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June 11, 2004
Do you have stories you would like to share with other readers, tales from long ago or the present? The kind of anecdote you would normally tell a family member, friend or neighbor? We would like to see them and print the best on our local Commentary pages. Please send essays of 300 words or less to: Mysteries, Surprises and Delights c/o Metro Commentary Editor The Philadelphia Inquirer Box 41705 Philadelphia 19101, or E-mail metro@phillynews.com.
NEWS
May 3, 2005
JUST-RELEASED figures indicate that the circulation numbers of a considerable majority of American newspapers continue in a consistent slide, a phenomenon which I greatly lament. Although the technical quality of most newspapers has declined over the years, and the price of subscriptions has been hiked, quite sharply in some instances, I don't believe these are the reasons for diminished interest in our old reliable standard to obtain news. The newspaper is something I look forward to each day. It enables me to be knowledgeable and conversant on local, national and international issues; this is why I read three papers every day plus two weeklies.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1991 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last spring, a listener writing to Recorded Books suggested that the company do James Joyce's Ulysses. In a humorous, Joyce-in-cheek response, the company noted: " . . . there's no doubt its a great book poetic too but the thing is 768 pages long thats about 26 cassettes and the other problem is where would we find a reader who could hold her breath for an hour or so while she reads Molly's soliloquy its 45 and a half pages long divided into...
SPORTS
September 27, 2011
Alan Baldwin, of Philadelphia, is the winner of the Daily News' Phillies Clincher Contest. Baldwin was randomly chosen from among those who selected Sept. 17 as the date for the Phillies to clinch their fifth consecutive National League East title. Baldwin will receiver a commemorative Daily News front page from a historic Phillies moment; the chance to put his own headline on a keepsake Daily News front page; and lunch with a member of the DN sports staff.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2006 | By NATALIE HAUGHTON Los Angeles Daily News
Even though many people have never heard of it, the largest cooking magazine in North America is Taste of Home. So notes Catherine Cassidy, senior vice president of Reiman publications, based in Greendale, Wis. With a circulation of 3.4 million, "We're bigger than the top three [food magazines] together," said Cassidy, also editor in chief of the magazine, launched in 1993. Cassidy oversees four cooking-related bi-monthlies - Taste of Home, Simple & Delicious, Light & Tasty and Cooking for 2. All are reader-driven - and contain reader-submitted editorial, including stories, recipes and memories.
NEWS
July 10, 2010
An alert Daily News reader helped cops nab a fugitive wanted in an attempted rape and sexual assault, authorities said yesterday. Darnell Coleman, 22, whose photo was displayed in the People Paper's "Week's Most Wanted" feature on May 10, was captured Wednesday afternoon on the roof of a relative's home in West Philadelphia, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Coleman, whose last known address was on 20th Street near McKean in South Philadelphia, was wanted in connection with an attempted rape and sexual assault on Jan. 29, police said.
NEWS
January 20, 1991 | By Karl Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evelyn O. Shane, 93, died Friday at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center. Mrs. Shane, a graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, sold war bonds during World War II as a member of the Navy League Service. In March 1944, she earned the honorary title of "general" for selling 2,561 bonds, then a state record. After her husband, Hyman, a Philadelphia attorney, died in 1956, she became active in several causes, including the auxiliaries of the Philadelphia Geriatric Center and Hahnemann University Hospital, Hadassah, the Pennsylvania Council for the Blind and the Overbrook School for the Blind.
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NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
"SCREW YOU!" That, generally, was the chord that was struck by last week's column about Bartram High belonging to all of us. Last I checked there were more than 600 comments in response to the column where I suggested that collective negligence and complicity and - yes - racism helped turn a city school into a war zone. In case you missed it, besides recent lunchtime brawls and an assault on a conflict-resolution specialist by a 17-year-old student, teachers and students described an environment where chaos reigns.
NEWS
April 2, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Bodine High School for International Affairs is international again. Hamstrung by the Philadelphia School District's budget crisis, Bodine severed ties with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, the nonprofit that helped create the magnet school, on March 11. But after The Inquirer brought the school's plight to light, readers donated $100,000 in the space of two weeks, and the World Affairs Council staffer who had packed up...
NEWS
March 10, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
John L. Reader Jr., 82, who retired as police chief in Brooklawn in 1991, died of a blood infection on Thursday, March 6, at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden. Born in Brooklawn, Mr. Reader graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1950 and was a Marine Corps airplane mechanic in Korea for a time during his 1952-1955 active duty. Mr. Reader had inherited his mechanic's skills. "My grandparents owned an automobile garage in Brooklawn," son John L. III said in a phone interview.
NEWS
February 13, 2014
RE: CHRISTINE Flowers' column on Philip Seymour Hoffman's death: I agree completely. As a therapist, I see many who don't have the courage to face themselves, and use the excuse of disease. It's our fundamental nature to be selfish, that's why we need greater purpose to guide our lives. To live knowing we are called to suffer and sacrifice for the good of others is what helps us keep at bay our self-centered nature. Dale M. Hayden Wexford, Pa. Christine: I find myself in the unusual position of agreeing with everything you expressed.
NEWS
February 1, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The show will go on. The same day an Inquirer story detailed the city's premier arts high school's bind - unable to put on its showpiece performance unless it received about $6,000 to cover costs - readers stepped in. People promptly contributed more than $10,000 to ensure that the High School for Creative and Performing Arts will put on its spring musical, the centerpiece performance of the acclaimed school's year. Until the cash infusion, CAPA was in a tough spot.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2014
LAST week's column, "Until women can match men's prowess they should not be Marines," provoked some finger-wagging outrage at the gym, but the readers who wrote in mostly agreed with my sentiments. It's OK! Although equal, men and women are different. Honestly, can we at least get a consensus on that? In hopes of continuing the conversation, here's what some readers had to say:   I take great issue with your subheadline - "Until women can match men's prowess they should not be Marines.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2014 | By Eileen Glanton Loftus, For The Inquirer
As 2013 wound down, so too did our annual rite of list-making - and we're not talking about the Santa kind. Along with lists of the top 10 pop songs and 12 most newsworthy moments of the last year, you've probably seen some quirkier lists popping up on your Facebook feeds and online news sites. Whether it's the "13 Creepiest Things a Child Has Said to a Parent" or "The 25 Funniest Autocorrects of 2012," lists are so popular they've even gotten their own buzzword. Here, the Top 10 Things You Need to Know About "Listicles" - the why, the wow, and the weary.
REAL_ESTATE
November 11, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
This problem requires the assistance of the "Your Place" community. Please send in your ideas. Question: For at least eight months, there has been a subtle, rhythmic hum that is constantly audible throughout my house that everyone hears. The noise is always the same, with no change in the pitch or pattern. We turned off the main breaker to the house to determine if it might be coming from one of our home systems, and it was still audible. We can also hear it when standing outside of my house.
NEWS
October 7, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Serena Franks' bag was brimming with books, but her children clamored for more. "Mommy's book bag is full, so no more shopping," Franks, 37, said Saturday at the Collingswood Book Festival, keeping an eye on twin daughters Nyla and Analia, 7, and son Elijah, 6. "They love to read. " And even loaded down with purchases, Analia fretted: "I really wish I got that Dork Diary book!" The Franks children are pros at this point - Saturday was their fourth time at the festival, now in its 11th year.
NEWS
September 13, 2013 | BY PATRICK MAY, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
    OAKLAND, Calif. - It all started in 2005, with crawfish. Illinois-born Sheree Williams, who had come to Oakland, Calif., in 1998 with her Dodge Shadow on the trailer pulled behind her, met Richard Pannell at the old Crawfish Festival, in the Delta town of Isleton. A few years later, Pannell, an African-American chef from Los Angeles and a budding culinary celebrity, asked Williams to help him restart a magazine devoted to black chefs that he'd published a few years earlier in Watts.
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