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May 20, 2012
When he says the word transfer , John Macnamara does so in casual fashion, as if he's discussing the act of stepping down from a bus with designs on catching a trolley. Macnamara's transfers are much more complicated, and one created quite the stir among teammates and spectators in a Catholic Blue baseball game played Thursday afternoon under bright skies in Fairless Hills. Macnamara, a 5-7, 145-pound senior at Conwell-Egan High, was playing second base. Lansdale Catholic opted for a hit-and-run and, as Matt Kress sprinted away from first, Mark Savini sent a not-too-high popup Macnamara's way. Johnny Mac made the catch.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
ISSUE | PHILA. PENSIONS Hard-earned benefit As a cop who rose through the ranks, I retired as a captain with 33 years of service to the citizens of Philadelphia. I receive a lucrative pension check every month. I accept it without guilt because I earned it. I worked three different shifts; worked Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; and missed birthdays, anniversaries, and family functions because of the profession I chose. I'm not complaining; I knew what I was getting into when I joined the department.
SPORTS
March 7, 1988 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
The 76ers played as if the final gun was aimed at them. They led the Indiana Pacers by eight points with 4:35 remaining. By seven with 3:27 remaining. By six with 0:29 remaining. By one with 18 seconds remaining. Only the final gun could tell them what they could not grasp until it was somehow, someway, officially verified. It's in the books, guys, a bona fide 105-100 victory over the Pacers. On the road. Their first one on the road in their last 21 games.
SPORTS
May 20, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Geovany Soto didn't get the automatic home run he deserved, but it didn't make a difference last night as the visiting Chicago Cubs beat Houston, 7-2. Soto was credited with an inside-the-park homer in the fourth inning despite replays showing that it should have been an automatic home run. The ball bounced just to the right of the yellow line on the wall in left-center. Astros centerfielder Michael Bourn scooped it up and threw it home, but Soto scored easily before the throw got there.
SPORTS
March 19, 1997 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bobby Jackson grew up poor and fatherless, dodging life's bullets in Salisbury, N.C. The first and last thing Jackson saw every day as a youngster were a twin sister and a mother yearning for brighter things but seeing nothing but darkness. "It was hard growing up," said Jackson, 24, Minnesota's senior guard. "We were real poor. I never knew my father, and all I could really do was watch how hard my mother worked, praying a better day would come. But I stayed strong because of her. "Money wasn't the thing she was concerned with.
SPORTS
February 20, 2003 | By Josh Egerman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It would be easy to simply pass on the butterfly. His left shoulder, injured when he was wrestling in junior high, wouldn't feel as if it's ready to burst under the torque of the butterfly motion. His freestyle, his best stroke, would be that much better if he didn't spend time toiling with a technique he has yet to master. But easy has never been Fred Tanzio's way. Easy, as much as the clowning side of his dual persona would like it to be, has never been an option. Not for the fastest swimmer at Cherry Hill West and one of the top freestylers in the state.
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December 21, 1992 | By Mark Bowden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Those amazing, death-defying Eagles will be taking their inimitable show on into the new year. With a harrowing 17-13 win over the Washington Redskins at Veterans Stadium yesterday, the Eagles ran their season record to 10-5 and clinched a spot in the National Football League playoffs. They most likely will travel to New Orleans to face the Saints in a Jan. 2 playoff game. However, the right combination of final-week wins and losses - an Eagles win over the New York Giants at the Vet, plus a New Orleans loss to the New York Jets - would net the Eagles a home game against the Saints on either Jan. 2 or Jan. 3. Yesterday's victory came in typical, heart-stopping Eagles fashion, with the Eagles missing several chances to put away the game and then giving up a 17-play, 85-yard drive by the Redskins that fell just short of a winning touchdown.
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August 2, 1993 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
Philadelphian Kevin Williams takes Moravian Street near Broad the hard way this weekend with a chain walk. Williams, who practices occasionally to relieve stress, took advantage of a clear day to clear his mind. Today will be hot and mostly sunny.
NEWS
August 1, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
We did it, Philly. Again. Last year when the pope left town we collectively breathed a sigh of relief and amazement that it had all gone so well. That chaos did not descend with the Holy Father's arrival. After all, we had spent an entire year predicting failure. When it came time to start planning the Democratic National Convention in earnest earlier this year, we did something entirely un-Philadelphian: We figured it would all work out just fine. And guess what? It did. By any measure, the Democratic convention was a success.
SPORTS
February 29, 1988 | Special to the Daily News
They did it the hard way, but the Wings have reached the Major Indoor Lacrosse League playoffs. They did it by defeating the host Baltimore Thunder Saturday, 17-9, to finish the regular season with a 3-5 record, third-best in the four-team league. The Wings will open the playoffs on the road Sunday against the second- place New Jersey Saints. Washington defeated New Jersey yesterday, 21-14, to clinch first place. Paul French led the Wings Saturday with five goals and an assist.
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August 1, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
We did it, Philly. Again. Last year when the pope left town we collectively breathed a sigh of relief and amazement that it had all gone so well. That chaos did not descend with the Holy Father's arrival. After all, we had spent an entire year predicting failure. When it came time to start planning the Democratic National Convention in earnest earlier this year, we did something entirely un-Philadelphian: We figured it would all work out just fine. And guess what? It did. By any measure, the Democratic convention was a success.
NEWS
July 30, 2016
We did it, Philly. Again. Last year when the pope left town we collectively breathed a sigh of relief and amazement that it had all gone so well. That chaos did not descend with the Holy Father's arrival. After all, we had spent an entire year predicting failure. When it came time to start planning the Democratic National Convention in earnest earlier this year, we did something entirely un-Philadelphian: we figured it would all work out just fine. And guess what? It did. By any measure, the DNC was a success.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
ISSUE | PHILA. PENSIONS Hard-earned benefit As a cop who rose through the ranks, I retired as a captain with 33 years of service to the citizens of Philadelphia. I receive a lucrative pension check every month. I accept it without guilt because I earned it. I worked three different shifts; worked Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; and missed birthdays, anniversaries, and family functions because of the profession I chose. I'm not complaining; I knew what I was getting into when I joined the department.
SPORTS
February 11, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
IF THERE WAS ever a moment perfectly suited for 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor to show what he has learned, it was the one that presented itself with just over 10 seconds to go in the fourth quarter Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers. The game was tied and the Sixers were inbounding from midcourt. The plan was to get Okafor the ball in an isolation against Clippers center DeAndre Jordan about 15 feet from the basket. There, coach Brett Brown envisioned, Okafor could either take Jordan to the basket on the dribble or free himself up for a midrange jump shot.
NEWS
January 11, 2016
Sally Friedman is a writer in Moorestown I smoked my first forbidden cigarette at a high school sorority meeting. I choked and gagged but pushed on. Why? Because I so wanted to be cool. Because I was a 15-year-old who had been exposed to endless images of movie stars smoking, looking glamorous and sophisticated. I wanted that badly. I was short, hated my hair, and yearned to look older. Those foul-tasting cigarettes seemed the perfect answer. But not foul-tasting for long.
NEWS
October 15, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
There's an old Marvin Gaye song called "Inner City Blues" in which the soul singer comments on all the bad things in life that "make me wanna holler and throw up both my hands. " Surely Philadelphians must feel that way about their poorly funded, understaffed schools. Making matters worse are the well-intentioned responses to the district's litany of calamities that too often fall flat on their face. Add to that list a plan to improve the daily teacher vacancy rate by hiring a private company to provide substitute teachers.
SPORTS
October 11, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
From a football perspective, things have never come easily for Eagles third-year offensive lineman Matt Tobin, who entered both college and now the NFL with zero fanfare. Tobin was a walk-on, 230-pound lineman at the University of Iowa, who never saw the field his first two years and paid his own tuition until his redshirt junior season. "I paid for three years and got three semesters worth of scholarship," Tobin said earlier this week. As an undrafted rookie free agent in 2013, Tobin appeared in one game for the Eagles that season.
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August 30, 2013 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
WILMINGTON, Del. - When Danielle Rice was appointed executive director of the Delaware Art Museum in 2005, she says she embraced the job because of "the challenge. " After 19 years as head of educational programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the last eight years as associate director of programs under museum director Anne d'Harnoncourt, Rice was eager to strike out on her own. "I thought I had a pretty good idea about what a museum director did," Rice recalled as she sat in her office Tuesday.
SPORTS
May 20, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Phillies fifth starter John Lannan was placed on the disabled list last month with a knee injury, one of the players who was in consideration to be called up was Lehigh Valley lefthander Adam Morgan. Eventually Jonathan Pettibone was recalled. Meanwhile, after a strong start this season, the 23-year-old Morgan has struggled. On Wednesday, Morgan allowed 10 runs (just three earned) on 10 hits in 31/3 innings of a 10-1 loss to Norfolk. Morgan was 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA in his first three starts.
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