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April 18, 2001 | Vera DaVinci
Q. Donna Stout raises concerns about the use of the Internet. With a partner, list the pros and cons of unlimited access for students to the entire contents of the World Wide Web. Based on your list, argue for or against restricted Internet access.
NEWS
March 3, 2005
I AM EMBARRASSED for Jim Kenney. Rather than engage in a debate over the pros and cons of a city Office of Immigrant Affairs, he chose in his Feb. 28 letter to threaten my livelihood. What a despicable, cowardly response to the criticism that he cribbed his immigration "platform" from the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. Kenney should check his facts: I have exactly two city contracts, one with Councilman Rick Mariano and the other with the Department of Human Services, a loyal client since 2000.
NEWS
February 21, 2002
WHY WOULD anybody with half a brain participate in an open-air Mardi Gras celebration in the middle of winter in a northeastern city like Philadelphia? Our fabulous February weather is generally not conducive to public nudity, either, even for brief periods. Girls who flash 'em need more than a flimsy string of beads to warm themselves with. If people really want to experience a memorable Mardi Gras, take a trip to the Big Easy to witness the real thing, rather than a tawdry, tavern-sponsored, self-serving public whiz fest.
NEWS
October 12, 2012 | BY KENNETH TURAN, Los Angeles Times
"SOMEWHERE Between" is an apt description of where the subjects of this moving new documentary find themselves: Chinese girls emotionally divided between the Asian country in which they were born and the America in which they were raised. Since China implemented its one-child policy in 1979, 175,000 children, mostly girls, have been placed in adoptive homes in 26 countries. About 80,000 ended up in the United States, and it was the notion of director Linda Goldstein Knowlton to spend three years following the lives of four of these now-teenage young women.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2011
DEAR ABBY: My fiancée and I are living in a studio apartment owned by her mother. We're looking for another place to live, and can't decide whether to get a two-bedroom and a roommate. We both know the pros and cons of living with other people, and I have a potential roommate I trust completely. But I'm apprehensive because I had a roommate once before and it wasn't a great experience. We're still friends, but I would never live with him again. We're trying to get out soon.
NEWS
March 8, 1990 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
In the way people speak of "pre-Beatles rock," they might also describe the 1959 Venezuelan film Araya as a "pre-PBS documentary. " Before the invention of public television nonfiction in which talking heads argue the pros and cons and the director is telling you what to think, there were documentaries with images that broke your heart. One such film is Luis Bunuel's Land Without Bread (1932), a possible inspiration for Margot Benacerraf's Araya, which could be called Land Without Vegetation.
SPORTS
May 2, 1995 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Kerry Kittles could stay at Villanova and become the school's all-time scorer, maybe even a first-team All-America. Or the 6-6 junior could leave, declaring for early eligibility in the NBA draft, and become a first-round draft choice, very probably a reasonably high one. Kittles has until the NBA's May 14 deadline, a week before the annual lottery, to decide. But as he was introduced last night at Colleen's Restaurant as the Herb Good Club's Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Year, he didn't sound terribly close to a decision.
NEWS
March 16, 2010 | By Leonard Boasberg
Darwin's detractors have devised what they consider an intelligent design joining their doubts about evolution and global warming, according to the New York Times. In Kentucky, for instance, a bill in the state legislature would encourage teachers to discuss "the advantages and disadvantages of scientific theories," including "evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning. " In Louisiana, a 2008 law says the state board of education may help teachers promote "critical thinking" on all those subjects.
NEWS
February 20, 1997 | By Erin Mooney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As a dozen people gathered to hear a luncheon discussion on the pros and cons of fluoride in drinking water, the year could have been 1947, when adding fluoride to water was a new idea and the natural element was first linked to a decrease in cavities. But it was just yesterday, 43 years after Philadelphia's water supply became fluoridated. Fluoridation has become a hot topic for three municipalities in Bucks County that are considering adding fluoride to their drinking water supplies.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | By Herb Drill, Special to The Inquirer
Maj. Jesse Harper, an Army artilleryman in World War II, died two years ago, leaving his wife, Lois, wondering how best to preserve his memory. On Tuesday, she appeared before the Yardley Borough Council to ask permission to go ahead with her plan - to turn her three-story Victorian home at 159 S. Main St. into a museum to preserve Jesse Harper's effects and serve "as an asset to the community. " She learned it is not going to be easy. "There are quite a few impediments you would face just from a zoning standpoint," said Susan Taylor, the council president.
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SPORTS
April 18, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ron Hextall and Craig Berube were Flyers teammates for five seasons. For the most part, they have been organization lifers. Hextall, the club's first-year general manager, says that doesn't make it more difficult to make a decision on retaining or dismissing Berube, who has been the Flyers coach for nearly two seasons. Human nature says otherwise. Hextall said Wednesday he was still mulling whether to bring back Berube for the final year of his contract. The longer he waits, the longer he allows Berube to twist in the wind.
FOOD
September 12, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
To fully comprehend the juggernaut that is Center City District Restaurant Week, on now through Sept. 19, it helps to spend a few minutes plumbing the archive of Philadelphia restaurateurs' stream-of-consciousness - that is, their Twitter accounts. See, for example, @BrauhausSchmitz, the handle of the German beer garden on South Street. In a few years, it went from defiant (Sept. 12, 2011, "Who needs restaurant week? You can always get 3 courses at Brauhaus for $35!") to remorseful (Jan.
NEWS
August 20, 2014
WHEN I THINK of the controversy over telecommuting at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, I'm reminded of a line from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan": "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. " Except in this case, the disclosure that telecommuting employees weren't putting in as many hours as they had represented on their time reports might cause some managers in the public and private sectors to resist work-from-home arrangements....
SPORTS
December 16, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Whenever I get on a treadmill, I feel as if I'm not running quite right - as if I'm running slower, and that my running motion isn't the same as when I'm out on the road. This isn't just a gut feeling brought on by my aversion to running inside without going anywhere. Your stride really does change on a treadmill. In a recent study published in Sports Biomechanics, British researchers had 12 people who ran at least three times a week run on both a treadmill and outside. They used an eight-camera motion-analysis system to record movement of the hips, knees, and ankle joints of those runners.
NEWS
November 13, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
For many who spoke up at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's public meeting here last week on limiting carbon pollution from power plants - no matter which side they took - it all came down to this: their children. "It's time to clean up the air for the health of our children," said Gretchen Dahlkemper-Alfonso, a Philadelphia mother of three and a leader of the environmental group Moms Clean Air Force. Bryan Palko was worried about his offspring, too, but for a different reason.
SPORTS
July 15, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller
For runners across the country, it's half- and full-marathon training season. Here in the Philadelphia area, it's also Jersey Shore season, which means we're tossing running shoes and shorts into our duffle bags along with flip-flops and bathing suits. You have a few different running options when you're on a Jersey Shore vacation. Here are the pros and cons of each. Something to keep in mind for all three: The Shore doesn't offer a lot of shade, so make sure to wear sunblock and/or a hat, or get out before or after the sun brings out the sunbathers.
NEWS
May 2, 2013
DEAR HARRY: I went to a "professional" (a storefront preparer) to prepare my tax return back in 2002. For whatever reason, he did not deduct my real-estate taxes. In subsequent years, I used his work as a guide in preparing the returns myself, so I got no deduction all these years. On April 10, I filed an amended return for 2009, 2010 and 2011, the "open years. " Of course, I did the right thing on my 2012 return. I lost the deduction for the years from 2002 through 2008. Would I gain anything by amending my Pennsylvania returns for these years?
NEWS
April 6, 2013 | By Emily Talamona, LITTLE FLOWER HIGH SCHOOL
Meg Hoechlin is an average teenager. She plays several sports, is involved in her school, and likes to hang out with friends. There's just one thing. Hoechlin is not able to hang out with a lot of her friends in person because she has never met them outside of a computer monitor. Many of her friends live in far-flung places across the country. And she met them through social media. "Some of the people I trust most in the world are Internet friends, simply because they are judgment-free," said Hoechlin, a 17-year-old senior.
NEWS
March 28, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
YOU JUST HAD TO LOOK at Nikeeya Nichole James, bask in her radiant smile, to know that she was somebody you would like to be around and who would always be there for you. That's the way it was for those fortunate enough to have known Nikeeya James. She really cared about people and held all her friends close to her heart, while always being the life of the party. Unfortunately, her friends and family lost her radiance and love too soon. She died March 19 of a pulmonary embolism at age 35. She lived in East Falls.
NEWS
October 12, 2012 | BY KENNETH TURAN, Los Angeles Times
"SOMEWHERE Between" is an apt description of where the subjects of this moving new documentary find themselves: Chinese girls emotionally divided between the Asian country in which they were born and the America in which they were raised. Since China implemented its one-child policy in 1979, 175,000 children, mostly girls, have been placed in adoptive homes in 26 countries. About 80,000 ended up in the United States, and it was the notion of director Linda Goldstein Knowlton to spend three years following the lives of four of these now-teenage young women.
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