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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
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...
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.
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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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.
SPORTS
October 2, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
YOU WOULD BE hard-pressed to find a high school player in Philadelphia with a more physically imposing style of football than Shawn Henderson. Actually, gridder more aptly describes the George Washington High senior middle linebacker and fullback. A 5-10, 230-pound battering ram, Henderson couples keen instincts and brute force to disrupt on both sides of the ball. In fact, last week against Father Judge, Crusaders defenders were heard shouting, "No. 3's in the game, tighten up your gaps," when Henderson thundered onto the field.
NEWS
January 20, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Marcus Allen is looking for a few good men. To be honest, he is looking for a lot of good men, black men like himself, to be mentors and role models, to make a difference in the lives of boys without them. "We need more men of color. Our community needs to see us get involved," said Allen, the first black man to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania in its century of service. The organization, which mentors almost 3,000 children in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties, has a waiting list of more than 1,100 hopeful "Littles," the overwhelming majority black and biracial boys, yet black men represent only 15 percent of volunteers.
SPORTS
December 17, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mike Holloway liked the idea of standing outside his big brother's considerable shadow. "It was like he had his spotlight and I had my spotlight," Mike Holloway said of his decision to play the first two seasons of his high school career at a different school than his older brother, Rashaan. Mike Holloway, a 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 16.4 points last season as a sophomore at Sacred Heart in Vineland, Cumberland County. Rashaan Holloway, a 6-9 center, averaged 22.7 points last season as a junior at Schalick in Pittsgrove, Salem County.
NEWS
November 22, 2013
THIS WILL BE a somber Thanksgiving for the Presley family. When the blended clan of 13 souls living in the mustard-colored, five-bedroom house gathers around a dining-room table, Demetry Presley will be with them only in spirit. The athletic, loving, fun-to-be-around, good-with-the-girls 21-year-old was gunned down by a soulless thug on South Street early Sunday morning, dying in the arms of his big brother, Willie. It happened about 1:30, a few steps away from the Mixed Plate Lounge, a restaurant-turned-nightclub that the Presleys, who live in Sicklerville, N.J., rented for $500 to stage an event, a "Stop Light Party.
NEWS
September 16, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
It's something of a hard sell to suggest that an automobile that starts at $62,600 is a good value. But in the thin fiscal air where the Range Rover respirates, the remarkable, all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport is a deal at that price. Look at it this way: The Sport, a shorter, sportier version of the somewhat more grandly appointed Range Rover flagship, is more than $20,000 cheaper in base form than its big brother. Yet it shares the big guy's architecture and engine choices, as well as its impeccable road manners and exceptional off-road capability.
NEWS
September 16, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was called a "fortress in the clouds. " The 21st Regiment of the Second Division of the North Vietnamese Army had carved a stronghold into the steep slopes of Nui Chom, a mountain with rugged peaks covered by a towering jungle canopy that blocked the sky. There, the NVA had dug 250 machine-gun bunkers to defend a secret field hospital. On Nov. 20, 1968, Michael J. Crescenz of Philadelphia walked into an ambush on Nui Chom. His squad was pinned down when he made a snap decision to grab an M60 machine gun and charge the bunkers.
NEWS
July 14, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer TV Critic
At least we used to receive a gold watch when we retired. These days it's: "25 years and all I got was a lousy sheet cake?" Elisabeth Hasselbeck got just that kind of rude dismissal from The View this week. Mother Superior Barbara Walters opened Wednesday's show saying, "It was reported last night that our Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving us to join the Fox network. As you can see, I'm a little teary, but I always want what's best for you: You know how I feel about you. And I'm happy that you're going.
SPORTS
April 20, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A month after his release from prison, Hamza Muhammad made a purchase that he hoped would alter his life's path. The package came the next week from an online retailer: an all-black heavy bag and a pair of black and gray punching mitts. Before his one-year prison term in 2004 on gun charges, Muhammad trained as a boxer. But teaching the sport, he thought, would be his way to show youths in his West Philadelphia neighborhood another way. On Tuesday, Muhammad danced around the ring of West Philly's James Shuler Gym as his prized amateur targeted his outstretched punching mitts.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jrue and Justin Holiday have beaten some incredibly long odds as brothers who will play on the same NBA team. The Holidays became 76ers teammates after Justin, 23, was called up this weekend from the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League. The Sixers waived guard Jeremy Pargo to make room for Justin on their 15-man roster. The 6-foot-6, 180-pound guard, who practiced with the team on Monday, is signed through the rest of the season. "Now I get to play with [Jrue] at the highest level," Justin Holiday said.
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