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August 25, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
It started over nothing - a police call about a maroon Buick blocking an intersection in North Philadelphia. Frustrated drivers leaned on their horns as traffic backed up around 22d Street and Columbia Avenue. When motorcycle officer Robert Wells arrived, he found Rush Bradford standing in the street, arguing through the driver's side window with his wife, Odessa Bradford. She pressed one foot on the gas and the other on the brake, making the engine roar. "Lady," the cop told her, "let the man park this car on the side.
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August 24, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The sale of William Penn High School to Temple University, blocked temporarily by a community group's legal action, will go through after all, officials said Friday. Inez Henderson-Purnell, president of the William Penn Development Coalition, said the group withdrew action against the transfer of the deed for William Penn, a sprawling school complex on North Broad Street. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court had denied the group's request for injunctive relief. "We fought the good fight," Henderson-Purnell said in a statement.
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August 23, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six months. That's how much time Bob Rosen figured he had left. The Yardley accountant was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, typically a rapidly spreading form of the disease. The doctors advised surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Rosen, 71, began getting his affairs in order. He talked with his son Eric, who would have the responsibility of disbursing his father's $160,000 in charitable donations after Rosen passed away. His father's generous gesture would be executed under heartbreaking circumstances; Eric Rosen dreaded the day. He told his father he had a better thought: Why wait?
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August 23, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University is investigating allegations that a student was physically attacked and called anti-Semitic names after a verbal exchange on Wednesday with students manning a pro-Palestinian group table on campus. The alleged altercation occurred during Temple Fest, an event in which student groups set up tables on campus to inform students, who moved in Wednesday, about school activities. The incident - one of what some say is a growing number of rifts on college campuses between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students - quickly gained national attention with advocacy groups calling on Temple to label the attack a hate crime.
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August 21, 2014 | By Franziska Holzschuh, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony H. Murray Jr. was one the first Americans to arrive in Japan after World War II, and he brought back a souvenir: a sword a Japanese soldier had traded for a carton of cigarettes. "You could probably call my father adventurous," said son Anthony H. III. Mr. Murray, 88, a rear admiral, lawyer, and real estate broker, died Saturday, Aug. 16. He had been superintendent of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, appointed by President Ronald Reagan. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., the oldest of seven children, Mr. Murray graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School in 1944 and attended the Pennsylvania Maritime Academy onboard the school ship Keystone State.
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August 20, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
AN ACADEMIC ADVISER at Temple University's College of Science and Technology is using a former supervisor's doctoral writings as evidence in a federal lawsuit alleging he was denied a promotion because of race. Kenneth L. Ruff, who is African-American, filed the suit yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ruff's suit said he was the only African-American among five advisers in October 2010, when the academic advising program was reorganized.
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August 16, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The men's gymnastics coach at Temple University said he has raised more than $76,000 in donations for the program, which was cut by the university's board of trustees earlier this year. Fred Turoff, who is in his 38th season in charge of the program at the university, said a fund-raiser Thursday night featuring Temple alum Bill Cosby at the Independence Visitor Center was expected to bring in at least an additional $10,000. The event, billed as "An Evening With Bill Cosby: To Save the Temple Men's Gymnastics Program," was expected to draw about 200 people who paid up to $500 per couple to attend.
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August 15, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IVORY DEWITT had a special interest in the needs of urban young men. As a leader of Project Alpha, Ivory helped to educate young men on the responsibilities of fatherhood, relationships with others and their connection with the greater community. "It was an effort to motivate young men to make decisions about their goals and values," his family wrote in a tribute. Ivory felt a strong responsibility to help others. At Thanksgiving, he was distributing food baskets to the needy.
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August 15, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
KEN CHADWICK had family photos plastered on the walls of his office at Temple University Health System, of which he was associate vice president for real estate and leasing. The photos told associates and visitors where Ken's heart lay. The pictures were of his wife, Gretchen, their five boys and their grandchildren, smiling happily for the camera. And why shouldn't they have been happy? They had their doting husband, father and grandfather to spoil them rotten. "Ken loved more than anything to talk about Gretchen, their boys and grandchildren, and the time they spent together," said Alan N. Rosenberg, senior vice president and chief of staff of the health system.
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