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SPORTS
September 10, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
Dennis Conner said he only did what he had to do to keep the America's Cup. Conner won sailing's most prestigious trophy for the third time yesterday, breezing to an easy victory to complete a 2-0 whitewash of New Zealand in a best-of-three series that now heads for a New York courtroom. "This wasn't something we wanted to do. We had a job and did it," Conner said after his Stars & Stripes, a 60-foot catamaran, left the huge challenger from New Zealand miles behind, winning by 21 minutes, 10 seconds.
SPORTS
October 19, 1986 | By Al Morganti, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Who would have thought three guys from Philly would end up winging around on a 12-meter for the America's Cup?" - Jon Wright All right, so the Kensington and Allegheny Yacht Club is not an official entry here, and most people back in Philly wouldn't know a keel from a spinnaker. But if Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes manages to win back the America's Cup, the Philadelphia area should get to show it off for at least a month. The reason is simple: Despite a less-than-national reputation for sailing, three members of Stars & Stripes' crew are from the Philadelphia area.
SPORTS
February 20, 2013
The Stars & Stripes youth football team will return to Italy to face the Italian under-19 national team on April 13 in Turin in the 2013 Global Bowl, and Episcopal coach Bill Gallagher is set to coach the running backs and linebackers. The Stars & Stripes roster is expected to be announced in the next few weeks. Last year, players were selected from 20 high schools in eight states. In beating the Italian under-19 national team, 50-0, Shawn Wilson of Malvern Prep was named offensive MVP after gaining 170 yards and scoring two touchdowns on just 10 carries.
SPORTS
April 18, 1992 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Bill Koch benched his newest yacht, Kanza, and named his light-air boat, America3, to race against Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes in the best-of-13 America's Cup defender finals beginning today. Koch, the president and skipper of the America3 Foundation, made the move in a final attempt to dethrone the defending America's Cup skipper. Koch, an America's Cup rookie, also has learned that a little luck is needed against Conner, a three-time Cup winner. Conner has bounced back from bad luck and bad decisions several times in the last three months to remain alive in this regatta.
SPORTS
January 3, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes raced to a 43-second victory over USA in strong winds, while New Zealand beat French Kiss by a 2:44 margin, with both winners sweeping into the America's Cup challenger finals yesterday. Skippers Tom Blackaller of USA and Marc Pajot of French Kiss solemnly watched the victors slice over the finish line off the coast of Fremantle to horn blasts of congratulations and champagne toasts from the spectator fleet. Stars & Stripes and New Zealand, skippered by Chris Dickson, will meet Jan. 13 in the first race of a best-of-seven series to decide the yacht that will challenge defending champion Australia's representative for the America's Cup. "Stars & Stripes will become the challenger," Blackaller predicted.
SPORTS
December 31, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
FREMANTLE, Australia - New Zealand edged French Kiss by only two boat lengths and Stars & Stripes routed USA yesterday as both yachts took 3-0 leads in the best-of-seven America's Cup challenger semifinals. One more victory by each of the winners will put New Zealand into the challenger finals against Stars & Stripes, with the winner to face the Australian defender for the Cup. The next competition will be Friday. FOOTBALL Louisiana State defensive end Roland Barbay's fight to play in the Sugar Bowl despite prior use of steroids continued yesterday, with the case moving from state to federal court and then being put off for another day. After a closed-door hearing in New Orleans, U.S. District Judge Robert Collins ordered the case to resume this morning for oral arguments.
SPORTS
January 17, 1987 | By Al Morganti, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whether it is yacht racing, ice hockey or major-league baseball, a best-of- seven series is going to produce similar states of stress. Thus, when the crew members of New Zealand's KZ7 arrived at the dock on Challenger Harbor early yesterday, they had to feel the same sort of pressure that a baseball team feels when it's down 2 games to 0 in the World Series. One more loss and the New Zealanders could pretty much have pulled a tarp over their Plastic Fantastic, as the fiberglass boat has been dubbed.
SPORTS
February 7, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
A chartered jetliner took off yesterday carrying Dennis Conner and his Stars & Stripes crew to a presidential reception at the White House. The America's Cup rode in first class. The 100 or so members of the American party looked like a combination of returning yachtsmen and tourists. Many of the sailors wore souvenir Australian stockman's hats. The Aussies continued to show they had no hard feelings about Conner's 4-0 drubbing of their Kookaburra III, a victory which brought the Cup back to America from Down Under.
SPORTS
January 28, 1987 | By Al Morganti, Inquirer Staff Writer
In any other winter, Jim Kavle might have spent this past weekend shoveling snow off the walkways back home in Rosemont, just outside of Philadelphia. Instead, while the snow continued to mount back in the States - as he was often reminded during phone calls from friends - Kavle was trying to shield his already leathery face from the relentless sunshine of Western Australia, while using his considerable arm muscles to turn the enormous 12-speed "coffee-grinder" winches on Stars & Stripes.
SPORTS
January 14, 1987 | By Al Morganti, Inquirer Staff Writer
The fabled Fremantle Doctor made its midafternoon house call upon the Indian Ocean yesterday, but it was American skipper Dennis Conner who played the role of surgeon. Make that plastic surgeon, as Conner sailed a flawless race aboard his pale- blue yacht, Stars & Stripes, and took apart the "Plastic Fantastic" fiberglass yacht New Zealand, winning by 1 minute and 20 seconds. It might only be a start, giving the American yacht a 1-0 lead in this best-of-seven America's Cup challenger final, which will resume today, but Conner certainly twisted a few Kiwi noses out of joint.
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July 2, 2013 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
SUPPOSE WE threw a party and everyone came. That's the aim of the "America's birthday" celebration "Wawa Welcome America," which takes over Center City every July Fourth holiday week. This year, the dream could come true as never before. The talent lineup for the Philly 4th of July Jam on the Parkway extravangaza - billed as the "largest free concert in America" - is exceptionally strong, and the most contemporary and diverse in Welcome America history. We're talking John Mayer, J. Cole, Demi Lovato, Jill Scott, Ne- Yo, Grace Potter and Ben Taylor , with backing throughout by the Roots (who'll also get their own set)
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June 29, 2013 | By Allie Caren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Remember when Independence Day was just that - a day? One that kicked off with Sousa bands and stirring orations, progressed through charred hot dogs, sunburns, and sparklers, and came too quickly to its razzle-dazzle end in the early night sky? Over the years, as American holidays are wont to do, the Fourth of July ballooned into the long weekend, and the even-longer weekend, until it became a mini-season crammed with more goings-on than Uncle Sam could shake his famous forefinger at. This year across the region, the nation's birthday celebrations - its 237th, arriving Thursday - will commence almost a week ahead, and last a good three days after.
SPORTS
February 20, 2013
The Stars & Stripes youth football team will return to Italy to face the Italian under-19 national team on April 13 in Turin in the 2013 Global Bowl, and Episcopal coach Bill Gallagher is set to coach the running backs and linebackers. The Stars & Stripes roster is expected to be announced in the next few weeks. Last year, players were selected from 20 high schools in eight states. In beating the Italian under-19 national team, 50-0, Shawn Wilson of Malvern Prep was named offensive MVP after gaining 170 yards and scoring two touchdowns on just 10 carries.
SPORTS
June 28, 2012 | By Chad Graff, Inquirer Staff Writer
These days, Jonathan Wright is far removed from the coast of Australia, where he once spent hours, if not entire days, on the water as part of the most renowned American sailing team in history. Today, his work is no less time-consuming and arguably equally instrumental. The 66-year-old serves as the Vanderstar Chair at the United States Naval Academy, overseeing the quality and safety of all sailing vessels. Wright, who grew up in Chestnut Hill, supervises trips in which 80 midshipmen squeeze onto a 45-foot vessel, in part to complete the academy's requirement that all graduates know how to sail.
NEWS
May 25, 2012 | By Rita Giordano
"I want to say, ‘Thank you for your service,'?" said Marissa Colbeck, 14. "?‘What you do is brave, and I wouldn't be all right without you, so thanks for taking care of us.'?" Said fellow eighth-grader Kevin Calhoun: "It's the least we can do. " What they did was pretty impressive. Right in time for Memorial Day, "Hearts for Heroes" was the name given to the effort organized by Patty Watson, a patriotic volunteer, mother and former nurse from near Buffalo, N.Y., who has a New Jersey connection.
NEWS
August 14, 2011 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
BENGHAZI, Libya - Omar el-Keish wanted to make a strong statement when he headed out with his wife and daughter for a revolutionary rally in the de facto rebel capital. Keish decided to bring along a flag. It wasn't the ubiquitous Libyan rebel flag that flutters at every downtown rally. He chose the American flag - the Stars and Stripes - on a long, heavy pole. The 57-year-old airline pilot waved the big fluttering fabric with both arms, and rally-goers smiled and flashed the V for victory sign at the sight of Old Glory.
NEWS
August 12, 2011
Antiques/Art/Crafts Bucks County Quilt Showcase Exhibit of quilts by local artisans. Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Rd., Bensalem. 8/12. Cape May Designer Show House Rooms showcase the talents & offerings of the region's designers & vendors. Osprey Landing, 109 Rosemans Ln., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $15; $10 children. 8/12. Dressed to the Nines: A Century of Women's Fashions More than 50 accessorized outfits dating from the 1830s through the 1930s.
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