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May 10, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Growing up in an orphanage in Haiti, Thomy Elusme brushed his teeth regularly and never got a cavity. Yet by his teenage years, a few teeth had started to become loose and one eventually fell out. After coming to New Jersey to live with a host family, the soft-spoken 20-year-old had to have a second one pulled. Elusme suffers from a condition all too familiar to periodontist Daniel H. Fine, who examined the young man last month at the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine in Newark, N.J. For more than 30 years, Fine has been tackling the mystery of why, through no apparent fault of their own, up to 2 percent of black youths have loose teeth.
SPORTS
September 3, 2014 | By Shamus J. Clancy, Daily News Staff Writer
THIS WEEKEND marked the beginning of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the first chance for Sixers fans to watch 2014 first-round pick Dario Saric of Croatia on a large, international stage. The 12th-overall pick has impressed, as Croatia holds a 2-1 record in Group B of the tourney. Saric is averaging 27.3 minutes, 13.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per contest in three tournament games while shooting 51.7 percent from the field. The skills that made Saric such an intriguing prospect to general manager Sam Hinkie have been on display: He is 6-10 and can play any position on the court due to his distributing abilities.
NEWS
February 26, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer
THIS IS A basketball accomplishment Craig "Poppy" Slade can sink his teeth into. Yes, all of them. That revelation might surprise the folks who saw Constitution, which now boasts a championship in only its third Public League season, battle Math, Civics and Sciences Charter in a quarterfinal back on Feb. 18. Two minutes before halftime, Slade planted himself in the lane at the north end of Southern High's gym and took a violent-contact, elbow-first...
NEWS
February 5, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to one to two years in prison after his teenage son tried to pull out his own teeth because he hadn't been taken to a dentist. Northampton County Judge Michael Koury Jr. said Friday that he only wished he could sentence 41-year-old Francisco Torres to more prison time. The judge said, "Neglecting one's child is the ultimate betrayal. " Torres pleaded guilty in October to recklessly endangering another person. He apologized in court.
NEWS
April 21, 2011
An Easton, Pa., man was charged with endangering his 14-year-old son, who used pliers to yank two teeth from his mouth because his father would not take him to a dentist, police said Wednesday. For several months, Francisco Torres, 40, ignored his son's complaints about his teeth, said Detective Chris Miller. After his son pulled the teeth out in January, Torres allegedly still refused to take his son to a dentist. The teen eventually told someone about his problem and authorities were notified, Miller said.
NEWS
April 20, 2011
An Easton, Pa., man was charged with endangering his 14-year-old son, who used pliers to yank two teeth from his mouth because his father would not take him to a dentist, police said Wednesday. For several months, Francisco Torres, 40, ignored his son's complaints about his teeth, said Detective Chris Miller. After his son pulled the teeth out in January, Torres allegedly still refused to take his son to a dentist. The teen eventually told someone about his problem and authorities were notified, Miller said.
NEWS
June 23, 2011
EASTON, Pa. - A defense lawyer said an Easton man whose teenage son pulled out two of his own teeth with pliers because he had not received dental care would plead guilty to recklessly endangering another person. Francisco Torres, 41, waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Northampton County. Defense attorney Timothy Prendergast said that his client would plead guilty to reckless endangerment and that prosecutors would withdraw a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Easton police said the teen had complained about dental pain for six months before pulling the teeth himself in January, prompting emergency surgery.
SPORTS
February 19, 2010
VANCOUVER - Cherry Hill native Bobby Ryan chipped his two front teeth yesterday when he took a stick to the mouth while tussling against the boards with Team Norway captain Tommy Jakobsen during the United States' 6-1 victory. The incident occurred with 4 minutes left in the third period in with a four-goal U.S. lead. As Ryan licked the jagged tips of his teeth afterward, he allowed, "Yeah, things got a little chippy. I'm sure they were getting frustrated. You can't blame them.
NEWS
August 11, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last August, Jefferson University Hospital surgeons removed a Haitian man's diseased lower jaw, then reconstructed it using bone from his left leg. The $100,000 worth of medical care, donated by Jefferson, liberated Daniel Smith, 30, from a noncancerous but life-threatening, disfiguring jaw tumor. The only downside to his transformation, chronicled in The Inquirer, was the lack of lower teeth. His doctors had no way to firmly attach ordinary dentures to his pseudo gums, made of a flap of connective tissue and skin from his leg. He needed dental implants - artificial tooth roots - and state-of-the-art restorative dentistry.
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May 10, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Growing up in an orphanage in Haiti, Thomy Elusme brushed his teeth regularly and never got a cavity. Yet by his teenage years, a few teeth had started to become loose and one eventually fell out. After coming to New Jersey to live with a host family, the soft-spoken 20-year-old had to have a second one pulled. Elusme suffers from a condition all too familiar to periodontist Daniel H. Fine, who examined the young man last month at the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine in Newark, N.J. For more than 30 years, Fine has been tackling the mystery of why, through no apparent fault of their own, up to 2 percent of black youths have loose teeth.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2015 | BY JENELLE JANCI, Daily News Staff Writer jancij@phillynews.com, 215-568-5906
AFTER playing larger-than-life characters like Red, queen of the kitchen in "Orange Is the New Black," and Admiral Janeway in "Star Trek: Voyager," actress Kate Mulgrew has taken on a new challenge - telling her life's story in her book, Born With Teeth: A Memoir (Little, Brown & Co.). "I'll be 60 years old at the end of this month," Mulgrew said in an interview with the Daily News . "For 40 years, I've been playing other characters. I've enjoyed it. I've loved it. I've been seriously committed to it. But there comes a moment, when it comes, to step out as one's self.
NEWS
April 22, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Several years ago, Philadelphia was so mired in a culture of quid pro quo that it was barely governable. A federal investigation into former Mayor John Street's administration yielded 24 convictions, but it did not eradicate the culture. Although Mayor Nutter has done much to clean it up, the next mayor cannot relent. One key sign of a mayoral candidate's commitment to honest government is support for a more powerful, independent government watchdog through a permanent city Inspector General's Office.
SPORTS
November 11, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
MUFASA COULD not have been prouder of his pride. Mufasa is, and will forever be, the glorious alias of charismatic inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans. For the past three seasons, as the other 10 players around him faltered or improved or lost their jobs, Ryans was a consistent beacon of maturity, of consistency, of toughness and intelligence; a professional's professional, a leader of the finest cut. Last week in Houston, Ryans ruptured his Achilles' tendon. He did it while making a play - while intercepting a pass, in fact, in the red zone.
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
CITY COUNCILMAN Curtis Jones Jr. yesterday renewed his push to expand the power of the Police Advisory Commission in complaints about police officers. Jones introduced a plan to put that proposal in front of voters, who would have to vote to change the city's Home Rule Charter to grant the commission more power. The proposal is politically perilous, as Council members gear up for re-election in May's primary. Lodge 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police opposes the change, as it did in 2012, the first time Jones introduced it. A federal appeals court ruling last month lifted the 95-year ban on police officers making campaign contributions, increasing the political punch of that already powerful union.
SPORTS
September 3, 2014 | By Shamus J. Clancy, Daily News Staff Writer
THIS WEEKEND marked the beginning of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the first chance for Sixers fans to watch 2014 first-round pick Dario Saric of Croatia on a large, international stage. The 12th-overall pick has impressed, as Croatia holds a 2-1 record in Group B of the tourney. Saric is averaging 27.3 minutes, 13.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per contest in three tournament games while shooting 51.7 percent from the field. The skills that made Saric such an intriguing prospect to general manager Sam Hinkie have been on display: He is 6-10 and can play any position on the court due to his distributing abilities.
NEWS
January 29, 2014
The Corbett administration's appointment of Kristen Donmoyer to direct the state's Dog Law Enforcement Office is the clearest demonstration yet that it has finally gotten serious about protecting the tens of thousands of dogs in more than 2,000 Pennsylvania kennels. The choice of Donmoyer, who is respected as tough and knowledgeable, marks a welcome departure from the administration's earlier neglect of the office. After Corbett's inauguration in 2011, the administration replaced its competent director with a political appointee who had no apparent background in the field.
NEWS
December 30, 2013
Spoiled sports Temple President Neil Theobald counters those opposed to the university's decision to cut athletic programs by writing, "Any potential savings from reallocating football scholarships to other sports would be more than offset by the resulting loss of television revenue. " ("Why Temple had to cut sports programs," Dec. 22). Nowhere have I ever heard anyone argue that football scholarships should be reallocated, because it's obvious that doing so would not save any money.
NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
On NBC's radically reprogrammed fairy tale, Grimm , the character of Monroe is a walking contradiction: a civilized monster, a predator pursuing a vegan diet. He's the enlightened descendant of a long line of Blutbaden (what used to be called Big Bad Wolves), creatures that for centuries stalked the dark Germanic forests. "I am a new generation," says Silas Weir Mitchell, the actor who plays him, "trying to live a healthy life in the human realm and disavow my rapacious ancestry.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
AFTER the swelling went down and reality started to set in, Barbara Zimath knew she was going to need new teeth. Question was, how could she ever afford them? Zimath had been wracked with worry over unenviable problems like this one ever since Aug. 28, when a pair of scumbags robbed her and pummeled her face for sport while she waited in the predawn darkness for the Route 15 bus in Port Richmond. One front tooth was completely knocked out during the attack. Three others were left loosened and crooked because of a fracture in the bone behind her gumline.
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