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NEWS
December 20, 1993 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Being the owner of a professional sports team has its perks. One is that you hire the coach. Chester County resident Scott Barker, owner of the Delaware Blue Bombers of the Atlantic Basketball Association, hired himself. Barker, of Franklin Township, was an assistant coach at Delaware Tech when he read a newspaper article this year saying that the six-team ABA, a successor to the Eastern Basketball League, was looking for people or organizations to purchase franchises. The ABA, a weekends-only league, began its first season Nov. 27. Barker became very interested when he found that a franchise "wasn't too expensive," meaning under five figures.
NEWS
July 8, 1993 | By Dave Urbanski, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Denis Mercier sees himself as a modern Don Quixote. "But instead of tilting at windmills," said Mercier, a communications and popular-culture professor at Rowan College of New Jersey, "the target is Jack Kent Cooke!" Mercier, 51, whose colorful office walls display the fruits of his quest for examples of ethnic stereotyping in the media, now finds himself lined up against Cooke and his Washington Redskins football team. After seven prominent American Indians began a campaign to cancel the trademark term Redskins last September, Mercier was recruited to bolster their case by compiling examples of American Indian stereotyping in the media.
NEWS
October 25, 1992 | By Edward Engel, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was a brisk October evening at an empty ballfield in the Lawnside Recreational Park, but Ricardo Hayes could hear the crack of wood against a tiny white orb and see the swirl of dirt as a runner slid under a clear night sky. A former batboy with the Camden Travelers of the Negro League, Hayes brought Little League back into the borough this summer, after a hiatus of 17 years. Now, Hayes and his fellow Free Haven-Lawnside Little League coaches are hoping they can upgrade the field that youngsters in the league used this summer.
NEWS
August 13, 1992 | By Maura Webber, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Some do it to meet new friends; others do it to meet old friends. There are those who play for the sport of it and those who play because, they say, there's just nothing else to do. But, whatever is sending Washington Township residents to the town's four new outdoor sand volleyball courts, the sand is flying. James McKeever, who oversees the maintenance of the courts in Washington Lake Park as director of municipal services, said the $32,000 courts were one of the new park's more popular attractions.
NEWS
March 2, 1992 | By CLAUDE LEWIS
The 1991 professional football season ended with the Washington Redskins crowned world champions. Although the game has been briefly placed in mothballs, the battle over the name of the victors rages on. Last week, District of Columbia City Council member William P. Lightfoot introduced a measure calling for the name of the Washington Redskins to be changed to acknowledge the sensitivity of American Indian leaders and many of their 1.8 million followers...
SPORTS
January 20, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
For the second time in three months, the Metrodome in Minneapolis finds itself hosting both a major sporting event and a Native American controversy. In October, it was the World Series, with the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves playing baseball against a backdrop of tomahawk chops and Indian war chants. This week, it is the Washington Redskins, a team with a nickname many Native Americans consider offensive, coming to Minneapolis for a Super Bowl XXVI date with Buffalo on Sunday.
SPORTS
November 30, 1990 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
On the surface - a fitting expression in this case - the decision restricting Australia's Pat Cash to doubles duty in the Davis Cup finals against the United States starting today is a shocker. Although Cash has struggled through several injury-plagued seasons recently, the 1987 Wimbledon singles champion still is Australia's most successful player. The reason Australian captain Neale Fraser is limiting Cash to doubles with John Fitzgerald tomorrow is the playing surface for this 29th U.S.-Australia Davis Cup final meeting (the Aussies lead, 15-13)
NEWS
March 21, 1988 | By Ray Doyle, Special to The Inquirer
Two Avon Grove players, Ivy White and Beth Mollerup, have been named to the all-Southern Chester County League girls' basketball team by the league coaches. Also chosen were Stacey Wetzel, from Octorara, Bishop Shanahan's Ann Samoylo and Mia Vendlinski, from Kennett. Ed Hoffman, coach of the league champion Kennett Blue Demons, was named Coach of the Year. Chosen for the boys' all-SCCL squad were Jason White and Travis Davis, from Octorara; Mike Russell and Steve Tordone, from Unionville; Kennett's Todd Haines, and Bishop Shanahan's Dave Harlan.
NEWS
December 29, 1986 | By David Bianculli, Inquirer TV Critic
Ronald Reagan is on TV tonight and ABC has him exclusively. But it is not the President and the show is not worth watching. EVENING HIGHLIGHTS WHATTA YEAR . . . 1986 (8 p.m., Ch. 6) - This is not to be confused with Whatta Failure: 1986, which is NBC's about-to-expire news magazine. This is more like a year-end poll with the increasingly common, and tedious, viewer call-in gimmick. There will be guests and features, but if this retrospective is remembered in a later retrospective, its only distinguishing feature will be the presence of Ron Reagan, who is co-host with Justine Bateman of NBC's Family Ties.
NEWS
May 19, 1986 | By Bill Iezzi, Special to The Inquirer
Tennis is a family affair at the Freitag home. Frank Freitag, tennis coach at Central Bucks West, plays mixed doubles with his wife, Barbara, on Sundays. Mark and Jennifer Freitag, their children, play for West's doubles and mixed doubles teams, respectively. So when Jennifer and Mark Freitag placed third and fourth in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District 1 Doubles Championships Thursday and Friday at Radnor High School, dad and mom were elated. "Call it pride," said the coach.
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