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February 27, 1986 | By Tim Panaccio, Special to The Inquirer
For 36 years, Pat Hingle has been doing stage shows on and off Broadway and making movies in Hollywood. But the most recent turn in his career started with a commercial. This Saturday at 8 p.m. Hingle will perform An Evening with Thomas Edison at the Church of the Saviour, 651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne. The Wayne Concert Series is sponsoring the show. Tickets are $5, $9 and $14. Hingle, 62, lives in North Hollywood but has been trekking East for the last four winters to give his rendition of Edison.
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October 14, 1993 | By Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Veteran actor Eddie Bracken was getting into his part. He sniffed, twitched his nose and stroked his fake moustache. Then, as Batman executive producer Michael Uslan yelled "Action," he took a deep breath and let loose. "Ahhhhh-chhhhoooo. " The body-shuddering sneeze nearly knocked him down. What a performance - and all for a good cause. Bracken, a star of Home Alone 2, had re-created Thomas Edison's 1894 classic film The Sneeze in a replica of the inventor's first motion picture studio, the "Black Maria," at the Edison National Historic Site here.
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September 11, 2011
1. b. 1775. 2. True. 3. a. Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. 4. c. 1847. 5. d. 5 cents and 10 cents. 6. d. St. Joseph, Mo. 7. b. Ten days. 8. c. Herodotus. 9. True, in 1959. 10. a. Thomas Edison.
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October 4, 2012
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held Saturday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 57th and Race streets, viewing from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by the service, for former Overbrook High basketball coach Ron Ford, who died last Saturday. As the school's first African-American basketball coach, Ford guided the Panthers for six seasons ending in 2002. His first and last teams advanced to the Public League quarterfinals and his overall record was 59-84. As a player, Ford helped Thomas Edison earn a spot in the PL semis in 1958 and was the Inventors' leading scorer in a 49-45 loss to Germantown.
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October 7, 2000 | By Nedra Lindsey, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Fountain pen. Ironing board. Gas mask. Traffic light. There is little mainstream awareness that these commonplace items were invented by black people. "We know Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb," said Namibia El, vice president of community affairs at the Unity Community Center in Camden. "But a lot of times people just don't know that African Americans created many things. " On Monday, the Unity Community Center hopes to shed more light on the achievements of black inventors with the fourth annual Historical Black Inventors Parade.
SPORTS
January 9, 1998 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Melvin Eason had to work overtime yesterday in a Public League basketball game, but he undoubtedly did not mind. Not only did visiting Thomas Edison come away with a win - 83-80 over John Bartram - but Eason set a one-game school record for points. Eason, a 6-4 junior forward, shot 11-for-16 from the floor and 16-for-23 from the line for 38 points. Eight came in OT. Sharpshooting wing guards Joe Jefferson and Kevin Rideout posted 37-point games in consecutive seasons (1987 and '88)
SPORTS
October 28, 2011
DEMETRIUS Town, star defensive tackle for Ben Franklin High, has been talking all football season about wanting to score a touchdown. "He has forced a lot of fumbles, and he had some chances to run one back," said longtime assistant Al Hill. "But he never quite made it happen. " Then came yesterday . . . As the Electrons thumped Southern, 39-14, in a nonleague game at 29th Street Stadium, Town, a 6-3, 285-pound stalwart, scored the first touchdown by catching a punt. On one bounce.
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October 27, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
DEMETRIUS Town, star defensive tackle for Ben Franklin High, has been talking all football season about wanting to score a touchdown. "He has forced a lot of fumbles, and he had some chances to run one back," said longtime assistant Al Hill. "But he never quite made it happen. " Then came yesterday . . .  As the Electrons thumped Southern, 39-14, in a nonleague game at 29th Street Stadium, Town, a 6-3, 285-pound stalwart, scored the first touchdown by catching a punt.
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December 8, 1994 | by Sandy Sorlein, Special to the Daily News
You'd think Christmas would have been Thomas Edison's favorite holiday. After all, his amazing inventions enable us to flood our neighborhoods with blinking Santas, listen to recorded Christmas music, attend holiday movies, put batteries in our toys. That's right, we can even blame Edison for the Energizer Bunny. But Edison, an agnostic, preferred the Fourth of July. I learned this bit of trivia on a tour of Edison's house in West Orange, N.J., just after my tour of his laboratories there, and just before a visit to the site of his first lab in nearby Menlo Park.
SPORTS
January 20, 1988 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
Kevin Rideout had a jump shot and was more than willing to travel. He was cut from Ben Franklin's junior varsity as a sophomore. He was turned away by varsity and JV coaches last year at Thomas Edison. And last spring, he was thinking about transferring to Abraham Lincoln. "I figured I could play there," Rideout said. "All I wanted was a chance. After not playing for two years, I didn't want to sit on somebody's bench and watch other guys. "But then 'Rat' (coach Howard Ratinoff)
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January 10, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
LOAVEL SUMMERVILLE'S situation illustrates everything that's wrong with modern-day Public League basketball. Thankfully, his approach is exactly right: Make the best of it. Summerville, a senior transfer from Oxford High in Chester County, collected 20 rebounds on Wednesday as Robert Lamberton High swooshed past Thomas Edison, 73-48, in a Public D contest at Shepard (nee Haddington) Rec Center. Notice we withheld Summerville's size and position. Wanted to give you a chance to sit down.
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October 14, 2012 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Staff Writer
When his playing days are over, Joseph Walker thinks he might like to hang around football as an offensive coordinator. Guess what? He's already getting his feet wet. Soaked, even. The 6-4, 185-pound Walker, a junior, is the quarterback for Jules Mastbaum Tech and ever since Week 2 of this season, he has been permitted to call audibles. Not only one or two or three. "Sometimes, it's pretty close to 50 percent of the time," Walker said. "If I see, from the way the defense is set up, that the [original]
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October 7, 2012 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Staff Writer
Wayne Brunson will never forget the day he broke Southern High's acknowledged school record for rushing yards in one game. Reason? The game was ended early, because of an all-out brawl. As the visiting Rams bested Olney Charter, 32-8, in Public AAAA Silver on Friday, Brunson carried 16 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns, bettering Tyrell Cooper's 204-yard effort in 2006. He also added three catches for 32 yards and one more score. But with 7:50 left, according to Daily News statistician Paul Schneider, a scuffle between a Southern receiver and Olney defensive back mushroomed into something gigantic, causing referee Bill Hall to halt the contest.
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October 4, 2012
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held Saturday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 57th and Race streets, viewing from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by the service, for former Overbrook High basketball coach Ron Ford, who died last Saturday. As the school's first African-American basketball coach, Ford guided the Panthers for six seasons ending in 2002. His first and last teams advanced to the Public League quarterfinals and his overall record was 59-84. As a player, Ford helped Thomas Edison earn a spot in the PL semis in 1958 and was the Inventors' leading scorer in a 49-45 loss to Germantown.
NEWS
April 13, 2012
By TED SILARY Daily News Staff Writer The high schools are perched along Hunting Park Avenue and separated, maybe, by the length of four football fields. Come baseball season, their teams might as well be joined at the batting rack. Everyone speaks Spanish and most of These Guys know many of Those Guys. "Let me see," said Ralphy Ramos, a senior leftfielder for Esperanza (charter) Academy. "I know all their outfield guys, their catcher and their shortstop. "The centerfielder [Joshua Fontanez]
SPORTS
November 4, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
ONE THING Jahreeson Caines promised his School of the Future football teammates was that he'd never leave their side. He'd hang tough through the suspensions, and dismissals, and academic see-you-laters, which ultimately reduced his team's numbers from upper 30s to low 20s, and never waver in his commitment. Then came last Thursday. The Firebirds were a half-hour from boarding their bus, with a game against Martin Luther King on the doorstep, when Caines received word that his aunt, Sabrina Walton, had unexpectedly passed in a local hospital.
SPORTS
October 28, 2011
DEMETRIUS Town, star defensive tackle for Ben Franklin High, has been talking all football season about wanting to score a touchdown. "He has forced a lot of fumbles, and he had some chances to run one back," said longtime assistant Al Hill. "But he never quite made it happen. " Then came yesterday . . . As the Electrons thumped Southern, 39-14, in a nonleague game at 29th Street Stadium, Town, a 6-3, 285-pound stalwart, scored the first touchdown by catching a punt. On one bounce.
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