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June 13, 1998 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
Zach can be sound asleep when the musical finale to "Jeopardy" comes on, but right away he's up and at the back door. He knows it's time to practice. Zach, a black Labrador retriever, and his owner, Judy Wittkowski, are getting ready for today's Northeast Regional Finals of the Friskies Alpo Canine Frisbee Disc Championships at FDR Park at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia. Admission is free to the event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The two top scorers among leaping, spinning and vaulting Frisbee-snatching contestants from 14 states will go to the finals in Washington Sept.
NEWS
July 10, 1987 | By DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer
Elayne Boosler answers the phone in her rent-controlled, fifth floor Manhattan walk-up and before she has a chance to talk about her stand-up appearances tonight and tomorrow at The Comedy Works, she is interrupted by the sounds of large teeth attempting to tear something to shreds in her immediate vicinity. "Petey!" Boosler shouts, "don't eat that!" Then she says, "Excuse me, I'll be right back. " This is followed by sounds of her running towards the chewing. After awhile, she returns to the phone.
NEWS
August 22, 2002 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As he was dying, Lewis Thomas, the physician and philosopher, was asked to share his wisdom about life. "With the same sharp insight that we all have for acknowledging our failures," Thomas said, "we ought to recognize when we have been useful, and sometimes uniquely useful. " If that is the measure of a worthwhile life, how can we not admire Arthur "Spud" Melin and "Steady Eddie" Headrick? Both men slipped the bonds of this mortal coil in the last few weeks. But their spirit survives in that beloved flying disk known as the Frisbee.
NEWS
June 1, 1988 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer Inquirer staff writers Robert J. Terry and Henry Goldman contributed to this article
For the 10-year-old Phillips twins, Memorial Day had been idyllic: a family gathering at their aunt's house with barbecued spare ribs, hamburgers and hotdogs followed by baseball, basketball, Frisbee and tag. "It was everything the little kids like to do," their uncle, Leroy Phillips, 24, said yesterday.. About 9 p.m. Monday, the twins' grandmother dropped them off at the Liddonfield public housing project where they lived with their mother, Bernadette Phillips, and her boyfriend, Darryl Chandler.
SPORTS
September 4, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Carl Edwards will race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway despite breaking his right foot playing Frisbee. Edwards is on crutches but was cleared to race in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series by doctors from the University of Missouri. He is from Columbia, Mo., and was injured in a hometown game Wednesday night. "I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot of people, and I could hardly believe it myself," Edwards said yestersday. "I was playing Frisbee with a couple of buddies and we both went for the Frisbee at the same time.
NEWS
December 16, 2006 | By Sandy Bauers and Don Sapatkin INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A Swedish astronaut kept a Frisbee in the air for 20 seconds yesterday, claiming the new world record for Maximum Time Aloft. Only thing is, it was floating in zero gravity, aboard the International Space Station. And the astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, kept it from bumping into anything - or going out of range of the camera in a feed to Earth - by blowing on it. If the record is accepted by the World Flying Disc Federation, Fuglesang would eclipse the longstanding 16.72-second flight launched over Chester County's Warwick Park by Don Cain of Haddonfield in 1984.
NEWS
February 16, 2005 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All three towns in the Haddons boast parks with signature activities: Newton Lake and Cooper River Parks, both of which run through parts of Haddon Township, are popular with anglers and boaters. Camden County Park in Haddon Heights has jogging paths and Frisbee golf. Pennypacker Park in Haddonfield has a shady, tree-lined path that beckons bikers from all three towns. And even in the dead of winter, in face-numbing cold, the parks are lively places, especially after a snow.
NEWS
July 26, 1991 | By Sue Chastain, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ah, the joys of a day on the beach. Grab the kite and the Frisbee, pack a picnic, throw a couple of cold ones in the cooler, check the batteries in the old radio. And maybe pull out a sweatshirt for a romantic moonlit walk later on. . . . Well, maybe not. Flying that kite could get you a $25 ticket in Stone Harbor; tossing the Frisbee could cost you the same amount in Ocean City. The picnic? Trouble almost anywhere. Beer on the beach? Forget it. The cooler alone is worth a $50 fine in Ship Bottom, the radio (if deemed too loud)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1994 | By Karl Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As he fakes left and cuts over the middle, our hero calls for the frisbee, and it comes to him in a high-speed blur. Just before he can snatch the disc down from the ozone into the end zone, the defender crashes into him, and the frisbee falls like a wounded bird. In other sports, a whistle would blow and a foul would be called. But this is Ultimate, and the two players are compelled to find common ground. The defender quickly admits he was overzealous. A point is scored, and the shimmering frisbee is soon aloft, spinning in the other direction.
NEWS
March 6, 1991 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AMY HUNTOON
CHECK THAT LEG ACTION. Drexel University student Kurt Kalmbach, 20, of West Philadelphia, showed some form yesterday during a fair-weather frisbee break in Fairmount Park. Mild temperatures are expected again today, but with rain.
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May 12, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kutztown University students have been honing their debate skills since the college's administration announced this week that it would allow licensed concealed weapons on campus. Students interviewed on campus Friday resembled a microcosm of the gun-control debate in this country - a majority opposed allowing guns on campus, while a handful adamantly supported it. "I think it's stupid," said Katey Merkel, 20. "I don't want to get shot. " "I don't see any need for people to carry guns on campus," said Ashley Groves, 19. "We're in Kutztown, not Philly.
SPORTS
July 1, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
The best way to catch a knuckleball is wait until it stops rolling, walk over, and then pick it up. - Bob Uecker   It flutters and jiggles, and shimmies and shakes, and swoops and loops, darting about, some say, like a drunken butterfly. Or like a Frisbee in a high wind. But almost all agree that the best way to describe the knuckleball is: "#&%@#!" No other pitch so vexes three people simultaneously - those who try to hit it, those who try to catch it, and those who try to determine whether it's a ball or a strike, and good luck with all three.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19). People who lash out do so out of fear. You'll offer your hand in friendship. It's the best defense against hostility. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People do double takes as you walk by. Don't let your attractiveness go to waste by staying in. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). For you, a lie told is always a bad thing. But you may find yourself being tested when a loved one asks your opinion. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Everyone has been calling on you to help out. Normally, you're glad to lend a hand, but there's only one of you. Try saying no this time.
SPORTS
May 29, 2010 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Haverford High has won the Pennsylvania Ultimate Frisbee boys' championship for the first time in the program's five-year existence. The Fords beat neighboring Radnor, 15-8, near Pittsburgh last weekend for the title in the seven-on-seven competition that drew 16 teams from around the state. Lower Merion beat out 13 other schools for the girls' championship. Haverford won 25 of 30 matches during the season, including a seven-match winning streak at the end. Ultimate Frisbee is similar to football in that the disk is passed with the goal of reaching an end zone.
NEWS
May 28, 2010 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Haverford High won the Pennsylvania Ultimate Frisbee boys' championship near Pittsburgh last weekend for the first time in the program's five-year existence. The Fords beat neighboring Radnor, 15-8, for the title in the seven-on-seven competition that drew 16 teams from around the state. Lower Merion beat out 13 other schools for the girls' championship. The Fords won 25 of 30 matches during the season, including a seven-match winning streak at the end. Ultimate Frisbee is similar to football in that the disk is passed with the goal of reaching an end zone.
SPORTS
September 4, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Carl Edwards will race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway despite breaking his right foot playing Frisbee. Edwards is on crutches but was cleared to race in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series by doctors from the University of Missouri. He is from Columbia, Mo., and was injured in a hometown game Wednesday night. "I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot of people, and I could hardly believe it myself," Edwards said yestersday. "I was playing Frisbee with a couple of buddies and we both went for the Frisbee at the same time.
NEWS
December 10, 2007 | By REGINA MEDINA, medinar@phillynews.com 215-854-5985
BEFORE TINKERBELL, Paris Hilton's Chihuahua accessory on the red carpet, there was Frisbee. Who? Frisbee, an adorable mini-rex bunny paraded around Drexel University's campus by then-freshman Jocelyn S. Kirsch. The rabbit was usually wrapped in a blanket inside her oversized handbag. Kirsch, a graphic-arts and pre-med major when she arrived in 2003 at Drexel, kept the bunny inside her ninth-floor room at the Towers, the freshman dorm. She took him to some of her graphic- arts classes, said a classmate, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
June 10, 2007 | By Helen I. Hwang FOR THE INQUIRER
As P.J. Zalewski tossed a Frisbee into a swimming pool, Buddy leaped into the water to catch it with his teeth. Buddy is no ordinary overzealous Frisbee player, though. He's a German shepherd who takes to the water to rehabilitate bad hips, degenerative neuropathy, and amyoplasia, a condition that causes a lack of muscle formation. Zalewski, a retired nurse from Phoenixville, has been taking Buddy to Jolindy Dog Farms in Spring City for the last four years. Since the 1990s, Linda Brown has been hosting public dog swims at her two indoor pools, one large pool and one lap pool.
NEWS
April 8, 2007 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two weeks before Christmas, Neil Beebee learned that he soon would be seeing Frisbees flying through the air a stone's throw from his backyard in Upper Merion's Bob White Farms development. Local players had persuaded the township to carve a $2,925 disc-golf course out of a brushy area in Bob White Park just over Beebee's fence. Though township supervisors voted to pay the bill, the public wasn't notified about the project. So when Beebee and his neighbors were invited to the Jan. 6 opening of the finished course, they threw a fit, starting a furor that has stalled the project and caused changes to township policy.
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