Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
With her latest victory, Morgan Pressel takes a swing at the future
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Morgan Pressel stood on the green just feet from the 18th hole. For any other competitor, this might be a tense moment, fraught with anticipation. But just as she''d done over the course of the last three days, the Jewish teen took a calm swing of her putter, and the ball rolled right into its target. Pressel breezily walked off...
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Clank. The aluminum bat made sharp contact with the leather-covered softball, thrown so slowly that it seemed to momentarily hang in the summer air before being driven toward the dirt. The hitter's teammates could tell by the high-pitched sound that he didn't get all of it. So 71-year-old Jim Brody tossed the bat aside and made his best effort at...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
They rode 4,000-strong, creating a human avalanche of bodies, helmets, bicycles, and yes, joy. There was a palpable sense of mission, purpose and delight just after dawn on Sunday, July 10, as bicyclists from throughout the region converged at the foot of Benjamin Franklin Bridge to participate in the American Cancer Society's Bike-a-Thon. The bridge crossing was led by cancer...
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Events step up to the plate
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Would you work overtime to make some extra money? What if you could pull in an extra $1.4 million per year? The Philadelphia Phillies certainly think that a little extra effort is worth the considerable payoff. Building a brand-new facility like Citizens Bank Park cost the Phillies dearly. To compensate for the walloping investment and add some revenue to a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The blood came quickly, this time in the second round. Dmitriy Salita's stiff left-hand jab landed squarely on Louis Brown's nose, forcing blood to flow down the boxer's cheek. Salita's crisp punches kept landing squarely, and as the fight wore on, his speed and toughness took the fight from sporting to laughable. After the eighth round, the doctor at ringside...
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