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February 28, 2011
The Southeastern Virginia Arts Association will honor Eagles quarterback Michael Vick at its first Black-Tie Honors Gala next month in Norfolk, the Virginian-Pilot reported. In a news release, the group said it plans to honor Vick, a Newport News native, because he "epitomized the meaning of 'hero' not only by his unparalleled accomplishments on the football field, but more importantly, by his relentless resilience in overcoming the obstacles he has faced . . . and becoming a true example of life success for all to emulate.
SPORTS
March 8, 2013 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
After a second-half offensive outburst Thursday night, the Willingboro girls' basketball team will play for a state title. The Chimeras easily defeated Rumson-Fair Haven, 56-39, in a state Group 2 semifinal at Deptford. Willingboro held a 21-13 halftime lead before taking a commanding advantage in the third quarter. Behind senior guard Micahya Owens, who finished with 16 points, the Chimeras (23-4) led by 16 entering the final eight minutes and coasted to the victory. Grace Stant led Rumson-Fair Haven (22-9)
NEWS
August 8, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Do individuals have a responsibility to help shape America's image in a deeply troubled world? Mostly definitely, says Nancy Gilboy, president of Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia. Founded amid the Cold War in 1954, the organization, which serves as a bridge among companies, governments, foreign groups, and individuals, is celebrating its 60th year with a new name - and an increasingly urgent mission to spur citizen participation. In the 1950s, when people abroad thought of America, they might conjure "the U.S. soldier who liberated [Europe]
SPORTS
June 3, 2012 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - When Megan Kirschling soared over the high-jump bar at 5 feet, 101/2 inches, she didn't just break her own personal record. She also made state history. The mark broke the Group 2 record first set in 1998, and put the West Deptford junior in a tie for second on the all-time state list. The jump also matched a nearly 30-year-old record for the all-group meets. "There are always those butterflies," Kirschling said. "Once I hit the first jump, then it's just take a deep breath and see how high I can go. " After the successful record-setting attempt, Kirschling couldn't clear the bar on three attempts at 6 feet.
SPORTS
November 29, 2012 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
For the first time in more than a month, Bordentown star striker Alexis McTamney was held without a hat trick. Even so, her two late goals Wednesday paced the Scotties to a 2-0 victory over Cinnaminson in a state Group 2 girls' soccer semifinal at Toms River East. McTamney struck in the 63d and 76th minutes, each time receiving the ball while moving in from the wing, beating two defenders, and sliding the ball past Pirates goalie Jamie Campbell. The senior will look to add to her state-leading 58 goals on Sunday at the College of New Jersey, where Bordentown will face Bergen County's Glen Rock for the Group 2 title.
NEWS
May 27, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Pennsylvanians for Accountability. Sounds nice. With a name like that, they must be about something good. After all, are there any Pennsylvanians out there who are against accountability? Anybody want to speak up for irresponsibility? Anybody? The group is running a television ad blasting Gov. Corbett, a Republican, for education cuts in his first two budgets, including teacher layoffs, while giving tax breaks to his "corporate donors. " He is playing a "shell game" with the state, the piece says, using graphics of three jumping and sliding miniature Capitol domes and a piano score straight from a Gilded Age brothel.
NEWS
December 11, 2012 | By Philip Elliott, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee announced an inquiry Monday to look at what went wrong in 2012's presidential election and how the GOP could respond to the nation's shifting demographics and adopt smarter political strategies. RNC chairman Reince Priebus asked a group of five respected party leaders to examine how the GOP could better talk with voters, raise money from donors, and learn from Democrats' tactics. As part of a top-to-bottom review, Preibus also asked the group, known as the Growth and Opportunity Project, to look at how campaigns were best organized and deployed, how they ccould work with independent groups such as super political action committees, and how the party should approach the 2016 presidential primaries.
NEWS
October 11, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - They have bold orange lapel pins, their own nickname - "problem solvers" - and even a theme song written by the R&B star Akon. And with a lofty goal of ending congressional gridlock, the bipartisan group No Labels has also sought and won flattering headlines across the country. Locally, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) has trumpeted his participation. But what No Labels has produced little of in its four-year existence is tangible results. Since the group relaunched with a focus on Congress in 2013, it has laid claim to two meager legislative victories, one of which was watered down and one that recycled an idea first enacted in 2008.
NEWS
October 26, 1995 | By Joey Culligan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Cherry Hill East girls' tennis team expected to win a state championship this season. Now with that goal accomplished, coach Ralph Ipri's team is hoping to win three more matches in the Tournament of Champions. East, ranked No. 1 in The Inquirer's Top 10, defeated Middletown South, 4-1, yesterday at Mercer County Park to claim its first Group 4 state title since 1989. Middletown South, the Central Jersey champion, fell to 18-3. The Cougars (22-0) will face Group 1 champion Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinal round of the Tournament of Champions on Saturday at the Inman Racquet Club in Edison.
NEWS
July 22, 2014 | By Jason Grant, Inquirer Staff Writer
It wasn't just "hundreds of dollars," City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson now acknowledges. It was just over $10,000. But he still says that all the money donated to his Peace Not Guns group was handled honestly, if somewhat sloppily, and that critics of its unauthorized use of a federal charity designation are missing the point. "The mission of Peace Not Guns is pure," the Philadelphia councilman said during a recent interview. To make his case about the antiviolence organization, which he often trumpets as the cornerstone of 15 years of community service, he invited a reporter to sift through a color-coded chart and 70 pages of documents spread across a conference table in his lawyer's office.
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BUSINESS
July 19, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
When Gaetan Alfano took over as Philadelphia bar chancellor Jan. 1, he inherited a legal trade association that was treading water. Membership had fallen, and growing numbers of lawyers questioned its relevance. The profession, meanwhile, had gone through convulsive changes, but the bar group, not so much. Alfano made it clear he intended to shake things up, and now, six months into his yearlong term, he's on his way. Within weeks of the start of his term, Alfano took on American Bar Association president Paulette Brown for promoting a cut-rate legal service he said undermined lawyers' livelihoods.
SPORTS
July 12, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
EAGLES ROOKIES and select vets don't report to NovaCare until July 25, but 14 Birds convened last week in San Diego, under the auspices of trainer Todd Durkin. Durkin is the fulltime offseason fitness guide for a number of NFL players, including Eagles running back Darren Sproles, who still looks quite spry at age 33. All three Eagles quarterbacks - Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz and Chase Daniel - attended the daily workouts, which began on July 4 and went heaviest through the 5th and 6th, with some players leaving the 7th, before the rest of the group finished up the next day. Durkin, speaking via phone minutes after the last Eagle left his Fitness Quest 10 facility, said that despite the scenic locale, it was a hard-work week.
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Michael Matza, Staff Writer
Don't be fooled by his preppy bow tie and conservative suit. Philadelphia lawyer William Stock leads a national army of 14,000 attorneys bent on revolution. On shutting down the family detention centers that hold children arrested with immigrant parents. On eliminating the one-year deadline to apply for asylum. On getting the government to pay for a lawyer for anyone facing deportation. Last month, Stock, 48, became president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, now in its 70th year.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie's campaign last year to overhaul pension and health benefits for New Jersey's public employees hasn't come to fruition. But the governor took action last week that could serve as a bargaining chip in his call to cut costs: He tied millions of dollars for municipalities and nonprofits in the state budget to negotiations over worker health benefits. Christie issued an executive order placing nearly $100 million into reserve from the $34.5 billion fiscal year budget he signed into law last week.
NEWS
July 7, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, Staff Writer
Now that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has pulled out of a deal to sell a 213-acre tract in the heart of a heavily developed area of Delaware County, a group of local residents wants the county to buy the land for preservation. Organizers of a group called Save Marple Greenspace plan to attend the Delaware County Council meeting Wednesday morning to present their proposal to have a bond issue on the November ballot. "We're asking for a $100 million bond," said Ken Hemphill, an organizer with the group.
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I'll be 38 when I deliver my first child next year, and I'm thrilled about being a mom, but also a little intimidated. My husband and I moved to a new city not long ago, so I'm several hours away from my closest girlfriends, and while I have made new friends, most of them are younger, single, and childless. Do you have any suggestions on how to find other moms who can sympathize with the glories of going through this at an "advanced maternal age"?
BUSINESS
June 25, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
A national abortion rights group on Thursday criticized Philadelphia Media Network for refusing to publish a prominent digital ad on Philly.com. The National Partnership for Women and Families wanted to publicize its "Lies into Laws" campaign against restrictive state abortion laws with a one-day, $17,600 "home-page takeover" ad that would wrap around the top and both rails of Philly.com's landing page. The partnership declined the company's offer of an ad that would be randomly placed in a less prominent spot on the website, saying such an ad would have "reduced impact and visibility.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's your natural, loving response to point out an incremental sign of progress, or appreciate someone's creation. The support you give others feels so good to you, it's its own immediate payback. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Many romantic comedies rely on the story line of two characters who can't stand each other, except for that they are actually in love. As you'll discover today, sometimes opposites do attract. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). All you've absorbed has changed your purpose and being.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
Citing the "disturbingly low performance" of many virtual charter schools across the country, two leading national charter organizations on Thursday called on state education officials to make tough policy changes to improve cyber education and close chronically troubled virtual schools. The unprecedented action by the charter school community has special relevance for Pennsylvania, one of the nation's "big three" in cyber enrollment. The state's 13 cyber charters enroll 35,250 students who receive instruction online in their homes.
NEWS
June 15, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
Two Pennsylvania nonprofits will share nearly $1.5 million in federal money to increase low-income children's access to health care in the state - an award that is especially timely. For reasons officials don't fully understand, the number of eligible children who are covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has fallen slightly in Pennsylvania even as participation has grown nationally. "We don't have a specific idea why there was a decline," said Alain Oliver, executive director of the Maternal and Health Care Consortium in Chester County, which will get $1 million.
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