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January 6, 1996
"High-spirited" is how Mayor Rendell remembered Clare Wofford, 69, who died on Thursday, felled by an acute leukemia brought on by medication she needed to battle a crippling immune disorder. And that she was, a woman not only of distinction - a trustee at Temple University, a seminar director at Penn and fund-raiser for Bryn Mawr - but a strong-willed, indomitable presence in the life of her husband, former Sen. Harris Wofford. Indeed, reporters who covered his Senate race and its rallying cry to improve the nation's health coverage recall him musing about Clare's own medical needs - and how fortunate the family was to have access to care denied far too many Americans.
SPORTS
December 15, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
For the first time this season, Jameer Nelson was not the men's basketball player of the week in the Atlantic Ten Conference. But the streak continued for St. Joseph's. Delonte West, Nelson's backcourt mate, earned the honor yesterday. West led the team with 27 points in a 67-57 win over previously unbeaten Boston College on Tuesday in the Hawks' only game last week. The junior from Greenbelt, Md., was 10 for 17 from the field, made 1 of 2 three-point attempts, and was 6 for 6 from the free-throw line.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2001 | By Robert Strauss FOR THE INQUIRER
For some, miniature golf is a mere pastime; for others, like my daughters, it is a passion. A round of 18 without at least one hole-in-one is a disappointment. Fidgeting behind a slow party of five can be cause for an extended whine. Fortunately, the Shore is a mecca of miniature golf experiences, from all-you-can-play maxicourses to at least one European-style course that could bring the putting yips to even the Nicklauses and Woodses of the world. Check these out. We've organized them from north to south, ending with a miniature golf place in Delaware.
NEWS
June 14, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Before Hillary, there was Victoria Hillary Clinton is not the first female candidate for president ("Clinton: 'Milestone,' " Wednesday). That distinction belongs to Victoria Claflin Woodhull (later Martin), a leader of the suffrage movement who was a candidate on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872. |J. Schenk, Willingboro, sgtschenk@yahoo.com
NEWS
July 26, 1998 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Council Rock High School in Newtown Township salutes nine of its own for their contributions to the arts. These former students and teachers are the first inductees to Council Rock's Wall of Distinction. Similar to the school's Athletic Hall of Fame, the Wall of Distinction pays tribute to the accomplishments of those who got their start at Council Rock. In this case, the honorees have gone on to excel locally and nationally in the visual and performing arts. The inductees were selected by a committee of Council Rock staff and residents knowledgeable in film, literature, music, theater, video and the visual arts.
NEWS
May 24, 2013
D EAR ABBY: I was surprised to see you equate a concerned grandmother's creative solution to smoking with bribery in a previous column. The word "bribe" has a negative connotation. What the grandmother did was offer an incentive, not a bribe, that will benefit her grandchildren in the long run. I think the woman should be congratulated. Now for a disclaimer: When my daughter was 14, I came up with the same idea in the form of a wager. I bet her that if she could resist peer pressure and not become a smoker by the time she was 21, I would buy her the dress of her dreams.
NEWS
January 6, 1992 | By Peter Landry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Irving Bernard Kravis, chairman of economics at the University of Pennsylvania during his department's rise to national prominence, died Friday at Methodist Hospital. He was 75 and lived in Haverford. Mr. Kravis, best known for his pioneering work in international price comparisons, was honored the day after his death as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. A memorial service was held for him yesterday. Mr. Kravis was chairman of the economics department at Penn from 1955 to 1958 and from 1962 to 1967, and was associate dean of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce from 1958 to 1960.
NEWS
July 27, 1993 | By MARK RANDALL
Anticipating by several weeks a point raised at the hearings for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an astute and careful reader wrote in to argue against my use of the grammatical word gender when I ought to have employed the biological word sex, as in the phrase "diversity based on race and gender. " Unwilling to believe that I could have committed such a glaring violation of diction, my critic very graciously assumed a case of editorial tampering. The error, however, was my own and now, having had it brought to my attention, I am keen to its insidious spread and morbidly curious as to how I could have been so easily ensnared.
NEWS
February 13, 1997
Get the government out of the education business In the State of the Union, President Clinton said that his No. 1 priority "is to ensure that Americans have the best education in the world" (Inquirer, Feb. 5). He went on to list how the federal government should spend $51 billion of our money to make this happen. More government action to improve education is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. It increases the problem instead of solving it. Federal government activism moves control further away from where it belongs - with the parents.
NEWS
February 14, 1993 | By Inga Sandvoss, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
James "Pops" Johnson has been recognized by the Coatesville City Council for distinguished service to the youth of Coatesville. Mary Frances Johnson, president of City Council, made the announcement last month in an official proclamation. For the last 30 years, Johnson has taught boys the art of boxing in the basement of Coatesville's YWCA. In November Johnson was one of three coaches in the tri-state area named USA Middle Atlantic Outstanding Boxing Coach for 1992. Lewis Green, one of Johnson's pupils, won the Middle Atlantic light- heavyweight championship last spring.
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TRAVEL
August 8, 2016
Name: Little.Voyage. What it does: This website opens the door to immersive travel through distinctive properties around the world. Hotels are grouped according to category: boutique, eco-friendly, fabulous, hideaway, quirky, and shoestring. What's hot: It's refreshing to search for travel by image and experience rather than destination and date. Next to the photos is essential information, such as closest airport, destination facts, and currency and visa requirements.
NEWS
June 14, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Before Hillary, there was Victoria Hillary Clinton is not the first female candidate for president ("Clinton: 'Milestone,' " Wednesday). That distinction belongs to Victoria Claflin Woodhull (later Martin), a leader of the suffrage movement who was a candidate on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872. |J. Schenk, Willingboro, sgtschenk@yahoo.com
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, STAFF MUSIC CRITIC
Any Philadelphia Orchestra program of Russian chestnuts - the sort many classical music people have known since childhood - demands aggressively distinctive performances. And between guest conductor Fabio Luisi and violinist Christian Tetzlaff, such feats were accomplished Thursday at the Kimmel Center to varying degrees, sometimes brilliantly. Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila overture is often an entry-level classic: The piece's hectic velocity is great fun. Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto enshrines young, ardent emotions.
NEWS
September 18, 2015 | Drew Lazor, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN IT comes to staple condiments, some like it hot - and in the United States, the sum of that "some" is growing at a tongue-singeing pace. American hot-sauce sales now top $600 million annually, with the potential to crack $1 billion in the next four years, according to figures cited by Reuters earlier this year. Take it as a sign that our tastes and eating habits, as a nation, are de-wussifying at a fiery clip. (Happy, Ed Rendell?) And they're going global, too. Don't tell Donald Trump, who apparently eats his steaks well-done, but this chili-laden uptick might have something to do with America's burgeoning immigrant populations.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Tariq Rashid, For The Inquirer
'I care about that stuff. There are people out there that care about that," rapper Ryshon Jones says, describing his near-obsession with perfecting interludes in his music. Sequences are vital to the 24-year-old Philadelphia native, who meticulously crafts the ebb and flow of his projects. He once spent two weeks trying to "find the right track two. " Agonizing over details brought Jones to this point. In the fall, he will release his third album, You're Safe Now , which boasts producer credit of critically acclaimed rapper/producer Mac Miller.
NEWS
March 15, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Beethoven and Falla. Only one conductor would dare to pair such radically dissimilar composers with the Philadelphia Orchestra: the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Planned by him before his death last year, the program on Thursday fell to the orchestra's conductor in residence, Cristian Macelaru. He is as strong-minded as anyone standing before the orchestra this season and, overall, made the evening work in a manner hugely different from Frühbeck de Burgos'. Beethoven was represented by his least severe orchestral work, the Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")
BUSINESS
February 23, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities.   South Jersey has many sleepy little communities, sometimes barely distinguishable from the vast expanses of farmland of which they are part. Gloucester County's Swedesboro is definitely not one of them. With surrounding Woolwich Township - the boundaries between the two often are hard to distinguish for real estate purposes - the venerable borough - "aged to perfection," said the wording on its water tower - was, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, one of the country's fastest-growing areas.
REAL_ESTATE
February 15, 2015 | By Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer
It was 2010. The kids were grown and out of the house. Ron Ettinger was tired of cutting grass and shoveling snow - he wanted to downsize. At 60, he was ready to move to a new home in a 55-and-over community. His wife, Hope, then 50, was not keen on the idea. She was too young to live in such a place and had always wanted to restore an old house. Though he is a talented woodworker, Ron nixed that notion. "I know my limits," he says. "Restoring takes more than being handy. " A visit to Montebello, a 55-plus community in West Berlin near their Voorhees home, helped Hope grow more amenable to Ron's plan.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
DALLAS - The favorites at this Final Four could not have been built any differently. Florida starts four seniors and a sophomore. Kentucky starts five freshmen. Therefore, Florida coach Billy Donovan must stand for truth, justice, the American way and, of course, academic integrity while Kentucky coach John Calipari must be gaming the system, having his school act as a station stop for players taking a few classes on the way to the NBA. To accept the narrative, you must also believe that the revenue-producing college sports are about something other than revenue.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
You've never met anyone quite like Peter Serkin before. In his three-piece suit with white pocket square, he was a natty presence on the Perelman Theater stage Wednesday night. It was the playing that was rumpled. Not always. There were many moments of incredible polish, especially when it came to the pianist's approach to sound. He has that ability to conjure an instantly rounded tone without doing any violence to the start of the note. But all over - in Beethoven no less than in a contemporary score - Serkin, 66, occupied the space somewhere between an eccentric and outsider.
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