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March 26, 2013 | By Corey Williams, Associated Press
DETROIT - Detroit's new emergency manager offered a "sincere olive branch" Monday to local leaders who fought against creating his job, even as a crowd of protesters rallied outside City Hall during his first day of trying to revive the city's beleaguered finances. Kevyn Orr, a bankruptcy lawyer and turnaround specialist who represented automaker Chrysler LLC during its successful restructuring, met with Mayor Dave Bing and at least two City Council members Monday as he began an 18-month term as emergency manager.
NEWS
January 10, 1990 | By Cynthia Burton, Daily News Staff Writer
Superintendent Constance Clayton has made peace with child care advocates and agreed to help them fight for more day care programs throughout the city. Clayton met Monday night with some of the same advocates who used to storm school board meetings to criticize her, according to School District spokesman William Thompson and the advocates' leader, Alan McHale. Both sides described the meeting as productive and cordial. For more than a year, child care advocates and the Parents Union for Public Schools have been lobbying the School District to establish an after-school day care program for the city's estimated 50,000 latchkey children.
NEWS
June 18, 2015
TODAY'S TOPIC is opportunity. As in opportunity in Harrisburg following developments this week that ended two fights - for now - between Gov. Wolf and the Republicans running the Legislature. Wolf reinstated longtime GOP Senate aide Erik Arneson as head of the Office of Open Records, even though Wolf's appealing a court ruling that he was wrong to fire Arneson. And Wolf's pick for State Police commissioner, Marcus Brown, is no longer Wolf's pick even though Brown remains acting commissioner until Wolf picks somebody else.
LIVING
March 11, 1993 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story includes information from the Associated Press, the Washington Post, Variety and USA Today
Roseanne Arnold went on live L.A. TV yesterday in an effort to defuse the open warfare between the forces of The Jackie Thomas Show and Seinfeld. The main combatants are her husband Tom Arnold and Seinfeld female lead, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. At issue: Louis-Dreyfus' taking of Arnold's assigned parking space - at least twice - at a studio lot. This, followed by rude and crude messages - including a photo of a mooning, hairy rump - subsequently left on the actress' car. Louis-Dreyfus, accompanied by co-star Jason Alexander and four members of the Seinfeld crew, had it out verbally last week with Tom Arnold.
NEWS
February 5, 1993 | By Bill Ordine, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Radnor millionaire E. Newbold Smith, who was acquitted Dec. 31 in federal court of conspiring to kidnap his adult son, yesterday filed a local court petition that could clear the way to lift an eight-year-old incompetency judgment against his son. Smith, 66, and his wife, Peggy, entered the petition in Chester County Court as an attempt "to bridge the gap" between themselves and son Lewis du Pont Smith, an heir to the du Pont fortune, said their...
NEWS
January 7, 1999 | By David Hess, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Calling himself a workhorse who measures accomplishment by deeds, not words, Illinois Republican Dennis Hastert yesterday became the 51st speaker of the House on the promise of restoring comity and mutual respect in the storm-tossed Congress. A genial man whose forte is smoothing the bumps and soothing the bruises in the tumultuous legislative process, Hastert could bring a calm and even hand to the fiercely partisan House. In most ways, he is the opposite of his fiery and intellectually restive predecessor, Newt Gingrich of Georgia, whose combative style and controversial initiatives kept the House in an uproar for years.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1993 | By Henry J. Holcomb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Unprecedented things are happening on the Philadelphia waterfront. An old labor antagonist is offering jobs to a union he's been accused of trying to bust. And a young leader, considered an upstart by the union's old guard, is risking his rising political fortunes by listening to the deal. In his own angry, indignant, take-it-or-stick-it way, businessman Thomas J. Holt is, indeed, extending an olive branch to the International Longshoremen's Association leaders he has fought for years.
NEWS
June 2, 2003 | By WILLIAM C. KASHATUS
A CLOSE examination of the eagle on the presidential seal reveals the paradoxical legacy handed down from the founding fathers. In its right talon, the eagle holds an olive branch, the symbol of peace. In the left, he clutches a bundle of arrows, a symbol of war. My study of American history leads me to believe that the founders placed the olive branch on the right because they felt that peace is always preferable. But I know too well that there have been chief executives in our past who preferred war. President Bush is among those who would have us transform the national symbol into a hawk that refuses to loosen its grip on the arrows.
NEWS
June 17, 1996 | By Angie Cannon, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The head of the conservative Christian Coalition said yesterday that white evangelicals are seeking "repentance and reconciliation" because they have failed to embrace civil rights in the past. "There was a time in our nation's history when the white evangelical church was not only on the sidelines, but on the wrong side of the most central struggle for social justice in this century," Ralph Reed, the coalition's executive director, said on NBC's Meet the Press. "I think that was wrong.
NEWS
July 4, 2003 | By Henri Sault FOR THE INQUIRER
Darwinians and collectors can relish the evolution of the eagle on U.S. coinage. Chosen as the national emblem, the eagle appeared on the first coins minted in 1794, but what an eagle! The first bird had a swanlike quality, with long neck and unprepossessing head. That image quickly gave way to a more heroic image as the young nation itself grew more confident. By 1798, the eagle wings were widespread, and the bird's breast was covered by a shield with stars and stripes. It held arrows in its right claw and an olive branch in its left.
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March 5, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Claudia Vargas, STAFF WRITERS
With his first budget address Thursday, Mayor Kenney extended an olive branch to a City Council he hopes will back him in the first big fight of his term. One by one, he acknowledged all 17 members by name. And for each, he listed an initiative in his budget that the member has championed. Then, he asked those members to support the linchpin for his own bold initiatives - a tax on sugary drinks, which the chamber has twice rejected in the past. "I know that one tax can make some very wealthy and very powerful people very, very upset," Kenney said.
NEWS
June 18, 2015
TODAY'S TOPIC is opportunity. As in opportunity in Harrisburg following developments this week that ended two fights - for now - between Gov. Wolf and the Republicans running the Legislature. Wolf reinstated longtime GOP Senate aide Erik Arneson as head of the Office of Open Records, even though Wolf's appealing a court ruling that he was wrong to fire Arneson. And Wolf's pick for State Police commissioner, Marcus Brown, is no longer Wolf's pick even though Brown remains acting commissioner until Wolf picks somebody else.
NEWS
November 22, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - There are no doubt partisan battles ahead, but for now, Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is trying to set a positive tone with Republicans who control the state legislature. Wolf, a Democrat, surprised some legislative leaders on the other side of the aisle with a phone call shortly after his election. Then he sent a handwritten introductory note that was read aloud to Republican and Democrats in both chambers during caucus meetings. Then he called some top lawmakers a second time.
NEWS
March 31, 2013 | Associated Press
ROME - Pope Francis reached out in friendship to "so many Muslim brothers and sisters" during a Good Friday procession dedicated to the suffering of Christians from terrorism, war and religious fanaticism in the Middle East. The new pontiff, who has rankled traditionalists by rejecting many trappings of his office, mostly stuck to the traditional script during the nighttime Way of the Cross procession at Rome's Colosseum, one of the most dramatic rituals of Holy Week With torches lighting the way, the faithful carried a cross to different stations, where meditations and prayers were read out recalling the final hours of Jesus' life and his crucifixion.
NEWS
March 26, 2013 | By Corey Williams, Associated Press
DETROIT - Detroit's new emergency manager offered a "sincere olive branch" Monday to local leaders who fought against creating his job, even as a crowd of protesters rallied outside City Hall during his first day of trying to revive the city's beleaguered finances. Kevyn Orr, a bankruptcy lawyer and turnaround specialist who represented automaker Chrysler LLC during its successful restructuring, met with Mayor Dave Bing and at least two City Council members Monday as he began an 18-month term as emergency manager.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matthew McConaughey tells MensHealth.com his Magic Mike character is a twisted sociopath who has a few strange pastimes. Joe sports a thong at one point. "The weird thing about a thong is, you forget it's there," says MM. Call him daring, never careless. "Before I went on the set, I tried to check out all the angles, just to make sure I was covered. " Joe also engages in sexual acts with a chicken. "I thought about and worried about that scene for a long time," says MM. "It's a tricky scene.
NEWS
October 27, 2009 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was Jon and Kate plus a court date yesterday in Norristown. Although Kate Gosselin wasn't there, Family Court Judge Arthur R. Tilson ordered the stars of TLC reality show Jon and Kate Plus Eight to continue arbitration on matters related to their bitter divorce. The judge scheduled their next court session for late November. The pair, who have eight children, split in June amid rumors of marital infidelities denied by both sides. Following the brief hearing, Jon Gosselin said he had returned $230,000 he took this summer from the couple's joint marital account.
NEWS
August 12, 2004 | By Angela Couloumbis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This is a tragedy, laments Greek fashion designer Filimon. A total catastrophe. Picture this, he commands. It's opening night for the 2004 Olympic Games. Dusk is falling over Athens. Greece's young athletes enter the packed stadium carrying the Greek flag, with its neat blue and white stripes, the colors of Greek patriotism. But what are they wearing? Shades of drab olive green. The darker colors are meant to represent the Greek olive branch - a symbol of peace and harmony in the world.
NEWS
May 20, 2004 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The expected developer of a billion-dollar neighborhood revitalization project in Cramer Hill said yesterday that opposition to his company's massive proposal was to be expected, but that his firm would do all it could to meet the community's concerns. "Anytime you go to somebody else's place and say you have these brilliant ideas . . . it is very logical that people would be asking, 'Why would I trust you?' " Thomas Darden, chief executive of Cherokee Investment Partners in Raleigh, N.C., said in a brief phone interview.
NEWS
April 26, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Afghan President Hamid Karzai returned yesterday to a Taliban stronghold where he was nearly assassinated 19 months ago, and said he would welcome rank-and-file members of the militia back into society. Karzai said about 150 leaders of the ultra-religious Islamic movement supplanted by his government after a U.S.-led war are unworthy of rehabilitation and could be prosecuted. "But those Taliban who are doing jobs and tilling the fields and working as shopkeepers, we want to welcome those Taliban," he said.
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