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NEWS
March 5, 2007
I COMMEND YOU for the excellent special report on connecting young people with jobs as a means of preventing or lowering violence in the city. The point you make is so obvious, I'm tempted to take out an ad saying, "It's the jobs, stupid. " Having grown up in North Philadelphia, I am constantly asked what the difference is between that neighborhood today and what it was like 30 years ago. I always answer, "Jobs!" Then, young people worked during the summers and after school.
NEWS
August 13, 2011
Failure to pay property taxes is epidemic in Philadelphia, costing the city hundreds of millions of dollars. Don't miss our special report in Sunday's Inquirer.
NEWS
March 19, 1990
The Daily News invited five public figures who are intimately involved in the justice system to write Guest Opinions in response to our "Courting Chaos" special report. Pennsylvania Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix Jr., declined, explaining: "Due to the imminence of the release of reports proposing options for addressing many of the problems highlighted in your special report, I feel it is not appropriate for me to publicly comment at this time through the form of a guest opinion.
NEWS
March 8, 2006
A statement in an op-ed by Paul Waldman on March 6 could have left the impression that there was no mention during the interview with Vice President Cheney on Fox News after his hunting accident that he had had a beer at lunch before the shooting incident. The beer-drinking was reported at two points during the Feb. 15 edition of "Special Report with Brit Hume" - once by Carl Cameron and once by Brit Hume.
NEWS
February 11, 1996
Tomorrow's Commentary Page will be a special report relating to the first Citizen Voices election-issues forum. The topic will be "Pocketbook pressures: Who benefits from economic growth?" The forum, jointly sponsored by the Inquirer Editorial Board and WHYY Radio, will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday on 91-FM. Because of this special page, Claude Lewis' column will not appear Monday. It will resume on Wednesday.
NEWS
March 31, 1999 | New York Daily News
Sunday's debut of the animated "Futurama," from Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons," was a Nielsen bonanza for Fox. The show was watched by 19 million viewers, some 50 percent more than Fox's average in the 8:30 p.m. Sunday slot this season. That added up to Fox's best performance ever for a series following an original "Simpsons" episode. Another great sign: "Futurama" built on its "Simpsons" lead-in audience by 22 percent. All-news cabler MSNBC has added a nightly wrapup at 11 o'clock of the day's events in Yugoslavia.
NEWS
September 23, 2003
SIGNE'S Sept. 10 cartoon on Sam Katz really hit the nail on the head. It depicts a man with a deficient character, who seeks anything negative in hopes of it providing an opportunity for his advancement. He has presented himself as a whining opportunist with no real plan of his own to run a city. His only qualifications are the facts of his failed attempts, over and over, at public office. Our mayor, John Street, is a winner, not a whiner. He doesn't usurp his victories, he earns them.
NEWS
February 18, 2000 | By Art Carey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Weight lifters of the world, take heart! Pumping iron is good not only for your muscles but also for your pump - in fact, the body's most important muscle. So says a special report released yesterday by an expert panel of the American Heart Association, sure to gladden the hearts of gym rats and bodybuilders. "We now have increasing evidence that weight training can favorably modify several risk factors for heart disease, including lipids and cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body-fat levels, and glucose metabolism," says Barry Franklin, co-author of the report.
SPORTS
June 9, 2008 | Daily News Staff Report
Two harness-racing world records were set and another equaled at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack yesterday. Mister Big, driven by Brian Sears, won his division of eliminations for next Sunday's $500,000 Ben Franklin final in 1:48.1, a record for all ages and either sex on a 5/8-mile oval. Artistic Fella, driven by Tim Tetrick, won the second elimination in 1:48.2, equaling a world record for older pacers on a 5/8-mile track. Also advancing to the Franklin final from the first elimination were Mr. Feelgood (Andy Miller)
NEWS
June 23, 2010 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - A search engine that sputters. Pictures that are blurry, too dark, or washed out. Incomplete or inaccurate information on sex offenders. That's what Auditor General Jack Wagner found in a special report issued Tuesday on Pennsylvania's five-year-old Megan's Law website. "We're not pleased with the Megan's Law website," said Wagner at a news conference. "The state police can do a better job policing the site. " He said the website is plagued with technological problems that prevent people from easily finding and identifying sex offenders who live and work in their communities.
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NEWS
September 26, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Where will the money come from to fix L&I? That's the question that won't be answered in a blue-ribbon commission's special report to Mayor Nutter scheduled for public release Thursday. The report calls for breaking Philadelphia's much-criticized Department of Licenses and Inspections into two new units, creating a Fire Prevention Bureau, and hiring more staff. The result of a 10-month examination of the department by a 22-member panel, the report also says L&I is underfunded and overworked - and suggests that staffers be given raises to bring their salaries in line with those in other cities.
NEWS
August 13, 2011
Failure to pay property taxes is epidemic in Philadelphia, costing the city hundreds of millions of dollars. Don't miss our special report in Sunday's Inquirer.
SPORTS
June 3, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
The Justice Department's antitrust division will meet with the BCS this summer, following up on concerns the department raised with the NCAA about college football's postseason format. Bowl Championship Series executive director Bill Hancock told the Associated Press yesterday that a Justice Department attorney last week asked for a voluntary background briefing on how the BCS operates. Hancock said he agreed to provide one, but that no date has been set yet. "We view it as an opportunity to make it clear that the BCS was crafted very carefully with antitrust laws in mind," Hancock said.
NEWS
June 23, 2010 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - A search engine that sputters. Pictures that are blurry, too dark, or washed out. Incomplete or inaccurate information on sex offenders. That's what Auditor General Jack Wagner found in a special report issued Tuesday on Pennsylvania's five-year-old Megan's Law website. "We're not pleased with the Megan's Law website," said Wagner at a news conference. "The state police can do a better job policing the site. " He said the website is plagued with technological problems that prevent people from easily finding and identifying sex offenders who live and work in their communities.
NEWS
June 21, 2010 | By Emilie Lounsberry, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Saying that convictions are all too often based on inaccurate eyewitness identification, a special report ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court is calling for mandatory pretrial hearings to evaluate the testimony of eyewitnesses in criminal cases. The report, filed this morning, also recommended that judges adopt and implement the findings of a wealth of scientific studies that offer guidance on how to ensure greater reliability. If adopted by the state's high court, New Jersey would have the most rigorous system in place to deal with the growing recognition that eyewitness testimony - which has long been known to carry great weight with juries - is often flat out wrong.
NEWS
October 25, 2009 | By Andrew Maykuth INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
W. Neil Barto's 180-acre Angus breeding farm reflects a man struggling with burdens. A barn has collapsed into a heap of lumber and hay. Tomatoes rot by the driveway. Rusted junk and empty bottles clutter the porch. Weeds flourish. Barto's wife, Louise, came to the door in a wheelchair. She was disabled 23 years ago in an automobile crash, and Barto quit his county job to care for her. Barto's health is not so good, either. He lost a finger to a log splitter, got a knee replacement a few years ago, and had a kidney transplant in 1995 that freed him from dialysis.
NEWS
March 22, 2009 | By Emilie Lounsberry and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
It was early in the investigation, but already the FBI was getting on Vince Fumo's nerves. In a typically blunt e-mail, he wrote to a top aide in 2004 that a delicate part of his anatomy had just been "busted by my 2 friendly female FBI agents. " Then he cursed them. His aide replied: "I do not like those people. Long live the realm of Fumo-world! :-)" Now former State Sen. Fumo stands convicted of scores of counts of corruption in a $4 million fraud, his aide has lost his job, and Fumo-world is a smoking ruin.
SPORTS
June 14, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Joseph Muscara's Mister Big, fresh off a performance in which he paced the fastest mile in history on a five-eighths mile oval, can expect an immediate challenge to his supremacy from seven rivals in tomorrow's $500,000 Ben Franklin final at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack. Last Sunday, Mister Big was impressive as he took an elimination for the Franklin in 1 minute, 48.1 seconds, which now stands as the all-age, all-sex record for a five-eighths-mile track. The five-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear checked in three and one-quarter lengths in front of his nearest competitor while in hand at the finish for driver Brian Sears.
SPORTS
June 9, 2008 | Daily News Staff Report
Two harness-racing world records were set and another equaled at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack yesterday. Mister Big, driven by Brian Sears, won his division of eliminations for next Sunday's $500,000 Ben Franklin final in 1:48.1, a record for all ages and either sex on a 5/8-mile oval. Artistic Fella, driven by Tim Tetrick, won the second elimination in 1:48.2, equaling a world record for older pacers on a 5/8-mile track. Also advancing to the Franklin final from the first elimination were Mr. Feelgood (Andy Miller)
NEWS
May 31, 2008 | By Chris Mondics, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Less than a mile from the mournful place in Lower Manhattan where the World Trade Center came crashing to the ground, in a hushed federal courthouse, a small band of Philadelphia lawyers is prying loose secrets of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. It is here that the Cozen O'Connor law firm has filed an 812-page lawsuit on behalf of U.S. and global insurance companies alleging that Saudi Arabia and Saudi-backed Islamist charities nurtured and financed al-Qaeda, the author of those deadly attacks.
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