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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.
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.
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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July 18, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
The health and human services program manager at the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management was indicted Thursday on federal child-porn charges. Grant Shea, 29, of the 2000 block of South Dorrance Street in South Philadelphia, faces one count each of receipt of child pornography, distribution of child porn, and possession of child porn. According to the indictment, on about April 24, Shea "received a visual depiction" on the internet "of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct" and distributed such an image.
SPORTS
July 17, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Pitcher of the first half Jake Thompson, righthander, triple-A Lehigh Valley Thompson rolled into the triple-A all-star break with a 0.73 ERA in his seven starts since June 1. The 22-year-old took some time to get set in triple A, but he was dominant once he did. Thompson allowed one run or none in six of his last seven starts. He pitched seven shutout innings on July 6 in his final start of the first half. Thompson allowed just one homer in his last 491/3 innings. He has excellent command of his low-90s fastball, which he pairs with a change-up, curveball, and slider.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2016 | By Jon Caroulis, FOR DoTHIS
The best part about minor-league baseball? It's half game, half game center. Minor-league baseball is more than a training ground for future big-leaguers - it's also a great value for families looking for a day or night out. Consider the experience of Timothy Field from Palmer Township, in the Lehigh Valley: He brings his 8-year-old son to games in Allentown when the boy visits during the summer. "I love the time here," Field says, adding that, while attending any sporting event with his son is special, there's something even more special about being together at a baseball game.
SPORTS
July 15, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Not surprisingly, Jairo Munoz was scared to death. It was late April, and he felt that telltale twinge of pain in his right elbow after throwing a pitch. Then his arm went dead, and his fastball did, too, and the dismal possibilities scrolled through his mind: that he might have torn a ligament or a tendon, that he might need Tommy John surgery, that his pro baseball career might be finished, that he might have to return to the Dominican Republic and to a life with little hope. And all of this happened just four weeks after a lightning bolt struck the house in which he used to live - the bedroom in which he used to sleep - and burned it to the ground.
SPORTS
July 5, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Vince Velasquez threw five pitches Sunday afternoon before he was visited on the mound by Phillies manager Pete Mackanin and a member of the team's training staff. It seemed to be the same scene that unfolded on June 8 - Velasquez' last start at Citizens Bank Park - when the pitcher left with a sore biceps and headed to the disabled list. None of those five pitches eclipsed 90 mph as Velasquez struggled to build velocity. The mound visit appeared to be a harbinger of bad news. It instead proved to be an empty scare and a 7-2 win over Kansas City was just getting started.
NEWS
July 1, 2016
CITY COUNCIL approved well over 100 measures on June 16. This is quite common on the last day of a legislative session. Everything from approving all-way stop signs to more detailed policy initiatives dealing with nuisance businesses and delinquent taxpayers were given the green light by my colleagues and me. Lost in the lengthy debate on the soda tax - not insignificant and hopefully not overshadowed - was a piece of legislation that will...
SPORTS
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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