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April 22, 1990 | By Wanda Motley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Lower Merion Board of Commissioners has tabled a zoning proposal aimed at reviving the flagging Ardmore business district along Lancaster Avenue, setting back the start of the project by at least a month. Board members voted, 9-5, Wednesday to postpone voting on the measure after several members questioned whether a key provision - use quotas - was necessary and could withstand legal challenges. The quotas, which limit the number of any one type of business allowed in the district, are a relatively new municipal zoning concept.
BUSINESS
December 13, 1989 | By Mike Sante, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Sixteen major steel-producing countries and the 12-nation European Community have agreed to limit steel exports to the United States for two more years, the Bush administration announced yesterday. But the United States will lift those restrictions gradually from 18.4 percent to 20.2 percent of the U.S. market between now and March 1992, when all quotas on imported steel will be eliminated. In exchange, seven of America's biggest trading partners have agreed to stop subsidizing their steel industries and help the United States stamp out unfair trading practices that have plagued worldwide steel sales for years.
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | By Kathryn Quigley, Special to The Inquirer
Corporate America will need to add more minorities to its workforce, not because of legislation mandating quotas, but because it makes good business sense, the career day speakers said. But, they added, minority workers will still have to earn their jobs. "The workforce is going to have to change," said Christopher Ridenour of INROADS, a national organization that prepares minority students for careers in corporations. "Corporations are going to have to start reflecting the growing minority population.
NEWS
December 8, 1988 | By Dave Bittan, Daily News Staff Writer
Tune in "The Frank Rizzo Show" at 4 p.m. today on WCAU (AM/1210) to hear some frank talk from the former mayor on minority hiring. Rizzo and co-host Ruth Weisberg invite your comments on whether current quotas are working, or should be scrapped. A special 900-line telephone poll will keep score on audience views. Country music station WXTU (FM/92) pays tribute all day to Roy Orbison, the rockabilly legend who died yesterday of a heart attack. At 7:20 tonight, Don Williams is featured on the nightly mini-concert hosted by Sam Clover.
NEWS
July 9, 1986 | By William Lewis, Special to The Inquirer
The Moorestown Township Council and the planning board last week conducted the first of a series of joint meetings to determine how to respond to state- mandated quotas for low- and moderate-income housing in the township. The New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing set tentative figures recently that indicate the amount of housing for low- and moderate-income families that each municipality must provide. The council is expected to issue its final quotas next month. The total for Moorestown was 707 units.
NEWS
March 24, 1987 | By JUAN GONZALEZ, Daily News Staff Writer
The city's proposed $468 million convention center legally cannot have quotas or "set-asides" for minority- and women-owned firms, lawyers for the Convention Center Authority have told its board of directors. The authority is required by the state law that created it last year to develop an affirmative-action plan, but the plan does not have to include quotas or set-asides, said Jay Waldman, a member of the authority's board. "Absent some actual perceived discrimination . . . the (U.S.
NEWS
May 4, 1986 | By Richard Cohen
Thanks to Morris Abram, we at last know what the meritocracy is. Abram is the vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a longtime foe of both affirmative action and quotas and, therefore, a champion of earning your way by merit. He got two of his son's friends jobs on the civil-rights commission. This is the way you and I always knew the meritocracy works. It explains why the sons of alumni become, after four short years, alumni themselves or, if you prefer, how a bunch of rich men in California, with a tip here and some advice there, made Ronald Reagan into yet another rich man in California.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1986 | By David Hess, Inquirer Washington Bureau
President Reagan warned the United States' European trading partners yesterday that he would retaliate against "illegal" restrictions imposed there on U.S. agricultural products unless they are lifted. One administration trade expert told reporters that the United States was "not looking for a trade fight. We are acting today only because the European Community chose to act unilaterally rather than consulting on these sensitive questions. " According to the White House, the quota and tariff reprisals threatened by Reagan, because of EEC restrictions against U.S. grains and oilseeds, are permitted under a 1984 law granting him power to move against unfair foreign trade practices.
NEWS
July 8, 1991
George Bush wrestled with the devil last week. The devil won. As usual. Of course that's not the tale he told with his arm around his Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas. What he said was that Thomas is the "best man for the job on the merits. And the fact that he's a minority, so much the better. " How much better remains to be seen as a Senate committee holds hearings into how Thomas became "the best man for the job" after one undistinguished year on the federal bench.
NEWS
March 30, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Assistant Attorney General William Bradford Reynolds has produced a three- inch stack of documents that he contends prove that the Labor Department is illegally using quotas to judge federal contractors accused of failing to meet affirmative-action hiring guidelines. Reynolds on Friday produced correspondence from companies, almost all of them from the construction industry, in which the firms were found by the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to have fallen short of hiring goals for minorities or women.
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April 24, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Quaker City Night Hawks. Don't let the band name fool you: This quartet that specializes in raucous rock and blues hails not from Philadelphia but Fort Worth, Texas, which explains its affinity for the guitar boogie of Lone Star State beardos ZZ Top. Sunday at Dawson Street Pub. "Fela Ransome Kuti and His Koola Lobitos. " This three-disc set on the Partisan label traces the early career of the Nigerian Afrobeat founder, when he returned to Lagos from music school in London in the 1960s and fronted a freewheeling band while playing trumpet, not saxophone.
NEWS
July 20, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
The path to David Casarett's new book began when one of his patients at Penn Medicine's Wissahickon Hospice asked him if medical marijuana could help her. As usual with such questions, he scoffed, telling her the drug was still illegal and there was no evidence to support its use. His patient, a retired English professor, pushed him for more information. He discovered that there was indeed research, and she knew more about it than he did. "She was tough," he said. He promised he would look into it for her. That was about a year and a half ago. The result of his quest - Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana - was published last week.
NEWS
May 25, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
People were talking about a little black-and-white Polish movie at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. People like Alfonso Cuarón , who would go on to win the Oscar for directing Gravity , and who couldn't say enough about Ida , the story of a quiet, sheltered 18-year-old preparing to become a nun. Cuarón called it the best thing he'd seen in years. At the Philadelphia Film Festival a month later, Alexander Payne , who came to town to premiere his not-yet-Oscar-nominated-best-picture Nebraska , likewise praised Ida to the skies.
NEWS
December 24, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
MARJORIE JOY Nemarow Katz, 70, of Cherry Hill, who died Friday from complications following a stroke, was "a remarkable person," said her husband of 47 years, Lewis Katz, a co-owner of the Daily News and Inquirer . "She was a remarkable lady," Katz said after yesterday's funeral services at Congregation Beth El in Voorhees and interment at Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken. "I don't think she had an enemy in the world," Katz said. "She was sweet, kind, smart, fun-loving and the best mother that any two children could want.
TRAVEL
May 19, 2013 | By Bill Ordine, For The Inquirer
  Las Vegas has casinos in a desert. Atlantic City has casinos by the ocean. But the operators of Maryland's spectacularly successful casino about 15 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland Live, knew where they wanted to put theirs - in a shopping mall parking lot. So far, the move has paid off huge for both the casino and the adjacent Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, Md., as the two have combined to form arguably Maryland's single biggest-drawing destination....
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
BEACH HAVEN WEST, N.J. - The full consequences of Hurricane Sandy will be played out in a thousand personal decisions, and for families like the Wosceks, owners of a tiny yellow bungalow on a lagoon, that meant one thing: For Sale. As Is. (Wrecked by Sandy.) And just like that, things will never be as they were for the Wosceks, undisturbed through 39 years, six boats, 40 weekends a year in Beach Haven West, kids crabbing off the dock. "Ugh, you have no idea," said Steven Woscek, 61, of Phillipsburg, N.J., whose getaway house at 35 Nancy Dr. now commands a Sandy-deflated asking price of $174,900.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Lena H. Sun, Washington Post
Federal officials warned this week that "nightmare bacteria" - including the deadly superbug that struck a National Institutes of Health facility two years ago - are increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, posing a growing threat to hospitals and nursing homes nationwide. "It's not often that our scientists come to me and say we have a very serious problem and we need to sound an alarm," Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a news conference Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
POSTELECTION pollsters with excess time on their hands sampled moviegoers to see which film they'd prefer to attend on Valentine's Day. "A Good Day to Die Hard" was the clear winner, capturing a 68 percent share, although "Safe Haven" with Josh Duhamel was the clear favorite among women. Date night may be problematic. Women might argue that "Die Hard" is not suited to Valentine's Day, men might counter that "Die Hard" started out as a holiday affair - the original was very much a Christmas movie.
NEWS
November 3, 2012 | By Erin Quinn, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five to six times each week, during a scene in the play A Stoop on Orchard Street , Jake Faragalli and his father, Scott, contemptuously brush past each other on stage while singing opposing views of immigrant life in 1910. Jake plays Benny, a young boy in a Jewish immigrant family, and sings about the melting pot of New York and the optimistic thoughts of the newcomers to the Lower East Side. Scott, playing a police officer and enemy of the neighborhood, sings to the city's new residents: "Why don't they go back?"
NEWS
August 20, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Businessman Thomas Bennett did not relish taking a shuttle bus from Terminal C, where he flew in from Pittsburgh, to connect to a flight in Terminal F, at the other end of Philadelphia International Airport. Especially in the rain. "I would put a cover where the bus drop is here," Bennett said the other day, as he waited in busy Terminal F to board a commuter jet to Manchester, N.H. Bennett, who clocks 100 to 150 flights a year, gives the Philadelphia airport a general thumbs-up.
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