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March 3, 2002 | By Trish Boppert
Sugar and spice and everything nice. That's what little girls are made of. Right? Not quite, say the experts. Mean, spitting spleen, and torment in between might more accurately describe the ways of many girls during adolescence. Four new books have appeared on the topic of "relational aggression" - the henhouse behaviors psychologists claim girls exhibit as they establish the pecking order of popularity. The mean, mean girl machine is such a hot topic right now it could set an anthill on fire.
NEWS
August 13, 1991 | BY DAVE BARRY
If you're one of the millions of Americans who travel by air, a question you no doubt frequently ask yourself, upon boarding an airplane, is: "What, exactly, are the odds that this airplane will be pecked apart by birds?" Unfortunately, they are a lot higher than you thought. Alert reader Colleen C. Brown has sent in an Associated Press article stating that ravens have been pecking holes in small airplanes at the airport in Sodoltna, Alaska. This is not the first example of nature getting out of control in Alaska (official state motto: "Bear?
SPORTS
September 26, 1997 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Girls' soccer rivalries don't get much better than Shawnee and Cherokee. They played three thrillers last year, with little separating the two teams. Shawnee won, 1-0, during the regular season and beat the Chiefs, 6-5, on penalty kicks in the South Jersey Group 4 final after playing to a scoreless tie in regulation and overtime. Cherokee returned the favor by beating the Renegades, 3-2, in the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Tournament final. Shawnee finished No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, and Cherokee was second.
NEWS
September 13, 1992 | By Laura Spinale, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A county committee will be appointed to examine the future of the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster, the Bucks County commissioners have announced. Commissioners Chairman Andrew L. Warren said at a Wednesday meeting that the committee was likely to be appointed in the next few weeks. It will review alternative uses for the land on which the base is now housed. Warren said that committee members would include municipal and business officials from Bucks and neighboring Montgomery County.
SPORTS
February 9, 1988 | By TIM KAWAKAMI, Daily News Sports Writer
In the momentary void left by the firing of Matt Guokas, Sixers owner Harold Katz, for all his intents and purposes, had two people he could anoint the successor: Guokas's two assistants. Two choices. He could have chosen Fred Carter, and Katz would have made Philadelphia history by hiring the area's first black head coach of a major professional sports team. Katz instead chose Jim Lynam, Guokas's other - and senior - assistant coach. And no history was made. History, it seems, was not even considered in the discussions that led to Guokas's departure and Lynam's naming.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2011
"We've seen some real damage to the consumer's psyche. " - Tom Kloza, an analyst at Oil Price Information Services, on the continuing effects of high gasoline prices. "More than anything, this is about being fed up. We are absolutely fed up. " - Spanish protester Maria Martinez, 32, on bleak job prospects in the country's poor economy. "We're in some ways a victim of our own success. " - Maureen Mulligan, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association, on the glut of projects spurred by federal and state incentives.
SPORTS
February 24, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Columnist
Temple will become a major player when it comes to recruiting elite basketball talent. Of course, that's assuming the Owls find a way to leave the Atlantic Ten and join the Big East as an all-sports member. Discussions between the Big East and Temple regarding the Owls are hitting the final stages. Temple could join the conference for all sports as early as next season. "If Temple goes to the Big East, I think the landscape for it will change, instantly," said Kamal Yard, the director for the Under Armour-sponsored Philly Pride AAU team and the Under Armour grassroots representative for the Philadelphia area.
SPORTS
February 10, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Jim Slattery is usually the third or fourth substitute on Germantown Academy's basketball team. Then came yesterday, when the occasion for the Patriots was an Inter-Ac League game at Chestnut Hill Academy, and, voila, he was starting. Slattery, a 6-2, 190-pound junior forward, made a significant leap up the pecking order after coach Jim Fenerty issued one-game suspensions to four players, including three starters, for what he termed a violation of team rules. The missing sub was Brendan Kelly.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The knowledge you obtain only makes you want to know more. This interest will soon turn into a passion, and the passion will very quickly make you an expert. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A pecking order is being established, and you may not agree with it. Your presence will change this order but not deactivate it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is said that "love enters through the eyes. " Your eyes will be delighted by the sight of a certain someone. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
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SPORTS
December 4, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a national ranking of No. 10 and two victories already over top-25 teams, Villanova could be considered the choice to win the Big Five championship this season. But who's No. 2? La Salle and Temple are hoping that transfers can combine with talented holdovers to help them win more games. St. Joseph's has some veteran players but a lot of youth. Penn has a terrific player with a supporting cast of mainly promising but inexperienced underclassmen. You may not be able to successfully pick an order in the Big Five considering how unpredictable the venerable city institution is. One thing for sure is, Villanova coach Jay Wright isn't buying the favorite's role so early while preparing the Wildcats (6-0)
SPORTS
September 6, 2013 | BY ED PALMER, For the Daily News
AS WE ENTER the 2013 football season one of the more pertinent questions on the minds of those who follow the Catholic League is: Will we have a changing of the guard in one or all three of the classifications? Remarkably, since the league joined the PIAA in 2008, La Salle (4A), Archbishop Wood (3A), and West Catholic (2A) have dominated in each of their respective classes, winning league titles every year. Furthermore, they are a combined (88-3) against league opponents. This includes regular-season and playoff games.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The knowledge you obtain only makes you want to know more. This interest will soon turn into a passion, and the passion will very quickly make you an expert. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A pecking order is being established, and you may not agree with it. Your presence will change this order but not deactivate it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is said that "love enters through the eyes. " Your eyes will be delighted by the sight of a certain someone. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
SPORTS
February 24, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Columnist
Temple will become a major player when it comes to recruiting elite basketball talent. Of course, that's assuming the Owls find a way to leave the Atlantic Ten and join the Big East as an all-sports member. Discussions between the Big East and Temple regarding the Owls are hitting the final stages. Temple could join the conference for all sports as early as next season. "If Temple goes to the Big East, I think the landscape for it will change, instantly," said Kamal Yard, the director for the Under Armour-sponsored Philly Pride AAU team and the Under Armour grassroots representative for the Philadelphia area.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2011
"We've seen some real damage to the consumer's psyche. " - Tom Kloza, an analyst at Oil Price Information Services, on the continuing effects of high gasoline prices. "More than anything, this is about being fed up. We are absolutely fed up. " - Spanish protester Maria Martinez, 32, on bleak job prospects in the country's poor economy. "We're in some ways a victim of our own success. " - Maureen Mulligan, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association, on the glut of projects spurred by federal and state incentives.
NEWS
March 3, 2002 | By Trish Boppert
Sugar and spice and everything nice. That's what little girls are made of. Right? Not quite, say the experts. Mean, spitting spleen, and torment in between might more accurately describe the ways of many girls during adolescence. Four new books have appeared on the topic of "relational aggression" - the henhouse behaviors psychologists claim girls exhibit as they establish the pecking order of popularity. The mean, mean girl machine is such a hot topic right now it could set an anthill on fire.
SPORTS
November 22, 2001 | By Josh Egerman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Shawnee's surge was almost undetectable. The Renegades didn't even have to take a stride to do it. They went from fourth to third with almost no one noticing. Heck, they weren't even sure they had done it. The Renegades' girls' cross-country team left Holmdel Park after Saturday's Meet of Champions with fourth-place medals but with the knowledge that a scorekeeping mistake could change the results. Saturday night, Shawnee coach Mike Yurcho got the call from meet director Don Danser.
SPORTS
December 21, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles' future is still wearing No. 5. Donovan McNabb will start the season's final game if his left knee heals enough and will come into training camp in July as the team's No. 1 quarterback. None of that has changed. However, head coach Andy Reid made it clear yesterday that the battle for the No. 2 job will be an open competition between Sunday's hero, Koy Detmer, and Doug Pederson, who started the first nine games of this season. "As long as Donovan's healthy and as long as he continues to progress, I can tell you that he'll be the No. 1 guy," Reid said.
SPORTS
February 10, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Jim Slattery is usually the third or fourth substitute on Germantown Academy's basketball team. Then came yesterday, when the occasion for the Patriots was an Inter-Ac League game at Chestnut Hill Academy, and, voila, he was starting. Slattery, a 6-2, 190-pound junior forward, made a significant leap up the pecking order after coach Jim Fenerty issued one-game suspensions to four players, including three starters, for what he termed a violation of team rules. The missing sub was Brendan Kelly.
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