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August 11, 1988 | By TIM KAWAKAMI, Daily News Sports Writer
With the signing of Keith Jackson to a four-year deal worth more than $2 million, the Eagles - surprise, surprise - have three of the 10 highest-paid tight ends in football. Jackson is there now, along with dual $400,000-plus-a-year brethren Jimmie Giles and John Spagnola. That's more than $1 million in base salaries for this single season for one position. And that is kind of strange, since tight end is a position where usually only one guy plays at a time. Making it even stranger is the fact that high- paid players of any ilk are fairly rare on the Eagles.
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December 2, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The struggle continues. Enigmatic Eagles tight end Jason Dunn will miss the rest of the season with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. So, too, will backup tight end Kaseem Sinceno, because of a torn ligament on top of his right ankle. While Sinceno's injury appeared ominous from the start, Dunn initially was thought to have injured the medial collateral ligament. That might have allowed him to return after tomorrow's game against St. Louis at Veterans Stadium.
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November 30, 1998 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles started yesterday's game with three tight ends and finished it with just one. Starter Jason Dunn left in the second quarter with a sprained right knee. His backup, Kaseem Sinceno, sprained his left ankle badly in the third quarter. "I don't see how either of them can play Thursday" against the St. Louis Rams at the Vet, coach Ray Rhodes said, adding that Tom Modrak, director of football operations, probably would try to add a tight end to the roster. Jimmie Johnson, anyone?
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November 14, 1994 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
A fine mist was coming in off the plains, playing off the light towers, shrouding the top of Memorial Stadium in a haze. The football had seemed to ride the wind and disappear in that mist and those lights and that haze. Launched off the foot of Illinois punter Brett Larsen and sailing over the head of Penn State's Mike Archie, the ball was downed at the Penn State 4-yard line, 96 yards away from the goal line, the Big Ten championship, the Rose Bowl, the quest for perfection. "We just looked at each other and said, 'Hey, this is it,' " Penn State tight end Kyle Brady said.
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May 14, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles have a decision to make about L.J. Smith, and they're running out of time to make it. Smith's agent, Brian Mackler, has had contract talks with the Eagles over the last few seasons, including some discussions at the end of last season. The sides have never really come close to an agreement on what Smith is worth, and it appears as if the fifth-year tight end is going to enter into that thing known in professional sports as "the contract year. " "Obviously, it's very important, but . . . it's something you can't control as a player," Smith said yesterday as the Eagles continued their three-day minicamp at the NovaCare Complex.
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August 8, 1994 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Maybe if they'd parked the car a little better, they wouldn't have found themselves in such a tight spot. But Charles Ross, 24, and Jermaine Witherspoon, 21, both of West Philadelphia, parked the auto - in front of a police officer, yet - with its tail end sticking out and wound up being arrested Saturday night sitting in the car stolen the day before from City Councilman Daniel McElhatton. The silver, 1990 BMW 525 was stolen Friday afternoon from outside McElhatton's Northeast Philadelphia house by a man who said he was answering the councilman's "car for sale" newspaper ad. The asking price was $18,000.
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July 20, 1991 | By Craig Donnelly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Double Booked, who has set four course records and is undefeated this year, faces his toughest assignment of the season in today's $500,000 Caesars International Handicap at Atlantic City Race Course. The amazing front-runner has been on the lead in every call in five victories this year, but could be tested by the 1 3/16-mile distance and high- quality opposition. Pat Day will ride Double Booked for owner Robert Gorham and trainer Linda Rice. Day was aboard in two of his mount's triumphs this year.
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March 18, 2000 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Add the Admiral Lounge, the Four Winds Motor Lodge, and Buy-Rite Warehouse Liquors to the list of properties whose owners have agreed to let the buildings be demolished for the Admiral Wilson Boulevard beautification project. The owners of the Oasis Motel, however, are challenging the Delaware River Port Authority's condemnation efforts in a dispute over environmental remediation work that might be needed on the property. Yesterday, in a hearing before Superior Court Judge Francis Orlando, lawyers for the Four Winds and Buy-Rite said they would not challenge the port authority's powers of eminent domain to take the properties.
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August 5, 2010
Crunch Time is a compilation of hits - especially this edition - and misses from Eagles training camp at Lehigh: The hit of the morning came with Eldra Buckley's forward progress clearly stopped, when Stew Bradley swooped in and blasted the running back so hard he separated Buckley's dreads from his helmet, and left Buckley in need of trainers' assistance to stand up. Buckley noted that Bradley, who missed the 2009 season with a torn ACL,...
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September 2, 1991 | By Craig Donnelly, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this article
Key Contender has never even competed in a stakes race, but he will go to the post in today's $150,000 Pennsylvania Derby as the favorite. Philadelphia Park's biggest event will include a somewhat average if not well-balanced field of 13 3-year-olds racing 1 1/8 miles. Key Contender has shown rapid development recently for Rokeby Stables and Hall of Fame trainer Mack Miller. After capturing one race last season, the son of Fit to Fight blossomed in his last two appearances in New York.
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September 14, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
MICHAEL VICK did not lunge for the TV remote to try to avoid NFL coverage the past few days, in the aftermath of his four-interception performance in the Eagles' season-opening victory over the Browns. "I watched it," Vick said after Wednesday's practice. "It doesn't bother me. I spent 2 years in prison. You think I care what somebody says?" The people on TV weren't saying anything Vick didn't already know, as the quarterback noted earlier Wednesday, to a throng of reporters pressing around his locker stall.
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February 12, 2012 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
Mother Mary tells me on the phone that they're building giant red condominiums across the street from her house. "Really?" I ask her, confused. Her street is a small, quiet backstreet, the last of its kind in South Beach. "Yes," she answers. "I can see it outside the window. New red condos. They're ugly. " "But there's houses there. What about the houses? Did they tear them down?" "I don't see them. " This makes no sense. "And the condos are red?" "Bright red. " I don't like the sound of this, and suddenly I lose my sense of humor.
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August 18, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
BETHLEHEM - Little something different for Brandon Graham yesterday. The Eagles' first-round rookie defensive end took some snaps inside - as the pass-rushing tackle, the spot Darren Howard filled the past few seasons. Not a bad fit for Graham, who is a bit of a stubby d-end. He weighs 278 pounds, and is about an inch shorter than his listed 6-2. "We talked about it a long time ago, and we finally just did it today," Graham said afterward. He added that he thinks he'll get some snaps inside Friday night in Cincinnati, when the Eagles take the field for their second preseason game.
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August 5, 2010
Crunch Time is a compilation of hits - especially this edition - and misses from Eagles training camp at Lehigh: The hit of the morning came with Eldra Buckley's forward progress clearly stopped, when Stew Bradley swooped in and blasted the running back so hard he separated Buckley's dreads from his helmet, and left Buckley in need of trainers' assistance to stand up. Buckley noted that Bradley, who missed the 2009 season with a torn ACL,...
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September 2, 2008 | By Alicia Puglionesi FOR THE INQUIRER
In her work, New York video artist Kate Gilmore often stars as a well-dressed female character struggling to overcome some obstacle or complete some daunting task - scaling a tower of stacked-up furniture, jumping rope in a pair of stilettos, or kicking her way out of a plywood box filled with pink taffeta. Gilmore recently discussed her newest installation, which opens Friday in the Project Space at the Institute for Contemporary Art in University City. Question: Where did the idea for these performances come from?
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May 14, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles have a decision to make about L.J. Smith, and they're running out of time to make it. Smith's agent, Brian Mackler, has had contract talks with the Eagles over the last few seasons, including some discussions at the end of last season. The sides have never really come close to an agreement on what Smith is worth, and it appears as if the fifth-year tight end is going to enter into that thing known in professional sports as "the contract year. " "Obviously, it's very important, but . . . it's something you can't control as a player," Smith said yesterday as the Eagles continued their three-day minicamp at the NovaCare Complex.
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October 16, 2006 | By Lini S. Kadaba INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The goal had apocalyptic overtones: to design furniture for survivors consigned to tight, temporary shelters after a natural disaster. To carry it out, social activist and conceptual artist Peggy Diggs turned to a population that is expert at compact living. Prison inmates. Over more than 18 months, the 60-year-old instructor from Williams College in Massachusetts commuted to Montgomery County and brainstormed with 15 residents, most of them lifers, at maximum-security Graterford Prison in Skippack Township.
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December 12, 2003 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Mayor Street said yesterday that his second four-year term will look pretty much like the one now winding down. He took questions in his first City Hall news conference since winning reelection last month in a landslide. "I don't think that you're going to see any dramatic departure from the themes that have served us and the city of Philadelphia very well during the course of the last four years," Street said. "We will focus on the neighborhoods.
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May 2, 2003 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The plan had been to ease Turk Wendell back into the Phillies bullpen. Considered him eased. Not eased as in laid back, because if you have ever watched Wendell pitch, you know he is not the relaxed type on the mound. He is energetic. He is hyped. He was eased back into the job he had handled so often in the past, ready to take on those tight situations that made him one of the best setup men in baseball before he missed the end of the 2001 season with tendinitis in his right elbow and the entire 2002 season after elbow surgery.
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July 11, 2001 | By Dick Polman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
During his quest for the White House, George W. Bush advertised himself as a man of action who makes swift decisions without sweating the details. As he liked to say, "I know how to lead. " But one hot issue has flummoxed him since January, because it inflames the political tensions that undergird his presidency - namely, the need to satisfy his conservative base without alienating the independent voters who dominate the middle of the electorate. And the problem with this issue - whether to support federal financing for stem-cell medical research that destroys human embryos - is that it's a surefire political loser.
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