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December 16, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Staff Writer
IF YOU ever want to dabble in time travel, try whispering two words to Philadelphia Eagles fans of a certain age: Andre Waters. Let it sink in for a moment, like a secret password, and watch the years disappear from their faces. Wistful smiles replace the usual heavy frowns. Waters was an underdog who had to fight and claw for his job - not the most naturally gifted guy on the field, but one of the toughest. He was, in other words, the embodiment of all the blue collar traits Philly sports fans always hope to see in a local athlete.
NEWS
December 11, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The regional government agency responsible for protecting the Delaware River watershed approved a water company's plan to pump from a Chester County well at its meeting Wednesday after the commission addressed many concerns from residents. Residents and environmentalists worry that the water company's plan could dry up their personal wells and damage federally protected streams. Based on some of their suggestions, the Delaware River Basin Commission added safeguards to the plan. Artesian Resources Corp., a water company based in Delaware, has said its pumping will not harm the environment.
SPORTS
December 9, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Imhotep senior running back Mike Waters might have quit football all together early in his career if not for a few simple words from his coach. Waters was a sophomore then, splitting carries with other talented runners and feeling like he had no room to shine. "In the beginning I was ready to just give up," said Waters, a 5-foot-10, 192-pounder. "I didn't want to play football anymore. I wasn't getting the ball and wasn't able to show my talents. My coach [Albie Crosby] just kept saying he had my back, so I just had to ride it out with him. " Now, Waters, a Public League record-holder, will lead the Panthers (13-0, 6-0)
SPORTS
December 9, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
IMHOTEP SENIOR running back Mike Waters might have quit football all together early in his career if not for a few simple words from his coach. Waters, our final Player of the Week this season, was a sophomore then, splitting carries with other talented runners and feeling like he had no room to shine. "In the beginning I was ready to just give up," said Waters, a 5-10, 192-pounder. "I didn't want to play football anymore. I wasn't getting the ball and wasn't able to show my talents.
NEWS
December 4, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
'As you could guess," says film director Sean Evans, "Roger is not afraid to speak his mind. " That unbridled spirit is Roger Waters, cofounder and former front man of Pink Floyd, and, now, codirector with Evans of a documentary on the progressive British band's celebrated theatrical work, The Wall. The film was released this week on BluRay/DVD. Waters was in his 30s when he conceived the rock opera, about the psychotic decay of a fictional rock artist named Pink, drawn in part from Water's own inner turmoil.
SPORTS
November 25, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the most anticipated matchups in high school football is finally upon us. On Saturday at 4 p.m., Archbishop Wood and Imhotep Charter, both undefeated, will play for the District 12 AAA championship at Northeast High. Last week, Anthony Russo led Wood (11-0, 4-0) to its eighth consecutive Catholic League championship, while Mike Waters led Imhotep (11-0, 6-0) to its fourth straight Public League title. Both also etched their names into their respective leagues' record books.
NEWS
November 21, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two former state lawmakers from Philadelphia, forced out of office after a corruption sting investigation, have agreed to pay fines and costs for violating ethics laws, officials said Thursday. Democrats Michelle F. Brownlee and Ronald G. Waters pleaded guilty this year to corruption charges in the sting case that had been dropped by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane and resurrected by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. The State Ethics Commission said that it reached a consent agreement with Brownlee and Waters, and that if they complied with the terms, the agency would close their cases.
NEWS
November 21, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Water Department will launch a discount program for low-income residents under legislation passed Thursday by City Council. The bill, which Mayor Nutter's office has said he will sign, lays the foundation for income-based billing and debt-forgiveness options. The program could be operational by summer 2017. "Some of us feel that water is a right and that everyone should have access to it," Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez, who introduced the bill, said on the Council floor after it passed Thursday.
NEWS
November 12, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A regional agency tasked with protecting the Delaware River watershed has added more safeguards to a water company's plan to draw from a Chester County well after dozens of concerned residents and environmentalists raised objections in September. Still, local well owners are pushing for additional changes. Artesian Resources Corp. must have an expanded monitoring program to make sure its plan to pump 200,000 gallons of water per day from a well in New Garden Township does not damage residents' wells or the nearby federally protected White Clay Creek, according to the Delaware River Basin Commission.
NEWS
October 30, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
FOUR-AND-A-HALF months after a water main break sent 10 million gallons of water washing through homes and businesses in a West Philadelphia neighborhood, residents are still living with Halloween-like horror stories of black mold, structural damage and unpaid claims. The frustrated residents lined up yesterday to tell City Council's Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities about the hardships they've endured since the June 14 break that damaged 78 homes and business in the area of 52nd Street between Wyalusing and Westminster avenues.
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