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May 22, 2010
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters submitted for publication on the Editorial Page and at www.philly.com may be e-mailed to inquirer.letters@phillynews.com ; faxed to 215-854-4483; or mailed to The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia, PA 19101. Limit letters to 200 words. Letters may be edited. Writers must include a home address and daytime and evening telephone numbers. For more information, call 215-854-2209.  
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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ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2016 | By Ellen Dunkel, Staff Writer
Arantxa Ochoa, the director of the School of Pennsylvania Ballet, is the latest to announce that she is leaving the ballet. Hers has been one of the most-recognizable faces of the company for the last 20 years, and her departure, announced Tuesday in a letter from executive director David Gray, is an exclamation point on a tumultuous year. Ochoa will be moving to Florida in August to work at the Miami City Ballet School. Two others from Pennsylvania Ballet recently joined Miami City Ballet as dancers: former principal dancer Lauren Fadeley and corps de ballet dancer Amir Yogev.
NEWS
June 15, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
Parents hoping to treat seriously ill children with medical marijuana cheered when Pennsylvania's new law included a "safe harbor" provision allowing them to import the medicines right away, rather than waiting for the law to take full effect in two years. Legal experts are now saying there may not be much to celebrate. The fact is, the state can't protect residents from federal laws against moving pot across state borders. And in Pennsylvania, where it's not yet legal to sell marijuana products, the only way parents can get such drugs is to bring them in. Still, parents are risking criminal charges and prison sentences if they assume the safe harbor provision shields them, according to marijuana policy experts.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
SANDRA HOLMAN BACOTE worked for 29 years fighting discrimination in Pennsylvania. And she also danced with South African Nobel Peace Prize-winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a family member said. "She was at some event where she danced with Desmond Tutu," recalled niece Diane Davis, who described a photo of the two. "This was the aunt everybody wanted," Davis said. Mrs. Bacote, 75, who grew up in North Philadelphia and became regional director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, died Saturday, June 4, after an illness.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By William Bender, Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission officials and civil rights advocates called Tuesday for increased state funding at a hearing convened after reports in the Inquirer and the Daily News about major problems at the agency. "Where we are now is kind of sad," said interim Commission Chairman Joel Bolstein, who described the antidiscrimination agency as a "vibrant place" when Gov. Tom Ridge appointed him to the board in 1999. As a result of funding cuts in recent years, Bolstein said, the commission is now run by a skeleton crew of dedicated but overloaded workers.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
Shell Chemical Appalachia announced Tuesday that it will move forward with construction of a long-awaited multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in Western Pennsylvania that business and political leaders say will transform the state's shale-gas industry. Construction of the giant polyethylene complex on the site of a former zinc smelter in Beaver County will create up to 6,000 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs when it is completed in the next decade, the company said. The plant represents the kind of major downstream economic development envisioned when the state welcomed shale gas development.
NEWS
June 9, 2016
By Stacey Kallem, Barbara H. Chaiyachati, and Irène P. Mathieu One of the most rewarding parts of training to be a pediatrician is caring for a newborn patient and then watching that child grow up into a bright, curious, and engaging toddler. However, all too often, we see those perfect newborns we care for face obstacles beyond their control that hinder healthy development. Adversity in the first few years of life, such as poverty, parental substance abuse, and neighborhood violence, can result in toxic stress, or dangerously high stress over long periods of time.
NEWS
June 8, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Having gone nearly a year without a new contract, union faculty members at Pennsylvania's state universities are considering a possible strike this fall, a move that would be a first in the 107,000-student system's history. Ken Mash, president of the 14-university faculty union, said that if no progress was made over the summer, the union would seek a strike authorization vote in August or September. Such votes are typical during negotiations, and give union leadership authority to call a strike if necessary.
SPORTS
June 6, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
The state baseball playoffs begin Monday, with 15 area teams seeking to claim gold on June 17 at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. But before the players on the diamond take center stage, let's talk some football. Specifically, the top uncommitted recruits in the Class of 2017 from Southeastern Pennsylvania - and their college possibilities. Here's our top-10 list, which is based on current abilities and potential to exceed at the next level. 1. D'Andre Swift, St. Joseph's Prep, RB. A dynamic and versatile playmaker, the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder is seriously considering scholarship offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Penn State.
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