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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
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.
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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.
SPORTS
April 17, 1997 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
With Mark Portugal ready to come off the disabled list in time to make his first Phillies start Saturday night against the Expos, the Phillies find themselves in the all-too-familiar position of having to make a roster move. Portugal will replace Michael Mimbs in the rotation. It seems likely, however, Mimbs will remain in the bullpen as a second lefthander, along with Erik Plantenberg. "Mimbsie is intriguing," manager Terry Francona said. "The idea is to get him consistent, but he throws 90 [mph]
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June 21, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THE NBA DOES NOT have a problem with the way its draft system works. It does, however, have a problem with player development. For decades, the league rode the gravy train of having college-basketball programs handle the task of player development at no cost to the NBA. That worked fine when players spent four, three or even two years in college. NBA teams could evaluate their development and get a solid read on a player before making a financial commitment. That's not the case anymore.
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June 19, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Triple-A Lehigh Valley Ben Lively entered Friday night's start against Buffalo with a 2.08 ERA in his first four starts at triple A. The righthander has been a pleasant surprise for the Phillies this season. He has a 1.94 ERA in 13 starts between double A and triple A. The 24-year-old has struck out 69 batters and walked 23 in 79 innings. He looks to be pushing for a promotion. . . . Brock Stassi entered Friday with 19 hits in his last 55 at-bats. The 15-game stretch has raised his batting average to .266 - a 43-point increase - and his on-base percentage by 22 points to .374.
NEWS
June 13, 2016
Last week, Republicans and Democrats in the Pennsylvania House voted for a sensible bill that the state Senate had already passed, and the governor promptly signed it into law. That's right: It was a weird week. The outbreak of sobriety - which "came out of nowhere," as one lawmaker put it to the Allentown Morning Call - was especially surprising in that it effected a moderate but substantial relaxation of the state's byzantine liquor laws, a subject usually guaranteed to reduce the legislature to hyper-partisan paroxysms of counterproductivity.
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June 9, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
HILLARY CLINTON has made history by winning the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. She is the first woman to achieve that feat for a major American political party. In my view, it's no surprise. I've long seen her as the most qualified candidate from either party. She's served as a senator and secretary of state. She was a first lady actively involved in policy. She has risen to the top, despite scandals and mistakes. Still, Clinton is in a precarious position.
NEWS
June 2, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
EVEN THOUGH it comes with the $90 million promise of universal pre-kindergarten and refurbished parks and recreation centers, I'm highly skeptical of Philadelphia's proposed 3-cents-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. Not only because researchers acknowledge that low-income blacks and Latinos are the highest consumers of sugary drinks, but also because, under the city's current work rules, those same low-income people would be barred from getting the...
NEWS
May 27, 2016
ISSUE | PUBLIC HEALTH Let's call a cigarette a cigarette I applaud the Food and Drug Administration's recent ruling to ban e-cigarette sales to minors and require safety reviews for vaping products ("Thank you for not vaping?" May 17). Like traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes contain nicotine, an extremely addictive substance. And e-cigarette products have been found to contain harmful chemicals than can cause respiratory disease. Should we be asking the public to "pick their poison," or should we be educating them that no matter what type of cigarette they smoke, they are putting their health at risk?
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