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August 4, 1987 | By KEVIN MULLIGAN, Daily News Sports Writer
One of America's outstanding male swimmers is an archaeology-anthropology major at Harvard University. Not Pepperdine or Santa Clara or one of those other major Aquaman-producing universities. Harvard. Ivy League. Location: Cambridge, Mass. Not Mission Viejo, Calif., or Boca Raton, Fla. "I didn't want to go to college to be an athlete," said David Berkoff, of Huntingdon Valley. "I wanted to go learn. " That also explains why Berkoff, as a senior at Penn Charter in 1984, turned down full scholarship offers from some of America's most prestigious swimming powers to pay his own way to Harvard.
NEWS
October 30, 1996 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
If you spot a flock of orange-haired women and bizarrely attired young men around town today, don't mark it off to Halloween festivities. Instead, the credit (or blame) belongs to the Philadelphia Music Conference at the Doubletree Hotel, which is expected to lure more than 3,500 music hopefuls and scouts through Saturday. Now the nation's third-biggest music-industry shmooze (after Austin's South by Southwest and New York's CMJ), PMC will feature dozens of how-to-do-it panels (delving into management and publicity, starting your own label and getting a publishing deal)
SPORTS
November 23, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
FORMER COACH Bill Parcells, running back Jerome Bettis and NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue are among 26 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The list was announced yesterday by the Hall of Fame following a vote by its selection committee. There were 105 preliminary nominees. Among other semifinalists for the Class of 2012 are wide receivers Tim Brown, Cris Carter and Andre Reed, along with former 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. Former Chiefs guard Will Shields is the only first-year eligible player to make the list.
NEWS
March 8, 2012
S ABRIYA BILAL, a bus driver for the school district, wants to improve the city's representation in Harrisburg but admits that she is still getting the hang of politics. Commonwealth Senior Judge James Gardner Colins yesterday ordered her removed from the April 24 Democratic primary-election ballot for not having enough valid signatures on her nominating petitions. Bilal, who had hoped to challenge state Rep. Dwight Evans in the 203rd Legislative District, was removed from the ballot last year for the same reason, when she tried to run against City Councilwoman Marian Tasco.
SPORTS
September 29, 2009 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the 76ers set to begin training camp today at St. Joseph's University, four free agents were officially added to the team's roster to bring it to 17 players. That does not mean any of the newcomers will make the team, however. But they were there yesterday when the Sixers held their annual media day at the Wachovia Center. "We have 13 guaranteed contracts, and we may keep 14 [players on the roster]," said Sixers president and general manager Ed Stefanski. "If someone shows in camp, we may keep 14. " Among the hopefuls are shooting guard Dionte Christmas and point guard Sean Singletary, native Philadelphians who played in college at Temple and Virginia, respectively.
NEWS
November 12, 1998 | by Gar Joseph, Daily News Staff Writer
Politicians know a winning trend when they see one. Think Minnesota Gov.-elect Jesse "The Body" Ventura is the only elected official with his own action figure toy? Think again. Clout, with the help of cartoonist Signe Wilkinson, has developed action figures for our mayoral candidates. Let's face it, wouldn't they look a lot better in tights, trunks, sequined jackets, bleached hair and feather boas? And wouldn't it save a lot of money and be a lot more fun if we could settle this inside the ring?
NEWS
March 30, 1987 | By MARIA GALLAGHER, Daily News Staff Writer
Too many one-liners and too few issues. That's the way it was Saturday at an hour-long forum featuring the four candidates for mayor, sponsored by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. The PABJ somehow persuaded all four to share the same stage - a feat, since the candidates' schedulers usually take care that their speaking times don't overlap. Occasionally, they may be seen pausing to shake hands - if TV cameras are nearby - before sprinting out the nearest exit. This is what happens when they're corralled in the same room: A wound-up Frank L. Rizzo took aim at everybody, calling Edward G. Rendell "a mediocre DA," declaring that Rendell and Mayor Goode "have a tough time telling the truth," and contending that John J. Egan Jr. "couldn't attract a crowd if he stood out there naked.
NEWS
October 19, 1989 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
At the start of a Bensalem candidates' forum, mayoral hopeful James McMaster said he and his opponent, Edward F. Burns Jr., had decided to deliver their opening statements sitting down. "It's the one thing we agree on," he said. But during the nearly two-hour program Tuesday, which also featured candidates for council, treasurer and auditor, it was hard to find anything that the two men disagreed on. A trash-to-steam plant in Bensalem? Both are firmly against it. How to increase the township's tax base?
SPORTS
August 18, 2008 | The Inquirer Staff
U.S. medal hopefuls continued to falter yesterday in track and field. Having already failed to advance anyone to the finals of the long jump and discus throw, the U.S. men's team in Beijing was shut out in the 1,500 meters and the high jump. The failures in the 1,500 stung particularly hard since one of the runners, Sudanese refugee Lopez Lomong, was the team's flag-bearer at the opening ceremonies, and another, Bernard Lagat, was the 2007 world champion. Along with former NCAA champion Leonel Manzano, all three were naturalized U.S. citizens with compelling personal stories.
NEWS
December 18, 1991
In the thick of the presidential primaries early next year, the Treasury Department may deny candidates millions of dollars in matching funds. Sure, the money would be provided eventually - probably once the primaries are over - but it wouldn't be there right when it's needed most. In short, the post-Watergate reform that substituted federal funds for huge donations from fat cats is in danger. And you don't have to be a cynic to wonder if partisan politics played a role in this arbitrary ruling by Treasury Secretary Nicholas F. Brady, one of the President's closest friends and advisers.
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January 29, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Andy MacPhail, the Phillies president, is telling everyone to be patient. The team didn't become the worst in the major leagues in just one season, and it will take more than just that to turn things around. This makes perfect sense. Matt Klentak, the fresh, young general manager, preaches slow growth. Building a team is a process, and the process takes a while. Baseball does not reward haste, and he couldn't be more right. But it is still January and there is no hope to be found anywhere else.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
AS HOMICIDE DETECTIVES combed through Nakia Pyatt's apartment Jan. 16 looking for clues to identify the masked man who kicked down his door and shot him to death, Pyatt's dog, Rhino, lay bleeding under his owner's bed. Rhino did not whimper or whine. He just waited - for six hours - while the bullet wound in his groin oozed blood and police wandered through the Frankford apartment where he and Pyatt lived. Then, around 4 a.m. as Pyatt's sister, Ivory Poinsett, spoke with homicide investigators on the apartment building's front porch, Rhino came out from under the bed and joined them outside.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Wills Eye Hospital is talking to donors about raising money to expand its Center City campus with a new research and medical-care facility that would replace a strip of vacant houses and an empty lot. The eye-care hospital is seeking to raise at least $30 million to build the new facility on South Ninth Street properties beside its main building at Walnut Street, chief executive officer Joseph P. Bilson said in a statement. "This area has become a very vibrant center for health care and academic medicine," Bilson said.
SPORTS
January 23, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
St. Joseph's won 13 games last season. It didn't matter that nine losses were by six points or fewer, with another coming in overtime. That is what happens to teams that aren't good enough. This time around, the Hawks were picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic Ten, which sounded about right. On Wednesday night at the Palestra, in the second game of the 60th anniversary Big Five doubleheader, they improved to 15-3 with a 75-60 win over 6-9 Penn, which had beaten the Hawks three of the last five years.
NEWS
January 20, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
More than two weeks after the skeletal remains of a woman were discovered in a Delaware County park, state police are pinning their hopes for identifying the body on three distinctive pieces of jewelry. Authorities on Monday released photographs of three rings believed to have belonged to the woman, whose remains were found Jan. 1 in Ridley Creek State Park by someone walking in the woods. The jewelry was recovered from inside the clothing of the woman, police said Monday. Described by police as "unique," all three rings appear to be yellow-gold, but worn over time.
SPORTS
January 19, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Growing up in Galveston, Texas, Nick Williams spent a lot of time in his backyard hitting golf balls without a golf club. He was a kid who loved baseball, and kids who love baseball often love hitting home runs, and Williams savored the chance to track how far a baseball would go once his bat struck it. His father might throw him 200 pitches during a batting-practice session, Williams said, and he'd swing from his heels at every one. But he particularly...
SPORTS
January 15, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Union have plenty of moves to fill out their roster as they prepare for their seventh Major League Soccer season, and a big way of retooling will occur during Thursday's MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore. With two selections among the top six, expectations will be as high for the Union as they were in their inaugural season, 2010, when they had the first, sixth and seventh selections. The Union picked Danny Mwanga first, Amobi Okugo sixth and Jack McInerney seventh that year. While neither is still with the team, all had some degree of success, just not as much as originally expected as a group.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, FASHION WRITER
First Lady Michelle Obama enforced her husband's fiery message of hope for America Tuesday night in the form of a Narciso Rodriguez sheath the designer named marigold. "The design of the dress was very simple, but that shade is always the color of optimism," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Even before I heard the president's speech, I got a sense, just from Mrs. Obama, there would be a sense of looking toward the future. " With a wispy long bob, Obama waved and beamed in that pretty yellow dress - in a sea of grays, greens, and unfortunate ornate hats.
SPORTS
January 13, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
There are many reasons that the Union have experienced less than successful results during their first six Major League Soccer seasons. A poor showing in the draft is a contributing factor. Thursday's MLS SuperDraft takes place in Baltimore, and this will be the most pivotal draft for the Union since their inaugural one in 2010, when they had three of the first seven selections. In Thursday's draft, the Union have two of the top six picks. Their own choice is No. 3 overall, and they acquired the No. 6 pick in a trade with the Houston Dynamo.
NEWS
January 6, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
New Hope's historic Logan Inn has been purchased by Jersey City, N.J.-based Landmark Hospitality, which plans to restore and build additions to the building, according to Addison Wolfe Real Estate. Landmark paid $5.6 million for the inn, which opened in 1722 as a tavern and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Addison Wolfe, which represented the company in the deal, said in a release on Monday. Landmark, which also owns and operates New Hope's Hotel Du Village, plans to renovate the Logan Inn and to build two additional structures on the inn property to add 22 new guest rooms and a court yard.
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