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September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writers
On paper, David P. Khoury's case appeared like any of the hundreds that make their way through Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center each day. Arrested for illegally carrying an unloaded Glock .40-caliber pistol during a May 2012 traffic stop in Holmesburg, Khoury was booked on felony charges and released on a $50,000 bond to begin his slow march through the cogs of the courts. But that's where the similarities end. On paper, Khoury's case appeared routine. Yet, as federal court documents now reveal, on paper was the only place Khoury existed.
SPORTS
March 12, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Stacy Stephens made a short fadeaway to seal the game with 35 seconds left, and second-ranked Texas (28-3) beat No. 14 Baylor (24-8) by 63-59 last night in Dallas to earn a second straight appearance in the Big Twelve Conference tournament championship game. Stephens finished with 16 points for the Longhorns. She got into foul trouble early in the second half and took just two shots after the break, but the last one, a twisting shot in the paint, put Texas up, 61-57. Texas also got 19 points from Nina Norman, who was 8 for 12 from the field.
SPORTS
June 23, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Chance Wheeless homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to give Texas a 4-3 victory over Baylor last night and send the Longhorns into the championship round of the College World Series, which begins Saturday. Wheeless, who had made an error that helped Baylor take a 3-2 lead in the seventh, sent a long drive to right off reliever Ryan LaMotta. The Longhorns, unbeaten in three CWS games, tied the game at 3-all in the eighth when Nick Peoples ran over Baylor catcher Josh Ford in a violent collision at the plate to score on a sacrifice fly. J. Brent Cox was the winner in relief for Texas, which is in the CWS for the 32nd time, a record.
SPORTS
March 31, 1986 | By Mel Greenberg, Special to The Inquirer
Last year, it was the Villanova men's basketball team that performed magic here at Rupp Arena. Yesterday, the artistry belonged to the University of Texas women. Unlike the Wildcats, the new NCAA champions are no miracle bunch. You simply do not say that about a team that was ranked No. 1 ever since the first preseason story was written. But the Longhorns, who completed a perfect 34-0 season with a 97-81 victory over No. 3 Southern California (31-5), still must be called special.
SPORTS
October 17, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - Less than 24 hours after a disheartening defeat in which Texas squandered a five-run lead, the Rangers made a statement that the American League Championship Series may be competitive after all. Jumping to a 5-0 advantage for the second straight game, Texas evened the best-of-seven ALCS with a 7-2 win Saturday over the Yankees at Rangers Ballpark here. The Rangers now head to New York for Game 3 on Monday with their pitching ace - former Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee - taking the mound.
NEWS
October 3, 2008
I LOVED Signe Wilkinson's "Red Square 2008" cartoon about the bailout turning us all into Marxists. I double extra loved it - like I often do with your cartoons. Thank you for all the scribbling and coloring you do. Your life has meaning if it's measured in how many people say, "Oh, that's it, that's so good!" when they see your cartoons. My dad always looks at your cartoons every day or so on GoComics.com. This campaign year seems to be following the storyline of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles.
NEWS
July 18, 1988 | By Tom Fiedler, Inquirer Convention Bureau
Leave it to Ann Richards, the treasurer of the state of Texas, to cut to the core of the matter when asked what she thinks about being asked to speak to countless millions on prime-time television on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. "I think about the time I threw up at my first dance," she said. When, at a little bit before 9:30 tonight, Americans tune in for the keynote address - traditionally the image-setting act of a national convention - they will meet a drawling "good ol' gal" from Waco, Texas, with the wit of a stand-up comic and, depending on the side she wants to show, the bite of an adder or a heart as big as her native state.
NEWS
May 4, 1987 | By Fawn Vrazo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ennis seems for all the world like your typical small Texas town. It has a one-story shopping district full of old brick storefronts, a smattering of pit-cooked barbecue places and fast-food outlets, and homey grocery stores where the locals linger to chat while buying the fixings for that night's chicken-fried steak. But on the first weekend of every May, Ennis throws off its Texas camouflage to reveal its true soul. Country-and-western is out, and Main Street throbs with loud oom-pah-pahs from polka bands.
SPORTS
May 12, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Texas has been hitting all season. Now the Rangers are getting some pitching, too. Rusty Greer, Kevin Elster and Ivan Rodriguez homered to back seven strong innings from Bobby Witt, and the Rangers beat the visiting Boston Red Sox, 8-2, last night for their fourth straight victory. Pitching on his 34th birthday, Witt overcame a two-run first and allowed only five hits. In his previous start against the New York Yankees, he gave up seven runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings.
SPORTS
September 29, 1994 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
It's still early, but the widely held perception is that this season's national championship race will be decided among a four-team field of Florida, Nebraska, Florida State and Penn State. Lesser teams need not apply. But try telling that to No. 5 Colorado (3-0), which has a look of destiny about it after shocking Michigan, 27-26, in Ann Arbor on a final-play, 64-yard scoring pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook, via Blake Anderson. The general idea was that Westbrook would tip the ball to Anderson or Ray Carruth, but, hey, destiny does not always go according to script.
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August 19, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Scott Bandura sprinted from first to third base and Taney manager Alex Rice sent him home. The speedy catcher from Mount Airy slid safely across the plate with two outs in the sixth inning Sunday night. Philadelphia's Taney Dragons had clawed back from three runs down to tie their Little League World Series game with Pearland, Texas, at Lamade Stadium. And they were not finished. West Philly's Tai Shanahan, the next batter, smacked a deep grounder to the shortstop.
SPORTS
August 17, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Michael Groover stood on first base, extended his hand behind his batting helmet, and shot an imaginary arrow toward the stands. His two-run single to centerfield in Friday night's sixth inning provided the difference for Pearland (Texas) in a 6-4 victory over Cumberland (R.I.) in the first round of the Little League World Series. And it launched Pearland into the tournament's second round, in which it will face Center City's Taney on Sunday night. Matthew Adams earned the win by striking out seven and walking four in 42/3 innings.
NEWS
June 29, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
From ranchers to urban cowboys, Texans love their full-size pickups. As a result, their big state is easily the big-pickup capital of America. Indeed, the Ford F150 full-size pickup truck, this country's perennial best-selling vehicle, counts on Texas for a staggering 20 percent of its sales. Could be that's why Toyota decided to build its Tundra full-size pickup in San Antonio. Toyota has been trying doggedly to secure a significant beachhead in the lucrative big pickup market for years, but has found it tough going.
NEWS
June 7, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
American Airlines will break ground in the next 30 days to build a new center in North Texas to oversee daily flight operations of the combined American and US Airways which merged in December. American, in a letter to employees, said the flight operations center would be near the company headquarters and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. "A new, state-of-the-art facility that can house all of our team members and the technology needed for our daily demands" is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015, the company said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
The endless Texas landscape had to be seen if she was to understand what restricted lives it had wrought. For months, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade studied 90-year-old Myrtle Bledsoe, her character in the chamber opera A Coffin in Egypt , and asked how such an intelligent, sophisticated woman, courted by theater producers and sea captains, could have stayed in a humiliating small-town marriage rife with Southern-gothic intrigue. Was it possible that Myrtle, now looking back at all the people she has outlived, simply imagined the glamorous trips to New York and Paris she so often talked about?
BUSINESS
April 30, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Energy Transfer Partners L.P., the Dallas pipeline operator that bought Sunoco Inc. two years ago, is acquiring Texas gasoline-station owner Susser Holdings Corp. for about $1.8 billion, creating a stand-alone retail home for Sunoco. The deal includes Susser Holdings' 630 company-owned convenience stores in Texas and neighboring states that mostly operate under the Stripes brand. Sunoco has a network of 5,152 retail locations, most on the East Coast and Midwest. The Susser acquisition will give Sunoco an "exceptional base" in the Southwest, ETP said.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - Ryan Howard received his big payday 4 years ago this month, when the Phillies extended the former MVP's contract to the tune of 5 years and $125 million. Kyle Kendrick is at least 7 months away from getting his own career-defining contract. Last night at Globe Life Park, two of the more-beleaguered remaining members of the 2008 world-championship team did their part to earn their salaries and help the Phillies take the rubber game of the season-opening series with the Texas Rangers, too. Jonathan Papelbon, however, did not. Papelbon, who received the biggest contract for a relief pitcher in the history of major league baseball two winters ago, entered the ninth inning with a two-run lead and quickly made it disappear.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Penn led Texas at halftime but simply could not get to the finish line in their NCAA women's basketball tournament opener on Sunday. The 12th-seeded Quakers succumbed to a 22-2 Texas rally in a 79-61 Longhorns victory at the Comcast Center. "They just kept coming and coming," Penn coach Mike McLaughlin said. "We tried to answer. We tried to slow the game down. We tried to get a timeout. We just couldn't get back control of the game. " Fifth-seeded Texas (22-11)
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
IT HAS BEEN a whirlwind last week or so for the Penn women's basketball program. They have been waiting patiently for their first NCAA Tournament game in 10 years since they took down Princeton last Tuesday night. "It has been a tremendous week for our program," head coach Mike McLaughlin said. "The excitement of winning the Ivy League for the first time here at Penn in 10 years, the remarkable turnaround the program has had, particularly with the seniors that have set the tone for the program over the last 4 years, it has been an exciting week.
SPORTS
March 19, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
The suspense ended quickly and happily for Penn and St. Joseph's on Monday night during the draw for the NCAA women's basketball tournament. Ivy League champion Penn (22-6) will face Texas on Sunday at 3 p.m. in College Park, Md. There was concern that St. Joseph's (22-9) might be bypassed after a fifth-place finish in the Atlantic 10, but the Hawks saw their name at the top of the selection show on ESPN. The ninth-seeded Hawks will play eighth-seeded Georgia (20-11) on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.
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