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NEWS
November 30, 2008 | By Kevin Ferris
Operator: Transition hotline, can I help you? Caller: Uh, yeah, I've been reading about the transition . . . O: Yes, sir, only seven more weeks until The One takes the oath! C: Yeah, really looking forward to it. But I wanted to double-check something. O: Ask away, sir. We have answers you can believe in. C: I've been reading about some of the people who are going to help Barack Obama change Washington . . . O: The One. C: The who? O: The One. We don't say Obama.
NEWS
July 19, 2008 | By Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death Thursday night after a knife fight erupted at a basketball court in Willingboro, authorities said yesterday. Authorities arrested Darnell Williams, also 19, yesterday and charged him with the murder of Julian Corry, according to Joel Bewley, a spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. The melee, which involved from 15 to 20 people, left two others with stab wounds and a third with head injuries. Authorities believe the brawl may have been fueled by a rivalry between Willingboro neighborhoods.
NEWS
January 22, 2008 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just a sampling of cruelty calls received by the Pennsylvania SPCA last weekend is chilling: A Labrador retriever mix scalded by cooking grease. A Pomeranian found starved to death in a doghouse, his two tiny canine companions clinging to life in frigid conditions. The emaciated body of another dog found in an apartment by a landlord after his owner skipped out on the rent. And that was just in Philadelphia. Officials with the Pennsylvania SPCA, which is based in Philadelphia and operates six satellite facilities across the state, say those calls represent a tiny fraction of abuse cases statewide.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Falls are a major cause of injury for people over 65, so the American Physical Therapy Association has created a toll-free hot line (877-NEED-A-PT) to answer questions about falls and how to prevent them. The hot line will be active from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 8. Risk factors associated with falls include: being older; being female; impairment of balance or walking; poor vision; leg or trunk weakness; reduced cognitive status (dementia); pre-existing medical conditions, such as Parkinson disease, stroke, or diabetes; being on more than four medications simultaneously; use of an assistive walking device; and a past history of falls.
SPORTS
August 15, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The NFL's new guidelines on concussion management include a telephone hotline that will make it easier to report to the league when a player with a head injury is being forced to practice or play against medical advice. The league's new concussion guidelines, many of which stemmed from a conference in June involving team trainers and doctors, were formalized yesterday and will be sent to all players and other team personnel. They include whistleblower provisions for individuals to report concussions with the telephone hotline and a booklet that will allow players and their families to identify symptoms.
NEWS
August 3, 2007 | By ANN ROSEN SPECTOR
RECENT reports trumpeted the news: Women talk to their mothers, some every day, some even throughout the day. Cell phones, IMs, e-mail - it's a new trend in dependency. But women almost always talked to their mothers daily because they lived together as hunter-gatherers or farm families or in the same town or parish. I realize that our sense of history is often limited, but families have almost always lived their whole lives together. So they talked. It might not have been about sex or the credit limit on a charge card, but about whose turn it was to feed the chickens.
NEWS
July 31, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Robert W. Page, 71, of Pennsauken, a Family Court judge for New Jersey Superior Court, died of complications from cancer Saturday at his home. Judge Page sat on the bench in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Camden County for 10 years before he was appointed to Superior Court in 1981. Though his workload was heavier and his hours longer than for some judges assigned criminal and civil cases, his wife, Cora Reddicks Page, said he chose to stay in Family Court. Judge Page, who had a reputation for compassion for young people in trouble, said in a 1989 interview, "You have a lot of frustrations and failure, but this is where the action is for personal satisfaction.
NEWS
July 12, 2007 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Authorities today were investigating why lightning ground rods weren't enough to stop a spectacular South Jersey refinery fire that blazed for hours, spewing thick plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles. The four-alarm fire at Sunoco's Eagle Point Refinery along the Delaware River, directly across from South Philadelphia's Naval Business Center, broke out about 4:30 p.m., as heavy thunderstorms passed through the region. One of the thunderbolts struck a storage tank containing about 1.5 million gallons of xylene, a chemical used as an additive in gasoline, adhesives and paint.
NEWS
April 19, 2007 | By Edward Colimore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lumberton residents recovering from the flooding this week are being offered financial and material aid through a new township hotline and nonprofit social services agency, town officials said yesterday. Mayor Pat Delany said 19 of 74 houses that were flooded - when the banks of the South Branch of the Rancocas Creek overflowed its banks - had water on their first floors as well as in their basements. About 30 houses were still without power yesterday as utility workers, contractors and inspectors worked across the flood zone.
SPORTS
August 9, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
If you wished you could get that jerk fan thrown out of Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium, now you've got your chance. The Bengals have set up a hotline for fans annoyed by others' boorish behavior. Just call (513) 381-JERK on your cell phone. Team and stadium officials want to discourage too much foul language, fighting and threats. Security officials will use the stadium's video cameras to focus on the offenders and then respond. More than 500 stadium security and police officers work during Bengals home games.
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