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September 5, 1989 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
Hall of Famer Nelson Burton Jr., now an ABC-TV color commentator, visited the Playhouse Bowl in Drexel Hill last week. John Gerard of Aldan, an accountant, earned the honor of rolling against Burton by winning a house tournament. "It was the opportunity of a lifetime," said Gerard, 27. "I learned a lot, even though getting beat badly in the first game, which he won, 267-160. "Burton made the first seven strikes, got a 4-6-10 split, which ruined his chance for a 300 game, and then struck out. Even then, I thought he was trying to make it easy for me. "In the second game, he straightened me out by giving me a good tip, telling me to try the second board.
NEWS
May 6, 1993 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
It's not everyday you come across someone whose age exceeds her bowling average. And also bowls her weight right on the button, with not a pound to spare. Meet Mary Hertach, all 90 pounds of her. Don't snicker. She has lots of time to improve. She's only 98. Mary Hertach, a frail, gray, curly haired great-grandmother has been hanging in alleys going on 13 years. Before that, her athleticism was limited to floating in the community pool. No more. Every Friday, rain or shine, ice or snow, Hertach and one of her three daughters, 75-year-old Julia, join dozens of other seasoned senior citizens for an afternoon of life in the slow lane at MacDade Bowl in Holmes, Delaware County.
SPORTS
October 14, 1986 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
Bowling will be on the schedule at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. According to Roger Tessman, president of the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ), the sport's governing body, an agreement was reached with the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee to include bowling as a demonstration sport at the Games. "Our goal is to show the world that amateur bowlers truly are world-class and have traits that typify all Olympic athletes," Tessman said. "Our next objective, of course, is to have bowling recognized as an official Olympic event in the 1992 Summer Games.
SPORTS
January 21, 1987 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
It's too bad Garry Maddox couldn't get any big names to attend his 10th annual celebrity bowling tournament. Mike Schmidt, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Reggie White, Ron Jaworski, Harold Carmichael, Rick MacLeish, Tim McCormick, Danny Vranes and Steve Colter are among those scheduled to bowl tomorrow night to benefit the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. The bowling will be held at Oregon Lanes, 24th Street and Oregon Avenue, at 6 p.m. A party will follow at 9 at the Airport Hilton.
NEWS
April 6, 1988 | BY MIKE ROYKO
A few of us go bowling about once or twice a year. It's a good excuse to spend a cold Saturday afternoon drinking beer, betting and pretending to get exercise. As a former pinboy I've always liked the atmosphere of bowling alleys. There's something old-fashioned about them. All those pot-gutted sportsmen slinging balls the way their grandfathers did. The handy beer holders. And the guy behind the counter doesn't ask if you prefer smoking or non-smoking lanes. At least I liked them until a recent Saturday.
NEWS
May 17, 1988 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
Bowling has long been associated with the stereotypical potbellied, cigar- chomping middle-aged man who prefers his beer without a twist - a down-to- earth kind of guy, much like the characters portrayed by Jackie Gleason and Art Carney in TV's The Honeymooners. Unfortunately for the sport, a large portion of today's recreational athletes, especially those with enough money to pour into a hobby, hold fast to a view that associates bowling with tattoos and sweaty undershirts. It is this trend that has some people in the local bowling industry worried.
NEWS
April 26, 1996 | by Molly Ivins
The Chatting Classes are engaged in a great fuzzy debate about the decline of civility and community. As Katha Pollitt acidly points out, "It's the sort of thesis academics and pundits adore, a big woolly argument that's been pre-reduced to a sound bite of genius - "Bowling Alone. " The debate is about "America's Declining Social Capital," an article by a Harvard political scientist about the sad decline of such civic institutions as the PTA, the Elks and league bowling. Pollitt points out that people are actually bowling more than ever but with friends and family rather than in leagues.
SPORTS
June 29, 1986 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
What does a young athlete who excels in baseball and bowling do when he chooses to give up one of the sports? That was the dilemma facing 14-year-old John Spence Jr. of Havertown, a star pitcher for the Catholic War Veterans and Brookline Civic Association teams and a member of the championship Manoa Lanes bowling team in the Junior Major Traveling League. Spence recently decided he wanted to devote his attention to one sport, and after much deliberation, he picked bowling.
SPORTS
October 25, 1988 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
George Titus, who used to coach the Upper Moreland High bowling team and still offers advice to team members, displayed his qualifications recently when he rolled an 810 series at the Fairless Hill Bowl. "I just had some nice shots," said Titus, who teaches English at Upper Moreland. "I originally was hoping for a 300, but when I left a 4-pin in the first game and finished with a 299, I started shooting for an 800. " He reached those rare heights by following the 299 with a 257 and a 254. It was the second 800 series for Titus, 38, of Hatboro, who has been bowling for 25 years.
SPORTS
December 24, 1998 | By Jay Nagle, FOR THE INQUIRER
The strikes were beginning to mount, and the pressure was, too. Nicole Phillips could feel it. It was a little out of the ordinary, the St. Hubert sophomore said, when she started a Philadelphia Catholic League bowling showdown against St. Maria Goretti on Dec. 9 with three straight strikes. As fast starts go, this was one of Phillips' better ones, but still nothing that doesn't happen every day in lanes all across the country. But when she rolled a fourth straight strike, Phillips began to feel a little edgy and a little excited.
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August 16, 2016 | By Jill Beckman, For The Inquirer
After a back-and-forth struggle, the Soul got revenge on the Jacksonville Sharks on Sunday night at the PPL Center in Allentown, winning the conference championship and advancing to ArenaBowl XXIX. The 55-50 victory left the Soul one win away from their first Arena Football League championship since 2008. Just last season, the Sharks dispatched the Soul, 61-56, in the American Conference final. The Soul (15-3) will take on the Arizona Rattlers on Aug. 26 at Gila River Arena.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
THREE CHEERS for Adele . She turned down performing the bloated halftime show at the Super Bowl. E! News reports that as the big-time balladeer finished her eight nights at the Staples Center in L.A., she spoke about her love of all things Kardashian, her hatred of giving up pizza for the good of her voice (it's the acidic tomatoes, not the cheese) and not singing solo at the big game. "First of all, I'm not doing the Super Bowl," she told her fans. "I mean, come on, that show is not about music.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
About 90 years after his grandfather helped introduce talking movies to Philadelphians, Bruce Frank returns with an innovation of his own. He has named his new business Revolutions, opening at month's end in Fishtown's Penn Treaty Village development. You can call Revolutions an MVE - industry term for a multi-venue entertainment site. Just don't call it a bowling alley, because it's much more than that. While spinning gears, balls, bottles, and turntables seek to create what Frank calls "the wow factor," Revolutions' primary come-on will be 26 lanes of Brunswick bowling tweaked with some pretty cool creature comforts and technology.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2016 | By Jennifer Adams
Q: I have two dogs, both older golden retrievers, whom I love. Here is the problem. My husband keeps moving our dogs' food and water bowls out into the garage, and because we store the food in the kitchen, I move the bowls back. He thinks the bowls are ugly and in the way. I agree, but I'm the one who feeds them, and I get sick of carting the food into the garage or the bowls into the kitchen to fill. I get that this is a silly thing to argue about. - P.D. A: Oh, I wish you'd sent in a picture of your dogs.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
THE WIENER and still champion . . . Former three-time Wing Bowl champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining Nathan's Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, downing 70 hot dogs and buns - and more amazingly, keeping them down - to top defending champ Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest. Chestnut, 32, was on a roll as he easily secured victory by swallowing 17 more hot dogs than Stonie, who last year ended Chestnut's streak of eight straight wins to take the championship title at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, STAFF WRITER
WHAT IT IS - Of course, that pervasive pizza-and-french-fries-mixed-with-ice-cream-and-cotton-candy scent found on any Jersey Shore boardwalk can quickly veer you off into bad-eating oblivion. But if you're looking for something completely different - as in super-healthy - a Monkey Bowl from the Aloha Smoothie Co. in Wildwood or Cape May could be just the thing. More of a West Coast and Hawaiian concept, and similar to a healthy sundae, the smoothie-in-a-bowl typically pairs a cold whipped concoction of some sort - usually frozen yogurt - with items like fresh fruit and high protein foods, including acai and gogi berries.
FOOD
July 1, 2016
Soda worth the extra cents There has been much ado about soda in the news lately. One bubbly beverage worth the extra 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax is the Philadelphia-brewed Press Gang Ginger Beer. It has the right amount of ginger, plus lime juice, vanilla, and, yes, cane sugar for sweetness. - Samantha Melamed Press Gang Ginger Beer, $3.99 for 11 ounces, at Fair Food Farmstand at the Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, 215-386-5211. For your fresh fruit The farmers' market is the inspiration for many of the wares at Heirloom Home & Studio, the small ceramics studio run by Gregg and Jackie Moore of Glenside.
NEWS
June 6, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, Staff Writer
Hello there Back home in the city after a day of teaching honors English at Abington Senior High School, Julie walked to Devil's Alley to meet friends and watch the Flyers. Arriving first, she sat at the bar. "This handsome, confident man in a suit sidled up to me. " That was Charlie, president of the M.B. Funding Inc. commercial finance firm, also there to watch the Flyers and also earlier than his pals. There was Julie, attractive and sitting by herself. "I was not expecting anything more than a five-minute pleasant conversation, but five minutes led to an hour.
FOOD
May 20, 2016
Cook from the Boardwalk and beyond Fast-forward from spring to summer with The Jersey Shore Cookbook , a compendium of dishes - like blueberry scones and spaghetti and crabs - from beloved fine-dining restaurants, seafood shacks, and pancake houses from Cape May to Asbury Park. With tempting photos and chef profiles, the collection by Jersey food blogger Deborah Smith is a Shore dining guide and cookbook in one. - Samantha Melamed The Jersey Shore Cookbook by Deborah Smith, Quirk Books, $22.95 Botanical bowls for summer For dining on the deck or by the pool, these lovely serving dishes look amazingly close to porcelain, yet are made of melamine, and thus are lightweight, shatter-resistant, and dishwasher safe.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2016 | Mary McNamara, Tribune News Service
It may have started with puppies, but now everyone wants in on the big game. Key and Peele, Alicia Florrick, Jason Bourne, Stephen Colbert, President Obama, Conan O'Brien, James Corden all showed up, in one way or another, during Super Bowl 50 Sunday. With diminishing audiences for just about everything, the Super Bowl has become one of the few mass-media platforms still standing, and it isn't just advertisers climbing aboard. It's the media themselves. While the Carolina Panthers unsuccessfully battled the Denver Broncos on Sunday: CBS took the opportunity to announce that the critically acclaimed series The Good Wife , and viewers' relationship with Julianna Margulies' Alicia, would end with this season; Universal unveiled a super-cut Matt Damon in the now officially named Jason Bourne ; and various publications circulated stories and statistics about the danger of the game that everyone was watching.
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