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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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July 20, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Food Critic
How "local" is your beer? It used to be that proximity of the brewery and clever references on the label would suffice. But the local quotient has ratcheted higher, lately, as prime ingredients themselves have become sourced regionally, too, in particular grains grown and malted locally by a pair of relatively new malthouses, Deer Creek in Glen Mills and Double Eagle in Huntingdon Valley. The cost is higher than malts imported, say, from Germany. But brewmaster John Wible at 2nd Story Brewing in Old City shows just how rewardingly vivid those fresh local grains can be in his toasty new Pennsylvania Lager, a deep-amber Vienna-style brew made with 95 percent barley and 5 percent rye from Deer Creek.
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July 17, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Jordan Spieth wasn't wearing the University of Texas' burnt orange when he met the British Open media Wednesday, but his home-state connections were obvious anyway. The thoughtful answers of the golfing phenom, who beginning Thursday is aiming for a third consecutive major championship after winning the Masters and U.S. Open earlier this year, had a slight Southwest twang, and when the subject of Fort Worth legend Ben Hogan was raised, his tone turned reverent. Yet for all his Lone Star loyalty, it may be the 21-year-old's Pennsylvania roots - less-known but as deep as a St. Andrews pot bunker - that on the eve of his history-making Old Course quest better explain Spieth's rapid rise to golf's summit.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Harrisburg's budget impasse isn't just a partisan staring contest threatening to hobble the commonwealth and those who count on it. There are principles at stake. Unfortunately, they include the principles that fossil fuels should be tax-free and the government should own all the liquor stores. Such were two of the special-interest-drawn red lines that the Pennsylvania legislature and Gov. Wolf hewed to as they blew last week's deadline to agree on a spending plan. With the state required to continue paying for services that implicate health, welfare, and safety, the stalemate isn't doing much damage for the time being.
NEWS
July 8, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Investigators have finished a probe expected to identify the employees responsible for pervasive problems at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs benefits office, but say they aren't releasing the findings while the agency is considering disciplinary action. VA officials on Monday said the report, completed last Tuesday, is being withheld to protect the due process rights of the employees involved. "Decisions on each issue, including any appropriate disciplinary actions, will be made in accordance with applicable due process procedures," VA spokesman James Hutton said in a statement.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | BY KATE SHAW & JOHN SLUDDEN
EDUCATION is front and center as Pennsylvania's budget heads into overtime. A key element in this debate is whether additional school funding should be tied to new accountability measures in the form of House Bill 1225 and Senate Bill 6, both of which would allow a more forceful state hand in governing the state's lowest performing schools. (S.B. 6 passed the Senate on a party-line, 27-22 vote on Sunday evening.) In the abstract, linking increased funding with oversight makes sense; however, this particular proposal deserves careful scrutiny.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Butler takes home $250 a week for driving a school bus with blind children to a Catholic day school part time. Her health insurance premiums are $517 a month. She pays 76 cents, and Washington picks up the rest. The Supreme Court is expected to rule within a week on whether that subsidy, a key part of President Obama's health-care law, is legal in 34 states. If it decides not, then the West Philadelphia resident's premiums would swell to half her income. "Fortunately for me, I'm pretty healthy," Butler said.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Before lightning and heavy rain ended the contest at halftime, Imhotep Charter's D.J. Moore hauled in an 86-yard touchdown catch and Great Valley's Ryan Buchholz applied consistent pressure at defensive end. Their efforts helped Pennsylvania best Maryland, 20-3, Saturday night in the shortened Big 33 Football Classic at HersheyPark Stadium. Weather stopped the 58th annual contest prior to the start of the second half. On a flea-flicker play late in the second quarter, Moore, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound wideout bound for the University of Maryland, caught Brett Brumbaugh's heave at the 50 and easily raced to the end zone.
NEWS
June 14, 2015 | By Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer
From the opening curtain to the final darkening of the lights, exuberant reactions - both subjectively visceral and objectively profound - rippled through the Merriam Theater at the Pennsylvania Ballet's season closer Thursday night. Choreographer William Forsythe has returned to the States after decades helming Ballet Frankfurt and then his own company in Dresden. The Philadelphia premiere of his 1991 The Second Detail is his third work from the Pennsylvania Ballet. These decades-old, neoclassical ballets will appeal to lovers of Balanchine, whom Forsythe most admired, and, to my eye, advanced the Balanchine aesthetic.
NEWS
June 8, 2015 | By Ellen Dunkel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angel Corella's first year as artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet has been one of many changes. The entire artistic staff was replaced, new dancers and guest artists were hired, and, just Monday, Alexander Peters was promoted to principal dancer. But what hardly changed was the lineup of ballets audiences saw all season. "I was actually very pleased with the whole season," Corella said. "I know I could have changed a lot of the ballets that Roy [Kaiser, his predecessor] picked, but I thought it was actually quite interesting.
NEWS
June 2, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer spineld@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
BEFORE HIS ASCENT to attorney general of Delaware and the status of a front-runner for the state's governorship in 2016, Beau Biden was the "moral compass" of his University of Pennsylvania fraternity, a frat brother said yesterday. Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, the vice president's son and a rising political star who died Saturday from brain cancer, was beloved among his fellow members of Psi Upsilon, a fraternity that was embroiled in controversy while he was there. In interviews yesterday, his friends in the fraternity - known on campus as "Castle"- recalled a humble, compassionate man who used his sense of humor and sharp intellect to build friendships.
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