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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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August 1, 2016 | By Erica Lamberg, For The Inquirer
It's been more than 16 years since we took a vacation alone with just one of our children, not counting an overnight college visit or baseball tournament. My husband and I are blessed with a daughter, Hannah, 18, and a son, Jared, 15. We always traveled as a family, and those vacations were among our happiest days together as I reflect on my motherhood years. My daughter leaves in August for the University of Florida in Gainesville. For the last seven summers, both of our children went to overnight camp.
NEWS
August 1, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
Now that the presidential race is truly on, anyone who cares about America's foreign policy and national security has no option but to vote for Hillary Clinton. The most urgent reason is the need to prevent a mercurial, ill-informed hothead from ever having his hand on the nuclear button. The second reason is that Clinton has a particular skill set that suits these unstable times. Donald Trump has shown over and over that he doesn't have the temperament to be commander-in-chief.
NEWS
July 30, 2016
ISSUE | TERRORISM Priest's killing a sin Two men, purportedly "soldiers of the Islamic State," killed an 85-year-old priest in Normandy, France, Tuesday ("France recoils at priest killing," Wednesday). The prophet Muhammad commanded, in a covenant with St. Catherine's monastery, that Christians should not be "offended or disturbed or coerced or compelled. " In Islam, Christians are considered "People of the Book" and must be treated with respect and justice. Tuesday's attack was by definition un-Islamic, and this radical group needs to be stopped.
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
PARIS - These days, there is one overriding issue on the minds of the French. It isn't Brexit. Nor is it whether France will copy Britain and Frexit the European Union. Pas du tout . What is fixating the French is whether their national soccer team will beat Portugal in the final of the Euro 2016 championship tournament. Raucous celebrations for France's semifinal win over Germany went on most of Thursday night outside the Paris apartment where I'm staying. The national team, with its "Black, Blanc, Beur" (black, white, and Arab)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2016 | By Pat Padua, WASHINGTON POST NEWS SERVICE
Set in the aftermath of World War II, the quietly powerful drama The Innocents shows women of faith working side by side with nonbelievers to bring light to a dark, horrifying world. Based on the experience of Red Cross doctor Madeleine Pauliac, the movie opens in December 1945, as a Benedictine nun desperately seeks help from a French Red Cross dispensary in Warsaw. A young doctor named Mathilde (Lou de Laâge) is soon drawn into a tragic situation at a Polish convent: Months after a brutal sexual assault by Russian soldiers, one of the sisters is about to give birth.
NEWS
June 27, 2016
Our Young Man By Edmund White Bloomsbury USA. 304 pp. $26 Reviewed by Chris Baltz Esteemed novelist and memoirist Edmund White's latest book, Our Young Man , centers on the aptly named Guy, a gay French model living in New York City. The novel follows Guy's life in the modeling industry from France to Manhattan, through hedonist parties and relationships with older, and then younger, men. Blessed with almost unnatural good looks, Guy remains exquisitely handsome, able to pass as 20 in his 40s. Defying clichés of fabulously good-looking models or celebs, there are few hints of vapidness or vanity about him. As a narrator, he is always internally aware of how he looks and how he can use his gift to his benefit.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
BERLIN - If there is anyone even more upset about the Brexit vote than the British Remain camp, it is the Germans. Especially Angela Merkel. When she went on television after the results came in, she was visibly straining to maintain her usual stoic expression. "We need to stay calm and composed," she said, as if to convince herself. The German chancellor knew that the British decision had set Europe on the road to political disaster - including a possible breakup of the European Union - and that the hopes for preventing a disaster rest mainly on her. I heard the word shock used by every German I spoke with on the phone from London and on the flight from Heathrow to Berlin.
SPORTS
June 24, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, STAFF WRITER
THERE'S SOMETHING about a Frenchman's accent that lends charm to any phrase, no matter how unlikely. Consider the genuine anticipation in the voice of Cannes native Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, the 6-7 skywalker the Sixers took 24th overall: "I hear the city is beautiful. " Mayor Kenney might want to run that on a loop. Then again, eye of this particular beholder has seen a good share of the world. TLC, as he shall henceforth be called, left France last year to play on a specially developed Serbian team called KK Mega Basket that earmarked young talents to foster and develop them.
SPORTS
June 18, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Union and midfielder Vincent Nogueira have agreed to mutually terminate his contract. Nogueira had a guaranteed salary for this season of $400,000, the fifth-highest on the team. The team announced that, due to personal health issues, Nogueira will return to France. "I want to thank the Philadelphia Union for their understanding of my situation and wish my teammates well going forward," Nogueira said in a statement released by the team. Nogueira, 28, made his last Union appearance in Wednesday's 3-2 U.S. Open Cup win over the Harrisburg City Islanders, playing 73 minutes.
TRAVEL
May 16, 2016
Answer: France. Capturing the port was a key part of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.  
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