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March 13, 2012 | By Tom Moroney, Bloomberg News
BOSTON - Republican Sen. Scott Brown drives a GMC pickup, while Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has a hybrid Ford SUV. She rakes in Hollywood cash. He taps Wall Street. He calls her elitist. She brands him extremist. In what's shaping up as the costliest Senate race in Massachusetts history, at a projected $40 million, Brown, 52, and Warren, 62, are waging what Boston University mass-communication professor John Carroll calls "a war of imagery" to win votes. "She's trying to paint him as politically out of step," Carroll said, "and he's trying to paint her as culturally out of step.
SPORTS
March 13, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Temple Owls are trying very hard to focus on this week and the opportunity that begins Friday night in their NCAA tournament opener in Nashville. It is the right thing to do, plus it beats the heck out of thinking about last week. "I got my phone call from [former Owls coach John] Chaney," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said before practice Monday. "He said, 'We're moving forward. Look ahead.' I will give the team that message today. " The day before, he gave them a slightly different message, making them sit through a viewing of their second-half debacle against Massachusetts in the Atlantic Ten quarterfinal round.
SPORTS
March 11, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Demitrius Conger had 22 points and 10 rebounds and St. Bonaventure advanced to the Atlantic Ten Conference championship game by holding off Massachusetts, 84-80, on Saturday afternoon in Atlantic City. Conference player of the year Andrew Nicholson added 19 points for the fourth-seeded Bonnies (19-11), who are now a win away from advancing to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2000. Massachusetts (22-11) rallied from a 16-point deficit with 7 minutes, 29 seconds to play and had a chance to take the lead in the closing seconds, only to see Raphiael Putney's high-arcing three-pointer hit off the side of the rim with less than two seconds to play.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2012 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Independence Blue Cross is joining with two other Blue Cross health insurers and a St. Louis software company to buy a Massachusetts firm that has what the buyers called the nation's largest real-time communication network for physicians, hospitals, and health insurers. The price for NaviNet Inc. of Boston in the deal scheduled to be announced Tuesday was not disclosed, but Independence Blue Cross executives said in interviews Monday the combined capabilities of NaviNet and Lumeris Corp., the St. Louis partner, would help ease the way to a more efficient health-care system.
SPORTS
January 31, 2012
Julian Kaminoff, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety for New Hope-Solebury, has switched his football commitment from Buffalo to Massachusetts. The Minutemen are moving up from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012. They will compete in the Mid-American Conference and play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. - Rick O'Brien
SPORTS
January 18, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Just like at Trenton Catholic, Nola Henry doesn't have to score. She makes decisions. She creates opportunities. She leads her team. Henry was the point guard for a Trenton Catholic team that won the girls' basketball Tournament of Champions last season. Among her teammates were the most highly recruited and talented players in the country - especially Briyona Canty, a freshman standout at Rutgers. Now back at Willingboro, where she played her freshman year, Henry is again surrounded by scorers.
SPORTS
January 15, 2012 | By Mike Scandura, For The Inquirer
AMHERST, Mass. - St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli thought something was missing in Saturday's game against Massachusetts - the look in the Hawks' eyes. That was evident in their 71-62 loss to UMass in an Atlantic Ten Conference game - one that saw the Hawks (12-6, 2-2 A-10) blow a 17-point first-half lead. "You've got to be tough to win on the road. . . . You've got to have a look in your eye," Martelli said of his team, which is 2-4 on the road. "Some of that look was there.
SPORTS
November 5, 2011
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m., at McGuirk Stadium, Amherst, Mass. TV/Radio: TCN; ESPN-AM (950) Records: UMass, 5-3 overall, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova, 1-8, 0-6. Coaches: UMass, Kevin Morris (3d season, 16-14); Villanova, Andy Talley (27th season, 189-115-1). Series: UMass leads, 12-11-0. Last season, the Minutemen rallied to knock off Villanova in four overtimes, 32-24. THINGS TO WATCH In a snowy loss, Chris Polony showed improvement last week.
NEWS
September 2, 2011
Sister Elizabeth McNamara, 97, a teacher and financial aid officer at Rosemont College from 1970 to 1977, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York City. Born in Melrose, Mass., she entered the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in 1937, made her final vows in 1944, and was known through much of her career as Mother Quentin. She taught French at several schools in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, including John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in Philadelphia and Holy Child Academy in Sharon Hill.
SPORTS
August 16, 2011
Newly enshrined Basketball Hall of Famer Herb Magee will coach his Philadelphia University team against American International College in the hall's inaugural Holiday Showcase on Friday, Dec. 9, in Springfield, Mass. The Division II game will tip off at 6 p.m., and will be preceded by a Division III game between Springfield College and Trinity College at 4 p.m. The nightcap will pit Division I schools Massachusetts and Siena at 8 p.m.
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