December 12, 1998 |
A Bucks County magnet maker already under investigation by federal authorities for possible money laundering and organized-crime connections was sued by shareholders in a class-action lawsuit yesterday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. The lawsuit against YBM Magnex International Inc. alleged that the company's business as a maker and distributor of industrial magnets and bicycles was, in fact, "an elaborate scheme to defraud investors. " "It is now clear," the investors charged, "that YBM's only successful business is the laundering of criminal proceeds, evidently derived from illegal activities in the former Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations.
February 12, 1998 |
Question: I would like to reformat discs that came with programs I no longer need and use them to store data. However, when I try to use the Format command to prepare the discs for further use, I get a message that tells me that the disc cannot be unformatted and is unusable. Is there some way these can be used, or must they be thrown away? - Francis Fowler Wayne, Pa. Answer: Remember those warnings about not putting diskettes too close to the telephone? There is a reason for that: What an eraser is to paper, a magnet is to a computer disc.
August 6, 1999 |
Notice how the refrigerators you see in magazines are hidden behind paneling, as if they have something to be ashamed of. Or they have glass doors through which you see a large, perfect bunch of grapes and a head of lettuce. Never do you see the half-filled mustard jars, ketchup bottles, and yogurt containers full of fuzzy leftovers I have in my fridge. Or the refrigerators are blank slates - pristine, immaculate, untouched. Nothing like real people's refrigerators, which function as combination message center/bulletin board/scrapbook/photo album/art gallery.
February 12, 2004 |
Students, staff and alumni of Girard College are upset about a newly disclosed tentative plan to relocate one of Philadelphia's magnet schools to their campus, bringing an influx of day students to the private boarding school. Tomorrow, the Board of Directors of City Trusts is scheduled to discuss a memorandum of understanding with the Philadelphia School District to relocate George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science in a building on Girard's 43-acre campus in North Philadelphia.
September 16, 2011 |
Two days after a walkout at a Chester Upland magnet school to protest overcrowded classes, repeated scheduling changes, and teachers who the students said were not qualified, parents, administrators, students, and school board members vowed to work together to solve the struggling district's problems. The district laid off close to 40 percent of its teachers and dozens of support staff this year because of reductions in state and federal funding. At a school board meeting Thursday night, students and parents said that since the walkout, three new teachers had been hired or recalled from layoff and other problems were being discussed.
October 18, 2012 |
Girard Academic Music Program, the elite magnet school in South Philadelphia, draws students from all over the city. Getting accepted to extremely competitive GAMP, the acronym by which it is better known, is no easy task. Of the 1,000 students who applied to the 5th-through-12th grade school last year, 250 were invited to audition for 66 slots. Attending the school at 21st and Ritner Streets is simple, however, thanks to busing for grades 5 through 8. That will change next fall.
October 13, 2011 |
WHO SAID PRINT IS DEAD? Philly music mag Magnet , which went web-only in December 2008, just returned to print with an issue featuring Wilco on the cover. Editor Eric T. Miller , who founded the magazine in 1993, has partnered with Alex Mulcahy and Red Flag Media, which also publishes Decibel . Magnet is now a monthly, not a quarterly. The new issue also features Baltimore's Spank Rock , who got their start in Philly; Das Racist ; and Mac McCaughan of Superchunk and co-owner of Merge Records, home of Arcade Fire . Joyner's a rainmaker Syndicated morning-radio host Tom Joyner , heard here on 100.3 WRNB, will be at the Pennyslvania Convention Center this afternoon, giving out $45,000 in cash.
December 11, 2009 |
He's everywhere here, his smiling visage plastered onto billboards, set into statues, even sculpted into greenery in advance of the 2010 World Expo. No, not martial-arts star Jackie Chan, an Expo ambassador. It's Haibao, the fair's sky-blue mascot. It's impossible to travel even a few blocks without seeing him, his arm extended in a friendly thumbs-up. Haibao's designers meant for him to resemble the Chinese character for "people," the curl of his hair intended to represent the waves of the ocean.
November 23, 2008 |
As Caitlin Campbell was growing up at the Jersey Shore, the little worlds within the world around her - the flocks of egrets, the pods of migrating dolphins, the scores of tiny minnows she could scoop up in her hands - captured her attention longer than any video game or television program. So in the eighth grade when she learned about a program called MATES, a first-of-its-kind Ocean County high school where she could delve so deeply into marine and environmental sciences that some courses could be credited toward college, she was onboard.
March 2, 1989 |
The vote is in - Wallingford-Swarthmore School District will have a magnet kindergarten-through-second-grade center beginning in the 1989-90 school year. The school board voted on the new center as a solution to overcrowding in district elementary schools during its business meeting Monday. School board President James Proud said he was glad a decision had been reached. "Now that the vote has been taken, we need to move on and make a success of our decision," said Proud. The 5-4 vote for the new center ended a conflict that had divided the district since the fall.