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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.
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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.
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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.
SPORTS
April 7, 2009 | By Kate Fagan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For 76ers fans, watching Sunday night's 29-point loss to the New Jersey Nets must have felt a little like getting rear-ended: It seemed to come out of nowhere, felt slightly painful, and probably inspired worries about short-term repercussions. It was the Sixers' worst loss of the season; a body shot near the end of a long, hard-fought season. And because of its timing, it will almost surely have an impact on playoff seeding. The Sixers had been playing solid basketball, going 10-4 in the previous 14 games.
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July 30, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
As cyclists whizzed past and kayakers drifted below the bridge on a hot summer afternoon, the final link in the Schuylkill River Trail connecting Philadelphia to Phoenixville officially opened. The Schuylkill Canal Towpath, a 13/4-mile stretch running along the border of Upper Providence Township, is ready for runners, bikers and walkers after 35 years of work to restore the canal. "This is a gem that links our county to Philadelphia," said Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro at the ribbon-cutting on Tuesday attended by state and local officials and advocates.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Staff Writer
No one can say Rachel Dolezal didn't understand the power of optics. The white ex-president of the NAACP Spokane chapter who's been pretending to be black for years pulled off her elaborate race ruse because she nailed the look - which, until now, belonged solely to mixed women who identified predominantly as African American. Let's start with Dolezal's hair, a curly explosion of what we now know to be over-processed ringlets to give the effect of the naturally spiraled bob worn by Tracy Ellis Ross, Diana Ross' biracial daughter.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Chris Brennan and Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writers
Two candidates for mayor held campaign events Friday - just two blocks away from each other in Center City - offering two very different approaches for the last four days of the primary campaign. Former City Councilman James F. Kenney gathered a diverse group of elected officials in a quiet, pleasant courtyard at John C. Anderson Apartments on South 13th Street. At ease and often joking, they discussed his campaign's get-out-the-vote effort. Over on Locust Street, supporters of State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams gathered outside a restaurant where his campaign mistakenly thought a new poll on the mayor's race was being released.
SPORTS
March 4, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE LAST time the Toronto Raptors and Kyle Lowry came to town, it was one of Lowry's most memorable couple of days. The day before facing the 76ers, and while surrounded by his family and teammates at his Philadelphia home, the Cardinal Dougherty and Villanova product learned that he was going to be a starter in the All-Star Game. He then went out the next night and scored 17 fourth-quarter points to lead the Raptors to a comeback win. Last night, in his return to his hometown, Lowry was on the bench in a red shirt and sport jacket, sitting out his second straight game.
SPORTS
February 6, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Midway through Villanova's Big East schedule and with one month left until the madness of March, the expectations that the Wildcats carried into this season have not changed. A second straight Big East regular-season title is the Wildcats' for the taking. With Wednesday night's 70-52 demolition of an undermanned Marquette team at the Wells Fargo Center, Villanova improved to 20-2 overall and 7-2 in the conference. Poll the other coaches in the Big East and they'll tell you that Villanova is the class of the conference.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two new series this week feature hapless, if lovable, romantically challenged young men as heroes: the off-the-wall sitcom Man Seeking Woman , which premieres 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on FXX, and PBS's Grantchester , a classic British mystery about a lovelorn Anglican priest and amateur detective. It premieres 10 p.m. Sunday.   Isn't she a troll? That's what Man Seeking Woman 's sub-hero (he's not quite an antihero) Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel) asks his sister when he first claps eyes on his blind date.
SPORTS
December 27, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now, here comes the hard part of the road trip. The 76ers are feeling good about themselves after disposing of the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic in their last two games. That's understandable, considering victories have been hard to come by for the 4-23 team. But the remaining five games on the road will show just how much the Sixers have improved since the start of the season. They will open the West Coast portion of the trip against the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. Friday at the Moda Center.
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November 27, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
DETROIT - The Flyers need to get their road act together if they want this season to have much meaning. Maybe the expected return of Michael Raffl later this week will help. The left winger had six goals in 12 games before he injured his right foot on Nov. 4. After a 1-0 shootout loss to the upstart New York Islanders on Monday in Uniondale, N.Y., the Flyers slipped to 2-6-1 on the road, where they have been shut out three times. They have not scored the first goal in any of their nine road games.
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November 8, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Barkley understands why Eagles fans may not have a high opinion of his ability to be an NFL quarterback. Pressed into duty last season as a rookie after Nick Foles and Michael Vick suffered injuries against the Cowboys and New York Giants, Barkley failed to guide the Eagles to a single point in 10 possessions. Four of the drives ended with interceptions and one when Barkley fumbled. "If they only saw me from the Eagles and they never saw me play college football, then, yeah, they probably have a pretty biased and negative opinion of me," Barkley said this week.
NEWS
October 26, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
CRANBURY, N.J. - In a collective sigh of relief, top state leaders met outside a New Jersey Turnpike service area Friday morning to hail a long-anticipated expansion of the major roadway that is expected to ease commuter frustration. The $2.3 billion turnpike-widening between Mansfield in Burlington County and East Brunswick in Middlesex County is expected to prove its worth in coming days, with the added northbound lanes set to open Sunday. Between Exits 6 and 8A, lanes in each direction were doubled, from three to six. North of that, to Exit 9, one lane was added on each side, bringing the whole turnpike portion in question to a span of 12 lanes.
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