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August 2, 1998 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In an attempt to encourage girls in middle schools to continue their studies in math and science, the Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women put the spotlight on several young women who have excelled in those disciplines. Twenty-two seventh and eighth graders were recognized at a special dinner during the school year. They were selected by teachers in the Council Rock, Pennsbury, Morrisville and Neshaminy School Districts. "The dinner gives them a chance to relate to other girls who are succeeding.
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August 12, 2007 | By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The raw, slamming sounds of girl Band A reverberate liked trapped thunder against white cinder-block walls. Standing in a circle - rock-and-roll poses perfected, little-kid smiles wiped away - each girl adds her personal noise to the collective din, now growing loud enough to kill small animals. At Girls Rock Philly day camp at Girard College this week, the first all-girl rock camp in the Philadelphia area, you don't ask if it's good. The questions are: Is it awesome? and Does it rock?
SPORTS
December 23, 1999 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Morey Kaplan walked in the door and his favorite barber stopped clipping. "Your boy was just here," the barber shouted. "I said, 'Who's my boy?' and he says, 'Cecil, who else. Did you hear he got a coaching job?' " Kaplan said. "I kind of chuckled and said, 'Where?' He says, 'Archbishop Carroll,' pauses and adds. . .'girls basketball.' "I thought he was off his rocker. I laughed and said, 'No way. . .can't be. First, the season opens in like a week, and second. . .girls?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1998 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Scary Spice sounded pretty confident. "We have got the best show you have ever seen," she told the capacity crowd at the CoreStates Center Saturday. She wasn't merely hyping: This was probably the only rock-style show many in the audience, which included a preponderance of gleeful girls ages 6 to 12, had ever seen. The Spice Girls, now a foursome since the recent departure of Ginger Spice, were evidently counting on that when they assembled this evening of wondrously bubble-headed video-enhanced entertainment.
NEWS
March 6, 2002 | By Wendy Ginsberg INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Pat McDonald, a teacher at Pemberton Township's Helen A. Fort Middle School, recalled arriving at work in pants. Yes, pants. It was a complete coup. "I got suspended," McDonald, 54, said of the 1972 incident. "You had to wear a skirt every day, so my friend and I planned the whole thing. " Just a few feet away yesterday, seven of her eighth-grade students were reading about women's transition from binding corsets to more relaxed bloomers and finally to pants. At first they thought it was ancient history.
NEWS
December 10, 2007 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Girls won top honors for the first time last week in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, one of the nation's most coveted student science awards, and contestants from the Philadelphia region got plenty of notice. Isha Himani Jain, 16, a senior at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa., placed first in the individual category for her studies of bone growth in zebra fish, whose tail fins grow in spurts, similar to the way children's bones do. She will get a $100,000 scholarship.
NEWS
January 30, 1996 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
Look out for Girl Culture. The focus on young women is here, and it's getting bigger. It's showing up in novels, academic studies, guidebooks and TV commercials. Watch the young women in the Nike commercial urge parents to let their girls play sports. "If you let me play," the girls tell the camera, then the chances of the girls suffering from a number of social and health ills will shrink. The message: Playing sports increases a girl's self-esteem. Page through "The College Woman's Handbook" (Dobkin & Sipp)
NEWS
August 18, 2012
It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since a woman moderated a presidential debate. But it's true. Fortunately, that streak ends this year. CNN chief political correspondent Candace Crowley has been selected to moderate one of the three debates between President Obama and expected Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The last woman in that role was ABC News' Carole Simpson, who moderated the debate among President George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot. The other moderators announced this week by the Commission on Presidential Debates are Jim Lehrer of PBS and CBS's Bob Schieffer.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Tribal house is always hypnotic - reflect on the number of times you were intent on conversation over drinks at the bar but the sound seduced you onto the dance floor. Well, be prepared - on Wednesday there will be little to no stool warming at Fluid because John Howard will be there. It has been a minute since we heard Howard - he does residencies in San Francisco - so it will be more than a treat to have the Om artist working it out with the Tigerhook crew. Breaks - old school in particular - will crash through the speakers at the Five Spot Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
It will be sizzling Sunday as fireworks illuminate the sky and local nightclubs. One of the "sexiest" parties - or so DREntertainment promises - will be at Denim. Synonymous with the nightclub's name, the theme is "Denim and Linen" (but keep the dress upscale, of course). Bent Roc will be on the ones and twos while Colby Colb hosts. Apparently we are the only ones weary of the G-Unit, whose music is nonstop on the airwaves. If you can't get enough, DJ Whookid - the official tour and mix-tape DJ for the crew - will be at "Beach House" at Shampoo, where you can shake what your mama gave ya indoors or outdoors.
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SPORTS
February 18, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Nicole Velez caught fire from beyond the arc in Gloucester's Tri- County Classic game at Wildwood on Tuesday. Velez hit six three-pointers and also made six free throws to spark the hosts to a 68-49 victory over the Warriors. Velez finished with 36 points and Jacqueline Myers added 12 points. In other Tri-County Classic action: Annie Beato had 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to power host Pitman to a 60-45 victory over Salem. Tri-County Diamond. Paige Caldwell made four three-pointers and scored 19 points for host Woodstown in its 54-33 victory over Deptford.
SPORTS
January 29, 2016 | By Jarrad Saffren, Staff Writer
Ocean City's Olivia Briggs had a big game on Wednesday night in a 45-33 Cape-Atlantic League win over visiting Absegami. Briggs scored 22 points, including 11 in the second quarter. She also grabbed six rebounds and made four steals. Julia Dolan led Absegami with 14 points. In other Cape-Atlantic League action: Four Wildwood Catholic players scored in double figures in an 83-40 win over visiting St. Joseph. Caitlin McMullan led the way with 21 points, including 12 in the second half.
SPORTS
October 22, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Morgan Morocco scored twice in the first half to lead host Holy Cross to a 5-2 victory over Bordentown on Tuesday afternoon in a Burlington County League soccer game. The senior also assisted on a goal by Angie Carroll. Erica Wallace scored and dished out two assists for the Lancers, who are ranked No. 6 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Jessica Romano also scored. In other Burlington County action: Lily Garrett netted the winner in overtime to give Palmyra the 2-1 edge at Florence.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Madison Kelly came up big for Delsea's softball team Wednesday. Kelly went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs as the Crusaders edged out host Glassboro, 7-6, in a Tri-County Diamond matchup. Senior Julia Voluntad picked up the win, striking out nine. Elsewhere in the league, Alyssa Donato had two homers and five RBIs and Jackie Lesher added a home run as Cumberland rocked visiting Schalick, 15-0. Olympic Conference. Kaitlyn Konopka went 3 for 4 with a double, a walk, and four RBIs and Madison LaPlante went 3 for 4 with a walk and two RBIs to seal Shawnee's 22-6 victory at Timber Creek.
NEWS
April 22, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kate Pelcin and Kristina Griste dipped the Aqua Tweeter into water, and the flood-detection device posted to Twitter: "At least three inches of water. Is your sump pump working?" Last week, the "flood" was just a pool set up in Gavin Speirs' classroom at Downingtown High School West. But soon, Aqua Tweeters are to be set up in flood-prone Downingtown Borough, allowing people to monitor water levels in public places via Twitter. Pelcin, Griste, and classmate Andrew Kim invented the device in Speirs' Introduction to Engineering Design class.
SPORTS
December 29, 2014 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rylee Power netted 21 points, including seven in overtime, to charge Marple Newtown's offense Saturday afternoon in a 45-43 win over Bishop Shanahan in the championship game of the Marple Newtown Holiday tournament. The senior added nine rebounds, four steals, and was named the tournament MVP. The Eagles' Ciara Forde put a ball in the basket as time expired in regulation and finished with a game-high 22 points and six blocks. In a consolation game, Pattie Fortesque scored 17 points to lead Norristown over Phoenixville, 51-36.
SPORTS
December 10, 2014 | By Tyler Harper, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rylee Power made Marple Newtown history on Monday night. The senior guard scored 17 points, including the 1,000th of her career, in a 46-26 win over visiting Penncrest in a Central League basketball matchup on Monday. Power's milestone point came on a free throw with two minutes left in the third quarter. Powers entered the game needing exactly 17 points to crack 1,000. She scored five in the first half, then went on to score all 12 of Marple Newtown's points in the third quarter to achieve history.
NEWS
October 5, 2014
SOCCER COLONIAL PATRIOT Haddon Heights 3, Woodbury 2: Erin Peters knocked in the game-winner for the host Garnets. Natalie Johnson and Alex Pease added the other goals. Rebecca Rossett scored twice for the Thundering Herd. Gateway 5, Paulsboro 0: Perri Stavoli had a goal and an assist for the host Gators. Mackenzie Dubbs needed just two saves to earn the shutout. COLONIAL LIBERTY Sterling 1, Haddonfield 0: Sabrina Shinkowitz scored for the host Silver Knights, who edged the Bulldogs.
SPORTS
August 16, 2014 | By Matt Breen and Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writers
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Mo'ne Davis strolled with her hands tucked into her back pockets as Taney made its way down the steep stairs leading to Thursday morning's opening ceremonies at the Little League World Series. A grounds crew member at the base of the steps shouted "Mo-nayyyy. " The Chicago team's parents pointed to Davis and hollered "that's the girl. " A young fan hopped into Taney's line, aimed his phone, and snapped a selfie. "Girl power," shouted two women. Taney's star attraction just kept on walking.
SPORTS
August 5, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRISTOL, Conn. - Taney's fans rose to their feet Sunday when Mo'ne Davis had to leave the mound after a 10-strikeout performance because of Little League's 85-pitch limit. For five innings, Davis was masterful in the Taney Dragons' 8-4 victory over Newark (Del.) National in the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional at Breen Field. The all-stars from Center City improved to 2-0 in pool play with the victory, thanks in large part to the pitching of their outstanding female player, who was much better than Newark's boys.
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