Inqlings | Soccer and acting give him a kick

Actor and soccer player?

Hollywood got both in Medford's Trevor Heins, whose work hits the big screen tomorrow in Gracie, the film about a girl who fights to compete against boys in soccer after her brother is killed. Trevor plays Daniel, a younger brother of protagonist Grace (Carly Schroeder).

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Trevor Heins, 13, of Medford.

Trevor, 13, a seventh grader at Medford Memorial, was on the FX series Rescue Me for three seasons as Connor, the son killed last year by a drunken driver. Trevor's soccer credential: midfield on the championship Medford Hurricanes.

   Filming last year in New Jersey was "totally awesome," says Trevor.

Gracie is based on the family of Elisabeth and Andrew Shue, whose older brother Will was killed in a fall from a tree. The Shues and Elisabeth's husband, Davis Guggenheim, all had a hand in the film, and "I got to be part of the family," Trevor says. "They really welcomed me." His own family, by the way, has a soccer pedigree. His father and grandfather, both named Bill, are fixtures in South Jersey soccer; Trevor's older brother, Ryan, was just drafted by the Philadelphia Kixx.

Sports sorts

Allen Iverson may be gone from Pennsylvania, but Harrisburg has some unfinished business with him. The state Department of Revenue last month filed a $109,000 lien against the Denver Nugget and his wife, Tawanna, over $88,953 in unpaid personal income tax for 2003 plus interest, penalty and fees. AI's manager, Gary Moore, did not return a call for comment.

Cycle king Lance Armstrong and designer Tory Burch canoodled over sushi and sake among a party of eight Sunday at Morimoto in Center City.

Did Dave & Buster's cure the Philadelphia Soul's six-game losing streak? The arena football team visited the Penn's Landing playland en masse on May 17, won May 21, returned May 24 and won again May 27.

Dining notes

Bookbinder's, the Old City seafoodery, is headed to the Jersey Shore for another location: 1201 New Rd. in Linwood, Atlantic County. Owner John Taxin hopes to open in July and is planning a retail store.

Lisa DeVicaris' Copa Too, featured a month ago in an Inquirer article about the challenges of owning an independent restaurant in Center City (read it at http://go.philly.com/copa), called it quits yesterday after 22 years. A Mexican resto is poised to take the spot, on 15th Street near Latimer.

Kibett Mengech has left his stove at the David Ansill-owned boutique restaurant Ansill in Queen Village. Mengech says he had given his two weeks' notice, but a rather public quarrel with a manager Saturday night hastened his departure.

Media activity

Fox29 alumna Karen Thomas is temping at NBC10. Literally. She's calling the weather in Amy Freeze's former weekend spot through the summer, a station rep says.

Q102 plans an on-air tryout next week for Angi Taylor on Chris Booker's morning show, now that sidekick Jil Crapanzano was released. (Why is Jil gone? It's a morning show. Gotta keep those sidekicks fresh.) Taylor has a history with Q102. She was part of the morning team - then headed by Chio - when she left in late 2004 to join beau Dave Kampel in Chicago. She had a baby girl two years ago. Program director Rick Vaughn says Taylor is one of several candidates.

Fresh Air host Terry Gross could not speak live at Sunday's commencement at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., because her father died four days before. She sent greetings on tape.

Shhhhhhhhow time

Regal Entertainment confirms that it's just begun offering pager-size devices to Crown Club loyalty members, who can push buttons to alert movie-theater staff to sound or picture problems, piracy or other disturbances. Guest Response System boxes, tested a few months ago at the Regal in Brandywine Town Center, were installed this week at the Regal Downingtown, the Regal Plymouth Meeting and the UA Riverview Plaza in South Philly.


Contact columnist Michael Klein at 215-854-5514 or mklein@phillynews.com. Read his recent work at http://go.philly.com/michaelklein.