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July 30, 2012 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
WILDWOOD - Want to know what the hottest prize is this summer at Jersey Shore boardwalks? No problem, mon: It's de rasta-banana! Stuffed animals have long been among the most popular prizes at boardwalk games of chance of skill. But this year, the top dog is a banana wearing dreadlocks and a reggae cap. (Its cousin, rasta-cigar, is a close runner-up in some places.) "I don't know what it's all about, but this is one of the top things that people like this year," said Dante Silva, who runs a cork-gun game on the Wildwood boardwalk in which contestants win prizes by knocking over targets.
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January 3, 1992 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
They were dancin' ghouls and prop-pushin' fools. Now they'll be partying, and cleaning up, through the weekend. Members and friends of Bill McIntyre's Shooting Stars returned to the clubhouse on 3rd Street near Mifflin yesterday to keep the celebration going after they copped top prize in the Fancy Brigade Division at Wednesday's Mummers Parade. "The last guy left at 8 a.m. He just came back in looking a little green around the gills," said Captain Mickey Adams yesterday afternoon.
NEWS
January 17, 1988 | By Curtis Rist, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the traditions at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in Harrisburg is the sheep-to-shawl contest, in which an adult sheep is sheared and then a team of five people card, spin and weave the sheep's wool into a shawl. The teams have only 2 1/2 hours and are scored on how neatly the sheep is sheared, how quickly and how well the shawl is completed - and on how much fun the group seems to have doing it. Each year since 1980, when the contest began, the winning shawls have been auctioned off, and the first-prize shawl usually fetches a record price.
NEWS
July 8, 1991 | By Joe Daly, Special to The Inquirer
On the boardwalk, where those games of skill - or is it chance? - hold forth an irresistible lure, it's hard to tell which sets the hook, the game or the prize. The game might appear deceptively simple, if not downright silly. And the prize, anywhere else, might seem hopelessly tacky. But on the boardwalk, all is different. Where else can you put to the test your ability to take up a mallet and bop a rubber frog into a floating, rotating lily pad? (Where else would you even try?
SPORTS
July 17, 1990 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Leslie Smith, a Furman College senior from the Tavistock Country Club, won the medal prize with an 80 in yesterday's qualifying round for the 94th annual Philadelphia Championship of the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia, at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Smith - who came out of a trap on the 18th hole and scored 4 from four feet for her lone birdie - and 14 others with scores through 86 qualified for the match-play rounds, which will take place today through Friday.
SPORTS
October 3, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Barbara Papso of Philadelphia Cricket Club and Cara Swinden of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club scored a 2-over-par 38-37-75 for the medal prize in the qualifying round for the Jane McCullough Hamilton 50th Invitational Golf Tournament yesterday at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. In the better-ball competition, Papso-Swinden made back-to-back birdies on six and seven and also birdied 17. Last year, Swinden won the medal prize in partnership with Laura Martin of Philadelphia Country Club.
NEWS
October 18, 2001 | By Valerie Reed INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Students in fifth through 12th grades can win savings bonds up to $5,000 with essays about a person who has made a mark on society this year. Students can enter by writing essays of 250 words or less about a person whose achievements - positive or negative - have left an impact on society from Jan. 1 through Nov. 1, 2001. The Biography of the Year National Scholarship Challenge is sponsored by the A&E Network. The grand prize is a $5,000 savings bond, a $500 cash award for the classroom, and an A&E home-video library for the school.
SPORTS
June 14, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The 98th annual Philadelphia Amateur Golf Championship, including 36 holes each on four days, began yesterday with David Brookreson and Mike Gregor of Huntingdon Valley and Jim Kania of Overbrook tying for the medal prize at par 140. The field of 250 contended for 31 places in the match-play draw, which will begin this morning at the Aronimink Golf Club. Aronimink and Merion's West Course were used yesterday. Chris Lange of Overbrook, who qualified automatically as defending champion, shot two 74s. Brookreson, the 1991 champion, followed a par 73 at Merion with a 3-under- par 67 at Aronimink.
NEWS
October 30, 1990 | By Lesley Valdes, Inquirer Music Critic
The Kennedy Center Friedheim Composition Awards ceremony took place on a bright afternoon in the District of Columbia. Unlike the weather Sunday, the decision of the jury to award first place to two composers, Ralph Shapey and William Kraft, was not so clear and brilliant. Naming dual first-prize winners is not, in itself, to be criticized. In some circumstances it could, indeed, demonstrate a brave generosity, but neither Shapey's Concerto for Cello, Piano and Strings nor Kraft's Veils and Variations for Horn and Orchestra made a penetrating impression on this listener or, judging by the lukewarm applause, on the audience.
NEWS
April 25, 1989
Walking around town yesterday, you'd think Philadelphia had become Moscow- on-the-Schuylkill. Lines everywhere, the compliant masses waiting hours, if necessary, to spend a few dollars - not on meat or toilet paper, but on the slim, slim chance of becoming fabulously wealthy. The same scenes were playing out all over the state, fueled by heavy traffic streaming across the borders from Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland. Oh, we know that these people are all fools - that, if they are determined to gamble, they can get far better odds in Atlantic City.
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May 28, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
The Devon Horse Show's Sapphire Grand Prix will see a jump in prize money this year, with the winnings increasing to $225,000. The boost of $125,000 coincides with Devon's four-star ranking by the Federation Equestre Internationale, the governing body for equestrian sports. While the new ranking, the second-highest possible, will elevate Devon and help it attract more international talent, organizers said it will not directly aid anyone in qualifying for the upcoming Olympics in Brazil.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A lottery ticket sold in Montgomery County hit a $450,000 jackpot in a Monday drawing, while a Gloucester County instant ticket worth $1 million is one of the biggest recent scratch-off prizes awarded in New Jersey. Lottery officials said the lucky Montco ticket matched all five numbers drawn in Monday's Pennsylvania Cash 5 game: 8, 9, 17, 20 and 43. The ticket was sold at SmoKings, located at 2894 Dekalb Pike in East Norriton. The retailer gets a $500 bonus, and the ticketholder has one year from the drawing date to claim the prize.
NEWS
April 20, 2016
Journalism Public service: The Associated Press, for a series of articles documenting the use of slave labor in the commercial seafood industry in Indonesia and Thailand. Breaking news reporting: Los Angeles Times staff, for coverage of the San Bernardino massacre and the ensuing investigation. Investigative reporting: Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier, of the Tampa Bay Times, and Michael Braga, of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for a project on escalating violence and neglect in Florida mental hospitals.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania this spring, Kriya Patel will spend up to three years helping women newly released from prison get their health and medical needs in order. Meanwhile, Vaishak Kumar will travel to India, where he aims to teach farmers how to increase their yields. And Melanie Mariano will work with the Free Library of Philadelphia on giving patrons access to health information. The three will be able to achieve their goals with the help of a President's Engagement Prize, which gives each $100,000 to help pay for the project, and $50,000 for living expenses.
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple football coach Matt Rhule was enthusiastic Wednesday afternoon when introducing his 24-player recruiting class. Imagine how Rhule's mood elevated that evening when the class grew to 25 with the Owls' most high-profile recruit. Prep Charter defensive end Karamo Dioubate, the 6-foot-4, 275-pound four-star recruit and Inquirer first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection, announced to a crowd at a local restaurant that he would be attending Temple. "He is one of the best players in the nation who had a chance to go anywhere and he wanted to come here," Rhule said Wednesday evening in a phone interview after receiving Dioubate's letter of intent.
NEWS
January 8, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
The Powerball jackpot rose to $500 million Wednesday with the drawing just hours away. The cash prize will be $306 million, before taxes. Separately, someone in South Jersey won more than $483,000 in a Jersey Cash 5 game this week. Powerball's jackpot is the biggest since three tickets split a $564.1 million prize on Feb. 11. If won, it would be Powerball's fourth-largest jackpot awarded. The game's jackpot has been on the rise since it was last hit in the Nov. 4 drawing.
NEWS
December 28, 2015
The Prize Who's in Charge of America's Schools? By Dale Russakoff Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 237 pages. $27 Reviewed by Barbara Hall Throughout the 1960s, Newark, N.J., was a city in trouble. Nowhere was that more apparent than in the city's 70 struggling schools. Dale Russakoff, author of The Pr ize, an excellent chronicle, identifies a "cycle of neglect and corruption" over decades that made a terrible situation worse. In 2010 then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker, N.J. Gov. Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, joined in what became known as "the nighttime ride.
SPORTS
November 26, 2015 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
When the Central League was formed in 1967, Haverford High and Upper Darby shared the first football championship. Forty-eight years later, the host Fords (9-2 overall, 7-0 Central) and Royals (10-2, 7-0) will battle for an outright league title Thanksgiving Day at 10:45 a.m. at A.G. Cornog Field. Upper Darby arrives especially hungry, as its last crown - outright or shared - was that one in 1967. Haverford, which has won the last five meetings in the series, is trying to gain the first-place hardware for the first time since 1995.
SPORTS
November 13, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another national signing day has brought another nationally ranked basketball recruit to Villanova. Omari Spellman, a mammoth forward from Ohio, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play for coach Jay Wright and the Wildcats. The 6-foot-9, 275-pounder is a five-star recruit according to ESPN and Rivals.com. ESPN ranks Spellman as the nation's 16th-best recruit and grades him at 94 on a scale of one to 100. Spellman is Villanova's highest-graded recruit since 2010. Spellman's commitment marks the eighth straight year that Villanova has earned a commitment from at least one of ESPN's top 100 recruits.
NEWS
October 24, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The wounded officer was propped against the wall, bleeding from an arm, a leg, and his chest. Two "active shooters" still were hidden inside one of the small classrooms. The SWAT unit's mission was clear. "Your job is to save the officer," Haverford Township Police Officer Harvey J. Pike instructed. "Clear the building and get the bad guys. " About 100 SWAT officers from five Delaware County teams were responding Thursday at a site in Sharon Hill. But they were going after prizes rather than bad guys.
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