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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.
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.
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
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
February 13, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Delaware Valley Charter senior Semaj Motley played maestro Thursday afternoon at Martin Luther King, leading the Warriors' potent attack in second-round Public League playoff action against Boys' Latin. Motley's crew drummed Boys' Latin, 90-76, in Game 2 of a doubleheader at King, which sets up Saturday's Class AAA classification championship at Southern against defending Public League champion Imhotep. In Thursday's Game 1, M.L. King held off Frankford, 59-53, in Class AAAA play.
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NEWS
May 16, 2016
Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School hosted its Night of Fashion fund-raiser on April 20 at Neiman Marcus in King of Prussia. The college preparatory school in West Philadelphia serves 480 boys from the city in grades 9-12. About 290 people attended the evening of fun and fashion, featuring designer Derek Lam's collection. The sold-out crowd also enjoyed cocktails and a silent auction. This year's event honored Susan Buckley and Susan Burch, supporters of Boys' Latin since its inception in 2007, who each received the Ultimate Mentor Award.
SPORTS
May 16, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The nadir of the Phillies' Latin American scouting and development program is easily identifiable. Look back at the 1989 season, and you'll find an opening-day roster that included as many players born in France as the Dominican Republic. When Juan Samuel was traded to the New York Mets later that season, the French population ruled over the Latin one inside the Phillies clubhouse. Vive la France never was a great slogan for a big-league baseball team, and since born-in-Paris shortstop Steve Jeltz was the only French representative, it really would have been a rotten one. Not surprisingly, the Phillies of that era were awful.
NEWS
May 15, 2016
The Summer Before the War By Helen Simonson Random House. 473 pp. $28 Reviewed by Katherine Bailey Fans of Helen Simonson's 2010 debut novel, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand , and readers who enjoy fiction steeped in Downton Abbey ambience will delight in The Summer Before the War . Set in the small coastal town of Rye in Sussex during the Great War, the book offers vivid description of town and country...
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Chilean pop star Gepe and Afro-Brazilian samba-funk outfit Dende and Band team up for a show at World Cafe Live on Wednesday as part of WXPN's Latin Roots Live! series. Free, but requires an RSVP at latinroots.org.
NEWS
March 24, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For the Daily News
The last blast of winter blew hard and cold on a recent Friday night outside Trocadero on Arch Street. But inside that burlesque club's intimate Balcony, New Jersey's Agudos Clef - an alternative hip-hop duo with roots in the Dominican Republic - kept things cheerfully incendiary with tracks from their steamy debut disc, Teoria . While flutey songs such as "Raices" vividly described from where rappers Josue Lora and Peter "Nota G" Rodriguez hail,...
NEWS
March 17, 2016
By B.G. Kelley Among those who believe in redemption and resurrection, Easter time resonates spiritually more than any other time of the year. Yet it also resonates physically, for the two are not mutually exclusive. The connection is resoundingly made in the redemptive suffering and pain of Jesus carrying and enduring the cross. It is a triumphant connection. I became convinced of the intrinsic spirit and value of this link when I was a teenager. I became assured that the physical-spiritual journey takes a shape as particular as a snowflake, making a difference from the departure point to the end. And it is not a lucky drift.
SPORTS
February 26, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - From across the clubhouse, he saw himself. That look. Some things don't translate into any language. They can only be experienced. In Odubel Herrera's face, Andres Blanco saw it. Panic, anxiety, stage fright. Inquietude, perhaps. None of those words does it justice. A man in a foreign land looks up to find himself encircled by a crowd of people chattering in a language he does not know, their lenses and microphones and audio recorders aimed at his face, waiting for him to put his thoughts into words that they understand.
SPORTS
February 13, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Delaware Valley Charter senior Semaj Motley played maestro Thursday afternoon at Martin Luther King, leading the Warriors' potent attack in second-round Public League playoff action against Boys' Latin. Motley's crew drummed Boys' Latin, 90-76, in Game 2 of a doubleheader at King, which sets up Saturday's Class AAA classification championship at Southern against defending Public League champion Imhotep. In Thursday's Game 1, M.L. King held off Frankford, 59-53, in Class AAAA play.
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.
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