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NEWS
January 23, 2009
I BUY the DN for the sports, but it's getting harder to spend 75 cents and deal with the other parts. The biggest sign of racism is your editorial board having no problem ripping people trying to have fun (Mummers). America would be a better place if we can laugh at ourselves. John Zemek, Philadelphia
NEWS
December 17, 2012
LAST WEEK, Philadelphia Style magazine celebrated its December/January issue, featuring actress and QVC makeup mogul Josie Maran on the cover, with a party at the new Hotel Monaco near Independence Mall. Partygoers were treated to cocktails from Don Q Rum, tasty hors d'oeuvres and a light dinner. Style was in the room, from the ladies in dazzling dresses and sparkling heels to suited-up gentlemen such as former Eagle Vince Papale and state Sen. Larry Farnese. The event was sponsored by Audi.
NEWS
November 27, 2012
FOLLOWING the tenure of Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, whose drama resembled an unfolding reality show somewhere between "Killer Karaoke" and "Survivor," the arrival of Dr. William Hite to run the district has been marked by a blessed lack of drama. So will a Daily News report on increases in salaries that went to a handful of administrators change that? Certainly, the timing is unfortunate: just two months after the School Reform Commission moved to borrow $300 million to cover a deficit, and five months after the district's blue-collar union offered over $20 million in concessions.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
ONE OF THE JOYS, if not the reason, for going to the movies is popcorn, but a new movie may have you thinking twice about munching while watching. "A Place at the Table," which opens nationally Friday (see story and review on Pages 29 and 30) is a powerful look at a problem that should not exist in this country: hunger. The documentary is notable, and not just for the human stories it tells of working and unemployed families who struggle to get enough food to feed their families.
NEWS
November 19, 2012
THE PEOPLE PAPER is stepping up its coverage of the city's neighborhoods. Do you have a story idea or an issue in your neighborhood that needs to be fixed? Here are the folks to contact: West and Southwest Philly Andrew Eiser Email: eisera@phillynews.com Phone: 215-854-2513 Twitter: @andrew_eiser North Philly Valerie Russ Email: russv@phillynews.com Phone: 215-854-5987 Twitter: @ValerieRussDN Northeast Philly Dan Geringer Email: geringd@phillynews.com Phone: 215-854-5961 Twitter: @DanGeringer Center City Dana DiFilippo Email: difilid@phillynews.com Phone: 215-854-5934 Twitter: @DanaDiFilippo South Philly David Gambacorta Email: gambacd@ phillynews.com Phone: 215-854-5994 Twitter: @dgambacorta Northwest Philly Morgan Zalot Email: zalotm@ phillynews.com Phone: 215-854-5928 Twitter: @MorganZalot
NEWS
April 3, 2015
DAILY NEWS publisher H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest is being feted by Drexel University. Lenfest was named the Business Leader of the Year by Drexel's LeBow College of Business, according to a statement from the university. In announcing Lenfest's selection, LeBow dean Frank Linnehan praised the business owner's charitable contributions to organizations including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Curtis Institute of Music. "Generations of people from Philadelphia and beyond will experience the positive impact of Lenfest giving," Linnehan wrote.
NEWS
October 17, 2011 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, zalotm@phillynews.com
After his photo was featured in today's "Week's Most Wanted," it didn't take long for fugitive Steven Savoy to get busted. A People's Paper reader tipped U.S. Marshals off to Savoy's whereabouts, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Supervisor James Burke said. Authorities found him hiding under a sink in an apartment at 11th Street and Girard Avenue. Savoy, 26, was wanted for aggravated assault in connection with an April incident in which he allegedly hit his ex-girlfriend with a vehicle then stabbed her in the hand.
NEWS
June 6, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
CURRENT AND former journalists will gather tomorrow at a memorial service for former Daily News columnist and senior editor Chuck Stone. Stone died April 6 at an assisted-living facility in North Carolina. He was 89. Stone, an outspoken writer who was so trusted that more than 70 suspects surrendered to him first rather than the police, spent nearly two decades at the Daily News before leaving in 1991 to teach at the University of North Carolina. He was instrumental in the founding of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and later served as founding president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
NEWS
September 7, 2012 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer
THE NEW MOVIE "The Words" was directed and written by a trio of childhood friends. One of the friends is named Bradley Cooper. Maybe you've heard of him. He's from Rydal. He was in a pair of little movies called "The Hangover" and "The Hangover Part II. " Also starred in a flick called "The A Team. " Last year, an obscure publication that calls itself People magazine dubbed him the "Sexiest Man Alive. " Ring a bell? Anything? "The Words' " writer-directors, Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman, grew up in Dresher and Lower Moreland, respectively.
SPORTS
March 6, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The monotony of spring training can become monotonous. So rather than recount a Grapefruit League game or provide some insight on a major league roster hopeful, the Daily News pinned down the $125 million man for a chat. Ryan Howard, off to a roaring start this spring after missing half of last year recovering from left Achilles' surgery, answers the most pressing topics, lighthearted and serious.   Daily News: Who in this room would win in a cage match?
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NEWS
May 19, 2016
IF LAWMAKERS in Harrisburg want to look for a place with effective and enforced election laws, they do not need to look far. They can look to Philadelphia. Yes, Philadelphia. The city has a far tougher election law than the state of Pennsylvania. For one thing, the city has limits on campaign giving. The state has none. For another, we have the Board of Ethics to enforce the law. It tracks down mistakes and misdeeds in the filing or spending of campaign money - and has the power to levy thousands of dollars in fines.
NEWS
May 17, 2016
THE STATE auditor general's report released last week that revealed the School District has a structural deficit hardly qualifies as big news. It isn't even new. The words "deficit" and "school district" have appeared next to each other for years. The district has been running a deficit for more than five years. In the past, it was so great that the district had to lay off thousands of workers, close schools, and cut its budget to the bone. The key word in Auditor General Eugene DePasquale's report is "structural.
NEWS
May 13, 2016
THERE IT SITS on Page 57 of a report filed by the Friends of Larry Farnese PAC in 2011 - a single item in a filing with hundreds of entries about campaign money raised and spent: Bard College, Annandale. N.Y., $6,000, paid on July 8, listed as "donation. " Why would a Pennsylvania state senator in a district 200 miles away donate $6,000 to a small liberal arts school in upstate New York? The FBI and federal prosecutors have proposed an answer to that question. This week, they indicted state Sen. Larry Farnese for using that payment to bribe a committeewoman to support his candidacy for Democratic leader of Center City's 8th Ward.
SPORTS
May 5, 2016
In the Agenda, the Daily News examines a major issue of the day in Philadelphia sports. We frame the question and look at it from multiple angles, bringing you opinions from a sports staff unmatched in its experience. The Agenda runs every other week, only in the Daily News. Les Bowen What the heck. Three games. To give an answer that's more than a blatant guess, I'd have to know what's going to happen with Sam Bradford. If Bradford is gone when the season starts, and it's Wentz and Chase Daniel, my estimate goes up. Maybe way up. The Eagles' plan to keep pressure off Wentz, let him learn while Bradford plays, is a good, prudent one. It might not be workable, if Bradford continues to not be interested.
NEWS
April 28, 2016
THIS IS THE season of the year when you can count on editorial writers and columnists to lament the lack of voter participation in elections. On Tuesday's ballot, for instance, voters were electing their party nominees for president, the U.S. Senate, and a variety of state offices. Early reports Tuesday suggested turnout was strong, but that would be an exception. Voter participation has been declining for years. With a sigh and a "Oh, woe is us," we end our lamentation. Now, to brass tacks.
SPORTS
April 27, 2016 | Daily News Staff
(In the agenda, the Daily News will examine a major issue of the day in Philadelphia sports. We will frame the question and look at it from multiple angles, bringing you opinions from a sports staff unmatched in its experience. The Agenda will run occasionally, only in the Daily News). Les Bowen: I would press for a meeting to try to smooth this over. Take Sam out to dinner. (Jeffrey Lurie knows a nice spot in Fargo, N.D.). Reiterate that he's the QB in 2016, the team should be decent, if Bradford is healthy and productive he'll either be here again as the starter in 2017 or get a bunch of money from somebody else.
NEWS
April 27, 2016
The main point in Tuesday's primary is not whom you vote for. The point is to cast your vote. We can't believe this has to be said every election. We also can't believe lawmakers in many states continue to try to make it harder for people to vote. Between 2012 and 2013, 41 states introduced legislation that would restrict voting. Laws were passed in 18 of those states. (Fortunately, the attempt in Pennsylvania was unsuccessful.) Those battles continue. If you're one of those angry voters who wants to buck convention and make a statement, the best way to do that is vote.
NEWS
April 22, 2016
AN OUT-OF-LEFTFIELD candidate arrives and with a combination of charisma, message, and promise of a populist movement, captures something in the national psyche that, beyond all reason, propels that candidate to victory. In 2008, that candidate, Barack Obama, won the White House. In 2016, one of those candidates, Donald Trump, is the Republican front-runner. Another is Bernie Sanders. This phenomenon is not new; one could argue it's at the heart of all presidential elections.
NEWS
April 21, 2016
DEMOCRATIC VOTERS will have a lot of strong choices on the ballot in Tuesday's primary. The headliner is Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for president. We will have more on that race later this week. Voters also will be asked to choose among three candidates running for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate. The winner will face Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in November. Three Democrats also are running for attorney general and the right to face whoever the Republicans choose as their nominee in the fall.
NEWS
April 19, 2016
WITH A new grant of $3.5 million, the city's criminal-justice system could be making the most important change in the last 50 years, and reduce the city's jail population by 34 percent. That means going from about 7,500 inmates housed in the city's prisons to under 5,000 over the next three years. The project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation with a grant to the city's Criminal Justice Advisory Board, could not only ease the chronic problem of prison overcrowding, but also change how law enforcement and the judicial system handle criminal cases that enter the system.
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