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November 24, 2006
So the candidate of Nancy Pelosi, your favorite speaker of the House, for the position of House Majority Leader, Rep. John Murtha, didn't quite make the grade. Boo-hoo! You had this on Page 28 of the Nov. 17 edition. Had it been a Republican issue, it would have appeared on Page 1 with some "snappy" headline that somehow, someway would be connected to President Bush. A few suggestions. First, after looking at the photo of John Murtha, may I suggest he eat some prunes.
NEWS
March 22, 1986
The good news is that the SEPTA strike is over. The bad news is that it's going to cost more to ride the buses and subways. Probably another quarter - up to $1.25 - and that's just for starters. Once the one-dollar barrier has been breached, it will be easier for SEPTA to return every now and then with requests for a little more. The strike gave SEPTA another justification for the fare increase it would have requested anyhow. More revenue would have been necessary even if the authority had been able to get by with no concessions at all to the Transport Workers Union.
NEWS
December 23, 2008 | By FATIMAH ALI
WHEN ADVERSITY strikes, we have two choices. We can either wallow in sorrow, or we can find the blessings which lie beneath each of life's many tests. When the Lord visited my family with a serious health challenge recently, we weren't prepared for the bad news, but we should have been. Now, we are solely focused on turning this adversity into joy, which is often a daunting task. My companion of 16 years Natu, a health advocate and alternative health practitioner, was diagnosed with colon cancer.
SPORTS
September 23, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Boston Red Sox, who lost an opportunity to move ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East by losing to the New York Yankees yesterday, got more bad news after the game when it was announced that ace Roger Clemens would not pitch today, or for the rest of the regular season. Clemens, who has been sidelined for three weeks with tendinitis in his right shoulder, was scheduled to make his return today against the Yankees. But Boston manager Joe Morgan said Clemens was still suffering pain in the shoulder and would be scratched.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 1988 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
In the last two weeks, two collections of songs by unknown, on-the-horizon popular-music talent have been released on record: Ten of a Kind, produced by the college-radio tip sheet College Media Journal, and Musician Magazine's Winners of the Best Unsigned Band Contest, which was judged by Elvis Costello, Mitchell Froom, T-Bone Burnett and Mark Knopfler. As a barometer of new thought in the music business, they are discouraging statements: Listen to these records and you discover that most of the bands are playing the game of catch-the-latest-sound.
NEWS
May 18, 1987 | By RAMONA SMITH, Daily News Staff Writer
The hydrocarbons that produce ozone come from a variety of sources - from vapors at the gas pump to the baking of yeast-raised bread. But environmental officials say there isn't much the average person can do to stop the formation of ozone. The best bets are driving less, and getting ready for a possible new round of pollution controls at gas stations or in new cars. "It's too early at this point to start looking at the very, very minute amounts that, when taken as a whole, contribute to the ozone problem," said Joseph Otis Minott, executive director of the Delaware Valley Clean Air Council.
SPORTS
May 28, 2011 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Doctors have told Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter that the tumors found on his brain likely are malignant, according to news reports. The tumors were diagnosed last Saturday after the former New York Mets star began experiencing headaches and forgetfulness. Doctors at Duke Medical Center told the 57-year-old Carter that they are "90 percent certain" the tumors are malignant, according to a report on the New York Daily News website. "It was very hard for all of us to hear, as we have been hoping and praying that the tumors would be benign," one of Carter's daughters wrote on the family's website.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1986 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
The first edition of a new weekly paper aimed at Philadelphia's black community makes its debut tomorrow. Ernest A. Edwards Jr., the former developer of the Osage Avenue homes, is owner, publisher and editor of the new Philadelphia Sunday Press. "Ours is a positive newspaper," Edwards said. "It's progressive, upbeat and upscale with no blood or guts or gore. We're not interested in whose house burned down or who got robbed. "We're interested in the success of black people, and in helping black people feel good about themselves, giving them a belief they can do something about their circumstances and condition.
NEWS
October 7, 2010
OUR FIRST reaction to a new report from Pew's Philadelphia Research Initiative that found the number of people moving into the city is rising faster than those moving out was . . . anxiety. Does this good news mean we're going to be forced to finally abandon the last vestiges of low self-esteem and actually start believing we live in a cool, happening city? The forces for such civic confidence have been working on us for a few years now - thriving neighborhoods, big new buildings, gains in education, and, of course, a certain October parade back in 2008.
SPORTS
September 16, 1987 | By PAUL HAGEN, Daily News Sports Writer
Let's see now. They once had an insurmountable lead in the National League East, but now the New York Mets are a clear and present danger to surmount it. The only guy in their lineup who is a real threat to hit a home run is in the middle of a two-week enforced absence with a sprained ankle. The second baseman revealed recently that the guys on the team aren't exactly palsy-walsy. And all of this came after an incredible string of injuries that must have caused a shortage of medical supplies in the greater metropolitan area.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My best friend, "Donna," and I are former coworkers. She divorced recently but has hooked up - and is shacking up - with a coworker of mine, "James. " James and I work on the same shift every weekend. James invited a woman to the job for a lunch date. Should I say something to Donna? I'm not a fan of his because he seemed sneaky before the "lunch date. " Donna says she's happy. We limit our conversation about him because I hate to bad-mouth him knowing how she feels about him. But I'm bothered knowing he didn't care enough to not let on to me about his infidelity.
NEWS
March 30, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky
EVERYTHING THAT's old is new again. I'm talking about SEPTA senior passes, not necessarily the people who use them. Like me. In April of last year, Newsworks reported that SEPTA would not accept driver's licenses as proof of age for seniors, while it did accept Social Security cards, Medicare cards and, of course, it's own blue senior ID card. That policy was curbed after it created confusion and anxiety, but no more so than the chronically behind schedule SEPTA Key, a cashless payment system.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | Inquirer Editorial
Gov. Christie has become an embarrassment to many in New Jersey. Any doubt that blind ambition has overtaken his responsibility to govern the state was dispelled when he dropped out of the presidential race only to rejoin it as one of Donald Trump's most ardent admirers. Just weeks ago Christie was calling Trump a "carnival barker" who wasn't fit to be president. "Showtime is over. We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief," said Christie. "Showmanship is fun, but it is not the kind of leadership that will truly change America.
NEWS
February 6, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney on Thursday endorsed State Rep. Dwight Evans in his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah in the Democratic primary election. That news piled onto a tough week for the 11-term congressman, who is scheduled to start his federal trial on corruption charges six days after the April 26 primary. Fattah's latest campaign finance report, filed Sunday, showed that his legal bills continue to chew through his meager funds. And his son, Chaka "Chip" Jr., was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison in a bank fraud case unrelated to his father's legal troubles.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2016
It's been a harsh winter for investors in master limited partnerships (MLPs), which invest in energy pipelines and oil and gas exploration. Oil prices dropping by half has routed the sector. And one of the most popular MLPs, Kinder Morgan, is an example of what may happen with other MLPs this year. In December, Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) said it would slash its quarterly dividend to $0.125 per share ($0.50 per share annually), vs. its previous payout of $0.51 per share ($2.04 annually)
NEWS
January 5, 2016 | By James Jay Carafano
Here is a 2016 "calendar" to keep you up at night. Don't hold me to the dates, but if the next 12 months pass without our witnessing these unsettling moments, then America will be truly blessed. January. We know the date, for sure: Jan. 12. That's when President Obama will deliver his last State of the Union Address. What's not known is whether he'll have anything new to say about America's place in the world and how he'll deal with ongoing challenges such as ISIS, Syria, Iran, Russia, North Korea, and China.
NEWS
December 16, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITER
Just when things in Colwyn appeared to be turning around, the tiny Delaware County borough has returned to its normal status: chaos. On Monday, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said audits of the borough fire company's relief association uncovered nearly $90,000 in unauthorized and undocumented spending. As a result, state funds for the volunteer organization have been put on hold. The news comes two weeks after Colwyn's council appeared to make strides toward recovery by approving a financial plan from the state, yet its implementation remains uncertain.
SPORTS
October 28, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
I'm afraid I have some bad news for you today, so it might be a good idea to sit down if you are not, or to remain seated if you are. Ready? Here we go. The NBA is letting the 76ers play again this season and it starts Wednesday night. I know, I know. Try to breathe. Get some water. You knew this was coming. Better? OK, I'm sorry to have to tell you something else. There is more bad news. No, no. Alexey Shved isn't coming back, but you're on the right track. The Sixers are going to be even worse this time around.
NEWS
October 12, 2015 | By Edith Newhall, For The Inquirer
The last decade of the 20th century was rough on Mexico City. Everything that was already spinning out of control got worse: political corruption, the economy, social inequity, poverty, violence. But, as often happens in periods of crisis, art thrived on the bad news. Artists who might otherwise have been drawn to traditional modes of art-making turned to installation, performance, actions, video, and other more socially engaged art practices that could exert a physical intervention with, or offer a sharp rebuke to, the status quo. "Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000," at the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, is the first exhibition to thoroughly examine that change in Mexico City's cultural landscape through the works of artists who lived and worked there in the 1990s.
NEWS
December 22, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
By the end of last week, Joe O'Brien was reeling. It took O'Brien, the executive director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit, a few days to wade through the long-awaited 111-page grand jury report that described mismanagement, unethical behavior, and theft of student funds at the Coatesville Area School District. "It was painful," O'Brien said Friday. The release of the report by county prosecutors Monday capped an 18-month investigation that culminated in the arrests of Richard Como, a former superintendent, and former athletic director Jim Donato on misappropriation of funds and other charges.
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