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November 17, 1989 | By Don Manley, Special to The Inquirer
A "boot camp" for convicted teen drug offenders in Delaware was proposed yesterday by Terry R. Spence, speaker of the state House. Flanked by top law enforcement officials, the Stratford Republican said he would introduce a bill when the General Assembly convened in January to set up the alternative to conventional incarceration for youths ages 15 to 17. "What I'm trying to do with this legislation is get them early, while they're still young...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2004 | By Douglas J. Keating INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
The military boot-camp experience was a staple of post-World War II entertainment that had faded long before Biloxi Blues premiered in 1984, but few made it as humorous and engaging as Neil Simon in his Tony Award-winning comedy. In the revival at the Walnut Street Theatre, it remains a funny, involving piece. The second in the trilogy of Simon's autobiographically based plays that the Walnut is presenting over three seasons, Biloxi Blues is the least dramatic, most consciously comic of the trio.
SPORTS
June 5, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
An Illinois judge recommended a sentence of six months in a boot camp for the teenager who rushed the field with his father and attacked a Kansas City base coach during a game between the Royals and White Sox last September. Markham Juvenile Court Judge Michael Stuttley considered a parole violation by the 16-year-old boy and a juvenile delinquency petition before recommending the sentence yesterday, said a spokesman for the Cook County state's attorney's office. The Illinois Department of Corrections Juvenile Division will decide whether to accept the recommendation.
NEWS
January 4, 1991 | By Carol Morello, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is something odd and even scary about sitting around a hotel swimming pool wearing a gas mask while Filipino workers hose down the concrete and women in tea dresses wave gaily. But for reporters covering the military buildup in Saudi Arabia, the odd and the scary are becoming commonplace. After months of chronicling the steady military buildup, they suddenly find, almost overnight, that war seems imminent. For Ron Arias of People magazine, the feeling began to creep up yesterday as he sat poolside watching Sgt. Nash Howell hold up a syringe with a menacing one-inch needle that dripped traces of a potent antidote used to counter the effect of chemical weapons.
NEWS
June 5, 1991 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
It's about as remote as you can get from the street-corner drug scene. Deep within the forests of central Pennsylvania, corrections officials are setting up the state's first military-style prison boot camp. Plans call for 16-hour days with inmates arising about 5:30 a.m. They'll undergo brisk drilling before breakfast, hours of hard labor repairing woodland trails and cleaning culverts. After dinner, there'll be more marching, and nights filled with drug or alcohol counseling, high-school-equivalency studies or classes in "life skills," such as handling a checkbook or a job interview.
SPORTS
October 3, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
CRAIG BERUBE is in midseason form. This can be a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to an NHL head coach finishing up his first-ever training camp. But when the team in front of you has been notorious for starting poorly over the last couple of seasons, it is, for him, the only way to go. So the quotes keep jumping from the page, as tonight the Flyers finish up a brutal preseason schedule that seems more like an act of revenge than one of negligence. He's "disappointed in our veterans and the way they performed" one night, fried at his shoddy defense the next.
SPORTS
March 15, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Ryan Howard hobbled to the warning track of Ashburn Field at the Carpenter Complex. Wearing a large walking boot that comes halfway up his left knee, Howard threw a baseball to Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan. He was back on the field. For 18 days, Howard was a mystery. "I guess it was like a 'Where's Waldo?' type deal," he said. He watched Grapefruit League games on TV in Florida. He popped into the clubhouse occasionally to say hello.
NEWS
January 1, 1999 | Inquirer photographs by Bob Hill
The Marine Corps begins to train its enlistees almost as soon as they sign up, gathering the recruits, many still in high school, together once or twice a month. To help the recruits - called "poolies" - assimilate into the Marines, instructors drill and challenge them. During one session last month at Fort Dix, about 100 poolies ran an obstacle and confidence course.
NEWS
April 11, 2001 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
CBS and the producers of Survivor are suing Fox Broadcasting Co. over the new Fox reality series Boot Camp, which CBS claims is a blatant rip-off of its non-scripted megahit. The complaint, filed late Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, alleges that Boot Camp violates federal copyright law and California state law by copying significant elements of Survivor to capitalize on the CBS series' success. The lawsuit alleges Boot Camp producer LMNO Prods. initially pitched the show to CBS Television chief Leslie Moonves on June 15, 2000.
NEWS
December 23, 2000 | by Nicole Weisensee Egan, Daily News Staff Writer
A mother and son from Upper Darby who are accused of running a bogus Marine Corps boot camp for wayward youths waived their preliminary hearing yesterday. The defendants, Elizabeth Harris, 54, and Royal Harris, 23, are charged with kidnapping and other offenses for allegedly keeping Justin Holland, 8, at their home under false pretenses. Holland's mother, who lives in Oklahoma, thought she was sending him to the Marine Corps Mad Dog Boot Camp to straighten him out last September.
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March 15, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
'It's about sharing what you know, who you are," says master Philly bassist Gerald Veasley says. That's why he, his wife Roxanne, and his pal Lee Patterson started the Bass BootCamp in 2002. For its 14th iteration this weekend, they're all heading to Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West. "There are unanticipated rewards to be found at the camp," Veasley says. "So many people come, thinking that they're going to get tips on how to better play bass, and wind up with real-life breakthroughs.
NEWS
November 7, 2014
WE, THE anti-consumerists, are losing the battles to curtail the consumerism that drives America, especially during the holiday season. Again this year, major retailers are leaping over each other in an effort to be the first to open early on Thanksgiving Day - before you even have a chance to cut the apple pie. This trend has been building since 2011. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is no longer the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season. We now have Black Thursday.
SPORTS
October 3, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
CRAIG BERUBE is in midseason form. This can be a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to an NHL head coach finishing up his first-ever training camp. But when the team in front of you has been notorious for starting poorly over the last couple of seasons, it is, for him, the only way to go. So the quotes keep jumping from the page, as tonight the Flyers finish up a brutal preseason schedule that seems more like an act of revenge than one of negligence. He's "disappointed in our veterans and the way they performed" one night, fried at his shoddy defense the next.
SPORTS
September 13, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
James Bartleson says there's a big difference between low crawling through mud in full military gear with a rifle in your hands and running around the football field in pads. He would know. His Triton High School teammate and close friend, Paul Mueller, also appreciates the difference between boot camp with the National Guard and training camp with a high school football team. But the remarkable thing about what the two squared-away seniors did this summer was their willingness and ability to embrace both: to sign up for the National Guard, endure 10 weeks of intensive training, come to celebrate the military lifestyle, and still set their sights on a successful senior season with the Mustangs.
NEWS
August 25, 2014 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
Boot-camp workouts have been a staple of the fitness scene for some time now. Early boot-camp workouts were typically led by former drill sergeants and drill instructors. Today, some are led by fitness pros with no military background. Nate Griffin, who calls himself "Sgt. Nate," was a member of the Army Reserve for 17 years, where he worked as a medic and attained the rank of sergeant. While he was never a drill sergeant, true drill sergeants often whipped him into shape. During his years in the Army, he became an admirer of high-intensity Ranger training.
NEWS
November 17, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIXVILLE Growing up in Montgomery County, Liam Nevins loved adventure. He ran around with toy guns, built tree forts, and once commandeered a golf cart with his sister, Raven Henin. As a high school student in Bucks County, Nevins enlisted in the Army under the Delayed Entry Program. As a Special Forces Green Beret, Nevins sometimes navigated the rugged terrain of Afghanistan on dirt bikes with a smile, which is why his sisters called him "Bond," after the fictional secret agent.
NEWS
July 30, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
RAY WALL AND HIS business team created a catchy name for their chicken-and-doughnut business and designed an eye-catching logo. But the best part was their slogan: Donut you want some chicken? Let's get lickin' . The group presentation was part of a weeklong business and leadership camp at the Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia. The camp, for students ages 12 to 18, teaches basic financial literacy and lessons about entrepreneurship, and gives them a chance to meet influential business leaders.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn Medicine chief executive Ralph Muller is convinced that information technology is central to improving health care. That's why Penn joined with Independence Blue Cross to sponsor DreamIt Health Philadelphia 2013, a four-month boot camp for 10 start-up companies that wraps up Aug. 9. "Having more powerful information available to patients, to doctors, to everyone makes it a better health-care system," Muller said last week after watching all...
NEWS
March 18, 2013 | Associated Press
NILES, Mich. - It was 1953, and then-Pvt. Bob Rodgers had just arrived at Fort Campbell, Ky., for basic training when he sat down to write a letter to his wife after the post's power went out. Sixty years later, that letter finally turned up, when the U.S. Postal Service gave it back to Rodgers, who's now living in southwestern Michigan. In the June 13, 1953, letter, the 20-year-old told his wife, Jean, about the routines of life in boot camp. "All you do is march, KP, shine boots, shine boots and shine more boots and brass and more brass," he wrote.
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January 4, 2013 | By Vicky Hallett, Washington Post
There's a moment in the musical Les Misérables when Jean Valjean, who had spent the last 19 years imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, narrowly escapes being sent back after snatching silver from a kindly bishop. It's a turning point for the protagonist, who uses the reprieve to launch into a song - "What Have I Done?" - and a new way of life. It's kind of like what happened to Trinity Wheeler a few years back. The production manager for the touring company of Les Misérables (currently at Philadelphia's Academy of Music)
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