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NEWS
March 14, 2006
THE CIA HAS given Scooter Libby a "Get out of jail" card. The CIA claims that copying 400 daily briefing papers for the president would take up to nine months. We know that the copying itself would not take this long, even if the briefing papers ran to 20 pages apiece. So, it must be that the effort of blacking out the items that the judge is not authorized to review that causes the problem. Perhaps this problem could be avoided by obtaining a security clearance for the judge. Surely, this shouldn't be a problem for a federal judge who has passed muster with our illustrious and quick-witted GOP Congress.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1986 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
Midlantic Banks, one of New Jersey's largest, said yesterday it was joining the Philadelphia-based MAC teller machine network, creating another competitive dilemma for itself in the Philadelphia market. Midlantic has bought the Heritage Bank branch in Old City, which already has a teller machine that is part of the MAC network. And Midlantic owns not only Heritage, but also is trying to buy Philadelphia-based Continental Bank, whose teller machines belong to the CashStream network, MAC's primary competitor here.
NEWS
May 16, 1995
So you're off to the polls and you suddenly realize you're not sure who you're voting for. In fact, you may not even be sure who's running for what. You're not alone. Except for City Council races in a few districts, this campaign has attracted little interest. In the highest-profile city race - for mayor - both candidates are unopposed in their party's primary. If you're a registered Republican, all candidates are unopposed except in races for city commissioner, Common Pleas Court and state Supreme Court.
NEWS
June 20, 1996 | By Bill Kent
I called my mother first. "Mom, remember that lawn mower that was stolen from my house? The cops found it. " She said, "A miracle!" It seems that on June 1, the Lower Merion police stopped a suspicious-looking character on Haverford Road in the vicinity of my Wynnewood house. He said he was out for a walk. Three hours later, Officer Edward Harrell of Philadelphia's 19th Police District, while walking a beat at Haverford Avenue and City Line, stopped a suspicious character pushing a lawn mower and two electric hedge trimmers.
NEWS
May 30, 1986 | BY GERALD K. MCOSCAR
In some respects, alcoholism is one of the "in" diseases of the '80s, despite the seemingly stricter attitude of society toward alcohol and drug abuse. Ballplayers, movie stars and public figures freely discuss their addictions and recoveries in the press and on television. The public, however, is not quite ready to view the alcoholic with the same compassion as, for instance, it may view a heart patient or diabetic. This lack of general public acceptance and understanding stems in large part from the troubling notion that, yes, the alcoholic might be suffering from an illness, but is not the suffering self-inflicted?
NEWS
March 14, 2001 | By Nate House
There are too many deer in Pennypack Park. This we already know and seem to agree on. The question now is how to get rid of some of them before they turn the land into a parking lot for deer. Shooting Bambi and friends is one option that has been met with more protests and political action than the Lex Street massacre. Several animal- rights activists even entered Fairmount Park last year during times whenpark officials had scheduledsharpshooters to begin trimming the herd.
NEWS
July 19, 2013
WE'VE PUT men on the moon but have yet to come up with a perfect corn de-kerneler, one that cleans a freshly shucked cob without shooting kernels all over the kitchen. Sure, there are at least a dozen clever implements (variously called strippers, kernelers, zippers, cutters and peelers) designed to do the job. None seem to work as well as a sharp knife and steady hand. And that has its own problems: Holding that cob upright and still while cutting off the kernels can be a challenge.
NEWS
July 24, 1991 | BY MIKE ROYKO
My friend George the Knee-Jerk Liberal was highly agitated. I could tell because both knees were twitching and he was gulping, rather than sipping, his white wine. "I have such a political and social dilemma," he said. You usually do. What is it this time? "The nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. I had dinner with friends last night - an excellent little Thai place, by the way - and I found myself . . . " He paused and seemed to choke on the words.
NEWS
November 12, 1986 | By H. G. Bissinger, Inquirer Staff Writer
He began as a rough-and-tumble South Philadelphia street fighter, where he gained his respect by never punching anyone in the back. He is still tough, still a little bit relentless. But now Bill Batoff is the money man of Democratic politics, where he gains his respect by raising millions. He now chats with Ted Kennedy ("He called last week to wish my son a happy birthday") and is on a friendly basis with Jimmy Carter ("Only in America," was all his wife could say after they found themselves seated at a small dinner table between the President and Anwar Sadat one night in Washington)
NEWS
May 9, 2002
I COULDN'T AGREE with more with Michael Smerconish's May 2 column. The city is in a seemingly irreversible decline. I'm 27. My wife and I are doing well financially but face a huge dilemma. We want to live in the city, but can't afford high-priced homes in trendy Center City. We fear that buying a home in South Philly or another traditional neighborhood will only be a losing proposition because the neighborhoods tend to change quickly. I hope we will not have to flee to Jersey and live in some cookie-cutter "townhouse.
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SPORTS
May 30, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Ben Simmons blends in, or seems to. Is the prospective No. 1 pick in the NBA draft supposed to do that? Is he supposed to float like a leaf along the river of Southeastern Conference basketball? Simmons, the point guard/power forward from Louisiana State, has been regarded as the St. Edward's Crown of this draft for more than a year. And the 76ers have less than a month to decide whether these and other questions about him are merely the nitpicking that's expected in a second-by-second news cycle or if they're something more.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - For Republicans, Donald Trump is now unavoidable. But the reaction to his impending nomination - effectively sealed this week when his last GOP rivals abandoned the presidential race - was split among Pennsylvania and New Jersey Republicans likely to appear on the ballot with him this fall. Two Philadelphia-area congressmen who represent moderate districts jumped on board Wednesday, saying they would back their party's nominee in an effort to beat Hillary Clinton. Others, however, kept their distance, including Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.)
NEWS
February 20, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
Before he died early last year of pancreatic cancer, Stephen T. Johnson filed a lawsuit against Merck for not telling him his disease might be a side effect of taking Januvia, the company's blockbuster diabetes drug. The 63-year-old Philadelphia police officer knew his life was at an end, but he wanted the product labeling changed to warn other diabetics. "He worked his whole life. He didn't need the money," said his son, Stephen T. Johnson Jr., also a Philadelphia police officer.
TRAVEL
February 1, 2016
Disposable coffee cups are lousy for the environment, but the reusable kind are bulky and prone to drip the last drops wherever they are stashed. Contemplating this dilemma (over coffee), a few buddies came up with the idea of a collapsible, leak-proof coffee cup that could be stashed in a pocket. Thus was born the Stojo Collapsible Pocket Cup, a 12-ounce, mostly silicone mug that smashes down to a 3.5-inch-diameter, 2-inch-thick disk, making it a great take-along for travel or just when out and about.
SPORTS
January 23, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Fifty-five minutes before the Eagles introduced Doug Pederson as their new head coach earlier this week in front of a packed auditorium at their practice facility, the relatively new manager of the Phillies talked about the dinosaur that will still be in the room when his team gathers for the start of spring training next month down in Clearwater, Fla. The audience at Citizens Bank Park wasn't nearly as big as the one across the street, but the...
SPORTS
November 27, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - Brett Brown has a dilemma. Does the 76ers coach keep his best players on the floor no matter what? Or will be put in what he believes is his best situational lineup despite possibly losing his top players who aren't on the floor? In this the Sixers' third consecutive season of tanking, one of their main goals is developing Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel in a talented twin-towers tandem. However, the 6-foot-11, 223-pound Noel sat the final 2 minutes, 11 seconds in Monday's 100-95 setback to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: My girlfriend is bisexual and occasionally sleeps with other women, and I'm cool with that. But she just asked me if it's OK if she sleeps with another man. I'm not sleeping with anyone else. I just haven't felt the need. I'm not OK with her sleeping with a man. I'm thinking about telling her, but I don't want her to feel like I'm taking her freedom. Mia: Dude, if you don't want her to sleep with another guy, you're going to have to walk. It's not your place to try to be her prison warden.
SPORTS
March 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers did a horrible thing Wednesday night - they defeated the Detroit Pistons. Why horrible? Because the Sixers are supposed to have tanking fever. Yet, they have a dilemma. General manager Sam Hinkie purposely constructed a bad team with the hope of securing one of the top picks in June's NBA draft. However, his players have refused to adopt a losing mentality, and the Sixers have won three of their past six games. Now their schedule really isn't conductive to losing.
SPORTS
March 5, 2015 | BY SAM DONNELLON, Daily News Staff Writer donnels@phillynews.com
RON HEXTALL said he wouldn't scrap the Flyers' young talent at the trade deadline and he was true to his word. That doesn't mean, however, that all of them will be around when the prospects already in the system and those who will join them via the draft develop into NHL players. In fact, one of the determinations facing Hextall this summer is who qualifies as young and who doesn't. Who still has unrealized potential and who has done as much as they're going to do in an NHL uniform?
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