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July 26, 1991 | By Anita Myette, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wheel on down to the Civic Center between Aug. 2 and 15 to watch thousands of roller skaters in action, competing in the 1991 United States Artistic and Indoor Speed Roller Skating Championships. The competition will be split into two categories: the United States Artistic Championships Aug. 2 to 10 and the U.S. Indoor Speed Championships Aug. 11 to 15. Winners of the artistic portion of the competition will become members of the World Artistic Team USA, which will represent the United States at the World Artistic Championships in Sydney, Australia, in the fall.
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September 17, 2010
Wild storms whipped through New Jersey on Thursday night and about 36,000 customers lost power statewide, according to the Associated Press. About 17,300 Atlantic City Electric customers were in the dark, the utility reported. More than 4,400 customers lost power in Gloucester County. Only a couple hundred customers lost power in Camden and Burlington Counties. About 6,000 customers in Salem County lost power. - Robert Moran
SPORTS
October 25, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The 37th annual Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta is scheduled for Saturday on the Schuylkill. So far, 1,384 boats have entered, and about 6,800 participants are expected, organizers said yesterday. Regatta officials said 60 percent of the competitors would be of high school age, 30 percent college athletes, and 10 percent in the masters-open class. There are 22 event categories, and more than 10 hours of continuous racing is expected. Organizers said they expected from 4,000 to 8,000 fans.
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March 9, 2013
HARRISBURG - The number of eligible people purged from Pennsylvania's Medicaid rolls amid the Corbett administration's crackdown aimed at welfare waste could be far higher than state officials told lawmakers this week, lawyers for the poor told the Associated Press on Thursday. Citing Department of Public Welfare figures, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia said that nearly half the people, or 7,331, who responded to a letter sent by the agency in the fall had since reenrolled in Medicaid.
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November 10, 1993 | By Michael Vitez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Megan Tobin and Jennifer Jordan left their homes in Roxborough around 7:30 a.m. and were among the first to arrive at City Hall yesterday for the Phillies farewell rally. Four hours early. They perched themselves smack in front of the stage, flush against the police barricades. "We love Darren Daulton," gushed Megan, 17, who had cut school and a calculus test to attend. "Not just his looks," clarified Jennifer, 18. "We think he's a good catcher, too. " These two young women were among thousands of fans who swarmed Dilworth Plaza outside City Hall yesterday to salute their favorite team, the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies.
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January 17, 1997 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Every morning, evangelist Margaret "Mom" Walls would drive over to a Burger King in her South Philadelphia neighborhood and pick up breakfast for her 88-year-old mother. A few days after Christmas, "Mom" Walls made the usual run. But this time, another vehicle collided with her car at 25th and Jackson streets. And on Tuesday, the 71-year-old Walls - described by her family as a "prayer warrior" - died after two weeks of hospitalization. "Her work was done. She has won over thousands and thousands of souls," said a granddaughter, Tanja Dixon.
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July 17, 2012 | By Jason Nark and Daily News Staff Writer
HE WAS an enigma to the authorities and a curiosity to collectors, a man who could have made bundles with his brains. But not all of Francis L. Henning's plans were foolproof or legal, and he fled South Jersey in 1955 with the feds on his tail, dumping buckets full of shiny evidence in local waterways. On Oct. 28 that year, Henning, looking both distinguished and defeated in a light suit, stood for a mug shot in Cleveland, where he was making $700 a month as a mechanical engineer — more than twice the national average for the era. Henning was a counterfeiter who strategically dreamed small, it seems, to fly under the radar of the agency he figured would be looking for fakes: the Secret Service.
NEWS
October 25, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden County is sponsoring its Fall Job Fair today at Collingswood Ballroom, an event that drew thousands last year. With New Jersey's unemployment rate at 9.8 percent - among the highest in the nation - organizers say they expect even more than the 2,000 job seekers who showed last year. It will feature a special area for veterans, under a banner that says "Helping Our Heroes," a section on resume writing and dressing for success, on-site interviews, and a bell that people ring when they get to that next step in the hiring process.
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October 26, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
CARLISLE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania man who made more than 400 lewd prank phone calls in a single day has been sentenced in a second case related to a two-county investigation. Rip Alan Swartz, 43, said he felt "ashamed" over the thousands of obscene calls he made over the last five years, before a Cumberland County judge sentenced him to probation on Tuesday. Swartz was arrested a year ago after he repeatedly called a Hooters restaurant. Authorities say Swartz called businesses trying to get women to talk to him about pantyhose.
NEWS
September 20, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Authorities say a storm-related failure this morning at a Verizon station left thousands of residents without phone service, and knocked out 911 service in some Montgomery County communities. Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski said events began when last night's storm caused a tree to knock out power to a company facility on Moreland Avenue in Hatboro. About 20,000 customers in eastern Montgomery County were still without phone service at noon. Some were experiencing 30 to 40 second delays when dialing 911. Affected communities were Hatboro, Upper Moreland, Lower Moreland, Abington and Cheltenham.
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July 26, 2016 | By Tricia Nadolny, Steve Bohnel, Erin Serpico and Vibha Kannan, STAFF WRITERS
An environmental advocate dressed in a furry, head-to-clawed-paw polar bear suit defied Philadelphia's staggering heat wave on Sunday and prepared to join thousands of more comfortably dressed protesters at the March for a Clean Energy Revolution. The polar bear made it to the end, not only in costume but on message! #CleanEnergyMarch pic.twitter.com/nEDXXspDNf — Tricia L. Nadolny (@TriciaNadolny) July 24, 2016 The march, aimed at banning the natural gas drilling practice known as fracking, promised thousands of participants from all 50 states on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
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July 26, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Steve Bohnel, and Vibha Kannan, STAFF WRITERS
Thousands of environmental activists and Bernie Sanders loyalists jammed the sweltering streets of Center City in separate marches Sunday on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. Both demonstrations were peaceful amid a huge police and fire department presence, with throngs refreshing at cooling stations and sprinklers spraying mists of water from fire hydrants. At one point, protesters thanked and waved to police and fire personnel. Sanders crowds, already angry over WikiLeaks' posting of 19,000 DNC emails that suggest Democratic officials favored Hillary Clinton over Sanders during the nominating contests, erupted in joy upon hearing that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz would step down after the convention . Sanders had called for her resignation hours earlier.
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July 25, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
In a repurposed dance studio in South Philadelphia a little more than a mile from the site of the Democratic National Convention, Cheri Honkala opened an enormous day planner stuffed with folders and fliers and festooned with Post-its. For longtime activists like Honkala, it was crunch time. Two weeks to go before Democratic delegates descend on Philadelphia for a glittering week of parties and speeches and formal nominations. Two weeks before Honkala and tens of thousands of other protesters would take to the streets to protest the whole rigmarole.
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June 28, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
Thousands of arts and crafts lovers strolled along Manayunk's Main Street on Sunday afternoon from Shurs Lane to Green Street, ogling the creations of 300 painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry and clothing designers, and mixed-media makers. The final day of the weekend's Manayunk Arts Festival also featured dozens of newer artists in the Emerging Artists Tent. The most unusual of these was W.P. Galiczynski, a concrete contractor from Fourth Street and Girard Avenue who paints street scenes of his beloved native Kensington, with a twist.
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June 17, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Two former employees of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission were charged Wednesday by state prosecutors with collecting pay for time they did not work. Sharie Anne Sacco, 56, and Stephen Michael Dombek, 51, were accused of stealing more than $8,000 by falsifying their work hours and using state vehicles for personal use. The Turnpike Commission conducted 39 days of surveillance between April and June last year on Sacco, a construction manager, and caught her submitting bogus time reports for all 39 days, prosecutors said.
NEWS
June 14, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to party in Philadelphia on Sunday, celebrating the Philly Pride LGBT Festival at Penn's Landing and the Odunde Festival on 12 blocks of the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. The usual joy at Pride fest was swept with news out of Orlando that 50 people had been killed overnight in a possible terror attack at a gay nightclub in the central Florida city. Another 53 people were hospitalized in what is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The 28th annual Philly Pride festivities start with a parade from the Gayborhood at 13th and Locust streets to Penn's Landing, where prizes will include Gayest in the Parade, Best Female Impersonator, Best Public Statement, Best Float and Best Marching Group with, and without, music.
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June 14, 2016 | By Dan Geringer and Janaki Chadha, STAFF WRITERS
A robust, uniformed police presence reassured participants at the city's annual PrideDay LGBT Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday as they celebrated their sexual identities, though stunned and saddened by the Orlando gay nightclub massacre. At Penn's Landing, two U.S. Coast Guard vessels plied the Delaware River behind the stage, bolstering an army of Philadelphia Police ringing the crowded festival site. "It's quite obvious that what's occurred in Orlando is very much on [festival attendees']
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June 7, 2016 | By Janaki Chadha, Staff Writer
Maddi Levine, 15, has been attending comic-book conventions since she was 10, but Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia was her biggest one yet. Dressed as Marvel Comics' Black Widow and eager to get an autograph from Captain America star Chris Evans, she said her favorite part of the festivities was the sense of community. "[People here] might look intimidating because of their costumes, but everyone here is really just a big nerd," the Baltimore native said as crowds filed into the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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June 7, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
With the last exam handed in, with prom dresses packed away, and the final bell of the year poised to ring, more than 2,400 students, teachers, and even the school cop at Spring-Ford Senior High erupted Friday afternoon in the ultimate end-of-school fireworks. Actually, make that "Firework. " In less than four manic minutes preceded by eight months of preparation, the entire student body joyously lip-synched Katy Perry's 2010 hit for a fast-moving Steadicam as it passed through the crowded halls amid cascades of smoke and confetti.
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