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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.
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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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September 21, 2016 | By Francis J. Deasey
By Francis J. Deasey The sight of people kneeling during the playing of our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," requires a response. Unquestionably, we are an imperfect and flawed country, where bigotry, racial inequality, and social injustice exist. But the notion that the American flag created or perpetuates these social ills is simply wrong. It is people who create and perpetuate these social ills and, unfortunately, some of these people wear the American flag on their sleeve.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
In the big, ongoing festival of American culture, the National Mall in Washington is the main stage. Ever since the Smithsonian Institution erected its imposing stone castle there in 1855, the linear park has been assembling an all-star lineup of museums and monuments that collectively tell our nation's story. The mall has even managed to find room for events that happened abroad, like the Holocaust. And yet, a fundamental part of the American story, one that informs almost everything that happens in our country, has largely been left out of the mix. That omission will finally be rectified Sept.
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September 17, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
A band played last Friday evening as guests mingled on the sidewalk over hors d'oeuvres, then took seats in the street at long tables laid with hand-printed placemats, below strings of festive lights. It could've been mistaken for the city's latest pop-up beer garden - but this was American Street, the five-lane, industrial artery at the frontier of gentrification pushing west from Fishtown and north from Northern Liberties. Normally, the street isn't much to look at: Vacant lots sprout high weeds and chain link.
NEWS
September 15, 2016
What he did was, he fired up the crazies. - John McCain Hillary Clinton isn't the first person to use too broad a brush to paint supporters of Donald Trump. There's a long list of former contenders for the Republican presidential nomination who failed to undertand that Trump's support includes a large swath of America that simply believes it is being ignored. It's hard to ignore Trump. He's a master of goading foes into bouts of name-calling - "Lying Ted," "Little Marco.
NEWS
September 12, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Melissa Shang's transformation from a quiet Chester County fifth grader into a national disability advocate began with a battle over a doll. Born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a neurological disorder that causes muscular atrophy in her legs and arms, Melissa wanted to see herself in her favorite toy. Almost three years ago, when she was 10 and her sister, Eva, was 17, they started a widely shared online petition asking the maker of American Girl...
NEWS
September 11, 2016
* SON OF ZORN. 8 p.m. Sunday, Fox29. Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live ) voices Zorn, a clueless action hero trying to reconnect with his son (Johnny Pemberton) and ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) in a show whose combination of animation and live action may be more clever than its writing. * MASTERPIECE: CHURCHILL'S SECRET and INDIAN SUMMERS. 8 and 10 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. We get a double dose of PBS drama this week. First, in a two-hour film, Michael Gambon portrays the British prime minister in 1953, when he was secretly sidelined by a near-fatal stroke.
NEWS
September 11, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water of Voorhees, announced Friday it will acquire the wastewater treatment system in McKeesport for $156 million. The system serves 22,000 customers. The McKeesport City Council and the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport, which requested offers from potential buyers in June, voted recently to sell the sewer system to Pennsylvania American "to save our community from municipal bankruptcy," said Mayor Michael Cherepko.
NEWS
September 5, 2016
ISSUE | U.S. HISTORY Add Eleanor to list I would add former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt to the list of the most appealing people in American history ("Who makes your list, and why?" Monday). She was an effective and selfless contributor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's success. Given today's issues, such as globalization vs. isolationism and complex social matters at home, we could use Eleanor and FDR. No Ordinary Time by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin provides insight into the post-Depression and World War II years, Eleanor and FDR's daily lives, and how they complemented each other.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Technology Writer
These days, we take it for granted that a big outdoor show such as this weekend's Made in America Festival or an arena spectacle such as Barbra Streisand's recent "The Music . . . The Mem'ries . . . The Magic" will land with lots of high-tech eye candy. Think huge video close-up of the artists visible a half a mile away, plus abstract art flashed on LED screens. And woe to the flimsy pop darling or the electronic dance music DJ if the video system crashes. The "excitement" would deflate faster than a popped party balloon.
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