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May 25, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MYRNA LUDWIG
Remember when the circus came to town? It was only days ago. The Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus, with lion tamers and tall clowns, appeared at Crestmont Park in Willow Grove Wednesday through Friday.
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June 11, 1998 | DAVID MAIALETTI/ DAILY NEWS
Class No. 323 graduated from the Police Academy at the Mann Music Center yesterday morning. Among the 95 graduates was Officer Gary Capuano (above), who looks towards crowd gathered for the ceremony. Another new grad, Officer Joseph P. Murphy (left), poses with sons Joey, 7, and Joshua, 4.
NEWS
July 8, 1988 | By RICK SELVIN, Daily News Staff Writer
Camden's exciting new Showplace at 1300 Admiral Wilson Blvd. has been bringing big names to the area for a couple of months already. Now it's expanding on its "big" policy, with some giant men and women in another field - wrestling. Talk about huge: How about 7-foot-7 Silo Sam? And D.C. "Mad Dog" Drake, a brute of a guy who's also the Camden-based National Wrestling Federation champ. The big event this week - possibly the kickoff to a monthly series of battles at the new venue - is a Tuesday night mega-card that will be taped for international TV release (NWF matches already are televised in Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Chicago, L.A. and the Baltimore-Washington area)
SPORTS
November 28, 1997 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
When the players arrive in the visiting hockey locker room, probably as big as some gyms they have played in, coach George White says: "This has carpeting. That's the only difference from ours. " The Ursinus team came to the CoreStates Center Wednesday afternoon to play a basketball game with Catholic University. Mostly, it came for the experience. White, the fourth-year coach who graduated from Holy Ghost Prep and then, in 1983, from Harvard, invited the Daily News to share the day. White played in the Palestra and Boston Garden.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1988 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
How do you know when you've hit the big time? For the various incarnations of Tom Waits, the clues come in dribs and drabs. The first Waits to appear in the concert film Big Time is a drifter working as a ticket-taker and an usher in the theater. For him, the big time means just breathing the air of show business. Marked by a pencil-thin mustache and a collection of watches for sale on his right arm, he drifts off while pitching cards into a top hat or sitting behind the booth, and his hallucinations of song-stylist stardom bring us to another Waits - the gravel-voiced band leader.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2000 | By Douglas J. Keating, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
Vaudeville faded from the nation's stages about 70 years ago, a victim of the new media of movies and television. Watching The Big Time: Vaudeville For The Holidays at the Adrienne, you wonder why something as much fun as vaudeville should have disappeared. This collection of original vaudeville comedy and music, fielded by 1812 Productions, is terrific entertainment. Conceived and directed by Jen Childs, 1812's co-artistic director, it's a smartly put together, exuberantly performed tribute to the vanished form.
NEWS
February 6, 1990 | By Ed Finkel, Special to The Inquirer
They are sales managers, financial consultants, doctors, lawyers and graduate students. They only moonlight as professional athletes. Players on the Philadelphia Wings indoor lacrosse team, it's safe to say, have much more in common with ordinary people than with high-salaried baseball, football and basketball stars. Like actors, comedians or rock-and-rollers that have yet to hit the big time, they hold day jobs to get by and generally aren't recognized on the street. But as they step onto the field at 2 p.m. Sunday for their third contest of the 1990 season - after winning their first two games last month in defense of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League title - the Wings, like struggling musicians, actors or comics, are hopeful of better days to come.
SPORTS
July 14, 1991 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers yesterday opened their rookie and free-agent camp, the annual showcase for dream-seekers and young men almost good enough to play in the NBA. There was the usual complement of that sort - rookies not drafted and players who have toiled a season or two in the bush leagues of professional basketball. But the attention at this camp is rigidly fixed on three men who have been in the NBA and are trying to make their way back. Their paths have been blocked for a variety of reasons, but each looks to the 1991-92 season and envisions spending it in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform.
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SPORTS
May 21, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The new hockey coach is under an enormous amount of pressure. He is taking over a team that has a long tradition of winning and is used to selling out its state-of-the-art building. The new coach's fan base is also craving a long overdue championship. "A ton" of pressure, Brad Berry admitted Tuesday during a telephone interview from North Dakota. "The standards and expectations are very high, but I don't think I'd want it any other way. " You may not have heard of Berry before, but he is quite familiar with Dave Hakstol, the new hockey coach who grabbed the local headlines when he was hired by the Flyers on Monday.
SPORTS
March 12, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
GIVE Boise State some credit for an impressive rebound, Larry Krystkowiak the award for traveler of the year, and how on earth did former NFL quarterback Jeff George and the Toronto Maple Leafs get into a report about college basketball conference tournaments? Must be the Madness of March. Atlantic 10 At Brooklyn, N.Y. FIRST ROUND/Today 12-Fordham vs. 13-George Mason, 6:30 11-Duquesne vs. 14-Saint Louis, 9 SECOND ROUND/Tomorrow 8-Massachusetts vs. 9-La Salle, 12 5-VCU vs. Fordham/George Mason, 2:30 7-St.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
Cellist Oliver Aldort remembers being struck by a particular quality of the Boston Symphony Orchestra while playing in the ensemble as a 17-year-old student at the Tanglewood Institute. "I had been used to a conservatory orchestra in which everyone is young and there is a constant turnover of players," he says, "and I had been used to the fact that so often the conductor will give the downbeat and there will be a lot of hesitation. . . . With the BSO, the orchestra had such a unified sense of rhythm as an ensemble - it was the easiest thing to play with.
SPORTS
December 16, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Jeremy Maclin caught the ball and turned around with an airplane strip's worth of green in front of him, and the ground at Lincoln Financial Field seemed to tilt, as if he were suddenly running downhill. Maclin weaved to the middle of the field and back toward the sideline, his fellow wide receiver Jordan Matthews running interference for him throughout the 72-yard journey, until Maclin's right elbow landed on the Cowboys' 1-yard line. The Eagles scored a touchdown on the next play. After spotting the Cowboys a 21-point lead, they trailed by four.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
BARNEGAT, N.J. - The maintenance man stood on a ladder and sanded above a door inside the empty school. It was 10 p.m. on an October night in 2006. Art Walshe was working alone. The surrounding auditorium and classrooms were pitch black, and the dim light from the hallway's high ceiling barely reflected from the floor. He heard a creaking noise and stopped his work. He looked down, searching for the source of the sound. Suddenly, the door beneath him swung open. No one was behind the door.
NEWS
October 12, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe, For The Inquirer
Their idea was simple: Use chewing gum to change the world. The team of five friends from the University of Pennsylvania - none older than 23 - developed Sweet Bites, chewing gum made with a sugar substitute called xylitol that fights tooth decay and that could improve oral health in the world's poorest areas. The culmination of months of hard work and countless all-nighters played out late last month on a stage where, earlier in the day, President Obama had stood. In their nicest suits and a fancy dress borrowed from one of their mothers, they addressed an audience including a Nobel laureate and a CNN anchor, and had their words live-streamed all over the world.
FOOD
September 26, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christine Ruggio's daughter is gluten-intolerant, so, in the past, sending her off to summer camp used to require packing a cooler filled with gluten-free baked goods. But this summer, packing for field-hockey camp at the University of Delaware was less of a hassle. "Out of 100 kids, seven were celiac, 15 had to eat gluten-free. They had a complete menu for them, so they could have anything they want. It's come a long way," Ruggio said. "Of course," she added, "we supply them, so that made it a lot easier.
SPORTS
September 1, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pat Shurmur recalls the countless pass-and-catch sessions in the backyard, watching his son make surprisingly crisp and accurate throws. The youngster, when it came to organized play, showed more natural ability on offense. "He's never been a good tackler," his father said with a laugh. Jon Runyan remembers the Tuesday afternoons, while at home and recovering from another exhausting NFL game, when he would test his namesake's hand-eye coordination. "I would have him run across the room and wing the ball at him," he said.
NEWS
August 30, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pat Shurmur recalls the countless pass-and-catch sessions in the backyard, watching his son make surprisingly crisp and accurate throws. The youngster, when it came to organized play, showed more natural ability on offense. "He's never been a good tackler," his father said with a laugh. Jon Runyan remembers the Tuesday afternoons, while at home and recovering from another exhausting NFL game, when he would test his namesake's hand-eye coordination. "I would have him run across the room and wing the ball at him," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
As summer progresses, Philadelphia neighborhoods, from Southeast to Northeast, will be rocking their block in a city abuzz with cordoned-off streets, smoky barbecue grills, tinny speakers blaring loud music, and opened fire hydrants. "That's what makes a classic Philly block party," says Wes Pentz, known these days as Diplo, the internationally renowned DJ/producer who made his bones living in this city's Loft District and started his world-famous touring Mad Decent Block Party modestly enough on North 12th Street in 2008.
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