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February 4, 2003
HOW LONG will it take George Bush, president of the monster deficit, to blame the disintergration of the space shuttle Columbia on al Qaeda? It's time to shut down NASA and quit wasting trillions in taxpayer money on meaningless space programs when millions of people in this country are homeless, hungry and without health insurance. Did we really need a repeat of the horrendous 1980s? Donna Di Giacomo, Philadelphia
NEWS
September 27, 1996 | by Myung Oak Kim, Daily News Staff Writer
The lawyer for state trooper Harold Ryan Hutchinson says his client is a "scapegoat" being used by investigators in the Aimee Willard murder case to distract attention from a stalled investigation. "This has been an atrocious investigation. It hasn't gone well. They need an excuse and they need a scapegoat," said Ari Moldovsky. "Unfortunately, they've chosen Ryan to be that scapegoat. " Hutchinson, 29, was accused of lying when he told authorities he saw a car parked behind Willard's auto on the shoulder of a Blue Route ramp in Marple Township, Delaware County, early on the morning of June 20. Authorities say Hutchinson wasn't in the area at the time.
NEWS
August 26, 1986
On our visit to the Yucatan several years ago we were taken to a deep pool of water into which, according to our guide, youths in their prime were thrown as sacrifices to the Mayan gods. This, of course, was only one example of the practice of human sacrifice that has been observed from time immemorial in both the Old and the New worlds. Barbaric? Uncivilized? Philadelphia was the site of a similar ritual this summer. The murder of police Officer Thomas Trench had to be avenged; the gods of law and order needed an arrest and a conviction.
SPORTS
November 21, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Saying he was unfairly blamed for Kansas City's troubles, Wayne Simmons is happy to have a job. Simmons was signed by Buffalo Thursday after being released by the Chiefs earlier in the week. Kansas City coach Marty Schottenheimer said Simmons was released because his play had declined and not specifically because of Monday night's personal foul incident on Denver's Bubby Brister that earned the linebacker a $7,500 fine. "I think my past had a significant part in using me as a scapegoat," Simmons said.
SPORTS
January 16, 2011 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles' organization found a redheaded scapegoat on Saturday, someone who, above all others apparently, should lead the parade out the door after the team's mixed bag of a 2010 season. At least, that's the way it reads. It wasn't the redheaded scapegoat preferred by much of the fan base, but defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was a ceremonial offering to the gods of losing, and they are hungry dudes who must be fed. Earlier in the week, head coach Andy Reid was asked whether McDermott would be back for a third season as defensive coordinator in 2011.
NEWS
October 27, 2012
By Jonathan Mahler If the NFL's "Bountygate" scandal has become too complicated for you to follow - what with the appeals, reduced suspensions, recusals, and a civil suit - here's all you need to know: In Scott Fujita, the league chose the wrong scapegoat. When the story broke last spring, it seemed simple enough. The NFL claimed to have proof that several members of the New Orleans Saints had created a slush fund to reward those who injured members of opposing teams. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell quickly meted out some of the toughest punishments in league history, and he was duly applauded by Bob Costas and other self-appointed guardians of sportsmanship and fair play.
SPORTS
December 14, 1993 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
On a clear, summerlike afternoon in Miami, Eagles owner Norman Braman paused to focus on a lot more than the Atlantic Ocean glistening off the Florida coast. The subject was his 5-8 Eagles team, which Sunday could be mathematically deleted from the sorry list of NFC playoff pretenders before taking the field against the Indianapolis Colts. It will mark the first time since 1987 that an Eagles team has not had something big to play for in late December, and everywhere you turn in Philadelphia these days there is venom being spewed.
NEWS
September 9, 1990
Making a scapegoat of city Finance Director Betsy C. Reveal may seem like good mayoral politics to prospective candidate George R. Burrell, but the freshman City Councilman ought to know that his call last week for Ms. Reveal's firing won't solve the city's money woes. What's more, it just wouldn't be fair. As finance director, Ms. Reveal has demonstrated a thorough grasp of fiscal complexities and brought long-range planning to city finances. Her 1988 five- year financial plan correctly laid out where the city was heading - for trouble - and proposed specific initiatives to avoid fiscal chaos.
SPORTS
July 25, 2010
1. Manuel unfairly made Thompson a scapegoat. 2. Thompson had to go. Manuel could not replace the players. 3. Manuel should be the one to go. 4. I don't care. It will have no effect on the hitters.
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NEWS
January 30, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Angry, defiant, and at times in tears, the ousted director of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs benefits office lashed out Thursday at critics who she said had targeted her for political reasons in a bid to undermine the beleaguered agency. Testifying before a judge who will decide if she keeps her job, Diana Rubens said the VA inspector general's office has become "a tool" of House Republicans hell-bent on vilifying VA leaders. "I feel like a scapegoat," she said. "I'm an easy target.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The murder trial of the demolition contractor accused of causing the 2013 Market Street building collapse started explosively Wednesday with the defense attorney calling Griffin Campbell the incident's "seventh victim. " William D. Hobson argued that Philadelphia's rich and powerful had made his client a scapegoat for the wall collapse that buried a Salvation Army thrift store, killing six people and injuring 13. "What separates Griff Campbell from everyone else is the cash, clout, and connections that would give him the ability to pick up the phone or send a text to City Hall," Hobson said.
SPORTS
September 30, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
THE FIRST MAN to exit did so on a late July night. One could argue he was the same batting coach who helped give the Phillies the most successful offensive period they'd ever had: the most runs in the National League in 2006 and 2007. A World Series title in 2008. But on July 22, 2010, after an offseason in which they traded for Roy Halladay and traded away Cliff Lee and signed Danys Baez to a 2-year deal, the Phillies were a mere three games over .500 while averaging 4.6 runs per game.
NEWS
February 25, 2014
LAST WEEK, Gov. Corbett sent an official application to the federal government explaining why he thinks that his plan for offering health coverage to low-income Pennsylvanians is better than the feds' plan. A draft of Corbett's proposal was made public in December and was the subject of hearings in January. Unfortunately, the official application hasn't improved with time. To review: As part of the Affordable Care Act, the feds have given states the option to expand Medicaid in order to make sure that as many people as possible will have health coverage.
NEWS
July 27, 2013 | By Dylan Purcell, Craig R. McCoy, and Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writers
To Mayor Nutter, Sean Benschop was nothing but a villain. "Justice will only be served if Sean Benschop receives a sentence that buries him in a jailhouse forever," the mayor declared upon Benschop's arrest on involuntary-manslaughter charges in the fatal Market Street building collapse. But to Benschop's wife, her husband is a scapegoat, lambasted by a mayor who had not bothered to learn all the facts. By her account, Benschop was merely a "day laborer," working without a contract, in the demolition disaster that killed six people and injured 14, including Benschop.
NEWS
January 12, 2013 | By Julie Pace and Erica Werner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The video game industry, blamed by some for fostering a culture of violence, defended its practices Friday at a White House meeting exploring how to prevent horrific shootings like the recent Connecticut elementary school massacre. Vice President Biden, wrapping up three days of wide-ranging talks on gun violence prevention, said the meeting was an effort to understand whether the United States was undergoing a "coarsening of our culture. " "I come to this meeting with no judgment.
NEWS
October 27, 2012
By Jonathan Mahler If the NFL's "Bountygate" scandal has become too complicated for you to follow - what with the appeals, reduced suspensions, recusals, and a civil suit - here's all you need to know: In Scott Fujita, the league chose the wrong scapegoat. When the story broke last spring, it seemed simple enough. The NFL claimed to have proof that several members of the New Orleans Saints had created a slush fund to reward those who injured members of opposing teams. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell quickly meted out some of the toughest punishments in league history, and he was duly applauded by Bob Costas and other self-appointed guardians of sportsmanship and fair play.
NEWS
March 15, 2012 | By Christopher Paslay
Correction: An earlier version of this article wrongly referred to the Abington School District instead of the Abington Heights School District in Lackawanna County.   The word is out: Philadelphia's teachers and school administrators are cheaters. Or so state Department of Education officials believe, which is why their investigation into suspicious results on state standardized tests has been expanded to include 56 city schools. But is the state treating all school districts equally?
SPORTS
June 16, 2011
DIDN'T SOMEONE PROOFREAD the slogan emblazoned on T-shirts worn by several Cubs players as they worked out before batting practice on Tuesday? Oh, the words were spelled correctly, but their meaning could be taken in a rather beastly way. Seems there can only be one reason why the Cubs are one of the worst teams in baseball: the dreaded "Curse of the Billy Goat. " The curse dates to 1945 when a fan was asked to leave a World Series game between the Tigers and Cubs at Wrigley Field because his goat had BO. Upon leaving the fan vowed that the Cubs would never win a World Series.
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