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August 9, 1989 | By Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
No matter how romantic it looks, don't do it: don't run barefoot on the beach. Doctors say that running barefoot on the sand puts stress on the tendons and ligaments in your legs. And even wearing sneakers while jogging on the beach won't eliminate all risk of injury. "When your heel goes deep into the sand, it puts a strain on the front part of your foot," said podiatrist John H. Walter Jr., who runs the Foot and Ankle Pain Fracture Center in Avalon. "Your tendons aren't conditioned for this.
NEWS
September 14, 1995 | By Rhonda Goodman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Nearly two months after the township was denied a state grant to rehabilitate recreational spots along Tookany Creek Parkway, the commissioners have decided to try again. This time, officials said they would apply next year to receive funds for the one-mile jogging trail along the parkway, between New Second Street and Central Avenue. And this time, they say, they will shoot only for one project instead of several. The township's Public Affairs Committee recommended to the Board of Commissioners an 8-foot-wide asphalt trail at an estimated $189,588 cost, plus $14,385 for a design and construction plan.
NEWS
August 27, 1989 | By Pat Croce, Special to The Inquirer
Remember running? In the 1970s, it seemed as if everyone embraced running or jogging as the ultimate form of exercise. Both running and aerobics were super-hot trends that helped introduce Americans to the health benefits of cardiovascular training. Running is still popular, but not not as much as it used to be. Why? There are several reasons. Running lost some devotees to other cross-training activities, such as bicycling, swimming, walking and rowing. Also, some exercise enthusiasts delved into running or jogging too quickly, committing the fitness sin of doing too much, too soon.
NEWS
April 12, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 17-year-old girl jogging in Wissahickon Park was attacked Monday morning near Devil's Pool but quickly escaped, police said. The girl was finishing a 20-minute run around 8:20 a.m. when a male she had passed by at the beginning of her jog tackled her to the ground at the same location, said Capt. John Darby of the Special Victims Unit. "She feels the male pulling at her clothing, specifically the waistband of her jogging pants," Darby said. She was able to quickly free herself and run to a group of people for safety, Darby said, adding that no sexual assault occurred.
SPORTS
May 26, 2005 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Afleet Alex got on the racetrack yesterday morning for the first time since winning the Preakness, jogging two miles at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Afterward, trainer Tim Ritchey said all signs still looked good. He plans to ship the colt Saturday to Belmont Park, site of the June 11 Belmont Stakes. He had planned to make the trip tomorrow but thought there would be less traffic the next day on the holiday weekend. "Trying to think ahead," Ritchey said yesterday Afleet Alex may not know it, but Ritchey and others have been paying close attention.
NEWS
December 25, 1994 | By Rhonda Goodman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Like to jog? Maybe hit a few tennis balls across the net? Like both and can't choose? The Board of Commissioners made its choice last week, opting, in a 4-2 vote, to repair tennis courts at Elkins Park Middle School rather than paving a one-mile jogging path along Tookany Creek Parkway. Commissioners Robert C. Gerhard and Thomas J. Ellis cast the dissenting votes. Commissioner Robert Hannun was absent. The work will be part of the rehabilitation of several spots along the parkway, for which the township plans to seek a state grant requiring matching funds.
NEWS
March 30, 2000 | By Michael Matza, Craig R. McCoy and Mark Fazlollah, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Sexual-assault victim Grace Roman finally has the attention of Philadelphia police. Roman, 34, was attacked while jogging along West River Drive five years ago by a man who tackled her hard enough to knock out one of her contact lenses. The assailant dragged Roman into the bushes, tried to tear off her jogging suit, drove his hands beneath the fabric, and violated her. A passerby interrupted the attack. Roman complained that police showed little interest in the case after an initial interview and downgraded it from an attempted rape to a minor offense.
NEWS
May 14, 1986 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Joggers might be interested in a new hazard that has been discovered by a physician. It's not as common as the heart attacks, torn ligaments, broken ankles, dog bites, muggings, and other jogging risks we hear about. But it is something that joggers might give some thought to avoiding, since it can be painful and debilitating. The physician, Dr. Melvin Hershkowitz of Jersey City, writes about the hazard in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Hershkowitz, a jogger, was the victim.
NEWS
March 31, 1986 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphians eat a lot of pretzels and mustard, drink a lot of tea, see a bunch of plays and musicals and bet the lottery with reckless abandon. But when it comes to drinking bourbon and jogging, they're just not trying. Philadelphians also don't buy as many women's T-shirts as do denizens of other major cities. Yes, women's T-shirts! Philadelphians do, however, buy more women's cloth coats, eat more spaghetti sauce, quaff more headache remedies and wear more gold jewelry than the average.
NEWS
May 1, 2004 | By Ira Porter INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
More than 600 miles away from home and Pontiac, Mich., Mayor Willie W. Payne still has a watchful eye on city streets. Payne, a former police officer who was in town for the National Conference of Black Mayors convention, assisted Sixth Police District officers yesterday in arresting a man suspected of breaking into a Center City parking meter and scooping the change. "I guess I still have those instincts," said Payne, who spent 17 years as an officer in Michigan. Payne said that he was out jogging yesterday morning when shortly before 8 he noticed a man breaking into a parking meter on 12th Street near Race Street.
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NEWS
August 14, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
William J. Gray, "the Jogging Rapist" who sexually assaulted 16 girls under age 18 in Olney and Northeast Philadelphia during a self-described "raping spree" in 1979, has been denied parole. It's the 10th time that the state has refused parole to Gray, 71, who is serving a sentence of 20 to 50 years in the State Correctional Institution at Waymart, near Scranton. Gray pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape and assault in 1980. The Inquirer, which in June published a series of articles on the Jogging Rapist and his bid to get out of prison, has obtained a copy of a letter sent from the state Office of the Victim Advocate to one of his victims, Susanne Worsham, announcing the denial of parole.
NEWS
August 8, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
MORE THAN 24 hours after a Northeast Philadelphia mother of two was found dead in Pennypack Park after her evening jog, police yesterday were no closer to cracking the case - but they did know for sure that she died at the hands of a cold-blooded killer. Homicide Capt. James Clark said an autopsy showed that Constance "Connie" Murray, 46, had been strangled. Her body was found about 6 a.m. Tuesday in a wooded area behind a small cemetery and a baseball field near Holme and Convent avenues.
NEWS
August 7, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
CONSTANCE MURRAY left her home on a quiet, winding Northeast Philadelphia street about 9 p.m. Monday to go for a jog on the warm summer night. Yesterday morning, about nine hours after leaving for her jog, Murray, 46, was found dead a few blocks from home, her body lying along a wooded stretch of Pennypack Park, tucked behind the small Holme Crispin Cemetery and a baseball field at Holme and Convent avenues. She was identified by a police source. That's about all police knew last night about the death of the wife and mother, known as Connie among friends and relatives.
NEWS
June 25, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last of three parts During visiting time at the State Correctional Institution at Waymart, Pa., the wives and mothers who have been allowed into the prison nimbly feed money into vending machines that line a wall. The women quickly amass meals of fat and calories to present to their men during their four hours together. Along with their freedom, the inmates have lost the privilege of handling legal tender. Prisoners eat sitting side by side with women and children on hard, fixed chairs.
NEWS
June 24, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Part two of three parts. Capt. Kenny Schwartz was convinced that William J. Gray was "the Jogging Rapist. " This is the guy, this is the guy. How do we hang him? He assigned a crew of cops to Gray. "We woke him up in the morning, and we put him to bed at night, watching, watching. He knew we were there. "And he was never gonna rape again. " Police began showing his victims a Polaroid of Gray that he said had been taken illegally by Northeast detectives. A 14-year-old girl who had been assaulted on Erdrick Street on May 18 said Gray was the man. On Dec. 10, Gray was arrested in connection with her attack, charged with attempted rape, robbery, assault, unlawful restraint, and indecent assault.
SPORTS
December 31, 2012 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
There aren't just four-letter curse words. In running, at least, there's a three-letter one, too - Jog. It's a dated term, a leftover from the first U.S. running boom that coincided with bell-bottoms and disco, when fewer than 2,000 people ran the New York City Marathon and when women were told not to run because it would ruin their femininity and reproductive health. Women were banned from running certain distances because it was believed they couldn't physically handle it. Using the term jogging now is either like calling your pants slacks (pants that, if they look good, are "sharp," and probably bought at Strawbridge & Clothier)
SPORTS
February 21, 2012 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Charlie Manuel's optimism about Ryan Howard's return date is almost contagious, especially when you see Howard jogging and fielding light ground balls under the watchful eye of head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan. To be clear, Howard's jog is not without a noticeable limp, and he is fielding the grounders from a stationary position. He clearly is still in the early stages of his recovery. But Manuel is convinced he will not be without his first baseman for much more than the first month of the regular season.
NEWS
May 25, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wesley W. Emmons Jr., 83, of Center City, a talented craftsman and long-distance runner known as the "jogging jeweler," died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on Monday, May 23, at home. Since 1964, Mr. Emmons and his wife operated Emmons Jewelers at 16th and Spruce Streets. During his long career, he made jewelry for Eleanor Roosevelt, Buddy Rich, and a pectoral cross for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He designed an altar piece for Old Zion Church on Broad Street as well as the silver medallion presented to outstanding graduates from his alma mater, the University of the Arts.
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