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January 5, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My husband went to Florida three months ago to care for an ailing former lover. He told me she will be leaving him a sizable inheritance and he needs to protect her from "vultures. " I admit I am suspicious of his motives. I think there may be more going on than what he's telling me, but he has been painting a pretty picture of how rosy our future will be with her gift. He has now suggested that we get a temporary divorce so he can marry her in order to get her entire estate!
NEWS
December 18, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Staff Writer
Will Smith  says his upbringing as a football-loving Eagles fan made it difficult, at first, to accept the science behind his new movie "Concussion. " Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu , the Nigerian-born Pittsburgh pathologist who discovered degenerate disease (he named it CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, making him an enemy of the NFL. "My son played for four years, and it was some of the most beautiful time that we've had together," Smith, 47, told ABC News.
NEWS
December 17, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Camden's Adventure Aquarium has given up on long-delayed plans to build a 300-foot-high tower offering panoramic views of Philadelphia and the Delaware River. Representatives of the aquarium, who announced the $5 million project in 2013, said the company that was given the task of designing the tower - United Kingdom-based Tower Systems - could not make the plan work. The tower would have been the first of its kind for that company to build. "The proposal for the Skyview Tower prototype was promising; however, the concept did not successfully translate into an attainable project," Vince Nicoletti, executive director and vice president of Adventure Aquarium, said in a statement Tuesday.
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | Howard Gensler, Daily News Staff
Say something questioning Caitlyn Jenner 's womanhood and you're bound to wind up in the middle of our latest culture war. Rose McGowan doesn't care. When Glamour magazine honored Caitlyn with one of its Women of the Year awards, Buzzfeed asked her, "What's the hardest part for you about being a woman?" Caitlyn's response: "The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear. It's always that way; I never thought it would come to this. I had really no sense of style.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Hana Saeidi, the bright young niece of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, climbs into the taxi that her uncle is driving on the streets of Tehran. She is holding a camera, excited about her first film class in school. Her teacher has provided a list of rules to make a "distributable" movie. Among the key rules: "No sordid realism. " In the small and brilliant Jafar Panahi's Taxi , the internationally renowned director has been reduced to making his own brand of "sordid realism" on the sly - that is, realism free of the restrictions of Sharia law. With a small camera mounted on the dashboard of a car, Panahi drives along, picking up passengers and recording them as they debate politics and religion, crime and punishment, Woody Allen and Akira Kurosawa.
SPORTS
November 6, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
JOHN ROBERTSON isn't one to play the what-if game, even if it's almost impossible for him to avoid. This was supposed to be his year. Villanova's fifth-year senior quarterback was positioned to make a serious run at Brian Westbrook's all-time program rushing record. He was going after a second Walter Payton Award, which only one other FCS player had ever done. And he would be trying to take the Wildcats deep into the playoffs, after starting the season ranked fourth. Everything changed in the fourth quarter of the Sept.
SPORTS
October 29, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
SAM HINKIE hears the noise. He reads the tweets. He sees the stories that quote league insiders, three big ones in the past few days. They were well-sourced, well-written pieces. They cast his Sixers as a rudderless franchise, expressed the very tangible disdain for his slash-and-burn rebuilding process, and highlighted how indignant the old boys' network is at Hinkie's indifference to that old boys' network. He even reads the outrageous comments posted at the ends of the stories.
NEWS
October 22, 2015
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2015 Voters need to hear candidates' views When one political party's slate of candidates refuses to participate in public debates, it feels like a threat to democracy. Nearly 100 years ago, the League of Women Voters sought to provide accurate, unbiased, nonpartisan information for voters in local, state, and national elections. This year, the League of Women Voters of Haverford Township is unable to offer a forum for township candidates running for commissioner in five of our nine wards.
NEWS
October 21, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Some called a hearing Monday before the state Board of Public Utilities on whether to allow South Jersey Gas to build a 22-mile pipeline through the environmentally sensitive Pinelands National Reserve the most important forum "in the history of the Pinelands. " Others, however, called the meeting just one more in a "rigged system" that "caters to special interests" in the protracted battle over whether the gas utility should be permitted to construct the underground pipeline that would supply natural gas to the B.L. England Generating Station in the Beesleys Point section of Upper Township, Cape May County, from a site in Maurice River Township, Cumberland County.
BUSINESS
October 20, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Less than three months after signing a deal last year to buy Philadelphia Gas Works, the chief executive officer of UIL Holdings Corp. received a secret overture to explore a merger with a Spanish energy firm. James P. Torgerson, the UIL chief executive, "expressed an interest but indicated that he was focused on completing the PGW transaction and did not wish to enter into any discussions, at that time, that could interfere with its completion," according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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