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April 14, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The public relations tour of Temple president Neil D. Theobald, which has been a train wreck in the last four months as the school clumsily dismantled some of its core varsity sports programs, took another wide turn last week when Theobald essentially accused the Eagles of extortion during lease negotiations between the school and its football stadium landlord. "They clearly believe we do not have a viable option," Theobald told the Chronicle for Higher Education on Wednesday, when he dropped a story that claimed the Eagles are demanding a doubling of the current rent and what amounts to a $12 million signing bonus for a lease extension that would take effect in 2018.
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April 12, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
An unwillingness to pay a higher rent, coupled with a $12 million cash payment up front for the use of Lincoln Financial Field for home football games, has once again sparked conversations about a possible new stadium for Temple University. "That would certainly be one of the alternatives we'd look at," Temple president Neil Theobald said Thursday. Signed before the start of the 2003 season, Temple's lease with the Eagles does not expire until after the 2017 season. Theobald said that he has been negotiating with the Eagles for more than a year and that they have not given a reason for the increase, which he said would more than double what Temple is paying.
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April 18, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The short film is grim: A young woman's life is hijacked when her husband suffers a neurological complication that completely incapacitates him, leaving her to care for him and their baby. For the film's producer, Rob Wunder III, the character's predicament hits very close to home. He became a quadriplegic after a devastating accident when he was in high school. His father gave up teaching to live with him in a dorm for four-plus years while Wunder studied film at Temple University.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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December 18, 2012 | Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
What began as an effort to enrich the experience of its students has led to a musical coup for Temple University. Two compositions nominated for Grammy Awards were commissioned, performed, and recorded by the school's orchestra. "This is icing on the cake for us," said Robert Stroker, Temple vice provost for the arts, speaking of the Dec. 5 Grammy nominations for works by the late Dave Brubeck and his son Chris, and by another jazzman, Bill Cunliffe. "I'm thrilled for the kids and the faculty, and for Temple.
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April 19, 2014 | By Julie Xie, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Paige Darden, 81, of West Mount Airy, a former math and science teacher and deacon, died Tuesday, April 15, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from multiple organ failure. Born in Atlantic City, Mr. Darden graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1950. In 1961, he earned his bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University in Ohio, where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha. He earned his master's degree in education from Temple University in 1971. Mr. Darden served four years in the Air Force, beginning in 1952, during the Korean War. He was discharged as an airman first class.
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April 18, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The short film is grim: A young woman's life is hijacked when her husband suffers a neurological complication that completely incapacitates him, leaving her to care for him and their baby. For the film's producer, Rob Wunder III, the character's predicament hits very close to home. He became a quadriplegic after a devastating accident when he was in high school. His father gave up teaching to live with him in a dorm for four-plus years while Wunder studied film at Temple University.
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April 14, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The public relations tour of Temple president Neil D. Theobald, which has been a train wreck in the last four months as the school clumsily dismantled some of its core varsity sports programs, took another wide turn last week when Theobald essentially accused the Eagles of extortion during lease negotiations between the school and its football stadium landlord. "They clearly believe we do not have a viable option," Theobald told the Chronicle for Higher Education on Wednesday, when he dropped a story that claimed the Eagles are demanding a doubling of the current rent and what amounts to a $12 million signing bonus for a lease extension that would take effect in 2018.
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April 12, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
An unwillingness to pay a higher rent, coupled with a $12 million cash payment up front for the use of Lincoln Financial Field for home football games, has once again sparked conversations about a possible new stadium for Temple University. "That would certainly be one of the alternatives we'd look at," Temple president Neil Theobald said Thursday. Signed before the start of the 2003 season, Temple's lease with the Eagles does not expire until after the 2017 season. Theobald said that he has been negotiating with the Eagles for more than a year and that they have not given a reason for the increase, which he said would more than double what Temple is paying.
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April 11, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writerdeanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
At less than 5 feet tall, Zaria Estes could have been mistaken for a middle-school student in court Thursday. She seemed unsure about the meaning of the word "waive" - as in waiving one's right to a preliminary hearing. But Estes, 15, who was arrested along with two of her friends last month, is the one accused of using a brick to attack a female Temple University student who was walking with her boyfriend on Norris Street near 17th, the District Attorney's Office said. During the March 21 attack, the Temple student was battered with the brick numerous times, causing extensive damage to her face and mouth, authorities said.
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April 10, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
BLAME Stephen Starr for Bob Saget 's comedy career. Abington High grad Saget yesterday released his autobiography, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian , including remembrances about his time living in Philadelphia. Saget was born here, moved to Norfolk, Va., then Encino, Calif., before returning to the Philly suburbs for high school and then college at Temple University. In the book, Saget says he didn't start thinking about becoming a comic until he moved back to Philly.
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April 4, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last year, Erin Bernard was walking past a row of food trucks near Temple University when inspiration struck. "I was like, 'Wouldn't it be great if there was a museum on a truck?' " said Bernard, a graduate student in public history. And not just one that showed up at your doorstep - "but that you helped make what was on it?" With that one big idea - and lots of legwork - Bernard created the Philadelphia Public History Truck, a - ahem - vehicle for documenting the untold stories of Philadelphia residents and communities, one neighborhood at a time.
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April 4, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE PHYS-ED kids at Germantown High called her Sergeant. In other words, Vivian Motley was a demanding gym teacher who didn't hesitate to raise her voice when called for and pull the ears of recalcitrant students. They loved her. A little discipline didn't hurt when the kids knew that Vivian's heart was in the right place and that her concern was always for their welfare. "As a child, upon entering first grade, I fell in love with teaching," she once said. "Upon entering junior high and finding out that you could teach one subject, I fell in love with gym, and have been in the gym ever since.
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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.
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