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April 11, 1987 | By Don Clippinger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clemanna's Rose, who defeated 7-10 favorite Squan Song in Garden State Park's Haddonfield Handicap last month, returns to the Cherry Hill track today to run in the $50,000 Betsy Ross Handicap. The Grade III race at 1 1/16 miles attracted a field of 11 fillies and mares. Clemanna's Rose, who is owned by Winbound Farm and trained at Aqueduct Racetrack by Dominick Gallusico, drew the outside starting gate. The 6-year-old mare, who again will be ridden by Eliezer Ortiz Jr., will share the Betsy Ross' 117-pound highweight with Maryland-based Catatonic.
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October 7, 2012 | By Samantha Byles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Local historians can jump into the longstanding controversy of whether Betsy Ross stitched the first American flag at a new mini-exhibit at the legend's house. Defenders of Betsy Ross, whose story as the mother of the American flag first splashed into popular consciousness in the 1870s, have been warding off questions about her place in American history for more than a century. Ross's place in history as the mother of the flag grew out of a meeting that she had in late May 1776 with Gen. George Washington and fellow flag committee members Robert Morris and George Ross, her late husband's uncle.
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April 25, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Three of harness racing's best female pacers will meet in Sunday's $250,000 Betsy Ross Stakes at Harrah's Chester racetrack. Southwind Tempo, My Little Dragon and Darlin's Delight are all millionaires, and each has won a Dan Patch Award. Southwind Tempo was the 2007 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, an honor earned by Darlin's Delight the previous season. My Little Dragon was the 2-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year in 2005. John Campbell, harness racing's top driver in career purse earnings with more than $252 million, will drive Southwind Tempo.
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January 20, 1999 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Grayce Benedict Heylin of Skippack Township, a former music teacher and social worker, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. She had resided in Rydal for 51 years until moving to Skippack several months ago. A descendant of Betsy Ross and Revolutionary War participant David Benedict, she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, and the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. Mrs. Heylin was born in Detroit and attended school there, then earned a bachelor's degree in music in 1928 and a master's in library science from Syracuse (N.Y.
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May 26, 2012 | By the Inquirer Staff
Put On A Show brings a four-race win streak to Sunday afternoon's $100,000 Betsy Ross Invitational for pacing mares at Harrah's Philadelphia. In her only previous appearance at the track, Put On A Show won the 2010 Valley Forge in a stakes-record 1:50.1. She was named the sport's best 3-year-old pacing filly that season. Put On A Show, the 5-2 morning line favorite in the Betsy Ross, has won 23 of 32 career races and earned $2 million. She is owned by Richard and Joanne Young and Craig Henderson.
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May 25, 2012 | INQUIRER REPORT
Put On A Show brings a four-race win streak to Sunday afternoon's $100,000 Betsy Ross Invitational for pacing mares at Harrah's Philadelphia. In her only previous appearance at the track, Put On A Show won the 2010 Valley Forge in a stakes-record 1:50.1. She was named the sport's best 3-year-old pacing filly that season. "She's doing well," trainer Chris Ryder said about Put On A Show, who has won four of seven races this year after missing all of 2011 because of knee surgery.
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May 28, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Royal Cee Cee N and driver Ron Pierce went from last to first to win Sunday's $100,000 Betsy Ross Invitational for pacing mares by a half-length over favorite Put On A Show in 1 minute, 49.3 seconds at Harrah's Philadelphia. Anndrovette, who won the 2011 Betsy Ross, was third. Royal Cee Cee N, a 6-year-old mare owned by trainer Mark Harder, was sent off at 8-1 odds and paid $19.80, $7.00, and $4.20. Royal Cee Cee N was at the back of the seven-horse field through the early going.
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April 12, 1987 | By Don Clippinger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Catatonic, launching an explosive charge in Garden State Park's stretch, easily ran down front-running Clemanna's Rose yesterday to win the $54,650 Betsy Ross Handicap by three lengths. Catatonic, ridden confidently by Donald Miller Jr., was more than 15 lengths off the pace entering the first turn of the 1 1/16-mile Betsy Ross and still was more than six lengths behind Clemanna's Rose at the top of the stretch. "I wasn't sure I was going to be able to catch the leader," Miller said.
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April 12, 1986 | By Don Clippinger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nicholas Zito began training on his own in 1973, after serving as the assistant to both John Campo and Leroy Jolley. For a few years, the going was tough. The New York-based trainer notched his first stakes victory in the 1977 Grey Flight Handicap with a 4-year-old filly named Sylvan's Girl. Her jockey that day was Steve Cauthen, the kid who would ride Affirmed to the Triple Crown in 1978. Zito, 38, has had other stakes winners since Sylvan's Girl, including Morning Bob, who won Aqueduct's Excelsior Handicap last year before his retirement.
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May 27, 2011 | INQUIRER REPORT
Higher And Higher, the winner of last week's second round of the Betsy Ross series for pacing mares at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack, is the 5-2 morning line favorite for Sunday's $150,000 final. The 4-year-old mare is co-owned, trained and driven by Daryl Bier. She has won 12 of 30 lifetime starts and $519,863. Laughandbehappy, who won the Cape & Cutter series in February at the Meadowlands, is the 7-2 second choice for driver David Miller and trainer Ross Croghan. Multiple-stakes-winner Anndrovette, who won the Betsy Ross opening round, is 9-2 from post No. 1. She will be driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Mark Kesmodel.
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September 2, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
Of all the Philadelphia stories to imagine, this is one few would see coming: a balmy summer night atop a double-decker bus ambling down South Broad Street with a pair of hipsters leading a sing-a-long to "Tomorrow" from the Broadway show Annie , quietly sung with thought and soul. Then the situation got serious on Sunday in the Double Decker Music Series tour, a two-hour excursion that features two music groups in each of its two hours playing atop a bus that snakes all over Center City, South Philadelphia, and Fairmount.
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April 11, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Amid bird whistles and early spring sun, Paulette Rhone heaves open the immense black iron gate of Mount Moriah Cemetery to visit her husband, who died in 1993 and is buried here. "Hello, darlin', how are ya?" she says across the foggy green hills, with their yew and magnolia trees. Rhone always knew she'd be tending her husband's grave. "He died from a heart attack. And a hard head," she adds with a wistful smile. But she never dreamed that, decades later, she'd spend her retirement mowing, trimming, and tending literally thousands of graves at Mount Moriah, arguably the largest abandoned cemetery in the state of Pennsylvania.
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March 3, 2016 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
While the Founding Fathers toiled in Independence Hall and young patriots fought the British, most Colonial women took charge on the domestic front - and running a household in the 18th century was no easy thing. Clothes and bedding needed to be hand-sewn. With no refrigeration, foods had to be butchered, pickled, preserved. Laundry took three days and required hauling water, scrubbing with lye, and hours of ironing. These domestic jobs, often overlooked, are now being highlighted at the Betsy Ross House through a new, permanent exhibit, "Women at Work in Revolutionary America.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
Carey-ing on . . . A king of improv comedy, funnyman  Drew Carey  surprised several people yesterday when he showed up unannounced at some public places around town. Carey made his first appearance Tuesday night at Cuba Libre (10 S. 2nd St.) in Old City with a lady friend, where he ate the adobo-rubbed 12 oz. Black Angus sirloin steak and a side of grilled broccoli. He opted for bottled water. I'm told Carey drinks only water - no carbs - as part of his diet. My sources say he finished everything on his plate and left the server a 200 percent tip. Then, yesterday, among other stops, it was off to the Betsy Ross House (239 Arch St.)
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March 21, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Speeding and inattentive driving caused a flaming truck accident near the Betsy Ross Bridge last month that caused about $1 million in damage and closed a busy highway ramp for several days, police said. The driver of the fuel tanker truck, Brian Ervin, 48, of Bear, Del., was cited for careless driving and illegal possession of multiple driver's licenses. The truck was owned by TK Transport Inc. of Pennsauken. The accident report by Delaware River Port Authority police concluded that Ervin was driving faster than 40 m.p.h.
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July 7, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Ben Franklin is the best. He is a man of firsts for the state and the nation, and he's ours, despite his birth in Boston. Franklin is, by far, the most fun Founding Father, the revolutionary figure with whom you would most want to share that proverbial tankard of ale. We are all about the Benjamin. Franklin is the greatest Pennsylvanian, according to a recent Harper poll of the commonwealth, where 57 percent deemed him tops. Most likely, Franklin will always be our greatest citizen.
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July 4, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
It might have been any social function: a buffet table, a bar, and the buzz of conversation about theater, about books, about kids. But this was no typical affair - although it's been going on for generations. The Annual Fellowship Dinner for Two Congregations, as it is simply named, has for almost 70 years brought together members of Philadelphia's Christ Church and Congregation Mikveh Israel, two institutions steeped in American colonial history, and intertwined with each other for just as long.
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September 13, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
CHARLES BARKLEY is telling it like it is. Again. Sir Charles played three seasons at Auburn before going onto a stellar NBA career. So it would stand to reason that he hates Alabama. Why then is he is considering rooting for the Tide against Texas A&M tomorrow? Two words: Johnny Manziel "Johnny Manziel, he's doing something I never thought was possible," Barkley said on the Waddle and Silvy show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago recently. "He's going to make me root for Alabama this weekend.
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August 9, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THAT ANTHONY WEINER sure knows how to pick 'em. Of all the women in all the gin joints in all the world, he had to sext Sydney Leathers . Wasn't the name enough of a tip-off that this wouldn't end well? Leathers, who chose to parlay her few seconds of infamy into a self-pleasuring Vivid porn video, has now angered members of the military, reports TMZ.com, by using the American flag in her adults-only performance. Not the pole. Just the flag. Leathers' strumming atop the stars and stripes annoyed Vivid boss Steve Hirsch so much that he's editing it out of the DVD. The serviceman who called Hirsch to complain was not upset with Sydney's self-service, but with the use of Old Glory as a backdrop, and told Hirsch he would have the DVD banned from his base, which consumes more porn than . . . Anthony Weiner.
NEWS
July 10, 2013
After gallantry, a desire for peace My great-great-grandfather Samuel G. Boone was a lieutenant in the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Regiment, was captured at Gettysburg, and later escaped from a prison in Columbia, S.C. Thirty years after the battle, he wrote, "Weary and tired of the clash of arms, I longed for retirement to the peaceful pursuits of life and the bosom of friends, hoping nevermore to be called upon to take up arms in defense of our...
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