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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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NEWS
December 13, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - A city tax lien sale brought faltering Atlantic City some pre-Christmas cheer Thursday - a $22 million tax bill from bankrupt Trump Plaza and Taj Mahal will be paid - but also some coal: Nobody bid on a $32.5 million unpaid tax bill from Revel. "I'm concerned," said the city's revenue director, Michael Stinson, after the four-hour sale, with a total of nearly $59 million in owed taxes on 1,000 properties, yielded at most half of that. Stinson said the tax sale plus an imminent $40 million note sale should be enough to get the city over the immediate 2014 budgetary crisis.
SPORTS
September 26, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
FOLLOWING his first season as a head coach, Brett Brown has become addicted to a bracelet he wears on his left wrist that tells him every detail about his night's sleep and monitors how many miles he logs on his feet per day. Sleep, to say the least, would appear to be way down on the list of priorities for the overexcited coach. Nineteen-win seasons usually will create some deprivation in the sleep department, but having to totally rebuild an organization and do it with two first-round picks from this summer who most likely won't play this season will add to it. But he preaches "career-best fitness" to his team constantly, and if he doesn't take care of himself, then what's the point?
BUSINESS
August 30, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bad times keep coming for Malaysia Airlines, the majority-government-owned carrier that lost airplanes in two tragedies this year. With a heavy financial hit expected in the second half of the year, the airline said Thursday that it lost $95 million in the second quarter, ended June 30, compared with a loss of $58 million in the same period last year. After the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 passengers and crew members on board, the carrier's revenues decreased by 5 percent, to $1.1 billion.
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Absorbing wave upon wave of bad news about the resort town they are paid to promote, Atlantic City's beleaguered marketers have reached into their quiver to fire back. "Atlantic City Responds to Negative Press with what else, an ad," is how Jeff Guaracino, chief strategist and communications officer with the Atlantic City Alliance, put it Wednesday, a day after the stunned town absorbed the blow of the announcement that the big glass ball-topped Revel would be closing Sept.
NEWS
July 9, 2014
AFTER A LONG day at Geauga Lake (Aurora, Ohio), my cousins and I headed over to our neighbors' house. I was about 8, but they were teenagers and wanted to spend time with my better-than-average-looking neighbor. It was about 10 o'clock when we came home to my mom and grandmother freaking out, terrified that something had happened to us. We came inside and my mom told me a story I had never heard before - she told me about my Aunt Sandy, and how she had run away when she was young and we never found her. After that day, I recall talking about Sandy and the entire situation much more often.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
LAKELAND, Fla. - Twenty-four days from today, in Arlington, Texas, two teams will take the field as living testaments to the importance of roster depth. In the home dugout, the Rangers, their rotation missing two of its top three starters, Matt Harrison recovering from back stiffness, Derek Holland on the DL with a knee injury. In the visitor's dugout, a team whose trials and tribulations increased yesterday with the news that lefthander Cole Hamels had hit a bump in his road to recovery from biceps tendinitis.
NEWS
March 2, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
DO YOU want the good news or the bad news? The good news is that area meteorologists are shooting down the much-promoted forecast that Philly will be buried under a foot of snow this weekend. The bad news is that the snow is still coming to the city: about 6 to 8 inches of it, according to the National Weather Service's Mount Holly office. "Only one model shows a potential fall of a foot of snow, but most of our other forecast tools indicate less than that," said Mitchell Gaines, a NWS meteorologist.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - In the second half of their first losing season in 11 years, Phillies starting pitchers were downright dreadful. The non-Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee members of the woeful rotation were a combined 7-23 with a 7.59 ERA in 41 games. They allowed 29 home runs and walked 91 batters in 182 2/3 innings. They were unwatchable for even the most ardent of Phillies fans. With an eye on 2014, they were, as a collection of starters behind Hamels and Lee, undependable.
SPORTS
October 28, 2013 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Bill McGovern remembers everything about the moment he learned Mark Herzlich might die. It was the spring of 2009. He had started driving away from a Staten Island high school, one more stop in a string of recruiting visits for Boston College's football program. He noticed a voice-mail message on his cellphone. It was from Herzlich's father, Sandy. McGovern was Boston College's defensive coordinator and linebackers coach then, and his best inside linebacker - hell, the best player on the team - was Herzlich, a native of Wayne, a graduate of Conestoga High School, a certain first-round selection in the 2010 NFL draft.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE BROWNS can't catch a break. On Sunday against the Lions, quarterback Brandon Weeden tossed a boneheaded, highlight-reel interception that will likely rank among the most embarrassing plays in team history. Then yesterday, the Browns discovered that wide receiver Charles Johnson, who they signed off the Packers practice squad on Saturday, has a torn ACL and needs surgery. Apparently, the Browns didn't know about the injury until they gave Johnson a physical. Now, he'll be placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.
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