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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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August 18, 2015
A 6-year-old girl is recovering, and a 27-year-old man was charged Sunday with a hit-and-run in Northeast Philadelphia that left the youngster with broken bones, police said. The man, Mark Edwards, of Philadelphia, was driving east on Magee Avenue at 6:58 p.m. Saturday when his 2004 Mercury struck a 2013 Hyundai that was turning left on Large Street from Magee Avenue, police said. Edwards' car fled the crash and turned left on the 6600 block of Sylvester Street, where his car mounted the curb and struck the girl on the sidewalk.
NEWS
August 17, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia medic noticed smoke rising from the engine just as he steered his ambulance off I-95. He and his partner were on their way to a medical emergency when their ambulance began to smoke. Then, a bang - a "loud explosion," the medic remembered. They pulled over and scrambled from their seats as the smoke grew heavy and thick. On the side of the road, they watched as flames licked up the side of the ambulance. In the year since that fire in 2014, sources and records obtained by The Inquirer indicate that accident wasn't an anomaly - that an ambulance bursting into flames is just an extreme example of the deteriorating, sometimes dangerous fleet operated by the Philadelphia Fire Department.
NEWS
August 17, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
Soon after I arrived in Philly in the early 2000s, I read a story about how we'd been voted the ugliest city in America. As in ugliest people. There was indignation and outrage, followed by some digging, after which everyone realized the poll had been voluntary. We had voted ourselves ugliest. We won three years in a row. Look how far we've come. Now we've won the beauty pageant. We've got the pope coming, and the Democratic National Convention, and all the rest. But we're still acting like we lost.
NEWS
August 14, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
James A. Schaller, 83, of Merion, a Philadelphia obstetrician-gynecologist for 40 years, died Saturday, Aug. 8, of pancreatic cancer at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Dr. Schaller was the 10th of 11 children born to Frank X. and Anna M. Schaller in Lancaster. He graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School, St. Joseph's University, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Schaller enlisted for five years in the Army Medical Corps. He served three years as a general medical officer for the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe at Versailles, France.
NEWS
August 14, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether the Philadelphia School Reform Commission can cancel its teachers' contract. Had the Supreme Court declined to take the case, the SRC's move in October 2014 to cancel its contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) would have been voided. The Supreme Court, however, through an order issued Monday, essentially gave the district another shot at achieving by fiat what it has been unable to get at the bargaining table. In January, Commonwealth Court sided with the union, putting aside the SRC's unilateral cancellation of the contract and changes it had imposed on the members' health-care plan.
NEWS
August 13, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Joseph White had been arrested for having Xanax without a prescription, but since being sentenced to treatment, his drug tests have been clean. "How do you like the program?" Judge Alex Calabrese asked White, who was at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn last week for a status hearing. "You've been in treatment before?" White, 48, told him he hadn't. Calabrese scanned the man's record, shook his head, then looked up. Forty prior arrests. "No one has ever said to you, you could do a drug program?"
NEWS
August 12, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 16-year-old boy found with his face covered in blood in an Elmwood living room Sunday was thought to be suffering from a nosebleed. But after he was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center after police found him around 6:30 p.m., doctors discovered he had actually been shot through the left eye. Police said the officers who found him had not seen any obvious signs of trauma when they responded to his home. He was pronounced dead shortly afterward. Investigators said they believed the boy, identified as Corey Tunnell, had been shot accidentally.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Under chief executive Steve Collis, AmerisourceBergen has tried to broaden its business beyond that of an anonymous but huge pharmaceutical wholesaler. That manifested itself in a $250,000 donation to build a pharmacy that opens Saturday at Project HOME's Stephen Klein Wellness Center in North Philadelphia. Project HOME's mission is to break the cycle of poverty afflicting many people in the city, and affordable health care is one element of that. "Our new pharmacy, made possible through the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, is key in our effort to provide quality health care and wellness for the second-poorest zip code in Philadelphia," Sister Mary Scullion, executive director of Project HOME, said in a statement.
NEWS
August 9, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John V. Thompson, 82, formerly of North Wales, who rose from humble beginnings to become an engineer and manufacturer, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, of congestive heart failure at Normandy Farms Estates, where he had lived for three years. In 1972, Mr. Thompson, along with three friends, founded Pennsylvania Research Associates (PRA), a company that made business machinery. The Countess, the firm's signature product, is a currency counter still in use in banks and other outfits that handle a large volume of cash.
NEWS
August 9, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian and Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Philadelphia judge on Friday reversed 158 narcotics convictions tainted by allegations of police corruption - the largest such dismissal in one day in city history. The rulings by Common Pleas Court President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper were the latest fallout from the federal prosecution of seven police narcotics officers. The officers - Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman, and John Speiser - were acquitted of all charges at a federal trial in May. A seventh officer, Jeffrey Walker, pleaded guilty to separate federal corruption charges and testified against his former colleagues at trial.
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