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NEWS
October 4, 2001
WHEN POLITICIANS decline to run for an office, it's common for them to say they want to spend more time with their families. Few people believe them. So there were audible gasps at a meeting of the Republican state committee when Lt. Gov. Mark Schweiker proved that he really did mean it when he announced last year that family considerations influenced his decision not to run for governor next year. Schweiker announced Saturday that he has not changed his mind, even though the resignation of Gov. Ridge to become the nation's director of Homeland Security will make him the incumbent governor of Pennsylvania tomorrow - and therefore a stronger candidate.
NEWS
April 10, 1996 | by Christy Slewinski, New York Daily News
Family ties nearly kept Cristina Ferrare's new daytime show, "Home & Family," from finding a home on the Family Channel (weekdays, 11 a.m.). That's because Ferrare's husband, Tony Thomopoulos, is head of the cable net, and he feared that adding his wife's show to the Family schedule would smack of nepotism. Ferrare and "Home & Family" executive producer Woody Fraser were already shopping the show when Thomopoulos began looking for original daytime programming. "I'd sit and listen to [Thomopoulos]
SPORTS
September 22, 2011
C.T. ALEXANDER was Penn's public-address announcer for the last 50 years. Now that he's retired, it's finally someone else's turn. It just happens that his replacement has the same last name. His son, John, has been spending time in the booth alongside the voice of Franklin Field since he was 12. So this transition has been 35 years in the making. "My earliest memories were going there with my sisters and sitting in the first row," John recalled. "And these ancient security guards, the nicest guys, were like our grandfathers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1987 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
"Next Summer," a comedy/drama starring Fanny Ardent, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claudia Cardinale, Philippe Noiret, Marie Trintignant and Jerome Ange. Written and directed by Nadine Trintignant. In French, with English subtitles. Running time: 100 minutes. A European Classics release. If it was good at nothing else, you would have thought that "Next Summer" would have something to say about family life. Directed and written by Nadine Trintignant, the film stars, among others, her husband, Jean-Louis, and her daughter, Marie.
NEWS
November 11, 1989 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
The bone of contention in Lee Grant's Staying Together is the future of a family-owned chicken restaurant. The film is more overstuffed than the birds on the plates. The gentle, wistful theme music that accompanies the film's credits underscores the fact that we are in the presence of something self-consciously life-affirming. In an age where movies teem with burned-out cops and serial killers, it may seem mean-spirited to object to an obviously sincere work about family relationships.
LIVING
August 9, 1987 | Special to The Inquirer
Scott Valentine of the television series Family Ties has agreed to star in Crack Down, an anti-drug public-service video about use of the cocaine derivative known as crack. The tape, made by New York City-based Bennu Productions and targeted for fall distribution, will feature celebrities and lots of advice from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Versions for elementary school, high school and adults will be available.
NEWS
July 1, 2013
Gary David Goldberg, 68, who created the 1980s sitcom hit Family Ties and expanded into feature films, died June 22 of brain cancer in Montecito, Calif., the New York Times reported. Mr. Goldberg's TV successes also included the ABC comedy Spin City, which in 1996 reunited him with Family Ties breakout star Michael J. Fox. A more modest hit for Mr. Goldberg, yet much-acclaimed, was CBS's Brooklyn Bridge (1991-93). His films included Dad (1989), Bye Bye Love (1995)
NEWS
March 15, 2004 | By Paddy Noyes FOR THE INQUIRER
The nomad-like existence that many children in the foster-care system feel was summed up by Jakiera when she was asked why she wanted to be adopted. "Because you don't have to go from house to house," this 13-year-old said. "You live in one house with one family - forever!" Her social worker knows that a family would also help Jakiera emerge from her shell. "Having a family of her own would help her finally relax," the worker says. "She could let down her guard and enjoy being a child without having to worry about how it might affect her life situation.
SPORTS
April 27, 1998 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Golf for Trey Best was nothing more than something to occupy time on a summer Monday morning. The Episcopal Academy senior would play maybe three times a year, finding new ways to keep the game entertaining, like seeing who among his friends and him could hit the longest drive. Golf has suddenly turned from a pastime to a passion for Best. So much so that the 6-foot-1 Best finds himself as the best player on possibly the best team in the area this spring. Best has helped the Churchmen to their best start since 1994, when they won the Inter-Academic League title.
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SPORTS
April 24, 2016
Here are some families who have left their legacies on local high schools sports teams: The Conlins: Five brothers - Ken, Chris, Keith, Kevin and Craig - played football or basketball at either Bishop McDevitt or La Salle. The Foleys: Three brothers - Ed, Glenn and Kevin - played football at Cherry Hill East. The Reidys: Three brothers - Bobby, Brian and Jimmy - played football at Father Judge. The Wagners. Father Milt and son Dajuan played basketball at Camden. The Arcidiaconos: Four brothers - Mark, Brandon, Nick, and Brian - played football at either St. Joseph's Prep or Archishop Wood.
NEWS
January 25, 2016
Dina Eliezer is the education director at Congregation Beth El Early Childhood Center in Voorhees I once read that memory is what forms one's identity. It contains one's life narrative. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's means a person loses the ability to remember, but does she then cease to exist? While you learn to adjust and accept that all the long-cherished memories you've shared must be relinquished, you realize you only have the present moment to share. This has to be enough.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: Do you think maybe the boyfriend from one of your columns genuinely does care about the advice-seeker and just wants to see her have healthy relationships with her family, possibly for her own good? My husband is not close with either of his parents. They had him in high school, split when he was 2, and both started new families, kind of leaving him behind. His mother is a habitual liar and manipulator, and his father cares more about his affluent lifestyle. I get it - there is not a strong emotional attachment there, nor does my husband desire one. I grew up with a tight-knit family.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
To Monica Ippolito, family meant hours of listening to her grandfather's stories: how he'd fought in World War II; how, after he eloped with her grandmother, his mother-in-law chased them with the wooden spoon she called her "macaroni stick. " For Tim McIntire, family ties were equally fierce. His sister, born with special needs, defied doctors' predictions that she would never walk or talk. "I had a pretty big hand in helping to raise her," Tim says. When they met, he was a first-year student and Monica was a senior at Philadelphia's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News
There are now enough people officially running for president to qualify for a TLC show. But while the entrance of Donald Trump and New Jersey's Chris Christie could add a little punch to "18 Candidates and Counting," the 2016 election is still 17 months away. For now, I'd rather the men and women seeking our nation's highest office were spending a little less time on our TV sets and a little more in front of their own. Because, like it or not, television is the national pastime.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Marlton jeweler Angelo Breaux got his first taste of the business half a century ago in South Philly. His grandfather Angelo Calapristi, who owned a jewelry store at 22d and Snyder, would bring Breaux along while collecting payments on credit accounts in the neighborhood. "We went door-to-door, and when people didn't have the $10 or whatever it was, they'd pinch my cheeks and feed me," Breaux, 57, recalls. "They'd give me pizzelles and biscotti, and candy. " Now a grandfather himself, Breaux is the patriarch of Family & Co. Jewelers on Route 70, where his son and two daughters work side-by-side with him in the business they all were born into.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Baby boomers took over Hollywood in the 1980s. And boy, did they like making films and TV shows about themselves - The Big Chill , Family Ties , China Beach - packing them to the gills with hippie anthems. The Wonder Years , a half-hour dramedy about the Arnolds, an average American family of five living in the 1960s, was no exception, opening with Joe Cocker's version of the Beatles classic "With a Little Help From My Friends" as its theme song. Time Life has released a complete collection of the series, featuring all of its original music, in a 26-disc set packaged in a little replica school locker.
NEWS
November 29, 2013 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Columnist
For a kid who grew up along the trolley tracks just outside of West Philadelphia, it's amazing how a few olive trees in Greece can always bring tears to my eyes. It happened again in September, as I said goodbye to my mother's farmer-sister, set to walk across the village of Asopos, and turned that first corner where, eventually, she and all the others were no longer in view. Because, for the last two decades, here is how it has gone down every time I've hit that corner: I realize the time with family is over.
SPORTS
August 31, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
One Notre Dame player with local ties to the area is walk-on freshman cornerback Jesse Bongiovi. Bongiovi is the son of rock-and-roll star Jon Bon Jovi, a former majority owner of the Philadelphia Soul. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly assured reporters during training camp that Bongiovi made the team through his abilities as a player and not his family ties. "Jesse has earned his spot on the [roster]" Kelly recently told csnchicago.com. "He's a tough kid. The kids really like him. They respect him. They don't look at him as a rock star's son. They look at him as a kid that loves Notre Dame and wants to play football and help this team.
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