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July 27, 1987 | By JACK McGUIRE, Daily News Staff Writer
A retarded man, who was called "Sarge" because of his lifelong desire to be a policeman, drowned yesterday after he apparently fell from a wall into the Schuylkill in his sleep. William Osterman, 47, whose last address was a rooming house on Ridge Avenue near Scotts Lane in East Falls, was last seen about 7 p.m. Saturday, police said. Following his eviction from the rooming house about two weeks ago, he often slept on a wall along the river where Midvale Avenue meets Kelly Drive in East Falls, police said.
NEWS
May 14, 1992 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
After moaning all winter about the sorry state of the movie biz, contrite studio chiefs pledged to line up challenging, innovative new products to lure people back to the theaters this summer. These bold, fresh, risk-taking pictures include "Batman Returns," "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid," "Pet Sematary II" "Lethal Weapon 3" and "Alien 3. " It is appropriate that "Pet Sematary" has returned with a sequel. "Pet Sematary," you may recall, told of an evil place in which dead people and pets were buried and reborn as flawed, less likable versions of their original selves.
SPORTS
December 24, 1988 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
A person who believes in omens could have predicted two years back that La Salle High's Mark Fitzgerald would become a sleeper Division I basketball prospect. See, there was this occasion at La Salle when, for Fitzgerald, the evening became the morning. As in, he stayed overnight. "We had a real late practice one night and our next practice was scheduled for early the next morning - like at 8 a.m.," Fitzgerald said. "I live pretty far from school, about 30 to 35 minutes.
SPORTS
December 20, 2013 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
BEARS WIDE receiver Alshon Jeffery was a diamond fantasy leaguers searched for in the summer. We spent hours trying to unearth great sleepers. This guy was one of them. Playing alongside Brandon Marshall and with running back Matt Forte having the best season of his career, Jeffery has burst onto the fantasy football scene with two 200-yard games and three others with 100 for the high-flying Bears. Only Denver has scored more points than Chicago. Admittedly, an argument can be made that Cleveland's Josh Gordon was the breakout fantasy wide receiver of the year, ahead of Jeffery.
SPORTS
March 5, 1993 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
In the summer of 1989, before his senior season at Simon Gratz High School, Aaron McKie went to Princeton University for the annual Nike camp that showcases 100 or so of the best scholastic basketball players in the country. But only as a spectator. Jonathan Haynes (Germantown Friends) was there as a player. So was Carlin Warley (Phil-Mont Christian), Rap Curry (Penn Wood) and McKie's teammate, Harry Moore. They all would join McKie (and Episcopal Academy's Eugene Burroughs)
SPORTS
January 27, 2008 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The preseason Scout.com blurb for Methacton's Renee Womack said she could be a "real sleeper" heading into her senior basketball season. With her senior campaign now past the halfway point, Womack could hardly be described as a sleeper. In fact, she has been well known to Methacton opponents in the Suburban One League the last three seasons. But with the Warriors off to their best start in school history - they are unbeaten through their first 22 games and ranked No. 7 by The Inquirer - Womack might be getting the publicity she deserves.
LIVING
April 21, 2000 | By Diane Goldsmith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When was the last time you associated a sleep sofa with real comfort and style? An innovative sleeper based on a mechanism created by Philadelphians Robert and Barbara Tiffany could help you make that connection. The sleeper marks a return to the International Home Furnishings Market for the Tiffanys, whose forward-looking designs over the last two decades have ranged from popularly priced foam furniture and tubular-steel barstools to high-end chairs for the designer trade.
NEWS
December 3, 1999 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Truck driver James Palmer claimed in his official log, the one all commercial drivers must keep, that he was in his rig's sleeper berth between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight the night of May 27. How could that be? A young woman had been killed in an accident on the Schuylkill Expressway in Montgomery County about 10 that night. The victim, Heidi Jorgensen, 25, a passenger in a car, accountant and bride-to-be, had been crushed by a 300-pound piece of metal. The metal had struck an overhead railroad bridge and had broken off from an oversized and dangerous load Palmer was towing without a permit, a 22-ton stone sifting machine.
SPORTS
July 15, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - Every year, there are a few accomplished NBA prospects who fail to hear their names called on draft night. The 2014 draft was no different as Sean Kilpatrick was among the latest impact players to go undrafted. But that simply opened an opportunity for the Cincinnati all-American to choose his destination while putting a significant chip on his shoulder. With that in mind, Kilpatrick is determined to make an impact with the 76ers in the NBA Summer League. So far, he has done so. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard had a dominant performance Saturday in a 74-70 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Thomas & Mack Center.
SPORTS
May 18, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The single-elimination high school baseball state tournament begins today, and most of the six South Jersey groups are up for grabs. Here is a look at what should be a wild South Jersey playoff. Group 4 Defending South Jersey champion: Toms River North. Contenders: Any of the 16 teams in his loaded field could make a persuasive argument. Sleeper: No. 10 Cherry Hill West has No. 1 pitcher Joe Calogero available to pitch today's opener vs. Rancocas Valley, and he could pitch in several games if the Lions advance.
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NEWS
April 27, 2015
Chef's Table . David Gelb, director of the wonderful, must-see doc Jiro Dreams of Sushi, beautifully profiles acclaimed chefs from around the world. (Jiro is also on Netflix and a fantastic primer for the series). All six episodes on Netflix on Sunday. Tales of the Grim Sleeper . BAFTA-honored documentarian Nick Broomfield (Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam) turns his lens to Lonnie Franklin Jr., who has been linked to more than 20 murders of minority women in L.A. Broomfield and his interview subjects posit that this was a community the authorities and media largely ignored.
SPORTS
August 21, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
It's the time of year when fantasy enthusiasts obsess over draft order and which players will be available when the time comes to make that fateful first-round pick. Jamaal or Shady? Peyton or Brees? Bud or Miller? But as important as your initial pick can be, it pales in comparison to the handful of selections you'll make - or miss - several rounds later. Who are this year's hidden gems? Let's take a look at my sleeper picks, broken down by position. (Note: ADP, or "average draft position," indicates where the player is typically being selected within his position.
SPORTS
July 15, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - Every year, there are a few accomplished NBA prospects who fail to hear their names called on draft night. The 2014 draft was no different as Sean Kilpatrick was among the latest impact players to go undrafted. But that simply opened an opportunity for the Cincinnati all-American to choose his destination while putting a significant chip on his shoulder. With that in mind, Kilpatrick is determined to make an impact with the 76ers in the NBA Summer League. So far, he has done so. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard had a dominant performance Saturday in a 74-70 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Thomas & Mack Center.
SPORTS
June 19, 2014
NOT ALL PLAYERS are created equal. Marcus Smith was the 26th overall pick in the draft last month. The only ways the outside linebacker from Louisville doesn't make the Eagles' roster this season are if he hijacks a plane or sucker-punches Chip Kelly. Travis Long plays the same position as Smith, but doesn't have the same roster assurances. He is going to have to make the team the old-fashioned way. He is going to have to earn it. Long is an undrafted free agent who was signed by the Eagles last summer after tearing the ACL in his right knee in the next-to-last game of his college career.
SPORTS
December 20, 2013 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
BEARS WIDE receiver Alshon Jeffery was a diamond fantasy leaguers searched for in the summer. We spent hours trying to unearth great sleepers. This guy was one of them. Playing alongside Brandon Marshall and with running back Matt Forte having the best season of his career, Jeffery has burst onto the fantasy football scene with two 200-yard games and three others with 100 for the high-flying Bears. Only Denver has scored more points than Chicago. Admittedly, an argument can be made that Cleveland's Josh Gordon was the breakout fantasy wide receiver of the year, ahead of Jeffery.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2013
* THE AMERICANS. 10 p.m. Wednesday, FX.   IF ANYONE can bring back high-waisted jeans, it's Keri Russell. But the former "Felicity" star will have an even tougher assignment Wednesday as she returns to television in FX's new spy drama "The Americans": To make viewers identify, at least a little, with the aims of the KGB in the waning years of the Cold War. Inspired by the case of 10 Russian sleeper agents exposed by the FBI in 2010,...
SPORTS
December 21, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writerbarkowe@phillynews.com
WE ALL chase sleepers in the summertime. We all want to stun everyone at the draft inside by pulling out an oyster with a pearl. Sometimes the pearl is shiny. Sometimes it's slimy. In our preview section in August, the Daily News fantasy staff pegged a sleeper for each of the 32 teams. In the name of accountability and transparency, here's a look back: Arizona, Ryan Williams, RB: The thought was that he would come back strong after missing 2011 with a knee injury. He came back all right.
TRAVEL
February 26, 2012 | By Christopher Elliott, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES
Question: We recently traveled on Amtrak's California Zephyr from Chicago to Sacramento. It was not a good experience. When we entered the sleeper bedroom, it was readily apparent that the visual depiction on the Amtrak website was a gross exaggeration. The condition of the car was very poor. We soon realized that the latch on the bathroom door had a problem. When my wife tried to operate the latch from inside the bathroom, she found that she was trapped. The door could be opened only from the outside.
SPORTS
August 26, 2011 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
This time of year, fantasy enthusiasts tend to obsess over their first-round draft pick. Do you go with Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson with the top pick? What about Arian Foster? Is the middle of the round too early for Aaron Rodgers? Should you grab an elite receiver at the end? While these decisions are important, you'd be better served expending more mental energy on the middle rounds, where championship fantasy rosters are built. After all, while it's interesting to debate whether Foster merits a top-three pick this year, many of those who stole him in the fifth round or later last season rode him all the way to a title.
SPORTS
October 1, 2010 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
Comment from John going going GONZOOOO:  I had to pick up Marshawn Lynch this week because one of my running backs had a bye and I only have wideouts on the bench. Do you know of any other sleepers at RB I can scoop up? Gonzo: There aren't a whole lot of sleepers left at this point in the season, but you might want to take a chance on John Kuhn since Brandon Jackson hasn't lived up to expectations. If BenJarvus Green-Ellis is still available in your league, you obviously want to snatch him up. I also think Ryan Torain gets some carries down the line if Clinton Portis doesn't hold up, and Chris Ivory in New Orleans might be worth a look now that Reggie Bush is injured.
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