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January 16, 2001 | YONG KIM/ DAILY NEWS
Comedian Bill Cosby greets former Penn State player Adam Taliaferro, who is recovering from a spinal cord injury, at Sixers game. Looking on is former Sixer World B. Free, who works with team.
NEWS
October 14, 1993 | By TOM BALDWIN
Beware the baseball story. Especially now that the Phillies have people ransacking their memories for what they believe is the great, untold tiding. Example: "My cousin Sid keeps a bat signed by Dick Allen in his living room. " We all have a similar memory. Cherish it. Tell it in fine detail to the grandkids. Just don't tell me. We who normally snore at jock notabilia. "I bowled at Bobby Shantz's . . . Mike Schmidt sat behind us . . . Mr. Mack signed grandpa's cast. " Sorry.
NEWS
July 5, 2000 | By Lauren Mayk and Melanie D. Scott, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For a few hours yesterday, police officers, babies and high school basketball players were stars in their South Jersey towns. They rode in cars and carriages and floats and waved to the thousands who came to cheer them on in Fourth of July celebrations. In Haddonfield, baby strollers, Big Wheels and bicycles decorated with star-shaped balloons, pom-poms, stars and stripes, and flags could be seen by people lining both sides of Kings Highway for the annual parade. Parents pushed strollers, and children 3 and older rode their bicycles with other parade participants.
NEWS
May 27, 1987 | By Claude Lewis, Inquirer Editorial Board
Some people start out in life and from the beginning you just know they're going to make it. They seem to be born with something extra. It's as if they have a magic touch. No matter what comes along, they just keep moving forward. Joe Galiber was 10 years older than I when we grew up in the Bronx. At 6- foot-4, he played basketball at City College of New York where I went to school. When the CCNY scandal rocked the basketball world, Joe Galiber walked away. Clean. But throughout his later life, he always seemed to be at the edge of some corruption, some questionable situation.
NEWS
March 29, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER WB 17 sportscaster and current "Today" show weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe announced Wednesday that she is expecting a baby girl with her partner, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk . The announcement is the first time Wolfe has publicly discussed her sexuality. "This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us," Wolfe told People magazine, whose exclusive interview with the couple hits newsstands on Friday. "But I don't want to bring my daughter into a world where I'm not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is. " Wolfe was artificially inseminated by an anonymous donor.
LIVING
May 21, 2000 | By Jonathan Valania, FOR THE INQUIRER
It may be hard to remember now, but there was a time when Old City wasn't teeming with oily-haired alpha males and Prada-clad babes. This was back in the early '90s, when the Khyber Pass was the city's preeminent indie-rock watering hole, packed every weekend with thirsty music lovers dressed in thrift-store finery and just-got-out-of-bed hairstyles. Times have changed, but the Khyber hasn't. It's still one of the best hangs in the city - more than 50 different bottled beers and a revolving revue of 13 specialty drafts.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lead guy Billy Joe Armstrong of art-punkers Green Day went into an onstage rampage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday. He smashed his axe, ran around, and uttered unnice utterances. Rumor: The band was pressed to curtail its set to leave more time for following acts Rihanna and Usher . Festival host Clear Channel denies it. Now BJA's rep says he's checked into rehab for "substance abuse. " He landed in hospital earlier this month after returning from Italy. Local Emmy winners Give it up, yo, for local heroes who scored Emmys Sunday night at the 30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards at the Society Hill Sheraton on Saturday!
SPORTS
July 11, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The All-Star FanFest on display in the Convention Center from Friday through Tuesday was the most successful in the six years the event has accompanied baseball's midsummer classic. The All-Star Game workout drew more than 62,000 curious fans to a sweltering Veterans Stadium on Monday. The home-run derby that closed Workout Day had them cheering the brutish mano-a-mano between NL slugger Barry Bonds and AL muscleman Mark McGwire. The All-Star Game on Tuesday night had 62,670 spectators rocking and rolling to the NL's 6-0 victory behind local heroes Mike Piazza and Ricky Bottalico.
NEWS
March 22, 1991 | By Jeremy Kalmanofsky, Special to The Inquirer
The bells will peal, the bands will march and the flags will flutter on April 7 when Cherry Hill welcomes home Navy Lt. Jeffrey N. Zaun - the ex- prisoner of war whose bloated, battered face came to symbolize the Persian Gulf war for many Americans when it was shown on Iraqi television. To honor Zaun and 35 other local heroes, Mayor Susan Bass Levin announced that the town would put on a gala patriotic celebration and parade that should include up to 50 marching groups and bands from throughout South Jersey and from as far away as Annapolis, Md. Zaun, 28, promised Levin over the phone yesterday that he would be the guest of honor at the parade, the mayor said.
NEWS
January 6, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
George Leon Dunbar Sr., 67, a West Philadelphia barber and entrepreneur who produced and recorded two local R&B groups, and promoted businesses on Lancaster Avenue, died of cancer in Sun City, Ariz., on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Over 40 years, Mr. Dunbar operated and worked in several barber shops along Lancaster Avenue, where his customers sought his advice on personal and business matters. A fixture in the Lancaster Avenue business corridor, Mr. Dunbar was president of the Lancaster Avenue Business Association Community Development Corp.
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October 30, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seventy years ago, he parachuted into a ferocious gun battle raging across the town square of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. Everywhere, buildings were ablaze and bullets zipped through the air. Army Sgt. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere couldn't wait to get into the fight during the Normandy invasion and avenge his brother Henry, killed by the Germans in Italy. He later parachuted into Holland with fellow South Philadelphia native Edward "Babe" Heffron during Operation Market Garden, one the largest drops of airborne troops in history.
NEWS
March 29, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER WB 17 sportscaster and current "Today" show weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe announced Wednesday that she is expecting a baby girl with her partner, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk . The announcement is the first time Wolfe has publicly discussed her sexuality. "This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us," Wolfe told People magazine, whose exclusive interview with the couple hits newsstands on Friday. "But I don't want to bring my daughter into a world where I'm not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is. " Wolfe was artificially inseminated by an anonymous donor.
NEWS
January 6, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
George Leon Dunbar Sr., 67, a West Philadelphia barber and entrepreneur who produced and recorded two local R&B groups, and promoted businesses on Lancaster Avenue, died of cancer in Sun City, Ariz., on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Over 40 years, Mr. Dunbar operated and worked in several barber shops along Lancaster Avenue, where his customers sought his advice on personal and business matters. A fixture in the Lancaster Avenue business corridor, Mr. Dunbar was president of the Lancaster Avenue Business Association Community Development Corp.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lead guy Billy Joe Armstrong of art-punkers Green Day went into an onstage rampage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday. He smashed his axe, ran around, and uttered unnice utterances. Rumor: The band was pressed to curtail its set to leave more time for following acts Rihanna and Usher . Festival host Clear Channel denies it. Now BJA's rep says he's checked into rehab for "substance abuse. " He landed in hospital earlier this month after returning from Italy. Local Emmy winners Give it up, yo, for local heroes who scored Emmys Sunday night at the 30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards at the Society Hill Sheraton on Saturday!
NEWS
August 27, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs is such a favorite son of Winslow Township that it was not enough for neighbors to watch the 24-year-old wrestler ride by in a hometown parade Saturday. They had to walk in a line behind him. As the winner of the 74kg (163 pounds) freestyle competition waved from a black Mercedes, some joined in the procession in a seeming show of unity and a desire to share in a golden moment. "I'm excited," said Burroughs, who now lives in Nebraska. "It's great to be back home with my family and friends and all the people who supported me through the years.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2010
Sunday Film epic Richard Wagner's monumental The Ring of the Nibelung , a reworking of Norse myth, is not so much an operatic cycle as a musical force of nature. The third of its four operas, Siegfried , was presented as a multimedia experience by the experimental Catalan performance troupe La Fura dels Baus, in a performance conducted by Zubin Mehta at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain. A film of the performance screens at 1 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute , 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr.
NEWS
April 25, 2010 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The local war hero has vanished, having slipped out of Bucks County as quietly as the Delaware flows past his riverfront loft in Upper Black Eddy. Behind him lie debts exceeding a half-million dollars, an unfinished McMansion on three acres, and a criminal inquiry into the deceit of Andrew Alexander Diabo. In news stories, private conversations, and public documents, Diabo cast himself as a wounded Marine helicopter pilot who deployed repeatedly to Afghanistan and Iraq. Visitors tell of having seen Marine dress blues and West Point cadet grays hanging in his apartment closet and, on a wall, framed Purple Heart and Silver Star certificates.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2010
97.5 THE FANATIC'S Mike Missanelli said on yesterday's show that 610 WIP tried to woo him away to replace Howard "The King" Eskin . Missanelli made the vague remarks while announcing that he had signed a multiyear contract extension with The Fanatic, which also airs on AM as 950 ESPN. "We have had no formal conversations with Mike. However, we are friends and I do speak to him from time to time," Marc Rayfield , market manager for CBS Radio, which owns WIP, told us yesterday.
NEWS
December 9, 2009 | By Derrick Nunnally, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a crowded sandwich-eating world of hoagies, grinders, subs, heroes, and po'boys, Norristown's own zep flies somewhat beneath the radar. But in certain quarters, the intensely local, seven-decade meat-on-a-roll tradition is so closely associated with its birthplace to qualify as the Montgomery County version of Proust's madeleine. "You take any Norristown kid from the '50s and you give him now, 50 years later, a zep," said Jerry Spinelli, 68, a children's book author and Norristown native, "and he will be transported back to his hometown.
NEWS
September 27, 2009 | By Rita Giordano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Last September, if you had asked Nehemiah Wimbish what he thought of reading, chances are he would have rated it down there with doing math and eating tomatoes. Yuck, yuck, and nasty. So how could it be that the same boy and several sixth-grade pals were making the rounds at their Glassboro middle school last week, touting the joys of the written word to other boys like themselves? "We got inspired by seeing people read," Nehemiah, 11, told one fourth-grade class. "We want to encourage young men like y'all to do well.
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