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...
July 14, 2011 |
The stone house used in the film Marley & Me, with a rolling, near 16-acre spread, is up for sale in the Chadds Ford area, asking price $1.2 million. The Holly Gross Group says the producers of the movie picked it because they were looking for a "greeting-card perfect stone house. " Built in the 1830s, it features five bedrooms, three baths and a new kitchen. The property, on the 1000 block of Meetinghouse Road, actually in Birmingham Township, Chester County, also has a six-stall barn and "ample fenced pastures.
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)
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.
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters must include a home address, day and evening phone numbers for verification.
March 16, 2005
The war in Vietnam officially ended on April 30, 1975. The Commentary Page would like to publish accounts and images of men and women who experienced the war at home and abroad. We invite readers to send letters, short essays (200-300 words), and photos (please no originals!) to Vietnam Commentary Page, Philadelphia Inquirer, Box 41705, Philadelphia, PA 19101 or by e-mail email@example.com (write VIETNAM in subject field).