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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.
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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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June 4, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
CHAKA FATTAH has grown accustomed to the sound of footsteps. Federal prosecutors have been following the longtime Philadelphia congressman for eight years - subpoenaing his emails and congressional records, auditing his nonprofits and flipping his political confidants - as they seek to build a corruption indictment against him. Fattah, 58, has been tapping his campaign war chest to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. He's in a "safe" district, so he doesn't need the campaign money to, ya know, campaign.
NEWS
May 29, 2015
ONE PIECE of good news this week was the $150,000 grant the MacArthur Foundation gave to the Philadelphia prison system to study ways to shrink the population in city jails. The timing couldn't be better. Council is set to deliberate a bill to purchase a tract of land near the Delaware River to build a new city jail with the stated aim of replacing the city's 90-year-old House of Correction, which houses 1,500 inmates in crowded conditions. Some are protesting the site for the prison - along an increasingly valuable and active stretch of riverfront.
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May 29, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
At 24, the cherubic, redheaded Ed Sheeran has shown dexterity as an artist and as a chart-topper, with a blend of folk and soul (occasionally tipped with hip-hop rhythms) with undeniable nods to American culture (example: his tune "The A-Team"). His affiliations further show his flexibility. He covered Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" during the 2012 Summer Olympics. He has cowritten several hits with One Direction, and he has toured with Taylor Swift. Sheeran has also worked with drum-and-bass god Goldie and weird rapper Lupe Fiasco.
SPORTS
May 20, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE DARKEST of clouds hovered over the Wells Fargo Center at noon yesterday, threatening a downpour of epic proportions. Inside, though, the sun's high beams were on. Accolades for a coach who has never dipped his toes into the NHL, from a first-year general manager who has never hired a head coach before. Accolades for both from an 82-year-old chairman whose very approval of it clearly indicates a mindset that is now all-in. Give the old man credit for this. Ed Snider defended the hiring of a career college coach yesterday by referencing the humble starts of Fred Shero and Mike Keenan, reminding us not only that his stewardship has not always been about hiring known quantities and former players, but also how long his tenure as head of this team has been.
NEWS
May 5, 2015
CITY CONTROLLER Alan Butkovitz calls it his "Anchor Procurement Initiative," which is a real mouthful that needs to be translated: Anchor means the large universities and teaching hospitals that anchor the city's Eds & Meds sector. Combined, these institutions spend $14 billion each year, much of it on salaries, but billions more on commodities - goods such as paper, office supplies, surgical equipment and so on. Procurement means purchasing. Each institution has a procurement department that fulfills the institution's needs by purchasing goods and services.
SPORTS
April 24, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IN THE SUMMER of 2001, Dave Dunn was a first-year head football coach at Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Fla., when he got a notice from his homeowners' association: His roof was dirty and moldy. He needed to power wash it. So at preseason practice, Dunn asked his players if anybody wanted to make some money. Ed Marynowitz, Dunn's senior projected starting quarterback, jumped at the opportunity. "I said, 'Hey, we can make that happen for you,' " Marynowitz, now the Eagles' vice president of player personnel, recalled yesterday, at the end of several rounds of interviews held in anticipation of the April 30 start of the NFL draft.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ed Graziano, like any astute art-school student, knows where to find the free food. "There's three stations," he said to a classmate over the whir of an exhibit opening last week at the University of the Arts. The man who once wore custom suits and $500 shoes untucked a white dress shirt from his baggy jeans. He clutched a water with lemon, grabbed from the open bar. A red ribbon attached to his name tag identified him: ARTIST . Graziano, a third-year fine arts major with a focus in sculpture, turns 51 in May. He is a graying undergraduate, a man of paradoxes.
SPORTS
April 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ed Snider, chairman of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, said he felt pained when coach Craig Berube was fired Friday, six days after his offensive-challenged team completed a 33-31-18 season. "It's always difficult to let somebody go that has worked so hard and has particularly been such a good member of our organization," Snider said in a statement. Berube spent parts of 18 years with the organization as a player, coach, or assistant. He may be given another job in the organization.
NEWS
April 19, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski launched a run for the U.S. Senate on Friday, setting up a Democratic primary against former Rep. Joe Sestak in a race crucial to their party's chances of taking back the Senate in 2016. Pawlowski pointed to his years leading Pennsylvania's third-largest city. "I look forward to listening to voters and sharing with them the story of success we've had in Allentown in solving real problems for real people," he said in a release announcing his campaign.
SPORTS
April 17, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE THEME of Ron Hextall's first season-ending news conference as Flyers general manager was clarity. Reporters wanted clarity on Craig Berube's job status. The GM said he had not decided whether to bring the Chief back for the final season of his contract, extend it, or thank him for his service and move on. "He's our head coach," Hextall said. "And if something changes, I'll let you guys know. " OK, fine. But then Hextall asked for some clarity, about a perceived philosophical rift between his vision going forward and that of team chairman Ed Snider.
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