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August 27, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael B. Katz, 75, of Philadelphia, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, whose intellectual rigor shaped the school's urban studies program as well as current thinking about the urban poor, died Saturday, Aug. 23, of cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Dr. Katz's early work at Penn focused on the history of 19th-century American education. He then delved into the history of urban social structure and family organization. In the last decade, he turned his attention to the history of social welfare and understanding poverty.
NEWS
August 1, 2007
BECAUSE the Barnes Foundation is an art collection, people overlook its important history: Matisse visited and designed a mural for it. If any city could appreciate preserving history, you'd think it was Philadelphia. We could move Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell to Washington, making it easier for tourists to see more American history in one place. Maybe it would draw more tourists and money. But it would be just as stupid as moving the Barnes. Wayne Bremser, San Francisco
SPORTS
February 7, 2001 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
The first Big 5 game in First Union Center history was more than 35 minutes old before a pulse was detected in the building. The game between Villanova and Penn had been over for, say, 20 minutes when Penn's Jeff Schiffner fouled Villanova's Gary Buchanan in the backcourt with 4:46 remaining. The Wildcats had long since clinched only the fourth perfect Big 5 record in school history and the first since 1985, when Villanova coach Steve Lappas was a first-year 'Nova assistant on a team that would go on to some prominence that spring.
NEWS
February 29, 2008
IT WAS A game that will go down with the great ones. 1969: Villanova vs. La Salle, with two of the best ever, Kenny Durrett and Howard Porter. 1986: No. 20 Temple, comes from 20 points back in the second half to beat La Salle. 2008: La Salle goes 16-29 from the three-point line to beat NCAA-hopeful St. Joseph's. All these games were at the Palestra. On Feb. 18, it was hot, sweaty and it smelled. It seemed that the sea of gold owned everything to the east and a wave of maroon occupied everything to the west.
NEWS
January 29, 2002 | By Jonathan Zimmerman
Here's a quiz for all you history buffs. Which American president called big businessmen "malefactors of great wealth"? a. Jimmy Carter b. Harry Truman c. Franklin Delano Roosevelt d. Theodore Roosevelt The answer, of course, is d. Theodore Roosevelt was no Marxist, but he clearly understood the dangers of unbridled capitalism. That's why he fought to dissolve the railroad trust and other huge monopolies. I wonder whether our current President knows this history.
NEWS
March 5, 2004 | By David B. Brawer
For more than 50 years, Philadelphia has struggled with the question of how we are to survive as a modern metropolis after the manufacturing jobs that fueled the city's growth for 150 years left after World War II. How was the city to prosper as a destination, as somewhere more than a pit stop between New York and Washington? How were we to develop new jobs and a vibrant tourist industry? What, in the end, makes Philadelphia unique? The answer is simple: It's the history. Philadelphia is believed to have the largest collection of 18th-century buildings in North America.
NEWS
August 13, 1992 | For The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
Graeme Park, a state historical site, is sponsoring a children's summer history program for youngsters in grades 3 through 6. Activities explore the day-to-day routine of colonial life, including cooking in a fireplace and period crafts and games.
NEWS
April 4, 1999 | MICHAEL PEREZ / Inquirer Staff Photographer
Seafaring reenactors exchanged gunfire with pirates yesterday in a day of nautical adventure at Penn's Landing. The two-hour spectacle brought to life the classic book series Horatio Hornblower by novelist C.S. Forester.
NEWS
October 25, 1986
The other day, President Reagan said, "How we vote on Nov. 4 may influence the course of history. " Remember this, and vote for Bob Edgar as the next U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. Help restore dignity and sanity to the Senate. His voting record as a U.S. representative reveals his consistent concern for humanity. Sylvia and Milton Casper Philadelphia.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | By Beverly M. Payton, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Margaret Perry became hooked on history when she researched the past life of her house. Now she is chairwoman of the Wrightstown Historic Commission, which is preparing for the township's 300th anniversary this September. To expose her home's history, Perry poked around in the oddest of places. She remembers chipping whitewash off a flat stone that is part of the wall behind her oil furnace. After several hours' work, she uncovered the carving R M 1744. "I was excited," she said.
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NEWS
October 17, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Barbara Solem wrote the book she wanted to read about the pioneering South Jersey settlement where industry made history. Batsto Village: Jewel of the Pines (Plexus Publishing) is the author's lively chronicle of an unusual company town, later a gentleman's farm and, more recently, a visitor destination, in Wharton State Forest. While a number of local histories include chapters about Batsto, Solem's is the first commercially published, book-length treatment of a subject that has long fascinated her. "I love research.
TRAVEL
October 13, 2014 | By William Ecenbarger, For The Inquirer
ABOARD THE M/V VIKING IDI - Johann Strauss notwithstanding, the Danube is not blue - rather, a dull gray-green - but this chromatic error takes none of the romance and majesty away from Europe's greatest river as it winds through spectacular reminders of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance history. We - that, is my 168 fellow passengers and I - cruise past terraced vineyards that have been producing wine for a thousand years, red-roofed villages visited by Charlemagne and Napoleon, ruined castles built in the 13th century to repel Mongol invaders, and the remnants of Roman walls that resonate with centuries.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gone is the sprawling complex of buildings where the recording industry took root and made history in downtown Camden more than a century ago. The lone reminder of the city's crucial role in the early music business is the Victor apartment building with its iconic Nipper tower and stained-glass images of the dog listening to "his master's voice. " Phonograph recordings by the Victor Talking Machine Co. once captured the voice of opera singer Enrico Caruso and performances by classical musicians such as Sergei Rachmaninoff and orchestras conducted by Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini.
NEWS
September 30, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
CHEF Brian Oliveira and restaurant-business partner Christian Mora hope to make history by giving their employees a living wage, health care, sick leave and vacations at their soon-to-open Girard Brasserie & Bruncherie in Fishtown. Living wage/no tips would have meant no hassles for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy, who was virally tackled on social media recently after leaving a 20-cent tip on a $60 tab at a Northern Liberties burger joint. And living wage/no tips would have meant no staffer lawsuits against Chickie's & Pete's that cost the restaurant chain a reported $8.5 million in settlements.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Tom Russo is so incredibly human and warm it's hard to accept that he's passionate about machines. So passionate, in fact, that in his own time and with his own money, Russo, of Garnet Valley, has established a museum - believed to be the only one of its kind and scope in the country - devoted solely to the evolution of business technology through the centuries. The setting of this temple to early technology is an ordinary, three-story commercial building on a highway in Wilmington that's loaded with 3,000 items showing the history of everything from primitive counting and adding devices to cash registers.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | BY JENELLE JANCI, Daily News Staff Writer jancij@phillynews.com, 215-568-5906
LARRY ROBIN wants to dig deeper into Philadelphia's role in the Underground Railroad. Robin, director of Moonstone Arts Center, and formerly of Robin's Bookstore, designed the center's upcoming Hidden History Program, "The Underground Railroad in Philadelphia. " The events will run from Sept. 29-Oct. 26. The program will kick off Monday with a showing and discussion of the film "The Underground Railroad: The William Still Story," at 5:30 p.m. at Walnut Street West Library. Moonstone Arts Center is offering nine free showings of the film throughout the program.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2014 | By Jan L. Apple, For The Inquirer
The sepia-toned transparency of Paulette Jellinek's late parents hangs inside a window, a constant reminder of her family's tragic and triumphant past. It is this story that Jellinek, a Haverford artist who has taught here and in Israel, seeks to share with the world through www.shoahletters.org . As the name implies, her nearly year-old website archives letters written primarily from 1938 to 1941 by family members, many of whom perished in the Holocaust; but also photographs, documents such as Nazi-acquired asset inventories, family biographies, and historic maps.
NEWS
September 23, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ask Sam Katz where he was born, and he will say "West Philly. " Had the municipal finance expert been born Catholic instead of Jewish, however, he would likely reply, "St. Francis DeSales," the parish that bounded his first boyhood home. "Parish boundaries were social boundaries in Catholic Philadelphia," Katz remarked on a recent visit to Old St. Joseph's parish in Society Hill. "It used to be that you were 'intermarrying' if you married somebody from another parish. " What explains Katz's newfound interest in things Catholic?
SPORTS
September 17, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE PROLIFERATION of networks has watered down the experience of playing prime-time games. For years, there was "Monday Night Football" and nothing else. No Sunday night games, no Saturday playoff games and certainly no Thursday night games. Chip Kelly coached his 19th game for the Birds last night. Counting last year's postseason loss to the Saints, this will be his sixth game in prime time. From 1982-87, the Eagles did not appear on prime time even once - mostly because the team wasn't very good.
REAL_ESTATE
September 7, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Real estate developer and certified public accountant Tom Conway bought what he thought was an ordinary house at Holland and Spring Avenues in Ardmore, close to Haverford College. He figured he would renovate the house and perhaps lease it to students. A Glen Mills native, Conway already owned a half-dozen income properties in Manayunk and thought this section of Ardmore was up and coming. Turned out that previous owners were Russell L. and Cleopatra Nelson, who lived there for several decades.
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