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July 31, 2014
THE UNION is set to make what the club has deemed a "major announcement" in a noon news conference today at PPL Park. Both Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz and interim manager Jim Curtin are slated to attend, which suggests the announcement regards a roster move. Recent reports have pegged the Union as showing interest in Algerian World Cup goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi, spotted earlier this month in a PPL Park box watching a game with Sakiewicz. M'Bolhi, 28, spent last season with Bulgarian club CKSA Sofia and has played in the last two World Cups.
NEWS
October 21, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
T. MILTON STREET Sr. said he will soon add a new chapter to the sordid Pennsylvania political embarrassment that is Porngate - all thanks to a Harrisburg source he's calling "Deep Throat. " (Yeah. Let that sink in for a minute.) Street, who ran unsuccessfully in the spring for the Democratic mayoral nomination, said yesterday that he plans to host a news conference on Nov. 5 outside the District Attorney's Office to unveil more pornographic emails that prosecutor Frank Fina allegedly sent and received while he worked for the state Attorney General's Office several years ago. The emails are different from the controversial batch of exchanges the state Supreme Court made public in late August.
NEWS
April 25, 1991 | By Forrest L. Black, Special to The Inquirer
Delaware County Council Chairwoman Mary Ann Arty ejected a Democratic Council candidate from a news conference following a regular council meeting on Tuesday. Deborah A. Thomas, a Colwyn councilwoman who is one of three Democratic candidates for County Council in this year's election, accused Arty, a Republican, of "holding a closed-door meeting with the press. " "It's absolutely unconscionable on your part," Thomas told Arty in the council waiting room, where Thomas had been banished.
NEWS
February 23, 2001 | By Jodi Enda, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
President Bush turned up the heat on Congress yesterday to pass his budget and tax-cut plan, using his first White House news conference to urge lawmakers to hear what he called "the message of the people. " Offering small jokes and appearing unpolished at times, Bush offered a sharp stylistic contrast to his predecessor. On substantive matters, however, he fielded a wide range of domestic and foreign-policy questions and tried to turn public attention from former President Bill Clinton's pardons to his own proposals to slash taxes and reform education.
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March 16, 1987 | BY LOU CANNON
News conferences have always been an ordeal for Ronald Reagan, and they have become increasingly unbearable for him as their frequency has diminished. Most of the President's 39 formal televised news conferences the past six years have been studies in frustration on both sides. They have frustrated Reagan by imposing demands on his conceptual understanding and command of facts he has been unable or unwilling to meet. Unlike several of his predecessors, Reagan is not hostile to reporters.
NEWS
July 20, 2007 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When one of the Democratic candidates for Delaware County Council called a news conference on open space yesterday, he expected the reporters to show up. He wasn't expecting the campaign manager of his opponents to be on hand with a rebuttal. David Landau, who held the news conference with State Rep. Bryan Lentz (D., Delaware), criticized the all-Republican County Council for not requesting any of the $2.7 million allocated to Delaware County from the state's Growing Greener II initiative.
NEWS
February 18, 2005 | By Steve Goldstein INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.) is scheduled to hold a news conference in Philadelphia today, two days after announcing that he has Hodgkin's disease. Specter, 75, most likely will seek to dispel any doubts about his ability to continue as senator and as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The senator missed a committee meeting yesterday as he remained in Philadelphia. It is unclear when his treatment for Hodgkin's, a cancer of the lymph system, will begin. He is scheduled to undergo chemotherapy every two weeks for the next 24 to 32 weeks, according to his oncologist, John H. Glick of Penn's Abramson Cancer Center.
NEWS
January 8, 1986 | By Ellen Warren, Inquirer Washington Bureau
President Reagan had some trouble living up to his "Great Communicator" label last night at his first news conference in almost four months. Though he tossed off some sharp one-liners and made headlines with his remarks about "flaky" Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, the President committed a series of flubs during his 35-minute session with reporters. Reagan got off to a shaky start at the podium in the East Room when he talked about the recent terrorist attack on the "Vietnam" airport.
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January 30, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
With six months left until Democrats meet here to nominate their pick for president, the head of the Democratic National Convention Committee said planning was "on time, on task, and on budget. " "We are now in the final stretch," the Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the convention committee, said at a Thursday news conference at an Old City bar. The committee is in the process of registering local businesses in its vendor directory and recruiting volunteers to help with the convention, which will run July 25 to July 28. Given the difficulties some businesses faced during the papal visit in September, Mayor Kenney promised that the convention would be a "different event.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Like a video clip on replay, it has become a recurring scene in the media frenzy over Bill Cosby's sexual-assault case: Gloria Allred, in her signature crimson blazer, positioned before a bank of microphones and flanked by alleged Cosby victims. As they tell tearful stories Allred leans in, places a comforting arm around their shoulders, and nods sympathetically. But it's never long before Allred unleashes a slashing challenge. "We expect to take the deposition of Bill Cosby, not the friendly father figure of television's Dr. Huxtable," Allred says at one news conference.
SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
If Chip Kelly had any revelations after he was fired in the final week of his third season with the Eagles, he didn't reveal them on Wednesday during his introduction as San Francisco 49ers head coach. Kelly sounded like the same fast-talking, quick-thinking, wise-cracking coach that made his news conferences appointment viewing at times in Philadelphia. He thanked Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie during an opening statement, but he was very much in a different environment – pointing out a general manager who is a "football guy," with "synergy" in the building, and five Lombardi Trophies as the benchmark.
SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
Which explanation was worse: Doug Pederson's for his play-calling during the Chiefs' snail-paced final drive against the Patriots ("We did not want to give Tom Brady the ball back. ") or Chip Kelly's for the delay between being hired by the 49ers and having his introductory news conference ("I had no clothes. ")? In terms of actual football, Pederson's was more egregious - if you believe that it was really him and not Andy Reid that was orchestrating that series. The new Eagles coach, the theory goes, fell on the sword for his mentor and biggest advocate in replacing Kelly.
SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
At Tuesday's news conference to introduce Doug Pederson as the new head coach of the Eagles, Jim Schwartz stood off to the side in the shadow of the TV lights, casually dressed in slacks and a light jacket amid the sea of shiny suits bearing team lapel pins. He had completed the interview process for the position of defensive coordinator earlier in the day and had left the NovaCare Complex when the call came that he got the job. Schwartz was asked to hurry back and be on hand for the announcement.
SPORTS
January 21, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Doug Pederson stood in the front of the NovaCare Complex auditorium for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon. He thanked lots of people and answered question after question about the most high-profile job he has ever held. Sure, he once opened a season as an NFL starting quarterback right here in Philadelphia, but nothing he did or said mattered much, which was good because he never did or said much that mattered. Pederson was Andy Reid's chosen body and mind to bridge the gap to the start of Donovan McNabb's career.
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January 21, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
HOWIE ROSEMAN acted far more professionally than I would have. Had a reporter suggested to my face that I had tried to duck him at a news conference, I would have told him to pucker up to my backside. In fact, if I were Roseman, I can think of a half-dozen times during Tuesday's Doug Pederson news conference when I would have gotten out of my seat and said the same thing to the assembled media - sternly adding, "All of you!!!" It was Pederson's day. The former Eagles quarterback and assistant coach returned to South Philadelphia to replace Chip Kelly as captain of the Eagles' ship.
NEWS
January 20, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
WHEN Edward Barksdale took a job at the Station House homeless shelter for men in North Philadelphia three years ago, he had no idea what to expect. "He didn't know what the job entailed, but a couple months later, you saw the joy in his face and the light in his heart," said Barksdale's cousin Nieema Giddens. "This job helped him grow. He was able to find himself at work, and he didn't have to change who he was to work there. " Barksdale, 43, had a rough childhood, which enabled him to relate to the men at the shelter, Giddens said.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | BY MARI A. SCHAEFER, Staff Writer
THE BUCKS COUNTY district attorney has recommended that Neshaminy High School basketball coach Jerry Devine be charged with harassment - a summary offense - for knocking a referee to the floor during a game last week. The offense carries a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and a fine of $300. Efforts to reach Devine were unsuccessful. "There was aggressive physical contact," District Attorney David Heckler said at a news conference yesterday. A widely circulated video from the incident appeared to show Devine head-butting the referee after a charging call against a Neshaminy player in the final seconds of his team's 49-42 loss to visiting Pennsbury High School.
NEWS
January 15, 2016
The year is 2016. The scene: a street in West Philadelphia. A local physician is in his car, stopped at a traffic light, when a man with a gun rushes out and begins firing at the car. Miraculously, the doctor is not killed, but he does suffer serious bullet wounds to his left arm and leg. The assailant runs down the street, then tackled by an alert town watch member, who manages to subdue him and call the police. Later, at a news conference, police officials identify the physician at a staff member at a local nonprofit clinic that performs abortions.
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