Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
In international play, American soccer hardly gets any respect from the world community -- the United States has never even been close to a World Cup victory. On the other hand, it remains a passion in the extreme for fans around the world. In Buenos Aires, Argentina -- where fútbol is undoubtedly king -- American players in the Pan American...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
All that was missing was some wood paneling, a few rock posters tacked to the walls and somebody's mom shouting down the basement steps that dinner was ready. For the most part, ping-pong is known as a light-hearted form of entertainment. Yet it's clearly serious business for the competitors who filled the Daskalakis Athletic Center at Drexel University over the...
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With the end of 2007 and the beginning of a new year, KidsHealth.org, created by the nonprofit Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, has published its third annual "10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch." The issues chosen represent a wide range of concerns -- some may hit close to home, while others may be more far-reaching. Of course, these...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Two boxers stood toe to toe, front and center in the ring, exchanging crisp, swift punches that quickly inflicted some visible damage. Round after round, the junior welterweights abandoned the stick-and-move approach, and defense took a back seat to sheer aggression, with both men regularly landing -- and taking -- clean, square blows to the face and body. One was...
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Rabbi Steven A. Saks of Adath Zion Congregation in Northeast Philadelphia teaches a Jujitsu class to youths and adults on Wednesday evenings at the JCC Klein Branch. Saks, 32, has a black belt and is a certified instructor in the Japanese martial art. The Northeast Philadelphia resident explained that Jujitsu teaches self-defense, emphasizes physical fitness and encourages self-confidence -- better...
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