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NEWS
December 31, 2010
A lot of local media attention has been focused on the misdeeds of government. It's no wonder, given the alphabet soup of abuse, waste, and incompetence by the DRPA, PHA, and BRT. Not to mention the Bonusgate corruption scandal involving Harrisburg lawmakers; political mischief at the Philadelphia City Commissioners, and dubious no-bid contracting by the Philadelphia School District. But government agencies aren't the only ones falling down on the job. Corporate America has been plagued by scandal and greed as well.
NEWS
June 11, 1992 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
One idea to help reduce taxes for residents in the West Chester School District was lambasted this week as the "moral equivalent of stealing. " James Davison, a member of the school board's Property and Finance Committee, made the comment after hearing how others on his committee wanted to use interest earned in the capital projects fund for the general operating fund. At the committee's meeting Monday night, member Robert Specht made the proposal to reduce the pending tax increase by 1.7 mills by using $625,000 in interest.
SPORTS
November 21, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE ANSWER has a question. Why did Nike issue a sneaker in Sixers' red, white and blue with his No. 3 on each heel without his permission? Allen Iverson has a long association with Reebok - the company's "The Answer" was wildly popular in late 1990s and early 2000s. And last night, Iverson and rapper Jadakiss were scheduled to appear at TGI Fridays on City Line Avenue - A.I.'s favorite dining spot - to promote the Villa x Reebok Pump. Iverson's attorney, Derek Challenger, reportedly sent a letter to Nike objecting to the No. 3 shoe, which according to Nikeblog.com, has already been released in Asia.
NEWS
August 29, 1992 | by Sheila Simmons, Daily News Staff Writer
A federally indicted concert promoter won't have to worry about his reputation becoming an issue in his efforts to win a liquor license for a proposed performance hall at 3rd and Callowhill streets. A Liquor Control Board hearing examiner yesterday prohibited testimony on co-owner Adam Spivak's past business dealings. That set back the case of neighbors and other opponents of the proposed hall who hope to block the transfer of a liquor license to the site. Lt. John McGeehan, a state police officer in liquor control enforcement, had planned to testify that Spivak, an owner of 3rd and Callowhill Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER CULTURE CRITIC
Dignity - its price, cost, and value - emerges as such a central theme in the Arden Theatre's new production of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun that there's no way the experience is just about repressed African American life in 1950s Chicago. The play addresses current racial issues as much as those in its own time - along with the perspective anyone needs for equilibrium in a money-obsessed world. First, though, one must settle into the particular landscape created with unassuming (and unassailable)
NEWS
July 28, 1990 | By KENNETH E. SHARPE and BRUCE CATE
Free enterprisers in America gloat over the failures of socialism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and President Bush has just offered the Soviets American experts to help them create a free market economy - including technical advice on how to set up a private banking system. Meanwhile here at home the system we are exporting is facing serious problems. The savings-and-loan crisis, for example, will cost the American taxpayer more than $200 billion in the next 10 years.
FOOD
April 3, 2003 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As the war in Iraq began, Philadelphia-area restaurants - believing that bad news meant bad business - had been bracing for the worst. But the war has not had much effect, according to an informal survey of restaurateurs. Even if you're French. As in Bill French, general manager of the McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant near City Hall. Though frequent protest marches around City Hall have hurt "a little bit," overall business has not suffered, he said. No worries even from those who are not French.
NEWS
July 9, 1990 | By Michael L. Rozansky, Inquirer Staff Writer
The threesome was enjoying a singular moment under the sun, alone in the crowd and downwind of the smoke from several grills - James Jones, Stephanie Wheeler and their small cardboard dish of pork lomein. Although there were many forkfuls of lomein left, Jones and Wheeler were mentally onto the next course. "We'll have a little bit of everything," said Jones, 30, of Norristown, cradling a Heineken. "Some chicken wings and spareribs, definitely. " "Sushi," said Wheeler, 27, a model from Manayunk.
SPORTS
November 13, 2013 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
STEPHANIE AVERS was pumped up and ready. She had made the drive from Lancaster County to South Philadelphia to watch her favorite NBA team - the San Antonio Spurs. Wearing a black jersey with the name and No. 20 of Spurs swingman Manu Ginobili, Avers was sitting directly behind the San Antonio bench in seats that range from $80 to $130 at the Wells Fargo Center before service fees. It's become an annual ritual for Avers to come see the Spurs in Philadelphia to play the Sixers.
NEWS
August 20, 2003 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Manny Rasper sees himself as a safety net for people who have been evicted from their homes. He concedes that his job - moving beloved possessions from a residence and placing them in temporary storage - can be a tough way to make a living. But the 85-year-old great-grandfather has been in the business for more than 40 years. During that time, he says he's calmed nerves, offered a shoulder to cry on, doled out free advice, and even slipped some money to single mothers with children.
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SPORTS
May 8, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
P.T. BARNUM never uttered the phrase, "There's a sucker born every minute. " Biographers pin it on a critic or a con man of his era, which sure seems to make more sense. To say such a thing would have been bad business, especially if, as the story goes, the famous promoter was trying to convince the public his fake petrified giant was the real thing and not a plaster-built copy of another fake petrified giant. Barnum eventually fessed up to avoid a lawsuit brought from the guy who owned the other fake.
SPORTS
November 21, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE ANSWER has a question. Why did Nike issue a sneaker in Sixers' red, white and blue with his No. 3 on each heel without his permission? Allen Iverson has a long association with Reebok - the company's "The Answer" was wildly popular in late 1990s and early 2000s. And last night, Iverson and rapper Jadakiss were scheduled to appear at TGI Fridays on City Line Avenue - A.I.'s favorite dining spot - to promote the Villa x Reebok Pump. Iverson's attorney, Derek Challenger, reportedly sent a letter to Nike objecting to the No. 3 shoe, which according to Nikeblog.com, has already been released in Asia.
SPORTS
September 24, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - There will be no "Mission Accomplished" banners hanging from Citizens Bank Park if the Phillies surpass last season's win total with more than two victories in their final six games. Outsiders will see that feat as further proof that a culture of mediocrity has enveloped the franchise. But some team officials, no doubt, will maintain that competitiveness is close. That, after all, is how the Phillies thought after last season's 73 wins. They doubled down on a strategy of augmenting an older core with even older players through free agency.
SPORTS
July 25, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE TRADE deadline is a week away and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will say that there aren't any untouchables on his roster. And he should say that, because saying anything else is simply bad business. But if the Phillies expect to compete at some point in the next 2 years - and that's the mindset of a front office that's against going the route of a 5-year rebuilding plan - you don't trade the only star on your roster who is in his prime. You don't trade a 30-year-old who happens to be one of the best pitchers in baseball.
SPORTS
July 3, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - It is bad business to wave a proverbial white flag 30 days before the trade deadline, and that is why Ruben Amaro Jr. preached patience Tuesday. There is no need for the Phillies general manager to sacrifice leverage with other teams by proclaiming his roster for sale. And it is important to maintain an illusion of competitiveness for the paying customers. "My mind is open to everything," Amaro said Tuesday. "We'll listen to everything. We'll try to assess the most advantageous move we can make, and we'll go from there.
SPORTS
November 13, 2013 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
STEPHANIE AVERS was pumped up and ready. She had made the drive from Lancaster County to South Philadelphia to watch her favorite NBA team - the San Antonio Spurs. Wearing a black jersey with the name and No. 20 of Spurs swingman Manu Ginobili, Avers was sitting directly behind the San Antonio bench in seats that range from $80 to $130 at the Wells Fargo Center before service fees. It's become an annual ritual for Avers to come see the Spurs in Philadelphia to play the Sixers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER CULTURE CRITIC
Dignity - its price, cost, and value - emerges as such a central theme in the Arden Theatre's new production of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun that there's no way the experience is just about repressed African American life in 1950s Chicago. The play addresses current racial issues as much as those in its own time - along with the perspective anyone needs for equilibrium in a money-obsessed world. First, though, one must settle into the particular landscape created with unassuming (and unassailable)
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Alison Harden
Flu season may be gone, but City Council's debate over paid sick leave is just heating up. Last week, a Council committee voted in favor of the "Promoting Health, Families, and Workplaces" ordinance, which would give workers in the city a certain number of earned sick days each year, the amount depending on where they are employed. The bill now goes to Council for a vote, which could happen as early as this week. This bill is the brainchild of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC)
SPORTS
February 5, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer lawrenr@phillynews.com
First in a series that looks at the NL East teams.   IT WASN'T all that long ago that a big-market team in the Northeast emptied its wallet each winter in an attempt to win the National League East even before pitchers and catchers reported to Florida. Built around homegrown, All-Star infielders, the team's management aggressively attacked the free-agent market to add future Hall of Famers, former Cy Young winners and fellow All-Stars to the roster. It was an endless pursuit of perfection (and hopefully, the postseason)
NEWS
September 12, 2012
By Paul Decker Even after more than 30 years of selling the tourist attractions of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and, most recently, Valley Forge and Montgomery County, I still wonder at the natural and historical treasures of our national parks. Think Independence and Valley Forge National Historical Parks, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, the breathtaking Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in the Poconos, and the sobering Gettysburg National Military Park. There are few places more beautiful, historic, or inspirational than these.
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