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August 1, 1996 | By Tara Dooley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Amid growing opposition to a proposed commuter rail line that would run through some of the oldest towns in Gloucester County, NJ Transit yesterday issued a fact sheet outlining the disadvantages of a popular alternative. The sheet, sent to state legislators by Frank M. Russo, NJ Transit's senior director of new rail construction, lists 14 reasons to oppose rail service along Routes 55 and 42. This route was offered by a Gloucester County citizens' group as an alternative to using the existing Conrail freight tracks.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | By Marc Freeman, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
In the midst of an asbestos cleanup of a Bucks County apartment complex, the complex's management has criticized the Environmental Protection Agency, saying it distributed a "misleading" fact sheet about the cleanup. But about 45 angry residents of the complex, the Salem Harbour Apartments in Bensalem, lambasted the management during a meeting yesterday morning. They said they trusted the EPA. Salem Harbour hastily called yesterday's session on Friday night, hours after the federal agency sent residents a three-page fact sheet about the cleanup of asbestos shingle debris at the complex.
NEWS
July 24, 1990 | By Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Since Mala Lim saw her husband fatally beaten on a South Philadelphia street corner on June 16, she says she's been afraid of running into the man who she said did it. "I don't like to go out," the 31-year-old Cambodian immigrant said. "I just stay inside all day with my daughter. " Police yesterday arrested a 21-year-old South Philadelphia man in the beating death of Heng Lim, a crime that stirred anger among Asian-American activists in the city. Timothy Meitzler, of American Street near Porter, turned himself in to detectives about noon yesterday, according to Homicide Capt.
BUSINESS
February 20, 1992 | Daily News Staff Report
Five conventions will have to be canceled unless Reading Terminal Market merchants agree to be closed at various times between now and March 1994 for reconstruction of the train shed. In a fact sheet released yesterday, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority said that, "without adding substantial cost, the only way to get the schedule back to (the March 15, 1994, completion date) is to close merchants in phases in the . . . market for a period not to exceed 2 1/2 months. " Responding through their merchants' association, tenants at the market have told authority officials in a letter that "unless the authority changes its stated intention immediately, the market will have no choice but to fight this closure on all fronts.
SPORTS
February 17, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
If the NFL won't hold its draft at New York's Madison Square Garden this year, it should consider Camden, two New Jersey lawmakers say. Democratic Assemblymen Joseph J. Roberts Jr. and David R. Mayer sent a letter to commissioner Paul Tagliabue this week asking that he consider holding the April 23-24 draft at the Tweeter Center, a concert venue on the Delaware River. The NFL and Cablevision, which owns Madison Square Garden, are feuding, and the league says it will not hold the draft there.
NEWS
September 16, 1995 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
The hopes of thousands of former Navy Shipyard workers were dashed yesterday when Pennsylvania Commerce Secretary Thomas Hagen announced that the German shipbuilding company Meyer Werft won't be coming to Philadelphia after all. The news came an hour after the 194-year-old shipyard formally closed, affecting 1,900 workers. The shipbuilder had wanted to take over part of the shipyard and hire some 2,000 employees to build luxury cruise vessels here. Hagen put the blame on Meyer Werft, contending the company "walked away from discussions with the commonwealth.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1990 | By Leslie Scism, Daily News Staff Writer
Although many business executives are not applauding, some city Commerce Department officials are bowing. The director of the city's international business division wants her unit to go down in history for its efforts in attracting foreign investment and sending Philadelphia products overseas. She's distributed an "accomplishments and results" fact sheet giving her division credit for $140 million worth of Philadelphia products sent abroad and 3,500 new jobs created in the area.
NEWS
December 27, 2002
EVER SINCE the November election, when Republicans cemented their control over the federal government, people who care about reproductive rights have wondered what new threats they would cook up. We didn't have to wait long. Here are just a few examples of the Bush administration's extreme attitudes toward sex and reproduction: This week, 11 new members were named to a scientific panel that is supposed to make recommendations on women's health to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
WASHINGTON - Grabbing hold of an issue that affects paychecks across the country, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey will begin a push this week to extend a payroll tax cut scheduled to expire at the end of the year. The Pennsylvania Democrat is about to release a fact sheet showing that extending the cut would spare 122 million households from a tax hike next year. He plans to put the numbers front and center at a Thursday hearing on the fiscal cliff, hoping to raise the profile of an issue that has received scant attention.
NEWS
October 26, 1995 | By Matthew Futterman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
One week after voters approved a $49.9 million referendum on school construction, some residents have begun to question whether the school board was completely honest about the impact on their taxes. "They didn't lie, but they didn't exactly tell the whole truth," said Vincent Grosso, 70, who campaigned against the referendum. Grosso and other residents, several of whom have called both the Board of Education offices and their Township Council representatives to complain, say that the board did not make clear how much the referendum would increase taxes.
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NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
WASHINGTON - Grabbing hold of an issue that affects paychecks across the country, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey will begin a push this week to extend a payroll tax cut scheduled to expire at the end of the year. The Pennsylvania Democrat is about to release a fact sheet showing that extending the cut would spare 122 million households from a tax hike next year. He plans to put the numbers front and center at a Thursday hearing on the fiscal cliff, hoping to raise the profile of an issue that has received scant attention.
NEWS
October 25, 2011
The Obama Administration released a Fact Sheet on student loans today. Here it is in its entirety: The Administration has made historic investments in Pell Grants and the American Opportunity Tax Credit to help make college more affordable for millions of current and future students. While college remains an excellent investment for most students, debt may discourage some potential students from enrolling, keeping them from getting the skills they need to compete in the global economy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2010
DEAR ABBY: This is the time of year we think not only about our mothers, but all the women who have helped to shape our lives. But as they focus on work, family and home, many of them tend to neglect themselves and their health. That's why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Women's Health and the Federal Citizen Information Center would like to help women to take time to care for themselves by offering them our free Health Information Kit. With topics like managing medicines, avoiding health scams, practicing food safety and, of course, taking care of the entire family, the advice and tips in this kit are a source of wisdom for women to use and share with one another.
NEWS
June 13, 2005 | MICHELLE MALKIN
MOST AMERICANS have not been paying attention to the bureaucratic wrangling and political jockeying that has plagued the construction of the World Trade Center Memorial at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. But it's not just New Yorkers and developers and 9/11 families who should care. A good portion of the project is federally subsidized. All of us have not only a financial stake, but also a moral stake, in protecting the honor of the victims - and the dignity of our country. A Blame America Monument is not what we need or deserve.
SPORTS
February 17, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
If the NFL won't hold its draft at New York's Madison Square Garden this year, it should consider Camden, two New Jersey lawmakers say. Democratic Assemblymen Joseph J. Roberts Jr. and David R. Mayer sent a letter to commissioner Paul Tagliabue this week asking that he consider holding the April 23-24 draft at the Tweeter Center, a concert venue on the Delaware River. The NFL and Cablevision, which owns Madison Square Garden, are feuding, and the league says it will not hold the draft there.
NEWS
December 27, 2002
EVER SINCE the November election, when Republicans cemented their control over the federal government, people who care about reproductive rights have wondered what new threats they would cook up. We didn't have to wait long. Here are just a few examples of the Bush administration's extreme attitudes toward sex and reproduction: This week, 11 new members were named to a scientific panel that is supposed to make recommendations on women's health to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
NEWS
August 1, 1996 | By Tara Dooley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Amid growing opposition to a proposed commuter rail line that would run through some of the oldest towns in Gloucester County, NJ Transit yesterday issued a fact sheet outlining the disadvantages of a popular alternative. The sheet, sent to state legislators by Frank M. Russo, NJ Transit's senior director of new rail construction, lists 14 reasons to oppose rail service along Routes 55 and 42. This route was offered by a Gloucester County citizens' group as an alternative to using the existing Conrail freight tracks.
NEWS
October 26, 1995 | By Matthew Futterman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
One week after voters approved a $49.9 million referendum on school construction, some residents have begun to question whether the school board was completely honest about the impact on their taxes. "They didn't lie, but they didn't exactly tell the whole truth," said Vincent Grosso, 70, who campaigned against the referendum. Grosso and other residents, several of whom have called both the Board of Education offices and their Township Council representatives to complain, say that the board did not make clear how much the referendum would increase taxes.
NEWS
September 16, 1995 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
The hopes of thousands of former Navy Shipyard workers were dashed yesterday when Pennsylvania Commerce Secretary Thomas Hagen announced that the German shipbuilding company Meyer Werft won't be coming to Philadelphia after all. The news came an hour after the 194-year-old shipyard formally closed, affecting 1,900 workers. The shipbuilder had wanted to take over part of the shipyard and hire some 2,000 employees to build luxury cruise vessels here. Hagen put the blame on Meyer Werft, contending the company "walked away from discussions with the commonwealth.
NEWS
October 25, 1992 | By Lara Wozniak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Imagine Gloucester City as an up-and-coming place to live where waterfront real estate is sold at exorbitant prices and residents buy all the goods they need at downtown shops. Imagine only a few residents requiring federally subsidized programs because the city has a low unemployment rate and booming industries. Imagine Gloucester City revitalized. The City Council has organized an Economic Development Action Committee, a group of business owners and local leaders committed to getting the city back on track, headed into the black and out of the recession.
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