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April 29, 1989
They could be selling candy or calendars as a fund-raising venture, but that would be "irrelevant to our cause," Laurada Byers explained. She's organizer of Whistle Stop, which kicks off Monday. Donate to the campaign to end violence against women and children, and you'll get a tin whistle, symbolic of calling attention to injustices. It's sponsored by Women's Way, a coalition of social service agencies dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and children - a goal which can't help but improve the quality of life for everyone.
NEWS
November 24, 1992 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer
Now wait a minute. We were off to a very cold fall, right? Just two weeks ago, you could even see a couple of snowflakes flutter from the sky. In fact, some Philadelphians have had their winter coats, scarfs and gloves out of the closet for a while now. But yesterday it was a return to springtime in Philadelphia. The high reached 70 degrees, almost 20 degrees above normal and just two degrees shy of the record set in 1931. It was a beautiful day, sunny and bright.
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April 1, 1993 | By Dwight Ott, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sammy knew he was shot. He had a hole through his chest near his heart. A young mugger pulled the trigger as Sammy was trying to hand over his "49ers" jacket and a gold chain. Sammy ran into a mini-mart in Camden as the bullets flew and pleaded for help. But the store owner threw him out, saying: "It's not my problem. " Mary Previte's eyes blazed with anger as she recounted the tale of a youth she met last month at the Camden County Youth Center, where she is superintendent.
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January 16, 2000 | By Douglas A. Campbell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Mayday came clearly over the radio in the Manasquan Inlet Coast Guard station. The 65-foot clam boat Ellie B had just rammed the jetty on the north side of the inlet, and three men were in the water. It was 6:38 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, and half a mile away, at the other end of the inlet, Coast Guard Petty Officer Colin Redy was just coming on duty. He immediately dispatched a 41-foot patrol boat. At 6:42, the boat hauled aboard one man wearing a red survival suit.
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June 21, 1994 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / WILLIAM F. STEINMETZ
About 150 Camden third graders got Peacemaker medallions at St. Joseph's Catholic Church yesterday for completing conflict-resolution sessions put together by the prosecutor's office and the Mayday anti-violence group. Here, Leon Daniels is honored by his teacher, Mary Games, as Tram Do waits her turn.
NEWS
June 23, 1995 | By Miriam Lupkin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"How do I take steps to make peace? I have to ask myself this question everyday. All the kids of Camden do! We face guns, drugs, and violence all of the time. I have to make peace with myself before I can make peace with others. . . . " Gilberto Perez Holy Name School, Camden Gilberto Perez, a fifth grader, has thought a lot about making peace in his hometown, a city where children his age have been victims of drugs and guns all too often. He put his thoughts on paper, and yesterday, his efforts were rewarded.
NEWS
March 12, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said Tuesday that his department plans to use an internal critique of the December basement blaze that killed Firefighter Joyce Craig to quickly implement changes while a more comprehensive review is completed. Sawyer said the critique - which pointed out tactical errors, communications failures, and delayed responses at the scene - allows the department to begin "addressing those issues and fixing them ahead of time. " Such critiques are carried out after most major fires, he said.
NEWS
March 10, 2013
One dead in sailboat crash LOS ANGELES - A sailor died and five others had to be rescued after sending a Mayday call during a race but then declining help from the Coast Guard and other boaters as their boat drifted in rough seas toward a rocky island shore, authorities said Saturday. The crew of Uncontrollable Urge radioed the Mayday call Friday night after the 32-foot sailboat lost its steering capability and the craft began drifting toward San Clemente Island, where it then broke apart, Coast Guard Petty Officer Connie Gawrelli said.
NEWS
January 29, 1999 | By Dwight Ott and Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The Coast Guard began a formal hearing yesterday in Philadelphia into why the clam boat Adriatic, with a crew of four, sank last week off Barnegat Light, N.J., after transmitting an unintelligible radio call for help. On Wednesday afternoon, divers hired by the owners' insurance company recovered two bodies from the Adriatic, according to the Coast Guard. Ocean County Prosecutor E. David Millard yesterday identified them as Michael Hager, 31, and Frank Jannicelli 3d, whose age was unavailable, both of Brick Township, N.J. Autopsies were scheduled for last night.
NEWS
January 24, 2011
I'M AMAZED at the state of our country. I read the heart-wrenching story of a mother and her three children who perished in a fire in Feltonville in which it's written that "a firefighter dashed into the house, but had to call a Mayday when he could not see where he was going because of the thick black smoke. " The firefighter isn't named - most likely he didn't want to be a true hero. I then turn three pages and come across the half-page story of the lowlife, loser, drug addict and criminal who, because he has a deep voice, has become an instant celebrity, on all the national morning shows and has offers coming in left and right.
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May 13, 2016 | By Nick Cristiano, Staff Writer
It's not a typical country hit. "Burning House," the 2015 breakthrough for Cam, is a spare, haunting ballad built on acoustic guitar, piano, and strings. As a relationship falls apart, the singer deals with a swirl of emotions. "I was very pleasantly surprised that people liked it as much as they did," the 31-year-old California native says from her home in Nashville. "I think it's just a cool indicator that listeners are definitely ready to hear things that are not necessarily dead center of the box that everyone's putting us all in for country music right now. It gives a lot of credit to what people are ready to hear.
NEWS
March 12, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said Tuesday that his department plans to use an internal critique of the December basement blaze that killed Firefighter Joyce Craig to quickly implement changes while a more comprehensive review is completed. Sawyer said the critique - which pointed out tactical errors, communications failures, and delayed responses at the scene - allows the department to begin "addressing those issues and fixing them ahead of time. " Such critiques are carried out after most major fires, he said.
NEWS
March 10, 2013
One dead in sailboat crash LOS ANGELES - A sailor died and five others had to be rescued after sending a Mayday call during a race but then declining help from the Coast Guard and other boaters as their boat drifted in rough seas toward a rocky island shore, authorities said Saturday. The crew of Uncontrollable Urge radioed the Mayday call Friday night after the 32-foot sailboat lost its steering capability and the craft began drifting toward San Clemente Island, where it then broke apart, Coast Guard Petty Officer Connie Gawrelli said.
SPORTS
February 24, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
A tiny gap and a couple of capital letters separate May Day from mayday. But anyone familiar with both terms will tell you they are as different from each other as winning and losing. May Day is still a big festival day in much of Europe, an annual celebration on the first day of that month that is based on renewal and hope and optimism and all the warm wishes that a thawing of winter induces. It is precisely 6 months from Nov. 1, or the onset of winter weather - or, in modern American terminology, the end of the baseball season.
NEWS
January 24, 2011
I'M AMAZED at the state of our country. I read the heart-wrenching story of a mother and her three children who perished in a fire in Feltonville in which it's written that "a firefighter dashed into the house, but had to call a Mayday when he could not see where he was going because of the thick black smoke. " The firefighter isn't named - most likely he didn't want to be a true hero. I then turn three pages and come across the half-page story of the lowlife, loser, drug addict and criminal who, because he has a deep voice, has become an instant celebrity, on all the national morning shows and has offers coming in left and right.
NEWS
March 31, 2007 | By Michael Matza INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They met in Philadelphia with the homicide tally in double digits yesterday, averaging more than a slaying a day since the start of the year. Privately, they held their breath that the body count would stay below 100 before the end of a public-safety summit convened by Mayor Street. But the disturbing truth, these 17 invited mayors from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware said, is that Philadelphia's 100th homicide would be inevitable because the violence infecting city neighborhoods is a pox for which Philadelphia and the region desperately need to find a vaccine.
NEWS
March 24, 2005
PAYDAY LOAN interest rates can rival those of Mob loansharks - ranging from 400 annual percentage rate to well over 1,000 percent. Because it is addictive, and destructive to individuals and communities, payday loans more nearly resemble another Mob enterprise: drug dealing. The Pennsylvania Legislature should reject a bill legalizing the practice in the state - even with regulations that attempt to protect consumers from being permanently hooked into crushing debt. As Dave Davies reported in yesterday's Daily News, the payday lending industry has hired Sharif Street, a lawyer with Wolf, Block Solis Cohen (and the mayor's son)
NEWS
September 30, 2004 | By Jennifer Lin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As city officials work out the kinks in a new $54 million public-safety radio system, they note with relief that no one has been hurt as a result of start-up problems. Now try telling that to Leon Phipps. Phipps, a firefighter for 23 years, was trapped in a house fire on April 12 and believes he almost died because of problems with his Motorola radio. "What dictionary are you using to describe hurt?" Phipps asked. Phipps, 53, said that after several Mayday calls went unheeded, his air tank ran out of oxygen and he passed out. He suffered burns to his esophagus and lung damage, requiring an 11-day stay in intensive care.
NEWS
December 13, 2002 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With a new $611 million maritime 911 system that pinpoints a distressed vessel, the Coast Guard will be able to cut search-and-rescue time along the heavily traveled Jersey Shore. The system, called Rescue 21, was introduced yesterday at the Coast Guard's Group-Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township. The station was selected as a pilot location because the waters off New Jersey are among the nation's most heavily used by recreational and commercial maritime traffic, said Vice Admiral James D. Hull, commander of the Atlantic region.
SPORTS
May 2, 2002 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
More than a month into the season, the Phillies are still looking for their 10th win. They might have gotten it at Pacific Bell Park yesterday if not for a litany of little things that piled up and became the team's 19th loss in 28 games. The biggest little thing to bring down the Phillies and send them home with a 2-1 loss against the San Francisco Giants was Reggie Sanders' tiebreaking home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Sanders' homer came off Ricky Bottalico, after the struggling righthander had struck out Jeff Kent and J. T. Snow with some of the best pitching he had done all season.
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