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September 15, 2010
With today's fast-paced brand of retail politics, few Pennsylvania voters will get to sit down with candidates to discuss issues. But a new initiative cosponsored by The Inquirer, Daily News, and philly.com gives voters a chance to get directly involved in the election. At the 10Questions.com website, people can post questions for the candidates running for governor and Congress. The questions can come in the form of videos posted on YouTube, in addition to written questions.
NEWS
March 9, 2004
DEPUTY Police Commissioner Robert Mitchell was denied a gun permit because he did not pass the State Police background check. In other words, a rap sheet came back on him from a 1950s arrest, long before he became a cop in the early 1960s. Why was this arrest not detected at the time he was hired? To my knowledge, to become a police officer in Philadelphia, then as now, as part of the hiring process you are finger-printed and a background investigation is conducted. What happened in this case?
NEWS
April 13, 1994 | Daily News wire services
CAPE CANAVERAL ASTRONAUT NIXES MISSION RUMORS Inquiring minds wanted to know: Is the top-of-the-line radar on space shuttle Endeavour spying for the military or looking for Noah's Ark? Astronaut Kevin Chilton's responses yesterday: neither. "This is strictly for scientific purposes," the shuttle pilot told a C- SPAN viewer in Pittsburgh who asked about military intelligence gathering with the radar. The radar flying on Endeavour cannot see anything smaller than 30 feet across, Chilton said, and "I'm sure for military purposes you'd want to look at something smaller than 30 feet across.
NEWS
August 27, 2003
IT'S "ALL POLITICS" was Parking Authority Chairman Joe Ashdale's dismissal of a demand from state Sen. Vincent Fumo for a copy of an independent audit of the authority. But of course. Everything about the authority is tinged with politics - from before the state takeover two years ago, when the Democrats were in charge, to today, when Republicans call the shots. That doesn't make it less important to hold it accountable for how it is run. Inquiring minds of all political persuasions want to see the numbers to make their own judgments - political and otherwise - about the Parking Authority's fast-growing payroll.
SPORTS
May 14, 2010
The Tony Parker show Inquiring minds want to know, and the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker is talking. ESPN.com. says that Parker, who has one year left on his contract, wants to remain with the Spurs and is shooting down reports he wants to move to New York. On Wednesday, the New York Daily News said unidentified "close friends" of the point guard were saying he'd be open to a trade to the Knicks, should their attempts to sign LeBron James not work out. The sources told the paper that Parker and his wife would "love to relocate to New York.
SPORTS
May 14, 2008
HEY, DAVID STERN, your "old man" is showing. According to a story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the NBA commish is looking to stomp out pregame pyrotechnics, calling the festivities "ridiculous. " "I think the noise, the fire, the smoke is a kind of assault that we should seriously consider reviewing whether it's really necessary given the quality of our game," Stern said. And while the chemical smoke from the fireworks has been known to cause allergic reactions - most notably for Cleveland forward Ben Wallace, who left the first quarter of the Cavs' playoff game last Thursday against Boston due to the smoke - it has been part of the league for years.
FOOD
April 23, 1997 | By Wendy Siegel, FOR THE INQUIRER
I'm telling you, it happens every year. After the four questions are asked at the Passover Seder meal and answered, after we have dipped, washed, drunk, leaned, reclined, pointed and sung, someone is always going to start it. With fork poised over a plate of gefilte fish sitting regally on a bed of lettuce and adorned by the manadatory carrot slice, someone will ask the fifth Seder question: "Which is hotter, the red or the white horseradish?"...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1992 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This report includes information from the Associated Press and Reuters
In a rare utterance, Soon-Yi Farrow Previn says that Woody Allen loves her and that Mia Farrow "is very different from what people think. " The filmmaker's lover was smoked out this week by a New York Post reporter at her Drew University dorm room. Previn said talk that her romance had cooled was false, adding that it was fueled by her mother's "jealousy . . . because he preferred me. . . . She's just mad he never married her. " When asked if she and Allen had wedding plans, Previn abruptly ended the interview.
NEWS
August 9, 2001 | By David Finkle
For those wondering how much of a liability Monica Lewinsky was for Bill Clinton, the answer is in. She wasn't a liability. She may very well have hobbled Al Gore, who surely lost ground on a Clinton-less campaign trail. But she ultimately wasn't a drawback for the former President. For him she was and is - an asset. A literal asset. I'm estimating she's worth at least $6 million or $7 million to him and his agents. I'm basing my hunch, of course, on the $10 million-plus (and the "plus" is apparently a hefty one)
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SPORTS
December 7, 2012
BUCCANEERS (-7) over Eagles With a miracle 98-yard punt return by Damaris Johnson with 0:31 on the clock against Dallas, the Birds managed to squeeze in a spread win, but that ain't gonna happen down in Tampa. Why? Turning poetic, let me count the ways. Start with Bucs QB Josh Freeman. At home, Freeman has been very special, averaging 9-plus yards per attempt with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Crunch the numbers and it's good for a 105.5 passer rating, the third-best at home in the NFL. And now, the reason Freeman will go wild on the Eagles: The Birds have allowed opposing QBs to complete 76.3 percent of their passes, for almost 10 yards per attempt, the last six times out. What does that mean?
NEWS
February 4, 2011
WELL, I went out and spent my $1 for the new Daily News and its sports columnist, ex-Gov. Rendell. What do I get - a cover page about "booty"? Might I suggest that this is not the best way to make a good impression on your readers? Might I suggest that the many talented staff members that the DN employs could be embarrassed by this choice of a cover story? Maybe something about the protest in Egypt would have been a better choice? I guess it was "cheeky" for someone who occupies a "seat" of power at the Daily News to "rear end" this reader with such a choice of covers, but, to get to the "bottom" of this issue, I would strongly suggest that you might become the "butt" of many jokes if you continue this type of cover.
NEWS
September 15, 2010
With today's fast-paced brand of retail politics, few Pennsylvania voters will get to sit down with candidates to discuss issues. But a new initiative cosponsored by The Inquirer, Daily News, and philly.com gives voters a chance to get directly involved in the election. At the 10Questions.com website, people can post questions for the candidates running for governor and Congress. The questions can come in the form of videos posted on YouTube, in addition to written questions.
SPORTS
May 14, 2010
The Tony Parker show Inquiring minds want to know, and the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker is talking. ESPN.com. says that Parker, who has one year left on his contract, wants to remain with the Spurs and is shooting down reports he wants to move to New York. On Wednesday, the New York Daily News said unidentified "close friends" of the point guard were saying he'd be open to a trade to the Knicks, should their attempts to sign LeBron James not work out. The sources told the paper that Parker and his wife would "love to relocate to New York.
SPORTS
May 14, 2008
HEY, DAVID STERN, your "old man" is showing. According to a story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the NBA commish is looking to stomp out pregame pyrotechnics, calling the festivities "ridiculous. " "I think the noise, the fire, the smoke is a kind of assault that we should seriously consider reviewing whether it's really necessary given the quality of our game," Stern said. And while the chemical smoke from the fireworks has been known to cause allergic reactions - most notably for Cleveland forward Ben Wallace, who left the first quarter of the Cavs' playoff game last Thursday against Boston due to the smoke - it has been part of the league for years.
NEWS
March 18, 2005 | By Leslie A. Pappas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two early-bird burglars in Bensalem thought stealing at sunrise would bag a big prize. Nosy neighbors nixed that. Police say Steven Mobley, 29, of Philadelphia, and Jacklynn West, 22, of Bensalem, drove into the township's Glenn Aston section at 6:52 a.m. Wednesday to stake out a house and rob it as soon as its occupants left for work. But their first intended victim saw their green Ford pickup hit some trash cans as she drove off. She circled the block and found the truck parked in her backyard.
NEWS
December 20, 2004 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One rainy night in 1989, after trudging along a Costa Rican beach for hours, a sodden James Spotila and a friend flopped against a tree trunk to rest. Then, against the glowing phosphorescence of the water, they spotted a dark shape crawling toward them. It was a leatherback turtle, the world's largest reptile, and they watched with something akin to reverence as she dug a hole and dropped about 80 creamy white eggs into it. As she returned to the ocean, the two men caught her and duct-taped a mask to her face to capture her breath for a research project they were doing.
NEWS
March 9, 2004
DEPUTY Police Commissioner Robert Mitchell was denied a gun permit because he did not pass the State Police background check. In other words, a rap sheet came back on him from a 1950s arrest, long before he became a cop in the early 1960s. Why was this arrest not detected at the time he was hired? To my knowledge, to become a police officer in Philadelphia, then as now, as part of the hiring process you are finger-printed and a background investigation is conducted. What happened in this case?
NEWS
August 27, 2003
IT'S "ALL POLITICS" was Parking Authority Chairman Joe Ashdale's dismissal of a demand from state Sen. Vincent Fumo for a copy of an independent audit of the authority. But of course. Everything about the authority is tinged with politics - from before the state takeover two years ago, when the Democrats were in charge, to today, when Republicans call the shots. That doesn't make it less important to hold it accountable for how it is run. Inquiring minds of all political persuasions want to see the numbers to make their own judgments - political and otherwise - about the Parking Authority's fast-growing payroll.
NEWS
August 9, 2001 | By David Finkle
For those wondering how much of a liability Monica Lewinsky was for Bill Clinton, the answer is in. She wasn't a liability. She may very well have hobbled Al Gore, who surely lost ground on a Clinton-less campaign trail. But she ultimately wasn't a drawback for the former President. For him she was and is - an asset. A literal asset. I'm estimating she's worth at least $6 million or $7 million to him and his agents. I'm basing my hunch, of course, on the $10 million-plus (and the "plus" is apparently a hefty one)
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