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January 20, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
All businesses are at the mercy of their supply chain. Few are as vulnerable as a water utility. Witness West Virginia Water, a subsidiary of American Water Works Co. of Voorhees. On Jan. 9, a sweet licorice odor was noticed in the air around the Elk River as it wound its way south through Charleston, the state capital. The source was identified as 7,500 gallons of a chemical known as MCHM that had leaked from a 35,000-gallon tank belonging to Freedom Industries. The spill occurred less than a mile upstream from West Virginia Water's intake facilities.
SPORTS
December 24, 2013 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Carroll is looking at Monday's meeting with the Virginia powerhouse that produced Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo as an opportunity. "Challenges like this are why you play," said Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk. "Let's take advantage and have some fun with it. " The Patriots (6-0) will face Oak Hill (Va.) in the final of the Chick-fil-A Classic at 8:30 p.m. in Columbia S.C. Oak Hill (12-1), which has graduated more than 20 NBA players, ranks No. 8 in the USA Today Super 25. "They have Division I guys coming off the bench," Romanczuk said.
SPORTS
November 13, 2013
St. Joseph's received its third oral basketball commitment when 6-foot-10, 228-pound senior Obi Romeo of Greenbriar East High in West Virginia chose the Hawks. Originally from Nigeria, Romeo has been in the country for about three years. His adoptive father, Rick Romeo, said that St. Joseph's was the first school to contact him. Rick Romeo said that Florida Gulf Coast, East Tennessee State, Georgia Southern and Longwood were among the others that were in the picture. Romeo joins two high school players from North Carolina as Hawks recruits: 6-7 power forward Markell Lodge and 6-6 wing player James Demery.
NEWS
July 27, 2013 | By Jim Salter, Associated Press
ST. LOUIS - Virginia Johnson, 88, the Missouri farm girl who helped redefine the understanding of human sexuality as half of the husband-wife team whose sex studies in the 1960s turned them into worldwide celebrities and best-selling authors, died Wednesday. The pioneering researcher, who was at an assisted-living facility in St. Louis, suffered complications from various illnesses, her son Scott Johnson told the Associated Press on Thursday. He said the family was planning a private funeral.
SPORTS
July 17, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
BOB HUGGINS is the king of second chances. The West Virginia basketball coach believes that with tough love, he can find a way to get through to almost any player. Aaric Murray was always going to be one of Huggins' most difficult projects. After two seasons at La Salle that included moments of brilliance followed by days of dysfunction, Murray transferred to WVU in 2011. He sat out one season, played last season, went to school and graduated. Huggins, however, announced yesterday that, by mutual agreement, Murray will not be using his last season of eligibility at WVU. Murray is free to play anywhere else this season and be immediately eligible.
TRAVEL
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
May 31, 2013
Council Rock South's Eric Gallo, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound junior center and defensive tackle, has orally committed to play football at Virginia Tech. Gallo, who is projected to play center for the Hokies, also received interest from Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, and Rutgers, among others. A two-year starter for the Golden Hawks, Gallo earned Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors on defense last season. - Rick O'Brien
SPORTS
May 12, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Caroline Bunting and Nina Corcoran each had two goals and two assists, but the visiting Penn women were defeated by Virginia, 12-6, Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament at Multi-Sport Field in Washington. Casey Bocklet scored four goals for Virginia, which improved to 10-9 and will face Georgetown in the second round on Sunday. The Quakers ended their season with an 11-6 record. In another first-round game, the Penn State women beat Canisius, 14-13, and advanced to the second round at 1 p.m. Sunday against Massachusetts, which beat Connecticut, 14-10.
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