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April 14, 1993 | By Diane Mastrull, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Eric Rothmiller, sweat trickling down his face and along the contours of his thick, muscular chest, had just gone a few rounds with a 25-pound heavy bag. Pity the bag. In jail three weeks, Rothmiller packed a lot of frustration in each punch yesterday in the gym at the Gloucester County Jail. His blows were as solid as his 5-foot-8-inch, 190-pound frame. Now, Rothmiller was cooling down, waiting for his turn at the ping-pong table, where, the inmate boasted, he is the best in the jail.
NEWS
November 17, 1988 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / BONNIE WELLER
About 300 people demonstrated Monday night outside the Northeast City Hall to protest cuts in the number of hours public school gyms are open to youth groups. The cuts were ordered last month by the Department of Recreation and the Board of Education to save money. Weekday times were cut by one hour, Saturdays by four hours.
NEWS
November 26, 1989 | By Wanda Motley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ground has been broken for a $5 million gymnasium that is expected to spur growth at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia branch in Lower Merion. About 100 people attended ground-breaking ceremonies last Sunday at the Kevy K. and Hortense M. Kaiserman Branch, City Avenue and Haverford Road in Penn Wynne, spokesman David C. Friedman said Monday. The gym will rise where the branch's tennis courts are now, and it will connect the center's swimming pool and classroom buildings.
SPORTS
June 8, 2012 | By STAN HOCHMAN and For the Daily News
JOE FRAZIER got into a fight, growing up in Beaufort, S.C. Beat the bejabbers out of a guy of the white persuasion. Had ‘til sundown to get out of that hardscrabble town. Headed north. By car? Bus? Train? "He rode the dog," Martha Frazier-Rhodan said yesterday, confirming the story with a wistful smile and a head nod. The dog? "Greyhound bus," she said. "That's what Joe always called it. The dog. " Rode the dog to New York, where his brother Tommy lived. New York was too loud, too crowded, too cold.
NEWS
April 16, 1989 | By Burr Van Atta, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Mayor Goode and City Council debate the constraints that accompany bare- bone budgets and discuss the merits of cuts in services vs. reductions in manpower, the Somerton Youth Organization is about to be given a long-term lease on its athletic fields and, a few months hence, a new gymnasium. In times of fiscal austerity, such matters tend to raise eyebrows. But not in this instance. The long-term lease, providing for a nominal annual payment for the site, and the gym to be built upon it are the result of a campaign promise made some years ago by Councilman Brian O'Neill.
NEWS
January 8, 1999 | By Shannon O'Boye, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Police are still investigating the brouhaha that erupted at the high school gymnasium after a close wrestling match between Audubon and West Deptford ended in a disqualification Wednesday night. Tempers flared when West Deptford's Eric D'Ippolito, who moments earlier was declared the winner at 135 pounds, was disqualified after Audubon's John Meccierello said he was bitten during the match. Two unidentified male fans in adjacent cheering sections then stood up and began hollering and gesturing at each other, according to Audubon principal Bill Westphal.
NEWS
December 18, 1988 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Special to The Inquirer
Dorothy Kaufmann moved effortlessly from slant board to dumbbell rack to weight machine. Kaufmann, on this day clad in a black leotard, tights and a sky-blue sweatshirt, has been coming to Al Berger's gym in Haverford long enough to sleepwalk through her hour-long exercise and weight-training routine. In her 70s, Kaufmann is part of a clientele that is, for the most part, over 55. "They limp in," said Berger philosophically, "and they leap out. " Berger, has been in the fitness business for 53 years.
NEWS
November 17, 1991 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
The Grier Street playground is history. The large wooden play gym was removed last week after Warminster Heights residents complained about rowdy teenagers who gathered at the park - and about the drug syringes and broken beer bottles they left behind. "Thank the Lord," said Deborah Evanson, a resident who had requested that the play area be torn down. While she and other residents said the playground's removal might not solve the problem, they said it would be safer for neighborhood children, who at times took the dirty needles home.
SPORTS
June 4, 1989 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia gym is a good place for a man bent on homicide. "I remember the day Sonny Liston tried to kill me," Georgie Benton said. It was 1960, and the two men were preparing to spar at a gym in North Philadelphia. Liston was the top heavyweight contender, about three prone bodies away from the world title. He aimed to turn his sparring partner - poor Georgie Benton - into one of those prone bodies. Liston weighed 220 pounds, Benton 160. It looked like a colossal mismatch.
NEWS
September 10, 1989 | By Diana Cercone Harris, Special to The Inquirer
The Falls Township Board of Supervisors gave its blessing Thursday to the Faith Baptist Church's plan to build a 9,900-square-foot gymnasium on church property. But the supervisors insisted that the church sign a good faith agreement pledging to make certain engineering improvements if the township deems them necessary. The church sits on a 14-acre lot at 1515 Wistar Rd. in Fairless Hills. The supervisors voted 4-0 to approve final plans for the proposed building, which would be about 60 feet from the church and separated from it by a driveway.
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July 11, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Danielle Williams has the eye of a tigress. A regular at a CKO Kickboxing studio in North Brunswick, N.J., and one that opened just over a year ago in Yardley, Pa., she's lost 40 pounds punching a bag. "I come here after work to de-stress," said the 32-year-old college financial-aid adviser from Florence, N.J. Williams has lots of muscle-flexing company. Mini-fitness centers, such as CKO (Club Knock Out), SoulCycle, and Orange Theory, among others, are popping up throughout the suburbs and often at your local shopping center.
NEWS
June 22, 2016
EACH WEEK I look forward to reading the Clout column in the Daily News. Imagine my disappointment, but not surprise, at a recent mention in that column regarding City Councilwoman Helen Gym's racially insulting and culturally insensitive Trump-like tweet regarding white male privilege directed at SRC committee member Bill Green, and I assume other white males in this city, as well. If this reporting is true, all I can say is what an incredibly petty, racially devisive remark from someone well-known for publicly shaming anyone and anything that dares to disagree with her and her cause du jour . The hypocricy of this person is embarassing on so many levels.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Jason Nark, Staff Writer
When the bell marked the ended of the round, Vernon J. Linder yanked off his boxing gloves, wiped sweat from his neck, and wedged a hearing aid back into his ear. Linder, 86, sat down on a folding chair in the Washington Avenue gym and wondered whether his sparring partner, a hulking, 29-year-old mixed martial arts instructor, had been taking it easy on him out there for the last couple of minutes. "If I go to a gym and they've never seen me work out, they don't want to spar with me, because they're afraid they're going to hurt me," Linder said.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
Doug Black Jr. clambered up a 14-foot wall, vaulted over hurdles, and leaped off an 11-foot ledge, somersaulting into a pit filled with foam cubes. The gym session, part of his preparation to qualify for the TV show American Ninja Warrior , was hard, sweaty work. Not so long ago, it would have been impossible. The Port Richmond resident suffered from a rare condition that robbed him of his sense of balance, caused severe nausea, and gave him a painfully amped-up sense of hearing, to the point that he could hear his own heartbeat.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2016 | A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
In its rehearsal spaces and on its main stage, the venerated Walnut Street Theatre currently resembles a jungle gymlike maze of elevated catwalks and open portals - all for Peter and the Starcatcher , which opens Thursday. Peter is such a massive, madly active production that, for the cast to rehearse adequately, a replica of the huge, multilevel, Rube Goldbergian set on the main stage, all ladders, paths, and openings, had to be built in the fourth-floor rehearsal space, for which, in the words of director Bill Van Horn, "rail heights and step lengths were cut in half, to get used to the real estate.
NEWS
February 25, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
City Councilwoman Helen Gym said Tuesday that a New York-based charter chain lacks the qualifications to turn around Cooke Elementary School and that its proposed administrative costs are so high that the school would have 50 percent less to spend on classroom instruction. Gym, who analyzed the proposal of Great Oaks Foundation Inc., said that its budget at Cooke calls for spending four times the amount on administration as the Logan school pays now, and includes a $550,000 management fee to the foundation.
SPORTS
January 17, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Throughout the day on Friday, Holy Cross players were texting each other pictures of themselves drinking water. The goal was to hydrate as much as possible before stepping foot into the sauna that is the Delran High School gym. "Delran is used to this gym," said Lancers senior Morgan Morocco, "so we knew we had to be ready. " The gym lived up to its reputation. It was scorching. But the preparation paid off. The Lancers looked perfectly cool when Delran made a run in the fourth quarter.
SPORTS
December 31, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Maggie Lucas leaped to her feet as the tenor of the game changed. She said "Let's go," clenched her fists, and followed with three forceful claps. The Germantown Academy girls' basketball team was within three points. It was the type of enthusiasm and intensity one has come to expect from Lucas, in her first year as an assistant for the Patriots. It's the type of demeanor people first became familiar with when Lucas was herself playing for GA, netting 2,197 points from 2006 to 2010.
SPORTS
December 21, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
They had every reason to give up. They weren't tall enough. They weren't skilled enough. They weren't good enough. Charlie Lane, Alex Calvello, and Mark Tuzi tried out for the Clearview High School boys' basketball team as sophomores. They all were cut. "At that point, how many kids today keep trying to find a way to do everything they can to get better?" Clearview coach Tom Gross wondered. "These kids, they wouldn't quit. " Clearview opened its season Friday night against Schalick.
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