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September 27, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Long Island Ducks captured the Atlantic League championship last night with a 4-3 victory over the Camden Riversharks at Campbell's Field. The win completed a three-game sweep of the best-of-five series. Minor-league champions this season included Buffalo (International League), New Hampshire (Eastern League) and Hickory (South Atlantic League).
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February 24, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks scored four times in the second period and coasted to a 5-0 AHL win over the Phantoms last night, ending Philadelphia's four-game winning streak. Phantoms goalie Antero Niittymaki, coming off back-to-back shutouts, had his scoreless streak end at 153 minutes, 45 seconds. His streak dated back to Feb. 12.
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February 16, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
TIRED AT THE end of a lengthy shift, Anaheim's Matt Beleskey saw a familiar No. 8 out of the corner of his eye, flipped the puck in that general direction and hoped for the best. When it comes to Teemu Selanne, the best tends to happen. Selanne took Beleskey's feed and beat Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury with a nifty backhand midway through the third period to lift the surging Ducks over the host Penguins, 2-1, last night. "There's a reason he's got a jillion goals in this league," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said.
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October 21, 2010 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Although they managed a season-high 42 shots Thursday night, the Flyers continued to stumble at the Wells Fargo Center. They were frustrated by their anemic power play - and by Anaheim's backup goalie Curtis McElhinney. Oh, and by Ryan Getzlaf. Taking a crossing pass from Matt Beleskey, Getzlaf poked in a goal during a goalmouth scramble with 1 minute, 46 seconds left, snapping a 2-2 tie and sparking the Ducks to a 3-2 win. The Flyers have lost three straight - all at home, and all to teams that were playing the second game on back-to-back nights.
NEWS
July 9, 2010
The tragic duck-boat accident near Penn's Landing should prompt officials to consider changes in the safety guidelines for these amphibious craft. Two people are feared dead and 35 were rescued after one of the popular tour boats was struck by a barge and capsized Wednesday in the Delaware River. The duck boat had developed engine trouble and was floating without power when the collision occurred. The owner of the tour boats, Ride the Ducks, on Thursday took the only sensible action by suspending operations in Philadelphia and at its five other locations nationwide.
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May 20, 2002 | Written by staff writer Dan D. Wiggs based on truth, justice, the American way and Daily News wire services. Send insults to dwiggs@phillynews.com
QUICK STORY: When we were 10 or so, we visited a neighbor kid. Many children were romping in the back yard, all young and carefree. We had been to that yard often, blissfully ignorant of the true cruelties of life. And then we met . . . the ducks. We knew nothing more of ducks than what we'd seen on TV. Donald, Huey, Dewey. You know them. Wouldn't hurt a fly. And then . . . the real ducks attacked. Quack. Quack. Bite. Quack. Quack. Bite. And they attacked only us. The other kids, hooligans one and all, stood and laughed as we tried to climb a clothesline pole.
SPORTS
October 22, 2012
SO THE BIG news in the second week of the BCS standings, or probably the only real noteworthy item, was that Oregon dropped for the second week despite a 43-21 win at 5-2 Arizona State that wasn't nearly as close as that score suggests. Guess a 52-14 win at West Virginia, which was coming off a 49-14 loss at Texas Tech, was more head-turning, because Kansas State moved past the Ducks, from No. 3 to 4. Defending national champion Alabama and Florida, not shockingly, continued to be first and second, respectively.
SPORTS
October 23, 1996 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
It was the kind of game only a coach could find exciting, and sure enough, Terry Murray loved it. "We emphasized the defensive part of the game," Murray said after the Flyers allowed the not-so-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim all of 12 shots on net in a 3-0 Flyers victory. It was the Flyers' third successive win - two of them coming against the Ducks - and it raised their record to 5-4, without team captain Eric Lindros. Lindros appears likely to miss at least a few more weeks with a right groin pull.
NEWS
September 28, 1989
When he ran for district attorney in 1985, Ronald D. Castille made a big deal of the fact that his Democratic opponent, Robert W. Williams Jr., refused to debate him and virtually hid from the voters because he was black. So as an incumbent, Mr. Castille is taking some deserved ribbing for his own reluctance to spend more prime time with Democratic challenger Walter M. Phillips Jr. Mr. Phillips wants more than one debate, but the district attorney says one is "plenty to air any issues we have.
NEWS
July 24, 2010
The Coast Guard yesterday released recordings of radio communications from the fatal Duck-boat crash in Philadelphia. The recordings were taken from the emergency channel recorded by the Coast Guard. A Duck boat with 37 people aboard became disabled in the Delaware River on July 7 and was struck by an unmanned city-owned barge being pushed by a tug. The Duck boat capsized and sank, killing two Hungarian tourists. Shortly before the crash, an unidentified man can be heard yelling for a boat to watch out. A few minutes later, the tug boat Caribbean Sea is heard telling the Coast Guard, "we are the ones that, I guess, capsized the Duck boat.
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July 19, 2015 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2015 Nissan Murano SL AWD: Top student in a class of one? Price: $41,905 as tested (this trim level starts at $38,550; a base front-wheel-drive Murano can be had for $29,560). Marketer's pitch: "It's got form. It's got function. All that's missing is competition. " Conventional wisdom: Nissan's just trying to be weird and edgy. (And bad grammar-y, at least in the marketing department.) Reality: Bottom student, too. Up to date: I hadn't given the Murano a great deal of thought since, like, ever.
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July 9, 2015 | By Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The family of a pedestrian killed by a Ride the Ducks vehicle in May filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the tour boat's operator, its manufacturer, and the City of Philadelphia. The complaint alleges that the accident that killed Elizabeth Karnicki, 68, at 11th and Arch Streets on May 10 was due in part to "huge blind spots" inherent in the amphibious vehicles that operate on city streets and on the water. The suit came on the fifth anniversary of the accident that killed two Hungarian tourists when the duck was hit by a barge on the Delaware River.
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July 9, 2015 | BY ANNIE PALMER, Daily News Staff Writer palmera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
NEARLY TWO MONTHS after a Ride the Ducks boat struck and crushed his wife at a Center City intersection, a Texas man is suing the company and the city of Philadelphia. Daniel Karnicki, of Beaumont, Texas, filed the lawsuit yesterday, claiming that Liz Karnicki's wrongful death was at the hands of Ride the Ducks. The lawsuit was filed on the fifth anniversary of another Ride the Ducks collision that killed two Hungarian tourists who were on board. Karnicki's attorney, Robert Mongeluzzi, said that the duck boat's blind spots made it nearly impossible for the driver to see Liz Karnicki when she crossed the street, and that the driver was distracted because he also acted as a tour guide.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Zoë Miller, Inquirer Staff Writer
While the Tall Ships' Mama Duck was not all she was quacked up to be - her pontoon popped her vinyl skin - she's not the only giant duck in town. In fact, this bird, cheekily named What the Duck, is going 10 years strong. What the Duck is the wind-powered, 27-foot kite creation of Northeast Philly's Mike Dallmer, 61, and his son, Mike Jr., 39. Between 2005 and 2006, the pair constructed Duck from 300 yards of ripstop nylon - the material that most modern kites are made of - in 300 hours.
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July 3, 2015 | By Howard Gensler, Daily News
DONALD TRUMP has become like a skunk at a picnic. Everyone's trying to get as far away as possible. Yesterday, Macy's cut the cord with Trump's menswear line, and said in a statement, "We welcome all customers, and respect for the dignity of all people is a cornerstone of our culture . . . In light of statements made by Donald Trump, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship. " As the type of guy who when dumped by a woman, yelled back, "I dumped you first!"
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
For 45 shining minutes Saturday morning, a massive yellow duck rose proudly above the Camden waterfront, ready once again to entertain the crowds that had flocked to see the 61-foot-tall waterfowl, billed as the largest rubber duck in the world. But as winds buffeted the Wiggins Marina, the inflatable beast known as Mama Duck was deflated once more, to the chagrin of spectators. The duck, in town as part of the four-day Tall Ships festival, has had a rough week. On its way down the Delaware River on Thursday, the pontoon boat towing it sprang a leak and began taking on water, said Ryan Whaley, spokesman for the group that organized the show, Draw Events.
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June 28, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
People who flocked to the Camden waterfront on a warm Friday afternoon for the second day of the Tall Ships Festival were met by sad news. Mama Duck, the world's largest known rubber ducky, was missing from the water. "This is like National Lampoon's Vacation . You drive to Wally World and it's closed," said Debbie Bettinger, 53, who had driven two hours to see the giant duck bobbing on the water, but instead found it lifeless and deflated on a flatbed truck. The rubber giant was injured Thursday as it was being towed to the Camden waterfront, said Ryan Whaley, spokesman for the event's organizer, Minnesota-based Draw Events.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2015 | By Zoë Miller, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tall Ships Challenge Philadelphia Camden sailed into the Delaware Waterfront on Thursday. The maritime fest brings more than a dozen tall ships - so called for their mast size - from across the globe, the largest event of its kind in North America this year. Festivalgoers can see Philadelphia's official tall ship, former fishing vessel Gazela; a French replica of L'Hermione, which carried Gen. Lafayette when he aided in the American Revolutionary War; and the three-masted Coast Guard ship Barque Eagle, the only operational sailing vessel in the U.S. maritime service.
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