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NEWS
August 28, 1987
Years ago, the United States had a firm position on arms control. Over many a year and many a negotiation, we didn't yield. Then our eternal adversary, the Evil Empire itself, did something typically sneaky. Those crumbums took all those U.S. proposals, turned a few of the letters backwards and presented them as their own. Imagine the distress! Here were all those folks like our president swearing over generations that they wouldn't do a deal with the Rooskies unless they agreed to our position - and here were the Reds agreeing.
NEWS
December 9, 1987 | By Dimitri Simes
There is less than meets the eye to the accomplishments emerging from the U.S.-Soviet summit in Washington. Observing the summit extravaganza, it is hard to escape the feeling of witnessing a grand event. Most Americans are excited to be watching the media event of the decade. And the majority wants to believe that diplomatic progress achieved by President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail S. Gorbachev will make the world a safer place in which to live. But the brutal truth is that beyond atmospherics the summit has little prospect of changing the nature of the U.S.-Soviet military competition.
NEWS
December 11, 1986
I think every good, sensible American should stand behind the President and take up arms against the press. Marcelline Goelzer Somers Point, N.J.
SPORTS
September 7, 2013
The Phillies' team ERA for starters and relievers:   Starters 2011: 2.86 (1st in MLB) 2012: 3.82 (10th) 2013: 4.29 (21st)   The bullpen 2011: 3.45 (8th) 2012: 3.94 (21st) 2013: 4.31 (28th)
NEWS
July 16, 1987 | Inquirer Washington Bureau
Here are statements President Reagan has made on the issue of arms for hostages: "Our government has a firm policy not to capitulate to terrorist demands. That no-concessions policy remains in force, in spite of wildly speculative and false stories about arms-for-hostages and alleged ransom payments. We did not - repeat - did not - trade weapons or anything else for hostages nor will we. . . . Those charges are utterly false. The United States has not made concessions to those who hold our people captive in Lebanon.
NEWS
February 28, 1997 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Six years ago, federal authorities contended that three South African arms merchants had managed to smuggle U.S. artillery shell-powder supplies that were used by Iraq against U.S. troops in the Gulf War. But time and money and a beneficial change of government in South Africa has apparently healed all wounds, or at least tempered the feelings of U.S. diplomats and politicians who want to resume trade with South Africa. Back in Philadelphia yesterday, where the smuggling case originated in 1991, federal prosecutors obtained court approval of an unusual plea bargain under which the South African arms merchants consented to pay $12.5 million in fines.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1996 | By Lesley Valdes, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Ballet dancers dance with their feet. Most modern dancers exploit the torso. Mark Morris' dances are often about what the arms can show us. Arms shoot out taut as arrows, like the poisoned love darts described in New Love Songs and Waltzes by Johannes Brahms. Shoulders wiggle like hips in the country-western Going Away Party. Hands flip-flap like nervous talkers; palms brush from a dancer's bum to fling out street curses. You can't watch the Mark Morris Dance Group - which appeared Monday and Tuesday at the Annenberg Center - without considering what the arms are doing.
SPORTS
June 10, 1987 | By LES BOWEN, Daily News Sports Writer
When Steve Bedrosian won the National League Pitcher of the Month award for May, fellow Phils reliever Kent Tekulve was proud. "We work together as a unit," Tekulve was saying the other day. "Of the 10 saves he had (in May), I 'held' six or seven of them (putting Bedrosian into a save situation). And I was involved in his win. I take pride in that. " Tekulve also helps Bedrosian indirectly - Bedrosian's high-octane fastball suffers if he is overused, but Tekulve, the classic rubber-armed sinkerball pitcher, can work more often, helping Bedrosian stay out of lopsided games, such as Monday's 12-8 loss to the Cards.
NEWS
February 8, 2013 | By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Top Pentagon leaders said for the first time Thursday that the Defense Department backed the idea of providing arms to opposition groups in Syria. Until Thursday, the Pentagon had only said publicly that U.S. policy is to give only humanitarian assistance to rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Providing arms has been the subject of internal administration debate. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said President Obama made the final decision against arming the rebels.
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NEWS
September 10, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested and charged in a pair of armed robberies in the city's Rhawnhurst section Wednesday night - one of which involved a home invasion and the pistol whipping of a 53-year-old man, police said Thursday. Quamir Harper, of the 800 block of Marcella Street in the Summerdale section of Northeast Philly, faces two counts each of aggravated assault, robbery, weapons offenses and related charges, police said. About 11 p.m. Wednesday, Harper allegedly broke into a home on Oakmont Street, near Castor Avenue, where the 53-year-old man and his wife live.
NEWS
September 3, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Federal and local authorities are seeking three men who stole more than 45 cellphones and watches, valued at more than $21,000, at a T-Mobile store in Montgomery County last month. About 8 p.m. Aug. 22, the three men entered the store at 2401 W. Cheltenham Ave. in Cheltenham Township, just across the Philadelphia border. One man brandished a gun, and the two store employees were ordered into the stockroom, where cellphones are stored, authorities said. After making off with the phones and Apple watches, the men fled.
NEWS
August 28, 2016
Police were asking for the public's help in identifying a man who committed an armed robbery at the Girard Station on the Market-Frankford line Friday evening. The robbery occurred about 6:15 p.m. on the westbound platform, police said. The suspect approached a woman and pointed a pistol with an extended magazine at her, He demanded her purse and then fled the station. Anyone with information about the suspect can call SEPTA Transit Police at 215-580-8111 or dial 911. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
August 26, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Authorities are asking for help finding a man responsible for seven recent armed robberies at Northeast Philadelphia businesses. The robberies – which occurred at two convenience stores and a gas station – have happened over the past week and half in the city's Frankford and Wissinoming sections, all in the late-evening or early-morning hours, Philadelphia police said. Five of the instances happened at the 7-Eleven at 5231 Harbison Ave., police said. Another robbery was reported at a nearby Wawa, located at 6001 Harbison Ave. And another occurred at the Exxon station at 5250 Torresdale Ave. The robberies happened between Aug. 14 and Monday, police said.
SPORTS
August 16, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Adam Morgan returned to triple A last month as a pitcher who appeared to be losing his footing with the Phillies. He was being shuffled between the team's starting rotation and the bullpen. The lefthander lacked an identity, which he may have rediscovered in the minor leagues. Morgan excelled with the IronPigs, registering a 2.75 ERA in five outings before rejoining the Phillies on Sunday. But the game did not quite grant him the chance to showcase his growth, as he left the game in the fourth inning after being hit on the left arm by a line drive.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are asking for help finding two men who have terrorized the owners of nearly a dozen Philadelphia businesses by breaking into the stores, tying up the people in attached residences and robbing them at gunpoint. Philadelphia police this week released surveillance images of the pair suspected in the 11 incidents, which happened between May and early August across various parts of West and North Philadelphia. The two men seem to be targeting Asian-owned businesses that have residences attached, police said.
SPORTS
July 10, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
DENVER - The final three games at Coors Field will each serve as the final touches of the first half for three of the Phillies' young starting pitchers. Vince Velasquez - who started Friday night's game - had a chance to end his first half with his third consecutive strong start since being activated from the disabled list. He entered Friday with two earned runs in his last 11 innings as he looked to rediscover the success he had in the beginning of the season. His innings will be monitored in the second half as it is unlikely Velasquez stays in the rotation for the duration of the season.
NEWS
June 20, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
The Osage School cafeteria reverberates with the ineffable sound of 100 second graders socializing over lunch. Cutting through the din: a couple of words, a single name. Hi, Officer Bob. Officer Bob! Hey! Officer Bob! That would be Voorhees Township school resource officer Robert Colangelo, a law enforcement veteran who has been working at Osage for three years. "We've got a great group of kids here," says Colangelo, 46, who took the Voorhees job in 2013 after retiring as chief of the Camden County Park Police.
NEWS
June 18, 2016
A 42-year-old Gloucester County man was sentenced this week to 10 1/2 years in prison for robbing - at gunpoint - three Heritage's convenience stores last year, prosecutors said. Sean P. Allen, of Woodbury, pleaded guilty last month to robbing Heritage stores in Woodbury, Woodbury Heights, and West Deptford in February 2015. A sawed-off shotgun was used in the robberies and cash and cigarettes were taken, prosecutors said. Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith imposed the sentence on Monday.
SPORTS
June 16, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - Tuesday was Vince Velasquez's turn in the rotation, and he celebrated by playing catch before any fans entered Rogers Centre. That was an accomplishment, considering the panic Velasquez generated when he threw just two pitches last week. "I feel good," Velasquez said. That he progressed to a throwing program this soon continues to suggest the injury is not a serious one. It was diagnosed as a strained right biceps. The 24-year-old pitcher said team officials were treating him as if he were in a rotation, with a regular five-day schedule.
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