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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
September 17, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Cody Parkey missed a field goal and an extra point in the preseason opener, Chip Kelly said it was not time to hit the "panic button" on his kicker. After Parkey missed a potential game-winning, 44-yard field goal Monday in a 26-24 loss to the Falcons, Kelly still did not think it was time to panic. "Not now," Kelly said. "I have total confidence in Cody Parkey. He was a Pro Bowl kicker last year. I think he's an outstanding kicker. He's got total confidence from everybody in this organization.
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.
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SPORTS
December 20, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
The Flyers have recently discovered a way to win close games. "I think it is just trusting each other out there and being more confident," center Sean Couturier said. "We are getting more comfortable in those games. We aren't getting as frustrated as maybe we used to. When we're composed and in control of ourselves, we play better. " Excluding empty-netters that made the final margin a two-goal difference, the Flyers are 6-2 in one-goal games since Nov. 27. Overall, they will take a 7-2-1 run into Saturday night's game in Columbus, a team that handed them a 4-1 loss Dec. 5. "Lately, we are trusting each other, playing the system the right way and we're getting good results," said Couturier, whose surging team (14-12-6)
SPORTS
December 18, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
MARK STREIT has played for eight coaches in 10 NHL seasons. He knows when the head man is close to blowing his top. There have been plenty of times when Streit expected an eruption from first-year Flyers coach Dave Hakstol. "There are times when, as a player, you think, 'Geez, we played like (bleep).' At times like those, you expect the coach to go crazy and lose patience," Streit said. "He came in and had a calmness, a clear way to communicate. " This season already could have been a disaster for the Flyers.
SPORTS
November 28, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
George Banas was not happy. The Quakertown coach had watched his team fall behind Pennridge by three touchdowns at halftime. It was the biggest halftime deficit Quakertown has faced all season. "I threw a little hissy fit, I guess," Banas said of what happened in the locker room during the break. "I think that woke some kids up. . . . I almost killed one of my assistant coaches with a trash can. Water bottles went flying. " After the projectiles fell to the ground, Banas told the players they had two choices.
SPORTS
October 14, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
IT WAS a game that general manager Ron Hextall called "critical" seven hours before the puck dropped, a strong statement given the infancy of the 82-game season. But coming off Saturday's embarrassing loss in South Florida, the Flyers needed to treat game No. 3 of the year - a rematch against the Florida Panthers - almost like a must-win. For a team that has started slow the last two seasons, a loss in last night's home opener - and with the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks coming to town tomorrow - would have been a downer.
SPORTS
September 17, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Cody Parkey missed a field goal and an extra point in the preseason opener, Chip Kelly said it was not time to hit the "panic button" on his kicker. After Parkey missed a potential game-winning, 44-yard field goal Monday in a 26-24 loss to the Falcons, Kelly still did not think it was time to panic. "Not now," Kelly said. "I have total confidence in Cody Parkey. He was a Pro Bowl kicker last year. I think he's an outstanding kicker. He's got total confidence from everybody in this organization.
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.
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.
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