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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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June 15, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - Last month, when Jerad Eickhoff threw a slider that Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton missed by a foot, Larry Andersen's eyes widened. Andersen - former reliever and minor-league pitching coach, now broadcaster - considers himself a slider connoisseur. When Eickhoff shelved the pitch in a subsequent start, Andersen approached him in the dugout. Eickhoff, who tossed six shutout innings Monday in a 7-0 win over the Blue Jays, had become too predictable as a two-pitch starter.
NEWS
May 31, 2016
By Seymour I. "Spence" Toll As Memorial Day has evolved since the Civil War, our nation celebrates it to remember and honor those who died while serving in the armed forces. At the national level, the service itself is more important than the cause. It doesn't matter if the sacrifices were made during World Wars I and II, in Korea and Vietnam, or in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whenever and wherever those deaths occurred, they offer a unifying theme of the spirit: Honor those whose service cost their lives.
NEWS
May 27, 2016
JOHN "JOHNNY DOC" Dougherty believes there is a time for subtlety. That time is never. So when the hard-charging labor leader weighs in on a topic, he weighs in heavily. Think carpet-bombing, not precision strike. Case in point: Last week in City Council chambers. Topic: Mayor Kenney's soda-tax proposal. Targets: Everyone against the tax. We hear Dougherty, head of the Local 98 electricians union and the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, dropped some verbal napalm after last Thursday's session, making a beeline for opponents of Kenney's 3-cents-per-ounce tax and telling them they need to quit stonewalling the mayor and learn the art of compromise - fast.
NEWS
May 19, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
IF LOSING a child is the worst kind of pain, then I can't imagine the kind of gut-wrenching anguish Channabel Latham-Morris will be in Wednesday as she returns to the city where her beloved son, Jamal Morris, died. The 27-year-old mechanical engineer with the bright smile and promising future was fatally injured April 18 in a hit-and-run accident while cycling in the wee hours near 45th and Market Streets. Morris, a 2011 graduate of Drexel University, was an avid cyclist, which is why Latham-Morris is scheduled to make the trek from Warwick, N.Y., to Philly.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
Some stories work in any language. It's not good news that stories about the horrific abuse of children figure among them. Game of Silence , a new drama about childhood friends reunited years after a prank gone wrong landed four of them in a nightmarish juvenile detention facility, arrives at 10 p.m. Tuesday on NBC looking like some other network dramas. There are secrets. There are lies. And there are conspiracies meant to be labyrinthine enough to stretch beyond a single season.
NEWS
April 10, 2016
The Detour Jason Jones ( The Daily Show ) and Natalie Zea ( Justified ) star in a new comedy - created by Jones with his wife, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee - about a family on a hilariously bad road trip. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Monday on TBS. Game of Silence A lawyer (David Lyons) is drawn back into the darkest period of his boyhood by old friends looking for his help. 10 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. The Mindy Project As Season 4 resumes, big changes lie ahead for Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling)
SPORTS
February 19, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
SUPPOSEDLY, THIS was the game that Temple's student section - which has a reputation for letting visitors hear about their sore spots, real or otherwise - had circled first and foremost when the schedule came out way back when. Hey, maybe some longtime alums even felt the same way. Villanova always seems to bring out the most vocal response from the rest of the city, which it has pretty much dominated for the last three seasons. And when you throw in the fuel that Jalen Brunson was now playing for the Wildcats, well, it made for some fascinating possibilities.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2016 | Carolyn Hax
Question: Knowing she was dying, my friend asked me to look after her husband and include him in our lives. She died this past fall and I've been trying to abide by her wishes. They were a childless couple, and my husband and I are considerably younger and have two young children. We have had her husband over several times for dinner, but I feel that we're not clicking. He doesn't really know how to interact well with our boys (in fairness, ages 2 and 4 are hard!) and he is generally a quiet person who doesn't talk much.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Earlier this year, Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. sued the U.S. Justice Department, claiming it was attempting to prosecute him on bank and tax fraud charges for statements that should be protected by the First Amendment. Now, a federal judge has tossed that lawsuit, in part because the typically loquacious son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah failed to speak up to defend it. In an order filed last week, U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III dismissed the suit because Fattah, 32, failed to meet a court deadline to respond to government arguments that his claims were meritless and, by now, moot.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
It's been more than two years since that terrible June day when a wobbly, three-story wall tumbled onto the roof of a Salvation Army thrift store during a demolition project, killing six people. But the architect who was supervising the job, Plato Marinakos Jr., has never stopped working. Marinakos designed a five-story apartment house on Buttonwood Street last year and has sought zoning variances for other buildings. The website for his firm, Plato Studio , lists four projects for 2015.
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