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August 21, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
AFTER A BREAKOUT junior season, Northeast High's Gladimir "The Destroyer" Paul has certainly capitalized, committing to the University of Virginia yesterday with several other schools still in pursuit. The 6-2, 210-pound defensive end garnered attention last season for his ability to disrupt and demolish opposing quarterbacks. "Last year, I really got my name out there with what I can do on the football field and this is just a dream come true, and I'm really happy and content right now," Paul said between practice sessions yesterday.
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August 1, 2014
St. Joe's Prep's Zaccheaus picks Virginia Olamide Zaccheaus, a versatile, rising senior for St. Joseph's Prep, has committed to the University of Virginia, according to multiple reports. The 5-8, 180-pound running back led the Class AAAA state champion Hawks in rushing and touchdowns last season, good for an offensive first-team All-Catholic nod from league coaches. Zaccheaus led a balanced SJP attack with 875 yards on 129 carries (6.78 per) and also added 12 ground scores and three more via air (32 catches for 424)
NEWS
June 4, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles White Conklin Jr., 82, an engineer and longtime resident of Springfield, Delaware County, died in a one-car accident Thursday, May 15, in Marshall, Va., near his retirement home. Mr. Conklin's vehicle veered off a rural road and crashed into trees. Local officials had not determined a cause. He was born in Smithfield, Va., and graduated from Smithfield High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and followed that with graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania.
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May 21, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edgar Friedrichs quietly left the Interboro School District 41 years ago, and his principal wrote him a recommendation that was cryptic at best. The fifth-grade teacher at Prospect Park Elementary had "fulfilled his teaching responsibilities" and had "a good rapport" with peers and parents, Robert Castle wrote. The letter concluded: "I would be happy to discuss any further observations with a prospective employer. " But none called. Friedrichs had been allowed to quietly resign from the Delaware County school amid allegations that he molested some of his students, including a boy who said the teacher raped him in a book closet.
NEWS
April 13, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Plymouth Whitemarsh junior offensive lineman Ryan Bischoff has committed to play football at the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder, an Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection last season, also received interest from Connecticut, Maryland, Rutgers, and Stanford. Last season, at tackle, Bischoff helped the Colonials go 8-3 overall, claim the Suburban One League American Conference championship, and qualify for the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA tournament.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shares of Penn Virginia Corp. soared Tuesday after billionaire George Soros' investment fund announced it had taken a large stake in the "undervalued" Radnor oil and gas exploration company. In a statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Soros Fund Management L.L.C. said it had spent $29.1 million to buy a six-million-share, 9.1 percent stake and wants the company to consider a sale to boost its value. Penn Virginia shares rose 15.6 percent Tuesday in heavy trading on the New York Stock Exchange, closing up $2.12 at $15.73.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aqua America Inc., of Bryn Mawr, announced Tuesday that its Virginia subsidiary has purchased four water systems and a wastewater system for $257,501. The systems, which serve about 1,500 people, will require more than $1.6 million in investments to bring into regulatory compliance. The largest transaction involves the Presidential Service Company, which serves 1,000 people in a subdivision in King George, Va. Aqua paid $150,000 for the water system and plans to spend about $200,000 in improvements.
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March 18, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Before the Atlantic 10 tournament, it was believed that St. Joseph's needed at least one win to keep its hopes for a bid to the NCAA tournament alive. The Hawks went a number of gigantic steps better. With all five starters playing 37 or more minutes Sunday, St. Joseph's defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 65-61, to win the Atlantic 10 championship at the Barclays Center. The Hawks (24-9) earned the NCAA tournament automatic bid in winning their first A-10 title since 1997.
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February 12, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Remi Dibo scored a career-high 20 points to lead host West Virginia to a 102-77 victory over No. 11 Iowa State on Monday night in the Cyclones' most lopsided loss of the season. Juwan Staten added 19 points for the Mountaineers (15-10, 7-5 Big 12). The Cyclones (18-5, 6-5) trailed by as many as 32. Cabrini 103, Cairn 96 - In Langhorne, the Cavaliers' high-powered offense was on display in a shootout with the Highlanders (2-20 2-13 Colonial States). Junior Vinny Walls (Camden)
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February 7, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
DONTAE ANGUS walked around the gymnasium at Martin Luther King High before the school's signing-day ceremony yesterday with a not-so-subtle hat stuffed underneath his black sweatshirt with turquoise lettering. After orally committing to the University of Florida months earlier, the reason behind the clandestine cap was unclear, until he announced his pledge to West Virginia University. When the Gators fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive-line coach Tim Davis in December, Angus said he lost contact with the school.
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