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LIVING
August 3, 1986 | By Dodge Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
Last fall, our son Don, now a high school senior, checked a box on the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test), indicating he'd like to hear from colleges. Well, he's hearing already. And by next winter he'll be receiving four- color brochures and "Dear Donald" letters, some in funny envelopes, all with pretty pictures and many from places wildly improbable for him. He's looking at them all and keeps those that speak to him. But great marketing may not mean a great college.
REAL_ESTATE
July 25, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Today's low interest rates aren't just for new-home buyers and homeowners wanting to reduce their original mortgage terms. Homeowners looking for extra cash for home upgrades or to send offspring to college can benefit in these times as well. You may be eager to save in a hurry, but taking a little time to eyeball some free, helpful guides could save you from getting scammed. "The Borrower's Guide to Home Loans" from AARP and the Federal Trade Commission and "High-Cost 'Predatory' Home Loans: How To Avoid the Traps" from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation detail the warning signs of predatory loan practices, provide buyers questions to ask before signing a loan or a home improvement contract, and tell where to turn for help.
NEWS
June 4, 1989 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Next to staying at your uncle's condo in Miami, camping has to be the cheapest way to vacation. It's not surprising, then, that it is also among the most popular, particularly among families, retirees and others who aren't awash in discretionary income. The kind of camping most Americans do, of course, has little to do with camping as backpackers understand it. The great majority aren't trying to escape from civilization when they leave home. In most cases, they are trying to take as much of it with them as possible.
SPORTS
May 6, 1998 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Dorothy Porter's 3-and-2 victory over Wilmington's Peggy Petrillo helped Riverton Country Club gain its first triumph in the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's interclub team matches. Riverton picked up the 5-2 win yesterday in the Philadelphia Cup competition on its home course. Riverton's Joanne Hendrickson and Lisa Mellas each won their matches, 4 and 3, and Marianne Hajduk and Virgil Maderich posted triumphs on the last two holes. Also in the third round of the Philadelphia Cup, which features the area's top six club teams in a round-robin format, Merion stayed unbeaten with a 5-2 win over Spring Ford, and Huntingdon Valley topped Gulph Mills, 5-2. SOUTH JERSEY GOLF ASSOC.
NEWS
February 21, 1988 | By Steve Birnbaum, Special to The Inquirer
My whole family loves amusement parks, but there are only five or six that we know of, and the children are getting tired of seeing the same things over and over again. Can you help? The most inexpensive source of this sort of information is the newly published 1988 Directory of Theme & Amusement Parks, edited by Raymond Carlson and Eleanor Popelka. It costs $3.95, plus $1 for postage and handling, and is available from Pilot Books, 103 Cooper St., Babylon, N.Y. 11702; phone 516-422-2225.
SPORTS
November 19, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
The Minnesota Twins moved a step closer to North Carolina when baseball appointed a five-man committee yesterday to guide the team through the sport's relocation rules. "Carl Pohlad has tried everything to stay in Minnesota," acting commissioner Bud Selig said. "It's very frustrating. " The Minnesota Legislature last week defeated a proposal to finance a new ballpark, and Pohlad has an agreement with North Carolina businessman Don Beaver to negotiate a sale unless stadium financing is approved by Nov. 30. If he buys the Twins, Beaver has said would apply to move the team to North Carolina following the 1998 season.
SPORTS
May 28, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
Bob Ayrault pitched six innings of shutout ball to lead the Reading Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Canton-Akron Indians and a split of their Eastern League doubleheader yesterday. In the first game, Greg Roscoe allowed six hits over seven innings as Canton-Akron whipped Reading, 8-3. The Indians won the first by scoring a pair of runs in each of the first, second, fifth and seventh innings. Former major-leaguer Ed Hearn went 3 for 4, including a two-run homer in the seventh.
SPORTS
September 19, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After a frustrating first half, Eastern's Adam Taliaferro turned into his game-breaking self during the final two quarters last night. Taliaferro scored two second-half touchdowns to lead Eastern to a 27-17 victory over Triton in the Olympic Conference American Division opener for both teams. In the first half, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound junior fumbled twice and totaled just 4 yards on six carries. He then turned the game around the first two times he touched the ball in the third quarter.
SPORTS
June 29, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
Jason Grimsley allowed four hits in seven innings to lift the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Red Barons to a 4-2 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens in an International League game last night. Grimsley struck out six and walked three. HARRISBURG 5, READING 4 READING 8, HARRISBURG 2 HARRISBURG - Gary Alexander hit a three-run homer in the second inning to lift the Reading Phillies to a victory in the second game of an Eastern League doubleheader against the Harrisburg Senators.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2016 | Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
Philadelphia houses some of the best festivals, parades, and day parties. But we all have had moments when we were less than prepared for the long lines, crowds, heat, and long hours on your feet. Here are some must-dos to survive the summer festival season. Eat breakfast Don't skimp on the most important meal of the day. It's a good way to stay upbeat in the heat and to stave off cravings, especially because festival food tends to be expensive. A $5 breakfast quickly turns into a $15 one inside festival gates.
SPORTS
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The Constellation Senior Players Championship, the third major of the season on the PGA Tour Champions, is to be played Thursday through Sunday on the Wissahickon course of the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown. When: Gates open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Tee times off No. 1 range from 7:20 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from approximately 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday Tickets: Grounds tickets are $40 for Thursday, $43 for Friday and $48 for Saturday and Sunday.
FOOD
June 10, 2016
Here is a selection of farmers' markets across the region. For more information, check the two organizations that manage most markets, Farm to City ( www.farmtocity.org ) and the Food Trust ( www.thefoodtrust.org ). Philadelphia Italian Market: S. 9th St. & Washington Ave.; Tue.-Sat. 8 am-4 pm; Sun. to 1 pm. www.italianmarketphilly.org . Reading Terminal Market : 51 N. 12th St.; Mon.-Sat. 8 am-6 pm; Sun. 9 am-5 pm. www.readingterminalmarket.org . Greensgrow Farm Stand : 2501 E. Cumberland St.; Thu. 3-7 pm; Sat. 10 am-2 pm. www.greensgrow.org . Greensgrow West : 4912 Baltimore Ave.; Mon.-Tue.
NEWS
June 6, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Gary Gans' boyhood plan - "I intended to be the first Jewish president" - didn't work out. The plan he didn't make worked out quite nicely. "When I came to the wilds of South Jersey, I didn't know I was going to stay," says the Philadelphia native, who became Congregation Beth Tikvah's first ordained rabbi in 1981. "Looks like it was meant to be. " After "three-plus decades of growing together" with his Marlton flock of about 200 households, Gans will retire Aug. 1 but continue as rabbi emeritus for two years.
NEWS
May 23, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: My daughter, an 18-year-old about to graduate from high school, is in a serious and loving relationship with a young man who will be 18 himself this month. He goes to school full time and works full time, and they spend much of their free time together. I found out today that his mother has designated his bedroom for his stepsister and that all his things are going to be packed up and put into the garage as soon as possible. He's very hurt and feels his mother is pushing him away, but they have very poor communication skills and always end up in screaming fights.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | By Robert Strauss, Contributor
HARVEY CEDARS July 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Craft Day by the Bay (Sunset Park) More than 60 booths. Look for the stained glass. SURF CITY June 16 "Simply Bassing" Surf Bass Tournament  (Surf City Bait & Tackle) The premier bass-fishing contest of the summer on Long Beach Island. SHIP BOTTOM June 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Memories by the Bay Classic Car Show (Ship Bottom Waterfront Park) More than 100 antique and vintage cars with a back-bay backdrop.
NEWS
May 17, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
THE SCREAM was like nothing Eddie Welsh had ever heard. It was early one day in 2007 and Welsh, a nursing student, had just begun his shift at the university hospital where he was training on the high-risk obstetrics unit. He'd heard screams of pain and grief before, commonplace in a medical setting. They had their own sound. But this wild bellow - equal parts panic, terror and bewilderment - was out of the ordinary. It ricocheted down the hallway from the room of a very young, pregnant patient who was deaf.
TRAVEL
May 16, 2016
Name: Transit App. What it does: Tells you how to get from Point A to Point B using bus, train, metro, ferry, Uber, and other transportation options in 127 metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and Kenya. Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. In Google Play, requires Android. Offers Apple Watch and app for Android wear. Cost: Free. What's hot: You won't realize how much time you can save planning until you use this app. It takes the guesswork out of navigating and maps a route to your destination.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2016 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
Jazz Appreciation Month culminates Saturday, on International Jazz Day, with a citywide buffet of sounds for every appetite, from swinging to avant-garde. The fifth annual Center City Jazz Festival, founded by trombonist Ernest Stuart, packs 20 acts into five Center City venues over the course of six hours. But that's not all: Smack dab in the middle of the Center City Jazz Festival is the All-City Jazz Festival, featuring some of the city's best young players. In the twilight hours, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma hosts his second Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival, with 10 rapid-fire sets lasting late into the night (and early morning)
NEWS
April 30, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The city's Board of Pensions and Retirement has hired the son of longtime Register of Wills Ron Donatucci to be the chief investment officer of the city's beleaguered pension fund. Michael Donatucci, 30, is currently an investment strategist at SEI Institutional Group, a Montgomery County-based asset management firm. He has been with the firm for eight years. He will be paid $175,000 in his new position. Rob Dubow, pension board chairman and the city's finance director, said Donatucci had "precisely the level of experience and expertise necessary" for the job. Dubow said Donatucci's family connections did not influence the board's decision.
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