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January 28, 2000 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
Amanda "Amy" Wall and her family are finally telling their story: an unexplained cure of nerve deafness in both her ears that will finally turn Philadelphia's Blessed Katharine Drexel into a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. But Amy, a button-cute 7-year-old who'll make her first communion soon, was smilingly media-shy yesterday. She hugged and clung to and whispered with her mom, whose prayers and determination made it all happen. "Before, she was special," Constance Wall declared at Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament convent in Bensalem.
NEWS
September 12, 2006
IN HONOR OF "We Love Rocky Week," I want to share a story about Rocky and St. John's Baptist Church. In February, our pastor, David Powles, notified our small congregation of outstanding utility bills totaling $5,000. Rev. Powles asked for prayers to find a solution to our dilemma. Lo and behold, less than a week later, our church was contacted by people involved in filming the new Rocky movie. They paid us $600 a day to rent our church kitchen. We know the Lord works in mysterious ways, but never did we expect him to send "Rocky Balboa" to our rescue.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Why would anyone try to graft new branches onto America's favorite evergreen? The new Miracle on 34th Street looks as if a plantsman has added plastic boughs to the live Norwegian spruce at Rockefeller Center. Whether they're about angels or Santas, successful holiday movies transform doubters into believers. This is the basis of the 1947 Miracle on 34th Street, a heartwarmer that did not need to be updated, but nonetheless has been. That the remake is more consumed with leveraged buyouts and courtroom strategy than with faith and hope says something about the difference between 1994 and 1947.
SPORTS
December 19, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
A tearful Dan Reeves left a hospital yesterday, four days after quadruple bypass surgery, and called his recovery a miracle. The Atlanta Falcons coach said he had tried to ignore symptoms of a recurring heart problem, "but thank goodness I got it checked out. " During Sunday's 27-17 victory over New Orleans, the pain grew worse, he said. Team physician Charles Harrison, who normally doesn't accompany the team on road trips, happened to be at the game. "For some reason, and I believe it's a miracle, I mentioned it to Dr. Harrison.
NEWS
May 15, 2000 | By John ALlen Paulos
Miracles? Miracles here, there and everywhere. Popular discussions of miracles have recently appeared in Time and Newsweek, in newspapers and periodicals of all types, on TV and radio, and in movies such as the Philadelphia-based "The Sixth Sense. " A more significant local example is the case of Katharine Drexel. A Philadelphia heiress, nun and social worker who died in 1955, Mother Drexel is nearing the end of the long process whereby a person is canonized a saint. The process hinged upon the recent official certification of two posthumous miracles attributed to her. That Mother Drexel was an admirable, compassionate and selfless woman who divested herself of her considerable fortune and made the world a better place, I have no doubt.
NEWS
February 11, 1986 | By KEVIN HANEY, Daily News Staff Writer
James McSherry, president of the Roman Catholic High School alumni association, and Paul Pincituro, the vice president, waited anxiously in the lobby of the archdiocesan offices yesterday afternoon while the school's seven trustees discussed the school's fate. So when word came that Cardinal John Krol had given the school a second chance, the two, who had organized a lobbying campaign with other alumni against the closing, were overjoyed. "We believe in miracles!" Pincituro exclaimed.
NEWS
January 25, 2008
THE SPECTRUM home of the Broad Street Bullies, Dr. J and many other great athletes - may become just a memory. If its demise comes to fruition, it will be a sad occasion for many concert-goers and sports fans in the city of Philadelphia. But say it ain't so - will Ed Snider and his band of merry men really build a state-of-the-art complex for the people of the Delaware Valley with no public funding from the city of Philadelphia or commonwealth of Pennsylvania? The nerve of some people not wanting my tax dollars so they can become richer!
SPORTS
June 21, 1988 | By DICK WEISS, Daily News Sports Writer
The first hint of trouble came as soon as Isiah Thomas limped into the press conference supported by a pair of crutches. "Will you be able to play tomorrow night?" a writer asked anxiously. "At this point," Thomas said, "I seriously doubt it. It hurts. "I guess I'm looking for a miracle. " The miracle, of course, would be if Thomas were to play for the Detroit Pistons tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers in the seventh and deciding game of the NBA Championship Series.
NEWS
May 14, 1989 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here comes Veda Zuponcic, a red blur streaking through the corridors of Glassboro State College, her blunt-cut blond hair fluttering in the tail wind. She sprints past the music rehearsal rooms, waving. She nimbly sidesteps a knot of students at the turnoff for the Wilson Auditorium. As she prepares to clear the lobby, she decelerates slightly, but only to grasp a pair of hands and smile. The owner of the hands opens her mouth to speak. Too late. Zuponcic has regained her speed.
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April 15, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
I've spent days trying to clear the theme song for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from my head, and it's not going so well. Let's just say 3 p.m.'s catchy "It's a miracle!" is 3 a.m.'s unbreakable earworm. But don't let that indelible song, courtesy of composer and executive producer Jeff Richmond, keep you from the still-irresistible Kimmy , whose entire 13-episode Season 2 premieres Friday on Netflix. Created by Upper Darby's Tina Fey (who's married to Richmond) and her 30 Rock colleague Robert Carlock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper ( The Office )
NEWS
March 28, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
Rick DeBenedetto had just a few fragments of information about his father. One was a city: Reno, Nev., where his mother had loved to listen to his father's band play and where DeBenedetto was conceived. Another was his parents' ages at his birth in 1959: his father was 31; his mother, 18. When she got pregnant by a musician - although the two weren't a couple - and returned home alone to California, it was a family scandal. The biggest was the birth certificate: Gilbetto Jiovanni De Benedetto, it read in the space for the father's name.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2016
Directed by Patricia Riggen. With Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Queen Latifah. Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. Running time: 1 hour, 49 mins. Parent's guide: PG (for thematic material, including accident and medical images). Playing at: Area theaters.
NEWS
March 10, 2016 | By Will Bunch, Daily News Columnist
THE PUNDITS have all but written him off, seeing him swamped by a tropical tsunami of mostly black votes across the Deep South. The party bigwigs - "superdelegates," they call them - have made up their mind, with front-runner Hillary Clinton getting their support by a 20-1 margin. The TV ratings for the televised debates have shrunk. It seems that the only folks who don't want the Democratic presidential primary race to be over are the voters. A surge of blue-collar voters in Michigan - a state that's been battered by bad trade deals and massive job losses - gave Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders a stunning upset victory in Tuesday's Michigan primary, throwing a lifeline to the campaign of a "democratic socialist" who's campaigned against inequality and big money in politics.
NEWS
February 24, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
Friends and family looked for a miracle for Cara McCollum after a car accident a week ago left the former Miss New Jersey hospitalized in critical condition with severe brain injuries. But in the end, it was not meant to be. McCollum died at Cooper University Hospital at 4:31 a.m. Monday. On Feb. 15, she lost control of her 2014 Ford Mustang in slushy conditions along a stretch of Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County. State police said speed was a factor and McCollum was not wearing a seat belt.
SPORTS
January 15, 2016 | By Vegas Vic, For the Daily News
BRONCOS (-7) over Steelers Goin' down in flames if Ben Roethlisberger can pull of a miracle with his separated shoulder and some torn ligaments. I'm dead in the water. Pittsburgh's offense lives for the vertical game, with an amazing set of speedy receivers. Short routes and little bubble screens? Nah! Not gonna phase the wicked Denver defense. And speaking of Pitt's wideouts, Antonio Brown is still not 100 percent, while running back DeAngelo Williams is still listed as questionable.
NEWS
December 23, 2015
"The greatest rescue operation by a single ship in the history of mankind. "   - U.S. Maritime Administration   By Chris Gibbons On Dec. 22, 1950, Capt. Leonard LaRue, of Philadelphia, peered through his binoculars from the deck of his merchant cargo vessel, SS Meredith Victory, as it approached the besieged North Korean port of Hungnam. LaRue could see thousands of shivering refugees lining the harbor in a desperate attempt to escape the marauding Communist Chinese and North Korean soldiers who surrounded, and were quickly closing in on, the city.
SPORTS
December 2, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THEY ARE one game out of first place. When you say it like that, it doesn't sound so bad. Forget the Eagles' 4-7 record, forget how their last two games played out and flip those easily avoidable losses to the Dolphins, Redskins and the Falcons, we might even be talking about repairing this thing in time to fend off the rest of the miserable slop that inhabits the NFC East Division. But really, what level of insanity does it take to believe they have a chance to beat the mighty Patriots Sunday?
NEWS
November 24, 2015 | By Joe Brandt, Daily News Staff Writer
In the weeks after Pope Francis blessed their ailing daughter during his visit to Philadelphia, Joe and Kristen Masciantonio probably spent more time in the cancer ward at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia than at Mass at St. Cyril of Jerusalem in Bucks County. But last week, Joe said, scans showed that a troublesome tumor in 1-year-old Gianna's brain shrank significantly after rounds and rounds of surgeries and chemotherapy, to the point where it's "basically gone. " The girl's stunning reversal of fortune - following a dire diagnosis from her doctors - led one family friend to call Gianna's encounter with the pontiff "the Miracle on Market Street.
NEWS
November 24, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The man known as Philly Jesus has launched an Internet fund-raising campaign seeking to raise $70 million to expand, perhaps even make global, his LOVE Park-centered street ministry. Mike Grant, as Philly Jesus is otherwise known, wrote on his GoFundMe page, launched Nov. 9, that he needed the millions to further his ministry. To do that, he highlighted many anticipated expenses, including: "A building/stadium for the Philly Jesus Ministry. " "A helicopter/jet for the Philly Jesus Ministry to transport the ministry from and to future speaking engagements across the WORLD to share my testimony how JESUS saved me from the dark hole of addiction and despair . . . and to spread The Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature in existence.
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