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May 17, 1996 | GEORGE MILLER/DAILY NEWS
About 300 students protest state cuts in education at City Hall yesterday before marching to the State Building, at Broad and Spring Garden streets. School and teachers union officials say suburban kids have $1,500 more a year spent on their schooling. The march was sponsored by the Coalition to Close the Gap.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
A gap in the testimony of a 22-year-old rape victim has helped acquit a Wynnefield man of the offense. The victim, a Temple University student, testified she recalled Craig Poles, 31, having a "big gap" between his upper front teeth when he abducted her from a parking lot of a Wynnefield apartment building while she was delivering pizza on Feb. 28, 1986. Defense attorney Thomas W. Moore Jr. told the jury that Poles "does not have a gap between his teeth. " He called the woman's testimony a case of "mistaken identity.
NEWS
February 1, 2005
I'M SURE there's no credibility to the woman who has accused Bill Cosby of groping her. Why would anyone with a valid claim for sexual assault wait a year before filing a complaint? A valid complaint should have been made no later than two days after it had happened. What was she afraid of a year ago that she is not afraid to tell the world about it now? If she is after money, I hope she does not get one penny. Such a waste of the judicial system. Cheryl Gilbert Collingswood, N.J.
NEWS
September 16, 2003 | Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress You can ask Americans to spend $166 billion to get the job done in Iraq and in Afghanistan (that's $79 billion so far, plus the President's new request for $87 billion). You can ask us to tolerate modest budget deficits while spending what's needed to meet a major national challenge. But President Bush can't ask us for $166 billion for Iraq while he runs record $500 billion budget deficits and doubles the national debt - all in order to give $300 billion a year in tax cuts over the next decade mostly to the best-off people in America.
SPORTS
May 27, 2010
LedgeRock Golf Club's Chip Lutz took the first-round lead in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's first major tournament of the season with a 67 at Philadelphia Cricket Club's Militia Hill Course in the Mid-Amateur Championship on Wednesday. Lutz, the 2007 Mid-Amateur champ, birdied holes seven through nine and took a 1-stroke lead over Bidermann's William Jeremiah into Thursday's final round. The Results Chip Lutz, LedgeRock. . . 33-34?67 William Jeremiah, Bidermann.
NEWS
December 22, 2000 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphia's two stadiums are another step closer to reality as Gov. Ridge yesterday provided an additional $10 million in state money, closing the funding gap in the $1 billion project to $43 million. City Council approved the city's commitment to the project Wednesday, but there was still a $53 million gap in financing for the stadiums in South Philadelphia. Mayor Street and the teams promised to look for other sources to make up the nut, and the state was an early target in the search.
SPORTS
January 10, 2006 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In what it believes is a nod toward the future of the game, the Golf Association of Philadelphia has approved the use of laser distance-measuring devices in its competitions this year. "Our view is, since these devices are now allowed under the rules of golf and they're likely to become more prevalent in the future, players should be able to use them in GAP events," Mark Peterson, the association's executive director, said yesterday. Although many of the 115 state and local golf associations across the country have banned the devices or are taking a wait-and-see attitude, the GAP's executive committee saw no reason to wait, voting by 17-1 in favor of permitting them in its 56 competitions.
NEWS
August 22, 2004
Market economies are not fair. They might be dynamic, creative and efficient. But it's not their job to be fair. It's their job to foster innovation and create wealth. In America, it is the society's job to be fair - with government playing a vital role. Thanks to global trends that are not within any politician's power to control, the American economy is distributing its rewards less evenly than it used to. What is within politicians' control is whether and how government acts to repair the damage and the injustice caused by these growing income gaps.
SPORTS
April 10, 2005 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Oscar Mestre Jr. of Overbrook Golf Club has been selected as captain of the team from the Golf Association of Philadelphia in the 44th Compher Cup Matches against the rival team from New Jersey. Mestre, 45, of Berwyn, will make his seventh appearance in the Compher Cup, which is set for April 27 at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J. The 12-man team Mestre will lead against the New Jersey State Golf Association is a cast of familiar names among the top amateurs from the area: Brian Gillespie of St. Davids Golf Club (fifth appearance)
NEWS
March 22, 2005 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A sure sign it's finally spring? Those very pink-hued, (sometimes sickly) sweet musical ads for the Gap starring American darling Sarah Jessica Parker and her rendition of the Broadway tune "I Enjoy Being a Girl. " But the British press is reporting that S.J.P., who's done three Gap campaigns so far, will do no more. It appears that Gap's face and voice are to be replaced by English teen sensation Joss Stone, who's currently in negotiations with the khaki-maker. According to London's Sunday Times, the Gap, which had previously used Madonna and Demi Moore, wants to capture the teen market by using the 17-year-old soul singer, who scored a hit last year with "Fell in Love with a Boy," a reworking of the White Stripes' "Fell in Love with a Girl.
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NEWS
April 26, 2016
Wednesday's paper presented pictures of a city that is divided between the haves and the have-nots. On one hand, as columnist Mike Newall put it , there are parts of Philadelphia "where living is simply an act of survival," where bullets, drugs, hunger, violence, poverty, fear, and filth take their toll every day ("It's time to reach out to Phila.'s other side"). On the other hand, developer Carl Dranoff wrote in a commentary , "Philadelphia has gained its rightful place as a national model of urban renewal, and the proof is all around us" ("Democracy and optimism transform Philadelphia")
NEWS
April 25, 2016
Cheryl RiceĀ is the author of "Where Have I Been All My Life?" Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onion, and pickle. Though I haven't worked at Burger King for 30 years, I reflexively rattled off those ingredients to my husband as we watched a recent news report showing fast-food workers picketing for higher wages. And with pride I recalled carefully layering each ingredient on sizzling burgers, topping it all off with a sesame seed bun. (I made a mean Whopper in my day. The messier the better.)
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN ANSWERING questions about race, religion or gender, a little perspective is always a good thing. In an interview with Cosmopolitan , Scarlett Johansson talked about why she doesn't like to discuss the gender pay gap in Hollywood. "There's something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole," Johansson said. "I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I'm proud to be an actress who's making as much as many of my male peers at this stage . . . I think every woman has [been underpaid]
NEWS
April 7, 2016
By Thomas Farley The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a map showing shocking differences in health between the rich and the poor in Philadelphia. The map shows that life expectancy at birth in Strawberry Mansion is only 68 years, 20 years shorter than just a few miles away in Society Hill. This 20-year gap isn't right, and it isn't something that we should accept. What's behind these numbers? The biggest killers in Philadelphia are chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
NEWS
March 30, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
College graduation rates are generally rising across the country. That's the good news. Less positive: Gaps remain between the graduation rates of black students and white students, and in some cases those gaps have increased, according to a new report. Some local schools have done well, with Rutgers University's New Brunswick and Newark campuses both shrinking the black/white gap in graduation rates. But, the report found, Rowan University and Kean University saw black graduation rates decrease as white graduation rates rose.
NEWS
February 16, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
A new racial gap has emerged on college campuses: Too few African American students are enrolling in majors that lead to high-paying jobs. Instead of pursuing science, business, and engineering, the students are studying education and social work, according to a recent analysis of data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. College administrators and students in interviews recognized the divide and its implications for socio-economic mobility and pay equity. "While they're in the right church, they're kind of in the wrong pews," said Anthony P. Carnevale, the director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and lead author on the report, "African Americans: College Majors and Earnings," which was released last week.
NEWS
January 24, 2016 | Inquirer Staff
Anderson: Show me the money Gillian Anderson isn't having any of that good ol' boy Hollywood sexism. In an interview with the Daily Beast, The X-Files star says she was initially offered half the money of her male costar, David Duchovny , for the revival of the series, starting at 10 p.m. Sunday on Fox. "It was shocking to me, given all the work that I had done in the past to get us to be paid fairly. I worked really hard toward that and finally got somewhere with it," Anderson said.
NEWS
January 11, 2016
Mark J. Warshawsky is a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he cowrote, with Ross Marchand, "The Extent and Nature of State and Local Government Pension Problems and a Solution" When it comes to severe fiscal difficulties spurred by public pension mismanagement, Illinois and New Jersey receive the most attention. These two states, however, are hardly alone: According to an authoritative study by professors Robert Novy-Marx and Joshua D. Rauh published in the Journal of Finance, pensions in 21 states were funded below 40 percent in 2009.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ashley Judd had quite the career going for her in the 1990s, starring in lady-led thrillers and rom-coms. But toward the mid-aughts, she seemed to disappear out of her own volition and has resurfaced only in bit parts as moms and wives. She takes center stage again in Big Stone Gap , a Southern romance featuring Judd as a woman who seeks escape but decides, when presented with the opportunity, to stay home instead. Big Stone Gap is based on the book by Adriana Trigiani, who penned an entire series about her hometown in Virginia.
NEWS
August 13, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
With wages growing at the slowest rate in 33 years, the Securities and Exchange Commission's recent vote requiring publicly traded companies to report the ratio of chief executives' earnings to those of average workers should fuel discussion of income inequality and encourage companies to narrow the great divide. The pay-ratio rule is unfinished business from the five-year-old Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and it was mightily contested by business interests.
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