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February 18, 1992 | By Daniel LeDuc, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
George Washington, as legend has it, could not tell a lie. Those were the good old days - these days, facts are harder to come by. Yesterday, on the observance of Washington's birthday, a Doylestown, Pa., lawyer returned Washington's wallet, which was reported missing from an unlocked display case at the Old Barracks Museum here Jan. 28. But the lawyer, Eric Davis, didn't tell police where his anonymous client got the wallet, and he didn't...
SPORTS
May 19, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Danny Graves, the Cincinnati Reds' closer, lost his wallet at the start of a West Coast trip last week and figured he would never see it again. The wallet contained his credit cards, his driver's license, his Reds identification card to get into ballparks, and about $1,400 in cash. But a man who cleaned the team's bus in San Diego returned the wallet and all of its contents, and took extraordinary precautions to make sure it would be safe during shipping. "The guy kept the cash and exchanged it for traveler's checks so it wouldn't get stolen through the mail," Graves said yesterday.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1997 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dieters aren't the only ones suffering because of American Home Products Corp.'s decision Monday to pull its popular obesity drugs Redux and Pondimin off the market Shareholders of the Madison, N.J., drug-maker also are hurting. Yesterday, shares of American Home fell 5.7 percent on concerns that the company may have to set aside millions to settle product-liability lawsuits. The stock fell $4.25 to close at $69.94 on volume of more than 11 million shares. American Home's stock has fallen more than 9 percent since the company took the two diet drugs off the market at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
SPORTS
May 18, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia was robbed at gunpoint early yesterday morning at a Cleveland hotel by a group of men who stole his necklace, earrings and wallet, club officials said. Neal Huntington, the Indians' assistant general manager, said Sabathia and a cousin went to the Marriott Hotel with a group of people they had just met at a nightclub. As Sabathia, 21, and his cousin were getting ready to leave, two or three men pulled guns, Huntington said. A police spokeswoman said that a report had not been filed and that details of the case were sketchy.
NEWS
April 1, 2008 | By Bob Martin
For all the words poured into a daily newspaper, none lure me more than those in the letters to the editor. On a good day, they tell us what is possible when our hearts and souls are driven by what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature. " Perhaps most uplifting is the periodic letter from the visitor to our area who has met some adversity, only to be aided by a stranger. Invariably, the beneficiary concludes with a tribute to the generosity and good will of the people of our region.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
IF A MASTER thief ever pens a guide on how to get away with the perfect crime, he'll surely include a footnote or two about Frederick Joseph Jones Jr. It'll be a short entry, containing this crucial warning: Do not leave your wallet at the scene. Jones, 28, made that critical mistake after he allegedly robbed a woman of $140 outside of an Upper Darby Wells Fargo Bank earlier this week, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The police department summed up the situation in a tweet that read like an old telegram: "Mr. Fred Jones-good news-we found your wallet.
NEWS
November 22, 1992 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the middle of a late lunch crowd Monday, a 73-year-old woman was robbed when a man took her wallet as she was preparing to buy a drink at a McDonald's restaurant in Bristol Borough. "She was sitting in the booth with her husband," Patrolman Al Lebo said. "She got up to get a drink from the counter," he said. She was approaching the counter and "looking through her purse when the guy grabbed the wallet from her hand," he said. The robbery, at the Commerce Park McDonald's, apparently was unplanned.
NEWS
September 28, 2005 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The brown billfold lying in Martin Luther King Drive caught Mike Monaghan's eye Saturday morning. Monaghan, 47, riding his bike while his teenage son, Sean, and the Roman Catholic High School cross-country team took a nine-mile run along the river drives, screeched to a halt. He picked up the wallet and opened it. "The card on top of it said, 'John F. Street, attorney,' " said Monaghan, a cost accountant from the Morrell Park section of Northeast Philadelphia. Monaghan stuck the wallet in his pocket and caught up with the 60 boys.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
MAUREEN DALY, a SEPTA passenger-services representative, put it best: This is a Philadelphia story, a little tale to help restore our sometimes shaky faith in our fellow Philadelphian. So here it goes: The snow was coming down hard by the time Kit Thomas got to 30th Street Station late on Jan. 2 for his annual visit to Philly from Hawaii. Outside, a friend who was also from the islands, picked him up and asked him to drive. Before they drove off, Thomas got out of the car to wipe the ice from the windshield wipers and then the two friends white-knuckled it to a relative's house in Haverford.
NEWS
August 17, 1999 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The man walked into the local Wawa, wallet in hand as if he were about to make a purchase. But as soon as the clerk opened the cash register, the man grabbed the money and fled. There was just one small glitch. In his haste, the thief left behind his wallet, complete with photo identification and a copy of his birth certificate. And so it was that police tracked down Abdullah Yuzon and charged him with robbery and theft. Police say Yuzon, 29, of West Fifth Street in Lansdale, stole between $200 and $300 from the cash drawer at the Wawa on Butler Avenue about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2015
A FEW WEEKS ago, in this very space, I laid my pride aside and revealed a part of me that I never thought I'd have the guts to write about. I did have the guts, however. In fact, I had so much guts it had developed into dad bod. What's dad bod, you ask? Clemson sophomore Mackenzie Pearson, in her college magazine, The Odyssey , explained it this way: "The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, 'I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.' " While rejoicing that my dad bod would never again play second fiddle to Kim Kardashian's butt on Instagram, I explained that I achieved my dad bod with cheesesteaks, one succulent bite at a time.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | Philly Clout
IN THIS SPECIAL edition of Clout, we're focusing on Philadelphia's judicial elections. That's when local attorneys are forced to debase themselves by wading into a fetid political hot tub with fistfuls of cash before rinsing off, donning a nice black robe and taking their rightful seat on the bench. Candidates for Common Pleas Court, for instance, are expected to make a "contribution" - $35,000 should do it - to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's Democratic City Committee in exchange for the party's endorsement.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
IF A MASTER thief ever pens a guide on how to get away with the perfect crime, he'll surely include a footnote or two about Frederick Joseph Jones Jr. It'll be a short entry, containing this crucial warning: Do not leave your wallet at the scene. Jones, 28, made that critical mistake after he allegedly robbed a woman of $140 outside of an Upper Darby Wells Fargo Bank earlier this week, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The police department summed up the situation in a tweet that read like an old telegram: "Mr. Fred Jones-good news-we found your wallet.
NEWS
February 17, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
George McClay knew what he was getting into. Still, he was dumbfounded by the wallet incident. On the first day of his new job as Morrisville Borough Police Chief last February, McClay, 52, a former Philadelphia police lieutenant, opened his desk drawer and saw the wallet, which belonged to a resident but was simply tossed in the drawer. A few months earlier, the item had earned a special shout-out in a report documenting, among other failures, the ailing department's inability to properly catalog evidence.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pam Clifton, the property manager of the Ellington condominiums at 1500 Chestnut St., opened her mail last week and got a kind of triple-play utility deal - not one she wanted. The monthly steam bill from Veolia Energy to heat the 21-story building she manages was $54,860 - triple the previous month's. "We've never had anything like this before," she said. "It's brutal. " Veolia said Tuesday that it was sending letters to many of its 300 customers on the Center City steam loop blaming the bills on unprecedented volatility in natural gas markets, caused by January's extremely cold weather.
NEWS
February 1, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The show will go on. The same day an Inquirer story detailed the city's premier arts high school's bind - unable to put on its showpiece performance unless it received about $6,000 to cover costs - readers stepped in. People promptly contributed more than $10,000 to ensure that the High School for Creative and Performing Arts will put on its spring musical, the centerpiece performance of the acclaimed school's year. Until the cash infusion, CAPA was in a tough spot.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
MAUREEN DALY, a SEPTA passenger-services representative, put it best: This is a Philadelphia story, a little tale to help restore our sometimes shaky faith in our fellow Philadelphian. So here it goes: The snow was coming down hard by the time Kit Thomas got to 30th Street Station late on Jan. 2 for his annual visit to Philly from Hawaii. Outside, a friend who was also from the islands, picked him up and asked him to drive. Before they drove off, Thomas got out of the car to wipe the ice from the windshield wipers and then the two friends white-knuckled it to a relative's house in Haverford.
NEWS
December 24, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
One woman was sitting in a window seat at La Colombe, lost in a discussion about a Macy's sale, when someone snatched her wallet from her purse. Alyssa Abbott had just finished lunch at a Chestnut Street cafe when she noticed how light her tote bag felt. And Temple University student Rachael Young was packing up her laptop at Starbucks when she realized her wallet was gone. Pickpockets. Or, more precisely, the work of what police now call "sneak thieves. " If the best friend of the coffeehouse thief is distraction, then the holiday season, with its crowded shops of hurried shoppers, offers the pickpocket prime opportunities.
NEWS
August 30, 2013 | By Steve and Mia
Q: A few months ago, I renewed a relationship with my high-school sweetheart after many years apart. So far, it's been incredible, except for one problem: This woman has not once opened her purse. I am not a cheap guy, but she expects me to pay for everything with no offer to help. For example, she drives over to my house with her gas tank's empty light on. We use her car, and I'm expected to buy gas. At dinner, she orders the most expensive items and wine on the menu. I got club box tickets to an Eagles game, and she complained about everything.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there In spring 2008, Kevin was studying political science and Julia was just about to finish her marketing degree at Penn State. Her roommate Leigha was dating his roommate Larry. Julia had no date for the formal. Leigha suggested she and Kevin would like each other. "I decided to take her up on it," said Julia, whose family moved from Ukraine to Northeast Philadelphia when she was 6. "I told her to see if he could go. " A night out with friends and a pretty girl seemed like fun to Kevin, who grew up in Langhorne.
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