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December 31, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
A 10-month investigation into allegations of point shaving by North Carolina State basketball players has uncovered little evidence, with two key sources softening earlier incriminating statements, attorneys say. The investigation is largely completed, but it won't officially be closed until a similar probe in New Jersey is over, said Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby Jr. "The information that we have uncovered and that New...
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April 9, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Joe Dumars shook his head. Rick Mahorn shrugged. Neither could fathom former teammate Isiah Thomas, one of the fiercest competitors to play in the NBA, would be involved in point-shaving. But a new book, "Money Makers: Days and Nights Inside the New NBA," alleges that. The book said that during the Pistons' 1989-90 championship season, teammates expressed fears points were shaved in two games after Thomas and backup center James Edwards lost thousands of dollars shooting dice with known gamblers.
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June 20, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Fresno State announced yesterday that an internal investigation has found no evidence of point-shaving by its basketball players. The report did concede that the university lacks the subpoena or investigatory powers of the federal government. The FBI and a federal grand jury are investigating allegations that Bulldogs guards Dominick Young and Chris Herren shaved points at the behest of gamblers last season. Both have denied point-shaving. The federal investigation is not expected to be completed for several weeks or perhaps months.
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November 30, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Ralph Beard, who was involved in a point-shaving scandal at the University of Kentucky, died at his home in Louisville at age 79 after a series of illnesses in recent years. Beard was a three-time All-America guard for Kentucky in the 1940s when the Wildcats were beginning an ascent to college basketball's top tier under coach Adolph Rupp. A speedy, 5-10 guard, Beard was among Rupp's famed "Fab Five," along with Alex Groza, Jones, Cliff Barker and Kenny Rollins. He won national championships at Kentucky in 1948 and '49, but was barred from the NBA before the start of the 1951-52 NBA season after revelations of the scandal.
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May 7, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Two Detroit-area businessmen were charged with paying and giving gifts to basketball and football players at the University of Toledo to take part in a point-shaving scheme, according to a federal indictment filed yesterday. Six former Toledo players also were accused of taking part in the alleged scheme by either affecting the outcomes in games or giving the two businessmen information so that they could place wagers on the games. The FBI began investigating point-shaving at Toledo 4 years ago. They said the scheme began in the fall of 2004 and continued until 2006.
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February 16, 1997 | By Michael Rosenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The state swimming championships are two weeks away, and swimmers around South Jersey are getting ready. It's a big meet, so, of course, everyone will be shaved and tapered. Whatever that means. "A lot of the swimmers don't have any idea what a taper is," Lenape boys' coach Cheryl Reca said. "They don't know what the specifics are. A lot of them don't understand why a taper may or may not work. " Even if they don't all know exactly why they taper, virtually every high school swimmer does it. Tapering is the reduction of yardage leading up to a meet, which allows the body's muscles to relax, which in turn makes the swimmer faster.
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August 7, 1998 | By Todd Bishop, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
At least nine months in jail await a bitter ex-boyfriend from Bristol Township who avenged his courtship's demise by giving his former girlfriend a very close shave. Brian Luzier, 37, was sentenced yesterday for assault after he admitted pinning Michele Simon, 30, to the floor and shaving parts of her head with electric shears when she came to collect her belongings in February from his Levittown home. The woman told police that Luzier said he wanted to hurt her as much as she hurt him when she ended their relationship.
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April 2, 2009
REMEMBER Justin Wolfers? Penn prof, wrote a paper analyzing the results of 45,000 college basketball games. Looking for corruption. Said he found evidence of point-shaving in 6 percent of the games where a team was favored by 12 or more points and failed to cover the spread. "Ludicrous," seethed Steve Heston, a Maryland prof, troubled by the publicity Wolfers got, stories in somber publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal , space in the American Economic Review , an appearance on "Daily News Live.
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March 27, 1998 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer Daily News wire services contributed to this story
"It's a bomb ready to explode. It can happen to anybody. You wouldn't even know about it until it happened. " - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, on the latest college point-shaving scandal Utah basketball coach Rick Majerus knows all about the hypocrisy. "We're at the [Western Athletic Conference] tournament and they want us to show the kids a film on gambling," Majerus said. "And we're staying on top of a casino [in Las Vegas]. I asked if they wanted me to show it in the crap pits, or maybe while the kids are picking keno numbers.
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February 14, 1992 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Federal authorities are investigating the possibility that Nevada-Las Vegas basketball players shaved points last season as a result of dealings with convicted sports fixer Richard Perry, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported yesterday. The newspaper, quoting an unnamed federal law enforcement officer close to the case, said the inquiry covers the entire 1990-91 season, including UNLV's loss to Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament in Indianapolis. According to the Review-Journal, the investigation is being conducted jointly by the Internal Revenue Service and the Las Vegas Organized Crime Strike Force, a branch of the U.S. Attorney's Office.
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June 25, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Hairy armpits seem to be going mod. But this tuft of a trend belongs in the just-because-the-rich-and-famous-are-doing-it-doesn't-mean-you-should box. Truly, don't try this at home. Summer 2015 is supposed to be the summer of sleek minimalism: strapless, flowing maxi dresses; tank tops paired with jogger pants; and sheer blouses tucked into boyfriend jeans. Let me tell you: A shock of underarm hair - even if it's dyed pink like Miley Cyrus' - is just, well, unsightly. So why is anybody trying this?
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April 9, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former University of Toledo point guard from Chester was one of two former players who received probation Tuesday as part of a point-shaving scandal that involved two other Toledo basketball players and three former football players. Kashif Payne, who starred at Archbishop Carroll High in 2001-02 before finishing his high school career at a New England prep school, was sentenced in federal court in Detroit to three years of probation and also must pay a fine and perform community service.
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January 14, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lou Ann Merkle intends to be shorn of something precious, something that helps define her as a woman: her hair. She's not doing it as a fashion statement, or because she's ill. Merkle plans to have her head shaved to protest the killing of young black men by white police officers. She and friend Sylvia Metzler will surrender their locks as a highlight of a Martin Luther King's Birthday march that organizers say will bring 10,000 people to Center City. In doing so, the two will embrace a symbol of grievance and mourning that stretches through societies and cultures back to the Old Testament.
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October 9, 2014 | Ell Levi, Philadelphia Daily News
JUST FOR MEN Dollar Shave Club, a monthly subscription. HOW DOES IT WORK? Pick from three types of blades available ($1, $6 or $9 a month). The handle is included for free. You can easily upgrade and downgrade. Add additional products such as Dr. Carver's Easy Shave Butter ($8) or Post Shave ($9), and One Wipe Charlies ($4). Ladies! This is a great gift for your man or your dad! Buy him a gift card he can redeem toward his favorite razor. (The blade in the photo is the $9-a-month Executive.)
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October 3, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT'S NOT FUNNY and it won't amuse you. There's no clowning around in ESPN's latest Emmy-winning "30 for 30" documentary. The series, in its fifth season, kicks off with "Playing for the Mob," which chronicles the point-shaving scandal Boston College's men's basketball team was involved in during the 1978-79 season. Fans of the film "Goodfellas" will be familiar with some of those involved as Jimmy "The Gent" Burke and Henry Hill were among the mob associates who convinced four BC players to help fix games.
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September 29, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Remember the days when only the punked out - or, eek, the goth - shaved wide swaths of their hair? In the late '80s, the majority of us - although overprocessed and oft blown-out - thought removing chunks of hair in prominent places was a little too wild and much too crazy. Well, dolls, crazy is not so crazy anymore. The trendlet The half-shave. The scalp is sheared clean from the top of the ears down, or pruned along one side. Sometimes both sides are closely snipped into a Mohawk.
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April 9, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 660-lawyer Drinker Biddle & Reath L.L.P. corporate law firm is expanding its New York branch and shrinking its Philadelphia headquarters space, but not its workforce here. The firm is doubling its Manhattan space at Silverstein Properties' 1177 Sixth Ave. tower to 31,000 square feet, even as it prepares to downsize its Philadelphia flagship office at Brandywine Property Trust's One Logan Center to 155,000 square feet in 2014. That will be down from 209,000 square feet, and to seven floors from 10 presently.
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April 9, 2013 | Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them, and shaving their heads, two of those targeted and a rights group said Sunday. It is the latest sign that the Islamic militants are imposing their strict practices on the population. Hamas has been slowly forcing its fundamentalist interpretation of the religion on already conservative Gaza since it overran the territory in 2007, but the new action against long hair and tight or low-waist pants - in several cases accompanied by beatings - appears to be one of the most aggressive phases of the campaign so far. The crackdown began last week, and two of those targeted told the Associated Press said they were rounded up in separate sweeps in Gaza City that included more than two dozen young men. House painter Ayman al-Sayed, 19, had shoulder-length hair before police grabbed him and shaved his head Thursday.
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August 5, 2012 | By Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press
SANTA RITA DO SAPUCAI, Brazil - Brazilian inmate Ronaldo da Silva hops on a bicycle and pedals furiously, clocking up several miles before slowing down and jumping off. Silva hasn't gotten far, in fact not an inch. He's still inside the medium-security prison where he's serving a 51/2-year sentence for holding up a bakery, standing next to a stationary bike. But he did move a bit closer to freedom. Silva is part of an innovative program that allows inmates at a prison in Brazil's southeastern Minas Gerais state to reduce their sentences in exchange for generating power to help illuminate the town at night.
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August 4, 2012 | By David Iams, For The Inquirer
Morphy Auctions' two-day sale next weekend will offer two categories of collectibles to be found in the nostalgia nook: shaving mugs and music boxes, notably two Regina models expected to bring five-figure prices. In this era of beards and iPods, neither category is much in use any more. The Regina Music Box Co., in fact, ultimately wound up making vacuum cleaners. Still, both categories have their adherents. The 30 music boxes and related machines to be offered at the start of the first session, beginning at 10 a.m. next Friday at the gallery near Reading, were collected by Peter V. Fritsch of Kutztown.
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