March 20, 2015 |
IF YOU WANTED to see a face light up with a happy smile, all you had to do was say the words "Lou Voci' to anyone who had known the man even slightly. Lou Voci was a single-copy supervisor for the Daily News and Inquirer for more than 30 years, a man known for his devotion to his job, his meticulous attention to detail and a friendly nature that endeared him to everyone he met. "Everybody loved Lou," said Bob Palmo, retired regional manager in the newspapers' circulation department and Lou's onetime boss.
March 11, 2015 |
ATLANTA - Claude Sitton, 89, a newspaper journalist who set the pace for reporters covering the civil-rights movement in the South in the 1950s and '60s and later won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, died Tuesday in Atlanta. He had been under hospice care with heart failure. Mr. Sitton, a Georgia native, began crisscrossing the South for the New York Times in 1958 and became a leading figure among the reporters covering the civil-rights struggle, said Hank Klibanoff, who cowrote The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation.
January 21, 2015 |
THERE ONCE was a time that publishing lies was a bad thing. Now publishing truth is a bad thing. We're not talking about newspapers' or networks' political biases, or about charged issues for which people can have different opinions. We're referring to the ultra-Orthodox Israeli newspaper HaMevaser ("The Announcer"), which published the photo of world leaders linking arms at the Charlie Hebdo rally in Paris and photoshopped out the women - you know, like Angela Merkel , chancellor of that little European hamlet called Germany.
November 28, 2014
THE FOLLOWING are excerpts from editorials around the country on the grand-jury decision in Ferguson: From the Los Angeles Times : . . . Just because Wilson will not face a trial does not mean that the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department has been vindicated or that no consequences will result from this episode. The department's nearly all-white force and its adoption of military-style equipment and tactics are reminiscent of a long-discredited Los Angeles Police Department, which learned the hard lessons of that combination in the early 1990s, when the city confronted . . . the beating of Rodney King.
November 10, 2014 |
MIKE EROH wasn't about to let being laid up at home stop him from doing his job. Mike was the senior home-delivery manager for the Daily News and Inquirer in South Jersey and he had a phone. While recovering from hernia surgery, Mike would get on that phone and call the warehouse in Turnersville, N.J., every day to find out what was going on, what the problems were and how to fix them. Unfortunately, Mike never made it back to work. He died Thursday of a massive heart attack.
November 4, 2014 |
James J. Marengo Sr., 88, of Lindenwold, an Inquirer pressman from 1956 to 1992, died of complications from liver and kidney diseases Saturday, Nov. 1, at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township. Mr. Marengo grew up near 13th and Mifflin Streets in South Philadelphia, graduated from South Philadelphia High School, and served in the Army of Occupation in Japan in the late 1940s, a daughter, Kathleen Cornwall, said. He had been a shipfitter's apprentice at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard before his Army service and returned to work there.
November 2, 2014 |
Since Newsies , the Walt-Disney-movie-turned-musical based on New York's Newsboy Strike of 1899 closes on Sunday, I will immediately say that if you like uplifting David-and-Goliath stories set to rousing music and filled with aggressive, gymnastics-propelled choreography, get tickets. Since Philadelphia also launches the 2014-15 national tour, I will offer my criticisms of a show that I enjoyed thoroughly, for as long as I could stand it. Alan Menken's music and Jack Feldman's lyrics strike a single note all night: yearning.
October 23, 2014 |
SUSPENDED Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and his wife yesterday withdrew a defamation lawsuit against the Inquirer and Daily News . McCaffery and Lise Rapaport filed their suit in March over a series of Inquirer articles claiming that Rapaport had received substantial referral fees from law firms while working as her husband's aide. Amy Ginensky, a senior partner at Pepper Hamilton who represents the newspapers' owner, Interstate General Media, said the couple withdrew the suit after editors agreed to publish a letter from the U.S. Attorney's Office about its investigation into the incident.
September 18, 2014 |
The faculty adviser for Neshaminy High School's student newspaper was suspended for two days this week in what appeared to be the latest turn in a nearly yearlong battle over the newspaper's attempt to ban the word Redskin . In an e-mail to the Pennsylvania School Press Association that was obtained by The Inquirer, adviser Tara Huber said that she was suspended without pay for "willful neglect of duties and insubordination," and that the...
August 3, 2014 |
A judge on Friday tossed out a libel suit filed by Carl R. Greene, former head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, against The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. In 2010, Greene was fired from his job as executive director after the authority's board of commissioners discovered that he had secretly settled multiple sexual harassment complaints against him. A year later, Greene filed suit in Common Pleas Court against Philadelphia Media Network Inc., then the owner of the newspapers and their website.