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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.
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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.
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
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
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 18, 2014 | By Max Cohen, For The Inquirer
Markieff and Marcus Morris smiled Saturday while they signed autographs at the Hunting Park Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. The twin forwards for the Phoenix Suns were sponsoring a back-to-school charity event, giving away 200 backpacks to students ages 5 to 15. The twins are happier when they're together. The Philadelphia natives played on the same teams growing up, in high school at Prep Charter and in college at Kansas. But they were separated early in their NBA careers when they were selected one pick apart in the 2011 NBA draft, until Marcus joined Markieff in Phoenix via a trade from the Houston Rockets in February 2013.
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August 18, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN KENNETH HARPER committed to Temple from Buchholz High in Gainesville, Fla., he did not do so to be a running back. In fact, he was not even slated to play on the same side of the ball. "When I first came in, I was coming in at safety," Harper said. "My mindset was to do whatever I could do for the team. Whatever my role would be, as long as I was impacting the team in some way, I was successful. " Harper played both safety and running back in high school, but safety was where he thought his college career was headed.
NEWS
August 16, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Even before 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. - before Eric Garner died after New York City police officers put him in a choke hold - civil rights advocates were calling for police officers to wear cameras that record their interactions with the public. It's a policy, they say, that would protect people against police brutality and exonerate officers wrongfully accused of misconduct. It's a policy already in place in at least three major departments, and in the aftermath of Brown's and Garner's high-profile cases, calls for the cameras are gaining momentum.
SPORTS
August 13, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
TRAINING CAMP and preseason games are when you work on stuff, Bill Davis reminded us yesterday. So the defensive coordinator certainly didn't like the fact that his Eagles defense gave up 10 conversions on 17 third downs in the preseason opener Friday night in Chicago, but Davis said the struggles against Jay Cutler were part of getting better - much like the practices against Tom Brady and the Patriots that begin this afternoon in Foxborough, Mass.,...
NEWS
August 13, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
THIS ONE GOES OUT to all the dinosaurs out there. And you know who you are, you musty mail carriers, you fusty farmers, you lumbering lumberjacks and yeah, you too, you neglected newspaper reporters. Or so says the labor studies that track the doomed in quickly disappearing jobs. It takes a dinosaur to know a dinosaur. So when this newspaper dino spotted an "old school" stenographer at a "new school" technology journalism conference last month, I got curious. And when I saw the rock-star reception Norma Miller and her fellow stenographers were getting at the conference put on by Knight-Mozilla's OpenNews project, I did what any terrestrial facing extinction would: I tracked her down in hopes of gleaning some survival tips.
SPORTS
August 13, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THE UNION notably struggles against FC Dallas, and even during its recent surge under the direction of interim manager Jim Curtin, the club's lone MLS loss came against the foe from North Texas. But if the franchise is to win its first trophy, the Union will need to get past Dallas tonight in the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Philadelphia enters the 9 p.m. game at Toyota Stadium with a 0-3-4 all-time record against Dallas in league games. A win would propel it to its first U.S. Open Cup championship match, which would be held Sept.
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August 7, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy often likes a heavy workload, but the Eagles running back won't request one in the preseason. When McCoy was asked what he hopes to get out of the exhibition season, his answer was honest. "Not too much playing time," he said. McCoy said there is value in returning to the field and getting into the flow of the game, getting used to the calls from the sideline. He also wants to endure a hit. "We haven't really been hitting," McCoy said. "We want to play safe because we're playing against each other.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau had relentlessly pursued the organizers of the Lightfair International, trying to persuade them to hold their huge commercial-lighting trade show at the Convention Center. The show would be a big win for the city: $25 million in economic impact, 23,000 attendees, more than 13,000 nights in hotel rooms. But it appeared that New York's Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center had a firm lock on Lightfair's show on the East Coast. Then, finally, Philly's sales pitch worked.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Perhaps you remember giggling at an educational film that featured a stentorian narrator's warning about the perils of, say, becoming unpopular in high school. Melodramatic message movies of this sort seemed ludicrous to classroom viewers, even in the pre-ironic 1960s and '70s. So imagine Richard T. Wilson's challenge in making educational films for the young, media-savvy, uber-skeptical audiences of 2014. "I used to be one of the people giggling," says Wilson, 50, the married father of a daughter who attends Eastern High School in Voorhees.
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July 31, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
BETHLEHEM - Mike McCoy pursued his dream for what must have seemed like forever. It took 36 years, but last year it finally happened for him. So maybe it's really true what they say about life and all those best things. "It was kind of the culmination of a long journey," he said Monday via speaker phone at Saucon Valley Country Club, where starting Sept. 6 he'll try to defend his U.S. Mid-Amateur title. "I've been trying to win a USGA championship since I tried to qualify for the U.S. junior at 14. " Nine months ago in the Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.)
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