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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
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.
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
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
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
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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January 16, 2015
WITH A LITTLE more than a month remaining until the Phillies' first full-squad workout at Bright House Field, it is looking increasingly likely that Ryan Howard will be a participant. That's because they have little to gain and nothing to lose by holding on to him for the first couple months of the season. First things first: Maikel Franco should spend the first couple of months of the season at Triple A so that he is not eligible to become a free agent until after the 2021 season. A quick refresher: A team has control over a player for the equivalent of six seasons before he is eligible to become a free agent.
NEWS
January 16, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A COMMON PLEAS jury yesterday convicted a former youth-football coach charged with sexually abusing five boys and a developmentally disabled man of all charges. Leon Watson, 25, of North Philadelphia, volunteered as an assistant coach with the Rhawnhurst Raiders football team and created his own youth-football team, the Little Vicks. The boys were between the ages of 8 and 10 when Watson sexually abused them in his third-floor bedroom at his mother's home on Diamond Street near 24th.
NEWS
January 14, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A rebuilding team looking to augment its pitching depth added another arm Monday as the Phillies signed righthanded long reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a minor-league contract. Gomez, who turns 27 next month, logged 62 innings of relief for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, his second with the club, recording a 3.19 ERA over 44 appearances. Pittsburgh outrighted him off its 40-man roster in November. Gomez started his career with the Indians, for whom he made 38 starts from 2010 to 2012.
SPORTS
January 14, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
FOR ONE NIGHT at least, Rob Zepp was the kid in net, facing an old guy with buckets and buckets of experience. "Thirty-three is the new 23," he would joke afterward, but in a game in which the NHL's best-scoring team was pummeled by one of its lesser ones, it wasn't nearly the funniest anecdote of the night. Zepp is, after all, only 33 and the guy on the other end of the ice, Evgeni Nabokov, the brick-wall netminder of San Jose's playoff runs for much of the last decade, is 39 years and 5 months old. Zepp was playing his second-ever NHL game after a lifetime of dreaming, and Nabokov was well past his 700th, and for every bit of the 22 minutes and 36 seconds he was out there, the "Russian Wall" was dropping bricks as if it was he who had come from Berlin, not Zepp.
NEWS
December 28, 2014 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
The Phillies are close to signing lefthander Wandy Rodriguez, according to the team's play-by-play broadcaster Angel Ibo, stated a report on MLBlogs.com. The deal is expected to be a minor-league contract, but Rodriguez, who has made just 18 starts over the last two season, would have an opportunity to compete for a spot in the rotation. Rodriguez, 35, has been hampered with injuries the last couple of seasons and only started six games in 2014. Across 10 major-league, Rodriguez is 91-94 with a 4.06 ERA. Nats sign Uggla The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with second baseman Dan Uggla on a minor-league deal with an invitation to major-league spring training.
SPORTS
November 20, 2014
FORMER WORLD Series MVP Pat Borders has joined the Phillies organization as a minor league manager. Borders will manage short-season Williamsport in 2015. Borders, 51, was the starting catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays when they won back-to-back World Series in 1992 and '93. He was the World Series MVP in 1992 when the Blue Jays beat Atlanta. Borders is replacing Shawn Williams on the Williamsport staff. Williams, the son of former Phillies bench coach Jimy Williams, was promoted to manager of low-A Lakewood.
SPORTS
November 15, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE PHILLIES signed nine players to minor league contracts, including Jeff Francoeur, and invited them to spring training. The non-roster invitees are: * Andres Blanco: The 30-year-old infielder batted .277 in 25 games for the Phils last season. * Brian Bogusevic: The 30-year-old outfielder has played 299 major league games over four seasons with the Astros and Cubs. He batted .236 with 17 home runs, 62 RBI and 22 stolen bases. * Russ Canzler: The 28-year-old utility man played at Lehigh Valley and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre last season.
SPORTS
November 14, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
PHOENIX - The first major act of baseball's offseason came and went Thursday morning, and it proved to be nothing more than a feeling-out process for Phillies acting team president Pat Gillick and embattled general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. The team made some minor news on the final day of the general managers meetings by announcing the signing of eight players to minor-league contracts. The list included outfielder Jeff Francoeur, a former first-round pick of the Atlanta Braves who once upon a time was capable of driving in 100 runs.
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