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September 13, 1997 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Nation of Islam Minister Benjamin Muhammad, the former Ben Chavis, announces the Nation's plan for blacks and Latinos to mark the second anniversary of the Million Man March, Oct. 15, by skipping work and taking part in interfaith events.
NEWS
January 15, 2004
NASA AND ITS scientists are basking in the glow of the current successful mission to Mars. But what benefits will accrue to those who are paying the bills, the present generation? Looking at these missions pragmatically, there's very little to cheer about, and whatever good they will accomplish is years away. If the brain power dedicated to this mission was diverted to the production of a reasonably priced theft-proof auto, then most Americans could understand the need to spend huge sums for research.
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | By Mack Reed, Special to The Inquirer
A respected mission for the homeless here has filed for bankruptcy after the minister who formerly ran it was indicted on charges of molesting a 10- year-old girl, the mission's acting director said yesterday. Mission of Care, Inc. "was heading (toward bankruptcy) anyway" before its former director, the Rev. William J. Keichline, was arrested March 13, said David Cushworth, the acting director. "What little support we did have coming in (from donations) dried up after his arrest," Cushworth said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2010
7:30 tonight FX Tom Cruise performs some remarkable physical stunts under the guidance of director John Woo in this 2000 sequel also starring Dougray Scott as the bad guy and Thandie Newton (right) as a woman with romantic links to both men.
SPORTS
November 14, 1993 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1986 | By STUART D. BYKOFSKY, Daily News Staff Writer
"The Mission," a historical drama starring Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons. Original story and screenplay by Robert Bolt. Music composed by Ennio Morricone. Directed by Roland Joffe. Opening tomorrow at the Budco Olde City. "The Mission" is an Important Picture. The cast is headed not by "Hollywood Stars," but by Serious Actors: Robert DeNiro, Jeremy Irons and Ray McAnally. Screenwriter Robert Bolt wrote "Dr. Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," "A Man for All Seasons. " Director Roland Joffe's last film was "The Killing Fields.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Some bands are like sports teams - definitive traveling representatives of their cities' personalities. With each gig they play, the very best musical ensembles bring along every weird, proud taste their hometowns have to offer. Few acts have been so connected to a city as Boston's Mission of Burma. Since the band's 1979 start and initial volley of such verifiable post-punk hits as "Academy Fight Song" and "That's When I Reach for My Revolver," guitarist Roger Miller, bassist Clint Conley, and drummer Peter Prescott have emboldened Boston's club scene and given it a vibe and reputation based on a sound fancifully art schoolish and dramatically angular without being tart or grandiose.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2003 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Passion is the little something something that Brendan Olkhus brings to the turntable. "I love what I do. I can't not do it," said Olkhus - or DJ Brendan, as he is known around town. "We're not in it for the money. . . . If [the people] knew how little we made, they would choke. " Despite sometimes uneducated venue management in the city, the Soul Travelers - Brendan, DJ Joey Blanco, and Daniel "Gravy" Thomas - have been successful, minus publicity or gimmicks. It is a success Brendan refers to as "underground.
NEWS
February 13, 1990
He was a rare find, all right. Dr. Phillip Hamilton, still young and vigorous at 50, was the first black to serve as chairman of Temple University Hospital's obstetrics and gynecology department. He'd lit up the place in the brief months he'd spent there, had picky, hard-to-impress types calling him "a hero. " And when, sadly, it came time for his memorial service last week, the crowd came close to causing a fire hazard. Dr. Hamilton had arrived from the University of Wisconsin only last spring.
NEWS
April 5, 1996
Ron Brown's last mission sowed hope in Bosnia and Croatia, where folks know they won't recover from four years of war without aid and trade. So this trip by the irrepressible secretary of commerce, with a planeload of executives and officials in tow, could have been a morale-building boon. When the plane went down in a storm near Dubrovnik, those on board became, in effect, the latest victims of a war that has claimed tens of thousands of innocents. Government workers and corporate execs alike, they lost their lives on a mission that served the national interest and the work of peace.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
With witches, temptresses, and all manner of homicidal activity, Center City Opera Theater's first season under its resurrection moniker Vulcan Lyric would seem to be operatic business as usual. But the four productions clustered into Vulcan's 18-day festival Thursday through Aug. 16 are all new to Philadelphia. That's the plan that came out of a two-year hiatus full of soul searching, and, of course, market analysis. "Is there a role for us? How do we fit in? We've emerged with a much clearer vision," general director Andrew Kurtz said.
NEWS
July 7, 2015 | By Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sydia Brown, 55, was released from prison in November 1998 after serving time for aggravated assault. After a six-month parole, she was referred to Baker Industries - where she's remade her life. "I didn't have to wait. I was hired immediately," said Brown, who started 16 years ago as a laborer. "It was very helpful to me to rebuild my life and not just get out of prison. " James Markel, 47, heard about the company through his parole officer and joined Baker Industries in 2010.
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
FRANK VEGA'S life was a mess. A serious heroin addict, drug peddler, jail bird, suicidal. In other words, a hopeless case, like so many in the dreary inner-city neighborhoods that harbor society's dregs. But something happened to Frank Vega while he was serving a 19-month sentence on drug charges in Holmesburg Prison. He had a dream. He saw broken people, like him, going into buildings and coming out restored. He believed it was a message from God, telling him he'd better do something for the people in his community, the ones he had for so long simply exploited for his own selfish gain.
NEWS
June 28, 2015 | By Sam Adams, For The Inquirer
'This is the way we do it," Mission of Burma's Peter Prescott said from his drum kit at Boot & Saddle Thursday. "This is the way we've always done it. And that's all there is to it. " The Boston quartet, whose initial four-year run ended in 1983, are hardly the only band of their era to reunite in the new millennium. Bassist Clint Conley thanked the sold-out audience for choosing them over the Misfits show at the Electric Factory: "We know you have choices in heritage punk acts tonight.
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | BY JENNIFER WRIGHT, Daily News Staff Writer wrightj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
SISTER MARY Scullion yesterday announced a campaign to address poverty in Philadelphia in time for Pope Francis' visit. Scullion's Project HOME and the World Meeting of Families Hunger and Homelessness Committee unveiled the three-pronged Mercy and Justice Initiative outside the Free Library. "The Pope could come - as he's done - to many countries, and it's an amazing experience, but when he leaves, it's all over," said Scullion, executive director of Project HOME. "We hope the Francis Fund and bipartisan legislation will be a lasting impact, a concrete way of affecting the lives of people that are hungry and homeless in our communities.
NEWS
June 21, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony Perno watched closely as Joshua George sprinkled tomatoes and mozzarella onto flatbread. George, a chef and dietitian, was manning the grill outside the Merchantville Fire Department, making the unusual pizzas for firefighters and their family members Friday as part of a Camden County and Cooper University Health Care program to promote healthy living among local first responders. About 75 percent of firefighters are obese, according to Cooper officials. Perno, 39, has been a volunteer firefighter with the Merchantville department for 13 years.
NEWS
April 10, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
RUTH ARLYNE Campbell was a pastor's wife with a strong mission of her own. As the wife of the Rev. Albert F. Campbell, longtime pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philly, Ruth Arlyne took it upon herself to be more than a helpmate. She pitched in on church activities with her customary zeal and dedication. She was also a tireless supporter of community programs to better West Philadelphia, especially those concerned with teaching young people to be better citizens. At the same time, she was raising two sons and holding down full-time jobs.
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The state title is in the bag. The trophy is back in Paulsboro. The championship jackets are on order. Paulsboro coach Sean Collins wants his boys' basketball team to have a "great experience" in the Tournament of Champions. "Enjoy the moment," Collins told his players of an adventure that included the T of C luncheon at Pines Manor in Edison on Monday afternoon. Still, Collins knows his players. He knows what is likely to happen when the T of C quarterfinal between Paulsboro and Bergenfield tips off Wednesday at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River.
NEWS
March 12, 2015 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
To put it mildly, Dakota Williams loves books. "I think books are the best things in the world," said Dakota, 11. "I think books can really intrigue people. And books can help them not think about bad things that are going on. " So when his teachers at William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood challenged him and his fellow fifth graders to come up with projects that would be good for the community and make the world a better place, for Dakota it was a no-brainer: He was going to do something with books.
NEWS
February 12, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Philadelphia's political insiders have serious concerns about the city's campaign-finance laws. They say one restriction in particular, affecting contributions from companies doing business with the city, limits their political participation and perhaps the overall role of money in the mayoral race. In other words, it's working. The array of criticisms deployed against the rule makes a remarkably strong, if inadvertent, case for its wisdom. "Leaders of law firms, corporations ... are being disqualified from participation in city elections," City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who considered running for mayor, told The Inquirer's Chris Hepp.
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