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November 29, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian and Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writers
One is a Colombian-born lawyer and judge, another the first Latina named to Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, and the third a veteran municipal lawyer who is now president judge of Berks County Court. This diverse trio of jurists - U.S. Magistrate Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, Common Pleas Court Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro, and Berks President Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl - were nominated Tuesday by President Obama to three federal judgeships in Philadelphia. All three, if confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate, will hold lifetime appointment to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
November 9, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
The political law of gravity suggests President Obama should not have been able to survive a weak economy and an impassioned opposition - or, at least, that it should have been tougher for him to do so. Whatever the strengths of Obama's own campaign strategy, it turns out that his victory over Mitt Romney on Tuesday also threw a spotlight on a worrisome reality for Republicans: The party looks increasingly out of step with a changing American electorate....
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
It was an unfortunate incident, but one that propelled artist Michelle Ortiz into a career as a muralist dedicated to social change: Ortiz was a teenager, one of the few Latinas in her private high school. Fresh from art class, she went to the school store to look for a gift for her sister. The teacher in charge told her to stop handling the goods. "She told me, 'Don't touch that because your hands are dirty,' " Ortiz recalled of the conversation in 1996. Ortiz looked at her hands, puzzled.
NEWS
October 12, 2012
IN 1982, DURING my senior year at Bryn Mawr, I applied to law school. Given that my recently deceased father had been a proud graduate of Temple, I naturally applied to his alma mater. To make a long story short, I didn't get in. No tears, because I ended up at my first choice, Villanova. But to this day, something about Temple's application process bothers me. Back then, the school had a program called SPACE, which was designed to promote "diversity. " Of course, race was one of the factors, if not the primary factor, used to measure "diversity.
SPORTS
September 15, 2012
  The Green Bay Packers rattled and robbed Jay Cutler, and backup tight end Tom Crabtree scored on a fake field goal in the second quarter of a 23-10 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. The Packers (1-1) intercepted four Cutler passes, including a pair by Tramon Williams. Facing a fierce pass rush all night, Cutler was sacked seven times, including 31/2 for Clay Matthews. New wide receiver Brandon Marshall was held to two catches for 24 yards for the Bears (1-1)
NEWS
September 5, 2012 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHARLOTTE - Enveloped by red, white, and blue, thousands of black and brown faces will stand out this week at the Democratic National Convention, mirroring an increasingly diverse America and contrasting with scenes from the Republican convention that just ended. Led by a president with a black father and a white mother, Democrats will tout diversity and sell themselves as inclusionary, sensitive to the most marginalized, and hip to the nation's changing demographics. Of their delegates, one study found, 26 percent are black.
NEWS
September 4, 2012 | By Matt Katz, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
CHARLOTTE - Enveloped by red, white, and blue, thousands of black and brown faces will stand out this week at the Democratic National Convention, mirroring an increasingly diverse America and contrasting with scenes from the Republican convention that just ended. Led by a president with a black father and a white mother, Democrats will tout diversity and sell themselves as inclusionary, sensitive to the most marginalized, and hip to the nation's changing demographics. Of their delegates, one study found, 26 percent are black.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2012 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
What's the Jersey Shore for in summertime if not diversion - at least to all of us flocking there for the last seasonal rays? And along with 30 flavors of fudge, lazy evenings in barrier-island restaurants, Skee-ball competitions, and heels dug into the sand, there's theater down the Shore that's suitable for the occasion. Cape May's two professional theater companies, both downtown, are currently offering nightly diversion. Cape May Stage, at its Robert Shackleton Playhouse - which has been outfitted with additional seats in a modest but roomy mezzanine that opened in the winter - is running The 39 Steps, the highly physical and goofy version of the Alfred Hitchcock film, itself an adaptation of John Buchan's novel.
NEWS
August 16, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
To their young charges, they're the slightly older arbiters of fun in the summer. The camp counselor is the hip role model who is cool to look up to. But the young people whose job it is to take care of campers during the summer say their jobs are about more than supervising the basketball game or taking the easy path to summer employment. Their role has increasing responsibility and requires training that has become more extensive and varied. "We see the kid whose parents are going through a divorce, or the kid coming in the same clothes day after day. Sometimes we see pain and suffering that they may be going through at home," said Josh Watters, 24, a counselor at the Diamond Ridge day camp in Jamison.
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