot easier than telling his 10-year-old son his daddy's baseball career might be over. "The saddest thing was when I came home last night," the New York Mets captain said yesterday during a news conference to discuss his elbow injury. Fighting off tears, the 41-year-old reliever bowed his head for nearly half a minute, wincing, trying to regain his composure before facing the cameras again. "My son," he continued, "said to me, 'Is it my fault because I played catch the day before?
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | By Scott Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
In this age of programmed drums and keyboards, it's reassuring to hear dance music performed by a 10-piece live ensemble. Tears for Fears, the English group that took five years off between its last two albums, built a fine set of music Sunday night at Mann Music Center, drawing from its three albums and a large menu of styles - most noticeably jazz, with a generous side helping of gospel. Though the title track from the latest album, The Seeds of Love, continues in the dance-pop vein of the group's early hits ("Shout," "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1988 | By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY, New York Daily News
Crying, long considered to be a removal of one's emotional clothes, has never been extended an absorbent welcome mat in the work place. The busy have no time for tears, said Byron. Shakespeare decried teardrops as "foolish rheum" and "eye-offending brine. " But there are indications that the taboo is being diluted. In the hit movie "Broadcast News," Holly Hunter portrays an ace television producer who is completely in control when deadlines are descending but liquefies when the pressure lifts.
NEWS
April 28, 1999 | BY ADRIENNE MISKELL
The weather forecast across the nation isn't very promising. A hail of bullets showered across the plains in a quiet suburb, where once we thought it to be a safe haven. But this high school, just outside Denver, was anything but safe. Unfolding at Columbine High School was a drama that unfortunately is becoming a replay of season after season of bad weather. You expect it, and it just keeps getting worse. "I don't get it," a student with fear in her face, spoke out, as tears flowed.
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August 5, 2015 | By Jeff McLane and Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Travis Long tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee one year after suffering the same injury, ending the season for the Eagles outside linebacker. Long was hurt Monday during practice. If the Eagles want to open a roster spot, they would need to waive Long as injured and he would revert to injured reserve if he goes unclaimed. If they put him directly on injured reserve, he would count against the 90-man roster. The Eagles were already light at outside linebacker. They released veteran Trent Cole and re-signed Brandon Graham in March, but the only other free agent they added was combo linebacker Brad Jones.
SPORTS
August 5, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
SUDDENLY, Marcus Smith really matters again. The encouraging talk from Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis about the team's 2014 first-round pick was just a nice little note, to be filed under, "let's check back on this after a few preseason games," until news broke late yesterday afternoon that outside linebacker Travis Long had again torn his left ACL, in practice. It's the third career ACL tear for Long, the second to his left knee in as many years, and it ends the season of a player who was being counted upon for depth behind starters Brandon Graham and Connor Barwin.
NEWS
May 28, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christopher Murray turned to a full Philadelphia courtroom gallery Tuesday and tearfully attempted the impossible: to apologize for strangling his wife of 18 years, Connie, the mother of their two daughters. "I am truly sorry for what I have done to all of you," said Murray, 49, body shaking and teardrops running down his face as lawyer Andrea Konow put a hand on his shoulder trying to steady the burly mechanic, who towered over her. Murray then spotted his 17-year-old daughter and broke down: "I'm sorry, Emily.
NEWS
May 21, 2015
OFFICIALS ARE still investigating the cause of last week's horrific Amtrak derailment that claimed eight lives and injured hundreds more, and it will take a while before we know the truth. But like most disasters, the incident highlights a tangled complex of issues both large and small. It's actually the smallest that has us worried: that a "projectile" such as a rock was thrown at the train. This has not been confirmed, and reports have been contradictory, but the possibility that someone out there in our rough-and-tumble city might have caused such havoc has us wincing.
NEWS
May 9, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
In testimony that undercut the defense theory of an unknown killer, a Philadelphia fire marshal testified Thursday that the fire in the house of physician Melissa Ketunuti would have been set within minutes of the time exterminator Jason Smith was seen on video leaving the area. Defense attorney J. Michael Farrell, however, angrily objected to Lt. George Werez's testimony, challenging his expertise to estimate the time a fire was set from the amount of smoke in a building. Werez based his estimate on a hypothetical question posed by Assistant District Attorney Peter Lim, who cited earlier testimony about the amount of smoke in the house by a dog walker who arrived at 12:30 p.m. to exercise Ketunuti's dog and discovered her body burning in the basement.
SPORTS
April 29, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ST. LOUIS - Outside the home dugout at Busch Stadium yesterday afternoon, minutes before the Cardinals took batting practice, a herd of reporters gathered. General manager John Mozeliak announced that longtime ace Adam Wainwright had a complete tear of his left Achilles' and would miss the remainder of the season. Across the way, inside the visiting clubhouse, Ryan Howard felt for his fellow competitor. "You never want to see anyone go down with injury, especially one like that," Howard said.
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Temple's Brandon Matthews, improvement in his short game and his putting, which leads to a reduction in the pressure he puts on other parts of his game, has resulted in better finishes this season. Going into Sunday's start of the American Athletic Conference golf championships, the 6-foot-4 junior has won three tournaments (all in succession), tied for second, and tied for third. That success follows his victory in December in the prestigious Dixie Amateur at Coral Springs, Fla. "I may not be hitting it the absolute best I can," Matthews said earlier this week, "but my up-and-downs have been very, very good.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Between 1965 and 1967, the Sonics - the wiggy garage rock toast of Tacoma, Wash. - made three blunt, gut-punching albums of raw bar-band primitivism. In the garage world, these wiry workouts were as crucial as those by the Seeds or 13th Floor Elevators. In a greater sense, the Sonics, led by epically unhinged vocalist Jerry Roslie, could out-punk Brit rivals in the Who if they set their minds to it - which they didn't, instead disintegrating by the 1960s' end. Roslie and fellow original Sonics Larry Parypa (guitar)
NEWS
April 7, 2015 | BY ANN McFEATTERS
I WOULD LIKE to discuss Hillary Clinton's impending announcement that she is running for president, but, frankly, I am afraid. If I posit that she is ambitious, driven or a lovely grandmother, it will be taken as "coded sexism. " If I say she is brilliant, well-organized and aging beautifully, it will be seen as sycophantic. Folks, we are getting into a new etymological (study of words) quagmire here, and it is sort of scary. How, you ask, will the popular (or not) media handle this?
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Though few corners of the classical music world have the cultivated dignity of song recitals, they're also places where a singer's emotions of the moment can't hide behind characters, plots, or costumes. Only an hour or so before singing his all-Schubert joint recital with soprano Susanna Phillips, bass-baritone Eric Owens learned that Tuesday's Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps had killed his fellow Metropolitan Opera Wagnerite contralto Maria Radner, who sang Erda to his Alberich in Das Rheingold . Not until after intermission did he mention it and explain he was so tearful - by way of explaining his need to use a music stand to stay better focused on the program at hand.
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