Friday's DN: Mother of abducted girl hires hot-shot attorney

This story just went from scary to expensive for the Philadelphia School District: The mother of a girl abducted from Bryant Elementary in West Philadelphia has hired big-time attorney Tom Kline.  Another report of an abduction turned out to be bogus.

Kenny Gamble's Universal Companies has been given a $100,000 grant from the Well Fargo Regional Foundation to study housing, economic and education issues in Grays Ferry and Point Breeze.

A defrocked priest who pleaded guilty last year to sexually assaulting an alter boy gets up on the witness stand in another trial and claims he didn't commit the crime.

And two DN columnists today: Ronnie Polaneczky checks in with the family of a late Philadelphia firefighter as they try to find what happened to the money from fundraisers held in his name while Sty Bykofsky explores universal background checks for gun buyers.

(The Friday Clout column will resume next week.)

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