Morning News
and more from the Philadelphia Inquirer.



The Inquirer
• Home page
• Front page
• Local • U.S. & world
• Sports • Business
• Arts / Lifestyles
• Weekend • Q&As



philly.com
• Breaking news all day
• Blogs & podcasts


What Is Early Word?
The Philadelphia Inquirer's experimental online "morning show", which began in Sept. 2005, went on hiatus in the summer of 2006, after a gradual shift to putting more of its content directly on Philly.com.



About the Host
Peter Mucha, husband and father of two, grew up in Cherry Hill and is a lifelong Philly sports fan. He's been writing and editing for The Inquirer for 18 years. His motto (at least for today): "If I'm not brief, give me grief."

View Blogger profile.

Tip on posting comments: After you click a comment link, select "other" or "anonymous" in the pop-up box. That way, you won't be asked for a password.





Early Word logo
The Inquirer's ever-evolving way to start your day. Email. Phone: 215-854-2388.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Major Developing Story
Local Man May Have Been a White House Spy
"Both the FBI and CIA are calling it the first case of espionage in the White House in modern history," reports ABC News, and the man at the center of the investigation is from the South Jersey town of Deptford. Ex-Marine Leandro Aragoncillo (left), 46, a U.S. citizen born in the Phillipines, was arrested last month and charged with downloading and e-mailing documents from FBI computers in Fort Monmouth, N.J., and then passing the information to officials in Manila. Now he's suspected of spying while working in the White House for the last two vice presidents, Dick Cheney and Al Gore. According to an ABC News report last night, Aragoncillo admitted taking classified documents while working for Cheney. The report is likely to generate new worries for the beleaguered Bush administration, already heavily criticized for its handling of Hurricane Katrina and allegations that staffers leaked the name of a CIA agent. See reports from the Associated Press, ABC News, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Agagoncillo who lived on Branchwood Drive with his wife, Cynthia, was a member of the St. John Vianny Parish in Deptford, the Gloucester County Times reported after his Sept. 12 arrest.

Aragoncillo's 21-year-old nephew, Steven Gaano, told a reporter then that his uncle has two sons, 20 and 19, according to the Associated Press. "We're close, but I don't really talk to him about work or anything like that," said Gaano, who described his uncle as an avid jogger.


Go to: Early Word = Philadelphia Inquirer = philly.com = Lighter Side

Most Recent Posts
• Local Briefing: Six Quick Stories Abductee Found T...

•  Talk About It, Talk About It ... Pa. Needs to Fix...

• Local Briefing: Five Stories Fast The burning cor...

•  Talk About It, Talk About It ... Letterman Blitze...

• Rip Up the Roads! Here's a story full of contraria...

•  Local Briefing: 7 Quick Stories Flu shots for hig...

• Talk About It, Talk About It ... Wade, Thome, Wagn...

•  Hey, Didn't I See That on CBS? Angel Mejias had c...

• Talk About It, Talk About It ... Would You Fire Ed...

•  How Is McNabb Like a Mythic Hero? I see parallels...




 Early Word Archives

   •  September 11, 2005
   •  September 18, 2005
   •  September 25, 2005
   •  October 02, 2005
   •  October 09, 2005
   •  October 16, 2005
   •  October 23, 2005
   •  October 30, 2005
   •  November 06, 2005
   •  November 13, 2005
   •  November 20, 2005
   •  November 27, 2005
   •  December 04, 2005
   •  December 11, 2005
   •  December 18, 2005
   •  January 01, 2006
   •  January 08, 2006
   •  January 15, 2006
   •  January 22, 2006
   •  January 29, 2006
   •  February 05, 2006
   •  February 12, 2006
   •  February 19, 2006
   •  February 26, 2006
   •  March 05, 2006
   •  March 12, 2006
   •  March 19, 2006
   •  March 26, 2006
   •  April 02, 2006
   •  April 09, 2006
   •  April 16, 2006
   •  April 23, 2006
   •  April 30, 2006
   •  May 07, 2006
   •  May 14, 2006
   •  May 21, 2006
   •  May 28, 2006
   •  June 04, 2006
   •  June 11, 2006
   •  June 18, 2006
   •  June 25, 2006
   •  July 02, 2006
   •  July 09, 2006
   •  July 16, 2006
   •  July 30, 2006
   •  August 06, 2006
   •  August 13, 2006
   •  August 27, 2006
   •  September 03, 2006
   •  September 10, 2006
   •  September 17, 2006
   •  December 31, 2006
   •  April 29, 2012


Philadelphia
Sports Links

General philly.com sportsInquirer, Daily News columnists610WIPWPENComcast SportsNetNBC10CBS36ABC
Football philly.com footballPhiladelphia EaglesSoul
Basketball philly.com basketballSixers
Ice Hockey philly.com hockeyFlyersPhantoms
Baseball philly.com baseballPhilliesCamden River SharksWilmington Blue RocksReading PhilliesTrenton ThunderAtlantic City SurfScranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons
More Sports philly.com golfphilly.com collegesphilly.com high schoolsKixxWings