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This Week in InqU

Week of 3/23/14

Drexel president builds on a legacy he respects

In Philadelphia, Drexel University's president, John A. Fry, 53, is known as one of the chief architects of a revitalization of West Philadelphia in a program developed while he held the top nonacademic post at the University of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2002.

DeSean's days as an Eagle are all but over

ORLANDO - If there was any remaining doubt that the Eagles were at least looking to shop DeSean Jackson, it was erased Monday when Howie Roseman did not refute reports of the wide receiver's eventual ouster.

Mismatch on tap as Sixers visit Spurs

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Brett Brown is visiting his old home. The 76ers' rookie head coach spent 12 seasons in the San Antonio Spurs organization. The Maine native was a part of four Spurs titles before he left in August to help rebuild the Sixers.

Australians, Chinese spot objects in Indian Ocean

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Ships rushed to the location of floating objects spotted Monday by Australian and Chinese planes in the southern Indian Ocean close to where multiple satellites have detected possible remains of the lost Malaysian airliner.

Appeals court halts gay marriages in Michigan

MASON, Mich. (AP) - Same-sex couples rushed to Michigan county clerk's offices Saturday to get hitched a day after a judge overturned the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage, and several hundred managed to do so before an appeals court reinstituted the ban, at least temporarily.

2 thugs on top at the Tower

Mob bosses hold their conferences. Government leaders hold their G8s (I mean G7s.) On Saturday, though, at a packed-tight Tower Theater, hip-hop held a mini thug summit when 2 Chainz and Pusha T ruled the roost.

Mass mob concept fills pews in Fairmount

"The wooden pews at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church squeaked louder than usual Sunday.

Thanks to a social media outreach campaign and word of mouth, a Mass mob hit the Fairmount South neighborhood to encourage people to attend church.

An usher counted 680 people in attendance, compared to the 100 who typically worship there on Sundays..."

Woman wants her hundreds of cats back

FRANKFORD In the end, it took 12 hours to get all of Alaine Jacobson's cats out of her house. It was a process that the 64-year-old Frankford woman called "a nightmare."

Pennsylvania SPCA officials called it one of the largest rescues in the organization's history, with 239 cats carried from the two rowhouses where Jacobson had run a cat sanctuary for 12 years.

Kelly noncommittal on DeSean's status

ORLANDO - The question posed to Chip Kelly was simple: "Do you want DeSean on the team?" The answer was complicated, as much has been during DeSean Jackson's murky offseason with the Eagles.
"I like DeSean," Kelly said Wednesday at the NFL's annual meetings. "DeSean did a really nice job for us. But we're always going to do what's best for the organization."

25 And Counting

Sixers coach Brett Brown's San Antonio homecoming was spoiled by his former Spurs team, en route to Philadelphia's 25th straight loss and San Antonio's 14th straight win, both league leading streaks.