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April 29, 1990 | By Timothy Dwyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Practice was over. The equipment was safely packed away. Most of the players had showered, powdered and gone. But Rick Mahorn was still in the gym. Parked on the hardwood at St. Joseph's University, he was talking to Johnny Dawkins and his wife, Tracy. He was speaking in a soft voice, part conspiratorial, part professorial. Mr. and Mrs. Dawkins were listening, not talking. The words "nasty attitude" and "Detroit" were overheard. When he was done, all three rose from the floor together and Rick Mahorn got that class-clown smirk on his face and said something macho to Tracy Dawkins.
NEWS
February 12, 2002
WHAT DO THE recent Greater Philadelphia First report on Philly's business climate and the booing former homeboy Kobe Bryant received during the All-Star Game have in common? They both are evidence that Philadelphia's vaunted attitude has become a problem. In other words, our "attytood" sucks. Let's take the more publicly humiliating - but in great scheme of things, less important - example first: The verbal abuse that descended on Bryant during Sunday's All-Star game and when he snagged the MVP award.
NEWS
January 28, 2003
THE Daily News editorial board should be ashamed and embarrassed by its recent editorial (Jan. 22) expressing unequivocal support for abortion rights. I thought the press was to serve the role of respecting disagreements of opinion on important social policies, but that evidently is not the case. Your underlying premise is that abortion is acceptable, moral and a constitutional right - and how dare anyone disagree with that conclusion? If you disagree with the premise, you are bigoted, ignorant and discriminatory.
NEWS
March 12, 1989 | By KENNETH FINKEL
It is difficult to look at the empty lot on the corner of Juniper and Filbert Streets and not think of it as another in a long string of Philadelphia follies. First, in the summer of 1985, the city demolished two fine buildings - one, the old Bulletin Building, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places - to build a criminal justice center. Now, three and a half years later, the justice center project has been scuttled, leaving the city both without a visible sign of progress and without one more piece of its history.
NEWS
April 1, 1986
On March 14, when 12 members of the Common Market sent a letter to Secretary of State George P. Shultz concerning the Reagan administration's budget for the United Nations, they were concerned about the money that the United Nations needed to operate. But the U.S. budget cutbacks are only a reflection of a more important issue: President Reagan's bad attitude toward the United Nations. The administration's new budget calls for 30 percent cuts in contributions to organizations such as UNICEF, and a 16 percent cut in dues to the United Nations.
SPORTS
March 23, 1992 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
There were two things different about the Charlie Hayes who reappeared at Jack Russell Stadium. He was wearing a Yankees uniform. And he was smiling. The Charlie Hayes who occupied space in the Phillies' clubhouse the second half of last season rarely smiled. After slumping in the second half of 1990 and then getting off to a slow start last year, Hayes went to the bench when Dave Hollins was called up after the All-Star break. Naturally, that didn't make Hayes happy.
NEWS
March 26, 2006 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The New Jersey and You Perfect Together slogans of a softer, gentler tourism era are over. Now, a new campaign is targeting a widespread demographic with a Web site - www.yourplaytherapy.com - which features an in-your-face strategy that is supposed to appeal to anyone, those who prefer a weekend drinking-and-gambling binge in Atlantic City as well as those who want a quiet reading-and-rocking-chair vacation in Cape May. And if you're still sorting out exactly what kind of Jersey Shore experience you're looking for, the new Web site's "Play Therapy Profiler" allows you to answer a brief series of questions - some more tongue-in-cheek than others - to determine which beach town along New Jersey's 127-mile coastline would be right for your vacation or weekend getaway.
NEWS
August 21, 2001
Aaron's domestic troubles Greg Lewis (letter Aug. 16) suggests that black celebrities date white women because with black women "it's all competition, confrontation and bad attitude. " I suppose he thinks white women are never capable of these things or of being golddiggers. How does he think black women learned how to be scandalous? Has he seen any soap operas? Generalizing and stereotyping is not only unfair - it's foolish. Tyana McAllister, Philadelphia It's bad enough that black women suffer the slings and arrows of a racist society, but the arrows are especially poisonous when hurled by one of our own. I don't know if Aaron McKie is right and Kianna Williams is wrong, or whether she is golddigging, but what makes Greg Lewis think those are traits peculiar to black women only?
SPORTS
December 1, 1989 | By Bob Klapisch, New York Daily News
Juan Samuel privately has asked the New York Mets to trade him next week at the winter meetings. Although Samuel stopped short of formally demanding a deal, he sent a message to Mets vice president Joe McIlvaine from the Dominican Republic indicating he has no desire to continue playing in New York. "I know Juan would like to be somewhere else. We'll try to accommodate him," McIlvaine said. McIlvaine was hoping a quiet November at home would soften Samuel's bitterness. But the Mets learned otherwise last week, when a contingent of their scouts visited the Dominican Republic.
NEWS
June 20, 1995 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer
They lowered their heads and said how sorry they were for crashing a stolen car into a group of children, killing a 4-year-old and turning a 2-year-old into a brain-damaged quadraplegic. But minutes after Common Pleas Judge Lisa A. Richette sentenced Thomas Reyes and Carlos "Jay" Colon to 26 to 52 years in prison, the Reyes family lost control. They began screaming that Reyes said he was "sorry," and one man turned to the victims' family and yelled obscenities at them. Meanwhile, an upset Reyes was struggling with the court officer who was placing handcuffs on him. "I'm not a dog!"
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October 21, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Brown thought his career at Temple was over. Never mind the team-leading 830 rushing yards he had last season. Disregard that the 5-foot-5, 170-pounder earned second-team all-Mid-American Conference honors. At home in Baltimore this past summer, Brown believed that his tenure with the Owls was finished. The never-back-down bravado that enables him to excel on the field despite his small stature had ended his college career on North Broad Street . . . or so he thought.
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February 8, 2011 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, staff
Two notable British singer/songwriters, a passel of duos, Bob Marley's last concert and a bunch of worthy music videos have captured our ears and eyes this week. THE LONG AND SHORT: Brooding British balladeer Bobby Long has been working these parts solo for a couple of years, building quite the following with his darkly romantic folk poetics. Now comes his debut album with a band, "A Winter Tale (ATO, B+) , sometimes fleshing out his cryptic tunes with weightier arrangements.
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November 10, 2010 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
THE GAME WAS essentially over, except for those last few minutes that all losing teams have to agonizingly endure during playoff games. Ridley High's sideline was in windmill mode, motioning its starters off the field in the waning seconds of its 35-7 PIAA Class AAAA semifinal loss to eventual state champion La Salle last year. The Green Raiders had enough. All except one, who kept yelling, back, "I'm not coming off this field. " Then Shahaid Smith took another handoff in a hopeless cause, running like a miracle would happen.
SPORTS
August 11, 2010 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Larry Bowa emerged from the visiting dugout Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park and started hitting fungoes to the Los Angeles Dodgers' infielders. "Larry," a Phillies fan yelled, "you're my biological father. " "I don't think that will get him to come over," the fan's friend informed him. It did not. It was, however, proof that regardless of what uniform Bowa wears, he'll always be a beloved figure in Philadelphia. Bowa, in his third season as the Dodgers' third-base coach and his fifth working with manager Joe Torre, still bleeds a little bit red. He still lives in the Philadelphia suburbs and knows a lot about the Phillies.
NEWS
March 26, 2006 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The New Jersey and You Perfect Together slogans of a softer, gentler tourism era are over. Now, a new campaign is targeting a widespread demographic with a Web site - www.yourplaytherapy.com - which features an in-your-face strategy that is supposed to appeal to anyone, those who prefer a weekend drinking-and-gambling binge in Atlantic City as well as those who want a quiet reading-and-rocking-chair vacation in Cape May. And if you're still sorting out exactly what kind of Jersey Shore experience you're looking for, the new Web site's "Play Therapy Profiler" allows you to answer a brief series of questions - some more tongue-in-cheek than others - to determine which beach town along New Jersey's 127-mile coastline would be right for your vacation or weekend getaway.
SPORTS
April 7, 2004 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He was making too much money - $9 million a year - and the Flyers wanted to trade him in expectation of a salary cap and new collective bargaining agreement next fall. Except, no one wanted a John LeClair with a chronic bad back and a surgically repaired right shoulder. So, he remained a Flyer. And guess what? LeClair responded with a terrific season playing in a system that accentuates "team" over "individual" with 23 goals, 55 points. "I really respect what Johnny did," said line mate Mark Recchi yesterday, as the Flyers prepared to host the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals tomorrow.
NEWS
January 28, 2003
THE Daily News editorial board should be ashamed and embarrassed by its recent editorial (Jan. 22) expressing unequivocal support for abortion rights. I thought the press was to serve the role of respecting disagreements of opinion on important social policies, but that evidently is not the case. Your underlying premise is that abortion is acceptable, moral and a constitutional right - and how dare anyone disagree with that conclusion? If you disagree with the premise, you are bigoted, ignorant and discriminatory.
NEWS
February 18, 2002
IT'S A SHAME that we had an NBA All-Star game in Philadelphia devoid of any major incidents, riots, looting, chaos, etc., and the only thing people can talk about is Kobe Bryant being booed. I say congratulations to the city, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and to the Philadelphia Police Department. Thank you all for a job well done. Keeya B. Davis, Philadelphia I don't see why people are making such a big deal over booing Kobe Bryant at the All-Star Game.
NEWS
February 12, 2002
WHAT DO THE recent Greater Philadelphia First report on Philly's business climate and the booing former homeboy Kobe Bryant received during the All-Star Game have in common? They both are evidence that Philadelphia's vaunted attitude has become a problem. In other words, our "attytood" sucks. Let's take the more publicly humiliating - but in great scheme of things, less important - example first: The verbal abuse that descended on Bryant during Sunday's All-Star game and when he snagged the MVP award.
NEWS
January 10, 2002 | By Sherry Wolkoff
So it has finally come to this. Because of the unruly actions of angry and inebriated football fans in Cleveland and New Orleans, we can no longer take a simple sip of water from a plastic bottle at an Eagles game. And to think we were worried about the effect of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on our civil liberties. I'm not upset with the officials at Veterans Stadium, who imposed the ban on plastic bottles after several ugly incidents of bottle-throwing occurred in other sports stadiums.
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