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June 28, 1992 | By Sharon O'Neal, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Charlestown Township has struck a deal that will provide training grounds for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and will ultimately yield two new soccer fields for the Phoenixville Area Soccer Club. The idea is simple enough: The Corps will build the fields as part of its two-week summer camp exercises in August at the township-owned Charlestown Park, then turn them over to the soccer club. The club leases space from the township at the park and already has two soccer fields there.
NEWS
August 1, 1993 | By Bill Frischling, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Narberth Ambulance Corps' temporary home was delivered in two pieces last week to a lot next to its old home near Narberth borough hall. For the next 12 to 18 months, the corps, which serves Narberth and Lower Merion, will operate from two prefabricated buildings. The ambulances will be kept in a paved lot next to the temporary offices. "Our feeling is that there should be zero interruptions of service," said Bruce E. Tribken, executive director of the corps. The corps' current building is scheduled to be demolished when renovation of the borough hall begins.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ruth Muscal, 79, of Penn Valley, an accomplished Israeli citizen who spent much of her adult life here, died Thursday, June 11, in Tel Aviv. She had long been ill with dementia. Mrs. Muscal was the wife of Zvi Muscal, and the couple arrived to Philadelphia in 1979 when he was in charge of establishing a branch of Bank HaPoalim here. The Muscals fell in love with the city, and he founded First Executive Bank, then on Walnut Street. Several years ago, the Muscals returned to Tel Aviv.
NEWS
September 25, 1995 | YONG KIM/ DAILY NEWS
The high-steppers were kickin' it during the Drum and Drill Team Review at Penn's Landing on Saturday. The Daily-News-sponsored event featured 24 units from just about every 'hood in Philly, performing precision step drills to the accompaniment of their drum corps. The event, at the Grand Plaza, also included an audience participation workshop.
NEWS
January 13, 2013
Web prodigy found dead NEW YORK - A cofounder of Reddit who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday. Aaron Swartz, 26, hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment weeks before he was to go on trial for allegedly stealing millions of journal articles from an electronic archive in an attempt to make them freely available. Swartz was a prodigy who as a young teenager helped create RSS, a family of Web feed formats used to gather updates from blogs, news headlines, audio, and video for users.
NEWS
August 26, 1993 | By Josh Zimmer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dredging made Hawk Island what it is today - a nearly 400-acre tract of abundant nature that some people in this little river town consider a local treasure. It began in the 1950s. Silt from dredging operations in the Delaware was deposited on a small island between the river and the Rancocas Creek, eventually bonding the island with the mainland, creating a peninsula. Over time, the area developed into a home for a variety of small wildlife - rabbits, raccoons and many birds - some deer and some very lush vegetation.
SPORTS
November 13, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Many football games are won in the trenches. This one could be won in the air. Pennsauken and Atlantic City might have the two best receiving corps in South Jersey. They will square off Saturday when the eighth-seeded Vikings (6-2) visit the top-seeded Indians (7-1) in an intriguing opening-round game of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. "We look forward to these types of games," Pennsauken coach Clinton Tabb said of the potentially wide-open nature of the game that matches the No. 4 (Pennsauken)
NEWS
November 11, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Many football games are won in the trenches. This one could be won in the air. Pennsauken and Atlantic City might have the two best receiving corps in South Jersey. They will square off Saturday when the eighth-seeded Vikings (6-2) visit the top-seeded Indians (7-1) in an intriguing opening-round game of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. "We look forward to these types of games," Pennsauken coach Clinton Tabb said of the potentially wide-open nature of the game that matches the No. 4 (Pennsauken)
NEWS
May 25, 2011 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a generation, they have been the targets of budget-cutters, but this year the federal government plans to spend $148 million on shore-protection projects - believed to be a record amount. About $40 million of that would go toward beach projects in South Jersey from Long Beach Island to Cape May, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which released its spending plan last week. "I was surprised," said Howard Marlowe, the nation's most prominent coastal lobbyist. He said it would be the biggest annual expenditure since he started keeping track in 1995, and available federal records indicate no greater amounts in prior years.
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July 15, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Pennsylvania closed gaps in student achievement, the payoff would be enormous, according to a study released Monday. Had the Commonwealth wiped out achievement shortfalls based on race and ethnicity, family economic status, and parental education a decade ago, its gross domestic product would be as much as $44 billion higher and its students would sit near the top of U.S. and world rankings, according to the analysis by the RAND Corp. The study, commissioned by Temple University's Center on Regional Politics, found that each group of Pennsylvania students stands to gain up to $5.1 billion in lifetime income earnings and overall benefit to society if graduation-rate gaps fall away.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ruth Muscal, 79, of Penn Valley, an accomplished Israeli citizen who spent much of her adult life here, died Thursday, June 11, in Tel Aviv. She had long been ill with dementia. Mrs. Muscal was the wife of Zvi Muscal, and the couple arrived to Philadelphia in 1979 when he was in charge of establishing a branch of Bank HaPoalim here. The Muscals fell in love with the city, and he founded First Executive Bank, then on Walnut Street. Several years ago, the Muscals returned to Tel Aviv.
NEWS
April 7, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kerry Walters Jr. might not be attending the University of Pennsylvania without the help of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. It would have been too costly. His family's finances were stretched thin, partly because his father, a Marine, was wounded during the Vietnam War and his earning ability was affected by deteriorating health. But the foundation came to the rescue, as it has for nearly 33,000 others since it was established in 1962. It provides Walters $2,500 a year, over and above other grants and financial aid. "By lifting some of my financial burden, the scholarship has allowed me to worry a bit less about financing my education and has given me more time and energy to dedicate towards school," said Walters, 25, a sophomore and mathematics major who grew up in Chaska, Minn.
NEWS
March 17, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Center City-based Morgan Lewis, the largest law firm in the U.S. in terms of lawyers based domestically, is growing again, this time overseas. The firm said Sunday it was combining with the Stamford Law Corp., an 80-lawyer firm based in Singapore, a booming commercial hub and island nation with a large footprint in shipping, manufacturing, and financial services. The announcement follows by four months Morgan Lewis' acquisition of much of the Bingham McCutchen law firm of Boston, a transaction that vaulted Morgan into the top ranks of firms globally.
NEWS
March 13, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Wednesday approved the spinoff of PPL Corp.'s generation and pipeline assets. The approval resolves one regulatory impediment to the spinoff, which involves the combination of PPL's assets with those of Riverstone Holdings L.L.C. into a new publicly traded entity, Talen Energy Corp. PPL shareholders will own 65 percent of Talen. PPL Electric Utilities, which provides electric distribution service to approximately 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania, is not affected by the transaction.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
    Penn Virginia Corp., the Radnor oil and gas exploration company, reported an adjusted fourth quarter loss of $25.4 million, or 35 cents per share. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had anticipated a loss of 10.5 cents per share. The company, which reported earnings Wednesday after markets closed, reported product revenues of $101.4 million, or $51.73 per barrel of oil equivalent, compared to $141.9 million, or $67.91 per barrel a year ago. A Bloomberg consensus of 16 analysts had anticipated sales of $137.6 million.
NEWS
January 14, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you're an AmeriCorps or Peace Corps alumnus, the City of Philadelphia is looking to hire you. Starting this month, Philadelphia will award up to 5 points on its 100-point civil service exam for alumni of national service programs AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps. Mayor Nutter made the announcement along with Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National & Community Service, a federal agency which oversees AmeriCorps. "These individuals, through their service, create critical thinking skills, demonstrate leadership qualities, responsibility and they become the kind of invaluable workers that any employer would want," Nutter said.
SPORTS
December 19, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Responding to criticism of the Eagles' wide receivers, Jeremy Maclin took to social media on Monday morning, posting a graphic that showed where the team's top three receivers rank among other trios in the NFL. They are No. 4 in receptions, No. 7 in yards, and No. 5 in touchdowns. But 44 percent of the catches, 53 percent of the yards, and 55 percent of the touchdowns have come from Maclin. There is no dispute about his production, which has put him among the top receivers in the NFL. It's the other pieces that draw more scrutiny.
NEWS
November 9, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
A bioterrorist attack has exposed a swath of Philadelphia to anthrax and thousands of residents need antibiotics to try to ward off the deadly bacterial infection. That scenario was part of Saturday's training session for nearly 200 new volunteers with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps. "Imagine 20,000 Philadelphians coming through here, getting medications" for anthrax, said physician Steve Alles, standing in the gymnasium of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, where the training exercise was held.
NEWS
November 1, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward F. Crawford Sr., 86, of Drexel Hill, a decorated U.S. Marine Corps officer, died Sunday, Oct. 26, of complications from a stroke at home. A chief warrant officer-3 known to his buddies as "Gunner," Mr. Crawford retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1985 after serving for many years. As an infantry unit leader during the Vietnam War, he was wounded twice and awarded two Purple Hearts. "His funeral will be attended by Marines coming in from all over the country. He is so widely respected by the Marine Corps," said Bill Rafferty, a family friend and fellow military man. The Marine Corps tradition runs in the Crawford family.
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