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January 4, 1992 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
Lucious Renfrow, a cement contractor who believed a man who could work with his hands could work anywhere around the world, died Sunday. He was 62 and lived in Overbrook Farms. "Lucious believed a craftsman never would have to beg, steal or borrow to make a living, so he never attended college, electing instead to spend his life working to provide college educations for me, and our two children," said his wife, Gladys. Born in Philadelphia, the couple were teen-age sweethearts who graduated together from Overbrook High School in June 1947.
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June 4, 1987 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
John Edward "Pop John" Barge, a retired cement finisher and a strong family man, died Sunday. He was 96 and lived in West Philadelphia. Barge, who worked until he was in his late 70s, was employed by James D. Morrissey Inc. He was a man who took considerable pride in the fact that he was "the last man to touch the cement" on a job, often putting in delicate designs. One of his daughters, Catherine B. Harris, said Barge sometimes would take his children to different parts of the city and point out his work to them.
NEWS
January 18, 1987 | By John Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsauken police issued a warning yesterday to Camden County residents about a scam in which a man claiming to be a cement contractor has taken money from potential customers and has failed to perform the promised work. Detective Robert Morley of the Pennsauken Police Department said most of the complaints have come from elderly residents in Pennsauken, Maple Shade and Cherry Hill. "Some of these unsuspecting victims are being taken for amounts of money between $30 and $600," Morley said.
SPORTS
May 1, 1987 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
When asked to pick a word that best describes his Engineering and Science baseball players, with respect to their continuing practice plight, coach Charlie Brown came up with "resilient. " Brown didn't mention - and wasn't asked - if a pun was intended. How, you may ask, would "resilient" figure into a pun? Quite easily, when it concerns a team that must conduct workouts each day with rubber-coated baseballs. Why, you might want to know, are such baseballs used? Because E & S's practice field consists of a cement-covered expanse behind the school, located at 17th and Norris streets in a building that once housed George Washington Carver Elementary.
NEWS
September 2, 1993 | By Maura Webber, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A delivery run nearly two years ago made Redy-Mixt Konkrete driver Robert Pounds a little nervous. The job seemed simple enough: The bill said a Logan Township customer, James Rapisardi, wanted two cubic yards of concrete from the Woodbury concrete company to fill holes. But in recounting the delivery in Gloucester County Superior Court yesterday Pounds testified that someone he believed to be Rapisardi met him at a Township Line Road address and explained that he wanted the concrete in a manhole.
NEWS
April 27, 2001 | By Kaitlin Gurney INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The canoe is whippet-slim, fire-engine red, hydrodynamically sleek. And made of cement. But Rowan University students are sure their boat will float despite the unlikely material - and earn them a spot in the national concrete-canoe championship races in San Diego in June. The team of 12 must first test itself against those from other New Jersey and New York schools, as well as from engineering powerhouses Drexel University and Pennsylvania State University, in regional competition today and tomorrow at Peace Valley Park in Bucks County.
NEWS
July 10, 1996 | by Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
Crime boss John Stanfa wasn't just sentenced yesterday, he was entombed for life. If he thought he had complaints about a county jail in Virginia and the federal prison in Fairton, N.J., where he previously had been incarcerated, just wait until he gets to "The Alcatraz of the Rockies. " That's what they call the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colo., 45 miles south of Colorado Springs. The American Civil Liberties Union has called it "inhumane.
SPORTS
February 26, 1996 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Greg Eynon had the move packed, just in case. And Saturday night, with the Class AAA District 1 South 189-pound championship on the line, the Downingtown junior used the move, a cement-mixer, to separate Conestoga's Mike Blough from his undefeated record. The cement-mixer is one of the favorite moves of the wrestlers in District 11. In fact, the Konkrete Kids at Northampton have made it their signature move. Trailing by 1-0 midway through the second period, Eynon hit a textbook standing cement-mixer and sealed Blough's shoulders to the mat so perfectly in 2 minutes, 56 seconds that referee Rick Solofsky later commented: "The Northampton kids don't even do it that well.
NEWS
March 25, 1994 | By Jeff Gammage, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a crime that has seasoned Philadelphia police investigators holding their noses. Not just because of the stench - though that's bad enough - but because of whom the vandals had targeted: the police. Sometime Saturday, someone poured cement into a pipe at the back of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets. Inside, 300 Teamsters were enjoying a late St. Patrick's Day party. Before the festivities ended, the cement had hardened - and every sink, toilet, urinal and drain in the building backed up and overflowed.
NEWS
March 22, 2000 | By Karen Masterson, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Under a weatherproof and heated tent, a slew of officials stood along this city's industrial waterfront yesterday to welcome a Canadian cement-making company and its planned $50 million plant. But even as Gov. Whitman thanked the St. Lawrence Cement Co. for choosing Camden over four other cities - Baltimore; Philadelphia; Providence, R.I.; and Newport News, Va. - residents picketed in opposition because of concern over the roughly 1,000 18-wheelers that the plant would add to the truck-congested streets of southwest Camden.
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February 4, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - Tom Brady always believed the Patriots would win Super Bowl XLIX, he said yesterday morning, in a croaking, scratchy voice that no doubt reflected a very long night of celebration. "Then they made that catch, and I had a little bit of doubt," Brady said at the morning-after news conference for the winning coach and Super Bowl MVP. "And then we made a great play. " Surely, as others have suggested, Brady will donate the MVP's Chevy pickup to Malcolm Butler, the undrafted rookie cornerback from West Alabama who stepped in front of Seattle wideout Ricardo Lockette on Butler's 18th defensive snap of the evening.
SPORTS
February 3, 2015
GLENDALE, Ariz. - It seems silly, the Super Bowl measuring sticks we sometimes place on quarterbacks. Tom Brady came very close to losing in his third straight Super Bowl appearance Sunday night and the argument, by some, would have been that he didn't warrant mention as the greatest, especially in light of "Deflategate. " The Patriots of Bill Belichick and Brady faced their largest deficit ever in a Super Bowl and the Seahawks, with a 24-14 lead early in the fourth quarter, looked as if they could not be beaten.
NEWS
January 13, 2015 | By Stacey Burling and Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
After more than three days of searching, firefighters Sunday found the body of a worker who was missing after a silo filled with cement collapsed in Bristol Township, township police said. The missing worker was identified as Anthony Gabriele, 48, of Tullytown. The collapse happened at the Riverside Cement distribution facility in the Riverside Industrial Complex. At 4:45 p.m., searchers were digging the body out of the wreckage by hand, according to a police department news release.
NEWS
January 10, 2015 | By Chris Palmer and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writers
At dusk Thursday, fire crews hauled spotlights toward the mangled remains of a collapsed steel silo at an industrial complex in Bristol Township. They had already searched the wreckage for nearly 14 hours, hoping for any sign of Anthony Gabriele, a plant worker they believed was trapped beneath mountains of cement when the 125-foot silo collapsed overnight. Given the scale of the debris and the temperatures, officials weren't optimistic about finding Gabriele alive. After a few hours, they stopped calling their effort a rescue attempt and started to call it a recovery.
SPORTS
May 14, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
SHAME ON Donald Sterling, yes. His shame is the sort that never will wash clean. But shame on CNN, too, for letting him hang himself again with his own rope. And shame on us, too, for watching. In the wake of his recent comments that laid bare his bigotry, Sterling this weekend sat down with this public confessor, Anderson Cooper, and vainly tried to punish himself, in the hopes of . . . what? Convincing other NBA owners to lift the lifetime ban and not force him to sell his Clippers?
SPORTS
December 27, 2013 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Staff Writer hayesm@phillynews.com
WITH ALL due respect to Brian Westbrook, Duce Staley and the inimitable Ricky Watters, there never has been a back with the gifts of LeSean McCoy. Indeed, only the romance of the run by the La Salle men's basketball team and the shameless self-promotion of ageless boxer Bernard Hopkins kept McCoy from . . . er . . . running away with the award. Mostly, it's because the balloting ends a month before football season ends. Yes, McCoy has been enabled by flashy new coach Chip Kelly, who finished third in the voting.
NEWS
October 27, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THE SEARCH for answers in the increasingly tangled case of Homicide Detective Ron Dove will involve more digging. Lots of it, as a matter of fact. Narcotics cops found pictures of Dove with a suspected drug dealer earlier this week when they raided a property in the city, law-enforcement sources said yesterday. Also, the sources said, investigators working on a sprawling Internal Affairs investigation into Dove have been told that Reynaldo Torres, who was involved in an unsolved homicide case that Dove handled, might have been covered in cement and buried in a gritty North Philly gully.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Question: Our 1920s Colonial has a stone foundation with some sort of cement coating on the interior. Much of the coating has flaked off, exposing the mortar joints, which are disintegrating. We recently had a sump pump and French drain installed in the basement, which will eliminate much of the dampness from minor water leaks. What would be the best process to re-coat the interior walls of the foundation? Answer: It's nostalgia time, and to answer the question, I return to the basement of another of my houses, which had a stone foundation and something that perpetually flaked off the walls.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
TRUNCATED DOMES. First time hearing those words? The little bumps under your feet are picking the city's pocket. Truncated domes - also known as "tactile warning strips" - are those bumps the size of elevator call buttons that blister the surface of recently installed ramps at street corners, by order of the feds. The cost to the city - meaning you, the taxpayer - is astronomical. The outlay is required by changing federal regulations, according to Terry Gillen, director of federal affairs for the city of Philadelphia.
SPORTS
June 2, 2012 | By Sara Cavanagh, For The Inquirer
McLain Ward, fresh off a fantastic victory over many of the top riders vying for a spot on the Olympic team, won again Friday night in the $20,000 Open Jumper Gambler's Choice at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. This time he rode Apple, and he just edged out Laura Chapot on Quointreau Un Prince, a horse Ward owns in partnership with Chapot. Ward won more than just the class - he almost certainly sewed up the Devon Leading Open Jumper rider title. And he has done that despite a horrific fracturing of a knee in a riding accident four months ago. Ward and Chapot have swapped the title for this event a number of times, with Chapot having won it three of the last five years and Ward taking it once.
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