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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
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
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
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.
SPORTS
April 14, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
THE SERVICE began 20 minutes late because the line to pay respects to Stan Hochman's family was so long, stretching up an aisle between the rows of seats, out the door, around a corner and nearly out the entryway to the parking lot of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel at the corner of Old York Road and Meetinghouse Road in Elkins Park. From the first words until the last person left the synagogue, it was 86 minutes, one for each year of the Daily News legend's life. Born Oct. 15, 1928, lived for his family, his friends and his work, died April 9, 2015, remembered for his conscience, the non-profits he supported that profited so much from his involvement, his words, his voice, his perspective.
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
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.
NEWS
August 4, 2016
SHOULD the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to change the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75? There are pros and cons on either side, but we don't have to guess what most voters think of the idea. A proposed amendment to increase the retirement age to 75 was defeated in the April primary. More than 2 million voters cast ballots on the issue. The final tally: 1,220,587 nays (50.99 percent) to 1,172,999 yeas (49.01), a difference of just under 2 percent. This wasn't the outcome supporters of the amendment wanted, so they did a mulligan.
NEWS
August 2, 2016
LAST WEEK, we cringed when we heard a report that Philadelphia police were dousing protesters at the Democratic National Convention with water from fire hydrants. Our immediate thought was that training high-pressure fire hoses on protesters was a bad idea, a throwback to the bad old days. It turned out our initial impression was wrong. The police weren't trying to disperse the protesters who were marching down Broad Street. They were using the hydrants to create gentle showers of water to give marchers some relief from the scorching heat.
NEWS
July 29, 2016 | Sandra Shea, DN Editorial Page Editor
HILLARY CLINTON'S acceptance of the nomination for president is a defining moment, not just for the DNC, but the country. To me, though, most remarkable is the fact that it comes only 95 years after women were considered full citizens of this country. From the time of America's beginnings, a common-law doctrine called coverture meant that a woman was considered politically, economically and legally dependent on her husband . . . if she had one. (If she didn't, she was invisible.)
NEWS
July 28, 2016
EXCEPT FOR THE tried-and-true applause lines praising our veterans, delegates to both political conventions - like the candidates during the interminable primaries - rarely talk as if they know there's a war going on. Actually, two. Or maybe it's three, four - or more. There's Afghanistan, the longest war in the nation's history. A few weeks ago, President Obama announced that, instead of leaving a residual force in Afghanistan of 5,000 at the end of his term, as he promised, it would be 8,500.
NEWS
July 27, 2016
IN A speech Monday night before the Democratic National Convention, Mayor Kenney offered delegates a brief history lesson about Philadelphia. Not about the good part - the cradle of liberty, home to the Declaration of Independence, the modern birthplace of democracy, etc. He talked about the bad part, the Philadelphia of the 1840s when it was the center of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States. Citizens were up in arms - literally up in arms - about the arrival of foreign trash on American soil.
NEWS
July 26, 2016
WE WELCOME delegates, dignitaries, and others attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. To those of you who are here for the first time, the city will be a pleasant surprise. We have a thriving downtown (we call it Center City here), bustling street life, scores of great restaurants, and a rich history, inextricably tied to the founding of the United States of America. When not at the convention area in South Philadelphia, most of you will end up spending your time in Center City and environs.
SPORTS
July 22, 2016
  Les Bowen: Bradford makes more sense Unless you are hatching a NovaCare coup that would oust Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman, who plan to start Sam Bradford at quarterback this season, it would make no sense to give the majority of Eagles training-camp reps to Carson Wentz. It might make some sense to give the second overall pick in this year's draft more reps early on than a third quarterback would normally get, but I'm pretty sure the other players want to make sure their starting QB is ready.
NEWS
July 22, 2016
NOW THAT the Republican National Convention is over, we can take a few deep breaths until the Democrats come to town Monday to begin the process of nominating Hillary Clinton as their candidate for president. While we won't tell the Democrats what they should do, we can offer a few tips on what to avoid, all based on what happened in Cleveland this week. For starters, convention organizers should invest in anti-plagiarism software that checks speeches scheduled to be made against speeches from the past.
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