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January 6, 2004 | By Adrienne Mishkin
the mirror was streaked in red not a cherry bright but blacker, more sensual there were splashes on the tiles my father had laid himself years before suds at the bottom of the lion-footed basin I had too much champagne the night before to clean it up or fully explain to my father - without telling a lie about cherry trees Adrienne Mishkin is this year's Kelly Writers House Junior Fellow and works...
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February 21, 1995 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
George Washington slept here, in South Philadelphia. Dozed in Center City, Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy, too. These days, Washington is sleeping in a one-room, $154-a-month apartment in Germantown. Shares it with two birds, one concrete dog, a half-dozen plants, hundreds of seashells and a tankful of fish. Barring any last-minute change of plans, it's in his little apartment, surrounded by birds, plants, fish, seashells and one fake dog, that George Washington will observe his 70th birthday tomorrow, Washington's birthday.
LIVING
February 15, 1998 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just in time for the birthday of the Father of our country comes an exciting new book: George Washington: A Life (Henry Holt, $35) by Willard Sterne Randall. And where it differs from previous books is how alive it makes Washington seem, especially in his formative years. "As a young man," Randall says, "Washington was raw ambition. " Randall, 55, initially dreaded the thought of doing a book on Washington, he says, because "I thought he was so dull. For a couple of years, I had a very hard time getting excited about him. I just thought, 'OK, he was a soldier, OK, he was president, OK, he had false teeth.
SPORTS
October 7, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
IT'S NOT too often a football team holds a get-together in the stands. On the road, no less. But as Germantown hosted George Washington Saturday in a Public AAAA Gold game, a sizable number of Haverford School players, perched high behind Germantown's bench, were among the spectators. "It was more like a practice," James Chakey said. "That was how the coaches looked at it. The majority of us came from taking the SATs. We didn't have much knowledge of Washington before that game.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WITH LESS than 2 minutes remaining in Archbishop Ryan High's 21-0 Thanksgiving takedown of George Washington, Samir Bullock, the Raiders' star running back, broke the huddle with a shoe untied. Perhaps his fingers were numb from the frigid cold and windswept conditions at Mickey Young Memorial Stadium, or maybe his offensive line was just taking care of its guy. Senior right tackle Joe Hansbury took a knee and did the loop-swoop-and-pull duties. "I was standing there and saw his shoe was untied," said the 6-3, 280-pounder from Somerton.
SPORTS
October 23, 1987 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
George Washington's football players oozed so much intensity yesterday, perhaps they thought the "M" on their opponents' helmets stood for "Media. " Maybe the Eagles pictured every Jules Mastbaum Tech player popping open a note pad, or sitting in front of a computer terminal to pound out a story. The newspapers did not lose Public North football games by scores of 39-0 to Abraham Lincoln and 44-6 to Frankford in consecutive weeks. But in the aftermath, some sports writers lost the respect of Washington coach Ron Cohen.
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August 9, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, FOR PHILLY.COM/GEEK
Comic book writer turned best-selling author Brad Meltzer's new book House of Secrets (co-written with Tod Goldberg) was inspired by a seed planted years ago. "I was at the National Archives and they showed me a document that was called an 'Oath of Allegiance,' which is what George Washington used to have his military officers sign," Meltzer told philly.com/ in an exclusive interview. "They handed me an 'Oath of Allegiance' that was signed by Benedict Arnold. " The last moments between George Washington and Benedict Arnold are some of the most heartbreaking in U.S. history," he continued.
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July 13, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Supporters of the Paoli Battlefield are a step closer to persuading Washington to designate the Main Line site - an encampment that swam in patriot blood on a September night in 1777 - a national historic landmark. The research and documentation they submitted have put the 40-acre Chester County tract into contention for the nation's highest historic designation, according to the National Park Service's National Historic Landmark Program and the American Battlefield Protection Program.
NEWS
July 5, 2016
By David Davenport and Gordon Lloyd When we celebrate the Fourth of July with a three-day weekend vacation, picnics, and fireworks, we sometimes forget the real meaning of the holiday. The quiz below provides an opportunity for you to test and refresh your civic knowledge of the landmark occasion in American history that we celebrate. 1. The Fourth of July commemorates what important historic occasion? a. The end of the Revolutionary War b. The signing of the Declaration of Independence c. Adoption of the Declaration of Independence by Congress d. The signing of the Constitution 2. In which city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
NEWS
March 2, 2016
A small but scrappy band of history lovers is fighting to save a Bellmawr landmark that endured the American Revolution but may not survive the reconstruction of I-295 and Route 42. The Hugg-Harrison-Glover House, built in 1764 on farmland that has long been part of St. Mary's Cemetery, could be torn down this year in the second phase of the epic, $900 million "Direct Connection" project. The "Save the Hugg House!" group hopes to rally public support for moving the structure - now perched on a precipice above the work zone - about 100 feet to safety.
SPORTS
February 11, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's at George Washington Wednesday, 7 p.m., Charles E Smith Center, Washington   TV/Radio: The Comcast Network/WNTP 990 AM. Records: St. Joseph's, 19-4 overall, 8-2 Atlantic 10; George Washington, 18-5, 7-3. On St. Joseph's: At 8-0, the Hawks have the nation's best road record. GW is 12-1 at home. Overall, the Hawks have won eight of their last nine games after Saturday's 82-60 win at Fordham. On George Washington: The Colonials are coming off their first ever win at first-place VCU, Saturday's 72-69 victory.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
Everything you think you know about George Washington's leading his troops across the Delaware River on Christmas Day 1776? It's probably wrong, especially if you're basing your knowledge on a certain oil painting. Those who want a more accurate depiction of that event can journey Friday to Washington Crossing Historic Park in Bucks County, where more than 300 reenactors in appropriate colonial dress - including the good general himself - will re-create scenes from that night 239 years ago, crossing the river to New Jersey in replicas of the actual craft used by the Continental Army.
NEWS
December 21, 2015
Armando Valladares is the author of the best-selling memoir "Against All Hope" and the recipient of the Becket Fund's 2016 Canterbury Medal In December of 1785, George Washington received a letter from Quaker abolitionist Robert Pleasants pleading with him to make a priority of ending slavery. Eighty years later - 150 years ago this month - he got his wish. This month marks the sesquicentennial of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which officially ended the scourge of slavery in America.
SPORTS
October 7, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Perennial football powers put on impressive - even record-breaking - displays last week, but a relative newcomer to gridiron glory deserved special recognition for Week 6. Thomas Edison High, which had not beaten George Washington since 1964, defeated the host Eagles, 6-0, Friday in a win dedicated to a late teammate. "It was a big boost for [us]," second-year head coach Joe Gifford said. "For years, Edison has had a reputation that we were not competitive and that people who played us could put the 'W' in the win column before the game even started.
SPORTS
October 7, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
PERENNIAL football powers put on impressive - even record-breaking - displays last week, but a relative newcomer to gridiron glory gets the recognition for Week 6. Thomas Edison High, which hadn't beaten George Washington since 1964, defeated the host Eagles, 6-0, on Friday, in a victory dedicated to a late teammate. That performance was significant enough for the Owls - who arrived late for the game - to be named our Players of the Week. "I think it was a big boost for (us)
SPORTS
September 19, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yousef Abuhillo knows exactly what will keep his bread buttered later in life, and it likely won't be chasing after a football. It will, however, be what's housed underneath his helmet. The 5-foot-11, 181-pound George Washington linebacker took last season off to focus primarily on his studies. His first appearance on the honor roll was the result. Just don't mistake his willingness to walk away as a lack of enthusiasm for the game. On Thursday against Roxborough, his passion nearly made him run afoul of first-year head coach William "Skip" Singletary after Abuhillo returned an interception for a touchdown during the Eagles' 44-0 triumph at home.
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