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November 20, 1992 | BY DONALD KAUL
It looks like Bill Clinton's honeymoon is over; I saw an "Impeach Clinton" bumper sticker the other day. I don't know if it belonged to a sore- loser Republican or an impatient Democrat, but I suspect the latter. Washington is a tough town. A town, however, that did respond warmly to the Arkansas governor's boyish charm this week as he made his courtesy call on the city. Particularly successful was his walk through a grim stretch of the city more accustomed to the sounds of gunfire and sirens in the night than presidential visits.
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March 11, 2011 | By WILL BUNCH, bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957
OK, YOU COULD say that Philadelphia still trails Phoenix - in endless strip shopping malls, cactuses, tea-party rallies, Olive Gardens, drought alerts, golf courses and assault rifles. But not when it comes to peeps. The numbers-crunchers from the U.S. Census Bureau, who'd estimated - to much fanfare - in 2007 that Phoenix had passed Philly to become America's fifth largest city, said yesterday that the actual count from 2010 revealed either a) that that never happened or b)
NEWS
March 14, 2013
ANY TIME the Harrisburg Patriot-News reviews salaries of state employees, it creates a nice voyeuristic buzz in the capital city. So it is this week following publication, online and in print, of a series of stories, "The $100,000 Club," about state government's top take-homers. (It's viewable at pennlive.com.) Who doesn't like to know what their neighbor makes? And what's more fun than comparing government pay with government productivity? Gives ranters a chance to rant, "They get HOW much?"
SPORTS
December 10, 1990 | This feature was written by Don Grillet, Demonstration Teacher, Masterman School, School District of Philadelphia. The graphics were conceived by Don Grillet and executed by Daily News staff artist Bruny Roldan. The page was edited by Jerry Carrier of the Daily News
GREEN BAY QUIZ TIME 1. Wisconsin is one of 10 states that border the Mississippi River, and one of eight states that border the Great Lakes. Name the three states, and their capitals, that border BOTH the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. a. ---------------, --------------- b. ---------------, --------------- c. ---------------, --------------- 2. Green Bay plays in the NFC Central Division of the NFL. All five teams in this division play in cities located on major water bodies.
NEWS
October 23, 2010
Pennsylvania's capital city is trying to figure out how it will meet $1.2 million in payroll expenses next week. The city is negotiating with lenders for financing necessary for next week's payroll obligations, a spokesman for Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson said. Harrisburg had about $492,000 in cash on hand Thursday, well short of the amount needed to pay city workers next week. City treasury workers say the money will have to be available Tuesday to get checks out on time. Leaders of the unions representing police, firefighters, and other employees have told the Patriot-News of Harrisburg that workers will remain on the job. But union lawyers say they would file complaints under the Fair Labor Standards Act if workers were not paid.
NEWS
May 3, 2011 | Associated Press
TRENTON - The chief of staff to the mayor of New Jersey's capital city has been suspended without pay following his arrest on drug charges. Paul Sigmund IV has been relieved of his duties "indefinitely" after allegedly trying to buy heroin Sunday night, Mayor Tony Mack said yesterday. Sigmund also was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer. Sigmund, 46, couldn't be reached for comment. He joined Mack's administration in March after state officials urged Mack to hire a chief of staff.
NEWS
January 11, 2013
TRENTON - New Jersey law enforcement authorities are sponsoring a $100,000 gun buyback in Trenton on the heels of a record-setting cash-for-guns program in Camden in December that netted more than 1,100 firearms. State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said the buyback in the state's capital city - financed from criminal-forfeiture funds - will be Jan. 25 and 26 and open to all Mercer County residents. "We'd love to replicate or improve on the success of our Camden buyback," he said in a statement.
NEWS
August 31, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai and Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writers
As violence has risen to new heights in Trenton this year, with a record 32d homicide Thursday, the city has drawn comparisons to Camden. But Gov. Christie's suggestion to look to Camden for a solution - replacing the capital's police force with a county force, as Camden did - again met with resistance Thursday. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D., Trenton) wrote to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, asking that a State Police surge - slated to end in a week or so - remain in place in the city.
SPORTS
June 3, 1992 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
For swimmer Frank Lescas, the excellent adventure began in February. He was watching the Winter Olympics on television when something CBS's Tim McCarver said hit home. "It's funny," Lescas said. "He was doing a story on the Italian ice hockey team and mentioned that out of 20-some players, 17 or so were from the United States. And he explained how some of them were related to Italians. One guy, his father's uncle was Italian. That's how he was granted eligibility. And I'm thinking, 'Wait a minute.
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August 31, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai and Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writers
As violence has risen to new heights in Trenton this year, with a record 32d homicide Thursday, the city has drawn comparisons to Camden. But Gov. Christie's suggestion to look to Camden for a solution - replacing the capital's police force with a county force, as Camden did - again met with resistance Thursday. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D., Trenton) wrote to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, asking that a State Police surge - slated to end in a week or so - remain in place in the city.
NEWS
June 2, 2013 | By Sean Murphy, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY - It's a warning as familiar as a daily prayer for Tornado Alley residents: When a twister approaches, take shelter in a basement or low-level interior room or closet, away from windows and exterior walls. But with the powerful devastation from the May 20 twister that killed 24 and pummeled the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore still etched in their minds, many Oklahomans instead opted to flee Friday night when a violent tornado developed and headed toward the state's capital city.
NEWS
March 14, 2013
ANY TIME the Harrisburg Patriot-News reviews salaries of state employees, it creates a nice voyeuristic buzz in the capital city. So it is this week following publication, online and in print, of a series of stories, "The $100,000 Club," about state government's top take-homers. (It's viewable at pennlive.com.) Who doesn't like to know what their neighbor makes? And what's more fun than comparing government pay with government productivity? Gives ranters a chance to rant, "They get HOW much?"
SPORTS
January 16, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BROOK LOPEZ had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. Andray Blatche added 14 points for the Nets, in the midst of their longest winning streak since running off 14 in a row late in the 2005-06 season. A .500 team when they fired Avery Johnson late last month, Brooklyn is 9-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo and has pulled within 1 1/2 games of the New York Knicks for the Atlantic Division lead.
NEWS
January 11, 2013
TRENTON - New Jersey law enforcement authorities are sponsoring a $100,000 gun buyback in Trenton on the heels of a record-setting cash-for-guns program in Camden in December that netted more than 1,100 firearms. State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said the buyback in the state's capital city - financed from criminal-forfeiture funds - will be Jan. 25 and 26 and open to all Mercer County residents. "We'd love to replicate or improve on the success of our Camden buyback," he said in a statement.
NEWS
December 13, 2012
IMAGINE PHILLY heading toward its own fiscal cliff, awash in debt, under state control, facing bankruptcy and getting global notice for its woes. Now imagine the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce using an awards dinner to unveil a video mocking Mayor Nutter as, let's say, a nasally speaking Steve Urkel overlooking urban ruin asking, "Did I do that?" That's pretty close to what recently happened in Harrisburg. But in the capital city of the state I call "The Land of Low Expectations," it was worse.
SPORTS
July 11, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
We hope Brewers' fans like seeing Zack Greinke on the mound. It's becoming monotonous. Greinke, who started two consecutive games for Milwaukee on Saturday and Sunday, will also start on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. The last pitcher to start three games in a row in the majors was Cleveland's "Sudden Sam" McDowell, but he had plenty of rest, starting the last game of the 1965 season and then the first two in 1966. The last pitcher to start three straight games in the same season was Red Faber of the Chicago White Sox, who started both games in a doubleheader on Sept.
SPORTS
June 16, 2012 | Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City was once just a temporary stop for the NBA. Needing a home after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Hornets came to play in a city that was desperate for a major sports franchise of its own. The Hornets eventually went back home, but now Kevin Durant and the rest of the young Thunder might make Oklahoma City an annual summer destination. With a young core and smart management providing a chance for lasting success, there's a good chance this isn't the last time the NBA Finals will be here.
NEWS
March 31, 2012 | By Marc Levy, Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Corbett will move swiftly to find another financial custodian to restore stability to Pennsylvania's debt-laden capital city after his first appointee said Friday he was resigning, a Corbett spokesman said. The custodian, municipal bond lawyer David Unkovic, had been confirmed to the post in December by a state Commonwealth Court judge. Corbett spokesman Kevin Harley called his resignation "unexpected and unfortunate," but said he did not know his reasons for resigning.
SPORTS
February 29, 2012 | BY STAN HOCHMAN, For the Daily News
THERE IS NOTHING wrong with Ilya Bryzgalov that a slick interpreter can't cure. Never mind the goalie's early-season lament that he was lost in the woods. What he is, is lost in translation. Too often, the quirky statements he makes are misinterpreted. Take the latest cry for help, that he hopes to "find peace in his soul to play in this city. " That is the way it was reported and it sounded gloomier than a Stalingrad winter. Listen closely and the anguished moaning can be explained in other ways.
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