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September 11, 2009
A feminist mom will do anything - even if it kills her - to stop her daughter from appearing in a slasher movie. Allison Moore's Slasher is billed by Luna Theater, producing it Oct. 18-Nov. 8 on the fifth floor of the Walnut Street Theatre, as a "horrifying comedy. " (215-704-0033 or www.lunatheater.org ) I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change , the loooong-running 1996 Off-Broadway collection of skits and music about romance and coupling and good old love, is being staged by Bristol Riverside Theatre, Nov. 3-22.
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March 11, 2011 | By DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com We're most looking forward to: Seeing if Temple's Lavoy Allen can continue his sensational play down the stretch. Over the last five games, he scored 88 points and took down 70 rebounds. He has five consecutive double-doubles. Team on the rise: LaSalle has played really well since getting embarrassed at Xavier. Winning at St.Bonaventure the way it did has to be a huge confidence boost for a team that has never lacked talent. If seeds hold, La Salle would have to beat Temple, Richmond and Xavier to win this. Not very likely, but nobody wants to play this team either. The Explorers are dangerous, sometimes to themselves, sometimes to their opponents. Team on the decline: Dayton lost five of its last seven before crushing even more struggling UMass in Tuesday's first round. The Flyers have very good players, but something has been missing late in the season. Worth noting: Xavier's Tu Holloway is the first from his school to be league player of the year since David West (2003). West was also the national player of the year. Holloway won't be that, but he will be on All-American teams. Dark horse to win it all: Duquesne. The Dukes lost some heartbreakers down the stretch. But they had won 11 straight, all by double-digits before that. Yes, they have lost six of eight, but two were by a point and another by two points. If they can recapture their earlier form, which included a perfect January, they can get on a roll. Team that needs help to make the NCAAs: Richmond needs to make the championship game to feel safe. The 24-7 Spiders probably should already be in, but they don't need too many upsets in conference tournaments. If it's close, that 65-54 win over Purdue on Nov.27 in Chicago should really help. Best player: Holloway. It was a one-man race for the last several months. He had two triple-doubles while averaging 20.1 points and pretty much dominating every game. He is talented, entertaining and all about winning the game. Best shooter: Justin Harper (Richmond). He shot 55.8 percent overall, but an incredible 68-for-142 (47.9 percent) from the arc. It was a complete breakout season for Harper, who averaged 18.0 points and 6.8 rebounds. He was not on the top three preseason teams after averaging 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds last season. Best defender: Duquesne's Damian Saunders won the defensive player of the year award for the second consecutive season. He is terrific and has the numbers to back it up. In his career, he has 290 blocks and 268 steals. Temple's Lavoy Allen does not have numbers, but nobody is a better team defender. Don't foul this guy: Holloway shoots 86.7 percent from the line. He was 17-for-17 at Richmond and 11-for-11 at Georgia. He has made an A-10 record 228 free throws in 262 attempts. St. Joe's freshman Langston Galloway is a cool 81-fot-91 (89 percent) from the line. Ultimate title game: Xavier and Temple were the two best teams all season. Xavier got Temple in Cincinnati. This would not exactly be a neutral-site final, but, given how well X fans travel, it would not be like a Temple home game either. And it would be a treat for the CBS national audience stylistically. These are two teams that can do damage in the NCAA. They might not face a team any better than each other before the Sweet 16, if they get that far. The pick: I have ridden Temple for 3 years and the Owls have not disappointed. If Temple were completely healthy, I would like the Owls again. But they are not so it is going to be tough to win three in 3 days with a short bench. Xavier has won 16 of 17. Its only loss was a man-bites-dog event at Charlotte. If X has any weakness, it is not discernible. I like Xavier to win it
NEWS
January 22, 1995 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When radio disc jockey John DeBella went to the Christmas program at the Haverford School he figured it would be "your basic holiday show" - music teachers inflicting pain on kids and the audience. Then he heard the Notables, a 15-member a cappella singing group at the school. "When they came out singing, I said: 'Oh, my God!' " DeBella said in an interview last week. "They were unbelievable. My friend said: 'Why not get their CD and play it on the air?' I said: 'The hell with that, I want them on the show.
NEWS
October 31, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / ERIC MENCHER
The Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is holding an exhibition of paintings by Bucks County artist Nelson Shanks. The exhibition, called "From the Studio: Nelson Shanks," includes portraits of Ronald Reagan, Luciano Pavarotti, Margaret Thatcher and other notables. It runs through Nov. 13.
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / DENG-JENG LEE
Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode and Sixers star forward Charles Barkley were among the notables at the celebrity golf tournament for the United Negro College Fund, which was held Friday at the Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. A buffet reception followed.
NEWS
October 10, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL MALLY
Artist Red Grooms takes his stand between Julius Erving (upper left) and Thomas Jefferson, papier-mache notables in "Philadelphia Cornucopia" at 30th Street Station. The work was installed last month; Grooms came yesterday for a look.
NEWS
February 11, 1989 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Anne and Rick Hartley of Media watch a food-chopper demonstration at the Philadelphia Home Show which opened at the Civic Center yesterday and runs through Feb. 19. The show features lifestyle rooms of such notables as Gov. and Mrs. Casey, TV anchor Diane Allen, ex-Phil Tug McGraw and sportscaster Lou Tilley, and a furniture giveaway. Free interior design device is available, and the state Department of Revenue will sponsor a tangible property auction.
SPORTS
June 5, 2012
IN THE 10 drafts since the Phillies selected Cole Hamels, including this year, they have been without a true first-round pick five times. The Phillies' first pick will come in the compensatory round for the second consecutive year when they make their initial selection Monday night at No. 40 overall. While the Phillies might have had a few misses, many of their high picks have panned out for other teams after being used to pull off trades for Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Brad Lidge and others.
NEWS
February 1, 1998 | By Nancy Reuter, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Programs ranging from storytelling to a health fair and speakers ranging from a CEO to South Africa's ambassador will be presented throughout the area as South Jersey celebrates African American History Month this month. African American History Month's roots date to 1926, when African American educator Carter G. Woodson started Negro History Week. "The idea was to create a series of activities within a defined period of time that would celebrate the accomplishments and activities of African Americans," said Kimble Byrd, an associate professor of management at Rowan University's College of Business.
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August 16, 1993 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Overbrook Golf Club head pro Stu Ingraham finished the 75th PGA Championship yesterday as the field's low club pro, and he called it "one of the best sensations of success in pro golf I've ever had. " Ingraham, 33, of Ardmore, one of only four club pros in the starting field of 40 to make the 36-hole cut, closed with a solid 2-under-par 69 at Inverness for a 72-hole score of 1-under 283. "To be honest, I felt in my own zone here this week,"...
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February 25, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Notables at the NFL Combine Here are some notable players with local ties expected to attend this week's NFL Combine in Indianapolis: From local high schools Eli Apple, CB (Ohio State and Eastern High School): Apple left Ohio State after only two seasons. He is considered one of the top cornerbacks in the draft and a potential first-round pick. Will Fuller, WR (Notre Dame and Roman Catholic High School): What Fuller lacks in size (6-foot-0, 172 pounds), he makes up for with speed.
NEWS
December 18, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Movie Critic
Not only has the Force awakened, but so have generations of Star Wars freaks, united by nostalgia, driven by a mythic zeitgeist, eager to have their galaxies rocked by one of the most anticipated films in light years. Fans in Star Wars costumes camped out on Hollywood Boulevard for days in advance of the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens , J.J. Abrams' reboot of the original George Lucas trilogy. Industry Yodas predict an opening weekend that will hit $200 million in North America, and $400 million more overseas, possibly launching it into the all-time box-office stratosphere with Avatar , Titanic , and this summer's Jurassic World . For local luminaries - from the food, film, academic, commerce, politics, science, and TV universes - Star Wars has been a big deal.
NEWS
September 18, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writers
It may have been the only modern presidential debate in which bladder management was a prime strategic concern. For nearly three hours Wednesday night, the 11 top-polling Republican presidential candidates sparred live on CNN from Simi Valley, Calif. But producers penciled in just one bathroom break: 4 minutes and 30 seconds in the final block of commercials. Earlier, the four lower-polling GOP candidates debated on the same stage. Here are some memorable moments from the marathon at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Nonplussed Donald Trump.
NEWS
June 30, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced last week what many had waited a long time to hear: Starting in 2020, which will mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, a woman will finally be featured on a paper bill. But women are still being shortchanged in more ways than one. The nonprofit Women on 20s began campaigning earlier this year for a woman's image to replace Andrew Jackson's on the $20 bill. But Lew announced that the yet-to-be-determined female figure would instead appear on the $10. Many have joked that given the wage gap between men and women, the new $10 might be worth as little as $7.70.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Was President Obama an unwitting dupe in a propaganda scheme to promote Camden's new police force? Or did his visit to that poor city last week reflect his belief that it is "on to something" in its approach to reducing crime? There's more reason to believe the latter. Even as Obama cited reductions in the city's murder rate, violent crime rate, and number of open-air drug markets, he carefully acknowledged, "This is still a work in progress. " Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson expressed the same sentiment, saying, "We still have a long way to go. " What Obama tried to stress, however, is that despite justified criticism of the police force's lapses, miscues, and alleged abuses, it is trying to fight crime in the best way possible in an urban environment - by walking the neighborhoods and getting to know the people who live in them.
REAL_ESTATE
July 13, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Periodically, I like to write a column including some of the things I couldn't fit into the articles I write, because of space constraints. For example, I've written more than 85 "Town by Town" features for the Sunday Business section since the series began Nov. 18, 2012, and each of them has had to fit a space of about 215 lines. Since these articles are a measure of the real estate market in real time, a lot of little details fall by the wayside. One example: Tyler G. Wagner and his brother, Clay, are the fourth generation of their family to sell real estate in Haverford Township.
SPORTS
January 3, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
AT THE foundation of many recent successful NFL teams is a good defense and triplets on offense. A steady quarterback, a workhorse at running back and a dangerous wide receiver give opposing defenses fits and usually fill up the franchise trophy case. While it's quite premature to include the Eagles' key skill-position players among the great triplets, there's nothing wrong with having a little fun and looking at some of the most triumphant triumvirates in the Super Bowl era: 1. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1974-82 QB: Terry Bradshaw (Drafted 1st overall, 1970)
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February 5, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BARRY BONDS' appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction will be heard by three federal judges who were each appointed by a different Democratic president. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday unveiled its February schedule, which showed publicly for the first time the three judges assigned to Bonds' case. Senior Circuit Judges Mary M. Schroeder and Michael Daly Hawkins along with Judge Mary H. Murguia will hear oral arguments Feb. 13. Jimmy Carter appointed Schroeder in 1979.
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November 29, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
IT IS SOMEWHAT appropriate that the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry essentially started with an elbow to the jaw, continued with snowballs from the 700 level and sank to a low while Michael Irvin lay motionless on the cold surface at Veterans Stadium. This year is one of the few where neither team is very good. So we turned on the Wayback Machine and took a look at some of the more notable and notorious Eagles-Cowboys moments over the last 50-plus years: * Sept. 30, 1960: The first installment saw the highly regarded Eagles narrowly escape with a 27-25 win at the Cotton Bowl against a Dallas club that was playing its first season.
NEWS
August 7, 2012
Timeline of news events related to Garrett Reid's struggles with drugs and legal difficulties: Jan. 30, 2007 Garrett Reid speeds through a red light and crashes into another car in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County. The other driver is seriously injured and has to be flown from the scene. Reid admits to police that he used heroin that day, and police find drugs and paraphernalia, including syringes and a scale, in his Jeep. On the same day, Reid's younger brother, Britt, gets into a road-rage argument and points a handgun at a driver in West Conshohocken.
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