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January 1, 1987 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
Understaffed and, for the first game, mentally unprepared, the Conestoga girls' basketball team went out and captured the Lansdale Catholic Christmas Tournament last weekend. It came as a total surprise to coach Karen Marley, who may come to expect the unexpected from now on. Marley and the Pioneers (5-4), under the impression that their tourney opener wasn't to be played until 6:30 Saturday night, put on a full-scale practice Friday morning that lasted for several hours. Then Marley received a phone call around 2:30 Friday afternoon telling her to make sure that Conestoga was ready for its opener that night.
SPORTS
May 19, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Flyers center Keith Primeau, who missed most of last season after suffering a concussion, underwent nasal surgery yesterday, team officials said. Sami Kapanen had minor surgery on his right shoulder yesterday, and Simon Gagne is recovering from hip surgery on May 10, the Flyers said. The operations on the two wingers were expected, but Primeau's surgery was a surprise. The 34-year-old center said he had been feeling pressure behind his nose for about two years. The surgery was performed at Cooper Hospital in Camden, and Primeau said he felt better immediately.
NEWS
January 16, 1989 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
Because his team so often wins by blowout scores, Swarthmore Academy coach Mark Jordan can take advantage of huge leads to give his neophyte reserves some playing time. But winning games easily can have a negative side - it can lead to getting caught by surprise when a more competitive opponent comes to play. Mercy Vocational threatened to be that opponent Thursday. But with the help of Jordan's reserves, particularly junior guard Andre Jackson, the Knights were able to defeat their visitors, 87-74, in the non- league game.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1996 | By Lacy McCrary, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There was no shock and no surprise, but there was sadness and some anger among Bethlehem Steel Corp. workers affected by yesterday's announcement that three divisions here would be sold or closed. For the most part, there was a stoic acceptance of what many workers felt was the inevitable result of the company's long-range planning. "It was no surprise to me. It was just a matter of time, and we've been hearing about it for a long time," said Keith Heffelfinger, 39, of Freemansburg, an employee of one of the divisions, Bethforge Inc. "I'm definitely going to miss it," said Heffelfinger, a 17-year employee, as he finished his shift at the giant steel mill, which stretches five miles along the Lehigh River on the southern edge of this old town.
NEWS
February 26, 1998 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
Prominent black Baptist pastors in Philadelphia - already sharp critics of their national leader - say the Rev. Henry Lyons' indictment in Florida is neither a surprise nor a sign the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc.'s turmoil will end soon. They say it's time for those who have protected Lyons to speak up and show him the door. The Rev. William Shaw, pastor of White Rock Baptist in West Philadelphia, said he has been considering a race for the presidency in 1999 - he finished third to Lyons in 1994 - but the indictment won't affect his plans.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2004 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Recalling both Casablanca and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, director Rolf Schubel's 1999 German-Hungarian affair, Gloomy Sunday, is a rich, romantic melodrama that surprised audiences when it opened in the spring. (And surprised theater owners, who had an unexpected hit on their hands.) Back for a return engagement, this beautiful 1930s-40s love story, which takes the song popularized by Billie Holiday for its title - and for a key element of its plot - is about a cafe pianist who falls for the cafe owner's lover, the cafe's waitress.
SPORTS
December 1, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Boston College outhustled and outshot No. 18 Louisville, upsetting a team struggling to adjust to personnel changes. The Eagles, a preseason pick to finish near the bottom of the 13-team Big East, never trailed last night and won, 81-67, at Newton, Mass., with a strong inside game led by Danya Abrams's 30 points. "One of the things we talked to our kids about was a genuine lack of respect our kids have gotten, and rightly so because we struggled last year," Eagles coach Jim O'Brien said.
NEWS
September 17, 1989 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
Capt. Robert Deeds, head of the 15th Police District at Harbison Avenue and Levick Street since February, retired abruptly from the police force on Tuesday. Inspector William McDonough, commander of the Northeast Police Division and Deeds' immediate supervisor, said he had not expected Deeds' decision. "I was surprised. It's a shame to see someone go who knows his job," McDonough said. A replacement was to have been named Friday, when citywide command reassignments were to be announced.
SPORTS
October 2, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Derrick Fenner ran for two touchdowns and caught a short pass from Dave Krieg for a third last night to lift the Seattle Seahawks to their first victory of the year, a 31-16 win over the previously unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals. Fenner, who also scored three touchdowns last week against Denver, went in from 4 and 3 yards out and caught a 2-yard scoring pass from Krieg. Krieg also connected with Tommy Kane on a 63-yard TD bomb on the first play of the fourth quarter. Defense played a key role in helping the Seahawks become the last team in the NFL to record its first win. Seattle (1-3)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 1991 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Parents' Choice, the nonprofit review of children's media, has just released its annual slew of awards, including those for best youth-oriented film fare. Among the titles on the '91 list, compiled by a national panel of critics (including this paper's), are two Disney reissues (Jungle Book and 101 Dalmatians); Kevin Costner's Robin Hood; Neal Jordan's study of Irish adolescents, The Miracle (recommended for "young adults, only with parents") and a couple of surprises: Boyz N the Hood and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.
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SPORTS
August 7, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
THIS JUST IN: I'm leaning toward launching a line of stylish T-shirts reading, "I hate fuel-mileage races. Are you with me?" Sure, there was substantial drama in the final laps of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Pocono after the three fastest cars of Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. ran out of fuel. Matt Kenseth inherited his first Pocono win in 32 starts. I know crazy things happen in races, but generally drivers with the fastest cars are supposed to win. Logano led the most laps, 97, but he experienced that empty feeling with just under three laps remaining in the 160-lap event.
SPORTS
August 5, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
CHIP KELLY does not appear to make DeMarco Murray uncomfortable. "I just do as I'm told," the running back said yesterday when asked why his reps were limited on the first day of training camp. Kelly does not appear to make DeMeco Ryans uncomfortable. "However they use me, it'll work out," the linebacker said yesterday when asked about the potential of losing snaps to new acquisition Kiko Alonso. Kelly does not appear to make Malcolm Jenkins uncomfortable. "At the end of the day, if you don't like your working environment, then you can always quit," the safety said.
SPORTS
July 22, 2015
Aaron Nola boarded a bus on Friday morning with the rest of his triple-A Lehigh Valley teammates. He then was told he was needed at the front desk of the team's hotel in Rochester, N.Y. "Why would they want to see me?" Nola said he thought. Waiting there was IronPigs manager Dave Brundage, who told Nola that he was joining the Phillies. Nola arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Monday afternoon. He found his locker sandwiched between Chad Billingsley's and Cole Hamels'. The righthander will make his major-league debut against Tampa Bay Tuesday night.
SPORTS
June 26, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - The most jarring thing about the Phillies' after-midnight news Tuesday night that saw Chase Utley in the manager's office, standing alongside the assistant general manager and head team athletic trainer, wasn't that the oft-injured, 36-year-old second baseman was being placed on the disabled list with a right-ankle injury. It was that the news appeared to completely blindside manager Ryne Sandberg. About 8 hours earlier, before the game, the manager was asked if he had to have a difficult conversation with Utley, who was hitting under .180 and was out of the lineup for the third time in the last five games.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2015
D EAR ABBY: My mom turned 60 last month, and I hosted a party at her house for friends and family. As things were winding down, I took a break from cleaning up to look over the birthday cards from well-wishers that were displayed on a living-room table. Among them was a big, gorgeous card from "Cassie," a woman around my mother's age who I always thought was nothing more than an acquaintance. As I read the message she had written inside, my jaw dropped. While not pornographic, her message made clear that she and Mom have an intimate physical relationship that has been going on for a while.
SPORTS
June 12, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT WAS EARLY afternoon in Arizona. Evan Mathis was heading into a workout when his phone buzzed; Chip Kelly was calling. "We're going to release you so you can see if you can get what you want," is how Mathis recalls his message. This, the Eagles' two-time Pro Bowl left guard was not expecting, he said. He said he'd made flight arrangements to attend next week's mandatory minicamp, after sitting out optional OTAs. But clearly, Kelly didn't want to go through the awkwardness of reintegrating Mathis into a group that has been working out together for several weeks.
NEWS
May 30, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
With two weeks left in the regular season, Council Rock North, which had struggled out of the gate, was on the outside looking in when it came to being one of 26 teams to qualify for the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA baseball tournament. Down the stretch, the Indians, with improved pitching and more disciplined hitting, flourished in must-win road games and earned a playoff berth. Thursday afternoon at Glen Mills, Matt Schram's 15th-seeded squad continued its surprising and impressive run by edging No. 4 North Penn, 4-3, for the program's first district title since 2010 and third overall.
NEWS
May 23, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
LUXEMBOURG - Listeners probably thought they knew what they were getting at the Philadelphia Orchestra's Thursday opening concert of its 2015 Europe tour here. But after guest soloist Lisa Batiashvili played a hot Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 , she and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin regrouped in the rear of the stage where the piano was parked. They played Tchaikovsky. The two had cooked it up in Philadelphia before leaving on tour, choosing the first of the composer's Six Romances Op. 6 ("Do Not Believe, My Friend")
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2015
IN "THE D TRAIN," Jack Black is Keyser Soze. He's the psychologist who treats a kid who sees dead people, then realizes he's dead. He's the guy in "The Crying Game" whose girlfriend has an Adam's apple. He is, in short, a guy at the center of a jaw-dropping plot turn. Should this plot point be revealed? In the case of "The D Train," opening Friday, it's a divisive question. Some critics are doing it, some aren't. So, we put it to the highest authority we could think of - Jack Black, who stars in "The D Train," and who produced it. "Its tricky!"
SPORTS
April 15, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If the Flyers fire Craig Berube this week - and the drumbeat emanating from Ice Station Groundhog is certainly familiar - the lucky new coach, whomever he is, will be the team's 10th in the last 20 years. It's quite a list, traveling all the way from Terry Murray to Berube, with station stops at Wayne Cashman, Roger Neilson, Craig Ramsay, Bill Barber, Ken Hitchcock, John Stevens and Peter Laviolette. Here's the funny thing about the coaches on that list, and it tells you more about the nature of the franchise than it does about the respective abilities of the coaches or the quality of the teams with which they were entrusted.
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