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July 11, 2014
Pennsylvania lawmakers appear determined to perfect their already impressive knack for lollygagging. One of their last chances at an accomplishment this season looks slimmer now that the Senate has consigned a Philadelphia cigarette tax, and the city schools counting on it, to legislative limbo. The cigarette tax is a flawed source of education funding, but it's the only means Harrisburg has come close to providing to prevent further harmful cuts to School District staff and services.
NEWS
August 30, 1994 | By Nathan Gorenstein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The fact that the end was near was laid out bluntly for Rick Dunbar, Michelle "Mickey" Tinney, Matthew Sobell and their three friends. Not only had the water temperature in the main pool dropped to a cool 75 degrees - though perhaps more the result of cloudy days than of the time of year - but there was also the party. The "Back to School Splash Party. " How much more succinctly could the message be sent? Summer is ending and school is coming, even to havens such as the Springfield Country Club swimming pool.
NEWS
April 28, 1999 | ELIZABETH V. ROBERTSON / Inquirer Suburban Staff
It's an endless summer for Earl Paul, who has not missed a day at the beach since Christmas. In fact, he was out there boogie-boarding the day after the holiday. Paul, who is retired, has lived in Ocean City for four years. He was spotted there again yesterday.
NEWS
July 12, 2014
ISSUE | PA. BUDGET Bad tax habits An additional $2 tax per pack of cigarettes would be a huge mistake ("Endless summer," July 10). Such a tax would add more than $700 a year for a one-pack-a-day smoker. Yes, it would encourage some smokers to quit or reduce their habit. But most would suck it up; such is the addictive grip of smoking. Instead of enacting a more fair and equitable increase in the income tax, or even the sales tax, the smoking tax also would be highly regressive.
NEWS
October 5, 1990 | By Dick Pothier, Inquirer Staff Writer
The leaves may be turning and the chill of winter may be in the forecast - but it was full-blast, Endless Summer, Day-Glo candy-colored beach life yesterday at the sprawling Atlantic City Convention Center, where Summer '91 arrived early. More than 15,000 people who earn their living from beach life and the leisure market jammed the center for a peek at the Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo - a national trade show packed with the equipment and sports gear we'll be seeing next summer.
NEWS
September 11, 1994 | By Jayne Feld, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's the endless summer for about 45 municipal employees who have become accustomed to three-day weekends. This year, summer office hours, which started after Memorial Day and traditionally end on Labor Day, will remain in effect until Dec. 31. The municipal building will remain closed on Fridays. Office hours will remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; Thursday hours will be extended until 7 p.m. The change is the township administration's attempt to meet a state trip- reduction mandate, said Mayor Gerald J. Luongo.
SPORTS
October 14, 2007 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Without college coaching duties on her mind for the first time in six years, Meghan Bolger enjoyed an endless summer of golf that was highlighted by a momentous victory. Bolger, 29, of Haddonfield, became just the third player in the 21-year history of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship to capture back-to-back titles, doing so Oct. 4 with a 1-up victory over Kerry Postillion in Carefree, Ariz. "It is, wow, so hard to talk about it still," Bolger said Friday from Nashville, where she is enjoying some rest and recreation.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1989 | By Lewis Beale, Los Angeles Daily News
Opening Day! The reassuring sounds of baseballs slapping into well-oiled leather gloves. The crack of bats as they connect with fast-moving round objects. The intellectual and emotional pleasures of America's national pastime, bringing back sweet memories of golden summers in the past. Big deal. Despite more than a century of pro-baseball propaganda, not everyone looks forward to the beginning of another endless summer involving one of the world's most boring spectator sports.
NEWS
September 10, 1998 | by Linda Wright Moore
It happens every September. Suddenly, coolness replaces the mugginess of August, and thoughts turn from peaches and picnics to apples and backpacks. Summer's gone, school is on and if the cartoon above is to be believed, Mom will finally get a breather, now that the kids are trudging back to class. Don't believe it. Even for the dwindling minority of mothers who really can sit down with a newspaper (always a newspaper, please) and a leisurely cup of coffee in a quiet house, back-to-school ain't the respite it used to be. Because in the blink of an eye, the children come roaring back, often with after-school agendas that can keep parent-chauffeurs on the run until long after dark.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
  The poets took their autoharps, their berry cobblers, and bottles of burgundy to the Camden pizzeria Tuesday night, but the mood could not be called festive. They were meeting for the first time since Rocky Wilson got rolled. Rocky - wearing a jester's hat over his graying Endless Summer hair and holding a monkey puppet on his right arm - called the session to order. "Some people have heard I had a mishap on Sept. 5. " He told the fanciful version, the one that chronicles Bongo's wild ride.
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NEWS
July 12, 2014
ISSUE | PA. BUDGET Bad tax habits An additional $2 tax per pack of cigarettes would be a huge mistake ("Endless summer," July 10). Such a tax would add more than $700 a year for a one-pack-a-day smoker. Yes, it would encourage some smokers to quit or reduce their habit. But most would suck it up; such is the addictive grip of smoking. Instead of enacting a more fair and equitable increase in the income tax, or even the sales tax, the smoking tax also would be highly regressive.
NEWS
July 11, 2014
Pennsylvania lawmakers appear determined to perfect their already impressive knack for lollygagging. One of their last chances at an accomplishment this season looks slimmer now that the Senate has consigned a Philadelphia cigarette tax, and the city schools counting on it, to legislative limbo. The cigarette tax is a flawed source of education funding, but it's the only means Harrisburg has come close to providing to prevent further harmful cuts to School District staff and services.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
  The poets took their autoharps, their berry cobblers, and bottles of burgundy to the Camden pizzeria Tuesday night, but the mood could not be called festive. They were meeting for the first time since Rocky Wilson got rolled. Rocky - wearing a jester's hat over his graying Endless Summer hair and holding a monkey puppet on his right arm - called the session to order. "Some people have heard I had a mishap on Sept. 5. " He told the fanciful version, the one that chronicles Bongo's wild ride.
SPORTS
October 14, 2007 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Without college coaching duties on her mind for the first time in six years, Meghan Bolger enjoyed an endless summer of golf that was highlighted by a momentous victory. Bolger, 29, of Haddonfield, became just the third player in the 21-year history of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship to capture back-to-back titles, doing so Oct. 4 with a 1-up victory over Kerry Postillion in Carefree, Ariz. "It is, wow, so hard to talk about it still," Bolger said Friday from Nashville, where she is enjoying some rest and recreation.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2006 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All they could do was stand together, cling to one another, and quietly cry, watching as a December fire destroyed a family business that had stood on the Wildwood boardwalk for nearly 50 years. Five months later, together, they joyously - but without much ceremony because a crowd was practically breaking down the doors to get in - reopened Sam's Pizza Palace at the same 26th Street location in time for Memorial Day weekend. "We never could have gotten through it all without each other," said Rosemary Zuccarello, 53, whose father, Sam Spera, started it all in 1957 with a small steak sandwich shop a few blocks away, eventually moving, adding pizza, and taking over the Shore Plaza Motel.
NEWS
August 22, 2003 | By Kaitlin Gurney and Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The closing of beaches in Cape May and in Ocean County this week highlight the bad summer for beaches from New York to Virginia, which have struggled with rain, trash and sewage while hosting visitors eager to frolic in the waves. Six Cape May beaches were reopened yesterday afternoon after tests registering dangerously high levels of fecal bacteria forced their shutdown Wednesday. In Ocean County, swimming was banned Tuesday at Brick and Dover Township beaches while syringes and other trash was cleared.
LIVING
July 8, 1999 | By Michael Vitez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ten best friends from high school and college, all age 19 but one, are renting a weary blue shore house here for the summer. What they are after is not the endless summer but the enduring friendship. Their goals are to create enough memories, to bond so tightly, that long after their high school years fade, after their lives spiral in different directions, they will always have Margate. "After high school, I thought we would all keep in touch, that we'd be friends forever," said Scott Steinberg, one of the guys, who attends college in South Carolina.
NEWS
April 28, 1999 | ELIZABETH V. ROBERTSON / Inquirer Suburban Staff
It's an endless summer for Earl Paul, who has not missed a day at the beach since Christmas. In fact, he was out there boogie-boarding the day after the holiday. Paul, who is retired, has lived in Ocean City for four years. He was spotted there again yesterday.
NEWS
September 10, 1998 | by Linda Wright Moore
It happens every September. Suddenly, coolness replaces the mugginess of August, and thoughts turn from peaches and picnics to apples and backpacks. Summer's gone, school is on and if the cartoon above is to be believed, Mom will finally get a breather, now that the kids are trudging back to class. Don't believe it. Even for the dwindling minority of mothers who really can sit down with a newspaper (always a newspaper, please) and a leisurely cup of coffee in a quiet house, back-to-school ain't the respite it used to be. Because in the blink of an eye, the children come roaring back, often with after-school agendas that can keep parent-chauffeurs on the run until long after dark.
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