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June 10, 2003
WE CAN'T say we're all that surprised at John Perzel's latest scheme to fix the Pennsylvania Convention Center - install slots there. Seems like the endless revenues of slot machines could be the answer to almost everything that ails us in Pennsylvania. Why stop at the Convention Center? Why not install them in schools, right next to the Coke machines, and let the kids pay for their own education? We could put slots in the local pharmacies and forget about having to come up with a Medicare prescription drug benefit.
SPORTS
November 23, 1988 | By Angelo Cataldi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles have given up more yards than any NFL team this season, they have done the poorest job of protecting their quarterback, they have been outscored, 90-45, in the first quarter, and their rushing game has been in no particular hurry. Their best wide receiver has been injured and unavailable for the past seven weeks, their so-called franchise player is gaining 2.7 yards per carry, and their sack total is down 31 percent from a year ago. So how is it possible that these same Eagles are tied for first place in the NFC East and are thinking and talking and maybe even planning for their first playoff appearance since 1981?
NEWS
June 5, 2009
IN 2004, THE Building Industry Association of Philadelphia commissioned "If You Fix It, They Will Come," a report detailing the city's confusing and complex development process. The report, produced by Karen Black of May 8 Consulting, identified many of the reforms for zoning and planning that are now being addressed by the zoning reform commission. Here is a graphic depiction from the report of the 28 steps required to get the permits and approval required to build a project in the city.
NEWS
May 26, 1993 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
No, the Philadelphian who led Union troops at Gettysburg was not Thacher Longstreth. It wasn't Ulysses S. Grant, either. These were only two of the imaginative answers to what we thought was a pretty easy question. It was Gen. George G. Meade. Callowhill Street was not named in honor of "Wild Bill Callowhill" or "Benny Hill, a callow fellow," as readers suggested. It honored the family of William Penn's second wife, Hannah Callowhill Penn. Our first Poor Ronald's Philadelphia History and Trivia Quiz, published May 17, proved again that nobody is perfect.
NEWS
September 13, 1999
A Philadelphia favorite son earned new prominence on the national stage last week when the Rev. William J. Shaw was elected president of the National Baptist Convention USA. Rev. Shaw is the pastor of West Philadelphia's White Rock Baptist Church and has long served as a board member for numerous Philadelphia hospital, religious and charitable organizations. Now he has the opportunity to put his skills to work rebuilding the prestige of one of the nation's oldest and largest African American denominations.
NEWS
October 29, 2003 | By Karen Heller INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We live in a costume backwater or, more appropriately, a musty attic. Past & Present in Mount Airy sells Clinton, Jay Leno and Santana. O'Byrne Costumes in the Northeast has Howard Stern and Clinton. Stern's in Wayne has Nixon, both Reagans and Gorbachev. Nixon? Gorbachev? Why not Herbert Hoover? If a 10-year-old wants to be Arnold the Governator or a 30-year-old wishes to be a slash-happy Kill Bill Uma Thurman or a 50-year-old dreams of going out tippling as a vodka-empowered Liza Minnelli, they're out of luck - unless they have a gift for makeup or are deft with latex and a glue gun. Manhattan, the New York Times reports, has Arnold masks and Matrix costumes.
SPORTS
May 17, 1996 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Pat Croce doesn't gamble. "I believe in leveraged risk," the 76ers' president said. And luck. "Call it luck, God's will, fate, whatever," Croce said, looking ahead to Sunday's NBA draft lottery in Secaucus, N.J. "I'm lucky I'm healthy, lucky that I have the family I have, lucky to have the seat I'm sitting in, lucky that Harold Katz was in a selling mode and that I was the one who precipitated it. "I'm even lucky the Sixers...
NEWS
October 21, 1998 | Inquirer photographs by Michael S. Wirtz
Kirkbride Elementary School pupils in Philadelphia created cards yesterday to wish Sen. John Glenn good luck on his Oct. 29 mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Epson America is making a national bus tour to let children use its printers to make the cards.
SPORTS
October 8, 2012 | Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - All Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne wanted to do was honor coach Chuck Pagano the best way they knew how - by winning. The two biggest playmakers on Indy's offense teamed up in the second half, wiping out an 18-point halftime deficit and hooking up on a 4-yard TD pass with 35 seconds left to give the Colts a stunning, 30-27 victory over Green Bay. It was a wild finish to a challenging week, and a win interim coach Bruce Arians called...
NEWS
November 28, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Chang Ho Choi, 50, blamed his bad luck on his Olney home, so he tried to burn it down on Jan. 22, 1998, said the prosecutor. But Choi's bad luck continued. For one thing, he botched the 1:30 a.m. job, said Assistant District Attorney Joseph Casey yesterday. After pouring gasoline behind a gas range in the kitchen, the vapors were ignited by the pilot light from the broiler, and there was a minor explosion, Casey said. Choi, his wife and two sons were not hurt. Arson was suspected immediately, but Choi wasn't arrested until last year.
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NEWS
July 21, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
It's a $47 million dilemma, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia could be a long way from an answer. For two years, the archdiocese watched developer Bruce Goodman scramble to work out a deal to build on 213 church-owned acres in Delaware County, to which he won the rights in 2014 with a $47 million bid. His plan, however, faced colossal pushback, first from residents opposed to clearing forest for hundreds of homes and big-box stores. Marple Township commissioners then denied his request for zoning changes, calling his development too dense.
SPORTS
June 10, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THE REALITY of rebuilding a Major League Baseball organization is that even the most meticulous of front offices needs to run into a considerable amount of good fortune. Take the Cubs, for example. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer deserve plenty of credit for the turnaround they've orchestrated. Yet for all of the shrewdness they displayed in acquiring Jake Arrieta, Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell, it was plain dumb luck that they were able to add a hitter such as Kris Bryant to the mix. Some years, there is a Bryant available at No. 2 overall.
SPORTS
May 18, 2016 | John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
TELL ME if this sounds familiar - the Sixers are waiting on the results of the NBA draft lottery, which will be a seminal moment in their rebuilding process. That was the stance going into the lotteries in 2014 and 2015. Losing big to get the highest pick possible trumped any other element of team-building for the Sixers over the past three seasons. Unfortunately, the wash, rinse, repeat cycle of pingpong ball collecting didn't clean the dirty laundry nearly enough the first two times around.
NEWS
May 4, 2016 | By Jason Nark, STAFF WRITER
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Charred and soggy shoes sit in a pile on the back deck of Dante Holley's home in South Jersey, the left-behind debris of a sneakerhead who was down on his luck. There's jewelry scattered around the yard, too, and lots of wet, muddy clothes, and something wild is scampering in the soffits, because last year fire burned out the roof. Holley, 20, feels blessed and looks upbeat though, even in the shadow of his condemned family home in Atlantic County. He's certain the prized pair of sneakers he's cradling like preemies in his arms were a sign from above - or a sign at least from Kanye West - and Holley's not going to squander them.
NEWS
April 24, 2016
Drake , Views From the 6 ; Brian Eno , The Ship ; Travis , Everything at Once ; Britta Phillips , Luck or Magic
SPORTS
April 18, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The biggest problem with the 76ers' rebuilding plan, dubbed "The Process," was that it relied too heavily on luck. And for the most part, the organization was unlucky under Sam Hinkie, the former general manager and president of basketball operations. The latest example of that came Friday, eight days after Hinkie's abrupt resignation. The Sixers got the worst possible tiebreaker outcome for the first-round pick they'll receive from the Heat. Miami was tied for the 21st-worst record with the Hawks, Hornets, and Celtics.
NEWS
March 18, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). So you're not who you wanted to be? Excellent - who you are is the best person to be. You'll get proof of this in the afternoon, and hopefully it will relax you. You are enough. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Boredom can be a positive force. If you were never bored, you wouldn't be half as creative as you are. Really feel your boredom - don't rush to fill the void of inactivity. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Think ahead to next week. How can you make your life less stressful?
NEWS
February 20, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman and Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITERS
TRENTON - Facing fresh backlash from Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian over a new state proposal to take over the city's finances, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Thursday accused the local government of doing nothing to stem its fiscal crisis and threatened to withhold state aid. "As far as I'm concerned, you don't want our legislation? Fine," Sweeney said in an interview at the Statehouse. "Good luck. " "They want money," he told reporters, "but they don't want to do anything to restructure its government.
SPORTS
January 17, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The definitive highlight for the Rutgers basketball program last season came on Jan. 11, 2015, when the Scarlet Knights knocked off Wisconsin, an eventual Final Four team, by 67-62 in Piscataway to even their record to 2-2 in their inaugural season in the Big Ten. Alas, that also was the most recent highlight. The Scarlet Knights have gone more than a year without winning a conference game - 20 consecutive defeats. They slipped to 0-5 in the Big Ten on Wednesday after losing at Ohio State, 94-68, a game they actually led at the half.
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