June 7, 1994 |
Defending state champion Samantha Glover won the grand prize in the city championships of the 24 Challenge math tournament yesterday at the Franklin Institute. Samantha, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Tilden Middle School in Southwest Philadelphia, competed in a new category - the platinum masters - solving problems that included fractions, decimals, exponents and algebra. Amy Golderer, 13, a seventh grader at St. Matthew's School in the Northeast, was runner-up. Other champions included: Christine Mullen, 10, the fourth- and fifth-grade winner, from Holy Innocents in the Northeast; Caitlin Heston, 11, the sixth- grade winner, also from Holy Innocents, and John Roberson, 12, the junior- high winner and a seventh grader at Strawberry Mansion.
November 5, 2011
What can be done about the growing number of people living in poverty in the suburbs?
October 28, 2012 |
Chris White stepped back from the holder to attempt the field goal. When he stopped, he brought his arms in front of him and grasped his right thumb with his left hand. He swung his arms behind his back and grasped his thumb again. He then returned his hands in front of his midsection to grip the thumb a third time. The routine, done early in the Downingtown East football practice, was swift and subtle, almost imperceptible if you weren't looking for it. Three quick steps. Much of White's life revolves around the number three, or multiples of three.
August 27, 1992 |
The Professional Dance Academy performed a number of international folk dances Friday at Warminster's Benjamin H. Wilson Senior Center.
July 31, 2016
An item in Friday's Inquirer misstated the number of Cy Young Awards Steve Carlton won while pitching for the Phillies. He won four.
January 25, 1991 |
Today, James Scafide is an out-of-work tree surgeon and Joseph Husted has a job installing gas stoves and air conditioners. Two weeks from now, they'll be in boot camp. "They'll give me a week to say my goodbyes. . . . I'll get to have one last going-away party," said Scafide, 25, of Cinnaminson. He had pulled on his winter jacket and was heading out the door of the U.S. Army recruiting office in Willingboro. "I want to see the Super Bowl, too," he said. "I've been thinking about it for a while," said Husted, of Moorestown, who is also 25. "But with the war and stuff like that, I just thought I'd enlist now. " Scafide and Husted are part of what military recruitment officers say has been a steady, possibly growing, stream of recruits since the start of hostilities in the Persian Gulf.
January 6, 2005
Murder rate: Count gunshot victims, too PHILADELPHIA'S murder rate is outrageous and unacceptable ("Homicides down in '04"). But I believe the Daily News' sole focus on the decreased number in 2004 deludes Philadelphians to think that things have really improved. Beginning with 1999, here are the annual number of reported murders: 338, 292, 319, 309, 288, 348, 327. The last figure is from 2004. It is easy to see that murders do not show any consistent downward trend over this seven-year period.
August 28, 1991
From Michael Lacing: Facts and figures not found in Harpers Magazine: Number of cans of hairspray used by Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson on game day: Two. Windy, rainy day: Three. Picture day: Four. Estimated number of photographers wanting to take pictures of Julia Roberts in an average week: 200. Percentage of Americans who couldn't care less if Julia Roberts was ever photographed again: 98. Chances of getting hit by a home run ball in the rightfield bleachers by the Phillies' Von Hayes in 1991: 0 in 227. Number of days in 1990 that Elvis remained dead: 365. Number of times a year that American wives asked their husbands, "You want me to let those pants out in the waist again, Slim?"
November 27, 2004 |
Shoppers flocked to area stores and the malls yesterday to take advantage of Black Friday sales. Here?s an informal count of what they bought, what they did, what they saw, and what they heard. 40: Number of "pocket bikes" (mini motorcycles) sold by noon at Pep Boys in Marlton. 400: Number of Game Boy Advance SP?s sold by noon at Toys R Us in Deptford, making it the hottest-selling toy there. 200: Number of shoppers who saw the 10 a.m. light show at Lord & Taylor in Center City.