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October 28, 2007 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was her first day back at work - a full slate of faculty meetings - and Lisa Mullenax might as well have been at home. That was where her mind was. She had spent the summer falling in love with her baby, Lucas, but now it was August, back to work to pay the mortgage. As the meetings droned on, the young teacher consoled herself that school was just two minutes away from home in State College, Pa. The baby was with his father, Alejandro Mendez Vargas, a tender spirit who was so good with Lucas that her mother teasingly called him "Mr. Mom. " It would be OK. But then, as Lisa was getting out supplies for her Spanish classroom, her return to daily routine suddenly crumbled.
NEWS
June 20, 2006
SPECIAL thanks to Gloria Endres for her op-ed of June 6 on "Preserving English Through Latin. " I was so happy to hear that Latin may be returning to the Philadelphia educational system. It is absolutely the best way to learn English. Many English words have their roots in Latin. This is especially noticed when kids are taking their comparison, antonym and synonym testing. I do hope Latin will grow throughout the elementary and high schools. What a difference it will make!
SPORTS
June 6, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Detroit Tigers star Gary Sheffield insists he meant "nothing derogatory" toward Latin players when he said Major League Baseball found it easier to "control them" than blacks. Sheffield said he was surprised his comments in the current issue of GQ magazine created such a stir. The slugger said he merely answered a question about why there were so many Latin players, as opposed to blacks. "When you see a black face on TV and they start talking, English comes out," he said. "That's what I said.
NEWS
December 5, 2005 | By Kevin L. Carter FOR THE INQUIRER
When a band gets together after three years of not performing - without rehearsals - the possibilities for good and evil are unlimited. Such was the case for a group of four Cuban exiles and one New Yorker who came together at the Painted Bride on Saturday night. A good omen was the appearance of Andy Gonzalez. Despite his gaunt appearance and dependence on a cane, Gonzalez's presence was important; the seminal Latin jazz bassist had almost died of complications of diabetes last year.
NEWS
October 8, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Latin phrase engraved in decorative medallions on the new Moorestown Library was supposed to inspire. The building's planners thought its translation was: "We confirm all things twice. " Apparently, they didn't . . . confirm all things twice, that is. The Latin words - Nos Secundus Coniecto Omnia - actually mean "we second-guess all," which is what some critics have been doing lately. Not to worry, though. Moorestown Mayor Chris Chiacchio said two medallions with the incorrect phrase would be replaced with an appropriate motto yet to be determined.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Javon Oglesby-Rice was in good spirits as he waited inside his delayed SEPTA train the afternoon of Jan. 2 while on his way home from a job interview that he hoped would help him pay for college. The senior wide receiver for Boys' Latin, however, had no idea that the death of his former teammate, friend and mentor was the reason for the delay. A man, who was later identified as Emmanuel Sloan, 19, reportedly had jumped in front of a Market-Frankford train about 3 p.m. at the 40th Street Station, a SEPTA spokesman said on the day of the incident.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1993 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jon Lucien made what was quite possibly the most important decision of his life nine years ago after 15 years of battling American record companies and, ultimately, himself. He returned to his native Virgin Islands. "I realized it was time to settle under a coconut tree," Lucien said with the infectious laughter that punctuates much of his conversation. "I had to go back to my parents. Sure, I was a grown man, but I needed some nursing. " At the time, little of this was known to his fans.
SPORTS
October 10, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon Smith tried to speak, but the words didn't come. With his thumb and forefinger, the Dobbins senior pinched the bridge of his nose, perhaps an attempt to dam the emotion that pooled behind his face. His teammates knelt, forming a circle after defeating Boys' Latin, 28-26, in a sloppy but tension-filled Public League AAA contest at West Philadelphia. "I really don't have much to say," the 6-foot, 170-pound quarterback and defensive back said as he addressed his team and coaches.
NEWS
June 30, 2005 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
Before Thomas M. Lauderdale's Pink Martini played one note of its sold-out show Tuesday night at World Cafe Live, the 11-piece orchestra had the crowd eating out its 22 hands. During its decade-plus tenure, the band had never played Philadelphia, so the audience eagerly anticipated the ensemble's seamless movements between multilingual, multi-genre moods. The blending of all manner of big band, chamber classicism and Latin music with the oceanic pop of Les Baxter, all done without kitsch, was some spectacle.
SPORTS
January 9, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
After a 77-56 Public League victory against host Northeast, perhaps the Boys' Latin team bus should get stuck in traffic more often. On Thursday afternoon, the team left its West Philadelphia campus at about 1:30 p.m. for the scheduled 3:15 p.m. Division B contest. The Warriors didn't enter the gym, however, until about 3:30. Dressed and ready, the Warriors exploded for 28 first-quarter points after a brief warm-up. "We just talked about staying focused and don't let this bus trip throw you off," said senior Cameron Gardner-Nicholson.
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NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Javon Oglesby-Rice was in good spirits as he waited inside his delayed SEPTA train the afternoon of Jan. 2 while on his way home from a job interview that he hoped would help him pay for college. The senior wide receiver for Boys' Latin, however, had no idea that the death of his former teammate, friend and mentor was the reason for the delay. A man, who was later identified as Emmanuel Sloan, 19, reportedly had jumped in front of a Market-Frankford train about 3 p.m. at the 40th Street Station, a SEPTA spokesman said on the day of the incident.
SPORTS
January 9, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
After a 77-56 Public League victory against host Northeast, perhaps the Boys' Latin team bus should get stuck in traffic more often. On Thursday afternoon, the team left its West Philadelphia campus at about 1:30 p.m. for the scheduled 3:15 p.m. Division B contest. The Warriors didn't enter the gym, however, until about 3:30. Dressed and ready, the Warriors exploded for 28 first-quarter points after a brief warm-up. "We just talked about staying focused and don't let this bus trip throw you off," said senior Cameron Gardner-Nicholson.
SPORTS
December 21, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
With 3.6 seconds left in overtime, Penn Charter senior Harrison Williams stepped to the free-throw line with the game tied. Boys' Latin's Jibril Noble-Pagese had just made two free throws, so the pressure in the Make-A-Wish Showcase at Germantown Academy fell squarely on Williams. "Basically, I'm a senior, I've been doing this for four years and I just have to knock these down and show everyone else that in big moments like that, you can't let the crowd or the stage get to you," Williams recalled thinking.
SPORTS
October 24, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boys' Latin's Javon Oglesby-Rice was flat on his face on the grass at West Philadelphia with the football at least 35 yards away. It wasn't exactly the most athletic pose a player could strike on a football field, and one of his coaches couldn't help but give him a ribbing. "I thought you were an athlete," Warriors assistant Mario Dattilo joked. Oglesby-Rice had tripped and fallen en route to attempting another punt block. The Boys' Latin players were all smiles Thursday night after they came from behind to defeat Mastery North, 22-13, and earn their first Public League AAA victory this season.
SPORTS
October 10, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon Smith tried to speak, but the words didn't come. With his thumb and forefinger, the Dobbins senior pinched the bridge of his nose, perhaps an attempt to dam the emotion that pooled behind his face. His teammates knelt, forming a circle after defeating Boys' Latin, 28-26, in a sloppy but tension-filled Public League AAA contest at West Philadelphia. "I really don't have much to say," the 6-foot, 170-pound quarterback and defensive back said as he addressed his team and coaches.
SPORTS
September 12, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Driving rain forced Boys' Latin's offense to keep it simple on Thursday night. But David Williams proved anything but simple to stop. The junior rushed 17 times for 113 yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns as Boys' Latin cruised past KIPP DuBois, 22-0, in a nonleague game at West Philadelphia. Boys' Latin attempted just one pass. Javon Rice made eight tackles for the Warriors, who held KIPP to 41 yards. In other nonleague action, Will Hunter racked up 115 yards and a TD on six carries to lead Olney to a 20-8 victory over Mastbaum at Northeast.
NEWS
September 10, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tracing her finger across the sheet music for Exultate Justi - "Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just" - alto Angela Navarro is rehearsing in Latin for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Written in the 16th century, the stately chorale composition is to be chanted during Pope Francis' arrival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sept. 27 for a massive papal Mass. Navarro, 29, is the Honduran mother who took sanctuary in a West Kensington church last year, challenged immigration authorities to expel her, and won a two-year stay of deportation in January.
FOOD
August 28, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Vegan Latin flavors Nicole Marquis (HipCityVeg, Charlie was a sinner.) has added the similarly vegan  Bar Bombón , a Latin themes near her HipCityVeg flagship at 133 S. 18th St. (267-606-6612), the corner store across the alley from a.kitchen. Marquis and crew have not only created an Old San Juan-style, 10-seat barroom and 30-seat dining room out of the snug storefront but also sidewalk seating on the Moravian Street side. Menu includes Puerto Rican empanadas (from her mother's side)
NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
In the new-Latin alternative-music continuum, Mexican actress/singer Ximena Sariñana is a regal figure, both pop and esoteric, a vocalist and composer whose strange, elegant, and occasionally raucous songs sound like St. Vincent singing John Barry's themes for 1960s James Bond flicks along the shores of Brazil. The tropical sway, the grandeur of epic, arching chords, the angular riffing of fuzztone guitars and synths - magnificent. That's the vibe Sariñana and her opening act, Dominican singer-songwriter Alex Ferreira (whose band backed Sariñana)
REAL_ESTATE
May 31, 2015 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
Artsy. Edgy. Transitional. Distinctive tags describing Old City. But Ted Newbold, who owns a rowhouse here with wife Helen Cunningham, called the area home back when descriptions such as warehouse and fashionable weren't commingled. Newbold, 84, an urban pioneer, is a descendant of Nathan Trotter, founder of Nathan Trotter & Co. Inc., a metal-products company established on Front Street in 1789. In the 1950s, he worked for the firm and lived in Society Hill and on Elfreth's Alley.
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