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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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November 18, 1993 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Four golfers from the Philadelphia area trying to join the Senior PGA tour survived yesterday's first cut at first-stage qualifying tournaments. In Sarasota, Fla., former U.S. Amateur champion Jay Sigel of Berwyn shot 72, for a two-day total of 145, well under the cut of 155. Bob Thatcher, head pro at Olde Masters Golf Club in Newtown Square, shot 151. And Jack Eckenrode, of Quakertown, shot 155. In Tucson, Ariz., Tony Perla of Collegeville shot 148 against a cutoff score of 161. A total of 60 players are left in each qualifier.
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October 30, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writers
Eagles guard Todd Herremans tore the biceps muscle in his left arm, according to NFL sources, but the right guard will attempt to play Sunday against the Texans even though the injury is often season-ending. Herremans was hurt late in the Cardinals game on Sunday and left for three plays, but he returned for the final plays of the Eagles' last drive and essentially used just his right arm to fend off blockers. He wasn't available after Tuesday's practice - in which he participated - and declined to comment on the report through a team spokesman.
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October 29, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA, ranked fifth in FCS, is coming off a huge, last-minute comeback win at then-No. 15 William & Mary. Next week, the Wildcats (6-1) face another pivotal road game at No. 16 Richmond. First, they must make sure they take care of business tomorrow afternoon at home against Morgan State (4-3). Good thing that coach Andy Talley believes he has a mature enough group to handle it. "I guess you could say this is one of those 'trap' games," he said. "I think our team knows the situation.
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October 26, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The first four Saturdays of the college football season were like holidays for Penn State wide receivers DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis, with both catching passes early and often for big yardage in the Nittany Lions' 4-0 start. Then the meat of the Lions' schedule arrived with a steady diet of Big Ten opponents and improved defenses, forcing quarterback Christian Hackenberg to hurry some passes and run for his life on other pass plays. However, after working hard with the offensive line during their second bye week since Sept.
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October 23, 2014 | BY DAVID DRIVER, For the Daily News
BALTIMORE - The Drexel men's basketball team was picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association last season, but, only a few weeks later, in November, Damion Lee was lost for the season with a torn ACL. The Dragons plan to have Lee in the starting lineup for the Nov. 14 opener at Colorado, but the departures of standout point guard Frantz Massenat and Chris Fouch might be two reasons Drexel was picked to finish fourth yesterday at...
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October 23, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
DARREN SPROLES didn't like what he was hearing from the Eagles' medical staff as he sat on the Lincoln Financial Field turf late in the third quarter of the Birds' 27-0 victory over the Giants week before last. Sproles, whose 15-yard touchdown scamper on the Eagles' previous series had set the final score, was down and hurting. At the end of a 4-yard run, he'd been bent backward by Giants defensive tackle Markus Kuhn. While quarterback Nick Foles confronted Kuhn, then an official about Kuhn's actions, Sproles feared the worst.
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October 17, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
LIKE MANY basketball fans his age, 76ers rookie K.J. McDaniels grew up watching the San Antonio Spurs flirt with dominance in the NBA year in and year out. The 21-year-old admired the obvious stars, such as David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. He probably focused a little less on the team's defensive stopper and surely never paid much attention to the wild-eyed, hyper assistant coach. But Bruce Bowen and Brett Brown probably will figure prominently in the career of Daniels, whom the Sixers selected in June with the 32nd overall pick.
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October 16, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
ZACH ERTZ always has aimed high. He doesn't want to be only a good NFL tight end; he wants to be a great one. He wants to catch 80 passes a year. He wants to go to Pro Bowls. He wants to be mentioned in the same breath with the best tight ends in the game. He believes he has that kind of talent. His coaches believe he has that kind of talent. If you saw his incredible, diving touchdown catch in the first quarter Sunday night against Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, you know he has that kind of talent.
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October 12, 2014 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
A University of Pennsylvania professor who studies psychopaths has found hope for improving human behavior in a surprising place: fish oil. A new study led by Adrian Raine, a psychologist in Penn's criminology department, found giving children a fruit drink mixed with omega-3 fatty acids - a key ingredient in fish oil - improved their behavior. Strangely, the behavior of parents also improved, even though they weren't taking the supplements. More on that later. Raine's ultimate goal is ambitious: to reduce crime.
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October 10, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
WHEN THE UNION players walk through the tunnel and onto the PPL Park pitch tomorrow night, it could be the start of their last meaningful game of this up-and-down season. It's up to them to make sure their following two weekends carry the same importance as this one. There's no way around it - the Union (9-10-12) needs three points against the Columbus Crew (11-10-10) to keep its already slim postseason hopes alive. A loss and a New York Red Bulls win against Toronto FC tomorrow would mathematically eliminate the club from contention.
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October 10, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
DEMECO RYANS again didn't practice yesterday, with what he indicated was a groin strain, suffered after he took a helmet to the groin and initially kept playing Sunday against the Rams. The Eagles' middle linebacker - "the alpha male among us," according to potential replacement Emmanuel Acho - said he's still hopeful of playing Sunday night against the Giants. With the other inside linebacker, Mychal Kendricks, almost certainly out through next week's bye with a calf strain, the Eagles' defense might be in dire straits against a Giants offense that has averaged 35 points per game in winning three in a row, following an 0-2 start.
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