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May 8, 2003 | By Christine Flowers
In high school, I loved Shakespeare. Though some of my friends dreaded reading his masterworks because "the words were strange," I devoured his tragedies and comedies with a passion otherwise reserved for Hershey's Kisses. Shakespeare understood the human condition better than anyone who ever put pen to paper, and held up a mirror to his own society, as well as to future societies. He inhabited the hearts of young lovers, breathed the air of ancient Rome, wandered on the battlefields alongside doomed British royalty, and knew the turmoil of a Danish prince.
SPORTS
June 5, 2003 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Five seasons after becoming a smiling, slugging ambassador for baseball, Sammy Sosa, his reputation and his historic accomplishments are coming under intense scrutiny after he was caught using a corked bat Tuesday night. The Chicago Cubs' icon did not deny using the bat in a game against the Florida Marlins at Wrigley Field. However, he claimed it was a bat he usually used for practice and mistakenly took into the game. Major League Baseball X-rayed 76 of Sosa's bats yesterday and none were found to have cork in them.
NEWS
August 29, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
Ed Coles Jr.'s reputation as a musical-instrument repairman extended far beyond South Jersey, where he lived and worked. He was known in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and elsewhere. "If there was something nobody could fix, he would take it on and make it happen," said Carl Cox, a music director at Deptford Township High School. "He was good at everything. His love was saxophone because that's what he played as well. Anybody who was a professional, they all knew and loved Ed," he said.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2010 | By Diane Mastrull INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ron Huber seems strangely dispirited for a man whose business has gotten a second lease on life. Until you realize how he got that opportunity. It meant filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2008 - something Huber contends he and brothers Bob, Don, and Glenn desperately tried to avoid. They are fiercely proud of the Huber family reputation as reliable purveyors of high-quality furniture in the Philadelphia region - a reputation forged by their grandfather in 1927 and obsessively protected by subsequent generations.
NEWS
February 25, 1993 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Andy Thies says there's a lot more to his basketball talent than just launching three-pointers. The Washington Township senior is known as one of South Jersey's better long-range shooters, but he's out to prove that he is an all-round player. As Thies discovered at camps last summer, reputations are hard to change. "For a long time I had the reputation of being somebody who only shot threes," said Thies, who signed in November with Siena after also visiting Monmouth and Fairfield.
NEWS
March 8, 1993 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Accused child molesters usually claim their young accusers are liars. Now, they have the legal right to attack the reputations of the young victims for honesty. Last week, the state Superior Court ruled that if lawyers can find witnesses to show that victims have reputations for being untruthful, they can't be barred from calling them. The court overturned the sexual assault conviction of Donald Butler, a pastor of the Apostolic Christian Academy, a school operated by the Apostolic Tabernacle Church in Pittsburgh, and granted him a new trial.
SPORTS
February 7, 2013
Spotlight on: Bishop Eustace senior Taylor Hudspeth Kat Burke-Esposito calls Taylor Hudspeth a "wild card" on the court. "You can prepare for her," the Bishop Eustace girls' basketball coach said, "but she always surprises you one way or another. " Despite her reputation as a three-point specialist, Burke-Esposito said that almost half of Hudspeth's shots result from steals and drives in transition. The point guard's reputation as a sharpshooter might not be totally accurate.
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
USED TO BE that when Philly criminals heard that police were looking for them, they went looking for Chuck Stone. They'd find him in the ivory tower at Broad and Callowhill - a trustworthy Daily News scribe who would facilitate their surrender to a Police Department they felt they couldn't trust. Men accused of murder, assault, shootings and burglaries called Stone at all hours of the night, asking for his help. Some wanted to clear their names. Most, of course, were guilty.
NEWS
October 9, 1995
REMEMBER THE POWERLESS AND THE POOR We are gathered together in this enormous metropolis of New York, considered by many to be the zenith of modern civilization and progress, a symbol of America and American life. For more than 200 years, people of different nations, languages and cultures have come here, bringing memories and traditions of the old country, while at the same time becoming part of a new nation. America has a reputation the world over, a reputation of power, prestige and wealth, richness.
NEWS
April 18, 2016
ISSUE | VILLANOVA PARADE Philadelphia comes up big in big moments Philadelphia has a reputation for hosting large-scale events with great success. Mayor Kenney has made it clear that he is committed to building on this reputation in a manner that makes events high-quality, cost-effective, and welcoming to all Philadelphia residents. With just three days to prepare after Villanova men's basketball team won the NCAA championship on April 4, city departments and agencies created a celebration that met the university's expectations while being accountable to taxpayers ("Victory lane," April 9)
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NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
Reputed mob associate Ronald Galati Sr., serving time in federal prison for trying to have his daughter's boyfriend killed, pleaded no contest Wednesday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to attempted-murder charges in a separate case in which he tried to have a friend and the friend's son killed. Galati also pleaded no contest to corrupt organization, theft, and related charges in a widespread insurance-fraud case. And his son, Ronald Jr., 38, pleaded guilty to corrupt organization, conspiracy, and theft charges in that case.
NEWS
August 29, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
Ed Coles Jr.'s reputation as a musical-instrument repairman extended far beyond South Jersey, where he lived and worked. He was known in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and elsewhere. "If there was something nobody could fix, he would take it on and make it happen," said Carl Cox, a music director at Deptford Township High School. "He was good at everything. His love was saxophone because that's what he played as well. Anybody who was a professional, they all knew and loved Ed," he said.
NEWS
August 20, 2016
When it comes to attracting upscale retail in the region, it was clear King of Prussia had an advantage over Center City. But as of Thursday, we can say - in the fight for luring top fashion brands here - the mall has been victorious. King of Prussia unveiled its gleaming, 155,000-square-foot expansion Thursday morning that looked more like New York's Fifth Avenue than the wing of an indoor suburban mall. With brands like Carolina Herrera, MCM, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Bottega Veneta, and Diane von Furstenberg - my New York Fashion Week designer favorite opening its first location in Pennsylvania here - it's a high-end shopper's dream.
NEWS
April 18, 2016
ISSUE | VILLANOVA PARADE Philadelphia comes up big in big moments Philadelphia has a reputation for hosting large-scale events with great success. Mayor Kenney has made it clear that he is committed to building on this reputation in a manner that makes events high-quality, cost-effective, and welcoming to all Philadelphia residents. With just three days to prepare after Villanova men's basketball team won the NCAA championship on April 4, city departments and agencies created a celebration that met the university's expectations while being accountable to taxpayers ("Victory lane," April 9)
SPORTS
October 27, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everything about the 76ers' blueprint for building a championship-caliber franchise is unique. As they're learning, some folks around the NBA aren't fans of the uniqueness. The team has been criticized for having just one "basketball person" in its front office in Brandon D. Williams, who played 18 games in the NBA. The Sixers prefer to keep to themselves instead of joining the old boys' network. And some argue that the Sixers are not establishing relationships with agents to become a major player in free agency in the future.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stock is tanking, the CEO has resigned, and fines up to $18 billion could be slapped on Volkswagen for cheating on U.S. emissions tests of diesel-fueled cars. Add to that the possibility of criminal charges by the Department of Justice and class-action lawsuits from unhappy customers. The troubles at Volkswagen are far from over. How devastating the financial blow and how quickly Europe's biggest automaker recovers may depend on whether top executives were responsible vs. a rogue engineer, some experts say. Meanwhile, initial reaction from area Volkswagen diesel customers is split.
NEWS
March 3, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD - This is a Shore town with a reputation as an almost-anything-goes kind of place - famous for its racy T-shirts sold on the boardwalk and annual debauch known as Senior Week. It is also a place where town leaders are still determining the fine line between what is acceptable behavior and what isn't. You can certainly sport one of those off-color T-shirts on a boardwalk stroll. But just make sure your pants are pulled up or you'll risk a fine under a droopy drawers law. Coming for Senior Week?
NEWS
February 9, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
INSTEAD OF FACING a retrial, reputed Philadelphia mob soldier Anthony Nicodemo pleaded guilty yesterday to third-degree murder and related offenses in the 2012 slaying of a South Philly man in broad daylight. In a packed Common Pleas courtroom, Nicodemo, 43, his hands cuffed in front, looked back and nodded to supporters. He was accused of being the getaway driver in the shooting death of Gino DiPietro, 50, who was gunned down in front of his house on Iseminger Street near Johnston in South Philadelphia, just before 3 p.m., Dec. 12, 2012.
NEWS
November 19, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
FORMER Philly mob boss Joey Merlino will have time to perfect his "Gnocchi Mamma Rita" and "Veal South Philly" at his new Boca Raton, Fla., restaurant, Merlino's, and can enjoy his holidays in the Sunshine State. Although a federal judge in Philadelphia has denied Merlino's request to postpone his four-month prison sentence pending his appeal to the Third Circuit, the judge allowed Merlino to push back the day when he must report to prison. U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick, in an order signed Friday and made public yesterday, said Merlino won't have to start his prison sentence next week, as originally ordered, but must begin it Jan. 5. Surrick last month ruled that Merlino had violated the terms of his supervised release on a 2001 racketeering conviction by meeting with a member of the Philly crime family, John "Johnny Chang" Ciancaglini, in a Boca Raton cigar bar in June.
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