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June 9, 2011
Some of the leading batters in Southeastern Pennsylvania baseball, as reported to The Inquirer. Statistics are through Monday. Hitting Minimum of 50 at-bats. Player   School   AB   R   H   RBI   Avg.     Kyle McCrossen   Archbishop Wood   62   28   39   33   .629    Mike Zolk   Neumann-Goretti   80   36   50   38   .625    Mark Gervasi   Central   54   29   30   24   .556    Kevin Jewitt   West Chester Rustin   79   27   39   28   .549    Sam Lis   Central Bucks West   51   18   22   8   .547    Mike Cavallaro   Central   51   25   27   19   .529    Matt Hanson   Central Bucks West   52   13   20   9   .516    Matt Wagner   Conwell-Egan   51   19   26   22   .510    Norm Donkin   Ridley   59   19   30   19   .508    Jake Poeske   Central Bucks West   51   11   21   14   .508    Jimmy Kerrigan   Neumann-Goretti   64   24   32   28   .500    Tim Lazor   Holy Ghost Prep   60   23   30   24   .500    Joey Casselbury   Methacton   89   15   44   30   .494    Dylan Glassmire   Central Bucks South   65   15   32   27   .492    J.T. Crits   Wissahickon   56   13   27   19   .482   ...
SPORTS
December 17, 2012
The Inquirer TOP 10   GIRLS' BASKETBALL Team   Record Last week's rankings in parentheses. 1. Spring-Ford (2)   3-1 2. Episcopal Acad. (NR)   6-0 3. Notre Dame (10)   4-0 4. North Penn (9)   3-0 5. Prep Charter (5)   2-0 6. Villa Maria Acad. (6)   2-1 7. Arch. Wood (8)   1-1 8. Arch. Carroll (1)   1-1 9. Cardinal O'Hara (3)   0-2 10. C.R. South (4)
NEWS
April 3, 2011 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Amile Jefferson is playing on the Main Line now, but he attributes part of his basketball success to playing at recreation centers and on hard courts in West and Southwest Philly. "That's kind of where you earn your stripes," he said. "You get bruised up a bit, but it helps with your overall toughness. It makes you play with heart, with aggressiveness, and with passion. If you don't, you won't last long. " Jefferson, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward, has made a lasting impression in his three years at Friends' Central in Wynnewood.
NEWS
August 18, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Aetna Inc.'s decision to withdraw from Affordable Care Act exchanges in Pennsylvania and 10 other states means that Independence Blue Cross will be the only major firm offering individual plans for 2017 to Southeastern Pennsylvania residents. In its announcement Monday, Aetna, of Hartford, Conn., cited a second-quarter loss of $200 million on the exchange business because a large number of newly insured people needed high-cost care. Aetna serves about 31,000 Pennsylvanians through the marketplace, about 6 percent of the state's individual health insurance market, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
NEWS
January 22, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a paper that is bound to generate controversy, three University of Pennsylvania bioethicists argue in a medical journal this week for the return of the mental asylum. The nation, they say, has too few inpatient beds for people with serious mental illnesses. As a result, very sick people are winding up homeless or in prison, nursing homes, and hospital emergency departments. Dominic Sisti, director of Penn's Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare and lead author of the new paper, used words like appalling and shocking to describe the current state of affairs, which he sees as both morally wrong and financially shortsighted.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
Drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania jumped more than 23 percent last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported Tuesday, by far the biggest increase in at least a decade and a sign that the addiction epidemic remains out of control. An analysis of drug-related fatalities by the DEA's Philadelphia Field Division found a 5 percent rise in deaths involving heroin, along with an astonishing increase - up 93 percent in one year - in the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in the bodies of people who died of overdoses.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas Jefferson University, on the heels of completing its acquisition of Abington Health, has reached a preliminary deal to add Aria Health to its growing system, the two tax-exempt organizations said Tuesday. Under Stephen Klasko, Jefferson's chief executive since September 2013, the Center City health system with a medical school at its core has engaged in a whirl of activity that is remaking the Philadelphia health-care landscape, starting with its split from longtime partner in the old Jefferson Health System, Main Line Health.
SPORTS
December 22, 2012
Who is the player of the year in Southeastern Pennsylvania football? Who is the coach of the year? What is the team of the year? Find out in Sunday's Inquirer in a special look back at the football season that includes the first-, second-, and third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania squad.
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NEWS
August 18, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Aetna Inc.'s decision to withdraw from Affordable Care Act exchanges in Pennsylvania and 10 other states means that Independence Blue Cross will be the only major firm offering individual plans for 2017 to Southeastern Pennsylvania residents. In its announcement Monday, Aetna, of Hartford, Conn., cited a second-quarter loss of $200 million on the exchange business because a large number of newly insured people needed high-cost care. Aetna serves about 31,000 Pennsylvanians through the marketplace, about 6 percent of the state's individual health insurance market, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
Drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania jumped more than 23 percent last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported Tuesday, by far the biggest increase in at least a decade and a sign that the addiction epidemic remains out of control. An analysis of drug-related fatalities by the DEA's Philadelphia Field Division found a 5 percent rise in deaths involving heroin, along with an astonishing increase - up 93 percent in one year - in the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in the bodies of people who died of overdoses.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
The insurer Health Partners Plans had 32 percent of the Medicaid market in Southeastern Pennsylvania last year, but accounted for 70 percent of regional spending on hepatitis C drugs. That meant the Philadelphia company spent $32 million on expensive new drugs to treat the disease that damages the liver - and had to absorb 60 percent of that outlay as a loss because its contract did not include enough money to cover a surge in hepatitis C treatments. But this year, Pennsylvania regulators launched a risk-sharing plan to help its Medicaid contractors withstand the crippling costs of hepatitis C drugs, which cure the disease but are so expensive that states and Medicaid plans have struggled with how to pay for them.
NEWS
July 4, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Spotting a Hollywood megastar on set anywhere in Southeastern Pennsylvania this year will take more than a telephoto lens or a lucky break. Because for the first time in a good decade, no major feature films are slotted to be shot in or around the nation's fifth-largest city this year. The grim milestone has film boosters on edge in a region once adept at luring big-money producers to its cobblestone alleys and tree-lined suburbs. Pennsylvania's film tax credit is no longer working the same big-screen magic here.
SPORTS
June 20, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Inquirer Player of the Year Nolan Jones Holy Ghost Prep, infielder The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder starred as a smooth-fielding shortstop, incredibly dangerous lefthanded hitter, and hard-throwing righthanded closer. Jones was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the second round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft. He was the No. 55 overall pick. Many publications had predicted that the talented senior would be snatched in the first round. "Cleveland is a great organization, so I'm happy," Jones said.
NEWS
June 20, 2016
Pete Mackanin is manager of the Phillies During my six decades in baseball, as a player, coach, and manager, I have worn more caps than a New Era model. Two dozen in all, including my present one, as manager of the Phillies. But the most important cap I have worn is that of father. This nomad's life hasn't always been easy for me, or my son, Shane, or my wife, Nancy. During our 40 years of marriage, we have moved at least 57 times. Shane, now 38, attended 12 different schools before the ninth grade.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
When the feds closed Brotherly Love Ambulance Inc. in October 2011 amid allegations of Medicare fraud, the owner's son quickly opened his own ambulance company and picked up where his mother had left off. For a while, anyway. Bassem Kuran, who also was a driver for Brotherly Love, is to be arraigned this month for making false statements in a healthcare matter, related to his operation of VIP Ambulance Inc. For years, teams of federal officials have been trying to stamp out this "whack-a-mole" pattern of one fraudulent ambulance operator shutting down only to have another - sometimes headed by a friend or family member - replace it. But since 2014, authorities have hit on an effective strategy.
SPORTS
June 6, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
The state baseball playoffs begin Monday, with 15 area teams seeking to claim gold on June 17 at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. But before the players on the diamond take center stage, let's talk some football. Specifically, the top uncommitted recruits in the Class of 2017 from Southeastern Pennsylvania - and their college possibilities. Here's our top-10 list, which is based on current abilities and potential to exceed at the next level. 1. D'Andre Swift, St. Joseph's Prep, RB. A dynamic and versatile playmaker, the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder is seriously considering scholarship offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Penn State.
NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has called all Catholic priests from Southeastern Pennsylvania to meetings Tuesday to discuss proposed state legislation, as lawmakers in Harrisburg this week consider a bill that for the first time would allow some victims of child sex abuse to sue their attackers and the institutions that employed them. The priests have been asked to attend one of two meetings, at 2 and 7 p.m., at St. Helena Church in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, according to a person with knowledge of the event.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Thomas Fitzgerald, and Maria Panaritis, STAFF WRITERS
Charlie Gerow realized early Tuesday that he was about to be trumped. An uncommitted candidate for delegate to the Republican National Convention, Gerow stopped at a polling station in the Fourth Congressional District outside Harrisburg to shake hands and ask for support. "I see people are coming into the polls with the Trump slate on a card in their pockets," Gerow said. "I've never seen anything like it in a delegate race. " A well-known GOP political consultant who advised Carly Fiorina's presidential campaign earlier this year, Gerow has been elected a delegate several times.
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