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March 25, 2004
Ithink letter-writer Mike Fera and union officials like him need to take a course in Economics 101 to understand why support for their cause and demand for their labor has been decreasing for decades. Although it sounds noble that unions such as Mr. Fera's "fight for the rights of workers," the sober economic fact is that artificially raising wages for workers above what the market would dictate has the consequence of reducing job opportunities. Union leaders should get their heads out of the sand and into an economics textbook.
NEWS
March 26, 2004
RE ALL THE negative publicity the Teamsters at Local 107 have been getting since MTV arrived in Philadelphia: At no time did Teamster Local 107 participate in the picketing at the 3rd and Arch site. We have never sat down with the production company or anyone else from MTV. We have been quoted and re-quoted in the papers and on TV, but never with the facts. At no time did Local 107 ask Johnny Doc or Pat Gillespie to talk for us. When the time comes and trucks are moving around the MTV set, we will be there and our position will be stated by a Teamster, not anyone else.
NEWS
March 18, 1997 | For The Inquirer / JIM ROESE
More than 80 secondary schools sent entrants to the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad at Delaware Valley College. Students competed over the weekend in practical applications of science.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1994 | By Lee Winfrey, INQUIRER TV WRITER
The Real World will successfully complete its third season at 10 tomorrow night, with a mostly sentimental half hour without any fireworks in it. Each season The Real World, one of MTV's most successful programming innovations, places a new group of seven young people in a new city and watches them interact in a real-life soap opera. This season's site was San Francisco, where the septet lived in a handsome house on Lombard, renowned as "the crookedest street in the world. " Two young men who could scarcely be more different, Puck Rainey and Pedro Zamora, monopolized most of the attention, even though the insufferable Puck was ejected from the Lombard manse in midseason because the other six couldn't stand him anymore.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 1995 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Matricide and the emotional mayhem of adolescence are the themes of Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures. An amazing true-life story of two girls in New Zealand in the 1950s whose dark fantasy world spills over - with horrific results - into the real, this vivid drama is disturbingly beautiful, oddly funny and ultimately terrifying. Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet star, respectively, as dour Kiwi Pauline Parker and pretty Brit Julie Hulme, 14-year-olds who share an obsession for Mario Lanza and James Mason and a loathing for their parents.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2004 | Howard Gensler Daily News wire services contributed to this report
LOOK OUT, Austin, Texas. "The Real World" is coming. Following a scintillating year in Philly, season No. 16 of MTV's navel-gazing whine-a-thon is heading south to the one place in Texas that's nothing like Texas. "We've been thinking about Austin for a long time," co-creator Jon Murray told the AP yesterday. "It's a great college town. It's a great music town. It's just a really young place. People go to college there and just don't want to leave. " The seven cast members will start arguing, hooking up and coming out in the Lone Star State early next year.
NEWS
June 28, 1995 | by Mark de la Vina, Daily News Staff Writer
In the first three seasons of MTV's "The Real World," fans have watched cast members get arrested, struggle over an unwanted pregnancy and die from an AIDS-related illness. However, absolutely nothing can prepare viewers for one of the highlights of the fourth season: the half-severed tongue. "It's in the seventh episode and it happens to Neil," co-creator and executive producer Mary-Ellis Bunim said Monday, a week after the MTV production crew wrapped up the fourth season of the video verite program.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1995 | By Lee Winfrey, INQUIRER TELEVISION WRITER
The Real World, the television series that seems to best define how young people live in the 1990s, begins its fourth season at 10 tonight on MTV. It is better than ever. There are many TV series that deal with young adults, and several are successful in the Nielsen ratings. But they are all imagined by scriptwriters. The Real World assembles real people and shows you how they interact, wondering all the time whether they are doing the right things. The fundamental approach of The Real World has remained the same since it premiered in 1992: Pick about seven young people from among the several hundreds who annually apply for this dream job, rent them a breathtaking house in a fabulous city, and for five months videotape practically everything they do but go to the bathroom.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1993 | By Lee Winfrey, INQUIRER TV WRITER
The second season of MTV's cinema verite soap opera, The Real World, looks as if it will be even better than the first. The new group of seven young roommates looks more interesting than the seven who got the weekly series off to a successful start last year. The Real World will resume with a one-hour episode at 10 tonight on the cable channel that's best-known for music videos. The first half-hour features the first season's seven talking about what happened to them during and after their series.
NEWS
August 30, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
CLASS REUNION. 9 p.m. Saturday, Channel 10. Only the producers of MTV's "The Real World" could sell this idea for a TV movie: Round up 15 former classmates and pay them to become housemates for the week leading up to their 10-year high school reunion. They sold it to NBC, which will telecast the results tonight as "Class Reunion. " It's not really a movie, but a documentary about the private reunion before the class reunion. That doesn't mean the results can't be entertaining.
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NEWS
December 23, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Students at William Tennent High School didn't know what it takes to run a supermarket - until one opened on campus. Inside the Warminster school, a one-room ShopRite offers the snacks, drinks, and laundry detergent students and staff can buy at a bigger version of the supermarket a mile away. But this ShopRite - designed in the chain's signature red, yellow, and black - is about more than the customer. The mini-branch at Tennent, which opened in October, is part of an internship and career program aimed at giving students a taste of work in the real world.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
To those who believe the world is in general decline: At least one corner is rapidly improving, and that's the string quartet. In decades past, quartets practiced for months before daring to play anything for the outside world. Astral Artists opened its season of young-artist concerts on Saturday at the Church of the Holy Trinity with a group that converged only for this concert, but that delivered a weighty program with technical confidence plus a degree of imagination and emotional presence infrequently heard in any season.
NEWS
September 5, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
LIKE MANY teenagers, Tyteana and Tyana Gutzmore had become somewhat bored by the monotony of school. But when the twin sisters got accepted earlier this week to the U School - one of three new district high schools - their outlook quickly changed. "I just can't wait," Tyana said. "It's awesome. I just like the fact that they're doing something different. " Different, yes, but also innovative, the district believes. The school, in the former Ferguson School at 7th and Norris streets, is based on a problem-solving model that teaches students core subjects while challenging them with real problems.
SPORTS
August 1, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THE GENERAL manager who has failed to produce a winning season since 2011 insisted he has a realistic sense of the market value of the players. It is the general managers who are actually in contention for the playoffs whose valuations are misguided. This is the world according to Ruben Amaro Jr., a place where fundamental economic principles do not apply. The real world? That's a different place. In the real world, market value is whatever the market says it is. And the market doesn't give a damn what you think about its judgments.
NEWS
May 29, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
In college, we spoke often of "the real world," a mythical place beyond the ivied walls. The real world could be a beast, a panacea, an alien planet, a fungible concept where we would eventually dwell. Summer was when we were released from the coddling of our intellectual playpen into some version of that real world. Those seasons spent in offices shifting paper - we had paper back then - seemed like three-month dress rehearsals for adult life. We donned costumes that approximated responsibility: closed-toe shoes and a navy jacket, the cloak of maturity.
NEWS
July 16, 2013
USUALLY, I'm with Stu Bykofsky 100 percent, because he is always firmly rooted in the real world. So, when he stepped off into la la land I was completely floored. In la la land, where you reside, Stu, you can con yourself into believing that you can raise a young black man just like you raise a young white man. But - news flash - he, as a young black male, will have to face a real world where there are going to be more than a few white folks who are not going to hesitate to let him know that he is indeed not a young white man. When he comes home with questions about why stop-and-frisk affects only him and not his little white friends, what are Angela and her husband going to tell him?
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By E. J. Dionne, For The Inquirer
In politics, we often skip the simple questions. This is why inquiries about the fundamentals can catch everyone short. The independent-minded scholar Michael Lind posed one such question last week about libertarianism. I'll get to it in a moment. It's important because many in the new generation of conservative politicians declare libertarianism as their core political philosophy. Libertarians have the virtue, in principle at least, of a very clear creed: They believe in the smallest government possible, or what the philosopher Robert Nozick called the "night-watchman state.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Welsh-born Hollywood heavyweight Catherine Zeta-Jones , 43, who has been open about her struggles with bipolar mood disorder, has "proactively checked into a health-care facility" for treatment, her rep says. The Side Effects star is not in crisis: She has long planned to take a break so doctors could give her a medication tune-up, People says. TMZ says Michael Douglas ' better half will enjoy a 30-day inpatient sojourn. Zeta-Jones previously was treated for the condition at a facility in 2011.
SPORTS
May 2, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spend enough time around elite athletes and you come to realize something that you'd otherwise miss. While many wrongly assume they are all mostly narcissistic, self-centered, intolerant and out of touch, I've always felt that they have, in some regards, a better perspective on some things than the fans who complain about the salaries they help to pay. Athletes operate in a world where many of the picayune barriers we erect - racism, sexism and...
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.
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