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March 14, 2012
IN A Robin Hood tale gone awry, a woman allegedly told Upper Chichester police that she was stealing from the poor to give to the poor. After Abbie Merritt, 61, was caught this weekend stealing from a Goodwill donation drop box, she told them that she gave away the items she stole to those in need, according to police. Sales of clothing and items donated to Goodwill help support job training for people with disabilities and are often purchased by people on fixed or low incomes.
SPORTS
May 18, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Penn guard Jerome Allen was among 12 college players selected to the U.S. basketball team for the Goodwill Games, July 23 to Aug. 7 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Also named to George Raveling's team were Arkansas' Corliss Williamson and Scotty Thurman, Florida's Andrew DeClercq, Duke's Cherokee Parks, Arizona's Damon Stoudamire, Wisconsin's Michael Finley, Michigan State's Shawn Respert, UCLA's Ed O'Bannon, Indiana's Alan Henderson, Massachusetts' Marcus Camby and Wake Forest's Randolph Childress.
SPORTS
July 25, 1986 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer
Leandra Reilly left Moscow with some special memories of the Goodwill Games. Mostly she will remember her impressions of the Soviet people. "The people are real nice, but they don't smile," Reilly said before leaving for Houston, where she will co-host the U.S. Olympic Festival for ESPN. "At our 25-story hotel they had four banks of elevators. They have two guys at each bank 24 hours a day. It became a personal challenge to me. I'd smile and say, 'How are you doing this morning?
SPORTS
July 3, 1986 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer
You think there is pressure on sportscasters doing the World Series or Super Bowl? Try this assignment. Ted Turner has organized the Goodwill Games, scheduled 129 hours on his own network and predicted they will be "bigger than the Olympics. " Pressure? What pressure? "I do so damn many events already," Skip Caray was saying yesterday from Atlanta, "around 200 a year between baseball and basketball, and I assume he (Turner) watches a good portion of those. If he wanted to fire me, he could have done it any time in the last 10 years or so. Ted's going to be over there so he'll probably see less of it than most people.
SPORTS
July 3, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Goodwill Games, brainchild of Atlanta broadcasting magnate Ted Turner, begin Saturday in Moscow with opening ceremonies at Lenin Stadium and competition in sixsports. Turner arrived in Moscow on Tuesday and was met at Sheremetyevo Airport by Enrikas Yushkiavitshus, deputy chairman of the Soviet State Radio and Television Committee, and Vyacheslav Gavrilin, deputy chairman of the State Committee on Sports and Physical Culture. Nearly 3,500 athletes from more than 50 countries will compete in the Games.
SPORTS
August 7, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
The most important question about the future of the Goodwill Games is: Do they have one? Despite agreement among the principals that the Games should go on, a number of factors suggest that, as of their conclusion here Sunday, they may have breathed their last. If so, it will be no big deal for the majority of American sports fans, who pay minimal attention at best to Olympic-style competition in non-Olympic years. But it will mark a serious loss for the athletes, coaches, national teams and keepers of the flame in such low-profile sports as rowing, swimming, water polo and wrestling.
SPORTS
May 8, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Connecticut forward Richard "Rip" Hamilton and Massachusetts center Lari Ketner were among 33 college players invited yesterday by USA Basketball to compete for 12 spots on the United States team that will play in the Goodwill Games this summer in New York City. The 6-foot-6 Hamilton, who played for Coatesville High, averaged 21.5 points per game and 4.4 rebounds for the Huskies and was named Big East player of the year as a sophomore. Ketner, a 6-10 junior who played in high school for Roman Catholic, was the leading scorer for the Minutemen, averaging 15.2 points per game and 7.4 rebounds.
SPORTS
June 1, 1990 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
When wrestlers rise to as high a level as the men vying for spots on the Goodwill Games and world championship teams this week at the Palestra, they're pretty much aware of how good they are. Sometimes, however, a couple of good wins do a lot for a person's confidence. "I always thought I was good," Team Foxcatcher's Rico Chiaparelli said as he stepped out of the sauna, "but this did a whole lot to reinforce it. " Chiaparelli, of Baltimore, was happy because he had just eliminated Melvin Douglas, the defending 180.5-pound world silver medalist, from the John E. duPont Freestyle World Team Trials, which run through tomorrow at Penn.
SPORTS
May 22, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Temple star Marc Jackson, College Player of the Year Shane Battier and NBA Rookie of the Year Mike Miller were among 12 players selected to the U.S. team for the Goodwill Games. The team is composed of NBA players who were either drafted in 1999 or 2000 or who are 22 or younger. The players were chosen by a nine-member USA Basketball committee chaired by Stu Jackson. Marc Jackson, of the Golden State Warriors, Battier of Duke and Miller of the Orlando Magic will be joined by nine NBA players for the Sept.
NEWS
February 12, 2009 | By Natalie Pompilio FOR THE INQUIRER
Carol Murray's dream wedding dress has sleeves - sheer, maybe even lacy. She says she's "not fancy," but she wants something beautiful and breathtaking that will fulfill all the bridal clich?s about being a princess on the most important day in her life. And she's shopping for her dress this weekend at Goodwill's first-ever bridal event, in Pennsauken, where she will find at least 100 new and "gently used" gowns - donated by former brides and bridal salons - priced from $99 to $299, as well as shoes, veils, jewelry, and even lacy undergarments.
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April 12, 2016
Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia, Mount Laurel, has elected Lou Colameco chair. He is the owner and president of Wellshire Farms, Swedesboro, and founder of the Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund.    Other officers include: Frank Schickling, senior director/team leader with BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Philadelphia, vice chair; Frank Giordano, president of Vincentown-based Atlantic Trailer & Leasing and president and CEO of the Philly Pops, secretary; John Nihill, partner at Wipfli L.L.P., Media and Philadelphia, treasurer; and Gregory Montanero, vice president and executive director of Drexel University's Federal Relations Office of Government and Community Relations, past chair.
NEWS
October 21, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA & WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
ALL HIS LIFE, Michael Jones has believed there are good people in this world, but still he doubted he'd find help in a time of need. Then a sea of strangers raised $12,000 in 15 hours, enough to offer his family a new start. "It caught me off-guard, the way the donations kept flooding in," Jones, 54, said yesterday. "I never expected this. " News yesterday of the generosity was a welcome change for Jones and his fiancee, Angelique Roland, who've been battered by bad news in recent days.
NEWS
November 28, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Carlos Meekins, 75, sat down to rest in the lobby of South Camden's Neighborhood Center, a heavy bag of groceries at his feet. "My wife's dead and gone," the Riverview Towers tenant said. "I'm going to try and cook the turkey myself. " A retired roofer's helper ("I was a kettle man for 25 years"), Meekins is among nearly 3,000 Camden residents for whom Thanksgiving might not happen this year without the center. The faith-based nonprofit helped about 200 senior citizens and 500 five-member families fill bags with donated groceries and fresh food Tuesday.
NEWS
March 6, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The snow, ice, and freezing weather in New Jersey have created a drought of the decade for Goodwill, where donations and sales at local thrift stores have declined. "I've never seen anything like it," said Goodwill CEO Mark Boyd, who has been with the company for nine years. "This is unprecedented for us. " The nonprofit has already closed a store in Atlantic City. "After Hurricane Sandy, we just never recovered," Boyd said of the Atlantic County location that was hit by flooding in two consecutive years.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
AS A GOOD PORTION of the world gears up for Christmas, "the war on free speech" got a bit of a present in Russia, of all places, when the last two imprisoned members of punk band Pussy Riot walked out of prison yesterday and then criticized the amnesty measure that released them as a publicity stunt. Like a noted American duck caller, they won't back down. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were granted amnesty last week in a move largely viewed as the Kremlin's attempt to soothe criticism of Russia's human-rights record before the Sochi Games in February.
NEWS
July 3, 2013 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
MOST EX-CONS can't shed reminders of their jail time fast enough. J. Jondhi Harrell still has the shoes he bought at the commissary while serving nearly two decades behind bars. They're nothing special; just a $20 pair of beige kicks. But to 58-year-old Harrell, they're a reminder of his journey from convicted felon to vocal advocate to Goodwill Industries International Graduate of the Year. The award, which comes with a $5,000 check, honors an outstanding graduate of Goodwill's career program.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Goodwill wants your stuff: old sneaks, designer dresses, even that wine-stained tablecloth. In this downsizing economy, Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia is expanding its stores and drop-off centers, and has started the area's first regional outlet in Bellmawr, Camden County. The nonprofit also is hiring workers. Tuesday, local politicians joined Goodwill executives to open the outlet in an industrial park on Benigno Boulevard, off the Black Horse Pike.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013
Circle Thrift 2233 Frankford Ave., 215-423-1222 1125 S. Broad St., 215-468-0645 circlethrift.com Goodwill Various locations, goodwill.org ORT Resale 29 S. 19th St., 215-563-2377 Philly AIDS Thrift 710 S. 5th St., 215-922-3186 phillyaidsthrift.com. The Second Mile Center 214 S. 45th St., 215-662-1663 thesecondmilecenter.org. 2nd Avenue and Village Thrift Various locations, 2ndavestores.com.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - "Red Nose" just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee. It turned out to be a lithograph by American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000. Mallet's good fortune is at least the fourth time in six months that valuable art has turned up at Goodwill, where bargain hunters search for hidden treasure among the coffee cups, jewelry, lamps, and other household cast-offs. Last month, a Salvador Dali sketch found at a Goodwill shop in Tacoma, Wash., sold for $21,000.
NEWS
July 16, 2012 | Associated Press
TABERNACLE, N.J. - Hundreds of people gathered here over the weekend to honor the accomplishments of a pioneering aviator from Mexico who was killed in a crash in the Pine Barrens more than 80 years ago. American Legion Mount Holly Post 11 on Saturday staged its 84th annual tribute to Emilio Carranza, a captain with the Mexican Army's Air Corps who was killed when his plane went down in July 1928 near this Burlington County town. The event, held at a memorial erected in Carranza's honor, is meant to honor Carranza and foster goodwill between the United States and Mexico.
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