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November 14, 1989 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
Some Philadelphia Police officers have begun training with the Glock 17 9mm automatics that could replace the .38-caliber revolvers the force issues now. After a trial run of the higher firepower Austrian-made weapons, the department will decide whether to make the switch.
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February 14, 1989 | By Marv Bachrad, Special to The Inquirer
Radnor kept pace early on, had trouble in the middle periods, and lost 56-43 to Penncrest at home last Thursday. "They had too much firepower," Radnor coach Walt Katuzny said of the Lions. "Their center, Lenny Jenkins, hurt us inside and we again didn't shoot well. " Penncrest quickly turned a 12-10 opening-period lead into an 8-point advantage at the half, 26-18. The Lions then took a 39-26 lead before the start of the final quarter. "We got good shots but we didn't make the high-percentage shots," Katuzny said.
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February 16, 1987 | By Michael Bamberger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bernie Driscoll's Haverford School Fords showed their preseason prowess Friday night when they routed the Chestnut Hill Hillers, 74-55, at home. The Fords demonstrated the offensive punch that had them winning game after game in preseason play but which had been lacking since the Inter-Academic League season began. The Fords (2-5 league, 11-9 overall) were awesome Friday, and "Fast" Eddie McCrystal was the most awesome of all. McCrystal, who hopes to attend St. Joseph's University in the fall, shot 13-for-19 from the floor and made 8-for-11 from the free-throw line for a total of 34 points.
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June 4, 1992 | By Bill Doherty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Ridley didn't need a scouting report. All the Green Raiders had to do was look at Unionville coach Lee Krug. Any lacrosse team whose coach wears a cowboy hat is going to come out firing. And did it ever. Unionville (20-0-1), the defending state champion, outshot the Green Raiders, 33-13, on its way to a 17-9 state semifinal victory Tuesday at Perkiomen Valley High. With the victory, the Indians, an unselfish, quick team, set up a dream matchup this afternoon against Downingtown (17-0-1)
SPORTS
October 20, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Shawnee coach Brian Gibney had seen enough. Tired of seeing the Renegades held scoreless against premier soccer teams, Gibney made a drastic move with his lineup that paid immediate dividends during yesterday's 2-1 victory over Cherokee in an Olympic Conference American Division matchup. Shawnee, which is ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, had lost, 1-0, to No. 2 Cherry Hill East on Thursday. Earlier this season, the Renegades tied No. 4 Lenape, 0-0. Gibney wanted some offensive punch, and he received it by moving Brian King from stopper to center halfback, Rocky Panarella from the midfield to center forward, and Craig Lindquist from center forward out to the wing.
SPORTS
December 27, 2010 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
DENVER - While the Denver Nuggets certainly miss Carmelo Anthony and his 24 points a game, they still have been able to put the ball in the basket on a consistent basis, averaging 104.5 points in the two games he had missed. Anthony missed his third straight game last night due to the death of his sister last Tuesday in Baltimore. Scoring for the 76ers, though, has been about as scarce as snow has been recently in the Denver area. It was 55 and sunny here yesterday. The Sixers have scored just under 89 points a game over their past eight, including only 78 in their past two. Coach Doug Collins is aware of his club's lack of firepower and acknowledges they have to overcome it with some lockdown defense.
NEWS
August 2, 1988 | By GAR JOSEPH, Daily News Staff Writer
When Philadelphia law enforcement officers stage a raid these days, they are as likely to find the bad guys armed with military assault rifles and semi-automatic pistols as they are the traditional revolver and sawed-off shotgun. "We've moved from the old .32-caliber break-overs and zip guns to Uzis and 9mm semi-automatics," Larry Paul, supervisor of ballistics for the police firearms identification unit, said in an interview yesterday. The police lab handles ballistics tests for law enforcement agencies throughout the Delaware Valley.
NEWS
November 30, 1992 | by Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer
Ten heavily armed men who had been blasting away the night at the Passyunk Homes housing project were seized early yesterday with enough firepower to have easily outgunned the cops who arrested them. But there was no resistance to the 5:30 a.m. arrests. One dozen cops - a bulletproof-vest-clad team of Housing Authority officers and Philadelphia police from the 1st District - caught the gunslingers in plain view and chased them into an apartment, police said. "We didn't really give them a chance to do anything," said Housing Police Sgt. Delano Stones.
NEWS
September 10, 1986
"Why not legalize bazookas? Tanks? Shoulder fired low yield nuclear rockets?" And why not, as an Aug. 31 editorial asked? At the time the Bill of Rights was written the intent of the Second Amendment was that there be a balance of power between the citizens and their government. Cannons, then the highest firepower available, could also be owned by private citizens or militia. In terms of relative absolute firepower the citizenry has already been disarmed by general consensus, since along with not wanting machine guns in the hands of homicidal maniacs we also don't want nuclear weapons in the hands of industrial security personnel or the Rockefellers, etc. There has been no replacement for the balance of power lost to the government, and this as much as anything is why you will find the National Rifle Association advocating what appears to you an implausible proposition.
SPORTS
May 31, 2009 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They came back once. They came back twice. Eventually, the Washington Township girls' lacrosse team ran out of rallies. And out of time, too. "We kept digging ourselves a hole," coach Sandy Stockl said. "We fought back a couple times, but then it just evaporated on us. " Anna Tichy and Lauren Sbrilli each scored five goals, and Carlee Dragon generated four goals and five assists as Bridgewater-Raritan beat Washington Township, 19-13, yesterday in the Group 4 state championship game.
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April 26, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The end is never easy even when you think it might actually be the start of something good. And so a half hour after his team's season concluded Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 loss against the more talented Washington Capitals, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol was reluctant to look too far ahead. "I'm disappointed . . . that we're not preparing for Game 7," Hakstol said following his team's six-game elimination by the Caps. "That's the overriding feeling that I have right now. I've been proud of this group all the way through.
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January 5, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Staff Writer
LA SALLE uses fewer bench minutes than all but two teams (Hofstra, Syracuse) in the country. This was not Explorers coach John Giannini's plan in November, but it has become his reality - with injuries, illness and three transfers sitting out the season. The reasons this team has not won since Nov. 28 at Rowan go beyond the lack of depth. There is also rebounding and defense. A new year brings conference play and a second chance. La Salle, starting four guards and Tony Washington, along with sixth man, a k a the bench, Karl Harris, played far better than it did during December in its Atlantic 10 opener Sunday at Gola Arena against Massachusetts.
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April 15, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Battered by waves of state funding cuts and troughs of low attendance, the crew that operates Camden's Battleship New Jersey has a new plan to blast the tourist attraction out of its predicament. The Turret II Experience opens up a new world of heavy firepower to museum visitors by letting them load mock powder bags and pull the lever, sending a dummy artillery shell up to the massive turrets. The visitors help target "the enemy" on a computer and pull the big brass trigger as a color screen shows footage of the mammoth 16-inch gun firing as the whole deck rumbles - just as it did when the New Jersey pounded Iwo Jima in World War II and Lebanon in the 1980s.
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December 23, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
WASHINGTON - The nation's largest gun lobby, which has stayed mostly quiet since the shootings that killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school a week ago, called Friday for Congress to require armed security guards in every school, saying that doing so could prevent acts of mass violence from happening again. In a defiant speech, Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, said Friday that the organization would use its resources to build what he called a "national school shield emergency program.
SPORTS
February 29, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Want to capture the nation's attention? Try a giant fireball. It certainly worked for NASCAR, which salvaged its marquee event despite the first-ever rainout in 54 runnings of The Great American Race. The first prime-time Daytona 500 in NASCAR history was a win for Fox, with 36.5 million viewers, up 22 percent from 30 million last year. And NASCAR, surprisingly, continued its momentum from last season, partly because of the freak crash in which Juan Pablo Montoya's car hit a truck loaded with jet fuel, injuring no one but scorching the track and forcing a 2-hour delay.
NEWS
December 5, 2011 | By Sam Adams, For The Inquirer
Plenty of rock stars play the role of Everyman in song, but few look the part as thoroughly as Bob Seger. In jeans and a short-sleeve button-down shirt, he looked less like he belonged onstage at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night than like someone who might be in line with you at Home Depot. At least until he put on a black headband a few songs into his two-hour set, Seger could have passed as a member of his own audience. Aside from the kettle drums perched on a platform at the rear of the stage, the show's staging was unremarkable, without the bells and whistles that accompany most arena shows.
SPORTS
October 16, 2011 | Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, finishing off the Detroit Tigers to become the American League's first repeat champion in a decade. Cruz set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series, Michael Young hit a pair of two-run doubles in a nine-run third inning, and the Rangers romped to a 15-5 win Saturday night that clinched the AL pennant in six games. They'll open the World Series on Wednesday night at either St. Louis or Milwaukee, seeking the first title in the history of a franchise that started play in 1961.
SPORTS
December 27, 2010 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
DENVER - While the Denver Nuggets certainly miss Carmelo Anthony and his 24 points a game, they still have been able to put the ball in the basket on a consistent basis, averaging 104.5 points in the two games he had missed. Anthony missed his third straight game last night due to the death of his sister last Tuesday in Baltimore. Scoring for the 76ers, though, has been about as scarce as snow has been recently in the Denver area. It was 55 and sunny here yesterday. The Sixers have scored just under 89 points a game over their past eight, including only 78 in their past two. Coach Doug Collins is aware of his club's lack of firepower and acknowledges they have to overcome it with some lockdown defense.
SPORTS
December 19, 2010 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's no secret that Flyers winger Nik Zherdev hasn't been one of management's most popular players. Slowly, however, he is making his way out of the doghouse. It has been an interesting two-plus months for the 26-year-old Zherdev, who earlier this season complained to general manager Paul Holmgren about his playing time. That didn't go over too well. Then there were his frequent defensive lapses. That didn't go over well, either. Not with his hard-driving coach, Peter Laviolette, whose system relies on strong two-way play.
SPORTS
November 12, 2010 | By Bill Iezzi, Inquirer Staff Writer
At this time last year, Kasey Morano was playing field hockey for her middle school team in Hammonton. Thursday at Robbinsville, the Eastern freshman forward scored a hat trick to lead the Vikings to a 4-1 victory over Shawnee in a Group 4 state semifinal. Eastern, the No. 1 seed in South Jersey Group 4, is scheduled to play Bridgewater-Raritan at 10 a.m. Sunday at Toms River East for the state championship. Bridgewater-Raritan defeated Montclair, 3-1, in the other semifinal. The undefeated Vikings, who are 24-0 with 18 shutouts, will aim for their 12th consecutive state crown.
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