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February 4, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's virtually impossible to watch Smash star Katharine McPhee on screen and not be smitten. The American Idol alumna has a way to go before she masters the intricacies of acting, but it was thrilling to see her sing and dance - and above all be sweet, heartbroken, and sweetly heartbroken - on the first season of NBC's disarming, surprisingly enjoyable, if sometimes mediocre, musical drama, which returns for its sophomore year Tuesday night...
NEWS
November 5, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Congressional races in three suburban swing districts are charging to Tuesday's finish line against a backdrop of visits by national political figures and renewed interest in the presidential race in Pennsylvania. Republican nominee Mitt Romney's scheduled Sunday stop in Yardley, Bucks County, is sure to bring wide attention to a quintessentially moderate district that is hosting the region's hottest House race. "He's coming to the right place," said Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, the Bucks County Republican defending his seat against Democrat Kathy Boockvar.
NEWS
October 29, 2012 | By Josh Lederman and Steve Peoples, Associated Press
CELINA, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama frantically sought to close the deal with voters with precious few days left in an incredibly close race as this year's October surprise - an unprecedented storm menacing the East Coast - wreaked havoc on their best-laid plans. Ever mindful of his narrow path to the requisite 270 electoral votes, Romney looked to expand his map, weighing an intensified effort in traditionally left-leaning Minnesota. Obama sought to defend historically Democratic turf as the race tightened heading into the final week.
SPORTS
September 24, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
At 4:07 p.m. Sunday, Ryan Howard whiffed at a 97 m.p.h. Craig Kimbrel fastball and Citizens Bank Park emptied without fanfare. Reality has not escaped most; after a lackluster 2-1 loss to Atlanta, the Phillies stand five games back of a postseason spot with nine to play. The Phillies, deluded by the memories of their past greatness, still cling to hope. So life in limbo continues until the bitter end. "The noose is getting tight," Charlie Manuel said, "but we're still there. " "It's still mathematically possible," Cliff Lee said, "and we're not going to give up until it's impossible.
NEWS
September 7, 2012 | By Matt Katz, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
CHARLOTTE - When Pennsylvania's youngest Democratic delegate spotted Julián Castro, the 37-year-old San Antonio mayor and convention keynote speaker, she burst through a couple of handlers, touched his arm, and said: "You are awesome!" Earlier, 18-year-old Alaysha Claiborne had wrapped her arms around civil rights hero U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.). "Thank you," she told him. "You're welcome," Lewis replied. The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father, this freshman at Temple University quickly became the heart, soul, and inspiration of Pennsylvania Democrats here this week, injecting an energy that has allowed veteran politicos to experience the convention through her young eyes.
SPORTS
August 2, 2012
Penn Charter's Daryl Worley, a wide receiver and defensive back, has orally committed to West Virginia. Worley, who was recently clocked at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, was in Morgantown on Sunday and Monday. A dangerous kick returner, he also considered Pittsburgh and Syracuse. - Rick O'Brien
SPORTS
June 9, 2012
At the NCAA track and field outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Oregon's English Gardner (Eastern) won the women's 100-meter dash with a time of 11.10 seconds. Louisiana State's Kimberlyn Duncan was second in 11.16, and her Tiger teammate Semoy Hackett was third at 11.33. Oregon's Brianne Theisen won the heptathlon with 6,440 points. Kansas State's Ryann Krais (Methacton) finished 14th overall with 5,516 points after coming in third in the 800 in 2 minutes, 13.55 seconds.
SPORTS
April 28, 2012
Running Events Olympic Development Men's 10k Racewalk                           7 a.m. Masters Men's 10k Racewalk                                  7 a.m. Junior Men's 10k Racewalk                                     7 a.m. High School Boys' 10k Racewalk                                  7 a.m. ...
SPORTS
April 23, 2012
NFL NETWORK analyst Mike Mayock, a Newtown Square resident, will break down each position in advance of the draft for Daily News readers. Here is Part 10 with his take on the inside linebackers: BEST LUKE KUECHLY Boston College 6-3 1/4¼, 242 Arm: 31 40-yard dash: 4.58 225-bench: 27 Projected Rd.: 1 (picks 11-20) Mayock: "Kuechly is special. He's innately gifted. Takes great angles. Has great instincts. And he's the best zone pass-dropping linebacker I've ever seen coming out of college.
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