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May 13, 1988 | By JOSEPH GRACE, Daily News Staff Writer
The challenger in an extremely close Democratic primary race for a state House seat in South Philadelphia has nosed ahead of the incumbent by seven votes, according to a city election official. Harold James, a former Philadelphia police officer, leads incumbent Rep. Edward A. Wiggins in the race for the Democratic nomination in the 186th House district, said Dennis Kelly, City Commissioners' election clerk. The unofficial total is 3,416 votes for James to 3,409 for Wiggins.
NEWS
June 11, 1986 | By Rich Heidorn Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
State Rep. Edward A. Wiggins has won the Democratic nomination for a sixth term from the 186th Legislative District in Southwest Philadelphia, beating former Rep. David L. Shadding by 421 votes, according to official results of the May 20 primary. According to the results, which were certified Monday, Wiggins received 2,608 votes to Shadding's 2,187. Claudia S. Sherrod, a student and member of the Point Breeze Federation, received 1,767 votes, while Jasper Baxter received 636. F. Malona Pettit, a teacher and former vice president of the Philadelphia Council of Neighborhood Organizations, was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
SPORTS
July 22, 2012 | Associated Press
CHARTRES, France - For Bradley Wiggins, the champagne on the Champs-Elysees is about to flow. He all but locked up the Tour de France title with a tour-de-force performance to win the final time trial - putting him on the cusp of becoming the first Briton to win cycling's showpiece race. Wiggins blew away the field in Saturday's race against the clock in Stage 19, his second Tour victory this year in a time trial, his specialty. "I really wanted to go out there and finish with a bang, and fortunately I was able to do that," said Wiggins, noting he realized the breadth of emotion when he spotted his mechanic in tears.
SPORTS
November 28, 1986 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer
In Bob Wiggins's case, more was not better. Last year, as a junior, he was carrying 220 pounds on his 5-11 frame. That might not be a problem for a budding lineman, but it is a definite no-no for most tailbacks. So he followed the directive of Spring-Ford coach Ted Nypaver, slimmed down to 185, and became a tailback on the move. Wiggins rushed for a school-record 281 yards on 41 carries and scored five touchdowns yesterday as the host Rams (10-1-1, 7-0-1 league) captured the inaugural Pioneer Athletic Conference championship with a convincing 46-20 win over Phoenixville (7-5, 6-2)
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Philadelphia Police Officer Tyrone Wiggins, imprisoned for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in his karate class, has been sued by his victim, now 32 and a police officer herself. The woman filed a personal injury lawsuit against Wiggins, the City of Philadelphia, and three former police commissioners, contending they ignored signs that the decorated officer was "an abusive and out-of-control cop. " The suit was filed July 1 in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. On Tuesday, the City Solicitor's Office had the case moved to federal court, calling it a civil rights case.
NEWS
June 22, 1989 | By Lisa Scheid, Special to The Inquirer
It came down to the wire, but in the end all Parkesburg Councilman Donald Althouse had to do was say, "I'm sorry. " And with that, charges against him - aggravated assault, simple assault, unlawful restraint, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct - were officially dropped by fellow Councilman Benjamin Merklee. The charges stemmed from a fight between Althouse and Merklee after the council's May 22 special business meeting.
NEWS
April 19, 1995 | By Mark Fazlollah, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sheppard Staples didn't shoot Philadelphia Police Officer Tyrone Wiggins, but Staples served seven months in jail for it, anyway. Leonard Martin admits he was behind the shooting. But last week, a judge dismissed the charges against him because the District Attorney's Office couldn't get him to court - after five tries. Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald B. Merriweather's April 11 decision to dismiss the felony and misdemeanor assault charges against Martin was the latest twist in the already-contorted case.
NEWS
March 9, 2006 | By Melanie Burney and Frank Kummer INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Camden principal Juanita Worthy and her staff, uniformed in crisp white shirts and black pants, open U.S. Wiggins Elementary at 6:30 a.m. for students hungry for breakfast. The students move in orderly fashion two hours later into classrooms, where bulletin boards are artfully decorated. Security officers on every floor watch their progress. Most of the students are poor, and they live in a city of 79,000 called America's most dangerous because of its high crime rate. Those same students have posted some of the best fourth-grade test scores in New Jersey.
SPORTS
May 21, 1993 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Channel 3's Ukee Washington heard the news at the LPGA's McDonald's Championship last weekend at DuPont Country Club: His 300-meter hurdles record, the oldest track record in Delaware, had fallen. William Penn High's Alonzo Wiggins was clocked in 37.23 seconds in the New Castle County championships. Washington, running for Dover High in 1976, set the previous mark of 37.9. On Tuesday night, Washington showed a tape of Wiggins crossing the finish line. Washington congratulated Wiggins, then warned, "I'm coming back.
NEWS
June 16, 2006 | By Frank Kummer and Melanie Burney INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Test scores plunged this year at two Camden elementary schools after a state investigation into unusually high 2005 scores led to tight security. The state sent monitors to oversee administration of the 2006 test in March at H.B. Wilson and U.S. Wiggins after The Inquirer questioned scores that were among the highest in the state. The percentage of students passing fourth-grade math, the focus of the scrutiny, slumped at Wilson from 100 percent in 2005 to 23 percent in 2006 - a slide of 77 percentage points.
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NEWS
March 13, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward A. Wiggins, 81, a former Pennsylvania legislator who represented a district in South Philadelphia during the 1970s and 1980s, died Sunday, March 8, of heart failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was pronounced dead at the hospital after being rushed from his home in the King Village section of South Philadelphia, said his granddaughter Laurena Tolson. Mr. Wiggins was elected to the state House in 1976, was unseated in 1978, and won again in 1980.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. John L. Wiggins Sr., 86, of Albion, Camden County, a construction company owner who was the founder and longtime pastor of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Lawnside, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Thursday, Jan. 29, at home. "He was a pillar in the historically black community" of Lawnside, daughter Ovetta said. Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., Rev. Wiggins studied in public schools there and worked in mills and on farms and construction sites before moving with his wife, Florence, to Philadelphia in the early 1950s.
SPORTS
January 31, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last season the 76ers, who usually keep their opinions to themselves, made it known about their affinity for Andrew Wiggins before the NBA draft. The high flier from Kansas was taken first by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who traded him to Minnesota in a three-team deal that included the Sixers. Drafting third, the Sixers selected Wiggins' Kansas teammate, center Joel Embiid, who has not played this season because of a foot injury. Wiggins will make his first appearance in Philadelphia on Friday when the Timberwolves visit the Wells Fargo Center.
SPORTS
September 23, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
HEY, THE BIG fellas need ink, too. Sure, the quarterbacks and speedsters rack up the stats, but what about the hurly-burlies up front? At 6-4 and 280 pounds, Roman Catholic senior two-way lineman Gavin Wiggins was large on Saturday as the Cahillites chased down host Archbishop Ryan, 24-16. Grunts might not get the touchdowns or the numbers, but that doesn't mean they aren't playmakers. "On the offensive line, you're doing it for someone else to make plays, but on defense, you can be the person to make those big plays," Wiggins said.
SPORTS
July 16, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - Nerlens Noel's latest summer-league sighting went as expected. The 76ers center ran the floor well, made an array of baskets, and blocked shots. But on Monday night, his heroics took a backseat to Andrew Wiggins in Cleveland's 86-77 NBA Summer League victory at Cox Pavilion. The 6-foot-8 swingman out of Kansas showed flashes of the athleticism that enticed the Cavaliers into making him the first overall pick in the NBA draft. First there was his spin move that ended with a two-handed baseline jam to give the Cavs a 40-27 lead with 2 minutes, 56 seconds remaining in the first half.
SPORTS
June 28, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - It was the one-and-done draft, at least at the top. The first four players selected in the NBA draft Thursday night at the Barclays Center were hotshot players who stayed in college for just one season. And the fifth never entered a U.S. college. Andrew Wiggins, decked in attire more appropriate for the senior prom, was selected first by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers, who had an obvious desire for Wiggins, made a push to trade for the top pick. After Duke freshman Jabari Parker went second to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Sixers selected Kansas first-year center Joel Embiid.
SPORTS
June 27, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - What will the 76ers do? The team wants to draft Andrew Wiggins, and the Kansas swingman wants to become a Sixer. Both sides just won't say it publicly. But unless the Sixers trade up, Wiggins is almost certain to be off the board Thursday night when the Sixers make the third overall pick at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. So does the 6-foot-8, 200-pounder get the sense that the Sixers will do whatever it takes to move up and get him? "I know they like me," he said Wednesday at a news conference.
SPORTS
June 19, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
MANY HISTORICAL events have happened in 3 days. The 1969 music festival Woodstock; Jonah's stint in the belly of a whale; and in 684 B.C., the usual 1-day Olympic Games were expanded to 3. Perhaps the past 3 days will go a long way in changing the culture of the 76ers organization. On Sunday, Kansas product Andrew Wiggins arrived in town. He was given a physical Monday and did some on-court work yesterday at the team's practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
SPORTS
June 19, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers apologized to reporters and gave them bottled water and donuts Tuesday, but not access to prospective draft pick Andrew Wiggins. For the second straight day, the 6-foot-8 swingman showed up at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, worked out for the team with the No. 3 pick in the June 26 draft, and left without talking to the media gathered outside the practice facility. Just like Monday, the only glimpse of the former Kansas standout came when he exited the back of the building.
SPORTS
June 18, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
YES, FORMER Kansas star Andrew Wiggins was in town visiting with the 76ers. Sources say he worked out for the team on Sunday and got a physical and met with team higher-ups yesterday. The Sixers, however, don't want anyone to know, so keep it to yourself. Wiggins wasn't permitted to speak with the media or comment on whether he wants to play here, how his visit went, or what he thinks about coach Brett Brown. The team, comically, kept the 6-8 swingman from speaking to a small gathering of media.
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