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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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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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July 19, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The background noise and the Phillies' dormant offense made it difficult to see the future on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in South Philadelphia. Chants of "Let's go Mets" and a standing ovation for the opposing pitcher as he stepped to the plate in the top of the ninth inning made Citizens Bank Park feel like Citi Field South. It was painful for whatever portion of the crowd showed up in the hope of seeing a Phillies victory, but at least it was quick - two hours and 21 minutes - and the fans left with a beach towel that came compliments of the Phillie Phanatic and his bouncy friends in the Galapagos Gang.
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July 16, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen
  Here's what happened in my church Sunday morning: Instead of our usual time of prayer, or maybe it was a prayer done differently, people in our congregation spoke - about the African American men killed by police and about the police killed in Dallas. First was a white woman in her 60s who is married to a black man. Years ago, their son, a lovable young man who used to be in my Sunday school class, was beaten up by the police. Now in his 20s and the same age as my sons, he's in jail, struggling with twin demons of mental illness and drug addiction.
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July 15, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, FOR PHILLY.COM/GEEK
If you have been to a recent Wizard World Philly or are a fan of VH1's Mob Wives , chances are you are familiar with Marissa Jade. Jade's profile looks to get far bigger in the near future, as a character she helped create for a comic book, "Destiny: Queen of Thieves", has just been green lit for a feature film! In an exclusive interview with Daily News Comics Guy, Jade shared how excited she is about the project, how it came to be and why she feels it will be a huge success.
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July 11, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
When the Rev. Mark Tyler learned of the carnage in Dallas, a thought flowed through his grief: That could have been us. That a gunman just as easily could have fired at the officers who had protected him and the hundreds of protesters he led on a march Wednesday through Center City from the African Methodist Episcopal Church Conference at the Convention Center. A peaceful showing against the killings of black men by police. "That it could have been our officers," said Tyler, the pastor of the Mother Bethel A.M.E.
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July 4, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Is it that time already? The nominations for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced July 14. Each year, we remind ourselves that the Emmys don't matter all that much - but that doesn't mean we don't like to see our favorites get an attaboy (or girl) from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Here, we present you with some names we hope Emmy voters didn't forget to include on their ballots, and we give some props to people and shows for achievements that they don't make awards for. Best Drama Now that Mad Men is over, it's time for Emmy voters to give FX's The Americans all the awards.
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July 2, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Less than a week before Camden County College's newly appointed president officially assumes his role, the county Board of Freeholders and the college board of trustees introduced Donald A. Borden to the community. Borden addressed county officials and faculty, staff, and students Thursday morning in Taft Hall at the college's Blackwood campus. The college appointed Borden as its fifth president April 5 and he will start Wednesday. "As long as I'm in this position, we will be student-centered.
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June 25, 2016 | By Michael Matza, Staff Writer
Thursday was a bad day for undocumented immigrants, among them Carlos Rojas. In the two decades since he illegally entered the United States from Mexico, Rojas, 44, has made a decent life for himself in South Philadelphia, working as a pastry chef and raising a family - while putting the ever-present possibility of deportation as far from his thoughts as he could. He found hope in a 2014 executive action by President Obama that would have protected him, as the parent of an American-born child, from being sent back to his homeland.
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June 24, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Word around the league is that the 76ers would love to come away with Ben Simmons and Kris Dunn in the NBA draft Thursday night. Dunn would love for that to happen as well. "My dad [John Selden] is from is Philly," the Providence point guard said Wednesday. "He would definitely love that. They're a young team, and I'm willing to go there and work. " The Sixers are trying to get in position to draft Dunn or someone of his caliber. They will have three first-round picks - Nos. 1, 24, and 26 - in the draft at the Barclays Center.
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June 20, 2016
Exactly one year ago, I was assaulted in my neighborhood. It's not the sort of anniversary you want to celebrate, but one you can't help but remember. During the attack, I believed the stranger could kill me. Thankfully, I escaped only badly beaten and robbed. My assailant was never caught. In the months following, I dealt with some of the typical post-traumatic psychological issues. But my most lingering fear wasn't that I would be attacked again. I was afraid of becoming a different person.
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June 12, 2016
* HELL ON WHEELS and THE AMERICAN WEST. 9 and 10 p.m. Saturday, AMC. Westward ho! AMC is pairing the final seven episodes of its drama about the transcontinental railroad with an event series from Robert Redford about such Western figures as Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, and Billy the Kid. * THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. Can't get tickets to Hamilton , either? We at least have a rooting interest in this year's Tonys, hosted by James Corden. Among Hamilton's 16 nominations is one for Philly's Leslie Odom Jr. (pictured)
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