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Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Local Briefing: Six Quick Stories N.J. rich guy is back on Earth after his $20 million sojourn aboard the space station. Gregory Olsen landed in Kazakhstan. More. ... Arrest in burning-corpse case: A N. Phila. man has been charged in the shooting of Sam Derry, stepfather of rapper Beanie Sigel. The motive involved drugs, not Sigel, police say. More. ... Winners of Barrymore Awards for local theater include Take Me Out (best play) and Sweeney Todd (best musical). More. ... Moorestown raised $132,650 by auctioning off 30 Nipper dogs at a $100-a-ticket gala. Philadelphia Nipper alone fetched $15,000. (That's Brooke Melton, 3, with the dog, bought by her dad, Richard.) Five local groups will benefit. More.... From "You're fired!" to you're a candidate? Bow-tied Raj Bakhtia, who got tossed off The Apprentice last season in part for being overly flirtatious, might run against Rep. Allyson Schwartz next year. More.