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April 23, 2001
Answer: A network TV quiz show that may never return to Philadelphia - or at least not to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Question: What is "Jeopardy?" Or better yet: What is in jeopardy? Philadelphia's role as a tourist destination, that's what. Again and again, organizations convening here complain that union complications have forced costs upward. For a while, the unions were fighting each other over jurisdictional differences, but that was supposed to have been solved by an agreement brokered by City Hall.
NEWS
September 16, 2004
ANYONE WATCHING "Jeopardy!" lately? Is it just me - or is something fishy? Ken Jennings has been on this show for a remarkable 40-plus days - but I smell something out of kilter with this show. Is the program for real? Now, Mr. Jennings is a very smart man, that is a fact, but does he really have that much locked up in his brain? How can a classy guy like Alex Trebek face those other contestants? Is someone secretly giving Mr. Jennings the answers, or maybe his buzzer is perhaps a little faster that the other two contestants'?
NEWS
March 24, 1995 | By Amy Zurzola, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mark Leder must have been one of the most annoying kids at summer camp. While the other children were busy making macaroni necklaces, little Mark was memorizing the camp roster. He knew every name and every home town of every kid in the camp, helping to gain him what he called "a reputation for being a vast repository of otherwise useless knowledge. " Yesterday, Leder, lanky 47-year-old personal injury lawyer from Manchester, Conn., was trying to parlay some of that stored-up minutiae into a spot on Jeopardy!
NEWS
October 20, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
STOCKHOLM - The owner of Saab Automobile says the administrator of the cash-strapped carmaker's reorganization under bankruptcy protection wants to terminate the process. Swedish Automobile N.V., the Netherlands-based company that owns Saab, said Thursday that lawyer Guy Lofalk will file an application to end the reorganization process to a Swedish court. The company said it will contest the application and apply for a replacement of Lofalk as administrator. Saab entered bankruptcy protection in September after a court granted it a three-month period to reorganize its operations and try to solve a severe liquidity crisis.
SPORTS
February 20, 2009 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An MRI exam conducted yesterday on the right calf of 76ers guard Andre Miller revealed a strain, and he is officially listed as day to day with the team set to visit the Miami Heat tomorrow. The injury, which Miller suffered during the third period of the Sixers' 101-89 loss to the visiting Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, could end the veteran's streak of consecutive games played at 501. That is the NBA's longest among active players. Tayshaun Prince of the Detroit Pistons is second with 465. Miller was unavailable for comment after the team practiced yesterday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, but coach Tony DiLeo and guard Lou Williams were not counting the Sixers' playmaker out. "We'll have to wait to see [today]
NEWS
December 30, 2004 | By Tanya Barrientos INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings' buzzer finger probably hasn't even straightened out yet, and already he's being called back to defend his trivia crown. After winning more than $2 million in a freaky 74-game streak that garnered huge ratings for the quiz show, Jennings will have a chance to nearly double his take. Producers announced Tuesday there will be a "Super Tournament," which will pit Jennings in a final match against two survivors of a competition among nearly 150 five-time winners.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just like that Energizer Bunny, Jeopardy! nerdstud Ken Jennings kept on going. And after beating all comers during last night's season finale, he'll keep on going in September. That's right, Jennings notched his 38th consecutive win. And he did it in style by shattering the show's previous one-day record of $52,000 - which he had already tied three times - by pocketing $75,000 for the day. The 30-year-old Salt Lake City software engineer has earned $1,321,660 since taking Alex Trebek's perennial game show by storm with his first appearance on June 2. "Will it never end for this talented young man?"
NEWS
May 20, 1993 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As a lawyer and a teacher, Andrew Connally always has the answers. But does he have the questions? Connally will need them tonight, when he will be seen competing on Jeopardy!. "It's a whole lot easier sitting in the audience or at home," Connally said. "It's a question of whether you can keep your nerves under control and how fast your thumb is. If you're paralyzed with fear, then your mind goes blank. " Connally, who teaches history at the Agnes Irwin School, participated in a contestant search in Atlantic City in May 1992.
NEWS
November 30, 2004 | By Beth Gillin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He's been called a nerd, a geek, a robot, Mr. Know-it-All, and the Human Rolodex. And that's by people who like him. Now some are saying that this is the week long-reigning Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings finally loses. Maybe even tonight, at 7 on WPVI (Channel 6). With his steel-trap memory and Opie-from-Mayberry grin, the 30-year-old software engineer from Salt Lake City has become a minor cultural phenomenon. Jennings' string of correct questions to answers provided by host Alex Trebek have been delivered with breathtaking quickness and occasional flashes of charm.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2004 | By Tanya Barrientos INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Vacation's almost over and it's time to get your head back into the game. Not the office game. Not the campaign game. The game that's turned a quiet brainiac named Ken Jennings into America's newest television hero - Jeopardy! Tomorrow, the mild-mannered software designer from Salt Lake City returns to the classic quiz show to defend his title as the longest-running, highest-earning, best-ratings-getting player ever on the syndicated program, which airs at 7 p.m. weekdays on WPVI (Channel 6)
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March 4, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has notified prosecutors that a forensic scientist botched a lab analysis in a drug case, potentially calling into question thousands of criminal cases across the state. The attorney general has advised county prosecutors to alert defense counsel in the 7,800 cases on which the scientist worked since 2005. Most of the cases are in North Jersey, according to a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office. The scientist, Kamal Shah, worked in the drug unit of the State Police's North Regional Laboratory.
SPORTS
January 14, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Friday night football is in jeopardy for the 2016 season at Haddonfield High School. Same goes for Monday night lacrosse, Wednesday night soccer, and Tuesday and Thursday night band practice. That's because the poles that support the lights above Haddonfield's football stadium have been removed after being deemed unsafe, Haddonfield athletic director Lefty Banos confirmed on Tuesday. Banos said the wooden poles were determined to be "rotted" during an inspection around Thanksgiving.
NEWS
August 10, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy and Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Kathleen Kane sowed the seeds of her undoing during her seemingly flawless first year in office. That was the year the Democratic attorney general, newly elected in a landslide, won national attention for stands in favor of gun control and marriage equality. MSNBC host Chris Matthews even suggested she was presidential material. But it was also the year she secretly shut down an undercover sting operation she inherited from her Republican predecessors. Though the investigation had caught Democratic elected officials in Philadelphia pocketing cash and jewelry, Kane, in 2013, declined to press charges, saying the case was badly flawed and possibly tainted by racial targeting.
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stockton University announced Tuesday that Trump Entertainment was seeking to block the transformation of the shuttered Showboat Casino into an "island campus" for the university - a move touted as a game-changer for the embattled local economy and the school. Trump Entertainment will use a 1988 legal covenant with Caesars Entertainment - Showboat's former corporate parent - to prevent Stockton from reopening the property as a school and hotel, according to the university. The covenant would prevent the property from being used as anything other than a first-class casino-hotel, the school said.
SPORTS
January 11, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
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NEWS
January 11, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
The Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon may not happen this year, for one very big reason: the pope. This fall's visit by Pope Francis will be his first to the United States and the first papal visit to Philadelphia since 1979. He will appear in conjunction with the World Meeting of Families, the world's largest gathering of Catholic families, which runs Sept. 22 to 27. The conference and his appearance overlap with what would be the 38th running of the race, which has traditionally been held on the third Sunday in September.
SPORTS
July 7, 2014 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
LONG POND, Pa. - Brandon Igdalsky is wondering just how committed IndyCar racing fans are. When Pocono Raceway announced IndyCar racing would return to the track last year for the first time since 1989 the track president and CEO said "excitement was through the roof. " Attendance for last year's race won by Scott Dixon was respectable, around 25,000. Expectations were fans who enjoyed the 220-mph open-wheel racing would return and likely bring more fans. Instead, Igdalsky said yesterday ticket sales for tomorrow's Pocono IndyCar 500 are "down quite a bit. " "Fans need to put their money where the mouth is," he said.
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
He has been called a villain. Robotic. A mad genius. A hero. This for an even-tempered Swarthmore College graduate who was perhaps most known on campus for wearing shorts in the dead of winter? One point is not in dispute about Arthur Chu, 30. He is very, very good at the game show Jeopardy! After winning just nine games, he is already third on the show's all-time list of money winners, not counting those who have won special tournaments. With his win in the show that aired at 7 p.m. Friday on 6ABC, his total now stands at $261,000, thanks in part to an attacking style that can throw competitors off-balance.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG After weeks of closed-door negotiations, Pennsylvania's legislative leaders agree on this much: If there is no vote by the middle of next week on a measure to provide billions of dollars in additional transportation funding, the bill is as good as dead. "You can go back to planning the funeral," Speaker Sam Smith (R., Jefferson) said this week when asked what would happen if the House did not consider the issue before it breaks Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R., Delaware)
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