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February 23, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Police in Charlotte say the wife of pro wrestler Ric Flair has been charged with assaulting him in their North Carolina home. In a statement, Flair called the incident an unfortunate disagreement and said he did nothing wrong. Authorities say officers were called to Flair's home in south Charlotte on Sunday night. Flair said his wife attacked him after they went out for dinner. He had minor injuries, but refused treatment from paramedics. Police charged 41-year-old Jacqueline Beems with simple assault.
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October 15, 2010 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
If he hadn't dedicated his life to baseball, Charlie Manuel would have made an excellent pro wrestler. Vince McMahon, the WWE patriarch, likes to refer to his employees as sports entertainers. That description fits Manuel perfectly. The man has both charisma and guts. One minute he's making you laugh with homespun witticisms, the next he's challenging ornery radio hosts to "stop by" his office to scrap. Give him a steel chair and a different type of uniform and he'd make Hulk Hogan tap out for sure.
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March 31, 2013
Steve Wheatcroft , who narrowly qualified for the Houston Open at the start of the week, ran off three straight birdies early in his round for a second straight 5-under 67 and a 1-shot lead over D.A. Points and Jason Kokrak going into the weekend at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. Rory McIlroy also will be around for two more days, but just barely. He made the cut on the number. TENNIS: David Ferrer reached the final at the Sony Open, rallying from a break down in the third set Friday to beat Tommy Haas , 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, in Key Biscayne, Fla. The No. 3-seeded Ferrer's opponent Sunday will be 2009 champion Andy Murray , who defeated No. 8-seeded Richard Gasquet , 6-7 (3-7)
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January 8, 1993 | By Jack E. Ewing, FOR THE INQUIRER
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's more than you can handle: You can start with tonight's eight-bout World Wrestling Federation event at the Spectrum. The 8 p.m. card includes two championship bouts, Bret "Hit Man" Hart defending his WWF heavyweight belt against Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels defending his Intercontinental title against former tag-team partner Marty Jannetty. The Spectrum has doubleheader action Saturday, with the Flyers meeting Mark Messier and the New York Rangers at 1:10 p.m. and the Sixers taking on the world-champion Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, at 7:30 p.m. The Flyers take the ice again on Sunday, when they host the Edmonton Oilers in a 7:10 p.m. game at the Spectrum.
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July 31, 1992 | By Jack E. Ewing, FOR THE INQUIRER
Pro wrestling will take over the sports scene this weekend with bouts at the Philadelphia Civic Center and the Spectrum. World Championship Wrestling's Great American Bash will come to the Civic Center on Saturday. Feature matches include "Stunning" Steve Austin defending his World TV Title belt against Barry Windham; a grudge tag-team match of Sting and Ron Simmons opposing Super Invader and Big Van Vader with Harley Race, and a special challenge match of the Steiner Brothers vs. "Dr. Death" Steve Williams and Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy, plus four other bouts.
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August 24, 1990 | By Alan Raskin, Special to The Inquirer
Slam! Bash! Bam! Grunt! If those sounds get your juices flowing, you're probably the kind of fan who's been waiting for "SummerSlam" all year long. Well, wait no more. Starting at 7:45 p.m. Monday - at the Spectrum for those 20,000 fans lucky enough to already have tickets, and on pay-per-view cable for the rest - the titans of wrestling will fight it out for three - count 'em, three - major titles. Going to the mat will be such legends as Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior and "Mr. Perfect" Curt Henning, facing the most formidable of foes: the Earthquake, "Ravishing" Rick Rude and Kerry von Erich.
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October 16, 1992 | By Jack E. Ewing, FOR THE INQUIRER
Atlantic City will be overrun Sunday by the Atlantic City Marathon. The race begins in front of the Showboat Casino & Hotel on the Boardwalk. Other races, at shorter distances, also will be run, including a half- marathon, 5-K and 10-K runs, and a Two-Mile Health Walk. All the events begin at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Atlantic City Marathon Scholarship Foundation, U.S. Olympic Fund, Atlantic City Medical Center AIDS Education Foundation and the Atlantic City Neo-Natal Clinic.
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March 25, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
Channel 12 has decided to delay airing a documentary on the 1985 confrontation between members of MOVE and the Philadelphia police in order to avoid giving the appearance of interfering with the May 19th mayoral primary. On Tuesday, May 5, "Frontline," the PBS-produced documentary program, will air nationally a show on MOVE. Channel 12 won't broadcast it until May 26. "We felt it would be better to hold it," said station manager David Othmer. "We felt there would be a perception that we'd be interfering with the electoral process.
NEWS
October 7, 1988 | By Rick Selvin, Daily News Staff Writer
A few nights each week, Robert Randall - well-liked high school vice principal, history teacher and single father of two - sneaks out of his suburban home, slips a black ski mask over his head and turns into a violent monster. His kids don't know about this bizarre activity. Neither does his boss, the tyrannical principal of Ridgedale Valley Prepatory School. Neither does his girlfriend. But we know. Thanks to those quick give-you-all-the-background-you-need shots in the opening credits of sitcoms, we know that Randall, played by former NFL All-Pro Lyle Alzado in the new syndicated comedy "Learning the Ropes," is leading a secret second life as the Masked Maniac, a bad-guy professional wrestler.
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March 30, 2013
Dozens indicted over cheating ATLANTA - A grand jury indicted about three dozen educators Friday in one of the nation's largest cheating scandals that rocked Atlanta's public schools. The indictment named the former Superintendent Beverly Hall as well as several high-level administrators, principals, and teachers. Hall faces charges including racketeering, false statements, and theft. She retired just days before the 2011 probe was released, and has previously denied the allegations.
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February 28, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A Ric Flair championship wrestling belt hangs in Jonathan Papelbon's locker. A figure of a strutting Flair sits on the top shelf. One of the wrestler's feathery robes is tucked inside a Phillies equipment bag. Each time Papelbon enters a game, the stadium speakers pump Flair's voice, who often proclaimed himself to be "the man. " For the Phillies, Papelbon is still the man. His locker is the closest to the bullpen. He has an extra stall for belongings. He is one of the league's premier closers and it looks like he will remain in that role with the Phillies as a trade does not appear imminent.
SPORTS
March 31, 2013
Steve Wheatcroft , who narrowly qualified for the Houston Open at the start of the week, ran off three straight birdies early in his round for a second straight 5-under 67 and a 1-shot lead over D.A. Points and Jason Kokrak going into the weekend at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. Rory McIlroy also will be around for two more days, but just barely. He made the cut on the number. TENNIS: David Ferrer reached the final at the Sony Open, rallying from a break down in the third set Friday to beat Tommy Haas , 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, in Key Biscayne, Fla. The No. 3-seeded Ferrer's opponent Sunday will be 2009 champion Andy Murray , who defeated No. 8-seeded Richard Gasquet , 6-7 (3-7)
NEWS
March 30, 2013
Dozens indicted over cheating ATLANTA - A grand jury indicted about three dozen educators Friday in one of the nation's largest cheating scandals that rocked Atlanta's public schools. The indictment named the former Superintendent Beverly Hall as well as several high-level administrators, principals, and teachers. Hall faces charges including racketeering, false statements, and theft. She retired just days before the 2011 probe was released, and has previously denied the allegations.
SPORTS
October 15, 2010 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
If he hadn't dedicated his life to baseball, Charlie Manuel would have made an excellent pro wrestler. Vince McMahon, the WWE patriarch, likes to refer to his employees as sports entertainers. That description fits Manuel perfectly. The man has both charisma and guts. One minute he's making you laugh with homespun witticisms, the next he's challenging ornery radio hosts to "stop by" his office to scrap. Give him a steel chair and a different type of uniform and he'd make Hulk Hogan tap out for sure.
SPORTS
October 2, 2010
1. Cream of the crop One team is going to lose a sizeable winning streak when the final gun sounds Saturday night in the matchup of No. 1 Alabama and Florida. The Crimson Tide have won 28 consecutive regular-season games while the Gators are on a run of 24 in a row. They have accounted for three of the last four national championships. "We both want to be considered the top program," Florida cornerback Jeremy Brown said. "It's almost like looking in a mirror. They have everything we have.
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February 23, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Police in Charlotte say the wife of pro wrestler Ric Flair has been charged with assaulting him in their North Carolina home. In a statement, Flair called the incident an unfortunate disagreement and said he did nothing wrong. Authorities say officers were called to Flair's home in south Charlotte on Sunday night. Flair said his wife attacked him after they went out for dinner. He had minor injuries, but refused treatment from paramedics. Police charged 41-year-old Jacqueline Beems with simple assault.
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May 16, 1997 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Simeon Rice could be doing a lot of things right now. He could be lying on a beach in Cancun. He could be working on his golf game. He could be playing blackjack in Las Vegas. He could be doing the couch-potato thing at his home in Phoenix. But he's not. Much to the consternation of the Arizona Cardinals, the young defensive end is spending the offseason playing in the United States Basketball League for the Philadelphia Power. On Saturday night, Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White will climb into a wrestling ring in Charlotte, N.C., and tangle with former Packers teammate Steve McMichael as part of World Championship Wrestling's pay-per-view Slamboree.
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July 15, 1993 | by Chip and Jonathan Carter, Special to the Daily News
Just in case you didn't have enough July 4 fireworks, here are a couple of hot games that'll keep your thumbs and fingers poppin': CYBERG JUSTICE, for Genesis This one came out several weeks ago, and it's been at the top of our hit list ever since. The time is way in the future. You're a Galactic Unity Agent whose spaceship crash-lands on a strange planet. You're captured and turned into a cyborg slave. Something in your memory banks keeps bugging you, and you finally realize you're not a cyborg at all - and worse, you're working for the enemy!
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March 14, 1993 | By Matt Toll, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The shirt, like its bearer, is retired. Like an omen of destruction, the white-on-black skull T-shirt worn by Delran heavyweight Bill Duff throughout his high school career has gone to that great big trophy case in the sky. With it go memories of more than 100 vanquished foes. "The Punisher," Duff said, describing the shirt shortly after becoming a two-time NJSIAA state wrestling champion yesterday at the Atlantic City Convention Center. "I'll frame it or something. " With a career record of 119-10-2, Duff is the state's winningest heavyweight ever, but win No. 119 culminated a senior-year struggle, fraught with high expectations from observers and other wrestlers who assumed Duff would cruise to the title he gained last night.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1993 | By Jack E. Ewing, FOR THE INQUIRER
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's more than you can handle: You can start with tonight's eight-bout World Wrestling Federation event at the Spectrum. The 8 p.m. card includes two championship bouts, Bret "Hit Man" Hart defending his WWF heavyweight belt against Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels defending his Intercontinental title against former tag-team partner Marty Jannetty. The Spectrum has doubleheader action Saturday, with the Flyers meeting Mark Messier and the New York Rangers at 1:10 p.m. and the Sixers taking on the world-champion Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, at 7:30 p.m. The Flyers take the ice again on Sunday, when they host the Edmonton Oilers in a 7:10 p.m. game at the Spectrum.
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