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February 14, 2016
Simon's Fund is all about awareness and raising fun and funds, but most important, about getting to the heart of the matter, which means providing tests ahead of time to detect heart problems and sudden cardiac arrest. On Jan. 30, more than 300 attended the annual Simon's Soiree at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel to eat, drink, raise funds, and honor Brian Hainline, chief medical officer of the NCAA, with the Protect This Heart Award. Hainline was recognized for his efforts to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest in students.
NEWS
April 6, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
Illinois Sen. Paul Simon is expected to decide today whether to stop active campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination or formally withdraw from the race. Simon finished a distant fourth in the Wisconsin primary yesterday, mortally wounding a campaign that has scored only one victory - in his home state last month. According to top campaign sources, Simon will decide what to do in meetings today. If he quits, about one-third of the 155 national convention delegates he won in Illinois would go to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the other Illinois favorite son.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1990 | By Marilyn Beck, Special to the Daily News
Columbia Records is rushing "Simon and Garfunkel: Collected Works" - a three-cassette/compact disc set containing 58 of the duo's classic songs - onto the shelves by Jan. 17. The special project is in commemoration of the induction of Simon and Garfunkel into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this month. Also due to be inducted in ceremonies are The Who, the Kinks, the Four Tops, Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons, the Platters, Hank Ballard and the late Bobby Darin. "Collected Works," which features previously unpublished lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel tunes, was digitally remastered by Roy Halee, the engineer of the duo's original five albums.
NEWS
January 7, 1990 | By Alan Sipress and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers
The game in Camden County, say some Democratic officials, is Simon Says. Democratic Sheriff William J. Simon has what Freeholder Director Robert E. Andrews may need for his expected run for Congress: a battalion of campaign supporters and a proven ability to raise campaign funds. Andrews has what Simon wants: millions of dollars in county funds to expand the sheriff's department. That combination, say Democratic insiders, has given the longtime sheriff the power to squeeze concessions from Andrews and his fellow Democrats, who control the freeholder board.
NEWS
January 10, 1988 | By Andrew Cassel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Economists, journalists and even a few voters were poring over Sen. Paul Simon's latest barrage of numbers last week, trying to divine whether his formula for balancing the federal budget within three years added up. But Simon's real balancing act continued to be political, as the Illinois Democrat pressed both his pledge of a pay-as-you-go administration and a call for new spending on educational and social programs by "a government that cares....
NEWS
March 29, 1991 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Music Critic
Paul Simon's "Born at the Right Time" tour brought some unusual things to the Spectrum on Wednesday. Suit-wearing businessmen and youngsters born after Still Crazy After All These Years was released in 1975 rubbed shoulders in a communal dance powered by the 1986 Graceland hit "You Can Call Me Al. " Four Brazilian percussionists stirred up richly layered rhythms that made the heavy-metal drummers who frequently inhabit the building sound...
NEWS
June 1, 1988 | By Rich Heidorn Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Eugene F. Salerno has no money for newspaper or radio advertisements, no patronage employees to post campaign signs. The medium in Salerno's bid to unseat Camden County Sheriff William J. Simon is 6,000 pamphlets - montages of newspaper articles critical of Simon - that Salerno hands shoppers outside stores. His strategy: "I usually try to get them before they go in, when they don't have a lot of packages. " For Salerno, 62, who retired last year after two decades in the Sheriff's Department, Tuesday's Democratic primary will be his fourth try for sheriff.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1988 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
If Neil Simon had written Biloxi Blues - a memoir of his days as a World War II Army recruit - in the 1960s, we would surely have seen a parade of slick one-liners marching toward the barracks. But Simon has come to the service comedy - a form that has been absent with leave since Vietnam - in a mellower, more reflective mood. So has Mike Nichols, who here directs his first Simon film (having done four Simon plays on Broadway). Biloxi Blues is the second part of the trilogy of candidly autobiographical Simon plays.
NEWS
April 8, 1988 | By Andrew Cassel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sen. Paul Simon halted his presidential campaign yesterday but did not formally withdraw as a candidate, thus maintaining his claim to the 166.5 delegates he has won thus far. The move drew fire from Democratic rival Jesse Jackson, who said Simon should do "the honorable thing" and drop out of the race. Under national party rules, a formal withdrawal would have released to Jackson the 47 at-large delegates Simon won in last month's Illinois primary, possibly giving back to Jackson an edge over current front-runner Michael S. Dukakis.
NEWS
November 12, 1987 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Washington Bureau
One natural consequence of being taken seriously as a presidential candidate is that people pay attention to what you have to say. And that can be a mixed blessing. Sen. Paul Simon (D., Ill.) is learning that lesson, regarding his views on fiscal policy in general and the federal budget deficit in particular. As Simon's poll numbers rise, his rivals have begun to focus on another set of figures - the ones attached to his economic proposals. Their implicit conclusion is that Simon is not the "Harry Truman pay-as-you-go Democrat" he claims to be. His economics, they say, owe a lot to a Republican president - Ronald Reagan.
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BUSINESS
August 29, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
You've got to hand it to Scott Simon, who turned 56 Tuesday. The man has courage, taking on the challenge of trying to revitalize Swiss Farms, a convenience store chain headquartered here in the heart of Wawa Land. With its corporate offices in Broomall, Swiss Farms has 13 stores, mostly in Delaware and Chester Counties. Swiss Farms operates as a drive-through store. The customer pulls up, an employee runs out, takes the order, and then hustles back with coffee, milk, eggs, bread, sandwiches, even such organic products as green tea and Annie's Organic & Natural Mac and Cheese.
SPORTS
August 17, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
It is a tricky proposition to be the first of your race, religion, gender, etc., to accomplish something - especially on a stage as magnified as the Olympics. Take, for example, the stories of U.S. swimmer Simone Manuel and U.S. gymnast Simone Biles during the first week of the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the core, what these two African-American athletes accomplished during the first week of the Games was basically the same. The narratives, however, became quite different. Manuel never wanted to be known as the "African-American" swimmer.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
If a movie ever seemed blessed right out of the gate, it's the clever, classy, musical comedy Florence Foster Jenkins . The true story of the New York socialite who came to be known as the "Diva of Din" after singing - terribly - at Carnegie Hall, it's powered by world-class talents. Stephen Frears ( The Queen , High Fidelity ) directs, and film greats Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant grace the screen as the Wilkes Barre-born Florence and her husband, St. Clair Bayfield. But somehow - and almost miraculously - the picture, which opens Friday, truly comes alive when the leads are joined by costar Simon Helberg.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
By this time, the Democrats have long come and gone, but Simon Powles, 51, chief executive of the Starr Catering Group, is still marveling at the sheer size and scope of the work his company handled for the Democratic National Convention. "This is the first time we've done something like this on this level," Powles said, sitting at a table at the CNN Grill during the convention. CNN rented the Victory Beer Hall within the Wells Fargo arena security area, rebranded it as the CNN Grill, and turned it into a pop-up restaurant and broadcast studio serving 800 meals a day, with catering and menu planning run by Starr Catering Group.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
It's a hairy moment for Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott: The crew of the Starship Enterprise has crashed on an unknown, unfriendly planet, and the spacecraft's chief engineer, separated from Kirk and Spock and the rest of the gang, is dangling from a cliff, an abyss below. We never get to see how Scotty extricates himself from the situation, but - no spoiler here - he does. "Sheer forearm strength," says Simon Pegg, explaining how the Starfleet engineer from Aberdeen hoists himself from the precipice.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2016 | A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
As a unit, composer Tom Kitt, lyricist/librettist Brian Yorkey, director Michael Greif, and producer David Stone do not make run-of-the-mill, feel-good musicals. Next to Normal is their Pulitzer- and Tony-winning chamber ensemble work on bipolar disorder. And the tender If/Then - which comes in a national tour to the Academy of Music on June 21-26 - is a Paul Simon-meets-Stephen-Sondheim orchestrated tale of one woman's parallel lives. This creative quartet takes a complex but successful road to the Broadway musical.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | John Timpane, Staff Writer
It will be a song-and-dance summer in our region, from the Lehigh Valley to the Shore, with dramatic gems studding the landscape. Below are some standout song-and-dancefests, summer Shakespeare - including four gentlemen of Verona (see below) - plus summer Neil Simon, summer Noël Coward, and more. Riverdance (June 14-19, Academy of Music) The 20th-anniversary world tour comes through Philadelphia, looking back at the show's history, and adding costumes, lighting, projections, and a brand-new number, "Anna Livia" (embodiment of the River Liffey flowing through Dublin)
NEWS
June 5, 2016
Stranger to Stranger (Concord ***1/2) Given his four-and-a-half-decade, post-Simon & Garfunkel career, Paul Simon's durability is beyond question. What's more impressive though, is his enduring ability to surprise. The 74-year-old songwriter's latest is an 11-song set that brings his various world-music proclivities, playful love of language, and new interests in digital music-making to bear on a percussion-happy collection alive with rhythmic energy. "Wristband" cleverly uses a story about being banned from the backstage area as a metaphor for the American dream's being accessible only to elites - "If you don't have a wristband, then you can't get through the door.
SPORTS
March 7, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Jamal Goode thought he had let his teammates down seconds before Simon Gratz won a Class 4A first-round overtime thriller, 63-61, against Lower Merion on Saturday. Goode, a 5-foot-8 senior for District 12's third-seeded Bulldogs (16-9), plucked the ball from an offensive player as the Aces tried to overcome a one-point deficit in the waning seconds of overtime at Harriton High. However, Goode controlled the ball only briefly before losing it out of bounds with 27.9 seconds remaining.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
Nina Simone 's family isn't "Feeling Good. " A biopic starring Zoe Saldana as the R&B/Jazz chanteuse who died at age 70 in 2003, is due in April and the family is not pleased. A fresh round of criticism for the film erupted after the trailer and poster for "Nina" were unveiled Wednesday. Saldana posted a quote from the singer and civil rights activist on Twitter, and Simone's estate responded with: "Cool story but please take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life.
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