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December 4, 1989 | BY MIKE ROYKO
In an excited voice, the TV announcer urged us to stay tuned for the news show because we would be treated to a live interview by movie critic Gene Siskel with "superstar Michael J. Fox. " Suddenly my mind was a blank. I couldn't place someone named Michael J. Fox. So I asked the blonde if she could refresh my memory as to the identity of this superstar. I rely on her in such matters because she occasionally reads People magazine. "He's a young actor," she said. That information didn't help.
SPORTS
September 20, 2012
Spotlight on: Gateway senior Anthony Colofranson When the damaging wind and downpour finally came Tuesday, as forecast, it added some perspective to Anthony Colofranson's soccer skills: At least Mother Nature still can stop him from scoring goals, even if the rest of South Jersey is behind on the learning curve. A season after recording 47 goals and 10 assists, Colofranson, Gateway's superstar striker, opened 2012 with 16 scores in five games for the Gators (4-1). On Tuesday, weather forced the postponement of Gateway's much-anticipated showdown with Haddon Township, the team's Colonial Conference Patriot Division rival and the defending Group 1 state champion.
NEWS
April 8, 2011
NOT ONLY WAS Elizabeth Taylor beautiful and glamorous, she could act, too. Angela Lansbury said, "Elizabeth Taylor has a great imagination, dazzling color" and was "the most glorious-looking girl" she'd ever seen. Plus, "Liz slid into acting like eating a piece of cake . . . as Taylor grew older and couldn't act, just her presence was needed. " This is the mark of a great movie star - and Hollywood royalty. Doug Leaman Oaks
SPORTS
March 26, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SAY IT AIN'T so, Jimmy. Rollins was traded to the Dodgers in December, but, for 15 seasons, he was a fan favorite while playing for the Phillies. In a recent interview with Ken Rosenthal, of Fox Sports, Rollins acknowledged that he "loved" playing in Philly, but also said he felt "free" as he embarks on his first season with the Dodgers. "I feel like I'm free to be myself without someone on my shoulder," Rollins said. "Obviously, everyone has parameters and limits. You have to play within the boundaries.
SPORTS
May 27, 1993 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They had come early, and good thing too. They got to watch Bo Jackson take batting practice, sweeping at baseballs as if he were holding a broom, not a bat, then making that sucker fly out of sight. The two little boys couldn't stay still because they wanted to sneak under the railing and ask Bo about his shoes and what Bo knows and will he ever play football again. "Bo's the guy with the fake hip, you know," one little boy said to the other. "It's all metal and stuff and if he slides wrong that thing might break all apart and come through his skin and stuff.
NEWS
October 30, 1996 | by Tonya Pendleton, Daily News Staff Writer
Even on an empty stomach and little sleep, Patti LaBelle knows how to work an 8 a.m. audience. She was yesterday's special guest on Mary Mason's WHAT morning radio show, but instead of being at WHAT studios, LaBelle was live in a roomful of adoring fans at Zanzibar Blue restaurant. Of course, it's fitting that LaBelle spent the morning on the newly christened Avenue of the Arts. She's performed at the nearby Merriam Theatre many times and is one of Philadelphia's most loyal homegrown talents.
SPORTS
February 12, 2012
Before your Philadelphia 76ers rattled off four wins in that recent killer span of six tough opponents, they were merely an interesting curiosity. Now, they are the talk of the NBA. You can tell when a team has arrived. It's when the glitterati start filing in. In the last two weeks, celebrities sitting courtside at a Sixers game have included Will Smith (though the eminent Fresh Prince holed up in a suite after just one half of sitting with the people), actor Terrence Howard, and rapper Meek Mill.
NEWS
January 17, 1989 | Inquirer photos by Michael Bryant
Washington High School's girls' gymnastics team is a certified powerhouse. The Eagles have won 11 consecutive Public League championships, and they got off to a good start toward a 12th title on Jan. 5 when they defeated Olney, 106.6-50.1. Unlike some recent seasons, the Eagles don't have a superstar this year - at least not yet. Washington junior Anat Beigel, who won the all-round scoring in the match against Olney, might be filling that bill soon.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1996 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Admittedly, it is redundant to make a comedy about the Celtics because their current team is a joke. But it is also deeply satisfying. There was a time in the 1980s when a stranger in any town but Boston could walk into a bar and make friends for life by rooting against the guys in green whose fans brought obnoxious behavior to obscene depths. Celtic Pride is a cruelly funny satire for anyone who ever hated those scabrous leprechauns and their pathological fans. It's a breath of spring air in that dank, foul-smelling pit with parquet floors known as the Boston Garden.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
NOW IN HIS fifth year as a professional boxer, undefeated heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings is facing a different challenge. Last Sunday, heavyweight contender Artur Szpilka arrived at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago only to be sent back to his native Poland by the Department of Homeland Security. According to promoter Gary Shaw, Szpilka did not have the proper paperwork to enter the United States, ultimately threatening the bout set for Jan. 25 at Madison Square Garden against Jennings.
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July 20, 2015 | By Ellen Dunkel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Misty Copeland was showered with love and attention when she became the first African American principal ballerina at American Ballet Theatre last month. She received thousands of congratulatory tweets. Her promotion was big news in media nationwise. Ballet fans rejoiced, and so did many who had never heard of her. Would this mean a new era of opportunity for ballerinas of color in a world of white swans, snowflakes, and sylphs? The outlook depends on whom you ask. Joan Myers Brown, founding artistic director of Philadanco, created her troupe 45 years ago "because there were no opportunities for black dancers, not because I wanted to have a black company.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
South Jersey's Carli Lloyd became a national hero Sunday when she propelled the U.S. women's national team to victory against Japan in the World Cup, with an unprecedented hat trick in front of a record number of fans watching on TV. On Wednesday night, her buddy and former teammate Heather Mitts is helping make even more Carli Lloyds. Gold medalist Mitts has settled in Philadelphia since her soccer days, with husband and former Eagle A.J. Feeley, and their 1-year-old son, Connor ("It's home now," she said of her adopted city)
SPORTS
June 5, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
HARD TO BELIEVE, or maybe not, but 31 NBA champions have been crowned since the 76ers won the title in 1983 with their four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers. Only eight teams have made up those 31 champions - Lakers (eight), Chicago (six), San Antonio (five), Detroit, Miami and Boston (three each), Houston (two) and Dallas (one) - while the winner of this year's Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will make it nine in 32. Cleveland has never won an NBA title and the Warriors haven't held the hardware since 1975.
SPORTS
March 26, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SAY IT AIN'T so, Jimmy. Rollins was traded to the Dodgers in December, but, for 15 seasons, he was a fan favorite while playing for the Phillies. In a recent interview with Ken Rosenthal, of Fox Sports, Rollins acknowledged that he "loved" playing in Philly, but also said he felt "free" as he embarks on his first season with the Dodgers. "I feel like I'm free to be myself without someone on my shoulder," Rollins said. "Obviously, everyone has parameters and limits. You have to play within the boundaries.
SPORTS
September 24, 2014
HANOVER, Pa. - Two-time harness racing Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous has been retired, trainer Tony Alagna said Monday. A 4-year-old, Captaintreacherous finishes his career with 23 wins in 33 races and $3.14 million in purses. His earnings rank No. 12 among all pacers in history. This season, Captaintreacherous won two of seven starts. He was scratched from the Canadian Pacing Derby in August. "Captain just hasn't been himself for the last several weeks," Alagna said.
NEWS
February 25, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
WHEN 20 best-selling young-adult-fiction authors invade Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls to work with hundreds of book-loving students, Sister Kimberly Miller will see her dream fulfilled. "When an author comes into Little Flower, he or she is like a rock star," Sister Kim said, which means that the 20-author Little Flower Teen Writers Festival, on April 26, will generate all the electricity of a Readapalooza. "Reading has always been the heart of our school," Sister Kim said of the 600-girl Little Flower, on West Lycoming Street near 10th, in Hunting Park.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
NOW IN HIS fifth year as a professional boxer, undefeated heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings is facing a different challenge. Last Sunday, heavyweight contender Artur Szpilka arrived at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago only to be sent back to his native Poland by the Department of Homeland Security. According to promoter Gary Shaw, Szpilka did not have the proper paperwork to enter the United States, ultimately threatening the bout set for Jan. 25 at Madison Square Garden against Jennings.
SPORTS
November 7, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wearing a dark sport coat and a checkered shirt, Roy Jones Jr. sat in the back corner of a dimly lit Center City blues club and waited for the news conference to begin. Just a lone camera and a handful of reporters were on hand last week for the former pound-for-pound best boxer in the world. He once was a superstar, bright enough to transcend his sport. Jones starred in Hollywood films and graced video-game covers. But the 44-year-old was in town to announce that he will fight on a weeknight boxing card in December at the 3,500-capacity Northeast Philadelphia Armory.
NEWS
April 29, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Staff Writer
George Jones, 81, the enduring hitmaker who perfected a heart-rending ballad-singing style that distilled the quintessence of country music, died Friday. Mr. Jones died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to publicist Kirt Webster. He was hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, forcing him to postpone two shows. Mr. Jones, regarded as a country music icon of traditionalism and integrity, scored more than 60 Top 10 country hits, beginning with "Why Baby Why" in 1955.
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