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NEWS
September 22, 1990
When it comes to Center City's proposed special services district, no news was definitely good news this week. On Monday the deadline passed for property owners to object to paying a 4.5 percent property tax surcharge to fund extra cleaning and security for the city's commercial core, and only a relative handful said no. That means that this crucial program has surmounted its major hurdle and now needs only final City Council approval, which we...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2012
WHEN THE Oscar nominations were released last week, the silence was deafening. Three actors were nominated for saying virtually nothing - two for the silent movie "The Artist," and Max Von Sydow, who was anything but extremely loud in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. " He plays a mute. Von Sydow was mum on the subject of his nomination, but issued a photostat of a handwritten note: "I don't know what to say. " Last year, everyone was talking about performers who didn't talk.
NEWS
June 29, 1994 | By Gail Stephanie Miles, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Led by their valedictorian, the 194 members of the senior class at Camden County Vocational-Technical School observed a moment of silence last night during the school's commencement exercises. The pause, which brought an automatic stillness to the crowd of several hundred, was called for by Loreli Liebermann shortly after she began to give her commencement address. It had been expressly forbidden by the vocational- technical school's Board of Education during a public meeting last month after Liebermann requested permission.
NEWS
September 7, 2002 | By Clea Benson INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Street is calling on Philadelphians to leave their offices and homes on Sept. 11, join hands and observe a citywide moment of silence. The observance, to take place at 10 a.m., will follow a memorial march organized by firefighters and police. "After Sept. 11, you saw total strangers on the street saying hello, holding doors for people," said Frank Keel, Street's spokesman. "The mayor's feeling was maybe if some of that spirit of brotherhood has subsided over the past year, maybe this kind of citywide bonding in silence and remembrance can rekindle some of that sense of goodwill and brotherhood.
NEWS
July 31, 1986
Andy Rooney's July 22 Op-ed Page column "Street musicians are not music to his ears" hit home. Once a street musician, I played the horn with classmates in front of Woolworths on Chestnut Street, near Broad Street. We were students of the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts, and we needed the extra money. At $10 each per hour, I couldn't think of a better way to spend my free class periods. But today, after seven years of studying to be a priest, I find that silence is a friend I see too seldom.
NEWS
July 31, 2008
WHY COULDN'T Page 1 Sexy Single Nefertiti Jaquez (as beautiful as she is) list an e-mail address like everyone else did? Not even an account set up just to see the public reaction? You are a truly blessed, gorgeous woman. But you're shedding light as to why you may still be single! Ken Belneau, Philadelphia
NEWS
March 11, 2002
THE MANNER in which Navy SEAL Neil Roberts died last week and the response to it reveals a lot more about the international community and the press than meets the eye. What is noticeably present in the reaction to this incident is the unmistakable sound of silence. On March 12, Mr. Roberts was seen on video being dragged away after falling from a helicopter that was under attack by enemy soldiers in Afghanistan. He was later found to be shot to death. Where is the outrage over this flagrant and wanton disregard of the Geneva Convention?
NEWS
November 4, 1996
A year ago next Sunday, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other human-rights activists were hanged in Nigeria for nothing more than peaceful protest against the decades-long practice of usurping and making uninhabitable private lands in the government-sponsored pursuit of oil. A year later, the Nigerian government continues to abuse its citizens' rights. Those who speak out risk imprisonment and death. Other than the release of a few political prisoners, the bulk of Nigeria's civic leaders, environmentalists and well-known government critics remain behind bars.
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NEWS
June 20, 2014
ISSUE | COUNTERPOINT Better to face a critic, not silence one A recent letter accused the Pulitzer Prize-winning Charles Krauthammer of being a "shameless apologist" for those who hate President Obama and for the columnist's "mindless criticism" of the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap ("Can't bear Krauthammer," June 16). These epithets do not conform with the accomplishments of the attorney, medical doctor, and syndicated author. Unlike the sycophantic left, Krauthammer's views are worthy of consideration, not censorship.
NEWS
June 6, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
BLACK MADAM, the transgender urban Goth singer facing murder and assault charges for injecting silicone into women's buttocks at "pumping parties," has broken her silence. In letters sent to the Daily News, Black Madam, legally known as Padge Victoria Windslowe, said she is remorseful for the death she is charged with causing and wants to plead guilty. But she was emphatic that she did not commit murder because she does not believe she acted with malice in the Feb. 7, 2011, death of British citizen Claudia Seye Aderotimi, 20. "The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office would like to promote [the]
SPORTS
May 16, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The slow march Wednesday to an inevitable outcome commenced with A.J. Burnett's 15th pitch. Albert Pujols, one of the game's greatest hitters, smashed a double to right. Dan Baker announced Raul Ibanez's name, and Phillies fans howled to celebrate his return. Ibanez, 41 with a tenuous Angels roster spot, slapped a single to score Pujols. There was silence in the first inning of a 3-0 Phillies loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Apathy enveloped Citizens Bank Park - except when Mike Trout batted - on an overcast afternoon.
NEWS
May 16, 2014 | Julie Shaw, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
JACQUELINE WONG doesn't live in poverty according to standard guidelines - her income puts her household at about twice the poverty level - but she is struggling to make ends meet. She was laid off twice by the School District of Philadelphia. Fortunately, she has an adjunct position teaching math for Community College of Philadelphia, where she makes $15,000 a year. But it is only part time. She also works a few hours each month as a community consultant with Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp., for which she receives $5,000 a year.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Delco singer silenced on "The Voice" Country singer Audra McLaughlin , of Glenolden, Delaware County, and two other vocal powerhouses, Sisaundra Lewis and Delvin Choice, all got the boot on NBC's The Voice on Tuesday night, leaving five contestants left in the vocal competition. Voice coach Blake Shelton had called McLaughlin, 22, an Interboro High grad, one of his favorite singers in all of country music, but he couldn't save her in the battle for the final 5.   B-ball reskeds Gaga Lady Gaga's "artRAVE: the ARTPOP Ball," scheduled to hit the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, has been rescheduled to May 15. She was supposed to perform here on the 12th and in Washington on the 15th.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014
EVEN if her fashion line was in deep financial trouble, to the outside world it seemed that L'Wren Scott had everything: a personal estate worth $9 million, a rock-star boyfriend, fame. But who knows what demons Mick Jagger's girlfriend struggled with before hanging herself with a black silk scarf on a doorknob inside her posh New York City apartment last month? In hindsight, you'd think someone - Jagger maybe - would have sensed just how despondent Scott had become. "She didn't just wake up that day and say, 'I'm going to kill myself,' " said Marcella Daniels, an organizer of a free mental-health conference that starts Friday called "Breaking the Silence on Mental Wellness: Real Talk.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE BIGGEST indicator that the Eagles are willing to trade DeSean Jackson remains the fact that the team hasn't responded to reports, or talked to Jackson about 2 weeks-plus of trade speculation, even after reading and hearing that Jackson is bothered by what he's hearing. For a while there yesterday, it seemed this all might go away. On 94WIP, former Eagle Ike Reese said he had been told that Eagles coach Chip Kelly had called Jackson and told the team's top receiver not to listen to the media speculation.
SPORTS
December 27, 2013 | BY SAM DONNELLON, Daily News Staff Writer donnels@phillynews.com
When Chip Kelly was hired last January, many thought the Eagles had missed the mark. In a defense-first town, after repeated heartbreaks and heartaches over 14 seasons with offensive-minded Andy Reid in charge, grabbing a pro-experienced coordinator, ideally one with a defensive background, seemed the savvier choice than another coach with innovative offensive schemes on his resumé, but no pro experience and no title. Someone such as Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.
NEWS
November 26, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOWER MERION Like many who lose a loved one to suicide, the family and friends of Officer Sean Quinn said they didn't see it coming. Quinn, 46, was a veteran of the Lower Merion Police Department, a former DARE instructor who loved working with children. He was a private man with a strong jaw and youthful features. After a bumpy stretch, his life had smoothed out in recent years, and Quinn was doing what he loved - patrolling the streets. "It was all he ever wanted to do," said his wife, Eileen.
NEWS
November 15, 2013
EVERYONE HAS an opinion about abortion. God knows I do. Out of the more than 500 columns I've written for this paper, a good 30 to 40 percent must have been about Roe v. Wade in some way, shape or form. To me, abortion is murder, pure and simple. I do not believe in exceptions for health and incest and rape, which obviously puts me on the farthest right edge of the social battlefield (it's just me and Sarah our here, eating s'mores and warming our hands by the rhetorical fires.) I am infinitely grateful that I have the opportunity to express my views to a fair-sized audience on a regular basis, and am proud of a system that gives me that communicative freedom.
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