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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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NEWS
January 12, 2016 | BY KRISTEN E. HOLMES, Staff Writer
WHEN JALAAL HAYES of North Philadelphia applied to a doctoral program in applied chemistry, even the admissions staff at Delaware State University did a double take. Hayes was but 18. Surely he had mistakenly checked the box next to graduate school. His application was dispatched to the undergraduate division. Eventually, it came back. The teenager, who had graduated from high school at 15, and from college at 18 - with two bachelor's degrees, no less - knew exactly what he was doing.
BUSINESS
November 17, 2015
At the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Thursday, women of all ages will descend on Center City to glean wisdom from the likes of Jessica Alba, actress and entrepreneur; Gloria Steinem, women's rights pioneer; Rachael Ray, celebrity chef and TV host; Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee from Liberia; and Carli Lloyd, World Cup soccer superstar. Some will offer tips on how to start your own business, including Lori Goldstein, a longtime stylist for Vanity Fair and other magazines as well as for high-style photographer Annie Leibovitz.
SPORTS
November 3, 2015 | John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
TEMPLE RUNNING BACK Jahad Thomas was correct when he said before Saturday's massive game against Notre Dame that "win or lose," one game would not define the Owls' season. Since the Owls dropped a 24-20 heartbreaker to the then-ninth-ranked Irish, it is imperative that they double down on Thomas' thought and understand that almost nothing was lost in the grand scheme of what they can still achieve. OK, if you want to play ultimate fantasy island adventure, the loss eliminates Temple (7-1)
NEWS
September 19, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three years ago, Noelle Bilbrough was looking at 10 to 20 years in prison for setting 10 fires in Frankford. That was the least of her problems. By the time she was arrested May 22, 2012, Bilbrough was in a losing 19-year fight with mental illness, and alcohol and drug abuse. It had chased her from her parents' home in Pine Hill in South Jersey to Upper Darby to life as a sometime prostitute on the streets of Frankford. On Thursday, the 38-year-old Bilbrough stood before almost 200 people to speak in support of Philadelphia's Mental Health Court program and how it brought her back from the edge.
SPORTS
September 11, 2015 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
THE LEFT hook that will be forever immortalized with the unveiling, at long last, of the Joe Frazier statue tomorrow afternoon in front of Xfinity Live! likely is not the hardest of the signature punches landed by the late, great "Smokin' " Joe. In retrospect, that distinction might go to the wicked hook that put another future Hall of Famer, Bob Foster, down and utterly out in the second round of Frazier's successful defense of his WBC and WBA heavyweight championships on Nov. 18, 1970.
NEWS
July 28, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
When you look at handiwork crafted by artist Anne Shelton, it will change how you view puffs of fuzzy fluff and fibers scooped from dryer lint traps. Shelton, a retired public school art teacher, has perfected transforming puffs of lint generated from laundry in the dryer into beautiful works of art. An oil and watercolor painter, Shelton, 77, of Glassboro, uses patches carefully sorted from piles of lint - mostly donated by friends - to create what she calls "lintscapes. " "It was a gift from God," Shelton said.
NEWS
July 15, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Pennsylvania closed gaps in student achievement, the payoff would be enormous, according to a study released Monday. Had the Commonwealth wiped out achievement shortfalls based on race and ethnicity, family economic status, and parental education a decade ago, its gross domestic product would be as much as $44 billion higher and its students would sit near the top of U.S. and world rankings, according to the analysis by the RAND Corp. The study, commissioned by Temple University's Center on Regional Politics, found that each group of Pennsylvania students stands to gain up to $5.1 billion in lifetime income earnings and overall benefit to society if graduation-rate gaps fall away.
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.
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