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February 7, 2016 | Caroline Wiseblood Meline
Caroline Wiseblood Meline teaches "People, Animals, and Ethics," a philosophy course, at St. Joseph's University and Curtis Institute of Music Something happened to my 13-year-old dog, Stretch, between 6 p.m., when I went out to a meeting, and 8, when I got home. His head was hanging to one side and he seemed about to fall over as he weaved his way toward me. I immediately feared the worst. No! I thought. Not now! Not yet! We did not go to an emergency vet that night.
SPORTS
August 3, 2009 | By TONY GRAHAM For the Daily News
In the stretch. That's where Pedro Martinez spent the bulk of yesterday's bullpen session at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League. "That was the plan, to try and go out there and work from the stretch a little bit," Martinez said. The three-time Cy Young Award Winner said he feels "really good, excellent" and will make his next rehab start Wednesday at Double A Reading. "I would like to pitch [for the Phillies] right now," he said.
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November 18, 1993 | Inquirer photographs by Michael S. Wirtz
Portions of West River Drive will be closed over the next year for $5.6 million in improvements. During the current phase, which began yesterday and will continue for 90 days, the road is closed from Falls Bridge to Montgomery Drive.
NEWS
May 22, 2008 | Inquirer staff
A section of North Broad Street in Center City will be closed for more than a week beginning tomorrow morning to allow for a demolition project in connection with the Convention Center expansion, the city announced yesterday. Northbound Broad Street between JFK Boulevard and Race Street and southbound Broad Street between Race and Arch Streets will be closed beginning at 5 a.m. tomorrow and remain closed until 4 p.m. on May 31. The city said police would be on site to direct motorists around the area.
NEWS
February 28, 1988 | By Will Thompson, Inquirer Staff Writer
A powder-blue awning inscribed "Turning Point" at 30 W. State St. in Media stretches above the sidewalk, titillating the curiosity of pedestrians and prompting some to peek inside. That peek discloses a short corridor lined with tiny white lights and covered with elegant dry-rose carpeting that spills onto a wide stairway descending into the basement and continues over the spacious floors of the shop there. That's where Cara Knudsen of Wallingsford, a tall woman with large bright eyes and a quietly energetic disposition, usually greets a customer with a serene smile and an invitation to browse, rather than an admonition to buy. "Of course this is a business," Knudsen said about Turning Point, which she co-owns with Christopher Pavlou of Springfield.
NEWS
September 16, 1999 | by Jenice M. Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writer
Claire Fay is big into clothes that s-t-r-e-t-c-h. But it's not because she has gained weight - she's still a tiny size 4. Fay just loves wearing clothes that allow her to bend over without tugging at her waist and she thinks her clothes lie better when they have a touch of spandex. "It makes such a difference, that little bit of give," said Fay who owns a couple of skirts enhanced with Lycra, which is brand name for spandex. "It moves better. It moves with you. . .It's not like that tight-tight '80s skirt type of thing.
SPORTS
August 11, 2010 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
It is shaping up to be one of the more interesting stretch runs in recent years, mostly because the Phillies and Braves appear to be on a collision course for the final 2 weeks of the season, when the two teams face each other in six of their final 12 games. But there will be plenty of action until then, since half of the National League's 16 teams still have a legitimate shot at the postseason. One of those teams, the Dodgers, opened a three-game series with the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park last night.
NEWS
July 10, 2000 | By Jonathan Gelb, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A stretch of northbound Interstate 95 between Route 202 and the Pennsylvania border was closed for repaving yesterday and will stay closed until October. Traffic was backed up for at least a mile when the road was closed at 2 p.m., said Delaware State Police Cpl. Walter Newton. Motorists are asked to use Interstate 495 as a detour. Newton said northbound motorists would be able to reach Wilmington on I-95. But he advised that interstate travelers should bypass the center of the city by using I-495.
SPORTS
March 22, 2011
JRUE HOLIDAY The 20-year-old point guard has held his own during his first year as a starter and needs to keep it up. His stretch run includes facing formidable guards like Atlanta's Kirk Hinrich, Miami's Dwyane Wade, Chicago's Derrick Rose, New Jersey's Deron Williams, Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings, Boston's Rajon Rondo and Orlando's Jameer Nelson. JODIE MEEKS With Jason Kapono exiled to the Land of Oz, Meeks is the Sixers' lone reliable deep-shot threat. The team's turnaround began when Meeks was inserted into the starting lineup.
NEWS
August 18, 1989 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Automotive Writer
The stretched version of the Ford Aerostar minivan is not just for parents who have so many children they don't know what to do. It also can serve as a Little League team bus and is excellent for Girl Scout troop movements. People whose idea of weekend fun revolves around inflicting the horrors of unskilled labor on their innocent homes also will find Stretch quite useful. With the extended Aerostar's two rear seats removed, you can load 4-by-8 sheets of plywood flat on the floor and stack them four feet high.
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August 1, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
High school students in the Lower Merion School District will be catching a bit of a break this coming year: It will be easier to ace tests, and not as easy to flunk them. Under a new grading policy, a score of 90 will be enough for an A, down from the traditional cutoff of 92. At the other end of the measuring stick, a failing grade now will be 59 and under, instead of 64. What's behind the grade-point pick-me-up? Some Lower Merion parents complained that the decades-old system of eight points per letter grade - falling out of favor nationwide as districts adopt the more forgiving 10-point scale - could cast their children in an unfair comparative light when they apply for colleges and merit scholarships.
SPORTS
July 3, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Less than a month ago Aaron Nola was seen as the current and future ace of the Phillies' staff, but that was before the 23-year-old righthander's recent rough stretch. Nola, who takes the mound in Saturday against the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals, has failed to get through the fourth inning in each of the last four starts. "I hadn't really ever gotten hit around this much ever in my career, but it's going to happen," Nola said before Friday's game against the visiting Royals.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
The Museum of the American Revolution, whose building at Third and Chestnut Streets has been under construction for two years, plans to announce Thursday that it will open its doors to the public April 19, 2017 - the 242nd anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, considered the opening of hostilities between Britain and its North American colonies. When the smoke cleared following those nasty Massachusetts skirmishes so long ago, 122 fighters on both sides had lost their lives, and the colonies were launched on a revolutionary road that would not reach the goal of independence for eight arduous years.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
In terms of an ensemble profoundly shaking up a repertoire, the string quartet has the Kronos Quartet, and contemporary chamber music has had Speculum Musicae. The woodwind quintet right now is lucky to have Imani Winds, which played Sunday afternoon for what the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society said was the society's final concert in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Van Pelt Auditorium before the 400-seat hall is demolished for the next phase of museum renovations. (A museum spokesperson could not confirm plans for demolition.)
BUSINESS
April 27, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
The energy level in the conference room on the 16th floor of 8 Penn Center was so high that, if harnessed, it might have kept the El running for a week. At the table were the players in GoldOller Real Estate Investments, save chief operating officer Jake Hollinger, who was live from Florida on a big screen. Presiding was founder and CEO Richard S. Oller, who with partner/president Jeffrey Goldstein leads a Philadelphia-based multifaceted operation of property management, sales, and investment services, valued at $1.5 billion-plus after just a few years in the making.
SPORTS
March 26, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
DENVER - Though they still have three sets of back-to-back games, the Flyers' remaining schedule isn't as unforgiving as it might appear. Four of their final nine games are against weaker teams that are virtually out of the playoff hunt: Arizona, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Toronto. (Yes, the Flyers were beaten by going-nowhere Columbus on Tuesday, but they have generally played well against lowly teams in the season's second half.) In addition, all three teams they will face on the back end of back-to-back games - Pittsburgh, Toronto, and the Islanders - will also be playing on consecutive nights.
SPORTS
March 17, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Faced with five games in seven days, 76ers coach Brett Brown contemplated how his undermanned squad should approach practices and games. "In a crazy way, we can treat it as best as we can by having energy on the floor in six, seven-minute clumps," Brown said. "Bam! Bam! Playing all 10 [healthy players], keeping the group together. Nobody gets extended minutes too much. " "End the game with the people I think should end the game. We are going to do it by committee. " The Sixers began their grueling stretch on Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.
SPORTS
March 17, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple's leading basketball scorer is looking to snap out of a late-season slump. The Owls' second-leading scorer is hoping to put his last game behind him. It doesn't take deep analysis to realize that for 10th-seeded Temple (21-11) to win its opening NCAA tournament game against No. 7 Iowa (21-10) in Friday's South Regional in Brooklyn, the Owls' two leading scorers have to produce. That would be 6-foot-5 senior Quenton DeCosey and 6-9 sophomore Obi Enechionyia, who shot a combined 6 for 30 Saturday in a 77-62 American Athletic Conference semifinal loss to Connecticut in Orlando.
SPORTS
February 26, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Her closest friends say Taiah Thornton isn't a morning person. They say it as if they expect people not to believe it. Most have never seen Thornton without her trademark energy - laughing, talking, standing out in some way. She's usually at full throttle by fifth period, when the big three of the Camden Catholic girls' basketball team meet for lunch. "And once she starts," Julia Braungart said, "she doesn't stop. " You won't find many high school students with more conviction than Sierra Taylor.
SPORTS
February 24, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Columnist
THE TRADE deadline passed last week and no major changes came about for the 76ers. Though all the talk Monday was about a story in the Boston Herald that the Sixers were somewhat close to a deal that involved Jahlil Okafor, the trade didn't happen. While many are in an uproar that general manager Sam Hinkie even considered an offer for the Sixers' rookie, the bottom line is he didn't pull the trigger. And perhaps he never really considered doing it at all. But that aside, head coach Brett Brown and his staff, along with Hinkie and chairman of basketball operations Jerry Colangelo, have 27 games left in what very well may be the final season of purposeful losing for the organization.
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