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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
SPORTS
September 2, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
ASHBURN, Va. - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is "making the right kind of progress" and he speaks with Vick at least once a week. During a visit yesterday to the Washington Redskins' practice facility, Goodell reiterated that he will consider Vick for full reinstatement to the NFL by no later than Week 6 of the regular season. "A lot of those issues I'm focusing on are off the field," Goodell said. "How is he dealing with the transition?
NEWS
November 24, 2008 | By Patricia Mans FOR THE INQUIRER
Jameir is an adorable 5-year-old who loves receiving one-on-one attention from his caregivers and attaches quickly to other people. Medically fragile, he has cerebral palsy and other conditions. A happy and energetic youngster, he enjoys playing with toys that make noise and watching cartoons on television. In school, Jameir receives physical, occupational and speech therapies. He has made major improvements and is continuing to make progress. Jameir is a sociable and cooperative student, and is learning new skills on the computer that help improve his communication and education.
SPORTS
November 6, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Both sides said progress has been made in the NHL's labor dispute, but the lockout is far from over. Representatives from the NHL and the players' union met Saturday night at an undisclosed location and did not end their session until 1 a.m. They did not come close to a settlement, but at least they are negotiating. It was their first face-to-face meeting in 16 days. The sides reportedly will meet again Tuesday in New York. Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner, and Steve Fehr, special counsel for the NHL Players' Association, were at Saturday's lengthy session.
NEWS
December 10, 2011 | By Abdi Guled and Jason Straziuso, Associated Press
MOGADISHU, Somalia - At the beginning of the year, armed Islamic extremists held sway over most of Mogadishu. Today, this war-scarred capital is secure enough to host the first visit by the U.N. secretary-general in nearly two decades. Ban Ki-moon announced during a surprise visit to Mogadishu on Friday that the United Nations will reopen its political offices in this seaside capital, a city heavily scarred by war. The announcement underscored the security progress made by African Union troops in the fight against al-Shabab militants, but also of the need for the U.N. to more closely monitor the Somali government, which is funded by foreign donors.
SPORTS
September 11, 1995 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Bob Ackles, the Eagles' director of football operations, and Burt Kinerk, the agent for Byron Evans, the mending and unsigned linebacker, met face to face for the first time Saturday shortly after the team's arrival in the desert. Neither party expressed much optimism yesterday regarding the possibility of getting Evans signed. "It was good to finally meet and Bob seems like a good man, but as far as our discussions regarding Byron went, we're pretty much where we were," Kinerk said.
LIVING
March 10, 1995 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
Jarmoler, 8, lives in the moment and savors each day. His sociable, friendly and affectionate nature is plain to see. As he picks up toy animals from Noah's Ark, he offers a running commentary on his life in general: "We were going home in the car and I saw cows eating grass. I just have a dog and I feed him and give him water. " He looks startled when he's asked if pigs fly. "No," he replies, "but birds do, and Superman. I like gym in school. We play kickball and basketball.
SPORTS
April 28, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
After seeing a wound specialist on Friday, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard expressed confidence that he could be soon begin working out. Howard has been limited since Feb. 27, when he required a procedure to clean an infection from his original Achilles tendon surgery wound. Speaking following Friday's 5-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, Howard sounded optimistic. He said he hoped he could convince the Phillies to allow him to go to Florida on Sunday to begin rehabilitation.
SPORTS
January 5, 1988 | By KEVIN MULLIGAN, Daily News Sports Writer
On an evening when the 4,500 visitors to McGonigle Hall got to see the best and worst the Atlantic 10 Conference has to offer, coach John Chaney added a peek at Temple's basketball future. There was plenty of green, and even more rough edges, but if you squinted hard enough and quickly factored in coaching and maturity, the years 1989 and 1990 looked just as inviting as March of 1988. And that was before anyone stopped to paint into the picture 6-1 point guard Mike Harden (sitting out this season due to Proposition 48)
NEWS
April 12, 2012
Federal authorities said Wednesday that investigators had made "significant progress" in their probe of a series of bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh. The statement by U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton gave no details about the suspects, the progress of the investigation, or what information had helped. The statement came hours after early-morning bomb threats evacuated students from five Pitt dormitories. A bomb threat also was made Tuesday night against the home of Pitt chancellor Mark Nordenberg.
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August 22, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
Three-year-old Meghan O'Donnell stood up and screamed in agony, seemingly out of the blue. Her parents noticed that her right ankle was swollen. Doctors at the community hospital put the ankle in a cast, concluding that it was broken. But when the cast was removed three weeks later, the toddler's pain and swelling were no better. That led to blood tests, bone scans, MRIs and much more. At the end of the six-week diagnostic odyssey, the words "juvenile idiopathic arthritis" left them reeling.
SPORTS
August 20, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
In less than six weeks, the 76ers will begin what can accurately be called their most anticipated training camp since Allen Iverson's distaste for poom-poom pants became public knowledge. It's no wonder why. This will be a different team and a different season, tank-free. Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric will be making their NBA debuts. Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, the two big men who may or may not be part of the team's long-term future, have a chance to show how much they've strengthened the deficiencies in their games or whether they've strengthened them at all. Coach Brett Brown will finally have some seasoned veterans - Jerryd Bayless, Gerald Henderson, Sergio Rodriguez - to add to his regular rotation of players.
SPORTS
August 17, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Carson Wentz might not be practicing because of a hairline fracture in his ribs, but offensive coordinator Frank Reich said that won't halt Wentz's development this summer. "It's still easy for him to grow," Reich said. "You can get the mental reps. You can still get a lot of film study and still be interacting with the players. Maybe even to more of an extent, interacting with the receivers, and talking about what you expect as a quarterback. And we certainly expect no slowing down the process as far as growing mentally.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter revenues rose a slim 2.8 percent and the company reported a modest drop in profits as its slate of Hollywood movies - rocket-fueled in 2015 by the release of Furious 7 and Jurassic World - failed to repeat that success. Otherwise the cable and entertainment conglomerate had a solid quarter as its cable-TV business continued to heal - video subscriber losses were a negligible 4,000 compared with 69,000 in the year-ago quarter - and NBC broadcast-TV revenue rose 17 percent on more licensing and retransmission fees.
NEWS
July 22, 2016
By Erec Smith On July 12, in the twilight of his second term, President Obama spoke at the funerals of the officers slain in Dallas, prescribing unity and collaboration as the antidotes to America's racial divide. His speech came more than eight years after his campaign speech "A More Perfect Union," delivered as he sought the presidency. As his time in office winds down, Obama's presidency is bookended by speeches about race and unity because as a nation, we prefer to sit back and wait for someone to solve the problem instead of taking it on ourselves.
SPORTS
July 10, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
ALLENTOWN - Andrew Knapp has had a productive July so far, pulling himself out of a late-June slump. He entered Friday batting .368 with a .952 OPS in his last five games. While there is still plenty of baseball left this season, Knapp said he was encouraged by his recent progress, which has brought his average to .266. The starting catcher for triple-A Lehigh Valley began trending downward last month. From June 19 to 29, he had only seven hits, all singles, in 37 at-bats (.189), with one RBI. Self-aware and focused on his goal - becoming an everyday catcher in the big leagues - Knapp diagnosed the problem: poor pitch selection.
SPORTS
July 4, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
The Flyers got marginally better after signing lower-level free agents Dale Weise and Boyd Gordon on Friday, but don't plan on attending a Stanley Cup parade down Broad Street next June. This is a long process, folks, and general manager Ron Hextall is committed to building through the draft and adding expensive free agents at the right time. Like, say, next July. Or possibly the year after. So if you don't have patience, if you don't enjoy the brick-by-brick process, you probably shouldn't be following the Orange and Black.
NEWS
June 29, 2016
By Marc Priester One glass ceiling separates Hillary Clinton from returning to her former place of residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But to get there, she'll have to confront serious voter skepticism about her credibility and commitment to reducing economic inequality. Clinton could address both concerns by naming progressive firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her vice presidential running mate, creating the first all-female presidential ticket. With two-thirds of white women - and more than 90 percent of women of color - viewing Donald Trump unfavorably, a Clinton-Warren ticket could be an appealing antidote to Trump's well-documented misogyny.
NEWS
June 28, 2016
There is an unfamiliar atmosphere approaching civility in Harrisburg these days. Gov. Wolf spent last week saying he isn't asking for hikes in sales or income taxes to balance this year's budget despite having insisted on both last year. This so pleased House Speaker Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny) that he tweeted the self-congratulatory message "Applauding @GovernorTomWolf statement that we've said and done for years: We can balance #PABudget without a broad-based tax increase. " Though somewhat misleading, Turzai's tweet was a grand departure from his antics during the previous budget season, which culminated when he dismissed the House rather than vote on a deal he had agreed to. Now bills chipping away at the budget and related issues are moving through the legislature without overt power struggles between the Democratic governor and Republican legislative leadership.
NEWS
June 20, 2016
Pat Toomey is the Republican U.S. senator from Pennsylvania The issue of gun violence has been with us for a long time, but it has clearly and painfully gotten worse in recent years. Our response to the devastating attack in Orlando must be part of our broader war against violent Islamist extremists and is by no means limited to the issue of guns. Nonetheless, the Orlando attack highlights the critical need for us to do more to prevent criminals, those with dangerous mental illnesses, and terrorists, from obtaining weapons.
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