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September 2, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Stat rules dictate that no touchdown can cover more than 100 yards, but two exceeded that distance Friday. As visiting Murrell Dobbins Tech bested Abraham Lincoln, 12-0, Dishon Solomon turned an interception into a 109-yard score, thus tying the actual-distance city record set in 2004 by West Catholic's Tyrek Smith, vs. Penn Wood. Also, while helping Samuel Fels top visiting Ben Franklin, 26-6, Jamiel Hines made a one-handed pick in the end zone and wound up traveling 102 yards for a score.
SPORTS
April 29, 2014 | Staff Report
V ILLANOVA'S WOMEN'S track team did it again. The Wildcats won the 4 x 800 Championship of America on Saturday to sweep the three distance races at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field for the second straight year. The Wildcats won in 8:21.49, marking the first time ever that a Villanova women's team had won consectuive titles using the same runners. Kelsey Margey opened with a 2:06.33, followed by Angel Piccirillo (2:06.00), Nicky Akande (2:05.67), and Emily Lipari (2:03.50)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2010
Directed by Nanette Burstein. With Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate, and Jason Sudeikis. Distributed by Warner Bros. Running time: 1 hour, 42 mins. Parent's guide: R (profanity, sexual candor) Playing at: area theaters
BUSINESS
February 11, 1993 | Daily News Wire Services
AT&T sought damages yesterday from three competing long-distance companies that the telephone company says violated the law by making secret deals with customers. It's the latest volley in AT&T's battle with MCI Communications Corp., Sprint Corp. and other companies over public disclosure. AT&T said it is required to tell the Federal Communications Commission more about its contracts than are its rivals. MCI said AT&T is just bitter about losing customers to MCI. The battle is over business customers who make individual contracts worth millions of dollars for long-distance service tailored to their particular needs.
NEWS
December 5, 2011 | By Art Carey, Inquirer Columnist
Jim Smiley is rightfully proud of his wife. He describes her this way: "She may be tiny, but she's a freight train. She's fierce. She has a lot of inner strength. " Her first name is Sophorn (pronounced Suh-PORN), and in an amazingly short time, she has become an ultra runner, capable of covering distances longer than a marathon, as she proved with surprising ease a couple of weeks ago. Sophorn Smiley possesses an immigrant's drive, intensified by the fact that she's a survivor of genocide.
SPORTS
May 19, 2011
   The 81st annual Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern are scheduled for Saturday, and it looks like skies will clear in time for the festivities. The forecast is for sunshine, some clouds, and a high of 79 degrees.    Beautiful weather or not, 20,000 fans are expected to witness six races with a combined purse of $180,000 at the Radnor Hunt Club's W. Burling Cocks Memorial Racecourse. THE HISTORY    Beginning in 1930, the event is one of the oldest steeplechases in the country.
SPORTS
April 17, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn's Thomas Awad opened more than a few eyes last year, not only at Franklin Field but nationally, when he broke the 4-minute barrier in winning the Olympic Development mile run at the Penn Relays. Now a junior, Awad sounds more excited about this year's carnival because he'll be competing with his teammates on one or more of the relay teams the Quakers will enter on their home track next week. "It's the Penn Relays and it's all about running with your team," Awad said Wednesday at a news conference in advance of the 121st carnival.
SPORTS
January 7, 2012
Here are some well-known graduates of the Catholic schools that are slated for closing: West Catholic Herb Magee, Hall of Fame college basketball coach. Jimmy Lynam, former 76ers coach. Nicole Leach, two-time USA Junior 400-meter hurdles champion. Conwell-Egan Larry Marshall, former NFL football player Steve Slaton, Houston Texans running back. Shelly Steely, international distance running star. Monsignor Bonner John Cappelletti, football star and Heisman Trophy winner.
SPORTS
September 3, 2011 | Going the distance - and then some BY TED SILARY, BY1] silaryt@phillynews.com silaryt@phillynews.com
Stat rules dictate that no touchdown can cover more than 100 yards, but two exceeded that distance Friday. As visiting Murrell Dobbins Tech bested Abraham Lincoln, 12-0, Dishon Solomon turned an interception into a 109-yard score, thus tying the actual-distance city record set in 2004 by West Catholic's Tyrek Smith, vs. Penn Wood. Also, while helping Samuel Fels top visiting Ben Franklin, 26-6, Jamiel Hines made a one-handed pick in the end zone and wound up traveling 102 yards for a score.
SPORTS
July 26, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
The Canton-Akron Indians beat the Reading Phillies, 1-0, on an unearned run in the seventh inning of an Eastern League game last night Lefthander Jeff Mutis gave up eight hits, struck out four, walked one and went the distance for Canton.
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NEWS
January 25, 2016
Dina Eliezer is the education director at Congregation Beth El Early Childhood Center in Voorhees I once read that memory is what forms one's identity. It contains one's life narrative. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's means a person loses the ability to remember, but does she then cease to exist? While you learn to adjust and accept that all the long-cherished memories you've shared must be relinquished, you realize you only have the present moment to share. This has to be enough.
SPORTS
November 23, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like all of us, Gene had many faults. But the greatest of those may have been devotion. When my closest high school buddy and college roommate found something he liked, he didn't embrace it. He snatched it with bulldog jaws and, whether good or bad, refused to let go. We were Cardinal O'Hara freshmen when we latched onto the school's basketball team. If the two of us missed a single game in four high school years, I don't recall it. We hitchhiked to games, took buses and subways, bummed rides with players' parents.
NEWS
November 21, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The Philadelphia Marathon offers runners a survey of the multifaceted beauty of the city and the kind of supportive spectators who might just hand them a (small) beer at mile 20 in Manayunk, when they could really use one. In recent years, the race has gained runners, profits, and sponsorship. In the spirit of distance running, however, the city should be asking whether it can go farther. It almost certainly can. In ways that don't affect the experience of most runners but should matter to a city that needs every available economic boost, the race isn't keeping up. The marathon, half-marathon, and 8K, all held on one weekend, have grown more than 70 percent since 2008, as Philly.com noted this week, reaching 31,000 runners in 2014.
NEWS
July 6, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bobby Weir, and Mickey Hart were on stage at Soldier Field, 650 miles away in Chicago, jamming one last time (with friends and feeling) on gems from the 50-years-deep-and-wide Grateful Dead catalog of rootsy Americana rock, blues, and country tunes - "Box of Rain," "Bertha," "Roll Away the Dew" . . . But at the Ardmore Music Hall on Lancaster Avenue on Friday, Deadheads in tie-dyes seemed equally in the moment and part of the community, turning on and tuning in to a polished, closed-circuit video feed of the purportedly last Grateful Dead hurrah, called "Fare Thee Well.
SPORTS
June 30, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a familiar story Sunday in Fairmount Park at the Philadelphia TriRock Triathlon. Both the men's and women's champions from last year - Cameron Dye and Alicia Kaye, respectively - crossed the finish line first in the makeshift duathlon race. Event organizers said Saturday that the 1,500-meter swim of the Olympic Distance race would be cancelled due to unsafe conditions in the Schuylkill. Instead, the pros started the race in time-trial fashion, each athlete starting 20 seconds after the previous one. Both Dye, 31, and Kaye, 31, were the first participants out of the gate in their respective divisions, painting a target on their backs from the opening foghorn blast.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: I just found out that my long-distance boyfriend has been lying to me. He was supposed to be at a location for work for 15 weeks. Apparently, that turned to six because his job wanted him to return to go to school. That meant an incredibly difficult time for him to manage school, work, and his kids, and he said he felt a tremendous amount of pressure to see me. He thought lying to me about his location would keep me from pressuring him to see me. I'm devastated.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
After the news broke Friday that his former allies had been indicted in an alleged plot to create traffic jams to punish a New Jersey mayor, Gov. Christie distanced himself from the scandal, casting the developments as validating his position that he had no role in the scheme. But although the charges in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal didn't directly implicate Christie, some political analysts and Republican strategists say the fallout will add to the hurdles already confronting his potential 2016 presidential candidacy as he tries to gain footing in a crowded field of contenders.
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The words of Jordy Williamsz of Villanova were simple but eloquent as he described the performance of Oregon's Edward Cheserek during their final-lap duel in the men's distance-medley relay Friday at the 121st Penn Relays. "He's good, man. He's real good," Williamsz said. Cheserek, a sophomore who grew up in Kenya, bided his time in the 1,600-meter anchor leg and passed Williamsz with about 150 meters to go, lifting the Ducks to their second straight victory in the DMR and blunting a determined effort from Villanova.
SPORTS
April 25, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Emily Lipari departed Villanova after last season having won six Penn Relays watches, she was believed to have left a hole on the anchor leg too big for the Wildcats to fill while competing against some of the best runners in the country. But as senior Stephanie Schappert expressed with her terrific anchor leg Thursday in the women's distance-medley relay: no Lipari, no problem. Schappert outkicked Stanford's Elise Cranny in the final 150 meters of the 1,600-meter anchor leg to lift the Wildcats to their fourth consecutive victory in the DMR on a cold and blustery day at Franklin Field.
SPORTS
April 17, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn's Thomas Awad opened more than a few eyes last year, not only at Franklin Field but nationally, when he broke the 4-minute barrier in winning the Olympic Development mile run at the Penn Relays. Now a junior, Awad sounds more excited about this year's carnival because he'll be competing with his teammates on one or more of the relay teams the Quakers will enter on their home track next week. "It's the Penn Relays and it's all about running with your team," Awad said Wednesday at a news conference in advance of the 121st carnival.
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