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February 15, 2008
NIGEL Mitchell's letter about police officer Kimberlie Webb's desire to wear a head scarf was truly amazing. I am touched by the fact he can quote the Constitution about "no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. " Yet he apparently doesn't know how to follow the laws of the country "thereof" because he's currently incarcerated. (Seems he also doesn't understand "dress code. ") William T. Lee, Harleysville
NEWS
June 12, 2007
IJUST FINISHED reading the newspaper about three more people killed. I hate to see my people killing each other over foolishness, getting locked up and coming to places like I'm in. When will these young dudes get it into their heads that all they are doing is killing a whole generation? They think it's cool to shoot and kill somebody so they can earn their stripes. Stripes for what? For spending the rest of your life in prison? Once they say "life," that's exactly what they mean.
SPORTS
February 10, 2012
The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will begin 2013 by renewing their rivalry at one of North America's most iconic stadiums. The two Original Six foes will play in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, part of an outdoor showcase that will also include minor-league and college hockey games at Detroit's Comerica Park. The football venue known as the Big House hosted a college game in 2010 between Michigan and Michigan State that set a Guinness World Record for most fans at a hockey game: 104,173.
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April 23, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HARRISBURG - Tuesday's primary will be like no other election Rep. Bill DeWeese has experienced in his lengthy career in the state House. Even as voters in his southwestern Pennsylvania district punch the button next to his name, the former longtime House Democratic leader will be 180 miles away in Harrisburg, where he is scheduled to be sentenced for his conviction on five felony counts in a corruption case. Because that will trigger a constitutional ban on felons serving as lawmakers, DeWeese has said he will resign - before sentencing - from the 50th District seat he has held for 35 years.
SPORTS
January 19, 2012
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said the school and the NHL were discussing bringing the Winter Classic to Michigan Stadium. Brandon said conversations about the annual outdoors showcase game were continuing Wednesday amid reports that the Detroit Red Wings would play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1, 2013, at the Big House, which holds 110,000 for football games. The NHL said it had nothing to announce about the 2013 game. The crowd for a Michigan Stadium game would likely be the biggest: Michigan and Michigan State attracted a Guinness World Record 104,173 people for a hockey game on Dec. 11, 2010.
NEWS
July 28, 2003
I'VE BEEN following the discussion about the death penalty for the four kids in the Jason Sweeney murder. The system would be doing them a favor by executing them. I have been in and out of state prisons for 20 years, more in than out. I struggle with addiction and, by the grace of God, I haven't killed anyone yet. But if I did, I would never, ever consider doing life in a Pennsylvania state prison. I would either take another life, or my own. Life in prison sucks. Pennsylvania prisons don't even give a guy getting out hope, they will keep you down at every chance.
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December 31, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JULY 25 was for years a big day on the block of Arch Street above 50th in West Philadelphia. It was Mary Sutton-Oglesby's birthday, and the neighborhood was invited to share in the celebration. "She would block off the street and would spend weeks preparing her signature Southern dishes for the party that would last all night long," her family said in a tribute. Mary had a slogan: "If the food ran out, then it was not enough. " But it always was enough. In fact, leftovers were in the refrigerator afterward despite the fact that a couple hundred people would be fed through several shifts.
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December 31, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
THE FOLKS IN Ann Arbor are all giddy over the hiring of football coach Jim Harbaugh. After years of mediocrity, which is not tolerated in the Big House, and losing 10 of its last 11 games to hated rival Ohio State and six of seven to in-state rival Michigan State, Michigan is agog with the signing of alum Harbaugh. So caught up in the Harbaugh hoopla, the Detroit Free Press on Monday ran a photo of Jim's brother John, the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, by mistake - on its front page no less.
SPORTS
October 14, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As he discussed his team's performance after Saturday night's 18-13 loss to Michigan, Penn State coach James Franklin prompted some head scratching when he said, "The bye week is coming at a good time. " Even though the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) just had been through a bye week, few - if any - signs of improvement were evident in front of more than 113,000 fans at the Big House. Franklin pointed out the same problems, just as he had previously in this deteriorating 2014 season.
SPORTS
October 12, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sold-out Beaver Stadium was a sea of white and an ocean of noise for more than four hours until Bill Belton's touchdown run in quadruple overtime gave Penn State a 43-40 win over Michigan last October and touched off a roar that would have drowned out a jet engine. Last year's game might have been a seminal moment in the career of Christian Hackenberg, who led the Nittany Lions 80 yards in the final 50 seconds of regulation to the tying touchdown. It also reminded fans how much they would miss wide receiver Allen Robinson after he was gone which, as it turned out, was shortly after the season ended.
SPORTS
October 11, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Through the first five games of the season, the Penn State offensive line, with four new starters and a great deal of inexperience, probably has been the most maligned unit of the team. Offensive line coach Herb Hand said that while the line has improved, it's not playing up to the expectations coaches and players had for it at the beginning of the season. And any lingering excuses to explain the line's substandard play have passed their expiration date. "At this point of the season, there are no more rookies," Hand said Thursday before a key Big Ten game Saturday night at Michigan.
SPORTS
October 10, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - On Penn State's defensive line, C.J. Olaniyan and Anthony Zettel line up next to each other. But this week, the two have squared off head-to-head. No, neither switched to offensive line. Rather, Olaniyan and Zettel, two of only three Michigan natives on the Penn State roster, have duked it out to see who can gather the most tickets from teammates for Saturday's matchup with the Wolverines at the Big House. Olaniyan's hometown of Warren is about 50 miles from Ann Arbor, and Zettel's West Branch is about 150 miles away - both reasonable drives for family and friends.
SPORTS
October 9, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Whether it was in Chicago for this summer's Big Ten media days or in his basement watching college football this past Saturday, James Franklin has been impressed with Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner. And it's really no wonder why. Standing at 6-4, 216 pounds, the rangy redshirt senior presents an issue the Nittany Lions have not seen this season: a legitimate rushing threat from under center. Gardner's ability to run isn't foreign to Penn State. In last year's chaotic, four-overtime, 43-40 win over the Wolverines, the Lions allowed the quarterback to run rampant.
SPORTS
September 25, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - It wasn't a victory over an elite opponent, but it did put Penn State in special company. The Nittany Lions thrashed Massachusetts, 48-7, at home on Saturday, moving them to 4-0 for the first time since the 2008 season. Penn State is the lone unbeaten squad in the Big Ten East and just one of two undefeated teams in the conference overall, joining Nebraska. On a national scale, the Lions are among 24 sides without a blemish. With 128 teams in the FBS, more than 80 percent of college football can't say the same.
SPORTS
September 5, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
SINCE 1978, Michigan and Notre Dame have played 30 times. Or every year except for six. The last season they didn't meet was 2001. That will change after the Wolverines visit South Bend on Saturday. It's the last scheduled matchup for the foreseeable future. In 2007 the schools, which are separated by 175 miles, agreed to play annually through 2031. Then 2 years ago, ND chose to end the series because it had agreed to start playing fives games each season against teams from the ACC, which it was joining for most other sports while remaining a football independent.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A SWINDLER who sold houses he didn't own has a new home himself: the state correctional system. Eric Tubbs, 54, was sentenced Wednesday to nearly six years in prison for the fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced yesterday. Tubbs, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty in federal court April 22 to seven counts of wire, mail and bank fraud, identity theft and money laundering, U.S. Attorney spokeswoman Patti Hartman said. For years, Tubbs operated a fairly detailed scheme: He would find vacant properties throughout the city, write up fake deeds for them and then transfer ownership of the empty houses to his cohorts, Hartman said.
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