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October 25, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howard Lutnick lost his mother to cancer when he was a high school junior. And one week into his freshman year at Haverford College, his father died, too - the result of a tragic medical mistake. That's when he got the phone call from Robert B. Stephens, then president of Haverford: "Howard, your four years here are free. " Since then, Lutnick has been returning the kindness of the college that became a family when he most needed one. Now 53 and chairman of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. - a New York City financial firm that lost 658 employees in the World Trade Center attacks - Lutnick has become the college's largest donor, a distinction deepened on Saturday with the announcement of his $25 million gift.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
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.
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
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
If alt-rock's nerd division ever needed a conquering hero, singing-songwriting Rivers Cuomo and Weezer answered its call. Starting in 1994 with Weezer (The Blue Album) , the band forged urgent, sugared anthems of awkward-boy empowerment touched by the volume of pop-metal and highlighted by the smart-ass, post-everything irony that dudes growing up in MTV's death throes adored. Remember gazing amazed at how Weezer on the Spike Jonze-directed video for "Buddy Holly" was transported into the Happy Days '50s?
NEWS
October 14, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein said Sunday he and casino architect Paul Steelman had agreed to buy the four-story, 300,000-square-foot, half-empty Caesars Pier shopping center in Atlantic City for a small fraction of its construction cost. A person familiar with the deal said Blatstein and Steelman agreed to pay $2.8 million. That's less than 2 percent of the $200 million-plus that developer Taubman Centers of the Detroit suburbs and other investors plowed into the project in the mid-00s.
NEWS
August 27, 2014
INTERSTATE General Media, the owner of the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com, has teamed up with Global Citizen, Uber and 900 AM-WURD to launch a two-week school-supply donation drive, which started yesterday. Citizens can drop off donations at the locations listed below through Sept. 7: * Whole Foods Market, Callowhill 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily * Whole Foods Market, South Street 929 South St. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily * HipCityVeg, University City 214 S. 40th St. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily * The Shops at the Bellevue 200 S. Broad St. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily * 900AM-WURD 1341 N. Delaware Ave., Suite 300 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday * Interstate General Media Schuylkill Printing Plant 800 River Road, Route 23 Conshohocken 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday On Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* PARTNERS. 9 and 9:30 tonight, FX. TWO DECADES ago, Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence were playing very different broadcast personalities on very different hit shows. Tonight, the stars of "Frasier" and "Martin" join forces in a new FX sitcom, "Partners," as very different Chicago lawyers. "We sat down in a room about two years ago and just fell in love," Grammer said of the otherwise unromantic-sounding process that led them back to TV. "Partners," which shares a name with at least two previous sitcoms, is the latest cable comedy to be sold on the "10/90" model, in which a network orders 10 episodes, whose ratings performance may trigger an order for 90 more, as it did with Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ever since discount designer-apparel department store Century 21 signed on in April as an anchor tenant in the Gallery at Market East, retail analysts have speculated what else might move in. Among the names dropped: "fast fashion" brands such as Uniqlo and Forever 21. Maybe a high-end movie theater. Now that Gallery owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) has struck a partnership with retail developer Macerich Co. - a joint venture to redevelop the struggling Center City shopping mall - industry observers have a better clue.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | By Franziska Holzschuh and Rachel Zamzow, Inquirer Staff Writers
When Gigi was 5, her mother, Sarah Eisenstein, was getting worried. A big child - born at 10 pounds, 13 ounces - Gigi was gaining weight, as the family dined on hot dogs and ate chips as a snack. Now, Eisenstein cooks eggplant and zucchini fries for Gigi and sister Isabella. Their mother learned these skills at Cooking with Friends, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia program. Gigi, 8, tall for her age, is at a healthy weight. The program that helped Eisenstein will expand into a community-based study, thanks to a new partnership between Children's and the food service company Aramark, announced Wednesday at the Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
A nine-story affordable housing project will break ground at 810 Arch St. in September, thanks to an innovative partnership among nonprofit developers and the city to improve the blighted block. Sister Mary Scullion's Project HOME and the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp. (PCDC) will build the $23.5 million apartment complex on an empty lot on the south side of Arch Street. Expected to be completed by late 2015, the complex will provide 94 efficiency apartments for lower-income rental tenants ranging in age from seniors to children aging out of foster care.
NEWS
May 31, 2014 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three years after the Foxwoods Casino group lost its license to open a Philadelphia gaming hall, the former partners in the project are trying to retrieve their $50 million licensing fee in federal bankruptcy court. The Foxwoods group - also known as Philadelphia Entertainment & Development Partners (PEDP) - filed a complaint Thursday against the commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. The investor group alleges that Pennsylvania's refusal to refund its money was "an unconstitutional taking" and "unjust enrichment.
NEWS
May 30, 2014 | BY MATT NESTOR, Daily News Staff Writer nestorm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
AN INSTRUMENTAL string arrangement of Coldplay's "Clocks" played through the room and Rachel Federman-Morales began directing the troupe of 10 dancers, as she has every Tuesday evening since early October. Aligned across from one another, the dancers' eyes locked. They had just completed a long school day and now they had one more rehearsal before the big performance, scheduled for this morning in Drexel University's Mandell Theater at MacAlister Hall. Like any dance troupe, this one is composed of unique individuals with a common goal.
NEWS
May 21, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester County and the Yongchuan district in China are officially friends. County Commissioner Terence Farrell and the mayor of the Chinese district signed a friendship agreement on Friday as a promise to develop cultural and business partnerships. Farrell said the agreement could pave the way for job creation in Chester County, student exchanges, and selling Chester County livestock in China. "It was a big deal," Farrell wrote in an e-mail, "and the Chinese officials pulled out all the stops to show its importance to them.
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