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September 15, 2010
9 tonight CHANNEL 3 Remember your college roomie from hell? How long would you spend with him or her for a shot at $500,000? Tonight we find out who takes home the jackpot.
NEWS
November 2, 2007
YES, my friends, since the late '50s I've been told Big Brother was coming. Well, lo and behold, the land of the free is no longer. Understand, I'm not saying all this is healthy, but where's our choice? You can no longer smoke in most places, but they sure as heck want our tobacco-tax money. What about owners deciding what their clients want? What's wrong with a "Smoking permitted" sign? Let the people choose to go in or stay away. Same for transfats - let people choose, we do have some smarts!
NEWS
July 18, 2002 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
PICTURE THIS: An Arabic-looking man loses his high-speed Internet connection. He calls Comcast. They send somebody out to the house for repair. When the Comcast representative arrives, he sees what be believes to be bomb-making material and a model of the Walt Whitman Bridge sitting on the kitchen table. Would a call to authorities be in order? I assume that your answer, like my own, is "Hell yes!" It's a no-brainer. And I'll bet you agree that the same would apply to a plumber, meter reader, telephone man or letter carrier.
NEWS
May 17, 1994 | by Chris Mitchell, New York Daily News
At the moment of deepest grief in "Crooklyn," Spike Lee's paean to family life in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the early '70s, the oldest brother reaches out for his younger sister's hand, redeeming with one small gesture his years of petty selfishness. The tender act could not be further removed from the way Lee's character in "Do the Right Thing" ignited the summer of 1989, by throwing a garbage can through the window of a white man's pizzeria, but the gentle act of atonement punctuates "Crooklyn" just as effectively.
NEWS
September 2, 2000 | by Richard Huff, New York Daily News
The people behind CBS' reality competition "Big Brother" will continue to be mocked by a grassroots group that has been flying banners over the show's house, according to the head of the group. Jeff Oswald, a free-lance videographer who claims responsibility for some of the banners over the house, said this week the group is conducting "culture jamming," which he described as using legal avenues to mock the media. "This is the first thing that we've tried, and we've been getting some interesting feedback," Oswald said.
NEWS
January 4, 2006 | By Terri Akman
Cameras here, cameras there, cameras everywhere. Whether we are shopping in a store, picking our kids up at school, or merely grabbing the dry cleaning, Big Brother is watching - and in many cases recording - our every move. While it feels creepy to know we are being watched, in many instances these cameras have helped nab criminals or prevent crimes from occurring. Recently, the surveillance camera in ShopRite came through for me in a way I couldn't have imagined. After checking out an unusually large order, the cashier asked for my Price Plus card, which would give me savings on items I had purchased.
NEWS
July 26, 2005
IN HIS JULY 19 column, Stu Bykofsky makes the incredible claim: "Once you allow smoking prohibitions in public places, Government Busybodies soon will stick their long noses into private spaces. " That has to be the stupidest pseudo-attempt at logic I've ever read. Governments regulate hundreds, if not thousands or tens of thousands, of activities in public areas that are perfectly permissible in private spaces. Rules ranging from public-nudity regulations to no swimming in certain fountains have absolutely no private equivalent whatsoever.
NEWS
August 13, 2002
The 1,200 new closed-circuit cameras that airport officials want to mount throughout Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to thwart terrorists would join cameras already spying on Christian youth groups proselytizing on the stairs of the Lincoln Monument and union organizers discussing strategy on the sidewalks of Virginia Beach, Va.. . . Since 9/11, the government has thrown its formidable weight onto the security side of the tenuous balance between safety and...
SPORTS
October 28, 1999 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
The racing Burton brothers are having satisfying seasons. There is, however, one major difference: Jeff has won six races and Ward has a zero in the win column. Ward also isn't crazy about the number 2 these days. For the third time this year, Ward finished runner-up to the younger Jeff in Sunday's Winston Cup race at North Carolina Speedway. While Jeff has been kind toward Ward, many older brothers know how annoying it can be to continually finish behind a younger sibling.
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March 25, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
CLEARWATER , Fla. - It's an old joke, an old line: Nobody beats up my brother - except for me. If you're an older brother, you know the phrase by heart. If you're the younger brother, you know that its true meaning has less to do with violence than it has to do with love. Big brothers give it to you straight up. No cream. No sugar. Black. "He's a guy I still look up to, a guy I still learn from," Aaron Nola was saying the other day about big brother, Austin.
NEWS
January 23, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Corp. has agreed to pay the federal government $1.6 million for violating regulations that guided three grants it received from the Justice Department. Big Brothers Big Sisters, a nonprofit that provides mentoring services to boys and girls throughout the United States, was headquartered in Philadelphia at the time the grants were received between 2009 and 2011. It is now based in Tampa, Fla. "They knowingly said they had financial management systems in place to monitor use of funds, and those systems were in fact not in place," said Joel Sweet, assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2016
Marcus Allen, 43, leads the Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, but when the former pro basketball player applied to be a "Big," and mentor a youngster, his own group turned him down. "I'm the CEO. I sign the checks," Allen said. "They said, 'Well, Marcus, I hate to deliver this news, but you can't be a Big right now.' " It turns out the staff decided that his recent divorce and full plate of duties at the group made him too busy for the job. "They were not sure that I would have the time, given all the things that I was doing," he said.
SPORTS
August 12, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Averee Robinson shows his love and admiration for his late brother, Adrian, every time he puts on his Temple football uniform. A junior defensive lineman, Robinson has switched from No. 73 to 43, which was the number Adrian Robinson wore with the Owls before he played in the NFL. In May, the Robinson family, who hail from Harrisburg, were struck by tragedy when Adrian Robinson died at age 25 in what was ruled a suicide. Adrian Robinson played 50 games for Temple and was named Mid-American Conference defensive player of the year as a sophomore linebacker in 2009.
NEWS
May 28, 2015
LET ME START by saying that this letter in response to Christine Flower's recent column is written with complete bias. However, my bias comes from knowing who and what I am writing about. Unlike you, Christine, I first noticed Jim Kenney 55 years ago. He was hard to miss, as he was the kid in the bed on the other side of the room we shared. Oh, my God, Christine, did that make us domestic partners? Alas, no - just brothers. Whew, that was close. So, let's begin with my problems with what you wrote: First off, it is quite clear that you have had little or no personal interaction with Jim prior to your character assassination of him and his views.
NEWS
February 2, 2015 | BY JENNY DEHUFF & RYAN W. BRIGGS, dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
IF BEING the candidate of the Democratic establishment counts for anything, Lisa Deeley ought to be a shoo-in for city commissioner. The longtime aide to top Democrats, fielded an All-Star team of big names at Famous 4th Street Deli yesterday morning when she formally announced her candidacy. Two officials she's served under - Councilman Bobby Henon and City Controller Alan Butkovitz - joined Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilman Ed Neilson, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Sheriff Jewel Williams, AFL-CIO president Pat Eiding, Building Trades business manager Pat Gillespie and IBEW Local 98 business manager John Dougherty at the hugfest.
NEWS
January 11, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Collingswood's Tyree Mann-Barnes hasn't had the best of luck playing one-on-one with his older brother Tyrone, a record that mirrors the Washington Generals' log against the Harlem Globetrotters. Yet the Collingswood senior has enjoyed much greater success against high school competition, and a lot of that can be attributed to the tutoring from his older brother. A senior guard, Tyree is averaging 13.6 points for a Collingswood team that has won six in a row since a close opening-night loss to Haddonfield.
SPORTS
November 21, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
WHEN JARRETT McClenton was around 7 or 8 years old he was no stranger to great running-back play. Long before he shared Daily News Player of the Year last season, McClenton, now a senior at Archbishop Wood, watched his older brother, Jeff, play football at Conwell-Egan. Jeff was a speedy wideout and safety in his own right, but Steve Slaton was the burner in the backfield. "He could always make the big run because he had breakaway speed," said Jarrett, who is 5-8 and weighs 165 pounds, "but he was also very physical when he ran the ball.
SPORTS
November 8, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there is anyone who should have an idea of what Aaron McKie could mean to Temple as an assistant coach, it is Kevin Ollie. The coach of the defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies, Ollie played with McKie in the 76ers backcourt. When McKie retired and coached the Sixers guards from 2007 to 2013, before being let go, he became very close to Ollie. "I know he's going to be big-time," said Ollie, who retired from the NBA in 2010 and was named UConn's coach in 2012. "He helped me tremendously.
SPORTS
October 9, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
When the Higgins boys were younger, they often played soccer in the backyard. The games varied, but a staple competition was two-on-one keepaway. Because Ronan was the youngest of the three, he always seemed to get trapped in the middle. Now a freshman at Shipley, Ronan Higgins no longer is stuck in between his older brothers, Tommy and Conor, and having to chase them. Instead, the forward is a catalyst for the Gators (8-1-3) off the bench, and for the first time in his career, he is playing with Conor, a senior, in organized competition.
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