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July 19, 2016 | By Eugene Kiely, FACTCHECK.ORG
Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate Saturday, but, in doing so, oversold Indiana's economic performance under Pence. Trump praised Pence for reducing the state's unemployment rate, which has declined by 3.4 percentage points since January 2013. But that tracked the national average, which dropped 3.3 percentage points in that time. Trump said it was "very unusual" that Indiana has added 147,000 private-sector jobs. Not really. Florida (12.7 percent)
SPORTS
August 5, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - Of the 17 pitches Ryan Howard saw from three Colorado Rockies pitchers Wednesday, eight were fastballs. He hit a two-run double on a Jason Hammel slider and a two-run homer off a Rex Brothers fastball. Since Hunter Pence has joined the Phillies lineup, slotted directly behind Howard, the slugger is hitting .409 (9 for 22) with a 1.595 OPS. An astounding eight of his nine hits are for extra bases. Ergo, Pence is the greatest protection since William H. Macy in Air Force One . "I've seen a lot more fastballs, at least this series," Howard said Tuesday.
NEWS
May 9, 1993 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAMPS WRITER
A booklet of five 29-cent stamps depicting garden flowers will be issued Saturday by the U.S. Postal Service in Spokane, Wash., during the International Lilac Society Convention. First-day collectors may affix stamps on self-addressed envelopes and mail requests to Customer Affixed Envelopes, Garden Flowers Stamps, Riverside Station, 904 West Riverside Ave., Spokane, Wash., 99210-9991. Or send self-addressed envelopes and a check or money order of 29 cents to Garden Flowers Stamps, Riverside Station, 904 West Riverside Ave., Spokane, Wash.
NEWS
January 2, 1994 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Postal Service will launch its 1994 stamp program Thursday with five commemoratives promoting next month's Winter Olympics. The 29-cent stamps will represent the sports of alpine skiing, luge, ice dancing, Nordic skiing and ice hockey. The Winter Games will be held Feb. 12 to 27 in Lillehammer, Norway. First-day ceremonies will be held in Salt Lake City, which was chosen to help the U.S. Olympic Committee promote it as a possible Winter Olympics site in 2002. The stamps will help the Postal Service introduce several changes for the remainder of the 1994 program.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2001 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Royal Post of Britain blended imagination and color to produce four commemoratives celebrating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The stamps, promoted as "hopes for the future," depict blow-ups of young smiling faces that are painted over with colorful designs. Accompanying text champions the rights of children. The faces are painted masklike as a flower, tiger, owl and butterfly with each subject indicating a different right of children. The flower, depicted on the second-class domestic rate of 19 pence, represents children's rights to development.
NEWS
July 19, 1992 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAMPS WRITER
Britain will issue five commemoratives Tuesday on the 150th birth anniversary of Arthur Sullivan, better known as half of Gilbert and Sullivan. The duo's light operas, written at the end of the 19th century, remain popular today. The stamps depict scenes from The Yeomen of the Guard (1888), 18 pence; The Gondoliers (1889), 24 pence; The Mikado (1885), 28 pence; The Pirates of Penzance (1879), 33 pence, and Iolanthe (1882), 39 pence. Sullivan (1842-1900), whose Irish father was a military bandmaster, showed a talent for music at an early age and attended Britain's Royal Academy of Music on a scholarship.
NEWS
August 12, 1990 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Stamps Writer
A commemorative booklet of 25-cent stamps featuring headdresses of five American Indian tribes will be issued Friday by the U.S. Postal Service. First-day ceremonies will be at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo. The stamps depict the tribal headdresses of the Assiniboine, Cheyenne, Comanche, Flathead and Shoshone. The headdresses shown include feathers of the eagle and hawk, beads, strips of fur and horsehair. Men wore the headdresses, also known as war bonnets, as a sign of courage and honor.
NEWS
November 7, 1993 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Britain will issue five commemoratives Tuesday recalling the 150th anniversary of the publication of A Christmas Carol, perhaps the most enduring children's holiday story. The stamps include the characters in Charles Dickens' classic: Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig, Ebenezer Scrooge's nephew and, of course, Scrooge himself. Dickens was 31 when he completed A Christmas Carol in early December of 1843 after just six weeks of writing. He already was the acclaimed author of such works as Oliver Twist, and in its first week, A Christmas Carol, decorated in red binding and gilt design, sold 6,000 copies.
NEWS
September 3, 1989 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Stamps Writer
The province of New Brunswick, which issued its own stamps before joining the Canadian confederation, is renowned for two postal events. On Sept. 6, 1851, New Brunswick issued its first stamps, in the values of 3 pence, 6 pence and 1 shilling. The stamps were diamond-shaped and depicted the royal crown of Britain surrounded by roses, a shamrock and a thistle - the heraldic flowers of England, Ireland and Scotland. The stamps were in regular use until 1854, when the letter rate to Britain was reduced from 1 shilling, 3 pence to 7 1/2 pence.
NEWS
February 25, 1991 | By Gene Morris, Special to The Inquirer
A spark does not always come from a ferocious slam dunk, a thread-the- needle pass or a three-point shot. Sometimes it can simply be a one-on-one defensive stand, in which one player shuts down another. That is what happened Saturday night in the PIAA Class AAAA District 1 opener at Downingtown. The Whippets held just a 1-point halftime lead over underdog Owen J. Roberts. The Wildcats' Mike Pence, a 6-foot, 2-inch senior forward, had scored 11 points and was giving Downingtown fits with his outside shooting.
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NEWS
July 19, 2016 | By Eugene Kiely, FACTCHECK.ORG
Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate Saturday, but, in doing so, oversold Indiana's economic performance under Pence. Trump praised Pence for reducing the state's unemployment rate, which has declined by 3.4 percentage points since January 2013. But that tracked the national average, which dropped 3.3 percentage points in that time. Trump said it was "very unusual" that Indiana has added 147,000 private-sector jobs. Not really. Florida (12.7 percent)
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
When Gov. Mike Pence refused seven times to say whether a new Indiana law allows discrimination against gay people, the logical assumption was that he didn't want to admit that it does. Since that Sunday interview on ABC's This Week, however, it has become clear that the law was not written to allow discrimination, which means Pence's dance around the truth was likely calculated to score political points with opponents of gay marriage. Pence changed his tune after the public reaction to the new law threatened events such as the coming NCAA Final Four basketball tournament in Indianapolis.
SPORTS
October 31, 2014 | By Ryan Lawrence, Daily News Staff Writer
IF YOU'VE BEEN watching any of baseball's postseason, particularly the World Series, none of the following headlines will catch you as surprising: "Hunter Pence, With Quirks in Personality and Play, Spurs the Giants. " "M-V-Pence: Veteran's play, example leading Giants. " "Keeping Giants' Hunter Pence off base would help Royals reach Game 7. " Hunter Pence, the former Phillie and soon-to-be Sports Illustrated cover boy, had the San Francisco Giants on the cusp of winning their third World Series championship in 5 years (and second since he joined the team two summers ago)
SPORTS
July 25, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
JUST AS the Phillies once made a play for CC Sabathia and ended up with Joe Blanton one summer, and zeroed in on Roy Halladay before trading for Cliff Lee instead the next, major league teams with visions of David Price and Cole Hamels dancing in their heads will likely have to settle for a more gettable starting pitcher before next week's trade deadline. A.J. Burnett fits the description of that kind of very available and very useful starting pitcher. Burnett, 37, has postseason experience - he beat the Phillies in a World Series game 5 years ago. He has a somewhat manageable, short-term contract.
SPORTS
May 28, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
HUNTER PENCE said he doesn't get attached to too many things. But the one thing that was near and dear to him was his precious motorized scooter. He liked it so much that when the Giants had a Pence bobblehead night it was him on his scooter. "I felt it was an extension of me," Pence said yesterday, according to CSNBayArea.com. Well, Pence went to get a bite to eat (apparently he's no longer eating Liscio's rolls) at a San Francisco eatery Sunday, parked his scooter on a ramp that only the cooks know about, and went into the establishment to dine.
SPORTS
May 9, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - The targets for Hunter Pence at AT&T Park are plentiful. There is the giant Coca-Cola bottle in left field and a body of water beyond the right-field wall. His batting-practice shows have traveled from Houston to Philadelphia and now here, where Pence swung with all his might Tuesday afternoon. Pence provided a show in his first game against his former team on Monday. He homered, doubled, and singled against Cliff Lee. His .847 OPS ranked second among the Giants entering Tuesday's game.
SPORTS
May 9, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
SAN FRANCISCO - If it wasn't for Hunter Pence, Cliff Lee may have very well shut out the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. In his first game against his former team, Pence tried to be a one-man wrecking ball in the Giants' lineup. He homered in his first at-bat and attempted to start a rally with an eighth-inning, leadoff double in his last at-bat. He went 3-for-3 and scored the only two runs San Francisco scored in a 6-2 defeat to the Phillies. "He looked good," manager Charlie Manuel said yesterday afternoon at AT&T Park.
SPORTS
April 22, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
At the end of his 2011 Arizona Fall League season with the Scottsdale Scorpions, Seth Rosin made a trade. He offered one of his San Francisco Giants T-shirts for a Phillies one. Seven Phillies minor-leaguers, including Jake Diekman, Darin Ruf, Tyson Gillies, and B.J. Rosenberg, had also played for the Scorpions that fall, so he figured he'd get another team's merchandise. Less than a year later, the shirt came in handy when the Giants traded Rosin, catcher Tommy Joseph, and outfielder Nate Schierholtz to the Phillies for Hunter Pence.
SPORTS
October 31, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer
TO HEAR the Giants tell it, former Phillie Hunter Pence should be the World Series MVP. Earlier this month, when the Giants were trailing the Reds, 2-0, in the best-of-five NLDS, Pence - who was traded from the Phils to the Giants in July - gave a motivating locker-room speech before Game 3 that would have made Knute Rockne proud. The Giants, of course, went on to sweep the rest of that series, beat the Cardinals in seven games in the NLCS. On Sunday night, the Giants completed a sweep of the Tigers in the World Series.
SPORTS
October 25, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer
NOT SURPRISINGLY, Hunter Pence wanted to keep the broken bat he used to hit-hit-hit a peculiar, but timely, double that helped lead the Giants to a win over the Cardinals in Game 7 of the NLCS on Monday night. We're talking about the bat that hit the ball a total of three times - once at impact then twice more while breaking - to drive in three runs and give the Giants a 5-0 third-inning lead. So Pence was a bit put out when he found out that the Giants sold it. Seems the bat was almost immediately sent to the team's game-used equipment store at AT & T Park.
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