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October 13, 1991 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
The U.S. Naval Academy crew won the college men's varsity eight-oared feature of the Philadelphia Navy Day Regatta for the third straight year by outrowing seven other boats yesterday in a race against time on the Schuylkill. The head-of-the-river format was used, crews leaving the starting line above the Strawberry Mansion Bridge at 15-second intervals and rowing 2 1/2 miles downstream to the finish markers abreast of the Viking statue at the head of Boathouse Row. The Navy shell sped the distance in the day's fastest time of 13 minutes, 13.7 seconds on slightly wavy water with a favoring tail wind, prevailing over a second Naval Academy crew by 18.5 seconds.
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May 7, 2008 | By George Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former standout volleyball player at Unionville High School who was in her first year at the Naval Academy was found unconscious in her dormitory room Monday morning and pronounced dead a short time later. Kristen Dickmann, 19, was in the midst of taking final exams, said her father, who said the family was at a loss to explain what happened. Douglas Dickmann, of New Garden Township, said last night that his daughter had been in "outstanding physical shape. " When her alarm went off Monday morning, her roommates found her unconscious, he said.
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May 5, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
When Jelani McCargo combined the quality of education with the caliber of football, the Naval Academy looked good. When he looked beyond sports and school, the Midshipmen looked even better. "It's a great fit for me," McCargo said. "You can get set for life. " McCargo, a junior running back/linebacker at Woodrow Wilson, committed over the weekend to attend the Naval Academy. He said he would visit the school in June. "The more I thought it out, the more I liked it," McCargo said.
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March 7, 2001 | By Brian Miller INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Ben Watkins, a versatile first-team all-Del-Val League lineman from Unionville, has decided to follow his family's service tradition and play football for the U.S. Naval Academy. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Watkins, known as "Big Ben" to his family and teammates, formally signed his letter of intent at a news conference yesterday. Watkins had also been nominated and offered an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. Watkins played a variety of positions for the Indians in his career, including tackle, guard, and center on offense and tackle and nose guard on defense.
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May 13, 1993 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Katie Stonelake, 18, has wanted to be an aviator since she began drawing pictures of planes in fourth grade. She has flown with relatives who are pilots, listened to the stories of combat pilots, and in her junior year at Cardinal O'Hara High School, applied to the U.S. Naval Academy in hopes of becoming a Navy pilot. "I realize that women's opportunities to fly in the Navy are limited at the present time," Stonelake wrote in her application. "I am confident many of these restriction will be eliminated in the near future.
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April 28, 1991 | By Chuck Lawliss, Special to The Inquirer
We had been here before - once to a wedding at the Naval Academy chapel, another time for a sailing weekend on a 42-footer out of the yacht club - but both times the city itself was no more than a pleasant blur. Throwing rice and hauling lines and seeing old friends left little time to explore its treasures, or experience its delights. So, driving down from Philadelphia on a crisp, sunny Saturday, we congratulated ourselves on our cleverness. It was out of season - winter, in fact - and we would have the place to ourselves.
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May 8, 2008 | By Kathleen Brady Shea and Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Authorities have not yet determined the cause of death of a popular star athlete and freshman at the U.S. Naval Academy, exacerbating the grief of stunned friends and relatives. Kristen Dickmann, 19, a 2007 graduate of Unionville High School in Chester County, was found by her Academy roommates unconscious Monday morning in her bed. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy was inconclusive, her mother said yesterday from the family's Kennett Square home.
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October 10, 1990 | By Shrona Foreman, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The Naval Academy has not fully integrated women into its midshipman corps and must do more to eradicate sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment, according to a report released yesterday by the academy's Board of Visitors. The findings are the result of a five-month investigation prompted by a December 1989 incident in which Gwen M. Dreyer, a female midshipman, was handcuffed to a urinal in a men's bathroom by two male midshipmen. The incident was not reported until May 13, a week after Dreyer resigned from the academy.
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September 24, 2003 | By Steve Goldstein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For once, the waves ruled the Navy. The storied U.S. Naval Academy, debarkation point for sailors who have roamed the seven seas, is a battered flood victim. A storm surge driven by Hurricane Isabel on Thursday drowned engineering and science laboratories, destroyed plumbing and ventilation systems, and rendered half the classrooms for 4,000 midshipmen unusable. School officials yesterday estimated repairs would cost "in the tens of millions of dollars. " As cleanup proceeded yesterday with more than 100 contractors pumping out basements, sucking up mud and silt, repairing electrical lines, and containing hazardous materials, academy officials said it would be months before the schools could reclaim the damaged facilities.
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March 17, 1998 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mike Pirozzola had wrestled freestyle matches all over the world. And his reputation had preceded him at Neshaminy. He is expected to be a PIAA state champion someday. The world. That's what Downingtown's Mark Conley wants to see next. He is looking forward to attending the Naval Academy and someday sailing on one of this country's state-of-the-art warships. He wants to visit every port he can, drink in all the culture, and live his young life to the fullest. That's the same spirit that this irrepressible wrestler brought to the sport, dreaming big dreams with the willingness to work hard to achieve them.
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May 5, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
When Jelani McCargo combined the quality of education with the caliber of football, the Naval Academy looked good. When he looked beyond sports and school, the Midshipmen looked even better. "It's a great fit for me," McCargo said. "You can get set for life. " McCargo, a junior running back/linebacker at Woodrow Wilson, committed over the weekend to attend the Naval Academy. He said he would visit the school in June. "The more I thought it out, the more I liked it," McCargo said.
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December 11, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Things looked grim for the Navy goat. Nauseated and laboring to breathe, he was rushed by his handlers from Annapolis, Md., to the New Bolton Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the nearest 24-hour large-animal hospital. Blood tests showed abnormalities in his electrolytes and a high level of acidity. It appeared that Bill - Bill 36, to be exact - might have eaten an azalea bush, toxic to goats. Holly Roessner, an intern on duty in the emergency room that November night, inserted a tube down Bill's throat and into his rumen, the largest of his four stomachs.
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December 4, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
NAVY QUARTERBACK Keenan Reynolds is leading the ESPN/Nissan online Heisman fan voting by a large margin. And he's not even on the ballot. Well, he is. But he isn't. An explanation: Reynolds has received 37 percent of all votes, putting him far ahead of Alabama running back Derrick Henry, who has 23 percent. Yet, Reynolds is no longer among the seven players with links that allow fans to vote for them. This, of course, doesn't sit well with the Naval Academy, which tweeted at @NavyAthletics: "Why was Keenan Reynolds taken off the ESPN Heisman House Voting?
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November 13, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Temple point guard Josh Brown was steering a $1 billion, 509-foot destroyer through the choppy waters of the St. Johns River at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Fla. Teammate Mark Williams, standing up front, was his navigator. Before the Owls got on the "ship," they had been told North Carolina's team "wrecked" it earlier. It began to rain hard, followed by thunder. The ship began to sway as the currents picked up dramatically. "Talk to me," Brown implored Williams.
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August 7, 2015 | BY RICK O'BRIEN, Staff Writer
KURT STENGEL mentioned in his eighth-grade yearbook profile that his future plans included joining the Naval Academy. "It's just something I've always wanted to do," the Archbishop Wood senior offensive lineman said. "And when I visited the campus, that sealed the deal. It's a great opportunity. " Stengel, a 6-4, 265-pound tackle who helped the Vikings go 14-1 and claim a second straight PIAA Class AAA state title last season, committed to Navy yesterday. Stengel's other scholarship offer came from Bryant.
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February 6, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was a peaceful air and some polite conversation in the Kingsway television studio before Denzel Polk's football teammates showed up. But once those guys cut out of lunch and arrived to see their buddy sign a national letter of intent with the Naval Academy, things got loud and boisterous. "See that?" Kingsway coach Tony Barchuk said as Polk exchanged hugs and high fives with his friends. "He's a magnet. " The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Polk was recruited by Navy in large part because of athletic ability and football talent.
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July 27, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he was growing up in Moorestown, Bob Flynn often pondered a military career. He attended Army-Navy games, asked questions about the service, and later entered the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. But Flynn never imagined the life that lay ahead - the rush of flying S-3B Viking twin-engine jets, deploying on three aircraft carriers, then serving in Iraq, where he cleared IEDs around Basra. Now, after years as a professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., he has received another surprise.
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December 14, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It will all look familiar Saturday afternoon, when, whether in football uniforms or dress hats and brass-buttoned overcoats, the seniors at Army and Navy enter Lincoln Financial Field for the last time. But for those graduating "firsties," the splendid spectacle of this year's 114th Army-Navy Game will mask a reality far different than their post-9/11 predecessors faced. For the Class of 2014, both here and at West Point, the future has been befogged by the end of U.S. involvement in Iraq, the fade-out in Afghanistan, steep defense-budget cuts, and the constant reimagining of America's 21st-century military mission.
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December 13, 2013 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
MEAKA RICHIE will find her tranquil spot again tomorrow, some place safe around Lincoln Financial Field, a quiet area, where no one can see her. Richie will definitely make sure her son, Lonnie Richardson, doesn't see her. Then again, Richardson, the Naval Academy's 5-11, 188-pound junior defensive back out of Chester, will probably have more immediate concerns - like extending the Midshipmen's current all-time record winning streak against Army...
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October 3, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
TO PARAPHRASE Mel Brooks and Sharon Stone, the Phillies' attendance is like sex - it's good even when it's bad. Of course, they were talking about pizza not fans, but you get the idea. This season - for the seventh consecutive year - the Phillies surpassed the three million mark at the gate, drawing 3,012,403 fans, an average of 37,910 per game. That was eighth best in the baseball. Still, that was 553,315 less than last season when they were first overall with a figure of 3,565,718, or 44,021 per game.
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