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October 10, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board suspended the chief executive of Valley Forge Casino Resort for 15 days for "recklessly" allowing two underage women access to the casino floor in May 2013. The consent order, approved Wednesday at a regular meeting of the gaming board in Harrisburg, also requires the executive, Michael Bowman, to participate in eight hours of training and issue a letter of apology all Valley Forge employees. Bowman will also lose two weeks' pay as a penalty from the casino, Bowman's lawyer, Stephen D. Schrier, of Blank Rome L.L.P., told the board.
SPORTS
October 2, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Sophomore Brielyn Hackett scored the winning goal with 2 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the second overtime, lifting No. 16-ranked East Stroudsburg to a 2-1 upset at No. 6 West Chester on Tuesday in women's soccer. The win moved the Warriors into a tie for first place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference standings. East Stroudsburg (7-1, 7-1 PSAC) set a school record with its seventh consecutive conference victory, rallying from a 1-0 halftime deficit as senior Courtney Keller scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 79th minute before Hackett delivered the game-winner.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Something about the models walking the DKNY catwalk last month in coifs that Lucky magazine called "slicked-down tendrils" - known in my hood as baby hair - tweaked my Queens-reared soul. I felt a similar pull in April when Marie Claire called Kendall Jenner's cornrows "epic. " Hmmph - no one ever declared mine anything but necessary for swimming in the summertime. That tug was followed by a twinge last week when Los Angeles Times reporter Ingrid Schmidt wrote a story about braids, referring to Bo Derek as their matriarch.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sorry if you really wanted to read another article, but this caught your eye and now you're stuck. Maybe you'd rather read something by a man or something more manly, like a sports story - in which case, more apologies. It might not even be that important. But I did get help from interesting people, especially Mika Brzezinski, the Morning Joe cohost - who would completely blow her top if she saw the first sentences in this article. "Stop apologizing. Don't apologize," said Brzezinski, who anchors MSNBC's morning news and commentary show.
SPORTS
September 25, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
The College of New Jersey extended its season-opening win streak to eight games with a 4-1 field hockey win Tuesday at Gwynedd Mercy. Lindsey Hatch (Washington Township) scored on an assist from Jaclyn Douglas (Great Valley) and assisted on two other goals for the Lions. The Griffins fell to 4-3. Women's soccer. Gloucester Catholic graduate Korrie Harkins notched her third goal of the season as the College of New Jersey (6-1) rolled to a 5-0 win over visiting Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham (2-4-1)
NEWS
September 23, 2014
M ELISSA ALAM, 26, of Drexel Hill, is founder of the women-focused website Femme & Fortune and a branding/consulting business. Next month, the 2010 Temple grad is opening the Hive, a co-working space for female entrepreneurs, on Race Street near 2nd, in Old City. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the Hive? A: I'd been working at Impact Hub, in Kensington, and realized that sitting in one spot is more productive, and the community helped me reach out to a programmer or designer if needed.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Yasmine Mustafa's business goal for her self-defense technology company, Roar for Good L.L.C., is met, the world will be a safer place for women. It's an ambitious undertaking, inspired more by empathy than earnings - an empathy for the mistreated, a topic this daughter of Palestinian parents knows about from personal experience. At age 8, Mustafa was forced from her native Kuwait when Saddam Hussein's troops invaded in 1990. She, her parents, and her five brothers and sisters had just two hours to pack for relocation to the United States.
SPORTS
September 13, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If Ray Rice never plays football again, nothing will have changed. If Roger Goodell is fired as commissioner of the NFL, nothing will have changed. If the league issues a dozen new rules and related penalties pertaining to the abuse of women by men, nothing will have changed. That's the first thing that has to be understood about the whole fallout from the sad saga of Rice and his wife, Janay. Everything is for show. Everything is for appearances. Nothing is about real change.
NEWS
September 5, 2014
WE CAN see the articles now: "50 Ways to Rekindle Infrastructure Legislation. " "Filibuster Your Mate to Ecstasy. " "PACs Even Your Best Friends Won't Tell You About. " Cosmopolitan magazine, which has made the world a better place for decades by identifying male erogenous zones and providing erotic tips for its mostly female readers, has decided to start covering the decidedly unerotic realm that is our political system. On Monday, Cosmo throws its hat in the ring with its "#CosmoVotes" campaign, with candidate endorsements, stories on women-centric issues and a social-media blitz designed to turn readers into voters.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Staff Writer
'Today is skate day, kiddos!" Wouldn't that be every day for the horizontally mobile? Not for "Shred the Patriarchy," an informal, feminist-slanted group that has been sending that message over Facebook much of the summer to meet at Paine's Park on Thursdays and Sundays. This loose collection of women of all stripes - its fliers call for any "female-identified folks" - are hardly typical or hugely welcome among the guys performing sprint-speed feats on boards and bikes. Shred the Patriarchy, organized on Facebook by 21-year-old philosophy student Sky Kalfus, is there to establish a presence for women in skateboard parks - as well as an opportunity for them to get better.
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