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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
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June 25, 1988 | Special to the Daily News by Robert J. Gurecki
Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King performs last night at the Academy of Music, as the third annual Mellon Jazz Festival moves into its last two days, with performances scheduled at various sites today and tomorrow.
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March 31, 2000 | This is a shortened version of a piece by Bill Shefski that appeared in the Daily News Feb. 22, 1965
On the outside, it has all the charm of a Depression-era train station. Inside, it indeed seems like a quaint relic from another time. But 73 years after it opened, the Palestra still rocks. The old gym on the Penn campus has hosted more games, more visiting teams and more NCAA tournament games than any other facility. When the fans are roaring and the bands are playing, it still is the best place anywhere to see college hoops. No human being can honestly and emphatically say how he or she would react to a crisis.
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July 23, 1992 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Television Critic
There's no house band, no purple velvet drapes, and few of the other expected trappings of a late-night talk show. Instead, Comedy Central's "Night After Night" is a comedy-centered talk show in its simplest form, a low-key alternative for viewers drained by the hyperactivity of Jay Leno's and Arsenio Hall's nightly productions. Comedian Allan Havey, the tall, cynical and curious star of "Night After Night," hosts from what appears to be a small office tucked away in the cable channel's New York headquarters.
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March 1, 1988 | By David Porter, Special to The Inquirer
It is a cold Monday night in late January, and what had started out reluctantly as a blizzard has now turned into an icy rain, affording the cars traveling the back roads of Bristol about as much traction as loose change on a marble floor. The groups of teenagers who usually loiter around the front door at the Grundy Recreation Center skating rink on Jefferson Street have been driven inside by the squall. Even the parking lot at the Easy Pieces go-go lounge on Route 413 is half-empty tonight.
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September 14, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 3 Luminaries such as Anna Wintour (right), editor-in-chief at Vogue , prepare for the event that celebrates fashion worldwide. The one-hour special also tracks the night itself as it unfolds around the globe.
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May 10, 1986 | By Jimmy Breslin
The actual time and date of the Soviet nuclear accident in Chernobyl has finally been revealed by the Soviet government and it might be the most useful information about the dangers of using nuclear power. It occurred on Saturday, April 26, at l:23 a.m. For in looking at 12 accidents in American plants, I find that eight of them occurred at night, including the most famous one at Three Mile Island, which erupted at 12:30 a.m. on a Wednesday night in 1979. Another three accidents occurred on Friday night and one on Saturday night.
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May 22, 1992 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
For 30 years, he sent a nation off to bed, and last night he made his final appearance with guests - in this case jousting with the machine-gun wit of Robin Williams and playing off the brassiness of onetime bathhouse singer Bette Midler. It took two minutes 15 seconds, and countless pleadings from Johnny Carson for the crowd in NBC's Studio One to sit down and stop cheering last night. Midler warbled a letter she had written titled "Dear Mr. Carson," and ended the show by lovingly singing "One More for My Baby" to a misty-eyed Carson.
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May 23, 2003
like the zombies in "Night of the Living Dead" - trek to the polls in lockstep to pull the necessary levers and push the necessary buttons to re-elect the usual suspects who are slowly but inevitably destroying the city. The voters are to the city what the carpenters union is to the Convention Center. The voters keep re-electing the very people who are putting their power-driven egos ahead of improving the city, while the carpenters union would rather destroy the Convention Center than give up their own power-driven ego trip.
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July 22, 2002 | By Nathaniel Friedman FOR THE INQUIRER
Alicia Keys is hardly the first artist to make rich, substantive music before age 21. It's only against the backdrop of today's pop wasteland that she comes as such a revelation. Friday night at the Tweeter Center, the multiple Grammy winner showed where her real gift lies. With the professionalism of a veteran, she was both ringmaster and leading lady, effortlessly guiding band and audience through her tapestry of moods and styles. In front of a sizable, rain-soaked crowd at the mostly open-air venue, Keys made live performance mean more than performing songs live.
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August 23, 2016 | By Nick Vadala, Staff Writer
If Philadelphia experiences a small uptick in population in spring next year, celebrity lovebirds Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman won't be surprised. They'll just rest easy knowing that their "Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" tour worked as intended. "Nine months from now, I hope you'll send us pictures of all the show babies," Mullally, of Will & Grace fame, told a house packed with couples at the Merriam Theater on Saturday. Offerman, known best as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation , meanwhile, told the audience that they should "walk out of this theater ready to make love.
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August 21, 2016
Around the world without a plane ticket. Thanks to web radio, the great festivals of the United States and Europe are available live and archived. The Boston Symphony Orchestra's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday concerts at Tanglewood are heard live on WGBH in Boston - www.wgbh.org . - including this Saturday's concert performance of Aida, Acts 1 and 2, starring Kristine Opolais. The February-through-April concerts from Boston's Symphony Hall are available for streaming on www.bso.org . The BBC Proms are archived on www.bbc.co.uk in concerts that range from straight classical to Gershwin.
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August 17, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Wilmore to go. Noah next? Comedy Central is pulling the plug on Larry Wilmore 's The Nightly Show , which replaced Stephen Colbert 's The Colbert Report in January 2015. The finale will run Thursday. Wilmore has been unable to retain the viewership Colbert built up, reports USA Today. "I'm . . . saddened and surprised we won't be covering this crazy election," Wilmore said. There are renewed whispers that Trevor Noah , who replaced Jon Stewart on The Daily Show , may also be in danger due to low ratings.
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August 10, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A 29-year-old man shot in the face early Monday morning in South Philadelphia and, 14 hours later, a 45-year-old man shot multiple times while on a Summerdale street, becoming the fourth and fifth men to be killed in the city since Saturday night. During the bloody interval, at least 12 other people were wounded in separate shootings since Saturday night, including a man critically injured in a barbershop shooting Monday afternoon, authorities said. In the latest fatal shooting, the 45-year-old man, whose name was withheld, was gunned down shortly before 5 p.m. while on the 1000 block of Alcott Street.
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August 7, 2016
Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis. It's not all Olympics. Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a final, three-episode season as Oxford police inspectors Lewis and Hathaway. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. Guns on Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates. Fifty years ago this month, a student at the University of Texas at Austin shot 49 people, killing 16. Now Hall - NBC/MSNBC correspondent and anchor and a Temple grad - looks at the challenges college officials in Texas face with a new state law that allows students to carry concealed weapons on campus.
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August 1, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
Late last summer in Toronto, after a festival screening of Maris Curran's Five Nights in Maine , the film's star, David Oyelowo, stood on the stage and told the audience how he came across Curran's screenplay. "It was at the premiere of Middle of Nowhere at Sundance," he said, referring to the acclaimed 2012 movie he had made with Ava DuVernay. "And Maris walked up to me with this envelope with a script in it, and said, 'I wrote this for you.' "And I literally walked away going, 'I think Cameron Diaz just offered me a script.' "But then I went to my hotel room, read it, and was blown away.
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July 29, 2016 | By Anthony R. Wood and Tom Avril, STAFF WRITERS
The nights are getting hotter in Philadelphia, and it has nothing to do with nightlife. Overnight temperatures have been creeping upward for the last 25 years, more robustly than daytime highs, and health experts say that is a cause for concern. An analysis of daily minimum temperatures showed that between 1874 and 1991, lows failed to get below 70 an average of 29 times during meteorological summers, the June 1-Aug. 31 period. But in the last 25 years, temperatures failed to get below 70 an average of 43 times - a 50 percent increase - and 47 times already this summer.
NEWS
July 29, 2016
Sleepy this morning? The Democratic National Convention pushed past prime time for a third night as Wednesday's most anticipated speaker, President Obama, finally took the stage at 10:53 p.m. to say that he's "more optimistic about the future of America than ever before. " Obama followed not only his vice president, Joe Biden; former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg; and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, but another day of controversy, cable-news "analysis" and time-filling, punctuated by the occasional stirring speech.
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July 23, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
It's hard to beat a political convention for comedy. Even professional comedians have struggled this week to keep up with the Republicans in Cleveland, who gave us Melania Trump feeding Michelle Obama lines to a cheering crowd, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rounding up angry villagers for jury duty and Dr. Ben Carson playing Six Degrees of Satan with Hillary Clinton. Carson, apparently unaware that conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch owns a network that just gave a second season to, yes, Lucifer , proved almost beyond the reach of parody.
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July 23, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
CLEVELAND - Bryan Hambley had never organized a protest before, and so the Cleveland physician made sure to do his research on what to expect at the Republican convention. What he learned alarmed him. Chaos and violence were forecast. Open-carry advocates had vowed to lug loaded assault rifles into the city. Police had recruited dozens of officers from departments across the nation to help handle demonstrations. High security fences rimmed the perimeter of the arena where Donald Trump would accept the nomination.
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