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April 9, 2003 | By MARK SEGAL
JOURNALISM is an art. But it parades its words as a science at times. We in the news business take printed words and give them to what we hope is an eager public wanting facts. We try to do that in an interesting way without being sensationalistic. When the news is something completely new, like the recent SARS epidemic, we give as much information as possible and as many viewpoints. I learned this from Daily News editor Zack Stalberg and former editorial page editor Richard Aregood.
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July 3, 2003
Staff writer Bob Warner and the Daily News should be ashamed of themselves for the article on June 21, about Joseph F. Hoffman Jr. Hoffman, who is a son of a Democratic ward leader, threw out "more than twice as many tickets as anybody else" in a six-year period. Does the Daily News commend Hoffman on his excessive productivity? No. Does the Daily News give credit to Hoffman for saving the city at least another person's salary and benefits costs for that six-year period?
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February 14, 1995 | by Scott Flander, Daily News Staff Writer
Richard Aregood, whose take-no-prisoners editorials helped define the Daily News for two decades, is leaving the paper to take a job with The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. Aregood's decision to leave the Daily News was prompted in part by disagreements with editor Zachary Stalberg over the mission of the editorial and opinion pages, as well as cutbacks in his department. During his years on the Daily News, Aregood won journalism's top awards for editorial writing, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.
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April 13, 2010
The Daily News loves to fight for the little guy. Well, score one for the Daily News and two of its fearless reporters. Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism Monday for a series of stories that exposed a rogue police narcotics squad. Kudos, too, to Inquirer cartoonist Tony Auth, a Pulitzer finalist for his drawings "expressing consistently fearless positions on national and local issues. " The awards once again affirm the important role that vibrant newspapers play - even in tough times - not just here in the Cradle of Liberty, but across America.
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January 9, 1987 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, Daily News Staff Writer
Attorney and former mayoral candidate Charles W. Bowser has filed suit against the Daily News and Daily News associate editor Don Williamson, charging that he was the victim of false and defamatory statements in a column written by Williamson. In a suit filed in Common Pleas Court, Bowser accused Williamson of describing him as a black bigot and of making other disparaging remarks in a column about last summer's Urban Journalism Workshop for minority high school students, sponsored by the Daily News and the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.
NEWS
November 3, 2006
THE Daily News had the Phillies making the playoffs on the Monday before the season ended, and we know how that turned out. On Nov. 1, six days before the election, your headline said, "All over but the voting. " Headlines like these are more hurtful than helpful. Perhaps the third time you're inclined to predict the future, you'll bite your tongues and think how you might have blown it for us twice before. Stan Gibell Philadelphia
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March 14, 1995 | BY HARRY RYAN
I remember when there were nine daily newspapers in New York City? Many Philadelphians have never forgotten the deceased Bulletin's slogan: In Philadelphia, Nearly Everybody Reads The Bulletin. Newspapers are dying. In this contemporary era, television has been the grotesque murderer of newspapers and magazines. Today, pay-for-TV-cable has been an ugly motive for not reading newspapers. Newspapers are in my blood. I read newspapers voraciously. In the past golden age of newspapers, it was cranky typewriters, inexpensive copy paper, rewritemen receiving stories from reporters over old-time telephones.
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January 2, 2008
NOW THAT Philadelphia has already invested more than a half-BILLION dollars in stadia for "important" sports, the Daily News decides to take a position against the funding of a soccer-specific stadium in Chester? Why shouldn't soccer fans be able to watch their sport in an appropriate stadium? Is it that the money will be spent and earned outside the city? Or that your readers know nothing about the sport? Here's hoping the Legislature isn't listening. Peg Manning Eastsound, WA I don't think Barack Obama has much of a chance at winning the presidency because of his Muslim-sounding name.
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March 20, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IF YOU WANTED to see a face light up with a happy smile, all you had to do was say the words "Lou Voci' to anyone who had known the man even slightly. Lou Voci was a single-copy supervisor for the Daily News and Inquirer for more than 30 years, a man known for his devotion to his job, his meticulous attention to detail and a friendly nature that endeared him to everyone he met. "Everybody loved Lou," said Bob Palmo, retired regional manager in the newspapers' circulation department and Lou's onetime boss.
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March 19, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TWO OF THE SEVEN firefighters embroiled in a lurid sex scandal have decided to accept their punishment, officials said yesterday. The two men had been scheduled to appear in front of a disciplinary trial board yesterday in response to allegations that a troubled young paramedic was goaded into performing humiliating, unwanted sex acts - some of which reportedly were filmed by the participants and shared without her permission - since joining the...
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March 16, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A 25-YEAR-OLD woman was raped at the Montgomery Township tanning salon where she worked in late February, according to police. The victim was at the salon, the name of which the Daily News is withholding to protect her identity, when Marshall Gibson, 19, entered and asked to use the bathroom around 8:45 p.m. Feb. 25, according to police. He was given permission to use the restroom after which, he and the victim entered one of the tanning rooms together, police said. While in the room, Gibson made unwanted sexual advances toward the woman and then pulled out a knife, placed it to her throat and threatened to hurt her if she did not comply with his demands, according to the arrest affidavit.
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March 13, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
WHEN THE Daily News interviewed Aaron Rogers about the 2013 murder of his 17-year-old brother, Tremaine, who was shot to death in front of him, Aaron said the boys didn't know the shooters "from a can of peas. " But the jury that decided the fate of Tremaine's killers this week knew the difference between murder and the defendant's pea-brained claims of self-defense. The jury, which deliberated for two days, found defendants Tyreek Hall and Robert Anderson guilty of third-degree murder shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday.
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March 6, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: Valentine's Day was awful. Besides a few texts, I got nothing. It's been a hard winter. Whenever it snows, this guy I'm talking to invites himself over. But afterward when he leaves, I feel used. I'm lonely so I can't be picky. It's like I'm stuck in a cycle. Mia: Girl, get some self-respect and stop letting yourself be used for sex. Join a gym - and go - so you can meet people. Sign up for an online dating site. Nothing's going to change until you do. Get moving! Steve: You can do better.
NEWS
March 6, 2015
WITH 25 NOMINEES and counting, the 2015 Best Vegan Cheesesteak in Philadelphia contest is in full swing, and the competition is already getting fierce. If your favorite is among the existing nominees, you can vote for it once per calendar day here: philly.com/vegancheesesteak . And if it's not, write it in! The top 10 vote-getters will be listed in the Daily News on March 19. The top three qualifying finalists will submit sandwiches for final judging at a gala event at Weavers Way Chestnut Hill on March 20 at 4 p.m. Our judges will be: * Frank Olivieri Jr., proprietor of Pat's King of Steaks and grandson of cheesesteak co-originator Harry Olivieri.
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February 20, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE HEADLINES grabbed attention, screaming the tragic tale of a missing woman found dead in a car parked near 30th Street Station and littered with parking tickets. Even London's Daily Mail published the story of Nadia Malik, 22, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the discovery of her body, a year ago today, in a black Nissan Altima. But despite the initial media blitz and the dozens of stories that followed, a year later the case has not been solved and a crucial question remains: How did Nadia Malik die?
NEWS
February 13, 2015
PRESIDENT Obama's interior secretary, Sally Jewel, recently noted that "there is a lot of misinformation about fracking. " She's absolutely right, and a Daily News editorial ("Tracking fracking") is a classic display of this ignorance. First, according to any number of regulatory experts - including top Obama administration officials - hydraulic fracturing is well-regulated and safe. Indeed, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu has stated that shale development "is something you can do in a safe way. " Second, Pennsylvania has some of the nation's strongest environmental regulations.
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February 12, 2015 | Mensah M. Dean & Wendy Ruderman, Daily News Staff Writers
SOME 13 YEARS AGO, the Daily News alerted state Sen. Anthony Williams that he hadn't actually graduated from college, despite assertions on his official state Senate website. Wednesday, the Daily News again helped jog the senator's memory about his educational background, informing Williams of an error on his mayoral campaign website. In fact, Williams didn't graduate from Franklin & Marshall College and then go into business and then into politics, as stated on his website, anthonyhwilliams.com . When asked about the wording of the bio, Williams' campaign spokesman, Albert Butler, said, "It's a simple oversight and it can be easily corrected.
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February 11, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER NEARLY a year of legal wrangling, a civil-rights case against two police officers and the city's top cop has been settled for $85,000. A federal judge dismissed the case, filed in March 2014 by Rodney Handy Jr. against Officers Shane Darden and Timothy Taylor and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey over Handy's arrest in 2012, court records show. The dismissal came after the parties were able to settle their dispute out of court, according to an order filed yesterday. The city settles out of court most civil-rights claims made against police, according to a Daily News review last year of settled police lawsuits . The Daily News found that Philly paid out $14 million to settle civil-rights claims alone in 2013 — nearly four times as much as the $4.2 million just five years earlier.
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