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April 6, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
Illinois Sen. Paul Simon is expected to decide today whether to stop active campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination or formally withdraw from the race. Simon finished a distant fourth in the Wisconsin primary yesterday, mortally wounding a campaign that has scored only one victory - in his home state last month. According to top campaign sources, Simon will decide what to do in meetings today. If he quits, about one-third of the 155 national convention delegates he won in Illinois would go to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the other Illinois favorite son.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1990 | By Marilyn Beck, Special to the Daily News
Columbia Records is rushing "Simon and Garfunkel: Collected Works" - a three-cassette/compact disc set containing 58 of the duo's classic songs - onto the shelves by Jan. 17. The special project is in commemoration of the induction of Simon and Garfunkel into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this month. Also due to be inducted in ceremonies are The Who, the Kinks, the Four Tops, Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons, the Platters, Hank Ballard and the late Bobby Darin. "Collected Works," which features previously unpublished lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel tunes, was digitally remastered by Roy Halee, the engineer of the duo's original five albums.
NEWS
January 7, 1990 | By Alan Sipress and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers
The game in Camden County, say some Democratic officials, is Simon Says. Democratic Sheriff William J. Simon has what Freeholder Director Robert E. Andrews may need for his expected run for Congress: a battalion of campaign supporters and a proven ability to raise campaign funds. Andrews has what Simon wants: millions of dollars in county funds to expand the sheriff's department. That combination, say Democratic insiders, has given the longtime sheriff the power to squeeze concessions from Andrews and his fellow Democrats, who control the freeholder board.
NEWS
January 10, 1988 | By Andrew Cassel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Economists, journalists and even a few voters were poring over Sen. Paul Simon's latest barrage of numbers last week, trying to divine whether his formula for balancing the federal budget within three years added up. But Simon's real balancing act continued to be political, as the Illinois Democrat pressed both his pledge of a pay-as-you-go administration and a call for new spending on educational and social programs by "a government that cares....
NEWS
March 29, 1991 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Music Critic
Paul Simon's "Born at the Right Time" tour brought some unusual things to the Spectrum on Wednesday. Suit-wearing businessmen and youngsters born after Still Crazy After All These Years was released in 1975 rubbed shoulders in a communal dance powered by the 1986 Graceland hit "You Can Call Me Al. " Four Brazilian percussionists stirred up richly layered rhythms that made the heavy-metal drummers who frequently inhabit the building sound...
NEWS
June 1, 1988 | By Rich Heidorn Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Eugene F. Salerno has no money for newspaper or radio advertisements, no patronage employees to post campaign signs. The medium in Salerno's bid to unseat Camden County Sheriff William J. Simon is 6,000 pamphlets - montages of newspaper articles critical of Simon - that Salerno hands shoppers outside stores. His strategy: "I usually try to get them before they go in, when they don't have a lot of packages. " For Salerno, 62, who retired last year after two decades in the Sheriff's Department, Tuesday's Democratic primary will be his fourth try for sheriff.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1988 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
If Neil Simon had written Biloxi Blues - a memoir of his days as a World War II Army recruit - in the 1960s, we would surely have seen a parade of slick one-liners marching toward the barracks. But Simon has come to the service comedy - a form that has been absent with leave since Vietnam - in a mellower, more reflective mood. So has Mike Nichols, who here directs his first Simon film (having done four Simon plays on Broadway). Biloxi Blues is the second part of the trilogy of candidly autobiographical Simon plays.
NEWS
April 8, 1988 | By Andrew Cassel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sen. Paul Simon halted his presidential campaign yesterday but did not formally withdraw as a candidate, thus maintaining his claim to the 166.5 delegates he has won thus far. The move drew fire from Democratic rival Jesse Jackson, who said Simon should do "the honorable thing" and drop out of the race. Under national party rules, a formal withdrawal would have released to Jackson the 47 at-large delegates Simon won in last month's Illinois primary, possibly giving back to Jackson an edge over current front-runner Michael S. Dukakis.
NEWS
November 12, 1987 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Washington Bureau
One natural consequence of being taken seriously as a presidential candidate is that people pay attention to what you have to say. And that can be a mixed blessing. Sen. Paul Simon (D., Ill.) is learning that lesson, regarding his views on fiscal policy in general and the federal budget deficit in particular. As Simon's poll numbers rise, his rivals have begun to focus on another set of figures - the ones attached to his economic proposals. Their implicit conclusion is that Simon is not the "Harry Truman pay-as-you-go Democrat" he claims to be. His economics, they say, owe a lot to a Republican president - Ronald Reagan.
NEWS
July 28, 1988 | By Douglas J. Keating, Inquirer Staff Writer
Simon of Cyrene is mentioned once in the Bible, as one of those who helped Jesus carry His cross to Calvary. Nothing more is known of the man, the central figure in A Saint by Any Other Name, which is receiving its premiere performances at Stockton State College's Atlantic Theater Festival. Playwright Joseph Hart has undertaken to create a life and character for Simon. He has put a lot of thought and a measure of imagination into the venture, but the result - a character who doesn't ring true in a play that neither fits easily into its own time nor speaks particularly to ours - seems hardly worth the effort.
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July 10, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN DAISY REAVES walked the crowded halls of Simon Gratz High School, the students made way for her. A slightly built woman, Daisy nevertheless exuded a quiet authority that commanded respect even from the toughest kids in a tough school. Daisy was the principal of Simon Gratz in the 1970s and '80s, and she faced daily challenges trying to run an inner-city school with predominantly poor students in a school building that was falling apart. Thievery, vandalism and violence were endemic.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
If shopping malls are really dying - killed by retail apps, next-day delivery, and those giant "fulfillment centers" rising across Pennsylvania - you wouldn't know it. Not the way big investors like Simon Property Group are buying and selling rival shopping malls. On Monday, Simon - the Indianapolis company that owns one of the largest malls in the United States ( King of Prussia ) and the biggest in Philadelphia ( Philadelphia Mills , the former Franklin Mills) - offered $22 billion, or $91 a share, for national mall chain Macerich Co. , of Santa Monica, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jake Gyllenhaal, who usually exudes an assured, thoughtful, suave aura, emanates creepy, oily, scheming menace as a newbie TV cameraman in Nightcrawler , a savage satire about the news media from Bourne Legacy screenwriter-turned-director Dan Gilroy. The DVD is due Tuesday from Universal Studios. Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, an off-kilter if not downright unbalanced petty criminal with violent tendencies who sees the world through the prism of self-help books. (One imagines he spent years in a jail cell reading them.)
SPORTS
January 21, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some legends of Philadelphia's basketball past gathered Monday at Martin Luther King to honor longtime Simon Gratz coach Bill Elerbee. But in the fourth quarter, the focus shifted to an undeniable star of the area's basketball present. Jonathan Lawton scored 10 of his 26 points in the final frame to help Friends' Central rally past Simon Gratz, 50-49, at the MLK Day Showcase. De'Andre Hunter added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Phoenix, who trailed by four with 2 minutes, 30 seconds remaining.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
  STILL CRAZY after all these years . . .   Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell , were arrested on disorderly conduct charges Saturday by officers investigating a family dispute, but the couple held hands in a Connecticut court yesterday and said they did not feel threatened by the other. Simon told a Norwalk Superior Court judge that he had a rare argument with his wife Saturday night at their home in New Canaan. A caller from the singers' home dialed 9-1-1 late in the evening Saturday and hung up, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said at a news conference yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2014 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
For more than 50 years, South African playwright Athol Fugard used his writing to fight apartheid in his native land. Apartheid ended in 1994; the Lantern Theater's stirring, if exhausting, production of Fugard's 2010 The Train Driver shows the playwright still needs something to fight against. The Train Driver opens on Simon (Kirk Wendell Brown), a black gravedigger whose daily life is interrupted by Roelf (Peter DeLaurier), a white train driver traumatized when his locomotive killed a young black woman who walked onto the tracks with her baby.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The last thing the young Simon Schama thought he would do as an adult was write a history of Judaism. "When I was a kid doing history at school in the '60s, I remember my teacher saying, 'Well, lads . . . nationalism and organized religion are a thing of the past.' He thought the socialist revolution would sweep them away," said Schama, whose five-hour TV documentary The Story of the Jews will air on on PBS (locally on WHYY TV12) in two installments, 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 to 11 p.m. on April 1. The revolution never came: Nationalism and religion weren't abolished, but became even more powerful forces in world events, said Schama - witness 9/11 and the current crisis in Ukraine.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vintage boomer tours have gotten so numerous that acts are now apparently going out on the road in alphabetical tandems. That would explain the charmed Paul Simon/Sting commingling at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. In a brisk and deftly paced evening, the two singer/songwriters alternated solo sets with collaborative segments. But the most poignant moments came unexpectedly, when they interpreted each other's songs - Paul Simon singing "Fragile" to Sting's flamenco guitar accompaniment and Sting, after recalling his first show in Philadelphia with the Police at Grendel's Lair on South Street, serenading the crowd with Simon & Garfunkel's "America.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
In the first vignette of Act II Playhouse's Hotel Suite , Diana Nichols (Karen Peakes) scoffs at her own Oscar nomination. She has done Pinter, Beckett, but what finally hit was this "silly comedy. " Her husband Sidney (Leonard C. Haas) responds, "They don't go for quality, love, they go by gross. " If its cast weren't so amiable, the same could be said for Hotel Suite , a "best of" collection that cherry-picks from Neil Simon's other successful Suites ( Plaza , California , London )
NEWS
November 17, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Simon Cowell , 54, came off as a real cad when news broke that he had an affair with best friend Andrew Silverman 's wife, Lauren , even getting her pregnant. He may turn things around by making an honest woman of her. Us Weekly says he has already bought the rock and is set to propose. Talk about a strange love triangle: TMZ says Lauren and Andrew's divorce agreement contains a clause saying she must keep Cowell away from Adam , her 7-year-old son with Andrew, or pay a $50,000 fine.
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