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December 12, 1998 | By Lacy McCrary, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1998 | By John J. Fried, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
LIVING
August 6, 1999 | By Patricia McLaughlin, FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
February 12, 2004 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 16, 2011 | By Dan Hardy, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 18, 2012 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2011 | By Dan Gross
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.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
GEORGE WASHINGTON Carver High School of Engineering and Science, one of the city's top magnet schools, has received a $200,000 grant to aid its middle-school expansion in September. Officials said yesterday that the grant, courtesy of the Philadelphia School Partnership, will enable the school to enroll 120 students in grades 7 and 8. Specifically, the school will purchase 120 Google Chromebooks for a one-to-one student-laptop ratio, engineering kits and other materials. The money will also pay for professional development.
NEWS
December 11, 2009 | By Jeff Gammage INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 23, 2008 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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BUSINESS
August 10, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Divine Lorraine Hotel has been called a billboard of blight, an urban ruin among North Broad Street's empty storefronts, auto-repair lots, and grand but decaying historic buildings on the fringe of the city's revitalizing center. But that could soon change, as the 121-year-old architectural landmark becomes the signature project in a burst of investment along the once-bustling corridor that begins just north of City Hall. Envisioned there are the rebirth of the Divine Lorraine as apartments with ground-floor dining, at least two new residential complexes, and conversion of the former headquarters of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com into a boutique hotel.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
OLIVIA KINSLEY didn't spend her 13th birthday like other girls. Or like any other girl. Kinsley, who wore a small "It's my birthday!" balloon and pin, spent most of her morning yesterday waiting with her family in line at the Free Library of Philadelphia just to get a book signed. No, Justin Bieber wasn't in town to promote his memoir and Beyonce hasn't released her tell-all. Not yet, anyway. Kinsley was at the library to meet a 90-year-old superstar and former president, Jimmy Carter.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
GEORGE WASHINGTON Carver High School of Engineering and Science, one of the city's top magnet schools, has received a $200,000 grant to aid its middle-school expansion in September. Officials said yesterday that the grant, courtesy of the Philadelphia School Partnership, will enable the school to enroll 120 students in grades 7 and 8. Specifically, the school will purchase 120 Google Chromebooks for a one-to-one student-laptop ratio, engineering kits and other materials. The money will also pay for professional development.
NEWS
March 25, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FYODOR BADKHEN, 17, has been part of Girard Academic Music Program for four years, but he didn't realize he would help the school win a Grammy - sort of. The South Philadelphia magnet school, known as GAMP, was one of 13 schools in the nation chosen by the GRAMMY Foundation for its Signature Schools Award and will receive $5,500. The annual award recognizes the best public high schools in music education. Eight of the 13 schools, including GAMP, received the Enterprise Award grant for schools that are economically underserved.
NEWS
March 18, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The state Department of Education has denied requests from two Camden magnet schools that applied to be converted into charters. In letters sent to the schools last week, Education Commissioner David Hespe wrote that the proposals from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy and MetEast High School, which filed the petitions last year, did not provide enough evidence that the schools could work as effective charters. In the letter to MetEast, Hespe said that the school's proposal relied heavily on developing community partnerships and creating an internship program for students, but that the application did not show that school leaders had secured that community support.
NEWS
October 31, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brett Manney will not have a day off until Nov. 24. His e-mail inbox is a "constant struggle" to corral. It is the busiest time of the year for NXTSports' director of showcase lacrosse. And Manney said he's fine with that. NXT (pronounced "next") has grown into one of the nation's leaders in hosting lacrosse recruiting events. And much of that credit goes to Manney, who played at Holy Ghost Prep and still plays professionally with the New England Black Wolves, formerly the Wings.
NEWS
October 22, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
YOU SEE what happens? This is what happens when a state senator retires in the Philadelphia suburbs. The Delaware County-based 26th District has become a battlefield for one of the state's nastiest down-ballot races, with Republican Tom McGarrigle and Democrat John Kane seeking to replace outgoing Republican state Sen. Edwin "Ted" Erickson. Democrats have been eyeing the district since Erickson, an affable former biology professor, announced last year that he was not seeking re-election.
NEWS
October 18, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
A member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission has come under fire for yelling at student protesters who disrupted a parent movie night Wednesday at School District headquarters. Ruby Anderson, a senior at Science Leadership Academy, a top city magnet school, and two other attendees said Commissioner Sylvia Simms asked the students what schools they attended and then told them, "You all probably go to failing schools. " The students, members of the Philadelphia Student Union, were there to object to the showing of Won't Back Down, about parents who become frustrated with the public school system and the teachers' union, and try to start their own school.
NEWS
October 2, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
HILL-FREEDMAN World Academy, one of the district's top magnet schools, has been named a National Blue Ribbon School for a second time. Hill-Freedman, on Crittenden Street near Washington Lane in East Germantown, was among 14 in the state and 337 schools nationwide to receive the honor, announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Education. It was the only district school to receive the award. The school also won the distinction in 2006. Superintendent William Hite praised principal Anthony Majewski, students, faculty and families for earning the honor.
NEWS
September 21, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
A new Philadelphia education group is on the scene. On the airwaves, in print ads, and online, an organization called PhillySchoolChoice.com says it aims to build a coalition of parents to spread the word that charter schools, Catholic schools, and district magnet schools are options for city students. The group is affiliated with Choice Media Inc., an educational-advocacy nonprofit in Hoboken, N.J. On Monday, it began airing 30-second spots on television featuring unnamed city parents talking about how their children have benefited from charter and parochial schools.
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