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September 27, 1990 | By S. A. Paolantonio, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Rep. Mark B. Cohen, the chairman of the House Democratic caucus and one of the most powerful legislators in Harrisburg, yesterday found himself locked in a battle over a campaign issue with much less weight: lawn signs. His Republican opponent, Paul Brogan, sent a letter yesterday to the Fellowship Commission, asking the Fair Campaign Practices Committee to put an end to "trespassing, theft, intimidation and slander" carried out by Cohen and his supporters. The alleged offense: removing Brogan campaign signs and, in one case, replacing one with a "for sale" sign.
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October 5, 2009 | By Steve Young
"I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Indeed, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. " - Ogden Nash, parodying Joyce Kilmer In the next few weeks, local and state campaigns will be ramping up for the election. It's not a big election year in Pennsylvania, but you won't be able to tell that from the proliferation of lawn signs, those mini-billboards that litter the shoulders of our highways and byways. One day you're on Roosevelt Boulevard, and the next you're tooling down the Schmidt-Butkovitz-Williams-Untermeyer Freeway.
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May 14, 1986 | By MARIA GALLAGHER, Daily News Staff Writer
Campaign signs for congressional candidate Robert A. Rovner have been defaced and torn down in Northeast Philadelphia, prompting the Rovner campaign to blame supporters of Rovner's primary election opponent, Charles F. Dougherty. Fran Shane, Rovner's campaign manager and press secretary, said paint- filled balloons were used to spatter an opponent's signs in a previous Dougherty campaign. Shane said that information came from a relative who had worked in a Dougherty campaign. "He knew on the inside that this was part of the plan, that they did this to opponents.
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October 30, 1988 | By Nancy Scott, Special to The Inquirer
By anyone's standards, the Gaustad home on busy Chester Road in Swarthmore is a prime piece of real estate. But during the campaign season the home's worth increases, not only because of its well-kept appearance, but because of its location. Planted on the family's lawn is a blue-and-white sign calling for the election of David Landau to the Seventh Congressional District seat. It's one of many signs that having been cropping up across the county for Democrats and Republicans alike.
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November 5, 1995 | By Lisa Kozleski, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, especially when election season rolls around. This year's bumper crop of colorful campaign placards proves that while more and more politicians are leaning toward television ads to get their message out, there is still some life left in one of the oldest - and often most interesting - methods of political advertising. Name recognition has long been a top priority among campaign managers and political consultants, and lawn signs serve that need precisely.
NEWS
October 25, 2000 | By Deborah Bolling, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When you have held a seat in the state legislature for 16 years, you have a record you can run on. So says State Rep. Ron Raymond, a Republican who has held his seat in the 162d Legislative District in southeast Delaware County since 1985. "If you're doing your job, you don't even have to run a campaign - but I do," said Raymond, 49. For challengers who have never held public office, it is a different story. "I'm in the fight, and it's an uphill fight," said Jim Farrow, a Democrat from Darby Borough who is running against Raymond on Nov. 7. "But I believe he can be beaten.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2012 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
Growing a tree-service business that now has more than $1 million in revenue and is on the verge of something way bigger - becoming the first U.S. franchise of its kind - is not at all what Josh Skolnick had planned when he responded to a call for help four years ago. Skolnick was just doing a favor for a frantic father of young girls when the Fort Washington native responded to a request in June 2008 to take down a dead elm. Back then, trees...
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May 8, 1986 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Oh, to walk through suburbia in springtime, now that the alarm systems are in bloom. The daffodils have withered, but little lawn signs are in full flower, reading "Protected by . . . " The mockingbirds and cardinals are giving full voice to dawn's first hour, but so are the occasional "whoop-whoop-whoops" of alarms tripped by early- rising homeowners. And so springtime strolls, and bedroom windows open to springtime dawns, make homeowners more aware of alarm systems out beyond the dandelions.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
By Paul F. Bradley For weeks we've been inundated by a torrential downpour of campaign propaganda - leaflets, e-mails, lawn signs, and commercials that almost made one long for the nauseating Christmas marketing deluge. I answered the door one Sunday to find a woman who rang a hand bell each time she mentioned her candidate's name; she quickly lost my interest, and her candidate my vote. Invariably, the (alleged) literature informed us about the salacious details of candidates' pasts, while ominous voice-overs warned of what was certain to happen if we voted for them: "While in college, she worked earning wages under the table.
NEWS
November 2, 2004
Missing signs show up in school In reply to Mark Doorley's letter ("Stolen freedom," Oct. 26) regarding stolen Democratic campaign signs, I ask him to not automatically blame their disappearance on fellow voters who happen to belong to the other party. I attended Back to School Night at one of our local high schools recently. On entering one of the classrooms, I was surprised to see those lawn signs plastered all over the walls and the ceiling! The teacher had instructed his students to bring in as many campaign artifacts as they could, and, yes, they are taking the signs off people's lawns!
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September 30, 2014
ISSUE | PUBLIC HEALTH Other shoes to drop CVS Pharmacy has discontinued the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. It is rare for any business to sacrifice revenue for the public's benefit. I salute them. But other retailers, including Wawa, continue to sell tobacco, which is known to cause cancer, heart disease, pulmonary illness, and eventually death. Wawa should do the right thing and drop tobacco. |Myles Gordon, Philadelphia Needling consumers Recently, I drove by my local pharmacy and counted displays for at least a dozen lawn signs for at least five different vaccines or diseases.
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June 5, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a room full of opponents eager to have their say, the lawyer for a controversial redevelopment project in Haddonfield's Gill Tract section told the Planning Board on Tuesday night the developers wanted to postpone their application until July so it could be amended. The proposal had been to divide the property at 605 Warwick Rd. into three parcels and leave most of the large stone house standing. Instead, Donald Cofsky said, the development company, which includes local developer Mark DeFeo, plans to submit a proposal to knock down the existing house and create three lots.
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July 19, 2013
"IT'S A MESS. You're littering the street. Who's here to read it?" asks Andre Wilson. "It's senseless. " He is talking about the dandelion field of signs up and down the Vine Street median between 11th and 12th streets not far from where he lives. Lots of cars whiz by, almost no pedestrians. They are lawn signs in patriotic red, white and blue reading: "DO NOT RENT HERE," "GOLDTEX APARTMENTS" and "POST BROS. HELP DESTROY AREA WAGES & BENEFITS. " They are symbols of Philadelphia's most bitter labor war, they are an eyesore and they are illegal.
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January 18, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Caroline Pla has become a media darling. The 11-year-old star of the Catholic Youth Organization football team in Doylestown has been everywhere in recent weeks, since the media picked up on her fight with the Philadelphia Archdiocese, which banned her from playing next season because she's a girl. Good Morning America and Forbes.com have featured her story. And last weekend, Caroline traveled to Los Angeles for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show. After taping Monday, the segment aired Tuesday, with Caroline donning her navy-and-gold No. 10 jersey while sitting across from the host.
NEWS
January 16, 2013 | By Dan Hardy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yard signs are sprouting and the campaign is heating up as Haddonfield residents approach a Jan. 22 vote on a $12.5 million school district bond to purchase the 19.2-acre Bancroft School property. A "yes" vote would mean the Bancroft land, adjacent to the high school, would eventually become home to a new school athletic field, recreation areas, parking, open space, and educational facilities. Bancroft now uses the campus to educate students with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
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January 15, 2013 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yard signs are sprouting and the campaign is heating up as Haddonfield residents approach a Jan. 22 vote on a $12.5 million school district bond to purchase the 19.2-acre Bancroft School property. A "yes" vote would mean the Bancroft land, adjacent to the high school, would eventually become home to a new school athletic field, recreation areas, parking, open space, and educational facilities. Bancroft now uses the campus to educate students with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
NEWS
December 16, 2012 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
The judge overseeing the case of two teenage brothers charged with murder in the strangulation of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale on Friday rejected a bid by the news media to gain access to the pair's Juvenile Court proceedings. Superior Court Judge Colleen A. Maier announced her decision from the bench at a closed hearing attended by two lawyers representing news organizations. Officials have not released the suspects' names, but residents of Clayton, where the brothers and their alleged victim lived, have identified them as Justin Robinson, 15, and his 17-year-old brother, Dante.
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December 15, 2012 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The judge overseeing the case of two teenage brothers charged with murder in the strangulation of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale on Friday rejected a bid by the news media to gain access to the pair's Juvenile Court proceedings. Superior Court Judge Colleen A. Maier announced her decision from the bench at a closed hearing attended by two lawyers representing news organizations. Officials have not released the suspects' names, but residents of Clayton, where the brothers and their alleged victim lived, have identified them as Justin Robinson, 15, and his 17-year-old brother, Dante.
NEWS
November 18, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Delaware County assistant district attorney accused in the hit-and-run crash that left a Haverford teen seriously injured has been acquitted of the most serious charges. Visiting Judge John Braxton granted a defense motion to drop the aggravated-assault and driving-under-the-influence charges. Michael Donohue, 32, is still on trial for simple assault, leaving the scene, and other minor charges. Jake Vantrieste, now 15, suffered a broken leg and pelvis and had bleeding on his brain as a result of the November 2011 incident.
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November 17, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former Delaware County assistant district attorney accused in the hit-and-run crash that left a Haverford teen seriously injured has been acquitted of the most serious charges. Visiting Judge John Braxton granted a defense motion to drop the aggravated-assault and driving-under-the-influence charges. The defendant, Michael Donohue, 32, is still on trial for simple assault, leaving the scene, and other minor charges. The boy, Jake Vantrieste, now 15, suffered a broken leg and pelvis and had bleeding on his brain as a result of the November 2011 incident.
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