November 11, 2015 |
I WOULD HAVE written about Jennifer Pownall's inspiring campaign to raise awareness of brain tumors anyway. But I was drawn to her story even more than usual because it came across my desk around the same time Daily News assistant managing editor Gar Joseph was diagnosed with a brain tumor. That's Gar's story to tell, so I will tell Pownall's. First there were the painful foot cramps, the 42-year-old mother from Northeast Philly recalled when we talked recently. Then there were the charley horses that would pull her to the ground withering in pain.
November 7, 2015 |
Philadelphia Media Network on Thursday rejected an offer from the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia to find an investment group to buy the Philadelphia Daily News. The purchase could be a "win-win" for the company and Daily News employees who face layoffs, the union said in a letter sent Thursday to publisher and CEO Terrance C.Z. Egger. PMN disclosed Wednesday that it would lay off 27 percent of the tabloid's news staff, or 17 reporters and copy editors. PMN also is laying off 12 editorial employees at The Inquirer and 17 at Philly.com as part of a plan to consolidate the staffs of the three media outlets into one newsroom and save $5 million to $6 million.
November 5, 2015 |
1. Archbishop Wood: 9-0 2. Imhotep: 9-0 3. St. Joseph's Prep: 6-2 4. Haverford School: 8-0 5. Malvern Prep: 6-2 6. La Salle: 5-3 7. Northeast: 9-0 8. Germantown Academy: 7-1 9. Ben Franklin : 8-1 10. Simon Gratz : 7-2 Also considered: West Catholic (5-4), West Philadelphia (6-2), Father Judge (5-4), Bartram (7-2), King (5-4) On Twitter: @AceCarterINQ
November 4, 2015
Question: How many wins will it take to win the NFC East? Les Bowen: Nine is enough for NFL Least THE WAY Sunday went, a couple of more bye weeks and the Eagles could clinch this thing. Alas, Chip Kelly's team actually will have to play football Sunday, instead of just sitting back and watching Tom Coughlin turn red. The playing part has been problematic for a group that has heard since the preseason how it is the best team in the NFC East, but has done almost nothing to prove that.
October 29, 2015 |
STATE SEN. Anthony Hardy Williams, a West Philadelphia Democrat, yesterday became the first lawmaker in Harrisburg to publicly call for the resignation of state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin following a rekindling of the so-called Porngate scandal. Williams, the third-highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said Eakin, a Republican, had become a distraction and questioned his ability to be impartial in cases involving women and minorities. The Daily News reported this month that Eakin's Yahoo inbox was a repository for offensive and inappropriate emails, including those that contained sexually explicit material and that mocked African-Americans, Muslims, Latinos and women.
October 27, 2015 |
CLAUDIA Brenner survived five gunshot wounds from a deranged mountain man near the Appalachian Trail - only to be humiliated on the witness stand by a defense lawyer who wanted to portray Brenner and her dead girlfriend as reckless lesbians who might've brought the shooting on themselves. Brenner's girlfriend, Rebecca Wight, 28, was killed that day in 1988 along the Rocky Knob Trail in south-central Pennsylvania. The gunman, Stephen Roy Carr, was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life prison sentence.
October 27, 2015
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Suzie, a 1-to-2-year-old pit bull-terrier mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Suzie, who was found wandering the streets after having had puppies, is loving, warm and cuddly. She gets along with some dogs, and could live in a home with older children. To adopt Suzie, contact PAWS at 215-298-9680, ext. 16, or at firstname.lastname@example.org , before visiting the shelter at 2nd and Arch streets, Old City. When inquiring, provide her tag identifier, A29876647.
October 24, 2015 |
Drexel University and Philadelphia Media Network will launch a mobile news app created by Drexel students to serve millennial audiences. The app, which will be available to the public next year for download on Apple's iPhones, focuses on news in the Philadelphia region produced by the staffs of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. The app was conceived by undergraduate students at Drexel's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. Working with digital-media entrepreneurs Jordan Motzkin and Ari Winkleman, the students come from a range of disciplines, including marketing, business development, arts and sciences, and media art and design.