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May 30, 2006
WHEN IS IT appropriate to publish a photograph of five Philadelphia police officers standing under a sign that reads "Donut Making" (May 23)? I'm not certain the answer is always so simple. But ask yourself the same question barely two weeks after Officer Gary Skerski is killed in the line of duty? Precisely. I hope the newsroom had a hardy laugh at its seminal wit. Mark Pomager Philadelphia
NEWS
April 23, 1989 | By John Corcoran, Special to The Inquirer
Motorists have complained to Upper Darby officials about traffic backups because the state Department of Transportation is changing timing devices as it replaces traffic lights in the township. Councilman Mario J. Civera Jr. asked the other council members at Wednesday's meeting to help prepare a list of trouble spots in their districts before a meeting is scheduled between PennDOT officials and the township to discuss synchronizing the new timing devices. Civera said after the meeting that some of the new devices weren't allowing pedestrians enough time to cross streets.
NEWS
July 7, 2011 | By Laura Olson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG - Democrats are decrying the timing of a donor's $25,000 check to the state Republican party on the eve of his son's confirmation as a Corbett administration cabinet secretary. Philanthropist Ronald Krancer said Wednesday that there was "absolutely no connection whatsoever" between his latest donation to the state GOP and the appointment and state Senate confirmation of his son, Michael Krancer of Bryn Mawr, as Gov. Corbett's environment secretary. The date of the donation was reported by the state Republican Committee as April 25. The next day, the Senate unanimously confirmed Michael Krancer to head the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
NEWS
November 9, 2007
I'M WRITING in response to your section "Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial - a 20th Anniversary Salute," which you published on Tuesday, Oct. 30. It would have been better served had you published it on the actual day of the anniversary, Oct. 26. Maybe then more people would have attended the ceremonies that took place at the memorial on Saturday, Oct. 27. Even though it poured for most of the morning and early afternoon, we did have...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2007 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
The clever set (by Jorge Cousineau) is a gigantic old-fashioned composition book, with the play's title, The Four of Us, and the playwright's name, Itamar Moses, scrawled on its cover. Each page holds the setting for a scene; a stagehand comes out and turns the pages. This turns out to be more significant that we know: 1812 Production's East Coast premiere is not only funny and moving, it's surprising. Moses is a young playwright who already has established a reputation as a smarty-pants with Outrage and Bach at Leipzig.
SPORTS
April 7, 1994 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Norman Braman wanted out of the National Football League for a lot of reasons. He was tired of all those plane rides between Miami and Philadelphia. He would rather spend his autumn Sundays at home with a wife who loves him rather than in a stadium with 65,000 people who despise him. He had grown weary of clanging heads with NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and many of the league's owners. But most importantly, Braman wanted out because he found a guy who was crazy enough to give him $185 million to get out. The timing definitely was right.
SPORTS
October 18, 2009 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A young catcher with the Milwaukee Braves, Joe Torre was in his first full season in the big leagues in 1961 when a veteran lefthander, now in the Hall of Fame, boiled down the art of pitching to him in one sentence. "I was able to catch a guy like Warren Spahn," the Los Angeles Dodgers' manager said yesterday. "And he taught me a long time ago that hitting is timing and the pitcher's job is to upset that timing. I think Cliff Lee is that type of guy. " The timing for Lee to take the mound couldn't be better for the Phillies, who must overcome Friday's potentially deflating 2-1 loss to the Dodgers if they are to take the lead in the National League Championship Series with a win tonight in Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park.
SPORTS
June 28, 2010 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Perfect timing for Rodriguez A week ago, Edwin Rodriguez was the manager in triple-A New Orleans. Now he's the first Puerto Rican to manage in the majors, taking over on an interim basis in Florida when Fredi Gonzalez was fired. Barring an unexpected change in plans, Rodriguez will lead the Marlins in his homeland during a three-game series that starts Monday against the New York Mets in San Juan. Gonzalez joked that he expects about 150 long-lost relatives to contact him, looking for tickets.
NEWS
November 12, 2008
Changes in the annual Mummers Parade were made to correct the timing and the flow, but there's a price to be paid. The comics, fancies, string bands and fancy brigades are the heart of this great tradition. But to save time, the comics no longer parade in the heart of South Broad, and now start at Broad and Washington. The fancies are starting north of Snyder. The string bands also will give up certain stops where they performed for the reasons of timing. The fancy brigades parade from Oregon to Washington, and then board buses to take them to the Convention Center for their noon performance.
NEWS
November 23, 1994 | By Craig R. McCoy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A group of Italian American leaders met with members of the Inquirer staff yesterday to protest the publication of a front-page article about the Mafia on the same day as the Columbus Day parade. Robert A. Messa, state president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Order Sons of Italy in America, said he and the others at the meeting had no quarrel with the contents of the Oct. 9 story. "We don't challenge the First Amendment. We honor it. We do not challenge the article," Messa said.
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May 18, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four years into Pennsylvania's much-heralded Era of Electric Choice, it's time to assess. Is it worth switching electricity suppliers? Maybe. Picking plans and suppliers is a gamble, as many discovered, to their dismay, during last year's chilling polar vortex. Since then, the state Public Utility Commission has toughened the rules, to make it harder for shady operators. But never underestimate the creativity of dishonest people. If you follow a few simple rules and filter out most of the noise, I've discovered, there are ways to achieve tortoise-like savings, without much sweat.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Reena Khan got health insurance the day before giving birth to her daughter. The 26-year-old had lost her job-based insurance three weeks earlier. She said her employer let her go when she couldn't continue working as a home health aide because she was pregnant. Desperate, Khan called the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, a statewide nonprofit that helps people find affordable health insurance. "I didn't want to be without insurance for me and my baby," said Khan, a Pakistani native who immigrated to the United States five years ago and settled with her family in Northeast Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2015 | By Sally McCabe, For The Inquirer
Go ahead and prune. It's OK now to go out and torture the shrubs. Always prune spring-flowering shrubs like forsythia and azaleas after the blossoms have finished; that way, you control size and shape without jeopardizing next year's flowers. Cut lilacs back enough so you don't need a ladder to pick them; to rejuvenate old clumps, remove the oldest one-third of the trunks, forcing up new growth that will bloom the second year. Doing this each year will ensure plenty of blossoms for fragrant bouquets, with fewer chiropractor bills.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
In the Woodbury of 2065, cars will fly, chickens will talk, and cake "will float up to your mouth" automatically. Teachers? They'll be replaced by holograms, the better to instruct the extraterrestrials sitting next to the human kids in math class. And smartphones, if they aren't already, will be reading our thoughts. Selections from among the predictions by Evergreen Avenue School students will be sealed in a time capsule commemorating the 250th anniversary of the city's historic Hunter Lawrence Jessup House.
SPORTS
May 15, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
THE NFL announced that the subject of protocol for game-day footballs will be a topic of discussion at its meetings in San Francisco next week. What should happen is not complicated. The NFL should change its policy and go to universal game-day footballs that stay under complete control of the league. That is the best way to help ensure the integrity of the games played. That doing so would forever remind people that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady willfully cheated would be fitting collateral damage.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
IN A CAR, a seat belt is often the sole factor in whether someone lives or dies in a crash. Airplanes have them and even amusement rides have them. When it comes to passenger trains, like Amtrak Train 188, which derailed in Frankford on Tuesday night, seat belts are uncommon and often studies have not recommended them, though some wonder whether it's time to look again. "I've wondered when I boarded the trains about the idea of seat belts. I think it's something the department of transportation, the NTSB, should look at," former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told CNBC on Wednesday.
NEWS
May 12, 2015
A story Sunday on Gov. Christie campaigning in New Hampshire wrongly reported the timing of his "Get the hell off the beach" comment. It preceded Hurricane Irene in 2011.
NEWS
May 12, 2015 | John Baer, Daily News Political Columnist
OK, PHILLY, hope you're thinking about the mayor's race, now that the election's just eight days away. Hope you're focused on civic duty and weighing qualifications of candidates. Hope you fully intend to vote. What's that? Who's running? Tell me you're kidding. Tell me you've seen or read about at least some of the 1,100 forums/debates and have an idea of who the six Democratic candidates are and what they say about leading the city, even if it all sounds much the same.
NEWS
May 6, 2015 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
THE EASIEST THING for court-appointed attorney Damian Sammons to do would be to get the best deal he could for his client and move on. Sammons juggles about 100 cases at any given time, so one where a client is facing a couple years in jail for a school fight, but will likely get probation, wouldn't seem worth his trouble to challenge. Especially since his attempts to get his client into a diversionary program that could wipe his record clean had been denied. Hey, he tried, right?
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