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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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January 11, 2014
Fighting old battles I was deeply saddened to learn that Fallujah and Ramadi, the site of bloody battles during the U.S.-led war with Iraq, fell back into the hands of terrorists backed by al-Qaeda ("Iraqi president urges residents to retake city," Jan. 7). Of the thousands of American troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq, more than a third died in that region. My son, Marine Sgt. Nick Santoro, fought in both battles and was wounded. I am in awe of all the men and women who fought for us, and who struggle daily with wounds seen and unseen.
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September 20, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - By the end of the year, 19 judges statewide could be forced to retire, including the chief justice of Pennsylvania's Supreme Court. By the end of next year, 28 more would be expected to join their ranks. Voters could change that in November, with a ballot question asking them to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges. But the pitched battle over its wording - which resulted in another high-profile Supreme Court ruling Friday and a promise for another challenge - has become testament to how high the stakes are for the bench.
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September 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Pat Toomey's firm fiscal principles made him a darling of the right in his 2010 U.S. Senate victory and quickly raised his profile in Washington. But as he seeks a second term this fall, his economic views have also opened him to attack. Democratic challenger Katie McGinty spent last week blasting Toomey for his opposition to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency that fined Wells Fargo $100 million for a scam affecting some two million consumer accounts.
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September 19, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - It almost got to the point Saturday at Beaver Stadium where Penn State needed to check with the hundreds of lettermen who returned to campus this weekend and ask if any of them had eligibility remaining. Five starters were out for the game against Temple before the opening kickoff. As the overcast afternoon continued, four more joined them on the sidelines, including running back Saquon Barkley, who limped off the field after carrying for 8 yards on the game's first play.
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September 17, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
George Vyzaniaris knows the outside perception of the Cherry Hill West football team. "People have the view that we're a team that always has potential but never puts it together," said Vyzaniaris, a senior two-way lineman for the Lions. Cherry Hill West has hovered around the .500 mark for much of the last decade - 4-6 in 2015, 4-5 in 2014, 5-5 in 2013, 4-6 in 2012, 5-5 in 2009. Vyzaniaris and his teammates, especially the 10 or so seniors who have been together since youth football, believe this is the season for the Lions' big breakthrough.
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September 10, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Even though the World Cup of Hockey doesn't start until next week, the Czech Republic team has been hit hard by injuries. That means players like the Flyers' Jake Voracek and Michal Neuvirth need to have strong showings if the Czechs are going to be a factor in the eight-team field. Key forwards David Krejci of Boston and Tomas Hertl of San Jose, along with rugged Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas, will miss the tourney because of various injuries. They have been replaced by non-NHL players - two who play in Russia's KHL (forward Michal Birner and defenseman Tomas Kundratek)
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September 8, 2016 | By Jeff Gammage, STAFF WRITER
CARLISLE, Pa. - Mary Kininnook died three days after her 14th birthday, weak and struggling to breathe, in a hospital bed at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. But precisely where her body lies, no one knows. Twice family members traveled here from Alaska, searching the school cemetery and checking the name on every headstone, only to learn she was likely buried in one of the graves marked "unknown. " "I had to call my mom - 'Mom, we can't find her. Nobody knows where she is,' " said Eleanor Hadden, an Alaska anthropologist and Kininnook's great niece.
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August 29, 2016
Natalie Pompilio is a Philadelphia writer Stefanie Glick was binge-watching James Bond films when she had a realization: The British super spy was "depressed as hell," working constantly and taking unnecessary risks, shunning deep long-term relationships, and smoking and drinking to excess. Then the freelance writer who has struggled with her own depressive episodes had another thought: She could use Bond and his unseen malady to talk and write about a difficult subject. She could address the stigma associated with depression while showing that those who struggle with their moods and still lead successful lives are as heroic as Bond.
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August 21, 2016 | By Chris Palmer and Emily Babay, STAFF WRITERS
An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder for his role in a Germantown Avenue shootout that killed Alsharay Ford, 25, who was driving his 3-year-old daughter home from day care when he was struck by stray gunfire that police said could have killed the child. Jameil Byrd of Germantown was arrested Thursday and remained in custody after he was denied bail, according to court records. Investigators were looking for 19-year-old Saykou Monte of the unit block of East Collom Street, who has been identified as a second suspect in the killing, police said.
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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.
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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.
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