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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.
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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)
NEWS
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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September 4, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Sylk 130 reunion. In the mid-'90s, Philadelphia DJ-producer-songwriter King Britt brought an all-star cast of local talent together to form the soul-funk-jazz collective Sylk 130. The crew, which included poet Ursula Rucker, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and trumpeter Jafar Baron, made its recording debut on 1997's When the Funk Hits the Fan , and now the band is getting back together. Sunday at the TLA. "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk" by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain.
NEWS
July 29, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, Inquirer Staff Writer
At the turn of the century, Garbage found itself on the outskirts of celebrity. In the 1990s, its members had been front and center as part of an alternative rock movement that was redefining the genre for the new millennium. But by the early 2000s, they had trouble staying relevant as new bands stole the spotlight. Disillusioned with the business, they decided to take a prolonged hiatus after releasing Bleed Like Me in 2005. During the break, lead singer Shirley Manson tried her hand at acting and did sessions with other musicians.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Chris Pieretti and Steve Linvill are expecting a lot of garbage from the Democratic National Convention - political hyperbole aside. The two Delaware County businessmen are experiencing the historic event from the unglamorous perspective of food scraps collected daily from the Convention Center, one of the main venues along with the Wells Fargo Center, for the four-day political extravaganza that gaveled to a start Monday. Beginning early Tuesday morning and continuing each day through Friday, an expected two tons of food and other dining-related waste will be trucked to Pieretti and Linvill for composting.
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A city trash truck overturned Wednesday after swerving to avoid hitting a car in Juniata Park, injuring three sanitation workers, one seriously, police said. Philadelphia police said the truck was eastbound on Hunting Park Avenue about 9:30 a.m. when a maroon compact car traveling southbound on L Street entered the intersection, prompting the driver of the truck to swerve to the right. The truck flipped on its driver's side and crashed into a traffic signal pole, a mailbox, and a house fence on the street corner, police said.
NEWS
March 8, 2016
Pennsylvania is the leading importer of trash in the country. I am working with Friends of Lackawanna in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a group that is fighting a proposed 50-year landfill expansion within a quarter-mile of homes. The local dump has grown into a mountain of garbage that accepts about 1 million tons annually, 65 percent of which comes from out of state. Cheap fees and proximity to New Jersey and New York make Pennsylvania an ever-expanding dumping ground. U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. (D., Pa.)
NEWS
February 5, 2016
By Mike Turzai A more than $13 billion increase in state taxes over two years: That's what Gov. Wolf demanded of Pennsylvania families and businesses almost a year ago. His budget proposal would have increased the state income tax by 21 percent and the sales tax by 10 percent, while expanding the latter to include day care, senior care, and financial and legal services. In contrast, the legislature presented its fifth straight on-time budget to the governor on June 30, calling for $30.2 billion in spending, a 3.3 percent increase over the 2014-15 budget.
NEWS
December 31, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Tuesday vetoed pieces of what he called the "ridiculous" and "unconscionable" budget passed by the Republican-controlled legislature, slamming lawmakers as shortchanging schools and pressing for new talks on a final spending plan. Acknowledging the impact of the nearly six-month stalemate, the governor agreed to release six months' worth of emergency funds for schools and more than $9 billion for human services. "I don't want to hold the children of Pennsylvania hostage for the inability of folks here in Harrisburg to get the job done," he said.
NEWS
August 12, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writer rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
ASK A CITY trashman or woman what's the nastiest part of the job or the worst thing that's ever happened, and the answer is not easy. Because there's just so much, especially in the summer: The asphalt is hot enough to melt the soles of work boots. The stink can churn an iron stomach. The maggots are celebrating their new life. The bees treat you like a pin cushion. The open-air drug dealers stop you and say, "Hold up, don't dump that can. " And yes, it's summertime and indeed the livin' is easy - for raccoons, opossums, rats and mice.
NEWS
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.
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