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March 13, 2000 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Kenyon Martin's right leg snapped early in Cincinnati's loss to Saint Louis last week, the NCAA men's Division I basketball committee responsible for selecting and seeding tournament teams was suddenly faced with a painful decision that might be viewed as callous and unfair. Without Martin, a clear-cut favorite to win national player of the year honors, the Bearcats went from the tournament's obvious No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional to No. 2 in the South. So their legion of fans who had their bandwagons pointed toward Cleveland must now make the slightly longer trek to Nashville.
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November 23, 1991 | By Timothy Dwyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everything seemed so casual, so pristine. A perfect atmosphere for the high-ranking International Olympic Committee official to breeze into this mountain town to celebrate the opening of the 1991-92 ski season and give reassurances to the locals that their bid to land the 2002 Winter Olympics had a good chance of success. Then the official, Marc Hodler of Switzerland, mentioned in an almost offhanded way that the International Olympic Committee was investigating itself. And the whole selection process.
NEWS
May 19, 2007 | By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
A new slate of Fairmount Park commissioners has been elected by the Board of Judges of Common Pleas Court. In a secret process that in recent years has been widely decried as opaque, the judges elected 10 of the 16 commission members. The other six represent various city departments, City Council, and the Mayor's Office. Lauren Bornfriend, executive director of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance, the largest park friends group, said her organization endorsed no particular candidates.
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August 31, 1994 | By Herbert Lowe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camden County Republicans, some of whom have demanded more say in the selection of candidates, heard pleas for unity last night from their evolving slate of freeholder nominees. "I am very concerned as a candidate because this race is critically important to the citizens of Camden County and the party," said Berlin Borough Mayor Millard Wilkinson, a former freeholder and one of the nominees. "I beg of you as a candidate, that although there are differences of opinion, that we please, please . . . get the candidates elected," Wilkinson told 75 Republicans who met at the party's county headquarters.
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March 14, 1997 | By Laura Barnhardt, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
There are 28 officers competing to become Springfield's next police chief. But the department veteran who has become a town favorite isn't one of them. The passionate speeches of supporters, an endorsement by a local newspaper, and a petition signed by more than 1,000 residents have elevated Bob Householder to celebrity status in this Montgomery County town. But because commissioners here decided to go ahead with a competitive search, Householder, who has been the township's acting chief since September, has decided not to take the written exam tomorrow.
NEWS
October 14, 2010
Two more jurors were picked Wednesday for the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court trial of Rasheed Scrugs, charged with murder in the Feb. 13, 2009, shooting of Police Officer John Pawlowski. Of the 12 jurors and four alternates needed, 10 - seven women and four men - have been chosen. The selection process before Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes resumes Thursday at the Criminal Justice Center. - Joseph A. Slobodzian
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July 9, 1992 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Delaware County Community College, whose nursing program has recently enjoyed the popularity of a rock concert, will institute a new random- selection process for students applying for the fall 1993 program. The nursing program, which began in 1968, has in recent years drawn several hundred applications for 114 seats. Some prospective students have camped out for several days to ensure selection. Jerome S. Parker, executive assistant to the president, said having prospective students line up to submit applications had worked well until the demand became so great.
SPORTS
January 30, 1991 | By Michele M. Fizzano, Special to The Inquirer
Debbie Dolan rarely crashes into the six-foot walls she clears with her world class show-jumping stallion, VIP. This time, however, she misjudged the size of the hurdle. Dolan challenged the United States Equestrian Team and the American Horse Show Association to a confrontation that ended in a big-money lawsuit. The 25-year-old native of Oyster Bay, N.Y., complained that she had been unfairly bumped from the United States Equestrian Team before it competed at the 1990 World Championship Games in Stockholm.
SPORTS
June 1, 1992 | By Arlene J. Newman, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
While tested veterans rose to the top as the third trial for the Olympic equestrian team drew to a close, one notable exception fell out of contention. Greg Best of Flemington, N.J., and his stellar mount, Gem Twist, were eliminated Saturday night at the Devon Horse Show after Gem Twist inexplicably refused to jump an obstacle three times. In the 1988 Olympics, the Best and Gem Twist duo won team and individual silver medals. In 1990, Gem Twist was named best horse in the World Championships.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1999 | By Douglas J. Keating, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
Angry that its current show will not be eligible for a Barrymore Award, the head of the Walnut Street Theatre, the area's largest nonprofit theatrical organization, has withdrawn from participation in the annual awards program. "I was very disappointed and angry that Phantom had been deemed ineligible" for consideration for a Barrymore Award, Bernard Havard, the Walnut's producing artistic director, said yesterday, noting that the show had been positively reviewed by most critics.
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April 3, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Here's how great the NCAA men's basketball tournament is - even the NCAA can't screw it up. For three wonderful weeks every year, the NCAA looks as if it knows what it's doing. And, in this case alone, it actually might. The tournament committee stumbled around a little bit when expanding to 68 equal-but-not-really teams a few years ago. Other than that, the tournament is a model of efficiency and fairness. The move to a geographical pod system for the first weekend's glut of games was brilliant, both because it saves money and because it bolsters attendance by making it more practical to follow one's team.
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October 29, 2014 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
AFTER TODAY'S games, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will make its first rankings, and, on Tuesday night, we fans will get our first inkling at what the four-team playoff system might look like. This is an improvement over the BCS, which chose two teams to play for the national championship, but it simply isn't fair and won't solve the controversy. Let's assume the college football season plays out as like this . . . * Florida State runs the table and wins the ACC playoff and finishes 13-0.
NEWS
December 18, 2013 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
CITY COUNCILWOMAN Blondell Reynolds Brown wants to clear up some myths about her school-property advertising bill. Brown said that since it moved successfully out of committee earlier this month, she's been getting hit with a hailstorm of concerns from constituents about the content of the ads. The measure still must pass the full Council next year. As now written, the bill would prohibit commercial displays on any school property that has historic value, and would ban ads featuring alcohol or tobacco.
NEWS
October 16, 2013 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
COATESVILLE The Coatesville Area school board is calling in outside help for its superintendent search. The board will meet next week with the Chester County Intermediate Unit, which serves the county's 12 school districts, to outline the selection process, including creating a timeline and scheduling focus groups for public input. "We are pleased to work with the CCIU team on this important initiative," Board President Neil Campbell said in a statement. "We want to cast as wide a net as possible in seeking out qualified candidates capable of leading our district forward.
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July 23, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
THE SONS of Ben may have said it best. During each of the Union's home games at PPL Park, the energetic fan section screams out chants showing support for their beloved team and city. One of the group's most recognized chants is, "No one likes us, no one likes us, no one likes us, we don't care! We're from Philly, no one likes us, no one likes us, we don't care!" That seems fitting after the Union was shut out of this seasson's MLS All-Star Game. Five Union players were on the ballot, and it seemed as if multiple players could be headed to Kansas City for the July 31 game, in which the MLS All-Stars will match up against AS Roma.
NEWS
July 18, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite a 2008 New Jersey State Comptroller's Office report recommending that municipalities and other government entities rotate auditing firms at least every 10 years, Camden has again hired Bowman & Co. to audit the city's 2013 books. Bowman has been contracted by the city for at least the last 15 years. The company and its employees have been big donors to Camden County Democrats, another issue cited by the comptroller's report. An Inquirer analysis of Camden's audits dating back to 2007 showed that the city has repeatedly been warned by Bowman that there are millions of dollars in "aged" grants that have had little to no activity.
NEWS
March 25, 2013 | By George Will
Because of the grotesquely swollen place the presidency now occupies in the nation's governance and consciousness, we are never not preoccupied with presidential campaigning. The Constitution's framers would be appalled. The nation reveres the framers, but it long ago abandoned the presidential selection process they considered so important that they made it one of the four national institutions created by the Constitution. Hence the significance of the Republican National Committee's suggested reforms for the 2016 process.
NEWS
March 14, 2013
A panel of 12 jurors - seven women and five men - has been selected for the Philadelphia murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. A man selected Tuesday and a woman picked Monday filled out the 12 members needed for the basic Common Pleas Court jury. But prosecution and defense lawyers and Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart will continue the selection process begun March 4 until they get six alternate jurors for a trial estimated to last up to eight weeks. Minehart said he hopes to begin testimony Monday.
SPORTS
February 25, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NCAA tournament selection process is not a blind taste test. Teams up for consideration bring their baggage, pro and con, into the meeting room. We know because of past performance, and the mock selection recently held by selected media gave more evidence. Media members from around the country gathered in Indianapolis and did their best to approximate what happens in the same room in March. It was a strong group of basketball writers who know their stuff, at least as well as the actual committee.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
Legal woes not only deal concern While Gov. Corbett would put Pennsylvania's 41-year-old lottery under the managerial control of a private British firm, disturbing revelations emerged even before state Attorney General Kathleen Kane stepped in ("Kane rejects Pa. lottery contract, citing constitutional grounds," Feb. 14). Camelot Global Services officials made glowing pronouncements about how our lottery would thrive, with job offers for nearly all 230 lottery workers. But recent news reports from England revealed the company is laying off staffers and closing regional centers.
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