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July 30, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines is continuing to add flights at Philadelphia International Airport. The carrier Tuesday announced nonstop service to two more destinations - Fort Myers, Fla., and Montego Bay, Jamaica - beginning Oct. 25. Introductory one-way fares were offered Tuesday only: $49 to Fort Myers and $99 to Montego Bay. Going forward, fares will depend on the day of the week, the season, how full the flight is, and how far in advance the ticket is booked....
NEWS
August 22, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With straw-hatted scouts clustered like ants in JetBlue Park's shade, hundreds of sweating, sunbaked high school baseball players gathered in June for the Perfect Game National Showcase, and overexerted themselves on nearly every throw and swing. Then, like a welcome breeze amid all the sweat and struggle, Jason Groome coolly took his turn on the mound. If, in their zeal to impress, his pitching peers' efforts seemed grossly exaggerated, the New Jersey native's were as smooth and sweet as the nectarines in an adjacent orchard.
SPORTS
February 18, 2015 | Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
FOX 4 TV in Fort Myers, Fla., reported that police there arrested Eagles safety Nate Allen yesterday. The station offered no details, and the team said it was attempting to obtain information on the situation. Allen, 27, a second-round draft choice from South Florida in 2010, will become a free agent next month and seems unlikely to return to the Eagles. Daily News attempts last night to contact Allen, the Fort Myers police and Allen's agent, Todd France, were unsuccessful.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scrappy Southwest Airlines, which came to Philadelphia with a splash but which has retreated as rival US Airways proved a tough competitor, is ending its year-round nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Philadelphia. Southwest will curtail nonstop service in the off-season to West Palm Beach and Fort Myers, Fla., the airline confirmed. James Tyrrell, Philadelphia International Airport deputy director of property and business, said Thursday he got the news from Southwest the day before the latest schedule came out. "They called me to say they were discontinuing the Fort Lauderdale flight, and they weren't sure whether they would be bringing it back, as they do other Florida routes that are seasonal," Tyrrell said.
NEWS
May 21, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maurice R. Stahler Jr., 88, formerly of King of Prussia, a retired scientist and engineering manager, died Tuesday, May 6, of causes related to aging at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. Stahler was an Army veteran of World War II who was honorably discharged in July 1946, according to newspaper reports at the time. Born and schooled in the Harrisburg area, he came to the Philadelphia area, where he joined the General Electric Astro Space Division in Valley Forge, now Lockheed Martin.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2012
Frontier Airlines will add four nonstop destinations in late January and early February from Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton to Florida and Louisiana. The Denver-based carrier will begin flights, ranging from $69 to $89 each way, to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, and New Orleans. The introductory fares are available through Nov. 29 at FlyFrontier.com. Frontier, the only commercial carrier at the Trenton airport, will operate 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft on the routes.
SPORTS
February 25, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EAGLES SAFETY Nate Allen was officially cleared of wrongdoing yesterday in last week's incident in Fort Myers, Fla., in which Allen was detained by police who questioned him about a complaint regarding lewd behavior. The Florida 20th Judicial Circuit Court State Attorney's office announced yesterday that it had determined "Mr. Allen could not have been the perpetrator alleged in the reports. " Allen, a Florida resident, told the Daily News last week that he was kept in a holding cell 4 1/2 hours on the afternoon of Feb. 16, after being stopped as he was driving his pickup truck home from a restaurant.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Tamara Lush, Associated Press
FORT MYERS, Fla. - President Obama had been on the job less than a week when a top economic adviser told him and Vice President Biden that the country faced a trillion dollar deficit, Biden told a roomful of Florida supporters Saturday. Obama replied, "But I haven't done anything yet," Biden recalled. The mammoth deficit landed in Obama's lap, Biden said, because former President George W. Bush "put two wars on a credit card," and gave tax cuts to the wealthy. Not long after getting the grim news about the deficit in 2009, the Obama White House said the country faced a long and painful financial recovery, even with major government intervention to stimulate the economy and save financial institutions.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it will begin seasonal non-stop daily flights between Atlantic City and Atlanta on May 17. The flight will continue from Atlanta to Dallas-Fort Worth, without changing aircraft. The Miramar, Fla.-based airline is offering introductory one-way fares of $28.79 from Atlantic City to Atlanta, through midnight Thursday, Feb. 2, for specific dates on its website, www.spirit.com . Spirit said it will resume daily nonstop flights through Sept.
SPORTS
October 21, 2011
The Phillies have reached contract agreements with their entire major-league coaching staff, the team announced Thursday. All six members of Charlie Manuel's staff will return in 2012. Rich Dubee (pitching), Greg Gross (hitting), Pete Mackanin (bench), Sam Perlozzo (first base), Juan Samuel (third base), Mick Billmeyer (bullpen), and bullpen catcher Jesus Tiamo will keep their respective positions. "I couldn't be happier to have the whole staff back for another season," Manuel said in a statement.
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August 22, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With straw-hatted scouts clustered like ants in JetBlue Park's shade, hundreds of sweating, sunbaked high school baseball players gathered in June for the Perfect Game National Showcase, and overexerted themselves on nearly every throw and swing. Then, like a welcome breeze amid all the sweat and struggle, Jason Groome coolly took his turn on the mound. If, in their zeal to impress, his pitching peers' efforts seemed grossly exaggerated, the New Jersey native's were as smooth and sweet as the nectarines in an adjacent orchard.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines is continuing to add flights at Philadelphia International Airport. The carrier Tuesday announced nonstop service to two more destinations - Fort Myers, Fla., and Montego Bay, Jamaica - beginning Oct. 25. Introductory one-way fares were offered Tuesday only: $49 to Fort Myers and $99 to Montego Bay. Going forward, fares will depend on the day of the week, the season, how full the flight is, and how far in advance the ticket is booked....
SPORTS
April 4, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The 2.83 ERA Jerome Williams compiled in nine starts late last summer is a distant memory. The journeyman righthander's spring struggles continued Thursday in the Grapefruit League finale. Williams allowed six runs on nine hits over 52/3 innings in the 10-1 loss to the Rays. "A little bit frustrated because I know I'm better than that," he said. "It's just not acceptable. " Thursday's peformance came on the heels of two other poor outings in Fort Myers, against the Red Sox and Twins.
SPORTS
March 30, 2015
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Two of the 30 games on the Phillies' Grapefruit League schedule require a two-plus-hour drive from Clearwater to Fort Myers. Those trips came in the same week. Jerome Williams started both games. Neither went particularly well. Williams, who will open the season as the No. 3 or 4 starter, allowed a combined 19 hits and eight earned runs over seven innings of his two latest starts. The journeyman righthander threw a spring-high 95 pitches Saturday but logged just four innings in the Phillies' 7-1 loss to Minnesota.
SPORTS
March 29, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - What do you call it when you enter an inning out of the bullpen and give up five straight hits, record only one out, and see seven runs tagged to your pitching line when it comes to an end? "The worst outing in the history of the world," Jake Diekman said. Diekman, one of the locks for a spot in the Phillies bullpen, got battered by the Yankees' bats in the fifth inning of yesterday's 10-0, rain-shortened Phillies loss. Diekman gave up a double to nine-hole hitter Brendan Ryan and then four straight singles before recording an out. Seven of the eight batters he faced reached base and scored.
SPORTS
March 24, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. - When your first reaction to reading the MRI results on Mario Hollands is to think of Cliff Lee, you know the news is not good and that the final prognosis will not be a positive one for the second-year reliever. The Phillies announced yesterday morning that an MRI on Hollands' left arm revealed a strain of the common flexor tendon. It's the same injury Lee was diagnosed with earlier this month. While Lee is once again treating it with rest, Hollands, 26, is 10 years younger.
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - On Monday, the Phillies announced Cliff Lee would begin the season on the 60-day DL, and that the prognosis for him returning at all, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., didn't come with "the greatest odds. " Tomorrow, Aaron Harang will take the mound for just the second time this spring after battling a balky back. In between, another Phillies starting pitcher had an injury force him from taking the mound. Jerome Williams had his scheduled start scratched yesterday after tweaking his right hamstring.
SPORTS
March 8, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A pair of Bright House Field groundskeepers manicured the pitching mound Friday afternoon, drying the dirt and briefly delaying Cole Hamels from warming up before the second inning of his spring training debut. It was the lone hitch for Hamels, who sped through the first two innings of a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees. He threw 31 pitches, 22 for strikes. The lefthander was on the mound for less than 10 minutes. Heavy rain forced a 50-minute delay, but held off just long enough for Hamels to complete two scoreless innings.
SPORTS
February 25, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EAGLES SAFETY Nate Allen was officially cleared of wrongdoing yesterday in last week's incident in Fort Myers, Fla., in which Allen was detained by police who questioned him about a complaint regarding lewd behavior. The Florida 20th Judicial Circuit Court State Attorney's office announced yesterday that it had determined "Mr. Allen could not have been the perpetrator alleged in the reports. " Allen, a Florida resident, told the Daily News last week that he was kept in a holding cell 4 1/2 hours on the afternoon of Feb. 16, after being stopped as he was driving his pickup truck home from a restaurant.
SPORTS
February 18, 2015 | Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
FOX 4 TV in Fort Myers, Fla., reported that police there arrested Eagles safety Nate Allen yesterday. The station offered no details, and the team said it was attempting to obtain information on the situation. Allen, 27, a second-round draft choice from South Florida in 2010, will become a free agent next month and seems unlikely to return to the Eagles. Daily News attempts last night to contact Allen, the Fort Myers police and Allen's agent, Todd France, were unsuccessful.
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