September 29, 2008
IN RESPONSE to your recent editorial on the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Patrick McDonald, I would like to ask what exactly you're referring to when you suggest that this brutal cold-blooded murder represents a "battle of haves versus have-nots. " Are the editors at the Daily News so unconsciously caught up in a Marxist interpretation of history that every conflict the paper covers is ultimately seen through the lens of a perpetual conflict between classes with opposing interests, rather than - as most of your readers see the world - as individuals with moral agency freely making decisions each and every day of their lives?
May 25, 2001
Making the paper "look more sophisticated and more consistent from front to back" (Zack Stalberg column, May 14)? Oh, yeah, it sure "looks like the same . . .all the way through. " Uniformly dull! No pizzazz. Each section the weary same as the next, the news nearly indistinguishable from the ads. Terry O'Neill, Wildwood, N.J. Putting the page and date at the bottom is crazy. I don't read bottom to top. I've watched you progress from grainy photos to color, from 10 cents when I delivered it to 60 cents delivered to me; the change reminds me of a paper from back in the '60s.
July 9, 2003
I WAS REALLY upset when I read the responses to gay men who want to be scout masters (July 7). I totally saw red when I read the response saying "Would you really want your 12-year-old son in the woods with a gay man?" Where has the person been who wrote this? it has been a proven fact that heterosexual males are the ones who molest and rape young children. In this day and age, why would someone write his kind of nonsense? Isn't the real issue, here someone who teaches our children, has compassion, love, and respect for the kids?
September 30, 2011 |
The Phillies get a reminder of their ultimate goal every time they take the field.World Series goal in plain sight The Phillies get a reminder of their ultimate goal every time they take the field. Hanging in the hallway outside the clubhouse is a picture of the World Series trophy. Underneath the photo is a plaque inscribed with the words "Bring It Home!" While it is not as tradition-laden as say, the "Play Like A Champion Today" sign that every player touches heading out to the football field at Notre Dame, a little inspiration never hurts.
April 17, 2003
CAN someone explain to me your conclusion that an actor's view of the war is more valid than a baseball museum executive's (editorial, April 11)? It is the height of hypocrisy for Tim Robbins to protest Dale Petroskey's having "chosen to use . . . his position to make a political statement," as Robbins and his wife have repeatedly done exactly that since long before Petroskey joined the fray. If they had limited their public statements to matters of acting, he would have surely limited his to matters of baseball.
February 27, 2007
I'VE BEEN debating whether to give up your newspaper because of its far-left views. I also don't like the tasteless ads, or ads that prey on the less fortunate (car dealers, sick video stores, lewd nightclubs, business opportunities, car and insurance loans, and dubious lawyers). Your views on domestic and foreign affairs are not even close to mine, but I guess that's your choice. And why do you put Tiger Woods and other golf stories in the back of the sports section? Because Philly has a basketball mentality and can't grasp a skilled game?
July 23, 2004 |
NEARLY EVERY page of the Daily News belongs to the writers, photographers, artists and editors of the paper. Nearly every page - except two: The letters page and the op-ed page. Those pages essentially belong to you, the readers. There you get to express your thoughts, opinions, feelings and insights. You get to tell us where we got something right, something wrong, or where we can take something and shove it. Giving people a platform where they can reach half-a-million readers is one of the essential services this newspaper provides.
August 31, 2010 |
La Salle has named Will Bailey an assistant men's basketball coach. Bailey, who formerly worked under Explorers coach John Giannini at Maine in 2002-03, was an assistant coach at East Tennessee State. In his seven seasons at ETSU, the Buccaneers made the NCAA Tournament three times (2004, 2009, 2010), made the NIT in 2007 and won six Atlantic Sun Conference championships. Tickets for the Oct. 12 U.S. men's soccer match against Colombia (8 p.m., ESPN2) at PPL Park go on sale at noon Friday.
August 28, 2014 |
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.
November 11, 1987 |
Samuel L. Evans, founder and national chairman of the American Foundation for Negro Affairs, has filed a multimillion-dollar civil rights suit against the Daily News, contending that the newspaper has attempted "to undermine and destroy" Evans' reputation and his organization. Evans made the suit public at a press conference yesterday. The suit seeks $500,000 in special damages and $10 million in punitive damages. Evans contended that AFNA was particularly damaged by a Sept.