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March 18, 1986
Girl Scouts would not have to sell cookies if people would donate when they are asked, but if you don't give the people something for their donation, you are refused. Part of the $2 price is a donation, little enough when you consider what they do with the money. Mary Shanley Philadelphia.
NEWS
December 11, 1988 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
The Ambler Planning Commission wants to shape the future of the borough through incentive zoning that would attract developers to build offices, apartments, stores and more parking around the railroad station. At Wednesday's meeting, commission members informally discussed the rail corridor, which is south of Tennis Avenue and west of Main Street. The area is zoned for heavy industrial and transportation purposes, allowing a mixture of retail and office uses. The borough could rewrite the zoning regulations to draw developers with incentives once the borough decides what kind of development it wants in the western end of town, planning consultant Steve West said.
SPORTS
January 5, 1991 | By Mark Bowden, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles play the Redskins today in an NFC playoff game. Big deal. Much of America will be watching this afternoon (Channel 6, 12:30 p.m.) as the Eagles line up in a wild-card playoff, from which the winner will advance to round two of the NFL's newly expanded postseason climb to the Super Bowl. Do the players - those overpaid millionaires - care? Why would a professional football player - who in the most extreme cases already has it made, who has played in more football games than he can count, fought back from injuries to stay in the game just one more year, knows better than anyone that it is, after all, just a game - care whether his team wins a championship?
SPORTS
May 15, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams has either the best contract ever or one of the worst, depending on how his NFL career plays out. Williams, the New Orleans Saints' only draft pick, signed a seven-year deal yesterday with an optional eighth year. The contract includes an $8.84 million signing bonus and will be worth between $11.1 million and $68.4 million, contingent upon performance. If he performs in the NFL like he performed in college, his contract would be the most lucrative ever given a rookie.
NEWS
October 22, 1992 | By Gail Gibson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
North Penn High School principal Juan Baughn is finding out again this year just how hard students will work for an A if it allows them to miss a couple of final exams. "They're going to the library. For some of them, that's very creative," Baughn told the district school board last week during an update on the Renaissance Program. The program, started in January, sets up rewards for high school students who improve their academic standing. Part of the program allows students who receive all A's during a semester to skip some final exams.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Sales by the major U.S. automakers fell 12.1 percent in mid-February compared with last year amid signs that carmakers' efforts to boost sales with more generous incentive plans were stalling, analysts said yesterday. Truck sales, an increasingly important part of the market, were off 13 percent. The Big Three U.S. carmakers, who have the most extensive incentive programs on the market, all reported double-digit car-sales declines for the Feb. 11-20 period. The estimated annual selling rate for the mid-February period was 6.2 million units, down from 7.2 million units in the comparable period a year before, analysts said.
NEWS
April 19, 1988 | By Donna Shaw, Inquirer Staff Writer
Upper Makefield Township Manager Richard Gestrich says it's simply a way "to make a better police officer" and to reduce crime. Ridley Township police Detective Sgt. Francis P. Bascelli Sr., who is president of the state Fraternal Order of Police, isn't so sure. The issue is an incentive plan in Upper Makefield's new two-year contract with its seven-member Police Department. The contract in the Bucks County community of 6,000 people provides a cash bonus for each officer who excels in five specified areas and a group bonus if the rate of certain crimes in Upper Makefield goes down during the term of the contract.
SPORTS
February 5, 1990 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
"X" marked the spot where Bishop Kenrick basketball teammates Brad Krenicky and John Haley vented their frustrations at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Kenrick had just completed an entertaining, 86-74 Catholic North victory over host Cardinal Dougherty when Krenicky and Haley scrambled into the Looney Bin, the brown section of stands behind the east basket that looks like an oversized jury box. Using two strips of adhesive tape, someone had slapped an "X" over Kenrick's green and gold logo.
SPORTS
December 23, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb could have a Merry, Merry Christmas if he finds the end zone a lot tomorrow. According to league sources and McNabb's contract, he's close to securing an extra $1 million this season if he finishes among the top eight quarterbacks in touchdown passes. A playoff win means $250,000 more. A trip to the Super Bowl bumps that number to $750,000, while a Super Bowl win makes it a cool $1 million. This is especially intriguing this weekend, since the club with one of the more controversial demotions of the season will play the Eagles tomorrow.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1997 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
The suits descended upon City Council yesterday with hands outstretched. City development officials - with their hotel-industry partners behind them - presented three proposed deals that need public financial support. Also presented was a proposal for a Naval Business Center, an 1,100-acre industrial and commercial park that city officials hope will become an engine of economic growth into the next century. In exchange for hotel financing, the city hopes to see 2,200 construction jobs, 900 permanent jobs, a $137 million increase in tax assessment and three gleaming hotels in Center City where vacant buildings now stand.
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NEWS
September 3, 2016
By Joe Kennedy What good is a college degree, anyway? We all know that high-quality education is a foundation of economic opportunity and the American Dream. And we hear all the time that in an innovation-driven economy, companies' competitive success hinges on their ability to hire highly educated and skilled workers. But what does that college degree really tell us about the student who earned it? The answer is that it's hard to say, because diplomas are opaque. They represent institutional brands, not objective or quantifiable measures of academic achievement.
SPORTS
April 25, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
In 2014, Michal Neuvirth was traded from Washington to Buffalo because the Capitals thought Braden Holtby was their goalie of the future. Two years later, the unflappable Neuvirth is punishing his former team. Since being inserted into the lineup with the Flyers trailing by three games to none, Neuvirth is 2-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average and a ridiculous .987 save percentage, carrying the Flyers back into the playoff series. "He gave us life," captain Claude Giroux said.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
DuPont Co. collected $2.5 billion in after-tax profits last year. Dow Chemical Co. collected $4 billion. They aren't guaranteeing how many of the 5,000 or so people they still employ in Delaware will still have jobs when they are done merging and then splitting into three successor companies in a couple of years. So Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and state legislators from both parties say they felt they didn't have much choice but to give these highly profitable chemical-makers millions in grants and tax concessions, in hopes they won't fire or move more people away.
NEWS
January 21, 2016
By Richard Zaldivar Scientists at an International AIDS Society conference recently announced a hopeful discovery: Early treatment reduces the rate of complication and death from HIV/AIDS by more than half compared with delayed treatment. But rather than capitalize on this discovery by expanding access to treatment, lawmakers across the country are moving to cut off the development of new medicines by imposing price controls on lifesaving drugs. For patients suffering from HIV/AIDS, sophisticated medicines can mean the difference between life and death.
NEWS
December 19, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
New Jersey lawmakers want to give more tax credits to businesses that agree to move to areas around the state's colleges and universities. The bill was first introduced in 2005 and has been reintroduced every session since. On Thursday, it was approved by the Assembly. Since the Senate passed it last week, it now goes to Gov. Christie's desk. It would create "innovation zones" in areas around campuses, giving tax incentives to companies that move there. Advisory boards would decide what types of industry to support in each zone.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
We already know that the prospect of earning some cash helps people quit smoking. But a new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that the way cash rewards are structured can make a big difference in how well such programs work. People were far more likely to quit for six months if they had some skin in the game. The problem was getting them to invest some of their own money - they got it back if they stopped smoking - in a reward program. The results were striking enough, though, that CVS Health, which helped fund the study, is launching a deposit-based smoking-cessation program for employees next month.
NEWS
March 28, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday pushed for greater oversight of the state's economic incentives programs, passing a bill that would require the Treasury Department to report on the efficacy of tax credits awarded to businesses. Since Gov. Christie took office in 2010, the state has awarded $5.2 billion in tax credits and subsidies, according to New Jersey Policy Perspective, a liberal-leaning research group. That is up from $1.2 billion over the previous decade, according to NJPP.
NEWS
February 10, 2015
WE'RE GUESSING that "no good deed goes unpunished" was a refrain heard around the offices of the Philadelphia School Partnership last week, following the mixed reaction to PSP's announcement that it was offering a $35 million gift to encourage the school district to approve up to 15,000 new charter-school seats. PSP is an alliance of businesses, charities and educators that raises funds for public, charter and private schools. So far, it has given $20 million to charters, $11 million to district schools and $3 million to private schools.
NEWS
November 9, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
After I dressed for Sunday's New York City Marathon, made sure I'd pinned my bib on straight, and put Clif Shot Bloks, ChapStick, and a $20 bill in my pocket, I took a Sharpie out of my backpack and wrote the number 261 on my right wrist. "What's that?" my mother asked. "I'll tell you later. " 261 is the bib number Kathrine Switzer wore when she became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967. Then, women were prohibited from participating - at least on paper, so Switzer registered as "KV Switzer.
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