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April 20, 2011 | By Kia Gregory, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was 4 a.m. Saturday in Kandahar the last time Pfc. John Kihm talked to his mother on the phone. Deployed to the war in Afghanistan in March, Kihm wanted her to know that he had the date for his forthcoming R&R. He would be home for 15 days, starting July 8. He loved the Phillies, said his mother, Cecelia, on the phone Wednesday from the family's home in the Castor Gardens section of Northeast Philadelphia. So, she told him, she would try to get five tickets so the whole family could catch a ball game.
NEWS
May 22, 2010
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SPORTS
June 15, 2013
Baseball STATE CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP Johnsonburg 5, Canton 0 STATE CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP Loyalsock 5, Beaver 4 STATE CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP West York 2, Upper Moreland 1 STATE CLASS AAAA CHAMPIONSHIP North Penn 6, Lower Dauphin 5 Softball STATE CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP Williams Valley 13, Neshannock 0 STATE CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP Brandywine Heights 1, Riverside 0 STATE CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP Valley View...
NEWS
November 8, 2005
Supreme Court (Vote "yes" to retain for a 10-year term) Sandra Schultz Newman YES Russell M. Nigro YES Philadelphia Ballot Question Ethics in government City Charter change YES District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham (D.) Common Pleas Court For open seats Leon W. Tucker Charles J. Cunningham Susan I. Schulman Glenn B. Bronson Ann M. Butchart Marilyn Heffley Joyce W. Eubanks For retention Willis W. Berry Jr. YES Gwendolyn N. Bright YES Matthew D. Carrafiello YES Amanda Cooperman YES Idee C. Fox YES Renee Cardwell Hughes YES Marlene F. Lachman YES Patricia A. McInerney YES Lillian Harris Ransom YES Esther R. Sylvester YES John Milton Younge YES Municipal Court Bradley K. Moss Nazario Jimenez Jr. Karen Y. Simmons David C. Shuter (Vote "yes" to retain for a 6-year term)
NEWS
May 23, 2010
Today's quiz salutes Arlen Specter, the state's longest-serving U.S. senator. 1. Arlen Specter is the son of immigrants. From what country did his father emigrate? a. Poland.       b. Romania.       c. Russia.       d. Lithuania. 2. In what state did Specter grow up? a. Pennsylvania.       b. New Jersey.       c. Iowa.       d. Kansas. 3. Specter shared a hometown with this onetime Republican senator and presidential candidate.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
(97% of vote) *Bob Casey (D) . . . 2,811,141 Tom Smith (R) . . . 2,323,014 Rayburn Smith (L) . . . 90,045 *Incumbent D-Democratic; L-Libertarian; R-Republican
NEWS
April 27, 2004
(Contested races only.) U.S. Senate Arlen Specter (R.) Congress 13th District Joseph Torsella (D.) Ellen Bard (R.) Eighth District Jim Greenwood (R.) Ginny Schrader (D.) Attorney General David Barasch (D.) Bruce Castor (R.) State Senate First District Vincent J. Fumo (D.) Third District Shirley Kitchen (D.) State House 179th district Rafael P. Collazo (D.) Referendum Authorize borrowing $250 million for water and sewer projects - YES
NEWS
November 7, 2012
Attorney General (97% of vote) Kathleen Kane (D) . . . 2,914,431 David Freed (R) . . . 2,137,603 Marakay Rogers (L) . . . 119,852 Auditor General (97% of vote) Eugene DePasquale (D) . . . 2,544,353 John Maher (R) . . . 2,356,151 Betsy Summers (L) . . . 195,373 Treasurer (97% of vote) *Robert McCord (D) . . . 2,674,609 Diana Vaughan (R) . . . 2,218,910 Patricia Fryman (L) . . . 175,552 *Incumbent D-Democratic; L-Libertarian; R-Republican
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NEWS
May 24, 2016
Think Pennsylvania taxes should be fairer, more sensible? Think every sector of the economy should be taxed equally? Think our CNI (corporate net income) tax rate, the nation's second highest, has anything to do with a job-growth ranking of 41st among the states? Well, a new book, Pennsylvania Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & the Economy , dips into the complex stew of state tax structure and suggests ours could use some stirring. The gist? Our evolution over 50 years from a goods-based economy to a service economy hasn't been matched by our tax system, which pretty much stayed the same.
NEWS
May 17, 2016 | By John Baer
BECAUSE IT never ends and no longer surprises, another round of charges and a criminal plea involving Pennsylvania public figures pretty much gets a shrug. It shouldn't, but for citizens outside the circles of politics it does. For them, two more names - Larry Farnese, John Estey - are but interchangeable stickmen in games long seen as shady. Last week, connected Philly lawyer Estey, former top aide to Gov. Rendell, pleaded guilty after pocketing $13,000 during an elaborate sting designed to catch others.
NEWS
April 28, 2016
Donald Trump has won the Pennsylvania Republican presidential primary. Trump easily outdistanced Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the Associated Press projected moments after polls closed. The AP had not yet declared a winner in the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders - though CNN projected the state for Clinton at about 8:50 p.m. Now the real work begins on the Republican side. For despite his overwhelming win at the polls, Trump is guaranteed only 17 of the state's 71 GOP delegates.
NEWS
April 28, 2016
Pennsylvania is now the state where one American Revolution sprang to life - and where a modern revolt completely stalled out. For thousands of Democrats who lined up outside YMCAs or firehouses to vote in places like West Philly under an unseasonably sweaty April haze yesterday, the so-called "year of the outsider" in American politics was as foreign as the Chinese new year. And so it was that the "political revolution" promised by a democratic socialist - and virtual stranger - from chilly Vermont was ground up in Philadelphia's Democratic machine like a dumpster full of rusty spare parts.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Julia Terruso and Tricia L. Nadolny, STAFF WRITERS
They were with her - the fervent crowd of familiar Philadelphians and unknown fans standing in the Convention Center on Tuesday night as presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declared victory in the Keystone State. "Thank you, Pennsylvania! I want to thank everyone," Clinton told the crowd just after 9:10 p.m. - only to be drowned out again and again by chants of "Hillary! Hillary!" from hundreds of supporters waving blue "I'm With Her" signs. Clinton recounted stories of people she had met in the so-called Acela states over the last month, including the mothers of victims of gun violence she sat with last week.
NEWS
April 28, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has noted correctly that "the voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. " In Pennsylvania, which nominated candidates for Congress and state legislature in Tuesday's primaries, that is not how representative government has worked for many years. At the beginning of this decade, Republicans drew legislative and congressional district lines so masterfully - and questionably - that the state's delegations don't come close to reflecting the population they're supposed to represent.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Chris Hepp and Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITERS
Pennsylvania went with the front-runners. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton overwhelmed the competition Tuesday, handily winning their parties' presidential primaries here as they rolled up win after win in other so-called Acela states. Trump, the outspoken New York developer, far outdistanced his two remaining Republican rivals, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Trump - flanked by Gov. Christie in New York City as he delivered his latest victory speech - declared it "our biggest night.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky
YOU KNOW what today is, right? ASPCA Help a Horse Day. And Pennsylvania Primary Day. (Also Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island, but we are the Big Enchilada.) This year, for a change, despite our late-to-the-party primary, Pennsylvania can be the La Brea tar pit for Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich. The dance can end here. After the drubbing Sanders and Cruz took in the Vampire State - oops, Empire State - a Keystone State loss will be an insurmountable roadblock for the senators, who are playing hardball, and for the governor, who is playing Yahtzee.
NEWS
April 27, 2016
Nathan Benefield is vice president of policy for the Commonwealth Foundation Conservatives loathe government handouts. Liberals denounce special favors to corporations. One thing can unify these two sides: ending Pennsylvania's budget-busting corporate-welfare handouts. Every year, state government gives millions in taxpayer dollars to favored businesses under the guise of "economic development. " In reality, these giveaways represent political development, enriching special interests and their well-connected lobbyists.
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