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February 22, 1987 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pro basketball's MVP award has been welded to Larry Bird's mantelpiece for three years now, no doubt protected by a moat and guarded by a pack of Doberman pinschers. Before this season, it seemed as if the trophy was Bird's permanent property. He had more MVP trophies than Steve Carlton had no-comments. Turns out, he may have been only renting it after all. Judging from the early caucuses, this year's MVP balloting is tilting toward Earvin Johnson, who has brilliantly waved his Magic wand to keep the Lakers levitating above the rest of the NBA with a 40-13 record.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 62-year-old truck driver died Friday morning after being crushed by a heavy load of PVC pipes he was unloading in Montgomery County, police said. Police were called to the business on Lightcap Road in Limerick Township at about 7:50 a.m. The driver, from Texas, had arrived at the business when it was closed, police said. He apparently began removing the straps to unload the PVC pipes by himself when the pipes fell onto him. Employees of the business arrived to find the man dead beneath the pipes, Limerick police said.
SPORTS
September 3, 1998 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There was no way Chafie Fields could hide the frustration, the anger and the disappointment he felt when he emerged from a sweaty Citrus Bowl dressing room after Penn State's 21-6 loss to Florida last New Year's Day. The fleet flanker from Mastbaum Vocational with the gazelle-like stride had figured he would be a go-to guy because Joe Jurevicius, the Nittany Lions' leading receiver, had been told by coach Joe Paterno to stay home as a result of...
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October 11, 1999 | By Melissa Geschwind, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It was an emotional week all around for the Pennypacker family, leading up to the Pottsgrove football coach's final game against his son, Spring-Ford lineman Ross Pennypacker. Spring-Ford won the contest Friday night, 19-14, in a hard-fought game that belied the love between the father and son. "It was a great game. We had a chance to beat them - I think we outplayed them," Rick Pennypacker said. "We double-teamed [Ross] every play. He wasn't going to beat me. " At the end of the game, the two met one last time on the 50-yard line - alone - and then returned to their respective teams.
NEWS
February 2, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
There's a pervasive pessimism in Philadelphia that too often sours the city's progress. It's a defeatist culture most evident among sports fans who fear their enthusiasm for the Phillies, Eagles, or Flyers will always be disappointed. But it also dampens support for critical needs - like better education for children. The right mayor can change that. He or she must be able to make Philadelphians believe that their schools can be great. That task is too big for a superintendent. It requires the heavy lifting of a mayor to persuade a city to move beyond scraping together just enough cash to fill the School District's annual budget gaps.
NEWS
October 10, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Passing along some city high school football tidbits . . .  Germantown's Will Parks already owned a scholarship to Pittsburgh for his cornerbacking skills and major respect for his pass-catching prowess. Then, as the Bears on Friday claimed a 24-12 win over visiting Northeast, the defending Public AAAA champ, he may have set an off-the-wall city record as a rusher. Parks posted three touchdowns while ringing up the not-so-grand total of 7 yards (on five carries).
NEWS
November 26, 1997 | By Mark Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Common Pleas Court judge yesterday gave the city's Department of Records until May to record as many as 18,000 deeds, mortgages and other real estate documents that have languished for as long as 10 months. In a four-hour hearing, Judge Eugene Cohen sent a pointed message to Records Commissioner Joan Decker: Catch up by mid-1998 on filing deed transfers and other documents. The department has until Dec. 23 to devise a plan to get rid of the backlog, he said. At the same time, Cohen ruled, the department must handle "immediately" all new transactions that come into the records office in Center City.
SPORTS
November 4, 1997 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
As the name suggests, Ed Stefanski was once a hoophead. He remembers, back in his toddler days, being dragged to Monsignor Bonner High's basketball practices by his father, the coach, in the Catholic League championship season of 1982-83, and even serving a purpose. "Sometimes in drills," he said, "I'd stand on the court and the players would dribble around me. " These days, Ed Sr., who played at Bonner and Penn, is an analyst for Comcast's broadcasts of Atlantic 10 basketball.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1986 | By Larry Fish, Inquirer Staff Writer
They will come early and stay late at title insurance offices around Philadelphia on Monday, the last day of the month and a day likely to see a record number of house-sale closings at many local offices. "I honestly think that if you called any title company at this point looking for a closing on Monday, they'd start laughing," Beverly Ronca of Industrial Valley Title Insurance Co. in Philadelphia said yesterday. "Everyone is running all their clerks on overtime. " The housing market has been hot over the last several months, following the decline in mortgage rates to 10 percent or below for the first time in several years.
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July 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 62-year-old truck driver died Friday morning after being crushed by a heavy load of PVC pipes he was unloading in Montgomery County, police said. Police were called to the business on Lightcap Road in Limerick Township at about 7:50 a.m. The driver, from Texas, had arrived at the business when it was closed, police said. He apparently began removing the straps to unload the PVC pipes by himself when the pipes fell onto him. Employees of the business arrived to find the man dead beneath the pipes, Limerick police said.
NEWS
February 2, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
There's a pervasive pessimism in Philadelphia that too often sours the city's progress. It's a defeatist culture most evident among sports fans who fear their enthusiasm for the Phillies, Eagles, or Flyers will always be disappointed. But it also dampens support for critical needs - like better education for children. The right mayor can change that. He or she must be able to make Philadelphians believe that their schools can be great. That task is too big for a superintendent. It requires the heavy lifting of a mayor to persuade a city to move beyond scraping together just enough cash to fill the School District's annual budget gaps.
SPORTS
December 30, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - LeSean McCoy lay on the turf with the medical staff checking his left knee late in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 34-26 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. McCoy initially feared it was something serious, based on the way he went down. Other players knelt around him, hoping it wasn't. McCoy eventually arose and limped off the field on his own power. He wanted to go back into the game, but the clock was winding down by that point. The Eagles' Pro Bowl running back avoided a scare.
SPORTS
April 10, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WITH THE Sixers now mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, truths can be told about this season. Here's one that probably isn't a shock: Jrue Holiday is dog tired - from the shoulders down and from the ears up. After a spirited scrimmage session that lasted about a half-hour on Monday - the team's first get-together since a Saturday loss at Miami coupled with a Milwaukee win put the playoffs out of reach - Holiday was asked whether his...
SPORTS
October 11, 2011
P assing along some city high school football tidbits . . . Germantown's Will Parks already owned a scholarship to Pittsburgh for his cornerbacking skills and major respect for his pass-catching prowess. Then, as the Bears on Friday claimed a 24-12 win over visiting Northeast, the defending Public AAAA champ, he may have set an off-the-wall city record as a rusher. Parks posted three touchdowns while ringing up the not-so-grand total of 7 yards (on five carries)
SPORTS
August 22, 2004 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The frightening creature the Eagles had for most of last season at running back doesn't exist anymore. Two of the heads from the three-headed monster have been cut off. The always popular "Duuuuuce" chants may return to Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night, but only because Duce Staley is visiting with his new team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. And, as expected, the Eagles officially announced yesterday that Correll Buckhalter will need season-ending surgery to repair a torn patella tendon in his right knee.
SPORTS
October 25, 2003 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He is 5-foot-8 and a mere 200 pounds, but Brian Westbrook has been carrying a heavy load for the Eagles of late. The second-year running back out of Villanova has emerged as the Birds' leading rusher, amassing 298 yards and four touchdowns, while handling their punt and kickoff return duties. Last week, Westbrook gave the Eagles an improbable 14-10 win over the Giants when he returned a punt 84 yards into the end zone. Earlier this week, Westbrook sat down to discuss his recent success, his high school hoops career, being short, and the value of hard work.
SPORTS
February 18, 2002 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The day after reaching down into their near-empty fuel tanks to salvage an important 2-2 tie with the Russians late Saturday night, members of the U.S. men's hockey team were still raving about the performance of goaltender Mike Richter. "He was fantastic," John LeClair said after Team USA's practice yesterday. "Without him we could have lost that game, 6-2. He was fabulous. " Richter made 33 saves, 16 of which came in the second period when the Russians took up residency in Team USA's end of the rink but could only score one power-play goal.
SPORTS
August 20, 2001 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Struggling on a four-game losing streak, the Phillies begin a crucial homestand tomorrow night in which they will face two of the top teams - Houston and Arizona - and several of the top pitchers in the National League. After yesterday's 9-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Larry Bowa had an admonition for his team, which lost its hold on first place in the NL East while suffering a three-game sweep against the Cards. "We've got to play better or we can get buried," Bowa said.
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