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January 17, 2014 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I gained a lot of weight since getting married 10 years ago, especially after I had my twins. I try to eat right and try to walk when the weather's not bad and I can get away from the kids, but still the pounds have stuck, particularly on my bottom. I'm built like an oversized pear so I wear a lot of leggings and big T-shirts. I'm OK with that but my husband is embarrassed by my size. He makes fun of my butt and laughs about me with his brother. When I hear them, I laugh, too, but on the inside, I'm crying.
SPORTS
November 18, 1995 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the 76ers, a team that seems to have no answers, the questions just got harder. The Cleveland Cavaliers, winless in seven tries this season before last night, ran all over the Sixers at the Spectrum, winning by 114-82. After the game, coach John Lucas, who had seen his team drop three games in a row in increasingly depressing ways, looked almost as if he were ready to surrender. "I didn't think we could get any worse," he said. "It is worse. " Here is how it got worse: Point guard Vernon Maxwell, plagued for two weeks by sprained ankles, went out indefinitely.
SPORTS
November 19, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LANDOVER, Md. - Heads were buried in hands in a crowded, near-silent locker room at FedEx Field. When any Eagles did speak, they couldn't explain what just happened. A season that seemed promising after one month has plummeted out of control, with the lowest point coming in Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Washington Redskins. "Can't get worse than this," wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said. Maybe. When it appeared that their season could not sink lower, the Eagles continued to find ways to outdo their own futility.
SPORTS
July 27, 1996 | By Arlene J. Newman, FOR THE INQUIRER
As she clutched the bronze medal around her neck yesterday, U.S. rider Kerry Millikin felt vindicated. Millikin, of Westport, Mass., rode Out and About to a third-place finish in the individual three-day event competition, finishing behind a pair of New Zealanders, gold medalist Blyth Tait and Sally Clark. Several years ago, Millikin gave up competitive riding after getting involved in a nasty dispute with the U.S. Equestrian Team, which passed her over for the team in 1988, when she fractured her leg and could not complete a selection trial.
SPORTS
October 4, 1992 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They did more than just lose day in and night out, these 1992 Phils. They committed the worst sin in professional sports. They were utterly, totally, amazingly, endlessly . . . Dull. And it is somehow comforting to hear Mariano Duncan say that playing on the Phils was as gray and numbingly gruesome as watching them. "There were a lot of times when you couldn't get away from it this year," Duncan said. "Sometimes it got in your mind. Sometimes it got in your body.
NEWS
May 13, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
WHEN THE lights shut off and the bells began to toll, Nick Wilson paced back and forth in the darkness, knowing they tolled for him. Once the crowd heard the sound boom through the amplifiers Saturday night, they rose from their seats in a hockey rink turned wrestling arena at the Flyers Skate Zone in South Jersey, and began a chant that Wilson remembered well. It was time for Wilson, 34, to become "Nick F'n Gage" again, a legend in the bizarre world of ultraviolent wrestling who'd lost his crown and his freedom to painkillers back in 2010.
NEWS
November 25, 2005
AFTER READING Rich Hofmann's story about how the Eagles lost to the Giants, it would appear that even with the efforts of Donovan McNabb and Mike McMahon, it seems as though they're playing McFootball. As in no frills, no nothin', no talent! The only team standing between the Eagles and hitting rock bottom is the Jets, but that's another story entirely. Herb Stark Massapequa, N.Y.
NEWS
November 28, 2008
LIKE MANY, I never thought I'd say I finally hit rock bottom with the Eagles. But pompous management, an arrogant coach, an inept QB and third-tier players have brought me to the breaking point. Even worse, this stubborn organization, which generates billions, refuses to pay an outstanding $8 million debt to the city. That $8 million would certainly go a long way in keeping open the 11 city library branches that are slated to close. Chris Beck, Wenonah, N.J.
SPORTS
December 2, 2012
The Eagles have hit rock bottom, and they haven't been afraid to say so. When Marty Mornhinweg spoke about the challenge in motivating his players with the Eagles 3-8 and essentially out of the playoff picture, he played the only card he had left. "We certainly are in a spoiler-type role here," the Eagles' offensive coordinator said last week, "and that can be very rewarding. " Unfortunately, the Eagles couldn't reward themselves when it actually mattered. A win over 5-6 Dallas will provide little solace for fans, even if it's the Cowboys and it hinders their playoff chances.
NEWS
December 24, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT WAS A WILD WEEKEND for the McGeehan clan in Northeast Philly after the family-run bar, McGeehan's Rock Bottom, became the scene of back-to-back shootings. Yesterday, the fallout continued. Police announced that John McGeehan, 55, has been charged with five counts of aggravated assault, possessing an instrument of crime, violation of the Uniform Firearms Act and related offenses after he allegedly showed up with two handguns - one in his waistband, one in his hand - and fired a round while police were investigating the first shooting at the bar early Sunday morning.
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May 13, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
WHEN THE lights shut off and the bells began to toll, Nick Wilson paced back and forth in the darkness, knowing they tolled for him. Once the crowd heard the sound boom through the amplifiers Saturday night, they rose from their seats in a hockey rink turned wrestling arena at the Flyers Skate Zone in South Jersey, and began a chant that Wilson remembered well. It was time for Wilson, 34, to become "Nick F'n Gage" again, a legend in the bizarre world of ultraviolent wrestling who'd lost his crown and his freedom to painkillers back in 2010.
NEWS
December 24, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT WAS A WILD WEEKEND for the McGeehan clan in Northeast Philly after the family-run bar, McGeehan's Rock Bottom, became the scene of back-to-back shootings. Yesterday, the fallout continued. Police announced that John McGeehan, 55, has been charged with five counts of aggravated assault, possessing an instrument of crime, violation of the Uniform Firearms Act and related offenses after he allegedly showed up with two handguns - one in his waistband, one in his hand - and fired a round while police were investigating the first shooting at the bar early Sunday morning.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
EVERY TIME the phone rang, the Turner family's hearts jumped and their eyes darted to the television, their hopes and fears resting on the number that appeared in the caller ID on the screen. They prayed it would be Stephanie Turner, calling after more than a week of silence, saying she was ready to get help with her heroin addiction. They would have been relieved if it were a hospital or a close friend, saying Stephanie is safe. But on a recent foggy Tuesday afternoon, Caroline Turner, Stephanie's mother, said she knew this daily drama could end in the worst way, in Camden or Atlantic City.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I gained a lot of weight since getting married 10 years ago, especially after I had my twins. I try to eat right and try to walk when the weather's not bad and I can get away from the kids, but still the pounds have stuck, particularly on my bottom. I'm built like an oversized pear so I wear a lot of leggings and big T-shirts. I'm OK with that but my husband is embarrassed by my size. He makes fun of my butt and laughs about me with his brother. When I hear them, I laugh, too, but on the inside, I'm crying.
SPORTS
July 30, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
DETROIT - The embarrassment was worst in the 69th inning of this eight-game losing streak, when the Phillies played a brand of baseball unrecognizable during the Charlie Manuel era. Darin Ruf committed the inning's third error. Jimmy Rollins crouched in front of second base and drew in the dirt with his right hand as a 12-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers evolved. "That," Rollins said, "was embarrassing. " There is no more hope for 2013, another season that is sure to end without postseason baseball in South Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Surely no public figure save Oprah is as beloved as Beyoncé . Artist, wife, lover, and mother, she can do no wrong. Until yesterday. Originally, the Times of London reported that Master Sgt. Kristin DuBois , a spokeswoman for Beyoncé's backing act, the President's Own United States Marine Band , said B's highly praised, passionate, rousing rendition of the national anthem at the presidential inauguration was - canned . She lip-synced it. But later, a Marine Corps spokesman clarified: Because there was no opportunity for Beyoncé to rehearse with the band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised.
SPORTS
December 2, 2012
The Eagles have hit rock bottom, and they haven't been afraid to say so. When Marty Mornhinweg spoke about the challenge in motivating his players with the Eagles 3-8 and essentially out of the playoff picture, he played the only card he had left. "We certainly are in a spoiler-type role here," the Eagles' offensive coordinator said last week, "and that can be very rewarding. " Unfortunately, the Eagles couldn't reward themselves when it actually mattered. A win over 5-6 Dallas will provide little solace for fans, even if it's the Cowboys and it hinders their playoff chances.
SPORTS
November 19, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LANDOVER, Md. - Heads were buried in hands in a crowded, near-silent locker room at FedEx Field. When any Eagles did speak, they couldn't explain what just happened. A season that seemed promising after one month has plummeted out of control, with the lowest point coming in Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Washington Redskins. "Can't get worse than this," wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said. Maybe. When it appeared that their season could not sink lower, the Eagles continued to find ways to outdo their own futility.
NEWS
November 12, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a Good Morning America production crew trailing her through her new Spanx boutique at King of Prussia Mall, shapewear tycoon Sara Blakely was nowhere near rock bottom Friday morning. No, rock bottom had come and gone 20 years earlier, in the form of a brown polyester spacesuit at Walt Disney World, when the would-be lawyer dealt with her dashed dream of law school by taking a job herding kids onto rides. At the East Coast's largest shopping mall Friday, the 41-year-old entrepreneur instead lived up to her Forbes magazine billing as the youngest self-made billionaire who is not a man. After a drive from New York, she dabbed on lipstick and sashayed among bras, fishnets, and other elastic creations she has invented for women plagued by pantyline phobias.
SPORTS
August 19, 2012 | By Bernard Fernandez, For the Daily News
The English language is a marvelous tool for describing what is and what isn't, what could be and what might never be again. And "inchoate" - meaning not yet completed or fully developed; not organized, lacking order - is perhaps the most apt word to describe the ongoing demise of amateur boxing in the United States, a two-decade-plus process that might not yet have been seen through to completion, but appears to be inexorably heading in that direction....
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