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April 24, 2016
Astral, a nonprofit mentoring program to nurture the careers of extraordinary classical musicians, hosted its benefit brunch at the Arts Ballroom in Philadelphia. More than 180 people supported the April 10 event, which raised $75,000 and included an artist meet-and-greet, a silent auction, a seated brunch provided by 12th Street Catering, and a musical performance. Stephen and Helene Cohen were honored for their ongoing philanthropic help and board guidance.
NEWS
April 27, 2006
IAPPLAUD James Nevels, Paul Vallas and Pat Gillespie for the historic moves on union apprenticeships for the city's students. Hold the students to the rigor and discipline needed to succeed. They will appreciate the training being offered and, in the long run, will feel a sense of self-worth and pride. Sharon Hale-Jenkins Philadelphia
NEWS
December 7, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / BEVERLY SCHAEFER
A benefit to help the Oxford Neighborhood Center was held Sunday at Manuel Rivero Hall at Lincoln University. The Lincoln University Dance Troupe and Gospel Ensemble, as well as the Makumba Drummers, performed. Also featured at the event were a student fashion show and a synchronized-swimming exhibition.
NEWS
April 19, 1992 | Inquirer Correspondent / JON ADAMS
They ran, shuffled and strolled for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last Sunday in the Sesame Place Classic. There was a 6.2-mile run, a 1-mile run, a 1-mile walk and a 100-yard sprint for children. Although the race is in its 11th year, 1992 is the first year that proceeds will benefit MDA, which provides orthopedic and respiratory care, therapy and transportation, and supports research.
NEWS
November 8, 1987 | By Lini S. Kadaba, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cinderella, Dressed in yellow, Went upstairs to kiss her fellow. Made a mistake, Kissed a snake. How many doctors did it take? One, two, three . . . Jump, jump, jump. With 50 ropes swinging, 300 youngsters skipped to the steady beats of rhymes recently. Principal Henry Carroll called the jump-rope-a-thon at the Thomas Holme Elementary School a "joyful, happy, exciting" occasion. In the school's yard at Academy and Willits Roads, first through fifth graders skipped to their hearts' - and feet's - content in a two-hour fund- raising marathon.
NEWS
May 16, 2016
ISSUE | TENURE Pa. teachers deserve the benefit of seniority Leave it to the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania legislature to cut school funding, underfund the teachers' pension fund, and eliminate the academic free speech offered through tenure, and then pass a bill that uses teacher effectiveness, rather than seniority, to decide who gets laid off ("Wolf gets school seniority layoff bill," Tuesday). The investment made to get a teaching degree, the high level of scrutiny and competition during the hiring process for the few jobs that open up, and the near-constant administrative supervision to ensure that state standards are being met suggest we're getting excellent teacher performance.
SPORTS
July 11, 2013
ON MEMORIAL DAY, former West Chester fullback Brian McDermott (Harriton High) was involved in an automobile accident in which he lost his left leg below the knee. So his football family is trying to do what it can to help the Golden Rams' 2011 captain begin to get on with his recovery. "He's a great kid from a great family," said coach Bill Zwann. "And they have a tough road ahead, especially financially. " On July 21, from 2-6 p.m., there will be a benefit at The Great American Pub in Conshohocken.
NEWS
September 8, 2011
Nine-year-old Jorge Cartagena, who lost his eyesight in June when he was hit by a stray bullet on a Camden street, will benefit from a fund-raiser to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Millennium Skate World, 1900 Carman St., Camden. Half of the $5 admission will go toward the cost of skate rentals; the rest will go to a fund for Jorge. He starts Thursday at Bankbridge Elementary School in Sewell, Gloucester County. To see photos, video, and a previous Inquirer story about Jorge, go to: www.philly.com/jorge . - April Saul
NEWS
April 10, 2005 | By Dianna Marder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Attention all who are affianced: Here's a little something to help you get through the wedding planning. The area's top pastry chefs will compete in a wedding-cake contest from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia. "Let Them Eat Cake" is the brainchild of Queen of Hearts wedding planner Mark Kingsdorf and features traditional, ethnic, fantasy and seasonal cakes from both professionals and students. Judges from local culinary schools and wedding organizations will rate the entries in nine categories, among them most artistic, best overall design, and of course, best tasting.
NEWS
August 1, 2012 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - New Jersey voters will decide in November whether judges should contribute more toward their pensions and benefits, after the Legislature overwhelmingly passed a measure Monday during a special summer session. The Senate voted 28-0 in favor, and the Assembly voted 62-3, clearing the three-fifths majority required for a constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot. Gov. Christie praised the swift action. "Rarely has the public seen such unanimity between the legislative and executive branches that the judicial branch was dead wrong," he said in a statement.
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NEWS
August 19, 2016
ISSUE | SOCIAL SECURITY Drop income cap It seems not many people want to talk about the easiest way to fix Social Security and make it more stable, equitable, and fair ("Seeking an SS fix," Sunday). That would be to simply remove the income cap, also known as the wage base limit. That is the maximum wage subject to the Social Security tax for the year. For earnings this year, the base is $118,500. Without the cap, individuals would start paying Social Security taxes on income above the base.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
A sampling of crowdfunded IPOs and the portals those companies are using to raise money. In order by target funding amount.                                  Target funding Issuer                                 amount          Funding portal Allen Hydro Energy Corp.            $50,000         UFP L.L.C. Treycent Inc.                        $60,000         Jumpstart Micro Inc. SharkStopper, Inc.                     $70,000         Flashfunders Securities L.L.C.
NEWS
August 15, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
Soon after Pennsylvania's breast density notification law took effect in 2014, Jules Sumkin found himself wanting to spare women from getting a letter that might alarm or perplex them. Twenty-eight states, including New Jersey and Delaware, now have laws that require mammography centers to inform women with dense breast tissue that it may increase the risk of cancer and obscure a malignancy on a mammogram, so they may want to talk to their doctors about extra imaging options. The letters don't mention quandaries that Sumkin, chair of radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, knows too well: There are no guidelines for extra imaging, or any evidence that it saves lives.
NEWS
August 8, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen and Dylan Purcell, STAFF WRITERS
What does it take to lead a union for 4,652 electricians - one the state's most politically powerful? Start with $30 million in campaign contributions spent over the course of 16 years on state and local candidates by the city's electricians' union, Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Over the years, the union's money and manpower have helped elect mayors, City Council members, county commissioners, congressmen, state legislators, governors, and at least 58 judges, including the union leader's brother and five Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices.
SPORTS
July 31, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - When Pete Mackanin hears the names J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams, the Phillies manager likes to talk about Tommy Joseph, a young player who never reached the prospect hype that surrounds both Crawford and Williams. Mackanin uses Joseph as an example of how one or both of the top prospects could benefit from a promotion to the majors before Sept. 1, when rosters expand. Joseph, during his first month in the majors, jumped to a .981 OPS with seven homers in 22 games. But there was more season to play, and pitchers applied a different strategy against Joseph.
NEWS
July 21, 2016
VIDEO EVIDENCE clearly indicated that a portion of Melania Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention was copied from a passage of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech to the Democratic National Convention. The plagiarism, we can forgive. After all, the stolen passages dealt with the principles of keeping one's word, working hard and dreaming big. Such words are laudable, whether Democrats or Republicans utter them. But once the plagiarism was proved, Donald Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, arrogantly told us that it was "beyond absurd" to believe that Melania Trump would steal Obama's words.
NEWS
July 9, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
Men with metastatic prostate cancer have a surprisingly high rate of inherited mutations in DNA-repair genes, suggesting that all men with such advanced prostate cancer should be considered for genetic testing, a new study concludes. Genetic testing is not recommended for men with cancer confined to the prostate - or men whose cancer later spreads - because studies have found less than 5 percent have defective DNA-repair genes. But the prevalence of such defects among men who are initially diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer has been unclear, according to the new study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers from six leading cancer centers in the United States and Britain.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania SPCA will be holding a fund-raising event in the memory of George Bengal, the shelter's director of Humane Law who died last month. "A Night for George" will be held July 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 732 Saint Andrew Road, in Philadelphia. Tickets are $50. Proceeds will go to the George Bengal Fund to End Animal Cruelty, which was created shortly before Bengal died from cancer. The event will include food from Revolution Taco, beverages from Tito's Handmade Vodka and Unibroue, a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets.
NEWS
July 3, 2016
On April 22, the St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center hosted its 2016 benefit, Classic Songs of the Silver Screen. Under the ministry of Felician Franciscan sisters, the center has cared for the poor and elderly since 1952. The benefit, held at the Haverford School, raised $120,000 and brought in more than 350 supporters, who enjoyed great food and entertainment by the Summer Club, a 17-piece orchestra, starring Jeff Coon, JP Dunphy, and friends, and produced by Ree Dunphy, wife of Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy.
NEWS
July 3, 2016
A structured walking program that offered encouragement and support improved participants' mood and energy levels and even led to the shedding of a few pounds, a study by Independence Blue Cross found. The research, which was published June 27 in the American Journal of Health Promotion, involved about 460 randomly chosen employees. Half the participants worked for companies insured by IBC with managers who typically put up posters or offered other passive walking encouragement.
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