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December 7, 1991
"Say you're sorry, Junior, tell the nice man you're sorry. " That's what the anniversary-of-Pearl-Harbor talk of apologies sounds like. If the Japanese apologize for their attack on Pearl Harbor, fine. If not, that's fine too. Coming a half-century later, an apology would have about the same irrelevance as Junior's grudging apology to the nice man. In like vein, we agree with President Bush's decision not to apologize for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fifty years later, apologizing for the nastiness of war is a waste of time in either direction.
NEWS
July 20, 2006
I WOULD LIKE TO apologize to the staff and readers of the Daily News for the plagiarized op-ed that appeared under my name on June 30. I've been writting letters to the Daily News for years, and I feel very bad about misleading the staff. I also feel like I've let the city down. I hope you will accept my apology because I fully and humbly accept my punishment to be banned forever from writing to the Daily News. I've always believed that if a person breaks a rule, he should accept the punishment.
NEWS
December 16, 2002 | By Steve Young
The outrage in both Democratic and Republican circles over Trent Lott's round of apologies for his Strom-Thurmond-shouldabeen-president comments reached fever pitch Friday. After his first apology, which said that he was "only trying to make the old man feel good," which he apologized for with "I'm sorry if I offended anyone," which he followed with the apology, "What I meant to say was that if Lester Maddox had been elected president in '48, we wouldn't have the problems we have today," he issued another apology that read, "For goodness' sake, I was telling a freakin' joke.
NEWS
August 2, 1999
The Clarion Suites was proud to be a host hotel for the 1999 "Greek" Picnic. In fact, we were impressed that we had not experienced any of the negativity portrayed so vehemently on television and in the newspapers. So imagine our surprise at the letter (July 28) of Melissa Stuckey of Princeton, indicating horrendous treatment by our staff. A hotel is defined by the quality of service it provides to its guests. Our success is measured by how our guests evaluate our services and facilities.
NEWS
October 10, 1996
I was really shocked at your printed apology to anyone offended by your front-page headline (Sept. 25) about John du Pont. I haven't seen an apology to the fans, family or friends of Tupac Shakur. The headline "It's a Rap" offended me and a few of my friends. Shakur is dead, yes, but he was loved by many. He was not just a "gangsta rapper" - he was a survivor, a realist and a young black man trying to make a living. You owe his fans an apology. CRYSTAL M. DOWNING, Philadelphia
NEWS
June 16, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
President Clinton yesterday left the door open to backing a proposed apology to African-Americans whose ancestors were brought to the United States as slaves. Clinton said he wanted more time to think about the proposal by a dozen white lawmakers for a congressional apology. "But let me say generally on the question of symbolism, an apology under the right circumstances - those things can be quite important," Clinton said on CNN's "Late Edition. " "Surely every American knows that slavery was wrong . . . and surely every American knows that the separate but unequal system we had for 100 years after slavery was wrong," Clinton said.
SPORTS
February 17, 1994 | By Gwen Knapp and Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Temple's John Chaney, his eyes red and his voice weary, publicly apologized yesterday for threatening Massachusetts coach John Calipari and said Sunday's harangue had outraged even members of his own family. The Owls played last night at St. Bonaventure while Chaney remained in Philadelphia, serving a one-game suspension levied by the university on Monday. His voice broke when he discussed the suspension. "It's the first time in my life I've been . . . " he said, halting as tears welled in his eyes.
NEWS
August 9, 1987 | By Shelly Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
A public statement of apology for a June 10 incident at Borough Hall has been issued to West Chester Councilman Steven K. Handzel by former council President Anthony Polito through Polito's attorney, Samuel Stretton. Handzel withdrew a summary harassment complaint against Polito after receiving the apology. In the private criminal complaint, Handzel had said that Polito approached him twice on June 10 in the parking lot of the Borough Hall and threatened to assault him to avenge Polito's defeat in the May Republican primary.
NEWS
March 18, 1987 | By Virginia Bohn, Special to The Inquirer
A suit brought by a Barrington school board member against the superintendent of schools came to close Monday when the superintendent apologized for remarks he made publicly in 1985. Board member Charles T. Heins contended in his suit, filed in Superior Court in Camden in 1985, that during a public board meeting on Aug. 19, 1985, Superintendent Nelson Malony slandered him by accusing him of committing illegal acts during his 22 years on the board. Heins' attorney, Henry Taylor of Haddonfield, said yesterday that Heins had agreed to drop the lawsuit if Malony would apologize publicly, one of the original demands of the suit.
NEWS
April 16, 1987 | By Katharine Seelye, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Haverford Township residents offended by what they considered a racist remark by a township consultant said this week that they were pleased by the township's decision to apologize, but disappointed that it was done through local newspapers. The situation began with a remark made in January by Allan J. Ofensend, a municipal-management consultant who was testifying on behalf of the township during arbitration hearings on its police contract. Ofensend, according to witnesses at the proceeding, attributed the township's low crime rate, in part, to its low minority population.
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NEWS
August 13, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
It's all about respect, according to Amir Miller, who pulled his business out of Cherry Hill Mall last month after he was told to stop selling T-shirts calling for an end to police brutality. Since then, Miller has received a corporate apology. He was invited to bring his business, Teary Eyez, back to the mall to sell a variety of T-shirts again, including the ones that raised the controversy. He also is planning to open a shop in Newport News, Va., where the same corporation owns another mall, Miller said.
NEWS
August 11, 2016
By Michael Gerson One of the most unintentionally revealing moments of Hillary Clinton's campaign so far came during last week's unconvincing explanation of the email affair: "I may have short-circuited it and for that I, ah, you know, will try to clarify. " Most of the resulting ridicule has focused on the "short-circuited" portion of the statement, which seems a particularly gentle euphemism for prevarication. But it is the latter portion of her quote - made in Washington at the combined meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists - that exposes a serious political disability: an ingrained, almost automatic recourse to guile.
NEWS
July 23, 2016
By J. Nick Pitts I am not sorry for being white. And you shouldn't be sorry for your ethnicity, either. Royce Mann's poem "White Boy Privilege" is the latest video to go viral, with mainstream outlets like CNN and USA Today picking up the story. Performing his slam poem in front of his peers at a school in Atlanta, Mann apologizes repeatedly for something he had no control over. "Dear women, I'm sorry. Dear black people, I'm sorry. ... Dear everyone who isn't a middle- or upper-class white boy, I'm sorry.
NEWS
July 21, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Radnor Township's police superintendent has apologized for a statement he made about the Black Lives Matter movement that drew criticism from some. "I made a blanket statement which I should not have made," William Colarulo said at a Board of Commissioners meeting Monday. In an article first published on Philly.com the the day after five Dallas police officers were killed at a Black Lives Matter protest, Colarulo called the movement "a violent, hateful organization that condones violence against police.
NEWS
June 28, 2016 | By Janaki Chadha and Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITERS
An offer of beers and an Eagles game is how country singer Kenny Chesney apologized Sunday to a wounded Delaware County police officer he mistakenly told concertgoers had died the day before. Chesney called Officer Christopher Dorman of the Folcroft Police Department, who was shot seven times Friday morning while responding to a report of a drug deal. He is expected to make a full recovery. In a statement released Sunday morning, Chesney said he was caught up in the moment and misspoke when he told fans at his concert Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field that Dorman was dead.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Is there a polite way to remind easily offended in-laws that I have family, too? I just spent a day with my in-laws, who demanded promises for future major holidays (this year and later years) and will only accept a yes from my husband; no other answers from me are accepted. I'm pretty heartbroken that my in-laws never seemed to even consider that I might want to spend a holiday with my only sibling and her infant.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Selma Blair apologizes Actress Selma Blair issued a nifty apology for her erratic, wild behavior during a flight Monday from Cancun, Mexico, to Los Angeles. Blair was removed from the plane on a stretcher. "After a lovely trip with my son and his dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that caused me to black out and led me to say and do things that I deeply regret," Blair tells Vanity Fair, referring to her son Arthur and his dad, Blair ex-bf Jason Bleick . "My son was with his dad asleep with his headphones on, so there is that saving grace.
NEWS
June 22, 2016
EACH WEEK I look forward to reading the Clout column in the Daily News. Imagine my disappointment, but not surprise, at a recent mention in that column regarding City Councilwoman Helen Gym's racially insulting and culturally insensitive Trump-like tweet regarding white male privilege directed at SRC committee member Bill Green, and I assume other white males in this city, as well. If this reporting is true, all I can say is what an incredibly petty, racially devisive remark from someone well-known for publicly shaming anyone and anything that dares to disagree with her and her cause du jour . The hypocricy of this person is embarassing on so many levels.
NEWS
June 11, 2016
ISSUE | PHILLIES Boorish fan I was disgusted to learn that a fan at Saturday's Phillies game threw a beer bottle at Ryan Howard ("Beer bottle is thrown at Howard," Monday). I have been a Phillies fan since 1948, and the Phils have never had a first baseman who contributed more to the team and to the city than Howard. I hope the person who threw the bottle is identified and required to apologize to Howard in person for his cowardly behavior. |William Cooney, Philadelphia
NEWS
May 26, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Joyce Xi doesn't want to see another family go through what hers has endured. That's why the daughter of the Temple University professor who was accused of spying for China, in charges that were then dropped, is demanding an apology from President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to her father and other Asian Americans wrongly charged. "I think it's important to have a public effort highlighting these injustices that my dad and others have faced, and also to be able to hold the government accountable," said Xi, 23, who graduated from Yale University on Monday with a degree in chemistry.
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