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NEWS
April 11, 1995
The unfolding of the Central Intelligence Agency's bloody and secret dealings in Guatemala has turned the international news pages into the first draft of the spy thriller that will surely be written when the the investigations are over. All the elements are in place for a bestseller - and a box-office hit of the "Three Days of the Condor" variety. First, it is a classic whodunit, built around two seemingly unrelated murders on Guatemalan soil - that of an Iowa man who ran an inn on the edge of the rain forest and that of Commandante Everardo, a guerrilla fighter who hides out in a rebel hill camp.
SPORTS
March 21, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
CHRIS BOSH scored 29 points, LeBron James survived two scary falls and the Miami Heat used a 17-0 fourth-quarter run to erase a 10-point deficit and beat the visiting Phoenix Suns, 99-95, last night for their 14th straight home victory. James finished with 20 points, Dwyane Wade had 19, and Udonis Haslem added a season-high 15 for the Heat, who survived two huge late scares - a double-digit hole, and a frightening collision between James and Grant Hill in the final minute. James was chasing a long pass and never saw Hill, crashing into him. James went down, failing on his first attempt to get up and stayed on the court holding his head for about a minute.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Let's take a moment to say what should not happen. We'll humor Ruben Amaro Jr. and Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa by including the obligatory disclaimer that we should not infer concretely that it will happen, or that it is currently happening. But we'll also point out that, if things were to unfold in the manner in which they shouldn't, the crescendo of criticism regarding Jimmy Rollins that has developed over the last 7 months would be consistent with the way these kinds of Things That Shouldn't Happen have happened in the past.
SPORTS
April 3, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE FIRST THING I thought when I read yesterday that $12 million man Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez had cleared waivers was this: Oh, boy. If Ruben Amaro Jr. wasn't the Phillies' human shield before this, he most certainly is now. Oh, you thought that was last season? No, Amaro had 2 years left on his contract at the start of last season, and had enough hope in the remaining pieces of his 102-win team of 2011 to say, "I believe in karma, so my thought process is to stay positive. Things are going to go well and . . . we're going to stay healthy enough to be contenders throughout the season and who knows what happens at the end of the year.
NEWS
March 2, 1989 | BY CAL THOMAS
On the opening day of the Oliver North trial Tuesday, the New York Times editorialized on why the trial should proceed: "It is the need to uphold anew the principle that even the Commander in Chief has a commander in chief: the law. " The Washington Post said the same day, "If Congress can be defied with impunity by selected parts of the executive branch, then the system does break down. " This was the same New York Times that reported in June, 1979, on the Nicaraguan Sandinistas: "A doctor . . . praised the young rebels.
SPORTS
January 30, 2012 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
OTTAWA - Even with the final score still in doubt, Claude Giroux devoted an entire shift in the third period of last night's NHL All-Star Game to emptying Scott Hartnell's wallet. After all, it was for a good cause. And at $4.2 million per season, Hartnell can afford it. No matter the cause, Giroux' deliberate attempts to trip up his own teammate and linemate made for an interesting game within the game. Hartnell pledged to donate $1,000 to charity for each time he hit the ice yesterday, as part of his ongoing #HartnellDown campaign that began with a fan on Twitter.
NEWS
May 23, 1995 | By Gail Shister and Stephen Seplow, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Connie Chung had one real assignment as Dan Rather's coanchor on CBS Evening News: Raise plummeting ratings and help the network resurrect itself as broadcasting's leading news outlet. She failed. That, despite her protestations of being a female "fall guy" for the hard times of the third-rated newscast, is the only reason she was dismissed as Rather's partner during the weekend, according to sources at CBS and others in the industry. CBS Evening News was battling NBC for second place in the weekly ratings when Chung joined Rather in June 1993; it had since fallen to an anemic third.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1988 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
In the dizzying climax of Die Hard, Bruce Willis plunges from the roof of a Los Angeles skyscraper to escape a massive explosion and dangles from the end of a fire hose. Two things make this dashing stunt noteworthy. Willis did an alarming part of it himself, and in literally becoming a fall guy, he created an apt image of his efforts to translate the enormous popularity of David Addison and Moonlighting to the big screen. Die Hard, a flashy and nimbly executed action film that boasts what is easily his best movie performance, follows the profitable but critically maligned Blind Date and the outright disaster of Blake Edwards' Sunset.
LIVING
June 15, 1986 | By David Walstad, Special to The Inquirer
Pinch-hitting is becoming second nature to Markie Post. Now starring as Night Court's public defender Christine Sullivan, Post has replaced other actresses in three of the four TV series that she has done. In September, Post became the fourth leading lady (in four seasons) on the NBC comedy hit. (Her predecessors were Karen Austin, Ellen Foley and Shelley Hack.) She previously had substituted for actresses on The Fall Guy and on the short-lived 1980 series, Semi-Tough. "I've learned that failure is the rule in this business," Post philosophizes.
SPORTS
February 26, 1996 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
The great Villanova telephone credit-card number fiasco is starting to take on a life of its own. The school had hoped to manage the news. But once news leaked out Thursday evening, there have been as many questions as answers. What is known is that senior Kerry Kittles, one of the best players in school history, was suspended for three games by the NCAA for the "unauthorized use of a telephone credit-card number. " What is also known is Villanova reported the violation to the NCAA after learning of it late on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 19. What is not known is how Kittles got the card or card number.
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April 3, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE FIRST THING I thought when I read yesterday that $12 million man Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez had cleared waivers was this: Oh, boy. If Ruben Amaro Jr. wasn't the Phillies' human shield before this, he most certainly is now. Oh, you thought that was last season? No, Amaro had 2 years left on his contract at the start of last season, and had enough hope in the remaining pieces of his 102-win team of 2011 to say, "I believe in karma, so my thought process is to stay positive. Things are going to go well and . . . we're going to stay healthy enough to be contenders throughout the season and who knows what happens at the end of the year.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Let's take a moment to say what should not happen. We'll humor Ruben Amaro Jr. and Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa by including the obligatory disclaimer that we should not infer concretely that it will happen, or that it is currently happening. But we'll also point out that, if things were to unfold in the manner in which they shouldn't, the crescendo of criticism regarding Jimmy Rollins that has developed over the last 7 months would be consistent with the way these kinds of Things That Shouldn't Happen have happened in the past.
NEWS
June 15, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum and Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writers
Ron Wagenhoffer was a conscientious and hardworking inspector who took personally the deadly collapse of a Center City building last week, coworkers said Thursday. "He was an honest guy and a hardworking guy. If there's any blame to go around, I wouldn't put the onus on him," said one coworker, who asked not to be identified because Licenses and Inspections employees had been instructed not to talk about Wagenhoffer or his death. "These guys are responsible for so much - they're always running around doing a million things.
SPORTS
October 29, 2012
The in-game thumping was performed by the Atlanta Falcons, an unbeaten football team with Matt Ryan, a tremendously talented Exton native, at quarterback. The postgame pounding was administered by Asante Samuel, a former Eagles cornerback best known for three things: missed tackles, trash-talking and interceptions. Samuel, as he did during his four seasons in Philadelphia, missed some tackles, including one that led to a LeSean McCoy touchdown in the second quarter. What he did not miss after the Falcons' 30-17 win over the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field was an opportunity to tear down his former head coach.
SPORTS
October 29, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The in-game thumping was performed by the Atlanta Falcons, an unbeaten football team with Matt Ryan, a tremendously talented Philadelphia native, at quarterback. The postgame pounding was administered by Asante Samuel, a former Eagles cornerback best known for three things: missed tackles, trash-talking and interceptions. Samuel, as he did during his four seasons in Philadelphia, missed some tackles, including one that led to a LeSean McCoy touchdown in the second quarter. What he did not miss after the Falcons' 30-17 win over the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field was an opportunity to tear down his former head coach.
SPORTS
March 21, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
CHRIS BOSH scored 29 points, LeBron James survived two scary falls and the Miami Heat used a 17-0 fourth-quarter run to erase a 10-point deficit and beat the visiting Phoenix Suns, 99-95, last night for their 14th straight home victory. James finished with 20 points, Dwyane Wade had 19, and Udonis Haslem added a season-high 15 for the Heat, who survived two huge late scares - a double-digit hole, and a frightening collision between James and Grant Hill in the final minute. James was chasing a long pass and never saw Hill, crashing into him. James went down, failing on his first attempt to get up and stayed on the court holding his head for about a minute.
SPORTS
January 30, 2012 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
OTTAWA - Even with the final score still in doubt, Claude Giroux devoted an entire shift in the third period of last night's NHL All-Star Game to emptying Scott Hartnell's wallet. After all, it was for a good cause. And at $4.2 million per season, Hartnell can afford it. No matter the cause, Giroux' deliberate attempts to trip up his own teammate and linemate made for an interesting game within the game. Hartnell pledged to donate $1,000 to charity for each time he hit the ice yesterday, as part of his ongoing #HartnellDown campaign that began with a fan on Twitter.
SPORTS
December 4, 2011 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
A cold, early-December day in South Philadelphia, yo. The camera pans and pivots and finally points toward a stern, sterile edifice. And there, up there on the ramparts, see that? Something white, fluttering in the wind. First reporter: "Are we getting a new pope?" Second reporter: "I think the Eagles are surrendering. " Third reporter: "We should be so lucky. " Fade in . . . The Eagles war room, deep in the bowels of Fortress NovaCare. Three small men and one large walrus stand in a semicircle looking with baleful and puzzled eyes at sheaves of data.
NEWS
February 17, 2011
RE THE ABUSE indictments: It's inexcusable and indefensible what these men did. But it seems that the Daily News , and especially editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson, takes enjoyment in this, as if to say, "Ha! The holy church has fallen!" Dare I say the liberalism that this paper loves led to the scandal. The gay culture that liberals celebrate and want to bring into places like the Boy Scouts is what opened the door to this. If these fallen priests had lived church teaching, the scandal never would have occurred.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2007 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
In the age of "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, when the line between celebrity and obvious fraud has been cheerfully erased, it's hard to say what audiences will make of "The Hoax. " It stars Richard Gere as Clifford Irving, a notorious liar back in the 1970s, when being exposed as a scam artist still carried some degree of social stigma. Irving was a writer who revived a moribund career by claiming to be working a biography of Howard Hughes, personally authorized by the reclusive billionaire.
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