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June 8, 1989 | By Edward Kracz, Special to The Inquirer
Both men agree that all-star games are important, for the same reasons. It could be because both went to the same high school or because both teach at the same school in the same department. But for three weeks leading up to "All-Star Weekend," the two men encountered a fundamental difference. That difference had to do with practice schedules. The reason was that Tom D'Alonzo, 42, was the coach of the Del-Val League All-Star baseball team in the Joseph J. Barrett game, played Saturday afternoon, and Jerry Kennedy, 44, was the coach of the Del-Val League All-Star football team in Friday night's Hero Bowl.
NEWS
May 8, 2010 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - At first, they almost look like typos - as if someone accidentally keyed in one too many zeroes. Or two. Or three. But the numbers are real. And with them, State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams (D., Philadelphia) has again eclipsed his Democratic rivals in fund-raising, according to reports released Friday. In just over a month, Williams amassed $2.5 million, far surpassing what any of the other three Democrats in the May 18 primary managed to raise in that time. And Williams continued his pattern of gathering eye-popping contributions from individuals and political action committees.
SPORTS
March 4, 2012
Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant told ESPN Saturday that he has no real rivalry with a player currently in the NBA - and really hasn't had any in his 16-year pro career. Though his team faces Miami on Sunday (3-0 against L.A. since LeBron James' decision to take his talents to South Florida), Bryant doesn't consider the Heat star a true rival. "Not for me," he said. "I get up for everybody just the same, to be honest. " Dwyane Wade doesn't qualify, despite the hard foul he delivered during last week's All-Star Game that gave Bryant a concussion, a broken nose, and neck spasms, and put him in a plastic mask to play.
NEWS
October 23, 1995 | By Nick Fierro, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Lida Le stared across the net at her mirror image on Saturday at the Gulph Mills Tennis Club and saw Kate Ovelman. Ovelman, a junior from Marple Newtown, stared right back and saw the same thing. Perhaps that's why it was appropriate that Le, an Upper Moreland sophomore, and Ovelman hooked up to produce one of the most intense high school matches ever seen in these parts. And perhaps it was even more appropriate that Le needed to fight off six match points in the second set before pulling out a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory to gain third place in the PIAA District 1 singles tournament.
NEWS
January 10, 2012 | By Kasie Hunt and Charles Babington, Associated Press
NASHUA, N.H. - Mitt Romney's Republican rivals accused him Monday of exaggerating his successes and coldly laying off thousands of workers while heading a profitable venture capital firm, an effort to turn the presidential front-runner's biggest asset into a liability. The heightened focus on the Bain Capital firm threatens to slow Romney's cruise-control campaign because it goes to the heart of his No. 1 appeal to voters: the claim that he knows far more than President Obama about creating jobs.
NEWS
February 13, 1989 | By Joe Fite, Special to The Inquirer
The rivalry between Abington Friends and Germantown Friends has long been an intense one, and that was never more graphically illustrated than when the Kangaroos defeated Germantown Friends, 70-68, in the final 14 seconds in the Friends School League championship tournament last season. Abington Friends, paced by a 28-point performance by David Fields, continued its mastery over the visiting Tigers Friday night. The Kangaroos won the regular-season title with a 76-66 win before a standing-room-only audience despite a 39-point scoring effort by the Tigers' Jon Haynes.
SPORTS
February 21, 1989 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers, also known as the .500 Club these days, can use some consolation as they prepare for a five-game road trip that will begin tomorrow night in Madison Square Garden with a game against the New York Rangers. All the Flyers have to do, however, is look at the Patrick Division standings to find salve for their wounds. They will see that the upper two-thirds of the division look like a four- car pileup on the Schuylkill Expressway, with each of the teams waiting for a tow truck to yank it free.
SPORTS
July 20, 1990 | By Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
From a marketing standpoint, the 76ers have to love their 1990-91 schedule, which they released yesterday. That is because traditional NBA Atlantic Division rivals New York and Boston will visit the Spectrum three times each. Last season, for the first time in memory, the Knicks and Celtics each made just two appearances here, a scheduling quirk created by the expansion of the league to 27 teams. Teams now play each division opponent five or six times, opponents in the opposite division of their conference four times and rivals in the opposite conference twice each.
SPORTS
July 21, 2011 | Associated Press
PINEROLO, Italy - Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, the first of three days in the Alps, while Thomas Voeckler retained the yellow jersey but lost time after riding off course on the final descent. Defending champion Alberto Contador made repeated attempts to get away from his rivals, but was caught on each occasion. He finished in the same time as Cadel Evans, brothers Frank and Andy Schleck, and Samuel Sanchez. Voeckler lost 27 seconds and is 1 minute, 18 seconds ahead of Evans.
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July 21, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A North Philadelphia man was ordered to stand trial on murder charges in last September's shooting of a neighborhood man in a purported drug dispute and the attempted murder a month later of another neighbor who was questioned by police. Tony Tillman was held for court Tuesday after a protracted preliminary hearing in which two witnesses - including the man who was shot six times - tried to recant their statements to police. A third witness, however, testifying under an agreement with the District Attorney's Office, said he and Tillman had several conversations after the Sept.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Technology Writer
The competition for smartphone superiority seems especially fierce this spring. Hearing the call, Gizmo Guy has been walking around with four strong pocket pal contenders: an LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 6S, and HTC 10. I've also been toting an oddball from an upstart called Siam that dares challenge the status quo. If shopping, you ought to study the pack, too. The once-omni- potent iPhone no longer holds all the "best innovator" cards....
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: My partner is seemingly addicted to her phone (browsing, playing games, etc.) and it's driving me batty. I've convinced her that it's rude to use her phone at meals, but it invades any time that the two of us spend together. I'm not sure I can keep complaining about this and get nowhere. Any ideas? Do I just need to accept the third wheel in our relationship? Answer: Why would anyone do that? That's what breaking up is for. If that's not possible or humane for some reason, or if you'd like one last shot at addressing it as a treatable addiction, take it to counseling, as it's apparently not enough to impress her that you're lonely while she's sitting two feet away.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
What began as a neighborhood feud concluded Friday with two broken lives - one woman maimed, and the other going to prison for seven to 15 years. Even Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Diana L. Anhalt said the word tragedy did not do justice to what has happened since Precious Coleman drove her SUV into Beatrice "Dee Dee" Spence on the afternoon of April 17, 2015. "I want people to know that if you fight like this, this is what could happen," Anhalt told the families of Spence and Coleman.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania stretches about 400 miles, but the tale of Democrats' U.S. Senate primary was told in two cities. Backed by the party's biggest names and money, Katie McGinty on Tuesday scored a huge win in Philadelphia. Unofficial results show she topped her chief rival, Joe Sestak, by 46,500 votes in the city - nearly a third of her overall victory margin. On the other side of the state, the hulking mayor of Braddock, John Fetterman, who created buzz with his antiestablishment style, racked up a surprise win in his home county of Allegheny, and drew more than twice as many votes statewide as polls suggested he would.
NEWS
April 6, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Columnist
HOUSTON - Now there is another Villanova team to put on the wall and leave there forever. The long wait since 1985 ended on Monday night on a spotlit court in a football stadium. It ended when a confident forward named Kris Jenkins launched a three-point shot at the buzzer with the score tied and nothing less than the national championship riding on the outcome. The shot slid effortlessly through the basket as time expired. The red lights came on, the fireworks sparked, the confetti dropped, and the Wildcats rushed together in a champion's embrace.
NEWS
March 23, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Lagging in polls and campaign funds in the race for state attorney general, John Morganelli came to Norristown on Monday to criticize Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro for taking campaign contributions from companies that received lucrative county contracts. Morganelli, top prosecutor in Northampton County for more than two decades, has struggled to gain traction in the statewide Democratic primary against Shapiro and Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. Standing on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse, Morganelli said Shapiro's acceptance of donations from companies that receive county contracts was hypocritical because Shapiro is campaigning on a promise to restore integrity to the Attorney General's Office.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
The Bucks County manufacturer of Skee-Ball, that staple of boardwalk arcades at the Jersey Shore, has been sold to a Wisconsin rival in the family-amusements industry. Joseph W. Sladek, who bought Skee-Ball Inc., now in Chalfont, in 1985, called the sale a "bittersweet goodbye" in a news release from the buyer, family-owned Bay Tek Games Inc., which is based in Pulaski, near Green Bay. The price was not disclosed. The deal was signed Tuesday. Skee-Ball manufactures its games in Chalfont, but after a roughly three-month transition will move to Wisconsin, Gaetan Philippon, Bay Tek's chief executive, said Wednesday after meetings with Skee-Ball employees.
SPORTS
February 23, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
BARRY TROTZ was readying his NHL-leading Washington Capitals for their game against the Flyers late last month when he was asked if he "had seen their little rookie. " "The Ghost?" he asked. "I can't say his name. It's too long. " Try spelling it all the time, I said. "Yeah, no kidding," Trotz said. "Why can't it just be 'Ghost' until we all get used to it?" Well, we're getting used to it. Fast. We're getting used to writing Shayne Gostisbehere's name when he scores another overtime goal as he did Saturday night in Toronto.
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
It's one day before Groundhog Day and the groundhog is dead. No, not that one. Pennsylvania's own Punxsutawney Phil is just fine, resting up for his big day Tuesday. But Canada's weather-watching woodchuck, Winnipeg Willow, died Friday night, likely of old age, at the wildlife rehabilitation center where she's lived since a dog killed her mother five years ago. And Groundhog Day celebrations in Manitoba capital city have been canceled. Punxsutawney Phil's people were surprised by news of his colleague's death - but also surprised by news of her existence.
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