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July 27, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Before the 1976 Summer Olympics, Bruce Jenner was a struggling unknown, living in a tiny apartment next to the track at San Jose City College. All that changed at the Montreal Games when Jenner won the gold medal in the decathlon and took his victory lap around Olympic Stadium carrying an American flag. Jenner made the cover of Sports Illustrated that week and one month later, his smiling face was on the front of millions of Wheaties cereal boxes. Before the year was out, Jenner had signed with ABC as a broadcaster and moved into a $1 million home on Malibu beach.
SPORTS
August 27, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Chris Ford, who failed to end the Milwaukee Bucks' seven-year playoff absence, was fired yesterday as coach. The team is "going in a different direction," general manager Bob Weinhauer said during a news conference. "We're in the business of winning basketball games. Even though we've had success to some extent, we have not had enough. " Ford, 49, a former Boston Celtics coach and player who played collegiately at Villanova, joined the Bucks in June 1996 with a three-year contract.
FOOD
February 19, 1992 | By Marc Schogol Compiled from reports from Inquirer wire services
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPS Wheaties won its bet that the Redskins would win the Super Bowl, which is why General Mills was able to get boxes of Wheaties with pictures of the Redskins on Washington-area store shelves so soon after the game. General Mills made 100,000 of the boxes beforehand. If the Redskins had lost, the empty boxes would have been destroyed. Instead it was the Buffalo Bills who were destroyed. BREAKFAST OF STATS Speaking of cereal, Kellogg's has begun shipping nearly 5 million packages of Rice Krispies with a new nutrition label that includes a column of figures marked Daily Value - the amount of each nutrient that a person is supposed to have each day, according to new FDA guidelines.
NEWS
May 26, 2011 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
There's nothing better for the inside of a man, according to an old cowboy saw, than the outside of a horse. A friend who knows horses told me this. I don't know horses. Never been on one, never even petted one. Until Monday. "You'll lose your fingers that way," cautioned Sarah Barnshaw as I tried to feed a carrot to a beast named Wheaties. She showed me how to center the offering in my outstretched palm so the horse could retrieve it with practiced lips. Barnshaw was giving me a tour of what she called Chester County's best-kept secret, the Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, the nation's oldest retirement home for horses.
SPORTS
October 22, 2004 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER COLUMNIST
There was no raised arm, no tearful embrace to celebrate. When Paul Hamm won his gold medal, for good this time, there was no crowd roaring. "I was in my hotel room by myself," Hamm said during a news conference at his attorneys' Manhattan office yesterday. "Nobody was around to celebrate with. " Two months and three days after his triumph in Athens, Hamm finally awoke from his nightmare of doubt and second-guessing. The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed an appeal filed by South Korea's Yang Tae-Young, granting Hamm permanent custody of his shiny gold medal.
NEWS
March 1, 1999 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
Michael Jordan in retirement remains every bit as hot as when he burned up the floorboards with the Chicago Bulls. "Like a fine wine, many of Michael Jordan's collectibles continue to get better with age," reports Mike Pagel, associate editor of Beckett Sports Collectibles & Autographs magazine. In a special presentation for Jordan collectors in this month's edition of his magazine, Pagel assembled a time-line of items from each year of Jordan's professional career. The Chicago Bulls 1984 media guide with Jordan sharing the cover was given free to reporters.
SPORTS
July 27, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Bela Karolyi, perhaps weary of hearing that personal success and acclaim are more important to him than the welfare of his pupils, is hinting that elite gymnastics has seen the last of him. Karolyi, who defected with his wife from Romania in 1981, has sold his Houston gym and said he'll retire from coaching once 14-year-old Dominique Moceanu and her current teammates move on. But he stridently defends the methods that helped develop two generations...
NEWS
November 1, 1988 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International, the New York Daily News and USA Today
General Mills announced yesterday that Michael Jordan was the new Wheaties cover champion and would appear on about 15 million cereal boxes in the next year. The Chicago Bulls basketball player admits to having tasted the "breakfast of champions" barely two years ago. "There were five kids in my family, and my mother was always shopping for bargains," explained Jordan. No word on how much he'll get from the three-year stint, but estimates are that his endorsements total about $5 million this year.
NEWS
June 9, 1993 | By Judy Baehr, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Klieg lights blazed. Cops closed the block off with sawhorses. A man with a big voice hollered, "Quiet on the set!" It wasn't quite "Hollywood Comes to Haddonfield. " But to people on Jefferson Avenue yesterday, it was the next best thing. Just after noon, dozens of cars, several trucks and a long trailer pulled into the street. More than 20 people spilled from the vehicles, all moving quickly and authoritatively, many brandishing walkie-talkies. Yards of electrical cable were unwound and connected.
SPORTS
March 5, 2010 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
A deal has been completed to bring the first fight to Yankee Stadium in more than three decades. Promoter Bob Arum told the Associated Press last night that WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman will fight former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on June 5 at the new ballpark in the Bronx. The ring will be set up in right-centerfield with seating around the ring, in the rightfield bleachers and along the first-base line. Arum expects 30,000-35,000 ringside seats will go for $400 with the least expensive tickets priced at $50. Arum promoted the final bout at the old Yankee Stadium across 161st Street when Muhammad Ali fought Ken Norton on Sept.
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June 5, 2015 | Christine M. Flower, Daily News
So apparently we're all supposed to be inspired by "The Person Formerly Known As Bruce Jenner. " We're supposed to clean up our language so that the correct pronouns are used, we're supposed to marvel at the "beauty" of that Annie Leibovitz cover, we're supposed to avoid sexist speculation about whether the addition of "the breast" implies the subtraction of "the rest," and we're supposed to marvel at the re-baptized Caitlyn's "courage. " Oh, and we're supposed to just assume that Jenner's family is totally OK with watching dad turn into Mama Mia. But guess what?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
WHEN the world loses one of its most shining stars, a role model, trailblazer and icon, you can count on Hollywood to create some fairly terrible (and certainly grammar-free) Twitter posts about the person who's just passed. Celebrity social media didn't let us down when it came to commenting on the legacy left by Depression-era child actor-turned-international diplomat and overall do-good great-grandmother Shirley Temple Black , who died Monday night at age 85, at her home in San Francisco.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2012 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Over the weekend, Ryan Lochte celebrated his five Olympic medals the way any red-blooded American male would do: by heading to Las Vegas, slipping into a tiny, star-spangled, hot-pink Speedo, and partying alongside Britain's Prince Harry. Lochte's revelry capped off a weeklong promotional blitz by the swimmer and aspiring actor, including a cameo on the CW soap 90210 , a stroll down the red carpet at the premiere of The Expendables 2 , a striptease performance for Giuliana Rancic and Joan Rivers on E!
NEWS
May 26, 2011 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
There's nothing better for the inside of a man, according to an old cowboy saw, than the outside of a horse. A friend who knows horses told me this. I don't know horses. Never been on one, never even petted one. Until Monday. "You'll lose your fingers that way," cautioned Sarah Barnshaw as I tried to feed a carrot to a beast named Wheaties. She showed me how to center the offering in my outstretched palm so the horse could retrieve it with practiced lips. Barnshaw was giving me a tour of what she called Chester County's best-kept secret, the Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, the nation's oldest retirement home for horses.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2010 | By Dan Gross
FANS of Wired 96.5's Chio in the Morning show are wondering whether Chio's longtime Q102 sidekick, Diego Ramos , may be joining him at Wired. Chio brought Ramos, who now owns a Bridesburg bar called Diego's (2676 Bridge), on stage with him at Saturday's Kings & Queens of freestyle event at Trenton's Sun National Bank Center. We asked Ramos about a possible return. "Radio is a crazy business; you just never know what will happen. I know one day Chio and I will work together again.
SPORTS
March 5, 2010 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
A deal has been completed to bring the first fight to Yankee Stadium in more than three decades. Promoter Bob Arum told the Associated Press last night that WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman will fight former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on June 5 at the new ballpark in the Bronx. The ring will be set up in right-centerfield with seating around the ring, in the rightfield bleachers and along the first-base line. Arum expects 30,000-35,000 ringside seats will go for $400 with the least expensive tickets priced at $50. Arum promoted the final bout at the old Yankee Stadium across 161st Street when Muhammad Ali fought Ken Norton on Sept.
SPORTS
October 29, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Boston Red Sox will be the first World Series winner featured on a Wheaties box since the 1999 New York Yankees. The special-edition package will picture slugger David Ortiz on the front of the box, cereal maker General Mills said yesterday. The box will be available in mid-November. The Colorado Rockies and Jeromy Burnitz declined to exercise a $3 million mutual option, and the outfielder will get a $250,000 buyout. Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Adrian Beltre filed for free agency on the same day he underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove two large bone spurs from his left ankle.
SPORTS
October 22, 2004 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER COLUMNIST
There was no raised arm, no tearful embrace to celebrate. When Paul Hamm won his gold medal, for good this time, there was no crowd roaring. "I was in my hotel room by myself," Hamm said during a news conference at his attorneys' Manhattan office yesterday. "Nobody was around to celebrate with. " Two months and three days after his triumph in Athens, Hamm finally awoke from his nightmare of doubt and second-guessing. The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed an appeal filed by South Korea's Yang Tae-Young, granting Hamm permanent custody of his shiny gold medal.
NEWS
March 6, 2002 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael Jackson needs money. His much-hyped comeback album Invincible (which cost him $40 million to produce) has proved anything but. Billboard and the New York Post report a U.S. Jacko tour - his first since 1993 - with a "limited run in May. " Jackson, 43, hasn't announced a tour, but his latest single, "You Rock My World," failed to rock anybody. Foxnews.com says Jackson's label, Sony-owned Epic Records, wants him to pay off a $200 million loan by selling to Sony the remainder of the Lennon-McCartney Beatles catalog - estimated to be worth from $400 million to $600 million.
SPORTS
November 21, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Thorpe, the American Indian once called "the world's greatest athlete," will soon grace the cover of a Wheaties box. Grace Thorpe, his 80-year-old daughter, and Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker unveiled the box design at a ceremony yesterday at Jim Thorpe High School. Thorpe died in 1953. Thorpe never lived in the Carbon County town that bears his name, but he did attend the Carlisle Indian School of Pennsylvania, where his prowess on the gridiron catapulted the school to victories over the likes of Pitt, Army and Penn State.
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