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April 12, 2004 | BRAD J. GUIGAR/ Daily News
Jameer Nelson senior season wasthe most decorated in college basketball history. His awards: PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS Wooden Award Naismith Award Oscar Robertson Trophy Associated Press Rupp Award Chevrolet (CBS) ESPN.com SI.com Foxsports.com Sporting News Basketball Times NABC (co-player with UConn's Emeka Okafor) OTHER INDIVIDUAL AWARDS Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard Award Senior Class Award (best senior player)
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February 10, 1987
Few people recognize the significance of Washington Square, just around the corner from Independence Hall. One of the five open squares designated in 1682 by William Penn's surveyor Thomas Holme, it became Philadelphia's potter's field about 1703. During the Revolutionary War in 1777-78, more than 2,000 patriot and British soldiers were buried there in unmarked graves. Since 1957 it has been the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolutionary War. As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of our Constitution we will be expecting thousands of visitors to Philadelphia.
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January 8, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
It will be interesting to see what Kyle Burke does next week. On Tuesday, Burke, a senior guard at the College of New Jersey, was named both the New Jersey Athletic Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference Metro basketball player of the week. He scored a career-high 35 points in the Lions' win over Lehman on Dec. 30, when he shot 10 of 14 from three-point range and scored 14 straight points late in the second half. On Monday, he scored 10 points as the Lions knocked off previously unbeaten Amherst.
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May 14, 1987 | By Theresa Sullivan Barger, Special to The Inquirer
After five months of practice, Abington Police Department's new honor guard has developed split-second precision and will demonstrate its unity in a flag- raising ceremony Saturday. The exercise will be part of the department's annual open house Saturday. The guard will march in parades, including the Abington Fourth of July parade, and will participate in the funerals of officers and retired officers. The 14-man guard is the first formal, ceremonial group the police department has had. More than a demonstration of precision, the honor guard is a symbol of unity and the renewed self-respect in the police department, officers say. "I think it's a real source of pride for everyone and a source of pride for me personally," Abington police chief William J. Kelly said.
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June 13, 2004 | By Wendy Walker INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Rick Schmidt, founder of the Broomall Fire Company's honor guard, is a stickler for details. As the flag-bearing group marches in parades, funerals and other ceremonies, he makes sure its salutes are crisp, its arm swings are uniform, and its cadence is faultless. "We are kind of a snap-and-pop unit," he said. Recently, his organization skills have faced a greater challenge. This week, the honor guard will march in the annual carnival in Marple, a town in northwest England near Manchester.
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May 29, 2000 | By Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Members of the military honor guard often dread the moment. Taps has been played, the salute has been raised, and the folded American flag must be presented to the grieving kin of a deceased veteran. "You have to take a deep breath," said Army Cpl. Wayne Tyson of Germantown, an honor-guard member. "Because, for that moment, you feel what they feel. " Such funerals are increasingly in demand today, and they are now required by law to be provided to families of deceased veterans who request it. The mandate comes as affording those honors has become more difficult as the military downsizes, bringing base closures and reductions in active-duty personnel.
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November 6, 1987 | By Eileen Reinhard, Special to The Inquirer
Patricia Quinn, the Washington Township police recruit who died Wednesday after her family approved the removal of life-support systems, will receive a full police funeral with honor guard Tuesday. Ms. Quinn, 25, had been in a coma since collapsing at the New Jersey State Police Academy in Sea Girt on Oct. 21. Autopsy reports have not yet been released, but Ms. Quinn's neurosurgeon, Dr. David A. Yazdan of the Medical Center of Ocean County-Point Pleasant Division, said last week that her collapse was probably caused by an aneurysm, an unexpected attack in which a blood vessel in the brain bursts.
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January 24, 2003 | By David O'Reilly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Patrick Cubbage, fired as an honor guardsman at a New Jersey veterans' cemetery for saying "God bless you" at grave-site flag presentations, said yesterday he was considering a legal challenge to get his job back. Cubbage said he would meet with the Rutherford Institute of Charlottesville, Va., a legal organization that specializes in religious-rights issues. The Rutherford Institute was one of three such organizations that contacted Cubbage after his dismissal was reported in Wednesday's Inquirer.
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August 8, 2003 | By David O'Reilly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Patrick Cubbage, the honor guardsman fired last year from a New Jersey military cemetery for saying "God bless you" to veterans' families at graveside services, has been reinstated with back pay. "I'm glad it's over - well, I hope it's over," Cubbage, a 54-year-old former Philadelphia police officer, said yesterday. He returns to work Monday. But the principle at stake - just when an honor guard is permitted to say a blessing - remains uncertain. Cubbage's supervisors at Brig.
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November 20, 2001 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On a sun-drenched autumn day seemingly more fit for a wedding than a funeral, the city yesterday buried a fallen police officer. As a contingent of kilted bagpipe players and drummers played the traditional Scottish lament "Highland Cathedral," the flag-covered casket of Officer Thomas M. Bray, 52, who died in the line of duty last week during a dive in the Delaware River, was carried from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul through a...
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September 21, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
To the skirling of bagpipes, and with hundreds of uniformed police officers standing at attention, Police Officer Bradley M. Fox was bid farewell Wednesday. The slain Plymouth Township patrolman was eulogized by his pregnant 28-year-old wife, Lynsay, as "my one and only" during a two-hour Funeral Mass at Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Plymouth Meeting. Police Chief Joseph Lawrence said Fox, a seven-year veteran and K-9 officer, did his duty: protecting the citizens of Plymouth Township.
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September 20, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
To the skirling of bagpipes and with hundreds of uniformed police officers standing at attention, Police Officer Bradley Fox was bid adieu Wednesday. The slain Plymouth Township patrolman was eulogized by his pregnant 28-year-old wife, Lynsay, as "my one and only" during a two-hour Funeral Mass at the Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Plymouth Meeting. Plymouth Police Chief Joseph Lawrence said Fox, a seven-year veteran, did his duty: protecting the citizens of Plymouth Township. With Fox gone, there are 42 township police officers.
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August 28, 2012 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey led a solemn procession of police officers along Lehigh Avenue on Sunday as a horse-drawn carriage bore the body of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker Jr. to a church for a viewing. Walker, 40, was fatally shot Aug. 18 in an apparent robbery attempt shortly after finishing his shift in the 22d District in North Philadelphia. Late Sunday afternoon, minutes after a police honor guard had carried his flag-draped casket from the carriage into the sanctuary of Deliverance Evangelistic Church in North Philadelphia, word spread among the officers outside that the second suspect in his killing had been apprehended in Alabama.
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May 29, 2012 | By Valerie Russ and Daily News Staff Writer
On a shady patch of grass, yards from the All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, Ronald Richardson, dressed in a gray jacket that looked almost like a Civil War uniform, stood tall and erect as a mountain. He saluted while a trumpeter played "Taps" and a military honor guard lay two wreaths at the monument Monday near Logan Circle on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. "My family was in World War II. My Uncle Dan, may he rest in peace, and my [other] uncle, he was in World War I. They're all gone now," said Richardson, 74, tears welling up in his eyes.
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April 15, 2011
The Phillies will salute Jackie Robinson tonight before their game against the Florida Marlins. Fans are asked to be seated by 6:30 p.m. for the pregame celebration. Among the highlights: The entire Phillies team will wear No. 42. A large, hand-carved and painted wooden statue of Jackie Robinson will be on display in Ashburn Alley for fans to take photos. The statue, which weighs more than 250 pounds and stands more than 6-feet tall, was created by sculptor Brian Birrer and took more than 900 hours to transform from more than 50 pieces of walnut, pine and basswood.
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March 16, 2011 | By Emilie Lounsberry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even in the wind, the rain, or on the snowiest of days, they turn out to bid a final farewell. Dressed in crisp white shirts, black trousers and ties, and garrison caps, the honor guards have been saluting each passing flag-draped coffin, firing ceremonial rifle volleys, and playing Taps at every veteran's burial since the Washington Crossing National Cemetery opened a year ago in Bucks County. So far, there have been more than 1,700. The guards - about three dozen strong, with an average age of 70 - are volunteers, and even with fund-raising, money is tight.
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November 21, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Following Friday's 90-79 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, the 76ers were given the day off Saturday. Sixers center Spencer Hawes had a full day of activity, however, and he couldn't have been happier. Hawes hosted, at the Cherry Hill Armory, members of the National Guard who will soon be deployed to Afghanistan. The guardsmen will likely leave by the end of the year for 30 days of training at Fort Lewis in Washington state before going to Afghanistan. Their total tour of duty will last about a year.
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November 18, 2010 | By CHRISTINE OLLEY, olleyc@phillynews.com 215-854-5184
Marquis Wallace didn't think. When he saw people trapped in a burning apartment building in West Philadelphia last month while on routine patrol as a security guard at the University of Pennsylvania, he just reacted. Smoke was billowing from the kitchen windows and a woman was screaming that her asthmatic 3-year-old was trapped in the quickly spreading fire. "I just pushed the door in and ran inside of the building," said Wallace, 20, of North Philadelphia. "My main thing was to just get this building clear.
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October 26, 2010 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a U.S. Marine, he served in Vietnam, in the honor guard at President Dwight D. Eisenhower's funeral, and as sergeant of the guard for President Richard M. Nixon at Camp David. He went on to spend 25 years in the New Jersey State Police and, after that, worked for the department as a civilian weigh master at a truck-weighing station. Kenneth G. Wall, 62, of Gloucester City, was described by family and friends as a role model and patriot dedicated to his family, state, and country.
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