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March 7, 1990 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
The offer was a good one, Bill Galanti thought. A New York man was dangling $1.4 million for the old, four-story brick apartment house at Arrott and Leiper Streets in Frankford. For Galanti, the time to sell seemed ripe. It was just before Christmas in 1987. By then he had spent 13 years and untold dollars tending carefully to his investment, the 112-unit Arrott Arms Apartments. He had seen personally to the fixing of leaks, the upgrading of kitchens, the righting of wrongs in the bowels of the basement boilers.
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March 11, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph McAndrew Jr. withdrew from social events, ended a relationship with an Argentine woman he had met on the Internet, and became increasingly paranoid in the months before he allegedly killed his parents and twin brother, friends told Upper Merion investigators this week. In a search-warrant affidavit filed Tuesday, Montgomery County authorities recounted several interviews with those closest to the 23-year-old, while asking a judge for access to computers in the McAndrew family home as well as any books and personal correspondence that might shed light on his mental state.
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September 5, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writerdifilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
The skateboarding punk caught on video beating a city park ranger last month is a jobless convicted robber who has a long rap sheet and a history of fighting, according to court testimony and records. Curtis Tanner, 19, of Pottstown, "definitely is in a downward spiral," said Assistant District Attorney Joseph Whitehead, as he pleaded yesterday with a judge to add $100,000 to Tanner's $250,000 bail. But Philadelphia Municipal Judge Nazario Jimenez Jr. instead cut bail to $10,000, which is more in line with bail guidelines, saying: "He's not Al Capone.
NEWS
July 16, 2009 | By Edward Colimore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The tennis courts are overrun by vegetation, and the adjacent swimming pool is crumbling and filled with trash. Discarded furniture and construction debris are piled along a chain-link fence, waiting to be picked up. In nearby buildings, utility rooms are locked to discourage their use for prostitution and drug transactions, and plumbing backups have been known to fill the basements with sewage. Across the Arborwood I, II, and III condominium development in Lindenwold, the evidence of decay is everywhere - and many owners blame the Camden County borough for the downward spiral, which they say escalated in 2004 when the council designated the area a redevelopment zone.
NEWS
June 23, 1986 | By ANN W. O'NEILL, Daily News Staff Writer
"I'm not a sick person, you know. I'm just your average intellectual . . . I may look like I'm crazy but I'm not. " - Sylvia Seegrist, Oct. 31, 1985 Before the Springfield Mall shooting spree, 25-year-old Sylvia Seegrist dreamed of mushroom clouds, wore sunglasses to dim the colors that "jumped out" at her and refused to seek help from mental-health professionals, Seegrist's mother told a jury in Delaware County Court. Ruth Seegrist said that in the days that preceded the mall violence, her daughter's dress consisted of camouflage pants, wrap-around sunglasses, a red Arab-style headdress and two T-shirts: one lettered with the phrase "Kill Them All," the other with the word "Jihad.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer
Stock prices fell slightly yesterday. The dollar continued its downward spiral, and trade talks between the United States and Japan faltered.
NEWS
April 20, 2007
Today, for the first time, I picked up the Daily News, looked at the front cover, and put the paper down in disbelief WITHOUT buying it. I don't need to tell you that the cover of the sad individual who killed all those Virginia Tech people pointing a gun at me was indeed the most outrageous, self-serving, greedy, deplorable and downright wrong cover you could ever come up with. You are just as much to blame as this kid who killed these people because by putting this on the cover, you sensationalize murder and violence and make it seem like it's a joke just to sell more papers.
NEWS
April 19, 2016
ISSUE | AIRLINES The squeeze is on Flying continues a downward spiral of unpleasantness, unless you're rich enough to fly first class. Next time you're crushed by the seat in front of you, know that Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa) voted on April 7 to allow the airlines to continue shrinking legroom, seat width, and other dimensions. (So did Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware.) Toomey had a chance to create space and comfort standards for passengers, but he said, "No. " I am increasingly unclear about who the senator is working for; it certainly doesn't seem to be me. |Eric Schott, West Grove, vonschott@verizon.net
NEWS
November 29, 2001
Better play for officer's death I am disappointed that the Daily News chose to run the story of the death of Philadelphia policeman Thomas Bray on Page 16 (Nov. 14). I know there are many important news events these days, but the death of a policeman, even by accident, deserved some priority. Officer Bray had a long and distinguished career. Tom O'Neill, Philadelphia Prayer, yes - sorcery, no The Harry Potter craze demonstrates the downward spiral of the good morals we should teach our children at home and in school, like the Ten Commandments.
NEWS
July 23, 2010
SURPRISE! Fatimah Ali attacks Glenn Beck. As she points out, class divisions in our country are widening, our economy is in a downward spiral and there's anger and turmoil. Who does she blame? Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, the tea party and oh, yeah, the favorite black person's scapegoat, George Bush. But all this is going on while your guy Obama is supposedly running the show. As a white man, unprotected by civil-rights law, I'm calling for our elected officials to step up and fight for the civil rights of white people, too!
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April 19, 2016
ISSUE | AIRLINES The squeeze is on Flying continues a downward spiral of unpleasantness, unless you're rich enough to fly first class. Next time you're crushed by the seat in front of you, know that Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa) voted on April 7 to allow the airlines to continue shrinking legroom, seat width, and other dimensions. (So did Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware.) Toomey had a chance to create space and comfort standards for passengers, but he said, "No. " I am increasingly unclear about who the senator is working for; it certainly doesn't seem to be me. |Eric Schott, West Grove, vonschott@verizon.net
NEWS
February 22, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - As New Jersey lawmakers consider taking over Atlantic City's finances and asking voters to approve casino expansion to the northern part of the state, a new report paints a bleak picture of the ailing resort town's underlying economics. Job loss is the new normal, the labor force is in "free fall," and the housing market is "moribund," according to a report released last week by the South Jersey Economic Review, published by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University.
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November 8, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
LAST WEEK, when Lamar Barnes got wind that his nephew Delvin was coming to town, he knew what he needed to do: Tell people to stay away from him. "If he had sought me out, I would have told him to stay away, too," the uncle, 72, told the Daily News in an interview last night at his North Philly home. "I would have said, 'I still love you, but stay away.' And I would have told him to turn himself in. " Delvin Barnes, 37, faces federal kidnapping charges after allegedly snatching Carlesha Freeland-Gaither from a dark Germantown corner Sunday night.
NEWS
September 5, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writerdifilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
The skateboarding punk caught on video beating a city park ranger last month is a jobless convicted robber who has a long rap sheet and a history of fighting, according to court testimony and records. Curtis Tanner, 19, of Pottstown, "definitely is in a downward spiral," said Assistant District Attorney Joseph Whitehead, as he pleaded yesterday with a judge to add $100,000 to Tanner's $250,000 bail. But Philadelphia Municipal Judge Nazario Jimenez Jr. instead cut bail to $10,000, which is more in line with bail guidelines, saying: "He's not Al Capone.
SPORTS
November 15, 2012
SAY WHAT you want about Sidney Crosby, but every hockey fan - yes, even those in this town - can get behind what the Penguins' captain said this week about the NHL's 2-month-old lockout. "There's no reason we can't figure something out," the NHL Players' Association's most visible player told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "If it keeps going like this, everybody's going to lose. " For the fourth straight day Thursday, the NHL and NHLPA had no meeting planned. After what seemed like productive sessions over the last 2 weeks - including seven daylong bargaining meetings in a 9-day stretch - there is little silver lining.
NEWS
October 5, 2012
DEAR HARRY : I finally hit bottom. I had no other sources of money so I got a "payday loan. " When I realized that I was paying an annual interest rate of 150 percent (6 percent for two weeks), I decided that I just had to bite the bullet and beg for help. I got on this merry-go-round a few years ago when I bought a Cadillac to keep up with my friends. The payments very soon put me in a hole, and I sold it before it was repossessed. That should have awakened me, but it didn't; I still tried to keep up. I hit up my credit cards to the max, and I started to rob Peter to pay Paul.
NEWS
June 3, 2011 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
The subject line on Malikka Saeed's e-mail proclaimed the good news: "Malikka from First Person is graduating!" This time of year, I get dozens of e-mails pitching inspiring graduation stories. But I stopped short when I saw "Malikka. " How could I forget the young woman whose life filmmaker Ben Herold chronicled in First Person , his powerful 2008 documentary about six Philadelphia public high school seniors struggling to make it to college? What made Herold's film so affecting was that it took an unflinching look at the overwhelming hardships the kids faced.
NEWS
June 2, 2011 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The School District of Philadelphia today named veteran educator William Wade to head the low-performing Martin Luther King High School in East Germantown. Wade, who most recently served as head of Vaux Promise Academy, has had success "in reversing the downward spiral of academics at some of the country's most underperforming schools," said Jamilah Fraser a district spokeswoman in a statement. In taking the post, Wade was optimistic. "In the weeks ahead, I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and preparing a comprehensive academic overhaul plan for this school," Wade said.
NEWS
March 11, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph McAndrew Jr. withdrew from social events, ended a relationship with an Argentine woman he had met on the Internet, and became increasingly paranoid in the months before he allegedly killed his parents and twin brother, friends told Upper Merion investigators this week. In a search-warrant affidavit filed Tuesday, Montgomery County authorities recounted several interviews with those closest to the 23-year-old, while asking a judge for access to computers in the McAndrew family home as well as any books and personal correspondence that might shed light on his mental state.
NEWS
December 27, 2010
TO THE good people of Philadelphia, the thought occurred to me that no one appreciates you even at Christmas. The economy is in a downward spiral, bills are piling up and our local politicians don't seem to care. Mayor Nutter comes off as fake in every photo-op. He should try to help his fellow citizens in any way that he can. Maybe he and all his fellow politicians should cut their salaries and see what it is like to barely get by. We all are struggling. Whether you are a police officer, firefighter or Philadelphia Parking Authority lot officer, you need every dime you can get. It is a shame that these politicians don't care.
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