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September 14, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
Philadelphia has the poet laureate it deserves in Frank Sherlock. And as poet laureates go, Sherlock, 46, a native of Southwest Philadelphia and a product of 12 years of Catholic schooling, could not be better suited to this particular chapter in Philadelphia history: the papal visit. The pope and the poet share a name, a patron saint - St. Francis of Assisi, man of poverty and peace - and, as of this past week, their portraits share space on the celebrated wall at Dirty Frank's, one of the city's more iconic dives, decorated, of course, with images of famous Franks.
SPORTS
September 13, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 1. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals vs. Saints. Despite the favorable rushing matchup, Palmer will have to carry a big load to keep pace with Drew Brees & Co. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers at Jaguars. Given the sorry state of Carolina's receiving corps, and the soft underbelly of the Jacksonville defense, Stewart should find plenty of room to roam on Sunday. Chris Ivory, RB, Jets vs. Browns. Ivory has no real competition for carries, and there are plenty of concerns about the Jets' passing game.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
COLOMBIAN television is known for more than Sofia Vergara . The hot new show, in fact, is a telenovela dramatizing the life of the country's only Roman Catholic saint. But the show is now shrouded in controversy after devotees of the missionary nun known universally as Madre Laura filed a lawsuit seeking to correct what they say is an unseemly depiction. Born in Colombia's coffee-growing region in 1874, Laura Montoya was a nun and teacher who devoted her life to protecting indigenous tribes from discrimination and violence by the country's white elite.
SPORTS
June 26, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett has joined Penn State's football team as a consultant, the Nittany Lions said Wednesday. Haslett, a native of Pittsburgh, coached the Saints from 2000 through 2005 and led the team to its first playoff win. His most recent position came with the Washington Redskins, where he spent the last five years as defensive coordinator. Coach James Franklin's statement announcing the move did not mention whether Haslett would work in any specific area on offense, defense or special teams.
SPORTS
June 10, 2015 | BY RICK O'BRIEN, Staff Writer
FREDERICKSBURG - With a four-run outburst in the third inning of yesterday afternoon's PIAA Class AA baseball semifinal against Loyalsock, Neumann-Goretti upped its lead to 5-0 and moved closer to its first berth in the final. In the top of the fourth, under dark skies at Wenger Field and thunderstorms quickly closing in, officials suspended the contest. It is scheduled to resume at 4 p.m. today at the same location. If the Saints can hold on against the Lancers, they will take on District 7 champ Neshannock for the state crown at 3 p.m. Friday at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fans knew something special was in the offing when director David Wain ( Wanderlust ; They Came Together ) announced the cast of his 2001 comedy, Wet Hot American Summer . It was a veritable Who's Who of comedy: Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black, Amy Poehler, Judah Friedlander, and David Hyde Pierce. What's more, they were backed by a group of great actors including Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, and Bradley Cooper. A raunchy, sharp-edged satire that was equally affecting and nostalgic, the film was about the crazy goings-on at a summer camp in 1981.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2015 | By Victoria Mier, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Ben Franklin Parkway will get a makeover into a Parisian-style wonderland with the public art installation "Future Sensations," starting Friday. Partnering with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, the French buildings-material company Saint-Gobain will offer pop-up beer gardens, food trucks, and night-to-day entertainment. But the main events are the five pavilions, ranging from 13 to 70 feet high, and telling the story of Saint-Gobain's 350-year history.
NEWS
May 26, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mike Messenger had four goals and an assist Sunday as Limestone won its second consecutive NCAA Division II championship with a 9-6 victory over Le Moyne at Lincoln Financial Field. Top-ranked Limestone (20-1) finished the season on a 12-game winning streak but had to come from behind for the title. The Dolphins (16-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Saints rattled off three goals of their own to tie the game. Limestone midfielder Kevin Reisman won 13 of 19 faceoffs, which allowed the Saints to control the game's tempo for most of the day. Messenger, who was named the game's outstanding player, scored three of his goals in the fourth quarter.
SPORTS
May 1, 2015
OBI ROMEO, a 6-10 forward who played sparingly as a freshman last season, will transfer from Saint Joseph's. He played in just four games for the 13-18 Hawks, averaging 6.5 minutes. Romeo, who came to this country from Nigeria in 2011, was recruited from Greenbrier East High School in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., where he averaged 13 points, 14 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a senior. "You can't find a better human being, better teammate or harder-working student than Obi," said St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli.
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