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June 6, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRICK, N.J. - Standing in a dark hospital hallway, inhaling deeply and pumping the hands of her two young daughters as if they were confidence-boosting devices, Christie Rampone waited anxiously to be introduced at her hometown's World Cup send-off. In an adjacent Ocean Medical Center lobby, filled with colorful cupcakes, balloons, streamers, and little girls in soccer uniforms, an excited buzz became a shriek when the event's host screamed her name. As he did, a bazooka boomed and, through a blizzard of red, white, and blue confetti, Rampone emerged.
NEWS
June 6, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reese Palley, 93, a flamboyant entrepreneur, art impresario, adventurer, promoter of eccentric business enterprises around the globe, and public scold on matters as diverse as nuclear energy and how to revive Atlantic City, died Wednesday, June 3, at his Philadelphia home. In 1994, upon his return from a 15-year, around-the-world sailing jaunt aboard a 46-foot sloop called Unlikely, Mr. Palley observed in an Inquirer interview that "it's not that I'm so exciting . . . it's just that everybody else is so dull.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Ana Kioko, For The Inquirer
'PY!", a voice called from within the crowd. "PM!", the audience screamed back. It was clear everyone knew the Team Black! chant was - as Perry "Vision" DiVirgilio, award-winning poet and mentor for the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM), puts it - an "homage to going all the way in. " And that the response, "Dashikis and war paint, aaahh!" meant their souls were about to beat into their poems. The PYPM chant filled the auditorium Friday at the University of the Arts as the poets of the Western division took the stage in front of 100 of their peers to fight for spots on the Slam League championship team in the last of five spoken-word battles held throughout the three-month season.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2015 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
Donna Cavanagh says the world is brimming with mockable material - like the sex toy designed for those grieving the loss of a partner. The glass device can be filled with ashes of your dead lover. "I mean, come on. That story was like handing me gold," Cavanagh, 53, of East Norriton, says of the essay she wrote about it. Her writing finds a home on the website she founded four years ago, Humor Outcasts, where now more than 100 other humorists - cartoonists, novelists, stand-up comedians, and TV producers and writers, many well-known - contribute essays, memes, parodies, satires, and cringe comedy at a blush-under-R rating.
SPORTS
June 1, 2015 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, For The Inquirer
HARRISON, N.J. - As the national anthem concluded before the U.S. women's soccer team kicked off against South Korea, the American Outlaws fan club raised a giant banner in front of the stands at its end of the field. It depicted the Women's World Cup trophy along with a simple message: "BRING IT HOME. " But Saturday's scoreless draw at a sold-out Red Bull Arena showed that there is still work to be done if the Americans are to accomplish that mission. In part because stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe were out injured, the attack lacked fluidity.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Pope Francis' jet climbs above Philadelphia on the last Sunday of September and banks east for Rome, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput might allow himself a sigh of relief. The World Meeting of Families - three hectic years in the planning - will be over at last. The six-day international gathering, capped by Francis' visit, "keeps me awake at night," Chaput said in a recent interview. The huge event, expected to draw as many as two million people, is the latest in a litany of challenges to confront him since his arrival in September 2011.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Vatican archbishop in charge of overseeing the World Meeting of Families, to be held in Philadelphia this year, is under investigation for possible embezzlement, according to several European news organizations. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, reportedly bought the 14th-century San Girolamo castle in Umbria, Italy, at an artificially low price with the intention of reselling it at market value. "The alleged scam" would have netted a profit of about $4.4 million, the London newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported Friday.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Vatican archbishop in charge of overseeing the World Meeting of Families is reportedly under investigation for possible embezzlement, according to several European news organizations. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, reported bought a 14th-century castle in Umbria at an artficially low price with the intention of reselling it for a profit a full market value. "The alleged scam would have netted a profit" of about $4.4 million, according to the British newspaper The Independent.
SPORTS
May 29, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - If the U.S. women's national soccer team is as adept in the World Cup next month as it was on the podium Wednesday, the group just might earn its first title in the sport's signature event since 1999. Amid the scandalous stories involving FIFA, soccer's governing body, the U.S. women never flinched when that topic or others such as the team's World Cup drought were introduced during a news conference at a Manhattan hotel. Many were questioned about the widespread corruption charges against FIFA, but veteran defender Christie Rampone gave the standard reply.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2015 | BY TOM DI NARDO, For the Daily News
SIXTY years after his death, Charlie Parker's status as a jazz alto saxophonist supreme remains one of American music's most enigmatic legacies. Plagued by drug abuse, racism, the compulsive need for female guidance and the burden of musical genius, the man known as "Yardbird" - or simply "Bird" - lived a brief life filled with passion, tragedy and unforgettable characters: the core ingredients of opera. "Yardbird," Opera Philadelphia's first world premiere since its first season 40 years ago, is told in flashbacks after Parker's death at only 34, in 1955.
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