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August 25, 1992 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The stock market recorded a broad loss yesterday, extending its sharp decline from late last week amid continuing worries over the slumping dollar. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials, down 50.79 points on Friday, fell 25.93 points yesterday to a 4 1/2-month low of 3,228.17. However, some analysts said the moderating losses and lower volume suggested that investors had not yet hit the panic button. Volume on the New York Stock Exchange came to an estimated 165.13 million shares as of 4 p.m., down from 202.67 million on Friday.
NEWS
September 16, 1994 | By Herbert Lowe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It works the same way as the device promoted by the commercial, in which an injured elderly woman cries: "I've fallen and I can't get up. " Soon, some battered women in Camden County will be able to use the same technology to summon help whenever they find themselves or their children threatened by an abusive mate. ADT Security Systems plans to donate a limited number of emergency necklace pendants to domestic-violence victims and place electronic equipment inside their homes, company and county officials said yesterday in Lindenwold.
SPORTS
November 22, 1994 | By Dave Caldwell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hitched to his first two-game losing streak of the season, Rich Kotite made sure to pass along three important pieces of information yesterday at his brief but illuminating weekly news conference: The Eagles' coach is not planning to make a single lineup change for Sunday's now-critical game against Atlanta, even along his porous and penalty- plagued offensive line. The Eagles' offense just needs more patience, patience, patience, patience to bust out of its mysterious slump.
SPORTS
May 20, 2000 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The day after his worst game of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur was smiling, trying to make sure every hair on his head was in place, shrugging off his rough outing in Thursday night's 4-2 loss to the Flyers. "Some nights you have it, and some nights you don't," Brodeur said with a shrug. Defenseman Scott Stevens was casually talking about what the Devils had learned in yesterday's long video session from the loss that left New Jersey down, two games to one, in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.
NEWS
September 11, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Margaret Grover pleaded with the Delaware County judge to give her former companion - an emergency-room pediatrician - the maximum sentence for shooting her in the presence of their children during a child-custody exchange. "She's not done," Grover said, dissolving into tears. "She won't be done until I'm dead. " Judge Michael F.X. Coll assented, and on Tuesday sentenced Lauren Patricia Daly to up to 52 years in prison for wounding Grover and endangering the life of their son, now 12. Daly, 43, of Middletown Township, was convicted in July after a two-week trial on charges of attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and related crimes.
NEWS
February 21, 1991 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police said last night that they were continuing to focus on robbery as the primary motive in the slaying of a Northeast Philadelphia jeweler in his home on Tuesday morning. Police have focused on robbery after discovering that several pieces of high-priced jewelry were missing from the home of Jerome Slobotkin, 57. However, detectives are also pursuing a theory that the slaying may have a mob connection, since Slobotkin was a witness in the 1988 racketeering trial of Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo.
SPORTS
June 4, 1989 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
Shawnee High put an end to Moorestown's 56-game unbeaten streak in girls' lacrosse yesterday and won the state championship game, 7-4, at Trenton State College. The win ended a two-year hold by Moorestown (16-1-1) on the state title. The Quakers have won four state titles since 1976 and have been runners-up five times. "I can't imagine any group of girls deserving this more," said Shawnee coach Susan Rudderow. "We watched the videotape of our previous game with Moorestown at least one million times.
SPORTS
October 5, 2007 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The famed Sports Illustrated jinx did not affect Jimmy Rollins, but it may have struck the Phillies. Rollins, who is on the cover of this week's magazine, was one of the few catalysts yesterday in the Phillies' 10-5 loss to the rampaging Colorado Rockies, who took a vise-grip hold of the National League division series with a second straight win. The diminutive shortstop became the first Phillie in postseason history to hit a leadoff first-inning...
NEWS
October 25, 2007 | By Cheryl McEvoy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Montgomery County school officials will have student safety at their fingertips thanks to a new wireless alert system developed after the Nickel Mines shooting. The silent panic button was demonstrated yesterday at Stewart Middle School in Norristown. Wearing a wireless transmitter around her neck, Stewart principal Rachel Holler summoned police by pressing the button, which is designed to alert a 911 dispatcher within two seconds. Fifty-nine schools in Montgomery County have the system, and the county hopes to have it in most schools by the end of this year.
NEWS
February 21, 1996 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Mary Flannery contributed to this report
It was another day at high-tech Curran-Fromhold prison and Corrections Officer Frank Tetkowski was delivering a few pats of butter to improve inmate Darryl Gray's breakfast. That simple act of kindness shouldn't have put the guard in a hospital emergency room with puncture wounds all over his body, but it did. Telling his harrowing tale to his union representative and attorney yesterday, Tetkowski, 43, said he was most scared when he repeatedly pushed the panic button on his radio or tried to call for help and none came.
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September 11, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Margaret Grover pleaded with the Delaware County judge to give her former companion - an emergency-room pediatrician - the maximum sentence for shooting her in the presence of their children during a child-custody exchange. "She's not done," Grover said, dissolving into tears. "She won't be done until I'm dead. " Judge Michael F.X. Coll assented, and on Tuesday sentenced Lauren Patricia Daly to up to 52 years in prison for wounding Grover and endangering the life of their son, now 12. Daly, 43, of Middletown Township, was convicted in July after a two-week trial on charges of attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and related crimes.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BY THE TIME Steve Mason shuffled to the bench for an extra attacker, thousands of empty burgundy seats checkered the backdrop of the Flyers' third loss in a row. Last night, the Wells Fargo Center might as well have been Columbus, or Florida, or any other struggling hockey market - fans streaming for the exits with minutes to play and no hope of another brilliant comeback. When the final horn blasted, signaling the merciful end of the Flyers' 2-0 loss to the Blue Jackets, boos rained down from the few brave souls remaining.
NEWS
June 22, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware County schools will be getting "panic buttons" in the coming school year, the county announced Thursday. The silent alarm will be installed in all K-12 public, parochial and private schools. he alarm would be instantaneous and should increase speed of emergency response to any school threat. The devices will be paid for with a state grant, county officials said. The installations are in response to the December shooting at the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 students and six adults.
SPORTS
February 28, 2013
Zack Wheeler left the New York Mets and their fans hovering around the panic button Wednesday morning. The franchise's best pitching prospect hurt himself hitting. A routine session in the batting cage led to tightness in Wheeler's right side, forcing the Mets to pull the plug on his starting assignment less than 90 minutes before a 12-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets were calling the injury a mild right oblique strain. General manager Sandy Alderson told reporters there was no timetable yet but said the decision to sit Wheeler was "mostly precautionary at this point.
SPORTS
November 6, 2012 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN OFFSEASON trades were made and free agents were signed, the attention of many people was focused on the 76ers and Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers, of course, landed Andrew Bynum, dealt Andre Iguodala and picked up a slew of potent shooters, while the Nets landed perennial All-Star Joe Johnson from Atlanta and a group of role players. Though they added aging - and future Hall of Famer - Jason Kidd and a few other pieces, the New York Knicks let the offseason focus settle elsewhere, while they held on to superstars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, along with Olympian Tyson Chandler.
SPORTS
October 26, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
ASANTE SAMUEL didn't want to talk to Philadelphia reporters on a conference call this week, but he seems unlikely to be silent Sunday, when Samuel and the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons visit Lincoln Financial Field. "He'll do more talking with the receivers," said Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. "I don't get involved in that. " Vick said of Samuel, who made three Pro Bowls and intercepted 23 passes as an Eagle from 2008-2011, "Asante's a great player. He's a savvy player and he knows how to play the game.
SPORTS
September 16, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Penn State players dumped the tub of Gatorade on head coach Bill O'Brien, gathered in front of the Blue Band to sing the alma mater, and headed happily to the locker room to continue the celebration of their first victory in what seemed like forever. The Nittany Lions weren't pristine Saturday on a gorgeous late summer afternoon at Beaver Stadium, but they were efficient. Matt McGloin threw four touchdown passes - three to Allen Robinson - and the defense came up with four turnovers to spark a 34-7 victory over Navy, O'Brien's first as a head coach.
SPORTS
May 8, 2012 | By KERITH GABRIEL, Daily News Staff Writer
WITH THE second of three matches in a week span starting on Wednesday for the Union, there is very little time to go back to the drawing board, as they say. Although it wouldn't hurt. The club comes off its second loss in a row with Saturday's 1-0 result against Seattle. Against a 22-year-old goalkeeper making his first MLS start in Seattle's Brian Meredith, the Union registered just one shot on goal. It also marked the 12th league game dating back to October of last season in which the Union (2-5-1, seven points)
NEWS
June 23, 2010 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
RAY ARMSTRONG, a model whose chiseled body once graced a Target billboard in Times Square, ran out of the Grays Ferry house of his friend, Anthony Williams, on Sept. 27, 2008, stark naked and soaking wet, according to witnesses. He lay face down in the middle of the street, said, "I am God," and told neighbors not to go into the house because Williams was dead, witnesses said. No weapon was found inside the home - just Williams' beaten, strangled body, police said. Almost two years later, Armstrong, now 33, may be pursuing an unusual - and controversial - defense, according to statements made at a pretrial hearing in his case yesterday.
NEWS
March 16, 2010 | By Sam Wood and Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The bandits knew exactly what they wanted. And it was in a bulletproof showcase at the front of the store. In that case, more than $90,000 worth of "bling" glittered on display: Breitling watches with 25-carat diamond bezels, heavy "Miami Cuban" gold chains, dogtags encrusted with hundreds of glittering stones. The time: just after 11 Sunday morning, when the Diamond Depot jewelry store at Franklin Mills mall had just opened. Ron Alia, the store's owner, was showing a customer a ring.
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