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December 25, 1988 | By Henri Sault, Inquirer Coins Writer
Mexico is celebrating Christmas by issuing a silver bullion coin in two sizes, both of which contain a depiction of the manger scene. The 1988 Christmas commemorative is a 12-troy-ounce silver piece being issued only in proof grade and a 1-ounce proof. The obverse design shows Mary with Jesus lying in the fold of her mantle. They are surrounded by shepherds, farm animals and Magi with a starry sky behind them. The reverse shows the first cathedral in America, built in 1573 in Mexico City and still standing.
SPORTS
August 23, 2004 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Watching the joyful interaction of America's two medal-winning eights yesterday, it would have been easy to assume both were gold. Minutes before the U.S. men's eight won a gold medal for the first time in 40 years, the women captured their first medal since 1984 - finishing second to Romania. "Watching the men win gold right after we captured silver was the perfect end to a perfect day," said Anna Mickelson. "We were able to cheer for them from the dock and hear the national anthem being played.
NEWS
July 26, 1992 | By Henri Sault, INQUIRER COINS WRITER
Since historic events often lead to the appearance of medals, a subcategory of collecting has to include historic non-events, too. To mark Ross Perot's potential candidacy for president, a Texas firm struck silver medals with a portrait of Perot, and the legend "H. Ross Perot for President. " Now that Perot has withdrawn from consideration, the medals have become a curiosity commemorating mostly the parallel between the medalist's quick response to events and journalism. The silver one-ounce medals were struck by John W. Grayson of San Benito, Texas.
SPORTS
August 3, 1992 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
It was a tough day for the U.S. rowers on Lake Banyoles, with one notable exception. In the men's four without coxswain, a crew from the Penn Athletic Club won a silver medal. The crew - Doug Burden, Jeff McLaughlin, Tom Bohrer and Patrick Manning - had beaten Australia's "awesome foursome" in July but was unable to overtake the Aussies yesterday. "The gold medal is what we all were after," said McLaughlin, a 26-year- old architect from Summit, N.J. " . . . Afterward, you ask yourself what- if this and what-if that, but there are no what-ifs.
SPORTS
August 15, 1994 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Dmitri Domani walked off the SkyDome court yesterday, smiling, holding his silver medal aloft. The World Championship of Basketball book will show that his Russia team finished second at this year's tournament, but Domani feels it should be second place with an asterisk. "For our team, this is like first place," said Domani, the sophomore from St. Joseph's who made a strong showing in his first major tournament with the Russian national team. "The U.S. team is like in a box. They are in another class.
SPORTS
July 12, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marcel Brown of Philadelphia hit, punched, jabbed, smashed and ultimately struck gold last night in the boxing finals of the U.S. Olympic Festival, but Mike Rafferty, Philadelphia's other entry in the finals, was not so fortunate. Brown, in the first Festival of his career, survived early trouble to take a 3-2 decision over Juan DelGado of San Antonio, Texas, and capture the 112- pound (flyweight) gold medal. "This is wonderful," said the 5-foot-4 Brown, who had celebrated his 21st birthday four days earlier.
SPORTS
October 2, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
For two weeks, American Emily deRiel watched in wonder as hundreds of athletes climbed the Olympic medals podiums. She dreamed of joining them - but anyone can dream. To actually do it was almost too much to comprehend. Even as she held her own Olympic medal. "I can't believe it still," deRiel, of Havertown, Pa., said yesterday after winning the silver medal in the first Olympic women's modern pentathlon. "I feel like maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and it'll be the real thing.
SPORTS
July 18, 2007 | Daily News staff and wire reports
Germantown Academy's Teresa Crippen won the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley at the Pan American Games yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fran Crippen, Teresa's older brother, won the open-water event over the weekend. Kathleen Hersey, of Atlanta, won the 400 IM. Also, Jessica Rodriguez, of Aurora, Colo., won the 400 freestyle. Corinne Showalter, of Sarasota, Fla, won the bronze medal. In other events: Sean Golden, of Camden, won a silver medal on the rings in the gymnastics competition.
SPORTS
August 28, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Americans finished 1-2 in the men's pole vault for the second straight Olympics yesterday. Tim Mack cleared an Olympic-record 19 feet, 6 1/4 inches for gold andd Toby Stevenson cleared 19-4 1/4 for silver. Italy's Giuseppe Gibilisco won bronze with 19-2 1/2. Liu Xiang, of China, tied the 110-meter hurdles world record and set a new Olympic mark, winning the gold medal in 12.91 seconds. U.S. trials champion Terrence Trammell won silver in 13.18, while Anier Garcia, of Cuba, took bronze.
SPORTS
August 10, 2012 | Associated Press
In a furious sprint to the finish, Hungary's Eva Risztov held off Haley Anderson of the United States by a hand to win the gold medal in the women's 10K marathon swim at Serpentine Lake. Anderson was right on Risztov's left shoulder coming to the line but couldn't overtake her. The American stuck up her left hand to nick the pad four-tenths of a second behind the winner, also slapping it with her right hand just to make sure she locked up the silver. "Of course, I'm disappointed that I missed out on gold," said Anderson, whose sister, Alyssa, won a relay gold in the pool.
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September 11, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
I WILL NEVER forget that thrilling moment last month when the starting gun went off during the finals for the Rio Olympics women's 100-meter hurdles. A mere 12.59 seconds later, Nia Ali had raced across the finish line and into the history books, along with her American teammates Brianna Rollins, who snagged a gold medal, and Kristi Castlin, who won the bronze. It was the first medals sweep ever for female track and field participants. An unforgettable moment. Since returning from Brazil, Ali's life has been such a busy blur that she's not even sure how long she's been home.
NEWS
August 21, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Anthony Wright returned to the witness stand Friday for the first time since 1993 to again deny that he had anything to do with the 1991 rape and murder of a 77-year-old Nicetown woman. He also denied ever having confessed to the crime. Wright's testimony mirrored that he gave a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury as a 21-year-old. That jury did not believe him, and he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. On Friday, Wright, now 44, again tried to convince a jury of his innocence in a retrial won after DNA testing of sperm found in Louise Talley's body proved Wright did not rape her. Wright's lawyer, Samuel W. Silver, got to the point: "Did you kill Mrs. Talley?"
BUSINESS
July 12, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
In the midst of the market uncertainty over Brexit, it's not just gold that's shining as an investment alternative these days. Silver is outperforming, as well. As gold has surged to its highest since March 2014 in recent weeks, silver is hovering around $19 an ounce, up roughly 10 percent since voters in Britain opted to leave the European Union. After hitting nearly $40 an ounce in 2011 and then crashing down to $11, silver recently broke above its January 2015 highs, a key price level.
NEWS
July 3, 2016
On April 22, the St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center hosted its 2016 benefit, Classic Songs of the Silver Screen. Under the ministry of Felician Franciscan sisters, the center has cared for the poor and elderly since 1952. The benefit, held at the Haverford School, raised $120,000 and brought in more than 350 supporters, who enjoyed great food and entertainment by the Summer Club, a 17-piece orchestra, starring Jeff Coon, JP Dunphy, and friends, and produced by Ree Dunphy, wife of Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy.
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Airline stocks plunged Friday on an anticipated drop in travel demand after Britain's surprise vote to leave the European Union rattled world markets. But the plunging pound - and, to a lesser extent, the euro - should soon make it cheaper for Philadelphia passengers traveling to Europe. American Airlines, Philadelphia's largest carrier, with an international gateway here to Europe, could be hit hardest among the big U.S. airlines. Its stock dropped more than 10 percent Friday to close at $27.05.
SPORTS
April 21, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
NBA commissioner Adam Silver did his best to debunk the conspiracy theories. He said during last weekend's board of governors meetings that Jerry Colangelo did not seek a job with the 76ers. "His getting directly involved with the 76ers was in part due to my reaching out to Jerry," Silver said. "Not because it was necessarily my idea that the 76ers needed an adviser. But once Josh Harris, the principal governor of the 76ers, said he would like to have a sounding board, someone with league experience, I was the one who connected him with Jerry Colangelo.
TRAVEL
April 4, 2016
Answer: Nevada. The name dates from the large amount of silver mining in the 1800s, most notably the Comstock Lode.
NEWS
February 19, 2016 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
With its landscape-evoking Americana twang and penchant for heady atmospherics, Bill Frisell's music has often been described as "cinematic. " So it's only fitting that in his latest project, the renowned guitarist has turned to the silver screen for inspiration. On the album When You Wish Upon a Star , Frisell and his band play arrangements of classic scores from films by the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Sergio Leone. Frisell brought the project to the Ardmore Music Hall on Tuesday, proving that even without the visuals, movie music can weave a compelling story.
SPORTS
February 15, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - The NBA may make changes to prevent the increasingly more practiced, and increasingly loathed, hack-a-Shaq tactic. Hack-a-Shaq is the strategy of fouling a poor free-throw shooter away from the basketball in an effort to limit an opponent's scoring. The tactic is best known for being implemented against, and named for, former center Shaquille O'Neal. "It's an issue that we have been studying for some time now," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday night at his all-star weekend news conference.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2016 | By John Quinn
We were headed toward the cobblestone roads of hilly Manayunk, after descending the steps of St. Lucy's church on Smick Street. We waved our custom-made towels - "HITCHED" - and finished the set of impromptu photos before finding the parking lot. The trolley was there for the wedding party. Next stop, the Conshohocken Marriott. The reception wasn't for another two hours but Amy Zurzola Quinn and I were on deadline, apropos for the betrothal of two journalists. We were ready for our close-ups, Mr. DeMille.
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