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January 12, 1992 | By Christine Bahls, Special to The Inquirer
The manager of a pool hall in Doylestown Borough and another man have been charged with providing beer to minors during a New Year's party that got out of hand, borough police said Thursday. Manager Victor Mayda, 39, of Philadelphia, and Brian Best, 21, of Furlong, were charged Tuesday under the state Liquor Control Act for serving beer to minors during a private party at the Billiard Club on Atkinson Drive, which Best had organized, said Sgt. Joe Kissel. Best had bought soda for the youths, who were 15 and older, and some cases of beer for those of legal age, but other youths came whom Best did not know, Kissel said, and "the party got out of control.
SPORTS
April 10, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
After just four games against the Phillies, Atlanta's Mark Wohlers was sent to the minors. Again. The righthanded closer was a flop in two relief appearances in the Braves' first four games of the season. Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said Wohlers would report to triple-A Richmond. The 29-year-old, who lost his closer job last season when he couldn't throw strikes, agreed to go back down to the minors to try to regain his form. Wohlers was not available for comment. He faced three batters in Thursday night's 6-3 loss to the Phillies, walking two batters on four consecutive balls and throwing a sacrifice wildly over first baseman Ryan Klesko's head before Cox removed him. The Phillies tied an NL record by using five pitchers in the eighth inning of their win Thursday night against the Braves.
NEWS
October 28, 2011 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
A nearly unanimous City Council passed a new youth curfew Thursday after a long and raucous hearing dominated by often-heated testimony against the measure. The 15-1 vote sent a chamber full of opponents into chants of, "Shame! Shame!" As they filed out, they chanted, "We need schools, not the curfew. " The bill's sponsor, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, praised those who spoke out, but said many of their concerns had been addressed in a bill the city needed.
NEWS
December 19, 1986
Fund-raising events are given in such forms as chance drives, carnivals or beef-and-beers in different parts of Philadelphia. Organizations initiate these events for the benefit of a needy foundation. They are all rather harmless, except for beef-and-beers. A beef-and-beer, sometimes known as a ten-dollar night, consists of a donation ($10 or more) entitling the purchaser to four hours of food, beer and dancing. These beef-and-beers sound harmless and very enjoyable and profitable for the host, but to neighbors of the Port Richmond area they are nothing but problems.
NEWS
April 12, 1995 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Paul Graeser would ply the two 12-year-old girls with liquor, make them dance naked and wait for them to pass out. Then he would rape them. How do authorities know? Graeser, 47, made it easy. He videotaped the encounters at his home on Smedley Street near Moyamensing Avenue in South Philadelphia. Yesterday, after Graeser, a tow-truck operator, pleaded guilty to rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and corrupting the morals of minors, Assistant District Attorney Charles Ehrlich asked Common Pleas Judge Anne E. Lazarus to view the tapes before the scheduled July sentencing.
SPORTS
June 10, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons' game with Columbus was halted because of rain last night in Moosic, Pa., after the top of the third inning. It will be resumed as part of a doubleheader tonight. The Red Barons were leading, 3-2, when the triple-A Alliance game was stopped. The teams will meet at 6 tonight to complete the game, which will go nine innings. The game originally scheduled for tonight will last just seven innings, the standard length of league games that are part of doubleheaders.
SPORTS
November 20, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday sent 14-year NHL veteran Wilf Paiement to Muskegon of the International Hockey League "to get his game back in order," said general manager Eddie Johnston. Paiement, a 32-year-old right winger, has only two goals and five assists in 17 games this season. He has never played a minor-league game in his pro career. Paiement was signed as a free agent in July after scoring 20 goals and collecting 17 assists for Buffalo last season. Former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Jiri Bubla has been convicted in an Austrian court for playing a role in an international drug-smuggling ring, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman in Vancouver said.
SPORTS
May 1, 1990 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Phillies righthander Todd Frohwirth said last night he's considering becoming a free agent rather than reporting to Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. All major league teams had to reduce their rosters from 27 to no more than 25 by midnight yesterday. Called in to get the bad news after last night's game were righthander Brad Moore and Frohwirth. "They were the two that weren't getting enough work," manager Nick Leyva explained. "Todd Frohwirth needs to pitch on a daily basis to be successful and there's no way he could do that here.
SPORTS
July 4, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Salomon Torres, San Francisco's struggling rookie righthander, was optioned to triple-A Phoenix, ending a tumultuous 24-game stint in the majors. Torres, 22, was sent down to make room for Mark Portugal, who was activated from the disabled list. "I told him, 'Just go down and work hard and learn to relax,' " Giants manager Dusty Baker said. Torres (2-8) had lost six straight starts. Frustrated, he left the Giants on June 19 without permission, missing a team flight to Cincinnati.
SPORTS
June 28, 1989 | By Peter Pascarelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies appear ready to dispatch Floyd Youmans to the minor leagues rather than release him. General manager Lee Thomas said last night that he was leaning in that direction, although a decision on the disappointing pitcher is not likely until Friday, when the Phillies will return home. "One option would be to release him or outright him," Thomas said. "Another option would be for him to go to the minors, and we will decide in the next day or two what to do. "He's not going to start for us right now, with the way he's been throwing.
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August 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
One last time, Chase Utley emerged on the field and walked through the handshake line with his teammates after a 7-4 victory over Toronto. When it ended and he approached the steps leading to the tunnel, the Phillies icon offered a casual tip of the cap to the fans gathered behind the dugout at Citizens Bank Park. This was the final act of a storied Phillies career. Late Wednesday, the rebuilding team finalized a trade to send Utley, one of the city's most beloved athletes, to the Los Angeles Dodgers for infielder/outfielder Darnell Sweeney and minor-league righthander John Richy.
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August 21, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
THE CITY OF Philadelphia awarded $267 million in contracts to businesses owned by minorities and women in fiscal year 2014, a slight increase over the previous year, Mayor Nutter announced yesterday. That's 29 percent of the contracts for which these businesses were available to perform, and close to the 30 percent goal set by the city. "Every dollar spent by the city represents an economic opportunity for minority-, women- and disabled-owned businesses in Philadelphia," Nutter said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of students gathered around Bri McGee, crowding in uncomfortably close, eyes wide and hands outstretched. "Oh, my God, is that really your hair?" one exclaimed. "You gotta touch it!" another cried. This study in awkward interracial dynamics was only a staged scenario, designed as a teachable moment. But McGee and others, students of color at elite college-prep schools, said it's typical of their day-to-day interactions. They were gathered in a similarly rarefied clime, the idyllic Main Line campus of Rosemont College, for an orientation run by A Better Chance, a nonprofit that helps underserved minority students access top-quality private- and public-school educations that might otherwise be out of reach.
SPORTS
July 20, 2015
Being the closer, Ken Giles said, is like entering a "whole new world. " Chances are good that Giles will enter that world if the Phillies decide to part ways with Jonathan Papelbon before the trade deadline on July 31. "Everyone knows who you are when you come into that ninth inning, because you're the one that ends the game," Giles said Saturday. "You're the one that brings the fire. You have the starters that start the fire and you just finish it. You put that extra little fuel on it to finish the game off. " The 24-year-old Giles said he's trying not to get too ahead of himself.
NEWS
July 15, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Farid Abdelrahman graduated from Northeast High School in Philadelphia with a 3.88 GPA, a string of leadership and extracurricular experiences, and big aspirations: He wants to become a neurosurgeon and open hospitals all over the world. But his SAT score wasn't so good. Abdelrahman moved to the United States six years ago from Egypt, and still struggles with English, making the reading part challenging. "I was really upset," said Abdelrahman, 17. "I thought I couldn't go anywhere.
SPORTS
July 6, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have worn jerseys that resemble the silks of a jockey and those that look like hockey sweaters. There have been Star Wars jerseys, Batman jerseys, and Halloween jerseys. They once suited up in police-themed uniforms while their opponents dressed as firefighters. Novelty jerseys have been a staple for the IronPigs since their 2008 inaugural season, which is also around the time that the whacky-jersey craze started sweeping through the minor leagues.
SPORTS
June 16, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
PITTSBURGH - Domonic Brown arrived just after 10 o'clock on a sticky gray morning. He spent some time acclimating himself to his surroundings, unpacking the bags that he'd brought with him on the trip west, exchanging pleasantries with teammates that he had not seen since March. He is 27 years old now, three-and-a-half months away from the end of his final option year, two years removed from the blistering May and June that seemed to justify the scouting reports that had hailed him as one of the best prospects in baseball.
SPORTS
June 8, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two years ago Sunday, the Phillies leftfielder experienced a bit of an off game in a road loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Throughout his epic six-week stretch, a homer-less night featuring just one hit, albeit a double, could be considered something of a disappointment. Life these days is vastly different, of course, for Domonic Brown, a $2.6 million outfielder relegated to triple A through the first two months of this baseball season. After a woeful follow-up last year to his 2013 all-star campaign, Brown suffered a spring training bout of Achilles tendinitis that landed him with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
SPORTS
June 1, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lehigh Valley IronPigs Phillippe Aumont had back-to-back rough outings. He walked eight batters on May 23 but allowed just two runs in five innings. The righthander said he had trouble seeing because of the sun glare. Phillies president Pat Gillick was in attendance that day. Aumont walked six batters Thursday and allowed three runs in 32/3 innings. The former relief pitcher is 2-2 in seven starts with a 2.27 ERA. He has allowed nine earned runs in 352/3 innings. . . . Domonic Brown was batting .257 in 38 games with the IronPigs.
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