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Philly embraces young heroes

Updated: November 22, 2006, 7:10 PM ET
By Joseph Santoliquito | Special to ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Markeyse Carter sits on his living room sofa, watching TV with his mother, enjoying a little break from football practice, when his cell phone chimes. This one has to go on speaker phone, he thinks. On the line is the gravelly voice of Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, taking a few minutes the day after defeating Lynn Swann to ask how Carter is doing and to assure him he would follow up on his pledge to help raise money for a new football field. Heroes get on the governor's agenda. ...

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