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June 4, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Wilmington Country Club team of William Campbell and Harvey McCumber won the Senior Two-Man Scramble Tournament of the Golf Association of Philadelphia with a 9-under-par 63 yesterday at Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, Pa.
SPORTS
September 11, 1993 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Wilmington Blue Rocks are one game away from elimination after losing to Winston-Salem, 5-2, last night in the best-of-five Carolina League championship series. Roman Martinez's solo homer accounted for one of the Blue Rocks' runs. Winston-Salem leads the series by 2-1 and can clinch the title this afternoon when the teams meet again.
SPORTS
May 25, 2004 | THE INQUIRER
WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Blue Rocks pounded out 15 hits last night to beat the Frederick Keys, 9-5, in the Carolina League. Mike Aviles singled home the go-ahead run off reliever Nick McCurdy in the seventh inning and Daryl Clark doubled in another run. Lake Co. 8, Lakewood 7 EASTLAKE, Ohio - The Captains rallied from a 7-4 deficit with four runs in the ninth inning to beat the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League. Kevin Kouzmanoff's one-out double scored the tying run before Mike Conroy's sacrifice fly to center field scored Brady Snyder with the game-winner on the next at-bat.
SPORTS
September 11, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Lance Jennings drove in two runs, one with a home run, last night to power Wilmington to a 7-3 victory over the Winston-Salem Spirits and give the Blue Rocks their first Carolina League championship. Jennings, a catcher, was named MVP of the best-of-five single-A series, which Wilmington swept to win the title in only its second season of play. Jim Pittsley earned the victory, and Jaime Bluma picked up his first save of the series by pitching a perfect ninth inning. The loss went to Will Brunson.
SPORTS
June 14, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Brian Teeters' sacrifice fly drove in Donovan Delaney with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Wilmington defeated Prince William, 4-2, in the Carolina League. Delaney had doubled to open the inning. He also singled and scored on a home run by Mike Evans in the two-run fourth. CHARLOTTE 3, SCRANTON 0 MOOSIC, Pa. - A pair of former Phillie pitchers were involved on opposite sides of the International League decision. Mike Mimbs, recently demoted to the Red Barons, took the loss.
NEWS
May 14, 2010
Dole Fresh Fruit Co. has renewed its lease until 2025 with the Diamond State Port Corp. at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced Friday. The long-term contract "secures more than 800 jobs at the port," he said. Financial terms were not disclosed. Wilmington is the largest banana-receiving port in the world. In 2009, Dole made 57 ship calls in Wilmington. Dole is the largest banana company in North America and brings in more than 60 million individual bananas and over 1 million individual pineapples a week into Wilmington, said Stuart Jablon, Dole's vice president of operations in Wilmington.
SPORTS
August 9, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
TRENTON - Ryan Barthelemy's pinch single in the top of the ninth drove home Chris Roberson from second with the winning run last night and the Reading Phillies edged the Trenton Thunder, 3-2, in the Eastern League. Ryan Cameron picked up his 11th save by holding Trenton scoreless in the bottom of the ninth. Wilmington 5, Winston-Salem 4 WILMINGTON - The Blue Rocks edged the Warthogs in Carolina League by scoring a run in the 11th. Asheville 11, Lakewood 2 Asheville 3, Lakewood 1 ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Tourists swept a doubleheader in the South Atlantic League, holding the BlueClaws to six hits in the first game and four in the nightcap.
SPORTS
July 20, 2001 | By Doug Hadden FOR THE INQUIRER
Wilmington Country Club's Charles McDowell, William Campbell, Harvey McCumber, and Thomas Vangrofski combined for a 3-under-par 141 to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Senior Four-Man Team tournament yesterday at Spring Ford Country Club. The Wilmington quartet led a field of 48 teams of men ages 55 and over in the gross two-best-balls-of-four format. In the net competition, Doylestown's Patrick Kelly, Alwyn Gougler, Marvin Lott, and Charles Zlock needed a match of cards to beat Rolling Green's Amedeo Mascitti, Frank Meo, Joseph Syernick, and Thomas George after each posted scores of 18-under 126. The results Gross Charles McDowell, William Campbell, Harvey McCumber, Thomas Vangrofski, Wilmington.
SPORTS
June 4, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Ken Ray pitched 8 1/3 innings of solid ball and shortstop Anthony Medrano sparked a two-out, four-run rally in the third inning to lift Wilmington to a 5-1 win over Winston-Salem in the second of two Carolina League games last night. Earlier, Winston-Salem won a 15-inning game, 2-1, that had been suspended Friday night and continued last night. In the second game, Medrano singled with two men on base, knocking in Oscar Jimenez. Mike Sweeney followed with a single, driving in Sergio Nunez, before Carlos Mendez brought both Medrano and Sweeney home to complete the four-run rally.
SPORTS
February 5, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THERE'S A real good chance Dan Burke will never forget his first win as head coach over Herb Magee. Burke, the Wilmington coach, played at conference rival Chestnut Hill for 4 years and was an assistant at CHC for 4 more before getting his current gig last summer. "I grew up in this area and know all about Herb Magee and what a legend he is," Burke said. "But to be honest, his 1,000th win was not our focus. We have a playoff race that we're concentrating on. " Wilmington strengthened its playoff position with a thrilling, 72-70 upset over host Philadelphia U. in front of a packed house at the Gallagher Center.
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September 17, 2016
An unidentified person was struck by an Amtrak train Thursday afternoon in Delaware County, causing a halt in service on SEPTA's Wilmington-Newark Line, officials said. About 3:35 p.m., Acela Express train 2121 heading south hit the person about a half mile from the Norwood Station. There was no immediate word on the condition of the person who was struck. None of the 206 passengers were hurt, but the train was stopped for the police investigation. Other Amtrak trains were getting through the area because two of four tracks were still open, an Amtrak spokesman said.
NEWS
August 26, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
When Margaret McCullough was struck by a hit-and-run car in Delanco in 1930, the year she turned 9, she was given up for dead. "She had a fractured skull, crushed pelvis," and a fractured left leg, her daughter Mary Girifalco said. "She was taken to the local hospital," her daughter said, which was no more than a house in Delanco. Pronounced dead by a physician, "she was taken to the morgue. In those days, it was just another spot in the house. " But someone went into that room, saw "the sheet went up and down where her nose was," and saved her. Her daughter added that throughout her life, Mrs. Gatti "was very resilient.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Chemours , the chemical maker spun off by DuPont last year with some of that company's dirtiest industrial plants, has decided to stay put in Wilmington. CEO Mark Vergnano cited the corporate-tax reductions passed by the Democratic legislature and signed by Gov. Jack Markell in the "Delaware Competes Act" as a reason not to move to New Jersey or Pennsylvania. "This legislation isn't about Chemours specifically," Markell spokeswoman Courtney McGregor told me. As DuPont fragments, the state has stepped up efforts to keep not just Chemours but also two other planned DuPont successor companies from fleeing, the way paint-making spin-off Axalta moved its headquarters to Philadelphia two years ago. Delaware used to tax business operations: The more you had, the more you paid.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
The corporate parent of Terminix has reached a tentative agreement to pay $87 million to a Wilmington family sickened by dangerous pesticides at a vacation condominium in the U.S. Virgin Islands. That is on top of $3 million the company already has paid, an amount equal to its insurance deductible, according to an earnings report filed Thursday by ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. of Memphis, Tenn. The company's insurance carriers also have paid the family an amount not disclosed in the filing.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
In slow-growth America, beyond urban centers with their forests of cranes, attractive design of a shopping center isn't enough to create new businesses, replace jobs vanishing in mergers, or keep the bankers from the door. Consider Hercules Plaza, a half-million-square-foot pile of blue-glass boxes built by a now-vanished chemical company and upgraded with $20 million in recent and pledged improvements by owner McConnell Johnson Real Estate, such as an atrium, shops, and an "Innovation Center" for start-ups.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Wilmington developer Buccini/Pollin Group is teaming up with a labor-backed financial partner to complete a long-languishing apartment project at the former site of National Products restaurant-supply business in Old City, known for its orange glazed-tile Art Moderne facade and stainless-steel signs. The developer joined the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust to buy the project from an affiliate of Old Hill Partners of Darien, Conn., in a deal that closed Friday, said Michael Hare, Buccini/Pollin's senior vice president for development.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2016
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org . Glynnis Reed, Anne Taylor Glapion, and Leonard R. Wilkinson Exhibit. Free. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-278-7000. www.barnesfoundation.org . Permanent Collection. Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation & Change. $14; $29, $27 seniors, $15 students and children includes collection admission.
NEWS
March 31, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A pest-control company has agreed to pay $10 million in penalties for using a dangerous pesticide at a U.S. Virgin Islands resort where a Delaware family fell critically ill, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Terminix International Co. LP and its U.S. Virgin Islands operation agreed to plead guilty to four counts of violating federal pesticide law in a deal with prosecutors that still needs to be approved by a judge. According to information filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands, the Wilmington family was staying at the Sirenusa resort in St. John last March when they were exposed to methyl bromide, which had been sprayed in an adjacent unit.
NEWS
March 30, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A prominent Delaware real estate developer pleaded guilty Monday to bank fraud and violating the federal Clean Water Act during construction of a New Castle housing development, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Wilmington. Joseph L. Capano Sr., 74, admitted in U.S. District Court in Wilmington to using more than $146,000 from loans for the Riverbend at Old New Castle project to fund personal expenses, including buying $63,000 worth of jewelry, prosecutors said Monday.
NEWS
March 28, 2016
Carbon monoxide kills 4 at apartments New Castle County police were investigating Saturday four deaths at a Wilmington apartment complex a day earlier from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Found Friday evening in two units of Building G of the Evergreen Apartments at Riverfront Heights on Homestead Road, police said, were Carl Dunfee, 60; Veronica Mousely, 58; Andrew Spanakos, 72; and Nancy Uniacke, 56. A dog also was found dead, police said. In addition, five adults and three children were stricken and treated at Wilmington hospitals.
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