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March 28, 2006
LETTER-WRITER Kim Empson points to a few votes, taken out of context, as evidence that the future of our environment is not something important to me. I'd like to take this opportunity to correct Ms. Empson's misstatement. Our children and grandchildren deserve to enjoy the benefits of a clean, protected environment, just as my generation has. America's vast environmental resources have always been among our nation's greatest assets, which is why I've long fought to preserve them.
NEWS
March 1, 2004 | By Walter Cronkite
President Bush's recent State of the Union address has awakened environmental activists such as they haven't been for some time. They are concerned not by what he said but by the lack of public reaction to what he did not say. He spoke of the nation's problems and the dangers it faces, particularly in regard to national security, but he gave no indication that he recognizes the dangers of global warming. Surely it has been brought to his attention that scientists are increasingly alarmed over the rapidity with which the world's environment is being poisoned by the refuse of human endeavor.
NEWS
January 24, 2006
RE PATRICK O'Brien's letter "Is there a place for a family guy in Philly's sports palaces?" Pat, even if you could afford to go to one of these games, I don't think you would want to bring your family. A friend of mine brought her son to the Sixers game on Jan. 9, and paid $50 for each ticket. Once there she was afraid to ask to be moved from the group of "animals" who were sitting next to her and her son because she has to walk a mile to her car afterward. These men were cursing, throwing things and causing everyone around them to be uncomfortable.
NEWS
October 27, 1997
The Clinton administration is taking yet another waffling approach to our environment. Global warming is not an issue we can afford to waffle on. Al Gore has actually written a book on the disastrous effects of global warming. We have a president and Congress who agreed to a treaty in Rio claiming we would cut our emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000 (a promise we simply ignored). And our president, addressing a panel of top economists and scientists, spoke ever so eloquently about the dangers of global warming.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1989 | By Victoria Donohoe, Inquirer Art Critic
Bringing art and a message of environmental awareness to the people is Margot de Wit's aim in her multimedia installation, "Dichotomy Project No. 18," at the Painted Bride Art Center. De Wit is a Dutch-born Philadelphia sculptor and artist-in-residence at Glassboro State College. The installation includes a video portion created by a team including poet Ernest Yates and composer Edo Jasper. Her video images zero in on the urban environment; deteriorated housing here and elsewhere receives considerable attention - most notably the once- grand Parkside Avenue mansions on which her camera effectively dwells.
NEWS
April 24, 1992
Frankly, we've had our belly full of President Bush's equivocating about whether he'll go to the largest gathering of world leaders ever - the United Nations' Earth Summit on environment and development in Brazil this June. One day he says he sure would like to go. The next, he frets about signing accords that might hamstring the U.S. economy. Still later, he remarks, "We do have room for compromising. " He's starting to sound like Mario Cuomo. What's really going on here is that the White House staff is split about the politics of whether to go to Rio. Some say Mr. Bush can't afford not to: All the other guys are going and, besides, it coincides with the California primary, when environmental stuff is likely to be hot. Others say it's a loser.
NEWS
October 30, 2002
When he sails New Jersey's intracoastal waters, Rep. Jim Saxton remembers a time when Barnegat Bay was lined with treetops, not rooftops. That's why he has fought to expand the state's wildlife refuges and preserve its estuaries. He also remembers the late 1980s when red tides plagued New Jersey's coastline; dolphins were dying, and garbage and medical waste washed ashore. Now, the Republican congressman can boast that New Jersey's beaches are among the nation's cleanest - a model for states - because of clean-water laws he sponsored.
NEWS
November 19, 1990 | BY WALTER FOX
In the flood of news accounts, magazine articles, political oratory and governmental reports generated by the drug crisis, one can drown without ever confronting this fundamental question: Why in the last two decades of the 20th century do so many Americans of all races and economic levels turn to drugs as a means of coping with reality? Any program that hopes to be effective in reducing drug use among Americans must have, if not an answer to this question, at least a working hypothesis.
NEWS
July 22, 1990 | By Penelope M. Carrington, Special to The Inquirer
With the threat of global warming and acid rain, and with preservation of the Amazon rain forest on the minds environmentally conscious adults, Joseph Pilyar is looking to the future for help by asking children of the Delaware Valley to join in the fight and "Hug the Earth. " "The idea emanated from me, the store and my interest with children," said Pilyar, who is owner of a bookstore and the founder of the year-old, nonprofit environmental organization for children called Hug the Earth.
NEWS
April 18, 1995 | By Marguerite P. Jones, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After returning from a trip to Russia several years ago, Karen Seaton, a teacher at Buckingham Friends School, asked her students to draw pictures about their images of Russians. "All the drawings," Seaton says now, "were dark and violent. " But no sooner had the school helped dispel those fears by starting an exchange program with a Russian school than Seaton discovered another fear just as insidious. "When we were talking about the environment I realized the students felt the same way as they had once felt about Russians," she said.
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SPORTS
July 26, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
WENTWORTH, Nova Scotia - The first thing I did when I arrived at my final road trip destination for vacation in Nova Scotia: Ate a seafood pie. The second thing I did: Ran a trail race, or, more accurately, participated in a trail run. The format of the Sonofa Gunofa Run is as follows: The course is a 4.5K "semi-technical and hilly loop" with about 225 meters of vertical gain/loss per lap, according to organizer Jodi Isenor. It's on a mountain in the Wentworth Valley, so the race's surface included rocks, paths covered in beds of leaves that made you spring up as you ran on it, meadows, descents covered in tree roots, a log to jump over, and, until the fourth round, a wasp's nest.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The Pine Barrens surrounding Stockton University were choked with brush and a mix of trees - from white oaks and red maples to Virginia, pitch, and shortleaf pines. The conditions made for a sickly forest, vulnerable to wildfires and insect infestation, including the destructive southern pine beetle. But last week - following earlier prescribed burns to clear undergrowth - the woods along Vera King Farris Road began feeling more airy. The first of hundreds of trees came down, and sunlight again bathed the ground, making it possible for a healthier forest to take root next to the Atlantic County school.
NEWS
March 23, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
As New Jersey lawmakers consider how to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November to dedicate funds for the preservation of open space, environmentalists are lobbying to carve out money for their pet causes. But here's the catch: Lawmakers must pass a bill that would be palatable to Gov. Christie, a Republican preparing to run for president in 2016, who could veto a measure he doesn't like or similarly strike language from the budget in June. "We have to find a way to at least make the open-space portion of the budget some way supportable by the governor," Sen. Bob Smith (D., Middlesex)
REAL_ESTATE
March 1, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
I'm reaching into the drawer that holds information rather than questions this week, and the first item I retrieve concerns refrigerator food spoilage when the power goes out for a long period. From appliance protection plan company Protect Your Bubble comes word that the average value of food that spoils if a refrigerator stops working is $173.37. In 2014, January was the month with the highest number of food spoilage claims, followed by May, July, June, and April. Items people are concerned about the most when power goes out are meats, milk, and vegetables.
SPORTS
December 31, 2014 | Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE FINAL GUN had hardly sounded before the tweets began. Jeremy Maclin was campaigning to come back. Trent Cole was begging to stay. Maclin, the Eagles' best receiver since they took him in the first round in 2009, can hit the open market and cash in on a career season. Cole, ranked second on the team's all-time sack list, is due more than $35 million over the next three seasons. Maclin sounds willing to forgo free agency and, possibly, take a little less Treasury green to stay in Eagles green.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Corey Schiller had barely turned 30 when he became chief executive of what was then a $130 million home-remodeling company. Now Power Home Remodeling Group, of Chester, employs 1,350 and will report, Schiller said, $300 million in revenue for 2014. Schiller, 32, a soccer-playing history major, was 21 when he and his best friend started at Power as junior salesmen right out of college. Two years later, Schiller earned a promotion to lead a marketing department of 40 people. He was 23 years old. Question: How did that go?
NEWS
June 13, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
IF YOU WANTED fireworks, you're going to have to wait for the Fourth of July. The tone was low-key, but the policy contrasts were sharp as Gov. Corbett and his fall challenger, Tom Wolf, offered their visions for Pennsylvania's environment last night on a Philadelphia stage - their first joint appearance since Wolf won the Democratic nomination for governor last month. Speaking back-to-back to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council in Center City, the dueling Toms barely acknowledged one another - although the balding Wolf did offer the contrast that the ivory-topped Corbett has "too much hair on top of his head.
REAL_ESTATE
June 1, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Cape May Point homeowners are exploring the economics of building at the Shore using energy-efficient design. But they also have geared the house for graceful aging when they retire. The first thing Ed Barnhart and fiancee Anne Downey, both 55, did was plan for a first-floor bedroom and bathroom with wider doors and no thresholds. Situated near the southernmost tip of New Jersey, the house totals 2,132 square feet and was completed in May 2012 at a cost of $566,000. With it, Barnhart, an architect by training, faced a challenge: He wanted to create something state-of-the-art that would stand the test of time and that also availed itself of Energy Star technology and a modern construction and design interpretation.
SPORTS
May 25, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
"The overall picture is of a contractual environment that runs roughshod over players' rights to make their own medical decisions, doctors' ethical duty of undivided loyalty to their patients, and players' rights to medical privacy. M. Gregg Bloche, author of "The Hippocratic Myth"
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inga Saffron grew up in Levittown, N.Y., the model of modern, mass-produced suburban communities. But as a journalist, she developed a passion for cities. As a foreign correspondent, she recalled witnessing the devastating shelling of the "beautiful, ancient" metropolis of Sarajevo in 1992 that started the war in Bosnia. But, she observed, cities also could be ruined by bad decisions made by leaders. Saffron, now architecture critic for The Inquirer, "wanted to write about cities being rebuilt," she said.
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