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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
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November 8, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Archbishop Carroll senior D.J. Irving gave an oral commitment to play basketball at Boston University. The 5-foot-10 point guard chose the Terriers over Rider yesterday. Irving is scheduled to sign a binding national letter of intent on Nov. 16. "I just felt more comfortable with the coaches at Boston," Irving said of his decision. "And I got the feeling my parents felt more comfortable. " A reigning all-Catholic League Blue Division selection, Irving averaged 19.7 points, 3.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.4 steals in Carroll's playoff run to last season's Class AAA state title.
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December 5, 2004 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
La Salle junior Davineia Payne had already missed several opportunities to be a heroine against Boston University yesterday in a nonconference matchup at the Explorers' Tom Gola Arena. However, when the ball got into her hands with seven seconds remaining in the second overtime, Payne delivered from inside the arc on a jump shot, and the Explorers escaped with an 89-87 victory. "I haven't been in too many overtime games," Payne said after the closely fought contest. "This was in double overtime, so my heart was really racing.
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September 1, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boys' Latin senior Maurice Watson made an oral commitment Wednesday to play basketball at Boston University. The 5-foot-10 point guard, who had 18 scholarship offers, ultimately picked the Terriers over Virginia, La Salle, Niagara, and Hofstra. "The reason I chose BU was because I could see myself going to the university [even] if it wasn't for basketball," Watson said. "I've been out to the city. I love the city. It reminds me of Philly so much. "I have some friends that are already on the team.
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August 9, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jake O'Brien craves an opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament. The former Boston University standout believes Temple, a team coming off five consecutive tourney appearances, will provide just that. That's why the 6-foot-9 forward decided Wednesday to transfer to North Broad Street over Boston College, Providence, and Virginia. "Coach [Fran] Dunphy is a great coach," O'Brien said. "After meeting his staff and the players, I knew it was the right fit for me. " The 23-year-old has one year of eligibility remaining and will be able to play right away.
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November 17, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Boston University coach Patrick Chambers, the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off will be a special occasion. The Terriers knocked off George Washington, 76-67, Tuesday night in the tournament's first round to earn a date Wednesday night with Villanova, where Chambers spent four years on Jay Wright's staff, the final one as associate head coach. "You never want to go against a friend," Chambers said. "I love him. He gave me an opportunity, my first job, and I'll be forever grateful.
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April 3, 2009 | By Daily News staff
DETROIT - When teams have the kind of success that Villanova is having, other programs tend to notice. So, not surprisingly, somebody is interested in Jay Wright's associate head coach, Patrick Chambers, who has been on the staff since 2005. Last week, while Villanova was in Boston winning the East Regional title, Chambers met with officials at Boston University to discuss their vacant head-coaching position. The talks were described as very preliminary. "We talked," Chambers confirmed yesterday at Ford Field.
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April 7, 2009
Even with success comes loss, and Villanova coach Jay Wright, fresh off the Wildcats' Final Four appearance, is losing associate head coach Pat Chambers, who was at Boston University yesterday, finalizing a contract to be its next head coach. He will be introduced by the school tomorrow. He succeeds Dennis Wolff, who was fired last month after 15 seasons. The Terriers went 17-13 this season. "He's right; he's ready," Wright said. "He was associate coach for 1 year and he did an incredible job. I put a lot of pressure on that spot.
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November 16, 2010 | By DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
The bus was parked at a rest stop Sunday afternoon, the players stretching their legs. The man in the first seat figured "Philly North" needed an extra day in town, so his team was headed to the Conshohocken Marriott well in advance of tonight's game at No. 6 Villanova. Patrick Chambers' last moments on a Villanova sideline were in that 2009 Final Four game against North Carolina in Detroit. Tonight, his second Boston University team will play George Washington in the second game of a preseason NIT doubleheader.
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August 24, 2016 | By Olivia Exstrum, Staff Writer
During her career as a marriage and family therapist, Rhoda Robin Shralow was known by friends and family to demonstrate the kind of care she showed her clients to everyone she met. "Her work with people and the difficulties they faced in life as a therapist really is an outgrowth of the way she was as a person," said son Bill. "Just so selfless. " Mrs. Shralow, 78, died of melanoma on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She was vice chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors from 2008 to 2014.
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July 1, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Roman Catholic High School hired Matt Griffin as its new head basketball coach on Wednesday. An assistant coach under Speedy Morris at St. Joseph's Prep the last two seasons, Griffin is a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep who played basketball at both Rider University and Boston University. A captain for both college teams, he helped Boston qualify for the NCAA tournament in 2011 by winning the America East Championship. Griffin, the son of former St. Joseph's University head coach John Griffin Sr., replaces former Roman coach Chris McNesby, who resigned in May after two straight state-championship seasons to spend more time with his family.
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May 15, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
The St. Joseph's basketball program has received its third oral commitment in about as many weeks, and this time it's the first one for the recruiting class of 2017. Junior Taylor Funk, a 6-foot-8 swingman, is headed to Hawk Hill. Funk has three-point shooting range and averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds as a third-team Class 3A all-state player last season for Manheim Central (Pa.). In the last month, coach Phil Martelli also landed two seniors from Illinois, small forward Nick Robinson and center Lorenzo Edwards.
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May 9, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
Ladies, which do you find more alluring: the soaring high notes of British crooner Sam Smith, or the deep, soulful tones of Barry White? The boyish squeak of actor Michael Cera, or the rich bass of James Earl Jones? A new study finds that it may not matter so much what women think, at least biologically speaking. Deep voices are more about men showing each other who is boss. The research, whose authors included eight scholars from Pennsylvania State University, marks the latest attempt by science to answer that age-old question of how humans pick their mates.
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March 5, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, STAFF WRITER
Old money, smart money-management, success in the entertainment world, creative inventions or young hustlin'. That's what it takes to bank billions. Forbes magazine has released its 30th annual ranked list of the richest people on the planet, and counted 1,810 billionaires globally, down from last year's record of 1,826. Altogether, they have $6.48 trillion, down $570 billion from last year. Bill Gates remains the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $75 billion, Forbes found.
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February 14, 2016
In Other Words By Jhumpa Lahiri Translated by Ann Goldstein Knopf. 256 pages. $26.95 Reviewed by Dawn Fallik An intimate, obsessive, navel-gazing adventure, Jhumpa Lahiri's In Other Words is ostensibly about learning Italian. But in this, her first nonfiction book, Lahiri intriguingly and delicately moves beyond tattered dictionaries to reveal a woman struggling to accept herself, with flaws. The London-born Lahiri speaks Bengali because her parents did, but she became fluent in English growing up in the United States, going on to get a Ph.D.
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October 30, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - 76ers fans must remember this: The team has potential but is young and inexperienced. The Sixers' opener, a 112-95 setback to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night at TD Garden, proved they have a talented Twin Tower tandem in Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel and a lot of improving to do as a team. Okafor showed he's an early front-runner to win rookie of the year. The 6-foot-11, 268-pounder made his first five shots to score 10 of the Sixers' first 17 points. However, he cooled off once the Celtics decided to guard him with the 290-pound Jared Sullinger or double-team him. The former Duke standout missed four of his next five shots before turning it back on in the fourth quarter.
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October 28, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before catching a flight to Boston on Tuesday, Nerlens Noel had a conversation with a guy the 76ers call "Jah. " As in Jahlil Okafor, the guy Noel will team up with in the Sixers' version of the Twin Towers. "I told him to definitely be at ease," Noel said, preparing Okafor for the 2015-16 season. "Never to get too frustrated, because there will be times that you hit a certain type of wall. You just have to stay confident, go to what you rely on and stay encouraged. " Noel wants his frontcourt mate to realize that the season opener Wednesday night is just the first in-game step toward their goal of developing into a dominant tandem for seasons to come.
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September 15, 2015 | Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
While many Philadelphia politicians spent summer's waning days squeezing out the last of their vacations, Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney was traveling, too - to see how other cities operate. During three days in the Boston area and two in Pittsburgh, Kenney focused on what he would do if elected, a strong likelihood in a city where Republicans are grossly outnumbered. The former city councilman met in early September with officials in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.
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