CollectionsBattles
IN THE NEWS

Battles

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
May 31, 1990 | By Amanda Agee, Special to The Inquirer
It was a time for serious thought for many of Narberth's veterans at the township's Memorial Day activities. "There are no atheists in the trenches," said Nicholas D'Alonzo Jr., 72, who fought in three battles in the Philippines Campaign during in World War II. "There must be a heaven, because I served my time in hell in the Philippines. " D'Alonzo, who left the service as a staff sergeant, served nearly a year in the Philippines before being transferred to Japan with his infantry division to take over the Mitsuhama Naval Air Station after the war had ended.
SPORTS
June 9, 2000 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Sometime late in the season, some opposing players indicated that they would rather face Downingtown pitcher Scott Rambo than the Whippets' Scott Tyler. The reason: They thought the senior righthander was a more "hitable" pitcher. Downingtown coach Brian Stackhouse heard about that and shook his head. "Well, the kid hasn't lost yet," Stackhouse said at the time. "So I don't know how hard they're hitting him. " They never did hit Rambo hard, and he never did lose.
NEWS
April 21, 1994 | by Sandy Sorlien, Special to the Daily News
War comes to the Delaware Valley this weekend. On Saturday, one army will be crushed. On Sunday, the other army will be crushed. There will be loud cannon fire, clouds of smoke, charging cavalry, bodies lying in the fields and the anguished screams of wounded soldiers having their legs amputated. Fun for the whole family! Actually, it probably will be. It's all fake, after all - the guns fire blanks, the bodies are just taking a breather and the sawbones are just pretending to cut off their comrades' legs.
SPORTS
June 26, 1993 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
A solo homer by Reading's Gene Schall tied the game in the fifth inning, but the Phillies didn't score again and dropped an Eastern League contest to Harrisburg, 7-2, last night. After Harrisburg scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to regain the lead, Mike Hardage and Glenn Murray hit homers off reliever Blake Doolan in the seventh to seal the win for the Senators. RICHMOND 7, SCRANTON 5 MOOSIC, Pa. - Jose Oliva drove in four runs as the Richmond Braves extended their International League winning streak to nine games.
SPORTS
February 8, 2013
Shortly after the end of his legendary coaching career at Camden High, Clarence Turner left South Jersey. Turner has lived in Chicago with his wife for the last few years. Turner, who is in his early 80s, has been battling Alzheimer's disease, but his condition has stabilized, according to his son, Eric. "He's pretty much stopped declining," Eric Turner said. "He's eating a much healthier diet, and that's helped him. " Turner was Camden's coach from 1970 to 1998 and 2003 to 2008.
SPORTS
July 19, 2012 | By Les Bowen and Daily News Staff Writer
THE EAGLES go into training camp this weekend with few starting spots in question. Right now, only two starters seem at all shaky — Brian Rolle at weakside linebacker, who will have to fight off Jamar Chaney, and Kurt Coleman at strong safety, who will be challenged by free-agent signee O.J. Atogwe. You could throw fullback in there, if you deem that a true starting position; the Eagles employed a fullback on only about 16 percent of their snaps last season. The incumbent, Owen Schmitt, departed for Oakland in free agency.
NEWS
December 12, 2006 | By Gabriel Marcella and Fred Woerner
On April 25, 1975, U.S. Army Col. Harry Summers, author of On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context, said to a North Vietnamese colonel in Hanoi: "You know, you never defeated us on the battlefield. " To which the North Vietnamese replied: "That may be so, but it is also irrelevant. " Both men were right. In Vietnam, the United States scored all kinds of tactical victories but lost the war. Today there is no military peer that can compete with the global reach, speed, precision, and lethality of our armed forces.
NEWS
October 5, 1997 | By Catherine Quillman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For certain Chester County residents, it was a war that inspired great ambivalence and also outright anger and fear. Battles did not take place overseas, but in the county's backyard, 220 years ago. An exhibit seeking to explain the local angle of the American Revolution opened Friday at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester. Billed as the first exhibit of its kind at the society headquarters, "War Comes to Chester County: 1777-78," is the centerpiece of a series of special events, conferences and lectures.
NEWS
November 25, 2011 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 10 years. We started dating in high school and have always had a wonderful, drama-free relationship. We grew up, went to different colleges, graduated, and a year ago I relocated to another state to be near him. The problem we are having is how to be taken more seriously as an adult couple. We get along great with each other's families, yet holidays have always been a source of contention. My family has always invited my boyfriend over for family gatherings.
NEWS
July 7, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
GETTYSBURG - There are rows of canvas tents here, thousands of soldiers outfitted in wool, and cast-iron pans set atop campfire enders. When it comes to re-creating the lifestyle of 1863, most reenactors at the 150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg this weekend aren't messing around. But even the event's most fanatical participants will admit it: They're still citizens of 2013. "You try and keep it hidden as much as possible," said Rick Hubbard, 55, from Stafford, Va., filling up his cooler with a bag of ice, a decidedly modern undertaking.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 16, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Thirteen years ago, arthritis began creeping into Jeffry Lohr's spine, bit by bit stiffening it until he was unable to bend over. That would be a life-changer for anyone, but for a master woodworker, it augured the end of the art and craft that had defined him and brought him national renown. The disease progressed to the point that if a nail tumbled from his worktable, he could not pick it up. If there was any saving grace, it was that his hands were spared. So, with medication to keep the pain at bay, the 63-year-old Limerick craftsman has continued creating the traditional furniture that is his signature, as well as free-form pieces that incorporate a tree's edges.
SPORTS
August 12, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
With one week of training camp in the books, Penn State coach James Franklin said Wednesday that the two quarterbacks who are up for the starting job are involved in a "heated battle" but that neither one has pulled away. "It's hard to say, to be honest with you," Franklin told reporters after practice Wednesday when asked whether he was closer to deciding on a starter. "It all depends on the practice. I don't think we're closer to making a decision than we were before. " The candidates are redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley, who saw his only playing time in last January's TaxSlayer Bowl after Christian Hackenberg suffered an injury, and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens, who has yet to see any action in a college football game.
NEWS
August 6, 2016 | By Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records urged a judge Thursday to grant it access to State Police video footage, including from a March shooting on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that left a retired trooper and two others dead. The State Police department is fighting that request - and two others like it - arguing that its decision to withhold the videos is protected under the law. The case before Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr. focuses on the reach and authority of the Open Records Office, a quasi-judicial agency set up to field and rule on citizen requests for public records and information.
NEWS
August 4, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - With less than 100 days to go, Democrat Katie McGinty is trying to change the terms of Pennsylvania's critical U.S. Senate race. At a diner stop Tuesday in Bucks County, she launched a monthlong focus on economic issues - hoping to reset a contest Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) has steered toward national security and public safety. "The biggest issue facing our country is a lack of good-paying jobs and a middle class that sees itself falling further and further behind," McGinty said in an interview.
NEWS
July 28, 2016 | By Tom Avril, STAFF WRITER
The temperature hit 97 degrees on day one of the Democratic National Convention, and it was expected to hit 95 on Tuesday. But those are just numbers on a thermometer. How about some data on the tangible aspects of searing heat? To wit: Philadelphia spent $39,000 to buy 88 pallets - 152,064 bottles - of water for distribution to people who were outdoors in some convention-related capacity, the mayor's office said. That includes demonstrators, city personnel, and members of the public.
NEWS
July 28, 2016
Update: The Eagles released linebacker Travis Long Wednesday morning. From Tuesday:   Travis Long was listed as a third-year player, which is both technically true and a cruel taunt. Long has been here since the 2013 training camp, when he impressed coaches as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He was an undrafted rookie with size (6-4, 255) and talent, available after the draft because he was coming off a late-season right ACL tear at Washington State. Long went on to spend 2013 on the Eagles' practice squad, setting him up as a first-year player in 2014, under the NFL's rules.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Doherty battles cancer Shannen Doherty is sharing her battle with breast cancer. The Beverly Hills, 90210 star has posted pics on Instagram that show her cutting her shoulder-length hair, then shaving her head. (Chemotherapy causes heavy hair loss.) Doherty, 45, tells the The Dr. Oz Show that if necessary, she has no qualms about undergoing a mastectomy. "Ultimately, they're just breasts, right?" she says. "I mean, I love them. . . . But in the grand scheme of things, I would rather be alive, and I would rather grow old with my husband.
SPORTS
July 21, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
BECAUSE MAJOR League Baseball, the NBA, NFL, NHL and the NCAA do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the international quasi-judicial body rarely crosses the consciousness of the American sports fan. On Thursday, however, the CAS will render a verdict that will have major ramifications on the biggest sporting event on the planet - the 2016 Summer Olympics. In June the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) banned track and field athletes from Russia from competing in the Olympics next month in Rio de Janeiro because of an alleged state-sponsored doping scandal.
NEWS
July 18, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
Tina DeSilvio said the Kiddie Kollege Day Care owner called twice that weekend. The first time was to say a planned trip to Storybook Land was canceled. The second was to report the reason - New Jersey officials had ordered the day care in Franklinville shut down. Immediately. Toxic mercury vapors had been detected inside the rooms where nearly 100 babies and children had played for two years. DeSilvio's daughters, then ages 3 and 6, were among them. "I'll never forget that call," DeSilvio said in a recent interview a few days ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Kiddie Kollege closing.
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, Staff Writer
Sweat drips from her forehead. She strikes her fists on the large keys, her precision evident in the smooth and clear music that sprawls for acres across Valley Forge National Historical Park. The steamy air of a summer night seems to saturate the 100-foot Washington Memorial Chapel steeple that houses the bell tower, where Ulla Laage orchestrates the 58-bell carillon with conviction. "These bells have a special tone to them," said Laage, a visiting carillonneur from Haslev, Demark, who kicked off the chapel's free summer concert series Wednesday night.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|