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October 18, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
She loves Philadelphia. "Come on, this city is gorgeous!" She'd even like to buy some real estate here. "Anyone have some ideas?" But she wanted to know who that guy was standing atop City Hall. "Billy Penn?" she asked incredulously. "What'd he do? Was he like poet laureate, or something, of Philadelphia?" That was Diane Keaton, 68, one of a star-studded handful of keynote speakers Thursday at the 11th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women, where more than 7,000 women and a few men attended the one-day lollapalooza-scale event.
SPORTS
April 15, 1997 | By Bill Iezzi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Chris Roberts, a Germantown Academy senior and a grandson of Robin Roberts, the Phillies Hall of Famer, traded his bat and glove for a lacrosse stick four years ago and has never regretted it. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete says lacrosse is exhilarating and baseball dull. Baseball fans may find this surprising, because it seems only natural that a grandson of a pitching icon would be playing the grand old game, just as his father, Robin Roberts Jr., and three uncles did. Lacrosse fans, on the other hand, don't find this startling at all, because they regard their sport as more exciting than baseball.
SPORTS
September 17, 2003 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hall-of-Fame pitcher Robin Roberts, the former Phillies star, will sign his autobiography, My Life in Baseball, at the Greenhouse Restaurant in Margate, N.J., next Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Roberts will also be promoting the second annual Margate Little League Golf Tournament. It will be held at noon Sept. 25 at the Linwood Country Club. Roberts will participate in the tournament, in which all proceeds will benefit the Little League program. Roberts became connected with the Margate Little League through Tom Hiltner, the Margate city clerk.
SPORTS
May 7, 2010 | by Paul Hagen
COLE HAMELS grew up in San Diego, which is about as far away from Philadelphia as you can get and still have one foot in the continental United States. He was born in 1983, more than 20 years after Robin Roberts threw his last pitch for the Phillies. Yet the two men, despite an age difference of almost a half-century, shared a bond that crossed all generational lines. It wasn't just Hamels, either. That's the way it was whenever Roberts, who passed away yesterday morning at age 83, visited the clubhouse.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robin Roberts has a lover It's a woman. Get over it. The veteran newscaster, who has been battling a rare blood disorder, on Sunday posted a year-end message of thanks on Facebook. "At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude," she wrote. She thanked God, her doctors, and "long time girlfriend, Amber [ Laign ]. " First lady Michelle Obama is cool with it. "I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud. –mo," she tweeted Monday. Lily: They're Botoxed idiots "Hard Out Here" singer Lily Allen is less than impressed by today's celebs.
SPORTS
December 5, 1996 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Robin Roberts, the Phillies' Hall of Fame righthander, still clearly remembers the 1953 afternoon when Russ "The Mad Monk" Meyer pitched against his former teammates at Connie Mack Stadium shortly after being traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was an early "Game of the Week" on national television. Meyer got into a heated argument with plate umpire Augie Donatelli over a walk to Richie Ashburn. Finally, Donatelli threw Meyer out of the game, but he refused to leave the mound. "He was hollering at the umpire," Roberts recalled yesterday from his home in the Tampa, Fla., area.
SPORTS
April 11, 2011 | By MARK KRAM, kramm@phillynews.com
At his death last May at age 83, Phillies Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts left behind a treasure trove of memorabilia that he had collected during the course of his 19-season career in the major leagues. He also left behind four sons, who found themselves faced with a vexing question: Who gets what? Who gets the signed Babe Ruth ball? Who gets the 1950 National League championship ring? Who gets the collection of hand-painted game-used baseballs from more than 100 of his 286 career victories?
SPORTS
March 9, 1999 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Until Joe Carter came along and introduced his Louisville Slugger to Mitch Williams' tired fastball on the night of Oct. 23, 1993, the most crushing home run hit against the Phillies in World Series play was Joe DiMaggio's game-winner in Game 2 of the 1950 World Series. DiMaggio, who died yesterday at age 84, was 35 and in the penultimate season of his magnificent career when he led off the 10th inning of a 1-1 game by belting a 2-1 fastball from Robin Roberts into the upper deck above left field at Philadelphia's Shibe Park.
NEWS
May 7, 2010 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts, a star of the 1950 Whiz Kids who stayed connected to the 21st-century Phillies, died Thursday morning at his home in Temple Terrace, Fla. Mr. Roberts, 83, died of natural causes. He is best known as the staff ace of the 1950 Phillies, a team that captured the franchise's first National League pennant in 35 years before being swept in the World Series by the New York Yankees. The hard-throwing righthander went 20-11 for the Whiz Kids, including a pennant-clinching victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers on the final day of the season, triggering citywide celebrations.
SPORTS
July 14, 1992 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You might say it has been a while since a National League pitcher started two straight All-Star Games. It has been so long, in fact, that the names of some of the guys who took the field the last time this happened included Ted Kluszewski, Jackie Robinson and Minnie Minoso. The years were 1954 and '55. And the starting pitcher was a fellow named Robin Roberts. Little did he suspect that it would be nearly 40 years until someone followed in his very large footsteps. But tonight, in the 63d All-Star Game, someone finally will.
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December 23, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has declared deficient curricula at four Philadelphia schools where parents complained after budget cuts forced sharp program reductions. It is a "significant victory" for parents, education activists said, a signal that the state Department of Education is taking seriously its responsibility to monitor city schools' curricula and take action when necessary. Parents from 75 Philadelphia School District schools filed 825 complaints detailing problems caused by budget cuts two years ago, issues ranging from a lack of arts and physical education to the absence of gifted programs.
NEWS
April 24, 2015
A Phila. state of mind None of the mayoral candidates seems to be thinking out of the box; instead, they're recycling old ideas. Of fresh alternatives I can imagine, my personal favorite would be that Philadelphia secedes and becomes its own state. Think of not having to deal with Harrisburg legislators, most of whom hate us anyway and barely fund us; and of being able to pass our own gun laws with no bowing to the gun lobbies. But the best is that we'd get to retain all city revenue.
NEWS
October 18, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
She loves Philadelphia. "Come on, this city is gorgeous!" She'd even like to buy some real estate here. "Anyone have some ideas?" But she wanted to know who that guy was standing atop City Hall. "Billy Penn?" she asked incredulously. "What'd he do? Was he like poet laureate, or something, of Philadelphia?" That was Diane Keaton, 68, one of a star-studded handful of keynote speakers Thursday at the 11th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women, where more than 7,000 women and a few men attended the one-day lollapalooza-scale event.
SPORTS
August 22, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
VILLANOVA FOOTBALL coach Andy Talley will be honored by the Be The Match National Marrow Donor Program and receive the 2014 Rod Carew Leadership Award. Talley has long championed the National Bone Marrow Foundation. He works with the foundation to match potential bone marrow donors with patients. Since 1993, Talley has been responsible for more than 30,000 people being tested for the program. Since 2008, Talley got 30 college football programs involved in the program and nearly 45,000 potential donors have been tested.
NEWS
August 22, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
IN A SUMMER of gloom and doom, could there be some good news for the Philadelphia School District? The district delayed a vote last night on a policy that would eliminate TransPasses and tokens for 7,500 high-school students who live between 1 1/2 and 2 miles from school. Superintendent William Hite said the district is in talks with SEPTA and the city to resolve the issue. "We are working with several partners, and we think and are hopeful that we will have a solution to that and there's more to come, so stay tuned," Hite said during a School Reform Commission meeting.
NEWS
June 6, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
A LITTLE hard news from Tattle: After throwing a first pitch that would have shamed an uncoordinated toddler, 50 Cent (a/k/a Curtis Jackson) revealed in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" the reason for his horrible toss. "I have a skeletal muscle injury on my left shoulder from excessive masturbation. " Maybe instead of pitching, 50 Cent should try batting practice. He obviously has a nice stroke. * The Los Angeles Times reports that 50 Cent will accept bitcoin for his newest album, "Animal Ambition.
NEWS
March 26, 2014
Parents are right to protest the oversize emphasis placed on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams when so many schools are poorly funded. Robin Roberts says her three children won't be taking the PSSAs with the rest of the students at Philadelphia's C.W. Henry Elementary School. "If it's so important for us to do well on these tests, why are they not setting us up to succeed?" asked Roberts. It's a good question. You can't expect much success on standardized tests when students don't even have basic supplies.
NEWS
March 25, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robin Roberts did the math, and she was astonished. By Roberts' count, her third grader was going to spend six school days - at least 12 hours - taking state standardized tests beginning this month at C.W. Henry Elementary, a public school in Mount Airy. Her fifth grader would lose nine school days to the PSSAs, and her eighth grader 11 days. That troubled her. "If our schools are not getting the resources to offer a basic education, what is happening?" she asked. "If it's so important for us to do well on these tests, why are they not setting us up to succeed?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014
Despite critical bile, Sunday's U.S. debut of Season 4 of ITV/PBS world-smasher Downton Abbey was a winner for PBS. (Who needs you , Matthew Crawley???) It snagged 10.2 million viewers, the highest-rated drama premiere in PBS history - 22 percent more than Season 3's kickoff (7.3 mils). BTW, Dan Stevens , who played Crawley, famously killed for Christmas at the end of Season 3, lives in Brooklyn these days, so he had "absolutely no idea" what happened to his/Matthew's widow, Lady Mary ( Michelle Dockery )
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robin Roberts has a lover It's a woman. Get over it. The veteran newscaster, who has been battling a rare blood disorder, on Sunday posted a year-end message of thanks on Facebook. "At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude," she wrote. She thanked God, her doctors, and "long time girlfriend, Amber [ Laign ]. " First lady Michelle Obama is cool with it. "I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud. –mo," she tweeted Monday. Lily: They're Botoxed idiots "Hard Out Here" singer Lily Allen is less than impressed by today's celebs.
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