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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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NEWS
September 18, 2016 | By Ellen Dunkel
The dance world in Philadelphia and beyond will be watching the Pennsylvania Ballet this season, as artistic director Angel Corella replaced more than 40 percent of last year's roster of dancers. Will the company still look like the Pennsylvania Ballet? Along with five new principal dancers and one new soloist, the changes include world and company premieres and a new format for the season. There will be three programs in 2016, including Nutcracker , and three in 2017, with a shorter period between programs.
NEWS
September 16, 2016 | Alfred Lubrano, Jan Hefler, and Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writers
Higher wages for professionals and a jump in the number of low-end jobs combined to give the income of Philadelphians a surprising boost in 2015. The 5.5 percent spike in median household income jibes with a similar rise nationwide. Most of the suburbs also enjoyed satisfying income bumps, with Delaware County leading the way with a robust 7.2 percent increase. Of Philadelphia's surrounding counties, just Burlington and Gloucester registered income shortfalls. The data come from the U.S. Census American Community Survey released Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2016 | By Chuck Darrow, For The Inquirer
It's fitting that comedian Bill Engvall is gigging this weekend at a gaming hall. After all, by his own admission, he's playing with house money. "In this business, it's real easy to get caught up in what you're not doing. And you tend to forget about the things you have accomplished," said the 59-year-old Galveston, Texas, native, who will headline Friday at SugarHouse Casino . "I've pretty much done everything I set out to do. I say that not egotistically, but if I quit tomorrow, no one's going to look at me and go, 'Ooh, you almost made it.' " Not that anyone could conceivably think that was the case.
NEWS
September 11, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
Huddled in the hot sun outside the Compassionate Sciences dispensary in South Jersey, a group of medical marijuana patients clutched bags that contained cannabis-infused oils they had just purchased. They began a lively debate on the best way to use the new products, though dispensary staff had told them Friday morning that the oil was recommended as a topical, to be applied to the skin and absorbed. The sale of the oil Friday at the Bellmawr dispensary marked the first time in New Jersey that a manufactured cannabis product was offered to registered medical marijuana patients in the state, six years after the program was started.
SPORTS
September 7, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
THEY GOT the news in different ways. Zach Ertz got an 8 a.m. call from Sam Bradford. Rodney McLeod was watching the college football pregame show when the crawl across the bottom of the screen informed him that his team's starting quarterback had been traded. Bryan Braman saw it on Twitter. Wentz himself, memorably, told reporters Monday he'd been lying "in a cornfield . . . somewhere in Jersey," early Saturday morning, hunting geese, when Eagles coach Doug Pederson called to tell him Bradford had been traded to the Minnesota Vikings.
NEWS
September 4, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have three children. Before we were married, we discussed that I wanted a big family. He said he didn't want kids at all. This didn't bother me because I had been told I would never be able to have children. We ended up not only having one "surprise" baby, but three. My dilemma is I desperately want to have more children. My husband has not only said no - he's said HELL no, over his dead body. Then he got a vasectomy. I feel I'm between a rock and a hard place.
NEWS
September 1, 2016 | By Dana Milbank
The Russians have just given us an August glimpse of a potential October surprise. We learned earlier this summer that cyber-hackers widely believed to be tied to the Kremlin have broken into the email of the Democratic National Committee and others. The Washington Post's Ellen Nakashima reported Monday night that Russian hackers have also been targeting state voter-registration systems. And, in an apparent effort to boost Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, they're leaking what they believe to be the most damaging documents at strategic points in the campaign.
NEWS
September 1, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
A South Jersey boy who wanted to do something nice for his local police got a big surprise Tuesday to make his dream come true. With lights and sirens blaring, an entourage of Winslow Township police vehicles arrived in his Sicklerville neighborhood to show their appreciation to William Evertz Jr. Last Wednesday, the boy, age 5, used his allowance to purchase lunch for the department and declared it "Happy Kindness Day. " William - known...
SPORTS
August 31, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Temple released its first football depth chart heading into Friday's opener at Lincoln Financial Field against Army and the biggest surprise came at wide receiver. This is among the most competitive positions on the team and it wouldn't be surprising if six or more receivers see action in the game. Still, last year's leading returning receiver, redshirt sophomore Ventell Bryant, was listed on the second team. The first-team receivers were redshirt sophomore Marshall Ellick, redshirt junior Keith Kirkwood and redshirt sophomore Brodrick Yancy.
NEWS
August 18, 2016 | By John Baer
NO SURPRISE, right? Kathleen Kane's conviction on nine criminal charges related to leaking grand jury data, then lying under oath to cover the leak, was widely expected. It's what we're used to in Pennsylvania, a place where so many public officials swim around in ponds of perdition, sitting ducks awaiting dispatch. Don't make me do the list. It's long, bipartisan, and depressing, though Democrats such as Kane hold a big edge in recent years. And, what? You're shocked that the state's highest law enforcement officer would break the very laws she was elected and sworn to uphold?
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