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August 17, 2006
SHRINKING the state Legislature? That's an idea whose time came long ago. Philadelphia is covered by a total of 35 state reps and senators, yet only 17 City Council members. Take the state population, 11 million, divide by 203 state reps and 50 state senators. That's one legislator for each 43,000 residents. Now take the city population of 1.5 million and divide by 16 council members. You get about 94,000. Why not eliminate 15-20 folks from the Harrisburg trough and turn that money back to us in the city?
SPORTS
September 8, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Harrisburg Senators eliminated Trenton from the Eastern League playoffs last night with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Thunder. Jason McCommon outdueled Jared Fernandez as Harrisburg took the best-of-five series by three games to one to win the Southern Division championship. The Senators will face the Portland Sea Dogs for the league championship in a best-of-five series that starts tonight in Harrisburg. Portland won the Northern Division title last night with a 7-3 victory over visiting Binghamton in the fifth game of their series.
NEWS
March 17, 1997
At the Liquor Control Board building in Harrisburg, employees on the second floor figure ways to sell more alcohol, while on the sixth floor, others design programs to prevent irresponsible consumption. Government can't promote alcohol, while at the same time urging folks to guard against its evils. It's hypocritical and counterproductive. It sends a mixed message. And it sends the wrong message. Privatizing the state system will correct this nonsensical situation. It will allow the private sector, under intense regulation, to sell alcohol, while allowing government to focus exclusively on protecting the public through enforcement and education.
SPORTS
July 4, 1992 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
A four-run sixth led the Senators to a 5-2 win over the Phillies and starting pitcher Darrell Goedhart last night. Rick Hirtensteiner's RBI triple and a two-base error by Reading first baseman Ron Lockett on a grounder by Derrick White were the key blows in the Harrisburg sixth. Tim Laker also had an RBI hit to rout Goedhart, who failed to win for the third straight start. Sam Taylor broke an 0-for-19 slump with an RBI double in the third that gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead.
NEWS
August 28, 2011 | Associated Press
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett is warning of a takeover of financially troubled Harrisburg if city leaders do not produce a recovery plan. Mayor Linda Thompson spoke to reporters Friday to relay Corbett's comments from her meeting with him earlier in the day as she lobbied the City Council to approve her recovery plan. Corbett, a Republican, took the same position in a Tuesday letter to the Democratic mayor, the Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported. "If there is no approved plan at this point, then the city is likely to become mired in litigation and financial chaos," Corbett told Thompson in the letter.
SPORTS
July 27, 1999 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Overbrook Golf Club's Stu Ingraham used just 33 strokes on the back nine yesterday en route to a winning score of 4-under-par 68 in the Philadelphia PGA's Izod Club Classic in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Amateur. Overbrook's Christopher Lange and Merion's Craig Cochran each posted a 2-under 70 and shared the first-round lead. Pennsylvania Senior Amateur. Merion Golf Club's Jarrett Kling and Michael Sanger were among the leaders after the first round with a 72 and a 74, respectively.
SPORTS
April 9, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Wendell Magee homered and drove in three runs and Ryan Nye pitched six strong innings in his Eastern League debut as Reading beat Harrisburg, 7-1, last night. Nye (1-0) allowed just three hits over six innings, striking out five, as the Phillies improved to 3-1. Magee drove in a first-inning run with an infield single and a third-inning run with a ground ball. He hit a solo homer, his second homer of the year, in the fifth. Reading took a 3-0 lead in the first off Scott Forster (0-1)
SPORTS
April 6, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Walt McKeel singled home the winning run in the ninth inning as the Thunder got past Harrisburg, 2-1, last night in the season opener for both teams. Despite frigid weather, 6,569 fans showed up at Mercer County Waterfront Park. Bryan Eversgerd (1-0) picked up the win in relief, allowing no runs and one hit over the final two innings. Brian Rose pitched seven strong innings for the Thunder, giving up six hits and one run, while striking out two. PORTLAND 13, READING 7 READING - Chris Sheff's three-run double highlighted a seven-run Portland 10th inning that negated a Reading comeback from a five-run deficit as the Sea Dogs beat the Phillies in the Eastern League.
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NEWS
September 18, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
A state grand jury probe into clergy sex abuse that began three years ago in Altoona-Johnstown has expanded to others across Pennsylvania, according to people with knowledge of the investigation. A spokesman for the Harrisburg Diocese confirmed Friday that it had received a subpoena in connection with the case. "We are cooperating fully," spokesman Joe Aponick said, declining to elaborate. Investigators have sought the names of known abusers in all eight Catholic dioceses statewide, Altoona-area victims' lawyer Richard Serbin said Friday.
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | By Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - It's been a tense time in the capital city. The Aug. 7 fatal shooting of a 20-year-old black man by a white police officer stoked outrage and a march. One protester likened Harrisburg to "water that's just starting to boil," a nod to the unrest that's shaken other cities. The Dauphin County district attorney pledged an investigation. And on Monday, the Harrisburg police chief met privately with community leaders - at least his second attempt at outreach in a week - to discuss police relations.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Clothing supplier Alphabroder is moving distribution work to central Pennsylvania, a move that will cost 143 jobs at the firm's Broder Bros. warehouse at 2951 Grant Ave. in Northeast Philadelphia by Oct. 10. The Trevose firm, which supplies name-brand T-shirts and fleeces to local printers who customize it for corporate employers and promotions, is concentrating work in a Harrisburg warehouse and other large U.S. regional centers, according to...
NEWS
July 28, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A FORMER Harrisburg city councilman was arrested in Philadelphia this week and charged with stealing Democratic National Convention parking passes, media passes, and food vouchers, according to the District Attorney's Office. Brad Koplinski is accused of using a press pass from last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland to enter the Pennsylvania Convention Center last weekend and take an assortment of DNC passes from boxes, according to Cameron Kline, spokesman for the D.A.'s Office.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By John Baer
JEFFREY LORD, even in a season of odd politics, is an unusual political commentator. He's paid by CNN to justify, explain, and defend Donald Trump. And he has: on the wall, Mexicans, Muslims, Carly Fiorina's face. It can be a full-time gig. It will be at both upcoming conventions. And it raises a couple questions. First, why is a news network paying somebody to do what campaigns and candidates already pay somebody to do? Second, who the heck is Jeffrey Lord and how'd he get on CNN?
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas and Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITERS
Health club memberships, political contributions, and $3,000 line-dancing lessons are among the expenses that a well-connected Philadelphia lobbyist is accused of illegally charging to a state grant program meant to help welfare recipients land steady jobs. Now, Melonease Shaw - who has at times worked as the city's lobbyist in Harrisburg, and who was, until her arrest, seeking the job again - faces a court hearing next week on charges including theft, deceptive business practices, and tampering with public records.
NEWS
June 24, 2016
OUR STATE CAPITAL runs on protocols. For instance, powerful people in Harrisburg don't dial their own calls. That's what staffers are for. Traditions like that can trip up a hands-on governor. The Department of General Services last Friday issued this advisory to government agencies: "Please advise your switchboard that if they receive a call for anyone in your department, claiming to be Tom Wolf they should not hang up on him. It may very well be the governor - he likes to place his own telephone calls.
NEWS
June 22, 2016
By Dan White Less than two weeks to go in the fiscal year, and Pennsylvania is still without a new budget. This is usually the time to start complaining about partisan gridlock and assign blame. That's easy to do from afar, but it is much more difficult to sit in Harrisburg and reconcile competing interests. So let's first take stock of how things stand elsewhere in the country. All but four states begin their new fiscal years in July, and of those, 10 still do not have a budget in place.
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