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October 21, 1987 | Special to the Daily News by Norman Y. Lono
Mayor Wilson Goode, who is campaigning for re-election, chats with a youngster who is staying at the newly opened Hare Krishna Food for Life Shelter for Women. The mayor participated in the official opening of the center for the homeless at 918 N. Broad St.
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October 27, 1992 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Jason Lawson now will take a closer look at his neighborhood college, La Salle University. Lawson, the 6-10 Olney High center who lives a few blocks from La Salle, will make an official campus visit Nov. 20 and 21. Lawson had planned to make only an unofficial visit to La Salle. He changed his mind after canceling an official visit to the University of Massachusetts. That was to have been made last weekend. "UMass told me they got a verbal commitment from another big guy," Lawson said, referring to 6-11 Marcus Canby, of Hartford.
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December 23, 2000 | By Julie Kay
Editor's note: The following piece appeared in only one edition of The Inquirer on Dec. 17. We thought it was good enough to rerun so more readers could enjoy it. Ten minutes is not enough time to have a pint in an Irish pub. So President Clinton ordered only a half-pint of lager when he stopped in at Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's regular watering hole in Dundalk, Ireland. Clinton was touring Ireland at an American fast-food pace during the last official visit of his administration.
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January 16, 2008 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The latest episode of As Terrelle Turns has taken another twist. Terrelle Pryor, the nation's top recruit, will not make an official visit to Penn State this weekend, according to rivals.com. Last Friday, the 6-foot-6, 235-pound quarterback wrote in his Pittsburgh Post-Gazette diary that he "probably" would visit State College for his second official visit. Instead, Pryor, of Jeannette High just outside Pittsburgh, will visit Michigan on Friday. He also said he wasn't sure whether he would visit another campus, though Florida, Oregon and Louisiana State were possibilities.
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April 30, 1995 | From Inquirer wire services
It was Linda Ronstadt vs. Robin Quivers on The Tonight Show. First, Jay Leno asked Howard Stern's sidekick, who is black, if she thought she should stand up for women and black people, two frequent targets of the shock jock's jokes. "People tell me I'm supposed to, but I don't find it necessary," Quivers responded Thursday night. When Quivers moved over a chair, and Ronstadt took her seat after singing a song, she told Leno: "It's not my place to take issue with one of your guests, but I felt deeply upset about what she said.
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June 9, 2000 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
John Ashaolu, who played last season at Faith Christian Academy in Glassboro after attending Middle Township for one year, has earned a basketball scholarship to the University of New Orleans. The 6-foot-6 forward, who hails from Canada, is one of seven recruits brought in by New Orleans, which went 11-18 last season. This winter, Ashaolu averaged 17.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He had played one year at Middle and helped the Panthers reach the South Jersey Group 3 final.
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February 25, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Katie Getzinger, an all-conference soccer goalie from Haddon Township, has signed a letter of intent with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Getzinger made an official visit to the campus on Feb. 5 and accepted a scholarship after signing a letter of intent on Tuesday. In addition to UAB, the senior also made an official visit to Mount St. Mary's. "I had a great visit and really liked the school," Getzinger said of UAB. Recently appointed UAB coach Harold Warren saw Getzinger during a showcase in Florida two months ago. "It's really a relief to get this done," said Getzinger, also a member of the Haddon Township girls' basketball team, which is the top seed in the South Jersey Group 1 tournament.
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April 23, 2013 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Lower Merion forward Darryl Reynolds committed to Villanova Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-8 forward spent the last season at Worcester (Mass.) Academy after his senior year with the Aces. Along with Villanova, Reynolds considered Seton Hall, South Carolina and Utah. He made an official visit to Villanova earlier this month. Reynolds is a three-star recruit according to ESPN.
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January 23, 2001 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Julius Davis, a running back from Holy Cross High in Delran, has made an oral commitment to attend Villanova on a football scholarship. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Davis said he made the decision after an official visit to the school over the weekend. "It's a great school, I will get a great education, and I liked the campus and the football program," Davis said last night. In the fall, Davis helped lead Holy Cross to a 10-2 record and its first state Parochial 4 championship.
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December 2, 1998 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It did not take long for Brian McGettigan to decide where he wanted to spend the next four years of his life playing soccer. The Council Rock senior forward, selected as The Inquirer's area player of the year, gave an oral commitment on Monday night to attend James Madison on a full scholarship next fall. McGettigan only took one official visit during the fall, and that was to JMU. The Dukes traditionally have a top 20 team and are one of the NCAA's top 10 winningest programs in the 1990s.
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January 27, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien and Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writers
George Washington High's Shareef Miller, a hard-charging defensive end with a quick first step, committed Sunday to play at Penn State while on an official visit to State College. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior, a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, chose the Nittany Lions over runner-up Pittsburgh, Arizona State, Florida, Miami, Rutgers, and Temple, among others. "He wanted to stay pretty close to home," said Ron Cohen, Washington's recently retired coach. "He likes it at Penn State.
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December 11, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - After defeating Temple on Nov. 15, Penn State became bowl-eligible, and from that point forward, the question of where the Nittany Lions would go in their first postseason opportunity since 2011 was a waiting game. First-year head coach James Franklin, athletic director Sandy Barbour and the rest of the Lions found out on Sunday that Penn State (6-6, 2-6 Big Ten) is Big Apple-bound, slated to play Boston College (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium.
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June 5, 2013 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Against the odds, Winfred Surrency, former Marine and a heroin addict, survived 20 years living inside appliance boxes or on grates on Philadelphia's streets. Now, with the help of local agencies and the federal government, Surrency, a battered 59, lives in a single-bedroom apartment in East Oak Lane, grateful for walls, furniture, and life. Sweet-natured but tough, he once foiled a robbery at a Center City Starbucks, and now grateful baristas supply him with free one-pound bags of Dark Sumatra and other coffees every week.
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April 23, 2013 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Lower Merion forward Darryl Reynolds committed to Villanova Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-8 forward spent the last season at Worcester (Mass.) Academy after his senior year with the Aces. Along with Villanova, Reynolds considered Seton Hall, South Carolina and Utah. He made an official visit to Villanova earlier this month. Reynolds is a three-star recruit according to ESPN.
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February 5, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Imhotep Charter's Najee Goode, a speedy cornerback and kick returner, has committed to play at the University of Maine. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior took an official visit to the school last weekend. "I really had a good relationship with the coaching staff," he said. "I like the location. I'll be away from the city and able to just focus on football and academics. " Goode, who lives near 24th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia, also received interest from Ball State, Buffalo, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Old Dominion, and Towson.
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January 16, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Linebacker Jonathan Walton, who had committed to Penn State last month after an official visit, has backed off his commitment, according to a report by South Carolina's GoUpstate.com. The 6-foot, 230-pound Walton, of Daphne, Ala., made an official visit last weekend to Tennessee and has visits scheduled to Southern California and Auburn in the next two weekends. He also has traveled to Minnesota. "I feel indecisive," Walton told GoUpstate.com. "I'm just weighing them out right now. Penn State is still in the mix. I just want to make my choice and stick with it. I'll waiting until signing day [Feb.
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November 30, 2012 | By Tim McManus, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Episcopal Academy used a balanced effort on Thursday to start its season off on the right foot, beating visiting Abington Friends, 42-31, in a nonleague boys' basketball game. Markuan Stutts just missed a double-double, picking up nine points and eight rebounds. Connor Martin also had nine points. Matt Angelos and Chris McNeal added eight points apiece. The Churchmen, who had seven team assists, took control with a 15-7 advantage in the third quarter. In other nonleague action: Karonn Davis and Jonathan Lawton each scored 20 points as Friends' Central turned back visiting Malvern Prep, 58-46.
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November 20, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writersilaryt@phillynews.com
ROUND TWO of the Brandon Austin Sweepstakes has been completed and the winner is . . . Providence. Austin, a 6-7, 175-pound senior point guard at Imhotep Charter, Monday made an oral commitment to the Friars while adding that he intends to sign a letter of intent by the end of the early signing period this Wednesday. Austin committed to Penn State last February, then put himself back on the market in July. "I'm really happy for Brandon and his family," said Imhotep coach Andre Noble.
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October 27, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Columnist
Ja'Quan Newton received a call from his Neumann-Goretti coach Sunday. Larry Brown would be visiting him at school Monday. With the visit came a scholarship offer, and Newton became the first area player this season to be targeted by the former 76ers coach. Now in his first year at Southern Methodist, Brown met Newton while he was an unofficial adviser at Villanova. The Wildcats were one of Newton's first offers, and they have long been after him. "At the end of the day, [recruiting]
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October 26, 2012 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ja'Quan Newton received a call from his Neumann-Goretti coach Sunday. Larry Brown would be visiting him at school Monday. With the visit came a scholarship offer, and Newton became the first area player this year to be targeted by Brown, the former 76ers head coach. Now in his first year at Southern Methodist, Brown met Newton while he was an unofficial adviser at Villanova. The Wildcats were one of Newton's first offers and they have long been after him. "At the end of the day, [recruiting]
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