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September 17, 1992 | For The Inquirer / BOB WILLIAMS
Delaware County Community College held a flea market Sunday to raise money for the Hero Scholarship Fund of Marple Township. About 5,000 shoppers showed up for the event, searching for bargains offered by about 200 sellers.
NEWS
January 29, 1987
Your Jan. 23 front page photo of R. Budd Dwyer pointing a gun in his mouth was in extremely poor taste. My young school-age children who were playing in the snow brought the paper into the house. They had numerous questions about why a man would put a gun in his mouth and what happened to him. I was forced to try to explain suicide to children who are just barely coming to terms with natural death. Will my children or some other children remember this solution to a problem in later years when they are coping with problems of their own?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Along with the beats, "Dancin' in the Streets 2" brings a meaningful message, and a service. With a party as a backdrop, Bebashi and Squarebiz will commemorate National HIV Testing Day by offering free confidential testing tonight on the steps of the Art Museum. From 7 to midnight, Illvibe Collective DJs Statik and Lil' Dave will shuffle wax under the needle as vendors offer T-shirts, libations and wares. Last year more than 350 people attended; 70 were tested. Tonight's "party with a purpose" is nonalcoholic and open to all ages.
NEWS
July 25, 2008 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
When it comes to handsaws, one usually isn't enough; there are saws for virtually every purpose. So, with help from Irwin, Shark and Woodcraft, among other makers and sellers, here are some things to think about before buying. Say you were building a cabin, and you wanted to produce rough boards for a door. You would use a crosscut saw to cut down a tree, and a rip saw to cut the tree lengthwise for the boards. With a bow saw, you would cut the larger leftover pieces of the tree into short ones that could be split quickly with an ax for fuel for a stove or fireplace.
NEWS
July 4, 1996 | By David Walsh
The Fourth of July seems like the simplest holiday of all. It celebrates American independence. It is the day when America became a nation by throwing off the constraints of British rule. What could be more self-evident than the Declaration of Independence? Nothing, except that the purpose of independence was nowhere clearly defined. It is merely assumed as an unlimited good without further explanation as to why it is so. Above all it is the brevity of the Declaration's articulation of purpose as "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" that causes our problems.
NEWS
May 28, 2008 | By Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans
Recently, my daughter told me that one of the nuns who student-taught at her school was being assigned to live out the mission of her order in another locale. As I tried to explain to my 13-year-old, her teacher's move is part of the discipline of a community-based life vowed to holiness, self-sacrifice and service. The notion of a calling that transcends personal ambition or financial gain is foreign to our contemporary American landscape, where the concept of workplace stability is becoming archaic, employee loyalty a quaint anachronism and the notion of a "common good" the province of cloistered academicians.
NEWS
June 6, 1997 | By MATTHEW MILLER
Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Marshall Plan, a certifiable moment of American greatness - and one that stares at us across the decades in silent reproach. How can it be that half a century ago, when America was a third as rich, we spent 10 times more as a percentage of our income to help struggling foreigners than we do today? The question goes beyond the matter of foreign aid to something deeper in our national character. Why can't we seem to think big anymore?
NEWS
February 4, 1998 | For The Inquirer / JAY GORODETZER
Pedestrians can ignore this speed-monitoring sign set up by the Lower Merion Police Department on Montgomery Avenue in Narberth. Its purpose is to slow motorists, not the ambulatory.
NEWS
March 17, 1991 | Special to The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
Ideas were on exhibit at Simmons Elementary School in Horsham last week. On display in the school's hallways and all-purpose rooms were the creative contributions of its students from all grades.
NEWS
August 1, 1993 | For The Inquirer/ TAMMY MCGINLEY
By learning native dances from the Philippines, young American-born Filipinos connect with their heritage. The Mutya Philippine Dance Co. has another purpose - to share the islands' culture with others.
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May 11, 2015 | By Norman Mayersohn, For The Inquirer
Much like trying to make a rational choice in the cereal aisle of a supermarket, picking a motorcycle from the staggering selection available in dealers' showrooms can be an overwhelming proposition. The Honda CBR650F, introduced as an all-new model for 2014, offers something of an antidote to the epidemic of specialization that has swept through the industry. A market that once had just a single divide - highway motorcycle or off-road machine, take your choice - has become increasingly focused on serving every possible niche of customer interest.
NEWS
May 16, 2014
THE SECOND of the three questions on the ballot Tuesday would change the city charter to end the requirement that elected city officials resign if they run for a different public office. The "resign to run" requirement is as old as the charter itself and was designed to tamp down the ambitions of elected officials to use one office to win another. It was this provision that led Mayor Richardson Dilworth to resign midterm when he ran for governor in 1960, clearing the way for Council President James H.J. Tate to become mayor.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2014 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
It's sometimes said people don't know how to live anymore. The four characters in Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still , now at the Off-Broad Street Theater, certainly don't know how to function. Sherry (Anna Zaida Szapiro) has lain in bed for a month. Her sister, Grace (Felicia Leicht), has spooned with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the couch for days between bouts of stealing things from her ex-fiancé's condo. Their mother (an unseen, though central, presence) hasn't left her bedroom in a year.
NEWS
March 12, 2014
IF YOU WANT a better financial life, it often starts with taking a look at the way you are living. Just think about it. When would you even have time to do a budget or come up with a plan to pay down your debts when you're wired in all kinds of ways to your job? Technology has made us so readily accessible to our places of employment that it sucks time from our private lives. Time you need to fix your finances or clean your home or visit with friends. Or just take a nap. We are so hyped from being technologically connected 24/7 that before we know it, we've lost track of time.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
HAMMONTON, N.J. In 1978, a group of volunteers purchased an old hunting lodge in the Pinelands of South Jersey and spent the summer renovating it to serve as a retreat home. Over the last 35 years, more than 30,000 people, mostly teen groups, have come through for weekends of spiritual guidance, education, and counseling at the Mullica Township, Atlantic County, home, known as Discovery House and operated by the faith-based organization Discovery Ministries. In recent years, with participation in teen ministry dwindling, the organization has sought to expand its offerings to anyone looking for respite, particularly the chronically ill, victims of crime, and, now, families with children who have special needs.
SPORTS
June 12, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon went to the tape after the Rays' 14-inning, rugbyesque 10-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. He's still convinced that Boston's John Lackey hit Rays leadoff hitter Matt Joyce intentionally in the center of the back in the sixth inning. It touched off a bench-clearing scrum. "I saw the replay and absolutely validated my thoughts," Maddon said before Tuesday night's game with the Red Sox. Joyce had homered earlier and lined a 3-0 pitch foul into the right-field stands.
NEWS
May 11, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The race on the Schuylkill was nearing its end above the Columbia Railroad Bridge when the coxswain for the Drexel women's novice eight called out sharply, "Look at your ribbons! We're doing this!" The coxswain shouted a little more, about whom and what they were doing it for. At that point, Drexel was within range but still trailing a La Salle boat in the final of the Kerr Cup on April 20. "Everybody just let go, and we just picked it up and went," said Jordan Marinchak, in the No. 6 seat.
NEWS
March 19, 2013 | By Tom Johnson, NJ SPOTLIGHT
New Jersey is hoping to lure an offshore wind manufacturer to the state to help jump-start a green industry, but a lucrative incentive aimed at attracting the business is no longer available. A landmark offshore-wind law enacted by the Christie administration in 2010 offered up to $100 million in tax credits if a manufacturer located its operations in the state, but to qualify, a company had to make its decision by the end of 2012. Lawmakers in both chambers have introduced bills extending the deadline to July 1, 2014.
NEWS
January 27, 2013 | By Darran Simon and Frank Kummer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER PHILLY.COM
A Camden man purposely shot his 11-year-old daughter in the face late Thursday, and the child might be paralyzed, authorities said Friday. The shooting occurred about 9:30 in a rowhouse on the 1300 block of Thurman Street in the Whitman Park section. The girl was in critical but stable condition at Cooper University Hospital on Friday. "It was not an accident. He pointed the gun at her face and pulled the trigger," said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
NEWS
January 24, 2013
DEAR HARRY: I had never used my computer to buy merchandise on the Internet, so I'm not sure I did the right thing. I went to a site that I know is legitimate and ordered about $150 worth of Christmas gifts. I played it safe and gave them my credit-card number over the phone rather than send it on the computer. However, the lady I spoke with asked for the three-digit code that appears on the back of the card. I saw no reason not to give it to her, but I am curious as to just what it's for. WHAT HARRY SAYS: They call this a "security code.
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