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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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BUSINESS
August 19, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Shares of Philadelphia's Urban Outfitters shot up Wednesday after the firm, citing strong inventory management, posted strong second-quarter earnings. The company behind the brands Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie, among others, topped Wall Street analysts' estimates for second-quarter sales and profit. Urban Outfitters Inc. posted second-quarter profit of 66 cents a share, compared with an estimate of 55 cents. Its revenue was $890.6 million, exceeding Wall Street's $885.6 million projection.
SPORTS
August 6, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Everything is new with the Penn State offense as it begins preparations for the 2016 football season. A new offensive coordinator has installed a new system to replace the one that had the Nittany Lions at or near the bottom of the Big Ten offensive statistics for the last two seasons. Now the question is: Which new quarterback will direct this offense implemented by the new coordinator, former Fordham head coach Joe Moorhead? Christian Hackenberg is gone to the NFL, and his replacement will come from his backups for the last two seasons - redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens.
NEWS
August 4, 2016
By Rebecca S. Fahrlander Taking a break between high school and university - a gap year - has been trending in recent years. Prince William famously took a gap year to travel and volunteer for worthy causes. More recently, Malia Obama decided to postpone entering university for a year. The gap year offers an opportunity to make a transition between two stages of a young life - taking a break from formal education and substituting the informal learning from travel and work in the so-called real world.
TRAVEL
July 25, 2016
Whatever the variations in front-seat car consoles, they all come with one common curse - the deep, diabolical crevice between them and the front seats. Too narrow for most fingers to fully penetrate, but plenty wide for keys, credit cards, cash, jewelry, food, toll tickets, and just about anything else you don't want to go there, that gap is a kind of "car-muda" triangle that seems to suck in indiscriminately both essential and expendable objects, some of them forever. The good news is there's a cure for those cracks.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Legislators recessed Monday without a deal on how to pay for the $31.5 billion state budget, extending the uncertainty amid signs of impact on the state's credit rating and new legal challenges. Passed by legislators but neither signed nor vetoed by Gov. Wolf, the unbalanced spending plan was set to lapse into law at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Budget negotiators said the following day would be critical in determining whether the governor and the Republican-controlled legislature can agree on how to plug the projected $1.3 billion shortfall - possibly from expanded gambling, or taxes on cigarettes.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
In a ruling hailed by municipalities and denounced as a victory for "wealthy towns," New Jersey's Appellate Division ruled Monday that cities and townships are not required to zone for affordable housing needs that went unmet between 1999 and 2015. "We hold that the Fair Housing Act does not require a municipality to retroactively calculate a new 'separate and discrete' affordable housing obligation arising during the 'gap period,' " the three-judge panel wrote. Instead, it said, municipalities should use previously established methods for calculating their present and future affordable housing needs through 2025.
SPORTS
June 14, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
As a member at Merion Golf Club and the president of the Golf Association of Philadelphia, Robert Morey believed it would be an excellent idea to have the Philadelphia Amateur, the preeminent competition of the GAP season, contested at his home club. He wrote a letter to Merion's board to express the association's interest, and was delighted when the board approved the proposal immediately. When he relayed the decision to GAP officials, they all checked the history books to see when the championship was last contested at Merion, and were amazed at what they discovered.
NEWS
June 10, 2016
By Karen Beckwith As the 2016 campaign unfolds, the continuing story is that women and gender will play major roles in the presidential election. This story does not predict a happy ending for the presumptive Republican nominee. There are more women in the U.S. electorate than there are men, giving women a numerical advantage in elections, and women have turned out to vote at a higher rate than men have since 1980. By 2014, women constituted 52 of the electorate, with 43 percent turnout (compared with men at 48 percent of the electorate, with 41 percent turnout)
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
At the first citywide roundtable on schools, students outlined a litany of problems: a lack of resources, cuts to art and music programs, violence inside and outside some schools, and a systemwide lack of access to clean, safe drinking water. "We come from different schools, but we share the same issues," Morgan Bacon, a student at Masterman High School, told city officials and School Reform Commission Chair Marjorie Neff during the session in City Hall. The event, which was organized by several City Council members and Mayor Kenney's Office of Education, drew dozens of students from individual schools, as well as those involved with activist organizations such as the Philadelphia Student Union and Youth United for Change.
NEWS
April 30, 2016
By David Neumark An aging population, coupled with low employment rates among Americans older than 62, poses severe challenges to the long-term sustainability of Social Security. Numerous reforms have been proposed to extend their working lives, including raising the retirement age. Such reforms may be unlikely to gain traction - not because people are so eager to retire, but because age discrimination sharply limits job opportunities. After decades of debate, most labor economists today accept that discrimination has played a role in limiting job opportunities for minorities and women.
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