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December 22, 1998 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Was it a last-ditch attempt to spruce up his coaching resume? Was Ray Rhodes - tired of reading and hearing about all his bad personnel evaluations - offering his version of a closing argument in his defense? Intended or not, the message at yesterday's post-mortem press conference seemed as clear as the white twinkle lights on the Eagles' holiday tree: The Eagles' future might not be as bleak as we think, because of the young players showing life late in the season. During his shortest Monday media address of his flickering tenure - 13 minutes - Rhodes mentioned just one veteran's name as he looked down a foggy road that will not include him in a week or so: Hugh Douglas, his prized 1998 trade acquisition.
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October 10, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The Eagles are trying to shake those travelin' blues. The Birds haven't won a road game since Dec. 14, when they beat the New York Jets, the worst team (1-15) in the NFL last season. They haven't beaten a playoff-caliber team on the road since their Nov. 3 win at Dallas last season. Since Ray Rhodes took the reins in 1995, the Eagles haven't beaten any other playoff team on the road except Dallas, once, last season. They have a chance to rectify that Sunday in Jacksonville against the 4-1 AFC Central leaders who played in the AFC title game last season.
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December 27, 1995 | By Frank Fitzpatrick and Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Randall Cunningham's tempestuous Philadelphia career will end with the Eagles' next loss. It seems increasingly likely, though, that before it ends, there will be one more curtain call for the controversial quarterback. While Ray Rhodes repeated yesterday that Rodney Peete would start Saturday's wild-card playoff game against Detroit, the Eagles' coach hinted that he wouldn't permit another poor performance by the slumping Peete to pass without a response. "He's got to do his job, just like everyone else," Rhodes said of Peete, the 13th-rated passer in the NFC. "This is a week where there's no tomorrow.
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September 23, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The possible answer to the Eagles' kickoff-coverage problems arrived last night in the form of a living threat. The Eagles agreed to terms for a practice-squad contract with Lonny Calicchio, a kickoff specialist and punter who was cut before the season by the Redskins last year and released by Dallas after the third preseason game this year in favor of punter Toby Gowin. Calicchio, 24, is a 6-3, 249-pound product of Mississippi who auditioned with the Eagles on Thursday. Calicchio can spend the next few days launching kicks as far as he can in sort of an extended tryout.
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August 16, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Expect Ray Rhodes to take full advantage of the NFL's experimental instant-replay system during Sunday's game against New England. The game is one of 10 the league has chosen for its preseason test of the format, which is significantly different from the league's abandoned replay review system. For one thing, coaches must throw red flags on the field to request a review. For another, the replay will be watched by one of the on-field officials, not an unseen arbiter in a press box. Finally, there will be a two-minute limit on reviews, which should eliminate the seemingly interminable delays that led to the abolishment of replay.
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December 12, 2000 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Zachary J. Battles has ambition, guts and an extraordinary brain. He is a math and computer whiz, loves the theater, and he leaves tomorrow for a second stint teaching English in the Ukraine. He is also blind. Without sight almost since birth and adopted from a South Korean orphanage when he was 4, Battles, a 21-year-old senior at Pennsylvania State University, has spent his life proving that a lack of sight need not be a deterrent. On Saturday, the latest affirmation came when he was named one of 32 Rhodes scholars, earning one of the most prestigious academic fellowships in the world.
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December 29, 1998 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Ray Rhodes is right about old friends and past associations, and if he means to continue in the NFL, the dismissed Eagles coach probably will be working at one of three franchises next season. The best bets appear to be Cleveland, Denver and Baltimore. In Cleveland, the president of the new Browns franchise, which will begin play in 1999, is Carmen Policy, who held the same title with the 49ers when Rhodes was that team's defensive coordinator under Bill Walsh. That association brought Rhodes five Super Bowl rings, victories by the score and the friendships that may land Rhodes his next job. In addition to Policy at Cleveland, Rhodes also has a long friendship with Dwight Clark, the 49ers former pass receiver who moved into the team's front office as prelude to following Policy from the Bay Area to become the Browns director of football operations.
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January 25, 2011 | By Mike Gibson, For The Inquirer
Jade Williams scored 11 of her 28 points in the third quarter, helping host Rhodes erase a halftime deficit and earn a 47-39 Public League basketball win over University City on Monday. The Roadrunners (3-4) trailed by 22-20 at halftime before Williams took over in the third quarter and helped them to a 39-34 lead. Saniyah Williams scored only two points for Rhodes but contributed in a big way with 15 rebounds. In other league games: Tanisha Chambers, a 5-foot-11 senior center/forward, scored 21 points and pulled down 21 rebounds for host Parkway West in a 54-33 win over Randolph.
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August 19, 1997 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Give Ray Rhodes 10 guys with Tim Watson's attitude and the Eagles' special-teams problems would be solved. "I'm a Tim Watson fan," Rhodes said yesterday. "He gives you what he's got. He's a contact player. You look at our special teams, Tim Watson's a guy who's going to show up. . . . I like the intensity he brings to the table. "On kickoffs, he's the first guy down there. We have to polish him up a little bit because right now he's like a missile. He's going down there and he's taking an eye for an eye down there.
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November 26, 2013 | By Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
To the annals of Rhodes scholars, a lofty list that already includes Nobel laureates, Olympians, and a U.S. president, add two residents of the Philadelphia region. Evan Behrle of Oxford, Chester County, and Alexander Wang of Doylestown, Bucks County, were among 32 Americans awarded the prestigious scholarship Saturday. They will receive free tuition to earn graduate degrees at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Behrle, a senior at the University of Virginia, said he planned to study urban poverty at Oxford.
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September 22, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Daron Russell is focused on one thing at a time. After Tuesday's announcement, the Imhotep point guard can scratch one thing off his list. Inside the school's cafeteria, surrounded by family and friends, Russell, a 5-foot-11 senior, committed to Rhode Island University ahead La Salle and Grand Canyon University. In the end, Russell's bond with Rams coach Danny Hurley won his allegiance. "The relationship I had with him," Russell said, "I talk to him just like one of my friends.
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April 14, 2016
ISSUE | CITY SCHOOLS Rhodes Elementary needs help After his visit to E.W. Rhodes Elementary School, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan proclaimed that the school "doesn't need to be turned around again" ("Union opposes plan to turn around school," Thursday). Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, called the North Philadelphia school an "inspiration. " The data tell a different story. In the 2014-15 school year, only 9 percent of its students were rated at least "proficient" on the state reading exam, and 1 percent - three students - were proficient in math.
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February 8, 2016 | By Jeff Neiburg, For The Inquirer
The four of them sit at the end of the La Salle bench and provide some context to the struggles of this season and perhaps a glimpse as to what the Explorers of next season, with a full bench, might look like. La Salle coach John Giannini has mentioned multiple times that he "overestimated" and "misevaluated" some things while "under-recruiting" this group, blaming himself for what's become a lost season on Olney Avenue. He's talked about those four guys, though: transfers B.J. Johnson (Syracuse)
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January 31, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's at Rhode Island Saturday, 6 p.m. , Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I.   TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/WNTP-AM ( 990). Records: St. Joseph's 17-3 overall, 6-1 Atlantic 10; Rhode Island, 12-8, 4-3. On St. Joseph's: The Hawks have won six in a row and 13 of 14 following Wednesday's 78-70 home win over Massachusetts. Saturday's game begins a stretch when three of the next four games will be on the road. On Rhode Island: The Rams' last six losses have been by six points or fewer, including a 72-67 defeat at St. Joseph's on Jan. 10. What keeps the Rams in most games is their defense.
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December 28, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Working at Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry was an emotionally intense experience that forged strong bonds among the staff, and in the mid-1980s, social worker Janice and music therapist Marty were among them. On the women's ward, the hospital's softball team, and during Friday happy hours, Marty and Janice became great friends. "She had good manners, which is really important," said Janice, who grew up in Rydal. "She had a fabulous sense of humor, and a joie de vivre.
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December 11, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
A.J. Baxter said he "wanted to pass out. " That's how excited the St. Augustine Prep senior defensive back was to receive a scholarship offer from the University of Rhode Island. "It's a dream come true," Baxter said of committing to play football for the Rams on a football scholarship. "It was kind of in the back of my mind that I could do it, but I was never focused solely on playing Division I football. " The 6-foot, 200-pound Baxter had a "great year" for St. Augustine, according to coach Mark Reardon.
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November 24, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia native who studies at Harvard University and has advanced proficiency in eight languages is one of 32 winners of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship announced Sunday. Rivka B. Hyland, who spent her freshman year of high school at Friends Select School in Center City before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, will study for two to three years, expenses paid, at the University of Oxford in England. The winners were selected from among 869 applicants nominated by 316 colleges and universities.
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November 18, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bang! Kapow! Ka-boom! That's how networks serve up their dramas in this ultra-competitive age. Terrified of losing their audiences to FX or Netflix, they slam viewers with shrill, abusive body blows. That's how procedural whiz Dick Wolf opens his new emergency- room melodrama, Chicago Med . Within 90 seconds, we're thrown into the middle of a deadly train derailment The third in Wolf's Chicago triumvirate, after Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. , the series premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. Wolf opens on devilishly good-looking Dr. Connor Rhodes ( Arrow 's Colin Donnell)
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October 5, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Services are to be Saturday, Oct. 17, for Augustine Warner Janeway Rhodes, 86, formerly of Villanova, a mother and volunteer, who died Saturday, Aug. 22, of cancer at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Known as Tina, Mrs. Rhodes had houses in Bradenton Fla., and Princeton and Cape May, N.J., but her family's life really revolved around their home in Villanova. She was born in Phoenixville, the daughter of Augustine Smith and Helen Gulick Janeway. As a child, she moved with her family to Washington, Harrisburg, and Ventnor, N.J., as her father accepted leadership positions in government service, including as commanding officer of the Pennsylvania National Guard and executive director of the Pennsylvania General State Authority.
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August 26, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWPORT, R.I. - As evidenced by his blockbuster acquisition by the 76ers during the 2013 NBA draft, Nerlens Noel came into the league with amazing defensive skills, unparalleled athleticism, and immediate hype. But in the subsequent two years, critics have voiced concerns about his ability as a power forward and are wondering whether he's just a phenomenal shot blocker who struggles to shoot the ball. And that has brought Noel to Newport, R.I., a picturesque seaside city with a population of 24,027 on Aquidneck Island in Newport County.
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