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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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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.
NEWS
November 24, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
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 Church in Jamison. 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 tot's stunning reversal of fortune - which came after a dire diagnosis from her doctors - led one family friend to call Gianna's encounter with the pontiff "the Miracle on Market Street.
SPORTS
September 30, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
LET'S FORGET about the Eagles' quarterback question, for a moment. It's a hard thing to do, given everything we know about the importance of the position. But if our goal is to take an objective look at where the Eagles stand in the NFL's Grand Scheme, then Sam Bradford is a bit of a red herring. Through three games, he has looked much as he did during his 49 starts with the Rams: tentative in the pocket, quick to get rid of the ball, hesitant to flash the arm strength that drew raves from his teammates throughout training camp.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Extraordinary buzz surrounded the final concert in the Crossing's Month of Moderns Festival on Saturday: The program contained only Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles , a piece the choir first sang in 2009 and has only gained in international stature since. Torrential rain and absent SEPTA trains couldn't dampen that. Inspired by pilgrimages to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (and the Iberian chants and melodies that were part of the landscape), the piece immediately emerged as a major contribution to the choral literature.
SPORTS
April 27, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
THEY WERE the anti-bluebloods, two self-described "knuckleheads from Northeast Philly" who were on the front lines of a horse-racing feast that began in Arkansas and moved on to Kentucky, Maryland and finally New York in the spring of 2005. It was a time unlike any in Triple Crown history, if you hung with Chuck Zacney and Joe Lerro. Others might have gotten more money out of the three races or had a horse with more residual value as a stallion. Nobody ever had more fun than the Ryan and Judge grads who insisted that absolutely everybody be a part of it. They knew instinctively it was a once-in-a-lifetime deal, and they wanted to share.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2015 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
There are few true American heroes whose reputations haven't been tarnished with time. Deaf and blind Helen Keller and her indefatigable teacher, Annie Sullivan, are two of them. Media Theatre's production of The Miracle Worker is only the latest to introduce William Gibson's adaptation of Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life , to another generation, but it's a welcome introduction. Gibson's take on the Keller-Sullivan relationship has seen iterations on radio, television, film (three times)
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