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SPORTS
July 9, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SALT LAKE CITY - Jahlil Okafor is healthy. He's on the court learning the system and producing. It's a scenario the 76ers have not had with their top draft acquisitions in each of the last two summers. That's why there's a lot of excitement surrounding this season. With Okafor on the court, the Sixers' future looks brighter. "With every possession, he's going to grow and grow," said assistant Billy Lange, who is coaching the team in the Utah Jazz Summer League. "We've been preparing him for [the idea that]
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News
The long : Mary Lee and her fellow lamniformes are having a moment. Shark-packed Adventure Aquarium's turning that moment into a fin-friendly season, with chances to learn the truth behind the jawing. The short : Outdoes the Discovery Channel. The demo : Ages 2 and up. The deal : The aquarium's big, stinky hippos are hilarious; the graceful baby rays irresistibly touchable. But let's face it: coolest of all is the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm's blue-lit glass tube that surrounds you with the country's largest collection of sand tiger, sandbar and nurse sharks.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2015 | By Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer
It's a privilege to observe a dance rehearsal. After a while, you're not noticed. You become like that fly on the wall - the wall of a studio at the University of the Arts, where BalletX is rehearsing for its summer run, opening Wednesday, at the Wilma Theater. In one corner, dancers try on shoes, speaking softly so as not to disturb the duet across the room, under the choreographer's eye. A tall, lanky dancer, Richard Villaverde, has just banged his nose into the barre while doing pull-ups.
SPORTS
July 8, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SALT LAKE CITY - When the 76ers drafted Jahlil Okafor on June 25, they hoped that he would blossom into an NBA superstar. After a while, the 6-foot-11, 270-pounder center showed a few flashes Monday night in the team's Utah Summer League opener against the San Antonio Spurs. Okafor finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in a 74-71 loss at EnergySolutions Arena. But the third overall pick out of Duke had two distinctly different halves in the shooting department.
SPORTS
July 7, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE 76ERS loaded up a contingent of veterans, draft picks and hopefuls yesterday and shipped them to Salt Lake City for three games, starting tonight, in the Utah Jazz Summer League. The big story for the team, of course, will be the play of Jahlil Okafor, taken with the third overall pick in last month's draft. In workouts leading up to the trip west, Okafor talked of wanting to dominate. His teammates have marveled at what he can do inside the paint. Almost all eyes will focus on him not only in Utah, but also when he joins the team's invitees in Las Vegas for that summer league, which will begin for the Sixers on Saturday.
SPORTS
July 7, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jahlil Okafor hasn't played in a game that has mattered since his Duke team won the national championship in April, and he'll get his first chance to play with the Sixers at the Utah Summer League on Monday night. After being selected third overall in the NBA draft, Okafor will start at center in his summer league debut against the San Antonio Spurs. He'll be joined in the starting lineup by point guard T.J. McConnell, shooting guard Jordan McRae, small forward Jerami Grant and power forward Furkan Aldemir.
NEWS
July 6, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Look, it's getting hot. That kind of Philly hot that makes your skin feel perpetually wet. Movie theaters used to be the places we could escape the punishing sun and get a blast of AC. But now you don't even have to leave the house. Summer TV may be dreck, but grab the remote and hit up Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu for entertaining finds without leaving your couch. Consider this your ultimate reason to stay inside. 'Seinfeld' What it's about: Nothing. Where to watch: Hulu Plus.
NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Robert Edelheit had grown sick of a grill he barely used. So when the holiday crowds on Friday began pouring into Ocean City, where his summer home sits next to the boardwalk, he and his wife saw their chance. Sell the grill. Make a buck. "We figured, 'What the heck, let's put it out,' " Peggy A. Edelheit said. A few houses down, a man was selling bicycles and a walker from his yard. Curious beachgoers along the boardwalk leaned onto the rail and squinted through the sunlight at the prices.
NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - For a place whose operations desk is accessed at the rear of a diner through a door marked "Restrooms," there's a definite air of smugness around the Ocean City Municipal Airport. "Flying in here, looking at all those red brake lights on the Atlantic City Expressway, it's just such a joy," says Jeffrey Carpenter, chief of surgery at Cooper University Hospital, minutes after landing his Beechcraft Bonanza, model G36, at the little airport at 26th and Bay Avenue last Saturday.
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
In City Council's often-bustling chambers, the curtains are drawn and the lights dimmed to a soft glow. The 17 mahogany desks are cleared, save for a few copies of bills and a soda can left by advocates who favored a soft-drink tax to fund Philadelphia schools - a fight now in the rearview mirror. This room will get little use this summer, as Council takes its annual three-month legislative break. It's among the longest recesses taken by any major city council in the country.
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