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May 31, 2011 | By Christopher Torchia, Associated Press
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Pro-Palestinian activists, marking the first anniversary of a deadly raid by Israel on a Turkish aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip, gathered Monday on the deck of the same boat, refitted and preparing to sail for Gaza again next month. An international coalition of activists said Egypt's removal this past weekend of a four-year blockade of Gaza would not affect their plans for a new flotilla, which will depart from various European ports to try to breach Israel's sea blockade.
NEWS
May 31, 2011 | By Maya Rao, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - A year of political fireworks leading up to the confirmation hearing of Gov. Christie's first Supreme Court nominee ended in praise and mostly friendly questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee gave its approval 11 to 1 today. The hearing for Anne Patterson lasted 2 ½ hours but contained none of the confrontational atmosphere expected for a nominee whose progress has been stalled for months by Democrats angry with Christie's efforts to remake the court. The Republican governor picked the Morris County lawyer in May 2010 to replace John Wallace, a justice whom Christie decided to deny tenure after seven years over concerns that he and the top court were legislating from the bench.
SPORTS
April 2, 2011
The Cards may want to call a do-over It hasn't been the smoothest of seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, and there are still 161 games to go. The ride got a little bumpier on Friday when rightfielder Matt Holliday was scheduled for an appendectomy. The Cards said they won't know until Saturday how long the 31-year-old all-star will be out of the lineup. "I think they caught it early, so I think that's good news," GM John Mozeliak said. "I don't think it's that bad of a blow to the team.
SPORTS
March 18, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Big East? Or Big Easy? Displaying some of its very best basketball of the season, Gonzaga dispatched 18th-ranked St. John's, 86-71, last night in the Southeast Regional of the NCAA Tournament, setting up a meeting tomorrow with Brigham Young and player-of-the-year candidate Jimmer Fredette. The Zags burst to a double-digit lead in the first 8 minutes and were never really threatened seriously thereafter against the athletic Red Storm, which became the second team from the vaunted Big East - which sent 11 teams into the tournament - to bite the dust at the Pepsi Arena in Denver.
NEWS
December 7, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles George Parry, 74, formerly of Medford, a retired insurance executive, an avid sailor, and founder of the Rock Hall Yacht Club Sailing School, died of bladder cancer Friday, Dec. 3, at home in Chestertown, Md. Mr. Parry was with Reliance Insurance Co. for 36 years in offices in North Jersey, Detroit, New York, Haddonfield, Radnor, and Philadelphia. He became a chartered property and casualty underwriter in 1975 and retired as Reliance's senior compliance officer in Philadelphia in 2000.
SPORTS
September 26, 2010 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
Who needs sex when dysfunction and disorder sell just as well? The latest Eagles episode - a love/hate quadrangle featuring two quarterbacks, a head coach, and a city - has already had so many unexpected twists that it might be more fascinating than that crazy, season-long tiff between Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb. You'll no doubt stay tuned to find out how this particular saga ends. We all will. But in the process of following the Eagles, we sometimes take it for granted that, across the street from the Linc, there's a better and far more stable team.
NEWS
September 10, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
BACK IN THE '70s, Stanley Edeiken, a highly regarded surgeon, told his son, Steven, that if he found something he liked more than medicine, he would do it. And he did. It was sailing. So, in 1974, Stan bought a boat, closed his general-surgical practice, put his house in Deal, N.J., in mothballs, and sailed away. He and his wife, Evey, cruised the Caribbean for two years before he returned to resume his practice, having fulfilled a cherished dream that many people postpone until it's too late.
NEWS
August 22, 2010
Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply. Land With the Family Escape package, two parents and two kids can stay at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld starting at $99 per night (normal rates start at $249) and get free kids' meals (age 12 and under), an in-room movie night with pizza and soda, and a 10 percent spa discount.
SPORTS
August 22, 2010
Del Potro hasn't played tennis since January's Australian Open. This year's U.S. Open will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 12. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Nebraska tight end Dreu Young will undergo back surgery and could be out for the season. Virginia Tech has extended the contract of coach Frank Beamer through the 2016 season. Tyler Hansen will start at quarterback for Colorado in its opener against Colorado State on Sept. 4. Former Miami receiver Thearon Collier arrived on Southern Cal's campus after transferring there.
NEWS
August 21, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edwin P. Van Sciver, 91, an architectural and product designer and sailing enthusiast, died of heart failure Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Waverly Heights, a retirement community in Gladwyne. Mr. Van Sciver earned a bachelor's degree in engineering and fine arts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1942. During World War II, he worked in California for what later became the McDonnell Douglas Corp. After the war, he returned to his hometown of Philadelphia and operated an industrial-design firm with his three brothers for several years.
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