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NEWS
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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SPORTS
February 4, 2016 | BY SAM CARCHIDI, Staff Writer
T HANKS TO wingers Wayne Simmonds and Jake Voracek - and a late five-minute penalty kill - the Flyers started the unofficial second half of the season with a win Tuesday night that they hope will propel them toward a playoff spot. Simmonds scored a pair of goals and Voracek contributed three assists as the Flyers outlasted Montreal, 4-2, at the Wells Fargo Center. "It's huge. It's a pivotal point for our season now," defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere said. "We have a game every other day, and this is where we make our money.
NEWS
February 3, 2016
By Steve Lewis The similarities will seize you by the throat. In Shakespeare's Othello , we are presented with a warrior of impeccable grace, courage, and character who murders his wife. Nearly 400 years later, we would bear televised witness to an athlete-warrior of publicly impeccable grace, courage, and character who (everyone but the jury agrees) murders his wife. Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, was married to a beautiful, fair-skinned woman considerably younger than he was. In time, he grew violently jealous, a powerful weakness of character for one who had earned such a noble and strong reputation.
NEWS
February 2, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Columnist
History has shown us that chaos follows the fall of a strongman. A power vacuum sparks competition among the ambitious, who often lack the juice to adequately replace the deposed despot. Which brings us to the first floor of Philadelphia's City Hall, where the three elected officials who supervise the city's elections are enduring their own version of an Arab Spring. It has been four years since Margaret Tartaglione, a politician so well-known that you can still just say "Marge" and everyone in City Hall knows who you're talking about, ended her reign as chairwoman of the City Commissioners after losing her bid for a 10th term.
NEWS
February 2, 2016
WHEN I was a student at Howard University back in the dark ages, classmates used to boast about coming from tough, inner-city neighborhoods. It was almost like playing the dozens, the way friends would try to one-up each others' tall tales. I don't remember, though, ever hearing anything back then that could compare with the experiences that some kids in Philly witness on a regular basis. I'm thinking of two murders involving youngsters that took place this past fall. All killings are tragic, but these were particularly heart-wrenching because they involved teens -- babies, really.
NEWS
February 2, 2016 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Black History Month. A staging of To Kill a Mockingbird . Natural fit. But the mostly musical-oriented Media Theatre Company staging it? Yes. Yes indeed. I've seen Jesse Cline direct many shows over the last 20 years, but the scope and overwhelming power of his production of Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird eclipses almost all of them. It starts with the script. Lee's novel consists of three subjects: Scout (Lexi Gwynn) and her account of the town and people of Maycomb, Ala.; the way Scout and brother Jem (Brayden Orpello-McCoy)
SPORTS
February 1, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
There was that girl who raced up the escalator at the Cherry Hill Mall to catch Carli Lloyd while she was Christmas shopping, starting an impromptu autograph session. The flight attendant who announced to the whole plane there was a special guest on the ride home from Las Vegas. Hitting Page Six of the New York Post merely for eating in a Manhattan restaurant. What happens when you score three goals in the first 16 minutes of the Women's World Cup final with more than 25 million Americans watching?
REAL_ESTATE
February 1, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Here's a much-belated Christmas present from me to those of you who are first-time buyers and struggling to come up with a down payment and closing costs for Home No. 1: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's "rural" mortgage. This is not my first mention of this kind of mortgage, which, despite its name, does not require you to have a degree in animal husbandry. A year ago at Christmas, I wrote about a 25-year-old single first-time buyer, employed by a software company, who bought a house in Gloucester County.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Philadelphia University president Stephen Spinelli Jr. describes the decision to become part of Thomas Jefferson University as proactive, not defensive. The merger "makes us stronger. Neither of us needed to merge," Spinelli said this month at an East Falls community meeting. But Spinelli did not gloss over the underlying economic forces confounding some colleges and contributing to his board's decision to let the 132-year-old school be taken over by Jefferson. Asked by an East Falls resident about the merger's impact on staff and faculty jobs, Spinelli said: "They are probably more assured of a position with this than they would be without it. " As his comments suggest, the future could be bleak for some small schools, as the number of high school graduates stagnates and resistance to borrowing for ever-higher tuition bills grows.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Some shows preserve their particular time and place as in perfect, stagecrafted amber. Others - such as Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins , currently airing its dirty laundry at Hammonton, N.J.'s tiny Eagle Theatre - seem to gain new facets with age, reflecting the current cultural landscape whenever they're revived. So it is that while Hamilton 's American forefathers just up the turnpike aren't giving away their shot, the better to build a nation, on the other coast, the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupiers attempt to tear it down.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Dr. David Becker, For The Inquirer
February is Heart Month, and to celebrate, we wear red, Cupid shoots his arrows, and we express our love by purchasing chocolate and roses. But for those of us with more passion for cardiology than greeting cards, I'd like to present an alternative Valentine's idea: A healthier you. After all, the best gift we can give our loved ones is good health. Let's leap into the month by taking 29 steps toward a healthier heart. You won't want to miss a beat. During the entire Heart Month, we will explore simple ways that you can make lifestyle changes.
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