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January 16, 2000 | By Martin Booe, FOR THE INQUIRER
What to make of Angelina Jolie? She is at once a breath of fresh air and thoroughly exhausting. Forget the usual niceties of hotel-suite interviews. For an audience with the 24-year-old actress of the famously bee-stung (but indisputably natural) lips, you are beckoned into the bedroom, where you unexpectedly find yourself inhabiting the mattress with Jolie herself. Sprawled across the bed, her lanky frame is swaddled in a black, calf-length leather greatcoat with matching pants.
NEWS
November 12, 2003
It's that time of year when the weather changes, holidays and a new year approach, and life sometimes goes to warp speed. Community Voices would like to know, as December approaches, have you found ways to simplify your life? What do you do to get through this busy time in your children's lives, or at work, or with family during the holidays? Please share with us! Send an essay of 300 to 500 words by Nov. 28 to South Jersey Voices, The Inquirer, 53 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 300, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What's good for your mind is also good for your soul. You'll get organized and structure your activities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be asked to go places and do things. Even though you aren't that into it, it's still important that you honor your commitments. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The more you learn about your heroes, the less heroic they seem. It's easy to be judgmental, but you can never fully understand another person's journey. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
SPORTS
March 1, 1998 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tommy Haas, with his baseball cap on backward and his mouth running full speed, kicked off his Advanta Championships semifinal match against Pete Sampras last night by taking a 3-0 lead over the top-ranked player in the world. Haas, a 19-year-old from Germany who has done his apprentice work at Nick Bollettieri's school in Florida and who has acquired a deep Florida tan, was moving at warp speed. Sampras was barely moving. This state of affairs lasted about as long as it took Sampras to loosen up his serving arm, crank up his forehand, and lasso a balky backhand.
SPORTS
March 24, 1990 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Georgia Tech got to celebrate twice last night, which happened to be two times more than coach Bobby Cremins figured his basketball squad probably deserved to. "I'm sitting here wondering how we won," Cremins said, following the Yellow Jackets' pulsating 81-80 overtime victory over Michigan State in the semifinals of the NCAA's Southeast Regional at the Superdome. "This is absolutely wild. I felt that we were outplayed. But this is an amazing team. I feel very fortunate. But I've felt that way a lot this season.
NEWS
July 26, 1993 | BY MIKE ROYKO
There has been a startling change in the socioeconomic profile of the high- speed driver on Chicago-area expressways. This was disclosed in a recent study released by Dr. I.M. Kookie, the noted authority on lots of stuff. The title of the study is: "Today's Hot-Rodding, Lane-Hopping Idiot and Why He/She Drives Like a Goof. " Because of the imposing length of the scholarly work, I asked Dr. Kookie for an interview so he could summarize his findings. Here is our conversation: Q: Dr. Kookie, how has the expressway hot rodder changed over the years?
SPORTS
April 22, 1989 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers suffered through one of the inevitable losses on the schedule last night, dropping a 100-91 game to the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons used a big third quarter to take control of the game and increase their record to 36-4 in The Palace of Auburn Hills, where they have now won 20 straight games. With a win here tomorrow against Atlanta in the final game of the regular season, Detroit would finish with a league-high 63 wins. Last night's game completed a five-game season series between the clubs in which the Pistons went undefeated.
SPORTS
February 26, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
"If any player ever asks me about playing in Philadelphia, what I thought it was and what it actually is, it's completely different. I've never had anyone yell at me. "   - Doc Halladay, The Inquirer, Feb. 22, 2012   In the dead of winter, circa 2002, in South Philadelphia, a stretch limo, windows darkened, purrs down Broad Street and slows to a crawl where a majestic new ballpark is rising and where...
NEWS
October 26, 1991 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
In a tone somewhere between amusement and amazement at how it all turned out, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry liked to talk about "special" effects in the early days of the TV series. He could literally shed some light on the subject. Take the shot where the Enterprise would head out at warp speed - the kind of moment that today's high-tech wizards can bring off with a razzle-dazzle flair that gives audiences vertigo. "What we did when we needed that shot," recalled Roddenberry, who died of a heart attack Thursday at the age of 70, "was get a wide piece of black paper and put lights behind it. Then we just went and punched some holes in it and shot at different speeds.
SPORTS
April 25, 1998 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
It was everything the Penn Relays should be, but seldom is. Two of the planet's best milers, Michigan's Kevin Sullivan and Arkansas' Seneca Lassiter, found themselves shoulder to shoulder heading into the final turn of the closing 1,600-meter leg of yesterday afternoon's Distance Medley Relay championship at sun-drenched Franklin Field. Familiar rivals trying to outkick each other to the finish line. The anchors from Georgetown and Brown (Brown?) were right there with them, but everyone knew it was down to two. And second place wasn't an option for either.
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September 21, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Staff Writer
MACAU - Turquoise seas, sky dotted with pink-tinged evening clouds, bridges crossing waterways that fade into mist, Las Vegas-on-acid architecture - it was all there below from the superb vantage point of the top of Macau Tower, all so inviting you could jump in headfirst. Some 80 people a day do just that here at the highest commercial-bungee-jumping site in the world - 764 feet. While some people associate bungee jumping with possible sudden death, it is, like so many things in Macau, a party, with club music, free Heineken, and smiling explanations of why there's no danger in plunging toward the ground face-first - even though every cell in your body says the opposite.
SPORTS
January 4, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Remember when the Eagles set FedEx Field on fire with a 53-play first half in the season opener against the Redskins? When it seemed the only way defenders could slow Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense was to fake injuries? Since that game, Kelly's offense hasn't had a half with as many plays or matched the ferocity of that outburst. That isn't to say the Eagles haven't been as productive or better. The first half of the Raiders game, the fourth quarter in the snow against the Lions and the entire game against the Bears were as explosive and more efficient.
SPORTS
September 14, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now that the Eagles have revealed their accelerated tempo on offense, curiosity abounds about whether they can sustain that pace through 16 games. This is one of the pressing questions of the Chip Kelly Experiment, although it's one that hasn't been a concern yet. College is different than the NFL. There are more players and fewer games in college. But Kelly still has one inherent advantage: He has spent months preparing his team for a certain style, when other teams spend one week to prepare for the Eagles.
SPORTS
February 26, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
"If any player ever asks me about playing in Philadelphia, what I thought it was and what it actually is, it's completely different. I've never had anyone yell at me. "   - Doc Halladay, The Inquirer, Feb. 22, 2012   In the dead of winter, circa 2002, in South Philadelphia, a stretch limo, windows darkened, purrs down Broad Street and slows to a crawl where a majestic new ballpark is rising and where...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What's good for your mind is also good for your soul. You'll get organized and structure your activities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be asked to go places and do things. Even though you aren't that into it, it's still important that you honor your commitments. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The more you learn about your heroes, the less heroic they seem. It's easy to be judgmental, but you can never fully understand another person's journey. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
SPORTS
November 2, 2009
ELIMINATION. It is the biggest word in baseball's minimalist lexicon. And the baddest. For the runner-up in the most grueling journey in team sports, there truly is no tomorrow. The night you lose for the fourth time in a World Series, there is an exquisitely painful finality. The winners half-drown themselves in champagne, most of it sprayed, and beer, most of it consumed. Then they travel down the main streets of their adoring cities, basking in the adulation that only a million or so of your fans can bestow.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
This review appeared in yesterday's Inquirer. If you doubt that there is life after death, consider the perennial rebirth of Star Trek. Through five TV series and 10 feature films, the short-lived television show (1966-69) has enjoyed a robust afterlife. In J.J. Abrams' rousing prequel, the franchise takes a refreshing chug from the fountain of youth. Simply titled Star Trek, the film shows how Kirk met Spock and how the Enterprise crew bonded on its maiden voyage. The result is more exciting than the last four ST pictures put together, more fun than a barrel of Tribbles, and the most satisfying action-adventure since last year's Iron Man. Back in the day, the message of Star Trek: Generations (1994)
NEWS
May 6, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
If you doubt that there is life after death, consider the perennial rebirth of Star Trek . Through five TV series and 10 feature films, the short-lived television show (1966-69) has enjoyed a robust afterlife. In J.J. Abrams' rousing prequel, the franchise takes a refreshing chug from the fountain of youth. Simply titled Star Trek , the film shows how Kirk met Spock and how the Enterprise crew bonded on its maiden voyage. The result is more exciting than the last four ST pictures put together, more fun than a barrel of Tribbles, and the most satisfying action-adventure since last year's Iron Man . Back in the day, the message of Star Trek: Generations (1994)
NEWS
November 12, 2003
It's that time of year when the weather changes, holidays and a new year approach, and life sometimes goes to warp speed. Community Voices would like to know, as December approaches, have you found ways to simplify your life? What do you do to get through this busy time in your children's lives, or at work, or with family during the holidays? Please share with us! Send an essay of 300 to 500 words by Nov. 28 to South Jersey Voices, The Inquirer, 53 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 300, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002.
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