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June 27, 2013
A 19-year-old man was killed in a car crash Tuesday afternoon that injured the second driver, police said. About 4:40 p.m., a red 2001 Ford Taurus was heading south on Lincoln Drive near Morris Street when it veered into the path of a northbound white 2002 Toyota Tacoma, police said. Both vehicles burst into flames. The driver of the Taurus was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota, a 31-year-old man, was taken to Einstein Medical Center and reported in stable condition.
SPORTS
June 10, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After 10 seasons at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles are investing $125 million to renovate the stadium during the next two years. The privately financed project will include a seating expansion, two new high-definition video boards, upgraded amenities, WiFi installation, imagery of great moments and players throughout team history, and two new connecting bridges for the upper concourses. The project was started in 2010 and has included research of season-ticket holders, the season-ticket advisory board, and focus groups of fans, as well as surveying architectural firms that have built stadiums since Lincoln Financial Field opened.
NEWS
May 18, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Corbett urged Villanova Law School graduates Friday to embody the passion of Abraham Lincoln and the integrity of Sir Thomas More as they embark on their careers. At the school's commencement, Corbett praised those men, both lawyers, for standing up for what they believed in though it ultimately cost them their lives. Both "chose honor over convenience," Corbett told 233 graduates and their friends and family at Villanova's Pavilion. Corbett, who was state attorney general and had a private practice for many years before becoming governor, gave a short speech exhorting the graduates to work hard, act ethically, think logically, and always look at the facts.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER CULTURE CRITIC
New Hope's Bucks County Playhouse has a long tradition of sending actors on to stardom, but this time the ascension starts backstage: Playhouse producing director Jed Bernstein on Wednesday was named president of New York City's Lincoln Center. He'll succeed Reynolds Levy in January. Bernstein was already an industry veteran when he reopened the dormant playhouse last year, having led the Broadway League for 11 years. Under his leadership, the playhouse announced a 2013 summer season that includes a new Terrence McNally play, Mothers and Sons , starring Tyne Daly, and a coproduction with the Media Theatre of Mame, starring Andrea McArdle.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. More than 11,000 panels have been positioned atop the roof, over some of the parking spots, and armoring the side of the building along I-95. Those are the workhorses.
SPORTS
April 10, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
HERE'S A NOTE for anyone out there with a messed-up '69 Camaro: If you'd like to sell it cheap or hire someone to spearhead its return to glory, Dylan Burke, who considers that ride the best of all time, might be your man. Burke is a 5-10, 150-pound senior lefthander for Abraham Lincoln High and, for now, his best talent is pitching. But he also has a passion for cars, which is why he intends to enroll at a trade school upon graduation and soak up more knowledge about the automotive world's ins and outs.
NEWS
April 9, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seven years after he earned his bachelor's degree from Lincoln University, the former James Monroe King Warden stood backstage at the Audubon Ballroom. It was Feb. 21, 1965, and the self-described "Man Friday" for Malcolm X was counting receipts when he heard the boom of a shotgun. Warden, now Abdullah H. Abdur-Razzaq, froze. Then he ran toward the chaos. "I saw Malcolm lying there, and I saw the life go out of his body," Abdur-Razzaq said. "He turned white, and that was that.
NEWS
April 6, 2013
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has approved a Lincoln University plan to open a campus in Coatesville. Classes will start in the fall at a new branch of the historically black college, at 351 Kersey St. Courses initially will be offered in the evening and on weekends. Other classes will be added as enrollment increases. For information on undergraduate admissions, contact 484-365-7207; for the graduate school, call 215-590-8233. - Kristin E. Holmes
NEWS
March 29, 2013 | BY HANS JOHNSON
NOTHING makes 150 years fall away quite like seeing the blood of Abraham Lincoln. Visiting a friend in rural northeastern Pennsylvania a few years back, I was ushered to the local historical society in the town of Milford. A dark patch on the 36-star wool flag displayed there is a stark reminder of the first assassination of a U.S. president, whose head it cradled after he was shot at Ford's Theatre. The stain is also somber testimony to the fact that the struggle for equality that he came to personify remains a mission unfinished.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He moved us with his award-winning performance as President Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg saga. But did you know that Daniel Day-Lewis was himself moved beyond words, beyond reason, beyond love itself? "There has never been a human being that I never met that I loved as much as him - ever," the thesp says on the extra features on the Lincoln Blu-ray/DVD release. "I doubt there ever will be. " So deeply was Day-Lewis immersed in the spiritual and mental viscera of Lincoln, he found himself at an existential impasse after he finished the pic. "You're not quite sure what to do with yourself when it's finished," he says.
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