May 20, 2002
Tomorrow is Election Day. Plan your day so that you can cast your ballot before the polls close at 8 p.m. If you're a registered Democrat, the Daily News has endorsed Ed Rendell in the primary race for governor. But whoever you choose, we urge you to vote.
February 20, 1986
We are in complete agreement with the Rev. Robert Schuller (Page 6-A, Feb. 5), who believes that "The Star-Spangled Banner" should be replaced as the national anthem with "America the Beautiful. " The reference to "bombs bursting in air" and "rockets' red glare" is a painful reminder of the space shuttle explosion. He has written to President Reagan on this issue. We suggest to all those in agreement to do the same. Mr. and Mrs. R. Schaible Philadelphia.
May 17, 1997
Is it auto insurance? Or the schools? Or perhaps development and its impact on traffic and the environment? Or jobs? Crime? All of the above? Which issues do you think should most urgently engage the attention of the person elected governor of New Jersey in November? The Editorial Board is interested in what New Jersey voters think about those questions. We're gearing up our continuing experiment in political conversation, Citizen Voices, to focus on these issues this year.
February 13, 1989 |
If St. James coach Tom Stewart couldn't tell the difference between this year's team and last year's team just by looking at the standings, there is now Friday night's Catholic League Southern Division game with Roman Catholic to consider. The host Cahillites whipped St. James, 125-63, to lower the Bulldogs' league record to a dismal 0-10, 1-19 overall. Last year, when St. James traveled to Roman Catholic, it emerged with a a 21-point victory. "We had some big bodies that could go underneath and knock some heads," Stewart said.
June 29, 1989 |
Rutledge Borough Council members are asking residents to maintain their properties and to eliminate health hazards in the borough. Some homeowners in the borough are neglecting routine property maintenance such as trimming tree limbs and hedges, borough council member Diane McGaughey said at a caucus meeting Tuesday. "I go walking and I have to duck tree limbs," McGaughey said. "They're supposed to be nine feet (from the ground) but a lot of them aren't. " Other borough officials agreed that the protruding plants were becoming a hazard.
March 7, 2012
DEAR ABBY: Several years ago you printed a poem about forgiveness in your column. I clipped the column and saved it, but over time I seem to have lost it. Could you please run this piece again? - Daniela in Toronto DEAR DANIELA: I'm glad to oblige. The poem you have requested, "Decide to Forgive," was written by the late Robert Muller, former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations. Now, with so much turmoil going on in the nation and in the world, its sentiments are particularly relevant: DECIDE TO FORGIVE Decide to forgive For resentment is negative Resentment is poisonous Resentment diminishes and devours the self.
May 18, 2016
ISSUE | HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL A reminder to stop all genocide As a Jewish American, I was heartened to learn of the plans for a Holocaust Memorial Park, including the 1964 sculpture at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway ("Never, ever forgotten," Thursday). To me, the three famous questions of the renowned Jewish thinker Hillel are germane: 1. If I am not for myself, who will be for me? The proposed memorial, and many similar efforts nationwide, should serve as a living reminder that never again should Jews be threatened or killed, or allow ourselves to be. 2. But if I am only for myself, who am I?
November 5, 2010
This year my son, Will, was hired for his first full-time job. When he came home with his first paycheck, he noticed the taxes that were taken out of the small sum. I made a derogatory comment about paying taxes and how frustrating it is to see hard-earned dollars go into the pit where the tax man resides. Americans are taught early on that paying taxes and taxes in general are horrible and we should do everything to avoid them, including finding loopholes that would save us from relinquishing our cash to the boogeyman.
October 26, 1987 |
Having spent a year in Vietnam, I might seem like the last person to need the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial to remind me of those who gave their lives, a reminder for future generations. I am embarrassed to say I do. On the flight I took from Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, to Fort Lewis, Wash., I did not know one person, nor did I speak to anyone. I was happy to be going home, but the main thing on my mind was putting the past year behind me, as far out of my mind as possible.