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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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July 1, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
The local Fraternal Order of Police lodge donated 20 iPads to Our Mother of Sorrows St. Ignatius School on Monday as part of an effort by the organization to replenish the school's computer lab, which was burglarized in early June. The FOP is also offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with a tip that could lead to an arrest in the burglary. Several laptops and 30 iPads were taken from the school, at 43d and Wallace Streets in West Philadelphia, during the June 10 break-in. The financial loss officially amounts to $17,800, according to the Southwest Detective Division.
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July 1, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the haze surrounding former Philadelphia Police Sgt. Brandon Ruff's firing, there are three events on which all parties can agree. Ruff, while off duty, walked into 35th District headquarters in Ogontz on Aug. 3 and dropped a bag of guns on the counter. He was detained moments later. And within six months, he had lost his job. Everything else that happened between those moments remains up for debate - as was made clear Monday in a civil trial before a federal jury. Ruff, an eight-year police veteran, whose last posting was in Powelton's 16th District, is suing the department and six officers involved in a scuffle that day. He says they assaulted and falsely arrested him when he attempted to anonymously turn in three guns that he had confiscated under a no-questions-asked gun buyback program.
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June 29, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
After reaching a tentative agreement for a two-year labor contract with the ownership of The Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com on Friday night, the Newspaper Guild expects to hold a contract ratification vote in two weeks, Guild president Howard Gensler said. The union represents 445 employees at both papers and the website, including journalists, advertising sales representatives, and circulation personnel. Both sides agreed not to divulge terms of the new contract. During negotiations, they had clashed over seniority protection and health-care costs.
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June 28, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police identified two men wanted in the shotgun attack at a West Philadelphia cookout last weekend that wounded 11 people, including a 1-year-old girl. Dominic Lamar, 23, of the 5100 block of Brown Street, and Kyleif Harley, 23, of the 3800 block of Poplar Street, were charged in a warrant with attempted murder and related offenses. Authorities say they fired two shotgun blasts in the 4100 block of Ogden Street shortly before 10 p.m. June 20. Members of a family were having a party for their parents when the men approached and started shooting, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
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June 27, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meyer Kramer, 96, a rabbi for decades in Northeast Philadelphia who was known for reaching out to everyone, died at a Brooklyn, N.Y., nursing home Wednesday, June 24, after nearly a decade battling dementia. "He was a lover of peace who pursued peace," said his son Doniel Kramer. Kramer remembers how his father interacted closely with area congregations of other faiths. Rabbi Kramer, known as "Mike," received "tremendous respect" from other religious leaders and was very well-known in the Jewish community, his son said.
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June 27, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia police have arrested five students from Martin Luther King High School who earlier this month kicked and punched another student - knocking out several of his teeth - in an attack that was recorded and posted online Thursday. The video, showing teenagers repeatedly beating a classmate June 5 while shouting taunts, was posted on the popular website MediaTakeOut.com. At one point, the student was hit in the face with a traffic cone, knocking out his teeth. Four of the students charged in the beating are juveniles; the fifth is 18, police said.
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June 26, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Surrounded by a verdant canopy of trees, the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center sits about 500 meters behind the finish line of the Philadelphia TriRock Triathlon on Martin Luther King Drive. To the majority of the field, the building is little more than another landmark along the historic course. But to Katherine Rosenberg, 34, and John Stolz, 39, the building is a little more important: It will host their wedding just over eight hours after the duo competes in the sprint distance triathlon race Saturday.
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June 26, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Ignacio Garcia Du Quesne and Philippe H. Despointes, this year's Tall Ships Festival isn't just a celebration of maritime splendors - it's a chance for them to reconnect with their Revolutionary War roots. Both men trace their family lines back to crew of the French warship Hermione, which in 1780 carried the Marquis de Lafayette and his forces to join the Americans in their nascent revolution. A replica of the historical warship - built using its sister ship's original plans, and tools, techniques, and materials of the era - will be at Penn's Landing for the Tall Ships Festival, which starts Thursday and ends Sunday.
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June 25, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward J. Hanko, the FBI's top agent in Philadelphia, will retire next month after a 29-year career with the bureau, he announced to agents Tuesday. The Wilkes-Barre native has led the Philadelphia division - the bureau's eighth-largest office - since 2013, and oversaw an investigative force with an expanded focus on counterterrorism, cyber crime and public corruption probes. In an e-mail to colleagues, Hanko, 55, said he had accepted a position as "vice president [for] global security for a Fortune 500 company" and would leave his current post July 31 - two years short of the FBI's mandatory retirement age. Hanko did not respond to calls for comment Tuesday about his future position or his retirement, which had not been officially announced by the bureau.
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June 25, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dozens of children were snacking on peaches and eating turkey and cheese sandwiches from box lunches Tuesday when Philadelphia Managing Director Richard Negrin asked them: "How many of you guys have - because I know I have - gone to bed hungry?" Several raised their hands. The gathering at St. Thomas Aquinas School in South Philadelphia was arranged to promote the federal Summer Food Service Program, which was launched Monday in Philadelphia. It offers free meals to children under 18 at more than 1,000 sites in the city.
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