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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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August 10, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis and Diane Mastrull, STAFF WRITERS
SINKING SPRING, Pa. - For two years, the most visible struggle within Mark and Megan Short's family had been the angst, then joy, poured out in Facebook posts when their youngest daughter received a heart transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when she was only 6 days old. Willow Short was, in the words of her mother, "one amazing little miracle who beat the odds!" Now investigators, neighbors, and others are left trying to understand the more pernicious struggle - an unseen powder keg of apparent domestic conflict - that left the 2-year-old, once expected to die in the womb, dead alongside her brother, sister, and parents in their Berks County living room.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Start with the carpenters' and stagehands' unions, which historically hate each other's guts in Philadelphia. Add hard feelings over which union put up fences during Pope Francis' visit. Not a prayer of forgetting that. Layer in Democratic politics from Washington along with high-stakes pressure to show the city, candidate, and party in a good light. Then throw in demands from a contentious crew of media technicians from the major networks. No one wants to make them mad. Now, just for fun, mix it with a crazy deadline of seven weeks to transform the Wells Fargo complex into a $15 million mini metropolis for the Democratic National Convention.
NEWS
July 10, 2016
The Miracle on Monhegan Island By Elizabeth Kelly Liveright. 323 pp. $25.95 Reviewed by Laurie Hertzel The title, the summery cover illustration, and the dog narrator (yes, a dog narrates this book) might mislead readers. Elizabeth Kelly's third novel, The Miracle on Monhegan Island , is neither lite nor chick lit. It's serious and thought-provoking, shot through with dark humor and dark observations on religion and faith. Years after the death of his young wife, Flory, prodigal son Spark Monahan, returns to the family home off the coast of Maine.
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.
NEWS
June 8, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
The doctors and nurses, the specialists and therapists, they knew their stuff. They just didn't know Kyle. Not the way his family knows Kyle. Not the way his friends know Kyle. Not the way his former football coach at Pennsville High School knows Kyle. "Amazed, yes. Surprised, no," Pennsville coach Ryan Wood said of his reaction to the remarkable recovery made by his former star wide receiver, Kyle Pszenny, in the one year since he was struck by an automobile while riding his skateboard.
NEWS
June 2, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
IN THE U.S. Courthouse, they refer to it as "the Miracle on Market Street," that moment on Sept. 26 when the work of federal law-enforcement officials led to a baby with a terminal illness getting a kiss from Pope Francis in front of Independence Hall. After her papal peck, Gianna Masciantonio's condition improved, and on Tuesday, the 19-month-old was present and lively as her big brother, 5-year-old Dominic, was sworn in as an honorary deputy U.S. marshal at the courthouse at 601 Market St. The marshals, the FBI, and the Secret Service said they wanted to honor the Masciantonio family and that singular moment that brought hope to many - including law-enforcement officials.
SPORTS
May 5, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
DO YOU KNOW how much you could make if you placed a legal bet in England that Elvis Presley was still alive and the King of Rock 'n' Roll actually was? Not more than those who placed a wager that Leicester City F.C. would end up as the 2015-16 champions of the Barclays English Premier League – the top division of professional soccer in England. The annual odds that Elvis will be found alive range from 2,000-1 to 5,000-1. The odds that Leicester City would win the EPL were set at 5,000-1.
NEWS
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.
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