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January 16, 2009 | By JAMES A. JOHNSON For the Daily News
Few rappers have had the impact on hip-hop that Christopher Wallace did. Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls and The Notorious B.I.G., was truly larger than life. The George Tilman Jr.-directed "Notorious" examines the influential artist's brief life, from his days a small-time drug dealer through his rise to fame and sudden, tragic death. Throughout the film, as in Biggie's life, there is always one constant: the music. Despite Biggie's place at the top of almost every fan and critic's list of the greatest rappers of all time, his discography is relatively small.
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February 28, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - After he checked in at 6-4, 346, but before he blasted through 44 bench-press reps of 225 pounds and ran a 4.98-second 40, Dontari Poe told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine he wasn't going to wait for a pro day to showcase his skills, he figured he could handle the combine stuff just fine. "I'm doing everything," Poe said, providing a refreshing break from passers who didn't want to pass and runners who didn't want to run, except in familiar environments. "It's just competition.
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November 5, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Wilt Chamberlain changed Jerry Colangelo's life. "Coming out of high school in Chicago, I had 66 offers to play college basketball," said Colangelo, the Phoenix Suns' owner. "I chose Kansas because of Wilt. I saw a chance to win a national championship. " Colangelo was a freshman when Chamberlain was a junior. Because freshmen were not varsity-eligible then, they never played together. But their lockers were next to one another. "When he said he was leaving to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, I was gone," recalled Colangelo, who transferred to Illinois.
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December 30, 2010 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Upon transferring to Charles Audenried High, Juawann Mason had visions of running the floor and burying jump shots. Then he began taking classes and walking the hallways and meeting more kids, and he almost began to wonder: Does this place have a height limit? If anyone ever decides to remake "The Wizard of Oz," Audenried could be fertile ground for new Munchkins. OK, so we exaggerate. A little. Fittingly. Mason, formerly of Horace Furness, is a 5-11, 155-pound junior. His position isn't wing guard, or small forward, or even power forward.
NEWS
October 8, 2006 | By Steve Goldstein INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Whichever party controls the U.S. House of Representatives after Nov. 7, the calculus of Pennsylvania's congressional power will change. If Republicans retain their majority and Rep. Curt Weldon defeats Democrat Joe Sestak, Weldon will be in line to become chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee. Weldon has been a reliable conduit for defense spending in his Delaware County district, home to a division of the Boeing Co. If the Democrats make a net gain of 15 seats to win a majority, the impact on Pennsylvania could be far greater.
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August 17, 2012 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Haverford School's Matt Galambos, a rugged senior linebacker, committed to Pittsburgh on Thursday. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder, who doubles as a tight end, also had scholarship offers from Rutgers, Syracuse, and Temple. Harvard and Yale were in the mix, too. "I think he's been a bit underrated," Haverford School coach Mike Murphy said. "I really see him as a kid who's going to make a big impact at the college level. His best football is still ahead of him. " Last season, while helping the Fords to a 6-4 record, Galambos earned Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors as a tight end. In the Inter-Ac League, he was a first-team pick on both sides of the ball.
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January 20, 1994 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Imagine the Phillies chipping in a couple of million bucks to help the Montreal Expos pay their bills. You can't get much more selfless than that, all right. But that's what could happen down the road if baseball's new revenue-sharing system ever comes to pass. Phillies president Bill Giles confirmed yesterday that if revenue-sharing were in effect this season - which it isn't - the Phillies, based on the financial success of the '93 season, would be included in a group of what is believed to be about 10 high-income teams that would have to contribute to the pool of money to help small-market clubs such as the Expos.
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June 19, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The Chicago Blackhawks have called a news conference for noon today, perhaps to allow coach Darryl Sutter a chance to say goodbye. Sutter, who led the Blackhawks to the Western Conference finals in his third season with the team, has been mulling whether to continue in the high- pressure job or devote more time to his family. Blackhawks owner William Wirtz said last night the team offered Sutter a contract extension before the playoffs, but would not discuss Sutter's plans.
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October 28, 2006 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gerald Colds, a 5-foot-11 senior guard at St. Raymond High School for Boys in New York City, has orally committed to play basketball at Drexel next year. Colds, who averaged 17 points a game as a junior, chose the Dragons over Fresno State, Northeastern and St. Bonaventure. Under NCAA rules, Drexel coach Bruiser Flint cannot comment on a recruit until the player officially signs a letter of intent next month. But Colds, an honor student, could step into the lineup immediately.
SPORTS
December 19, 2011
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team Record Preseason ranking in parentheses. 1. Bishop Eustace (1) 2-0 Senior Dexter Harris has been a force off the bench in the Crusaders' first two games. 2. Paul VI (2) 1-0 Sophomore forwards Jay Howard (16) and Matt Risse (10) combined for 26 in season-opening win against Triton. 3. Eastern (3) 1-0 Senior Melvin Ford made a big impact as a reserve in Friday's victory over Camden. 4. Willingboro (4)
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May 7, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
Long-awaited federal rules announced Thursday that will ban e-cigarette sales to minors and require safety reviews for vaping products were greeted with outrage from the industry and applause from many, but not all, health advocates. The controversial regulations could have a particular impact in Pennsylvania, the only state besides Michigan with no age limit for e-cigarette sales. The Keystone State "should be dramatically affected for the better by the new federal law," said Cliff Douglas, vice president for tobacco control with the American Cancer Society.
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October 16, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis enrolled in Temple, he came with the simplest of mind-sets. Coming out of Hunterdon Central High in New Jersey, he never envisioned the current state of the program, where the Owls are 5-0 heading into Saturday's 7:30 p.m. American Athletic Conference game at Lincoln Financial Field against Central Florida (0-6). "I didn't have a plan when I came here," he said. "I figured I was coming to Temple to play ball. " And play ball is what he has done.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The loss of 8,000 jobs in Atlantic City's casino industry in the last 12 months has sent shock waves through the region's economy, but an even more precipitous collapse is underway in the city's property-tax base. Eight or nine years ago, casinos owned 85 percent of Atlantic City's real estate, based on assessed values, Mayor Don Guardian said last week. Now, they account for about 55 percent of the assessed values and are expected to keep falling, he said. A proposal by New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester)
NEWS
October 25, 2014
ISSUE | LOCAL GUN REGS State firearms laws take precedence Opponents of the gun-ban measure need to understand that it is already illegal for localities to pass gun regulations under the state's preemption rules ("Gun-law bill may have big impact," Oct. 22). Those haven't stopped Pennsylvania municipalities from doing just that, and they have been openly flouting the law for quite some time, with little consequence. And it's not just about lost and stolen gun reporting requirements.
SPORTS
October 19, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two games into the season, the coach at the Police Athletic League in Wissinoming told Megan Mitchell, Will Fuller's mother, that her son seemed better fit for football than hockey. The 5-year-old Fuller had made himself the enforcer of the center's foot-hockey league. He was a little too aggressive, his coach said. Fuller's hockey career was finished. "I was hitting people in the face in sports that I'm not supposed to," said Fuller, now a wide receiver and key player at No. 5-ranked Notre Dame.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three weeks after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out key sections of the state's oil and gas law, legal experts remain at odds over how much of a wreckage the court made of Gov. Corbett's signature legislation. Lawyers acting on behalf of two state agencies asked the court on Jan. 2 to reconsider its decision, which the governor's general counsel called a "stunning departure" from past practices because the court had made "sweeping factual findings" that had not even been argued in the lower courts.
NEWS
July 22, 2013 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The jury is still out on whether consumers pay attention to calorie counts posted on fast-food menus, but some early evidence suggests that the restaurants do - or at least want patrons to think that they do. With nutrition labels on chain menus set to go nationwide by the end of the year, the effectiveness of an approach that aims to reduce obesity simply by increasing awareness is of keen interest to scientists. The results of a new pilot study, among the first to examine how fast-food chains have responded nationally, are intriguing but mixed.
SPORTS
October 21, 2012 | By ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
THIS IS a big week for Felix Jones, no matter what he says. The Cowboys running back has become a Matt Stairs-like pinch-hitter, but is getting a chance to be the primary back Sunday at Carolina while DeMarco Murray hangs back on the Cowboys ranch. "We feel really good about Felix Jones," coach Jason Garrett said. "[He's] been a really good football player for us for the last 4 years. " When Murray went out with a sprained left foot against the Ravens, Jones came off the bench and ran for 92 yards, including a 22-yard score.
SPORTS
August 17, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle High's Amar Stukes, a senior point guard, has committed to play basketball for La Salle University. "I just thought I had a great relationship with Coach G [La Salle coach John Giannini], La Salle is close to home, and it's part of the Big Five," the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder said. Last season for the Explorers, Stukes averaged nearly 14 points and was a first-team all-Catholic League selection. The 17-year-old also gave serious consideration to Drexel, Fairfield, and Binghamton.
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August 17, 2012 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Haverford School's Matt Galambos, a rugged senior linebacker, committed to Pittsburgh on Thursday. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder, who doubles as a tight end, also had scholarship offers from Rutgers, Syracuse, and Temple. Harvard and Yale were in the mix, too. "I think he's been a bit underrated," Haverford School coach Mike Murphy said. "I really see him as a kid who's going to make a big impact at the college level. His best football is still ahead of him. " Last season, while helping the Fords to a 6-4 record, Galambos earned Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors as a tight end. In the Inter-Ac League, he was a first-team pick on both sides of the ball.
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