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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2011 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Dana worked in communications at the Center City offices of Mercer, a human-resources consulting firm, for about three years before John was hired and seated in a cubicle outside her boss' office. It was fall 2006, and the Wynnewood native had just graduated from Harvard University, where he studied government and played football. He had been a volunteer firefighter since he was 18. And he was cute. "He's just so young," Dana, who is from South Philadelphia, lamented to a friend.
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.
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June 8, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
For months, the Phillies have scoured the country for amateur talent. When they select first overall in Thursday night's Major League Baseball draft, almost 20 Phillies scouts and executives will have seen the player they pick. The team organized workouts at Citizens Bank Park for 25 players. They have not spared resources on what is an important draft for the franchise's future. Johnny Almaraz, the Phillies' scouting director, said no decision has been made on which player they will take with the first pick.
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June 8, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
Carved canoes and hand-drawn carriages climb the walls. Woven baskets and wooden cradles hang from the ceiling. In the dimly glowing concrete tower, a gorgeous mess of early-American relics seems to come alive. "We call this the 'oh, my gosh' room," said director Doug Dolan - because that's what people generally say when they walk into the central court, crafted by Doylestown-born archaeologist and historian Henry Mercer in 1916. It's a spell that has been cast for the last 100 years upon visitors to the Mercer Museum, where the display of artifacts from 19th-century life has remained largely unchanged.
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November 23, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Mercer Hollis Jr., 84, of Blue Bell, a poet, teacher, and philanthropist, died Friday, Nov. 13, of prostate cancer at the Hill at Whitemarsh. On his own and with his wife, Philadelphia Museum of Art trustee Andrea Baldeck, Mr. Hollis was for many decades an active participant in the cultural life of the city, said Timothy Rub, the museum's George D. Widener director and CEO. Born in Lakeland, Fla., and reared in the South, Mr. Hollis spent time in New England teaching at Dartmouth College and raising a family before finding a permanent home in the Philadelphia suburbs.
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September 7, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there At Springton Lake Middle School in 2001, Terri and Kevin were two of a dozen friends who piled into parents' cars for trips to the movies or mall. They frequently wound up talking to each other, yet the next year, when Terri asked her bff, Natalie, which boy she should like, Natalie suggested someone else. The next day, Terri held that boy's hand, and they were officially an item all through middle school and on to Media's Penncrest High. None of that mattered to Kevin until sophomore year, when he noticed that in addition to her good looks, Terri was much more mature than most people in high school.
TRAVEL
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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