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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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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May 22, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kadiatou Diallo. Valerie Bell. Lesley McSpadden. Wanda Johnson. Carol Gray. Samaria Rice. They are among mothers whose sons have died in police-related violence. At that moment of loss and mourning, says photographer and educator Denise Allen, the media place a microphone in front of these mothers so they can talk about their dead sons. Allen has created "My Son Matters!," a project on display at the Mt. Airy Art Garage until the end of May. Striking portraits of black mothers with their sons decorate the gallery.
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May 21, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Never mind. Paul Wiedeman   , the highly successful boys' basketball coach at Haddonfield High School, has decided that the grass isn't always greener, after all. Wiedeman accepted a teaching and coaching position at Cherokee High School on May 13. The next day, the Haddonfield Board of Education accepted his resignation, effective June 30. Now, Wiedeman wants to stay at Haddonfield. He has sent a request to the Haddonfield Board of Education to rescind his resignation at the May 28 meeting, according to Haddonfield athletic director Lefty Banos.
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May 20, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Qualls is confident that he can help speed up the 76ers' rebuilding process. "I feel like I can help right now," the former Arkansas shooting guard/small forward said. "I can be a force right away to help change that atmosphere and [turn] that program around. " Qualls, 21, is trying to impress the Sixers' coaches and executives in person. He flew to Philadelphia on Sunday. He is scheduled to work out for the team on Tuesday in a group that includes Keifer Sykes (Wisconsin-Green Bay)
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May 17, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When Divining Rod is led from the Stakes Barn at Pimlico Race Course late Saturday afternoon and takes the traditional walkover to be saddled for the Preakness Stakes, it will be the first time the blue, green and white silks of Lael Stables, owned by Roy and Gretchen Jackson, will see the track for a Triple Crown race since 2006, when the same walk was taken by ill-fated Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro. The Jacksons have had some very good horses since then, including multiple stakes winners several times, but none that had the right timing, the right form and the right luck to be entered in one of the three most prestigious races in the United States.
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May 15, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Suddenly, Republicans aiming for the White House find themselves knee-deep in the big muddy. Twelve years after the United States invaded Iraq, the party's presidential hopefuls are rehashing the decision to go to war, after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in an interview that aired Monday that he would have made the same decision as his brother, former President George W. Bush. Jeb Bush has since tried to clarify his comments, but he has been dragged into a three-day political quagmire as, one after the other, his likely rivals have said they would not have ordered the 2003 invasion of Iraq, given the erroneous intelligence that Saddam Hussein's regime had weapons of mass destruction.
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May 14, 2015 | MICHELLE SINGLETARY, Washington Post Writers Group
FOR MANY PEOPLE, buying insurance for your car, home or life seems like a big waste of money. What if you never get into an auto accident? Although most states require auto-liability insurance, people nonetheless grouse about all that money doled out over the years. Or what if you never make a claim against your home-insurance policy? That's money gone too, they grumble. And chances are you're going to live a long life. But, like it or not, insurance is often necessary because most of us can't self-insure against financially catastrophic events.
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May 13, 2015 | Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lehigh Valley third baseman Maikel Franco entered Monday hitting .336 with an International League-leading 12 doubles. The Phillies closest prospect is "getting closer and closer" to a major-league promotion, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We want to bring him when we're sure that it's time for him to come," Amaro said. "He got his feet wet a little last year. I think that was good [for him] to get an understanding of what it's like to be in the big leagues and have a little precursor.
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May 13, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since the discovery more than 30 years ago of a protein shed by tumor cells in the ovaries, researchers have tried unsuccessfully to use it for an ovarian-cancer screening test. Now, a mammoth, long-awaited United Kingdom study has had some success by tracking rapid changes in blood levels of the protein, CA125, rather than simply elevations above a presumed normal. A key to this screening strategy is an ovarian-cancer risk formula, or algorithm, developed over many years by a Harvard biostatistician with help from oncologists, including ones at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
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May 11, 2015
Hardcover For the week ended May 10, compiled by Nielsen BookScan © 2015 the Nielsen Co. Fiction 1. Gathering Prey John Sandford. Putnam. $29 2. Memory Man David Baldacci. Grand Central. $28 3. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins. Riverhead. $27 4. The Liar Nora Roberts. Putnam. $28 5. The Bone Tree Greg Iles. Morrow. $28 6. Death Wears a Beauty Mask Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.
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May 9, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - Matt Harvey was dressed and on his way out of the Mets clubhouse at Citi Field late Wednesday night when he stopped to consider the consequences of the choice that changed his life and career. He will pitch against Cole Hamels and the Phillies on Friday, arriving as Major League Baseball's best starter and the biggest star in its biggest market: a 5-0 record, a 2.41 earned run average, 34 strikeouts in 332/3 innings, an average of 40,450 people in attendance for each of his last four outings.
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