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September 25, 1996 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Troy Vincent is not a person to forget where he comes from. That's why the Eagles cornerback was at Pennsbury High School yesterday morning, shaking hands with some of his former teachers and coaches, talking with students, patiently posing for photos. Vincent, a 1988 Pennsbury graduate who went on to the University of Wisconsin, was a first-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins and joined the Eagles this season. He was back in school to open the Troy Vincent Fitness Center, a weight and exercise room for which he donated the reported $35,000 needed for equipment.
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March 19, 2010
ILLEGAL immigrants don't contribute to the economy. They send all their money home. They don't spend any of it here except for a one-room shack to live in. Yet they get FREE medical care, FREE education for their kids, FREE social services, FREE municipal services. At taxpayer expense! They drive down wages by accepting jobs below minimum wage. They create a huge black market for fake documents. Then they have the nerve to cry they're being picked on when we try to deport them.
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February 5, 1991 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer Daily News sports writer Mike Kern contributed to this story
Germantown Academy football star Michael "Pup" Turner has survived the recruiting process in relatively good fashion. Emphasis on relatively . . . "My hairline's back about half an inch," he said. "And it's thinner. " The 6-2, 220-pound Turner, a Daily News All-Scholastic linebacker (he also played fullback and tailback), has chosen Penn over Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Delaware and William & Mary. He also intends to play baseball (catcher or outfield) for the Quakers.
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October 21, 2011 | By Eva Vergara, Associated Press
SANTIAGO, Chile - Dozens of students and other protesters interrupted a Senate committee meeting Thursday to demand a popular referendum on how to resolve Chile's social problems, especially education. Three youths climbed atop the committee room's table and unfurled a sign reading "Plebiscite now" as Education Minister Felipe Bulnes and others participating in the hearing by a Senate education subcommittee hurriedly left. Activists shouted at Bulnes, who stumbled during scuffling on the way out. A young man broke a window and threw coins at the cabinet minister.
SPORTS
June 3, 1987 | By KEVIN MULLIGAN, Daily News Sports Writer
The Montreal Expos yesterday made Villanova basketball recruit Delino DeShields, of Seaford, Del., the 12th player selected in baseball's amateur draft. As a result, DeShields will have the best of both worlds - basketball and a free education at Villanova, and professional baseball during the summer. The Expos were one of four teams who had assured the 6-foot second baseman that they would be willing to wait until he had finished his college basketball career to get him on a full-time basis.
NEWS
August 5, 2005
WE KNEW it would only be a matter of time before the lawsuits began in this unfortunate Camden accident. Does Anibal Cruz really believe the police are at fault in his son's death? I don't blame anyone for this tragic accident, but I feel that if Cruz is going to blame anyone, he should look to his wife who was supposed to be watching the boys. Or does he know there is no money to be gained from her? There is no one at fault for the boys' deaths, and I hope they don't receive one dime from this frivolous lawsuit.
NEWS
February 9, 1987
President Reagan's State of the Union speech was appropriate, particularly in the environment we currently find ourselves in which Democratic members of Congress are calling for more and more government intervention and spending. When the President said "we the people," he cited a devout belief of our founding fathers that the people should be in control of the government. Today we find that people are slowly and insidiously becoming controlled by the government by accepting and initiating giveaway programs.
NEWS
March 21, 1987
Before I read the Steve Lopez column on March 13 my outrage was around the implications in the McLain coverage that Rollie Massimino could have known with certainty that Mr. McLain was on drugs. As countless teachers and parents can testify, there is no sure way to know whether or not an ebullient young person is on a cocaine journey. Mr. Lopez erased my first outrage with his contention that Gary McLain got a "free ride" from Villanova University. Colleges have major competitive sports to make money - from students and alumni.
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October 21, 1992 | By Mark Thompson, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The contract said the transportation company would provide a 26-passenger bus to carry American students to a Pentagon-run school in Germany. In fact, the company supplied only a six-passenger van - and since there was only a single student riding in it, the five other seats were filled with spare auto parts. But the bill was the same: $426 a day, charged to the U.S. taxpayer. This case was part of a pattern of astonishing school transportation costs racked up by the Pentagon under outdated contracts with German bus firms.
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August 24, 2011 | By Federico Quilodran and Eva Vergara, Associated Press
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile is bracing for a nationwide, two-day shutdown as unions, students, and center-left political parties demand fundamental changes in society. They want to replace Chile's dictatorship-era constitution, which concentrates vast power in the presidency, with a new charter enabling popular referendums and making free, quality education a right for all citizens. They also want pension reforms, a new labor code, and more health-care spending. Chile's largest union coalition called the strike for Wednesday and Thursday to join forces with the high school and university students boycotting classes for three months now. They have support from the center-left coalition that governed Chile for 20 years before President Sebastian Pinera brought the right wing back into the presidential palace last year.
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July 29, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: I have this overwhelming anger or jealousy toward my younger brother because of how "easily" his life seems to come for him. One example: I paid for community college on my own, and when I decided to go to a university, my parents cosigned for a semester but said I needed to figure it out after that. I could not afford it so I joined the military to get education benefits as well as health insurance. Now, two years post-military, I am finally able to use my education benefits.
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January 11, 2015 | By Rita Giordano and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
Proclaiming that "the United States is coming back," President Obama unveiled an ambitious proposal Friday that would allow millions of students to get a community college education tuition-free. The president's speech, while welcomed by several local community college leaders and students as well as some national education advocates, provided few details about how the program would work, including how it would be funded. Obama said he would submit the idea to Congress in coming weeks as part of his new budget.
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January 6, 2015
MY DAD, who was buried yesterday, died happy, but not satisfied. Happy for the gifts of family, good health, longevity and love, but not satisfied, because America had not achieved all she could. He believed that America's people deserve health care - the last crusade of his life - as they deserve, say, free education through college. Sydney Bernard Bykofsky, who spent 98 years among us, believed that every American deserves a job that pays at least a living wage, and that a rich America had no excuse to allow a child to go to bed hungry - anywhere .   Since moving to Florida about 20 years ago, and acquiring a wardrobe as colorful as the Seychelles flag, Dad's single extravagance was leasing a new car every three years.
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March 28, 2014 | BY JOHN M. CRISP
AT A TIME when many students still see college as their best hope for a rewarding career, higher education has become more expensive, far outpacing the steady increase in the cost of living. As a consequence, average student debt at graduation is pushing $30,000. In some cases, student debt reaches a disheartening six figures. But falling beyond the reach of these daunting statistics are many capable students who don't accumulate student debt because they can't scrape together the means to go to college in the first place.
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July 19, 2013 | By Rasool Dawar, Associated Press
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A prominent Pakistani Taliban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl shot in the head by the group, expressing regrets that he didn't warn her before the assassination attempt that propelled her activism to the international stage. The letter from Adnan Rasheed, however, didn't apologize for the October attack that left Malala Yousafzai gravely wounded. Rasheed, who has close relations with Taliban leaders, only said that he found the shooting "shocking" and wished it hadn't happened.
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July 14, 2013 | By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS - Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 16th birthday on the world stage at the United Nations, defiantly telling Taliban extremists who tried to end her campaign for girls' education in Pakistan with a bullet that the attack gave her new courage and demanding that world leaders provide free education to all children. Malala was invited Friday to give her first public speech since she was shot in the head on her way back from school in Pakistan's Swat Valley in October. She addressed nearly 1,000 young leaders from more than 100 countries at the U.N.'s first Youth Assembly - and she had a message for them too. "Let us pick up our books and our pens.
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July 13, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four months before this week's Reebok Classic Breakout at Philadelphia University, Chris Clover couldn't find a way to stop the bleeding. It was the Class AAAA state basketball semifinal against Chester High, and St. Joseph's Prep lost Clover for the first half after he took an elbow to his nose. He quickly stuffed his right nostril with cotton and started the second half. Clover scored 10 points in the 62-53 loss. Not many coaches or scouts knew about Clover in March, when he was a sophomore playing behind two Division I prospects, Steve Vasturia and Miles Overton.
NEWS
June 10, 2012 | By Susan Snyder and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former Temple University, city, and School District executive has been named interim president of Girard College, officials announced Friday. Clarence D. "Clay" Armbrister, 55, will take the helm at the private boarding school in North Philadelphia on July 1. Mayor Nutter's former chief of staff, Armbrister most recently was senior vice president and chief of staff at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, a post he left after six months....
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February 15, 2012 | BY CARRIE HAGEN
DEAR Gov. Corbett, I understand why you are reticent to help Chester Upland School District. A bailout would serve as your apology for cutting millions from the education budget, and it would set a precedent for other districts to depend upon. But if you look to the actions of the state's first governor, and learn from his mistakes, you might realize that saving Chester Upland is in Pennsylvania's best interest. Did you know that William Penn held his first public-school discussion in Chester?
NEWS
December 13, 2011
THE MOST recent travails of the Postal Service - with major cuts to service amid fears that the system could go bankrupt soon - do not sound altogether dissimilar to the debate over public education in the last few years. Both systems are bedrocks of our country's founding principles that no longer seem to be working. They're relics of former times that need to be updated to a less expensive, modern and, possibly, more private-sector model. And in both cases, it's not clear just how much of the crisis is real and how much is manufactured by those hoping to reap the rewards of dismantling it. It's hard to believe that the Postal Service wasn't doomed the first time AOL announced "You've got mail" almost two decades ago. The continued embrace of technology for bill-paying has also done its damage.
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