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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
NEWS
March 30, 1996 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After myriad faxes, legal jousts, sharp words and a news conference or two, Philadelphia and Florida have ended their war over who will charge Berto Ordaz with murdering his girlfriend and driving the body to a Miami suburb. District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham threw in the towel and said Philadelphia would do it. She authorized city police to issue an arrest warrant for Ordaz, a North Philadelphia man who officials say drove his girlfriend's corpse south to Florida in January and left her body in his van in a Miami suburb.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI - Cheered by new polls, Mitt Romney yesterday was all but predicting victory in today's Republican presidential primary. Newt Gingrich is looking past Florida to regroup. "With a turnout like this, I'm beginning to feel we might win tomorrow," an upbeat Romney told a crowd of several hundred at a stop in Dunedin as he and Gingrich zipped across the state making their final appeals. Gingrich, in turn, acknowledged that his momentum had been checked but promised not to back down.
SPORTS
March 23, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
PHOENIX - Bradley Beal scored 21 points to lead Florida to a 68-58 win over Marquette in a West Regional semifinal last night. The win sets up an Elite Eight matchup of Florida coach Billy Donovan against Louisville's Rick Pitino tomorrow. The seventh-seeded Gators (26-10), who led 36-30, at the half, were also led by Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton, who had 11 points each. Erik Murphy pulled down 10 rebounds. Third-seeded Marquette (27-8) was led by Jae Crowder, (15 points)
NEWS
February 12, 2010
YOU'VE HEARD the term "snow birds," used to describe us Northerners who hightail it to Florida when temperatures drop. But there's a growing class of "gun birds" who, when thwarted in their attempt to get a Pennsylvania license to carry a concealed weapon, can exploit a loophole that allows them to get a license from Florida. According to a Daily News report last week, the cops and the District Attorney's Office in Philadelphia are getting increasingly frustrated with this loophole.
SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
OMAHA, Neb. - No big upset this time. Kenny Boynton and Florida were just too good for Norfolk State Boynton scored 20 points and the balanced Gators routed the 15th-seeded Spartans 84-50 yesterday to reach the Round of 16. Norfolk State shook up the West Regional when it upset No. 2 seed Missouri 86-84 Friday, and was trying to become the first 15 seed to reach the fourth round. Florida (25-10) put a quick end to that idea, making five three-pointers during a 25-0 run that made it 29-6 midway through the first half.
NEWS
January 9, 1987 | By SANDY SORLIEN, Special to the Daily News
As with any group of migratory beasts, there are certain patterns to the migration of humans to Florida every year. In the early fall, the retired folks who make Florida their home start back after a summer-long visit up North. The next wave consists of those who live in the North but winter in Florida - they head south in October and November. License plates from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut can be tracked all the way down the East Coast. And then there are the vacationers, who are apt to head south at the first sign of a cold wave up north.
NEWS
June 13, 1988 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Too much sunshine can addle the brain. And that seems to be happening in Florida. Instead of feeling shame and guilt for their unseemly effort to steal the White Sox from Chicago, the folks in the Sunshine State are angry at me for trying to prevent this theft. I've been bombarded with calls from Florida talk-show babblers, news reporters and businessmen who are outraged that I've urged Chicagoans to fight back by not vacationing in Florida. Almost 2 million Illinoisans visit Florida each year, spending over a billion dollars.
SPORTS
November 15, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
ERIK MURPHY tied a career high with 24 points only days after dealing with an illness, and No. 10 Florida beat 22nd-ranked Wisconsin, 74-56, on Wednesday night. Murphy made all 10 of his shots, including two from three-point range, as the host Gators enjoyed a double-digit lead most of the night. He also had seven rebounds. Mike Rosario added 15 points, four rebounds and four assists for Florida (2-0). Sam Dekker and Jared Berggren had 11 points apiece for Wisconsin (1-1)
NEWS
June 20, 1988 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Each day, the shocking character defects of Florida keep mounting. I recently wrote about its venal efforts to steal the White Sox from Chicago. And I pointed out what ingrates Floridians are, considering how many billions of dollars people from Illinois spend in that state each year. And now I discover that besides piracy and ingratitude, Florida is guilty of insincerity. As far back as I can remember, I have seen TV commercials and other advertising that urges Northerners to visit Florida.
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NEWS
August 15, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
There's never been a question as to whether I'll be drinking something interesting when I go to Townsend for dinner. A fantastic wine flight recently from sommelier Lauren Harris that ranged through surprising pours from Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, and Tenerife was a perfect example. But I worried about the cocktails, especially after Keith Raimondi, who'd crafted one of the city's better cocktail programs there, left to open his own restaurant in Buffalo. But it turns out Raimondi is still consulting.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney wants Washington to take another look at renovation plans for the old Family Court building after they were rejected by federal officials. Kenney has written to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, asking to meet with her after a subsidiary agency's decision not to qualify the project for tax breaks under a historic preservation program. The request comes as the developer Peebles Corp. approaches its deadline to have permits and funding in place to convert the city-owned building at 1801 Vine St. into a hotel about two years after it was awarded the job. "The mayor has reached out to the Secretary of the Interior," Kenney spokeswoman Ajeenah Amir said in an email Wednesday.
NEWS
July 12, 2016 | By Sam Adams, For The Inquirer
Listen to enough country radio and it can feel as if you're playing Mad Libs, and no one's Mad Libbier than Florida Georgia Line. At their show at the BB&T Center on Friday night, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard - who, sure enough, respectively hail from Florida and Georgia - hit pause on their party anthems long enough to convene an impromptu hootenanny with openers Cole Swindell and Jaren Johnston, underlining their origins in Nashville's teeming community...
NEWS
March 23, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
IT'S ALMOST assumed that Ryan Arcidiacono committed to Villanova when he was still in grade school. The reality is, the player who has come to represent everything coach Jay Wright wants his basketball program to be almost didn't commit at all. In October 2010, just before his junior season at Neshaminy High, the 6-3 guard thought he was headed to Florida. A visit to Gainesville can have that kind of impact on a teenager's thought process, even if both his parents happen to be Villanova grads.
NEWS
March 16, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
After a late start, the flu is still on the upswing in Philadelphia and statewide, but it appears to be on the decline in New Jersey. "We were expecting it in January. That's usually the busiest time of the year, but January slipped by," said Robyn Baron, medical director of Temple ReadyCare. "It's definitely here now. " Influenza-like illnesses reported by doctors doubled in the Keystone State during the last two weeks with the greatest concentration in Southeastern Pennsylvania, according to the state Department of Health.
SPORTS
March 15, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - Before leaving for two games in laid-back Florida, the Flyers called it a "business trip" and said their focus was on bringing home points, not a suntan. They were true to their word. Playing with a heightened sense of urgency, the Flyers collected three out of a possible four points in Florida - in two places where they have struggled in recent years - and they head into the season's final month controlling their fate. They have 15 regular-season games remaining, and five of them are against the teams they are chasing for two wild-card spots, Detroit and Pittsburgh.
SPORTS
March 13, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
TAMPA, Fla. - For the first time in his young NHL career, Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere played a game in his home state of Florida on Friday night, facing the Lightning in Tampa. But Gostisbehere's real homecoming will take place Saturday night in Sunrise, Fla., where he will play against the team he grew up idolizing, the Panthers. Gostisbehere, one of the NHL's top rookies, grew up in Margate, Fla., about 10 minutes from the Panthers' arena, and he and his grandfather went to games with season tickets.
SPORTS
March 12, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
ORLANDO - When top-seeded Temple meets No. 9 South Florida Friday afternoon in an American Athletic Conference quarterfinal, the Owls will be facing a much different Bulls team. Different in the fact that the Bulls biggest impact player in Thursday's opening 71-66 win over No. 8 East Carolina at the Amway Center, hasn't faced Temple this season. That would be Chris Perry, a 6-foot-8 junior who had 18 points, shooting 7 for 11 from the field and five rebounds in 24 effective minutes against ECU. Temple (20-10)
SPORTS
February 29, 2016
Saturday, noon, the Liacouras Center. TV/Radio: ESPNEWS; WPHT-AM (1210). Records: UCF, 11-15, 5-10 American Athletic Conference; Temple, 17-10, 11-4. On UCF: The Knights are on a six-game losing streak, which began with a 62-60 home loss to Temple on Feb. 6. On Temple: The Owls saw their six-game AAC winning streak snapped with Tuesday's 74-55 loss at Tulsa in a game Temple led by as many as 12 in the first half. Insights Temple seniors Jaylen Bond and Quenton DeCosey need to snap out of mini-slumps.
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