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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
August 14, 2015
RECENTLY , Daily News Movie Critic Gary Thompson sat down with Ice Cube, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell and F. Gary Gray, the stars and director of "Straight Outta Compton," for a wide-ranging discussion of the movie and its subject, the influential rap group N.W.A. DAILY NEWS, To Jason Mitchell: You play Eazy-E, who died in 1995. You did a lot of research into his life and career. What suprised you? MITCHELL: He's made to seem like he's a huge weed smoker, but he's not, he's foremost a very business-minded person who liked to really stay really clear-headed most of the time.
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
February 2, 2016
MAYOR KENNEY has galloped through his first month in office at breakneck speed. In some ways, his first month in office is a continuation of his campaign: frequent public appearances - at schools, ribbon-cuttings, citizen meetings - all sending a message that he intends to be an energetic, hands-on leader of all Philadelphians. It's a good start. Now comes the crunch time - when Kenney will have to confront the hard reality of governing a big city. It will happen as he formulates his first city budget.
NEWS
January 29, 2016
BANK ROBBER Willie Sutton was said to explain his penchant for robbing banks back in the 1920s and 1930s "because that's where the money is. " A modern-day Sutton might use the same excuse for being a public servant or working in nonprofits: That's where the money is. Wednesday's 53-count indictment of Renee Tartaglione for allegedly stealing public money from a nonprofit mental health clinic whose primary clients are poor is another sickening...
NEWS
January 28, 2016
SOMEONE ONCE described prisons as cemeteries for the living. That's especially true for the 5,430 inmates serving life sentences for first- and second- degree murder in Pennsylvania. Because of the state's harsh system of mandatory sentencing, for years a murder conviction meant a life prison sentence without parole. If you went into a prison at age 17, you could only leave in a casket. In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down such sentences in the states that imposed LOWP - life without parole - saying they violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
NEWS
January 26, 2016
EVEN Donald Trump isn't crass enough to say the name out loud. But as he campaigns for the GOP nomination for president, Trump continues to pitch an immigration enforcement plan modeled after a 1950s deportation program dubbed "Operation Wetback. " The term is a derogatory reference to Mexicans crossing the Rio Grande. Under the program launched by President Eisenhower, more than 1.3 million immigrants rounded up in the United States were loaded onto trains, buses and planes and deposited deep in Mexico's interior to prevent them from slipping back across the border.
NEWS
January 22, 2016
GUESS WHO jumped on the bandwagon of reformers and others critical of City Commission Chairman Anthony Clark? Democratic Party Chairman Bob Brady. Brady told reporter Claudia Vargas this week that Clark was an "absolute disgrace" and should step down as chairman of the three-member commission, which oversees election operations in the city. Clark has long been criticized for his work ethic - more precisely, his lack of a work ethic. Rarely seen at his office in City Hall, Clark has no city cellphone and no email contact with the office.
NEWS
January 21, 2016
THINGS HAVE gotten so bad in the state Legislature in Harrisburg that a number of inmates are fleeing the asylum. So far, 16 incumbents - 11 Republicans and five Democrats - have announced they will not seek re-election. Some are doing it for career reasons. State Rep. Dwight Evans, for instance, is quitting to run against U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. But a number said they are departing the scene because they essentially have lost faith in the chambers where they have served. As state Rep. Peter Daley put it: "I'm benching myself for a while.
SPORTS
January 20, 2016
Les Bowen: No champion, Chip It's an interesting question, because Chip Kelly might have sold himself to the 49ers as the guy whose system can turn Colin Kaepernick around, and maybe it can. If you get the quarterbacking part right, the rest usually follows. However, the post-Jim Harbaugh 49ers are widely considered one of the NFL's most dysfunctional franchises. Their roster is in tatters. Supposedly, Kelly just wants to coach now and won't be involved in personnel decisions (or at least, that's what he told the York family to get in the door)
NEWS
January 15, 2016
PRESIDENT Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday night marked a departure from the laundry list of achievements and legislative goals we've heard in past speeches. This time, he focused on the future's big picture. The speech marked the president's last-ditch appeal for Congress to overcome partisan divisions and join forces for the sake of the nation. "The future we want - opportunity and security for our families, a rising standard of living, and a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids - all that is within our reach," the president said.
NEWS
January 15, 2016
The year is 2016. The scene: a street in West Philadelphia. A local physician is in his car, stopped at a traffic light, when a man with a gun rushes out and begins firing at the car. Miraculously, the doctor is not killed, but he does suffer serious bullet wounds to his left arm and leg. The assailant runs down the street, then tackled by an alert town watch member, who manages to subdue him and call the police. Later, at a news conference, police officials identify the physician at a staff member at a local nonprofit clinic that performs abortions.
NEWS
January 13, 2016
SUSPENDED Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin rivals Attorney General Kathleen Kane in his pattern of outrageous behavior. Last week, the Inquirer revealed that, only days before his hearing at which a judicial ethics court ultimately suspended him for his participation in pornographic email exchanges, Eakin tried to stack the deck of key appointments in the Philadelphia court system. He tried, and failed, to wield his influence just before three new Supreme Court justices were about to be sworn in. Bad dog!
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