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September 26, 2004 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Can Philadelphia's public schools keep Paul Vallas? There is speculation that Vallas, a Democrat, could be a prime contender for U.S. secretary of education if Sen. John Kerry is elected president. Mark Nevins, Pennsylvania spokesman for the Kerry-Edwards campaign, said that although "it's way, way too early to talk about secretaries of anything," Vallas has had "an impressive record. " Vallas said he has no intention of leaving. "I'm staying here until the job is done or until I don't believe I'm making progress," Vallas said, adding that he wants to buy a house.
SPORTS
May 20, 1989 | By Peter Pascarelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's no question that trade talks are intensifying between the Phillies and a number of clubs. But despite a burst of speculation that the Phils are considering a deal with the New York Mets and a three-way trade involving the San Diego Padres, none of the talks are serious. A radio report out of New York suggested that the Phils and Mets were talking about a trade that would send Von Hayes to New York for pitchers Rick Aguilera and David West and third baseman Howard Johnson.
NEWS
May 30, 2011 | By Philip Elliott, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin rumbled through Washington on the back of a Harley as she and her family began an East Coast tour Sunday, renewing speculation that the former Alaska governor would join the still unsettled Republican presidential contest. Wearing a black leather jacket and surrounded by a throng of cheering fans, Palin and family members jumped on bikes and joined thousands of other motorcyclists on the Memorial Day weekend ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
SPORTS
January 24, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Michael Jordan says he will return to the Washington Wizards' executive offices after this season, but there is growing speculation he will join the expansion Charlotte team when it begins playing in 2004-05. After a year off, why couldn't a 41-year-old Jordan come back and shoot jump shots when it could mean millions of dollars for his next investment? Observers say it makes sense that Jordan becomes the lead figure on a new franchise in the state where he was raised and is revered.
SPORTS
December 18, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Fassel saved the New York Giants the embarrassment of having to fire him by ending speculation about his future. Fassel convinced management yesterday to go public with his firing 2 weeks early. In return, Fassel will be allowed to end his 7-year tenure by coaching the Giants (4-10) in the final two games. "This has been a bad season. It's been a very disappointing season," said Fassel, who got teary-eyed discussing his time in New York in which he led the team to three playoffs and the 2001 Super Bowl.
NEWS
February 14, 1986 | BY DON HARRISON
Human error obviously was a factor in the Challenger disaster, and since the human or humans who made the error or errors most certainly are associated with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, it's little wonder NASA has been less than enthusiastic about dealing with the press. If any of us were among those embattled NASA persons, we too would be eagerly helping draw the wagons in a circle. The whole world watched with horror and disbelief while someone's mistake resulted in the death of seven people - including a schoolteacher - and the loss of millions of dollars worth of technology.
SPORTS
May 13, 1987 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sixers owner Harold Katz reaffirmed his confidence in Matt Guokas as head coach by announcing yesterday that Guokas had signed a two-year contract. At the same time, Katz said that he did not intend to make any major personnel changes on the team before next season. The contract with Guokas was agreed upon Monday, eight days after the Sixers were ousted from the first round of the NBA playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks. During the first-round series and in the days that followed, there was speculation that Guokas, 43, whose original two-year, $350,000 deal expired when the Sixers were eliminated, was on shaky ground with Katz.
SPORTS
May 28, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Pocono Raceway is not for sale. Rose Mattioli told the Associated Press yesterday that her family has no plans to sell the NASCAR track, which currently has two Sprint Cup races. "It never was available; it never will be available," said Mattioli, who owns the track with her husband, Joseph. She said the 2 1/2-mile triangle track was entrusted to their grandchildren. Speedway Motorsports Inc. purchased Kentucky Speedway last week and there was speculation SMI owner Bruton Smith had his eye on Pocono.
NEWS
December 7, 2012
PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY, the annual gathering of the state's political class, convenes in New York City Friday with plenty of speculation about the Democratic primary for governor in 2014. One name that will be floated - U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz , who just won a fifth two-year term to represent a district that covers parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County. The congresswoman was coy when asked about her future, responding with the political boilerplate for such situations: She is very focused on her work in the U.S. House even as supporters ask her to run for governor.
NEWS
November 13, 1989 | By Chris Conway and Rich Heidorn Jr., Inquirer Trenton Bureau Inquirer staff writer Patrisia Gonzales contributed to this article
As Gov.-elect James J. Florio begins planning his transition, the attention of journalists, legislators, lobbyists and other pundits here has turned to the quadrennial Name Game. Florio will have to fill 1,500 full-time jobs in his administration and 3,000 appointments to part-time boards and authorities. The biggest plums, and the subjects of the most intense speculation, are Florio's senior staff positions and 19 cabinet posts. And so the speculation has begun. Who will be Florio's chief of staff?
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November 12, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - If Ryan Howard is going to have any chance to revitalize his fading big-league career, he'll have a better chance of doing so with an American League team, which can use him as a designated hitter. So why shouldn't the Phillies try shipping Howard to the reigning AL champs, who happen to play in the former MVP's home state? Ryan Howard, Kansas City Royal? Probably not. Yesterday, a baseball source with knowledge of the situation shot down a USA Today report that Kansas City's front office had discussions about trading for Howard.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
New Jersey political fixture John Sheridan and his wife, Joyce, died a month ago today as emergency workers fought a deliberately set fire in their home and tried to revive the couple. And yet almost as little is known about who or what killed them now as on the morning of Sept. 28. Especially in light of Sheridan's long-standing prominence as chief executive of Camden-based Cooper University Health System and a onetime member of New Jersey's cabinet, the dearth of information about his death is remarkable and disturbing.
NEWS
September 4, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
He has not been charged with any crime, and the plea memo summarizing the wrongdoing of his onetime top aide does not even name him. Even so, some political leaders around Philadelphia already are talking about potential replacements for Rep. Chaka Fattah - a.k.a. "Elected Official A" - just in case the federal corruption investigation that has reached the Democrat's inner circle eventually forces him from office. They can't help themselves. It's how politics works. Among the names under discussion are Mayor Nutter, District Attorney Seth Williams, State Sen. Vincent Hughes, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, and William Green, chairman of the School Reform Commission and a former councilman.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* MAGIC CITY. 9 tonight, Starz. * MAD MEN. 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC. SOME OF THE PEOPLE watching "Mad Men" are being driven a little mad themselves. Starved of sensation by a show that's so far failed to deliver a Red Wedding, a la "Game of Thrones," or even a measly serial killer, they've begun spinning theories on the Web about Charles Manson, the murdered actress Sharon Tate and a certain T-shirt worn by Megan Draper (Jessica Paré) - theories that, if true, would turn the show into something I doubt it was ever intended to be. I blow hot and cold on "Mad Men," but even I appreciate that it's not that screwed up. I think.
NEWS
February 12, 2013 | By Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post
Now that Pope Benedict XVI has made (modern) history by stepping down from office, so begins one of the Western World's oldest parlor games: Guessing who will be the next pope. Close watchers of the Vatican say the 118 cardinals who will select Benedict's successor are watching the media-savvy leader of the massive Milan archdiocese, Cardinal Angelo Scola; top Vatican administrator Marc Ouellet of Canada; and Peter Turkson of Ghana. Also in the mix is jovial New York City Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who would make history, as a superpower pope has been frowned upon thus far. The list is highly speculative.
NEWS
December 7, 2012
PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY, the annual gathering of the state's political class, convenes in New York City Friday with plenty of speculation about the Democratic primary for governor in 2014. One name that will be floated - U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz , who just won a fifth two-year term to represent a district that covers parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County. The congresswoman was coy when asked about her future, responding with the political boilerplate for such situations: She is very focused on her work in the U.S. House even as supporters ask her to run for governor.
SPORTS
November 11, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fourteen years ago, the Eagles were 1-7, all but lifeless and with a lame-duck coach in Ray Rhodes. The drumbeat for who would be the team's next leader didn't really start until late December. Andy Reid's name wasn't mentioned until a week before he was hired on Jan. 11, 1999. But that was then, and this is now, with Reid just a couple of more losses from not returning, and fatigued fans already thinking about his successor. So here's a look at some of the candidates to replace Reid - should he go - with the understanding that we're still some distance from a new regime.
SPORTS
September 15, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
We'll start with this assumption: You don't care about the impact on a handful of media types when Andy Reid decides to close Eagles practices after 228 regular-season and playoff games. And that's fine. Even if the information gathered by reporters is meant for and thirstily consumed by Eagles fans, we get to skip over the knee-jerk reaction that goes, "Nobody cares about you guys in the media. " The reason to examine Reid's decision - which came down suddenly and without warning a half-hour before Thursday's scheduled-to-be-open practice - is what it tells us about Reid and about the state of the team.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2012 | By Lu Wang, Bloomberg News
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell, after trimming steeper declines, as speculation that European leaders will announce new steps to tame the debt crisis tempered concern that the economic recovery is slowing. Down for much of the trading session, the S&P 500 lost 0.1 percent to 1,404.94, trimming a drop of as much as 0.7 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average retreated 54.90 points, or 0.4 percent, to 13,035.94. Volume for exchange-listed stocks in the United States was 5.6 billion shares, or 7.3 percent below the three-month average.
SPORTS
August 7, 2012
AT SOME point during his 800-meter preliminary run on Monday, Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria determined he had no real shot in the event so he stopped running on the first lap. Speculation is that Makhloufi, the African champion in the 1,500, wanted to conserve energy for that event final on Tuesday, in which he was a strong favorite for a medal. Not so slow, my friend. The International Association of Athletics Federations - track and field's governing body - did not look favorably on Makhloufi's lack of effort.
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