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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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August 27, 2015
THE MOST horrifying piece of film many Philadelphians have ever seen involves Tampa Bay's Joe Jurevicius, running with the ball during an NFL playoff game. Not an Eagle defender in sight. For what seemed like hours. On the sidelines watching was Jurevicius' teammate, Tampa Bay defensive lineman Simeon Rice, enjoying what would be the key play in a devastating Eagles loss. Now, a decade later, he'd like to do Eagles fans a favor. Provide them with a film experience so terrifying, it will erase the memory of that other bloodcurdling horror show.
NEWS
August 23, 2015 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
Kids have tried. Parents have tried. Health professionals have tried. But according to the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the last 30 years. These children are at increased risk for adult diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. The annual hospital costs related to childhood obesity and its attendant problems - comorbidities - is roughly $127 million, according to the institute.
SPORTS
August 21, 2015 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
LONG POND, Pa. - Pocono Raceway wants the IndyCar series to return. IndyCar drivers want to continue racing at the 2.5-mile tri-oval. So, what's the problem with IndyCar possibly not racing at Pocono next year? Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono's president and CEO, says that whatever happens will be a business decision. If enough fans show up Sunday for the ABC Supply 500, IndyCar is expected to return to Pocono next year. Igdalsky won't say what the "enough" figure is. "We're optimistic we'll have a good crowd," Igdalsky said earlier this week.
NEWS
August 20, 2015 | BY CHRISTINE KILBRIDE
"MASS HAS ended. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. " The response, "Thanks be to God," has been uttered with more relief than I care to admit the past few years. My faith has been shaken - by scandal, by political squabbles and by discrimination. The sacred trust that I established throughout all my sacraments - Holy Communion, confirmation, reconciliation - somehow seems tarnished. These struggles have been recurring in my mind as Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families draws nearer.
REAL_ESTATE
August 17, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
You can't tell the 2016 presidential hopefuls without a scorecard, but thanks to the Loan Depot, we know something about their houses and how much their mortgages are. I can't do them all in this space, so if anyone thinks I've slighted their favorite hopeful, you can view the full list here . Jeb and Columba Bush live in Coral Gables, in a 3,485-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath townhouse purchased in August 2011 for $1.3 million....
SPORTS
August 14, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Sports Columnist
THE MOST uncomfortable man at the NovaCare Complex might be the guy who was standing behind the podium in the media tent yesterday morning. Maybe Bill Davis was just a football coach saying football coach things, but he certainly sounded like a guy who understands that paper champions often falter, and somebody often pays the price. Yes, the Eagles made some changes in their defensive backfield. Yes, the third year of a new scheme should feature fewer hiccups than the second year.
SPORTS
August 14, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
BYRON MAXWELL was barely an Eagle last May when he guaranteed to a reporter that he would be participating in his third consecutive Super Bowl this February. He based this not on the trade that had landed a former first-round pick as quarterback, or the signings of two elite level running backs, or even the fertile football mind of Chip Kelly. Nor was it about himself or any guarantee to deliver on a contract that will pay him as much as $63 million over the next six seasons. Maxwell took a look at the whole picture, particularly the mix of talent assembled in the secondary after two years of nightmarish coverage, a group whose nucleus includes three veterans with Super Bowl experience.
SPORTS
August 13, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
WHEN THE Union fell to the heavily favored Seattle Sounders, 3-1, after extra time, in last year's U.S. Open Cup final, coach Jim Curtin did what he thought was the classy thing to do. As the Sounders received their championship medals on the Union's home turf at PPL Park, Curtin made his team stay on the field to watch every last second of the ceremony. It was as a gesture of good sportsmanship, but it also served as a reminder to his young club. "I don't think some guys wanted to, but I think you have to watch that and you have to remember it, because you don't ever want to feel that way again," Curtin said.
SPORTS
August 12, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
A FEW FRIENDS were speaking excitedly about the Phillies over the weekend and my non-sports-fan wife asked this: "So, can they still make the playoffs?" Not exactly, she was told. But they're not in last place anymore! She was not impressed. "When do the Eagles start?" she asked. And therein lies our collective civic dilemma. What, exactly, are the Phillies playing for? What, exactly, are we watching? The birth of a new, young, exciting team? Or the kind of fool's gold that those good Phillies teams of the last decade often ran into at this time of the year?
SPORTS
August 8, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union are getting past believing that there is plenty of time left in this Major League Soccer season to earn one of the six Eastern Conference playoff berths. They will face what is nearly a must-win situation Saturday night when they visit expansion Orlando City. The Union are in last place in the 10-team Eastern Conference with a 6-13-4 record. Orlando City, which boasts two of MLS's most dynamic players, rookie Cyle Larin and midfielder Kaka, is 7-10-6 and in seventh place.
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