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Special Olympics Find South Philly Home

Special Olympics Find South Philly Home

BY ELDON GRAHAM Parents of special-needs children know how difficult it is to raise a child with mental and physical disabilities. So when they get to chance to let their hair down and participate in a fun family event, that is something a parent can easily get behind. Thanks to Special Olympics Pennsylvania having recently […]

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20 Years Later, Sports Arena Still the ‘Center’ of Attention

by Eldon Graham In August 1996, Bill Clinton was President, Ed Rendell was Mayor of Philadelphia, and cellphones were primarily used for calling people. And people had a new place to see concerts, sporting events and other entertainment in South Philadelphia. Since opening its doors, the building first known as the CoreStates Center, now called […]

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Running Like Rocky For 24 Hours

Sadly, there is a common story in the world of boxing. Boxer fights many years, bringing home nice paydays; however, come retirement, that money can disappear very quickly. Boxers have no pension plan, and far too often, no formal education to prepare for their lives after boxing. The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Veteran Boxers Association […]

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2 CHAMPS: Bernard Hopkins Stands Tall With Bob Brady

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Banquet Will Give Chinatown’s Youth A ‘Home’

Visitors to Chinatown are familiar with the dashing Lion Dance performances of the Philadelphia Suns in Asian community parades. But there’s much more to the Suns than that. The Suns are Chinatown’s youth group. For 42 years now they have been providing a host of athletic and cultural activities for youngsters with a special set […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Exposing Academic Corruption In College Sports

BY DENISE CLAY/ While I am a proud graduate of Temple University, I didn’t start my academic career there. I started college in September 1982 at The Ohio State University, one of those places where football is king and everything else is kinda inconsequential. I used to type papers for members of the football team […]

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Pt. Breeze Dashes Out For Charity Run

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BY FRED DRUDING   They are about 8,000 miles apart, so very rarely do the worlds of South Philly and South China ever interact. So when this South Philadelphian recently got a chance to go to South China, I jumped at the opportunity. I would be heading to Macau, China, the site of the mega-bout […]

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