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January 26, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Even with five new members elected to City Council in 2012, the average length of service for the current group of lawmakers is 11.6 years, or almost three full terms. And among the rookies are former state legislators Kenyatta Johnson and Denny O'Brien - hardly what you would call fresh faces. When Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco recently announced that she will not run for reelection, many probably thought the 27-year veteran was Council's senior member. But that distinction belongs to Brian O'Neill, whose service dates back to when Jimmy Carter was in the White House - 1980.
NEWS
May 14, 1987 | By Lini S. Kadaba, Inquirer Staff Writer
"He's dying," announced Roberta Farrell as she searched for a vein to extract a blood sample. But with all the commotion in the back of the room, no one noticed. There, Linda Peoples, hooked up to a simulated polygraph machine, was fielding questions on the big night - the prom. All of this was happening at Frankford High School, where science teacher Beverly A. Carmean supervised the various activities of her dozen medical- technology students. Luckily, Roberta, 17, was drawing blood from an artificial arm. Linda, also 17, was monitoring her vital signs - heart rate and blood pressure - on a computer while friends bombarded her with those favorite day- before-the-prom questions: Who are you going with?
NEWS
June 24, 2001 | By Susan Weidener INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Longstanding members of the Writers Club of Delaware County still chuckle about the time only women were admitted and the club turned down a man who said he really wanted to join. The eager applicant's name? James Michener. When exactly Michener, a native of Doylestown, applied for membership to the club is unclear. What is clear is that numerous attempts years later to get the Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at the club's workshops proved futile. He had moved on. To be sure, the club, which admitted men in the 1970s, has had its share of triumphs over the decades, with several members' work having been published in national as well as local publications.
NEWS
May 16, 1988 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
The "new blood" in "Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood" is a blond girl named Tina (Lar Park Lincoln), who has the ability to move a matchbook across a table just by concentrating on it. Actually, she can move more than matchbooks. Standing by the lake where, years before, she caused her father's drowning death, she brings up a body from the waters. Only it's not her dad: it's Jason. That's right. Jason Voorhees, the lovable lug in a hockey mask, who had been remanded to the bottom of Crystal Lake at the end of "Friday the 13th Part VI," is back.
NEWS
August 23, 2013 | By Julia Terruso and Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writers
A 32-year-old education strategist who has worked in the public school systems in Newark, N.J., and New York City was introduced Wednesday by Gov. Christie as superintendent of Camden's now-state-run school system. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Education, as expected, Paymon Rouhanifard would become Camden's new schools chief just in time for the start of classes Sept. 9. This will be the district's first school year under full state control. Rouhanifard, who was working as chief strategy and innovation officer for the Newark public schools before Christie named him to Camden, will report to state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf and not the local school board.
NEWS
April 16, 1998 | By John Timpane, Commentary Page editor
Today, the veil will fall from the long-awaited proposed design for the Regional Performing Arts Center. A splendiferous, vibrant center would, all parties hope, pump new blood into the heart of Philadelphia. Here we offer three artists' impressions of what an urban arts center might look like in 1998. Dean Rohrer's cubist vision shows a hall in which, as in a Picasso painting of the mid-1910s, everything (including big risk: note the dice) is happening from all angles at once.
SPORTS
October 29, 2006 | By Marc Narducci / Inquirer Staff Writer
Atlantic Division New Jersey Nets Last season: 49-33 (1st in division), lost to Miami in the conference semifinals. Coach: Lawrence Frank (4th NBA season, 116-88). New blood: The Nets drafted point guard Marcus Williams in the first round to back up Jason Kidd and acquired Eddie House to provide scoring punch off the bench. However, House will miss the first month of the season with a left-knee injury. Scorecard: The Nets tinkered with their bench, bidding farewell to Jacque Vaughn, Lamond Murray, Scott Padgett and Jeff McInnis.
NEWS
May 17, 1988 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
"There's a legend around here: a killer buried but not dead," intones an ominous narrator at the outset of Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood (catchy title, hey?). A killer called Jason who wears a hockey mask and does hatchet jobs on clean-cut college kids. A killer who has made a reported $172 million killing on six previous outings - making him the undisputed king of the slice-and-dice genre. And unless the moviegoing public suddenly and inexplicably comes to its collective senses, Part VII should push the series' box-office gross (and I do mean gross)
NEWS
January 30, 1992 | by Sheila Simmons, Daily News Staff Writer
The head of the beleaguered Philadelphia Commercial Development Corp., a quasi-government agency that helps businesses operated by minorities, women and low-income people, has resigned. Romeo Horton will end his reign Saturday, sources said. The organization's board of directors could decide on his replacement at a meeting today. Sources say Curtis Jones, former deputy director of finance, will be offered the position. Jones formerly directed the city's Minority Business Enterprise Council.
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January 30, 2015
ISSUE | FIGHTING ABUSE Help close to home Thousands of sexually abused children in Pennsylvania stand to benefit from the $60 million Pennsylvania State University fine that is now allocated specifically to our state ("Justice finally prevails on the Penn State sanctions," Jan. 21). As a model child advocacy center, the Philadelphia Children's Alliance is on the front lines of addressing child sexual abuse. We respond to an average of 250 reports of abuse each month with partners from Philadelphia's Department of Human Services sex abuse units, the Police Department's Special Victim's Unit, and the District Attorney's Office.
NEWS
January 26, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Even with five new members elected to City Council in 2012, the average length of service for the current group of lawmakers is 11.6 years, or almost three full terms. And among the rookies are former state legislators Kenyatta Johnson and Denny O'Brien - hardly what you would call fresh faces. When Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco recently announced that she will not run for reelection, many probably thought the 27-year veteran was Council's senior member. But that distinction belongs to Brian O'Neill, whose service dates back to when Jimmy Carter was in the White House - 1980.
NEWS
December 19, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pope Francis has decided not to reappoint Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, the retired leader of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, to a top Vatican panel that recommends new bishops around the world. Church experts saw the decision, announced Monday, mostly as an acknowledgment of Rigali's age and the age limit for serving on the Congregation for Bishops. Rigali turns 79 in April, and he would have had to give up his seat when he turned 80. An appointed term on the powerful committee is five years.
NEWS
November 2, 2013 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Voters in the Fourth Legislative District will see some familiar names when they head to the polls Tuesday to choose candidates in two races. In addition to the New Jersey governor's race atop the ticket, all 120 legislative seats are up. But only a handful of races are considered truly competitive. Democratic incumbents are highly favored to retain their Senate and Assembly seats in the Fourth District, which includes parts of Camden and Gloucester Counties. For the second time, Sen. Fred Madden is facing a challenge from Republican Giancarlo D'Orazio.
NEWS
August 23, 2013 | By Julia Terruso and Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writers
A 32-year-old education strategist who has worked in the public school systems in Newark, N.J., and New York City was introduced Wednesday by Gov. Christie as superintendent of Camden's now-state-run school system. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Education, as expected, Paymon Rouhanifard would become Camden's new schools chief just in time for the start of classes Sept. 9. This will be the district's first school year under full state control. Rouhanifard, who was working as chief strategy and innovation officer for the Newark public schools before Christie named him to Camden, will report to state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf and not the local school board.
NEWS
July 10, 2013 | By Diaa Hadid, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syria's ruling Baath party elected a new regional command Monday to replace its aging leadership, including the country's longtime vice president, as government forces closed in on a key rebel-held neighborhood in central Syria. In a further blow to the opposition fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, opposition prime minister Ghassan Hitto resigned from his post, citing his inability to form an interim government. Both developments came during a spike in violence in the central city of Homs, where government forces began an offensive 10 days ago to recapture opposition-held districts.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012 | By Ryan Lawrence, Daily News Staff Writer
IT HAS BEEN 4 years and 2 days since one of the more memorable sports days in the life of many Philadelphians: the world championship parade down Broad Street, celebrating the city's first title in a quarter century. The Phillies have gone backward in each season since, and to use words like "stagnant" and "complacent" to describe the team and its core players isn't exactly uncharted territory. And that's probably why any thoughts of reconstructing the roster for the 2013 season with players from the 2008 team who have since departed might sound counterproductive or a tad crazy.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
IT MAY NOT BE the biggest entertainment story of the day, but people who care . . . care a lot . HBO's "True Blood" returns June 10. New faces in the bloody mix include "Law & Order: SVU" star Christopher Meloni , Scott Foley , Kelly Overton and "General Hospital" star Carolyn Hennesy . The first episode of HBO's new Aaron Sorkin -penned series "The Newsroom," starring Jeff Daniels , Dev Patel , Jane Fonda...
NEWS
September 1, 2011 | By Marie McCullough and Gregory Thomas, Inquirer Staff Writers
Eighteen months ago, the American Red Cross finished setting up new centers in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C., to consolidate a crucial part of its blood business - making sure donated blood is safe and recalling it if there is any doubt. By consolidating these duties, which had been performed in each of 35 regional offices, the Red Cross hoped to increase compliance with government safety rules, streamline operations, and reduce costs. But the Food and Drug Administration's first - and so far only - inspection last fall found dysfunction and disorder at the new centers.
SPORTS
June 8, 2011 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
It is time for a little change. For 15 years, Philadelphia's two indoor major-league sports franchises have been owned by a media company. In a total of 30 seasons under the Comcast corporate banner, the Flyers and 76ers have served their primary purpose - providing plenty of live programming for the company's cable sports channel. They have also failed to win a single championship. The Sixers' drought goes back to 1983, when they were owned by Harold Katz. The Flyers have not skated with the Stanley Cup since 1975, when they were owned by Ed Snider without the benefit of Comcast stationery.
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