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June 10, 2003
WE CAN'T say we're all that surprised at John Perzel's latest scheme to fix the Pennsylvania Convention Center - install slots there. Seems like the endless revenues of slot machines could be the answer to almost everything that ails us in Pennsylvania. Why stop at the Convention Center? Why not install them in schools, right next to the Coke machines, and let the kids pay for their own education? We could put slots in the local pharmacies and forget about having to come up with a Medicare prescription drug benefit.
SPORTS
November 23, 1988 | By Angelo Cataldi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles have given up more yards than any NFL team this season, they have done the poorest job of protecting their quarterback, they have been outscored, 90-45, in the first quarter, and their rushing game has been in no particular hurry. Their best wide receiver has been injured and unavailable for the past seven weeks, their so-called franchise player is gaining 2.7 yards per carry, and their sack total is down 31 percent from a year ago. So how is it possible that these same Eagles are tied for first place in the NFC East and are thinking and talking and maybe even planning for their first playoff appearance since 1981?
NEWS
June 5, 2009
IN 2004, THE Building Industry Association of Philadelphia commissioned "If You Fix It, They Will Come," a report detailing the city's confusing and complex development process. The report, produced by Karen Black of May 8 Consulting, identified many of the reforms for zoning and planning that are now being addressed by the zoning reform commission. Here is a graphic depiction from the report of the 28 steps required to get the permits and approval required to build a project in the city.
NEWS
May 26, 1993 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
No, the Philadelphian who led Union troops at Gettysburg was not Thacher Longstreth. It wasn't Ulysses S. Grant, either. These were only two of the imaginative answers to what we thought was a pretty easy question. It was Gen. George G. Meade. Callowhill Street was not named in honor of "Wild Bill Callowhill" or "Benny Hill, a callow fellow," as readers suggested. It honored the family of William Penn's second wife, Hannah Callowhill Penn. Our first Poor Ronald's Philadelphia History and Trivia Quiz, published May 17, proved again that nobody is perfect.
NEWS
September 13, 1999
A Philadelphia favorite son earned new prominence on the national stage last week when the Rev. William J. Shaw was elected president of the National Baptist Convention USA. Rev. Shaw is the pastor of West Philadelphia's White Rock Baptist Church and has long served as a board member for numerous Philadelphia hospital, religious and charitable organizations. Now he has the opportunity to put his skills to work rebuilding the prestige of one of the nation's oldest and largest African American denominations.
NEWS
October 29, 2003 | By Karen Heller INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We live in a costume backwater or, more appropriately, a musty attic. Past & Present in Mount Airy sells Clinton, Jay Leno and Santana. O'Byrne Costumes in the Northeast has Howard Stern and Clinton. Stern's in Wayne has Nixon, both Reagans and Gorbachev. Nixon? Gorbachev? Why not Herbert Hoover? If a 10-year-old wants to be Arnold the Governator or a 30-year-old wishes to be a slash-happy Kill Bill Uma Thurman or a 50-year-old dreams of going out tippling as a vodka-empowered Liza Minnelli, they're out of luck - unless they have a gift for makeup or are deft with latex and a glue gun. Manhattan, the New York Times reports, has Arnold masks and Matrix costumes.
SPORTS
May 17, 1996 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Pat Croce doesn't gamble. "I believe in leveraged risk," the 76ers' president said. And luck. "Call it luck, God's will, fate, whatever," Croce said, looking ahead to Sunday's NBA draft lottery in Secaucus, N.J. "I'm lucky I'm healthy, lucky that I have the family I have, lucky to have the seat I'm sitting in, lucky that Harold Katz was in a selling mode and that I was the one who precipitated it. "I'm even lucky the Sixers...
NEWS
October 21, 1998 | Inquirer photographs by Michael S. Wirtz
Kirkbride Elementary School pupils in Philadelphia created cards yesterday to wish Sen. John Glenn good luck on his Oct. 29 mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Epson America is making a national bus tour to let children use its printers to make the cards.
SPORTS
October 8, 2012 | Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - All Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne wanted to do was honor coach Chuck Pagano the best way they knew how - by winning. The two biggest playmakers on Indy's offense teamed up in the second half, wiping out an 18-point halftime deficit and hooking up on a 4-yard TD pass with 35 seconds left to give the Colts a stunning, 30-27 victory over Green Bay. It was a wild finish to a challenging week, and a win interim coach Bruce Arians called...
NEWS
November 28, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Chang Ho Choi, 50, blamed his bad luck on his Olney home, so he tried to burn it down on Jan. 22, 1998, said the prosecutor. But Choi's bad luck continued. For one thing, he botched the 1:30 a.m. job, said Assistant District Attorney Joseph Casey yesterday. After pouring gasoline behind a gas range in the kitchen, the vapors were ignited by the pilot light from the broiler, and there was a minor explosion, Casey said. Choi, his wife and two sons were not hurt. Arson was suspected immediately, but Choi wasn't arrested until last year.
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SPORTS
May 7, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Yet another hitless night Monday led Ryne Sandberg to omit Chase Utley's name from his Tuesday lineup card. The Phillies manager said there is "a pretty good possibility" that the struggling second baseman will sit Wednesday, too, giving him a three-day "mental break" ahead of Friday's series opener against the Mets. "As much mental work and effort and everything that Chase puts into a daily routine of his and not having any luck along with it," Sandberg said before the game against the Braves, "that's the way that I'm leaning right now. " A prolonged slump to begin the season has Utley hitting .103 with an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of just .389.
SPORTS
May 1, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When you have a contender, the longer the Kentucky Derby post-position draw goes with your horse either not having a number or the 1 post not having been assigned, you get nervous. Bob Baffert was nervous for several long minutes late yesterday afternoon in the Aristides Room at Churchill Downs. And then he wasn't. Favored American Pharoah drew the 18 post, second choice Dortmund got the 8 and now Baffert, who trains them both, just has to wait until 6:34 p.m. Saturday.
SPORTS
April 24, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs turns 39 on Saturday, and the aging process for the best player on the best team of his generation has been gradually catching up with him. Coach Gregg Popovich says he believes Duncan will come back for another season, and that might be true, but it has become a popular theme among the national media to cover the Spurs during this postseason in the same way the Italian press chronicled the advance on Rome by the...
SPORTS
April 7, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - If you want to get a feeling for what type of season it has been for the New York Knicks, look no further than the team leaders in various categories and where they are now. Leading scorer Carmelo Anthony shut himself down after the All-Star Game and underwent surgery on his left knee. Top rebounder Amar'e Stoudemire is now with the Dallas Mavericks. Jose Calderon, who has a team-best 4.7 assists a game, hasn't played a game since late February due to an Achilles' problem.
SPORTS
April 2, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The subsequent three decades merely have confirmed what Villanova's national championship team learned for certain on the memorable night of April 1, 1985: Jake Nevin not only looked like a leprechaun, he was one. Since his death in December 1985, some visitors to his unmarked Ardmore grave insist that if you put a cigar in the ground, the diminutive Villanova trainer, who was rarely without one, will begin puffing on it. A night watchman once...
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
As their names were called, the candidates approached the lectern, reached into an old coffee can, and pulled out a bingo ball with a number on it. In the crowded City Hall courtroom, rival candidates and campaign managers watched eagerly, some marking down the results of a different kind of March Madness. In Philadelphia, regardless of how many signatures candidates get or what their qualifications may be, the bingo balls in the Horn & Hardart coffee tin dictate where their names appear on election day. It can be a boost or a blow.
NEWS
March 6, 2015
IT'S PROBABLY safe to assume that T. Milton Street Sr . is not destined to be our next mayor. But maybe he's not even destined to be a candidate. The 73-year-old tax-evading former state senator said in early January that he'd be launching his mayoral campaign at a funeral parlor in a couple weeks. Then, he decided to do it at a church. But the Rev. Keith Goodman , pastor of one of the churches he was eying for the event, kept dodging his calls. Goodman, perhaps not coincidentally, is now running for mayor himself.
SPORTS
January 31, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
If a little brick and mortar couldn't contain Jerrell Richardson growing up, how well do you think opposing defenses can handle the Kensington senior on the basketball court? On Thursday against visiting KIPP DuBois, Richardson poured in 41 points in a 85-57 landslide. Before the 5-foot-11 guard wreaked havoc on the court, he did his share of raising Cain at home. During a telephone interview last night, Richardson explained with his mother in the background. "One day I was put on punishment.
SPORTS
January 19, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Luck was 12 years old on Jan. 27, 2002, the day Tom Brady first played in an AFC championship game. Brady helped lead the New England Patriots to a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on the way to the Patriots' first Super Bowl title. Two years later, Brady played the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game. Brady won that one, too. That was the first of Brady's four playoff games against Peyton Manning, three of which came with a Super Bowl trip on the line. The two top quarterbacks of this generation could have had another AFC championship meeting, except Manning's Denver Broncos lost to his old team - and the quarterback who replaced him - last week.
SPORTS
December 23, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - Last night marked the 26th game of the season for the 76ers and coach Brett Brown rolled out his 13th different starting lineup. It certainly can be a part of the reason his club continues to search for continuity on the floor and a big part of why they lead the league with 19 turnovers a game and the worst scoring average at 91.2. Much of the shuffling has been done due to injuries. Much of it due to the variety of trades and call-ups the team seems to make on a weekly basis.
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