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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.
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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April 15, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
IT WAS FINALLY warm on the Sunday when North Philadelphia's Bright Hope Baptist Church hosted a special guest preacher, the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, once led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But inside the church, at Cecil B. Moore Avenue and 12th Street near Temple University, there was a palpable chill. "It almost seemed like it was a funeral in there," one member said. That Sunday, March 23, no white-gloved ushers were there to greet worshippers at the church's glass-door entrances.
NEWS
April 15, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
As he sat Tuesday night at a candidates forum in a quiet, half-empty room at a Quakertown library, Bob Guzzardi had an answer for everything. Guzzardi, the Ardmore millionaire and Republican activist challenging Gov. Corbett in next month's primary, offered views on taxes, party politics, and education. When one audience member expressed concern about pension costs, Guzzardi alighted on a familiar message. "Spending must be cut, and under Corbett and the Democrats that won't happen," he said with professorial authority.
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April 14, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
MICHAEL A. BROWN, who pulled himself up by his bootstraps to become founder/president of Environmental Construction Services in the Far Northeast, said yesterday that he is moving his company to Oxford Circle to make it a job-providing "pillar of the community. " Brown said that in 2010 when he founded the company - which retrofits businesses to reduce their energy costs - people told him he couldn't find skilled employees in Philadelphia. They were wrong. "In one year, I grew our company from four employees to 32 - everyone from energy auditors to union sheet metalworkers, pipe fitters and plumbers," Brown said.
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April 13, 2014 | By Andrew Parent, Inquirer Staff Writer
Throughout her high school career, Liz McGroarty always ran in the postseason track meets in a team of four, with a garnet-colored baton clutched firmly in her hand. That is, until February. The Garnet Valley senior experienced big-meet success in her sophomore and junior seasons as part of the Jaguars' 4x800-meter relay, taking fourth in the state championships at Shippensburg as a sophomore and third place last year as part of a relay that also featured junior Skyler Berardi and 2013 graduates Alyssa Rudawski and Katie Keyser.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AUGUSTA, Ga. - No matter what else does or does not happen the rest of his life, Justin Rose will always have Merion. Still, everything moves along. Ten months after he finally got his first major at the age of 32 by becoming the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open in 4-plus decades, Rose is trying to do just that. It's something seemingly every golfer goes through after breaking through. This week he's playing in his ninth Masters. His best finish was a fifth in 2007, when he led after the first round.
SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
BEFORE RYAN BRAUN played the role of the Grinch Who Stole the Home Opener, Cole Hamels shared encouraging news for Phillies fans: He could return to the rotation earlier than expected. Three hours before the Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers play in the first game at Citizens Bank Park in 2014, Hamels stood inside the home dugout and sounded confident he would be off the disabled list and on the mound in 2 weeks. Hamels made the first start of his official rehab assignment (and third game overall)
NEWS
April 4, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
IF AND when they're finished with HBO's "Game of Thrones," we should probably put David Benioff and D.B. Weiss in charge of something slightly less complicated. Say, national health care. Or sorting out things in Syria, before maybe moving on to Crimea. As television's most ambitious drama returns Sunday for Season 4, it's hard not to marvel at the producers' stamina as they juggle multiple storylines, filmed on multiple continents, with a crew of first-rate actors whose characters may not have yet met but who seem utterly integrated into the company.
NEWS
March 31, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
MAYOR NUTTER returned from Rome more optimistic about a papal visit to the City of Brotherly Love than he was before he left - indicating Philadelphia may very well see a visit from Pope Francis for the World Meeting of Families in September 2015. The mayor met with members of the press yesterday afternoon at City Hall to discuss his visit, saying he felt assured he and the Philadelphia delegation had been well-received during their nearly weeklong trip to Vatican City. The local delegation included Nutter's chief of staff Everett Gillison, Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Charles Chaput.
TRAVEL
March 31, 2014 | By Lini S. Kadaba, For The Inquirer
AGULHAS, South Africa - Going to the ends of the Earth holds a certain magic, especially when it's off the beaten tourist track. That was our goal. It would require more than 130 miles of driving from Cape Town to the tip of the continent; persistence, despite the local who insisted there was nothing worth seeing there; and a wee bit of courage. Popular perception touts the Cape of Good Hope as the end of the world. It is a stunning location of craggy cliffs, crashing waves, and the occasional ostrich on the Atlantic Ocean.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
HOUSTON - Where the 76ers are right now is obvious; look no further for proof than last night's 26th consecutive loss, which tied the NBA record. Where they want to go was almost as easy to see, also, in those Rockets, who won the game, 120-98. And one of the engineers of Houston's turnaround was Sam Hinkie, now the president and general manager of the Sixers. Following three straight seasons without making the playoffs, the Rockets were able to land James Harden in a trade with Oklahoma City and sign him to 5-year contract.
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