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April 2, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO & RONNIE POLANECZKY, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
INMATE Michael "Fat Mike" Davis died of "natural causes" on March 3, Philadelphia prison officials said, even though the medical examiner hadn't yet ruled. But Davis' relatives knew something was wrong as soon as they saw his body in the morgue: He appeared to have two swollen black eyes, a split lip and bruises on his head and body. And prison sources told the Daily News that his death was anything but natural: They said the 396-pound Davis, who couldn't walk because of a full-leg cast, died after Detention Center guards dragged him facedown to the mental-health unit.
NEWS
September 3, 2012 | By Bill Reed, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old Temple University student was shot in the neck near the North Broad Street campus early Sunday, and a suspect is in custody, police said. The student was shot about 3:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Gratz Street, Philadelphia police said. He was treated at Temple University Hospital and was expected to be released, university police said in a statement. Philadelphia police withheld the victim's name. A department spokeswoman could not provide the suspect's name or any charges.
SPORTS
May 12, 1998 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
The people began forming a line at 4 p.m., an hour before the church doors swung open, and some were still there as late as 10:15, 75 minutes after the scheduled ending. That thousands, despite rainy, dreary weather, turned out last night at St. Alphonsus Church, in Maple Glen, Montgomery County, to honor C. Robert "Bob" Harrington was an occurrence that should have surprised no one. He meant that much to that many. Harrington, 55, who first made a name for himself as a basketball player and coach, and then enhanced it by becoming a giant in labor relations as a vice president for personnel services and chief negotiator at Temple University, all the while nurturing old friendships and starting new ones and caring for his beloved family, died last Thursday after battling cancer for close to four years.
SPORTS
March 28, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Due to an unsettled offseason, the Big East Conference has finally released its 2012 football schedule. The conference had to deal with the departure of West Virginia before luring a former member that it had booted years earlier - Temple. For now, the Owls will have an 11-game schedule - including seven Big East foes - this coming season, with two bye weeks. That could change, as Temple is still looking to add a 12th opponent. So far, the Owls' schedule that was released on Tuesday is highlighted with games against Villanova, Penn State, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Cincinnati.
NEWS
October 23, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
POLICE NABBED one suspect and were looking for another in the robberies of two men near Temple University last week. Philadelphia police said Robert Sherrill, 26, of Clarion Street near York, and a 19-year-old accomplice - one of whom had a handgun - allegedly approached a 21-year-old former Temple football player about 12:35 a.m. Oct. 15 at 10th Street and Susquehanna Avenue. Police said the two men tried to force the victim into his car, but he refused. Sherrill and the accomplice allegedly forced the man to the ground, taking his keys, a cellphone and his 2005 Cadillac CTS and fled down Susquehanna.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY has asked a Canadian high school to stop using an owl mascot that looks very much like its own. Temple officials said Thursday that the school in Kelowna, British Columbia, has agreed to change its symbol. The Kelowna Daily Courier reported that the local high school's scowling bird was virtually identical to Temple's Hooter the Owl. Kelowna Secondary School began using the symbol in 2002, after Temple had trademarked its image. It's not clear how the mascots ended up looking alike.
NEWS
May 24, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple University has tapped current provost and long-time administrator Richard M. Englert to serve as acting president while the search for a permanent successor continues. Englert, also senior vice president for academic affairs, becomes acting president on July 1 upon the exit of current president Ann Weaver Hart, Temple Board President Patrick O'Connor said Wednesday morning. The university is in the middle of a national search to replace Hart, who has served as president for six years and will become president of the University of Arizona.
LIVING
March 6, 2000 | By Susan FitzGerald, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Classical music for babies. Foreign language tapes for toddlers. Today's parents are trying all sorts of things to stimulate their children in the hopes of maximizing brain power in the critical period right after birth. But do experiences in the early years - listening to Mozart or not - really determine how a child fares in the long run? In his 1999 book, The Myth of the First Three Years: A New Understanding of Early Brain Development and Lifelong Learning, child-education expert John Bruer debunks the popular notion that the most important period of brain development occurs before the age of 3. Bruer, who heads the James S. McDonnell Foundation in St. Louis, will join a panel of Philadelphia experts to discuss the "zero-to-three" theory at a symposium next Monday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Temple University.
NEWS
September 11, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
LAWYERS MIGHT HAVE one of the most joked-about jobs on Earth, but here in Philadelphia, they now are among the most celebrated: Temple University yesterday officially opened a national Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. The hall was founded in 2009 by the Trial Lawyer magazine, but hasn't had a physical home until now. Its goal: to honor trial lawyers "who have left an indelible mark on the American legal tradition through a lifetime of service to the American public, the Constitution and the American trial bar," according to its website.
NEWS
March 4, 2008
Working with Temple University officials, Philadelphia police took decisive action by charging four Temple students with the senseless beating of the grandson of a Holocaust survivor. The attackers reportedly shouted anti-Semitic slurs before pummeling the 23-year-old college student, a visitor to the North Broad Street campus who attends Penn State University. While the victim suffered a broken nose and orbital bone in his face, the hopeful news is that he is expected to recover fully, his father told a campus meeting on the attack late last week.
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NEWS
April 27, 2016
ISSUE | SODA TAX Consumers' burden Mayor Kenney's proposed sugary-beverage tax would be regressive and would pass the cost of public education on to the working poor. Dr. Barbara Gold, vice chair of the Food Trust, wrote, "The proposal seeks to direct a fraction of the beverage industry's multibillion-dollar annual profits to pay for expanded pre-K programs and community schools . . . " ("Not a grocery levy," April 18). If that is true, why would consumers be the ones paying for pre-K and community schools?
NEWS
April 21, 2016
John C. Rafferty Jr. Age: 63 Residence: Audubon, Montgomery County. Family: Single, no children. Occupation: State senator, 44th District. Campaign website: raffertyforag.com Education: bachelor's degree, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; master's degree, Beaver College; law degree, Temple University. Career: Lawyer; deputy attorney general prosecuting Medicaid fraud, 1988 to 1991; state senator, 2003-present. Joseph C. Peters Age: 58 Residence: Lake Winola, Wyoming County.
NEWS
April 20, 2016
SEVENTH DISTRICT Republicans Patrick Meehan , 60, Chadds Ford. Member, House of Representatives; former U.S. attorney for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Bowdoin College, Temple Law. Stanley Casacio , 68, Whitemarsh Township. Owner of real estate development and property management companies. Temple University. Democrats Mary Ellen Balchunis, 61, Ardmore. Political science professor, La Salle University. University of Pennsylvania, Temple University.
NEWS
April 20, 2016 | By Tia Yang, Staff Writer
John J. O'Neill, 89, of Blue Bell, a lead computer programmer on the Gemini space program in the 1960s, died of complications of cancer Monday, April 11, at Normandy Farms Estates. Mr. O'Neill was born in Philadelphia and raised in Easton, Pa. After high school, he served as a corpsman in the Navy on the Tranquillity during World War II. The Tranquillity saw action in the Pacific transporting wounded personnel. After his service, Mr. O'Neill attended Temple University, where he met his wife, Claire.
NEWS
April 16, 2016 | By Tommy Rowan, Staff Writer
As the evening rush of motorists descended upon Center City on Thursday evening, protesters from varying movements joined together for a large-scale "Day of Action" march to bring attention to their many causes. The marchers - including a few hundred activists seeking a national $15-an-hour minimum wage, a halt to a proposed stadium for Temple University, and an end to racial injustice - snaked down North Broad Street all the way to City Hall, where they stopped traffic for more than an hour.
NEWS
April 14, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
John Lazarz and Kim Segal were combing through mountains of voter canvassing data at the Bernie Sanders field office near Temple University on Monday when an unexpected predicament arose. "Oh, the stitching in my jeans just ripped out again," said Lazarz, 24, of western Massachusetts, after bending to pick up another stack. These were his nice jeans. The ones he'd worn while door-knocking for Sanders through four states and was wearing now as a Sanders organizer in Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Estelle Kane Roberts, 91, an Elkins Park resident and former owner of a gift shop there, died Wednesday, April 6, of complications from a stroke at a nursing home in Boca Raton, Fla. Mrs. Roberts was owner-operator of the Pink Daisy, a store catering to high-end customers in search of fine china and home decor for weddings and other special occasions. Mrs. Roberts started the business in the basement of her sister's home in Huntingdon Valley in 1970, and moved it to a store in Rockledge and then to Old York Road in Elkins Park.
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Temple University will crack down on underage drinking and partying in off-campus housing, partly in response to concerns from neighbors who have long complained about rowdy behavior affecting their North Philadelphia community. "This can't go on any longer," Temple president Neil D. Theobald said. The new campaign, announced by Theobald on Tuesday, includes steep fines for underage drinkers and others violating alcohol-related laws. For the first time, Temple will levy fines of up to $1,500 on those who host nuisance parties, provide the alcohol, or have their name on the lease of a house where a party is held.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Audrey "Dee" Coccia had to fight just to get her daughter Gina into public school in the 1970s. And then, after Gina was finally enrolled at age 11, Coccia had to fight for basics, like speech therapy. "They told me my daughter would never benefit from services, so why would they give them to her?" said Coccia, of Philadelphia's Somerton section. "Some of us have fought a long time," she said. "In the beginning, you either went to a state institution or you stayed home and had nothing.
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
WE'RE SO negative. Philadelphians don't like this. We don't like that. We focus too much on all the bad that young people do these days and not on the positive. And now a whole lot of us are talking trash about a parade to celebrate the Villanova Wildcats' NCAA championship win. A parade! Who doesn't like a parade? People really need to lighten up. It's spring (finally) and this gray, grimy city needs something to celebrate. What could be more special than throwing a parade in honor of Villanova University's triumphant win?
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