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June 16, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matthew Deibert gently tended to the 10-foot tower of sand at Long Beach Island's Fantasy Island Amusement Park. On a recent overcast afternoon, the 49-year-old Smithville resident began to carve what would likely take him several visits between his 10-hour days as an Atlantic City fire captain. Deibert's sand creations have been among the centerpieces greeting visitors - attractions whose twists and dips will never be the same season to season. This year, he planned to depict amusement-park icons and give its mascot, "Mayor Al Gator," an ice cream cone.
SPORTS
June 10, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THINGS WERE hopping in and around Philly last year at this time. On the Monday before Merion hosted the U.S. Open, the Daily News published a 36-page pullout featuring Tiger Woods on the cover. The headline read: "Great Expectations. " The staff at Merion had great expectations, too. They had worked diligently to manicure the East course. In the end, some 25,000 fans attended each day of the 113th production of the 4-day tournament. Justin Rose, not Tiger, won the event.
NEWS
June 9, 2014 | By Edith Newhall, For The Inquirer
Mention flash photography and most people cite Weegee's shocking and seemingly prescient tabloid assaults of the 1930s and 1940s, or Andy Warhol's friendlier Polaroid documents of his social encounters several decades later. But, as the Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the Twentieth Century" reminds us, most of the 20th-century photographers we know about have used the flash or strobe light at one time or another, in some cases exclusively. The 69 prints that project assistant curator Amanda Bock has culled from the museum's collection offer proof of the ubiquity of the flash; they also emphasize the multiple diverse effects photographers have been able to achieve through its use. Berenice Abbott, famed as the documenter of New York's architecture in the 1930s, used the flash in her later scientific experiments for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Physical Science Study Committee.
NEWS
June 9, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - When the smoke cleared from congressional primary season, women had taken one step forward in New Jersey, and one back in Pennsylvania. The result: Come January, two states with a combined 34 seats in the Senate and House will likely include just one or, at most, two women. "It's pathetic," Julie Roginsky, a New Jersey Democratic consultant, said of her party's failure to elect a Garden State woman to Congress since 1976. That drought is likely to end in November, thanks to the results of Tuesday's primaries.
SPORTS
June 3, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - As the U.S. Opens approach, things could hardly be better for the ladies of golf. The United States has charged back atop the LPGA roster even as the tour becomes more global and its footprint in the United States becomes larger. Americans have won nine of the 13 tournaments this season, including Stacy Lewis' second win of the season, yesterday, when she won the ShopRite LPGA Classic and overtook Korean star Inbee Park as the No. 1 women's golfer in the Rolex Rankings.
NEWS
June 3, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
AT LEAST THREE of the six victims who died with Daily News co-owner Lewis Katz in a private-jet explosion at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., had local roots and, like Katz, long affiliations with education, nonprofits and social causes. The identities of the pilots and a third crew member had not been released as of last night. Confirmed to have died along with Katz are: * Marcella M. Dalsey, 59, of Haddonfield, N.J. Dalsey, a mother of four, was executive director of the Drew A. Katz Foundation and president of the KATZ Academy Charter School in Camden, which she helped open in 2012.
NEWS
June 2, 2014 | BY CINDY STANSBURY & PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writers stansbc@phillynews.com, 215-854-5914
ONE MAN, who is "getting more and more violent," may be responsible for three recent sexual assaults of women in the Mayfair and Castor sections of Northeast Philadelphia, police said yesterday. In the three cases, from April 25 to Wednesday, each victim described the attacker as a man in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall, thin to medium build and wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt, Capt. John Darby said at a news conference at the Special Victims Unit. The first two women reported that a sharp object was held to their necks, Darby said.
NEWS
May 15, 2014 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
After C. Neill Epperson, a psychiatrist who directs the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness, listened to many patients complain about their brains as they approached and entered menopause, she had an idea. Women would tell her that they couldn't juggle as much as they used to. They had to write something down instantly or the thought would disappear. They felt foggy and disorganized. Some worried that they had dementia. The symptoms didn't sound like dementia to Epperson, but they did sound like something else: attention deficit disorder.
SPORTS
May 13, 2014 | By Pat Donohue, For The Inquirer
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The season came to an end for Penn on Sunday in a 13-5 loss to No. 1 Maryland in the second round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament at Maryland's field hockey and lacrosse complex. Penn struck first on a goal by senior midfielder Lindsey Smith, a former Unionville High star, less than five minutes into the game, but Maryland's relentless attack proved to be too much. Taylor Cummings, Beth Glaros, and Kelly McPartland scored hat tricks for the Terrapins (20-1)
SPORTS
May 11, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF
THE PENN women's lacrosse team opened its eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament with a 9-4 victory over Canisius in a first-round game yesterday in College Park, Md. Senior midfielder Tory Benson led the Quakers with four goals and an assist. Sophomore attacker Nina Corcoran added a goal and two assists. Penn (13-4) now plays the host Terrapins (19-1), the overall No. 1 seed, tomorrow at noon. Maryland has won a record 10 national championships and has made a record 30 appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
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