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February 3, 1986 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Once again, it has come down to a question of credibility. Which groundhog does one believe? Groundhog Day was awash in controversy again yesterday, as furry critters near and far failed to concur on the outlook for the rest of winter. Upstate's Octoraro Orphie said yes (to six more weeks of winter weather), and Punxsutawney Phil said no. New Jersey's Woodrow K. Chuck said yes, and Chance, a groundhog at the Philadelphia Zoo, didn't say much of anything. At 7:04 a.m. on the banks of the Octoraro Creek in southern Lancaster County, Octoraro Orphie emerged from hibernation, spotted his shadow and scurried back into his hole.
SPORTS
May 9, 1986 | By Chuck Newman, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a recent cold, damp morning at Brandywine Raceway, Eddie Davis was grousing about the careless tactics of an inexperienced driver. Such drivers are one of the hazards of harness racing. And Eddie Davis knows all about the hazards. A series of injuries has provided painful punctuation to the career of Davis, the most successful driver in area harness-racing history and one who sometime next week should take his 4,000th trip to the winner's circle. In 1982, a racing fall left Davis with serious head injuries.
NEWS
August 26, 2003 | By Madeleine Dean Cunnane
The midday news warned vacationers here at Cape May of more bad weather and something else - a bad undertow. But that's not news to me. When I was a kid, this was the peak of summer. From August through Labor Day, all I thought about were more days at the beach, marathon games of Monopoly and Scrabble, and riding my bike over sticky blacktop streets. This was not the end - it was the crest. We rode the wave of summer fun right up to the end. That's not so today. At our house, instead of being knee-deep in the Atlantic, we were hip-deep in homework.
SPORTS
October 18, 2012 | Associated Press
DETROIT - Game 4 of the AL Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was postponed by bad weather in the area - although Comerica Park itself was still dry when the game was called. Wednesday night's game was rescheduled for Thursday at 4:07 p.m., when Game 5 was originally slated to be played. Detroit leads the best-of-seven series by three games to none. The first pitch had been scheduled for 8:07 p.m., but shortly before then the crowd was informed of the delay.
SPORTS
January 22, 2005 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As many weather theories are flying around as predictions about the game. Every impending snowflake is being factored in as a threat or advantage as the Eagles head into tomorrow's NFC championship game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. "I have a Doppler on my Blueberry," Eagles coach Andy Reid joked yesterday. Weather forecasts are calling for 8 to 12 inches of snow this weekend. The game-time temperature is expected to be 18 degrees with a wind-chill factor of minus-7.
SPORTS
August 26, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
If Mark McGwire's attempt to break Roger Maris' home-run record is threatened by bad weather in the final days of the season, National League officials said they aren't likely to step in and help. St. Louis is 19 games out in the Central Division and without a realistic shot at the wild card. The NL said that if a game between two non-contenders is rained out, and the teams don't meet again or have a common open date in the schedule, it won't be played - even if McGwire is stuck one home run short of the record.
SPORTS
January 31, 1994 | By John Roach, Joe Fite and Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
The bad weather has caused a dry spell for swim teams, keeping them out of the water and forcing cancellations of practices and meets. "It feels like forever ago," Wissahickon coach Stephanie Johnson said, trying to remember the last time her team jumped into a pool with another team. "I don't even remember. We've only had five meets. The kids are getting itchy. They're driving their parents crazy. So I think they're ready to go. " Because school district policies vary on practicing and competing when schools are closed because of inclement weather, some teams have had more practice than others.
NEWS
November 26, 1989 | By Kimberly J. McLarin and Lynda Macellaro, Special to The Inquirer
Terry Graham's phone had not stopped ringing for days. Dale Cravener, just back from removing a tree that had crashed through the roof of an elderly man, was almost too busy to talk. And Arun Sen was having to turn people away. Across Bucks County last week, roofers, repairmen and insurance agents were inundated with calls for help as residents reeled from the impact of two separate storms that bullied the Delaware Valley in the space of a week. It just goes to show that sometimes bad weather can mean good business.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | By David T. Shaw, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If the balky winter weather hasn't been enough to heighten the anxiety level of Central League baseball coaches this season, a new rule certainly has. In the past, a pitcher who threw more than six full innings in a day was required to rest three days, and one who pitched more than five had to rest two days. This year, the PIAA lowered the numbers so that any pitcher throwing more than five full innings will have to sit three days and any pitcher throwing more than four will have to sit two days.
NEWS
October 12, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Four days after an earthquake devastated northern Pakistan, hail and rain, along with a shortage of helicopters, kept rescuers yesterday from reaching thousands of survivors still trapped in isolated Himalayan villages, Pakistani officials said. Rescuers have not yet reached "hundreds of villages," Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, spokesman for the Pakistani army, said yesterday. Eight American military helicopters joined the relief effort, but bad weather grounded flights in the afternoon.
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March 22, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Last Saturday, I stood on my porch, hit the button on my GPS watch to tell it to locate a satellite, and sighed. It was not a glorious spring day. No, I stared at a street soaked by a downpour. These are not ideal conditions in which to run, and I could have retreated to a treadmill. But my sister was running her first marathon that day in the rain, and was glad to have trained in the rain. It helps you prepare for any races on days when water dumps out of the sky. I've been there before, in training runs and in races.
REAL_ESTATE
January 4, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Repeat after me: "All real estate is local. " Never mind what you see on CNN or hear on NPR before All Things Considered puts you to sleep. They may try to convince you that there is a "national" real estate market. What you need to remember is that it's all local - right down to the block. When we compare what's happening in our eight-county market with the buying and selling going on elsewhere in the country, it often reveals a hugely different experience. The difference most frequently mentioned is how price declines here didn't match those in most other regions of the U.S. in the months and years after the housing bubble burst.
NEWS
February 23, 2014
Risky travel mix in bad weather The tractor-trailer versus passenger-car safety debate along the Pennsylvania Turnpike was settled the other week in Bensalem ("Massive pileups strangle turnpike," Feb. 15). In the Valentine's Day crash, there were numerous injuries and dozens of vehicles were damaged, many total write-offs. The eastbound lanes were closed for hours, with untold losses of toll revenue. Since several tractor-trailers jackknifed across the icy highway in the pileup, consider the economics for car owners: Their tolls are far larger in total than those paid by tractor-trailer drivers, and part of the toll price should be a safe ride.
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
If you can't control the weather, try controlling television weather forecasters. Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, recently blasted television and radio "snowmaggedon" scenarios that proved false, yet shriveled the Philadelphia Flower Show's ticket sales like an early frost. The venerable event, the society's principal fund-raiser, suffered a 17 percent drop in attendance in March and lost $1.2 million. Now, PHS is scurrying to make up the difference.
NEWS
March 9, 2013
By Michael Bradley Like most well-prepared Philadelphia storm veterans, I spent part of Wednesday afternoon at the grocery store. There was a difference between my visit and most pre-snow forays: I wasn't accumulating the ingredients for French toast. I legitimately needed something for dinner. Honest. Like just about everyone else in the area, I awoke Thursday to a dry track. Not a flake of snow could be found, especially not the dense, "heart attack" variety that was destined to spawn a series of widowmakers among Delaware Valley shovelers.
SPORTS
February 8, 2013
Check the Rally Blog on Friday for schedule changes caused by any bad weather. rallyblog
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Cassandra Vinograd, Associated Press
LONDON - A helicopter crashed into a crane and fell on a crowded street in central London during rush hour Wednesday, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air. The pilot and one person on the ground were killed and 13 others injured, officials said. The helicopter crashed in misty weather just south of the River Thames near the Underground and mainline train station at Vauxhall, and close to the headquarters of spy agency MI6. Police said one person had critical injuries.
SPORTS
December 29, 2012
   Friday's men's basketball game between Temple and Detroit, part of the Gotham Classic at the Liacouras Center, was postponed because of bad weather. The game will be rescheduled.    Conditions in the Midwest combined with wind conditions in Philadelphia prevented Detroit from being able to safely travel to Philadelphia for the game, according to Rick Giles, president of the Gazelle Group, which runs the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2012 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Joanna's August 2010 job interview at a South Philadelphia doctor's office included a question she didn't expect: "Are you married or are you single?" "Single," the nurse-practitioner told the man she would work with for the next couple of years. "We'll get you married," he told her. Four months later, Joanna was sweeping through the three exam rooms, hunting for the one office thermometer. She walked in on a fully clothed, and, she couldn't help but notice, very good-looking patient.
SPORTS
December 9, 2012
Running seems like a simple sport: Throw on some sneakers, a T-shirt, and shorts, and go. But if you're a runner or have a runner on your holiday shopping list, you know it can be a lot more complicated than that. So I asked local running stores what's been flying out of their doors since Black Friday to give you ideas if you have an athlete on your shopping list. Let's start with a big one: a GPS running watch. Not only does this act as a stopwatch, but it will also let you know instantly how far you've run, how fast you're going, and, depending on how many bells and whistles you require (and bucks you want to spend)
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