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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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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.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
SOMETIMES, PROPER seasoning takes a season or two. Consider tight end Brent Celek, for instance. Through his first 32 games with the Eagles he managed 43 catches and 11 starts. He had 76 catches in his third season. Jason Peters entered the league as an undrafted tight end in 2004. Three seasons later, he went to his first of five straight Pro Bowls . . . as a left tackle. Not every player pops right away in the NFL. It takes time to adjust; it takes more time for some than others.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
IF THE Pennsylvania Convention Center were an ocean liner, it would be taking on water and listing badly. When the $1.3 billion taxpayer-funded facility at 12th and Arch streets opened a major new expansion in 2011, the promise was that a new, improved and larger center would draw 20 to 30 large conventions a year. There are 20 major conventions in the facility this year, but the numbers drop quickly after that - down to a mere eight in 2016. This is bad news, not just for the center but for the region.
NEWS
May 9, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
GOV. CORBETT has been telling his fellow Republicans in the state Senate that the legislation to privatize liquor stores is essential to his re-election next year. But a Daily News /Franklin & Marshall College Poll shows that may be a bad bet for Corbett. The poll shows that support for privatization of state-run liquor stores is slipping. And voters rank that goal as a low priority compared to creating jobs and helping the state's economy. "Voters aren't invested in it," said G. Terry Madonna, the poll director.
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
A federal auditing agency has charged that former Philadelphia Housing Authority executive director Carl R. Greene falsely certified that his agency was not using taxpayer money for lobbying and has recommended that Washington take action against him "up to and including debarment. " In a 35-page report Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development inspector general also recommended that HUD take actions against Greene under a federal anti-fraud law. Assistant HUD Secretary Sandra B. Henriquez said she would review the inspector general's report with her agency's attorneys before a decision is made on how to proceed with the recommendations.
NEWS
April 4, 2013
After painful protests over school closings and other cuts, the Philadelphia School District's incomplete proposed budget is understandable but still unrealistic. Superintendent William R. Hite Jr.'s first proposed spending plan features a gaping $304 million hole in funding for the financially flailing system. The $2.7 billion budget relies on a big hoped-for infusion of new money: $120 million from the state and $60 million from the city. That's too much uncertainty in this murky fiscal climate.
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