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January 29, 1998 | By Steve Goldstein, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
When Vernon E. Jordan Jr. stood before microphones and cameras in a hotel ballroom last week and quoted the biblical admonition, "To whom much is given, much is required," some members of the vast Washington legal community chuckled and rolled their eyes. It seemed an unlikely explanation for why Jordan, power broker supreme and Clinton friend without peer, admitted to having helped a 24-year-old intern find a job. Not only because the former civil rights leader has been criticized by at least one prominent black leader for trading his previous career - and his principles - for a life of privilege.
NEWS
July 3, 1986 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marple Township Commissioner Robert Jordan had gone to court expecting to face a jury of his peers on charges stemming from an altercation in the township building Jan. 15. Instead, the charges were dropped, apparently ending what Jordan's attorney, John M. Gallagher Jr., described as "this whole little mess. " Patricia Keates, president of the Marple Board of Commissioners, along with her husband, Robert, and library board member Maureen Muehsam dropped complaints charging Jordan with simple assault and terroristic threats just as Jordan's trial was scheduled to begin Monday in Delaware County Court, Media.
SPORTS
March 19, 1995 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After Michael Jordan announced his comeback yesterday, the world of television shifted into overdrive. NBC, the NBA's primary network, immediately began to make changes to today's edition of The NBA on NBC to capitalize on the return of the man many call the greatest player to ever step on a basketball court. Ironically, NBC already had the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers scheduled for noon today before Jordan made his decision to return to the Bulls.
SPORTS
April 17, 1998 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
When Michael Jordan walks away from basketball, at the end of this season or whenever, exactly what does the NBA lose? Its best player. Sellouts. TV ratings. Income. Charisma. All of the above. "We'd lose the only household name in basketball," said the Sixers' Scott Williams, who spent the first four seasons of his career as a teammate of Jordan with the Chicago Bulls. "People who don't know anything about basketball know him. " People who don't know anything else about the league know that Jordan, a free agent-to-be, has said he will return to the Bulls only under certain circumstances.
SPORTS
October 13, 1999 | By Peter Nolan, FOR THE INQUIRER
When Penncrest's Josh Jordan sets his mind on accomplishing something, it is a pretty good bet the cross-country runner is going to get the job done. At the Delaware County Championships at Rose Tree Park in Media, the junior kept repeating a simple, but powerful, message. "When I got there, I looked at everyone else and I said to myself 'I came here to win,' and I just kept repeating that to myself. " And win he did, posting a time of 16 minutes, 2 seconds, his best of the year and 30 seconds faster than his finish a year ago. "Josh just had it that day," Penncrest coach John Baker said.
SPORTS
May 26, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan capped a season of honors yesterday by capturing the NBA's most valuable player award. He became the first player to win MVP and defensive player of the year honors the same season. But Jordan still has not reached his primary goal - bringing the NBA championship to Chicago. Jordan, who averaged 35.0 points per game to lead the league in scoring for the second consecutive season, was golfing in the Carolinas and could not even be reached by his own team to be congratulated, Krause said.
SPORTS
February 1, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Only Michael Jordan, and only in Cleveland. Jordan did it to the Cavaliers and their fans again, hitting an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer last night to give the Washington Wizards a 93-92 win. Jordan victimized Cleveland throughout his career with the Chicago Bulls, and although he's now wearing a Washington jersey, No. 23 still has the Cavs' number. "Everybody in the place knew where the ball was going," Jordan said. "I've had some big shots in Cleveland, and they keep going in. " With 1.6 seconds left and Washington down, 92-91, Jordan got free on a defensive switch and calmly drained his jumper for the Wizards, who trailed by 12 points in the fourth quarter.
SPORTS
August 2, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
If Michael Jordan hits a home run and it's not on video, did it happen? The Birmingham Barons outfielder, whose career highlights so far have been filmed inside NBA arenas, hopes to find a videotape of his first professional home run. Jordan's homer at Hoover (Ala.) Stadium on Saturday came so late in the evening that local television photographers had already packed up. "It was the bottom of the eighth and a late night," said team spokesman Chris Pika. "We would like to have a copy of it, and I think Michael would, too. " So the Barons are trying to get the word out to anyone in the record crowd of 13,751 who might have had a camera running when Jordan hit his homer.
SPORTS
December 4, 1998 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
With Michael Jordan back in the Big Apple, this NBA labor talk thing was perceived to be growing serious. Perceptions, of course, have been known to disappoint. David Falk, agent of His Airness, did say Jordan wouldn't become involved again until he thought discussions aimed at breaking the five-month-old NBA labor stalemate reached a more serious stage. Jordan's silky touch didn't seem to have much effect yesterday, with no new proposals offered in meetings between league and union officials in New York that didn't end until nearly midnight.
SPORTS
September 16, 1991 | By Dick Polman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he heard the news that John Kruk had been signed for three years at $7.2 million, he had mixed feelings - understandably so. Basically, he was happy for his teammate. But he wasn't so happy for himself. As Ricky Jordan put it yesterday, "(Kruk) is a good player, and he deserves what he got. As you know, the guy can play some first base. People talk about Andres Galarraga and Will Clark, but I think he's one of the top three. He can hit and play defense. It's no surprise that they wanted to sign him. " But Jordan knows what this means for him: another season in limbo.
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July 30, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just because few rookie wide receivers have come into the NFL in their first seasons and dominated doesn't mean that Jordan Matthews will not. But some of the reports that have trickled out of Eagles practices about Matthews' feats have been downright hyperbolic when evidence contrary to his making a first-year splash is so overwhelming. The Eagles don't need Matthews to put up those kinds of numbers even without DeSean Jackson. Their offensive personnel are designed so that they can play any type of game with balance at the three skill positions of receiver, running back and tight end. They are high on Matthews, though, both in public and private.
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July 10, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The two men sitting behind the ticket table at last month's All City Classic did not bat an eye when Rysheed Jordan breezed past. They knew about Jordan, one of the nation's top recruits coming out of Vaux High School last year. Jordan had changed his Twitter name to "Prince of North Philly" after committing to St. John's in March 2013. Celebrities and princes forgo $10 admission prices. Jordan, who spoke last month about his freshman season for the first time in an interview with The Inquirer, paid his fee by coaching the final game in a series of three high school all-star contests.
SPORTS
July 5, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
When the 76ers selected Joel Embiid with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft last week, Jeff Van Gundy reacted with the same serenity of mind and acceptance of risk that his friend and former colleague had exhibited in making the pick. As the Houston Rockets' head coach from 2003 to 2007, Van Gundy had worked alongside Sam Hinkie, a member of the team's front office for the final two years of Van Gundy's tenure. The two bore witness to the rise of Yao Ming into basketball's most dominant center and the game's greatest global force, and before the Rockets fired him, Van Gundy saw how Yao's career began to crumble because of the same injury that Embiid suffered just before the draft: a navicular stress fracture, a break of a weight-bearing bone in the foot.
NEWS
June 20, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrea Grace Jordan, 58, of Chadds Ford, a specialist in cell pathology, died Sunday, June 15, at Christiana Hospital in Delaware of complications from a fall. Dr. Jordan fell down a flight of steps at her second home in Delaware. She stopped breathing and could not be revived. Dr. Jordan was a published expert in the subspecialty of cytopathology. After completing a fellowship in the field, she became a clinical professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College and later served on the staff at Graduate Hospital and Crozer-Chester Health System.
SPORTS
June 6, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Beatty was not quite sure what he was going to do with the 6-foot, green-and-gold MVP trophy he won at Friday's All City Classic. Getting it home would not be a problem because his mother drove an SUV to Girard College. But if Beatty needed any advice on what to do with it once he got it home, he could always ask Rysheed Jordan, whom Beatty often seeks for guidance. Jordan is the starting point guard at St. John's. Beatty is finishing his freshman year at Archbishop Carroll.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THREE BACHELORS make a wager to see which of them can best keep love at bay in "That Awkward Moment," and you'll never guess what happens next. Well OK you will, because in romantic comedies dating back to Shakespeare, such anti-love vows exist only to be defeated. The devil is in the details - how casting and chemistry can keep the movie ahead of audience expectations. Results vary in the mildly gross and R-rated "Awkward," with Zac Efron front and center as Jason, who boasts of having a "roster" of casual-sex attachments, and encourages his friends to follow suit.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Villanova entered Saturday's game as a compilation of polished technicians. They traveled to Madison Square Garden to deal with St. John's impressive assemblage of raw talent. Emphasize: raw . The Red Storm, considered by several Big East coaches to be the best group of athletes in the reconfigured conference, has been little more than a blustery squall: 9-6 overall and now winless in three Big East games. No one typifies the Red Storm's unrealized potential better than freshman Rysheed Jordan.
SPORTS
January 13, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - During a sensational second half against Villanova on Saturday, St. John's freshman Rysheed Jordan of Vaux High showed the form that earned him being named the Big East's preseason rookie of the year. Jordan couldn't do enough to help the Red Storm beat Villanova, which defeated the Red Storm, 74-67, at Madison Square Garden, but he certainly impressed the Wildcats. The 6-foot-4 point guard rebounded from a rough first half, when he scored two points and shot 1 for 7, but the Red Storm led at intermission, 33-31.
NEWS
September 10, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
ON MOTHER'S Day, Geanna "Gigi" Harper could count on Pete Luciano to bring her a rose. Luciano wasn't her son, or even a relative, she said, but each year he would stop by her house on Venango Street in North Philadelphia, two doors down from where his wife and children lived. Now others will be bringing flowers for Luciano. On Friday, during a family outing, Luciano, 41, jumped into the Wissahickon Creek near the area known as Devil's Pool to try to save his 13-year-old son, Jordan, as the boy struggled in the water.
NEWS
August 15, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Margaret Hunter Jordan, 86, formerly of Hainesport, a Browns Mills physical education teacher for 16 years, died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Wiley Christian Retirement Community in Marlton. At Ursinus College, Mrs. Jordan was "a basketball player, varsity all four years," daughter Karen said. "She was kind of a jock. " Born in Yeadon, she earned a bachelor's degree in physical education at Ursinus in 1948, and for a year coached girls' sports at a public school in Frenchtown, N.J. She was married in 1950.
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