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August 18, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Jim Murray, 78, the witty, acerbic, longtime sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, died Sunday night of a heart attack at his home, the Times said yesterday. A wisecracking fixture at most major U.S. sporting events, and a 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Murray was the second veteran U.S. sportswriter to die this summer. Longtime Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich died June 4, also of a heart attack. Mr. Murray's last column, about Saturday's Pacific Classic horse race, appeared in Sunday's paper.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Murray, St. Joseph's Prep's athletic director, is retiring from the position after 46 years at the end of this school year. He will remain the school's varsity soccer coach, a position he has held since the team's inception in 1971. Since arriving at the Prep in 1969, Murray has served in many roles, both in the classroom and in the administration, including as dean of students in the early 1970s and chair of the mathematics department for a decade during which time he served on the academic council.
SPORTS
April 29, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WHEN JIM Murray began his long association with St. Joseph's Prep, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, gas was 23 cents a gallon and James Dean was starring in "Rebel Without a Cause. " Sixty years later, Murray, Class of 1959, is still at 17th and Girard, although after this academic year, he will retire. Well . . . sort of. Murray, 73, will step down as athletic director, a post he's held since 1971, and no longer teach math - which he's done since '69. But he'll stay on as varsity soccer coach.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
  REMEMBER when phone numbers began with two letters from the alphabet? Remember when kids could run the streets of Philadelphia without fear? Remember when you had to walk over to the TV to change the channel? Then "Remember When" is the radio show for you. Airing Saturday nights since December 2005 on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT (currently 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.), "Remember When" is a chatty stroll down Memory Lane guided by the show's troika of hosts - Steve Ross, Jim Murray and Jackie Strauss.
NEWS
March 26, 1997 | By Chris Seper, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
This is one of the most sacred weeks in the Christian faith, and those at Albert "Buddy" Miley's funeral yesterday saw the pain he endured in the last 23 years as a parallel to the suffering represented in the Lenten season. Former Eagles general manager Jim Murray, a friend, said Miley "lived Lent. The day he got tackled high and low . . . his life changed. He carried his cross for the rest of his life. " The Rev. James Sullivan told more than 350 mourners gathered in St. Joseph's Catholic Church to remember Miley, who died last Wednesday after an apparently assisted suicide connected to associates of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
SPORTS
January 21, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
A meeting in 2004 between Roger Clemens' former trainer and a representative of the pitcher's agents could have implications in the back and forth claims about steroid use that came out of the Mitchell report, according to published reports. Jim Murray, who is employed by Clemens' agents, met with the pitcher's former trainer Brian McNamee in 2004, near Clemens' New York apartment, according to McNamee's attorney, Earl Ward. Ward said that at the time, McNamee was concerned that some steroids might be lingering in Clemens' system that could result in a positive test in major league baseball's first round of steroid testing.
NEWS
March 26, 1986 | By Tom Fox, Inquirer Editorial Board
I was helping my wife with spring cleaning a week or so ago when to my complete surprise, I found a picture of Kevin Tucker, the new police commissioner, on my desk. I had no idea that I had a picture of Kevin Tucker on my desk. I had never met him. I had never covered him. I had read about him when he was named police commissioner. I had seen him on television a couple of times, but I never really knew the man. But there he was in a picture I had found on my desk. "Oh, look," my wife said, pointing to the picture, "that's Kevin Tucker, the new police commissioner, with the Pope.
NEWS
October 29, 1996 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Those rowdy New York Yankees fans will be celebrating today, staging a big parade that will feature its share of crude and classless behavior. But in Philadelphia, we're - well, waiting. In Jim Murray's files at the city representative's office in Center City are folders that tell how to stage a championship parade in Philadelphia. It's been a while since he's had to open them. "I worked on the two Flyers [Stanley Cup] parades in '74 and '75," Murray said, "The Phillies [in 1980]
SPORTS
June 9, 1987 | By Glen Macnow, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia real estate entrepreneur has agreed to provide the financial backing for a group that is attempting to purchase the New England Patriots and their home, Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Jeffrey Chodorow, president of a Center City firm known as the Core Group, will be the money man behind a group that purchased an option on the club and the stadium in December, said a spokesman for Chodorow's firm. The group is headed by Drew Lewis, the former U.S. secretary of transportation; Jim Murray, the former Eagles general manager, and his brother, Fran Murray, a restaurateur.
NEWS
March 16, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Since 1771, Philadelphians have marked St. Patrick's Day with a parade. On Sunday, the 2014 celebration will march up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The theme of this year's celebration is "St. Patrick, bless the contributions of Irish Americans to our nation," and the grand marshal will be former Eagles general manager Jim Murray, a cofounder of the first Ronald McDonald House for ill children, which opened in 1974 in Philadelphia. Before the parade, a Mass will be said 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 20th and Locust Streets.
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June 13, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Jim Murray's 50th year of coaching soccer will be his last. "I thought that 50 was a nice number," he said. "Even as I say it, I can't believe I've been coaching that long. " After spending four years at Friends' Central and the last 45 at St. Joseph's Prep, Murray will hang up his whistle at the end of next season. Murray, 74, has been semi-retired since the end of the last school year. The Villanova resident started at the Prep as a math teacher in 1969 and took over as his alma mater's athletic director two years later.
SPORTS
June 11, 2016
St. Joseph's Prep soccer coach Jim Murray will retire after the 2016 season, his 50th year in coaching and 46th at the Prep, the school announced. Murray, with 614 wins, is the second-winningest soccer coach in state history, according to the school. He became the first soccer coach at St. Joseph's Prep in 1971 and in 2006, according to the school, became the third soccer coach in Pennsylvania history to reach the 500-win mark. His team won the Catholic League title in 2010. Murray also coached for four seasons at Friends Central before his stint at St. Joseph's.
SPORTS
March 4, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
IT WAS SOMETIME during the 1967-68 basketball season and Jim Murray received a phone call from Harvey Pollack at about 5 p.m. "Can you make it down to the game and help me out with some stats?" Pollack asked of his co-worker at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. "Sure," said Murray. "I'll be right down. " Murray, now 76, has worked stats for the 76ers ever since. Ron Pollack started working games with his father at a young age. "I started coming when I was 10, which was 59 years ago," he said.
SPORTS
April 29, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WHEN JIM Murray began his long association with St. Joseph's Prep, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, gas was 23 cents a gallon and James Dean was starring in "Rebel Without a Cause. " Sixty years later, Murray, Class of 1959, is still at 17th and Girard, although after this academic year, he will retire. Well . . . sort of. Murray, 73, will step down as athletic director, a post he's held since 1971, and no longer teach math - which he's done since '69. But he'll stay on as varsity soccer coach.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Murray, St. Joseph's Prep's athletic director, is retiring from the position after 46 years at the end of this school year. He will remain the school's varsity soccer coach, a position he has held since the team's inception in 1971. Since arriving at the Prep in 1969, Murray has served in many roles, both in the classroom and in the administration, including as dean of students in the early 1970s and chair of the mathematics department for a decade during which time he served on the academic council.
NEWS
May 12, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Murray recalled the first time he was together in a car with Herb Lotman, a millionaire food-supply entrepreneur who was about to start a women's golf tournament to raise money for charity. Mr. Lotman wanted to show him his old neighborhood in West Philadelphia. "He was authentic," said Murray, the former Eagles general manager and a founder of the first Ronald McDonald House in the United States. "He was one of a kind, a kid from the old neighborhood who never forgot his roots. " Mr. Lotman, 80, of Haverford, a gregarious man with a big heart who spent his life giving back to his home area, died Thursday, May 8, of complications from heart failure.
NEWS
May 11, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Murray recalled the first time he was together in a car with Herb Lotman, a millionaire food-supply entrepreneur who was about to start a women's golf tournament to raise money for charity. Mr. Lotman wanted to show him his old neighborhood in West Philadelphia. "He was authentic," said Murray, the former Eagles general manager and a founder of the first Ronald McDonald House in the United States. "He was one of a kind, a kid from the old neighborhood who never forgot his roots. " Mr. Lotman, 80, of Haverford, a gregarious man with a big heart who spent his life giving back to his home area, died Thursday, May 8, of complications from heart failure.
NEWS
May 10, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Murray recalled the first time he was together in a car with Herb Lotman and the millionaire food supply entrepreneur who was about to start a women's golf tournament to raise money for charity gave a tour of his old neighborhood in West Philadelphia. "He was authentic," said Murray, the former Eagles general manager and a founder of the first Ronald McDonald House in the United States. "He was one of a kind, a kid from the old neighborhood who never forgot his roots. " Mr. Lotman, a gregarious man with a big heart who died Thursday at the age of 80, spent his life giving back to his home area.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
JIM MURRAY is having a good week. Yesterday, he was grandest marshal you ever saw at Philly's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. And on Thursday, his beloved Villanova will play its opening-round game in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed. The former Eagles general manager was positively beaming as he made his way up a sun-splashed Benjamin Franklin Parkway yesterday. Not bad for a guy who attended Our Mother of Sorrows Parish grade school, West Catholic High and Villanova.
NEWS
March 16, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Since 1771, Philadelphians have marked St. Patrick's Day with a parade. On Sunday, the 2014 celebration will march up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The theme of this year's celebration is "St. Patrick, bless the contributions of Irish Americans to our nation," and the grand marshal will be former Eagles general manager Jim Murray, a cofounder of the first Ronald McDonald House for ill children, which opened in 1974 in Philadelphia. Before the parade, a Mass will be said 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 20th and Locust Streets.
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