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September 7, 1996 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
When a player shuffles off the court weighted down with an 0-9 career record against Monica Seles, it's time to take small consolation. For Conchita Martinez, yesterday's 6-4, 6-3 U.S. Open semifinal defeat marked the first time the 24-year-old Spaniard had won more than six games in a match against Seles. A year ago in an Open semi, Seles trounced a listless Martinez, 6-2, 6-2. Against a player of Seles's superior caliber, pro-gress is measured in small steps. After Hurricane Fran's long-distance contribution to the Open resulted in several rain delays lasting more than three hours, the Steffi Graf-Martina Hingis semifinal was postponed last night.
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October 30, 2009 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe Pedro Martinez was "at times" the most influential player who ever stepped in the House that Ruth Built. That was the convoluted claim Pedro made this week at a news conference/stream-of-conscious monologue. Playing across the street last night at the new Yankee Stadium, Martinez wasn't even the most influential pitcher in Game 2 of the 2009 World Series. This was kind of like Game 1, with some roles reversed. Martinez pitched fine, just as Yankees starter CC Sabathia had in the World Series opener on Wednesday.
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August 3, 2009 | By Matt Gelb FOR THE INQUIRER
As Pedro Martinez made his way down the line of lunging fans who held out baseballs, ticket stubs, and even Mets jerseys to be autographed, a man handed the pitcher an open cell phone. He wanted Martinez to say hi to his friend. Martinez turned to his right with a look like Are you serious? But he kept moving down the line, mostly embracing the gimmicks that come with minor-league baseball. Yes, Martinez remains in limbo, traveling around the minors until the Phillies deem he is ready or they decide how to use the righthander - whichever comes first.
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October 29, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Pedro Martinez can captivate the crowd with his pitching the way he did at yesterday's news conference, then the Phillies' righthander should have some start against the New York Yankees in tonight's second game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. Martinez will oppose righthander A.J. Burnett, who is making his first World Series appearance. This will be Martinez's second postseason appearance this year. He pitched seven shutout innings and received no decision during the Phillies' 2-1 loss Oct. 16 to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS.
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September 29, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
One instant, Kirby Puckett was beginning that familiar leg kick, looking for his 100th RBI of the season. The next, he was sprawled in the dirt, blood pouring from his nose and mouth. A Dennis Martinez fastball shattered Puckett's upper jaw during the first inning of the Minnesota Twins' 12-4 loss to the visiting Cleveland Indians yesterday. He will need four to six weeks to recover, and his teammates might need just as long after the most frightening moment of the 1995 season.
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January 10, 2013 | By Rodney Ho, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
ATLANTA - As a kid, J.R. Martinez was scared of Freddy Krueger, the disfigured menace in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. After a bomb in war-torn Iraq ripped through his Army humvee and burned one-third of his body - including part of his face - Martinez felt as if he had become the living embodiment of Krueger. He was horrified and, for a brief time, suicidal. Nine years later, the former Dalton, Ga., resident is very much alive. While in the hospital, he began sharing his story with other burn victims, and soon became a fixture on the speaking circuit as an inspirational war survivor.
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June 22, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
With Pedro Martinez on top of his game and Tom Gordon warming up in the bullpen, Boston manager Jimy Williams couldn't go wrong. The way Martinez was pitching, allowing only one hit in eight innings yesterday, he seemed like a good bet to finish a 3-1 victory over host Tampa Bay. Instead, Williams turned to Gordon, who worked the ninth to get his 23rd save in 24 chances. "That's his job," Williams said of the Red Sox closer, who picked up three saves during the four-game series.
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July 18, 1989 | By Alan Carter, New York Daily News
Actor A Martinez, who plays Cruz Castillo on NBC's "Santa Barbara," doesn't credit his swarthy good looks, his acclaimed acting talents or even his basic common sense for helping him get ahead in show business. In fact, he jokes, "I don't get any of the credit. I've done some stupid career things. I always admonish A for being stupid. But I also acknowledge that A is lucky. I have good people around me. " Those good people in 1984 convinced the actor to take the role of Cruz, a heroic cop, on NBC's then-new soap.
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December 16, 2004 | By Melanie Burney INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Ivonne E. Martinez has resigned from the Camden school board, five days before she was to meet with the governor to explain her chronic absences from the board, which has been unable to meet because of the excessive absences by three appointed members. In a six-paragraph letter submitted Monday to acting Gov. Richard J. Codey, Martinez wrote: "I voluntarily and by my doctor's recommendation step down from the assignment. . . . Due to my health, at this time I cannot fulfill this commitment.
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January 20, 1995 | By Tamara Chuang, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Her mission: to get people thinking about the price of ignorance. Her credo: "Xenophobia is learned, so it can be unlearned. " Her medium: paints - acrylics, to be specific. Native New Yorker Soraida Martinez, who grew up in a mixed-race family of Puerto Rican origin, creates vibrant works that beckon understanding between the races and the sexes. Her latest exhibition, at the Markeim Gallery in Haddonfield, is called Soraida's Verdadism, or "Soraida's truth. " Verdadism, from the Spanish word for truth, is a term she coined for her series of Cubistlike, in-your-face paintings.
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July 16, 2015 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
SARAH Martinez-Helfman, the longtime executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership, will step down from her post to take over as president of the Samuel S. Fels Fund, the Eagles announced yesterday. Martinez-Helfman has been in charge of the Eagles charity since its inception in 1995. Among its programs for children in the Philadelphia area are the Eye Mobile, Book Mobile and annual playground building. "There was nothing she wanted more than to see the smile of the child who could see better or the child who was able to play on a newly constructed playground," Eagles president Don Smolenski said in a statement.
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January 8, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THE EMAIL buzzed onto the screen of my phone. Subject: Phillies Statement. The first instinct was one that is beaten into any lifelong reporter: What did I miss? Unlocking the phone, my mind burned through the possibilities. A trade? A free-agent outfielder? Relocation to Havana? Exhale. "With regard to Pedro Martinez . . . " Of course. Pedro. Five years ago, he burned through our atmosphere like some oddity from space, crash- landing in Clearwater en route to Citizens Bank Park and 12 starts that feel like they took place forever ago. Yesterday, he was voted into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, the only proper end for one of the most dominant careers the sport has ever seen.
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October 5, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies' October roster cleaning continued Thursday when four more players - Michael Martinez, Pete Orr, Zach Miner, and Mauricio Robles - were outrighted off the 40-man roster. It could signal the end for Martinez, one of the worst Phillies hitters in the modern era. Martinez hit .175 with a .175 on-base percentage and .175 slugging percentage in 40 plate appearances this past season. His .495 OPS in 396 career plate appearances is the lowest for any Phillies position player with as much experience since 1919.
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September 8, 2013 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
WILLIAM "Cesar" Martinez was 11 when his parents brought the family from Puerto Rico to Spring Garden in the late 1940s. "There were hardly any Spanish-speaking people in this neighborhood," said Martinez, 75, who has lived in Spring Garden for 64 years. But about 1955, he recalled, more and more U.S. citizens from the island started coming to Philadelphia. And like the Martinez family, they began settling in Spring Garden. Today, the Spring Garden neighborhood still has a sizable Latino community, but not nearly as large as during the 1970s, '80s and '90s, said Justino Navarro, vice president of Spring Garden Community Development Corp.
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September 6, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round, as every schoolchild knows. But do all the lights on the bus go flash and blink? Are the treads on the tires deep and sharp? Do the brakes work? Does the alarm sound when an emergency exit opens? Parents make an act of faith every time they put a child on a school bus. And so, with a new school year dawning, the chairman of New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission was on the road this week to assure them that those big yellow boxes on wheels are safe.
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May 26, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - Darin Ruf was scratched from the starting lineup before Triple A Lehigh Valley's game last night. But Ruf was not in Washington, either. Rather than call up the righthanded power hitter who hit 38 home runs in the minor leagues last year and three more in 12 games with the Phillies last September, the front office called on the 30-year-old utility infielder with the .188 career batting average. Michael Martinez, and not Ruf, infield prospect Cesar Hernandez or even Pete Orr, was summoned to Washington to take Chase Utley's place on the active roster.
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April 8, 2013
Various Artists Music from the Motion Picture Spring Breakers (Big Beat/Atlantic ***) When controversial director Harmony Korine hired electronic-dance-music gods Skrillex to cocompose the score to the deranged beach flick Spring Breakers , it was a molten-hot match in hipster-doofus heaven. Add cocomposer Cliff Martinez (onetime Captain Beefheart drummer, who scored Traffic and Drive ), and Spring Breakers star James Franco to the mix, and the whole thing is so hip that Steve McQueen is turning in James Dean's grave.
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March 17, 2013
Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz, 87, Argentina's former economy minister, died Saturday while awaiting sentencing for human-rights abuses during the military dictatorship. Martinez de la Hoz was Argentina's economy minister from 1976-1981 under military coup leader Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla. After the dictatorship ended, Martinez de la Hoz was tried for rights abuses. He benefited from a 1990 pardon by then-President Carlos Menem, but the charges were restored after the Supreme Court ruled in 2006 that the pardon was unconstitutional.
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January 10, 2013 | By Rodney Ho, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
ATLANTA - As a kid, J.R. Martinez was scared of Freddy Krueger, the disfigured menace in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. After a bomb in war-torn Iraq ripped through his Army humvee and burned one-third of his body - including part of his face - Martinez felt as if he had become the living embodiment of Krueger. He was horrified and, for a brief time, suicidal. Nine years later, the former Dalton, Ga., resident is very much alive. While in the hospital, he began sharing his story with other burn victims, and soon became a fixture on the speaking circuit as an inspirational war survivor.
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November 9, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a place called the Cornhusker State, you'd better believe Nebraska football is a big deal. In fact, it's the only deal since there are no professional sports teams in the state and just one FBS team. Given all this attention, Cornhuskers redshirt junior quarterback Taylor Martinez receives his share of praise, advice, and criticism. Especially criticism. It's a lot of pressure on a 22-year-old college student, but he finds ways to deal with it. "He handles it in his own way," senior wide receiver and punt returner Tim Marlowe said.
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