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June 10, 2013 | By Philippa J. Chaplin, Inquirer Travel Editor
As I've grown up, my vacations have changed. As a child, my brother and I wanted to (1) go to the beach or pool, and (2) play. As a young adult, I wanted to (1) go to the beach or pool, and (2) go to the boardwalk to play. In my 20s and 30s, I added (3) go to the hottest restaurant, and (4) go to the most happening club. Now a parent, I still look forward to my beach and pool time and finding good restaurants on vacation. But instead of nightclubs, I seek out other attractions. On a recent visit with my family to Virginia Beach, Va., I found plenty of diversions.
SPORTS
August 24, 2012
The NBA's Sacramento Kings, unhappy with their situation in California, may be headed to Virginia Beach, according to a report in the business journal, Inside Business. Officials from Comcast-Spectacor have proposed moving the team to Virginia Beach and for Comcast to help build and lease a new pro sports arena, according to the report . The Kings have tried but been unsuccessful in building a new arena in Sacramento. How the move would affect scheduling and conference alignment in the NBA is not known.
SPORTS
August 30, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE SERVICES
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Comcast-Spectacor would lease and manage a new arena here should an NBA or NHL franchise move to Virginia's largest city. On Tuesday, Comcast-Spectacor officials went before the Virginia Beach City Council to propose that the Philadelphia-based company run the arena for 25 years. At the meeting, Virginia Beach economic development officials revealed an ambitious plan to build a $350 million, 18,500-seat arena at the city's oceanfront in an attempt to bring in a professional team.
NEWS
May 21, 2010
An obituary Wednesday for Perry S. Bechtle, 84, formerly of Haverford, a lawyer and teacher of law who died May 9 in Virginia Beach, Va., omitted the name of a surviving brother, C. Ronald Bechtle.
SPORTS
August 26, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF
The owners of the NBA's Sacramento Kings may have declined to confirm or deny a published report that the team will announce next week that is it planning to relocate to Virginia Beach, Va. But a Kings representative, speaking on background because he was not authorized to comment, told the Sacramento Bee on Thursday that team officials will not be in Virginia Beach when the announcement is reportedly scheduled to be made. Citing anonymous sources, the Hampton Roads Business Journal reported Thursday that the Kings owners are expected to be in Virginia Beach on Tuesday and Wednesday, when Comcast-Spectacor, the Kings, and city officals announce an arena proposal.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2012 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. may be part of a deal to relocate the NBA franchise Sacramento Kings to Virginia Beach, Va., according to a published report. Inside Business, a business publication in Norfolk, Va., reported early Thursday that next week, Comcast-Spectacor will discuss plans with Virginia Beach officials for a new basketball arena and that Comcast could help finance the project with naming rights. A bid for the Sacramento Kings would be the latest attempt by the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area, the nation's 43d-largest TV market, to claim a professional sports team.
SPORTS
August 25, 2012 | By John Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Are the Sacramento Kings headed east? Inside Business of Norfolk, Va., citing sources who asked not to be identified, reported Thursday that Virginia Beach, Va., officials and the Maloof family, owner of the Kings, are expected to announce on Wednesday that the Kings will move to Virginia Beach. The report did not say when the relocation was to take place. How such a move would affect the NBA is unclear. The Kings play in the Pacific Division, and it's unlikely they would remain there if they moved to Virginia.
SPORTS
August 24, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
OFFICIALS FROM Comcast-Spectacor will meet with the Virginia Beach City Council on Tuesday to propose building an arena to house an NBA team. The Hampton Roads Business Journal has identified the team as the Sacramento Kings. Ike Richman, a spokesman for Comcast-Spectacor, told the Daily News in a statement: "Comcast-Spectacor, through several of our subsidiaries, and Live Nation, both of which have a substantial presence in Southeastern Virginia for many years, are always looking for new opportunities to expand our business in the area.
SPORTS
June 1, 2013
The 2013-14 U.S. women's national field hockey team, coached by Craig Parnham, was named Friday. The team, which features 12 Olympians and seven local players, will report to Rutgers to prepare for the International Hockey Federation's World League semifinal in London from June 22 to 30. The 18-player roster for the World Cup-qualifying event is expected to be named during the week of June 3. Here are the players on the team: Torrie Albini, Escondido,...
BUSINESS
September 26, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on Thursday unveiled an expanded database that will help individual Blues, like Philadelphia's Independence, drill down into the cost of care for their corporate customers who have operations nationwide. "We as Blues are taking seriously the challenge of, while maintaining our individual nature, being seen as a national player," said Daniel J. Hilferty, chief executive of Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, whose members cover 105 million Americans, has maintained a claims database for a decade, and Independence has contributed for years.
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NEWS
April 30, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
The Virginia Health Department has indefinitely suspended the license of a Fairfax clinic owned by discredited abortion doctor Steven Brigham, citing dozens of violations, including dirty equipment, expired drugs, unlicensed medical personnel, and haphazard storage of patient records. A two-day inspection on April 4 and 5 led to the immediate shutdown, according to the 52-page inspection report. The facility is part of Brigham's abortion-clinic chain, called American Women's Services and headquartered in Voorhees.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on Thursday unveiled an expanded database that will help individual Blues, like Philadelphia's Independence, drill down into the cost of care for their corporate customers who have operations nationwide. "We as Blues are taking seriously the challenge of, while maintaining our individual nature, being seen as a national player," said Daniel J. Hilferty, chief executive of Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, whose members cover 105 million Americans, has maintained a claims database for a decade, and Independence has contributed for years.
SPORTS
March 7, 2015 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, Philly.com
Here's a position-by-position breakdown on all of the Union's players. Goalkeepers Andre Blake Age: 24 Born: May Pen, Jamaica Years as a pro: 1 (in MLS) The No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft is second on the depth chart, but his time is coming with both the Union and Jamaica's national team. Raïs Mbolhi Age: 28 Born: Paris, France Years as a pro: 11 (1 in MLS) After last season's controversial arrival - and the late-season gaffe that helped cost the Union a playoff berth - he's now the Union's unquestioned No. 1 in net. John McCarthy Age: 22 Born: Philadelphia Years as a pro: 1 (in USL)
SPORTS
January 16, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TANNENWALD, Philly.com jtannenwald@philly.com
WHEN DZENAN Catic finally made it to the big stage - literally and figuratively - of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, he broke down in tears. Considering what it took for the Union's first of two draft picks yesterday to make it to MLS, he had every right to let loose. Catic, a 6-3 forward, was born in Bosnia, then moved to Michigan with his family when he was 8 years old. A few years of playing youth soccer for the same club that produced former U.S. national team prospect Josh Gatt got Catic noticed by European scouts.
SPORTS
January 6, 2015
ARLINGTON, Texas - As Jerry World erupted in joy, the hue and the cry of outrage arose from Pontiac to Philadelphia. Monumental wailing arose, from Virginia Beach to the Meadowlands. Outraged regions of Cowboys haters howled at the cold January moon when officials reversed a pass interference call that swung the momentum and gave the Cowboys one final chance to come back against the visiting Lions. And just like that, the 2015 playoffs had their hanging chad; their grassy knoll; their Illuminati; and that spooky pyramid eye. Surely, the NFL and the networks delighted that they can promote Dallas visiting Green Bay on Sunday afternoon instead of the Carolina Losers.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia jury has awarded $45 million to a woman who was among four mentally disabled people held captive in a Tacony dungeon where they were starved and beaten. The award, from a Common Pleas Court jury, was granted Thursday to Tamara Breeden, 33, who had been held captive for a decade by Linda Ann Weston. She testified that from fall 2001 to October 2011, she was a captive of Weston, 55; Gregory Thomas Sr., 51; Eddie Wright, 53; and Jean McIntosh, 36. Breeden was awarded $40 million in compensatory damages.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Michael Vick moved north to the New York Jets Friday night after an improbable five-year journey in Philadelphia. It started with a cold reception from Jeffrey Lurie and ended with the owner making a glowing statement about the quarterback whose signing created a nationwide controversy. So now that it's over, what should we make of it all? "Much ado about mediocrity" would probably be the most fitting headline. Vick was here for 80 regular-season games. He started half of them and won half of the 40 he started.
NEWS
March 13, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
BELIEVING HE was a prophet with supernatural powers on a mission from God to conquer evil in Philadelphia, a Virginia Beach police officer stabbed two firefighters he thought were demons trying to stop his crusade, according to a lawsuit filed recently in Illinois federal court. Bradley Colas, the officer who filed the lawsuit, said that a generic form of the antibiotic Biaxin, which he was prescribed to treat bronchitis, caused him to experience an intense psychotic episode on March 4, 2012.
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Nine years ago in Jacksonville, an African-American quarterback started for a Super Bowl team, marking only the third time that had happened in 39 Super Bowls. It was a big deal. Doug Williams - still the only African-American QB to win the NFL championship - talked then about how he was pulling for the Eagles' Donovan McNabb, at a Super Bowl week meeting of The Field Generals, a group Williams founded to preserve the legacy of early black quarterbacks. That week, McNabb recalled being 11 years old and watching Williams win with the Redskins, McNabb realizing then that he, too, could quarterback a Super Bowl team, he said.
NEWS
October 30, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
DOYLESTOWN Lawn mowers were buzzing, the windows were being cleaned, and the doors were closed when Jim and Ellen Melson arrived around 9:40 a.m. Monday at the James A. Michener Art Museum. The couple could not wait to head to Doylestown from their home in Carversville, about seven miles away. Monday was the first day the public could see the museum's exhibit on Grace Kelly, the actress, princess, and fashion icon from East Falls, and the Melsons wanted to be among the first visitors.
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