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June 11, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
In an unorthodox step, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has picked a retired general to return to duty and become the Army's new chief of staff, senior defense officials said yesterday. The officials said Rumsfeld planned to ask President Bush to nominate retired four-star Army Gen. Peter Schoomaker, 57, who previously headed elite Special Operations forces, to succeed Gen. Eric Shinseki, who retires today, as the Army's top officer. Rumsfeld's choice of a retiree to vault past top active Army generals to head the service and become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff comes against a backdrop of strained relations between Rumsfeld and the Army, Reuters reported.
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September 21, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Army wants you - to help it celebrate the 78 members of its 2005 U.S. Army all-Americans. To do that, the Army is conducting a nationwide tour this year to introduce its selectees. And yesterday, upon its arrival here, Callahan Bright, a senior two-way tackle for Harriton High School, was introduced as such a selectee. Today, Marques Slocum, a massive force as an offensive guard for West Catholic High, will join Bright on a roster chosen from a poll of 400 nominees from across the nation.
SPORTS
October 12, 1996 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rutgers would like to settle its quarterback situation and put coach Terry Shea's West Coast offense into high gear today in its game against Army at Giants Stadium. But to do that, the Scarlet Knights (1-4) must contain the Cadets' wishbone offense. And that might not be easy. Army (4-0) is ranked third in the nation with 323 rushing yards per game, and with six backs who have carried the ball 25 times or more, it can wear down opponents. In addition, Army has a passing game, too. Ronnie McAda, who missed Army's last two games because of an ankle injury but might see time against Rutgers, has completed 16 of 25 passes for 332 yards and one touchdown this season.
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April 29, 1998 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
John Joseph Levine, 72, of Hatfield Township, a retired job counselor and former Army career man who trained Chinese troops during World War II, died Thursday at Grand View Hospital near Sellersville. Mr. Levine, who was born and educated in Philadelphia, enlisted in the Army in December 1942 and went to China to train troops for fighting in the China-Burma-India Theater. He was an Army platoon sergeant during the war in Korea. Later, he was a rifle instructor in Hawaii and was a noncommissioned leader of a group of marksmen at Fort Knox, Ky. His Army career of more than 20 years ended in Germany as the Berlin Wall was going up. He settled in the Lansdale area and was an employment counselor for the Pennsylvania Job Service.
SPORTS
March 12, 2008 | Daily News Staff Report
Temple will face four schools that were in bowl games last season and have five home games, according to the football schedule released yesterday. The Owls open the season Aug. 29 against Army at West Point (7 p.m.). The home opener at Lincoln Financial Field is Sept. 6 against Connecticut, which narrowly defeated Temple last season on a disputed call. In addition to UConn, the other bowl teams on the schedule are Penn State (Sept. 20), Central Michigan (Oct. 11) and Navy (Nov.
NEWS
July 11, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
The Reagan administration is considering a plan to put a four-star admiral - rather than an Army general as previously planned - in charge of U.S. military operations in the Persian Gulf, the Washington Post reported today. The campaign to strengthen the Navy's role in the gulf by altering command rotation had been under way before last week's shooting down of an Iranian airliner by the cruiser USS Vincennes, officials told the Post, but the incident added impetus to the plan. Under the proposed change, Vice Adm. Henry Mustin, deputy chief of naval operations for plans, policy and operations would become the next head of the U.S. Central Command, officials told the newspaper.
NEWS
December 5, 2011
By David B. Grusky When President Obama announced that 40,000 troops now in Iraq would come home by the end of the year, the initial excitement quickly turned to concern that our struggling economy couldn't easily handle the shock of an additional 40,000 job seekers. Although we should, of course, care deeply about returning Iraq war veterans, we ought not to think for a moment that adding 40,000 workers to the job-seeking pool will break the back of the economy; it's already broken.
NEWS
September 1, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - David Petraeus, the general widely credited with rescuing a failing U.S. war in Iraq, retired from the Army yesterday with a word of warning: Coming budget cuts must not impair the U.S. military's ability to fight a full range of conflicts, from major land wars to Iraq-like insurgencies. Petraeus, 58, made clear his concern that political pressures to lighten the nation's debt burden could force the military to retrench in ways that hurt U.S. security and U.S. troops.
SPORTS
September 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Temple football players and coaches talked during training camp of needing extra time to prepare for the unconventional offense of opening opponent Army. It turns out that the extra time wasn't much assistance. With Army darting all over the field with its triple option attack, the Black Knights, more than a two-touchdown underdog, ran all over Temple during Friday's 28-13 win over the Owls before 34,005 at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple has lost three straight games, and the shine of last year's landmark 10-4 season has clearly faded.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Suicides among active-duty soldiers in July more than doubled from June, accelerating a trend throughout the military this year that has prompted Pentagon leaders to redouble efforts to solve a puzzling problem. The Army, which is the only branch of the military that issues monthly press statements on suicides, said that 26 active-duty soldiers killed themselves in July, compared with 12 in June. The July total was the highest for any month since the Army began reporting suicides by month in 2009, according to Lt. Col. Lisa Garcia, an Army spokeswoman.
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September 5, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
While the talent level has risen during his four seasons as head coach at Temple, what has really defined Matt Rhule's teams has been their toughness. Rhule defines toughness as digging deep when things seem to be falling apart. If that is the case, the Owls had plenty of opportunities to dig deep, but they ended up digging bigger holes for themselves during their 28-13 loss to a fiercely competitive Army team Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field. What disappointed Rhule more than anything was how the Owls were soundly whipped on both sides of the ball.
SPORTS
September 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Temple football players and coaches talked during training camp of needing extra time to prepare for the unconventional offense of opening opponent Army. It turns out that the extra time wasn't much assistance. With Army darting all over the field with its triple option attack, the Black Knights, more than a two-touchdown underdog, ran all over Temple during Friday's 28-13 win over the Owls before 34,005 at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple has lost three straight games, and the shine of last year's landmark 10-4 season has clearly faded.
SPORTS
September 3, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
When Temple football coach Matt Rhule views his opening opponent, Army, he sees a mirror image of his program in 2013. Army is coming off a 2-10 season and will face the Owls at 7 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple was 2-10 in Rhule's first season. Last season, Army lost five games by five points or fewer. In 2013, Temple dropped four games by three points or fewer. So even though the Owls are coming off a 10-4 season, the last thing the players and Rhule are doing is taking the Black Knights lightly, even though Temple has won the last six meetings between the two. "They remind me a lot of us two years ago getting ready to play Vanderbilt," Rhule said, "knowing they have a good football team but having to overcome a few hurdles.
SPORTS
September 2, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
When Temple kicks off its football season Friday at Lincoln Financial Field against Army, the opponent will provide a nostalgic moment for fourth-year head coach Matt Rhule and fourth-year starting quarterback Phillip Walker. It was Army that provided the first win for both coach and quarterback. The Owls were 0-6 entering a home game on Oct. 19, 2013. Like any first-year coach, Rhule was frustrated by the losing. He made several changes to his lineup. "We started putting in the young players, pulling out their redshirts and said, 'If we are going to lose, let's lose with kids who are going to listen to us,' " Rhule recalled this week.
NEWS
July 29, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge has denied a motion by lawyers for real estate speculator Richard Basciano to move the Sept. 6 civil trial in the deadly 2013 Center City building collapse out of Southeastern Pennsylvania because of pretrial publicity. The one-page order, without explanation, was filed Tuesday by Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina. She is the newly appointed trial judge for the consolidated lawsuits resulting from the June 13, 2013, collapse of an unsupported and partly demolished wall.
NEWS
July 16, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia judge who presided over the landmark 2012 Catholic clergy sex-abuse trial has been assigned to handle what is expected to be the biggest civil trial in years - the Sept. 6 trial of lawsuits from the deadly 2013 Center City building collapse. Court records show Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina was assigned Thursday to preside over what is expected to be a four-week jury trial of suits against real estate speculator Richard Basciano, several of his companies, the Salvation Army, and others on behalf of six people killed and 13 injured June 5, 2013.
NEWS
July 7, 2016
By Mark Edward Lender Our country just marked the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with the customary parades, fireworks, and family gatherings that have become American traditions. As welcome as these celebrations are, we should take a few moments to reflect upon the fact that - just 50 miles from Independence Hall, where that momentous document was signed - a modern academic institution is destroying the battlefield where the declaration's lofty ideals were secured by our nation's first soldiers.
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