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September 18, 1990 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were 3 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the Archbishop Ryan-Valley Forge Military Academy game Friday night, and the Cadets had just scored on a 90-yard run to trim the Raiders' lead to a perilous 14-13. As Valley Forge set itself for a 2-point conversion try, Raiders coach Glen Galeone signaled for a timeout - no doubt to employ some complicated defensive strategy. "No, " he said afterward, "we just hadn't gotten our goal-line defense on the field. " Once the defenders arrived, Ryan's Gene McAleer stopped Valley Forge's Mario Grier short of the end zone and the Raiders added a last-minute touchdown to post a 21-13 victory over the Cadets, who use several fifth-year players.
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September 27, 1988 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
On paper, Valley Forge is 2-0 with two lopsided victories. On paper, the Cadets run a wishbone. It is not Jim Burner's wishbone, but former coach Mike Korom's option attack that Burner is using. On paper, the wishbone has infinite possibilities. But Saturday at Alumni Field, Burner's wishbone was often more wish than bone, even though Valley Forge defeated Williamson Trade, 35-12. Despite the score, VFMA had problems with an attack that lacked the split- second precision required of a wishbone.
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March 21, 1996 | By Gloria A. Hoffner and Christian Davenport, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
Bradley C. Foose of Duncannon, Pa.; Guy N. Squires 2d of Southampton, N.Y., and Silas Willoughby Jr. of Winchester, Ky., have been selected as academic all-Americans by the National Council of Independent Junior Colleges in Washington. The three sophomore Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College cadets will be honored at a ceremony there on May 25. They were selected because of their grade-point average and their campus and community involvement. Willoughby was ranked by the council to be among the top 8 percent of students nominated worldwide.
SPORTS
September 19, 1996 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Florkowski brothers from Pennridge, A. J. and Stosh, are playing soccer together for the United States Military Academy. A. J., who was the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rookie of the year last season when he led the Cadets in scoring with seven goals and three assists, has a team-leading five goals through five games this season. He scored twice in Army's only win, a 5-0 victory over Manhattan on Sept. 4. "A. J. is good at finishing," Army coach Joe Chiavaro said.
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January 26, 1989 | By Patrick Scott, Special to The Inquirer
As Michael Mardis recalled the moment, George Bush was making his way through the crowd at the inaugural ball Friday night when the 41st president of the United States stopped to offer the cadet a comment. "He shook my hand and said we did a great job in the parade and wished me luck," said Mardis, who was among 185 cadets from the Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College to travel to Washington last week to serve the man they view as their new commander in chief. Last week, from Wednesday to Saturday, the cadets left behind the staid military campus in Wayne and joined in the pomp and circumstance of the bicentennial celebration of the swearing-in of the president.
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April 4, 1986 | By KEVIN HANEY, Daily News Staff Writer
Dressed in white shirts, black ties and dark pants, some 90 Police Academy cadets stood stiffly in a double-file line outside St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church in the Holmesburg section last night. They were among some 1,500 people who waited solemnly and patiently last night in block-long lines to pay their respects, ever so briefly, to Sgt. Ralph Galdi, the detective shot to death Monday as he and another officer tried to stop a man running from a traffic accident at 5th and Spring Garden streets.
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May 24, 1990 | By Jonathan Schwartz, Special to The Inquirer
Trial dates for two Valley Forge Military Academy cadets charged with assaulting and harassing students at the Main Line school were set during arraignments in Delaware County Court Tuesday. The case of Cadet Orlando Mendoza, 18, of Edgmont, Delaware County, is scheduled to be heard by President Judge William Toal of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas on June 25 at 9:30 a.m. He is charged with two counts of simple assault and one count each of criminal conspiracy, reckless endangerment and harassment.
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September 18, 1990 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were 3 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the Archbishop Ryan-Valley Forge Military Academy game Friday night, and the Cadets had just scored on a 90-yard run to trim the Raiders' lead to a perilous 14-13. As Valley Forge set itself for a 2-point conversion try, Raiders coach Glen Galeone signaled for a timeout - no doubt to employ some complicated defensive strategy. "No, " he said afterward, "we just hadn't gotten our goal-line defense on the field. " Once the defenders arrived, Ryan's Gene McAleer stopped Valley Forge's Mario Grier short of the end zone and the Raiders added a last-minute touchdown to post a 21-13 victory over the Cadets, who use several fifth-year players.
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May 23, 1999 | By Sudarsan Raghavan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tony Downs sees the problem as a simple case of addition: Baseball plus fun equals less violence, fewer guns - and peace. Downs, an 18-year-old Valley Forge Military College cadet who plays baseball on the school team, has witnessed the formula work firsthand. He remembers the days when straying from the diamond could mean striking out on the streets and school yards of West Philadelphia. "I saw a guy get shot with a shotgun," Downs said. "I've seen people get stabbed. I've seen a guy put a gun to someone's face in a school yard over some petty argument.
SPORTS
October 13, 1986 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
Ed Shultz, a former All-State center at Coatesville High, began the season as a starting offensive tackle for Army. But one morning, before the Cadets played Wake Forest two weeks ago, Shultz woke up and discovered severe swelling in his neck. He was taken to a hospital that morning. Tests were run and a few days later the diagnosis was in: Hodgkin's disease. The prognosis is uncertain, but when Shultz showed up as a surprise visitor to the Cadets' team meeting last Friday night before they played Tennessee, there were more than a few moist eyes in the room.
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May 16, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
John Carlos knows a thing or two about causing a stir by raising a clenched fist. He and fellow Olympic medalist Tommie Smith spurred a national debate in 1968 by giving what was widely interpreted as a black power salute after they won bronze and gold in the 200-meter race in Mexico City. At his website, www.JohnCarlos68.com , he says the symbol was misunderstood: "Sadly, many people misinterpreted our silent protest as a protest for 'Black Power,' rather than a protest for human rights for all people throughout the world.
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May 12, 2016
SOLOMON JONES, I find your article very distasteful and degrading toward anyone that, in your words, is different in identity. I commend the young female cadets from West Point for making a statement by raising their fists in unison; their views, beliefs and opinions are just that - theirs - and who are we, or anyone for that matter, to question it. You on the other hand are making this something more than what it appears to be. What they did,...
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May 11, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
THE ONLINE backlash against 16 black female West Point cadets who took a raised-fist photo in uniform is a fascinating study on race and politics in America. The picture has led to a U.S. Military Academy probe on whether the raised-fist gesture represents banned political activity. It has sparked a debate on the loyalty of the cadets. But most of all, it's forced us to consider what it means to be black. Perhaps that's because so many Americans believe blackness is something to be ashamed of. And for those Americans, the very idea that blacks would openly embrace who we are seems ridiculous.
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February 26, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - More than two dozen cadets have resigned from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy after being linked to a cheating scandal at the training facility, top law enforcement officials said Wednesday. State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker told legislators that 29 cadets departed after an internal investigation determined they were "a party to what has been described as the cheating scandal. " Blocker called it "an unfortunate situation," but necessary to restore honesty and integrity.
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February 4, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania State Police has begun an investigation into an alleged cheating scandal involving cadets attending its academy, according to two sources familiar with the inquiry. The internal investigation centers on whether members of the cadet class scheduled to graduate this spring were given information about questions on an academic exam by members of a class that had recently graduated, the sources said. An academy instructor discovered the alleged cheating and reported it, they said.
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January 27, 2016
CALIFORNIA Hospital searched after gunfire report Authorities found no gunman or signs of a shooting on Tuesday after receiving a report from a Department of Defense employee that shots had been heard at one of the nation's largest naval medical facilities. The report of a shooting grabbed attention across the country and led to the lockdown of Naval Medical Center San Diego in Balboa Park. Authorities lifted the lockdown at nearby schools and hours later at the facility after military police finished a thorough sweep of the building.
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October 30, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
IT HAS BEEN 10 months since firefighter Joyce Craig died in a basement blaze in West Oak Lane. But time hasn't tempered the tears of those who still miss her. They gathered yesterday at the Philadelphia Fire Academy in Upper Holmesburg, where her name was officially added to the memorial honoring the 290 firefighters who have died in the line of duty in Philly since 1871. Bagpipers played "Amazing Grace," while cadets stood at military-like attention. Craig's family - including her teenage son Mekhi and toddler daughter Laylani - laid red roses on the bronze memorial, as did a long line of somber-faced firefighters.
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January 25, 2015 | By John Moritz, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first female four-star admiral in the Navy, the highest-ranking African American woman in the military, visited Ivyland, Bucks County, on Thursday to speak about women as leaders. Adm. Michelle Howard, the vice chief of naval operations for the Pentagon, spoke at a banquet held by the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce that emphasized diversity in leadership. Howard is known generally for leading the strike force that freed Capt. Richard Phillips from Somali pirates who commandeered his ship, Maersk Alabama, off the coast of Africa in 2009.
SPORTS
January 19, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
The Cadet Invitational at Valley Forge Military Academy came down to a struggle between two teams from the Catholic League. And Roman Catholic came out on top. The Cahillites outlasted Archbishop Ryan in the team standings, winning the tournament with a combined 159 points. Ryan finished second with 146.5 points. Roman's Carlos Bahamonde won all three of his matches by pin, including a fall in 3 minutes, 48 seconds to secure the 138-pound championship. Mike Leyland (182), Tyler Ricco (145)
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May 1, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vernon and Irene Castle had reached the peak of their fame in 1914. The husband-and-wife dance team starred in Irving Berlin's first Broadway show, Watch Your Step. They helped popularize the Fox-trot as well as ragtime, jazz rhythms, and African American music for dance. But Vernon gave up stage and stardom to fly combat missions during World War I - a decision that led to his death in a plane crash in 1918. D. Willard Zahn of Philadelphia was there and captured the wreckage in one of 57 black-and-white pictures he assembled in an album later passed on to his son, Dick, of Pitman, Gloucester County.
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