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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.
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.
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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.
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
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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June 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies weren't able to take advantage of Washington righthander Max Scherzer on an "off night. " At least judging by his recent performances, Scherzer was downright hittable Friday night. Beatable is another story. Scherzer pitched eight innings and allowed two runs on five hits in a 5-2 win over the Phillies to kick off the Pete Mackanin interim managerial era at Citizens Bank Park. Mackanin replaced Ryne Sandberg, who surprisingly resigned on Friday. Scherzer's two previous outings were an awful lot to live up to, and he entered Friday's game bringing the name of Johnny Vander Meer back into the public consciousness.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
As recent weeks have shown, Gov. Wolf has a wealth of arguments on his hands in the politically divided state capital. He might even have the facts on his side in a few of them. Not so his wrongheaded effort to break the agency that enforces the public's right to government records. If Wolf has any interest in picking his battles, he should begin by dropping this one. A Commonwealth Court panel gave the Democratic governor another opportunity to do so Wednesday, ruling that he exceeded his authority when he fired the executive director of the state Office of Open Records, Erik Arneson, shortly after his inauguration in January.
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June 12, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ANYWHERE IN the world where injustice reared its ugly head, it wouldn't have been surprising to find Sheri Rosenberg there, fighting it. Sheri roamed the world lecturing on human-rights law and spoke tirelessly about the evils of genocide and the plight of all victims of intolerance. Much of her motivation stemmed from the fact that her late father, Marcus Rosenberg, survived the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz as a child, and her mother, Ann Pappenheim, escaped Vienna in 1939, a year after the Nazis took over.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greg Crawford's right wrist is covered with a half-dozen multicolored plastic bracelets. "Race for Adam," reads one, for a teen in Bethlehem, Pa. "Dillon's Army," reads another, in honor of a Maryland boy. "Fight for Jessica," reads a third, for a girl in Los Angeles. "I told them I'd never take them off until we have a cure," Crawford, 50, said. The children's families gave Crawford the bracelets in 2011, the second year he biked across the country to raise money for Niemann-Pick Type C Disease, a nervous system disorder that typically strikes children.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
A dwindling group of elderly Philadelphia veterans wants to build a Battle of the Bulge memorial in Washington Square, a site within the city's Historic Mile they believe is a fitting place to remember the key World War II confrontation. In the process, they are fighting a new battle - against bureaucracy and time. They need money, political will, and permission from local and federal government agencies. "We're the only major city in the country that doesn't have a monument to the Battle of the Bulge," said Norbert McGettigan, 89, who grew up in Overbrook and lives in Woodside Park.
NEWS
May 23, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Algerian-born terror suspect accused of recruiting Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose of Montgomery County into a 2009 plot to assassinate a Swedish artist won a two-year legal battle Thursday in Ireland to avoid extradition to the United States. A federal grand jury in Philadelphia charged Ali Charaf Damache in 2011 with one count each of terrorism conspiracy and attempted identity theft. The indictment is part of a case that has already sent LaRose and two others to prison. In the Dublin High Court decision Thursday, Justice Aileen Donnelly cited concerns over prison conditions in the United States and found that Irish state prosecutors had ignored their responsibility to attempt to try Damache first on terror charges in Ireland, where he holds citizenship.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
Darlene wasn't looking for a husband. But she was a caregiver, by profession and by nature, and one of her home health-aide clients was McKinley's grandmother. "It was an automatic spark," he says. "I didn't even know her. But I left my parents' house, got a sandwich and came right back. Then, every time she came there to care for my grandmother, I made sure I was there. " For Darlene, the spark was slower to catch. Divorced just two years, with three children under 11, she felt wary.
NEWS
May 7, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was something old for Ernie Alvino. It was something new for Luke McLoughlin. Alvino, a senior goalie and Air Force Academy recruit, played another strong game in powering St. Augustine Prep to a 10-4 victory over Moorestown on Tuesday in a battle of South Jersey's top-ranked boys' lacrosse teams. The twist for the Hermits on a warm afternoon on their turf field was the offensive production of McLoughlin, a junior who has spent most of the season as a defensive midfielder.
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan - At Kurdish forward command headquarters, not far from the Syrian border, President Massoud Barzani is planning the next stage of the battle against ISIS. The headquarters, a collection of white trailers, is nestled in an isolated stretch of green and brown land in the northwest corner of Iraq, where Syria, Turkey, and Iraq meet. On the flight up from Erbil, the helicopter pilot points out hills where there are still skirmishes with Islamic State fighters, but the mood here is very different from eight months ago. In August, the jihadis were moving toward Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, after seizing Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, only 50 miles away.
NEWS
April 18, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Lawyers for Gov. Christie's administration argued Thursday that a state court lacks the authority to order the governor to propose a larger contribution to the public worker pension system. The filing with Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson is in response to a lawsuit by public sector unions, which want the state to comply with a 2011 law that established a schedule of escalating contributions. Christie has proposed a $1.3 billion payment for the fiscal year beginning July 1. To comply with the 2011 law, the payment would have to be more than $3 billion.
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