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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
November 27, 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 Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia 19107. The deadline is Dec. 7.
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SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AUGUSTA, Ga. - So who embraces nostalgia any better than the Masters? A half-century ago, Arnold Palmer won himself a green jacket for the fourth time in 7 years. It was his seventh major. It would be his last. Yesterday, the folks who run the season's first major took the time to celebrate this golden anniversary. "Well, I'm happy to be here," Palmer, 84, said before heading to the annual Champions Dinner. "Let's just say that. I came here first in 1955, and I parked a trailer with my wife [the late Winnie]
SPORTS
March 19, 2014
The Penn women's basketball team (22-6, 12-2 Ivy) will be making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in a decade, following this year's Ivy League championship. Senior Courtney Wilson and freshman Sydney Stipanovich will write a daily diary for the Daily News throughout the team's run in the tournament. "Special. " That is the word that Coach [Mike] McLaughlin has been drilling into our heads since we arrived at Penn. "You have the chance to do something special"; "You have to be a special group and stay true to who you are"; and finally, "We did something special.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THE PENN women's basketball team boarded its bus from Princeton just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Forty-eight miles stood between them and their desired destination. Music was blasting. They were dancing in the aisles. This is not typical of a bus ride back from a game, but the Quakers already had reached their destination - an Ivy League championship. Senior Alyssa Baron, who scored 23 points in the clinching game at Princeton, capped her 4 years with that elusive title. Those 4 years started with honesty from her soon-to-be head coach Mike McLaughlin.
SPORTS
January 10, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
ON THIS particular day, it hadn't happened yet, but then, Sonny Hill was out of his Philadelphia stomping grounds, sitting for a brunch conversation at the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington. Still, the day was young, and soon Hill would be out and about doing things in the community as he's done for nearly his entire life. He was sure it would happen, because it has happened just about every day for more than a half-century. "I know that I'm going to be going somewhere and somebody is going to walk up to me and say, 'Mr. Sonny, I played in your league.' 'Mr. Sonny, I went to your basketball camp.' 'Mr. Sonny, you spoke at my school and I want you to know that you have made a difference in my life,' " said Hill, 77, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, but is known throughout the nation for his work as a community activist and pioneering sports commentator.
SPORTS
January 3, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@hillynews.com
IT WAS A GOOD New Year's eve and day for sons of a pair of sports greats. Jerry Rice Jr., a fifth-year senior receiver at UNLV and son of, who else but Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, caught his first career touchdown pass yesterday in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. And Ken "Trey" Griffey III, a freshman receiver for Arizona and son of probable first-ballot Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., was on the receiving end of his first two collegiate TD catches in something called the Advocare V100 Bowl on Tuesday.
NEWS
October 21, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first sign that this was no ordinary homecoming event was the Egyptian headdress. Rashaad J. Washington walked down the auditorium aisle at Cheyney University wearing a shoulder-length, black-and-gold-striped crown reminiscent of those worn by Pharaohs. Later, the newly crowned "Mr. Cheyney" - the second in the school's history - asked male classmates in the audience to stand. "Repeat after me," said Washington, 21, a junior. "I am a man. I am a confident man. I am a strong man. I am a gentleman.
NEWS
September 14, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
PRINCETON Princeton has a problem. The renowned university released a report Thursday on the state of the school's diversity, highlighting areas where perceived gaps exist and offering recommendations to improve diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. "To begin with, ours is an increasingly pluralistic society," the report reads, "and, simply put, Princeton and its peers do not come close to looking like America today. " The report's suggestions include formalizing the university's position on diversity, creating plans within academic departments for recruiting a range of students and faculty, and establishing benchmarks to be monitored on a regular basis.
SPORTS
September 1, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
CHICAGO - Each time a player gets sent to the minor leagues, it's a reminder that professional sports is a bottom-line business. There is no dishonor in being demoted, but it's still a drag to essentially hear, "Son, you're just not good enough. " Domonic Brown knows the feeling well. He made the Turnpike trip to Lehigh Valley frequently before his breakout 2013 season. He said one of the comforts to being sent down in 2011 and 2012 was that manager Ryne Sandberg was always waiting to see him with just the right inspiration.
SPORTS
June 12, 2013
The Daily News covers the Open: Check out PhillyDailyNews.com's U.S. Open page for our coverage of the tournament at Merion .     THERE ARE 156 players in the U.S. Open field, ranging in age from 18-year-old Gavin Hall to 54-year-old Jay Don Blake, and they all know about Ben Hogan's shot in 1950. The 1-iron Hogan hit in the 1950 championship at Merion and the iconic photo of him holding his perfect backswing is to golf what Michael Jordan's airborne silhouette is to basketball or Bobby Orr's leap is to hockey.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son , a labyrinthine story of a man's travails in North Korea, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, restoring a high literary honor a year after no fiction award was given. Pulitzer judges on Monday praised Johnson's book as "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart. " It is the third book by the 45-year-old Johnson, who teaches creative writing at Stanford University.
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