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October 29, 1992 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Something stunk in Marcus Hook. Federal investigators weren't sniffing odors from the Sun Oil refinery smokestacks that occassionally spewed oil, chemicals and debris throughout the town, damaging vehicles parked in the area of the fallout. It was the scent of corrupt insurance adjusters and body-shop owners and their friends scheming to take advantage of the fallout situation by submitting fraudulent and inflated damage claims, some on autos that never were damaged or seen by the defendants.
NEWS
June 4, 2010
ARLEN Specter lost my vote when he ran an ad against Joe Sestak's military record, especially since he never served in the military. Also, no one is owed a government job forever. Specter has been feeding at the trough long enough. Give someone else a chance. J.W. Daniels, Philadelphia Arlen "Single-bullet" Specter lost. Now the real Democrats may thank their lucky stars. Mark. A. Vare, Philadelphia
NEWS
September 21, 1988 | By Scott Heimer, Daily News Staff Writer
Many South Philadelphians have been perplexed and angered after finding their cars, parked outside, covered with a fine white powdery ash on each of the last two mornings. Joseph Cascerceri, an aide to U.S. Rep. Thomas Foglietta, D-Pa., said the office had received numerous complaints in the last two days - from areas "as far south as Oregon Avenue, as far north as Snyder Avenue, as far east as 7th Street and as far west as 21st Street. It's a wide area, the biggest I've ever seen.
NEWS
February 17, 2013
Steuart L. Pittman, 93, chief of President John F. Kennedy's civil defense program, who marshaled a national effort at the height of the Cold War to organize the massive - and now largely forgotten - system of nuclear fallout shelters across the country, died after a stroke Sunday, Feb. 10, at his farm in Davidsonville, Md., said his daughter Romey. Mr. Pittman, a Washington lawyer, rose to national attention in 1961 when Kennedy named him assistant secretary of defense in charge of civil defense.
NEWS
May 19, 1987 | By RAMONA SMITH, Daily News Staff Writer
The first to warn of the trouble was an unidentified Roxborough dog. The dog returned home from an early morning stroll yesterday and tracked oily soot all over the carpet. The owner called the city about 5 a.m. And in the next few hours, other people and other pets confirmed that a large part of Roxborough was faced with the problem of cleaning up a fine, greasy black fallout. The city Health Department, which issued two air pollution citations to Container Corp. of America on Flat Rock Road in Manayunk, said a problem at the plant sent traces of the stuff as far away as Mount Airy.
NEWS
July 24, 2010 | By Amy Dickinson
Dear Amy: What to do? A close relative is contemplating taking the next big step in a relationship with someone, and I don't know if she has done the same Google search that I did on the man in question. By simply adding his hometown following his name in the search box, I discovered a DUI arrest two years ago that didn't show up when his name alone was searched. The spelling of his name and his hometown are unique, so I knew it was him. For all I know, she's already aware of this incident and they are dealing with it. But finding it out for the first time raises a huge red flag as far as I'm concerned, and if she's not aware of it, I feel she should be. With all due respect, Amy, I hope your response does not tell me to MYOB.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1991 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
A junk heap of a political satire about life in the apocalyptic future, Terminal City Ricochet is a loud, careening live-action cartoon about nuclear fallout and weird hairdos. This is the second movie in a month (Edward Scissorhands was the first) in which women's bouffants attain aerodynamically unsound dimensions. A low-budget Canadian flick directed by Zale Dalen (from a script with five - count 'em, five - credits), Terminal City Ricochet examines media control, thought control and people out of control.
NEWS
April 9, 1999 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
A Christian music fair in central Pennsylvania has been fertile ground for the Rev. Tony Campolo to recruit volunteers for his Philadelphia-based urban youth ministries. But the dynamic Baptist preacher has been disinvited by organizers of this June's Creation Festival - part of the fallout from Campolo's life in a fishbowl as spiritual adviser to President Clinton. That fallout includes dried-up donations, Internet scorn, and an offer to resign as professor at Eastern College in St. Davids on the Main Line.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer
Stocks fell as investors remained fixated on company profit worries. Broad-market indicators also had sizable losses amid the nagging doubts about fallout from the Asian economic crisis.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1998 | By Dennis McCauley, FOR THE INQUIRER
Imagine walking from South Philadelphia to Manayunk just to get a glass of water. In a nutshell, that's the premise of Fallout, a recently released computer role-playing game from Interplay. Oh, there's a lot more to it, of course. Fallout takes place in the late 21st century, after a nuclear exchange between the United States and China that has ravaged the planet. The only survivors are those who took to underground vaults before the missiles started flying. As a lifelong resident of Vault 13, somewhere beneath the desert of the western United States, you've never seen the light of day. That is, not until the machinery that purifies your community's water supply breaks down, and you're sent out to find a vital part.
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February 29, 2016 | Janet Ginzberg
Janet Ginzberg is a senior staff attorney at Community Legal Services Inc. A woman and her ex-husband shared custody of their 18-month-old daughter. After spending the weekend at her dad's house, the girl was returned to her mother's home with a case of diaper rash. The dad notified the mom of the rash and gave her a tube of ointment that he had been applying. The mom watched the rash for several days, applying the ointment as directed by the medication's instructions. When the rash did not go away, she took her daughter to the doctor, who found that the rash had become infected and reported the mother to the local child-welfare agency for child neglect.
NEWS
February 18, 2016 | By Martha Woodall and Kristen A. Graham, STAFF WRITERS
On the day that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission approved three new charter schools, the state Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that could have grave implications for the cash-strapped district's finances and operations for years to come. The court ruled that the SRC had no legal power to suspend portions of the state charter law and school code. The ruling strips the commission of extraordinary powers it believed it had - and used. It was too soon to say exactly what the fallout for the school system would be - district lawyers offered no official comment - but early indications were ominous.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I live in Israel, and for the past five years I've been having an affair with a great guy I'll call Yuri. I married very young to a man who is kind and very Orthodox. I love my children and grandchildren. Yuri thinks we should leave our spouses and make a fresh start. (I'm not Orthodox and neither is he.) I am afraid if I do, I may lose my children and grandchildren. On the other hand, I can't survive without Yuri. I have always had lovers since I discovered how Orthodox my husband is - it's a survival thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: We have two happy, healthy kids under 5 and are past all the major little-kid milestones - they sleep great, are potty-trained, etc. Spouse wants to add to the family. When it first came up, I said I was neutral on the idea but would go along if that was what Spouse really wanted. It was, and birth control ended. Nothing happened. My spouse, without discussion, made appointments with fertility docs a couple of months ago. This irked me, but I didn't say anything and went along, including blood tests, "samples," and signing my life away on paperwork.
NEWS
January 11, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Mark Fazlollah, STAFF WRITERS
Mallissa Weaver knew she faced long odds when in 2008 she sought to convince the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that unrelenting sexual harassment by her former boss was so egregious that the justices should overturn a state law that barred her from suing for discrimination. Much as she expected, she lost. She left her job at a small financial planning office in rural Snyder County and resolved to put the experience behind her. But as the statewide Porngate scandal continues to widen, Weaver is finding it more difficult to remain at peace with the outcome of her case.
NEWS
January 7, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Hours after being sworn in, Mayor Kenney responded to public outrage over the latest Mummers Parade: He tasked the Human Relations Commission and his administration's top LGBT aide to enact major changes in the city-backed New Year's spectacle. Strict rules, prescreening of acts, sanctions, and sensitivity training for the Mummers all are under consideration in response to some Comics strutting in brownface and dressing as tacos. Others carried racially inflammatory signs. And still others performed a skit about Caitlyn Jenner that was deemed offensive to the LGBT community.
SPORTS
December 14, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Around 6:30 p.m. on March 3, there were murmurs at a number of tables during an annual awards dinner at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill. More people checked their phones, and the buzz grew. Some fans raced to the bathroom, wondering whether it was really true. Did the Eagles trade LeSean McCoy? No seats at the event were empty because Chip Kelly was scheduled to speak. It came during the crux of the Eagles' turbulent offseason, and Kelly's speech marked the first time the coach would speak publicly after a front-office shake-up in January left him with full control of the Eagles' personnel decisions.
NEWS
November 11, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year after explosive corruption allegations brought statewide attention to Centre County's courthouse, the first official fallout has come from the ballot box. Voters in the Pennsylvania county last week ousted the commissioner whose bitter feud with the district attorney resulted in several lawsuits against the county. District Attorney Stacy Parks-Miller is suing the commissioners, county staff, and several attorneys, charging defamation after a series of allegations that she forged a judge's signature and violated ethics rules.
SPORTS
August 6, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE QUESTION has sat unacknowledged in the background during the back-and-forth this year over Eagles coach Chip Kelly's relationship with African-American players. Did these qualms all start with Kelly's decision two years ago not to cut wide receiver Riley Cooper, after Cooper was caught on video cursing a security guard with the "n-word?" If Kelly had axed Cooper then, instead of sending him away to reflect for a few days, then welcoming him back into the fold, would Kelly be perceived differently by his players?
BUSINESS
July 18, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Retail giant Macy's Inc. dumped billionaire Donald Trump and his men's clothing line last month, after his inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants. Other national retailers say Trump's negative commentary continues to reverberate throughout the retail industry. Apple Vacations, a national travel agency, last Friday canceled a major event at a Trump hotel in Chicago that was scheduled for September. And last week Perfumania, which licensed the Trump name for fragrances, dropped him. Earlier this month, Serta, which licensed Trump's name for mattresses, ended its business relationship with the real estate mogul.
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