June 3, 2015 |
NEVER underestimate the power of a journalist's instinct. In 2001, Philadelphia Inquirer business reporter Bob Fernandez was sent out to Hershey to get the "local angle" on a big, global story - the use of slave labor in the cocoa fields of West Africa that benefitted big chocolate makers, like the Pennsylvania-based Hershey Co. On that assignment, he recalled, he was surprised to learn that a controlling interest in the chocolate business...
August 24, 1997 |
LaToya Rogers, 15, prepares to make her move during a game of checkers at William Penn High School. It was part of National Empowerment Zone Youth Week activities. From left are Tamika Green, 14; Horace Rooney Jr., Dawn Newcomb, 16; David Medina, 15, and Rossana Lau, 16. (The Philadelphia Inquirer / GERALD S. WILLIAMS)
May 19, 2012 |
A railroad worker was killed today when he was crushed by an 1,800-pound roll of newsprint at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Schuylkill Printing Plant in Upper Merion. Mark Block, a spokesman for Philadelphia Media Network, the newspapers' parent company, said the roll apparently had shifted in its boxcar during shipment and fell out about 9:30 a.m. when the train's engineer opened the door. Jefferson L. Troester, 43, of Claymont, Del., was employed by the Brandywine Valley Railroad Co. Block said PMN officials were saddened to learn of Troester's death at the plant on River Road.
April 11, 2004
On Saturday, May 29, the National World War II Memorial will be dedicated in Washington to honor the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces, the more than 400,000 who died, and the millions who supported the war effort from home. Did you or a close relative serve overseas during World War II? What is your most vivid memory of that experience, or of what it was like during the war here at home? Send your responses to World War II Voices, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Box 41705, Philadelphia 19101.
June 27, 2010
Did a travel experience move you, change you, give you a new take on life or just great memories? Tell us how, in 500 words or fewer. And send us a photo with caption information. Include a daytime phone number. If we publish your piece, we'll pay you $25. ( Response volume prohibits our returning or acknowledging your manuscripts or photos. ) By e-mail, to: inquirer. email@example.com . By mail, to: Travel Section - Personal Journey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130.
March 25, 1996 |
William F. Collins, a prize-winning newspaperman and former food editor and critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, died of respiratory failure yesterday. He was 62 and lived in Center City. Collins worked for the Inquirer from about 1970 to the mid-1980s. In 1979, he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Three Mile Island nuclear emergency. He had a career that spanned more than three decades on three continents, and throughout he was regarded as a superb writer.
December 20, 1987 |
Early last week, President Reagan's request for new contra aid had been buoyed by reports of a planned massive military buildup by Nicaragua. But yesterday, Congress still had questions on aid to the contras, delaying a huge spending bill. Above, U.S.-supplied helicopters ferry in and out of San Andres De Bocay, a series of contra camps along the muddy banks of the Coco River in Honduras. (The Philadelphia Inquirer / ED HILLE) At left, Augusto Vega Gonzales, mayor of San Pedro de Lovago in Nicaragua, leans on his desk, the only article surviving after his municipal building was burned by contras in October.
February 22, 2012
The Philadelphia Inquirer has been honored for having one of the nation's top daily sports sections among newspapers in the largest circulation category. The judging was done by a national group of sports editors known as Associated Press Sports Editors. The top 10, in alphabetical order: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, Newark Star-Ledger, New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today.
June 4, 2007
What qualities are important for a new Philadelphia schools chief? We'd like to hear from Philadelphia residents in 150 words or less. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at Regional Commentary Page, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 800 River Rd., Conshohocken, Pa., 19428. All letters must include a full name, home address, and day and evening phone numbers.
December 25, 2003
What does the closing of the Medical College of Pennsylvania mean to you? What memories does the hospital evoke for you and your family? Please send letters of no more than 200 words to: MCP, c/o Metro Commentary Page, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101. Fax: 215-854-5884. E-mail: email@example.com. Letters must include a home address, day and evening phone numbers for verification.