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June 18, 1988 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JIM PRESTON
School's out, and for students from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School, 19th and Wood Streets, that calls for whooping it up in Logan Square's Swann Fountain. The girls took their dip after school let out for the summer yesterday.
NEWS
July 18, 2001
The city has quickly repealed the patently ridiculous policies that kept young children and parents out of about 15 city swimming pools on the basis of gender. But the nonsensical, unfair rules that set up alternate "girls" and "boys" days in the pools apparently will take a little longer. The policies came to light when a mother complained to the Daily News that she wasn't allowed to enter a South Philadelphia pool with her 7-month-old son because it was "girls day. " Neighborhood recreation officials defended the "separate but equal" policies as necessary to prevent overcrowding and unpleasant incidents.
NEWS
October 5, 1991
In olden times, you knew a team was from the East. For one thing, it was worth your life to get a rebound. For another, they played defense. Most apparent to the casual observer, though, was that the teams looked like basketball teams. The Celtics, 76ers and Knicks always dressed in classic, classy basketball uniforms, kind of like the Yankees in shorts. It was left to the denizens of some godforsaken Sun Belt town, flush with real estate money or some other barely legal fortune, to dress their players like clowns.
NEWS
March 17, 2000 | by Steve Esack, Daily News Staff Writer
The horizontal Schuylkill River tree is now as big a memory as the mills that once lined the river's banks. With an Ed Rendell-like cannonball splash, the 30-foot-long tulip tree fell 15 feet from its horizontal perch in an archway of the Conrail twin bridges yesterday. "All went well," said park commission spokesman Tom Doyle. "It fell before they cut all the way through, and it was moved up and out of the river. " The Fairmount Park Commission, citing safety reasons, hired Bustleton Services Inc. to chain-saw the tree, which had become wedged under the second archway, near Midvale Avenue and Kelly Drive, since Hurricane Floyd tore through the area last fall.
SPORTS
March 17, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Young swimmers made their mark in South Jersey this season. Atlantic City freshman Colleen Callahan won two individual state titles and Cherry Hill East freshman Joe Petrone won an individual state title to highlight the youth movement. But it was a widespread development, especially on the girls' side of the pool. Callahan won the 200 individual medley (2:04.73) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.70) at the state meet. But she was just one of several young swimmers who made a big impact.
LIVING
July 9, 1993 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
Jordan, who's 14 months old, is a traveling man. He can spend hours on the deck of his foster home, getting a grip on one object after another to move him along. When he realizes he has taken a few steps alone, he usually gets a look of surprise on his face and sits down. He also takes dips in the backyard pool. The water is cold enough to make him indignant at first, but after he's been pushed around in his tube ring, he starts splashing his feet and doesn't want to get out. This healthy, action hero weighs 20 pounds, 4 ounces and has four teeth, which come in handy when he's presented with french fries and animal crackers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1986 | By Fen Montaigne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Balancing 18 water-filled champagne glasses on a tray, Sharon Allen eased up the steps to the stage and walked across it as if on a tightrope. The sparse crowd in the ballroom of the Atlantis Casino Hotel fell silent. "Sharon," announced the emcee, "entered the Best Casino Cocktail Server Contest because she felt it would be an enjoyable . . . (glasses tumble and splash) . . . experience. " Maureen Martinez took to the stage with her tray - 12 plastic champagne glasses on the bottom, six stacked on top. "Maureen entered the Best Casino Cocktail Server Contest . . . (splash!
SPORTS
March 23, 2002 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Daly is at it again. Sort of. After yanking his drive into the water at the 14th hole yesterday during the second round of the Players Championship, Daly tossed his driver in after the ball. "It's not what you think," said Daly. "The driver head came loose and it was of no use. Maybe somebody with a slower swing speed could use it. " He didn't seem to miss his big stick. Daly birdied the final three holes to finish at 1-under 71. Daly's first-round 76, however, will likely mean an early exit.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Katherine Silkaitis, For The Inquirer
"Hello," Kim Deal said from the Trocadero's stage on Sunday night. "We're the Breeders and we're going to play Last Splash from the beginning. " Wait, what year is it? As a matter of fact, 2013 marks 20 years since the release of the Breeders' album Last Splash . In commemoration, the band is releasing it as a three-disc CD set this month (with a seven-disc vinyl set to follow), and reuniting for a tour, playing it in its entirety. It was summer 1993 when Last Splash came out. With its combination of snotty pop-punk, thrashing guitars, and tender alt-rock love ballads, the album defined the teenage years for many of Generation X's younger members.
SPORTS
July 11, 2012 | Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Detroit's Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the all-star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto's Jose Bautista, 12-7, in the final on Monday night. On a night when the Yankees' Robinson Cano was repeatedly booed and went homerless, Fielder put on the most powerful display among baseball's big boppers. Winner at St. Louis' Busch Stadium three years ago, Fielder hit a total of 28 home runs over three rounds to cap the main event on the eve of the All-Star Game, hitting the long drive of the night at 476 feet into the water.
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NEWS
July 20, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Yes, sales of the dramatically redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 pickup have been down. The 61,870 copies sold in May represented a 9.7 percent decline from May 2014 sales. The June tally, 55,170, was 8.9 percent below year-ago levels. And yet, the cutting edge, aluminum-bodied big pickup is doing famously. It continues to be America's best-selling vehicle, a title it has held for the last 33 years. Through June, it had outsold its closest rival, the Chevy Silverado, by 81,358 units. In additional, the average transaction price of an F-series truck set a record in June, rising $3,600 to more than $44,000 per vehicle.
SPORTS
June 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers are thin on promising young forwards and have missed the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, making next weekend's deep draft a potential launching point for general manager Ron Hextall and his staff. The Flyers have two first-round picks (Nos. 7 and 29), seven selections in the first four rounds, and 10 picks overall. "This is a very critical draft for us," Hextall said during a news conference Friday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. "I think one of the more critical drafts in years.  We've got to hit.  We have to hit here.  We do have a lot of picks, and we have some holes to fill.  We need to keep young players coming.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Walk in honor and admiration of your favorite girls and women Saturday at the third annual Sojourner Truth Walk at Clark Park in University City. All are welcome to support this 5k walk through West Philadelphia. Bring a photo of your favorite female to hold up during the walk, whether it's your daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, an esteemed leader, or other. You can walk as an individual or as a team. The route circles Clark Park to Kingsessing Park, then Malcolm X Park, and ends at the Calvary Center for Community and Culture on 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue.
SPORTS
March 6, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. - Odubel Herrera did not need his translator Wednesday when asked if he thought his play this spring would make the Phillies' decisions a bit tougher when the team trims the roster in a month. "For sure," Herrera said after a 3-1 win over the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field. The 23-year-old reached base four times, stole three bases and scored two runs. Herrera batted leadoff and played a solid center field, a position he began playing this winter in Venezuela.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2014
AT JUST 14, swimmer Reece Whitley is making a big splash - so big that the Lafayette Hill native seems poised to become one of America's brightest future Olympic stars. Just shy of 6 feet 8 inches tall (hey, most-decorated Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is 6 feet 4), the teen told me he's often assumed to be a basketball player. And older. "Is he really 14?" is a question his parents, doctors Kim and Karl Whitley, hear often about their son, a competitive swimmer at his school, Penn Charter, and in the Suburban Swim League.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's ambitious $2.4 billion, 25-year storm-water management program hinges on innovative practices such as porous pavement, green roofs, and rain gardens to soak up the first flows of rainfall. Anything to keep storm water from overwhelming the sewer system and overflowing into area rivers and streams, carrying road oil and litter and raw sewage with it. But, in the final analysis, sometimes you have to bring on the tank. On Tuesday, the city formally cut the ribbon on a $46 million project on Venice Island in Manayunk that includes a massive tank to hold the storm water and raw sewage that in an earlier time would have gushed into the Schuylkill during big storms.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
On Saturday, get ready for the invasion. Bring your swim attire and old shoes, play games, and get chased by pirates during Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation's Pirate Splash Day. Beginning at noon, do all things pirate. Foot races include running through a maze grabbing coins while avoiding getting sprayed by water-wielding pirates. Learn how to bob for apples with your feet. Display your might playing tug-o'-war and engage in water-pistol fighting, rubber ducky races, and other aquatic fun. Craft activities include candle making, coloring, and papermaking.
NEWS
June 30, 2014 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
There's a Manhattan aging in a barrel on a bar by the beach, flanked by 29 taps of craft beer. There's another bar, a so-called speakeasy, tucked behind a tiny wine store where diners buy bottles at $15 over retail to go with some wacky small plates, or choose from more than 280 whiskies. And what is that sound I keep hearing at the Jersey Shore? It's the sizzle of prime steaks on the grill. The shell-crack of crabs dusted in Old Bay. The dull click of raw-bar oysters being unhinged, their briny liquor glistening in the salt air. This is the summer of moving on by the sea, with a fine drink in hand and some old-school indulgences on my plate.
NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By A.M. Weaver, For The Inquirer
For a group of young, culturally diverse artists, the epiphany came two years ago. Sharing a workspace in the emerging creative haven of Port Richmond, the five decided pooling their talents and opportunities would pay off faster than individual struggle. Amber Art & Design was born, and already the public-art collective has left an impressive imprint, including the Roots mural honoring the Philly hip-hop neo-soul ensemble presented over the summer at Broad and South Streets.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
JASON KIDD WAS always known as a smart and crafty basketball player, figuring out ways to beat you by deception, whether it be a no-look or behind-the-back pass. As the rookie coach of the Brooklyn Nets, he hasn't fooled too many people so far this season, as his team, picked by many to compete for the Eastern Conference title, is a woeful 4-11, only a half-game up on its neighbor on the other side of the Hudson River, the New York Knicks. All that money spent and the two teams have combined to win one more game than the Sixers, picked by many to be the worst team in basketball.
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