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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)
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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.
SPORTS
May 31, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Former Weber State power forward Joel Bolomboy and former Boise State forward James Webb III are among the headliners for a 76ers pre-draft workout Monday at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Both players could be taken late in the second round of the June 23 NBA draft. Guard Brannen Greene (Kansas), shooting guard Daniel House (Texas A&M), guard Tim Quarterman (LSU) and point guard Isaiah Taylor (Texas) also will participate. Last season, Bolomboy averaged 17.1 points and 12.6 rebounds and was named Big Sky Conference player of the year and defensive player of the year.
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September 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Jalen Fitzpatrick mostly remembers the silence. He was a senior wide receiver at Temple in 2014, playing at Penn State, in front of a frenzied crowd of 100,173 at Beaver Stadium. Fitzpatrick was responsible for the longest stretch of silence when he caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Phillip Walker that cut Penn State's lead to 20-13 with 5 minutes, 8 seconds left in the third quarter. "I remember it going from really loud to really to really silent," Fitzpatrick said in a telephone interview.
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September 11, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
A LITTLE OVER a week ago, Cheyney won a football game for the first time in exactly four years. The Wolves broke a 43-game losing streak with an opening 21-20 overtime win at Lincoln on Sept 1. It was their first victory since Sept. 1, 2012, when they also won at Lincoln (34-21). Understandably, coach Chris Roulhac, one of the good ones, was still basking in the glow at this week's first small-college luncheon. "Friday was a good day to be on campus," he said with a big-time smile.
SPORTS
September 9, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
MIAMI - On Thursday, for the second time in three days, the Phillies will start a pitcher who has attempted to reclaim his career with the addition of a two-seam fastball. Alec Asher, who will start Thursday in Washington, was told by the Phillies at the end of last season that he needed to learn how to throw a two-seamer. The sinker, manager Pete Mackanin said, gives a needed second look. Asher rode the pitch to great success in the minors this season before he was suspended for 80 games in June after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Tim Kelly
  As lifelong Eagles fans, hope thrives despite zero Super Bowl wins and an overall title drought of 55 years. Why shouldn't it, we ask? True, there is a new rookie head coach, a new rookie quarterback, suspect talent at a few key positions, and low regard for our squad by the pundits. But it is also true that the Eagles are currently undefeated and we fans are actively engaged to help influence the outcome. We help provide one of the best home field advantages in the league.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
I learned about the power of hope from Patty and Jerry Wetterling and all those who loved their son, Jacob. For 27 years, they never stopped hoping that one day, Jacob would come home. He had been kidnapped on Oct. 22, 1989, while bicycling with his little brother and best friend on a quiet street in the tiny town of St. Joseph, Minn. Jacob was just 11. He looked like his mom, with high cheekbones and eyes that crinkled when he smiled. His favorite food was steak, his favorite color was blue, and his sweetly goofy wit cracked up his siblings - Trevor, Carmen, and Amy. He was cherished.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
This is not the column I thought I'd be writing about Paul Kroll. I thought I'd write a kind of "he did Philly proud" piece applauding Kroll, a gifted welterweight boxer, for his relentless, years-long quest to win a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic boxing team. He missed qualifying by a lone bead of sweat but left everything he had in the ring, a contender to the end. I thought I'd be sharing news that Kroll, at 21, was turning pro. That his cheering section — from his awesome parents and siblings, to the neighbors on his North Philly block, to the coaches and kids at Rivera Rec Center, where he trained —were already dreaming big about his future.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
For months, the news about job growth has been good, at least nationally. But, until recently, it seemed as though the American people hadn't yet received the memo. Now, finally, there's a shift, with optimism on the rise, a Rutgers University study shows. Annette Reeves, 58, is feeling the mood. After many years of unemployment or underemployment, she started a full-time job in July. "I feel extremely confident," Reeves said. Like others caught in the recession, Reeves had lost her job, her house, and - almost - her spirit, a common effect of joblessness.
SPORTS
September 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Final Four predictions 1. Alabama It's the annual quiz in Tuscaloosa - who's the No. 1 quarterback? The question hasn't hurt the Crimson Tide the last two years when they made the playoffs, and especially last year when they won it all behind one-year starter Jake Coker. This year's final two candidates are junior Cooper Bateman and redshirt freshman Blake Barnett, either of whom will throw to a very talented bunch of receivers. Alabama faces a brutal batch of road games - at Mississippi, at Tennessee, at LSU - but should still have what it takes to reach the playoffs again.
SPORTS
September 1, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
JUST FIVE days ago, Jake Metz was jumping around the visitor's locker room at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., swigging champagne and celebrating the Philadelphia Soul's 56-42 win over the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl 29. On Tuesday, the 25-year-old defensive end was out on the practice field at the NovaCare Complex preparing for the Eagles' final preseason game against the Jets Thursday night at the Linc. Metz, who led the Arena League in sacks (eight) and was named the league's defensive lineman of the year, worked out for the Eagles on Monday, signed a contract with them later in the day and reported for work early Tuesday morning.
SPORTS
August 28, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies' minor-league coaches, instructors, prospects, veterans, and organizational fillers gathered in the spring of 2015 near the back fields of the team's complex in Clearwater, Fla. The annual meeting - which serves as an introduction to minor-league spring training - followed a season in which the Phillies affiliates combined to win just 40 percent of their games. None of the five minor-league teams finished 2014 with a record better than .500. The best team finished 10 games worse than .500.
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