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September 12, 1989 | SAM PSORAS/ DAILY NEWS
Third-grader Marvin Burgos offers some grooming advice to his brother, Kalvin, a first-grader, at the John Welsh School, 4th and York streets, on the first day of class yesterday. Welsh is one of eight elementary schools where students have the option of wearing uniforms this year.
NEWS
March 26, 2013
SUSANNA LOEWY Age: 32 Where she's from: Lafayette, La. Where she lives now: On a cute pedestrian-only street south of Rittenhouse, north of Southwest Center City. What she does: "I'm a musician [flutist] and an educator. I am a teaching artist for the Philadelphia Orchestra, and am the flute professor at Kutztown University. In the performance realm around Philly, I've played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philly Pops, among others. I am also the flutist for Inscape Chamber Orchestra, a chamber ensemble based in the D.C. area.
SPORTS
February 14, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, mahont@phillynews.com
SIXERS OWNER Adam Aron needed less that 20 words to announce one of the biggest acquistions in team's history: The Sixers have bought the basketball court that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points on. Aron tweeted the news on his Twitter account, writing: "AMAZING PURCHASE. 76ers bought the actual basketball court on which Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points. Will mostly be preserved. " The purchase could not have been more timely. The 50th annivesary of Wilt's historic feat is fast approaching.
NEWS
July 3, 2013
Billy Smith Age: 27 Where he's from: Fishtown What he does: Quality control for PrimoHoagies. What he loves about Fishtown: The villagelike, close-knit family feel. Smith was getting ready to play hockey with the Ducks at the Fishtown Rec rink while his son L.B., 7, shot baskets a few feet away. "I've been playing here since I was L.B.'s age," Smith said. "My grandma lives across the street. I worked at the Swimmo [city swimming pool] over there as a teenager. Me and my son take our pit bull Spike for a walk around the block and 10 people say hello.
NEWS
February 22, 2005
Conservatives are in a merry mood these days. Here's a sampling of political slogans and one-liners from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington: Internet strategist Steve Castleton, commenting on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D., N.Y.) move to the center on the abortion issue: "The only time she was pro-life is when she let Bill live after she found out about Monica. " Some bumper stickers for sale at the conference: "Visualize no liberals. " "So you're a feminist - isn't that cute.
NEWS
November 16, 2012
Soowan Bag Age: 25 Where he's from: He spent his early years in Olney after immigrating there with his family from South Korea when he was 1. They later moved to the suburbs. He now has an apartment in Chinatown. Bag graduated from Drexel University in 2009 with a marketing degree. What he likes about Philly: Its potential. "Philly still has a lot more to grow economically and culturally, so I think I'm lucky to be here while that's all happening. " Trait that makes him a Philadelphian: Whether he moves or not, he said, Philadelphia will always be his home: "I love this city.
NEWS
August 23, 2001
THREE CHEERS for Bob Clarke with the Eric Lindros trade. One cheer for rebuilding the team with mostly the same nucleus and adding a proven scorer like Jeremy Roenick before anything even happened. By putting Lindros on the back burner, he put the deal in the players' hands. Another cheer for getting rid of a baby, er, player who has tried to dictate where he wants to play. And a final cheer for the players Clarke got in return. Good riddance, Eric. Charlie Gagliardi, Philadelphia
NEWS
November 30, 2012
HOWARD BUTLER Age: 62 Where he's from: Born and raised in South Philly around 13th and South streets, Butler moved out 40 years ago and now lives near 18th and Spring Garden streets. "I don't do nothing, but beg . . . panhandle, beg for money," Butler said. "Everybody tells me, 'Get a job.' A job - where?" He said he hasn't worked in 10 years. He used to make chemicals in a South Philly factory before it moved overseas. "I wish they'd bring the '60s back," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1998 | By Annette John-Hall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You can hear him as himself in the new Spike Lee film, He Got Game, in the scene in which Ray Allen's character is awakened by a phone call from his girlfriend: Here comes Michael Jordan . . . break me off a little some'in' some'in', Mike; Allan Houston bricks the jumper; Scottie Pippen three-pointer, BOO-YA! There he is again, making a cameo appearance on rapper Luther Campbell's "Raise the Roof" video, getting heavy rotation on BET. But that doesn't come close to the heavy rotation Stuart Scott enjoys in his day job on ESPN's SportsCenter.
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June 19, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
IF WE CONFUSE "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" with other movies famously adapted from young-adult cancer novels, the fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves. This is a hearse of a different color, and if that sounds like the sort of awful pun you'd expect from a geeky adolescent, be advised you'll find more just like it in "Me and Earl," cleverly adapted by Jesse Andrews from his cheeky YA book. Two of the title characters are high school boys who make impish movie shorts that riff on the film classics they watch during lunch so that they don't have to hang out with other kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer
THE STARS of the new teens-confronting-cancer movie are sick and tired of talking about that other teens-confronting-cancer movie. "It's annoying!" said Olivia Cooke, star of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a movie she was already in the midst of making when "The Fault in Our Stars" hit theaters last year. "It's almost like people want to start a rivalry, or create this tension," Cooke said, during a brief visit to Philadelphia with co-star Thomas Mann. "Someone says this, someone else says that and I don't give a [crap]
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN TATTLE mentioned a couple of days ago that Tim McGraw had announced The Concert for Sandy Hook Promise, with proceeds benefiting an organization with the crazy, un-American goal of protecting kids from guns, we wondered how that might play with a portion of his fans. Uh, not well. The Washington Post reports that McGraw (along with his openers , Billy Currington and Chase Bryant ) have received a backlash from gun-rights advocates. Tim's motives seem reasonable.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2015 | the Inquirer Staff
Dunham denies it all Lena Dunham  posted an Instagram pic of her and her left hand - bedecked with sparkly ringlike jewels! Worlds hemorrhaged! Surely, this meant she was engaged to her bf,  Jack Antonoff , he of that cool band  Bleachers ! Nuh- uh,  she says. So does her bff  Jenni Konner , who also happens to exec-produce HBO's  Girls , source of Dunham's fame. At an HBO premiere show for Season 4 of  Girls,  Konner said she and LD wear friendship rings and that's what it is so shut  up. Philly folk man to fold 'em Gene Shay , 79, the grand man of Philadelphia folk music, announced Tuesday that he'd do his final installment of The Folk Show for WXPN on Feb. 1. This man has done more than even a legend could do. He cofounded the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 1962, has been doing radio in our market since at least then, and has been on 'XPN since 1995.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2014 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
YOU'RE a well-known performer or sports figure just out of jail. Or newly exposed in a compromising position. Or maybe you're the latest overnight sensation, blinded by the spotlights, ill-equipped to deal. So whatcha gonna do? How you gonna face the music? The gossipmongers? Your future? When the going gets tough, the tough often call Dyana Williams. Philadelphians know her best as a seasoned radio personality and advocate for black music, co-host of the "Soulful Sunday" show (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THERE ARE mysteries afoot in the suspense picture "Paranoia," though none as big as how Richard Dreyfuss could possibly have fathered Liam Hemsworth. They play father and son - blue-collar "bridge and tunnel" folk living on the outskirts of Manhattan (although parts of the movie were filmed in Philadelphia). The description looks laughable on Hemsworth, an Aussie who's only just mastered a generic "American" accent and wisely makes no attempt to speak "Long Island" in any form.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Amina Wright   Age: 34   Where ya from? North Philadelphia, near Temple University.   What are your plans for the summer? Take the kids to summer camps and area parks. Wright said that camp counselors helped her when she was a teenager and she is interested in becoming a counselor for kids ages 15 to 18 so that she can talk to them about life and their youth. "It's hard out there, at that age," Wright said. "Kids don't have any more things to do in the summer.
NEWS
July 3, 2013
Billy Smith Age: 27 Where he's from: Fishtown What he does: Quality control for PrimoHoagies. What he loves about Fishtown: The villagelike, close-knit family feel. Smith was getting ready to play hockey with the Ducks at the Fishtown Rec rink while his son L.B., 7, shot baskets a few feet away. "I've been playing here since I was L.B.'s age," Smith said. "My grandma lives across the street. I worked at the Swimmo [city swimming pool] over there as a teenager. Me and my son take our pit bull Spike for a walk around the block and 10 people say hello.
NEWS
June 27, 2013
Victor Leandry Age: 25 Where ya from? Camden. I've been there all my life, 25 years. What do you do? A stationary engineer for Verizon. I take care of buildings, equipment, electrical, heat, really any problems. I got my training from a technical college in Blackwood, N.J. I graduated last year. What do you like at the job and how long have you been at Verizon? Everything. It's hard out there. To wake up every morning, to say I have a job, that's the best part.
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