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May 17, 1990 | By Dan Lovely, Daily News Staff Writer
Former President Ronald Reagan strongly supported independence for Lithuania as he opened the University of Pennsylvania's 250th anniversary celebration this morning. "I wholeheartedly encourage the hopes of the Baltic peoples who wish to run their own countries," Reagan said. "The Baltic countries and their peoples should be free. " Reagan spoke for 20 minutes during opening ceremonies at the Civic Center for Penn's three-day anniversary celebration which is being attended by more than 6,000 alumni from all over the world.
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January 16, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
A former Soviet interior minister ousted by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev last month has condemned the use of troops in Lithuania as an "overnight putsch. " Vadim Bakatin, a reformer forced out at the request of hard-liners, told the Communist youth daily Komsomolskaya Pravda today that the killing of 13 unarmed civilians by Soviet paratroopers Sunday was illegal. A paratrooper also died in the operation and 230 civilians were injured. He said the action threatened the integrity of the union and Moscow's ties with the West.
SPORTS
July 31, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The U.S. men's basketball team, annually one of the best in the world, lost to Lithuania, 84-82, yesterday in a first-round game of the world championships in Athens, Greece. The last time the United States lost in a world championship or Olympics was pre-Dream Team - in the 1990 world championships to Yugoslavia, 99-91, in the semifinals. Since then, the U.S. team had won 26 straight games. The Americans had a chance to win, but Jimmy Oliver missed a 30-foot three-point attempt at the buzzer.
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September 19, 1991 | the Inquirer Staff
The Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia rejoined the Olympic movement yesterday, and will send teams to Albertville, France, in February for the Winter Games and to Barcelona, Spain, in July for the Summer Games. The executive board of the International Olympic Committee, meeting in Berlin, voted unanimously to readmit the republics as full members. The decision came 51 years after the Soviet Union annexed the three republics and only 13 days after it recognized them as independent nations.
SPORTS
August 5, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - They got a game - and then some. The Americans got a scare. Two days after running and gunning to a record-shattering 83-point win, the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team had to come back in the fourth quarter for a 99-94 win over a fearless Lithuania team that had the world's best squad in serious trouble until the closing minutes. LeBron James scored nine of his 20 points in the final four minutes for the U.S. (4-0). The Americans were reminded that the path to the gold medal is loaded with traps, and Lithuania nearly sprang one. Tony Parker scored 22 points and Nicolas Batum added 19, leading France past Tunisia, 73-69, for its third straight victory.
NEWS
April 30, 1990 | BY LOU CANNON
Conservatives are bothered by President Bush's annoying indifference to the Soviet economic strangulation of Lithuania. Liberals are angered by the flow of U.S. economic and military aid to a Salvadoran government that seems powerless to prevent the wanton military murders of civilians. Isn't it about time right and left pooled their resources and did something other than denounce Bush for moral blindness? For starters, Congress might take the $325 million in foreign aid earmarked for El Salvador and spend it on food and fuel for Lithuania.
SPORTS
August 7, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Marcus Williams of the University of Connecticut and Rajon Rondo of the University of Kentucky each scored 17 points to lead the United States to a 103-83 victory over Lithuania yesterday in the preliminary round of the men's under-21 world championships, in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Mardy Collins of Temple added 14 points for the United States, while Justin Gray of Wake Forest had 12 points and seven rebounds. The United States (2-0) led by 75-61 entering the fourth quarter, and Lithuania (1-1)
NEWS
January 17, 1991 | By GEORGE F. WILL
If Lithuania were located over a large pool of oil, it, too, could participate in the New World Order. But geology, not merely geography, is destiny these days, so Lithuania must be content to play the lesser role of a lesson: America, be careful when minting moral imperatives. The Soviet crackdown on Lithuania could not have come at a less convenient time for the Bush administration. Coming on the eve of what may be the first large war of the post-Cold War reign of perpetual peace, the Soviet action and the limp U.S. response to it underscore the moral ambiguity of the U.S. undertaking in the Persian Gulf.
SPORTS
August 2, 1996 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Australia, just like every other men's basketball team in these Olympics, was interested last night in seeing just how it stacked up against the United States' NBA/Olympic team. The answer: Pretty well, give or take a couple of dozen points. The Americans won, 101-73, and the game was spiced with a little shoving match between Karl Malone and Andrew Vlahov, which resulted in a technical foul on Malone. Actually, the game was fairly rough, with several little glaring contests following bumps and bounces.
SPORTS
November 16, 1996 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Flyers rookie winger Dainius Zubrus will have to return to Lithuania tomorrow to get a new worker's visa and will miss Thursday's game. Zubrus' visa expired Sept. 30. Because Zubrus failed to get an extension before President Clinton signed into law the new immigration reform bill Oct. 9, he must return to his home country for a new visa. "We did everything we could," Flyers general manager Bob Clarke said. "But they told us he has to go home. " The Flyers have four days between tonight's game against San Jose and Thursday's game against Pittsburgh, so Zubrus will miss only one game.
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February 23, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Philadelphia transfers and a Northern European native played key roles as the Phelps School overcame a 16-point deficit and claimed the program's first Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association boys' basketball title. Spurred by Mike Watkins and Anwar Epps, both of whom played in the Public League last season, and Antanas Krimelis, a native of Lithuania, the fifth-seeded Lions stunned No. 2 Westtown, 50-46, on Saturday in the final at Malvern Prep. Down by 36-20 in the third quarter, Phelps upped the defensive pressure, erupted for a 25-5 run, and denied the Moose their first tournament crown.
NEWS
November 1, 2013
YOU MIGHT remember the Daily News report a couple of months back about my diplomatic mission to Lithuania, where I spread the good word about American craft beer through the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius. Well, there's a second chapter in my efforts to spread peace through beer. I'm happy to report that Lithuania is coming to Philadelphia. Specifically, it's arriving in the form of next week's 37th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, the guest-artist program of which this year highlights 23 Lithuanian artists.
SPORTS
August 5, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - They got a game - and then some. The Americans got a scare. Two days after running and gunning to a record-shattering 83-point win, the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team had to come back in the fourth quarter for a 99-94 win over a fearless Lithuania team that had the world's best squad in serious trouble until the closing minutes. LeBron James scored nine of his 20 points in the final four minutes for the U.S. (4-0). The Americans were reminded that the path to the gold medal is loaded with traps, and Lithuania nearly sprang one. Tony Parker scored 22 points and Nicolas Batum added 19, leading France past Tunisia, 73-69, for its third straight victory.
NEWS
March 20, 2012
Mike Silverstein, 85, a founder of Nina Footwear, a women's shoe company that grew from a SoHo loft to an international concern selling around 10 million pairs of shoes a year, died March 12 in Manhattan. Mr. Silverstein founded Nina in 1953 with his brother Stanley, naming the company after Stanley's first-born daughter and working out of a factory on Prince Street. Their first creation was a fashion clog, which proved popular with the company's target audience, women ages 18 to 30 looking for stylish but affordable footwear.
NEWS
January 20, 2012
Philadelphia port officials and representatives of the Republic of Lithuania signed a "memorandum of understanding" Friday, pledging to work together to expand trade and shipping between Philadelphia and Klaipeda, a Lithuanian port on the Baltic Sea that is strategically located to ports of western Europe and Southeast Asia. The agreement was signed at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority offices by Lithuanian leaders, port authority officials, and representatives of Holt Logistics Corp., which operates Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2012 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
MUCH HAS changed since 1964, but one constant that can always be counted on has been the Fold-In on the back page of MAD Magazine . Al Jaffee has illustrated this feature since its inauguration 48 years ago. But the story of Jaffee, the man who created the Fold-In - a sly picture within a picture revealed only when the page is folded vertically just so - as well as other MAD features, including "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions," is...
SPORTS
September 19, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
At 16, Lexi Thompson has become the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event. The Floridian closed with a 2-under 70 yesterday to win the Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattsville, Ala. Thompson, who finished at 17-under 271, five strokes better than Tiffany Joh , shattered the age record for winning a multiple-round tournament held by Paula Creamer , who won in 2005 at 18. Marlene Hagge was 18 years and 14 days old...
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September 12, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
With Dirk Nowitzki having an off night, Germany fell short against Lithuania, 84-75, yesterday at the European basketball championship in Vilnius, Lithuania. Germany needed to win by 11 to advance, but the Dallas Mavericks star had a poor shooting night and Germany never came close. "It's my fault. I was not in condition to play a good tournament," Nowitzki said. The MVP of the NBA Finals, Nowitzki shot just 4-of-17 and finished with 16 points. Spain claimed first place in its second-round group with a 96-69 over a French team missing Tony Parker and Joakim Noah , who were rested because the two teams had already qualified for the quarterfinals.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
L INDSAY LOHAN 's comeback role as a woman famous for her throat may have been put on hold by her nose. The former teen star confirmed on her Twitter page Friday the TMZ.com story that she had failed a court-ordered drug and alcohol screening. If asked, she tweeted, she is ready to appear before the judge and face the consequences for her actions. Oh, she'll be asked. "Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test," Lindsay tweeted. She also tweeted: "Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away over night.
SPORTS
September 12, 2010 | The Inquirer Staff
With a special 9/11 memorial message on his sneakers, Kevin Durant carried the United States into the gold-medal game at the FIBA world championships, scoring a U.S. team record 38 points Saturday in an 89-74 victory over Lithuania in Istanbul, Turkey. "I just wanted to remember everybody back in the States, everybody that was affected by 9/11," Durant said. "And to play on this day was a great honor and we just tried to do our best to play hard for our country and our families.
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