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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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February 13, 2014 | By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
Shirley Temple Black, the child star and diplomat who died Monday night in Woodside, Calif., at age 85, probably achieved more during her first decade of life than any American in history. Her indefatigable optimism on screen buoyed a nation sinking in the Depression, and saved 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy. She was Hollywood's top draw from 1935 to 1938, winning unprecedented popularity that led to Shirley Temple dolls, bowls, mugs, dresses, books, and accessories that showed movie entrepreneurs the gold to be mined from ancillary products.
SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN serenaded the Lansdale Catholic basketball team as it burst onto the court yesterday against visiting La Salle High, while Roger Kirk sat in the stands and smiled. In fact, it was mostly the Boss blaring over the PA system yesterday in honor of Kirk's favorite musician. Roughly a year ago, Kirk, the brother of Lansdale Catholic head football coach Tom Kirk, and brother-in-law of basketball coach Ed Enoch, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a Tuesday evening not long ago, half a dozen parents hurried into the Arden Theatre Company's new building for Philly's latest premiere: a theatrical adaptation of the video game Minecraft .The play, created and performed by ebullient third and fourth graders, wasn't quite ready for the main stage. But the fact that it was performed at all was a remarkable accomplishment given the venue: the Arden's brand-new, $5.8 million Hamilton Family Arts Center. After all, the company bought the 22,000-square-foot industrial building, just up Second Street from its theater, in the depths of the recession.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Miracle on South Division Street marks the fourth time Montgomery Theater welcomes playwright Tom Dudzick to its stage, and it's easy to see why his work resonates in the theater's Souderton home. Though his plays are sited in his own hometown of Buffalo, Dudzick writes genial comedies about working- and middle-class people grappling with issues of family and religion in transitioning postindustrial neighborhoods that sound a lot like Souderton. Dudzick's prior work poked at his characters' hearts without really piercing them; he wrote some jokes, added a little metaphysical inquiry, then ran back to the safety of more jokes.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
JUST DAYS after the feisty women of the 3000 block of North Sydenham Street led the mayor on an impromptu show-and-tell, their neighborhood got some long-overdue attention. "Look what happens when you open your mouth to the right people," said Lorraine Falligan. The right person in this case was Mayor Nutter, whom the women plotted to get on their street as soon as he came to their neighborhood last week to host a ceremony for a new basketball court. One minute the big guy was wrapping up the festivities and heading to his car, the next he was getting an ear- and eyeful from the women.
NEWS
September 4, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
WHEN AN electrical fire shut down Fairhill's Iglesia Misionera el Taburnaculo, its pastor, Judy Vicenty, wondered how she could continue feeding 300 families every Friday at one of the city's biggest food lines and how she could deliver four church services weekly for neighbors she's known and loved for decades. When firefighters hosed down the second-floor blaze in March, water flooded the first-floor sanctuary, destroyed its ceiling and left the rowhouse church at the corner of Cumberland and Reese streets without electricity.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
THE NEEDLES are gone from Needle Park. The children are back, fearlessly running over McPherson Square Park's five green acres without fear of being stuck by a used heroin syringe. The kids are hanging upside down from the new playground equipment, feeling the freedom of summer like they've never felt it before because the park - notorious for 30 years as Kensington's outdoor shooting gallery - is clean and peaceful for the first time in their young lives. "That playground is always crowded like it's Kensington's Rocky statue," said Patty-Pat Kozlowski, whose second summer directing a Parks and Recreation Department day camp is so unlike last year's, when she called police to remove an unconscious, bleeding addict from the play area and confronted a drug dealer doing business next to a woman selling shaved ice to the children.
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | BY LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS
"No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish. " - David Hume LAST WEEK the Vatican announced that a meeting of cardinals and bishops had ruled that the late Pope John Paul II was responsible for a second miracle, and thus the way was cleared for sainthood. The Congregation for the Causes of Saints decided that he had cured a woman from Costa Rica in 2011 after a panel of doctors apparently ruled that her recovery was otherwise inexplicable.
SPORTS
June 18, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LEAVE THE clubhouse at Merion East, head toward Merion West along Ardmore Avenue, turn right on Darby Road, right again on Sproul Road, left on Bryn Mawr Avenue and finally right on Darby Paoli Road. There, right in front of you, would be Aronimink Golf Club, precisely 7 miles from one clubhouse door in Ardmore to the other in Newtown Square. Go back in time 3 years and Justin Rose was accepting the trophy for winning the AT&T National at Aronimink. Fast forward to yesterday and there was Rose, playing his 37th major, accepting the Nicklaus Medal and the U.S. Open Trophy after playing nerveless golf down the stretch at unforgiving Merion.
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