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November 10, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
George Edward Preston, 92, who survived the Holocaust and afterward came to America, where he thrived, died of multiple organ failure Wednesday at home. He lived in Hyde Park near Wilmington. In 1985, Mr. Preston and his son, David Lee Preston, who was an Inquirer staff writer at the time, took a monthlong trip to France, the Soviet Union, Poland and Germany to revisit his past. The younger Preston wrote an article for Inquirer Magazine that chronicled the trip. The article was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.
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July 15, 1989 | Inquirer photos by Michael S. Wirtz
It was a long distance between tables in the Bastille Day Waiters Race yesterday, but spurred by the lure of a trip to France, the service was great. Ali Niknam walked off with the prize on South Street by carrying a champagne split four fast blocks, then opening the bottle and pouring without spilling.
NEWS
August 6, 2004
Re Edward Dubin's response to Michele Malkin's column "The Milksops of Manila": Mr. Dubin, you are a coward, sir! If the U.S. turned tail and ran like our pathetic Phillipine friends, then you wouldn't have the freedom to voice your sorry opinion in this newspaper. I'll buy you a one-way ticket to France, where you belong, if you swear never to return. I served in the Army and it pains me to know I put my life on the line for the likes of you! Thomas M. Regan Narberth
SPORTS
July 1, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
BOCHUM, Germany - Although France and host Germany qualified for the Women's World Cup quarterfinals yesterday, only one team was celebrating before the two meet to decide which tops Group A. France eliminated Canada with a resounding 4-0 victory to advance for the first time, while Germany stumbled over the line with a hard-fought, 1-0 win over Nigeria. Like Canada in the earlier game, Nigeria needed at least a point to stay in the tournament, and its players were given extra incentive with their regular match bonus doubled if they managed to beat the tournament host.
NEWS
March 23, 2012 | By Sarah DiLorenzo and Johanna Decorse, Associated Press
TOULOUSE, France - Inspired by radical Islam and trained in Afghanistan, the gunman methodically killed French schoolchildren, a rabbi, and paratroopers, and faced down hundreds of police for 32 hours. Then he leaped out a window as he rained down gunfire and was fatally shot in the head. France will not be the same after Mohamed Merah, whose deeds - and death Thursday - could change how authorities track extremists, determine whether French Muslims face new stigmas, and even influence who becomes the next French president.
SPORTS
August 23, 2000 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
After 18 years of making annual stops in Philadelphia, the women's professional tennis tour is relocating to Nice, France, next year. Vince Nicastro, athletic director at Villanova University, local home of the successful WTA Advanta Championships, confirmed a Sports Business Journal report that the tournament will move following the sale of the event by International Management Group to a French promoter. The 2000 Advanta event, which regularly draws many of the world's top 10 players, is scheduled for Nov. 6 to 12 at Villanova's Pavilion.
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July 7, 1991 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
One late afternoon in June 1969, I stumbled into the home of Alain and Annie Chabod. Fortunate moi. I was a high school exchange student. They were my "French family" - my surrogate parents for the summer - 20 years younger than my real set, better cooks and faster drivers. I came from a small town, a suburb of New York. They lived in a small town in France, or rather, two. They owned a castle - at least that is what it seemed to me - across from the Nestle chocolate factory in Pontarlier, a city in east-central France, about an hour's drive from Lausanne, Switzerland.
NEWS
March 4, 1987
The question before the special French court was dramatically simple: Would France appease or punish terrorism? In the dock (figuratively, since he refused to attend his trial) was Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a leader of one of Beirut's terrorist gangs, the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction. He was convicted of complicity in the 1982 murders of American and Israeli embassy attaches in Paris, and of an unsuccessful attempt in 1984 to assassinate the U.S. consul general in Strasbourg, France.
SPORTS
June 25, 1993 | Daily News Wire Services
Greg LeMond, the three-time winner of the Tour de France, might not compete in this year's race. LeMond has fared poorly in recent races and his manager said yesterday it might be foolish for him to compete in France, where competition begins July 3. LeMond retired from the Route du Sud in southern France Wednesday night after trailing leader Eric Boyer by more than 40 minutes. LeMond, 32, has looked in poor condition since early in the season, and also withdrew from the Giro d'Italia when he was more than two hours behind leader Miguel Indurain.
SPORTS
July 12, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
The French are in unknown territory. In the 2-decade history of the Women's World Cup, France has never before reached the semifinals. In its only previous tournament, it was knocked out in the first round. That puts it at a disadvantage tomorrow when France has to play the two-time world champion United States in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Stage fright could be a factor. But the French have the type of players who can do real damage - fast players such as Elodie Thomis, creative players such as Louisa Necib, combative and tireless players such as Camille Abily, and experienced players such as Sonia Bompastor.
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December 20, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare couldn't get home to France for the holidays, so he did the next best thing: He brought his family to Philadelphia. For the first time in seven years, Bellemare said, his family will be together for Christmas. As part of a Christmas gift, the Flyers' second-year center had six relatives travel from different parts of France to be reunited in his adopted city. "I'm lucky enough to be in the States for Christmas in this unbelievable atmosphere here," said Bellemare, 30, who grew up in Paris.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a deal worth nearly $1 billion to founder Peter McCausland, Airgas Inc., a Radnor distributor of industrial gases and related goods, has agreed to a $10.3 billion takeover by French giant Air Liquide, the two companies said Tuesday. The deal comes five years after McCausland survived a bitter takeover fight with Allentown's Air Products & Chemicals Inc., which wanted to buy Airgas for as much as $5.9 billion, or $70 a share, before giving up in February 2011 after a court loss. Paris-based Air Liquide agreed to pay Airgas shareholders $143 a share, a 50 percent premium to Airgas' close Thursday, the last day of trading before speculation about a deal started driving Airgas shares up. Airgas shares closed at $137.35 on Tuesday, up $31.17, or 29 percent Including debt, the deal is worth $13.4 billion, according to Air Liquide, which has a corporate hub in Houston, a research and development center in Newark, Del., and operations in Bucks County.
NEWS
November 19, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the days after the terrorist attacks that killed and injured hundreds in Paris, companies with major operations in France and the Philadelphia area have cautioned their employees about travel, and in at least two cases have canceled trips. Saint-Gobain Corp., a construction-materials company with 800 employees and North American headquarters in Malvern, and Arkema Inc., a chemical company in Colombes, France, that has 650 employees in King of Prussia, both advised their workers not to travel to France this week.
SPORTS
November 18, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE FRENCH national soccer team sent a bold message to ISIS on Monday. Screw you! On Friday, a match between Germany and France was interrupted at the Stade de France when terrorists detonated explosive vests just outside the stadium as part of the synchronized attacks on Paris. The next day, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, in which 129 were killed and 350 were wounded. There was talk of canceling future games, but the French team has decided to soldier on. On Tuesday afternoon, it will take on England at London's Wembley Stadium (3 p.m. Fox Sports 1)
NEWS
November 16, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a blue, white, and red French flag gently fluttering beneath the LOVE sculpture in the park that bears its name, hundreds of French nationals and sympathizers gathered Saturday night for a solemn vigil contemplating deaths in Paris. Votive candles flickered below the flag, arranged in a circle of peace with an outline of the Eiffel Tower at the center. The crowd, many with bowed heads, lost itself in contemplation of the attacks carried out Friday night thousands of miles away.
NEWS
November 4, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
PAT NOLAN'S HOME was the scene of typical old-fashioned South Philadelphia values - dinner on the table every night, big family get-togethers, excursions to Wildwood and Atlantic City, church on Sunday. And the one ingredient that was always present was family love. It filled the rooms with warmth, good humor and laughter. The matriarch who kept the family intact and the love and goodwill flowing was Sarah Frances Nolan, known as Pat, a talented, hardworking, God-fearing woman who gave her children the foundation on which to build meaningful lives.
NEWS
November 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sarah Frances Nolan, 91, formerly of Philadelphia, a seamstress and the mother of WDAS radio personality Patty Jackson, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at her home in Wyncote. Born in South Philadelphia to Samuel and Carrie Jones, "Pat," as she was known, graduated from Bartram High School and Apex Beauty Academy. In 1941, she married George Johnson, and the couple had two daughters before divorcing. George Johnson died in the 1980s. She later married Robert A. Nolan.
SPORTS
September 14, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Isheem Young has grown accustomed to winning football games. The 5-foot-11, 184-pound sophomore for Imhotep Charter starred last year for the Northwest Raiders in the Pop Warner National Super Bowl Championship in the Midget division. With four touchdowns and 158 yards rushing, Young led the Raiders to their first national title. Not quite a year later, he might not have shined the brightest on a drizzly Saturday afternoon at the Ben Johnston Supersite, but Young's winning ways made him a star among stars.
NEWS
August 26, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
YOU COULD TELL that the big, shambling man walking the streets of West Philadelphia had been a football player. The slope of his shoulders, the athletic spring in his step even in his 60s. And that voice! It seemed that Paul Robeson could still belt out the kind of operatic aria that had enthralled music lovers around the world. Although he was not in the best of health when he lived the last 10 years of his life in West Philadelphia, Paul Robeson enjoyed walking the neighborhood or sitting on the porch of the rowhouse at 4951 Walnut St. where he lived, greeting neighbors who may or may not have known that this big, friendly guy was an international celebrity.
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August 20, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frances P. Aulston, 75, founder and executive director of the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and a moving force in the preservation of the Paul Robeson House, died Sunday, Aug. 9. Her family declined to release the location and cause of her death. A Philadelphia resident, community leader, and activist, Ms. Aulston was a former research librarian for the Free Library of Philadelphia. In 1984, Ms. Aulston founded the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (WPCA) with the help of several local artists.
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