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February 25, 1990 | By Stephen Keating, Special to The Inquirer
Operator error has been cited for the release Feb. 17 of a thick black cloud of smoke from Gloucester County's new trash incinerator in West Deptford Township. The 10-minute emission bypassed the facility's pollution scrubbers and followed both mechanical and human failures, said Kevin Stickney, a spokesman for Wheelabrator Inc. of Danvers, Mass., operator of the incinerator. A report on the content and possible health effects of the emission will not be available until later this week, said Jeanine Mosley, a spokeswoman with the state Department of Environmental Protection.
NEWS
September 7, 1996 | by Leon Taylor and Myung Oak Kim, Daily News Staff Writers
She was a ravishing beauty with eyes toward a bright future. But a night on the town ended in tragedy early yesterday morning in Kensington. Sabina Bustillo-D'Onofrio, 23, apparently drank too much during a night out with girlfriends. While riding home, Bustillo-D'Onofrio stuck her head out the car window to vomit, her mother said. Almost instantly, her head was crushed when the door of a parked car suddenly opened. "She didn't know what hit her," her mother, Sabina D'Onofrio, said last night while heaving with tears.
SPORTS
August 28, 1994 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In one of the longest games in the history of the American Legion World Series, Brooklawn, N.J., survived having three runners thrown out at the plate and clawed past Bedford, Va., 5-4, in 14 innings yesterday at Boyertown's Bear Stadium. Brooklawn (43-12) moved on in the losers' bracket of the double-elimination tournament. It will play at 12:35 p.m. today against Blissfield, Mich. Brooklawn had numerous chances to score against Bedford (34-4) in the game, which lasted well over four hours and tied the record for most innings played in the 68-year tournament.
SPORTS
April 7, 2002 | By Ashley McGeachy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NBA's Eastern Conference is so turbulent that on Monday and Tuesday, riding a two-game losing streak, the 76ers actually moved up two spots in the standings. Seem crazy? The East is a beast. Want more? The Boston Celtics are going to the playoffs for the first time since 1995, which was the last time they played in Boston Garden. Pat Riley's streak of 19 consecutive playoff appearances is likely to end because in the last four weeks his Miami Heat have gone 3-9 against conference rivals.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1995 | By Peter Dobrin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a while, it's hard to care much about Hermann, the lead in The Queen of Spades. He mopes around on stage for a full three acts bringing a black cloud - sometimes literally - wherever he goes. "What a pathetic creature I am," he sings. Pathetic, indeed. But Hermann is not alone. Misery loves company, and he's got plenty of it in the Metropolitan Opera's smart new production of Tchaikovsky's not-always-so-smart opera. Everybody has something to kvetch about in The Queen of Spades.
SPORTS
April 14, 1989 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
This was the year the Washington Capitals would rip off the spiked shirts they have worn in the Stanley Cup playoffs and happily toss them in the Potomac River. The Caps would cheer as the reminders of playoffs past, carrying all the painful "choke" charges, floated out to sea. After winning eight consecutive games after three major late-season trades, the Capitals earned their first regular-season, Patrick Division pennant. They entered the playoffs favored over the Flyers, a disappointing .500 team over the 80 regular-season games.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1988 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
In The House on Carroll Street, a Hitchcockian intriguer that hits video stores this week, Mandy Patinkin gets to do something he hasn't done in any of his other films: play the bad guy. "Yup," he said with a grin. "That's what attracted me to it, all right. I loved the idea of being the heavy. " The heavy in question is Ray Salwen, an oily legal counsel who serves on a Senate committee investigating various left-wing groups and their members. The year is 1951, and the black cloud - and blacklists - of McCarthyism loom over the political arena.
SPORTS
April 28, 1997 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Terry Francona didn't strike a match, but with a few comments yesterday that sounded extremely premeditated, he attempted to light a fire under a struggling pitcher, Bobby Munoz. "It's not do or die for him," the Phillies' manager said. "But it is time for him to step up and say, 'I'm going to help our ball club win a game.' " The timing of Francona's comments was understandable - Munoz was scheduled to make his fifth start of the season tonight at the Vet. But several hours later, rain forced the postponement of yesterday's Phillies-Reds game at Cinergy Field, leading Francona to shuffle his rotation.
SPORTS
March 29, 1994 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The quiet was disconcerting. No music played in the Flyers' dressing room after practice yesterday. There was no banter, no life. Did the season end and no one tell the Flyers? They wish. Feeling that they must win at least seven of their remaining eight games to make the playoffs - and that they must get more help from Florida and Washington than they deserve - the Flyers should be frothing with anger and resolve. They should be biting each other's head off, challenging each other to rise to the occasion.
SPORTS
March 24, 1993 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Here's a switch: A Phillies player had a physical examination yesterday and was pronounced basically OK. The player was John Kruk. Those keeping score at home know this is big news: Last season, when Phillies players popped and snapped as frequently as a breakfast cereal, they could walk into a doctor's office and not be seen again for weeks, or longer. Yesterday, though, a magnetic-resonance-imaging test performed on Kruk's right knee produced the best possible result for the Phils.
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SPORTS
June 16, 2010 | By MARK KRAM, kramm@phillynews.com
THE PHOTO THAT accompanies this story was snapped 8 years ago on an unbearably hot day in Memphis, Tenn. With a few hours on our hands before the Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout that evening at the Pyramid, I persuaded Dad to drive out with me to Graceland, the extravagant estate where Elvis Presley wallowed in barbiturates and peanut butter-and-banana sandwiches. Given Dad was doing a book on Tyson, and that it would deal to some degree with the excesses of fame, it seemed like a good place to pick up a few odds and ends that could possibly work their way into his narrative.
NEWS
May 2, 2010 | By Alex Ninian FOR THE INQUIRER
At 7,000 feet, we are above the clouds; there's a bright blue sky and brilliant sunshine above, but when we look down, we can see nothing but the snow-white tops of the swirling clouds. A common enough experience for a mountaineer, but not for a passenger on a train. Particularly a train pulled, puffing and hissing, by a struggling antique steam engine. The engine was built by the North British Locomotive Co. of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1881, and here it is still clanking away, 129 years later, around the heights of the Himalayas.
SPORTS
October 24, 2008
Falcons (+9) over EAGLES (FOX29) Has this town ever seen a better day? The Phils gunning for a victory in Game 4 of the World Series while the Eagles look to get back over the .500 mark. And just to add a little spice, Atlanta's rookie QB Matt Ryan is representing Penn Charter. Wow! Pinch me. Don't wanna be a black cloud in the middle of all this, but we have to take a light lean to the Falcons as a big, fat nine-point underdog. Sure the Birds laid a 40 spot on San Francisco before the bye week, but, the key words in that sentence are "San Francisco.
NEWS
February 28, 2008
ACT 44, the state legislation passed last year that gives SEPTA a stable source of funding, has been considered a watershed for the beleaguered transit agency. But what eventually happens to SEPTA could really be in the hands of people like those punks who last week beat up four students on the Broad Street subway and stole an iPod. Or the guy who, after he was caught smoking and riding between cars on the Broad Street subway, broke away from the cops and pulled a gun. SEPTA police shot him in the shoulder.
SPORTS
April 7, 2002 | By Ashley McGeachy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NBA's Eastern Conference is so turbulent that on Monday and Tuesday, riding a two-game losing streak, the 76ers actually moved up two spots in the standings. Seem crazy? The East is a beast. Want more? The Boston Celtics are going to the playoffs for the first time since 1995, which was the last time they played in Boston Garden. Pat Riley's streak of 19 consecutive playoff appearances is likely to end because in the last four weeks his Miami Heat have gone 3-9 against conference rivals.
SPORTS
March 30, 2001 | by Dana Pennett O'Neil Daily News Sports Writer
Robert Person tried to find the silver lining in the rain-filled black clouds hanging over Ed Smith Stadium yesterday. Manager Larry Bowa didn't see any. Person, this spring's hard-luck Phillie, suffered his third rained-out start after the skies erupted in the top of the third inning against Cincinnati. He left his final start of spring training having thrown only 25 pitches. Between rain and the torn shoulder labrum that scratched him from a scheduled start on March 17, he's managed just one start since March 12. But Person, who was scheduled to throw somewhere between 90 and 100 pitches, said the lousy weather could work in his favor come Tuesday, when he makes his 2001 debut against the Marlins.
SPORTS
December 9, 1997 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
In less than eight hours, it would be time for practice, but Eric Lindros couldn't close his eyes. The TV glowered at him from across the room. The images flickering there came from the Flyers' 3-0 home loss to Boston, one of the ugliest in recent memory. The Wednesday game had ended at 10:03 p.m. Now, four hours later, Lindros was home, reliving the embarrassment through the Comcast SportsNet rebroadcast. The Flyers' captain was finding answers no easier to come by than sleep.
SPORTS
April 28, 1997 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Terry Francona didn't strike a match, but with a few comments yesterday that sounded extremely premeditated, he attempted to light a fire under a struggling pitcher, Bobby Munoz. "It's not do or die for him," the Phillies' manager said. "But it is time for him to step up and say, 'I'm going to help our ball club win a game.' " The timing of Francona's comments was understandable - Munoz was scheduled to make his fifth start of the season tonight at the Vet. But several hours later, rain forced the postponement of yesterday's Phillies-Reds game at Cinergy Field, leading Francona to shuffle his rotation.
NEWS
September 7, 1996 | by Leon Taylor and Myung Oak Kim, Daily News Staff Writers
She was a ravishing beauty with eyes toward a bright future. But a night on the town ended in tragedy early yesterday morning in Kensington. Sabina Bustillo-D'Onofrio, 23, apparently drank too much during a night out with girlfriends. While riding home, Bustillo-D'Onofrio stuck her head out the car window to vomit, her mother said. Almost instantly, her head was crushed when the door of a parked car suddenly opened. "She didn't know what hit her," her mother, Sabina D'Onofrio, said last night while heaving with tears.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1995 | By Peter Dobrin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a while, it's hard to care much about Hermann, the lead in The Queen of Spades. He mopes around on stage for a full three acts bringing a black cloud - sometimes literally - wherever he goes. "What a pathetic creature I am," he sings. Pathetic, indeed. But Hermann is not alone. Misery loves company, and he's got plenty of it in the Metropolitan Opera's smart new production of Tchaikovsky's not-always-so-smart opera. Everybody has something to kvetch about in The Queen of Spades.
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