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November 3, 1986
Your brief editorial Oct. 27 made me stop and think again about why I vote for a candidate. I have lived in the 13th District for 10 years, and I have never once seen the man who has been representing my interests in Congress. This is not entirely Larry Coughlin's fault, but it's something I think about when I occasionally run into Joe Hoeffel in the supermarket or on the train. It's something I think about when I read in the paper an account of what Joe Hoeffel has said or done.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1986 | By LIZ LUFKIN, Special to the Daily News
Standing in the living room of a gutted Victorian in San Francisco's Haight district, movie star Danny Glover is deep into a discussion with his wife, actress and jazz singer Asake Bomani, about the merits and methods of stripping wallpaper. At the moment, the decor of their beautiful old house is authentic do-it- yourself, right down to the buckets of paint, ladders and splattered tarps that cover the floor. Although Glover has owned this place for 10 years - long before yuppies got hip to the Haight and real estate prices shot up faster than you can say gentrification - only recently did a bank finally break down and give him enough money to start renovations.
NEWS
July 11, 1990 | By Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
"The Mass will go on," New York Cardinal John O'Connor thundered late last year after AIDS and pro-choice activists protested at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Some protesters hurled condoms and another threw a Communion wafer to the floor, prompting a vow from the high-profile Roman Catholic prelate that the demonstrators would stop the worship service only "over my dead body. " The scene was in stark contrast to the relatively placid Philadelphia Archdiocese. As pressures by U.S. church leaders on Catholic public officials to conform to church teachings on abortion have grown, Philadelphia Archbishop Anthony Bevilacqua has concurred, but in the typically understated manner of Cardinal John Krol before him. Bevilacqua chose a college speech in May 1989 to say that political leaders who claim to be against abortion personally but support its legality as a matter of public policy are living a contradiction.
SPORTS
April 3, 1986 | By Chuck Newman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple coach Bruce Arians hopes he has learned well his lesson about highly touted quarterbacks. Arians was an assistant at Mississippi State in the late '70s when that school recruited a top quarterback, John Bond. A free spirit with a lot of talent, Bond quickly attracted a lot of media attention. And when he led the Bulldogs to nine wins that first season - including surprising triumphs over Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Miami - he attracted even more. The next season, the record fell to 7-4 and in the next two years there was a total of just 10 wins.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1992 | By David I. Turner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Consumers don't usually buy any of Vesper Corp.'s products, and they would only occasionally find themselves using one. For instance, Vesper's Arrowhead Products subsidiary makes high-pressure titanium ducting that's used in aircraft wings to bleed hot gases from engines for use in other systems. The California-based unit also makes ducting for liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen on the space shuttle. Its Cleveland Gear unit, in Cleveland, makes worm gears, spiral-shaped gears that are used to deliver large amounts of power for equipment such as elevators, cranes and escalators.
SPORTS
January 24, 1991 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Terry Carkner is the tough guy on the Flyers' defense. Gord Murphy is the power-play point man. Jiri Latal is the speediest defenseman. Rookie Murray Baron may be the best skater. Dave Fenyves is the dependable journeyman. Where does that leave Kjell Sam-uelsson? Right where the five-year veteran from Tingsryd, Sweden, likes it - in the background. "I'm just here to do a job and play hockey," Samuelsson said recently. Samuelsson may have trouble protecting his low profile if he continues to play as well as he has this season.
SPORTS
September 30, 1991 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
As part of their 50th anniversary season in 1985, the Washington Redskins asked their fans to select the greatest player in franchise history. The winner, by a comfortable margin, was wide receiver Art Monk. Not Sonny Jurgensen, not Sammy Baugh, not Joe Theismann, not John Riggins. Art Monk was the people's choice. What makes that so interesting is the fact that, unlike the ubiquitous Jurgensen and Theismann, Monk has virtually no profile away from Redskin Park. He declines public appearances.
NEWS
October 9, 2012 | By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press
HARRISBURG - Jerry Sandusky will walk into state prison with little more than a watch and wedding band. He'll be able to work a 30-hour week to make a few dollars. He'll be able to watch Penn State football, but not violent movies. When the former Pennsylvania State University defensive football coach is sentenced Tuesday, he will find himself far removed from the comfortable suburban life he once led, subject to the many rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
NEWS
December 2, 2007 | By George Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joseph Ligambi, the reputed mob boss of Philadelphia, is an early riser, often out of the house by 6 a.m. But unlike his predecessors - who, not coincidentally, are in jail - Ligambi spends most of his nights at home. "He's a quiet family man," said an associate without a trace of irony in his voice. "He's more interested in making money than in making headlines," adds Capt. Charles Bloom of the Philadelphia Police Department's Criminal Intelligence Unit. Low-key, circumspect, and happy to stay in the shadows.
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BUSINESS
May 13, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paul Panepinto couldn't have known that what he wrote for the Widener University law review in early 2009 would hit close to home five years later. In an article titled "The Trial Judge as CEO," Panepinto, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge, laid out a vision for judges. They would reach beyond traditional roles and take leadership posts in service groups to tackle a plethora of social issues, from education to gun violence and ethical misconduct. One pitfall, he noted, is that a judge might be misunderstood.
SPORTS
April 30, 2015 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
PROFESSIONAL BOXING has been around for 200-plus years, but the unifying thread that ties fighters of every race, creed and nationality is a language that is spoken wherever men wearing padded gloves square off on a roped-off swatch of canvas. If trash-talking is the fight game's commonality, then Floyd Mayweather Jr. has established himself as perhaps its most eloquent, if somewhat coarse, practitioner. Mayweather has never been shy about proclaiming his own greatness, or in detailing the inadequacies of those foolish enough to face him in the ring.
SPORTS
February 20, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryan Howard has not spoken publicly since the end of last season, not since a recently settled monetary dispute with his family became known to the masses, or since general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. openly admitted that he told the aging slugger the rebuilding Phillies would be better off without him. Ryne Sandberg spoke on the phone with Howard about a month ago. Howard, the Phillies' second-year manager said, "was very positive" in...
NEWS
May 10, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Facing fights in the courtroom and at the polls, State Sen. LeAnna Washington has gone underground. The Fourth District senator, who has two challengers in the May 20 Democratic primary, was in Harrisburg last week for committee meetings and floor votes. Looming is a Montgomery County Court hearing on charges that she used taxpayer-funded staff and resources to plan her annual birthday party campaign fund-raiser. Her reelection campaign, on the other hand, has flown below the radar.
NEWS
November 10, 2013 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - One of the first things Cory Booker had to learn was how to get from his office to the Senate floor for a vote. "I'm now a championship spelunker," Booker said Friday, referring to his newfound ability to navigate the tunnels connecting Senate offices to the Capitol. The routes are prime stakeout spots for reporters seeking information and quotes from hemmed-in lawmakers - and places where more than a few senators seem to relish the attention - but Booker didn't play along in his first week on the job. New Jersey's new Democratic senator, a man known to consume his share of the spotlight, instead followed Senate tradition by keeping his head down and politely shunning requests for comment.
SPORTS
March 6, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ONE GAGGLE of cameras and audio recorders surrounded Wayne Simmonds. Another was quickly forming around Danny Briere. Brayden Schenn kept his head down and walked toward his stall in the corner of the Flyers' dressing room, distanced from the bright lights and eager microphones. Schenn, 21, entered Monday's action tied for 29th in NHL scoring with 19 points - ahead of such bigger names as Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin and even Simmonds. Yet no player ahead of him on that list - especially no Flyer - has received less attention and fanfare this season.
NEWS
October 9, 2012 | By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press
HARRISBURG - Jerry Sandusky will walk into state prison with little more than a watch and wedding band. He'll be able to work a 30-hour week to make a few dollars. He'll be able to watch Penn State football, but not violent movies. When the former Pennsylvania State University defensive football coach is sentenced Tuesday, he will find himself far removed from the comfortable suburban life he once led, subject to the many rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
NEWS
September 2, 2012
It's a museum with limited hours and a low profile, yet the Stephen Girard Collection provides an extraordinary look at one of the most remarkable figures in Philadelphia's history. Currents, C1.
NEWS
December 18, 2011 | By Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rosa Cardoso has practiced the Afro-Brazilian religion of Umbanda almost all of her 89 years, yet she hasn't stopped hiding her faith from the rest of the world. The door to the temple she runs in a middle-class neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro sits behind a plain, dilapidated door and has no sign out front announcing its presence. Inside, worshipers pay homage to images of African-descended gods, the Orixas, but the figures are stored discreetly behind a wooden lattice beneath an altar adorned with a nearly life-size image of Jesus flanked by St. Barbara and the Virgin Mary.
SPORTS
November 29, 2011 | Associated Press
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim ran a closed practice Monday as sex abuse victims' advocates questioned whether he should still coach following the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused of molestation by three men. As criticism swirled about Boeheim's initial support of Fine and his verbal attacks on the accusers, the coach kept a low profile, seeking refuge in his office on the second floor of...
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