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June 2, 1995 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
If it weren't already taken, "My Life as a Dog" would be an excellent title for "Fluke. " The movie stars (briefly) Matthew Modine as a wealthy, workaholic businessman who dies in a car crash and returns to life as a stray mutt named Fluke. Fluke doesn't realize right away that he's inhabited by the soul of a human. He has more pressing problems - dodging dogcatchers, poachers, and laboratories that use animals for testing. Fluke eventually finds a makeshift home guarding a junkyard alongside a St. Bernard named Rumbo (the voice of Samuel L. Jackson)
NEWS
August 15, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
INDIANAPOLIS - The wind gust that toppled a stage at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night, killing five and injuring dozens of fans waiting for the country band Sugarland to perform, was a "fluke" that no one could have anticipated, the governor and others said yesterday. The wind was far stronger than that in other areas of the fairgrounds, said Dan McCarthy, chief meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Indiana. He estimated the gust at 60 to 70 mph. Gov. Mitch Daniels said that no one could have foreseen such a strong gust focused in one place.
SPORTS
April 15, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Steve Scarsone stole home during a botched suicide squeeze attempt as the Reading Phillies edged the Albany Yankees, 3-2, in an Eastern League game yesterday. Loser Tom Popplewell, who came on in the sixth inning for Victor Garcia, was lifted after walking Scarsone to lead off the seventh. Scarsone moved up on a sacrifice and a wild pitch by Mike Gardella, then took off for home with Rod Robertson squared to bunt at the plate. Robertson missed the ball, but catcher Jeff Livesely couldn't handle it either, and Scarsone scored easily.
SPORTS
October 11, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Martin Brodeur doesn't let in many goals, let alone many fluke goals. But Carolina, struggling on offense so far this season, gladly accepted Brodeur's third-period misplay of a shot from the blue line for a 2-1 win late night in Greenboro, N.C., - the Hurricanes' first victory since moving from Connecticut. "It's pretty freaky for him to let in a funny goal like that," Carolina defenseman Glen Wesley said of Steve Leach's game-winning rebound goal with 10:40 left. "Sometimes you need a break to get yourself going.
SPORTS
March 18, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brendan Morrison was credited with the tiebreaking goal with 6 minutes, 11 seconds remaining in the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks held on to end their five-game skid with a 3-2 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. Morrison's pass struck Columbus forward Manny Malhotra and caromed into the Blue Jackets' net, snapping a third-period tie. Mattias Ohlund and Anson Carter also scored for the Canucks. Ron Hainsey and Malhotra scored for the Blue Jackets.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 1995 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
One of the year's biggest hits tops this week's list of new movies on video. APOLLO 13 (1995) (MCA/Universal) $22.98. 140 minutes. Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris. In every sense, an out-of- this-world triumph that re-creates one of history's epic rescues as three seemingly doomed astronauts try to make it home in their crippled spacecraft. Director Ron Howard has made a technically brilliant, can-do picture. PG (nothing offensive). Available on videodisc.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2004 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
American Idol's Ruben Studdard transformed the Tower Theater into a tabernacle of soul on Thursday. Studdard began his first headlining tour with a no-huddle offense, running one song into another without pause. By the time the Velvet Teddy Bear stopped to address the crowd and mop his brow (there were more towels strategically placed around the stage than in a Four Seasons bathroom), he had worked his way through half of his debut album. It was reminiscent of the sweaty sprints Frankie Beverly and Maze used to put on at the Robin Hood Dell.
SPORTS
December 6, 1992 | By Stephen J. Morgan, FOR THE INQUIRER
Recreational anglers who fish for summer flounder off the New Jersey coast will encounter, for the first time, a shortened season and a daily possession limit in 1993, officials of the state Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife said last week. New Jersey will implement its new rules to comply with new federal regulations that apply to states along the East Coast, said Bruce Freeman, a division research scientist. Officials said the new regulations are necessary to rebuild the population of summer flounder, or fluke, which has been seriously depleted by overfishing along the Eastern Seaboard.
NEWS
November 21, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Clyde Simmons picked up a blocked field-goal attempt and ran 15 yards for the winning touchdown yesterday as the Eagles defeated the New York Giants, 23-17, in overtime. The victory moved the Eagles (7-5) into a first-place tie in the NFC East with both the Giants and Phoenix. It will become a four-way deadlock tonight if Washington (6-5) wins in San Francisco. The Eagles will meet Phoenix at Veterans Stadium on Sunday. Yesterday's winning touchdown came with 6 minutes, 10 seconds gone in overtime, when teammate Luis Zendejas' 31-yard field-goal attempt on third down was blocked by Lawrence Taylor.
NEWS
October 6, 1994 | By Eric Karabell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Upper Dublin boys' soccer team pulled off a huge upset last week, yet still is searching for respect. Last Thursday, the Cardinals (4-5-1 overall, 4-4-1 Suburban One American Freedom Division) pulled the shocker of the season, upending co-Liberty Division leader Cheltenham, 4-2, and then proved that win was not a fluke when they tied Quakertown Monday, 1-1. "I always thought they had the ability to play with anyone," coach Steve Shetzline said. "They're a young team, and they have a confidence problem.
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SPORTS
December 2, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA is rolling right along - unbeaten again, playing great defense again, crushing every team it plays again. Saint Joseph's is clearly better than last season, but are the Hawks good enough to hang with the Wildcats or possibly upset them Tuesday night at Hagan Arena? Last season's game was non-competitive, a 74-46 'Nova win. That margin was not a fluke. Two years ago, it was Villanova, 98-68. That margin was a fluke. In the second half that night at Hagan, the Wildcats shot 11-for-14 from three while the Hawks, a team that would close 20-5 on its way to an Atlantic 10 championship, were 0-for-9.
SPORTS
August 29, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
MAYBE the whole season was a hoax. Maybe those razor-thin margins of victory in Notre Dame's run to 12-0 were too close to validate the school's apparent resurgence. Maybe beating an undermanned USC team was more serendipitous than indicative. Perhaps some blessed combination of good health and good luck and good execution led the Irish back to the higher atmosphere of college football . . . or, perhaps, they were just good. This weekend, when Temple visits for the teams' opener, No. 14 Notre Dame will begin its quest to prove that 2012 was no fluke; that fourth-year coach Brian Kelly, who spurned the Eagles' pursuit, can, in fact, build champions, as he did at Division II Grand Valley State, MAC power Central Michigan and Big East standout Cincinnati.
FOOD
February 8, 2013 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
Different tastes in movies? Good couples learn to disagree. Can't stand each other's music? That's what headphones are for. But if you two can't come together around common flavors at the dinner table - especially for a special meal - there's gonna be trouble in Romanceville. The pressure of Valentine's Day doesn't help, and I normally shy away from crowded restaurants in favor of something more intimate at home. But lately, a rising trend in "dishes for two" at local eateries has caught my eye as potential relationship-building material, not just on Feb. 14 but at any time of year.
NEWS
September 2, 2012 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY - Hours after a judge ordered the Golden Nugget to let gamblers cash in nearly $1 million worth of chips they won in a disputed card game, the Texas billionaire who owns the casino overruled his lawyers Friday and agreed to pay up. The judge's decision had drawn an angry reaction from casino officials, who called it "an ambush" and vowed to file an appeal first thing Tuesday morning. But Tilman Fertitta, who owns the Golden Nugget, said in a statement he had decided to pay up. "Without question, the mini-baccarat game that took place on April 30, 2012, allowed $10 bettors to realize a gambler's dream and enabled them to beat the house out of $1.5 million," he said.
NEWS
June 21, 2012
4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 bulb fresh fennel, sliced 1/4 inch thick. 4 five-ounce fillets of fluke or other flatfish 4 18-by-18-inch parchment paper squares 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 red or yellow summer tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick 20 leaves fresh basil 3 sprigs fresh oregano, leaves picked 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked 2 garlic cloves, sliced very thin...
NEWS
March 5, 2012 | By Michael Hinkelman, Daily News Staff Writer
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh issued a second apology today - this time on the air - to the Georgetown Law School student he called a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his show last week. But a prominent Philadelphia trial lawyer who's been involved in a number of high-profile defamation cases still thinks the conservative talker is vulnerable to a defamation lawsuit. A number of people have urged the student, Sandra Fluke, to sue Limbaugh, including House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
NEWS
August 15, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
INDIANAPOLIS - The wind gust that toppled a stage at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night, killing five and injuring dozens of fans waiting for the country band Sugarland to perform, was a "fluke" that no one could have anticipated, the governor and others said yesterday. The wind was far stronger than that in other areas of the fairgrounds, said Dan McCarthy, chief meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Indiana. He estimated the gust at 60 to 70 mph. Gov. Mitch Daniels said that no one could have foreseen such a strong gust focused in one place.
NEWS
June 6, 2011 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Do you have any advice on how two people who really hit it off after a mutual friend's birthday party might see past their own hangups and begin dating each other with open minds? Long story short, we've both got some socially imposed judgments about how easy it was for the other person to jump into bed right away. Answer: Keyboard, face, keyboard, face. How about: "Why don't we go out to see if we actually like each other?"
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2011 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
As some aging men take trophy wives in order to feel young, Hollywood embraces generational change by changing partners - in its case, Oscar hosts. On Sunday night, when James Franco, 32, and Anne Hathaway, 28, take the Kodak Theatre stage at the 83d annual Academy Awards, they will be the youngest emcees since 1976. That year, Goldie Hawn, 30, performed ceremonial duties. Yet when organizers tapped Franco and Hathaway to be the new faces of Oscar, little did they know there would be so many other fresh faces among the 2010 nominees - whose numbers include Franco himself for his role in 127 Hours . "You'd probably have to go back to 1977 to see this infusion of young blood," says Len Klady, veteran entertainment reporter for moviecitynews.
SPORTS
February 12, 2011 | By Francisco Delgado, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Ex-White Sox exec guilty of ripping off prospects A former White Sox scouting executive pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Friday to one count of mail fraud in connection with a kickback scheme that targeted players from impoverished parts of Latin America hungry to play in the United States. "I understand what I have done," Wilder, who was the team's senior director of player personnel from 2006 until he was fired in May 2008, told the court. Prosecutors last year accused the 50-year-old and two former scouts for the team in Latin America of accepting about $400,000 to secure 23 prospects from 2004 to 2008.
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