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Mayors group for gay marriage gets first ND member: Thompson’s Hippen has son who came out to her five years ago

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

THOMPSON — The mayor of Thompson has joined a national group of mayors supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage.
On Thursday, Karyn Hippen became the 400th mayor to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, and the first mayor from North Dakot…continue reading on

Philly monsignor awaits fate in church cover-up

July 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic monsignor awaits sentencing Tuesday in a landmark prosecution over his handling of complaints that Philadelphia priests were molesting children.
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Kobayashi Downs Record 337 Wings at Philly Wing Bowl

February 3, 2012 in WDAZ

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Competitive-eating champ Takeru Kobayashi conquered Philadelphia’s annual gustatory gorge-fest by eating 337 chicken wings in a half-hour before a crowd of nearly 20,000 at Wing Bowl XX. Continue Reading

Lawyer: Philly basement suspect tired, lethargic

October 24, 2011 in West Central Tribune

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The suspected ringleader of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme in which police say mentally disabled people were held captive in a basement may not completely understand the seriousness of the charges against her, her lawyer said Monday. Continue Reading

TV’s Kim Delaney, struggling with speech, escorted from Philadelphia podium

September 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Kim Delaney, star of the television show “Army Wives,” had to be escorted from the podium at an event in Philadelphia after struggling to read her speech from a teleprompter.
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Pope assigns Denver archbishop to troubled Philly

July 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The incoming Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia has pledged to help sex-abuse victims by working harder than anyone to heal “the sins of the past.” Continue Reading

Aging babyboomers strain cities built for the young

July 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

America’s cities are beginning to grapple with a fact of life: People are getting old, fast, and they’re doing it in communities designed for the sprightly. Continue Reading

Denzel Washington receives honorary Penn degree

May 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Denzel Washington confessed to a bit of stage fright in his latest role: Commencement speaker at the University of Pennsylvania. Continue Reading

IRS awards $4.5 million to whistleblower

April 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

An in-house accountant who raised a red flag about a tax lapse that his employer then ignored, leading him to tip off the IRS, has received $4.5 million in the first IRS whistleblower award. Not that the IRS came up short; the accountant’s tip netted the IRS $20 million in taxes and interest from the errant financial-services firm. Continue Reading

21 Pa. priests named in sex report are suspended

March 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Philadelphia archdiocese suspended 21 Roman Catholic priests Tuesday who were named as child molestation suspects in a scathing grand jury report last month, a move that comes more than eight years after U.S. bishops pledged swift action to keep potential abusers away from young people. Continue Reading

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