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REAL_ESTATE
July 25, 1999 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Smart growth is a phrase on everyone's lips these days, but as with most politically charged catchphrases, it can have a variety of interpretations. As articulated by Vice President Gore and others, smart growth means matching housing to jobs, easing traffic gridlock, and preserving open space. The meaning for municipal planning and zoning authorities might be no growth at all, because the cost of providing municipal services, including education, to residents usually exceeds the revenue from property taxes, no matter how much homeowners are willing to pay. These municipalities prefer commercial and industrial growth, which provide much and require less.
NEWS
November 6, 1997 | by Myung Oak Kim, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Dave Davies contributed to this report
By declining Monday to hear a challenge to California's ban on race- or sex-based preferences, the U.S. Supreme Court has added ammunition to efforts nationwide to kill affirmative-action programs. Philadelphia has been hit hard. But its attempts to ensure awarding of public contracts to businesses owned by women and minorities are not dead. The city is in an uneasy cease- fire, as the Rendell administration gears up to write a new affirmative-action policy to replace the one that was struck down in 1989.
NEWS
October 30, 2011
John Sullivan is a lawyer with the Project on Civil Rights and Public Contracting Roger Clegg is president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity Supporters of racial and gender preferences in public contracting claim that preferences are needed because, without them, few contracts would go to minority- or women-owned firms. But a study recently done for Charlotte, N.C., reached exactly the opposite conclusion. After race and gender preferences ended, work awarded to minority- and women-owned businesses increased.
NEWS
June 18, 1995 | By Donna St. George, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
To become a county police officer in Louisville, Ky., an applicant must pass all sorts of tests. One of them is a written exam, and to pass the one given in April, whites needed a score of 92. Blacks needed a 73. When word of the disparity got out, the local newspaper wrote about "preferences," white candidates protested, the union threatened to sue and J. Alphonso Brown shook his head in disgust. "I said if that's what affirmative action means to you, you can keep your affirmative action plan," said Brown, a Louisville businessman and black Republican who sits on the federal Glass Ceiling Commission.
REAL_ESTATE
March 3, 1991 | By Michael L. Rozansky, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anton C. Nelessen, urban planner, sat in his darkened office contrasting two slides projected on the wall. On one side was a picturesque one-way street in Boston's Back Bay area lined with three-story houses, brick sidewalks, trees and shrubs. The other side showed a contemporary townhouse development that was in Virginia but could have been anywhere, a cluster of identical units plunked down on a barren street. "It's all asphalt because there are no sidewalks," Nelessen said.
NEWS
June 13, 1995 | By Aaron Epstein, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU Donna St. George of the Inquirer Washington Bureau contributed to this article
A profoundly divided Supreme Court, echoing the widespread discontent with affirmative action programs, made it tougher yesterday to defend many federal programs that give preferences to racial minorities. Splitting 5-4 along ideological lines, the justices said that to pass constitutional muster, any race-based affirmative action program must be "narrowly tailored" to further "compelling governmental interests. " That is a more severe standard than the one applied in 1980 by retired liberal Justice William J. Brennan Jr. He gave Congress leeway to enact affirmative action programs that were "substantially related" to an "important governmental objective," such as enhancing diversity.
NEWS
August 10, 2004
GEORGE W. BUSH didn't idly sit by when the University of Michigan's policy of racial preferences in admissions was being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last year. He sent out the U.S. Justice Department to oppose Michigan's "anti-merit" admissions policy. So imagine our surprise last week after he was cornered by a columnist who got him to say he also opposes "legacy" preferences like the one he got as the son of a Yale alumnus when he was accepted at the Ivy League school.
NEWS
June 7, 1992 | Associated Press
Following is a breakdown, as of Friday, of the presidential preferences of delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions. The preferences are based on actual delegates' public statements or binding state laws or party rules. The Democrats' super delegates - which include governors, and members of Congress and the party's National Committee - are included in the totals. DEMOCRATIC Bill Clinton 2,511.75 Paul Tsongas 551 Jerry Brown 608.25 Uncommitted 498 Other . 29 Total 4,198 Needed to nominate 2,145.
NEWS
September 3, 2009
TATTOOS ARE beautiful and significant artwork adorned on a body. Instead of judging others for their preferences, why doesn't your letter-writer fix the government and worry about himself? I'm sure there are worse things in life than criticizing someone for tattoos. Being in the medical field, I have to cover up just because I need to make sure I respect each patient the same. Blah! Theresa A. Collins Philadelphia
BUSINESS
October 3, 1986 | By Neill Borowski, Inquirer Staff Writer
Members of the Federal Communications Commission came under heavy fire yesterday at a congressional hearing for suggesting that minorities and women should not be given preferences for broadcast licenses. For years, the FCC has encouraged the ownership of radio and television stations by minority and female investors by offering credits that gave them an edge over whites or males in the licensing process. But a federal court has thrown out the FCC's preference policy for women and harshly criticized the minority preference policy.
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SPORTS
February 25, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kevin DeCaesar always wanted to play football for a Division I program. He will get his chance at Temple University. A first-team all-South Jersey linebacker as a senior, DeCaesar has decided to attend Temple and try to make the Owls' roster as a preferred walk-on. "I know it's going to be a challenge," DeCaesar said. "These players are no joke. I know I'm going to have to work hard, a lot harder than I've ever worked. " DeCaesar was a three-year starter at linebacker for West Deptford.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
As they flock to urban areas, members of the so-called millennial generation are discovering that they prefer to get around by public transit, biking, or walking instead of driving, according to a report promoted Wednesday at Rutgers University's Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark campuses. "It's basically just saying that transportation investment should be used to accommodate us millennials much more, because we're going to be the people using them in the future," said Rutgers-Camden freshman Samantha Buchner, 18, a member of New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, which held the campus news events.
NEWS
September 11, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before Gov. Christie visited her first-grade classroom, Mary Stahl told the 6- and 7-year-olds how special the coming moment would be. "Someday, you'll remember this day, the day the governor came to your classroom," she told the eager children, who paused their counting lesson to greet Christie. If recent history is any indication, Christie may return sooner than they think. He visited Octavius V. Catto Family School earlier this year and returned Tuesday to celebrate back-to-school, and, more broadly, to juxtapose Camden's "cooperative spirit" with the situation in Newark, where students boycotted the first day of school in a city far more politically divided over changes to the school system.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Going into the U.S.- Belgium soccer game Tuesday, social-media spies sorting tens of millions of Facebook, Twitter, and other posts for SAP AG found that the American team, led by goaltender Tim Howard , was viewed more positively than negatively. Several of the Belgians attracted more social haters than lovers, especially midfielder Marouane Fellaini , even though he scored a goal for Belgium against Algeria. Are American fans less critical? No. U.S. players got negative ratings last week, when Portugal tied the team in the last minutes, says SAP's Evan Welsh . But the American starters won back fans just by surviving the "Group of Death" to advance and face Belgium, said Welsh.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SIXERS OWNER Josh Harris recently deemed his team's 19-63 season a "huge success. " A lot of fans called it "tanking. " NBA commissioner Adam Silver prefers to call it "rebuilding. " "I don't think rebuilding should be a dirty word," he said yesterday at the Associated Press Sports Editors commissioners meetings in New York. "I think it's necessary in any business. I think bad teams have to make their own strategic decisions. That's not something we're looking to legislate from the league.
NEWS
November 29, 2013 | By Steve and Mia
Q: No matter what I do in bed, my girlfriend's never satisfied. I've tried all kinds of stuff. She just lays there looking bored afterward. Sometimes, she even reaches for a vibrator. I've tried talking with her about it, but nothing works. Before we moved in together, we couldn't keep our hands off one another. We did it a couple times a week. Now when we have sex, it's like she's doing me a favor. Then she reaches for that thing again. It's not like I'm one of those guys who just takes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* THE NEW GIRL. 9 p.m. tomorrow, Fox 29. * POV: 56 UP. 10 tonight, WHYY12.   LAMORNE Morris is tired already of the Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) romance on Fox's "New Girl. " "I think they should break up. My character [Winston] thinks so, too," said Morris, on a recent swing through Philadelphia. Because it's uncomfortable living in an apartment where two of the roommates are sleeping with each other? "It is," Morris said. "I lived in that scenario before.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"DON JON" is a love triangle for the online generation - a three-way involving a girl, a guy and his pornography. Porn we meet first, because it's the guy's first love. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who directs) plays Jon, a North Jersey ladies man who's successful at seducing women but generally finds them inferior to the virtual and infallible women of pornography. The movie's extended prologue shows Jon bedding one lovely lady after another, while his jaded voiceover tells us that these encounters leave something to be desired.
NEWS
September 25, 2013 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger will present the Nutter administration's preferences for a second casino at a special hearing Tuesday before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The session begins at 11 a.m. in Room 108 at the Convention Center. Greenberger will testify before the seven commissioners, along with a consultant from AKRF, a New York economic firm hired by the city to evaluate each of the six proposed casino projects. The consultants have assessed which of the projects have the best odds of delivering on their revenue promises, and which would do the least amount of harm to the city's first casino, SugarHouse Casino.
SPORTS
August 23, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The greatest impediment to Brandon Boykin's winning a starting job at outside cornerback isn't his competition. It is that he plays in the slot significantly better than anyone else on the roster. The Eagles have not yet ruled Boykin out from starting. If defensive coordinator Bill Davis was to select the second-year corner ahead of Bradley Fletcher or Cary Williams, the likely scenario would be for Boykin to start outside and then move into the slot whenever the Eagles switched into their nickel or dime defense.
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