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September 16, 2010
ATLANTA - Almost all U.S. teens have had formal sex education, but only about two-thirds have been taught about birth-control methods, says a government report released yesterday. Many teens apparently are not absorbing those lessons - other recent data shows that after years of steady decline, the birth rate for teenagers rose from 2005 to 2007. It dipped again in 2008, to about 10 percent of all births. -Associated Press
NEWS
September 28, 1999 | by Dave Davies , Daily News Staff Writer
So just how much Ed is there to go around? As Mayor Rendell sorts out which Philadelphia commitments he'll keep as he takes over as general chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he's decided to step down as chairman of the National Constitution Center. "I was concerned because we're getting money from Congress," Rendell said, "and I wanted to make sure the Congressional Republicans didn't in any way punish the Constitution Center for me being its chairperson. " The $130 million-dollar interactive museum set for Independence Mall has already received $20 million in federal funding, and hopes for $45 million more.
NEWS
August 23, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer
ROOSEVELT BOULEVARD was a dirt road when Ed Kelly was born. It ended at Holme Avenue. Horses dragged wagons delivering milk and produce. That was the Northeast in the 1920s. It was, of course, transformed dramatically over the decades since, and Ed Kelly was there to lend a positive cast to the transformation. In fact, there are those who called him "Mr. Northeast. " As a leader of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, he strove to make the expansion of the region work for its inhabitants.
NEWS
February 11, 1990 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Heather Moriarty, a sophomore at Archbishop Wood High School for Girls, was sitting in the back of the school's auditorium when she raised her hand to ask a question. "What are the guys going to wear as uniforms?" asked Moriarty, 15, crisp in her Kelly-green sweater and anklets and green-and-white plaid skirt. The crowd of about 750 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors erupted in applause. "If we have to wear uniforms, then the guys have to wear uniforms," Moriarty said after the assembly.
NEWS
May 17, 2005
THIS LETTER is to let you know that I have the back of all the Sixers fans (and all Philly fans for that matter) who were unjustifiably taken to task by Brad Geiger in his recent op-ed. How dare he call out Sixers fans because they didn't "rise to the moment" and fill the house for Game 4 of the recent playoff series. Sixers fans are so loyal, so passionate and so knowledgeable that I won't even dignify Mr. Geiger's incredible statements with any type of lengthy argument. None is necessary.
NEWS
May 10, 2004
I AM APPALLED at the op-ed you featured on the Special Olympics. Without even getting into my opinion on such segregated activities, ones in which people with disabilities are seen as pitiful and less than worthy of participation in society with the rest of the human race, you need to know that your language is offensive and demeaning. "Mentally handicapped"? "Emotionally retarded"? "Retarded"? These terms are as offensive as any racial or ethnic slur. And how comforting to know that the Special Olympics segregates individuals according to their IQ and so-called "ability levels.
NEWS
December 26, 1986
According to recently published statistics, one of every 10 teenage girls becomes pregnant, and almost half of these pregnancies result in births to girls under the age of 15. The realities of adolescent motherhood - being on welfare, having no husband, no job, little secondary education, bills to be paid and being a child raising a child - do not hit the girls until it is too late. The more teenagers think they have to lose with a pregnancy, the more likely it is they will try to avoid premature parenthood.
NEWS
May 29, 1992 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Some families just keep on growing. The Rendell administration has given birth to its 10th deputy mayor, and an 11th may be on the way. Linda S. Berkowitz, a deputy managing director for the past two years, was named deputy mayor for special projects by Mayor Rendell on Tuesday. She will work closely with the administration's Office of Management and Productivity, implementing the city's five-year plan and measures recommended by loaned executives working in the mayor's private-sector task force.
NEWS
January 15, 2010
PHIL Goldsmith's Jan. 12 op-ed calling for the mayor to tear up the police contract awarded by an arbitrator, is laughable. He blames the city's financial problems on the people who support it most instead of a political party that has been in control for over 50 years. Goldsmith says the city can't afford to lose any more of the middle class to surrounding counties but fails to address the issues causing the flight, like Section 8 housing. Does the present administration know that casino gambling is now legal in Pennsylvania?
NEWS
January 30, 1992 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Three and a half weeks after he took office, Mayor Rendell has named Philadelphia radio reporter Karen Turner as his press secretary. Turner, a reporter and anchor for WPEN-AM since 1989, has a law degree from Northwestern University and a master's from the Columbia University school of journalism. "This is a chance to see things from a different perspective," Turner said in an interview yesterday. "It's a critical time in the city's history, and if he can get us out, the sky's the limit.
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NEWS
September 14, 2016
The Philadelphia Education Fund has received a $3 million federal grant to help prepare students at five city high schools for college. The money awarded to the fund's College Access Program will be used over the five years to create college-going cultures at the schools and to help 1,200 students apply for college, obtain financial aid and attend college after they complete high school. The five high schools that will share in the grant are Kensington CAPA, Olney Charter, John Bartram, Robeson and Roxborough.
NEWS
September 1, 2016 | By Jason Nark, Staff Writer
When you're an ambient contortionist, all the world's a stage, including a small parking barrier on the terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On Tuesday morning, Luna Deasy, a student at Philadelphia's School of Circus Arts in Germantown, used one hand to balance herself atop the barrier as if she were weightless and then froze under the sun, her body as still as the Prometheus Strangling the Vulture sculpture on the museum steps a few feet...
NEWS
July 22, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
About three weeks ago, William H. Anton Sr. dropped off his wife, Mary, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and watched her approach an entrance. After he had parked his car, he returned to find her in the lobby. But before going to her appointment, their son Joseph said, she asked her husband to get her a pretzel and a Mountain Dew. Why that brand of soda, which she didn't drink? "It was for somebody outside," her son said, "who was homeless and asked her. " "This," he said, "was a shining example of how she lived her life.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By John Baer
WHEN ELIZABETH Warren and Hillary Clinton campaigned together in Cincinnati this week, they raised clasped hands, looking very much like a two-gal ticket. Lots of newsies went gaga. NBC's Luke Russert tweeted that if you believe you win with your base turning out, "there really is no other option ... than Warren as VP. " The Boston Globe's Amanda Katz tweeted, "Want to watch a female Baby Boomer get visibly excited to canvas? Say these words: 'Clinton-Warren 2016.' " And Peter Hamby, formerly of CNN and now head of Snapchat's news section, offered, "I'll say it again: Picking anyone other than Warren for VP makes no sense.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Pat Toomey
DEAR ED, Thank you for your kind words about me in your recent "open letter" in the Daily News. I have long enjoyed our good working relationship, and look forward to continuing it. In this time of extreme partisanship, it is very valuable for our state and our country to have mutual respect across the aisle, as you and I have shown is possible. On the critical issue of stopping gun violence, we share much common ground. As you noted, in 2013, I was proud to cross the aisle and join Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, to support an expansion of background checks to prevent more people with criminal histories and dangerous mental illnesses from obtaining guns.
NEWS
June 14, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
John Pierce, 74, of Philadelphia, a retired elementary school physical education teacher, died Thursday, May 26, of cancer at a hospice in Christiana, Del. Known to family as "Johnny," Mr. Pierce was a native of Chester, Md., on Kent Island, the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay. He was the sixth of eight children born to Lina Pauls and Percy Pierce Sr. Mr. Pierce graduated from Kennard High School in Centreville, Md., in 1959, and earned...
FOOD
May 27, 2016
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BUSINESS
May 17, 2016
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation , a nonprofit that uses hockey to help teach inner-city boys and girls how to succeed in the game of life, has named Paul Holmgren, president of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Paul Troy , a partner at the law firm of Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer L.L.P., to its board. Timothy J. Abell , president of Firstrust Bank , Conshohocken, has joined its board of directors. In 2007, Abell became the first nonfamily member named president of the bank.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
On Wednesday, ABC sitcom The Goldbergs will pay special tribute to Ed Snider, the Flyers cofounder who passed away last month at the age of 83. The Flyers provided The Goldbergs with rare footage of Snider that will air at the end of Wednesday's episode. "If you love the Flyers, Ed Snider is the Flyers. He's the organization," The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg said on the phone from Los Angeles. The Flyers and the culture of hockey in Philadelphia are intrinsically woven into the fabric of The Goldbergs , a 1980s-set comedy about a Jenkintown family seen through the eyes of the youngest son. He has a penchant for filmmaking, much like Goldberg, who based the show on his own life.
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