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May 29, 1998 | Inquirer photographs by Vicki Valerio
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on the Cooper River in Camden County this week have drawn hundreds of rowers from all across the country. About 40 colleges and universities were invited to send teams. The competition is a battle among the cream of the crop. Races will continue through Saturday. It's the fourth time the event has been held on the Cooper River. The championships date back to 1895.
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May 28, 1999 | Inquirer photographs by David M. Warren
The 97th Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta swooped into action yesterday morning on the Cooper River in Camden County. By tomorrow, 160 crews from as far away as the West Coast will have competed over the 2,000-meter course in the three-day regatta. Heats for the men's varsity eight and lightweight eight finals and the women's lightweight finals are scheduled to take place tomorrow.
SPORTS
April 9, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the cold twilight, six crews raced to a blanket finish no more than three boat lengths apart as the seventh annual La Salle College Invitational Regatta ended dramatically yesterday on the Cooper River in Camden County Park. The Mercyhurst oarsmen powered the prow of their shell ahead of Washington College of Chestertown, Md., by one-quarter of a length for a varsity eight triumph by virtue of a strong sprint late on the 2,000-meter course. Mercyhurst sped the distance in the face of a cold crosswind in 6 minutes and 31.9 seconds as against 6:32.
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June 8, 1997 | By Tamara Audi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Think about the protection that lashes afford eyes, and you'll have an idea of how the Cooper River is affected when its banks are bare of vegetation. "Pollutants are free to enter the river as the bank continues to erode," said Westmont resident and environmental activist Fred Stine. "Soil erosion is a major problem for the river. " Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Stine's nonprofit, volunteer environmental-action group, has been working to slowly restore the eight miles of riverbank along the Cooper River by organizing hundreds of volunteers for mass plantings.
SPORTS
May 30, 1996 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sure, Temple's heavyweight eight is the big fish at the Dad Vail Regatta, but that's an event for small fry. The Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta, which will be held today, tomorrow and Saturday, is a much larger pond. The Owls, small-program beast that they are - they've won the Dad Vail eight straight times - might be swallowed whole by the giants trolling the Cooper River in Pennsauken this weekend. Sure, Penn's varsity eight surprised everyone by winning the Ivy League championship 11 days ago at the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass.
NEWS
August 21, 1988 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden firefighters yesterday recovered the body of Tia Pratt, 5, who drowned Thursday with her father after the small boat they were riding in on the Cooper River near 10th and State Streets took on water and overturned. A search continued for the body of Robert Lee Pratt, 35, of Ablett Village. Fire Capt. William Huelas said that shortly before 11 a.m. rescuers found the girl's body in shallow waters of the Cooper River, about 800 feet south of the 10th Street Bridge. He said firefighters searched the area from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. when rough waters forced them to discontinue dragging operations.
NEWS
February 16, 1986 | By Doreen Carvajal, Inquirer Staff Writer
A "mountain" of silt has sparked a dispute between two Camden County government agencies that had been cooperating to clean up one of New Jersey's worst polluted waterways - the Cooper River. State officials have entered the fray to try to smooth over the differences between the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority and the Camden County Park Commission. Last week, the park commission accused the CCMUA of creating a sandbar in the river through improper construction practices.
NEWS
August 19, 1988 | By Ralph Cipriano and David Lee Preston, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden man and his 5-year-old daughter were missing and presumed drowned in the Cooper River in Camden last night after a boating accident that the man's 9-year-old son survived, police said. Police received a report at 5:14 p.m. that three people had fallen from a boat into the river near 10th and State Streets, Camden police Detective Richard G. Desmond said. Rescuers arriving at the scene found the boy, Michael Searles, who told them he had been with his father and sister on the boat when it flipped.
NEWS
May 28, 2012 | By James Os­borne and IN­QUIR­ER STAFF WRIT­ER
With its his­tor­ic boathouses and mon­u­ment to Olym­pic gold med­al­ist John B. Kel­ly, the Schuylkill has been at the epi­cen­ter of Amer­i­can row­ing going back to the 19th cen­tu­ry. But when it comes to the realities of mod­ern racing — with records on the line and arguments over slow lanes — many race or­gan­iz­ers now­a­days head across the Ben Frank­lin Bridge to the Coop­er River. This week­end and next the Coop­er will host scho­las­tic and col­le­giate na­tion­al championships — bringing thousands of rowers and spectators to a riv­er that many of the sport's elite have come to know in­ti­mate­ly in re­cent years.
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October 31, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Detectives knocked on doors Thursday in Haddon Township as they searched for clues in the mystifying death of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found in the woods more than two weeks ago, hours after he was reported missing. "They said [to] keep our eyes and ears open," said Danielle Burnham, 44, who said that she spoke to two detectives around 10 a.m. and that she saw six on her leafy street. With Halloween around the corner, in a neighborhood decorated with ghosts, goblins, and pumpkin faces, the unsolved death of Brendan Link Creato has added a real-world spookiness.
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October 23, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
NO ONE BROKE into the Haddon Township apartment to snatch Brendan Creato, police said, and the boy wasn't sexually assaulted before he died. That's the first new information released in the death of the 3-year-old since last week when the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said an autopsy could not determine a cause and manner of death. The boy was found dead on Oct. 13 in a wooded area near the Cooper River about a half-mile from the apartment where his father, DJ Creato, lived. Authorities have released little information on the case and have not said whether there were any suspects or whether neighbors had reason to be afraid.
NEWS
October 17, 2015 | By Michael Boren and Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writers
Three days after a 3-year-old boy was found dead in the woods in Haddon Township, a sense of unease has spread among residents as authorities remain tight-lipped about how the boy may have died. "People are anxious, they want closure," said Robert Edward Petralia, 46, who searched the streets for Brendan Link Creato after his father, D.J., reported him missing about 6 a.m. Tuesday. "Like what happened to this child?" Brendan's body was found about 9 a.m., three hours after his father's 911 call, in woods near Cooper Street and South Park Drive, about half a mile from his father's apartment.
SPORTS
October 5, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sean Sanchirico has simple aspirations at this stage of his life: take classes at Rutgers Camden, spend time with family and friends, improve his game as a member of the Scarlet Raptors golf team. "Just be a normal college student," Sanchirico said, setting the bar at a level that always seemed unattainable in recent years. In one way, the 20-year-old from Haddon Township has made good on his goal. His days are pretty pedestrian for a popular pre-business major who can be found many afternoons at the Camden County Golf Academy driving range on Cooper River in Pennsauken.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
For the guys at Longo's Auto Sales in Collingswood, the Route 130 project can't end soon enough. "We went from selling 25 cars a month to 12," says owner Jim Longo. Adds salesman Bob Hartley, who works on commission: "You can't print my opinion of the project. " To say Longo's "overlooks" the $31 million makeover of 130 between the PATCO viaduct and North Park Drive doesn't begin to convey the used-car lot's proximity to three years of disruptive construction. Not to mention, traffic jams: About 65,000 vehicles per day thunder through this stretch of 130, often backing up south to the White Horse Pike and north to the (former)
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Father's Day, Adam Nicely got a homemade card, a tiny stuffed animal, and the gift of life. Nicely had just finished opening a present and card from his two young children, 6 and 4, Sunday morning at his Collingswood home. "Peek-a-boo, I love you," said the little fuzzy critter that popped out of a film canister his son, Wilder, had made for him. It was shortly before 8, and Nicely decided to go back to the church where his band had practiced the night before, to make sure everything was tidy for Sunday services.
SPORTS
June 14, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Wednesday is my runniversary. On June 17, 2006, I lined up to run the Run for the Health of it 5K in Medford, worried that I going to either vomit at the starting line from nerves, or run so poorly that I'd crawl to the finish. Neither of those things happened (I even finished third in my age group). Instead, I picked up a lifelong habit that's pulled me through so many races I've lost count. Here are nine things I've learned in those nine years. 9 Everyone's an expert, yet no one is. How much water should I drink during a race?
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jackson Davis smiled and nodded in delight in response to his mother's question. "Do you like to go fast?" Kristine Davis had asked her 4-year-old son as he prepared to enter the Pennsauken ice rink Friday afternoon. The young boy's parents secured a black hockey helmet to his head before putting him on the Winterfest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park. Before long, his small skates were kicking atop the ice as his father, Bryan, trailed behind in supervision. "He does better than me," Kristine Davis, 40, of Oaklyn, said of her son, who takes weekly skating lessons.
NEWS
November 20, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Outdoor ice skating is returning to a once-popular spot in Camden County. An ice rink is set to open next week, on Black Friday, in Pennsauken's Cooper River Park. The 50- by 70-foot rink will be surrounded by music, strings of lights, and tents selling hot chocolate and pretzels, county officials said. "This is our crown jewel," Camden City Council president Frank Moran said. "We are turning the park into a winter wonderland. " The park was a popular skating location decades ago, county officials said.
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