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June 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
When I was 10, I asked my mother if I could wear a Michael Jackson-style Jheri curl. All my friends had one. "No way!" she said of the greasy, spiral tresses. No matter. Summer turned into fall, and after much pleading, my grandmother bought me a zippered, red pleather jacket, a replica of the one Michael wore in his "Beat It" video. I wasn't the only one who looked odd pairing the jacket with my Catholic school uniform. We all did it. I can't fathom a world without Michael Jackson.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1989 | By Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer
The numbers are in and it's official: Michael Jackson is your runaway favorite entertainer of the '80s. Not that that surprises us - but we thought he might win by a nose. When responses from some 600 Daily News readers were tallied, His Hotness topped the poll in three categories: Best Album ("Thriller," 1982), Best Rocker and Best Video ("Thriller," 1984). There were no categories in the poll for Best Dancer, Most Surgery, Weirdest Hobbies and Most Shy. If there had been, Jackson might have captured those honors, too. The poll proves that any reclusive, asexual, single-gloved, Moonwalking, llama-hugging, meat-eschewing, Pepsi-pushing, Liz Taylor-worshiping, Brooke Shields-consorting singer can sell a ton of tapes and discs to mall-going Middle America, as long as he has a neat beat and a catchy video.
NEWS
September 3, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are looking for a man who opened fire on a vehicle after an altercation on South Street this month. Authorities on Thursday released surveillance footage of the suspect in the Aug. 21 incident at 12th and South Streets. The shooting unfolded about 1:15 a.m., after a black BMW nearly hit another vehicle, police said. The occupants of the two cars got into a verbal altercation. The gunman then got out of the BMW and fired several times at the victim's vehicle before fleeing, police said.
NEWS
January 28, 2000 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer
A burning corpse that lit up Cobbs Creek Park in Yeadon Wednesday night may be that of a 15-year-old boy, say Delaware County investigators. The body was found on North Longacre Boulevard near Parkview Avenue, on a curb near a baseball field, at about 8:50 p.m., police said. Neighbors believed that a trash can was on fire, but when firefighters arrived on the scene they realized it was a body, Delaware County District Attorney Patrick Meehan said. He described the badly burned body as that of an African-American teen who stood about 5-foot-6 and weighed 135 pounds.
NEWS
August 26, 1988 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police were searching through missing-person files yesterday in an effort to identify skeletal remains found in a heavily wooded section of Cobbs Creek Park. They said the remains appeared to be those of a black girl about 12. The remains, which appeared to be months old, were found about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by two teenage brothers playing in the park near South 61st Street, said Detective Edward Tenuto. He said there was no evidence that the girl had been slain. Tenuto said the boys reported the discovery to their aunt, Patricia Tucker, 37, of the 5800 block of Ashland Street, who stopped a passing police officer.
NEWS
December 4, 1986 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is more than a touch of sadness at Christmas time for Lillian Mackrides and many of the 900 other residents at the Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Lima. Tears welled in her eyes as Mackrides, 72, glided her wheelchair back and forth in a rocking chair-like motion at the center Tuesday while she recalled residents who have outlived their families and must celebrate the holidays without loved ones. Center officials "try to make Christmas a pretty one. There's a Santa Claus.
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Jeff Neiburg, For The Inquirer
With their matching white headbands, dark shoes and white socks, Korey Billbury and Jordan Price looked like twins wearing different colors on the floor of Tom Gola Arena. For large portions of the game, wherever Price was on the La Salle offensive end, Billbury stood right with him, making it nearly impossible to get the ball in the hands of La Salle's leading scorer, let alone get him a good look at the basket. Virginia Commonwealth, the top team in the Atlantic Ten, knew the best way to beat the Explorers, the league's cellar-dweller: keep the league's second-leading scorer off the scoreboard as much as possible.
NEWS
June 13, 1988 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Too much sunshine can addle the brain. And that seems to be happening in Florida. Instead of feeling shame and guilt for their unseemly effort to steal the White Sox from Chicago, the folks in the Sunshine State are angry at me for trying to prevent this theft. I've been bombarded with calls from Florida talk-show babblers, news reporters and businessmen who are outraged that I've urged Chicagoans to fight back by not vacationing in Florida. Almost 2 million Illinoisans visit Florida each year, spending over a billion dollars.
SPORTS
January 6, 1989 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Mark Patterson is one inch taller, weighs five more pounds, holds a 2-0 lead in distinguishing features and is seven minutes older. That information comes courtesy of Steve Patterson, the other half of Simon Gratz's identical-twin guard basketball combination. It also comes challenged; at least the last part does. "I'm not seven minutes older. Steve is," Mark said. "He's got it backwards. I'm positive. I might look the oldest, but he is. Yeah, I'm sure. You can ask our mom. " For the record, Mark stands 5-10, weighs 145 pounds, has an inchlong scar under his right eyebrow (the result of a car accident last year)
NEWS
April 22, 1989 | By CLAUDE LEWIS
Some more of the biggest lies ever told . . . From a government official to the media: "No one in our administration would attempt to deceive the American people. " From a fired employee: "My performance was beyond question. " From a politician testifying before a congressional committee: "I simply don't remember. " From a driver in the middle of somebody's lawn to an irate cop: "Honest officer, I only had one beer. " From a wife to her suspicious husband: "Don't be silly.
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NEWS
September 3, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are looking for a man who opened fire on a vehicle after an altercation on South Street this month. Authorities on Thursday released surveillance footage of the suspect in the Aug. 21 incident at 12th and South Streets. The shooting unfolded about 1:15 a.m., after a black BMW nearly hit another vehicle, police said. The occupants of the two cars got into a verbal altercation. The gunman then got out of the BMW and fired several times at the victim's vehicle before fleeing, police said.
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Jeff Neiburg, For The Inquirer
With their matching white headbands, dark shoes and white socks, Korey Billbury and Jordan Price looked like twins wearing different colors on the floor of Tom Gola Arena. For large portions of the game, wherever Price was on the La Salle offensive end, Billbury stood right with him, making it nearly impossible to get the ball in the hands of La Salle's leading scorer, let alone get him a good look at the basket. Virginia Commonwealth, the top team in the Atlantic Ten, knew the best way to beat the Explorers, the league's cellar-dweller: keep the league's second-leading scorer off the scoreboard as much as possible.
SPORTS
January 23, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
Once upon a time in the Valley called Happy, there lived a man with monarch powers. And with these powers he bestowed upon the Valley great wealth and fame and philanthropy and enviable reputation, and buildings for football warriors and diligent scholars. And as the Valley prospered, so did the monarch's authority grow, until whenever someone sought to inquire about the monolithic football program, the monarch would snarl: "It's nobody's business. " But maybe it should have been.
NEWS
June 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
When I was 10, I asked my mother if I could wear a Michael Jackson-style Jheri curl. All my friends had one. "No way!" she said of the greasy, spiral tresses. No matter. Summer turned into fall, and after much pleading, my grandmother bought me a zippered, red pleather jacket, a replica of the one Michael wore in his "Beat It" video. I wasn't the only one who looked odd pairing the jacket with my Catholic school uniform. We all did it. I can't fathom a world without Michael Jackson.
NEWS
January 4, 2006 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As should be obvious by now, the geeks shall inherit the Earth. Knowledge is power, and in this age of cybermania and electronic cornucopia, the geeks seem to know everything, or at least, to know what they're doing, which puts them gigabytes ahead of the rest of us. This time of year, they are also hugely in demand. From Thanksgiving to the end of January, the geeks who staff the customer-service counters at electronics retailers and tech-support lines at computer companies are as busy as accountants in the run-up to April 15. Why?
NEWS
December 15, 2002 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Handsome Harry tossed his mane and bolted into a sprawling pasture as a chilly breeze ruffled his fluffy brown winter coat. It wasn't what you would expect from a Belgian workhorse who weighs nearly a ton and stands 16 hands high, or 64 inches from his hooves to his withers (where his neck meets his back). Normally, Harry and Joe, his stablemate in a red Southampton Township barn, live up to their image as "gentle giants. " They amble down shady streets, each pulling a carriage filled with smiling riders soothed by the clip-clop of their gait.
NEWS
January 28, 2000 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer
A burning corpse that lit up Cobbs Creek Park in Yeadon Wednesday night may be that of a 15-year-old boy, say Delaware County investigators. The body was found on North Longacre Boulevard near Parkview Avenue, on a curb near a baseball field, at about 8:50 p.m., police said. Neighbors believed that a trash can was on fire, but when firefighters arrived on the scene they realized it was a body, Delaware County District Attorney Patrick Meehan said. He described the badly burned body as that of an African-American teen who stood about 5-foot-6 and weighed 135 pounds.
NEWS
October 23, 1997 | By Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The founder of the Million Woman March hurriedly strode into the group's West Philadelphia headquarters on yet another late night. Phile Chionesu paused briefly in the hallway to kiss her waiting 9-year-old daughter, Amira, softly on the forehead, and then disappeared into the once barren and dingy office to continue its transformation. The place where the South Street businesswoman will spend most of her waking hours this week - a donated suite of offices in the 4600 block of Market Street - has to be comfy and reassuring.
SPORTS
November 12, 1996 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
This is the scene the New York Daily News reconstructed in Sunday's editions: During the 76ers' 115-86 loss in Chicago Nov. 2, the Bulls' Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman basically hazed rookie point guard Allen Iverson, telling him he didn't pass enough and shot too much. Sounds more than plausible, doesn't it? Then, columnist Mitch Lawrence wrote, Bulls superstar Michael Jordan tried to calm down Iverson, only to have Iverson say, "Get the hell out of my way. " How does that sound?
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