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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.
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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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August 15, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT has hired Thomas J. Knox Jr., the son of former mayoral and gubernatorial candidate Tom Knox, to head its Auditing Services division, the Daily News confirmed yesterday. Knox Jr., who will move back to Philadelphia from Delray Beach, Fla., fills the position 13 months after it was vacated. He is expected to start Monday and will earn $82,500 annually, the minimum salary for the position, School Reform Commission chairman Bill Green told the People Paper. Green, as it happens, is close with the elder Knox and said he has known Knox's son, who goes by "T.J.," for years.
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August 8, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
CHAKA "Chip" Fattah Jr. says he can't afford to pay a high-profile lawyer to fight the government. So the embattled son of a Democratic congressman did the next best thing: He hit the conservative talk-radio circuit yesterday to proclaim his innocence in the court of public opinion. It was similar to a book tour - except the book, in this case, is a 23-count fraud-and-tax-evasion indictment unsealed Tuesday. "I think this is something that your listeners can relate to. Overreach, big government.
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August 6, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
A SEATTLE-BASED, self-described "news geek" says he's excited by the challenge of swapping the West Coast for Philadelphia and working with journalists at the Daily News , the Inquirer and Philly.com to make the city's most popular news websites better and more profitable. Eric Ulken, 36, was tapped yesterday as the new executive director of digital strategy for Philly.com and the other digital news properties run by Interstate General Media, the parent company of the Daily News and Inquirer . "This is an opportunity to be in a place where you have three world-class newsrooms with a great history doing interesting things, and with a real - from what I can tell - hunger for embracing digital, and embracing change," he said yesterday by phone from Seattle.
NEWS
August 4, 2014
I'M ASKED all the time, do people profiled in the annual Daily News Sexy Singles feature ever meet someone special and wind up getting married? Yes, they do! Just last month, a divorced schoolteacher married the man she'd met after being featured in 2007's Sexy Singles. Debbie Foster, now 60, married Charles Lewis in a simple ceremony on July 18. They had a celebratory luncheon the next day at Adelphia banquet hall in Deptford, N.J. At the ceremony, the bride was resplendent in a red-hot dress, proving once again that "sexy" isn't an age - it's an attitude.
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July 24, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BARBARA Richardson could easily have earned a doctorate in the history of the Catholic Church and Tudor England. And, oh yes, murder. She loved her Catholic religion and the history of England in the romantic days of kings and queens, the Tudors, the War of the Roses and the like. And she loved to read about murder - true crime murder. Never fiction. "She was an extreme Catholic, and a true Anglophile," said her daughter, Kimberly Richardson. "She knew all the stories of saints and miracles, and the scandals.
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July 18, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
JOHN McNESBY, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5, leveled disturbing allegations yesterday against longtime Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman. In an afternoon news conference held at the FOP's Northeast Philadelphia headquarters, McNesby said the union has been provided with "credible information" from a confidential source alleging that the two reporters fabricated information and provided interview subjects with cash and gifts, while reporting their Pulitzer Prize-winning series "Tainted Justice" in 2009.
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July 18, 2014 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The president of the Philadelphia lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police assailed the Philadelphia Daily News on Wednesday, saying there were credible allegations that two of the newspaper's reporters paid for utility bills, food, diapers, and other gifts to a woman whose story was told in their Pulitzer Prize-winning series on police misconduct. In an interview later in the day, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey raised similar criticisms of the reporters, saying that if the allegations were true, the reporters crossed an ethical line.
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July 10, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
A LOT of prisoners write to the Daily News . Most of them ask for help with their cases. An incompetent lawyer blew the trial, they say. A cop lied on the stand. New evidence proves their innocence. They were nowhere near the crime scene. I try to read every letter, mailing back the same response: I'm sorry for your troubles, but we haven't the resources to investigate your allegations. I wish you well. But Shuja Moore's plea was different. He didn't deny that on Oct. 17, 2004, he was a 22-year-old drug dealer who brought a loaded gun into Club Deco at Front and Spring Garden streets.
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July 3, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
TALK ABOUT turning lemons into lemonade . . . or prudishness into pasties. The Philadelphia cop who irked police brass with her side gig as a phone-sex operator has launched another side business selling lingerie and blogging as "Cutie Off Duty. " This time, though, Officer Terra Barrow says, she got her bosses' permission. The Daily News exposed Barrow's phone-sex work in a February story. For years, Barrow ran websites and phone lines appealing to lusty callers with fetishes both tame and taboo, including fetishes that would be illegal if acted upon in real life, like pedophilia, rape, incest, kidnapping and murder.
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