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February 18, 1986 | By William Ecenbarger
Let's declare a national moratorium for 100 years or so on the creation of halls of fame. In case you haven't noticed, the flame of fame is burning brightly - indeed, blindingly - across the land, and halls of fame are being opened at the rate of one per month. It's a veritable hailstorm of name- dropping. Just last month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame held its inaugural ceremony in, of all places, the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. After inducting Elvis and Fats and Chuck, everybody joined in singing "Roll Over, Beethoven," and he probably did. But Ludwig will never be asked to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, nor the Songwriters Hall of Fame (New York)
SPORTS
April 6, 2016
DO NOT misinterpret this, because I completely believe that Allen Iverson deserved to be a first-ballot Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. The player known as "The Answer" is a four-time NBA scoring champion and was one of the toughest on-the-court competitor I've ever seen. With Iverson having 11 All-Star selections on his résumé, being a 26.7 points career scorer and establishing himself as one of the most iconic athletes of recent times, it was only appropriate on Monday that he joined Shaquille O'Neal, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, former USA Olympian and WNBA pioneer Sheryl Swoopes, former NBA and Chinese star Yao Ming and Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, among others, as Hall of Fame selections.
NEWS
March 26, 1986
I was insulted by Mark Randall's article on the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame ("Is rock-and-roll ready for a hall?" Op-ed Page, March 11). First he calls rock-and-roll trash and bad music, and then he claims that our generation spent the first half of our lives in adolescence. All this from a man who can only think of Fabian? Perhaps Mr. Randall is living the second half of his life under a rock. He was right about the trash situation, and his article helped to make it worse.
NEWS
March 10, 1988 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Special to The Inquirer
The Marple Newtown School District is planning a Hall of Fame to honor distinguished graduates of Marple Newtown High School, said Naomi Zaslow, school district director of information. "Lots of different kinds of people will be included. Whatever milieu they find themselves in, if they are contributing, we'd like to recognize them," Zaslow said. The names of those elected to the Hall of Fame will be engraved on a plaque to be displayed in the high school. Honorees will also be recognized at a special assembly next fall.
NEWS
June 24, 1993 | by Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
They've got all their marbles in Wildwood. The national Hall of Fame for marbles will be dedicated tonight in Wildwood, the site of annual marbles tournaments for the past 34 years. "There's a list of the national champions, photographs, trophies and tournament shirts," said Robert Scully of the Wildwood Historical Society. "One thing that surprised me was the handmade clay marbles from the late 1800s. Today, they're made of glass and manufactured by the millions. " The Marbles Hall of Fame will occupy a room in the George F. Boyer Museum at Spencer Avenue and Holly Beach station.
NEWS
June 20, 2016
On May 26, the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame hosted its 19th annual induction ceremony at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia. The event, in the Rose Levis Museum, included a cocktail reception, dinner, and an induction ceremony. More than 225 in attendance saw several sports stars honored, including Lexie Gerson (basketball), the late boxing manager Phil Gassman, Amy Gross (squash), Art Jacoby (golf), sports media host Glen Macnow, Ira Meyers (track), Michael Tabas (water skiing)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1987 | By David Bianculli, Inquirer TV Critic
Seven years after the premiere of the movie, and four years after NBC's cancellation of the series, Fame continues to make good the promise of its theme song: "I'm gonna live forever. . . . I'm gonna learn how to fly. " Fame (Saturdays at 6 p.m. on Channel 29), now in its sixth season of production for television, is alive and well - very well - and living in syndication. People who haven't seen it since its NBC days have missed a lot. Janet Jackson, for example, was a series regular two years ago, and its latest cast is its strongest yet. Creatively, Fame is now a better program than ever before.
SPORTS
January 31, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
A few minutes after 9 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, in a 2,300-seat symphony hall in Phoenix, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will reveal its 2015 class of inductees. Among the 15 finalists for induction is Marvin Harrison: a Philadelphia native, an alumnus of Roman Catholic High School and Syracuse University, a wide receiver who caught 1,102 passes over his 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, a player who rarely so much as spiked the football after any of his 128 touchdown receptions and who guarded his privacy with such ferocious secrecy that he remained a mystery even to those teammates who knew him longest and best.
SPORTS
January 8, 2012
Between four and seven enshrinees will be announced Feb. 4, the day before the Super Bowl. Bill Parcells, coach Tim Brown, wide receiver Cris Carter, wide receiver Andre Reed, wide receiver Jerome Bettis, running back Curtis Martin, running back Will Shields, offensive lineman Aeneas Williams, defensive back ...
SPORTS
December 30, 1986 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
Joe Ostroski, one of Philadelphia's most famous bowlers, may soon realize a dream of long standing - a berth in the American Bowling Congress National Hall of Fame. "There's a possibility I could be placed in the veterans' category," said Ostroski, a venerable pin toppler who was prominent in the match-game era. "I've been near induction, but as for now, the votes, especially in the East, are hard to come by. It seems the West and Midwest dominate the hall. " But Ostroski's hopes are rising.
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NEWS
August 16, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Thirteen years ago, arthritis began creeping into Jeffry Lohr's spine, bit by bit stiffening it until he was unable to bend over. That would be a life-changer for anyone, but for a master woodworker, it augured the end of the art and craft that had defined him and brought him national renown. The disease progressed to the point that if a nail tumbled from his worktable, he could not pick it up. If there was any saving grace, it was that his hands were spared. So, with medication to keep the pain at bay, the 63-year-old Limerick craftsman has continued creating the traditional furniture that is his signature, as well as free-form pieces that incorporate a tree's edges.
NEWS
August 15, 2016
THE PHILLY-BORN PiperWai brand doesn't look like drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Packaged in a teal-wrapped glass jar, the soft grey solid seems - and smells - more like a fancy candle than a morning hygiene standby that absorbs sweat and eliminates odor. But, judging from the product's 800-jars-a-day sales, that's what it does. Two West Mount Airy besties created PiperWai, named after a family dog and a tribe in Guyana, as an alternative to aluminum- and paraben-laden big-name brands.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Joe McGinniss Jr. tells intense, rapid-fire stories about an America that seems permanently down on its luck. The novelist, who grew up in Swarthmore, made his literary debut with 2008's The Delivery Man , about a trio of young Las Vegas natives who get sucked into criminality. Its searing portrait of a lost generation earned it comparisons to Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero . McGinniss' sophomore effort, Carousel Court , is about the toll the foreclosure crisis takes on a young Southern California couple.
NEWS
August 7, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
CANTON, Ohio - It was as if Marvin Harrison couldn't help himself. During 13 NFL seasons, the North Philadelphia native was obsessed with preparation. So on the weekend that spectacular career was being celebrated, he knew only one way to get ready. "Practice," Harrison said Friday. "Practice is my motto. " On Thursday, 48 hours before he'll be one of eight men inducted during the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Saturday night, Harrison conducted a one-man walk-through at 23,000-seat Tom Benson Stadium.
SPORTS
July 26, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - It was the Hall of Fame induction ceremony that made the baseball draft look silly, but nobody in the sun-drenched crowd of an estimated 50,000 really cared Sunday. They just wanted to pay tribute to Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza for all they did after they were drafted. Griffey, selected by the Seattle Mariners in 1987, became the first No. 1 overall pick in history to land in Cooperstown and if that seemed like an indictment of the draft process, it could not even begin to compare with Piazza's crazy story.
SPORTS
July 1, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
IT'S THE CLASSIC debate about what constitutes fame, or even whether the various sports halls of fame are aptly named. Good-but-not-great players who accumulated gaudy numbers through the fortune of good health have squeezed through the doors of Cooperstown amid great debate, their statistics belying the impression left on some who watched them play and compete and were not overly impressed. Dave Winfield, Bert Blyleven and Gaylord Perry for starters, for me. Which is a good way of introducing the Hall of Fame discussion this week surrounding Eric Lindros and Mark Recchi, the 12th highest scorer in NHL history.
SPORTS
June 28, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Former Flyers forwards Eric Lindros, Mark Recchi and Jeremy Roenick, along with one of the franchise's ex-coaches, Pat Quinn, could be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday afternoon. Out of that group, Lindros, a 6-foot-4, 230-pounder who redefined the power-forward position, appears to have the best chance in what is considered a weak class of first-time nominees. Lindros has been waiting six years to get into the Hall, and the timing may be right. Once the NHL's most dominating player because of his size and talent, Lindros won one Hart Trophy as the league's MVP and finished in the top 10 five times - once more than 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Peter Forsberg.
SPORTS
June 25, 2016 | By Will Snow, STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame announced its new members Thursday, and former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and retired Eagles safety Brian Dawkins highlight the list of 15 individuals and one team. Nine sports were represented on the list that included the 1966-67 76ers, and bowling made the cut for the first time. Sylvia Wene Martin was the first female bowler to roll three perfect games in sanctioned competitions. She is already in both the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and the Women's International Bowling Hall of Fame.
NEWS
June 25, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
He is past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and during a career of more than 40 years has represented accused killers Ira Einhorn, Amanda Knox, and Robert Durst. But on Thursday, Center City lawyer Theodore Simon, 65, was in a Philadelphia courtroom as the accuser. The case was Commonwealth v. Rico Clark - the defendant being a 27-year-old Norristown man accused of picking a rubber-banded wad of cash from the pocket of Simon's suit jacket and leading him on a foot chase that ended with Clark's arrest several blocks away.
NEWS
June 20, 2016
On May 26, the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame hosted its 19th annual induction ceremony at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia. The event, in the Rose Levis Museum, included a cocktail reception, dinner, and an induction ceremony. More than 225 in attendance saw several sports stars honored, including Lexie Gerson (basketball), the late boxing manager Phil Gassman, Amy Gross (squash), Art Jacoby (golf), sports media host Glen Macnow, Ira Meyers (track), Michael Tabas (water skiing)
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