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March 10, 1987
How ironically refreshing to read of Soviet youth rebellion spurred on not by None Dare Call It Treason books or smuggled Carl McIntire speeches but by new wave music - the likes of which is suppressed in America as well (witness popular rock-and-roll radio stations and the Grammys). Does this mean that President Reagan will summon the CIA to distribute anarchic hard-core music to Moscow instead of arms to win the cold war? No, he'll blow it and send over recordings by Bruce Hornsby and the Range.
SPORTS
January 16, 1999 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Last Sunday at Hartford, Drexel's Ross Neisler scored 14 points in 25 minutes off the bench in a come-from-behind 17-point win. That was four more points than the senior guard had accumulated in the seven previous games in which he played this season. And two more than his previous career high, which he'd set 25 months ago, in the third game of his sophomore season. Last night at the Physical Education Athletic Center, the new sixth man in Bill Herrion's rotation had 17 points in 30 minutes as the Dragons extended their winning streak to six with a come-from-behind 80-67 America East victory over Boston University.
SPORTS
September 26, 2009 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
She's the No. 2 singles player on the No. 1 girls' tennis team in South Jersey. Still, junior Meghan Burns is something of Haddonfield's secret weapon. "Sometimes I think people tend to overlook Meghan," Haddonfield coach Jeff Holman said. Burns was 31-8 at No. 3 singles last season. But while the addition of standout freshman Taylor Ng has resulted in other players moving down in the lineup, Burns has moved up. After what she described as "extremely stressful" challenge matches, Burns earned the No. 2 singles spot.
NEWS
March 2, 1992 | By Bill Doherty, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Not even Eric Tidwell could have imagined this two years ago. Then a sophomore, he was coming off the bench. For the junior varsity team. Now, two years later, he is Penn Wood's secret weapon. The guy who delivers the sucker punch. Other teams gear their defensive schemes to stop senior shooting guard Steve Alston, the team's leading scorer, and junior Richard Barnes - Penn Wood's chief inside threat. Then the game starts. And the opposing coach is left asking himself: Who is this No. 21?
NEWS
January 8, 1992
Maybe it was the rollicking, bopping Chinese dragon, or the German beer, the raw tuna or reggae. Maybe it was the earthy, good-natured embrace of the place - Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market. But it was hard to believe Monday night that somehow the city isn't going to make it. If the day's inaugural speeches were sober, reminding the citizenry of the red ink, the tough choices, the ticking clock, this last gala of Mayor Rendell's day tapped into something giddier: It showed off the city's richest treasure - it's unextinguished, unblunted capacity to, well, be a Big City, with all the starry-eyed, old-movie excitement those words once conjured up. Some of the lift came, of course, from the headiness of a fresh start, the glitter of the crowd, the offerings - from dozens of world-class restaurants - of feathery-light coconut shrimp, juicy escargots, Mexican cuisine, carts of pastry, drop-dead chocolate torts, china cups of capuccino.
SPORTS
August 8, 1989 | By Frank Lawlor, Inquirer Staff Writer
After he won the 36-hole sectional qualifying tournament for the U.S. Amateur Championship yesterday, Rudy Virga hesitated a moment before disclosing his "new secret. " On second thought, he relented. "Ah, I don't care if these guys know," Virga said, gesturing toward a crowd of golfers anxiously monitoring the results board at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Delaware County. "It'll give them something to think about. " So it may. Virga, 22, attributes a recent string of his best rounds ever to a series of "sports enhancement" audio and video tapes he has been listening to and watching for about eight months.
NEWS
February 1, 1999 | By Karen Masterson, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In this township of 32,000, beyond the commercial corridor of Route 38 and amid rich Pinelands soil, a typical problem burrows just below the surface. Moles, the bane of lawn caretakers, dig crisscrossing tunnels. But unlike other municipalities, Pemberton has mole aficionado John W. "Bud" Clark, a councilman, who deploys a special weapon against the blind and carnivorous mammals. He kills them with Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. The taste and smell seem to attract moles, but the gum sticks in their digestive systems.
NEWS
April 5, 1999 | by William Bunch, Daily News Staff Writer
Clad in their unofficial uniform of weathered work boots, jeans, athletic gear and baseball caps, they are a ragtag, nearly secret guerrilla squad in Philadelphia's 1999 mayoral war. On this sunny and brisk March Saturday, just like on every other weekend afternoon since late January, about 30 of them have shoehorned into a tiny storefront on Frankford Avenue in Mayfair to hear their marching orders - getting rowhouse Republicans to switch parties...
NEWS
May 20, 1999 | By Norman Solomon
Hi! My name is CBU-87/B, but let's not be formal. A lot of my friends call me Cluster Bomb. I've been busy lately, doing what I'm supposed to. And I sure appreciate the careful treatment I receive from the American news media. My pals at the Pentagon put me in the category of a "Combined Effects Munition. " My maker describes me as an "all-purpose, air-delivered cluster weapons system. " Not to brag or anything, but such labels don't do me justice. When I explode, the results can really be quite awesome.
SPORTS
April 16, 1999 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just 12 games and 19 days remain in this lockout-shortened season, and the 76ers have finally found an alternative scoring weapon to Allen Iverson. It's the one they've been waiting for all along. Drafted in June as the No. 8 overall pick, rookie Larry Hughes was supposed to be Iverson's sidekick, the extra ball handler and sharpshooter who would team with him for alley-oop slams and an abundance of victories. For most of the Sixers' 38 games, that wasn't the case. Instead, Hughes, without the visible intensity coach Larry Brown craves, found himself lost in the shuffle, far from the center of attention he was used to in high school and college.
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March 11, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
TEMPLE WAS sleepwalking through the first half of a late-season contest against lowly Houston in a game the Owls had to win. The Cougars came into the Liacouras Center with a 1-13 league record and a 9-17 mark overall, but they were the hungrier team and took a five-point lead into halftime. Coach Fran Dunphy didn't seem overly concerned. He told the Owls to just stay the course. Dunph can get on his players with the best of them, but coaches can't scream and yell all the time. It will diminish the message and burn the players out. So point guard Will Cummings brought the heat.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Chris Brennan
CLOUT HAS a question: Is the Pennsylvania Democratic Party the one thing Gov. Corbett has going for him in his bid for a second term next year? Corbett, a Republican, is routinely listed as one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents for 2014. And he is under constant attack from his party's right wing. (We're looking at you, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe , a Butler County pol who clearly despises the government that has issued him a paycheck for the past 14 years.) Smelling blood in the water, eight Democrats have declared their candidacy for the 2014 primary election for governor.
SPORTS
February 1, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NEW ORLEANS - You have your pistol formation, you have Joe Flacco trying to prove he's at the top of the quarterbacking pyramid, you have retiring Ray Lewis and ascending Colin Kaepernick, and by the way, has anybody heard that the opposing coaches in Super Bowl XLVII are actually brothers? Lots of themes, lots of angles. Here's one you probably hadn't considered, that comes from something Ravens coach John Harbaugh said this week: The 49ers and Ravens are here because of their safeties.
SPORTS
October 20, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn sophomore wide receiver Conner Scott has received some unwanted recent attention that is likely to continue. Scott entered the season with 10 career receptions, but now he often must navigate his way past two defensive backs in double coverage. The defensive scrutiny on Scott got even tighter with senior receiver Joe Holder missing his first game in last week's 24-20 win over Columbia due to a broken fibula. While Scott didn't see many balls last week, he made his touches count, catching two passes for 17 yards and a 13-yard touchdown.
SPORTS
September 10, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies fans may have visions of Josh Hamilton playing in red pinstripes in 2013 (we were) - but B.J. Upton, lately mentioned as a possible addition for the Fightin's, is making a good case as primary daydream fodder at the Bank. The Rays centerfielder hit three solo home runs in Tampa Bay's 6-0 win over Hamilton's Texas Rangers on Sunday. The long balls - the first off former Phillie Roy Oswalt, the next two off Martin Perez - totaled 1,191 feet. Hamilton went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts against a dialed-in James Shields.
SPORTS
February 2, 2012 | By Joe McIntyre, Inquirer Staff Writer
Without a head coach for months and without program certainty in the future, Penn State's 2012 recruiting class could have been a lost cause. But throughout the tumultuous recruiting process during the Nittany Lions' most trying year, Larry Johnson, arguably the team's best recruiter, remained. And because of his presence, the Lions were still able to bring in what the coaches called an extremely successful 2012 class. On national signing day Wednesday, with the Lions snagging 19 incoming freshmen, fellow assistants new and old couldn't say enough about the Penn State defensive line coach and his ability to retain those high school athletes with murky minds about the university's future.
SPORTS
October 21, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
The Eagles unveiled a new, secret weapon last Sunday in their never-ending quest to cover opposing tight ends: Brandon Graham. The first-round rookie defensive end confirmed yesterday that he had short-range responsibility on Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez "with help over the top. " Gonzalez, targeted seven times, caught just three passes for 19 yards. Granted, two of them were for touchdowns, but as Graham noted, those were different coverages in which he was not involved. Graham was tight on Gonzalez when the 10-time Pro Bowler could only manage to tip a pass headed his way, straight to Eagles corner Asante Samuel, who intercepted it to kill a second-quarter drive in the Eagles' 31-17 victory.
NEWS
September 28, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Cherokee girls' volleyball team has size, speed, talent, and tenacity. But it might be what the Chiefs are missing that's the key to their 6-0 start. "This is probably the first team I've ever played on in any sport where there's no drama," Cherokee senior outside hitter Michelle Meehan said. "It's amazing how well we all get along. That's the reason we're so excited about this season. " Cherokee probably has been the best team in South Jersey through the first three weeks of the season.
SPORTS
September 23, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The most dangerous player on the Penn State offense is also the smallest, a 5-foot-7, 159-pound sophomore who gives opposing defenses the shivers whenever he gets the football in open space. Wide receiver Devon Smith is one of the fastest men ever to play for the Nittany Lions, a one-time secret weapon who isn't such a secret any more. After all, an opponent tends to pay special attention to someone who can run the 40-yard dash in 4.23 seconds, something Temple is sure to do when the Owls travel to Beaver Stadium on Saturday.
NEWS
July 8, 2010 | By Dan McSweeney
The tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is one clear sign that we're due for a significant reassessment of national priorities and policies. But that doesn't mean we should completely discard the past. Some of our history is too important to be lost in our inevitable evolution. Since 2004, I've been involved in what many of my friends and relatives would describe as a quixotic effort to preserve a largely forgotten 20th-century artifact. I have been part of a committed group working to keep America's national flagship, the legendary SS United States, from being destroyed by scrappers.
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