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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2012 | By Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News Staff Writer
WENDI McLendon-Covey has a pretty face. But it's a pretty face you most likely can't quite place. Having made her start in improv with L.A.'s The Groundlings, she spent a few years as hottie hardass Deputy Clementine on "Reno 911!" played David Spade's nightmarish spouse on "Rules of Engagement," and acted the part of fed-up mommy Rita in "Bridesmaids. " In between, she's shown up on "The Office," "Hot in Cleveland," ABC Family's "Ten Things I Hate About You," and has recently played John Leguizamo's ex-wife in an Americanized pilot of the Brit hit "Only Fools and Horses.
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.
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NEWS
September 16, 2016
PRESIDENT OBAMA was his poised and funny self when he appeared at a pro-Hillary Clinton rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but we couldn't help notice an edge in his voice. The president realizes the crucial role Philadelphia will play in the election To put it more starkly, unless Philadelphia voters show up in big numbers to vote for Clinton, she could lose the state of Pennsylvania to Donald Trump. And without the name Obama atop the ticket, there is a fear that younger and black voters will sit this election out. It's easy to see the ramifications of that.
NEWS
September 16, 2016
THIS WEEK, a group of public-interest lawyers spent hours in a courtroom trying to convince the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that the state is failing to meet its obligations in funding public schools. The justices didn't seem convinced. Lawyers on the other side of the issue - representing the state and the Legislature - argued that the courts had no business getting involved: It was strictly a matter for the Legislature to decide whether Pennsylvania meets the constitutional requirement that it provide a "thorough and efficient system of education.
SPORTS
September 15, 2016
Les Bowen: Diggin' Doug's debut I'm going to have to say it was me. I had a heckuva day Sunday, some of the best writing I've d . . . What? It has to be somebody with the Eagles? OK, fine. Doug Pederson. For a guy whose only previous head coaching stint came at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, La., Pederson produced a smooth, strong debut. Penalties and other mistakes were no more plentiful than you'd see in a midseason game. The quality of the opposition surely helped there, but in openers, I've seen guys line up wrong, or units have the wrong number of people on the field, regardless of the opponent.
NEWS
September 15, 2016
WITH ANY LUCK, Hillary Clinton could have been diagnosed with pneumonia Friday, taken her antibiotics and gotten better without anyone beyond her campaign knowing, which is what happens with a lot of people who get this not-uncommon disease. In fact, she announced that she, like many people managing full schedules while not 100 percent, had tried to "power through" her pneumonia and keep moving. Instead, when she became unsteady from dehydration at a Sept. 11 memorial Sunday, Clinton gave some powerful ammunition to the army of dirty tricksters who have been spreading false rumors that she is at death's door.
NEWS
September 13, 2016
THERE IS a long list of adults who failed Ethan Okula, the 10-year-old foster child who died earlier this year because of an obstructed bowel, misdiagnosed as a stomachache. At the top has to be the boy's father, who regularly beat Ethan and his brother and promised to beat them again if he had the chance. That's when Ethan entered the city's foster-care system. Also on the list is one of his early foster mothers who threw him out on the street when she grew tired of caring for the boy, who had a number of health issues stemming from his premature birth.
NEWS
September 2, 2016
WHAT COULD you have been thinking? There isn't a parent out there who hasn't used that phrase at least once with one of their children - usually a teenager - who committed an act that was just plain stupid. At least teenagers have an excuse, which has to do with their developing brains. Experts say their brains aren't mature enough to weigh the rightness of their actions or the consequences. That comes later in life. But, apparently not always. Take District Attorney Seth Williams, who recently disclosed he had accepted $160,500 in gifts over the last five years, ranging from a $45,000 roof job to airfare and lodging for vacations, Visa gift cards worth $1,500, and premium sports tickets - including a sideline pass to Eagles games.
NEWS
August 30, 2016
The idea was hatched during the Rendell administration as a way to increase accountability. The plan was to require that students pass an exam in order to graduate high school. The idea was embraced by the Legislature and various education interest groups. Ten exams were supposed to be created, but only three were completed: algebra, literature and biology. Students began taking the tests in 2012 and the program was due to go into effect for the class of 2017. A funny thing happened on the way to implementation.
NEWS
August 26, 2016
THERE IS NO good reason for an elected official to create a nonprofit organization. We have said this before - and this week's Inquirer report that a federal probe into District Attorney Seth Williams' finances have extended to a nonprofit he created, prompts us to say it again: The practice of politicians starting nonprofits must stop. We don't know what the probe of Williams' Second Chance Foundation entails - or whether it is related to his admission this month that he failed to report $160,000 in gifts - but we do know that the minute the words "Williams" and "nonprofit" appeared in the same sentence, we had four immediate thoughts: 1. Chaka Fattah 2. Vince Fumo 3. Mike Veon 4. Kenyatta Johnson We also thought about Tom DeLay, Rick Santorum, and, yes, Hillary Clinton.
NEWS
August 18, 2016
PETTY. VINDICTIVE. Paranoid. Politically naïve. Dismissive of the wisdom of advisers. We're not talking about Donald Trump. We're talking about former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, whose career ended Tuesday with her resignation - although it really ended Monday when a jury found her guilty of two counts of perjury and seven counts of abusing the powers of her office. When elected by a landslide in 2012, Kane, the first Democrat elected as state AG, was seen as a promising up-and-comer.
NEWS
August 12, 2016
HOW DOES a city like Philadelphia grow and become successful for all of its citizens? That complex question has no single answer. For one thing, "growth and success" is often in the eye of the beholder; if you're a low- or middle-income resident living in a booming neighborhood, growth can mean getting priced out of the housing market . . . or losing valuable community gardens or other such space to high-priced developments. With tens of thousands of vacant properties and decades of declining population and growth, Philadelphia has rarely had to confront the often tough balances that neighborhood growth demands.
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