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September 22, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - In retail, it's a numbers game, so whenever Rachel Lewis heard or read that another casino was closing here, she'd get knots in her stomach. The thought racing through her mind: Fewer casinos means fewer hotels, which equates to fewer tourists at her stores. "Every Shore town under and above Atlantic City relies on tourism," said Lewis, 24, district manager at Making Waves, an upscale women's apparel chain only at the Shore, with four shops within a two-hour drive of Atlantic City - in Stone Harbor, Ocean City, Long Beach Island, and one in Cape May that is open year-round.
SPORTS
September 18, 2014 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Northern Burlington did something Tuesday night that it hadn't done in 11 years. It defeated Moorestown. Alex Fitzpatrick scored in the second overtime as the Greyhounds defeated the host Quakers, 2-1, in a Burlington County Liberty girls' soccer game. Ty Horne tied the game after Jessi Button had scored a second-half goal for Moorestown. Burlington County Freedom. Kenzee Hudson netted her first goal of the season to lead Riverside over visiting Burlington City, 1-0. Burlington County Patriot.
NEWS
September 15, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
The first time bamboo grew in Vincent Lobascio's backyard, the retired Audubon borough commissioner didn't know what it was. Now he does. "The roots are like octopus tentacles," Lobascio, 89, says. "It could be a beautiful plant, but it really doesn't belong in an urban or suburban area like this. It needs to be controlled. " As residents of Audubon, Gloucester Township, Ocean City, and other communities with bamboo issues know, the high-rising, fast-growing plants can make good fences.
SPORTS
September 1, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Catholic's football season started off on the wrong foot. Then Antwain McCollum used his right arm, and both his feet, to rally the Burrs to victory. McCollum threw for 157 yards and rushed for another 110, and West Catholic shook off a rough first quarter to edge Haverford School, 24-19, in a nonleague, top 25 showdown in Wildwood. The Fords led, 14-0, after one, but West Catholic quickly erased that deficit, taking the lead for good just before halftime when McCollum connected with Ahkil Crumpton on a 36-yard touchdown pass that made it 18-14.
NEWS
August 19, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  After a mortar shell wounded Joseph F. Weber in southern France in 1944, field hospital physicians "would have chopped his leg off," son John said. "But there was a newer doctor who had just come over," from the States and "he thought he could rework the veins and save his leg. " And he did. At military hospitals in England and the States, "it was a two- to three-year rehab process," and still the leg "bothered him for the last 70 years," his son said. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Mr. Weber, 89, of Ocean City, N.J., an operations manager for Mobil Oil in South Jersey, Illinois, and New Zealand, died of lung cancer at home.
NEWS
August 18, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
As Atlantic City braces for a wave of casino closings expected to put more than 6,000 out of work, Gov. Christie, who once prophesied a promising future for the Shore resort, is again contemplating how to steer the city away from its woes. Over the last four years, the governor pushed for change in Atlantic City, including the completion of the lavish Revel Casino Hotel, which last week became the fourth casino to announce its closure this year. A hearing is scheduled for Monday in bankruptcy court.
NEWS
August 16, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
  George H. Barnhart Jr., 83, a longtime volunteer with the La Mott Fire Company in Elkins Park, died Sunday, Aug. 10, at his daughter's home in West Chester. Formerly of Oreland, he died from heart failure, said his son-in-law, Brian Burlingame. Mr. Barnhart had wanted one last trip to the Jersey Shore and got his wish. His family went with him to Ocean City for a week on the beach. A local hospice attended him, and the Ocean City firefighters helped carry him up and down stairs.
SPORTS
August 15, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The other parts of the basketball world got to remember Jack Ramsay in their ways when he died in late April. In the Pacific Northwest, he was the beautiful mind behind the unselfishness and brilliance of the 1976-77 Trail Blazers, the team responsible for Portland's only NBA championship. In dozens of disparate countries, Argentina and China and Israel and more, he was the game's ambassador, running instructional camps, helping grow the NBA into a global brand. In the collective consciousness of post-cable-TV generations, he was Dr. Jack, wielding his insight and intellect each night on ESPN.
NEWS
August 14, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles T. "Bud" Wahl, 78, of Ambler, the borough's three-term mayor and unabashed booster who helped shepherd its comeback in the early 2000s, died of complications from a fall Saturday, Aug. 9, at his home. An Ambler resident for 47 years, Mr. Wahl recognized a groundswell of momentum for revitalizing the borough. Previously, he told the Ambler Gazette, motorists had been afraid to drive through Ambler because of its "awful" image. "Most of that is gone now," he told the Gazette last November.
NEWS
August 11, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - You wouldn't know it by the petite tank in tow, but the Merchlinsky family emerged from George's Beach Shop on the boardwalk in this Shore town on a recent sunny day with three new pets - from Haiti. Their new companions? Batman, Spiderman, and Blue - three hermit crabs with painted shells that earned them all-too-obvious names. Just weeks ago, the small crustaceans were crawling about the sun-soaked shores of the Caribbean. Now, they were heading to the family's home in Mahanoy City, a small town in Pennsylvania's coal region.
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