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.
March 2, 2013
The Feb. 27 Powerball number was given incorrectly in Thursday's and Friday's issues. The number was 03 14 20 34 48 , with a Powerball of 21 . A story Friday about the case against Kermit Gosnell mistakenly identified a man accompanying Gosnell's wife and daughter to court. The man is not a relative. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
April 8, 2007 |
Major League Baseball did something great and noble when it retired Jackie Robinson's famous No. 42 a decade ago. Now, with the 60th anniversary of Robinson's arrival in the majors a week away, baseball should seriously think about un-retiring the number. Not for one day. For good. Next Sunday, 60 years to the day after Robinson debuted at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers, baseball will permit one player from each team to wear No. 42 in honor of Robinson. Ken Griffey Jr. came up with the idea, received the OK from the commissioner's office, and soon baseball was encouraging every team to have one of its players wear the number in tribute to Robinson for a day. Mets Manager Willie Randolph was so enthusiastic about the idea that he half-jokingly said he'd fight anyone for the number.
November 5, 2011
What can be done about the growing number of people living in poverty in the suburbs?
August 27, 1992 |
The Professional Dance Academy performed a number of international folk dances Friday at Warminster's Benjamin H. Wilson Senior Center.
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.