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SPORTS
June 27, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Sean Fenoff didn't feel great when he woke up Saturday morning. He was fatigued and had a stomach ache. Still, Fenoff, 16, was the top male finisher at the TriRock Philadelphia Sprint Triathlon. "You've got to work with what you have," Fenoff said. Elizabeth Edwards, 17, of Kennett Square, was the top female racer. The course, along the Schuylkill near Fairmount Park, featured a half-mile swim, a 15.7-mile bike race, and a 3.1-mile run. Fenoff had a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds, and Edwards finished in 1:25:18.
SPORTS
June 26, 2016 | By Ed Rendell
DEAR BEN, I am writing you this letter to give you tips on how to become a beloved athlete here in Philadelphia. But before I get into that, a few general tips you might find handy as you get acquainted with our great city: The easiest way to ingratiate yourself to Philadelphia is by telling anyone that asks you about American football, "I don't know much being an Australian, but I do know that I hate the Cowboys. " I saw you on TV eating a cheesesteak from Dalessandro's in Roxborough (my favorite)
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Arthur Robert Marsden, 92, of Philadelphia, a World War II veteran and former executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 19, of pneumonia at Lima Estates in Media. Known as "Bob," Mr. Marsden was born in Philadelphia to Arthur E. and Edna Milner Marsden. He graduated from Northeast High School, and played soccer and basketball at Temple University, where he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees. In March 1943, Mr. Marsden joined the Army to fight in World War II. Trained as a rifleman, he participated in Allied campaigns in the Rhineland, Ardennes, and central Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge.
SPORTS
June 26, 2016 | By Will Snow, STAFF WRITER
The best players from the best high school baseball leagues around Philadelphia faced off Friday morning at Citizens Bank Park for the Carpenter Cup Classic championship game. The Philadelphia Catholic League was pitted against the Suburban One League American/Continental in the final, with both teams having taken tough routes to the title game. The Catholic League beat defending champion Suburban One National/Bicentennial in the semifinal, while SOL American/Continental had to overcome a six-run deficit in just three innings in the first game of the tournament.
NEWS
June 25, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A 4-year-old girl was shot in the head inside her North Philadelphia home about noon Thursday and died about an hour later, police said. The shooting was in a second-floor bedroom in a rowhouse on the 1800 block of North 20th Street, they said. The girl's mother and 3-year-old sister were home at the time, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman. A police source said the child was shot above an eye. A semiautomatic weapon was recovered from the bedroom, the source said. Officers arrived to find the mother on the front steps, holding the girl, Stanford said.
FOOD
June 24, 2016 | By Drew Lazor, For The Inquirer
Most of the customers at Stargazy, chef Sam Jacobson's British pie-and-mash shop, come in very hungry and leave very happy. Most. "I've had a woman throw a tantrum here," says the relocated Londoner, who opened last fall on East Passyunk Avenue. The trigger for her freak-out: spotting the word tripe on Stargazy's menu board. Jacobson had made a pie filled with bits of the beef stomach, slow-cooked in the French style with cider, cream, brandy, mustard, and herbs, as a daily special.
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
An expanded PA CareerLink Center, the government-funded employment service, will be celebrated Tuesday in the Nueva Esperanza center at 4261 N. 5th Street in Philadelphia. Although CareerLink has been housed at the Nueva Esperanza for some time, the expanded center follows the "No Wrong Door" model of service delivery, offering help whether the job seeker is on public assistance, out of work, or changing jobs, and whether the request for help comes in person, through an agency or online.
NEWS
June 21, 2016
The Lindenwold mother who went missing last week with her two young children was located by authorities Saturday in Philadelphia. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office and the Lindenwold Police Department reported that Nicole Hitchens, 26, had contacted and met with her boyfriend in the city on Saturday. Hitchens and her children were found unharmed. The three were reported missing on Thursday, and had been last seen in Stratford that afternoon. Authorities had said earlier that they believed Hitchens to be in Philadelphia with her children.
SPORTS
June 18, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Fletcher Cox received a message this week from a teacher in his hometown of Yazoo City, Miss. The teacher assigned her students to write what they wanted to be when they were older. Six wrote "Fletcher Cox. " "You get a lot of kids back home that's like that, and it's a lot of kids that look up to me," Cox said. "I look at it as this is where I came from. And I try to put it through so many young kids' heads that you can make it out of Yazoo City. I tell them if you have the 'want to.' You have to have a plan.
NEWS
June 18, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, STAFF WRITER
Looking to raise millions for a bold expansion of early childhood education, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday approved a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages, the first such tax imposed in a major U.S. city. The 13-4 vote put to bed months of speculation and at-times-bitter negotiations, but also ensured that the national spotlight will stay turned on Philadelphia for months, if not years. Critics quickly vowed a court challenge. And as the city introduces the unprecedented levy - and its economic and public-health effects come into view - experts, advocates, and legislators will surely be watching closely . Mayor Kenney, who can count this as the first major political victory of his term, called it a start to "changing the narrative of poverty in our city.
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