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NEWS
June 6, 2014
IN ITS BID to buy Philadelphia Gas Works, Connecticut-based UIL Holdings Corp. keeps promising that Philadelphia will love UIL once we've had the opportunity to examine its proposal. But UIL's public promises stand in stark contrast to the things they say in private, when the public's not paying attention. Those statements make clear that UIL's bid for PGW is a bad deal - bad for workers, bad for customers and bad for the city. Consider the following: * While publicly promising to protect jobs at PGW, UIL can actually cut the current PGW workforce by 300 jobs over the next three years.
NEWS
June 5, 2014
ISSUE | GLORIA STEINEM Disappointing legacy in so many ways Gloria Steinem grew up in a time when women dreamed, as Sally Friedman attests, of marriage, kids, and a home - a path Steinem rejected ("Gratitude to the woman still reshaping womanhood," May 27). Yet how many millions of women (and men) since the '60s have sought therapy, spent millions on reproductive specialists, written to advice columnists, and even tried online dating services in pursuit of the elusive, satisfying relationship or successful pregnancy?
NEWS
June 5, 2014
STU BYKOFSKY'S May 30 column "Memorial Day snafu left flags off graves" is provocative. It is too bad it made assumptions not supported by the facts. The column deals with a claim by Mr. Jim Kane that my office and Montgomery County have insulted veterans by not providing flags for some 1,800 graves of veterans at Forest Hills Cemetery in Huntingdon Valley. I have no doubt that Mr. Kane, of the Jenkintown VFW, is a dedicated advocate for veterans, as are my staff and I. We provided 600 flags for the cemetery, because our records and information indicate that there are only that many veterans' graves.
NEWS
June 5, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Warning that jobs - especially those created by small businesses - will be at risk, the PA Chamber of Business and Industry and 34 local chambers of commerce sent a letter Tuesday to the General Assembly urging legislators to oppose proposed mandated wage hikes. "Following a historically devastating economic recession and in the midst of an unprecedentedly [sic] sluggish recovery and persistently high unemployment, it is imperative that lawmakers pursue public policy that encourages job retention and creation and avoids impediments to economic growth," the letter says.
NEWS
June 4, 2014 | BY JOEL MATHIS AND BEN BOYCHUK
  IS AMERICAN culture responsible for mass murder? JOEL MATHIS: Hey guys: It's time we stopped being jerks. Elliot Rodger was not a typical man - few of us go on shooting sprees - except that he was: desperate for sex, frustrated by its absence, convinced that he was owed it and seemingly unconcerned about the actual person who might furnish it. The result: All too often we treat women like objects for our lust, instead of the complete,...
NEWS
June 3, 2014
AS I READ in the paper recently that another mentally ill person has managed to obtain a gun to kill other people, I have come to the realization that America is no longer about Americans. America has come to represent something insidious and evil; it is a place where Americans go to die. It is a place where people starve to death, and seven out of 10 Americans are food-challenged, which means that they do not know where their next meal is coming from. America is not about them. It is a place where three million children go to bed hungry in this "great country" every night.
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