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June 23, 1991 | By Owen Ullmann, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Boris N. Yeltsin is a big man to begin with, but the beefy 6-foot-4 president of the Russian Republic cut an even larger figure during his visit to Washington last week. Yeltsin, it is true, did not leave town with any of the trade and investment deals he had sought. But he did leave Washington with a lot more stature by convincing the White House and Congress that he is a political heavyweight. In the process, he managed to destroy the image of the political buffoon who toured Washington in 1989.
SPORTS
June 17, 1993 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Fred Carter, the 76ers' coach, likes Chris Webber's soft voice, the big smile, the engaging conversation. "He probably should be in the movies," Carter was saying yesterday. "Here's a big, tough guy, well-spoken, with the smile . . . But when the whistle blows, he becomes a nasty son of a gun. I like that. " Carter likes Webber's hands, too. "He said his hands were bigger than Michael Jordan's," Carter said after Webber met the media at the team's offices in Veterans Stadium.
SPORTS
August 19, 2011 | BY DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
THE LOVE affair began at 8 months old. Larry Greene Sr. bought a tiny baseball glove and slipped it onto the hand of the only child he would ever have. The father made a funny face, and the son raised his pudgy arms in glee. Then, the father threw the son a ball. Like that first catch, the love of the game stuck with Larry Greene Jr., who today will board a flight to Clearwater, Fla., to begin his long climb to the major leagues. The Phillies' top overall selection in the 2011 draft appears as advertised, his soft-spoken demeanor disguised by a handshake that feels like a wild-game trap.
SPORTS
March 23, 2000 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
With only one returning starter, the Lower Merion boys' volleyball team is looking for contributions from its supporting players. Already, the Aces have been pleasantly surprised. Senior Zeb Malik never has played competitive volleyball, but he is already competing for the starting middle-blocker position. The 6-foot-7 Malik played basketball for the Aces this winter and saw quality minutes as a reserve. While Lower Merion coach Russ Loue is excited about the possibility of having Malik in the lineup, he also has been pleased with the play of 6-2 sophomore Matt Glass.
SPORTS
October 17, 1988 | By Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Scott Brooks is one of the little guys trying to transform himself into a big NBA story. "Spud Webb, Michael Adams, Tyrone Bogues, they laid the foundation," Brooks said as the 76ers awaited tonight's preseason game against the Phoenix Suns. "Now I have to hope there's room for me. " Webb, of Atlanta, is maybe 5-7. Adams, of Denver, is maybe 5-11. Bogues, of Charlotte, is definitely 5-3. Brooks is a tough, blond-haired kid from the University of California-Irvine. He is a free agent taking his second shot with the Sixers.
SPORTS
January 20, 1994 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
To watch Brahin Riley play basketball is to fear that soon he'll be wearing plaster of Paris. Only 170 pounds are stretched - nah, let's make that s-t-r- e-t-c-h-e-d - over the 6-7 frame of the senior center at Northeast High. "For a skinny guy, I eat a lot," Riley said. "My parents (Tyrone and Barbara) are always saying that I'm eating them out of house and home. But I do a lot of running around. Plus, I've got a fast metablolism. "My parents were just like me growing up. But my mom got bigger and my dad, he's now a big, strong guy. So I'm not worried.
NEWS
June 21, 2007 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the world of comedy, Frank Caliendo says, impressionists are like catchers in baseball. "If you're a catcher, you have a better chance of getting to the major leagues if you're good, because not many people can do what you do," says the seriously funny stand-up, who plays the Music Box theater at the Borgata Hotel Casino tomorrow and Saturday. "And if you get there and can actually hit, well, then, everybody wants you. " For Caliendo, cracking jokes - in addition to doing hilarious impressions of President Bush and John Madden and the cast of Seinfeld, among many others - is akin to hitting.
SPORTS
December 15, 1998 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Haverford School wrestling coach Bruce Kennett, a longtime West Chester resident, had a pleasant afternoon on Saturday at the West Chester East tournament, watching his son, Matt, win the 145-pound championship for West Chester Henderson while his Fords were putting on a solid third-place show. What really got Kennett in the holiday spirit, though, was the performance of his freshman 119-pounder, Matt Storniolo, who beat two PIAA Class AAA state tournament qualifiers on the way to the championship bout.
LIVING
December 20, 1994 | By Shelly Phillips, FOR THE INQUIRER
They work way beyond dark, drag home, then get up in the morning and do it all over again. Workweek hours that often top 40 throughout the year climb to 50, 60 and 70 in the month between Black Friday and Christmas as small retailers hunker down into that make-it or break-it mode when they ring up 55 percent of their annual profits. These stressed-out businesspeople don't go to Christmas parties or relax on weekends. They don't have time. Only other small retailers truly understand the seasonal necessity of this hectic pace.
SPORTS
January 4, 1995 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Brian Walls got a large head start on the college-selection progress. Last summer, he and his parents (Yvette and Dr. O.R. Walls, a veterinarian) went on fact-finding missions to Northwestern, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Temple and Wake Forest. Walls, of Penn Charter, liked what he saw of Wake Forest's campus and what he heard from school personnel. After he played well enough last season to become a first-team Daily News All-City honoree, the 6-3, 255-pound offensive tackle also liked what he heard from coach Jim Caldwell and assistant Pat Flaherty.
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February 20, 2016 | Jennifer Adams
Q: I get so depressed even thinking about this, but my husband and I have to sell our house. We have two cats, one that is very old and doesn't use the litter box well anymore. We love her so much, but we are concerned about what our house might smell like to potential buyers. We clean everything up as soon as we figure out what happened. Please help! A: I am so sorry to hear this. I absolutely adore my two dogs, and I would also be very depressed. If you haven't already, I suggest starting with a visit to your veterinarian so you can rule out something simple to fix like a bladder infection.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
YOU CAN call them cute utes. Or wee SUVs. Or soft-road crossovers. If you're being really specific (and boring), they're subcompact crossover sport utility vehicles. And - wowee zowee - there will be plenty of them at the Philadelphia Auto Show opening Saturday through Feb. 8 at the convention center. We're talking brand newbies from Honda (HR-V), Mazda (CX-3), Fiat (500X), Jeep (Renegade) and Chevrolet (Trax). Plus 2015 updates from Nissan (Juke), Kia (Soul), the trailblazing (since 2004!
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
If ever there were a character to inspire living theater, it is Francis Lazarro Rizzo. And yet, the former mayor, one of the most dramatic figures in the city's long history, has yet to be immortalized on stage. Books have been written. And in 1998, Hollywood producers promised that a biopic was "150 percent" sure. It never happened. But now Theatre Exile, a small South Philadelphia company, is planning a production worthy of the character that was Frank. "He's almost Shakespearean," says Bruce Graham, the award-winning playwright who will pen the play, which would premiere in 2014 at the earliest.
SPORTS
August 19, 2011 | BY DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
THE LOVE affair began at 8 months old. Larry Greene Sr. bought a tiny baseball glove and slipped it onto the hand of the only child he would ever have. The father made a funny face, and the son raised his pudgy arms in glee. Then, the father threw the son a ball. Like that first catch, the love of the game stuck with Larry Greene Jr., who today will board a flight to Clearwater, Fla., to begin his long climb to the major leagues. The Phillies' top overall selection in the 2011 draft appears as advertised, his soft-spoken demeanor disguised by a handshake that feels like a wild-game trap.
NEWS
July 16, 2011 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Standing in a sunny farm field Friday, Jason Leonard and Zachary Weiserth, both 9, acknowledged that they had never eaten squash, but, having just picked a boxful, they said they'd like to give the emerald veggie a try. They liked something else as well. "I like how we picked the plants to help other people who are in need," Jason said. Yesterday, Jason, Zachary, and 70 other Washington Township schoolchildren did both - harvested and helped. For about a dozen years, Duffield's Farm in Sewell and the Washington Township schools have joined to teach children about where their food comes from and the importance of helping those less fortunate.
SPORTS
March 30, 2011 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUSTIN, Texas - It is here, in the very state that had, and then lost, the very same pitcher the Phillies had, and then lost, and then won back, that I found the answer to a question that has stumped many men who fancy themselves baseball experts: How could Cliff Lee, a guy who hasn't won a World Series, who pitched for the Phillies for just three months before being ditched to the Seattle Mariners - who then bunted him to the Texas Rangers, who...
NEWS
April 2, 2010 | By Dan Weiss FOR THE INQUIRER
Loudness is what links the Big Pink and A Place to Bury Strangers, two buzzworthy bands of different stripes whose common approach centers on extraordinarily amplified constructions. A Place to Bury Strangers is the brainchild of erstwhile venue owner and custom guitar-effect designer Oliver Ackermann, whose show puts a hallucinogenic guitar-vortex spin on his records' goth-industrial Depeche Mode-ish songs. The Big Pink, on the other hand, is much slower-paced, with founders Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell snarling and wafting overheated synthesizer fumes over an unmatchable thud.
SPORTS
September 4, 2009 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In its first year as a full-fledged member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, the Catholic League, thanks to stalwart efforts by West Catholic and Archbishop Wood, gained respect from Philly all the way to Erie. The Burrs, at the Class AA level, and the Vikings, in the AAA tournament, represented the Catholic League and District 12 in the state finals in Hershey. Both fell short of earning first-place trophies, but each, with their impressive runs, gave reason to believe that the Catholic League could be well-represented - also at Class AAAA - for years to come.
SPORTS
September 26, 2008 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lou's two teams It wasn't long ago that Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, whose team has clinched the best record in the National League, was guiding a Tampa Bay squad that was headed nowhere. A native of the Tampa area, Piniella managed the Devil Rays from 2003 to '05, when Tampa Bay dropped between 91 and 99 games per year. This year, the Rays are going to the playoffs for the first time under manager Joe Maddon. "When I managed there, we had a $22 million payroll," Piniella, 65, told reporters before his team met the New York Mets on Wednesday.
SPORTS
May 3, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Jake Long managed to make a big impression on a couple of his rookie teammates in his first practice with the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins opened their 3-day rookie minicamp yesterday with 39 players, including Long, the first overall pick in the draft. On a simple running play toward the end of practice, the 6-7, 315-pound tackle locked up defensive tackle Lionel Dotson, the Dolphins' seventh-round pick, and drove him to the ground. Earlier, he showed off his mobility to fourth-round pick Shawn Murphy, a guard.
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