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NEWS
July 10, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Delaware County emergency-room pediatrician has been convicted of criminal attempted murder for shooting and wounding her former companion in the presence of their children during a child-custody exchange. Lauren Patricia Daly, 43, of Middletown Township, Delaware County, who was found guilty Monday night after a two-week trial, is to be sentenced in September. In May 2013, Daly fired shots through the windshield of a car, hitting Margaret Grover, 50, of Wynnewood. The couple's 11-year-old son, who was in the front seat, ducked to avoid injury.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Sean still remembers when Jamie transferred into the sixth-grade class at Nazareth Academy Grade School in Northeast Philadelphia in 1997. With just 27 students, a new girl - especially a cute one - made an impression. Back then, Sean was quiet and shy, Jamie said. They hardly talked at first, but she suspected he had a crush on her. He did, but never acted on it. With so few classmates, "Everyone was friends, and we all hung out together," Sean remembered. After eighth-grade graduation, Jamie, who grew up in Southampton and Horsham, continued at Nazareth Academy High School, and Sean, who grew up in the Northeast, went to Holy Ghost Prep.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Developer Brian O'Neill 's King of Prussia-based O'Neill Properties Group L.P. plans what he calls "the largest luxury movie theater built in the United States in the past 30 years. " With wine bar, 60-foot lobby and other fancy touches, the theater is bound for Uptown Worthington , his long-running development project at the former National Rolling Mills site in East Whiteland Township, Chester County. The complex would be run by Atlanta-based Cobb Theaters and include a ground-floor Cobb VIP movie theater, plus an upstairs Cobb CineBistro theater-restaurant, totaling 85,000 square feet.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
On Saturday, you can see what happens when a pink thing goes too far at Walnut Street Theatre's stage production of Pinkalicious , which runs through April 27. Despite her parents' warnings, Pinkalicious Pinkerton just can't stop eating pink cupcakes. Now she's come down with a case of pinkititis and is turning pink from head to toe - then pinker, and even pinker. The cure? Could it be green and leafy? The play is based on the popular children's book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Take your pick. World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington will have children's concerts to keep the kids rocking. In Philadelphia, Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band, whose music received praise in People magazine, will get the kids jumping with their "Paul Simon meets the Beatles on the playground" sound. Audience members can enjoy a communal experience dancing to the group's high-energy performance while learning life lessons. In Wilmington, songwriter and Parents' Choice winner Billy Jonas, who describes his sound as funky folk music for the whole family, will use found objects to help the audience discover the music within the objects and also within themselves.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ira Lubert , the Philadelphia-based investor - clients include the Pennsylvania state pension funds and Pennsylvania State University - who heads the group that runs the Valley Forge Casino Resort , says he knows why Pennsylvanians aren't gambling more. Gambler fatigue, he told me, as young women dressed as Hawaiian dancers shuffled to the music around his table Thursday for Lubert's latest promotion, a deal with US Airways . "We're just starting to see it," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there They met at a now-defunct bar during Philadelphia's May 2012 Outfest. Cara couldn't believe how loud Val was. Why did she have to be the center of attention? "I thought she was a jerk. " Val chalked up Cara's quietness to a holier-than-thou attitude. "I thought she was stuck-up and pretentious. " Then that August, the same mutual friend that introduced them - Holly - invited a bunch of people to PBR Bar & Grill at Xfinity Live, where another friend's band was performing.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Builder Brian DiSabatino , fourth-generation boss of Wilmington's EDiS Co. , says he expects to start work this year on the first of seven "mixed-use villages," replacing 2,000 acres of corn and soybean fields, at what he and his partners call the Town of Whitehall, 12 minutes south of I-95 in Delaware. There have been other big plans for this ground. It was shopped as a nuclear power plant site, and for an Intel computer-chip factory. But "New Urbanist" communities, with curbside stores, offices, and charter schools, are what the ground's owner, the $125 million-asset Welfare Foundation , decided will pay best, pending final approvals from the county council.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
MICHAEL BARNDT thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex last June when he checked into a Wilmington, Del., hotel and bought her black lace panties. But the teen he chatted with online was a federal Department of Homeland Security agent. Barndt, 40, of Sellersville, Bucks County, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Delaware to 10 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. At the time of his arrest, he was working as a chef at Lakeside School in Horsham Township.
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Vasturia made a pair of three-pointers in the second overtime, and Eric Atkins added 16 points as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-12, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) survived squandering a six-point lead late in regulation to beat visiting Clemson, 68-64, Tuesday night in South Bend, Ind. K.J. McDaniels led the Tigers (15-8, 6-5) with a career-high 30 points and 14 rebounds. Florida 67, Tennessee 58 - Scottie Wilbekin had 21 points and six assists for the No. 3 Gators (22-2, 11-0 Southeastern Conference)
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