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December 19, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dennis Cook, like many others who helped the Florida Marlins win the World Series, won't be getting his ring in Miami. "They're liable to spend as much on the UPS delivery as they would if they wound up keeping everybody," Cook joked after Florida traded him to the New York Mets yesterday for a pair of minor-leaguers. Cook, a former Phillie, was 1-2 with a 3.90 ERA in 59 relief appearances for the Marlins last season, striking out 63 in 62 1/3 innings. In the postseason, he went 2-0 with 10 strikeouts in nine shutout innings, holding batters to a .037 average.
NEWS
November 1, 1996 | by Earni Young, Daily News Staff Writer
A federal bankruptcy trustee is holding a fire sale on 350 properties formerly owned by accused slumlords Jerry and Steven Cohen. The sale of the mostly dilapidated homes and apartment buildings will wrap up four years of litigation that started with a 1992 lawsuit accusing the Cohens of operating an apartment-finding scam. "We're going to go through a short and intensive effort to sell as many properties as we can and complete the case," said Eric Frank, the attorney who heads Cohen Properties Trust Inc., the trustee appointed by the Bankrupcy Court to dispose of the Cohens' real estate empire.
NEWS
November 23, 1995 | By Jeff Gammage, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Christmas came early to West Kensington. And yesterday the leftover wrappings blew across neighborhood streets and were piled high at curbsides in the form of big cardboard boxes marked, "Furniture. " The goods that didn't make it home were left where they fell - littering the sidewalks with overstuffed living-room chairs, brand-new mattresses, full- length mirrors, and wooden dining-room sets. The spree began late Tuesday afternoon at a warehouse at C and Westmoreland Streets, located in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods.
SPORTS
August 16, 2006 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There should be an explanation for it. The Phillies started a fire sale July 28 when they traded David Bell to Milwaukee. The sale ultimately included Bobby Abreu, Cory Lidle, Rheal Cormier, Ryan Franklin and Sal Fasano. But since the front office decided to point toward the future, the survivors and fresh faces who replaced the familiar ones have been on a roll, even after a lost weekend against the Cincinnati Reds put them in a hole. The Phillies spanked the New York Mets, 11-4, last night at Citizens Bank Park to move within 2 1/2 games of the Reds in the National League wild-card race.
SPORTS
October 2, 2006 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pat Gillick stood at a podium at Citizens Bank Park in July and conceded 2006 and 2007. Contention in 2008 seemed a smarter bet, the Phillies' general manager said. But the unexpected happened. The Phillies, who held a fire sale before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, started to win. Gillick reversed course and picked up Jamie Moyer and Jeff Conine and other smaller pieces to make a postseason push. That push ultimately fell short. The Phillies, who were eliminated from the National League wild-card race Saturday after holding a half-game lead with just seven games to play, ended their season yesterday with an 11-inning, 3-2 loss to the Florida Marlins at Dolphin Stadium to finish 85-77.
NEWS
September 25, 1989 | By NEAL PEIRCE
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp is being urged by two close aides, in a confidential memo, to effect the most radical overhaul of housing and community-development programs since HUD's founding in 1965. The scandal-ridden agency's goal would become homeownership for the 37 percent of Americans who don't have it now. Kemp would lead the Federal Housing Administration in a fire sale of FHA's inventory of 50,000 single- family homes seized for mortgage defaults. Prices on the houses would start at appraised value and drop 1 percent a day until they sold.
SPORTS
July 30, 2006 | By Jim Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
Florida Marlins catcher Matt Treanor looks at his team's young starting pitchers and sees something special. "I think this rotation could be on the cover of Sports Illustrated someday," Treanor said Friday. "A bunch of guys in spring training, the focus of the National League East. " Treanor might not have to wait that long for the photo. The New York Mets have been the story of the NL East this season, but the Marlins may be the division's best story. Two seasons removed from their second World Series title in seven years, the Marlins retrenched and peddled off most of their high-priced talent in an off-season fire sale.
NEWS
May 23, 2013
I BELIEVE that the first thing the mayor should do is to have a "sit-down" with Council President Darrell Clarke and recommend that he consider cutting the staff of each councilperson by at least two. It was estimated that the cost of each councilperson's staff, considering wages, benefits and expenses, is close to or exceeding $1,000,000 a year. Why? When you consider the amount of time that Council works, that is an exorbitant amount of money for a part-time job, considering a couple of months off in the summer, holidays, sick days, vacation and whatever other time they use while being paid.
SPORTS
April 6, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Ace righthander Ken Hill and top reliever John Wetteland were traded in separate deals as the cash-starved Montreal Expos began their talent purge. Hill was sent to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Darond Stovall and pitchers Bryan Eversgerd and Kirk Bullinger. Only Eversgerd pitched in the majors last season. Wetteland went to the New York Yankees for 20-year-old outfielder Fernando Seguignol, a .262 hitter in two seasons of Class A ball. The Expos also got a fringe prospect to be named after the season and an undisclosed amount of cash.
NEWS
September 30, 1995 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
BOB, BOB, BOBBIN' ALONG INTO THE COLORADO SUNSET Bad news for Bobs: Your day has come - and gone. BobFest - a yearly pilgrimage for Bobs, friends of Bobs, mothers of Bobs, and sons of Bobs - is history. Tom Britz, organizer of the Memorial Day weekend event since its inception in 1992, told the Town Council in Avon, Colo., that he was tired of running it. "I met one bad Bob, and it spoiled the bunch," he quipped. Britz asked the council to take over, but members decided to cancel it instead.
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July 3, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MIAMI - With two swings in consecutive at-bats off veteran reliever Kevin Gregg, Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche did two things. They tied Tuesday night's game at Marlins Park with two outs in the eighth inning. And they helped the Phillies avoid scoring two runs or fewer for the 32nd time in 83 games this season. But they could not prevent the Phillies from losing for the ninth time in their last 11 games. Ed Lucas' one-out, walkoff single to right off Justin De Fratus in the 11th inning sent the Phillies to their fifth straight defeat, 5-4, to the Miami Marlins.
NEWS
May 23, 2013
I BELIEVE that the first thing the mayor should do is to have a "sit-down" with Council President Darrell Clarke and recommend that he consider cutting the staff of each councilperson by at least two. It was estimated that the cost of each councilperson's staff, considering wages, benefits and expenses, is close to or exceeding $1,000,000 a year. Why? When you consider the amount of time that Council works, that is an exorbitant amount of money for a part-time job, considering a couple of months off in the summer, holidays, sick days, vacation and whatever other time they use while being paid.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2012 | By Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post
They say it's better to give than to receive, but They haven't been to the mall lately. Americans are doing more and more holiday shopping for themselves, data over the last decade show, even as planned gift-buying for family members has stayed steady. The reasons are complicated, including a recession that has transformed what used to be a magical few days of strolling past Santa-themed window displays into a weeks-long, competitive fire sale. But experts on consumer psychology say a major cultural shift has been building: It has now become acceptable, even necessary, to give ourselves treats and rewards all year long.
SPORTS
August 3, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - It was Tuesday, and Jayson Werth was still two days away from returning to his first-place Washington Nationals, but the bearded outfielder grinned. He hugged Ryan Howard. He nodded at Carlos Ruiz. He joked with Kyle Kendrick. Lambasted in Philadelphia for taking $126 million from a hapless organization, Werth's team is now the one to beat. The results, a 3-0 Nationals win Thursday being the latest, mean less to the Phillies. The nation's capitol is primed for a pennant race for the first time since 1945.
SPORTS
July 21, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Houston and Toronto pulled off a massive trade Friday - at least in the number of players involved - and the deal included a couple of names familiar to Phillies fans. In the 10-player deal, the Astros got former Phillies outfielder Ben Francisco and closer Francisco Cordero plus four minor-leaguers (and the ever-popular player to be named), while the Blue Jays acquired former Phillies lefthander J.A. Happ, plus righthanders Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter. Francisco hit .244 in 23 games for Toronto this year.
SPORTS
November 30, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE JACKSONVILLE Jaguars are headed in a completely new direction. And Los Angeles doesn't appear to be the destination. Team owner Wayne Weaver fired longtime coach Jack Del Rio yesterday after a 3-8 start and agreed to sell the Jaguars to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan. Weaver named defensive coordinator Mel Tucker the interim coach and gave general manager Gene Smith a 3-year contract extension, putting him in charge of the coaching search. The moves marked the most significant changes for the small-market franchise since its inception in 1993.
NEWS
September 20, 2010 | By Harold Brubaker, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The fight for control of Pitcairn Properties, a major Philadelphia-area commercial real estate firm, took a significant turn Monday when a disgruntled investor emerged from legal wrangling as the company's new chairman. Eric L. Blum leads an investor group that gave Pitcairn $50 million for expansion in 2004. He had been trying to assert control of Pitcairn after it failed to make preferred dividend payments totaling $4.4 million and failed to meet a redemption request for part of the $50 million.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2009 | By Maria Panaritis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mike Perez was a Circuit City salesman for just a few months before the company went into bankruptcy and launched a going-out-of-business sale. But it wasn't long before the 25-year-old Churchville man learned a lesson about liquidation fever. "There's a sucker everywhere," said Perez, a college student and Air National Guardsman whose store on Route 611 closed a week ago. The day after the financially distressed retailer announced in January that it would shut down, it launched liquidation sales.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2009 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Perez was a Circuit City salesman for just a few months before the company went into bankruptcy and launched a going-out-of-business sale. But it wasn't long before the 25-year-old Churchville man learned a lesson about liquidation fever. "There's a sucker everywhere," said Perez, a college student and Air National Guardsman whose store on Route 611 closed a week ago. The day after the financially distressed retailer announced in January that it would shut down, it launched liquidation sales.
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