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September 24, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Llanerch Country Club pair of John Cooper Jr. and Ben Lesniak shared the halfway lead with Russ Davis of Cape May National and Mickey Sokalski of Philmont at 6-under-par 66 in the $9,000, 36-hole Philadelphia PGA Better-Ball-of-Partners tournament yesterday at Pocono Farms Country Club in Tobyhanna, Pa. The two pairs lead three others by 1 stroke going into today's final 18 holes.
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April 25, 1989 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
In 1971, partners Dom DiCicco Sr. and Joe Ostroski set a doubles record in the Greater Philadelphia Bowling Association championships when they combined for a 1,421 score. The 54th renewal of the tournament begins Saturday at the Thunderbird, Willow Grove and Devon Lanes, and the record-holding duo will be back. But this time they'll have different partners. DiCicco, 53, has decided to pair with his son, Dom Jr., leaving Ostroski, 76, to team with a friend, Mark Daddazio.
SPORTS
July 6, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Tournament director Fred Christman and Wade Hersperger won the Better-Ball- of-Partners' Championship of the Golf Association of Philadelphia yesterday at Green Valley Country Club by 2 strokes. They birdied five holes and shot a 4-under-par 33-34-67. Defending champions Fran Nixon and Fran Donohue of Sandy Run tied for sixth place at 71.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1987 | By FREDERICK H. LOWE, Daily News Staff Writer
The 177 partners at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, the city's largest and the nation's seventh largest law firm, earned $250,000 each in profits during 1986, the highest of any Philadelphia law firm, according to a survey released by The American Lawyer, a publication that reports on the legal profession. However, the amount disbursed in profits to Morgan Lewis' partners, only placed them in a tie for 56th place among the nation's top 99 law firms. The 41 partners at the New York law firm of Wacthell Lipton Rosen & Katz topped the charts, with each partner taking $1.4 million in profits out of the firm's net earnings, the New York-based publication said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | BY ELLEN GRAY, Daily News Television Critic
*  PARTNERS . 8:30 p.m. Monday, CBS 3. THERE'S A MOMENT in the Monday premiere of CBS' "Partners" that pretty much sums up my problem with the show. Louis (Michael Urie) is with his boyfriend, Wyatt (Brandon Routh) - who is a nurse and wonders why Louis keeps telling everyone he's a doctor - is startled to find out it really bothers Louis that Wyatt is really a nurse. "I just thought it was part of your shtick," says Wyatt. "Sweetheart, I am my shtick," replies Louis.
NEWS
August 23, 2013 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I'm starting my freshman year in college and am leaving my high-school boyfriend behind. I expect to find new romantic partners, but I don't want to get a bad reputation. How many sexual partners is too many? If I have more than a dozen, am I a slut? What's the average for a normal woman?   Mia: The number of men you choose to sleep with is between you and God, if you are a believer. Don't worry about what your high-school boyfriend thinks, and forget about what society says.
NEWS
October 6, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILMINGTON - If Philadelphia has a second casino built, SugarHouse Casino could see its revenue drop by 24 percent, a gaming consultant testified in Chancery Court on Thursday. Because of shifts in the competitive local market for gaming, the owners of SugarHouse would be prudent to scale back their expansion plans, said Steven Rittvo, president of Innovation Group, a casino advisory firm. In 2009, when SugarHouse broke ground on Delaware Avenue in Fishtown, the goal was to have expanded the size and scope of the casino by now, including doubling the number of slots to 3,000 and adding a 10-story parking garage.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the biggest professional firms based in Philadelphia - the accounting firm ParenteBeard L.L.C. , an upstate success story that chose the city as its headquarters during its rapid growth of the mid-2000s - is losing a major practice group to a national rival, following departures by other partners. Twelve partners at the firm's Center City-based bank-auditing practice have resigned to join Chicago-based BDO USA L.L.P's offices in Philadelphia, New York, Wilmington, and Woodbridge, N.J., and new BDO offices in Harrisburg and Reading.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
City Councilman James Kenney is to introduce legislation Thursday that would give a tax credit to employers who provide health-care benefits to same-sex partners, saying his bill would make Philadelphia, already a popular city for gays and lesbians to live, even more so. "A lot of changes we are making will make Philadelphia more attractive to LGBT people and make them want to settle here," Kenney said. "They are good job creators, good taxpayers, and good employees. " His legislation also would guarantee partners of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people the right to visit their loved ones in hospitals and make medical decisions for them.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1997 | By Rosland Briggs, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Partners at LaBrum & Doak voted yesterday to close the 93-year-old Center City law firm by August. The decision to dissolve the firm came after they failed to agree on a reorganization strategy. The firm has 66 lawyers and 100 support staff members. "The decision does not surprise me . . . unfortunately," said Robert Denney, president of Robert Denney Associates Inc., a law firm consulting company in Wayne. "Some of the partners in the firm realized the need to focus on other areas of law [besides maritime and insurance defense]
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August 28, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LaSalle Investment Management has purchased the newly constructed AQ Rittenhouse apartment building in Center City for $51.1 million, according to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which brokered the sale. The Chicago-based investment manager bought the 110-unit high-rise at 2021 Chestnut St. from a joint venture between Aquinas Realty Partners and MB1 Capital Partners, NGKF said in a statement on Wednesday. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman  
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August 27, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A New Jersey real estate investment firm has purchased Camden's Liberty Park Townhomes affordable-housing complex and plans $1.5 million in renovations at the site in exchange for tax abatements. Tryko Partners bought the 184-unit property from Vesta Corp. of Connecticut, according to a statement from the Brick, N.J.-based company, which did not disclose the purchase price. Tryko, which specializes in affordable-housing projects, will re-side all buildings, replace windows, repair sewage lines, and complete other improvements through its PILOT, or "payment in lieu of taxes," deal with the City of Camden.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandywine Realty Trust has sold the 247,294-square-foot Bay Colony Executive Park office complex in Wayne to an affiliate of Philadelphia-based real estate fund manager Equus Capital Partners. The acquisition of the four-building campus was made on behalf of BPG Investment Partnership IX, a discretionary fund managed by Equus, the company said Monday, without disclosing the purchase price. The company plans "a significant capital investment" in building and campus upgrades, Equus vice president George Haines said in the release without specifying how much would be spent.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The tsunami of mergers announced last month - Aetna's purchase of Humana and Anthem's purchase of Cigna - is expected to transform the health insurance industry, if the deals survive antitrust scrutiny by regulators. The consolidation will create three national giants, including UnitedHealth Group Inc., each with more than $100 billion in annual revenue, and add to the pressure on smaller Blue Cross-Blue Shield operators to merge. But don't count Independence Blue Cross, the region's largest health insurer and a major Center City employer, among those on the ropes.
SPORTS
July 29, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - Throughout the months of speculation regarding where Cole Hamels will pitch the final three-plus guaranteed years of his contract, the Los Angeles Dodgers have often been mentioned as an apt trading partner for the Phillies. That remains the case in the final days leading to the highly anticipated trade deadline. But with the days passing until 4 p.m. Friday, the Texas Rangers - reportedly along with the Dodgers the front-runners to land Hamels - might be the ideal team for the Phillies to trade their 31-year-old ace. Despite entering the week 47-50, 7.5 games behind the American League West-leading Los Angeles Angels and 4.5 games back of the Minnesota Twins in the crowded wild-card race, the Rangers could acquire Hamels with an eye toward next season.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A NARCOTICS OFFICER accused by a former colleague of falsifying an arrest report has been pulled from the street, police said yesterday. Officer Angel Ortiz recently was reassigned to administrative duty and is currently the subject of an investigation by the Internal Affairs Bureau, a police spokeswoman told the Daily News . Investigators from Internal Affairs "wouldn't get into specifics" about Ortiz's case, the spokeswoman said....
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: My fiance likes to touch me in certain ways that I'm not a big fan of. Nothing superintrusive; more like where the hands go when we spoon. He says it makes him feel bonded and close to me. And I get that. Except I don't like the physical feeling, and at times, I feel objectified. Sometimes, I can appreciate it as a reaching out for an intimate connection. Sometimes, I resent that he's ignoring my preferences, and so the same act that makes him feels close to me makes me feel distant from him. I know you're going to ask if he has a habit of ignoring my preferences; he doesn't.
NEWS
July 11, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
In an extension of its already numerous outreach activities, the Philadelphia Orchestra announced a new partnership Thursday with Carnegie Hall's second youth orchestra, to be formed in 2016. Having already formed the National Youth Orchestra of the USA (NYO-USA) in 2013 for musicians ages 16 to 19, Carnegie Hall is now founding the 80-piece NYO2 for students 14 to 17 who "have been traditionally underserved by local music programs," according to a statement it released. As many as "several dozen" Philadelphia musicians will act as both as coaches and side-by-side players, said Philadelphia Orchestra president and CEO Allison Vulgamore.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
WHEN CHRIS Rodriguez drives his patrol car down streets in Mayfair and Oxford Circle that are known crime hotspots, he is always accompanied by his K-9 partner, Misha, and he always wears his licensed 9mm Glock 17. When he and Misha, a German Shepherd wearing a black K-9 Unit harness, do foot patrols through the playground and courts of Max Myers Rec Center, he is unarmed. Either way, Rodriguez, 30, who wears the black uniform of Homeland Intelligence and Protective Services LLC and a black K-9 Unit vest, feels that he and Misha help deter street crimes that plague parts of the 2nd and 15th police districts.
NEWS
May 23, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Algerian-born terror suspect accused of recruiting Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose of Montgomery County into a 2009 plot to assassinate a Swedish artist won a two-year legal battle Thursday in Ireland to avoid extradition to the United States. A federal grand jury in Philadelphia charged Ali Charaf Damache in 2011 with one count each of terrorism conspiracy and attempted identity theft. The indictment is part of a case that has already sent LaRose and two others to prison. In the Dublin High Court decision Thursday, Justice Aileen Donnelly cited concerns over prison conditions in the United States and found that Irish state prosecutors had ignored their responsibility to attempt to try Damache first on terror charges in Ireland, where he holds citizenship.
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