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March 24, 2000 | By Melissa Geschwind, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
With everything that has swirled around John Allen this season, no one has so much as whispered a word calling into question his basketball skills. Allen, a Coatesville junior, averaged 22.7 points per game this season, and netted his 1,000th point in the 11th game of the season. He contributed 11 rebounds per game and scored 30 points apiece in two of the Red Raiders' four PIAA state Class AAAA playoff games. For his excellence on the court, Allen is The Inquirer's Chester County boys' basketball player of the year.
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June 4, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
John Allen of Sunnybrook Golf Club won the third annual $16,000 Delaware Valley Open tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with a 3-under-par 68 yesterday at Laurel Creek Country Club in Moorestown. PA. BETTER-BALL Bob Galbreath of Philmont and Jerry Donofrio of Sandy Run tied for the first day's lead at 3-under-par 68 with Steve Spuhler of LuLu and John Robinson of Commonwealth National in the 36-hole Pennsylvania Amateur Better-Ball Championship at Rolling Green Golf Club.
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February 27, 1992 | BY LINDA WRIGHT MOORE
The phone call came late Tuesday night - John Allen had died after a feisty-to-the-finish battle with lung cancer. A moment of quiet followed in our house, as thoughts of the always- energetic and always-upbeat founder of Freedom Theater filled our hearts. When one who has given so much moves on, the world is changed. In the silence, I thought of John's smile - and caught myself smiling. I realized he was always smiling - I never saw him when he wasn't, even after his illness was diagnosed two years ago. Last year, when WCAU-TV presented a grant of $25,000 to Freedom Theater and gave a reception in his honor, John Allen looked not only well - he looked radiant.
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March 2, 1992 | by Nels Nelson, Daily News Theater Critic
Let me confess at the outset that all of my conversations with John Edward Allen Jr. were on the telephone. I didn't even know what he looked like until one evening, during an intermission at the Freedom Theatre on N. Broad Street, my eyes caught a face across the room which I took to belong to Joe Newman, the jazz trumpeter who toiled so honorably and so well for so long in the Count Basie brass section. I'd met Newman a few years earlier, and now I started to make my way through the crowd, prepared to regale him with, "Joe Newman!
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March 25, 2001 | By Chris Morkides INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For Coatesville's John Allen, the temptation to take over a basketball game is always there. When a player can shoot the way Allen can shoot, drive to the basket the way Allen can drive, and rebound the way Allen can rebound, remembering that basketball is a team game might be the hardest thing for the Seton Hall-bound swingman to do. Allen remembered last night and Coatesville won the first Class AAAA boys' basketball title in school history...
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October 8, 1988 | By Alexis Moore, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Allen's tongue moved almost as fast as his feet as he led an energetic tour of the landmark 1853 mansion that houses the New Freedom Theater, which he founded 22 years ago. He lovingly described, in his trademark staccato voice, the facility at 1346 N. Broad St. as it is now - a basement complex of offices, workshops and a mini-theater; a first floor of dance, acting and music studios and more offices - and as he hopes it will be: a complex...
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November 30, 2000 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Jim Smith was in his usual grumpy preseason mood last week. The longtime Coatesville boys' basketball coach, who has been coaching in the district for 20 years, said that his team was "raw" and "rough around the edges" and that it still needed "fine-tuning. " The rest of the Ches-Mont League should be so lucky. Many in the Coatesville community feel that this is the season that the Red Raiders - one season removed from the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals - are ready to take the final two steps and win their first state championship.
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December 20, 2000 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
John Allen could barely hear himself talk, and he certainly couldn't hear any of his teammates last night in Glen Mills' raucous Harrison Gym. But the 6-foot-5 Coatesville senior standout and his teammates certainly made a loud statement, coming back from a 14-point deficit to beat Glen Mills, 80-74, and serve notice that the District 1 Class AAAA title still goes through Coatesville. Allen, a Seton Hall-bound forward, led all scorers with 32 points, and 5-6 guard Maurice Bryant contributed 23, including a big three-point shot in the fourth quarter, to lead the Red Raiders (7-1)
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July 2, 1999 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
John Allen could not get enough. He had videotaped former Coatesville star Richard "Rip" Hamilton getting selected by the Washington Wizards in the NBA draft Wednesday night and replayed it two, three, four times. Allen, who will be a junior next season, is using Hamilton's route to success as a plan to get to the same level, and he envisions himself walking up that ramp one day to shake hands with the NBA commissioner. This summer is Allen's first step toward that goal. It's a time for the 6-foot-5, 190-pound swingman to bolster his already considerable skills.
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March 25, 2001 | By Brian Miller INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Coatesville shot the lights out last night. But there never has been a brighter, more beautiful night in the school's rich basketball history. The Red Raiders, making virtually every shot and every free throw in the second half, won their first PIAA Class AAAA state boys' basketball championship, defeating Schenley, 70-57, at the HersheyPark Arena. Coatesville (31-1) finished the season with a 30-game win streak and delivered District 1 its eighth Class AAAA state boys' title in the last 13 years.
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July 31, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
THREE WEEKS before taking the helm of North Philadelphia's Zion Baptist Church, the Rev. A. Carl Prince met with leaders of the small Virginia church he was leaving. On Dec. 18, 2011, he and Mount Hope Baptist Church leaders signed an "Announcement of Retirement" that took effect at the end of that year. Prince asked that "in the interest of the Church and Christian civility, that all litigation and investigations both civil and criminal, present and future, be ceased," the statement said.
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February 20, 2013 | By Robert Burns, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Obama is looking for a new candidate to lead American and allied forces in Europe after his first choice, Marine Gen. John Allen, bowed out Tuesday and announced his intention to retire because of his wife's declining health. The move further clouds the picture for Obama as he repositions key figures on his national security team and in key military leadership roles. The White House is fighting for Senate confirmation of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary; a confirmation vote was stalled last week by Republicans but is expected to happen next week.
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December 9, 2012 | BY PETER MUCHA, Breaking News Desk email.phillynews.com, 215-854-4342
JILL KELLEY, the Florida socialite who triggered the FBI probe that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA chief, is shopping "a tell-all book" about the sex scandal, according to the New York Post . "Trust me, there is going to be a book in the New Year. You can count on it," said one of Kelley's friends, according to the London Daily Mail . Actually, Kelley, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, might be out to prove she doesn't have much to tell, at least about military affairs of the kind that retired general Petraeus allegedly indulged in with biographer Paula Broadwell.
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November 14, 2012 | By Pauline Jelinek and Nancy Benac, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The sex scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus widened Tuesday to ensnare the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, in a suddenly public drama involving a Tampa socialite, a jealous rival, and flirty e-mails. The improbable story - by turns tragic and silly - could have major consequences, unfolding at a critical time in the Afghan war effort and just as President Obama was hoping for a smooth transition in his national security team. Obama put a hold on the nomination of Afghan war chief Allen to become the next commander of U.S. European Command as well as the NATO supreme allied commander in Europe after investigators uncovered 20,000-plus pages of documents and e-mails that involved Allen and Tampa socialite Jill Kelley.
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March 21, 2012 | By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Republicans looking for a political opening to challenge President Obama on national security got little help Tuesday from the top military commander in Afghanistan, who insisted that the White House is heeding his advice. In his much-anticipated appearance before Congress, Marine Gen. John Allen said the shifting of security responsibilities from U.S. and coalition troops to Afghan forces is on track after more than a decade of war. The ongoing conflict has divided Congress and increased the public demand to bring the 90,000 U.S. troops home.
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February 2, 2012 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
The clergy sex-abuse scandal that so dominated the last decade of Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua's life may well dominate public perception of his legacy, some observers say. His friends and colleagues, however, described the retired archbishop of Philadelphia, who died Tuesday at age 88, as a "behind-the-scenes" prelate who did much of his best work out of public view. Bishop Joseph Galante, head of the Diocese of Camden, on Wednesday described Bevilacqua as having been a "leading advocate for assistance for immigrants at a time when society was not as conscious of their needs.
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July 22, 2011
Philadelphia Section PGA WILLIAM HYNDMAN III CLASSIC At Huntingdon Valley; par 70. Stu Ingraham. . . 68 Scott Hunter. . . 69 Mike Tobiason. . . 69 George Forster. . . 70 Mark Sheftic. . . 72 John Allen. . . 72 Jeff Fraim. . . 72 Jeff Bonicky. . . 72
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September 23, 2010
Spring Ford's Rich Steinmetz saw his lead shrink from 5 strokes to 3 on the second day of the Philadelphia PGA's Section Championship at Concord Country Club. Stu Ingraham carded a 3-under-par 68 and Steinmetz shot 70 for a two-day total of 133 entering the final day of the 54-hole event. Deerwood's Greg Farrow posted the day's best round with a 67, including an eagle on the par-4 10th hole, and moved into third place at 141. The top 62 players in the field of 152 area pros qualified for Thursday's final round.
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July 8, 2008 | FATIMAH ALI
AWISE person once said, "There's always at least three sides to every story, and somewhere in the middle lies the truth. " When it comes to Freedom Theatre, Pennsylvania's oldest African-American-owned and -operated performing-arts training center, that's especially true. When renowned artistic director Walter Dallas announced his departure for a professorship at the University of Maryland, my eyebrows went up. Now that he's gone, and the theater faces yet another management transition, I can't help but wonder what the real deal is behind the scenes.
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