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March 3, 1998 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
From the moment Temple University decided to build the Apollo, the one certainty was that the media room had to be named for Al Shrier. Yesterday, it became a reality. When you've worked at the same school for 45 years, it's that or erect a statue. "It makes it all worthwhile," Shrier said following the 30-minute ceremony, which was attended by hundreds of friends, family members and colleagues. "All the years, I've always enjoyed what I was doing. I think that's the key. It's very flattering.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 1989 | By Suzanne S. Brown, Special to The Inquirer
In the modern American media room, the television isn't the only element getting bigger. Chairs built for two, sofas that seat a crowd and wall systems that corral a collection of audio and visual equipment are among the latest looks. Comfort, convenience and quality are priorities with consumers, whether the furniture is geared to the needs of families with children or the sophisticated adult, manufacturers say. And so they continue to come up with innovative designs for this important room.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1988 | By Suzanne S. Brown, Special to The Inquirer
At various times, it has been called the den, the family room, the recreation room and the great room. It's a place for rest and relaxation, and it's usually distinct from the formal living room, where you wouldn't dare eat popcorn or put your feet on the furniture. As the high-tech 1980s draw to a close, the space has received a new appellation. Enter the Media Room. Dominated by electronic gear, it is a room "where the principal activities are watching television, listening to stereo music and reading," says David Poltrack, senior vice president of planning and research at CBS Inc. in New York.
NEWS
June 30, 1993 | By Robert Zausner, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
Two weeks ago, the media room at Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh was packed with about 50 news people eager for the latest news about Gov. Casey's heart-liver transplant. TV camera crews set up late-night vigils, and newspaper reporters scoured the halls and jammed phone lines trying to get any morsel of information about the risky operation and related stories. "Oh, two weeks ago, anytime you appeared in the press room, you were immediately engulfed by reporters who were hungry for any developments," recalled Casey's press secretary, Vincent P. Carocci.
SPORTS
January 26, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Indiana coach Bob Knight, who blew up at reporters after a game last week, started last night's postgame news conference with a sarcastic walk through the Assembly Hall media room, making small talk as he shook everyone's hand. After the No. 14 Hoosiers' 85-50 victory over visiting Michigan, instead of going to the podium at the front of the media room as usual, Knight began walking through the rows of writers and photographers, shaking hands with each one, offering such pleasantries as "How are you?"
BUSINESS
January 17, 2009 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
If you've picked tomorrow to start house-shopping, here's a yellow flag on that play: Some real estate open houses may be canceled because of the Eagles-Arizona Cardinals playoff game. The football game, to be played near Phoenix, starts at 3 p.m. in Philadelphia - typically, in the middle of most Sunday open houses. "I left the option of holding an open house during the Sunday game with my sellers, who felt that it would be best that we didn't as we would most likely have a low turnout," said John B. Badalamenti, a Weichert agent in the Collegeville area.
SPORTS
November 16, 2011 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The scene near the entrance of Beaver Stadium's media room on Tuesday was a far cry from the way it looked the week before, when Joe Paterno was still the head coach of the Penn State football team. Last week on Tuesday, before the cancellation of the news conference just minutes before it was set to begin, hundreds of reporters, photographers and cameramen lined the sidewalk on Curtin Road waiting to get into the stadium. On Tuesday, there was no line.
SPORTS
September 15, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy Reid closed all practices to reporters for the rest of this season. The Eagles typically allow reporters to watch most of practice on Thursdays and Fridays, but for competitive reasons, Reid said, he decided for the first time in his 14 seasons as head coach to close those practices. Reporters will be permitted to watch the NFL-mandated first 10 minutes of practice as they always have on Wednesdays. That period is allotted mostly to allow television cameramen and photographers to shoot the team.
SPORTS
December 4, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
The Atlanta Falcons are having a miserable season. With a month to go, they already have 10 losses and a playoff pink slip. Not much to get excited about, right? Think again. Michael Vick will make his first start of the season Sunday night against Carolina, pumping a bit of life into this down-and-out franchise. "It's creating a buzz around town and around the country that a team like us would normally not get," receiver Peerless Price said yesterday. Vick strolled into the media room with a big grin - quite a change from the look he had back in August, when he hobbled into that same room on crutches, his broken right leg wrapped in a cast.
SPORTS
October 14, 1994 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Charles Oakley poked his head in the media room of the North Charleston Coliseum just long enough to laughingly suggest he was being traded to Utah for Karl Malone and five draft choices. In the locker room, they call that gallows humor. In the locker room, Oakley, the New York Knicks power forward, was wondering why his team had just obtained Doug Christie, adding another player to an already-crowded roster. Knicks coach Pat Riley had those answers ready and waiting after agreeing to a trade that sent second-round draft choices in 1997 and 1998 to the Los Angeles Lakers for Christie, a 6-6 guard-forward with point-forward skills and at least a slightly questionable attitude.
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April 12, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Wenger lingered in the doorway of the media room Wednesday in PPL Park. He had stopped to shake hands with a couple of Union staffers. As he took his seat on the dais, he asked all in the room to say their names. Even though he is only 23, the Union's newest forward and star attraction has become adept at introductions. But he is hoping this is the last one he has to make for a while. Wenger, a former No. 1 overall pick acquired in a blockbuster trade with Montreal last week for Jack McInerney, is seeking the stability he never had with the Impact.
SPORTS
November 30, 2012 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
MOUNT UNION. Even people who don't follow Division III football probably know the name. And the mystique. The Purple Raiders and the nation's winningest active coach, Larry Kehres (329-24-3), have won 10 of the last 18 championships and been to the finals five other times. They're 53-2 in the playoffs at home, where they've won their last 66. OK, so they haven't won a title since 2008, thanks to Wisconsin-Whitewater, which didn't even make the 32-team field this year. But they have scored 127 combined points in their first two tournament games, against Christopher Newport and Johns Hopkins.
SPORTS
September 15, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy Reid closed all practices to reporters for the rest of this season. The Eagles typically allow reporters to watch most of practice on Thursdays and Fridays, but for competitive reasons, Reid said, he decided for the first time in his 14 seasons as head coach to close those practices. Reporters will be permitted to watch the NFL-mandated first 10 minutes of practice as they always have on Wednesdays. That period is allotted mostly to allow television cameramen and photographers to shoot the team.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2012 | By Christine Bahls and FOR THE INQUIRER
Since 2000, 50,306 additional people between the ages of 20 and 34 moved into the city of Philadelphia, according to the 2010 Census. Meet two of them: David and Jackie Zavitz. This young couple, who met in Washington, where they were both living at the time, chose to move to Philadelphia when they married in 2003. "We wanted to put down roots," says Jackie, 34, a search professional with Korn/Ferry International. Philadelphia is "very accessible. I love city living. It's been a joy that way. " They bought, and renovated, their first home in Queen Village, and in 2007 hoped to buy a bigger place in the neighborhood but prices were too high.
SPORTS
June 5, 2012
The game itself was played in 3D - dull, dull, dull. Two hits through seven innings, six hits total, and one eighth-inning run in a 5-1 Phillies loss to the Miami Marlins was far less than the 45,356 had hoped to see Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Joe Blanton's fourth consecutive futile trip to the mound was not a crowd pleaser, either. The scenes afterward once again were surreal for a last-place team that has been unable to sustain any momentum this season.
NEWS
June 4, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
The game itself was played in 3D - dull, dull, dull. Two hits through seven innings, six hits total, and one eighth-inning run in a 5-1 Phillies loss to the Miami Marlins was far less than the 45,356 had hoped to see Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Joe Blanton's fourth consecutive futile trip to the mound was not a crowd pleaser, either. The scenes afterward once again were surreal for a last-place team that has been unable to sustain any momentum this season.
SPORTS
November 16, 2011 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The scene near the entrance of Beaver Stadium's media room on Tuesday was a far cry from the way it looked the week before, when Joe Paterno was still the head coach of the Penn State football team. Last week on Tuesday, before the cancellation of the news conference just minutes before it was set to begin, hundreds of reporters, photographers and cameramen lined the sidewalk on Curtin Road waiting to get into the stadium. On Tuesday, there was no line.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2009 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
If you've picked tomorrow to start house-shopping, here's a yellow flag on that play: Some real estate open houses may be canceled because of the Eagles-Arizona Cardinals playoff game. The football game, to be played near Phoenix, starts at 3 p.m. in Philadelphia - typically, in the middle of most Sunday open houses. "I left the option of holding an open house during the Sunday game with my sellers, who felt that it would be best that we didn't as we would most likely have a low turnout," said John B. Badalamenti, a Weichert agent in the Collegeville area.
REAL_ESTATE
December 7, 2008 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sometimes, when Randee Spelkoman Ryan looks around her condominium at the Ayer, nine floors above Washington Square, she thinks, "I'm living in the clouds. " And no wonder. In the living room alone, views from six large windows - 7 feet by 4 feet - sweep across not just the historic park, but also the Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge, Independence Mall, and the city's sparkling skyline. The living space is all on one floor, with 11-foot ceilings and rooms that glide from one to the next, often without doors or walls to block light or sight.
SPORTS
December 4, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
The Atlanta Falcons are having a miserable season. With a month to go, they already have 10 losses and a playoff pink slip. Not much to get excited about, right? Think again. Michael Vick will make his first start of the season Sunday night against Carolina, pumping a bit of life into this down-and-out franchise. "It's creating a buzz around town and around the country that a team like us would normally not get," receiver Peerless Price said yesterday. Vick strolled into the media room with a big grin - quite a change from the look he had back in August, when he hobbled into that same room on crutches, his broken right leg wrapped in a cast.
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