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June 11, 1996 | By Lola Smallwood, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Meghan A. Kilmer was at the beginning of her adult life. Completing her sophomore year at Bloomsburg University, Kilmer, 20, looked forward to completing a degree in speech pathology and audiology so she that could help developmentally disabled children learn. Then a car collided with Kilmer's Nissan Sentra on Saturday afternoon at Baltimore Pike and South Guernsey Road in London Grove. Meghan Kilmer died Sunday afternoon from injuries sustained in the accident, police said.
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March 4, 1994 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two decades ago, Nancy Norris O'Dowd was homecoming queen at Conestoga High School. The blue-eyed blonde went on to earn degrees from Colgate University and Villanova Law School. Now she packs a .357 magnum. And today marks the 12th anniversary of her graduation from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. O'Dowd is one of 10,000 FBI agents nationwide, including 1,195 women. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of women as FBI agents. Linda Vizi, a special agent and spokeswoman for the FBI's Philadelphia office, said there had been a steady growth of women in the bureau, from the first 24 in 1973, to about 400 when O'Dowd joined in 1982, to the current figure.
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October 31, 1999 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Eight fresh-faced girls in shimmering evening gowns and upswept hairdos paraded onto the football field at West Deptford's homecoming game Friday night. They smiled and waved to the packed bleachers as their names and accomplishments were announced over the loudspeakers. Jessica Ratcliffe, 17, shrieked and slapped her hand to her cheek when she realized she was queen. Soon, the rest of the girls smothered her with hugs and kisses. High school students don't build floats for homecoming anymore.
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October 5, 1987 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
When West Chester East's star field hockey player, Chris Macko, pulled a muscle in preseason practice, coach Diane Horsey needed someone to step in and fill the leadership role on her young team. Senior forward Karen Liberi, a substitute on last year's Ches-Mont championship team, stepped forth. "Last year she showed flashes, but was erratic," Horsey said. "But this year, when we needed her, she stepped right in and really helped the team. She is very much improved and has better ball control, always hustles and seems to be in the middle of every scoring play.
SPORTS
November 18, 1999 | By Josh Egerman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marissa Brown has spent the last week looking down on Cloud Nine. She thought she had landed nicely on that proverbial pocket of ecstasy when she was named Schalick's homecoming queen just hours after qualifying for the state Group 2 cross-country championships. Still walking on air, she ran the race of her life at Saturday's state meet. "I thought nothing would ever top the feeling I had as homecoming queen," Brown said. "But this was even higher. I'll never forget the look on my mom's face when I crossed the finish line.
SPORTS
November 10, 2005 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Suburban Staff
Cathy Caramanico was elected homecoming queen at Cardinal O'Hara, but she didn't get to reign over a homecoming dance. Not enough tickets were sold. That didn't bother her. After all, she's having a pretty good year without the dance. She has just come off a volleyball season in which she was a defensive specialist and O'Hara won its sixth straight Catholic League championship. The Lions finished 10-0 in league play and 18-2 overall. During the course of the season, O'Hara ended the 65-match win streak of Ursuline Academy (Del.
NEWS
October 21, 1993 | By Anne L. Boles, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The big day is Saturday. The parade, the floats, the streamers and cheering throngs. Downingtown's homecoming comes but once a year. Oh, yes, they'll be playing a football game, too. But the real hoopla surrounds the 10 young women, all seniors, vying for that coveted crown of homecoming queen. If this sounds like something out of the '60s, it is. And with it comes Gladys Brookover, whose elegant tastes smoothed the way for the early queens. "How the styles have changed.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2011 | By Dan Gross
NORTH WALES' TOM CIPRIANO , better known as Howard Stern -obsessed prankster Captain Janks, strikes again. Last evening he got through to CNN pretending to be Gregory Porter , the Drexel student who was detained in Egypt for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails. After giving a shout-out to his attorney, Theodore Simon , Janks-as-Porter gave a shout out to the North Shore Animal League, of which Stern and wife, Beth, are major fundraisers, and mentioned "Baba Booey's monkey nuts," a reference to Stern producer Gary Dell'Abate 's nickname.
NEWS
May 31, 2001 | By Lee Drutman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After winning the first-ever Mr. Norristown competition, 18-year-old Percy Jones said he felt good. But he admitted there was something about it that was a little strange for him. "I felt like I was on display," said Jones, a senior at Norristown High School. "You're a guy, and you come out and everybody's calling your name. Usually they're calling a girl's name. " Call it a gender flip-flop. But with a twist. Around the region, from Norristown to Downingtown, from Phoenixville to South Jersey, Mr. (insert your high school's name here)
NEWS
August 29, 1992 | By Diane Mastrull, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The allegations rocked Deptford High School early this year and plunged a popular teacher's reputation into question. This week, the teacher, Wayne R. Parker, was exonerated. Charges of sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child were dismissed Thursday after a Gloucester County grand jury failed to return indictments against Parker. Parker, 49, a physical-education teacher and resident of Washington Township, was arrested Feb. 6 on charges he had fondled three female students at Deptford.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2011 | By Dan Gross
NORTH WALES' TOM CIPRIANO , better known as Howard Stern -obsessed prankster Captain Janks, strikes again. Last evening he got through to CNN pretending to be Gregory Porter , the Drexel student who was detained in Egypt for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails. After giving a shout-out to his attorney, Theodore Simon , Janks-as-Porter gave a shout out to the North Shore Animal League, of which Stern and wife, Beth, are major fundraisers, and mentioned "Baba Booey's monkey nuts," a reference to Stern producer Gary Dell'Abate 's nickname.
SPORTS
November 10, 2005 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Suburban Staff
Cathy Caramanico was elected homecoming queen at Cardinal O'Hara, but she didn't get to reign over a homecoming dance. Not enough tickets were sold. That didn't bother her. After all, she's having a pretty good year without the dance. She has just come off a volleyball season in which she was a defensive specialist and O'Hara won its sixth straight Catholic League championship. The Lions finished 10-0 in league play and 18-2 overall. During the course of the season, O'Hara ended the 65-match win streak of Ursuline Academy (Del.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2002 | By Miriam Seidel FOR THE INQUIRER
Tonight's performance at the Painted Bride is a two-fer. You'll get the latest new-works bulletin from the three Bald Mermaids, as well as a rare peek at the work of veteran San Francisco choreographer Deborah Slater. Four solos, spanning nearly 20 years, show the dexterous mixing of words and movement for which Slater is known. If you sneezed during the program's premiere Thursday night, you might have missed Slater's only appearance on the program, in a viciously right-on send-up of aerobics instruction that lasted 45 seconds.
SPORTS
October 22, 2001 | By Tom McGurk INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Get out the needle and thread and clear a space on the gymnasium wall: The Bordentown field hockey team needs a championship banner. The Scotties clinched the program's first divisional title on Friday with a 2-1 win over New Egypt in a Burlington County League Freedom Division game. The team was awarded the outright championship when Palmyra tied Florence, 1-1, on the same day. Before the season, Bordentown (9-4-1) appeared to be a long shot to win the championship considering that the team won three games last season.
NEWS
May 31, 2001 | By Lee Drutman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After winning the first-ever Mr. Norristown competition, 18-year-old Percy Jones said he felt good. But he admitted there was something about it that was a little strange for him. "I felt like I was on display," said Jones, a senior at Norristown High School. "You're a guy, and you come out and everybody's calling your name. Usually they're calling a girl's name. " Call it a gender flip-flop. But with a twist. Around the region, from Norristown to Downingtown, from Phoenixville to South Jersey, Mr. (insert your high school's name here)
SPORTS
November 18, 1999 | By Josh Egerman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marissa Brown has spent the last week looking down on Cloud Nine. She thought she had landed nicely on that proverbial pocket of ecstasy when she was named Schalick's homecoming queen just hours after qualifying for the state Group 2 cross-country championships. Still walking on air, she ran the race of her life at Saturday's state meet. "I thought nothing would ever top the feeling I had as homecoming queen," Brown said. "But this was even higher. I'll never forget the look on my mom's face when I crossed the finish line.
NEWS
October 31, 1999 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Eight fresh-faced girls in shimmering evening gowns and upswept hairdos paraded onto the football field at West Deptford's homecoming game Friday night. They smiled and waved to the packed bleachers as their names and accomplishments were announced over the loudspeakers. Jessica Ratcliffe, 17, shrieked and slapped her hand to her cheek when she realized she was queen. Soon, the rest of the girls smothered her with hugs and kisses. High school students don't build floats for homecoming anymore.
SPORTS
October 21, 1997 | By Joe Wojciechowski, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Washington Township field hockey coach Maryann Shivers runs into former students and players in the darnedest places. She has bumped into them at Disney World and the San Diego Zoo. And even when she goes to unique and exotic places - Bangkok, or boating down the Rhine River in Europe - she's liable to see someone she has taught or coached. "It keeps you on your best behavior," she said. So Shivers, who has been coaching for 31 years, must have been on her very best behavior Saturday night when Washington Township invited its 1977 state-champion field hockey team to watch the Minutemaids play Triton.
SPORTS
October 27, 1996 | By Ken Sugiura, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
These were the words of the man who had been at Washington Township High since 8 in the morning and, walkie-talkie in hand, had orchestrated just about everything related to yesterday's Shawnee-Washington Township game besides the play-calling. "An outstanding day," Township athletic director Charles Earling said. "There were 3,400 in attendance. The weather was great. The football teams played well. There were no turnovers. It was perfect. " It was hard to argue with Earling.
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