March 2, 2013
The Feb. 27 Powerball number was given incorrectly in Thursday's and Friday's issues. The number was 03 14 20 34 48 , with a Powerball of 21 . A story Friday about the case against Kermit Gosnell mistakenly identified a man accompanying Gosnell's wife and daughter to court. The man is not a relative. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
February 21, 2013 |
Yannick Nézet-Séguin announced his second Philadelphia Orchestra season Wednesday in a climate of acclaim so intense that a less sturdy musician might be braced for the cyclical backlash that the likes of Lang Lang and Gustavo Dudamel have experienced before him. But he says he's just happy word is circulating that the Philadelphia Orchestra is back. "It's so important that what's happening in our city gets quickly spread around," the new music director said. As for backlash?
February 14, 2013
New name: American Value of combined company: $11 billion Headquarters: Fort Worth Employees: 98,000 Fleet: 1,500 planes Annual revenue: $38.6 billion Hubs: Philadelphia, Charlotte, Phoenix, Washington, New York City, Miami, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles. Global partners: Oneworld alliance with British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Qantas, Japan Airlines and others.
February 11, 2013
Residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania can now dial a special phone number, 211, for help navigating social services. Kudos are due to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the city of Philadelphia, which made the nearly $1 million investment needed to launch and operate the system. Too many people seeking government or charity help, especially for the first time, aren't sure where to turn, and many go without the help they need as a result. With its formal launch set for today - this being 2/11 - the new number is designed to serve as a clearinghouse for assistance, helping those in need make their way through the maze of health and human-services agencies.
February 10, 2013
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. - The National Park Service says a record number of people visited the Flight 93 Memorial in southwestern Pennsylvania last year. Park Superintendent Jeff Reinbold said nearly 350,000 visitors came to the permanent memorial in 2012, the first full calendar year since it was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Members of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission were to be briefed on the numbers at their quarterly meeting Saturday and given an update on visitor center construction, due to start in spring or early summer.
February 8, 2013 |
ANOTHER DAY, another poll bearing bad news for Gov. Corbett. A Daily News /Franklin & Marshall College Poll released Thursday shows that registered voters strongly oppose Corbett's plan to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery and don't like the way he's pursuing that goal. And, as with a long-running series of polls, Corbett's job approval numbers are anemic as he turns toward a campaign for a second term in 2014. Sixty-four percent of the voters polled said they oppose his plan to turn over control of the lottery to a British company, Camelot Global Services.
February 6, 2013
US Airways Group Inc. said nearly 5 million passengers boarded its planes in January, a 2.4 percent increase from a year earlier. The Tempe, Ariz.-based carrier, the dominant airline in Philadelphia, flew 4.9 billion mainline revenue-passenger miles, which are the miles a plane flies multiplied by the number of paying passengers, last month, up 4.8 percent from January 2012. US Airways' passenger-load factor, or the percentage of filled seats, was 80.7 percent, up from 78.2 percent a year earlier.
January 31, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Labor Department says unemployment rates fell in 290 of the nation's 372 largest metro areas in November compared with the same month a year ago. Rates rose in 68 cities and were unchanged in 14. The number of metro areas with unemployment rates above 10 percent fell to 47 from 70. The biggest annual decline was in Las Vegas, where the rate fell to 10 percent from 13.3 percent. Midland, Texas, reported the lowest rate, at 3.1 percent. Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest rates, at 27.3 percent and 25.5 percent, respectively.
January 31, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Tuesday started out rough for Gov. Corbett, and never got any better. The morning brought news of sinking poll numbers. Voters, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, are largely unhappy with the job he has done as the state's chief executive. By a wide margin, they said he does not deserve reelection. Then, the top Republican in the state Senate - who could be a natural ally to the Republican governor - voiced dissatisfaction with the administration's handling of the run-up to the next state budget.