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October 29, 1987 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
The Philadelphia PGA prevailed by a one-point margin in 26 singles matches yesterday at the Aronimink Golf Club and regained the Yamaha Cup from the Middle Atlantic PGA. The Philadelphia PGA players, from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, beat the players from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., 23 1/2-15 1/2, in the two days of play. THE RESULTS PHILA. 13 1/2, MID. ATLANTIC 12 1/2 Woody FitzHugh, MA, d. Gary Hardin, 2 and 1; Rick Osberg, Phila., d. Fred Gibson, 3 and 2; Webb Heintzelman, MA, d. Stu Ingraham, 1-up; Glen Barrett, MA, d. Brian Kelly, 1-up; Jim Booros, Phila.
NEWS
August 26, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JOHN COSTELLO
Ethel Brown went back to Hazel Avenue yesterday to retrieve items left behind when her house collapsed Friday. But the contractor who was to let her in did not show up, she said.
NEWS
July 18, 1993 | Inquirer photographs by William F. Steinmetz
Whales have been sighted in Philadelphia. Wyland, anenvironmentalist/ artist, started painting a life-sized mural on the west wall of the Marketplace Design Center at 2400 Market St. He plans to finish today.
NEWS
August 29, 1999 | Inquirer photographs by Akira Suwa
The Kiyohari Dance Group performs the dance at the Japanese House in Fairmount Park. Dancers Tomio Hirono (left) and Mutsuko Hakoishi complete some last-minute preparations before going on. The Japanese deer dance, a tradition at least 700 years old, lives on as a plea for good harvest.
NEWS
September 22, 2010
Five Below Inc., Philadelphia, said it will open three more stores in Ohio on Friday - one in Columbus and two in Cleveland. The retailer entered the Ohio market with five stores in Cleveland earlier this year. With the outlets, the company will have 133 stores in 13 states. Five Below sells low-priced merchandise, such as fashion accessories and DVDs, to teens and preteens.     - Paul Schweizer
SPORTS
August 20, 1990 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Quentin Griffith of the Pennsauken Golf Club shot a 5-under-par 66 to win the pro honors in the Philadelphia PGA Pro-Member Tournament yesterday at the Riverton Country Club. Russ Davis of the Atlantic City Country Club teamed with Bill Schmidt, Rich Meehan and Jim Landgraf to win the pro-member event with a two-best-ball score of 116.
SPORTS
November 12, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Rebecca Macree from England, the No. 2 seed, defeated Penn coach Demer Holleran, the U.S. champion, 3-2, in the quarterfinal round of the Philadelphia Open Softball Squash Championship yesterday at the Racquet Club. In the men's championship, Martin Heath of Scotland and Mark Chaloner of England advanced to the semifinals, and top-seeded Craig Rowland of Australia reached the quarterfinals. Karen Kelso, a former Penn player, lost in straight games to Senga Macfie of England in women's singles.
SPORTS
September 8, 1988 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Dottie Porter of Riverton and Gertrude Dunn of Radley Run shared the lead with scores of 82 yesterday after the opening round of the 36-hole Philadelphia Senior Class A Golf Championship. Porter, a former U.S. Amateur champion, and Dunn played their rounds at the Brookside Country Club in Pottstown, each shooting 42-40-82. They play their final rounds tomorrow at the Sunnybrook Golf Club. In the other half of the tournament, played yesterday at Sunnybrook, Sheila Selby of Huntingdon Valley finished first with an 86 and Meg Devitt of Rolling Green second with an 87. They play their concluding rounds tomorrow at Brookside.
NEWS
June 13, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
A man who died in a fire Sunday night in the city's West Oak Lane section ehas been identified as 72-year-old Edward Drinks. The cause of the fire that claimed Drinks' life in his home on the 7000 block of Georgian Road is under investigation. The house was fully engulfed in fire when firefighters arrived at 7:36 p.m. but they brought it under control within 20 minutes, officials say.   Contact the Inquirer Online News Desk at online@phillynews.com or 215-854-2443.
SPORTS
January 8, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Lucky Young of Omaha, Neb., and Ed Harding of Southport, Conn., won their sections of the 55-and-over round-robin tournament for the Philadelphia Open Hardball Squash Championship yesterday at the Sporting Club of the Bellevue. They meet this morning in the final. Wade Close of Pittsburgh and Dick Stewart of Southport, Conn., also finished first in their divisions of the 60-and-over championship. They play the final match this morning. Kenton Jernigan of Newport, R.I., and Jamie Bentley of Toronto prevailed in straight games, and the Canadian pair of Scott Dulmage and Gary Waite barely won in five games, at yesterday's semifinals of the $10,000 U.S. Open Squash Doubles Championship at the Wilmington Country Club.
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September 14, 2016
Police on Monday identified two officers involved in an exchange of gunfire with a man who allegedly shot at them in West Philadelphia last week. Officers Anthony Panichelli and Jude McKenna, both three-year veterans of the force, were responding to a domestic incident Friday afternoon at a residence in the 200 block of South Millick Street when 24-year-old Kadeem Nelson allegedly shot at them from inside the home. One of the shots hit Nelson's 28-year-old sister in the right forearm.
NEWS
September 1, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A Southwest Philadelphia man has been convicted of raping and trying to kill his ex-girlfriend last year, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. On Oct. 17, Tyree Morris, 41, restrained and raped his 28-year-old ex-girlfriend at gunpoint in the home they shared on the 7400 block of Buist Avenue and threatened to shoot her 9-year-old son if she resisted, prosecutors said. The woman eventually broke free and ran out of the house, but Morris followed her onto the street, firing seven shots at her. When he caught her, he tried to fire an eighth shot but was out of ammunition, so he choked her until she lost consciousness, prosecutors said.
NEWS
August 22, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
A 29-year-old man from Glenolden, Delaware County, was arrested Saturday morning in the hit-and-run death in North Philadelphia of a 37-year-old homeless woman in a wheelchair, police said. The unidentified driver was traveling east on West Lehigh Avenue when he struck the woman in the wheelchair who was crossing Lehigh at Mascher Street at about 1:40 a.m. As he sped away in a white Ford F-250 pickup truck, he hit a second pedestrian, police said. A short time later the driver was stopped for going through a red light on East Lehigh Avenue at B Street and arrested for driving under the influence, police said.
NEWS
August 21, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, Classical Music Critic
S ARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The Saratoga Performing Art Center's 50th anniversary has not bought the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer home any immunity from the elements amid the rugged beauty of Upstate New York. On Aug. 13, during torrential rains, some of the braver musicians showed up for the concert - only to find a man making his way around the parking lot under a large umbrella, exhorting everyone to stay in their cars for their own safety. Orchestra veterans knew to take that seriously.
NEWS
August 8, 2016
On the 234th anniversary of the creation of the Badge of Military Merit - later renamed the Purple Heart, a medal much in the news lately - consider the history of the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania (EAP), a women's organization founded to help wounded soldiers and distressed civilians alike. At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, a plurality of Philadelphians - like most Americans - favored a policy of neutrality toward the European war. However, "in a modern world war, proclamations of neutrality are almost meaningless.
NEWS
August 1, 2016
As thousands of folks fly out of town after the Democratic National Convention, consider the ground upon which Philadelphia International Airport sits: Hog Island, once the world's largest shipyard. Long before William Penn arrived aboard the Welcome in 1681, Swedish settlers controlled the island, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill. The Lenape called the island Quistconck , or "place for hogs. " Hog Island made a brief cameo during the American Revolution: An order in 1777 from the Council of Safety called for the island to be flooded, to halt British troops trying to infiltrate Philadelphia via the Delaware.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
The location is North Philadelphia, far from the cutting-edge labs of some of the city's edgiest start-ups inhabiting the University City Science Center, or the suburbs' pharmaceutical companies along the Route 202 corridor. But it's home to a fast-growing, innovative manufacturer offering solutions to the health-care industry and job opportunities to veterans and others whose backgrounds make it hard to find work. DiSorb Systems Inc. is a veteran- owned company of 18 employees at 18th Street and West Indiana Avenue that makes products that solidify and disinfect blood and other liquid medical waste for safe and cost-effective disposal by hospitals and surgical centers.
NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Arnetha N. Williams, 91, of Philadelphia, a longtime educator in the city's public schools and a dedicated church member, died Friday, July 22, at home of complications from an earlier stroke. Born to Luther and Lula Bates-Williams, Ms. Williams received religious training at a very early age. She was 8 when her mother died. She turned for solace to Miller Memorial Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, where she participated in Sunday school and the Baptist Young People's Union. Later, she joined the church choir, raised money for scholarships, planned the women's group lunches, and researched and wrote the church's history.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
On the first day of the 1936 Democratic National Convention, 10,000 Philadelphians gathered by lamplight near Independence Hall as the Liberty Bell tolled to mark the convention's start. "The soft ring of the ancient tocsin spanned a century and a half before those early patriots who fought and died to create the first modern Republic and 700 principal officers of city, State and Nation who last night applauded appeals to defend that Republic against foreign ideas of returning to kings and dictators," the Inquirer reported.
NEWS
July 18, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown The woman's twin daughters were 8 months old when her pimp took them away. "Kidnapped them," she told me. Human trafficking is all about control, according to Sister Terry Shields, one of the cofounders of Dawn's Place, a Philadelphia-based safe haven where those prostituted can reclaim their lives and voices. The woman told me she came from a dysfunctional home where no one ever listened to her. "I was always screaming but never heard," she said.
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