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August 19, 1994 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Kevin "The Umbrella Man" Dwight says he didn't know the shotgun hidden in the umbrella he handed to another man would be used to kill a friend inside a Nicetown deli last year. "I didn't do it," shouted Dwight, 27, after Municipal Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland ordered him to stand trial on murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses after a preliminary hearing yesterday. Dwight, of 20th Street near Cayuga, faces arraignment Aug. 30 for his role in the shotgun slaying of Aineias Life, 19, inside the Wayne Junction Deli at 20th and Wingohocking streets on Oct. 7, 1993.
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July 4, 1991 | By Cheryl Squadrito, Special to The Inquirer
When police found out that the alleged weapon used in a Collingdale bank holdup actually was an umbrella, they dropped armed-robbery and weapons charges that had been filed against a Philadelphia man. But those were the only charges dropped in the case against Charles Thomas Hickey, 37, of the 2700 block of West Country Club Road. At a preliminary hearing Tuesday before District Justice William J. Dittert, charges of robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, and simple and aggravated assault were upheld.
NEWS
February 18, 1998 | by Mister Mann Frisby, Daily News Staff Writer
It could be worse. According to our friends at Accu-Weather in Central Pennsylvania, the seven inches or so of rain that Philadelphia has received since the official start of winter is a drop in the bucket. It could have been snow. "The standard equivalent is about an inch of liquid to a foot of snow," said meteorologist Laura Anderson. "This is not a constant, it can vary. " Early reports warned that yesterday's rain was just the beginning of a wet and miserable couple of days, but it doesn't seem to be that serious.
NEWS
April 16, 1987 | By Lini S. Kadaba, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Lawncrest Community Association voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the Northeast Federation of Civic Association (NEFCA) at the urging of state Rep. Chris Wogan and association president Phil Grutzmacher. The action was based on what some consider a conflict of interest by two officers of NEFCA who acted as consultants to a developer at a Burholme Civic Association meeting in January. Both Joan Ferreira, NEFCA's chairwoman, and Marlene Joseph, NEFCA's vice chairwoman and a practicing lawyer, spoke in support of developers Glenn Kowit and Thomas Clauss, who want to build duplexes at the intersection of Tabor Road and Napfle Avenue.
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Mari Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Upper Dublin High School entered lockdown this morning and police converged at the scene after a student's umbrella was mistaken for a rifle. A science project involving an umbrella that looked like a unidentified rifle on a security camera caused the lock down, and prompted police to race to the scene. Some parents pulled their children from classes. The incident started shortly after 8:30a.m., said Deputy Chief Lee Benson. Four male students were seen on a security camera with what looked like a "long gun. " As a precaution, the school was lockdown as police and administrators identified the student and what class they were scheduled to be in at the time.
NEWS
December 21, 1990 | By MARK RANDALL
Just because science claims to have located a gene that predisposes certain people to carry golf umbrellas in Center City does not, in my mind, excuse the behavior. We do not so lack for depressing sights on the sidewalk as it is that we should now suffer pathetic (and often dangerous!) encounters with those afflicted with Male Suburbanite Syndrome (MSS). Characteristics of the MSS afflicted (early stages): I say, show me a golf umbrella between Fifth and 20th streets and I'll show you a man with MSS. And I say, the disease is spreading!
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The call came in to police at 8:30 a.m. An Upper Dublin High School student had been caught on a school security camera with what appeared to be a "long gun" slung over his shoulder. With tension high after Friday's shooting rampage in Connecticut, no chances were taken. The school was locked down and officers, with guns drawn, entered the classroom where the student was assigned. The student stood and quickly fessed up. He had come to school with something odd slung over his shoulder - an umbrella.
NEWS
May 30, 1994 | By Steve Wartenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Coatesville's Keenan Coleman is superstitious by nature. "I always take off my sweat bottoms first and then the tops," the Red Raiders senior said. Plus, he's still wearing an old pair of ripped shorts that have been bringing him luck since his sophomore season. He wouldn't dream of trading them in for a new, unlucky pair. On Saturday, in the high-jump competition at the PIAA state championship track and field meet at Shippensburg, in a dogfight for first, Coleman was at his superstitious best.
NEWS
May 28, 2002 | By Kaitlin Gurney INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
With the first twinges of lunchtime hunger, beachgoers in this town don't reach for soggy peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. They punch their cell phones from the sand and call for takeout. When Shore restaurants say they deliver, they'll take it all the way to your beach towel. Thanks to cellular telephones, Margate and Ventnor beachgoers lose nothing to their Shore neighbors to the north and south, where boardwalks beckon with tasty treats. Dino's subs, Cleo's seafood, South End's pizza, and Tsui's Garden Chinese will come straight to your umbrella, at least if the couriers can locate you, for merely a generous tip. "On a holiday weekend, you can't give up a piece of valuable real estate on the beach, not even to walk two blocks for a sandwich," said Rick Francesco, an Atlantic City firefighter relaxing yesterday in Margate.
NEWS
December 31, 1997 | For The Inquirer / JIM ROESE
Wielding an umbrella, a pedestrian slogs through the snow and rain along Plymouth Road in Norristown. Today, leave the umbrella in its stand, but dig out hats and mittens - it will be very, very cold.
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July 23, 2015 | By Ann L. Rappoport, For The Inquirer
There is now an app to auto-generate your thank-you cards. The scripts are easy to produce, creator Hilary Mason told Science Friday on NPR, because the language is so formulaic. She's a fan of apps like this to "alleviate a lot of cognitive drudgery. " Besides, she said, it's the note, not what you say, that matters. Does this sound familiar? Thank you so much for the gift. We're glad you came to our wedding and hope you had a good time. Oh. No. As the recipient of too many notes like that, I assure you that even if the writer had substituted the name of the gift, such a note is not significantly better than no note.
NEWS
March 30, 2015
ISSUE | RANDOM ACTS Kind stranger in rain Philadelphia was truly the city of brotherly love last week. My wife, 88, and I, 94, were walking to a medical appointment on 10th Street near Walnut when it began to rain. A young woman saw us and gave my wife her own umbrella, saying, "You better take this. " My wife and I were shocked at such consideration from a stranger. When my wife demurred, the woman said that she could always replace the umbrella. We may never see this kind soul again, but we hope she sees this message of gratitude.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
Always-working Ryan Seacrest is getting over his break-up with Julianne Hough by getting back together with former girlfriend Jasmine Waltz , reports In Touch . Jasmine is an L.A. bartender. Ryan is a crazy-rich drink with an umbrella in it.    
NEWS
April 10, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University Health System said it established an Institute for Population Health to put under one umbrella numerous existing efforts to move health care into the community.   Among the programs being moved to the institute is the training of community health workers, who work to reduce readmissions and unnecessary visits to the emergency room, said Paula Stillman, Temple vice president of health care services and director of the institute.   A second class of 30 community health workers is scheduled to start training in May. Another program is a Transition Center, which ensures that primary care physicians are notified when one of their patients comes to the ER or is admitted to the hospital, among other things, Stillman said.
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The call came in to police at 8:30 a.m. An Upper Dublin High School student had been caught on a school security camera with what appeared to be a "long gun" slung over his shoulder. With tension high after Friday's shooting rampage in Connecticut, no chances were taken. The school was locked down and officers, with guns drawn, entered the classroom where the student was assigned. The student stood and quickly fessed up. He had come to school with something odd slung over his shoulder - an umbrella.
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Mari Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Upper Dublin High School entered lockdown this morning and police converged at the scene after a student's umbrella was mistaken for a rifle. A science project involving an umbrella that looked like a unidentified rifle on a security camera caused the lock down, and prompted police to race to the scene. Some parents pulled their children from classes. The incident started shortly after 8:30a.m., said Deputy Chief Lee Benson. Four male students were seen on a security camera with what looked like a "long gun. " As a precaution, the school was lockdown as police and administrators identified the student and what class they were scheduled to be in at the time.
NEWS
July 22, 2012 | Judi Dash
There are beach umbrellas and beach shelters. The Sport-Brella is both, and then some. You open it like a regular umbrella, but one with an enormous 8-foot wing span. And instead of standing straight up atop its shaft, the umbrella rests on its back, with the shaft at a supportive tilt from the ground. What you get is a concave half wall and sheltering overhang. For extra stability and wind-resistance on sand and soft ground, tie-down loops are sewn in all along the bottom rim (stakes included)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2012 | Howard Gensler
RIHANNA MAY need to ask Chris Brown to go to work on her former accountants. The Barbadian babe and pop star (a/k/a Robyn Fenty) sued the aforementioned former accountants Thursday, blaming them for tens of millions of dollars in losses, shoddy bookkeeping, a failure to recommend that she cut costs when her 2009 tour was losing money and an ongoing audit by the IRS. But they did have nice handwriting. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court sought unspecified damages against New York-based Berdon LLP and two accountants.
NEWS
June 3, 2012 | By Debra Kramer and FOR THE INQUIRER
Most tourists traveling to a foreign country are looking for a guidebook vacation. That was my intent as I planned a recent family trip to Kyoto and Tokyo to visit our son. He has been living on the northern island of Hokkaido since July. I imagined visiting the serene shrines of Kyoto, the tall towers of Tokyo, and viewing the scenery from the high speed bullet trains. While I did enjoy these experiences in Japan, the memories that will remain with me are the details I discovered along the way. Take umbrellas, for example.
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