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November 19, 2012
ED SNIDER, the chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, released a statement on Saturday regarding a Daily News story that was published in SportsWeek that morning. "An article appearing in today's Philadelphia Daily News is absolutely erroneous," Snider said in the statement. "I am a solid supporter of National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman and the league in this unfortunate situation. Like all fans, players, owners and league officials, I am extremely hopeful that an agreement can be reached and we can eventually be playing hockey again soon.
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July 17, 1996 | By Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The prosecution wrapped up in the murder trial of Tyrone Greene yesterday with the presentation of a statement Greene gave to a Chester County detective in which he allegedly admitted participating in the robbery that led to the 1993 killing of Coatesville Laundermat manager Donald Johnson. Detective David Grandizio testified that Greene made the statement after being arrested in Philadelphia on Dec. 28, 1993, 10 days after the botched robbery attempt. The prosecution maintains that Greene stood watch at the front of the coin laundry on Dec. 18, 1993, while his accomplice, Darrick Hall, stuck a gun to Johnson's head and killed him. Hall, who gave detectives a statement implicating Greene in the robbery, was convicted of first-degree murder in 1994 and sentenced to death.
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June 8, 1993 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
Carrying a poster of the ubiquitous Barney, kindergartener Rashaan Vereen is among about 450 students from McCloskey Elementary School taking part in an anti-drug march yesterday. The school is located at Gowen and Pickering streets.The march kicked off Kids Week Celebration at the Cedarbrook school.
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June 13, 1994 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The emaciated 20-month-old boy, suffering from a badly bruised eye, was tied to his walker when Benjamin Council arrived at his sister's home last year. Council told police that when he questioned Arlinda Walker, 43, about it, she told him she had tied her grandson, William Randolph Walker, to make sure he didn't fall and hurt himself. Council also told Homicide Detective Jeff Piree that on one occasion his sister stopped someone from feeding the boy, who died Oct. 12, weighing only 13 pounds.
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February 12, 2007 | By Leonard Pitts Jr
Five words you will never hear from me again in life: I agree with James Dobson. Dobson is the founder of Focus on the Family, a conservative activist group, and ordinarily, I couldn't see eye to eye with him on the day of the week. But I agree with him about Mary Cheney. He wrote about the vice president's pregnant, lesbian daughter in a Time magazine essay in December. Here's part of what he said: "With all due respect to Cheney and her partner, Heather Poe, the majority of more than 30 years of social-science evidence indicates that children do best on every measure of well-being when raised by their married mother and father.
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January 23, 1987 | Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Following is the last section of state Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer's statement to reporters, the portion he did not read at the news conference in his office: I've repeatedly said that I'm not going to resign as state treasurer. After many hours of thought and meditation, I've made a decision that should not be an example to anyone else because it is unique to my situation. Last May I told you that after the trial, I would give you the story of the decade. To those of you who are shallow the events of this morning will be that story.
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June 15, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
After 2 days to reflect, LeBron James clarified his comments following the Miami Heat's loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals Sunday night. James had received some criticism for making a blanket statement that seemed to belittle fans who cheered against him and the Heat: "All the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today," James said. "They have the same personal problems they had today.
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August 14, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
The statement that was to be issued by Dallas Cowboys guard Everett McIver will be postponed until later this week, team owner Jerry Jones said. McIver was expected to issue the statement yesterday. McIver is expected to speak on several subjects, including his relationship with teammate Michael Irvin and his future with the Cowboys. He is also expected to address a news report that Jones negotiated a deal with Irvin to pay McIver for his silence about a July 29 incident that left McIver with a cut on his neck.
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July 13, 1990 | By Susan Caba, Inquirer Staff Writer
"I fired one shot. I was only trying to scare the boy, I didn't mean to shoot him. That's all I fired, one shot. " The words are allegedly those of James Sanders, the man accused of firing the gunshot that killed Port Richmond teenager Sean Daily last year. Sanders' statement was read in court yesterday during the trial of Sanders and six other men accused in the killing. Sanders' lawyer, Samuel C. Stretton, has told the jurors he will ask them to completely discount the statement, which he said Sanders was forced to sign.
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January 13, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joe Paterno's son, Scott, says the firing of his father two months ago by the Penn State board of trustees "was not handled well" and that attacks on the university's football program and its academic record during his tenure were "unjustified. " Scott Paterno released a statement Thursday night in response to one issued earlier in the day by the board of trustees. The board said that because of "extraordinary circumstances," it decided "it was in the best interests of the university to make an immediate change" by terminating Joe Paterno as head football coach.
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June 2, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
They lauded his work ethic and his service. They praised his patriotism and his devotion to family. As news of Beau Biden's death spread on Sunday, reactions poured in from politicians who knew and admired the vice president's son. Mr. Biden, 46, died of brain cancer Saturday. The eldest child of Vice President Biden, Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III had battled the disease for several years. A former Delaware attorney general and major in the Delaware Army National Guard's Judge Advocate General Corps, Beau Biden was considered a rising political star and, until he became seriously ill, a front-runner in the 2016 Delaware governor's race.
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May 25, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
People saying they are concerned about the health and environmental implications of food made with genetically modified organisms gathered Saturday afternoon in Center City for a rally and march calling for mandatory labeling of "GMO foods. " Philadelphia's "March Against Monsanto" was one of hundreds taking place Saturday in cities around the world, a coordinated effort to bring attention to genetically engineered foods and to criticize Monsanto, the multinational agricultural company that has been a leader in producing genetically modified seed to farmers.
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April 17, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 19-year-old Bridesburg man who told police he stabbed his mother to death after arguing about cleaning his room was held for trial on murder charges Wednesday by a Philadelphia judge. Zackary Pritchett is charged with slaying his mother, Melizza Wiley, 53, before dawn March 27 in their home in the 2800 block of Reynolds Street. Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni also ordered Pritchett to stand trial on a charge of attempted murder in the stabbing of his grandmother Joan Wiley, 74. The sole witness at the preliminary hearing was Homicide Detective Brian Peters, who read Pritchett's four-page statement, in which he admitted both the stabbings and making up a story that three masked men broke in and committed the crimes.
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March 17, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bristol Township Council President Bob Lewis was found dead in his home Sunday, officials said. The township issued a statement saying Lewis died at his home in Croydon on Sunday morning. A cause of death was not announced. Lewis first served on council in the 1970s and '80s. He returned to the governing body in 2010 and was elected president in 2012. "Bob was our historian, leader, and the captain of the team," Councilman Craig Bowen said in a statement. Lewis is survived by his wife, Laura, and daughter, Susan.
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March 8, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
AlliedBarton, the Conshohocken-based security company now owned by Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, is looking for new ownership, the company said in a statement. "Management believes that this is the right time to seek a new private equity sponsor. We have recently launched that process as it is a critical element of our ongoing growth strategy," the statement said. The company has 60,000 employees in 120 offices protecting 3,300 clients, according to AlliedBarton's website.
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February 27, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A COMMON PLEAS jury yesterday convicted a 73-year-old man of first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the Father's Day 1992 shooting death of a woman he believed was his wife's lesbian lover. The jury of five men and seven women deliberated for just 50 minutes. When the foreman announced the verdicts, defendant Santiago Pedroso did not react. Judge Glenn Bronson sentenced Pedroso to the mandatory term of life in prison without parole for first-degree murder. Pedroso was 50 when, on June 21, 1992, he shot Delores Alvarez, 41, five times about 7:30 p.m. in the crowded Hathaway Inn restaurant in Germantown.
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February 16, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden's history in basketball is so rich that both coaches were tapping that vein on Saturday. Camden coach John Valore called on his team to play with "Camden pride" after a sluggish first half. Paulsboro coach Sean Collins reminded his players that other South Jersey basketball teams tended to be measured by their performances against the purple and gold. But Paulsboro players were acutely aware of another tradition, too - their own. "We've been in a lot of these games and we've won a lot of these games," Paulsboro senior Saleem Little said after his team emerged with a 68-65 overtime victory over Camden in a clash of top-four squads in the Cherry Hill East Invitational.
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February 12, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Will Cummings missed all 40 minutes when Temple played at Cincinnati last month. He did not leave the court for a single second in the rematch Tuesday night, and you don't have to look any further than that to understand why there was a 47-point turnaround. A nagging left-leg injury sidelined Cummings for the entire game when the Bearcats pinned a 31-point loss on Cummings' Owls at Cincinnati's Fifth Third Arena. "It was very difficult," the Temple point guard said after providing 21 points and so much more in Temple's 75-59 win at the Liacouras Center.
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February 12, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A West Philadelphia woman who had told police she became enraged arguing about her roommate's personal hygiene and housekeeping was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on a murder charge in the beating death of 62-year-old Saundra Barley. Denise Taylor, 57, first told police Barley had been killed by three masked men who broke into their apartment on 53d Street just north of Market Street about 3 a.m. last Nov. 14. But under questioning by homicide detectives, Taylor described a daylong argument - it began during breakfast and continued well past midnight - that turned physical and ended with Barley's death.
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February 8, 2015 | By Ben Finley and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
The family of Thomas French, a Bucks County man who killed himself amid allegations that he and his wife, a prominent Republican fund-raiser, committed a $20 million insurance fraud, maintained his innocence Friday and said, "The facts will prove him right. " The statement was the family's first comment since French's suicide Thursday afternoon at the Buckingham house he shared with wife Claire Risoldi. Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell said Friday that French died from a gunshot wound to the head.
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