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April 10, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Jaromir Jagr said comments attributed to him and published in a Czech newspaper were misinterpreted and not representative of how he really feels about Pittsburgh Penguins coach Kevin Constantine. Jagr said yesterday he might not always agree with Constantine, but likes and respects him. This week, the Prague-based daily newspaper MF Dnes quoted Jagr as saying he did not like the way Constantine prepares the team and believes other players feel the same way. "His communication with us is just awful.
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October 9, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
The fastest girls in South Jersey have been chasing Patricia Dunlap-Patoulas for more than 30 years. She thinks it's time they caught up. "I'm ready to pass that baton," said Dunlap-Patoulas, who set still-standing South Jersey track records in 1979. "It's time now. " When she was competing for Camden and known as Patti Dunlap, the sprinter was famous for her explosive starts and furious finishes. She ran faster than most boys. She ran as if her heart were ablaze. "I ate it, drank it, slept it," Dunlap-Patoulas said of racing.
NEWS
October 8, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The fastest girls in South Jersey have been chasing Patricia Dunlap-Patoulas for more than 30 years. She thinks it's time they caught up. "I'm ready to pass that baton," said Dunlap-Patoulas, who set still-standing South Jersey records in 1979. "It's time now. " When she was competing for Camden and known as Patti Dunlap, the sprinter was famous for her explosive starts and furious finishes. She ran faster than most boys. She ran as if her heart were ablaze. "I ate it, drank it, slept it," Dunlap-Patoulas said of racing.
NEWS
July 5, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / J. SCOTT LYONS
Canal Day festivities brought out some championship canal vaulters in Mont Clare. Vaulting goes back to the days when barges couldn't get close enough to shore, so those wanting to disembark had to either swim or vault. Those participating in the June 25 event had to vault the water using a 32-foot wooden pole from distances starting at 8 feet and progressing to 16 feet. Only one person was able to make the 16-foot jump.
SPORTS
July 20, 1997 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
The girls' Bachelors Barge Club eight-oared crew put in a fruitful day on the Schuylkill yesterday, winning two races in the Youth Regatta in ideal weather. The races were at different distances - 2,000 meters and 500 meters. At 2,000 meters, the normal distance, they outrowed Vesper Boat Club by 1 3/4 lengths in 8 minutes, 29.41 seconds. In the final race of the 27-race program, the girls' eight dash, they showed their versatility. They captured the sprint by a large margin, jumping into the lead at the outset and winning in 1:28.
NEWS
May 9, 1993 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's all new. It's definitely different. And most of all, it's shorter. It is the Thunder Gust Triathlon (formerly Thundergust), and it is the three-county area's season opener for triathletes. The race starts at 9 a.m. June 5 in Parvin State Park with Melitta Coffee of Cherry Hill as the new major sponsor. Also new is the fact that the competition will raise funds for the American Red Cross. The race is, above all else, shorter. An average triathlete should finish in about two hours, compared with a full-length race average of about 2 hours, 40 minutes, said race director Bernie Kichula.
NEWS
December 17, 1990 | By Mike Bradley, Special to The Inquirer
If ever the time was right for a most ambitious schedule of indoor track meets for the girls, now is it. After all, with so much talent to showcase, why shouldn't the girls' circuit have an agenda as good as, if not better than, the boys'. "Leo Cullen at Villa Maria has put together a great schedule this year," gushed Chester coach Jim Joyce. "I think it's our best ever. " The 1990-91 girls' track tour crisscrosses the 215 area code, with stops in Kutztown, Bethlehem, West Chester and Haverford.
SPORTS
May 2, 2002 | By Kristian Pope INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Three simple words were all Buena senior Chelsea Salisbury needed to hear. "No running required," said Salisbury, who was spotted by a track coach two years ago during her workout for the girls' basketball team. Salisbury, who stands 6-foot-1, was busy lifting weights that day, just as she always does. The track coach thought she would be a natural javelin thrower. Just as long as she doesn't have to run, she said. "I tried hurdles once and hated it," Salisbury said.
NEWS
March 21, 1994 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The competition for boys' track league titles was fierce last season in Montgomery County, and could be even greater this year. In the Suburban One League Freedom Division, defending champion Wissahickon figures to be part of a tight pack that includes Hatboro-Horsham, Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland. Not much separates North Penn, Council Rock and Pennsbury in the Suburban One Patriot, and Cheltenham, Upper Merion and Quakertown will all be competitive in the Suburban One Liberty.
NEWS
March 20, 2002
I ENJOYED John Ziegler's article on Charles Barkley (OpEd March 11), but his ire was focused on Charles' assertion that the Augusta National Golf Club was guilty of "blatant racism. " Aren't we missing a major point? How can someone be outraged over an accusation levied against a country club that probably none of us will ever visit - yet make no mention of Charles' ignorant and stereotypical statement that "Every black kid thinks the only way he can be successful is through athletics"?
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August 12, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Jonathan Tamari, STAFF WRITERS
Locked in a tight reelection battle, Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) on Wednesday tried to seize on a local development on an issue he has hammered for months - the potential danger created when cities such as Philadelphia give sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Toomey called a news conference to highlight the case of an immigrant who had been targeted for deportation in 2014 but instead was released last year by Philadelphia police and now is accused of raping a preteen. He also attacked his Democratic rival, Katie McGinty, for not taking a stronger stand against the so-called sanctuary cities.
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July 30, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - After playing two rounds at the British Open without a bogey, Phil Mickelson came to a venue where he had previously won a major and proceeded to sputter to four bogeys in his first 11 holes during the opening round of the PGA Championship. But the 46-year-old lefthander held steady, birdied three of his final seven holes, and finished with a respectable 71 to stay within sight of first-round leader Jimmy Walker at Baltusrol Golf Club. "It's not the start I wanted," said Mickelson, who shot rounds of 63 and 65 two weeks ago at the British Open at Royal Troon.
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July 7, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Zach Eflin was shaking on the mound, the adrenaline of the night hitting him all at once. He had just thrown his 92nd pitch, a slider to Ender Inciarte, who popped out to third for the night's final out. Eflin led the Phillies to a 5-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to throw a complete game for his first major-league win since Mike Williams did so 24 years ago to the day....
NEWS
May 30, 2016
Richard F. Nourie is head of school at Abington Friends School and a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools At Abington Friends School, our educational search for truth and understanding takes many paths, but the decision this spring to ask an imam from a West Philadelphia mosque to be a scholar in residence sparked a surprisingly sharp response. When word of the invitation to Malik Mubashshir began to circulate beyond our campus, I received an angry letter.
SPORTS
April 9, 2016 | By Mark McCormick, Staff Writer
Owen Hoffman struck out five batters in seven innings to guide West Deptford to a 14-4 victory against Colonial Conference rival Woodbury on the road. Drew Wilden went 2 for 2 with a double. Tim McCloskey went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Kyle Garrison, John Barret, and Ryan Baglivo each had two RBIs for West Deptford. Spencer Sklivas went 1 for 3 with a double for Woodbury. Tri-County Conference. Max Dineen went 3 for 4 with a double and home run as Pennsville rallied from two runs down to defeat host Pitman, 8-7, in extra innings.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend, "Allison," for two years, but lately there have been frequent rough patches. I'm 18 and a college student. I love Allison, but the relationship is taking a toll on us physically and emotionally. We have had to deal with separation ever since we got together. She's the only one with a car and a "real" job. I work on campus in a work-study program in exchange for reduced tuition. I try to help Allison as much as I can to reduce the stress on her. She has asked me to transfer schools, but I'd like to stay where I am because I feel I will have the ability to make something of myself.
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.
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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.
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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.
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