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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 11, 2011 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
Perhaps he got a good deal on two tickets or stopped in town to grab a cheeseburger. Whatever his reasons for visiting, homicide suspect Matthew "Mackie" Armstead found himself trapped in Paradise on Saturday, when authorities tracked him to the idyllically named town 10 miles east of Lancaster, Pa. Armstead is one of two suspects in the June 12 killings of brothers Khary and Jerome Foreman, on Oxford Street near 24th, in North Philadelphia, according...
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
August 31, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Where have you gone, Joe Di Maggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you, woo woo woo. What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson? "Joltin' Joe has left and gone away. " Hey hey hey, hey hey hey. - Paul Simon, 1968   I recently wrote a piece about the continuing departure of the once-ubiquitous manual transmission, which now accounts for only 5 percent of U.S. new-vehicle sales. The reader response - 29 e-mails - was interesting and often nostalgic.
NEWS
August 7, 2014
RE: Stu Bykofsky's column on the Philadelphia Parking Authority: I wanted to let you know that a similar thing happened to me in March 2013 as happened to the person in your story. I parked my car on 10th or 11th Street in Chinatown, got out of the car and walked to the kiosk, which was two cars away from my spot. I got my ticket from the kiosk in a few seconds, turned and found a PPA person finishing up processing a ticket. He told me he didn't see me and gave me the same story as the person in your story got. I had to go through the hearing process and did get the ticket cleared after mailing in a copy of the receipt from the kiosk, which matched the time of the "violation.
NEWS
July 22, 2014
RE: "FOP prez and reporter's ethics" story: Stop crying, you big baby! You're saying the Daily News reporters brought diapers, food and paid utility bills for their sources. When the cops pay their "confidential informants" - yes, pay them - what do you think they do with the money? I bet most of them buy drugs! You can't do it and then bitch when other people do it to get info. They are doing their jobs, like you cops do yours. Bobby LaVelle Philadelphia No lesson plan Just can't understand how executives, like the school superintendent, can use their knowledge and expertise to to further their careers but develop amnesia when they actually get the position.
NEWS
June 2, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
We asked readers if they could improve upon the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau slogan "PHL: Here for the Making," which lost us at PHL. And they could. They did. Contrary to perception, suggestions swelled with love, pride, and more love. Readers submitted drawings, photos, poems, jingles, a veritable coffeehouse of regional cheer. The enterprise was notable for its altruism. We offered no prizes, not even beer. And no one asked. (OK, a couple of people asked.) The lack of remuneration was intentional: To show the PHLCVB (which needs help with that acronym)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2014
LAST WEEK'S column, "Fat, Obese? Blame Yourself" really fired up many Daily News readers, so much so, that quite a few were compelled to write me. Never one to shy away from controversy, here's what some of our readers had to say (letters edited for space): Ms. Garrison, I am all in favor of people's taking responsibility for their conduct and decisions. Not everyone who is overweight or obese got there because of poor eating habits. The causes of obesity are not necessarily that one's eating habits are poor or out of control.
NEWS
May 7, 2014
TO STU Bykofsky: As I fan, I thought you should know that your column on ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and Mayor Nutter's policy reads like the fearmongering and cliche xenophobic drivel I would expect from Fox News. I highly recommend you spend some time with actual immigrants, who are juxtaposed between corporate exploitation of migrant undocumented workers and complex legal policies that serve no one but attorneys and law firms. Our federal and state policies do not go after or apprehend criminals; ICE fills cells at for-profit detention centers similar to how the war on drugs has served as an investment platform for privatized prisons.
TRAVEL
April 28, 2014 | By Kelly J. Collins, For The Inquirer
Twenty-nine years ago, in 1985, I traveled to Mekele, Ethiopia, for a six-month stay under the auspices of an African relief agency to participate in famine relief. It proved to be my most life-changing experience. We lived in Haile Selassie's empty summer castle, commuted by truck to the famine camps, and worked alongside other international groups inoculating, feeding, and hydrating the thousands displaced and affected by the ongoing drought. Life-changing, heartwarming, moving. rewarding only begin to express the experience.
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.
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