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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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)
SPORTS
June 10, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
To Devin Smeltzer, the 140th pitch felt like the first. "I had no idea my pitch count was that high," Smeltzer said. "I felt great. " Smeltzer, a sophomore left-handed pitcher at San Jacinto (Texas) Community College, threw 140 pitches in an 8-1 win over Chattahoochee (Ala.) Valley in the junior college national semifinals June 3. He struck out 20. He said he felt "great" the next day. The overpowering performance highlighted Smeltzer's development in the two years since his graduation from Bishop Eustace and explained why he's such an intriguing professional prospect on the verge of the major-league baseball draft, which is set for Thursday through Saturday.
SPORTS
June 9, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Luis Suarez joked around with teammates at the beginning of Uruguay's training session late Tuesday afternoon at the University of Pennsylvania and moved freely and fluidly. While the 15 minutes open to reporters before the true training began wasn't much, Uruguay fans looked for any positive news about the Barcelona star. Seeing Suarez move well, albeit in short bursts, could be the first step in the good news department. The speculation will continue as to whether Suarez will play in Uruguay's second Copa America Group C game, 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field against Venezuela.
SPORTS
June 9, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There was a time, easy to forget now, that Nolan Carroll and JaCorey Shepherd were supposed to be something more than invisible. They sit two lockers apart from each other in a corner of the NovaCare Complex locker room. They were sitting there Tuesday, minutes before the first practice of the Eagles' mandatory minicamp this week, their first practice since an injury ended each of their seasons last year. Carroll was one of the Eagles' starting cornerbacks last season, for the team's first 11 games, until he broke his right ankle Nov. 27 against the Detroit Lions.
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