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June 14, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 10 Moira (Tina Holmes, right) removes the device that was embedded in each person's thigh as the group tries to discover why they were kidnapped. McNair and Joe test the limits of the invisible fence.
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October 11, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
LA SALLE University officials announced they will consider laypersons for the president's job for the first time in the school's 150-year history. The board of trustees recently approved changes to the university's bylaws allowing for greater flexibility as it seeks to replace Brother Michael J. McGinniss, who will step down in May after 15 years as president. Board Chairman William Sautter said yesterday the declining number of candidates from the Christian Brothers religious order made the change necessary.
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March 20, 1989 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Rescue workers cart away a victim injured in a SEPTA bus accident yesterday at 22nd Street and Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia. Police said a car (background) collided with the bus around 5 p.m., injuring 14 persons, including the bus driver.
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May 5, 2011 | Associated Press
DOVER, Del. - State lawmakers are considering a bill requiring government officials to avoid using certain language when referring to people with disabilities. The bill would require that new and revised laws, rules, regulations, charters and any government publications avoid terms such "mentally ill," "retarded," and "learning-disabled. " The bill also would prohibit officials from equating disabled people with their conditions by using such terms as "epileptics" and "quadriplegics.
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December 9, 2005 | Rev. J. Brian Bransfield
Rev. J. Brian Bransfield is assistant professor of moral theology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood The recent instruction issued by the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, dealing with the formation of priests, is first and foremost pastoral in nature. The document reflects profound sensitivity to the struggle of persons who are same-sex attracted and likewise provides prudent guidance in the sacred duty of forming men for the priesthood as candidates who can readily present themselves, unhindered by extreme circumstances, for the total gift of self, which the church and the world so desperately need.
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June 5, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
Almost a decade ago, the state Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for Pennsylvania to ban some former convicts from ever working inside a nursing home or similar personal-care facility.   But state officials have ignored the ruling and kept the ban in effect. Bills to strike a balance between protecting patients and giving former prisoners a chance to work have gone nowhere. The last bill, sponsored by Sen. Patricia Vance (R., Cumberland) died three years ago, but it should be revived.
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July 18, 1996
WHY SHOULD RACE MATTER FOR PHILLIES? In his letter (July 10), Jim O'Connor was doing so well with his dissection of the Phillies - concise, insightful and eloquent comments - until he asked: "Why isn't the farm system producing any black stars?" Who cares what color a person is if he can help the team? If we cared less about the emperor's clothes and more about the person before us, we would have not only a better baseball team, but a much better world. MARC KOHLER Philadelphia LUKEWARM SEARCH FOR KILLER On June 14, my son was murdered on the corner of 11th and Venango Streets.
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July 18, 2012 | Letters to the Daily News Editor
WHEN I READ the article in the Daily News regarding pastor Johnson's objections to Meek Mill's lyrics in his song "Amen" (July 10), I agreed for the most part with pastor Johnson. However, after listening to a heated debate between the two on 107.9 radio, my support was not so clear. As a Christian, I was appalled by the lyrics. I believe there needs to be respect for God and the church. And while there are many instances of "Christians' behaving badly," it still doesn't negate the reverence and respect we give God. As Christians we believe that while we are not perfect, we serve a perfect God. However, as Christians, we must also remember to be mindful of our approach in admonishing persons we feel have been offensive to God and the church.
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July 20, 2015 | By Ellie Slott Fisher, For The Inquirer
Standing at an edge of the eastern Pacific Ocean on sand as white as the moon and as soft as cashmere, I spot scores of sea turtles treading water in mid-wave. They are waiting for the sun to set so they can safely come ashore and bury their eggs. But I won't see their amphibious landing, because like all humans, I must leave the island before dark. This is the Galapagos, and I am merely an interloper, a party crasher. Yet, those minutes I spend on the silky beach, my toes submerged in water the color of blue topaz, are some of the most memorable in my life.
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July 20, 2015 | By Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police said Saturday that a man was being questioned by investigators as a person of interest in connection with the death of a recent Drexel University graduate. Jasmine Wright, 27, was strangled inside her West Philadelphia apartment last week, police said. After she was not heard from, Wright's family asked police to check the apartment. Police found no signs of forced entry when they entered the unit Thursday and discovered her body. Evidence has led investigators to believe that Wright may have known her assailant.
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July 13, 2015 | By Janet Skidmore, For The Inquirer
As a little girl growing up in New Jersey, I loved hearing my father tell me stories about his Navy service aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific during World War II. The war was already raging when my then 17-year-old dad persuaded his reluctant father to allow him to enlist in the Navy in 1942. It was an unusual choice for a farm boy from the tiny town of De Kalb, Texas, who had never seen the sea. By the time he turned 18, Dad was serving with 3,000 shipmates on the USS Yorktown, the Navy's newest warship.
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July 12, 2015 | By Sheena Faherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Imagine if you could carry a credit card-size record of all the three billion A's, T's, C's, and G's that make up the alphabet soup of your genome. A simple swipe of the card could inform your physician right away if a drug being considered will help you - or even hurt you. This is the kind of promise behind President Obama's $215 million initiative to develop personalized medicine. "We've arrived at the point where this could happen, and is going to happen," Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said at a recent biotechnology conference in Philadelphia.
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July 6, 2015 | By Jeffrey S. Markovitz, For The Inquirer
The Inca Trail is a rite of passage. It is a religious experience, stretching from Peru's aptly named Sacred Valley, not too far from the city of Cusco, all the way to Machu Picchu. Really, it's only around 30 miles and can be traversed in a couple of days, but what it lacks in distance it makes up for in ecosystems, vistas, and ruins that are in no way ruinous. The trek begins at a small parking lot near a gatehouse that serves as the origin for most hikes to Machu Picchu; travelers must show their entrance tickets and have their passports stamped before beginning the hike.
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June 29, 2015 | By Helen Armstrong, For The Inquirer
I spent my first semester of college in London making friends, traveling, and having all sorts of unexpected adventures, thanks to a program my university calls the First Year Study Abroad Experience. Lots of cool things happened, but my best story is the time my friend Sara and I got lost in Pompeii at night. We were the last ones allowed inside for the day, and we had only an hour to spend there. They had run out of maps by the time we arrived, so we were left to our own devices to explore.
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June 22, 2015 | By Kathleen J. Corbalis, For The Inquirer
During a monthlong European vacation, my husband and I made a detour to the Italian Alps to visit the world-famous "Iceman," Ötzi. There, we found the mummified, centuries-old Copper Age wanderer and much more - a delightfully surprising day among the dead and living. Our destination was Bolzano, a small city tucked into a mountainous corner of Italy near the Austrian border, on the train route from Munich to Verona. Bolzano is home to a museum that showcases the 5,000-year-old Iceman, whose miraculously preserved body was discovered in 1991 by hikers in glacial ice nearby.
NEWS
June 16, 2015
One person was injured Sunday afternoon in a two-alarm fire at a house in Northeast Philadelphia, authorities said.Firefighters responded shortly before 4 p.m. to a two-story home in the 3500 block of Woodhaven Road. The blaze was declared under control about a half hour later. The injured person, whose condition was not released, was being treated at Aria Health, Torresdale campus in Northeast Philadelphia. The cause of the fire has not been determined. - Matt Gelb
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June 15, 2015 | By Keith Costigan, For The Inquirer
The small plane banked steeply to give us a better view of the remains of a circular hilltop city rising from the wide plain barely a mile below. "Megiddo," the pilot said, pointing. "This is the Valley of Armageddon. " Israel lies at the meeting point of three continents, but it is also a temporal nexus of past and present, where the ages of settlement can be seen and even touched in the layers of its ancient towns. As a teacher of history, I came to Israel seeking its past but found the current events taking place amid its archaeological sites competed for my interest, and in a few places like Megiddo, steeped in Biblical portent, it was the future that cast the longest shadow.
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June 8, 2015 | By Shirley Phillips, For The Inquirer
When you travel to a foreign country, you see amazing sights and beautiful scenery. Sometimes, however, the most amazing and beautiful thing you experience is the people. Most of us in our lifetimes have done something incredibly stupid - something you look back on and think, "How could I possibly have done that?" My friend and I are seasoned travelers. On our trip to Spain, the 12th European country we've visited, we had no reason to believe everything would not be as wonderful as before.
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