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June 3, 2011 | By KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
Since last February, Spain has been the top club in the world. Its national team won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is the reigning European champion after capturing the Euro 2008 title. Its club teams have won both UEFA Champions League (Barcelona, 2011) and Europa League (Atletico Madrid, 2010) tournaments. Spanish football is a world power, one that will take center stage tomorrow night in Foxborough, Mass. And clearly soccer supporters remember the last time these two played, when the United States emerged victorious.
NEWS
April 2, 2011
Jewelry heist suspect ID'd Officials have identified Raheem Hankerson as a suspect in a Tuesday heist in which he and an accomplice made off with about $100,000 worth of merchandise from a Manayunk jewelry store. Hankerson, 30, and another man who wore a wig and trench coat, allegedly robbed the A.I. Poland Jewelry store on Main Street near Grape at gunpoint. One of the thugs beat a clerk in the head with a pistol. One of the suspect's wallets was found with some of the stolen merchandise inside a car that had been ditched, police said.
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April 1, 2011 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Responding to a tip, authorities raided a Kennett Square mushroom operation Thursday, apprehending a tattooed Massachusetts fugitive known as "Lil Stompper," state police said. Richard Sam, 20, of Lowell, Mass., was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit at the Phillips Mushroom complex on Old Kennett Road at 2:45 p.m., a state police news release said. Police said Sam, wanted on attempted homicide charges for a Sept. 4, 2008, shootout in Massachusetts, was featured recently on the TV show "America's Most Wanted.
NEWS
February 25, 2011
IGREW up in Havertown, and was home visiting when I read the Feb. 21 column by Buzz Bissinger on Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. It was one of the most tasteless and insensitive things I've ever read in that newspaper. Even for the Daily News , it was pretty bad. I'm not sure what kind of upbringing you had, but it must have been a pretty charmed one for you to assume Brown's revelation is false and a publicity stunt because it didn't rise to your level of "genuine horror. " You also had the audacity to slam the Catholic Church and proclaim that those accusations are the ones you believe.
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February 6, 2011 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The blood seeping through Langston Galloway's shorts - blotting out the Hawk and covering a large area over his right knee - was symbolic of St. Joseph's 67-64 win over Massachusetts on Saturday night at the Hagen Arena. Without leading scorer Carl Jones, out with a sprained right ankle, the Hawks expected to grind this one out. They expected production from every player. And just like in every game he coaches, Hawks coach Phil Martelli expected his team to play with heart. "They've always shown heart," Martelli said after the Hawks snapped a nine-game losing streak, while improving to 6-17 overall and 1-8 in the Atlantic Ten. "That's where the jackasses [who criticize the team]
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January 16, 2011 | By Mike Scandura, For The Inquirer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - La Salle coach John Giannini perfectly described how effective Massachusetts was in Saturday's Atlantic Ten Conference game. "You can tell a team is well-coached when you can look at them and tell what they're trying to do," Giannini said after the Minutemen outlasted the Explorers, 74-71. "They're attacking the basket and they're good at it. It's the reason they won the game. "If you have a hard time guarding the ball like we do, they're a handful. If you can guard the ball they'll struggle.
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November 22, 2010 | By ALEX FALK, falka@phillynews.com
FIVE MONTHS AGO, Daniel Vassallo was undergoing abdominal surgery. Today, he is the winner of the men's Philadelphia Marathon. Vassallo, part of a record-setting field of 23,000 in the 17th annual event that included the half marathon and an 8K this past weekend, finished yesterday's race in 2 hours, 21 minutes, 28 seconds. It eclipsed his previous personal best, which he set in Houston earlier this year. "I was kind of overcome by emotion a couple times," Vassallo said minutes after he crossed the finish line.
NEWS
October 19, 2010 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Conviction opens with the eerie shot of a weather-beaten shack on a bleak, wintry patch of land in rural Massachusetts. The camera pokes inside: There is blood and debris everywhere. Something bad has happened here. And something bad happens to Kenny Waters (Sam Rockwell), the small-town mug who gets arrested, tried, and sent to jail for life, charged with murdering the house's occupant. It is 1983, the circumstantial evidence is damning, there is incriminating testimony from witnesses, and Kenny's been skirmishing with the law since he was a little kid. Since he and his sister, Betty Anne, were little kids.
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September 25, 2010
Drexel basketball received its third oral commitment for the freshman class of 2011-12, from Tavon Allen, a 6-7, 185-pound senior at Worcester (Mass.) Academy. Allen, who hails from New Haven, Conn., is expected to sign during the November early-signing period. Ranked among the top 200 high school players nationally by ESPN's "Rise," Allen is touted as an explosive player on the open floor and as an outside shooter. He shoots and passes with both hands and has improved his defense. - Kerith Gabriel
NEWS
July 5, 2010 | By Frederick Ryan
In 1980, Massachusetts voters passed Proposition 2½, which imposed a property-tax cap similar to the one being pushed by New Jersey's governor. As a Massachusetts resident and taxpayer, I hoped the cap would make living in my state more affordable. Unfortunately, the price we have paid in public-safety and service reductions far outweighs any tax break we've gotten. Arlington, Mass., is a Boston suburb where I grew up and currently serve as chief of police. It has a population of just under 50,000 people who enjoy the community's beauty and proximity to Boston.
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