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Thursday, October 06, 2005
Local Briefing: Six Quick Stories Abductee Found Talk about a case with twists and turns. Wallace Moody, who was abducted from his Oak Lane home yesterday by two armed men, turned up last night at a hospital. Moody knew Samuel Derry 3d, whose body was dumped and set on fire after he was shot twice in the stomach. Derry is the stepfather of rapper Beanie Sigel, who was acquitted on attempted murder charges last week. Police are investigating how all these pieces might be connected. See story. ... More than 330 soldiers have gotten high-tech limbs to replace ones they lost. Cpl. Pisey Tan, 24, of North Philadelphia lost both his legs in Iraq, but after bouts of terror and crying, he vowed to rehab with state-of-the-art replacements. Read his story and another about the latest prosthetics. ... The N.Y. Rangers spoiled the Flyers' season opener, 5-3. Game story. Phil Sheridan's column. ... Creations by Manayunk designer Paula Hian (left) are on display in Paris for its Fashion Week. Read Elizabeth Wellington's story, or ask her about it in the chatroom today at 2. ... A Harrisburg journalist is suing John Kerry. Carlton Sherwood claims the senator defamed him while attacking his anti-Kerry documentary during last year's presidential campaign. After protests by Democrats, only five minutes of the documentary on Sinclair Broadcasting's 62 TV stations. More. ... Philadelphia is holding its first citywide pretzel event. Architectural students will build pretzel replicas of famous buildings. Bakers will vie for title of best soft pretzel. Restaurants are concocting dishes like pretzel pizza and roasted organic chicken with pretzel-apple-fig dressing. See story and a recipe.