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October 27, 2003
I LOVE Florida and visit often, but I hope that if, God forbid, I ever reach the point where I slip into a semi-vegetative state and require extraordinary means to keep me alive, that it doesn't occur while I am in the Sunshine State! You can't help but be sympathetic to the plight of the family of Terri Schiavo, who currently exists in a twilight state, embroiled in a tug of war between the wishes of her husband, who wants to terminate her miserable existence, and her parents and siblings, who seek to keep her Schiavo alive.
NEWS
March 8, 1993 | by Bill McKibben, From the New York Times
A few weeks ago, on the coldest evening of the year, the full moon stayed above the horizon nearly till dawn. In the days since, as the moon has grown smaller, the sky has brimmed with stars, safe from the competition with lunar glow. This cycle is older than life on Earth. But earlier this month, Russian scientists, using a thin aluminum and plastic mirror, managed to send a narrow beam of reflected sunlight back to the dark side of Earth. The achievement was hailed by many as a great advance.
TRAVEL
November 4, 2013 | By Sherri Izes Becker, For The Inquirer
My husband, David, is a walking travel encyclopedia. For 28 years, he has been game for any vacation except one - Hawaii. His rationale: No beach is worth a 12-hour plane ride. So, when our daughter, Emily, asked us to join her in Honolulu, he professed the value of mother-daughter bonding and bid us adieu. Well dear, you were wrong. Hawaii is visually mesmerizing. It blends learning and leisure perfectly. Each day we proclaimed, "Wow, Dad should really see this!" Stop one was Waikiki, a bustling metropolis with beautiful beaches.
NEWS
June 22, 1986
President Reagan's parents and early religious teachers indoctrinated him well, and they would be proud of him today. Under the guise of the label "conservatism" he uses his legitimate power to carefully plan and manipulate the Supreme Court to his will and basic religious beliefs. American women should be up in arms and not take this action lightly. The issue of separation of church and state has its roots in our Constitution. President John F. Kennedy had these same beliefs but was a leader who did not force them on anyone.
NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com 215-854-5949
The large families that packed the courtroom during the sentencing hearing yesterday for two former Philadelphia cops caught in October in a drug sting inadvertently helped to make the prosecutor's point: They knew better. Not only were Sean Alivera, 31, and his partner, Christopher Luciano, 23, sworn officers and family men, but they came from good families and had no excuse for their conduct, said Assistant District Attorney Erica Wilson. "Today is a dark day in the CJC [Criminal Justice Center]
SPORTS
February 9, 1991 | By Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Thank you. Charles Barkley says he hasn't heard that from anyone in 76ers management other than coach Jim Lynam. He says he regrets coming back earlier than expected from the injury to his left foot, that, in retrospect, he should have remained out until after the All-Star break. He says he hurried back because he couldn't handle watching the Sixers lose, because he loves to play, because he knows he can be the difference between winning and losing. Barkleymania is alive and well in Charlotte, where the All-Star Game will be played tomorrow afternoon (Channel 3, 1 p.m.)
SPORTS
July 20, 1990 | By Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Who knows, Pete Rose might have placed bets on football games or horse races even during the September stretch drive that led to the Phillies' first pennant in 30 years and the team's only World Series championship. But for Mike Schmidt, Tug McGraw and Dallas Green, who were there with Rose during that magical 1980 season, the most compelling memories of the man are, and will be, of headfirst slides, line drives and a competitiveness that burned white-hot in every game. That is a more pleasant vision of Rose than the one projected yesterday, when the shamed legend was sentenced to five months' incarceration for income tax evasion.
NEWS
March 22, 2003 | By Jacqueline Soteropoulos INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two men responsible for a wild shoot-out and carjacking in a busy West Philadelphia shopping area last year have been sentenced to prison. Common Pleas Court Judge A.J. Snite Jr. yesterday sentenced Byron Allen, 23, of West Philadelphia, to 9 1/2 to 19 years in prison. Allen pleaded guilty in January to three counts of attempted murder, carjacking and related charges. On Monday, Snite sentenced Allen's accomplice, Robert Lamar, 33, of West Philadelphia, to three to six years in prison plus four years' probation after the judge convicted him of carjacking and aggravated assault.
SPORTS
December 31, 2014 | Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
YESTERDAY WAS a dark day for four NFL coaches, at least three anyway, as they got their pink slips. The first Monday after the regular season is when the ax falls on the neck of those whom management perceives as not getting the job done. The Bears' Mark Trestman was let go because his defense was awful and his quarterback was worse. Rex Ryan was let go by the Jets because his quarterback was awful and, well, it was time. And Mike Smith was let go by the Falcons. His quarterback was decent, but his team wasn't.
SPORTS
December 9, 1996 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
A driving rainstorm can do more than turn a football field into a mud pit. It also can wash away the burden felt by coaches at Frankford High. Al Angelo could have told you in 1978. Tom Mullineaux can tell you now. Though Angelo went on to win 184 games in 21 seasons, he lost five times in the old City Title series, which matched the Public League and Catholic League champions, before producing a winner in 1978. Though Mullineaux has won 78 games in nine seasons, he failed to claim a Public League title until Saturday.
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NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky, Staff Writer
The autobiography opens in darkness, with the onetime teen idol being wheeled into the operating room for lifesaving, possibly life-ending, liver- and kidney-transplant surgery. The autobiography concludes in the sunshine that has been Bobby Rydell's life, darkened by only two clouds. One was his mother. The second was alcohol. Many in his circle knew his mother, Jennie, was controlling and obsessive, likely the result of undiagnosed mental problems. Very few - not friends, not fans, certainly not the media - knew Rydell was a major-league drunk for nearly two decades.
SPORTS
January 2, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - Brett Brown would be forgiven if he allowed the circumstances to get him, for frustration to take over, for the 76ers coach to wilt under the mounting losses. So far, none of that has happened. Instead, Brown is disappointed with the losses but remains realistic. Late Tuesday night was a prime example. The Sixers had just suffered their third straight loss - all by double digits. This one was a 126-86 throttling by the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena that was even more lopsided than the final score indicated.
SPORTS
December 31, 2014 | Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
YESTERDAY WAS a dark day for four NFL coaches, at least three anyway, as they got their pink slips. The first Monday after the regular season is when the ax falls on the neck of those whom management perceives as not getting the job done. The Bears' Mark Trestman was let go because his defense was awful and his quarterback was worse. Rex Ryan was let go by the Jets because his quarterback was awful and, well, it was time. And Mike Smith was let go by the Falcons. His quarterback was decent, but his team wasn't.
TRAVEL
November 4, 2013 | By Sherri Izes Becker, For The Inquirer
My husband, David, is a walking travel encyclopedia. For 28 years, he has been game for any vacation except one - Hawaii. His rationale: No beach is worth a 12-hour plane ride. So, when our daughter, Emily, asked us to join her in Honolulu, he professed the value of mother-daughter bonding and bid us adieu. Well dear, you were wrong. Hawaii is visually mesmerizing. It blends learning and leisure perfectly. Each day we proclaimed, "Wow, Dad should really see this!" Stop one was Waikiki, a bustling metropolis with beautiful beaches.
NEWS
December 22, 2012 | By Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They had no idea what lay in store for them that fateful afternoon. Near the town of Malmedy, in Belgium, Ted Paluch and about 100 other U.S. soldiers had been overwhelmed by German forces during the Battle of the Bulge and compelled to surrender. They dropped their carbines and were herded to a field, where they expected to be taken away in trucks. What happened next turned that day into one of the darkest of World War II. The events are as vivid to Paluch now as when he lived through them nearly seven decades ago. A shot was fired, then chattering machine guns on tanks and half-tracks unleashed a torrent of bullets that tore through stunned GIs, leaving many writhing on the ground.
NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com 215-854-5949
The large families that packed the courtroom during the sentencing hearing yesterday for two former Philadelphia cops caught in October in a drug sting inadvertently helped to make the prosecutor's point: They knew better. Not only were Sean Alivera, 31, and his partner, Christopher Luciano, 23, sworn officers and family men, but they came from good families and had no excuse for their conduct, said Assistant District Attorney Erica Wilson. "Today is a dark day in the CJC [Criminal Justice Center]
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2011 | By JOSH NOEL, Chicago Tribune
MUNSTER, Ind. - On one of the most important days on the beer calendar, when fevered drinkers from across the U.S. travel to northwest Indiana to buy one of the world's rarest beers, the unthinkable happened. Cradling a box of his newfound bounty, a man in jeans and a black jacket dropped a bottle of the day's manna. The 22-ounce bottle of Dark Lord - a pitch-black, high-alcohol stout made by Three Floyds Brewing for release this very day - shattered, its black, frothy gold spreading across the asphalt.
SPORTS
September 19, 2008 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
When his swing is right, don't you love watching Ryan Howard hit? As someone said to me recently, the man's numbers are stupid right now. Which is generally a good place for me to start - the stupid part. Not that long ago, there were those among us who delighted in deriding him. We criticized his average and his strikeouts and how he pulls the ball too much. I was a conspirator in that cabal. Maybe you were, too. Now, of course, we show proper respect. We chant "M-V-P" and snarl at the suggestion that someone else should claim the prize.
NEWS
February 17, 2008 | By Maria Panaritis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chester County's powerful mushroom industry, long immune to the ravages of Mother Nature, is succumbing instead to another potent force these days: the high cost of energy. The cost of compost, heating oil and other essentials needed to grow mushrooms has risen so quickly since Hurricane Katrina caused a spike in crude-oil prices two years ago that some growers in the area - where more than half the nation's mushrooms are produced - say they are operating in the red. So, many Chester County mushroom growers this winter have begun to impose steep price increases, a move they say is essential but makes them more vulnerable to competition that now includes cheap mushrooms grown in China.
SPORTS
September 25, 2006 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Penn State requires its players to wear ties on the road, so Tony Hunt had one on after Saturday's 28-6 loss to Ohio State. Apparently, though, the senior tailback's neckwear was less a style statement than a bow to the mandatory dress code. Loosened to John Chaney standards, its garish green color approximated the shade of Joe Paterno's face when the flu-stricken coach scampered off the Ohio Stadium field Saturday afternoon. Like his tie, Hunt was at a droopy half-staff after No. 1 Ohio State's victory.
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