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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
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 23, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Claude Giroux was bold. "After we win Game 4, we'll be able to get momentum and kind of go from there," the Flyers captain said before Wednesday's game. Well, the Flyers did win Game 4, outlasting Washington, 2-1, and giving them life in a physical, old-time hockey playoff series. Do they have enough momentum to conjure memories of 2010, when the Flyers overcame a three-games-to-none series deficit and stunned Boston? The Flyers, trailing in this series three games to one and facing another elimination game, will meet the Capitals on Friday night at the Verizon Center.
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April 23, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
After struggling along with his team for the first three playoff games, Flyers captain Claude Giroux had a different look in Game 4, and the by-product was that the Flyers extended their season and averted a sweep. Giroux set up the Flyers' first goal, assisting on Shayne Gostisbehere's first-period power-play blast in the Flyers' 2-1 win Wednesday over the visiting Washington Capitals. Still down three games to one in their opening round best-of-seven Stanley Cup series, the Flyers will visit Washington for Game 5 on Friday.
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April 22, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
EARL WEAVER, the late Hall of Fame manager with the Baltimore Orioles, once said he didn't believe in momentum because the next day's starting pitcher could take it from you. You can't find exactly when he said it, or whom he said it to, but there are hundreds of managers out there, if not thousands, who have embraced it as gospel ever since. Over the years, it's been shortened to "Momentum is only as good as the next day's starter" - which seems a great entry to addressing something T.J. Oshie said after Wednesday night's game.
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April 19, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
MUCH OF the optimism that has been engineered by 76ers coach Brett Brown lately has been centered on his belief that the organization is going to be aggressive in the pursuit of free agents this offseason. While Brown admits that Philadelphia probably isn't a desired destination and that premier free agents such as Kevin Durant and LeBron James will end up elsewhere, he believes helpful new talent will be brought in as the next phase, as he calls it, of the rebuild moves forward. "There is more of an interest and real discussion with ownership, with (director of basketball operations)
NEWS
April 17, 2016
On April 8, the Community Center at Visitation hosted its Hope Gala at Woodcrest Mansion at Cabrini College. The center in Kensington, one of the 10 poorest districts in the country, provides a safe place for community outreach, education, and recreation. More than 120 attendees, including the center's executive director, Sister Betty Scanlon, came together for a cocktail reception, dinner, and dance presentation by the Vietnamese Fan dancers. The Young Leader Community Service award went to Marc Mater.
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April 15, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
IF THIS HAD been a prison sentence, Sixers coach Brett Brown was given three years of hard labor. The third one, completed with the 72nd loss of the season on Wednesday, nearly broke him. Trying to find a point guard to effectively lead his team for the first third of the season wasn't a real option with the players he was given. He was given no veterans with on-court value who could help him develop the multitude of NBA infants. His star rookie got into off-the-court problems in three instances that involved police.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
Nineteen years ago, Elyce Cardonick got a call about a newly diagnosed lymphoma patient whose fast-growing chest tumor was causing severe breathing problems. The cancer patient was 13 weeks pregnant and had rejected her oncologist's advice to abort before starting toxic chemotherapy. Cardonick, a young maternal-fetal medicine specialist then at Jefferson University Hospital , discovered that little was known about treating cancer during pregnancy. The issue became her calling, inspiring her to create the Pregnancy and Cancer Registry to collect data about treatment and long-term results for both mothers and children.
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April 11, 2016 | By Patricia Madej, Staff Writer
From as far as Tennessee and as close as South Philadelphia, hundreds of people came Saturday to stand in spitting snow and unseasonably frigid temperatures for a chance at stardom. They were there at Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub, at Second and South Streets, for an open-casting call for the 32nd season of MTV's Real World , the network's longest-running reality series. "You don't give up something like this," said Michael Giuda, 21 of South Philadelphia. "I'm really in your face.
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April 7, 2016 | Les Bowen, Staff Writer
ONCE AGAIN, NFL free agency did not live up to what Stefen Wisniewski had in mind. Once again, he settled for a one-year deal with a team that needed a starting offensive lineman, hoping this might be the chance that could lead to long-term security, somewhere. Wisniewski, 27, is the leading contender to start at left guard for the Eagles after signing a contract that a source close to the situation said is worth slightly more than the $2.5 million he made on a similar deal last year in Jacksonville.
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April 7, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
The decaying vacant house at Ella and Stella Streets sits just across from Hope Park in West Kensington's bustling heroin bazaar. Outside the back door are a half-dozen spent syringes, some with the needles severed off. Inside, dozens of white syringe wrappers form a snowcap on a layer of deep brown mud and a kaleidoscopic sprinkling of trash. The ground-floor windows are boarded up, making Officer Jeff Stauffer's flashlight the only beam of light to pierce the quiet darkness inside.
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