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July 31, 2014
THE UNION is set to make what the club has deemed a "major announcement" in a noon news conference today at PPL Park. Both Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz and interim manager Jim Curtin are slated to attend, which suggests the announcement regards a roster move. Recent reports have pegged the Union as showing interest in Algerian World Cup goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi, spotted earlier this month in a PPL Park box watching a game with Sakiewicz. M'Bolhi, 28, spent last season with Bulgarian club CKSA Sofia and has played in the last two World Cups.
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April 25, 1991 | By Forrest L. Black, Special to The Inquirer
Delaware County Council Chairwoman Mary Ann Arty ejected a Democratic Council candidate from a news conference following a regular council meeting on Tuesday. Deborah A. Thomas, a Colwyn councilwoman who is one of three Democratic candidates for County Council in this year's election, accused Arty, a Republican, of "holding a closed-door meeting with the press. " "It's absolutely unconscionable on your part," Thomas told Arty in the council waiting room, where Thomas had been banished.
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October 21, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
T. MILTON STREET Sr. said he will soon add a new chapter to the sordid Pennsylvania political embarrassment that is Porngate - all thanks to a Harrisburg source he's calling "Deep Throat. " (Yeah. Let that sink in for a minute.) Street, who ran unsuccessfully in the spring for the Democratic mayoral nomination, said yesterday that he plans to host a news conference on Nov. 5 outside the District Attorney's Office to unveil more pornographic emails that prosecutor Frank Fina allegedly sent and received while he worked for the state Attorney General's Office several years ago. The emails are different from the controversial batch of exchanges the state Supreme Court made public in late August.
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February 23, 2001 | By Jodi Enda, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
President Bush turned up the heat on Congress yesterday to pass his budget and tax-cut plan, using his first White House news conference to urge lawmakers to hear what he called "the message of the people. " Offering small jokes and appearing unpolished at times, Bush offered a sharp stylistic contrast to his predecessor. On substantive matters, however, he fielded a wide range of domestic and foreign-policy questions and tried to turn public attention from former President Bill Clinton's pardons to his own proposals to slash taxes and reform education.
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March 16, 1987 | BY LOU CANNON
News conferences have always been an ordeal for Ronald Reagan, and they have become increasingly unbearable for him as their frequency has diminished. Most of the President's 39 formal televised news conferences the past six years have been studies in frustration on both sides. They have frustrated Reagan by imposing demands on his conceptual understanding and command of facts he has been unable or unwilling to meet. Unlike several of his predecessors, Reagan is not hostile to reporters.
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July 20, 2007 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When one of the Democratic candidates for Delaware County Council called a news conference on open space yesterday, he expected the reporters to show up. He wasn't expecting the campaign manager of his opponents to be on hand with a rebuttal. David Landau, who held the news conference with State Rep. Bryan Lentz (D., Delaware), criticized the all-Republican County Council for not requesting any of the $2.7 million allocated to Delaware County from the state's Growing Greener II initiative.
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February 18, 2005 | By Steve Goldstein INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.) is scheduled to hold a news conference in Philadelphia today, two days after announcing that he has Hodgkin's disease. Specter, 75, most likely will seek to dispel any doubts about his ability to continue as senator and as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The senator missed a committee meeting yesterday as he remained in Philadelphia. It is unclear when his treatment for Hodgkin's, a cancer of the lymph system, will begin. He is scheduled to undergo chemotherapy every two weeks for the next 24 to 32 weeks, according to his oncologist, John H. Glick of Penn's Abramson Cancer Center.
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January 8, 1986 | By Ellen Warren, Inquirer Washington Bureau
President Reagan had some trouble living up to his "Great Communicator" label last night at his first news conference in almost four months. Though he tossed off some sharp one-liners and made headlines with his remarks about "flaky" Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, the President committed a series of flubs during his 35-minute session with reporters. Reagan got off to a shaky start at the podium in the East Room when he talked about the recent terrorist attack on the "Vietnam" airport.
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May 18, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
On any given day, about 700 people are living unsheltered in the streets, train stations, or covered alcoves of Philadelphia. Most stake out space in four Center City locations where the city now wants to focus a new outreach program to connect people with services they need. The city's Office of Supportive Housing on Monday announced details of a new homeless outreach strategy targeting Rittenhouse Square and the areas around the Avenue of the Arts, the Convention Center, and Independence Hall during the morning and evening commutes and lunchtime.
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May 15, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
Friday the 13th will never be the same for the Smith family, which stepped forward Friday to claim a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot, the largest ever won in New Jersey. Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven adult children said they plan to tithe 10 percent of their winnings to their Pentecostal church, take vacations, and help others. "Wow. That's what it's like," Smith, 70, of Trenton, said at a news conference at state lottery headquarters in Lawrenceville. "I'm still trying to figure out what it's like.
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May 13, 2016 | By Martha Woodall and Mensah M. Dean, STAFF WRITERS
The Philadelphia School District has failed to conduct background checks of all of its police officers and bus drivers, uses unreliable student-data technology, and is the victim of a "broken" state funding system, according to a performance audit released Wednesday by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. In addition to those key findings, DePasquale pointed out two other faults: He called the district's accounting system for unused textbooks after dozens of school closings in 2013 "inexcusable," and pointed out that the School Reform Commission had not conducted timely performance evaluations of Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. "Financially, the whole system for funding the Philadelphia School District is broken," DePasquale said at a news conference attended by Hite at School District headquarters.
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May 4, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg and Andrew Seidman, STAFF WRITERS
Though he said Atlantic City is financially "running on fumes," Mayor Don Guardian said the city managed to make a $1.8 million interest payment due Monday on 2012 municipal bonds and avoid becoming the first New Jersey town to default since the 1930s. The payment was wired at 10 a.m., Guardian said at a news conference shortly thereafter, and covers interest on bonds sold for funding to pay back casinos that successfully appealed their taxes. Guardian said the city has about $7 million on hand, but is getting about $1.5 million daily as May quarterly taxes come in. Residents and businesses have until next Tuesday to pay before penalties kick in, and Guardian said he expected many businesses, including casinos, to wait until then.
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May 2, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
AN HOUR OR SO after being drafted second overall by the Eagles on Thursday night, Carson Wentz was joking with reporters about sleeping on an air mattress in the living room of a Fargo, N.D., house he shares with five roommates and their three dogs. Wentz's life is changing in a hurry. He has talked about not being overwhelmed by going from Fargo to Philly, from quarterbacking in the Football Championship Subdivision to the NFL. But these early months as the franchise's savior-in-waiting will be chaotic, disorienting.
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April 29, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The city's mail center was in "complete disarray," Controller Alan Butkovitz said. Use of overtime had increased while the volume of mail had decreased within a two-year period, according to a report by his office released Wednesday. More than 50 percent of employees were found to have reported late to work during an unscheduled visit by Controller's Office investigators. During that same visit, employees were found "sitting around a table" instead of working, according to Butkovitz.
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April 21, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A CENTRAL New Jersey school superintendent was out for a run with his dog when he was struck and killed by a student's car early Tuesday, prompting all schools in the Mercer County district to close. The dog also died. Robbinsville Superintendent Steven Mayer, 52, was running around 6:15 a.m. when he was hit on Robbinsville-Edinburg Road near his home, authorities said. Acting Police Chief Chris Nitti said a 17-year-old Robbinsville High School student was driving the vehicle that struck Mayer.
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April 19, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
A PHILADELPHIA police officer, identified as Officer James McCullough of the 18th District, was shot in the left thigh while chasing two suspects during a botched car theft on Sunday night in West Philadelphia. Investigators said McCullough, 24, was shot during the foot pursuit. After he was struck once in the leg, he managed to apply a tourniquet over his wound and kept pursuit of the suspects. McCullough remained in the hospital at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in stable condition with a flesh wound.
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April 19, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Police are still looking for the gunman who wounded a Philadelphia police officer Sunday night in West Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Monday morning. Police took two people into custody after the shooting but Ross said neither of them was the suspect who shot Officer James McCullough in the left thigh while he was chasing two suspects during a botched car theft on Sunday in West Philadelphia. Investigators said McCullough, 24, was shot during the foot pursuit.
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