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May 9, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel crew coach Paul Savell acknowledges that everything his men's and women's teams have done on the water in recent months has pointed to this weekend at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. And his rowers couldn't be happier that Friday's opening day of the 77th edition of the nation's largest collegiate regatta is finally here. "Waiting always is the hardest part," senior Cat Hamilton, coxswain of the women's varsity eight, said Thursday after practice on the Schuylkill. "Once we're in the boat, we're all ready to go. It's out here [at practice]
SPORTS
May 6, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
Penn received an at-large bid to the NCAA women's lacrosse Division I tournament on Sunday night. The Quakers (13-4) will play Albany (14-4) on Friday at 2 p.m. in Syracuse, N.Y. It will be the Quakers' ninth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Final Four will take place May 22 and 24 at PPL Park. In the women's Division III tournament, Cabrini will play Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Gettysburg College. The Division III Final Four is May 23-24 at PPL Park.
NEWS
May 3, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph's University has suspended play for its women's varsity softball team for the rest of the season following an internal investigation into allegations of hazing. The team had three games remaining in the season. It's unclear whether the team would have made postseason play. "Due to violations of campus community standards, the women's softball team will not be participating in scheduled contests for the remainder of the season," the university said in a statement Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Walk in honor and admiration of your favorite girls and women Saturday at the third annual Sojourner Truth Walk at Clark Park in University City. All are welcome to support this 5k walk through West Philadelphia. Bring a photo of your favorite female to hold up during the walk, whether it's your daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, an esteemed leader, or other. You can walk as an individual or as a team. The route circles Clark Park to Kingsessing Park, then Malcolm X Park, and ends at the Calvary Center for Community and Culture on 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I've given up on Internet dating and decided to try to date women I meet at public events, bars, parties, etc. Can you suggest any good pick-up lines? Steve: I used three lines in my bachelor days: "Don't I know you?," "What's your sign?" and "Pleasure me, lusty wench!" In 20 years of being single, none of these lines worked even once. So I'm going to have to defer to Mia on this one. Mia: Lines? Really? Just say, "Hello. " Meeting someone isn't a game or something you try to trick someone into by saying something slick.
NEWS
April 28, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A former Delaware County police officer convicted of falsely imprisoning two women - alleging making a suggestive comment to one of them - during routine stops was sentenced Tuesday to six years probation. Judge Mary Alice Brennan also fined Christopher Scott, 36, of Berwyn, Chester County, a part-time officer in Darby Township at the time of the incidents, $2,000 and ordered him to undergo psychological evaluation. In January, Scott was convicted of two misdemeanor charges, false imprisonment and abuse of power, but was acquitted of more serious counts of stalking and kidnapping the two women.
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writer
An 86-year-old Korean War veteran and his 55-year-old wife told police they were kidnapped Thursday morning by three women who forced them to open a bank account and rent two cars for them. Shaken and unharmed but indignant, the couple on Saturday recounted the bizarre tale of their six-hour abduction ordeal. Police said five people, including one of the alleged kidnappers, have been arrested. George Saunders and his wife, Priscilla Jones, of Southwest Philadelphia, said they were walking - with the aid of canes - to a convenience store for groceries about 11 a.m. Thursday on the 3000 block of Pennsgrove Street in West Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Click to Lifetime in May and it's more than likely you'll run across yet another abduction story - disturbing tele-movies about women who are kidnapped, tortured, and raped for weeks, months, even years. This month will see the premieres of three: Cleveland Abduction (8 p.m. Saturday), Stockholm, Pennsylvania (8 p.m. May 9), and Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (8 p.m. May 23). Cleveland Abduction is the most brutal. It tells the true story of the three women - Michelle Knight, 21 when taken, Amanda Berry, 16, and Gina DeJesus, 14 - held in captivity for more than a decade by Ohio school bus driver Ariel Castro.
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three players emerged among the 25 finalists for the men's and women's Tewaaraton Awards, given to the nation's top lacrosse players. Fresh off his third consecutive selection to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference team is former Penn Charter star Joey Sankey. The University of North Carolina senior has 26 goals this season and 34 assists. He surpassed Marcus Holman to become Carolina's all-time leading scorer (217) earlier this season, and he is third (100) all-time in assists. Sankey is back in town this weekend leading the No. 3-ranked Tar Heels in the ACC tournament at PPL Park.
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
By the time Blanca Fernandez finally had reached the track Friday evening to make her Penn Relays debut, the sun was fading, making a cold day even colder. But the Temple graduate student from Spain managed just fine, anchoring the Owls to a school record time of 3 minutes, 56.77 seconds in the women's sprint-medley relay. Fernandez, who has set four program records this year, was clocked in 2:11.79 for 800 meters. "It was good, but I'm not used to waiting so long," she said.
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