July 12, 2013
IN REGARD to the story about the woman who was DUI and jumped the curb and hit three or four people who were standing on the pavement, it was a horrific thing to happen to anyone. My problem is that it was never mentioned about the group of people who pooled their strength and actually lifted the car off the mother and children. Or the young man who gave the little boy CPR until he was breathing again and carried him away from the accident and stayed with him until the paramedics came.
December 11, 2012 |
It seemed like a good idea at the time, Evy and Ted Inoue advertising their new business by customizing their $25,000 Ford van to resemble their beloved dog. Kudos was a basset hound-cocker spaniel mix, whose personality was so bright he inspired a business plan: a start-up that would let people share online thanks to everyone from good Samaritans to great contractors. The New Hope couple named their business after the pooch, OurKudos.com. "That was supposed to be our promotional vehicle," Evy says in her kitchen, looking out the window at her creation - brown and white, with soft eyes, arched eyebrows, furry black ears that droop over the rear doors, a red tongue that sticks out of the grill and a white, adjustable tail.
September 16, 2011 |
CHARLES BARKLEY gave Glen Rice major props yesterday, but not for anything he did on the basketball court. Former NBA player Rice slept with Sarah Palin - or so he claims in Joe McGinniss' book, "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," as the People's Paper's own Ronnie Polaneczky told you yesterday. "If that story is true, more power to Glen Rice," the former 76er said on ESPN's "Waddle & Silvy" radio show yesterday. He continued, "I would never vote for her, I'll always vote Democratic.
June 1, 2011
DEAR Mr. Bykofsky, Kudos to you on the DROP article. Everyone (except City Council) agrees with you. Anyone who retires with DROP should actually have to retire and be ineligible to work for the city in the future. Mayor Nutter has a hard time passing programs because he first has to kiss up to Council. We love your newspaper and your columns! Marion Cooney, Maple Shade, N.J.
April 11, 2011
THAT PHOTO of the little boy walking hand-in-hand with the police officer warmed my heart. I'll even go one step further and say because the little boy was black and the officer white made the photo that much more touching! The milk of human kindness came shining through. I'm sure the mother of the boy really appreciated what the policeman did and hopefully the little boy will never be afraid of the police and will grow to know that they are there to help and protect us. That baby certainly had a big smile on his face.
March 24, 2011
RE THE LETTER from Officer Giulian: Well said. You couldn't have been more on point. Yes, there are bad cops, bad lawyers, bad professors, bad doctors, but the only front-page news is usually a bad cop or allegedly bad cop who is tried in the newspaper. But this professor gets the front page for his problem with a car stop by an aggressive officer just doing his job. The day the letter was published, I found a small article about a hero detective who without any thought for his own safety jumped into the murky, nasty water of the Delaware on July 7 to save the lives of people who were in trouble.
October 21, 2010
THIRTY-THREE miners are rescued from the depths of hell - and you send a columnist to waste five hours interviewing a killer who is going there. The miners should have been on the front page. Emil M. Rutledge, Philadelphia 'AMERICA'S MOM" has passed. Farewell, Ms. Barbara Billingsley. We knew, loved and cherished you for 50 years. And that love shall never diminish. Mark Anthony Vare, Philadelphia
October 15, 2010
SKF USA has earned platinum LEED certification in the category of commercial interiors for its U.S. headquarters in Lansdale. The bearings manufacturer recently completed a $23 million redevelopment of the facility, including green features such as an extensive geothermal heating/heating-ventilation-air conditioning system, and the integration of natural and high-efficiency lighting, as well as refurbished furniture. Platinum is the highest classification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
September 3, 2010
THE BAD news is that this year the city's murder rate is up. The good news is that Philadelphia police are trying a variety of new tactics to bring it back down. As reported Monday by our colleague David Gambacorta , the city won a major federal grant to try out new policing strategies. The Smart Policing Initiative doesn't rely on higher IQs but on intelligent deployment aimed at putting cops in close touch with the communities they serve. Besides actual feet on the street, the effort will include plainclothes surveillance and reinforcements from other city agencies addressing underlying issues like vacant properties or nuisance bars that contribute to lawlessness.
July 13, 2010
RE CHRISTINE Flowers' thoughtful July 9 column about the Obama Justice Department: You wonder why this administration insists on being so heavy-handed. My view is that they're on several crusades, and they won't be derailed even in the face of very negative polls, the likelihood of losses in November (they allegedly have a plan to ram through unpopular bills during the lame-duck session) and believe that once they pass all the bills demanded by their ideology, it will be impossible to remove the new laws.