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October 9, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If last week's game was a must-win, then what is Sunday's game against the Bills? A can't-lose? That sounds about right. The Eagles can't lose at Buffalo. They can't lose, because if they do they will fall to an unfathomable 1-4. They can't lose, because if they do the playoffs are all but a dream. They can't lose, because if they do they really are nothing more than just a bad team masquerading as something more. So can they win? The oddsmakers believe so. The Eagles are three-point favorites.
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June 10, 1993 | by Dave Bittan, Daily News Staff Writer
It was three years ago in Port Richmond when a man fell unconscious and stopped breathing next door to Ronald Patrick Whelan's home. Whelan, who was then only 13, was credited with saving the man's life by quickly administering CPR and dialing 911 for paramedics. The youngster had been a Boy Scout for five years and had just received a first aid merit badge, one of 40 he's earned. "He was awarded a national scouting medal of merit for his action," said his proud father, Ronald Joseph Whelan, scoutmaster of Troop 282 for the past 18 months.
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June 13, 1991 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, Special to The Inquirer
A 20-year-old Boy Scout from Springfield received a commendation Tuesday from the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners. Donald Haffelfinger was honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest level for Boy Scouts. Haffelfinger attends the Devereux Day School part-time and is a member of Boy Scout Troop 89, a troop for handicapped boys. He earned Eagle status by making an outdoor scoreboard for the school and writing a 20-page report on the project. The scout was recently voted into the Order of the Arrow by his fellow troop members, who also awarded him the Silver Buckle Award.
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October 1, 2012
As wretched as the Eagles played last week against the Arizona Cardinals - especially on offense - they're still 2-1 heading into Sunday night's NFC East showdown with the 2-1 New York Giants. It has been an ugly 2-1, but a victory over their chief NFC East rivals would nearly wipe away the residue of a sloppy start and position the Eagles atop the standings at the quarter pole. A loss to the defending Super Bowl champs would not be a backbreaker, but coming off the drubbing in Arizona and with the Pittsburgh Steelers lying in wait next week, it would justify a 7 or 8 on the panic meter.
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May 8, 2003 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David H. MacNeal Jr., 21, a Marine Corps veteran and Eagle Scout, died of a gunshot wound Sunday in Upper Darby. Upper Darby police have charged Michael DiBattista with the shooting and are investigating the circumstances of the shooting, which occurred in DiBattista's home. Mr. MacNeal grew up in Media. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 342 in Media and became an Eagle Scout at 14. He was past commander of cadets at the Delco Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol and earned a pilot's certificate at Lakehurst Naval Air Station at 15. For the last seven years, he had been a member of the Lenni Heights Fire Company and was a certified emergency medical technician.
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August 17, 1993 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg and Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
Josh Abrams, a recent graduate of Haverford High School, completed the long trail and became an Eagle Scout during the Court of Honor held in June. Abrams began his trail in 1987, when he joined Troop 466. An Eagle is scouting's highest rank. Abrams was active in school and scout activities, including being editor of Haverford's Literary Magazine and president of the school's Environmental Aid organization. He also spent several weeks working and learning about wilderness conservation in Alaska and marine ecology in Massachusetts.
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October 29, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA By cleaning up the grounds and creek at Pennypack Park on Saturday, Christopher Alvelo had completed the final project needed in his pursuit of the prestigious Eagle Scout rank, his family said. The 17-year-old senior at New Foundations Charter School and three friends were looking forward to a future banquet celebrating their scouting accomplishment as they left the park Saturday afternoon. They were on their way home to Northeast Philadelphia in a 2007 Ford Explorer driven by Alvelo's stepfather, Joseph Snyder, when the 51-year-old fell unconscious.
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December 7, 1998 | By Stephanie A. Stanley, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's not a typical walker. But the shiny, lightweight metal frame with three wheels and squeeze-trigger hand brakes is Daniel Collins' constant companion as it glides smoothly over most flat surfaces. Winding, wooded trails are another story. "I usually pop a wheelie," Collins, 24, said, describing how he manages the long hikes with his Boy Scout troop from Rosemont. For 12 years, Collins has hiked, camped, gathered wood for shelters, built those shelters, administered first aid, studied Indian lore, shot rifles, and endlessly earned merit badges as all the best Scouts do - but with one difference.
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December 14, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago, the Eagles hit their low point in a Thursday night game After losing to the Patriots on Sunday evening, they traveled west a few days later and were whacked by the Seahawks, 31-14, on Dec. 1. This year, they don't have to board a plane, although the NFL decided to no longer schedule Thursday night games that require visiting teams to travel three time zones. The 4-9 Eagles host the 7-6 Bengals on Thursday and will once again have the opportunity to play spoiler.
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February 5, 1989 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Dr. Edward A. Dachowski has raised a small flock of eagles - Eagle Scouts, that is. Each of the Horsham dentist's six sons has soared to scouting's highest honor. The youngest, a freshman at the University of Scranton, received his Eagle badge Jan. 7. Stephen R. Dachowski was engraved on a plaque along with the names of 33 other Eagle Scouts who have come out of Troop 305 sponsored by St. David's Roman Catholic Church in Willow Grove. Five other Dachowski names appear above his on the plaque.
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September 12, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
WHEN THE EAGLES HAVE THE BALL   With Carson Wentz at quarterback and Doug Pederson coaching his first game, there is some mystery about how the Eagles offense will look. Kansas City's offense in recent years with quarterback Alex Smith could offer hints: The Eagles will run the ball, trust a mobile quarterback with run-pass options, and feature the running backs and tight ends in the passing game. Look for Wentz to go downfield, and he'll likely make some "wow plays," as Pederson called them, mixed in with some poor decisions, like his interception in the preseason opener.
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February 25, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson are scheduled to speak to reporters Wednesday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium, kicking off what promises to be a fascinating NFL Scouting Combine and draft season for the Eagles. The team with the 13th overall pick has had no full-time player personnel head since Ed Marynowitz was dismissed, along with head coach Chip Kelly, two months ago. Roseman, the executive vice president of football operations, was heavily involved in scouting before Kelly insisted he be removed from the personnel side entirely in January 2015.
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