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September 21, 1998 | By Gaiutra Bahadur, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Ballots for November's elections are due at printers' offices today, but they will not contain the name of Madeleine Moretti, a would-be contender for a council seat who lost a lawsuit against the Cape May County Clerk's Office, which rejected her bid to run as an independent. Moretti is one of two South Jersey politicians - both of whom lost primary races in June by fewer than 50 votes - who attempted to make comebacks as third-party candidates. Both were inspired by a federal appeals court ruling in April, which held that a state law requiring independent candidates to file before party primaries was unconstitutional.
NEWS
November 14, 1988 | BY DONALD KAUL
So now he wants to bind up wounds, unite us and play kissy-face. Now that George Bush has won, he wants to let bygones be bygones. Sorry Genghis, my dance card is full. I am one of those people known as a sore loser. Oh, I don't mind losing an election - Lord knows, I've done it often enough - but when a candidate burns an "L" on my lawn, plays up to the yahoo vote and tells egregious lies about my team, I am not going to rush to his embrace just because his appalling tactics proved successful.
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
HOLLIS THOMAS played defensive tackle for the Eagles at 300 pounds, so sticks and stones wouldn't put a dent in him. Words? Spitballs off a battleship! So, go ahead and call him a sore loser. Tell him he's up to his eyeballs in sour grapes when he yelps about Super Bowl XXXIX, Patriots 24, Eagles 21. "Sore loser?" Thomas barks angrily. "We got cheated! It's not sour grapes. We got cheated!" Ten years later, time wounds all heels, and Thomas can't hide his disdain for Bill Belichick, the grumpy coach of the Patriots.
NEWS
November 25, 1987
It's kind of hard to believe, but it had to happen eventually, if only through the laws of probability. Somebody in government did something right. Brilliant, in fact. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, aware of the fact that it's the largest buyer of booze on God's green earth, decided to exploit that fact. Using its muscle, it started buying direct from brokers abroad, without going through U.S. middlemen. This, as you might imagine, brought price breaks both through currency glitches and lower prices.
NEWS
December 1, 2004
AS FAR as Jesse Jackson and a bunch of activists are concerned, the 2004 presidential election isn't over with yet. And as much as we may want to move on as a country after a bruising presidential election, the famed civil rights leader makes a good point as he travels across the country. He was in Philadelphia yesterday and stopped at the Daily News. Ohio's election has yet to be certified. Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has until Dec. 6 to do so. But he may run into problems as questions mount on how the votes were cast and counted in the Buckeye state, which became the new Florida this election cycle.
NEWS
June 11, 2011
Just what budget-crisis Pennsylvania doesn't need is another sore-loser judicial candidate who forces taxpayers to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a fruitless vote recount. But Pittsburgh lawyer Barbara Ernsberger decided to be that candidate, demanding another look at the votes in her May 17 primary bid for the Democratic nomination for Commonwealth Court. That was her right under state election law, as it was for Templeton Smith Jr., a Republican Superior Court candidate who in 2009 triggered the last statewide recount.
SPORTS
April 19, 2007 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pat Morris looks forward to winning a second Major Indoor Soccer League championship when the Kixx play the Detroit Ignition in the title game Saturday afternoon in Plymouth, Mich. More important, the Kixx defender feels fortunate that he has a second chance at life. Morris, who will turn 30 in June, was named a first-team MISL all-star this year, the fifth time he has been accorded the honor. He was a key contributor to the Kixx' MISL title team in 2002. But two years later, a few weeks before the postseason, his life took an unexpected turn.
NEWS
December 2, 2011 | By James Osborne, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An attorney calls it "Carl Lewis déjà vu. " Shelley Lovett, a failed Republican candidate for the New Jersey Assembly, is suing to overturn last month's Fourth Legislative District election on the ground that Assemblywoman-elect Gabriela Mosquera did not meet the state's residency requirement. In a petition filed Thursday afternoon in Superior Court, Lovett contends that Democrat Mosquera, a Gloucester Township mayor's aide scheduled to be seated in January, did not move into the district until December 2010 and thus fell short of the state requirement that candidates live within the district for a year before their election.
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SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
HOLLIS THOMAS played defensive tackle for the Eagles at 300 pounds, so sticks and stones wouldn't put a dent in him. Words? Spitballs off a battleship! So, go ahead and call him a sore loser. Tell him he's up to his eyeballs in sour grapes when he yelps about Super Bowl XXXIX, Patriots 24, Eagles 21. "Sore loser?" Thomas barks angrily. "We got cheated! It's not sour grapes. We got cheated!" Ten years later, time wounds all heels, and Thomas can't hide his disdain for Bill Belichick, the grumpy coach of the Patriots.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
TATTLE SURE HOPES Sheena Monnin has a good day job. Who's Sheena Monnin, you ask? She's the former Miss Pennsylvania who gave up her title after claiming this year's Miss USA pageant was fixed. Bad move, Sheena. Pageant owner/birther/"Apprentice" host/conspiracy theorist Donald Trump doesn't take kindly to people questioning his integrity. Now an arbitrator has ordered Sheena to pay Miss USA $5 million for defamation. In a decision signed last week, arbitrator Theodore Katz found that Sheena's comments were false, harmful and malicious.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
Nothing 'average' about military I can count on one hand the times that I have agreed with Leonard Pitts Jr., but today is one of those times ("Marines should be judged cautiously," Monday). Because I am a U.S. Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War, I fully understand the misguided motivation for those hapless young Marines who were videotaped while allegedly urinating on the bodies of their mortal enemies. Pitts almost had it right when he spoke of "average Americans" not understanding what went on inside of the heads of those brave, yet far too ignorant, young men. Those Marines (and anyone who serves in the U.S. military)
NEWS
December 3, 2011 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
An attorney calls it "Carl Lewis déjà vu. " Shelley Lovett, a failed Republican candidate for the New Jersey Assembly, is suing to overturn last month's Fourth Legislative District election on the ground that Assemblywoman-elect Gabriela Mosquera did not meet the state's residency requirement. In a petition filed Thursday afternoon in Superior Court, Lovett contends that Democrat Mosquera, a Gloucester Township mayor's aide scheduled to be seated in January, did not move into the district until December 2010 and thus fell short of the state requirement that candidates live within the district for a year before their election.
NEWS
June 11, 2011
Just what budget-crisis Pennsylvania doesn't need is another sore-loser judicial candidate who forces taxpayers to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a fruitless vote recount. But Pittsburgh lawyer Barbara Ernsberger decided to be that candidate, demanding another look at the votes in her May 17 primary bid for the Democratic nomination for Commonwealth Court. That was her right under state election law, as it was for Templeton Smith Jr., a Republican Superior Court candidate who in 2009 triggered the last statewide recount.
NEWS
April 7, 2010 | By William C. Kashatus
The Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier wrote: "For of all sad words of tongue or pen,/ The saddest are these: 'It might have been!' " Whittier's 19th-century sentiment applies to the sad departure this week of Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, who was traded to the Washington Redskins for two draft picks. For eleven seasons, McNabb was excoriated by the Philadelphia media and fans. Still, he leaves the city as the most accomplished quarterback in the modern history of the Eagles franchise, as well as a rare professional athlete who took his responsibility as a role model seriously.
NEWS
June 4, 2008
AT 1:23 P.M. Eastern time yesterday, the Associated Press proclaimed that Sen. Barack Obama had clinched the Democratic presidential nomination. Even though the polls still were open in South Dakota and Montana, enough superdelegates had indicated their support to assure Obama of a majority of delegates no matter who won the popular vote in the last two primary-election states. This is an unprecedented, historic moment. For the first time in U.S. history, a major political party has chosen a black person as its presidential standard-bearer.
SPORTS
April 26, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Tyler Hansbrough wants to make one more run at the NCAA basketball championship. The North Carolina star will have to wait a little longer to find out whether two of his high-scoring teammates will be back to help him. The Associated Press national player of the year said yesterday that he will return for his senior season. However, sophomores Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington, the former Episcopal Academy star, will declare for the NBA draft, though they won't hire agents - leaving open the possibility of their return.
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