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December 11, 1995 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
To all those people out there who read their horoscopes religiously every day, scrutinizing every aspect of their lives under the microscope of those five or six lines of type, astrologer Sally Brompton has this word of advice. Darlings . . . you really must get over it. "You can take quite a lot of it seriously, actually, but you can't go mad with it or you would never get out of bed in the morning," said the London- born astrologer with a laugh. "It's not really intended to be a predictive thing, it is really a framework for the future, like a weather map. It provides a series of potentials, it is up to you to make the most of the situation as it exists.
NEWS
February 2, 2009 | By Jay Smith
Eight months ago, I retired from a 37-year newspaper career. Since then, I've watched silently at what has transpired in my old business, and my amazement has turned to horror. On a dreary morning in January, I got together with three industry colleagues who are continuing the fight for their publications. Their passion and enthusiasm contrasted with the cold, damp weather, as well as with the bleak forecasts for newspapers. Their voices have not been heard much, but they should be. If nobody reads newspapers anymore, I wonder, why did the governor of Illinois try to silence the Chicago Tribune's editorial writers?
NEWS
December 14, 2006
THE Daily News and the Inquirer are the print town criers of the past, present and the future. We the people must step up and continue to give these two informative and thought-inspiring newspapers our support. We must purchase them, and place our ads in them - and continue to place our input in them by answering various editorials with our letters. The newspaper gives us all a chance to read and think. Their words can bring us to every part of the world, they give insight to those who seek public office, and the reader gains the knowledge.
NEWS
February 14, 2006 | MARK ALAN HUGHES
DISCUSSIONS about the grim future of newspapers can sound self-serving when journalists do the talking. But I don't make my living from newspapers - I want them to survive because I'm a reader not a writer. The first problem: Content is old before the ink is dry. Radio, TV and especially the Internet have accelerated that aging process and expose newspapers - both the product and the institution - to competition from more nimble content providers. Second problem: The Internet has also increased the competition among newspapers themselves.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2011
It's a marvelous night for a womb dance . . . Two British tabs have published evidence that they say proves that singer Van Morrison fathered a child out of wedlock with one of his U.S. tour promoters. Morrison flatly denied a relationship with the Texas mother, GiGi Lee , when his own website (which his people claim had been hacked into) published an announcement on Dec. 29, 2009, of the birth of "little Van. " Big Van, 65, instructed his Irish publicist to say that he didn't even know the purported mother, identified incorrectly as "his wife GiGi.
NEWS
October 6, 2005 | By Mark Franek
I teach at a high school where the kids are bright, well-informed and politically astute. Most of them, however, think that a newspaper is something you use to clean up after a dog or put beneath an opened can of paint. They get most of their news from the Internet or from cable shows like Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, two forums that hardly existed 10 years ago. This is not altogether a bad thing. For example, this fall I will write college recommendations for about 10 seniors.
NEWS
October 17, 2012
Newspaper delivery drivers, clerks, dispatchers, security guards, and building services personnel represented by Teamsters Local 628 voted Sunday to authorize a strike against Interstate General Media, the company that owns The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Approximately 300 union members are working under the terms of their contract that expired Oct. 8. Talks are expected to continue this week, said the union president, John Laigaie.   - Jane M. Von Bergen  
NEWS
May 30, 2006 | MARK ALAN HUGHES
THE "PUBLIC trust" aspect of newspapers is a bloated, facile and ultimately incoherent basis for running a newspaper. And the new ownership of the Daily News and Inky give us a chance to abandon the idea. In February, I offered some advice to imaginary investors in our papers. The gist: Let the papers compete with each other, prioritize the day's events for readers and dominate the local market. We now have new owners - and they turn out to be people who make that advice sounder than ever.
NEWS
November 21, 2010
I love dictionaries. Looking up one word leads the eye to the words before and following, the next, and the next, and before you know it, you have read the meanings of intent. Reading the newspaper has the same effect. Each page offers myriad articles to read and I find myself reading about topics in which I thought I had no interest, from a Mickey Mouse collector to what the Eagles might offer Michael Vick. Would my eye be so captured on a website? Would I continue to expand my understanding of the world if I read only the articles I choose on my iPad?
NEWS
December 13, 2001 | By Jane R. Eisner
High school newspapers should be to journalism what Little League is to pro ball - a place and time when young people can feel the purity of expression and the responsibility of teamwork before adult rules and standards take over. But not if adults insist on umpiring from the grandstand. Little Leaguers may dream of one day swinging a bat in the big leagues, but most of them never will. And while every kid working on a high school newspaper harbors a Woodward-and-Bernstein aspiration or two, most of them won't go pro, either.
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June 12, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
JUST 10 DAYS after a plane crash took his father's life, Drew Katz confirmed last night that he's selling his stake in the Daily News, the Inquirer and Philly.com to philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, making Lenfest the company's sole owner. "Because of the turmoil of the last 10 days, I have made a decision that it would be in the best interests of The Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com for me to sell my interest in the company," the 42-year-old son of Lewis Katz said in an email to local journalists.
NEWS
June 4, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
FORMER Philadelphia newspapers CEO Brian Tierney is coming back to advise the new ownership of the Daily News, the Inquirer and Philly.com on gaining more advertising - one of a flurry of personnel moves announced yesterday in the wake of the private-jet crash that took the life of co-owner Lewis Katz. H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, co-owner and interim publisher, announced Tierney's return in an email to staffers, saying that Tierney will work directly with him in an effort to woo advertisers.
NEWS
May 22, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
WHEN INTERSTATE General Media goes up for auction Tuesday, one group won't be allowed to sit in on the proceedings: the media. So says Delaware Chancery Court Judge Donald F. Parsons Jr., who sided yesterday with the wishes of Lewis Katz and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, one-half of the warring owners of IGM, the parent company of the Daily News , the Inquirer and Philly.com. Katz and Lenfest wanted the auction - which will be held at the Cira Centre law office of Dechert LLP - to unfold behind closed doors.
SPORTS
May 2, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE OKLAHOMAN newspaper got some flak for describing Thunder star Kevin Durant as "Mr. Unreliable" in a headline yesterday. Not from the five-time All-Star, but from his mother, Wanda Pratt. Pratt, who tweets as @MamaDurant, wrote "Typical Oklahoman on Kevin. UNBELIEVABLE!! KEVIN is RELIABLE!!!" The Oklahoman responded by apologizing. "We take great pride in our headlines about big sporting events and news in Oklahoma," sports editor Mike Sherman said in a statement.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2014 | By David Sell and Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Staff Writers
WILMINGTON - The largest union at The Inquirer will not bid against its owners in an auction for control of the parent company if the bidding starts at $77 million, a lawyer for the union said Thursday. At the start of a hearing that could shape the sale of the company, lawyer Lisa Lori told a Delaware judge there was "no way" the Newspaper Guild or its investing partners were willing to match the $77 million that rival co-owners of Interstate General Media Holdings L.L.C. have pledged as a starting bid. Donald F. Parsons Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery vice chancellor, then heard about 90 minutes of closing arguments from lawyers for IGM co-owners Lewis Katz, H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, and George E. Norcross III over the format for sale of the company.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
A ND THEN there were two - again. The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, the largest employee union at the Daily News , the Inquirer and Philly.com, announced yesterday that it was no longer interested in bidding in the upcoming auction for the city's largest news operation. Why? The price is too damn high. That leaves the two factions led by businessmen George Norcross and Lewis Katz - the feuding co-managing partners of parent company Interstate General Media - as the only parties currently seeking to purchase the newspapers and website.
NEWS
April 17, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT APPEARS as if the auction is already underway for control of the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com. Wealthy businessman Lewis Katz said in Delaware Chancery Court yesterday that he is prepared to match the $77 million that partner-turned-rival George Norcross has offered for Interstate General Media, parent company of the three media organizations. Katz and Norcross, the co-managing partners of IGM who want to force each other out, were back in court yesterday with a small army of lawyers, seeking to convince Judge Donald F. Parsons Jr. that their respective auction plans are in the company's best interests.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
NOW LOOK: We can do this the easy way, or we can do this the hard way. That, in so many words, was the message a Delaware Chancery Court judge heard yesterday during the first of three hearings to determine how the looming sale of the Daily News, Inquirer and Philly.com should unfold. George Norcross III, the co-managing partner of the papers' parent company, Interstate General Media, reiterated his desire for a private auction that would be limited to a small group of players: Norcross, IGM co-managing partner Lewis Katz, chairman H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest and, possibly, financial backers aligned with the Newspaper Guild.
NEWS
April 4, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter W. Dorsa, 71, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., a truck driver for The Inquirer from 1987 until he retired in 2011, died at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J., after a heart attack at his home. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Dorsa graduated from Roman Catholic High School and was a Marine Corps infantryman in Vietnam, a daughter, Joanne, said. He then was a member of the Army Reserve from 1974 to 1991. Mr. Dorsa began his career as a driver at Brink's, the armored car firm, she said.
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