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A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

12/03/2010
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A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

• The NHL, which has seen an average of 75 concussions in each of the last four years, had long talked about curbing head shots, but two incidents last season were catalysts: Philadelphia’s Mike Richards’s hit on Florida’s David Booth and Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke’s blow to Boston’s Marc Savard. [Sports Illustrated] • About a year…

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Weekend Reading Roundup (Perfection vs. Imperfection Edition)

05/30/2010
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Weekend Reading Roundup (Perfection vs. Imperfection Edition)

I saw two things I’ve never seen in my life last night: A Phillies pitcher throw a perfect game (Halladay’s masterpiece, for which I sacrificed watching the Flyers to watch for an inning, will be replayed Monday) and then a walk-off grand-slam home run result in a busted leg. Seriously. Check it out… Ouch. All…

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Today’s Metro story, tease for tomorrow’s column, and an attaguy

05/25/2010
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Today’s Metro story, tease for tomorrow’s column, and an attaguy

Not that I ever really forgot how much I loved daily reporting, but getting a call at 2:30 p.m. yesterday that the verdict was in for the Did Bill Barnes kill Officer Walter Barclay 41 years before his actual death? case and rushing downtown to watch and then write was a long-awaited reminder. Barnes’ eyes…

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William Barnes: Not Guilty

05/24/2010
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William Barnes: Not Guilty

A jury found William Barnes not guilty of first-, second- or third-degree murder today around 3:15 p.m. My coverage can be found in tomorrow’s Metro. But in the meantime, here are a couple links to stories I’ve previously written on the case that hinged on whether shooting a cop in 1966 could be linked to…

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William Barnes’ trial began yesterday …

05/18/2010
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William Barnes’ trial began yesterday …

… and here’s the article I wrote for today’s Metro about it. (Long story short: Barnes shot Police Officer Walter Barclay in 1966; the DA’s office charged him with murder in connection with Barclay’s death 41 years later). Previous coverage: April 7, 2009. July 7, 2009. May 7, 2010.

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This Week’s Metro Column (and today’s Inky column)

05/07/2010
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This Week’s Metro Column (and today’s Inky column)

In the latter, I question the feasibility of the Philadelphia Police Department extracting themselves from the fender-bender business: The same police who concocted this streamlining went into a snit when District Attorney Seth Williams mentioned weakening the city’s marijuana-possession enforcement on the theory that the drug is a gateway to other problems. So why give…

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