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August 5, 2013 | By Leila Haghighat, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Janelle Robinson used a hair-removal kit from the Home Shopping Network, all she wanted to remove from her birthmark was hair. Three months later, she learned there was something else to remove: melanoma. It spread throughout her left leg, even after four surgeries. Then in March, Robinson joined a clinical trial for the drug lambrolizumab; since then, her tumors have nearly disappeared. "Words can't even express what I felt," Robinson said. "I knew my blessing was coming.
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December 12, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IN THE NFL, they don't really pay wide receivers to block. No agent goes to the bargaining table with a list of blocking stats, or film clips of his client freeing the running back for a long gain. "They don't," 30-year-old Jason Avant agreed yesterday. "But I'm trying to win. I've got enough money. " Avant and fellow wideout Riley Cooper have played an underappreciated role in helping make LeSean McCoy the NFL's leading rusher, with 1,305 yards on 261 carries. Both were strong blockers in Andy Reid's offense, often in helping extend pass plays; Reid didn't run the ball nearly as much as Chip Kelly, who likes to stretch the field and needs good blocking on the perimeter.
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August 29, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
True to the regimented nature of football, the Eagles' lockers at the NovaCare Complex are doled out by position. Enter the locker room and immediately to the left are the quarterbacks. Across from them, the defensive backs. Walk the length of the carpeted room and the players get bigger as you go along, especially on the right side, where the defensive backs give way to the defensive linemen. Then you reach the far corner. That's where the buffalo roam - the offensive linemen.
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March 4, 2010
TO AJAY Jones ("Bounce Those Obese Passengers"): You are just an ugly person! You can be as skinny as a rail and have major health complications and be overweight and be healthy as can be. Take your ignorance somewhere else. Judgments are what make people harm themselves or others. Theresa Collins, Philadelphia FORGET THE pitching and the perfect game, Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky is proving to be one of the greatest "blockers" of all time. Several NFL teams have sent scouts to D.C. to check him out. Jim Acton Collegeville
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December 4, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It might be among the least desirable of jobs, but also among the most important, and Woodbury defensive tackles James Jones and Karon Gibson have performed their duties in flawless, if often unsung, fashion. Those grunts who play defensive tackle often perform in anonymity, because their main job is taking up space and blockers, and Jones and Gibson have done plenty of both. The two will be trying to plug the holes one final time this season, when Woodbury (10-1) hosts Paulsboro in tomorrow's 1 p.m., South Jersey Group 1 championship.
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December 14, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
When looking at the statistics, you just have to remind yourself it's Wayne Gretzky. The Great One surpassed yet another milestone last night when he set up two goals and eclipsed 1,800 assists for his NHL career, leading the New York Rangers to a 3-0 victory over host Buffalo. "Anytime you get to those kinds of numbers, it's pretty exciting," Gretzky said. "It shows what kind of players I was fortunate enough to play with in my career. " To comprehend Gretzky's accomplishments is to understand this: He has 1,801 assists.
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October 22, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dashon Burdett calls it "a return to my roots. " The Collingswood senior's emergence as a go-to running back is something new for the Panthers. But it's something old for Burdett. "I always was a running back growing up," said Burdett, who played youth football for the Whitman Park Tigers in Camden before moving to Collingswood in seventh grade. "My dad [also Dashon] was a running back for Woodrow Wilson back in the day. "I wanted to do it here, but I was always more of a defensive player.
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August 20, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
EVERY DAY, every single day at practice, the Eagles' defensive linemen hit the sled. Most NFL teams have their defensive linemen do a certain amount of sled work. But none are as zealous about it as the Eagles and their defensive line coach, Jerry Azzinaro. "The thing you figure out about defensive linemen is they really don't like to hit each other," Azzinaro said. "But they don't mind being violent against sleds. That's why our use of those kinds of apparatuses is so important for us. It allows those guys to be as violent as they would be in a game situation, but not against each other.
NEWS
January 7, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
John L. Fischetti, a physician who was involved in studies for new cardiac drugs, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, his 85th birthday, of bladder cancer at home. In 1979, after a career as a cardiologist at Brooklyn Hospital in New York, Dr. Fischetti joined ICI, now AstraZeneca, in Wilmington. For the next decade, he was involved in devising and supervising studies for beta blockers and vasodilators for heart patients. In 1989, he became a group director at SmithKline Beecham, now GlaxoSmithKline, in Philadelphia, where he was involved in several cardiac and antiviral drug studies.
SPORTS
September 12, 1997 | By Jeremy Treatman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Laura Vickers readily admits that she was wrong about her Ridley volleyball team. Although several key players from last year's team were back, Vickers believed that the Green Raiders wouldn't be tall enough to compete for a Central League title this year. "We graduated all our key blockers from last season," said Vickers, a senior outside hitter. "I thought it would be hard for us to protect the middle. But so far it hasn't been. " Thanks in part to the addition of sophomore middle blocker Alicia MacGlaughlin and fellow 10th grader Jen Constantino at the middle hitter position, it's been the Raiders who have been hard to stop.
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April 1, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
Giving former inmates with histories of addiction monthly injections of a medication that blocks the effects of opioids cuts relapse rates by a third, according to research at five medical centers. Release from prison is among the riskiest times for former addicts, with the loss in physical tolerance and behavioral control so common that often "they relapse the same day," said Charles P. O'Brien, senior author of the study and founding director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Studies of Addiction.
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October 22, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dashon Burdett calls it "a return to my roots. " The Collingswood senior's emergence as a go-to running back is something new for the Panthers. But it's something old for Burdett. "I always was a running back growing up," said Burdett, who played youth football for the Whitman Park Tigers in Camden before moving to Collingswood in seventh grade. "My dad [also Dashon] was a running back for Woodrow Wilson back in the day. "I wanted to do it here, but I was always more of a defensive player.
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September 12, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Dikembe Mutombo never expected to become the man who was introduced Thursday as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. "When I came to America, I did not intend to become a basketball player. I was here to become a doctor," he said. "But when you dream, you don't know where your dream will take you. " Similarly, the expectations he created with his 7-foot-2 frame, his growl of a voice and the famously wagging fingers that warned opponents also had to be altered.
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August 20, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
EVERY DAY, every single day at practice, the Eagles' defensive linemen hit the sled. Most NFL teams have their defensive linemen do a certain amount of sled work. But none are as zealous about it as the Eagles and their defensive line coach, Jerry Azzinaro. "The thing you figure out about defensive linemen is they really don't like to hit each other," Azzinaro said. "But they don't mind being violent against sleds. That's why our use of those kinds of apparatuses is so important for us. It allows those guys to be as violent as they would be in a game situation, but not against each other.
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August 14, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN GEORGIA Bruson was born, William Howard Taft was president, the Ford Model T was a year old, and the Wright brothers were still trying to figure out how to fly that thing. Georgia was born on the Fourth of July, 1909, in Edgefield, S.C. She died July 29 at 106. Her life encompassed a big chunk of American history. The Model T morphed into the sleek chariots plying Interstate 95; the Wright brothers' creation became supersonic jets, and a black man is president of the United States.
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August 5, 2015 | By Ben Finley and Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writers
Gov. Wolf on Monday nominated a retired state police major who grew up in North Philadelphia and lives in Chester County to be Pennsylvania's next police commissioner. Tyree C. Blocker, whose assignments included director of the state police's bureau of drug law enforcement, is Wolf's second choice for the job, following his controversial and politically costly nomination of Marcus Brown. Brown, a former head of the Maryland State Police, withdrew his name from consideration in mid-June after Wolf failed to get enough support among Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg.
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December 12, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IN THE NFL, they don't really pay wide receivers to block. No agent goes to the bargaining table with a list of blocking stats, or film clips of his client freeing the running back for a long gain. "They don't," 30-year-old Jason Avant agreed yesterday. "But I'm trying to win. I've got enough money. " Avant and fellow wideout Riley Cooper have played an underappreciated role in helping make LeSean McCoy the NFL's leading rusher, with 1,305 yards on 261 carries. Both were strong blockers in Andy Reid's offense, often in helping extend pass plays; Reid didn't run the ball nearly as much as Chip Kelly, who likes to stretch the field and needs good blocking on the perimeter.
SPORTS
September 12, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't expect Michael Vick to block after handoffs in the read-option as he did in Monday's 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins. Don't expect him to suddenly slide as an act of safety, either. Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday that Vick's blocking was not by design. He will instruct Vick not to block in those situations. "We're going to constantly coach it, emphasize it with him," Kelly said. "There's a lot of things I saw out of Mike that we've emphasized since I got here that we're happy with, other things we're still working on, other things he needs to work on. " But sliding is one area in which Kelly conceded that Vick will not change.
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August 5, 2013 | By Leila Haghighat, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Janelle Robinson used a hair-removal kit from the Home Shopping Network, all she wanted to remove from her birthmark was hair. Three months later, she learned there was something else to remove: melanoma. It spread throughout her left leg, even after four surgeries. Then in March, Robinson joined a clinical trial for the drug lambrolizumab; since then, her tumors have nearly disappeared. "Words can't even express what I felt," Robinson said. "I knew my blessing was coming.
SPORTS
October 3, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
After the Eagles offense faltered for most of its first four drives, Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg dialed up a ball-control game plan that balanced the play calling and had their receivers run shorter routes to offset an offensive line that wasn't giving Michael Vick much time in the pocket. It worked splendidly in terms of producing yards, keeping Eli Manning off the field, and ultimately beating the New York Giants, 19-17, Sunday night. But it did not necessarily play into the Eagles' strengths in terms of getting into the end zone and won't likely be sustainable over the entire season.
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