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May 14, 2012 | Howard Gensler
GET READY GHOULS, ABC is prepping a show for next month in which you'll be able to wait breathlessly for three hours to see if a daredevil plunges to his death. The alphabet network is turning Nik Wallenda's attempted tightrope walk through the mist and wind over Niagara Falls into a prime-time TV event on June 15. As a tie-in, if Nik needs a doctor, the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" will appear. Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the famous Wallenda daredevil family, whose history as a traveling circus troupe dates to 1780.
NEWS
May 30, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The parents of Mathias Rust yesterday expressed astonishment at reports that their 19-year-old son had flown a single-engine aircraft across Soviet territory and had landed in Moscow's Red Square. Others in Hamburg who knew Rust said he was a reserved youth - "not a daredevil" - who dreamed of becoming a commercial pilot. An officer of the Hamberg Aero Club, where Rust learned to fly, said yesterday, "We're all furious with Mathias Rust. " A club spokesman said, "He wanted to become a commercial pilot.
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April 10, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Marvel's Daredevil , Netflix's latest offering, is a well-scripted, beautifully acted superhero saga that is surprisingly impressive. The 13-episode first season will be posted Friday by the streaming-video provider. For someone who's never cared much for the whole comic book and superhero shtick   , it is shockingly, alarmingly impressive. Developed by World War Z writer Drew Goddard, Daredevil is the first of four planned series coproduced by Marvel TV and Netflix.
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February 14, 2003 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
He's a painkiller junkie in head-to-toe leather the color of spilled blood. He swoops through the cityscape in the dead of night, whacking slimeballs with his fancy billy club. He wears a pointy-eared cowl. And he's got Ben Affleck's dimpled chin. Daredevil, based on Marvel Comics' sight-impaired superhero - a blind man whose remaining senses are preternaturally fine-tuned - has been brought to the screen with a mix of jaunty humor and jagged violence that should have worked more effectively than it does.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2003 | By LAURA RANDALL For the Daily News
Of the 4,700 characters in the Marvel Comics family, Daredevil ranks somewhere between Spider-Man and Howard the Duck. Director Mark Steven Johnson knew that when he started his crusade six years ago to bring the comic book hero of his childhood to the big screen. Business might be booming for superheroes in Hollywood since the huge success of last summer's "Spider-Man," but Johnson doesn't expect "Daredevil," opening Friday, to come close to matching its web-spinning counterpart.
SPORTS
August 18, 2001 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It is crazy. If you watched them yesterday outside the First Union Center, there is no question about that. Because nobody just jumps their motorcycle off a ramp and performs tricks in mid-air like that. But the MotoX freestyle riders at the X Games did just that. They did it again and again, with each trick more dangerous than the last. "You can't ask for anything more," said Jake Windham, the Shingle Springs, Calif., resident who won the freestyle bronze with 91.67 points.
NEWS
May 18, 1998 | By Patricia M. La Hay, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Father's Day comes next month, many people will be thinking about the lessons their fathers have taught them: tying shoes, swinging a bat, multiplying fractions. Eighteen-year old Frances Flores probably will be doing what her father taught her: riding a motorcycle around the inside of a big iron globe at up to 65 m.p.h. One of only three women in the country to perform in the so-called Globe of Death (her sister, Victoria, is another), Frances Flores and her family are on the road nine months a year performing their Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show at county and state fairs.
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June 26, 1991 | Inquirer photographs by Gerald S. Williams
No fancy strokes or daredevil dives - just plenty of splashing and bubble- blowing and fun in the pool. That's what the Ambler YMCA's Waterbabies program is all about. For 20 years, parents have been taking their tots to the Y to learn early, from certified instructors, that swimming pools are fun. Everyone into the pool - even Moms and Dads.
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November 7, 1991 | Special to The Inquirer / DAVID J. JACKSON
With a sign this big, no one will miss Pennsauken Township's 100th anniversary next year. To celebrate the birthday, a gigantic logo is being painted on the township's water tower, which is 175 feet tall and holds three million gallons. The tower is owned by the Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission, and the daredevil paint job is being done by J.J. Sirianni Inc. of Trenton.
SPORTS
January 5, 1986 | By Mel Greenberg, Special to The Inquirer
The cliff walkers of Lancaster Pike were up to their usual daredevil stunts on the Main Line last night. This time, the Villanova women's basketball team (8-3) averted going off the ledge when Karen Hargadon's 22-footer with 8 seconds left gave the Wildcats a 63-61 victory over visiting Providence to stay unbeaten (3-0) in the Big East. Shelly Pennefather's 24-point performance prevented her teammates from hanging themselves. However, it was the 6-foot junior forward's cross-court pass to Hargadon, her roommate, that set up the winning basket.
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April 11, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Swift says mom is ill Taylor Swift on Thursday shared grave family news: Her mother Andrea Swift has been diagnosed with cancer. Taylor did not specify the type of cancer or prognosis. "I'd like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private," the singer, 25, writes on Tumblr. The diagnosis came as a result of Taylor's continued appeals that her doctor-phobic mom get a routine check up. "For Christmas . . . I asked my mom that one of her gifts to me be her going to the doctor," Swift says.
NEWS
April 10, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Marvel's Daredevil , Netflix's latest offering, is a well-scripted, beautifully acted superhero saga that is surprisingly impressive. The 13-episode first season will be posted Friday by the streaming-video provider. For someone who's never cared much for the whole comic book and superhero shtick   , it is shockingly, alarmingly impressive. Developed by World War Z writer Drew Goddard, Daredevil is the first of four planned series coproduced by Marvel TV and Netflix.
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June 24, 2013 | By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. - Florida aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona on Sunday. Wallenda performed the stunt on a two-inch-thick steel cable, 1,500 feet above the river on the Navajo Nation near the Grand Canyon. He took just more than 22 minutes, pausing and crouching twice as winds whipped around him so that he could get "the rhythm out of the rope. " "Thank you Lord.
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December 5, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
At the time, it seemed like a great idea, a nocturnal outing on a spring evening for a dozen or so Temple University friends. "Let's go to the Divine Lorraine," Brian Jerome, then a 19-year-old art student, suggested to all those assembled on the benches outside Peabody Hall. It was before midnight on April 6, 2010. Brian had been inside the abandoned hotel on North Broad Street many times. He had felt the lure of the graffiti-draped Divine Lorraine from the moment he arrived on campus as a freshman the year before.
NEWS
July 8, 2012 | By Elsa Fraile and Harold Heckle, Associated Press
PAMPLONA, Spain - One elderly thrill-seeker was gored in a leg and five others slightly injured as thousands of adrenaline-fueled runners raced ahead of six fighting bulls in the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona in the first running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival, officials said Saturday. Runners, in traditional white clothing and red kerchiefs around their necks, tripped over each other or fell in the mad daredevil annual rush along early morning dew-moistened slippery streets to the city's bull ring.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2012 | Howard Gensler
GET READY GHOULS, ABC is prepping a show for next month in which you'll be able to wait breathlessly for three hours to see if a daredevil plunges to his death. The alphabet network is turning Nik Wallenda's attempted tightrope walk through the mist and wind over Niagara Falls into a prime-time TV event on June 15. As a tie-in, if Nik needs a doctor, the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" will appear. Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the famous Wallenda daredevil family, whose history as a traveling circus troupe dates to 1780.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2012 | By Matt Huston, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an industry known for big things - big tents, big animals, big crowds - it might be hard to outdo a show that explores the fiercest creature of mythology in the luckiest year of the Chinese zodiac. The sister-sister partnership behind a new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey production is setting the tent pole high. "Dragons," the circus tour running through Monday at the Wells Fargo Center, may be the most thematic, modern, and inclusive one yet. In coordination with the Chinese Year of the Dragon, the show - conceived by Alana and Nicole Feld - targets a tech-savvy generation of children by blending contemporary with traditional elements, high-tech with human-powered spectacles, and fantasy with reality.
NEWS
August 17, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barr E. Asplundh was a pilot with what might be called exceeding enthusiasm. "He was flying aerobatics up until about 1980," into his 50s, said his wife, Jeanne. On flybys around his Fort Washington home, he made his presence known with a Pitts Special, a single-engine biplane. "He would come down over the fields where our farmhouse is," she said, "and would pull up to just miss the chimney. " Mr. Asplundh, 82, former president and board chairman of Asplundh Tree Expert Co., died of Alzheimer's disease on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Meadowood, a retirement community in Worcester, Montgomery County, where he had lived for two months.
NEWS
March 23, 2010 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We know we're in trouble in the theater when we haven't a clue what the nicely staged metaphors are trying to tell us. It could be the production or it could be the play, or a mix of both. But in the case of Up, I vote for - or more to the point, against - the play. My guess is that if we stopped 10 people on the way out of Bristol Riverside Theatre and asked them a few questions about Up's collection of dreamers and losers, we'd get blank stares. Which probably makes it doubly difficult for the actors in Up, which is being given a heartfelt but beat-too-slow production by Keith Baker, Bristol Riverside's artistic director.
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October 9, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David B. Allen, 54, of Media, owner of Magical Mystery Flights, a hot-air balloon business in Media, died Thursday of cardiovascular disease at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville. Earlier in the day, he piloted a balloon with passengers over Chester County. He collapsed shortly after the balloon landed, his wife, Janet Weymuller Allen, said. Mr. Allen was a fifth-generation balloonist. An ancestor, Ira Allen, made his own balloon in the 1870s after seeing them in use during the Civil War. Eddie Allen Jr., Mr. Allen's grandfather, performed as a daredevil stunt balloonist for years until he was injured in the 1970s.
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