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October 12, 1995 | For The Inquirer / BOB WILLIAMS
The balmy weather yesterday came courtesy of a strong area of high pressure. But Anjun Irfan found a decidedly low-pressure locale for reading on West Chester University's campus. The high pressure is expected to continue today, with temperatures topping out at 80.
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March 18, 1993 | by Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
The control panel looks as though it belonged at the Johnson Space Center, as a technician sits in the catbird seat surrounded by dials and gauges. But inside the chamber, four patients and a medical technician are laughing at the movie "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. " This is a hyperbaric chamber, and the four are being treated with high- pressure, or hyperbaric, oxygen. They breathe it through face masks, taking it into their lungs while it simultaneously circulates through the submarine- like device.
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July 4, 2013 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Pete Altringer, the June-long slog-athon that has lapped into July has been almost a complete washout. "This by far was the worst month of the year," said Altringer, owner of Main Line Auto Wash, which has four very much rained-upon locations in the region. So, probably more than most people, Altringer was heartened to learn that the monsoon is relenting; that July Fourth might actually be dry and devoid of atmospheric fireworks; and that the weekend could be rain-free. That would be quite a change.
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August 5, 2012 | By Ken Kaye, FORT LAUDERDALE SUN SENTINEL
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Ernesto was expected to steadily strengthen over the weekend and draw perilously close to Jamaica as a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday. The system should remain well south of Florida, thanks to a ridge of high pressure keeping it on a westerly track, forecasters said. At 5 p.m. Friday, Ernesto was in the Caribbean about 340 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, racing west at 21 m.p.h. with sustained winds of 50 m.p.h. The fifth named storm of the season formed in the Atlantic on Thursday.
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March 21, 2012 | by Frank Kummer, philly.com
By tomorrow, it could feel a whole lot like we're skipping the rest of March and heading right into June. The forecast calls for a partly sunny tomorrow with a high in the upper 70s, approaching 80. The high for that date is 80 and was set in 1948. Friday will be even sunnier with highs again in the upper 70s or low 80s. The high for that day is 78, reached in both 1938 and 1907. "It's been pretty warm, all month," said Jim Hayes, a meteorolgist stationed at the Mount Holly office.
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July 19, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A Bermuda high pressure system will produce sweltering heat and broth-like humidity today, with the potential for severe storms to roll through tonight. The forecast calls for any thunderstorms that do develop to, "have the potential to be quite strong with significant" wind gusts, frequent lightning and hail, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Today should see a high just under 99 degrees, the record high for the day set in 1953. An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday.
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August 1, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thunderstorms crashed across the sky, and by day's end, 0.83 inches had landed in Philadelphia's official measuring cup. The rain that fell on a steaming Aug. 1, 2011, wasn't enough to end the drought watch that was in effect at the time. But by Sept. 1, drought was about as hot a topic around here as global warming was during the Little Ice Age. A total of 19.31 inches of rain was measured for the month, a record for any month in Philadelphia. That would be 3.77 inches more than the official 15.54 that has fallen through the entire first seven months of this year at Philadelphia International Airport.
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June 30, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mary Catherine Dabrowski recalled similarly sparse turnouts at her senior center - but under radically different circumstances. Two winters ago, snow deterred the usual crowd from making the trek to socialize or play ping-pong at the Havertown Surrey Center in Delaware County. Traffic was light Friday, but snow wasn't a problem. "It was too hot to move," Dabrowski said. The elderly weren't the only ones baked into lethargy. The official high was 98, well shy of the record.
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July 1, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Catherine Dabrowski recalled similarly sparse turnouts at her senior center - but under radically different circumstances. Two winters ago, snow deterred the usual crowd from making the trek to socialize or play ping-pong at the Havertown Surrey Center in Delaware County. Traffic was light Friday, but snow wasn't a problem. "It was too hot to move," Dabrowski said. The elderly weren't the only ones baked into lethargy. The official high was 98, well shy of the record.
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June 5, 2012 | By Peter Mucha and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Expect below-normal temperatures and threats of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday evening, following bit of a warm-up under mostly sunny skies through the weekend. More than three-quarters of an inch of rain fell overnight at Philadelphia International Airport, and another half-inch could fall today, with showers likely and thunderstorms possible through late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is possible but less likely this evening. Showers are also in the forecast for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with more afternoon thunderstorms possible.
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August 20, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
It's not just the couch potatoes and video-game jockeys. A new study of sports physicals has shown surprisingly high rates of obesity and elevated blood pressure among Philadelphia student athletes. Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University surveying four years of physical exam results for students ages 10 to 20 found obesity and high blood pressure appear to be as much of a problem for active kids as for their peers. The suggestion, the researchers say, is that even participation in athletics was not enough to protect the youngsters from these health concerns.
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January 17, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
As Erin Lindahl gingerly walked to the sideline after the buzzer sounded to end the first half, it wasn't looking good for the Germantown Academy girls' basketball team. The Patriots' senior guard went down hard after chasing a long rebound. As she lay on the court for a significant length of time, a return to the game didn't seem plausible. The look on her face said it. The hush of the crowd and the body language of her worried coaches almost confirmed it. But there was something else going on in Lindahl's head.
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November 9, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Matt Creekmore thought the ball was over his head. He was right. The service from Luke Duris did go over the Holy Ghost Prep senior midfielder's head, and Creekmore figured he wouldn't get a chance to score. But when Creekmore turned around, about six yards from the goal, having already made his run, the ball found its way right to him. So he put it into the net. Creekmore's goal with 2 minutes, 12 seconds remaining in a PIAA Class AA boys' soccer quarterfinal against Gettysburg gave the Firebirds a 1-0 win Saturday at Exeter Township High.
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September 29, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Sometimes, Allie Trzaska catches herself dribbling in the midfield. A senior on the fourth-ranked Villa Joseph Marie soccer team, Trzaska knows that that part of the field isn't always the best place to keep the ball to yourself. It's all about timing, she says, timing and knowing the best moment to distribute to a teammate. With her team up by a goal against top-ranked Archbishop Ryan just eight minutes into the second half, the midfielder had the ball at her feet and looked up to see the edge of the 18-yard line.
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October 19, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
At times, this season has been frustrating for the Strath Haven girls' soccer team. It might not be obvious from the Panthers' record or from their second straight Central League championship, but ask seniors Bri Irons and Allie Wilson about the squad's offensive production this year and you get the sense that it has been a trying 16 games. With scoring the Panthers' main problem entering Thursday's nonleague game against Pennsbury, a 3-0 victory was a sigh of relief, a momentum builder, and just what Strath Haven needed entering the District 1 Class AAA tournament.
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July 4, 2013 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Pete Altringer, the June-long slog-athon that has lapped into July has been almost a complete washout. "This by far was the worst month of the year," said Altringer, owner of Main Line Auto Wash, which has four very much rained-upon locations in the region. So, probably more than most people, Altringer was heartened to learn that the monsoon is relenting; that July Fourth might actually be dry and devoid of atmospheric fireworks; and that the weekend could be rain-free. That would be quite a change.
SPORTS
March 24, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Brittany Moore first realized she was going to win a state championship when her team was up by about 10 points with a little more than four minutes to play. For another Spring-Ford senior guard, Sammi Haas, that feeling happened when she looked at the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter. She didn't want to think the Rams had it wrapped up too soon, she said, so she buried the thought. Junior guard Sammy Stipa knew as soon as her team picked up the pace on defense in the third quarter.
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February 13, 2013
MY DUMBEST investment was to buy shares of Rambus at its all-time high on margin, due to an early-morning phone call to my house from a high-pressure "financial adviser" from my full-service brokerage. He told me that a court decision was ready to be announced and that this baby was set to pop! I was so clueless that I gave him the green light, only to see the stock plummet that very same day. I became pretty mad and woke up to the fact that I needed to take the reins of my financial future.
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January 8, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
No snow is in the 10-day forecast, but there could be some rain, as the region is beginning a stretch of warmer days. Enjoy it while it lasts. AccuWeather warns that in a week or two "brutal cold waves" could be forced down from arctic regions. That could even mean "a series of storms" as the cold moves toward the south and east, according to meteorologist Jack Boston. Although high pressure off the Atlantic coast may ward off the worst for a while, "most of the time in situations like this, cold air finishes the job and reaches the Atlantic Seaboard," says meteorologist Joe Lundberg.
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