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February 2, 1987 | Special to the Daily News by Mark Ludak
Dwayne Cliett is comforted by his neighbor, Alberta Sanders, as fire destroys his home on 52nd Street near Springfield Avenue. The two-alarm blaze got under way at 11:56 a.m. yesterday, and was brought under control an hour later. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.
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September 27, 2010 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 856-779-3231
T HE SADNESS in Obie Batchelor's heart is older than America itself, he said, a bittersweet reminder of all American Indians displaced or slowly stripped of their culture over the centuries. But in 2010, there's no army marching toward the Rankokus Indian Reservation in Burlington County to force the Powhatan Renape Nation off the land there. These days, change comes in the form of code violations, the tribe's own fiscal and personal problems, and a disconnect between a businesslike state government and what Batchelor calls the "Native mind.
NEWS
August 27, 1986
Recently my husband and I were driving on Bustleton Avenue, and as we passed the area around Fox Chase Street, my husband exclaimed, "Did you see the sign on the bus?" It said, "Help. Call Police. " There was also a flashing light on top of the bus. We made a turn and tried to catch up to the bus. When it stopped to discharge a passenger, we were able to get in front of the bus and acknowledge to the driver that we had seen his distress signal and would go for help. At that point a police car drove up, and it was no longer necessary for us to be involved.
NEWS
February 28, 1986 | By William W. Sutton Jr. and Michael E. Ruane, Inquirer Staff Writers
The American flag outside the home of A. Danielle Rousseau still flies in the distress mode - upside down - but a big step toward righting the banner was taken in City Council yesterday. Councilman Lucien E. Blackwell introduced a bill that would pay Rousseau $100,000 for the faulty renovation of her home that she has blamed on the city and over which she has flipped her flag. A flag flown upside down is a recognized distress signal. And Rousseau and her husband, Jerome Hunter, have been displaying the stars and stripes that way outside their house, in the 4800 block of Chester Avenue, since Jan. 20. They contend that, through a city-administered program, an inept city- approved general contractor five years ago did work on their Southwest Philadelphia home that resulted in problems that have cost $170,000 to correct.
NEWS
March 10, 2016
THE NAME Glen Lyon, a community south of Wilkes-Barre, won't ring any bells. And that surely is true of tiny Crucible, located in Greene County in the southwest corner of the state. These two communities have the distinction - if that's the right word - of being the most distressed in Pennsylvania, according to a recent report from the Economic Interest Group, a Washington think tank. Where's Philadelphia on this list? It's there - right near the top. Of the city's 46 ZIP codes, 16 have distress scores of 80 or above.
NEWS
January 25, 1989 | By Carol Leonnig, Special to The Inquirer
Willingboro Township Council members told a county planning commission representative last night that their suburban community of 38,000 residents remains vibrant and financially healthy, despite the state's decision to label it one of New Jersey's most "distressed" cities. The council vowed early this month to fight the State Planning Commission's report that placed Willingboro in Tier I, the worst category of its seven-tier ranking for identifying statewide development needs.
NEWS
February 6, 1986 | By Rich Heidorn Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Distress, said Danielle Rousseau and Jerome Hunter, summed up their feelings as well as any other word. After spending $170,000 to repair damage allegedly done to their Southwest Philadelphia house by a contractor, after losing two lawsuits and having city officials shut doors in their faces for more than six years, Rousseau and Hunter say they are exhausted, angry - and, yes, distressed. So two weeks ago, at the suggestion of the commander of Jerome's American Legion post in Germantown, the couple hung an American flag upside down outside the old Victorian home they share at 48th Street and Chester Avenue.
NEWS
January 6, 1986 | By Edward Power, Inquirer Staff Writer
Windowless and small, the basement office in Cherry Hill somehow resembles a remote weather station, an impression enhanced by logbooks filled with daily entries from South Jersey's emotional hurricane watch. Christmas Eve, 1985. 11:50 p.m. A 27-year-old man has telephoned to say he is in a room filled with friends. All are drunk. Ear-piercing screams fill the background. "He wanted to know what to do," reads Rosemary Bridgeman, director of Ala-Call, a 24-hour hotline for people with alcohol-related problems.
SPORTS
March 18, 1996 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Things are starting to heat up under the circus tent that is the Chicago Bulls traveling show. As the Bulls arrive to play the 76ers at 7:30 tonight at the Spectrum, they are in the most disarray they have been in this season, which is to say not much. Of course, any disarray would pale when compared with that of the Sixers, who are 13-51. But for the Bulls, who have been running with absolute precision this season while winning 57 games, the slightest distress is news. Scottie Pippen, who is averaging 20.7 points per game, is injured and is not expected to make the trip from Chicago.
NEWS
June 13, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
The Coast Guard is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of whoever made a fake distress call reporting an explosion and sinking of a yacht off the New Jersey coast. The call Monday claimed there had been an blast aboard the yacht Blind Date and that 21 people aboard, including seven who had been injured, had taken to life rafts off Sandy Hook. The Coast Guard said a later call reported that three people had died. The Coast Guard joined by law enforcement marine units launched a major search and rescue operation, but officials later determined the call was a hoax when they spotted no wreckage.
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June 30, 2016
By Abigail Aiken and Catherine Aiken The international scientific community has mobilized in response to the Zika virus outbreak, racing to find ways to contain the emerging pandemic and grappling with understanding the health risks posed by the virus. However, the day-to-day reality of the Zika threat for women living in affected areas has not prompted similar attention or action. Despite advising women to delay or avoid pregnancy, the World Health Organization and the governments of affected Latin American countries have remained silent about the options that should be available to women who are already pregnant or who will be unable to avoid pregnancy.
NEWS
June 16, 2016
IN THIS image-driven world of ours, it's harder and harder to find any image that has the power to arrest the viewer. But this one - an upside-down American flag, signaling a nation in distress - had that impact on us when we first saw it on Facebook, and we reproduce it here in the hopes that has the same effect on others. Because we are a nation in deep distress. In 2012, Newtown ushered in a new age of public grief. At the time, we thought the shooting of schoolchildren was an extraordinary, once-in-an-era event that might finally put a screeching halt to our all-you-can-shoot gun culture and lead to sane laws.
NEWS
March 13, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
The rip in your boyfriend jeans exposes your entire knee and most of your thigh. No worries. You can still wear them - especially with a soft, white T and a blazer. The trendlet Denim is so distressed these days no hole is too big, no slit too wide, no fray too threadbare. Where does it come from? In the 1980s, our beat-up, bleached-out jeans were tattered, but tears got only as big as the one on Bruce Springsteen's butt on the 1984 album covet of Born in the U.S.A.
NEWS
March 10, 2016
THE NAME Glen Lyon, a community south of Wilkes-Barre, won't ring any bells. And that surely is true of tiny Crucible, located in Greene County in the southwest corner of the state. These two communities have the distinction - if that's the right word - of being the most distressed in Pennsylvania, according to a recent report from the Economic Interest Group, a Washington think tank. Where's Philadelphia on this list? It's there - right near the top. Of the city's 46 ZIP codes, 16 have distress scores of 80 or above.
NEWS
November 10, 2015
The Coast Guard said Sunday evening it was still searching for a vessel in distress off the Jersey Shore near Ocean City. The Coast Guard said it received a mayday call on VHF marine radio channel 16 at approximately 12:45 p.m. Sunday from the fishing vessel Interlude, stating the vessel was taking on water and heading into port. A Coast Guard helicopter and a cutter were dispatched from bases in or near Atlantic City to look for the fishing boat. The Coast Guard asked that anyone with any information regarding the search call Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at 215-271-4940 or on VHF marine radio channel 16. - David Sell  
REAL_ESTATE
September 20, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Many parts of the Philadelphia region continue to struggle with distressed-home inventory. South Jersey, especially, is mired in short sales and foreclosures - the product of a logjam of several years in the legal system. A short sale occurs when the lender agrees to accept less from the seller/borrower than the balance of the mortgage. From what I have seen in my own neighborhood, lenders continue to drag their feet getting these houses from foreclosure to the resale market, often with devastating results.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Katherine Dahlsgaard, For The Inquirer
The cutest boy in the world bounded into my office, followed by his parents, who were not happy. They described their son as a "very poor eater" since age 2. Now 6, "getting him to eat is a constant battle," and his parents worried they were losing the war. At mealtimes, he ran from the table, often screaming. When they managed to get him to sit, he often refused to swallow, or would spit food out, or gagged as it went down. By the time he was brought to me for a psychological evaluation, there were no clear medical issues that explained his food avoidance, nor were there mechanical problems with regard to feeding himself: The boy was perfectly capable of holding silverware and bringing food to his mouth; he mostly just preferred not to. At home, there were a few foods he would consume without complaint, and he ate those on permanent repeat.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Deeply in debt, its tax base depleted, and its government in turmoil, tiny Colwyn Borough was declared "financially distressed" Wednesday by the state in an attempt to remedy the town's financial disarray. The tiny Delaware County borough - a third of a square mile, 2,500 residents - that borders Philadelphia entered the state's Act 47 program, a last-resort option for struggling municipalities that need help developing a financial-recovery plan. The decision by Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin represents a step toward recovery for Colwyn, which has a $1.2 million debt that includes outstanding bills, pension payments, and reimbursements to the state.
NEWS
May 2, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police came to the rescue twice in less than an hour in downtown Camden on Thursday. They removed a baby locked alone and in distress in a hot car, and less than an hour later, with Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson lending a hand, revived a man from a drug overdose. Officer Belinda Villegas-Ramos was working a security detail at a TD Bank office on Mickle Boulevard shortly before noon when a passerby told her a baby was crying in a car parked outside a nearby CVS pharmacy.
NEWS
November 9, 2014 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the staff at Abington Memorial Hospital handed the breast cancer patient its new "Distress Thermometer" questionnaire, she instantly felt conflicted. How could she, an early-stage patient with a good prognosis, say how she was really feeling when she saw how much worse off others in the radiation-treatment waiting room were? She left it blank. A week later, the staff asked again. Come January, cancer programs that want accreditation from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer will be required to formally ask all cancer patients about their psychosocial needs.
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