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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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NEWS
May 20, 2015 | Daily News Staff
YOU CAN SKIP the recommendations that follow, which wrap up our endorsements for the candidates and questions in this race . . . as long as you do one thing: Show up at the polls today. It matters. In fact, given the attempts to erode voting rights in the past few years, exercising your right to vote matters more than ever. You'd think that the threats against voting rights would encourage people to get out to the polls, but the sad truth is that here in Philadelphia, it's the opposite: Voter turnout continues to decline.
SPORTS
May 18, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The Phillies' double-A Reading affiliate has a rotation of top prospects as well as centerfielder Roman Quinn on the roster, and Inquirer columnist Bob Brookover was on the recently completed road trip with the team. This is the third in a series of stories about the Fightin Phils. ERIE Pa. - Being a baseball lifer in the big leagues is one thing. Being a baseball lifer in the minor leagues is something else entirely. Just ask Dusty Wathan and Dave Lundquist, the primary caretakers of the Phillies' prospects playing this season at double-A Reading.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Atlantic City is the new home of the BeachGlow Festival. On June 27, the fourth annual EDM fest will debut in A.C. after previously taking place in Wildwood. "Atlantic City welcomed us with open arms," co-organizer Gerard Kunkel said about the switch. BeachGlow is a nonprofit and all-volunteer. Last year, the fest donated $40,000 to the Red Cross. This year's charity is Little Kids Rock, an organization that raises money for music programs in public schools. An extra $10 donation, in addition to the ticket, is suggested.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
While thoughts of summer dining begin to warm our imaginations, the sound of bandsaws and hammers resonates from the Jersey Shore to the Delaware beaches as restaurateurs hustle to complete new projects in time for the Memorial Day crowds. "Just turned on the gas last week and got hot water yesterday," said Trevor Lord, a former Quahog's waiter who spent a year on the surfboard-inspired woodwork and renovations for the Watering Hull (261 96th St.) in Stone Harbor, a breezy Caribbean seafood restaurant-bar in a second-floor space with roll-up garage door walls atop Harbor Square.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Staff Writer
Can music save Atlantic City? With four casinos shut down last year, live music receives a big summer job: Bring bodies - and dollars - back to the beleaguered resort. The Borgata opens an outdoor venue that holds 5,000, and there's a beefed-up series of big-name shows at Boardwalk Hall (including those highlighted below), plus the Eagles on July 17 and Puerto Rican pop singer Chayanne on Aug. 20. There will once again be two giant free concerts spread over one long weekend this summer, modeled after the Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum experience of last summer, though dates and headliners are yet unknown.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer
There is a Wawa on the Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Md., one of a few things visitors from our region would find familiar about this beach town roughly a 150-mile ride southeast of Philadelphia. Another is the geography of the resort, which offers a nice, reasonably nearby change of pace from the Jersey Shore. Ocean City sits on a skinny barrier island, much like Jersey spots such as Long Beach Island, Wildwood, and Atlantic City. The other Ocean City is reached after traversing miles of flat land and crossing a bay on a causeway.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Life's a beach sometimes. But with some of the cool - and cooling - specialty gadgets we've dug out of the sand, you'll never want to run for cover, even on a blazing hot day.   Chill Out!   There's so much more to a portable cooler today than just keeping food and beverages at agreeable temperatures. IcyBreeze is a 38-quart cooler that doubles as a portable air conditioner. It uses on-board water and ice as the cooling agents, works up a mighty wind with a fan powered for up to six hours by an internal rechargeable battery pack (or AC or DC.)
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Robert Strauss, For The Inquirer
Pinky Kravitz has spent Fourth of July in Atlantic City since Nucky Thompson ruled the Boardwalk Empire, or at least nearly so. "There is nothing like the summer holiday at the beach. Everyone comes and everyone has a good time," said Kravitz, whose Pinky's Corner radio show on WOND-AM (1400) is in the midst of its sixth decade, and whose similarly named column runs in the Press of Atlantic City every Thursday. Kravitz, who will turn 88 a week after the Fourth, has, as they say, seen it all. He worked on the Steel Pier near the diving horses as a youth and has been part of the scene in earnest in the casino era. "The Fourth was the time when the ice cream vendors and the hotdog guys always did their best sales," Kravitz said.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eight corporate and civic leaders have joined H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, owner and publisher of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, to serve on a board of directors for the Philadelphia media company. Philadelphia Media Network L.L.C., the corporate parent of the news operations, announced the formation of the board Wednesday. Lenfest said the board would meet quarterly and provide him with guidance on the management of the company. The new members range from a former newspaper publisher to one of the region's leading philanthropists, from the Philadelphia founder of a top venture-capital fund to two leaders of prominent city law firms.
SPORTS
May 15, 2015
In the last two years, the number of breweries in New Jersey has more than tripled. Good luck finding their beer down the Shore. That's because quantity, not quality, is still the key to beach-town beer consumption. The raucous, rocking bars of Wildwood, Sea Isle City, and elsewhere along Ocean Drive are all about Stoli Razberi drinks and buckets of fizzy yellow liquid. Yes, you'll spot an occasional local beer mixed in among the taps. But a true craft-beer bar down the Shore is as rare as a seagull without an attitude.
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