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February 22, 1992 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Ray LeBlanc and his teammates' attempt to win the bronze medal in ice hockey will be televised live by CBS (Channel 10) at 3 p.m. today. The United States, which fell, 5-2, to the Unified Team yesterday, will meet Czechoslovakia, a 4-2 loser to Canada. The U.S. team (5-1-1) is looking for its first medal since winning the gold in 1980. It finished seventh in 1984 and 1988. Czechoslovakia (5-2), the only team to beat the Unified Team in this tournament, won a silver medal in 1984, but slumped to sixth in 1988.
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August 2, 1996 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
The American crowd was cheering. This should have been Terrance Cauthen's first hint of trouble. The entertainment-addicted fans of Alexander Memorial Coliseum were up and down out of their seats with each punch and counterpunch, as Philly's favorite amateur lightweight traded shots with Bulgaria's favorite lightweight. This is not how Cauthen wins fights. He wins by jabbing his opponent with sharp flicks of his forearms, throwing foes off by switching between a lefthanded and righthanded stance, and by swarming out of harm's way. He wins by being boring and by being booed.
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March 22, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
The first British skier to win an Olympic medal was stripped of the award for using a decongestant that contained a banned stimulant, despite his claim he made an innocent mistake. The International Olympic Committee's executive board said Alain Baxter will be stripped of his bronze medal for testing positive for methamphetamine contained in a Vicks Inhaler he used at last month's Winter Games. "The mere presence of the substance in the body constitutes a doping offense," IOC director general Francois Carrard said.
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February 27, 1988 | By RICH HOFMANN, Daily News Sports Writer
Two medals? Won by one American? In these Winter Olympics? Will wonders never cease? Bonnie Blair, the 5-5 speed skater from Illinois whom her coach describes as "as tough as any man out there," has added a bronze medal in the 1,000 meters to the gold medal she won in the 500 meters on Monday. Blair got her third place by displaying an all-out burst of speed and then a rugged ability to hang on at the end. In that way, she's kind of like the U.S. hockey team (except, of course, for the hanging on part)
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January 6, 1998 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's sometimes easy to overlook Omar Abdelhamid among all the talented runners at West Chester Henderson. But the senior is accomplished in his own right. He earned a bronze medal in Saturday's Track and Field Coaches Association of Greater Philadelphia Division I meet, zipping through the 1,500-meter run in 4 minutes, 22.6 seconds. "He did well," Henderson boys' coach Bill Lott said. "He's the typically unheralded role player. He fills the gaps very well. Each meet he's gained some confidence.
SPORTS
February 23, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The best Pete Fenson can hope for now is to leave Italy with a bronze medal and some new pizza recipes. The Minnesota pizzeria owner and his American teammate lost to Canada, 11-5, in a men's curling semifinal yesterday. Tomorrow, Canada will play Finland, which defeated Britain, 4-3, for the gold. The U.S. and Britain will play for the bronze. The U.S. will be trying to win its first Olympic curling medal - men's or women's. "A medal of any color is good," said Fenson, the team's skip, or captain.
NEWS
December 27, 1987 | By Henri Sault, Inquirer Coins Writer
Harry Chapin's career as an entertainer took on serious social aims, and before his death in 1981 he had organized numerous concerts to benefit programs fighting world hunger. A bronze medal honoring Chapin has been struck by the U.S. Mint and is available by mail or at mint salesrooms. The original gold medal was presented to Chapin's widow, Sandy, Dec. 8 during a Carnegie Hall benefit concert. The 3-inch bronze medals carry a portrait of Chapin on the obverse. The reverse design combines a globe, sheaves of grain and Chapin's guitar with the motto: "His ballads dedicated to ending world hunger.
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July 31, 2012 | By Vicki Michaelis, For The Inquirer
LONDON - At last, Brendan Hansen beat Japan's Kosuke Kitajima in an Olympic race. And, at last, a medal that wasn't gold felt good, really good. "That's the shiniest bronze medal I'll ever have," Hansen said Sunday, after finishing third from an outside lane in the 100-meter breaststroke. The bronze is the Haverford High graduate's third individual Olympic medal and brings his Olympic total to five, including two relay golds. He will have a chance at a sixth in Saturday's 4x100-meter medley relay.
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July 30, 2012 | By Vicki Michaelis, FOR THE INQUIRER
LONDON - At last, Brendan Hansen beat Japan's Kosuke Kitajima in an Olympic race. And, at last, a medal that wasn't gold felt good, really good. "That's the shiniest bronze medal I'll ever have," Hansen said Sunday, after finishing third from an outside lane in the 100-meter breaststroke. The bronze is the Haverford High graduate's third individual Olympic medal and brings his Olympic total to five, including two relay golds. He will have a chance at a sixth in Saturday's 4x100-meter medley relay.
SPORTS
February 22, 1998 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Remember those medals American and Canadian hockey fans were anticipating? Well, unless Olympic officials suddenly decide to award some for chair-busting, extinguisher-tossing or net-missing, the returning NHL superstars won't be setting off any metal detectors at Narita Airport. North America's top professional hockey stars came to Japan expecting to play for gold. But, as they discovered so often in the past, big ice almost always beats big expectations. The continent's nightmare on ice continued yesterday.
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March 19, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
Directed by Bryan Buckley. With Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Haley Lu Richardson, and Sebastian Stan. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. Running time: 1 hour, 40 mins. Parent's guide: R (profanity, nudity, sex, drugs, adult themes). Playing at: Area theaters.
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April 20, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
All three Army veterans were Philadelphians who distinguished themselves in combat for their heroism and coolness under fire. Two - William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron - were portrayed in the HBO World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, first aired in 2001. The third, Michael J. Crescenz, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and the only Philadelphian to receive the nation's highest commendation during the Vietnam War. Now, projects aimed at remembering all three with bronze statues are moving closer to completion at locations in the city and Delaware County, supporters said.
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March 2, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ralph V. Cacciutti, 77, of Gladwyne, owner and operator of his family's foundry for many years, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Cacciutti was the CEO and chairman of West Philadelphia Bronze Corp., a bronze foundry and one of the leading national manufacturers of large castings for the shipbuilding industry. The business was established in 1947 in West Philadelphia by his father, Ralph Cacciutti, and uncle, Charles Cacciutti, both now deceased. In 1986, the firm moved to Chester, Delaware County, after acquiring the Crown Foundry there.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
In the forlorn city of Chester, on a spot where creative magic - construction of oil tankers by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. for wartime and commercial use - once was worked precisely and abundantly, two brothers are unobtrusively continuing the artistic tradition. Larry and Randy Welker - the "La" and "Ran" of Laran Bronze Foundry - might not be high-profile, but the creations they and their workforce of nine have enabled the last 30 years sure are. One of them, the National World War II Memorial in Washington, has earned Laran serious industry credibility since its unveiling in April 2004.
NEWS
September 25, 2014 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Tuesday morning, between Walnut and Spruce Streets, the stars were aligned. The Philadelphia Music Alliance, Avenue of the Arts Inc., and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 8 teamed up for Making the Stars Shine, an unofficial start to the 2014-15 cultural season in Philadelphia. Volunteers from all three organizations and the Kimmel Center cleaned and shined all 121 plaques on the Walk of Fame down South Broad Street. Each plaque took up to an hour and a half to clean.
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June 5, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before her senior prom at Germantown Academy in April, Allison Moise had a fairly typical to-do list: Find the perfect dress, figure out what to do with her hair, and hit the tanning salon for some unseasonable bronze color - a school-dance ritual she has stuck to since she was 15 or 16 years old. But while nervous dates and inedible catered meals may never go away, pre-prom tanning is one tradition that could be on its way out in Pennsylvania....
SPORTS
February 25, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - On a Sunday that couldn't decide whether it was winter or spring, on a mountainside touched by sun and shadows, the United States ended its 2014 Winter Olympics in a familiar fashion. OK. Not bad. Pretty good. Bronze medal. Steven Holcomb and the U.S. four-man bobsled team captured the Americans' 28th and final medal of these Sochi Games, taking the bronze in another event won by the host Russians. Alexander Zubkov piloted Russia-1 to the gold, giving the 39-year-old a sweep of both men's bobsled events and cementing his country's medal-table dominance at its first-ever hosting the Winter Games.
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February 21, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - After plummeting 425 feet, through 17 curves and 1,500 icy meters in less than a minute, Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans slowed enough to see that they were going to win an Olympic medal. That scoreboard revelation turned up the volume in the already-noisy grandstand at the Sanki Sliding Center's finish line. American fans blew horns, rang cowbells, chanted "U-S-A," and generally greeted the news as if it were an armistice. Greubel and Evans exited their USA-2 bobsled with much more difficulty than they had entered it at the start of their fourth and final heat and joined in the party.
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February 20, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - As Steven Holcomb's competitive resumé grows, so does his legend. Bobsledders around the world must be wondering if there's anything capable of slowing down the top U.S. pilot. Legal blindness? No problem, Holcomb found a Beverly Hills doctor with a magic cure. Severe depression? He battled and beat that too. The hurdle on Monday night, though painful, was minor by comparison but just as capable of derailing his Olympic ambitions. And of course, Holcomb overcame it too, teaming with Steve Langton for a historic bronze medal in the two-man bobsled finals at the 2014 Winter Games.
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