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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
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.
NEWS
March 2, 1989 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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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.
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
ONE OF THE city's top magnet high schools has been awarded a grant to expand next September. George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science, which serves 750 students, will receive $147,000 from the Philadelphia School Partnership to add seventh and eighth grades, officials said. The new middle school will serve an additional 120 students and be closely aligned to Carver's science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum, a/k/a STEM. "Students at Carver High School are learning and achieving at high levels, and the school's leadership team believes they can offer this excellent education to younger students," Jessica Pena, PSP's director of the Great Schools Fund, said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When Philly-based Magnet started in 1993, the American alternative-music magazine landscape was awash in options: Spin, Ray Gun, CMJ, Harp, Alternative Press, and Option, to name a few. Most have perished, gone online only, or morphed into emo-metal/skate-core rags, leaving Magnet (once a quarterly, now a monthly) as alt-publishing's last mag standing - or, figuratively, last man, now that Eric T. Miller's mag has turned 21. "Being 21 means we're finally able to drink legally," says Miller with a laugh.
NEWS
May 14, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two magnet high schools in Camden are weighing whether to convert to charter schools. Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy and MetEast High School say they are looking into the move in an effort to increase their autonomy and better serve students as the district undergoes staff reductions and other major changes. The principals at both schools already have polled faculty, and say they will now poll parents in order to apply for charter status in October. They need approval from 51 percent of both teachers and parents to move forward, the principals said.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia has become a magnet for young people in the powerhouse demographic group known as millennials, with residents ages 20 to 34 now accounting for more than a quarter of the city's population, according to a report released Wednesday. The surge from 2006 through 2012, primarily in neighborhoods surrounding Center City, has helped reverse population decline and lifted the percentage of Philadelphia's young adults into line with New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, according to "Millennials in Philadelphia" by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
NEWS
December 8, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Acid reflux disease was making Jeff Pugh's life miserable. Like millions of Americans, he took medications to suppress and counteract the digestive juices that backed up from his stomach into his esophagus. But drugs don't address a basic underlying problem: the esophageal muscle that acts as a valve between the stomach and esophagus gets too weak or loose to shut out the acids. For Pugh, 45, of West Norriton, the fix was a recently approved device - a tiny necklace of magnetic titanium beads that encircle the lower esophagus.
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