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March 20, 1995 | by Marisol Bello, Daily News Staff Writer
Neighborhood gangs paint the walls in University City High School with graffiti, marking their turf inside the school. Students fight at any provocation. The adults in the school aren't lagging behind. Backbiting and shouting matches among staffers intensify every day. While the school is coming off wins as the city's public high school boys' and girls' basketball champions, its triumph is tarnished by the chaos that rules the day at University City. And despite repeated visits from School District honchos and city officials, bedlam continues.
NEWS
June 18, 1994 | By TERESA HEINZ
Today, government means the delivery of benefits to the entitled, paid for by the overburdened. Too often, we as a society believe government owes us something, but we don't want to pay for it. How distant seems John F. Kennedy's appeal for a citizenry mindful of what it can do for its country. As a whole, these changes have produced a political system disengaged from the people, and a people disengaged from issues and politics. We are left with a political system that cannot lead and a public that cannot and will not follow.
SPORTS
December 1, 2011
Hammonton can pass. The Blue Devils have a strong-armed quarterback in 6-foot-3 junior Christian Mortellite. It's just that Hammonton, like most high school teams, prefers to pass on its own terms - as a change of pace, and in play-action situations. Timber Creek's defense wants to force Hammonton into long-yardage situations so the Chargers can unleash a pass rush that features tackle Greg Webb and ends Dajuan Drennon and Myles Nash. The key to this game could be the battle between Hammonton's synchronized, wing-T offense and Timber Creek's sturdy run defense.
NEWS
February 20, 2004 | By Amy Lipson
Amid the suburban landscape of Riverside in Burlington County, there is, indeed, serenity. It began as a do-it-yourself project, initiated by my friends, Debbie and Sean, who were motivated to create a placid setting devoid of chaos and the concerns of the world surrounding them. Captivated by the mountains in West Almond, N.Y., which are a frequent camping destination for this family, myself included, Debbie and Sean created a backyard that brought back the sounds and smells of camp.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2010 | By Wendy Rosenfield FOR THE INQUIRER
Finish this sentence: If you give a mouse a cookie. . . . Many Americans with children or grandchildren born since 1985 - and, most likely, the children themselves - know the answer. Obviously, the mouse will want a glass of milk, his demands will increase according to his erratic whims, and all manner of chaos will break out. The Arden Theatre is quite pleased to bring some of that chaos from the page to the stage with Jody Davidson's adaptation of Laura Joffe Numeroff's ubiquitous picture book.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2008 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
DESPITE FIERCE competition from a colorful Rogues Gallery that is arguably the best in comics, The Joker will continue to stand alone as Batman's No. 1 adversary. "That seems to be the case," said Image Comics' Erik Larsen. "Not for any thematic reason - he's not a mirror image of Batman or any of that nonsense - it's more a sense of him being the coolest character of the lot. " "No doubt," said 12 Gauge Comics' Keven Gardner. "Batman is order and The Joker lives to create chaos.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2011 | By Steve Klinge, For The Inquirer
Man Man don't so much create order out of chaos as harness chaos' power in the service of euphoria. Singer Ryan Kattner, a.k.a. Honus Honus, calls it "structured chaos," and the Philadelphia band's live shows are notorious for creating visceral, communal experiences. "I think that connection [with the audience], for us, is a mission statement and is really important," Kattner says from Los Angeles, where he was working on a video for the album Life Fantastic 's "Piranhas Club.
NEWS
February 8, 2001
Like some unfailing karmic process, chaos follows calamity in India. Over the past week and more, the country has repeatedly been told that it is well nigh impossible to predict an earthquake. Fair enough - but whatever happened to the crisis management drill? [Throughout the crisis,] information has been slow to flow. Till early afternoon on January 26, the government was talking of "200-odd people" having died. . . . The National Centre for Calamity Management, which should have become the nodal agency within minutes of the seismic storm, is a body that exists only in policy proposals.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2005 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
The bombed-out mega-manse that gives the documentary Gunner Palace its name belonged to Saddam Hussein's son Uday in the days before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Once a shining monument of Elvis-like excess, now ransacked and rubbled, the Hussein compound became the home base for the 2/3 Field Artillery, the Army unit known familiarly as the "Gunners. " In September 2003, four months after President Bush declared an end to "major combat" in Iraq, filmmaker Mike Tucker settled in with the soldiers, riding along on patrol, ducking for cover when bullets flew.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2012 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
The issue in Donald Margulies' engrossing drama Time Stands Still is not whether you can come home again. The issue is whether you can stay there. In a beautifully wrought production at Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, the play comes off as both realistic and deeply felt by its characters. Time Stands Stil l is about a complex woman - a news photographer (Susan McKey) much more at home on a battlefield than in her real home in Brooklyn, which she shares with a writer (Kevin Kelly)
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SPORTS
August 21, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
JOINT PRACTICES are "organized chaos," Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said after the first of the three days of welcoming the Baltimore Ravens to NovaCare, in advance of Saturday's preseason game. "Both teams are teetering on being under control, but out of control at the same time. It's real thin ice, but I think cooler heads prevail. We're all professionals. We're out here trying to compete. I think we all have that understanding and mutual respect for each other, and we're out here just trying to get work done.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Actor Alan Rickman helms A Little Chaos , his second film as a director, with Kate Winslet as a royal landscaper helping to design the vast gardens of Versailles in the court of King Louis XIV (played by Rickman himself). Winslet's powerhouse performances holds up A Little Chaos , a movie that cannot necessarily support her inherent force. She plays Sabine de Barra, a fictional landscaper employed by André le Nôtre, mastermind behind Versailles' gardens. Matthias Schoenaerts, as le Nôtre, is getting mileage out of costume drama this summer: He also stars in the Thomas Hardy adaptation Far From the Madding Crowd . De Barra's life is not the only fudged part of history.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Butler takes home $250 a week for driving a school bus with blind children to a Catholic day school part time. Her health insurance premiums are $517 a month. She pays 76 cents, and Washington picks up the rest. The Supreme Court is expected to rule within a week on whether that subsidy, a key part of President Obama's health-care law, is legal in 34 states. If it decides not, then the West Philadelphia resident's premiums would swell to half her income. "Fortunately for me, I'm pretty healthy," Butler said.
NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Dysfunction evidently rules again in tiny Colwyn Borough, Delaware County. On Thursday night, its manager was fired at a raucous council meeting; she disputed the action and then locked herself in Borough Hall overnight. "I don't believe I am out of a job," Paula Brown said Friday. The latest episode followed a contentious council meeting during which Brown and council members shouted at each other and traded accusations - and they still don't agree on the outcome.
NEWS
March 9, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Someone was screaming over the police radio. "Shots fired. Officer down. Give me some help!" In the quiet of a snowy Thursday afternoon, dozens of officers heard it. In squad cars and on bikes, from the 22d District, the 39th, the Highway Patrol, they rushed to the GameStop at 22d and Lehigh and into chaos. Inside the store, blood trailed to the door. Broken glass and shell casings littered the floor. And Officer Robert Wilson III was lying a few feet from the counter that shielded a group of shoppers and store workers who crouched down, terrified.
NEWS
February 24, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
The council members sat quietly and cast their votes, unanimously agreeing to seek state assistance to manage Colwyn Borough's finances. Moments later, they started screaming. Again. They shouted, pointed fingers, and paced the room. The council president - who had forgotten his gavel - banged an eyeglass case on the table in a futile effort to quiet the group. It was a typical Thursday evening at Colwyn Borough Hall. The Delaware County borough government is fraught with infighting, lawsuits, allegations of wrongdoing, and an investigation by county detectives into potential financial mismanagement.
NEWS
January 26, 2015 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
A year before Healthy Pennsylvania's rollout, Michael Harle, president and CEO of Gaudenzia, the drug and alcohol treatment center, was assured by top state Medicaid officials his clients would not see their health insurance change. Harle has been around. So he asked for that guarantee in writing. He didn't get it. A high-placed executive "promised me that they would get it right," he said. But "they" didn't. After Medicaid recipients began shifting to the new program on Dec. 1, "all hell broke loose," Harle said.
NEWS
January 6, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chionque Mines, 22, was not sure how to react to the news that she'd been chosen to introduce President Obama at the recent White House College Opportunity Summit. It was the last week of classes at Goucher College, and the senior from North Philadelphia was trying to finish a paper for one class and prepare a presentation for another, and the summit was just three days away. "I didn't know if I should be excited or cry," Mines recalled. So the young woman summoned the grit, good humor, and smarts that have been attracting notice since she was a fifth grader at KIPP Philadelphia Charter School.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, DAVID GAMBACORTA & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
THE AMERICAN tragedy that began on a sweltering August afternoon with an unarmed black teen named Mike Brown shot dead and left facedown on a Missouri street came to a head in the wind-whipped darkness of a November night, with the word that a grand jury declined to charge Darren Wilson, the white cop who killed him. But the gut-wrenching national drama is hardly over. Both before and after last night's bizarrely timed 9 p.m. Eastern-time announcement, protesters poured into the streets by the hundreds - not just in Ferguson, Mo., the once-anonymous St. Louis suburb that became a symbol of 21st century civil unrest, but on Market Street in Philadelphia and in dozens of communities from coast to coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
*  UNDER THE DOME . 10 p.m. Mondays, CBS3. MAYBE you knew all along that Dale "Barbie" Barbara would cheat death on CBS' "Under the Dome" last night. Mike Vogel had a few bad moments, though, before his character's time on the gallows. "Dome" showrunner Neal Baer called him last year and said, " 'OK, the finale's going to be fantastic. It's fantastic. This, this and this happens and this happens. And then we hang you,' " recalled Vogel in an interview last week. "And I waited.
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