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September 17, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
EPITHETS HURLED by a surly crowd. A flurry of blows rained down on two men, singled out because they love someone of the same sex. It sounds like a scene from 30 years ago in some backwater town. But it happened Thursday, police say, when two men were walking two blocks east of Rittenhouse Square to grab some late-night pizza. "I want to find the people who did this," one of the men - whose identities the Daily News is withholding at their request - said last night at his home in South Philly.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
This story has been updated. AN ASSISTANT basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School resigned late Wednesday because of his alleged involvement in last Thursday's savage attack on two gay men in Center City, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Thursday. The coach, identified by a source close to the team as Fran McGlinn, had been "serving as a coach on a contract basis," said Kenneth Gavin, a spokesman for the Archdiocese. McGlinn, 25, along with several other former Wood students, allegedly participated in an attack on a gay couple as the men were walking near Rittenhouse Square.
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September 19, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
HIS EXCELLENCY Brandon C. Jones is not on a humanitarian fact-finding mission inside a city jail right now as the Commissioner for Burns. Jones appears to have dropped the surname McGeer from his lengthy title and picked up more accusations and disgruntled associates since the Daily News profiled his bizarre life last year. He's an inmate at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility after being arrested Saturday, his 32nd birthday, at the 18th Police District. Jones was initially arrested in July on a warrant out of Atlantic County, N.J., and a bench warrant was later issued after he failed to appear at an extradition hearing last month.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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?
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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
NEWS
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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September 19, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
HIS EXCELLENCY Brandon C. Jones is not on a humanitarian fact-finding mission inside a city jail right now as the Commissioner for Burns. Jones appears to have dropped the surname McGeer from his lengthy title and picked up more accusations and disgruntled associates since the Daily News profiled his bizarre life last year. He's an inmate at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility after being arrested Saturday, his 32nd birthday, at the 18th Police District. Jones was initially arrested in July on a warrant out of Atlantic County, N.J., and a bench warrant was later issued after he failed to appear at an extradition hearing last month.
NEWS
September 16, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN GENE Roberts became executive editor of the Inquirer in 1972, he intended to turn the paper into a journalistic powerhouse. First, he had to check out the staff to gauge its strengths and weaknesses, find out who would help him transform the paper from the lame publication it had become to a first-class regional paper. One name caught his eye. Tony Auth was the political cartoonist, and the astute Roberts recognized quickly that Tony would be an important contributor to his plans.
SPORTS
September 10, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
NOT ONLY did Roman Catholic junior Phil DiWilliams pass for the most yards ever by a Catholic League quarterback last weekend, he also won the season's first Daily News Player of the Week award for his efforts. However, more important, he also earned a bit of redemption. You see, last year, DiWilliams' season ended unceremoniously after a five-interception performance in Week 3 against St. John's (Washington, D.C.). The previous week, he also played poorly against Downingtown East, Roman's opponent on Saturday.
NEWS
September 4, 2014 | By John F. Morrison, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
Daily News editor Michael Days has won a national award for leadership in media diversity, it was announced Wednesday.   Days and the New Haven Register share the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, "for their commitment to diversity in news content and in newsroom recruiting and staff development," said a statement from the Associated Press Media Editors, which administers the award with the American Society of...
NEWS
September 4, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
U.S. REP. CHAKA FATTAH refused to say yesterday if he played a role in receiving and repaying an illegal $1 million 2007 campaign loan, which was disclosed last week when his longtime political consultant pleaded guilty to federal charges. "The one thing is, I'm not a lawyer, I'm not going to engage in it," Fattah said, responding to a question on WURD-900AM . "I'm not going to respond to an allegation that hasn't been made. " Those were the first public comments Fattah has made in the case since he was listed last week as "Elected Official A" in the federal guilty plea memorandum of his consultant, Greg Naylor.
NEWS
August 29, 2014
YOUR RECENT editorial ("You Know the Drill") paints an alarmingly incomplete picture regarding natural-gas development in Pennsylvania, and, specifically, the significant steps Gov. Corbett has taken to make sure it is done right. The Daily News seems fixated on the mechanics of how Pennsylvania collects taxes and fees from the gas industry, rather than whether it is paying its fair share. Since 2008, more than $2.1 billion in personal-, corporate- and sales-tax revenue has been collected from the gas industry.
NEWS
August 29, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
THINK YOU can do my job? You probably can. As we have every fall since 1995, we're enlisting readers to help review some of the new TV shows. We call it Everybody's a Critic, and here's how it works: A group of avid TV watchers spends an evening with me at the Daily News , screening pilots and offering opinions, some of which will appear in the paper. I bake the cookies, the Daily News kicks in for sandwiches and, at the end of the night, we hand out some not terribly valuable parting gifts.
NEWS
August 29, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writer madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
YESTERDAY'S gruesome developments along the Schuylkill, said by cops to be possibly linked to Asian drug gangs, was not the first time Asian gang violence has made news in Philadelphia. In 2012, Sophos Siv, 40, was tied up, beaten and shot in his Olney home. A gunbattle over his killing ensued this year between reported Cambodian gang members. In 2005, five or six Asian men wearing bandannas drove through South Philly and opened fire, killing Angel Mucciolo, 18, a bystander. The case was believed to be gang-related.
NEWS
August 28, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
I T DIDN'T TAKE a whole lot to make Jon Weir happy: his wife's spaghetti-and-meatballs dinner, a souvenir hat from a sporting event, a stroll along State Street in Media, watching his children play sports, a bike ride on the Ocean City boardwalk. For a man who was exposed as a newspaper copy editor to the frequently painful reality of breaking news for 46 years, his need for simple pleasures was understandable. Colleagues remember a devoted professional who could keep his cool even when big news was breaking on deadline, and could be counted on to get the copy out, clean and clear.
NEWS
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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