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November 20, 1993 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
If Ray Mercer were a singer instead of a fighter, his "greatest hits" tape likely would be found in the $2.99 discount rack at Kmart. Oh, the one-time heavyweight contender has a following that doggedly continues to believe he's on the cutting edge of the heavyweight division, but it's dwindled to cult status. What Mercer needs is a million-seller to return him to top of the charts. But then, so does Milli Vanilli. Last night's rematch with Jesse Ferguson was supposed to become the smash hit that would help lift Mercer out of the lounge-act category and back into headliner status.
SPORTS
April 29, 2002 | By Rich Fisher INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Mercer County Community College baseball team is not top heavy with South Jersey talent, but the four players who are there have made an impact this season. "All of them, without them, basically we wouldn't have a team," said coach Dave Gallagher, whose team advanced to the Final Four of the Region 19 Division II tournament by sweeping Salem in two straight games Saturday. "They're vital. Those guys make up a lot of important pieces and they're all getting a lot of playing time.
SPORTS
December 11, 1992 | By Robert Seltzer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When it comes to business practices, boxing makes the shell game look like a model of fairness and integrity. Sometimes, though, it delivers what it advertises. Enter "Merciless" Ray Mercer and Jerry "Wimpy" Halstead. Looking at those nicknames, boxing fans expected a one-sided match, and that is precisely what they got. Mercer stopped Halstead in the second round of a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout last night at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. On the advice of the ringside physician, referee Arthur Mercanti ended the bout at the end of the round, with Halstead bleeding profusely from a cut above his left eye. Moments earlier, in what had been a lackluster bout until just before the end, Mercer dropped Halstead with a solid left-right combination to the head.
NEWS
February 25, 1992 | By Ann Kolson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mercer and Evelyn Redcross share a dream and a vision. You can see it on the walls of their two October Galleries, on the walls of their East Mount Airy home: vibrant artworks by African Americans. "The October Gallery - or any gallery - is something you can point to, it has four walls. If you want to claim your culture, go there," says Mercer, whose energy crackles, even over the phone. Up the spiral staircase, in an office above their sunlit Powelton Village gallery, the couple speak together of their lives and work, closely intertwined for 24 years.
NEWS
June 30, 1994 | By Adam Gusdorff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If Morrisville manager Rick Sokolowski is going to keep his team in contention in the Lower Bucks American Legion League, he will need to get more team efforts like the one Morrisville gave Tuesday night. With two of his best pitchers out indefinitely, Sokolowski got solid pitching from three players and timely hitting from two others in the team's 6-4 win over first-place Falls. Fifteen-year-old Don Huber was the starter and allowed two unearned runs in two innings. Walt Coatsworth pitched the next three innings before Rick Harrison came in to pitch the last two. Sean Ryan led the offense with two hits and two RBIs.
SPORTS
February 14, 1997 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
On Monday night, Spencer Paulson hit a short jumper with five seconds left to give Gloucester County College a 68-67 victory at Mercer. As the ball swished through the twine, the Mercer coaching staff could not help but think of New Jersey's public transportation service, and where it took Paulson during a summer day in 1995. "I was coming [to Mercer] for a visit, but I got the wrong directions and got on the wrong bus," said Paulson, who at the time had just graduated from Olney High in Philadelphia, where he was a teammate of Villanova's Jason Lawson.
SPORTS
September 14, 2010
The 76ers have extended invitations to two players for their training camp roster: Trent Plaisted, a big man from Brigham Young, and James Florence, a guard from Mercer. Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed that the 6-11 Plaisted, who was with the Sixers' entry in the Orlando summer league, is coming. A source familiar with the Sixers' situation said that Florence, Mercer's all-time leading scorer, will be on board when camp opens Sept. 28 at Saint Joseph's University. Both players are essentially camp bodies, because the Sixers already have 14 players under contract, but Bartelstein said, "Trent is going to try and earn a spot.
NEWS
August 6, 1995 | By Clea Benson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Clarence Mercer was a boy, in the 1930s, his family and others would gather to dance to fiddle music handed down through generations of Chester County farmers. "It was what my father called old-time music," Mercer said recently. "They had music that was unique to this area, and the fiddle was the most popular instrument because it was small, you could carry it around, and it was a good lead instrument. " Mercer's father and other fiddlers formed the Chester County Old Fiddler's Association and began holding summer picnics where they played their traditional songs.
SPORTS
May 22, 1995 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Everyone was concerned about the condition of his heart. Would it hold up? Would it give out? But the balky body part that held the key to Evander Holyfield's comeback is one that predated the "stiff heart," or noncompliant left ventricle, diagnosed in the aftermath of his loss to Michael Moorer 13 months ago. "I've been having a problem with my (left) shoulder for the past three fights," Holyfield said after scoring a rousing, 10-round, unanimous decision over Ray Mercer Saturday night at Convention Hall.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1988 | By Linda S. Wallace, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Signature Financial Corp. went shopping for a spot to plunk down its $125 million office park, it decided on a site in Voorhees Township, in part because company officials liked the neighbors in Camden County. Just down the road from the 80-acre development Signature plans at Haddonfield-Berlin and White Horse Roads is the Echelon Mall, whose restaurants and stores should help lure tenants, Steven A. Mercer, senior vice president of Signature Financial Corp., said yesterday.
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September 29, 2014 | By Shelley Cameron-McCarron, For The Inquirer
MERCER COUNTY, Pa. - Upon entering an antebellum Greek Revival mansion through a soaring pillared porch, visitors find themselves in the front room of Tara, staring at Vivien Leigh's oh-so-petite jacket and the dressing gown that Clark Gable wore in Gone With the Wind . Artifacts from both the movie and the Civil War era are lovingly displayed in the restored 27-room luxury inn in Clark, on the banks of the Shenango River, its lush grounds filled...
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March 5, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
OUR OLD friends at Florida Gulf Coast are at it again. Delaware's Devon Saddler wants one final run to end his career. And we all know about Doug McDermott, but who is second in the nation in scoring? Hint: He's mentioned somewhere in this report. Put down the ice scraper and pick up the TV remote, it's conference tournament time. Here is the first installment of our previews: STARTED LAST NIGHT Patriot League Regular-season champ: Boston U. Fun facts: Former Villanova assistant Joe Jones is in his third season as Boston U. coach.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines' love affair with Trenton-Mercer Airport continues. The Denver-based carrier announced Wednesday it will add a 14th nonstop destination - to St. Augustine, Fla., beginning May 2 - from the small general aviation airport between New York and Philadelphia. Frontier began with one flight a week to Orlando from Trenton-Mercer, off Exit 2 on I-95, in November 2012. The airline rapidly expanded flights, and has made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities for operations on the East Coast.
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December 6, 2013 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Athletes will get a chance to test their endurance next fall when the first half-Ironman distance race comes to New Jersey. World Triathlon Corp. announced plans to hold its first Ironman triathlon in the state on Sept. 21 in Mercer County Park in West Windsor. "It was time to develop an event there," Steve Meckfessel, managing director for Global Race Operations, said Wednesday. "It's a beautiful part of the country. " The event, known as Ironman 70.3 Princeton, is expected to attract more than 2,500 professional and amateur competitors from across the country.
NEWS
August 23, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
MARK MERCER had filled out more job applications than he could count, and after two years of trying to snag a steady gig the old-fashioned way, he decided in June to try a new approach. Decked out in black shoes and a black suit - the only one he owns - Mercer stands almost daily in the heart of the city's financial district, on the southeast corner of 19th and Market streets, with a stack of resumes and a huge sign: I Don't Want Your Change. I NEED A JOB. Mercer, 54, was fired in 2011 after four years in a customer-service job in Bucks County for refusing to yell at a technician, he said.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a fatal accident that killed a Levittown woman and two of her children and injured two others has been charged with three counts of death by automobile, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said Saturday. Richard Williams, 45, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was driving the rig about 6:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Brunswick Pike and Darrah Lane in Lawrence Township when he made an illegal U-turn, authorities said. The tractor-trailer collided with a southbound Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Shaqwan Tisdale, 25. Jamella Tisdale, 25, was killed along with Javeon Durante, 9, and 3-month-old Jaden Tisdale, prosecutors said.
SPORTS
June 27, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mercer County beat two opponents and a late-afternoon thunderstorm Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park to capture its first Carpenter Cup Classic baseball title since 2004. After ousting Jersey Shore in the completion of Monday's rain-suspended game, Brian Giallella's squad knocked off Lehigh Valley, 9-2, and claimed top honors shortly before heavy winds and rain arrived in South Philly. "It means a lot," Mercer centerfielder Eddie Ashley said. "Every team we played was good. Last year, when we lost in the first round, it was disappointing.
SPORTS
June 26, 2013
MIKE SCARINGELLI and Mark Duffy had two-run singles in a five-run fifth inning as Mercer County pulled away to a 9-2 victory over Lehigh Valley and the title of the 28th annual Carpenter Cup Classic, completed yesterday at Citizens Bank Park. It was the second Carpenter crown for Mercer (2004), which earlier yesterday scored three runs in the top of the ninth to win the completion of its semifinal game, 8-6, over Jersey Shore. That game had been suspended Monday with Mercer ahead, 2-1, in the seventh inning.
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May 30, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Students who receive their two-year associate degrees will soon have another avenue for completing a bachelor's degree from New Jersey's biggest public university. Rutgers University, represented by executive vice president for academic affairs Richard L. Edwards, is set to sign an agreement Thursday with Mercer County Community College to allow associate degree holders to earn Rutgers degrees right on the county college's West Windsor campus. Rutgers' Off Campus Program at Mercer is the fourth such program to be offered.
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