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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
In the months leading up to tonight's midnight tax-filing deadline, Americans have been feverishly pouring billions of dollars into Individual Retirement Accounts at a far faster pace than in 1990, according to Money magazine's Small Investor Index. Discount broker Charles Schwab, for example, has opened 17,500 new IRA accounts this year, compared with 12,700 for the same period a year ago. At Fidelity Investments, investors with existing IRAs have added 15 percent more cash to their accounts than they did a year ago. Analysts give two reasons for the heightened interest in IRAs.
SPORTS
August 3, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles. Carmelo Anthony and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team rewrote the record books Thursday in a 156-73 romp over Nigeria, an epic blowout that answered the Americans' detractors after two opening routs that provoked criticism of their slow starts and outside shooting. They led by 26 in the first quarter; had an Olympic-record 78 points in the first half; and Anthony scored 37 points, including a 10-of-12 three-point shooting night, to break the U.S. single-game scoring record in less than three quarters.
NEWS
February 9, 2010
I AM an American. I am neither a Democrat nor Republican, red or blue, left or right. I grew up a rebellious child, I challenged authority and would not stand up to salute the flag in high school. I didn't agree with the way MY country was run. I'm older now, and though I still carry a heavy stone in my stomach at the thought of the way MY country is run, I know it's not America's fault. I love America, and am a proud American. But, like every American, I have my opinions and beliefs that oppose those of others.
NEWS
November 16, 1988 | By RICHARD REEVES
So, Nancy Reagan told the Los Angeles Times that she hasn't talked to her daughter, Patti Davis, for more than a year. What else is new? There is a reason that Americans feel compelled to talk about "family values. " We don't have any - or, rather, we have significantly fewer than almost any other people on Earth. We are the people who left our parents and grandparents behind in Europe to come to the New World. Then we left them behind generation after generation as young men followed Horace Greeley's advice to go West.
NEWS
July 16, 2010
By Leonard Boasberg Rick Santorum was recently quoted as telling the blog The Iowa Republican that President Obama "is detached from the American experience. He just doesn't identify with the average American because of his own background - Indonesia and Hawaii. " The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania went on to say of the president: "His view is from the viewpoint of academics and the halls of the Ivy League schools that he went to, and it's not a love of this country and an understanding of the basic values and wants and desires of its people.
SPORTS
December 16, 1990 | By Roger Allaway, Inquirer Staff Writer
If it didn't know it before, the U.S. national soccer team has found out this year the difference between a "friendly" match and a "competitive" match. The difference is intensity. Learning to deal with an intensity that the Americans don't get from friendly-match opponents is a major consideration as they look toward the 1994 World Cup, which the United States will host. That is why two developments in recent months have been important to the American team. They are the increased movement of top American players to European clubs, where they are playing in professional, competitive situations week in and week out, and the announcement that beginning next year, the CONCACAF regional confederation, of which the United States is a member, will hold a biennial CONCACAF Nations Cup competition.
NEWS
September 15, 2009 | By FATIMAH ALI
WHETHER it's South Carolina GOP Rep. Joe Wilson's angry outburst during President Obama's address to Congress last week, or Serena Williams' ouster from the U.S. Open for cussing out an official or Kanye West's meltdown at the MTV awards, Americans are losing their cool. And although it makes great headlines here, we have a very bad rap internationally. A friend of mine, recently returned from a visit to Asia, was most impressed with the impeccable manners of the people she met there in three different countries.
SPORTS
June 19, 1990 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to the Daily News
They came here with high hopes, but modest expectations. The first U.S. soccer team to play in a World Cup final in 40 years is down to its third, and probably last, game today (TNT, 2:55 p.m. EDT), against Austria in Florence's Stadio Comunale. Mathematically, the Americans still can advance to the second round. But realistically, when Czechoslovakia scored five goals in the game on June 10, the Americans were through for this tournament. Almost as much of a win, most of the players want to gain individual recognition on the international soccer market so they can play in a European professional league next year.
SPORTS
October 20, 2000 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
If it's redemption the Americans are after, they've certainly delivered a conclusive opening statement. This one looks like it's already history, even if it's hardly begun. Where's Yogi Berra when you really need a reason to continue paying attention through the weekend? The fourth Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour's even-yeared answer to the seven-decade tradition of Samuel Ryder, got under way yesterday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, 40 miles west of the nation's capitol.
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August 19, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines, with a hub in Philadelphia, ranked last in on-time flight arrivals among 12 U.S. airlines in June, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics latest monthly report. Only 72.4 percent of American flights arrived on time in June. Hawaiian Airlines had the best on-time rate with 91.1 percent of flights on time. Overall, U.S. airlines were on time 78 percent of the time. Flights at Philadelphia International Airport, for all carriers, arrived on time 76.1 percent of the time.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines said Tuesday that passengers on many U.S. flights can now watch free movies and TV shows, listen to music and play games in the main coach cabin at no charge. More than 850 American aircraft now have the free in-seat, wireless entertainment systems. An additional 300 planes will be getting the seat-back systems, and next year all American planes will be equipped with the free inflight programming for domestic flights. American operates a hub and 425 daily flights in Philadelphia.
SPORTS
August 9, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
PURE BLUE blanketed the Philadelphia sky on a Wednesday morning in late July. Eagles defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao walked toward the practice field at the NovaCare Complex. As he neared a line of faint white paint, the back of an end zone, he slowed and dropped to his left knee, his fist balled and resting on his forehead. He stayed in the crouch for 15 seconds. His teammates kept walking to his left and his right. Then Vaeao pushed off the ground and strapped on his helmet. This has been his routine since he started playing football in high school.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
When US Airways and American Airlines merged to create the world's largest airline, CEO Doug Parker said all nine hubs would be important to the new American. Four years later, that's still true. Philadelphia continues to be American's European "gateway" with 425 daily departures, and a total of 850 takeoffs and landings each day. Philadelphia is the fourth-largest hub in the network of American, the world's biggest carrier measured by passenger traffic. But the airline has reduced seat capacity at PHL as it reacts to competition and changing priorities - part of routine adjustments, said American, and in no way a reflection on its commitment to Philadelphia, where it employs 8,500 people.
NEWS
August 7, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Columnist
You may remember that I wrote recently about wanting to add a little room onto my kitchen so I could look at a blooming garden instead of a stainless steel wall. I went back and forth about whether I was entitled to spend money that was supposed to be for my retirement on a home renovation that I might not even live to see, since I am half-dead already, at 61. Well, thanks to your wonderful, encouraging emails and also my innate selfishness and inability to delay gratification, I am building the garden room, and we just broke ground.
NEWS
August 7, 2016
The End of American Childhood A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child By Paula S. Fass Princeton University Press. 334 pp. $29.95 Reviewed by Glenn C. Althschuler Fearful that even a momentary lapse in oversight will ruin their children's future, many American parents micromanage. Others worry that "helicopter parents" may produce individuals who are overcontrolled, overindulged, and ill-prepared for a competitive world in which competence must be earned through hard work and independent thinking.
NEWS
August 5, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
American Water of Voorhees said Wednesday it signed an agreement to acquire the Shorelands Water Company, a privately owned water utility serving more than 11,000 customer accounts in Monmouth County, N.J. The agreement, for an undisclosed price, is subject to the review and approval of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Shorelands, founded 90 years ago to supply the summer residents of West Keansburg, now provides service to residents in Hazlet, Holmdel, Union Beach, Keyport and Aberdeen.
NEWS
August 5, 2016 | By Mignon L. Clyburn, Jim Kenney and Bobby Henon
FOR MILLIONS of us, the internet is a place where we can express ourselves, our hopes and dreams for our family, and connect with the resources we need to build a sustainable future. The internet is a platform where people of all different backgrounds, incomes and ethnicities can interact and learn from one another - on equal footing. It is increasingly part of our DNA, which is why we must ensure that all Americans are able to enjoy the benefits of our digital society. A big piece of this puzzle is affordable, universal access to broadband.
NEWS
August 4, 2016
By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan Forty-eight percent of millennials believe the American dream is dead, according to a 2015 Harvard University Institute of Policy study. Their pessimism is understandable, especially if we believe the American dream is that one can achieve success through hard work. In 1995, 62 percent of Americans with high school diplomas had jobs. Today, only 54 percent do. That's 5.7 million jobless high school graduates who, 20 years ago, would have had jobs.
NEWS
August 2, 2016 | By Nichola Gutgold
  As an educator, I want the significance of this election year and the privilege of what it means to be an American to get the attention they deserve. This is not the first time a woman has run for president, but it is the first time a major party has nominated a woman for the office. Before Hillary Clinton, there were Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, and Patricia Schroeder. Most people will say, "Wait, what? They ran for president? When?" Recently, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow showed footage of Smith and reflected on her 1964 presidential bid. Finally, I thought, these important, historic campaigns - events often left off the history pages - are getting some major news coverage.
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