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April 15, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
In the months leading up to tonight's midnight tax-filing deadline, Americans have been feverishly pouring billions of dollars into Individual Retirement Accounts at a far faster pace than in 1990, according to Money magazine's Small Investor Index. Discount broker Charles Schwab, for example, has opened 17,500 new IRA accounts this year, compared with 12,700 for the same period a year ago. At Fidelity Investments, investors with existing IRAs have added 15 percent more cash to their accounts than they did a year ago. Analysts give two reasons for the heightened interest in IRAs.
SPORTS
August 3, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles. Carmelo Anthony and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team rewrote the record books Thursday in a 156-73 romp over Nigeria, an epic blowout that answered the Americans' detractors after two opening routs that provoked criticism of their slow starts and outside shooting. They led by 26 in the first quarter; had an Olympic-record 78 points in the first half; and Anthony scored 37 points, including a 10-of-12 three-point shooting night, to break the U.S. single-game scoring record in less than three quarters.
NEWS
February 9, 2010
I AM an American. I am neither a Democrat nor Republican, red or blue, left or right. I grew up a rebellious child, I challenged authority and would not stand up to salute the flag in high school. I didn't agree with the way MY country was run. I'm older now, and though I still carry a heavy stone in my stomach at the thought of the way MY country is run, I know it's not America's fault. I love America, and am a proud American. But, like every American, I have my opinions and beliefs that oppose those of others.
NEWS
November 16, 1988 | By RICHARD REEVES
So, Nancy Reagan told the Los Angeles Times that she hasn't talked to her daughter, Patti Davis, for more than a year. What else is new? There is a reason that Americans feel compelled to talk about "family values. " We don't have any - or, rather, we have significantly fewer than almost any other people on Earth. We are the people who left our parents and grandparents behind in Europe to come to the New World. Then we left them behind generation after generation as young men followed Horace Greeley's advice to go West.
NEWS
July 16, 2010
By Leonard Boasberg Rick Santorum was recently quoted as telling the blog The Iowa Republican that President Obama "is detached from the American experience. He just doesn't identify with the average American because of his own background - Indonesia and Hawaii. " The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania went on to say of the president: "His view is from the viewpoint of academics and the halls of the Ivy League schools that he went to, and it's not a love of this country and an understanding of the basic values and wants and desires of its people.
SPORTS
December 16, 1990 | By Roger Allaway, Inquirer Staff Writer
If it didn't know it before, the U.S. national soccer team has found out this year the difference between a "friendly" match and a "competitive" match. The difference is intensity. Learning to deal with an intensity that the Americans don't get from friendly-match opponents is a major consideration as they look toward the 1994 World Cup, which the United States will host. That is why two developments in recent months have been important to the American team. They are the increased movement of top American players to European clubs, where they are playing in professional, competitive situations week in and week out, and the announcement that beginning next year, the CONCACAF regional confederation, of which the United States is a member, will hold a biennial CONCACAF Nations Cup competition.
NEWS
September 15, 2009 | By FATIMAH ALI
WHETHER it's South Carolina GOP Rep. Joe Wilson's angry outburst during President Obama's address to Congress last week, or Serena Williams' ouster from the U.S. Open for cussing out an official or Kanye West's meltdown at the MTV awards, Americans are losing their cool. And although it makes great headlines here, we have a very bad rap internationally. A friend of mine, recently returned from a visit to Asia, was most impressed with the impeccable manners of the people she met there in three different countries.
SPORTS
June 19, 1990 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to the Daily News
They came here with high hopes, but modest expectations. The first U.S. soccer team to play in a World Cup final in 40 years is down to its third, and probably last, game today (TNT, 2:55 p.m. EDT), against Austria in Florence's Stadio Comunale. Mathematically, the Americans still can advance to the second round. But realistically, when Czechoslovakia scored five goals in the game on June 10, the Americans were through for this tournament. Almost as much of a win, most of the players want to gain individual recognition on the international soccer market so they can play in a European professional league next year.
SPORTS
October 20, 2000 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
If it's redemption the Americans are after, they've certainly delivered a conclusive opening statement. This one looks like it's already history, even if it's hardly begun. Where's Yogi Berra when you really need a reason to continue paying attention through the weekend? The fourth Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour's even-yeared answer to the seven-decade tradition of Samuel Ryder, got under way yesterday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, 40 miles west of the nation's capitol.
NEWS
March 31, 1988 | By Ellen Pulver, Special to The Inquirer
Even though the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam almost 15 years ago, the conflict continues to touch Americans, say two Philadelphia professors. They presented their views to 51 high school history teachers at a March 18 conference on Vietnam at Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill. Michael Zuckerman, chairman of undergraduate history at the University of Pennsylvania, told the teachers that Americans have not been able to forget the war. "There is a continuing presence of Vietnam in today's society," he said.
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April 21, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz drew a parallel between himself and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and invoked Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan as he called Tuesday for unifying Americans. The GOP presidential candidate, whom some opponents have branded an obstructionist, pledged to bring people together - starting with the Republican Party. "Join me now on this journey of less talk and more action, real solutions," Cruz told about 100 people at the National Constitution Center.
NEWS
April 18, 2016
1992 June 13: In a speech to the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition, Bill Clinton says: "You had a rap singer here last night named Sister Souljah. . . . She told the Washington Post about a month ago, and I quote, 'If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?' . . . If you took the words 'white' and 'black' and reversed them, you might think [former KKK leader] David Duke was giving that speech. " Nov. 3: Bill Clinton defeats Republican incumbent George H.W. Bush in the general election for president while receiving 83 percent of the African American vote, according to exit polls.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines saidpassenger traffic increased by 3.3 percent on 3.8 percent more capacity -- seats and flights -- in March compared to a year earlier. Planes were 81.7 percent full. Philadelphia's largest carrier, which operates 76 percent of flights at Philadelphia International Airport, said it expects first-quarter passenger unit revenue to fall 7 percent to 8 percent, worse than an earlier forecast for a 6 percent to 8 percent slide. American last week suspended its Philadelphia to Brussels flight until June 14. American said it will operate the Brussels flight only during the peak summer travel months, and not year around.
NEWS
April 9, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines said Thursday it will resume Philadelphia-to-Brussels flights as a seasonal flight starting June 14. The flight, which operated daily except Tuesdays, has been suspended since the terrorist attacks last month. This year, the flights will operate in the peak summer season between June 14 and Aug. 21 and they will resume in May 2017, jetting out six days a week. American Airlines spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said the decision about the Brussels flight does not affect Philadelphia's other European destinations.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2016
_ MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES. 9 p.m. Monday, HBO. Documentary profile of the late, frequently controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (below) takes its title from a quote by the (also late) Sen. Jesse Helms, who wasn't a fan. _ AMERICAN IDOL: FINALE WEEK. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fox29. The singing contest that was once such a ratings juggernaut other networks referred to it as the "Deathstar" ends its 15-season run with a Tuesday- night retrospective, followed by a two-night finale.
NEWS
April 4, 2016
Call the Midwife. Season 5 premiere brings the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House to 1961, a year in which we can expect the birth in Poplar of a child with severe deformities to become part of a larger story. 8 p.m. Sunday on WHYY12. American Idol. The singing contest that was once such a ratings juggernaut that other networks referred to it as the "Death Star" ends its 15-season run with a Tuesday-night retrospective, followed by a two-night finale. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday on Fox. The Americans.
NEWS
April 4, 2016
American Girls Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers By Nancy Jo Sales Knopf. 416 pp. $26.95. Reviewed by Hillary Rea Selfie. Thot. Yik Yak. Savage. Aesthetic. Slut pages. Emoji. Kik. Tinder. Tumblr. Snapchat. Such jargon pops up on page after page in Nancy Jo Sales' engrossing exposé, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers . Sales, 51, is the author of The Bling Ring , which inspired the movie of the same name.
SPORTS
April 2, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
Early in 1965, George Raveling's eye was drawn to a tiny item near the back of a Sports Illustrated. A basketball player named Johnny Jones, he read, had scored 84 points in a Florida high school game. That curiosity would result in one of the most important developments in a Villanova basketball history that will be enriched at this weekend's Final Four in Houston. The 27-year-old Wildcats assistant coach's interest in Jones would create a talent pipeline from the segregated South to the Main Line - an "underground railroad," one Philadelphia columnist termed it. "What I began to realize was that this was a virgin market," Raveling, 78, said this week.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania American Water announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of the Scranton Sewer Authority for $195 million. The company, a subsidiary of American Water of Voorhees, already provides water service to the sewer system's 31,000 customers. The transaction, which went through a 10-month bidding process, requires the approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the state Public Utility Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines, the largest carrier at Philadelphia International Airport, announced Wednesday it will begin profit sharing with employees based on 2016 earnings. The payout will be 5 percent of every pre-tax dollar earned, and will go to about 110,000 of American's 120,000 employees. Some managers will not qualify. Delta, Southwest, and United airlines all have employee profit sharing. The announcement by American CEO Doug Parker and president Scott Kirby came after unions for American pilots and flight attendants pressed hard to share in the profits - $7.6 billion in 2015.
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