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January 23, 2009
DR. JAMES Gallagher, who is departing from the School Reform Commission, deserves public appreciation. Given the events within the district and the city over that period of time, Gallagher's seven-year term should be compared to dog years, counting for more than the actual years. He was one of the original members of the commission when the state took over the district in 2001, and helped preside over a sometimes raucous period of its reinvention. Gallagher is known for his push for charter schools, which, whatever your philosophy of education, has brought an important new level of choice for parents and students.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
Peep was 10 when he was taken to the shelter. His family told the staff that they were moving and couldn't take the brown mutt, a boxer/pit bull mix. Now 13 years old, a senior citizen in dog years, Peep still is living in a spartan pen at the Animal Orphanage in Voorhees. At animal shelters, this is often the fate of older pets. Particularly during and immediately after the summer when the more sought-after puppies and kittens are born, older dogs and cats can languish the longest.
NEWS
February 15, 1994 | by Suzanne White, From the New York Times
At midnight on Thursday, we rang in the Chinese New Year. Good riddance to a Rooster year - notorious for sending us on a harrowing ride to hell and back and then forcing us to start over from scratch - and welcome to the Year of the Wood Dog. Whenever the Dog comes to power, we can look forward to 12 fractious months of recovery. In Dog years, the weather calms down and the political climate heats up. Bill Clinton, born a Leo in 1946, is a Fire Dog. A Leo and a Dog: that's our president.
NEWS
August 19, 1996 | By Mara Stanley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the Wet Boxer Race, the idea was to put the boxers on backwards, leaving a spot for the tail. And in the Poop Scoop Relay, thank goodness the real stuff wasn't used, or the race might have been a little messy. About 100 competitors met at the field outside Liberty Fire Co. No. 1 here yesterday - an 80-something-degree dog day of summer. But these "athletes" were not typical sportsmen and sportswomen. These performers would probably return the favor of a perfect ear scratch with a tail bat and face lick.
NEWS
July 8, 1986 | BY PETE DEXTER
I was watching the 11 o'clock news one night this week with my dog McGuire. He and I often watch the local news together, sharing, as we do, an interest in the events that shape our culture, and the set hadn't been on two minutes when just such a culture-shaping event appeared on the screen. Several hundred angry lesbians and gay men were demonstrating in San Francisco. The leader of the angry lesbians and gay men stood on an elevated platform in front of a microphone, trying to rip a legal document in half.
NEWS
September 23, 1987 | By SHELDON HIMELFARB, From the New York Times
In a few days, I will "celebrate" my fifth anniversary, and I don't know whether to laugh or cry. How well I remember that blustery autumn day in 1982, when I took the law into my own typewriter. "Dear Sir," I wrote to the State Department, "pursuant to Title 5, United States Code, Section 552, I hereby request access to the following documents. " Title 5, the Freedom of Information Act, says, "Each agency upon any request for records shall determine within 10 days after the receipt of any such request whether to comply and shall immediately notify the person making such request.
NEWS
April 12, 1988 | By BARBARA BECK, Daily News Staff Writer
Hi. I'm Emily Elizabeth, and this is my dog. His name is Clifford. And this is my dad. His name is Norman Bridwell. He writes a series of children's books about my big red dog, Clifford. Clifford is no ordinary dog. He is 20 feet tall - the size of a two-story house - and eats whatever he wants. My dad is no ordinary children's book writer because this year Clifford is 25 (and that's 175 in dog years). There've been 41 Clifford story books, coloring books, home videotapes and cassette packages.
NEWS
June 23, 1999 | By Dave Barry
Recently, my wife and I went to the home of some friends for a dinner party involving three couples and numerous pets. Our hosts are fond of animals; they have a big herd of turtles living in a decorative pond outside, and three dogs patrolling inside. Actually, one of the dogs is only slightly more mobile than a shrub; he's around 47,000 in dog years and totally blind. He may in fact be medically dead. But dogs don't get all mopey over physical disabilities. This particular dog still maintains a productive routine, which consists of every now and then getting to his feet (this takes about an hour)
NEWS
August 7, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
Put a dog, his master, and a Frisbee together in an open field, and let your imagination run wild. Does the vision of Mikhail Baryshnikov pirouetting on stage come to mind as your dog leaps up, hind legs swinging to the side, neck extended, to grab the plastic disc thrown by his master. Can you imagine the grace and force of Dominique Wilkins when your dog twists his body nine feet into the air to snatch a Frisbee, then land ever so softly on the ground? You can stop imagining.
NEWS
January 16, 2011 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
Einstein discovered that time is relative, and I bet I know where he was when he figured that one out. On an elliptical machine. Five minutes never seemed so long as when I'm on the elliptical, which I started doing again because it's too snowy to walk the dogs. The dogs don't have to do the elliptical. They just watch me, and laugh. Ruby holds the stopwatch. There is nothing I can do to make time go faster on the elliptical. I have the TV on while I shuffle my feet and pump my arms, but my eyes keep straying to the glowing digital numerals of the clock on the console.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
Peep was 10 when he was taken to the shelter. His family told the staff that they were moving and couldn't take the brown mutt, a boxer/pit bull mix. Now 13 years old, a senior citizen in dog years, Peep still is living in a spartan pen at the Animal Orphanage in Voorhees. At animal shelters, this is often the fate of older pets. Particularly during and immediately after the summer when the more sought-after puppies and kittens are born, older dogs and cats can languish the longest.
NEWS
January 16, 2011 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
Einstein discovered that time is relative, and I bet I know where he was when he figured that one out. On an elliptical machine. Five minutes never seemed so long as when I'm on the elliptical, which I started doing again because it's too snowy to walk the dogs. The dogs don't have to do the elliptical. They just watch me, and laugh. Ruby holds the stopwatch. There is nothing I can do to make time go faster on the elliptical. I have the TV on while I shuffle my feet and pump my arms, but my eyes keep straying to the glowing digital numerals of the clock on the console.
NEWS
January 23, 2009
DR. JAMES Gallagher, who is departing from the School Reform Commission, deserves public appreciation. Given the events within the district and the city over that period of time, Gallagher's seven-year term should be compared to dog years, counting for more than the actual years. He was one of the original members of the commission when the state took over the district in 2001, and helped preside over a sometimes raucous period of its reinvention. Gallagher is known for his push for charter schools, which, whatever your philosophy of education, has brought an important new level of choice for parents and students.
NEWS
January 11, 2008
as of a couple of days ago, i'm now the platoon sergant for second platoon.  thirty eight new guys. a lot of people have been asking me "what's it like ?" patrol in an unarmored humvee is a little like this: imagine rolling down the street at sixty miles per hour in a twelve ton freight car, equipped with a device (the fifty cal) that spits hundreds of pointy metal bricks at a couple of thousand feet per second. now imagine some yokel, taking pot shots at you with the nearest weapon of opportunity, or planting a bomb for you to run over, or planting one in a car that he tries to drive into the side of your humvee (killing himself in the process)
SPORTS
August 22, 1999 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was in the fairway of the fourth hole, where the famed Pebble Beach course first hugs the coastline of the Pacific and becomes the single most awesome, breathtaking golf course in the world, that it was impossible not to notice the almost wistful look in Skee Riegel's eyes. So, Skee, a lot of memories here? He nodded. This your favorite course? He nodded again. "Yeah," he said with a smile, "mine and about 10 million other people's. " Still, Riegel has better reasons than most.
NEWS
June 23, 1999 | By Dave Barry
Recently, my wife and I went to the home of some friends for a dinner party involving three couples and numerous pets. Our hosts are fond of animals; they have a big herd of turtles living in a decorative pond outside, and three dogs patrolling inside. Actually, one of the dogs is only slightly more mobile than a shrub; he's around 47,000 in dog years and totally blind. He may in fact be medically dead. But dogs don't get all mopey over physical disabilities. This particular dog still maintains a productive routine, which consists of every now and then getting to his feet (this takes about an hour)
SPORTS
May 18, 1999 | By Christopher K. Hepp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The strange case of Dr. Mabuse pushed itself onto the front pages of France's biggest newspapers recently and, in the process, guaranteed that the doping scandal that tainted the 1998 Tour de France would haunt this year's race as well. Dr. Mabuse, in this instance, was Bernard Sainz, a horse breeder who has traveled in the shadows of professional cycling for 30 years as a trainer of sorts. French police have accused Sainz of dispensing more than just workout advice. Sainz, they say, was a major distributor of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
NEWS
August 19, 1996 | By Mara Stanley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the Wet Boxer Race, the idea was to put the boxers on backwards, leaving a spot for the tail. And in the Poop Scoop Relay, thank goodness the real stuff wasn't used, or the race might have been a little messy. About 100 competitors met at the field outside Liberty Fire Co. No. 1 here yesterday - an 80-something-degree dog day of summer. But these "athletes" were not typical sportsmen and sportswomen. These performers would probably return the favor of a perfect ear scratch with a tail bat and face lick.
NEWS
February 15, 1994 | by Suzanne White, From the New York Times
At midnight on Thursday, we rang in the Chinese New Year. Good riddance to a Rooster year - notorious for sending us on a harrowing ride to hell and back and then forcing us to start over from scratch - and welcome to the Year of the Wood Dog. Whenever the Dog comes to power, we can look forward to 12 fractious months of recovery. In Dog years, the weather calms down and the political climate heats up. Bill Clinton, born a Leo in 1946, is a Fire Dog. A Leo and a Dog: that's our president.
NEWS
July 4, 1992 | By ROGER E. HERNANDEZ
On Fourth of July, 1968, the United States celebrated its birthday in turmoil. Twenty-four years ago the nation was torn by the Vietnam War, a generation gap separated those over 30 from those under 30, the inner cities were tinderboxes, and the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were fresh in everyone's mind. The nation was redefining itself. A new generation came to power, rejecting the man-in-the-gray-flannel-suit values of the 1950s and shattering old- fashioned codes of morality and social behavior.
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