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July 1, 2000
Oracle Corporation - whose leader, Larry Ellison, is a fierce foe of Bill Gates - has admitted spying on Microsoft. Ellison, who is roughly as rich as Gates, has even defiantly taken credit for the espionage. Oracle is loudly proclaiming that some allegedly independent organizations in the computer industry are really front groups hired by Microsoft to sway Congress and public opinion. Whether the charge is true or not, one software behemoth hiring a private detective agency to undermine another is unsettling.
NEWS
April 13, 1995
Lots of well-meaning folks patrol the nagging perversities of society - mothers against drunks, parents against violence, neighborhood residents against drug dealers. And now Philadelphia has Gaskins Against Garbage. Deborah and Eric Gaskins spend much of their own time going after the residents, workers, store owners and other miscreants who illegally dump garbage in West Fairmount Park and surrounding West Philadelphia neighborhoods. Surely if all neighborhoods had a couple of garbage pickers as ambitious as the Gaskins, Philadelphia would be a cleaner city.
NEWS
April 20, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A month later and 1,400 miles from where it came, 3,000 tons of garbage sit on a barge in the Gulf of New Mexico, waiting for a final home. The New York town of Islip, which shipped it away, doesn't want it back. The states of North Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana have turned it away. Now, as the barge remained about 17 miles south of Grand Isle yesterday, officials worry that gusty offshore weather could suddenly solve the problem of where to dump the rotting garbage. "All it would take is a (weather)
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April 29, 2002 | By Fred Beckley FOR THE INQUIRER
The bartenders danced Friday night at the Electric Factory, but Shirley Manson really moved. For 95 minutes, she jumped, ran, danced, kicked the air, ground her hips, and seemed to occupy all points at once. She was frenetic, kitschy and fresh: equal parts Elvis in Vegas, Tae-Bo trainer, and Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Dressed tightly in black with a butch blond hairdo, the 35-year-old Edinburgh native weaved among Wisconsin-based Garbage men Duke Erikson and Steve Marker and tour bassist Daniel Schulman.
NEWS
July 29, 1990 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
Friday morning in West Chester. 6:30 a.m. Cans sit on curbs and in back alleys, stuffed with garbage. There are bulging plastic bags, too - white, black and green. The rain, which began falling Thursday night, is now a steady sprinkle that fills the cans and tap-taps on the plastic bags. Inside the public works garage on Lacey Street, the men prepare for duty. They drink coffee and pull on yellow rain suits and green gloves. Harlan "Smitty" Smith, James "Benny" Briscoe, James Strothers and Bruce Suplee are ready to go. Smith drives the truck.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1998 | By Jonathan Valania, FOR THE INQUIRER
As its moniker suggests, Garbage is a postmodern scavenger Dumpster-diving in the trash heap of pop music and technology. Tuesday night, the band resurfaced at the Electric Factory with something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Something old: Although the band uses the latest in high-tech studio wizardry, even calling its new album Version 2.0 (Almo), itself a wry admission that a new Garbage record is not much different from a software upgrade, it also borrows from earthier, arguably more organic tunesmiths to put a little ghost in its machine.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1994 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
If you dread the information superhighway and are mystified by how they propose to fill the airtime on 500 channels, check out one satiric speculation in Shu Lea Cheang's erratic and occasionally erotic Fresh Kill. The film is billed as an exercise in "eco-cybernoia," which is not the fear of robots controlling our environment but a wild plunge into our junk culture. The focus, more or less, is a lesbian couple raising a young daughter and eking out a living from other people's trash and castoffs.
NEWS
July 17, 1998 | BY GLENN A. MCCURDY
In your editorial (June 27), "Garbage in? You're out!" you filled eight inches of space with garbage. You portrayed the real Capt. Dan Castro as just another status quo deskbound egomaniac playing with numbers to inflate his own reputation. We in the West Philadelphia Anti-Crime Partnership have worked closely with the officer you defamed, building a model community/police partnership for this section of the city. One of our members, Herman Wrice of Mantua Against Drugs, began a similar process in the late 1980s.
NEWS
April 14, 2001
Since nothing lives forever, it's safe to say that newspaper series - like everything else - must come to an end. The only possible exception could be Urban Warrior's "Dump of the Day. " Her source material seems inexhaustible. Even if, by some miracle, every trash-strewn eyesore in Philadelphia could disappear overnight, more would spring up by morning, like the proverbial dragon's teeth. Sad to say, there seems no limit to Philadelphians' capacity to foul their own nests.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1989 | By Bill Bell, New York Daily News
The office comics call Patricia Poore's new magazine a lot of things - a down-to-Earth publication filled with filthy language, a trashy read for people feeling down in the dumps and, if they are in a rotten mood, a total solid waste. She calls it Garbage. "For about two years, when we called it anything," she says now, "we called it the garbage magazine. Then it dawned on us - that was the right name. " Go ahead and laugh. But so far, 90,000 people have ordered Vol. 1, No. 1, and the presses are now rolling off 124,000 copies.
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April 9, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
IN KENSINGTON, one man's trash is another man's treasure. But only if the other man pines for used hypodermic needles, slimy mattresses, dumped construction debris and maggoty Hefty bags filled with rotting food and putrid Pampers. Jamie Moffett is not such a person. And he doesn't believe any of his Kensington neighbors are such people, either. So why, he asks, must they wade through the streams of trash that meander through Kensington like tributaries to a river? If Kensington had more trash cans, Moffett believes - especially the BigBelly, solar-powered compactors that hold five times the trash that wire baskets do - the flow would slow.
NEWS
June 14, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposal to build a 15,000-square-foot facility at the Chester incinerator plant to house garbage imported by rail from New York City has been put on the shelf. After some residents raised questions, the Chester City Planning Commission tabled a vote on the plan for 30 days. The commission had been expected to approve permits Wednesday night for the Covanta Energy proposal, but 12 protesters showed up at the meeting asking for a review of the project. Covanta, which has 100 employees in Chester, has operated the trash incinerator on Highland Avenue since 1992.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
Consider the unappreciated trash truck that ambles along the streets of the city day after day. It probably can't get any uglier, but it may get a little flashier under City Council President Darrell L. Clarke's creative plan to turn city property into revenue by selling advertising space. Other cities and local transit agencies have used public property, including garbage trucks and other vehicles, to drum up advertising revenue. SEPTA is expected to make about $14 million this year from advertising for Tropicana orange juice, Baileys Irish Cream, Honda, AT&T, and others.
SPORTS
December 16, 2012 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
GUY IN our league lost in the playoffs last week because Ryan Mallett threw an interception at about 11:30 on Monday night. It wasn't actually the interception, but the ensuing touchdown against the Patriots' defense that caused this guy to lose. If the Pats had held Houston to seven points, he would have gotten a three-point bonus. But the final score was 42-14 and my friend lost by two. In fantasy, there is no such thing as garbage time. This and that Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has been ruled out for this week's game at Chicago because of a hamstring injury.
SPORTS
December 14, 2012 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Staff Writer
THE EAGLES are only a laugh track short of a situation comedy right now. At one point on Thursday night, they lost fumbles on three consecutive plays and four plays out of five - and I, for one, can never forgive myself for having typed the words "Bryce Brown" and "Steve Van Buren" in the same sentence a couple of weeks ago. Besides the fumbles, they also managed to draw a penalty for something no one had ever heard of - calling disconcerting signals...
SPORTS
November 19, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
LANDOVER, Md. - In the cramped visitors' locker room at FedEx Field, LeSean McCoy started making his way to the showers, clad in a towel. At McCoy's side was a member of the Eagles' training staff. McCoy, who has played four career games in the Redskins' stadium, gestured to his right, intending to walk into a training room. His helper guided him to the left, toward the showers. Minutes earlier, Eagles coach Andy Reid confirmed that McCoy had suffered a concussion on a hit that came with a minute and 45 seconds left in a game the Eagles hopelessly trailed, 31-6.
NEWS
September 6, 2012 | By Michael Tarm, Associated Press
JOLIET, Ill. - Defense attorneys told jurors at Drew Peterson's murder trial Tuesday that the state's case against him is "garbage evidence. " Prosecutors said it's just common sense that the former suburban Chicago police officer killed his third wife. Jurors were expected to begin deliberating the case Wednesday, a day after both sides presented their closing arguments. Prosecutors contend Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, because he feared a pending divorce settlement would wipe him out financially.
NEWS
August 14, 2012 | By Phillip Lucas and Daily News Staff Writer
A NONPROFIT GROUP'S effort to keep litter off the streets of East Passyunk backfired when neighbors used trash bins to dump household garbage, electronics — even discarded furniture.   But the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp.oration is fighting back, enlisting the help of the Streets Department's Streets and Walkways Education and Enforcement Program (SWEEP), as well as City Councilman Mark Squilla. After the city did away with wire trash bins and replaced them with Big Belly compactors on Passyunk Avenue, Samuel Sherman, PARC's executive director, bought 30 of the banished baskets to install in the area.
NEWS
May 28, 2012 | By Harlan Jacobson and FOR THE INQUIRER
CANNES — At the 65th running of the annual Cannes Film Festival, offerings ranged from avant-garde to avant-garbage. The annual fest ended Sunday night, in a shower of Palmes D'Or (the top prize) by a jury presided over by Italian filmmaker and raging artistic bull Nanni Moretti. Among the better (if more conventional) films:   The Palme D'Or (top prize) went to Michael Haneke's Amour, in which an elderly Parisian couple, played by acting titans Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, tries to die on its own terms without interference from a pest of a daughter (Isabelle Huppert)
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