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October 22, 1992 | By Christopher Durso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Marple Newtown school board postponed a vote on a district mission statement Tuesday after a member said the one-sentence statement did not reflect multicultural awareness. The statement presented Tuesday said the district's purpose was "to prepare each student for a responsible, productive, and rewarding life . . . thus enabling each student to meet the challenges of a diverse and rapidly changing world. " Board member Patrick F. Kennedy asked that the vote be postponed until he consulted with assistant superintendent Thomas G. Kerr, who is overseeing development of the mission statement.
SPORTS
November 16, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chipism (n): an expression or phrase used by Chip Kelly to express a characteristic position or stand or goal to be achieved Chip Kelly invoked the mantra "Win the day" so much during his tenure as Oregon head coach that it became a slogan for the team and eventually a phrase trademarked by the state. But when Kelly left the Northwest for the Northeast his slogan, which was actually birthed during his time at New Hampshire, stayed with the Ducks, and he needed a new message for a new challenge.
NEWS
November 30, 1997 | By Bob Goldman
I've got a mission statement. You've got a mission statement. To update the old spiritual, all God's chillun' got mission statements. According to a recent news report, the Logitech company of Fremont, Calif., has two mission statements. Mission statement Number One they wrote themselves. Mission statement Number Two was inspired by the noted and expensive consultant, Ray Mebert. It was under Mebert's tutelage that a group of top Logitech executives rewrote their mission statement from a fairly clear-cut statement of corporate greed to the incomprehensible hodgepodge that declared their mission to be "scouting profitable growth opportunities in relationships, both internally and externally, in emerging, mission inclusive markets, and to explore new paradigms and then filter and communicate and evangelize the findings.
NEWS
July 3, 2000 | By John G. Culhane
Who are the Boy Scouts of America, and what do they stand for? According to the group's mission statement, the Scouts "serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime.... " One of these values, again as stated by the Scouts themselves, is "a commitment that our membership shall be representative of all the population in every community. " This commitment is specified by one further self-declaration: "Neither the charter nor the bylaws of the Boy Scouts permits the exclusion of any boy. " Any boy except a gay one, the Scouts now say. And last Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed the Scouts to enforce their recently stated "policy" against gay members, by reversing a unanimous decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
NEWS
December 30, 1997 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Concerned that Chester County's comprehensive plan could mean mid-rise buildings in Frazer and additional traffic on already busy highways, the township Board of Supervisors added a reservation when it gave thumbs up to the plan, called Landscapes. The board asked that the county delete a phrase in the first sentence of the mission statement. The sentence, which asserts that "the county's quality of life is dependent on managed growth," ends by calling for "concentrating growth in the most appropriate areas.
NEWS
June 23, 1994 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As the summer sky darkened and the heat began to lessen inside the large- group instructional room of the Owen J. Roberts Middle School on Monday, a cross-section of church, school and civic leaders came to a consensus. It was time to set what some were calling a "moral tone" for the community. That could be accomplished, the group decided, by working together to form a "unity coalition" to combat white supremacists and other hate groups in the community. Owen J. Roberts Superintendent Terrance Furin said that if the coalition were to be successful, it would require a broad range of involvement.
NEWS
February 12, 2003
ITHINK the Daily News could use a mission statement: Do you intend to be a local newspaper or a tabloid? When it comes to your Page 1, the passable and occasionally great regularly alternates with the horrible & cheesy. You have no consistent sense of what is newsworthy versus merely cheap and sensational. The exceptional coverage of the Columbia space shuttle contrasts sharply with the front page story of Michael Jackson's euphemistic pedophilia. Perhaps the interview was worth covering, but Page 1 play?
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | By Dwight Ott, Inquirer Staff Writer
The nine-month-old Camden Redevelopment Agency yesterday adopted a "mission statement" and a 1988 action plan to help shape future redevelopment in the city. "The mission statement will be our bible," said agency counsel Robert A. Sori, referring to the seven-page document developed with the aid of a Washington-based law firm instrumental in Baltimore's redevelopment. "A key thrust of the statement is that the neighborhoods must be brought into the redevelopment process," said agency chairwoman Joan Davis.
NEWS
August 19, 1990 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Inquirer Art Critic
To say that Janet Kardon startled the Philadelphia art community last year when she left the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) to become director of the American Craft Museum here is putting it mildly. Initially, few people could understand why someone who had spent her entire career in contemporary art would decamp for terra incognita, particularly a field considered secondary by most of Kardon's peers. On its face, the move didn't seem sensible. In 10 years of directing the ICA, Kardon had enhanced its reputation, and her own, by initiating a number of major exhibitions, including the Robert Mapplethorpe retrospective that has become a national cause celebre.
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November 16, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chipism (n): an expression or phrase used by Chip Kelly to express a characteristic position or stand or goal to be achieved Chip Kelly invoked the mantra "Win the day" so much during his tenure as Oregon head coach that it became a slogan for the team and eventually a phrase trademarked by the state. But when Kelly left the Northwest for the Northeast his slogan, which was actually birthed during his time at New Hampshire, stayed with the Ducks, and he needed a new message for a new challenge.
NEWS
March 14, 2013 | By Marycecelia Pla
This week, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is expected to decide whether to uphold a ban on girls from playing Catholic Youth Organization contact football. My daughter Caroline Pla was a junior varsity member of Doylestown Romans team in Bucks County. Last fall, the archdiocese decided Caroline could no longer play because football is designated for boys. Caroline had received permission to play from the CYO Philadelphia Office in 2011, was successful on the field, and supported by her coaches, team, and pastor, and capped this last season with an all-star appearance.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scandal is the intriguing new drama from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. It's built around one of the strongest (in every sense) female characters to hit prime time in recent memory. Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is a former Oval Office insider who has formed a thriving, teeming crisis-management firm in Washington, D.C. With her frighteningly fast-talking staff (Henry Ian Cusick of Lost, Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, and Guillermo Diaz), she represents clients - a Russian diplomat, a Georgetown madame, a decorated military hero - caught in compromising positions.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2011 | By Steve Klinge, For The Inquirer
Man Man don't so much create order out of chaos as harness chaos' power in the service of euphoria. Singer Ryan Kattner, a.k.a. Honus Honus, calls it "structured chaos," and the Philadelphia band's live shows are notorious for creating visceral, communal experiences. "I think that connection [with the audience], for us, is a mission statement and is really important," Kattner says from Los Angeles, where he was working on a video for the album Life Fantastic 's "Piranhas Club.
SPORTS
May 31, 2011
Playing at: Lakewood (A) Position: Catcher. Height: 6-1. Weight: 240. Age: 22. Born: Sept. 28, 1988, in Plano, Texas. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. College: Texas. How obtained: Drafted in the third round (No. 108 overall) last June. This season: Hitting .212 with just one homer and nine RBI in 36 games. Hit .218 with Williamsport (A) last season, so he's going to have to improve his offense. Early shower: Was ejected from a game (by umpire Jose Esteras)
SPORTS
May 18, 2011 | Associated Press
BOSTON - Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists and the Boston Bruins fed off the energy of the recently promoted rookie to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 6-5, and tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game each on Tuesday night. Boston earned a split at home and snapped the Lightning's eight-game winning streak that began when they were down three games to one to Pittsburgh in the first round. Game 3 will be at Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Bruins have won nine of 11. The shifty, 19-year-old Seguin, the second pick in last year's NHL draft, was benched for the first 11 playoff games because of perceived defensive shortcomings.
NEWS
August 14, 2010 | By VALERIE RUSS, russv@phillynews.com 215-854-5987
Philadelphia Charters for Excellence launched yesterday to "define the Philadelphia charter community in terms of academic progress and safety" and to promote ethics and accountability. The organization's leaders said they wanted to "clarify misperceptions and misinformation about charters" in light of ongoing federal and local investigations into the financial dealings of several in the city. "There are over 70 charter schools in this city, but only a handful are having problems," Naomi Johnson Booker, president of the new group and chief executive of Global Leadership Academy, said yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2010 | By Wendy Rosenfield FOR THE INQUIRER
Quintessence Theatre Group has big ambitions: "adaptation of epic works of drama and classic literature," and restoring Mount Airy's Sedgwick Theater to its rightful place "as a jewel in Philadelphia's cultural landscape. " The fledgling company embarks on its grand effort with co-founder Alexander Burns directing Measure for Measure, Shakespeare's darkest comedy, and a particularly problematic problem play. At its heart, however, this is still a comedy, complete with all the identity-switching one can expect from such Elizabethan follies.
NEWS
May 6, 2010 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
The day after members of a Burlington County conservative group successfully petitioned to have a book on teenage homosexuality labeled obscene and removed from a high school library, organizer Gerry Grabinski was ebullient. The local chapter of talk-radio and television personality Glenn Beck's nationwide conservative watchdog network, Burlington County 9.12, had won a minor political coup Tuesday night, and Grabinski was hopeful its larger message would gather momentum as a result.
NEWS
August 4, 2009 | By Megan DeMarco INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Elementary charter schools in Camden and Burlington Counties were among six proposals that received final approval yesterday to open in September. New Jersey Education Commissioner Lucille Davy signed off on the Institute for Excellence Charter School in Winslow Township and the Riverbank Charter School of Excellence in Florence Township, as well as schools in Union, Hudson, Essex, and Cumberland Counties. The Institute for Excellence plans to open on Route 73 with 240 students in kindergarten, first, and second grades.
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