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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
April 17, 2016
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours By Helen Oyeyemi Riverhead. 336 pp. $27 Reviewed by Tara Murtha   British writer Helen Oyeyemi writes stories the same way most people make paper snowflakes, carefully slicing out the parts she wants you to notice the most. Every story in the 30-year-old former wunderkind's latest literary offering is chiseled out of the same alphabet the rest of us are stuck with, but with a razor-sharp pen and a few twists and folds of reality, Oyeyemi crafts strange tales that at times border on sinister as they scissor in and out of contemporary reality.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Sixty-nine years ago, Jackie Robinson faced some of the most abhorrent racism of his baseball career during a game against the Phillies, when the team's manager led the players in hurling taunts and racial slurs. On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council apologized. "Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Philadelphia," reads the resolution unanimously passed Thursday, "that City Council hereby recognize, honor and celebrate April 15, 2016 as a day honoring the lifetime achievements and lasting influence of Jackie Robinson, and apologizing for the racism he faced as a player while visiting Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 7, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
The superintendent of the Upper Darby School District has issued an apology after a photo resurfaced Thursday of students dressed in Ku Klux Klan outfits. In a Friday statement to the Upper Darby community, Superintendent Richard Dunlap wrote that the photo of the three Upper Darby High School students was part of a skit "intended to identify and highlight the atrocities of the Ku Klux Klan. " The photo appeared on social media Thursday evening. In it, the students are standing next to each other, dressed in white shirts with the letter "K" on them.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Harvey to apologize again Perennially penitent Miss Universe host Steve Harvey will apologize yet again for his pageant goof on a two-day edition of his talk show. (He mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the winner.) Set to air Monday and Tuesday, "Miss Universe: The Truth" will have Harvey issue apologies face to face to Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach on Monday and runner-up Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez on Tuesday. "This has caused a lot of sleepless nights for me," he says in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My parents divorced when I was young, and my father was quickly involved with someone else. Even though we found her intriguing at first - she was pretty young - as we got older and my father changed, my siblings and I were definitely hard on the stepmonster. Sometimes with good reason, but now as an adult, looking back, I feel like I owe her an apology. My father died several years ago, and I don't have any contact with the stepmonster - but I could probably get a letter to her. I'm not quite sure what I would say, other than I'm sorry that when I was a kid (and into my 20s)
NEWS
January 4, 2016
Rana Elmir is the deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan As an American Muslim, I am consistently and aggressively asked - by media figures, religious leaders, politicians, and Internet trolls - to condemn terrorism to prove my patriotism. I emphatically refuse. Make no mistake: The terror imposed by those who sympathize with Daesh (an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State extremist group), al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, al-Shabab, and other groups is just as foreign to me as the terror advanced by mostly white men at the alarming rate of one mass killing every two weeks in this country.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, STAFF WRITERS
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin tearfully apologized Monday for exchanging emails that included pictures of naked women and crude jokes that mocked minorities, gays, lesbians, and others. But the justice also said he had been the victim of a "media circus" - "dragged through the mud without the opportunity to address the misstatements and, in my mind, the total dishonesty in many of the news reports. " Appearing before the judicial ethics court that is weighing misconduct charges against him, Eakin said he regretted the messages, sent and received on a private account but made public because they were exchanged on government computer servers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I have dated a lot of women over the years - including actresses, beauty-contest winners and models. Every one of them, except my current live-in, "Amanda," would dress up in lingerie when I asked them to. Amanda adamantly refuses. She says if I love her, I should be turned on whether she's nude or wearing lingerie. Part of the problem is she's not in the best shape, and the lingerie would hide that. I have tried bargaining with her, but she won't agree. She doesn't understand why I'm not chasing her around all the time.
SPORTS
November 25, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THERE ARE several things Philadelphia's pro sports franchises ought to caution players about when they are acquired. A laminated, wallet-sized list for handy reference might be best. Or maybe print it all on the back of a smartphone case. Key topics: * Don't make fun of those guys dancing in sequins on New Year's. * Don't say you live in, or intend to go to an establishment that is "downtown. " * If you use the noun "Cowboys" in reference to a football team from Texas, the only possible verb choice for your sentence contains four letters, the first of which is "s". * It's pronounced "school-kill," or if you want to sound native "skookil.
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