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March 3, 1991 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
The past achievements, present conditions and future concerns of women will be highlighted in local programs marking the annual observance of Women's History Month, which is March. "The point of the month is to have educational-type programs highlight all the different ways that women have been ignored in history," said Judy Buckman, vice president and past president of the Moorestown-based Alice Paul Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). "Women's History Month started out as Women's History Week," said Barbara Irvine, president of the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation, a national group based in Mount Laurel that seeks to publicize the achievements of women's right activist Alice Paul (1885-1977)
NEWS
February 9, 2011
Steven F. Hayward cites two "achievements" in his column about Ronald Reagan ("There's substance behind the acclaim," Sunday.) One, Reagan vanquished "all talk of the presidency as an inadequate institution. " People have been saying that the presidency isn't what it used to be since George Washington returned to Mount Vernon. That aside, as evidence of how Reagan restored "trust and confidence" in the presidency, Hayward referred to a poll of "presidential scholars. " I can't help but wonder who these scholars were, how the questions were asked, and other facets of polling that often render results meaningless.
NEWS
November 21, 1999 | By Marie McCullough, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia's prestigious John Scott Award for scientific achievement was given Friday to two renowned scientists, Alfred G. Knudson and Benoit B. Mandelbrot. Knudson, 77, a geneticist and physician at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was chosen for his seminal contributions to understanding the genetic origins of cancer. Based on his studies of a rare childhood cancer called retinoblastoma, he was the first to understand that a person who inherits a mutated gene for cancer still needs another "hit," or mutation, to develop a tumor.
NEWS
May 23, 1987 | By Victoria Donohoe, Inquirer Art Critic
The notion of a retrospective like "Camden County Artists, 1844-1944" has a long history. Locally, the pacesetter for such cultural-heritage displays was the Philadelphia Museum of Art's 1976 Bicentennial exhibit, "300 Years of American Art," which exhibited work by local luminaries in painting, sculpture, crafts and architecture, and documented their achievements in a book-length catalogue that is now the standard survey text in its field. The show in Haddon Township makes a praiseworthy start at tallying the county's artistic achievement.
NEWS
April 16, 1996 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Five Chester High School students and six adults were honored for their achievements and their contributions to the community at the Chester NAACP's annual dinner Friday. Before about 450 people at Septembers Place in Springfield, Chester NAACP treasurer Delores R. Shelton presented awards to Chester seniors Albert Irving Layton, Lisa Gonzalez, Tamika Hayward, Lamar Jackson and Jocelyn Kea. Shelton noted that all five had received many honors in high school and numerous offers from colleges.
NEWS
March 13, 1997 | For The Inquirer / JILL ANNA GREENBERG
Stacey Mannon writes down one of her achievements on a wall-size banner at Jenkintown Elementary. On Monday night, 150 women and girls crowded the cafeteria to write down their achievements as part of an event to mark Women's History Month.
NEWS
September 4, 1986
The reports of parts of human bodies being shipped across the country are calculated to shock us. We accept the achievements of medical science but recoil before the anatomical studies that necessarily underlie them. Do you remember Dr. Rock in Dylan Thomas' script The Doctor and the Devils? Alice H. Frey Wayne.
NEWS
March 4, 1990 | By Louise Harbach, Special to The Inquirer
Just how much Kathleen Ruben's Girl Scout troop knew about the contributions of women throughout history soon became apparent after they started working on a new scout badge, "Learning About Women. " Although they knew of the achievements of a lot of men, the third graders in Troop 97 in Marlton didn't know much about the accomplishments of women, said Ruben, the leader of Troop 97 and a member of the Alice Paul chapter of the National Organization for Women. "Even those of us who are chapter members may not know as much as we should about the contributions of women," said Ruben.
NEWS
December 2, 2012
Last year, it was Sister Mary Scullion, Philadelphia's tireless advocate for the homeless. Who should be The Inquirer's 2012 Citizen of the Year? Nominate someone who helped the city, state, or nation in an effective, creative way. E-mail a brief description of his or her achievements to kboyer@phillynews.com , with "Citizen" in the subject line. Or mail it to Citizen of the Year, The Inquirer, 801 Market St., Suite 300, Philadelphia 19107. The deadline is Dec. 7.
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SPORTS
June 5, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Columnist
WINNING A single Triple Crown race for a horse trainer is just like winning any golf major or any championship in any team sport. No matter what else happens in a career, only one trophy in horse racing's marquee series is a forever moment. Bob Baffert has won 11 Triple Crown races since 1997 - the Kentucky Derby four times, the Preakness six times, the Belmont Stakes once. To put in perspective how dominant Baffert's stable has been since Silver Charm won the '97 Derby, consider that he has won nearly 20 percent of all Triple Crown races since then (11 of 56)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Portman schools Harvard Without risk, there's no accomplishment, Natalie Portman told undergrads in a speech at her alma mater, Harvard, on Wednesday. Portman said she had no idea how "woefully unprepared" she was for her role in Black Swan , which earned her an Oscar. "The point is, if I had known my own limitations, I never would have taken the risk," she said. "And the risk led to one of my greatest personal and professional achievements. " The film didn't just earn her a prize.
NEWS
March 17, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
In Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard's first 18 months at the helm of Camden's state-run school district, his administration restarted the Safe Corridors program to help kids walk to school, added teacher-support systems such as one-on-one coaching, ushered in new technology, and increased pre-K enrollment to 96 percent. Rouhanifard has often said the greatest challenges lie ahead: improving school curriculum, test scores, and graduation rates and better preparing the city's students for jobs and higher education.
SPORTS
December 9, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
ON A DAY when there should have been trumpets and applause for LeSean McCoy, there was only wailing and gnashing of teeth. On the day when he passed Wilbert Montgomery to become the Eagles' all-time rushing leader, all McCoy could think about was his disappointing performance in the Eagles' 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Fifty yards on 17 carries and a killer fumble on the first play of the second half that teed up seven points for the Seahawks. "That was a huge turnover," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said after the game.
NEWS
November 1, 2014
  LOGAN COHEN, 24, of Malvern, is co-founder and COO of ed-tech startup Kudzoo. The company built a mobile app that rewards students, aged 13 and older, for their grades and achievements with deals and opportunities. Cohen also teaches a weekly entrepreneurship class for 14-to-16-year-olds at the Science Leadership Academy.   Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Kudzoo? A: My co-founder, Trevor Wilkins, came up with it to reward students for academic achievement. It started as discounts and deals and we wanted to see what would get kids excited and it evolved into an app. Q: The startup money?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
When they hear the word adoption, people often think of babies. However, the majority of children in need of permanent homes are school-age, and many are teenagers. Among them is Jordan. At 15, he is handsome, attentive, and well-mannered, and takes pride in his appearance. He also excels in sports, enjoys playing basketball with friends, and gets a kick out of testing his skills at video games. Jordan's favorite foods are hamburgers, french fries, spaghetti with meatballs, rice and beans, and salads.
NEWS
October 14, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
With his time in office growing shorter, Mayor Nutter on Monday will make his case that his administration's seven-year focus on urban planning has left Philadelphia a more vibrant, first-tier city that has yet to peak. Touting the rewritten zoning code, a new comprehensive development plan, and the Planning Commission's return to primacy in development matters, Nutter will argue that the framework is set for the city's continued growth as a model urban center. He will do so in a speech to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association, which invited the mayor to offer his assessment of the last seven years.
NEWS
September 29, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Last week I praised President Obama's important speech at the United Nations that urged world leaders to reject "the cancer of violent extremism. " But, like many Americans, I voiced concern about whether his strategy - including bombing ISIS and al-Qaeda targets in Syria - could achieve his objectives. I promised to examine this question in a subsequent column, so here goes. First, the president had no choice but to organize a global campaign against ISIS. We can debate whether he could have prevented the group's rise had he armed moderate Syrian rebels two years ago, as all of his top security team advised, but that is water under the bridge.
SPORTS
September 22, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After each of Darren Sproles' two touchdowns with the Eagles this season, he pointed to the back of his jersey. Sproles wanted to send a message to those who undervalued him or underappreciated him: He turned his back on whoever turned their backs on him. "It's just telling some people that I still have it," Sproles said. "It's still me. That's the reason I do it. " The message is not just to the New Orleans Saints, who traded Sproles to the Eagles during the offseason. It's been a theme for much of Sproles' life as a football player.
REAL_ESTATE
July 27, 2014 | By Christine Bahls, For The Inquirer
Chester County contractor Jeff Morrison looked at the forgettable facade of Jennifer and Michael Mankowski's home, a stuccoed, farmhouse-style exterior. But what he actually saw was a circa-1900 house begging to emerge. His partner, designer Courtney Kish, saw it, too. They envisioned using different textures (stone, cedar shake, faux-wood siding, and some stucco) to delineate the house's existing separate sections - a style that defined the classic Chester County farmhouse look.
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