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October 25, 1987 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is a tidy little town that calls itself a city. It is the state capital, and has two colleges and 23,000 residents. But still, at heart, it's just a tidy little town. The small-town essence of Dover flows from the friendliness of the people, the neat streets and beautiful 18th- and 19th-century homes, and from the fact that just about everything centers, New England-like, on the green in the heart of town. And there are other charming touches. The state museum is housed in a former Presbyterian church built in 1790.
NEWS
May 11, 1993 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / RON CORTES
Heading for Harrisburg - about 115 miles away - 13 striking mushroom workers stride along Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia. The marchers, striking Kaolin Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, started at City Hall yesterday. When they reach the state capital they plan to lobby for legislation that would make it easier for mushroom workers to join a union.
NEWS
December 14, 1991
A major bicentennial anniversary takes place tomorrow. Despite its significance, fanfare will be minimal. Two hundred years ago, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified. It is this "Bill of Rights" which has made possible the unique liberties Americans have been enjoying (and taking for granted) while oppression and repression have festered around us. In one small way, you can observe this milestone. A document, "The Bicentennial Constitution," is at Independence National Historical Park.
NEWS
May 4, 1995 | by John M. Baer, Daily News Staff Writer
Mayor Rendell came to the state capital to talk about welfare cuts in the nation's capital and to ask a state Senate committee to hold off enacting cuts of its own. "We say wait. Wait to enact state welfare reform until we see how Congress' welfare reform initiatives will impact Pennsylvania and cities like Philadelphia," Rendell said. He got little attention. With virtually no advance notice and practically no media coverage, the mayor testified before the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee yesterday afternoon.
NEWS
March 8, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Texas Gov. George W. Bush celebrated the greatest day of his political life yesterday, sweeping most presidential primary states, but brother Jeb Bush wasn't having much fun as governor of Florida. About 10,000 demonstrators, one of the largest such groups in state history, marched on the state capital in Tallahassee to protest the governor's "One Florida" plan as an attack on affirmative action. Inside the Capitol, Bush boosted the plan to legislators. It would end racial, ethnic and gender preferences in college admissions, state contracting and some hiring.
SPORTS
October 10, 1989 | This feature was written by Donnat Grillet, Division of Social Studies, District Four, School District of Philadelphia. The graphics were conceived by Donnat Grillet and executed by Daily News staff artist Bruny Roldan. The page was edited by Jerry Carrier of the Daily News
HERE'S ARIZONA 'The Grand Canyon State' Key Physical Features: Grand Canyon, Sonoran Desert, Painted Desert, Gila River, Colorado River, Salt River, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead. SPOTLIGHT ON PHOENIX The Largest State Capital Phoenix is the ninth-largest city in the United States and the only state capital in the top ten. Only Honolulu, Austin, Baton Rouge, Jackson, Montgomery and Tallahassee are farther south than Arizona's capital city. Only four cities west of the Mississippi River are larger than Phoenix - Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and San Diego!
NEWS
February 21, 2006
IF YOU THINK D.C. politics are dirty, stay away from Harrisburg! Before the only news coming out of Washington was about the vice president's troubles handling a shotgun, the hot-button issue was ethics violations at all levels of the federal government. From ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's indictment, to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's investments that were said to be in a blind trust but really weren't, to a growing number of senators connected with uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, it seemed that each day brought new revelations of questionable behavior.
NEWS
March 22, 2002 | By Dominic Sama FOR THE INQUIRER
The U.S. Postal Service is giving a boost to the sagging travel industry with a pane of 50 special stamps featuring names of each state printed in large letters, reminiscent of the colorful postcards of the 1930s and 1940s. The stamps, to be issued April 4 in every state capital, depict names of the states emblazoned across the design with the salutation "Greetings From . . . " printed above. In the background of each are images and points of interest. The Pennsylvania stamp, for example, depicts the Liberty Bell.
SPORTS
March 19, 1993 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dan Covatta now has the record. But what he really wants is the gold. Covatta, a senior from Methacton, set a District 1 standard for career wins last night, cruising to his 142d victory. It came in a methodical 9-1 win over Canon McMillan's Jason Dami in the 140-pound preliminaries of the PIAA Class AAA state wrestling tournament. Former North Penn great Chris Kwortnik, who graduated in 1989, held the previous record of 141. And Kwortnik won three state titles. Covatta has yet to win a state crown, finishing third the last two years on the HersheyPark mats.
NEWS
November 4, 1991 | BY MICHAEL LACING
In Louisiana, not only is a former Nazi and Klan leader in the runoffs for governor, but the state is home to many followers of Jimmy Swaggart. Some other things you may not know about the state and its citizens: Most watched program in Baton Rouge public TV history was special called, "The Thermos . . . Hot or Cold . . . How Does it Know?" State motto: 'In or out of jail, your government works'. State bird: Alligator. State flower: Forget me . . . something.
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December 3, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tom Quigley had not been out of office long before he began plotting his comeback. "I went on some job interviews, and the question would come, 'Are you finished with the politics?' " said Quigley, 51. "And I really wasn't. " In November, he won back his old Pennsylvania House seat by eight percentage points. The 146th District - covering Royersford, Limerick, Perkiomen, Trappe, Lower Pottsgrove, and parts of Pottstown - had been in Democratic hands only two years. State Rep. Mike Vereb, chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee, said Quigley's loss in 2012 to Democrat Mark Painter was little more than a fluke.
NEWS
January 29, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - It was a true baptism by fire. An oil tanker had toppled over just outside the city limits and exploded at the worst possible spot: the middle overpass on a double-deck interchange over one of the busiest highways in the East. No one was killed or seriously injured in the incident last May, but the road structures were badly damaged, forcing the closure of I-81 and restricting access to Route 22/322, the main highway between the state capital and State College. The incident, which would mean travel headaches for hundreds of thousands of motorists, catapulted Pennsylvania's unassuming transportation secretary, Barry Schoch, into the spotlight.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
How many dangerous bridges will it take to goad Harrisburg into acting on Pennsylvania's dire transportation-funding needs? Whatever the number is, the state doesn't seem to have reached it yet. But the Department of Transportation is working on it. Another 1,000 bridges across the commonwealth - including 134 in the Philadelphia region - were recently designated as being in such bad shape that their continued use will be contingent on new weight...
NEWS
January 20, 2013 | By Will Weissert, Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas - Thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully Saturday in state capitals around the nation to rally against stricter limits on firearms, with demonstrators carrying rifles and pistols in some places while those elsewhere settled for waving hand-scrawled signs or screaming themselves hoarse. The crowd sizes varied - from dozens in South Dakota to 2,000 in New York. Large crowds also turned out in Connecticut, Tennessee, and Texas. Some demonstrators in Phoenix and Salem, Ore., came with holstered handguns or rifles on their backs.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2012 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Upstart business lender TriState Capital Bank had the good fortune to open its doors with more than $100 million in new capital, and on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis and real estate collapse. So TriState still had money to pump into growing businesses over the next two years, while most U.S. banks scrambled to cut their losses and stay alive. Last week, TriState, with offices in Villanova and Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and a new Manhattan branch, raised another $50 million.
NEWS
June 15, 2012
Jamaica's leader: Got fraud funds KINGSTON, Jamaica - The leadership of Jamaica's governing party acknowledged Thursday that it received $1 million from a high-profile swindler who defrauded thousands of people across the Caribbean and the United States, but said it doesn't believe it is obligated to refund a cent. The People's National Party said it spent the $1 million it received from David Smith during the 2007 campaign for national elections, but its investigators found no records of another alleged gift of $2 million.
NEWS
April 21, 2012
Missing-boy search intensifies NEW YORK - Investigators carried rubble from a basement excavation site in Manhattan on Friday while searching for clues in the 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy. Utility workers with jackhammers and saws helped chip away an area around aging pipes, then law enforcers wearing gloves carried out the basketball-size chunks of rubble and carefully placed them in refuse bins. The material will be sifted and then taken elsewhere for testing. Etan Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family's home for a short walk to his school bus stop.
NEWS
January 22, 2012
For all the Harrisburg politicians who proclaim they're doing the will of the people, there's a jarring disconnect with key reforms and policies that a majority of Pennsylvanians favor. The many issues that voters say they want state lawmakers to address, yet which they haven't, include: a crackdown on illegal handgun trafficking, levying a tax on natural-gas drillers, campaign-finance reform, and an end to backdoor tactics in the legislature. But now a Carlisle-based activist who earned his stripes (and scars)
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